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Southern Californians explore Alberta in Los Angeles

Thousands gathered for a free, all-ages experiential event at the Nokia Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on November 4 to see what Alberta is all about.

The experiential event kicked off Travel Alberta's partnership with AEG and the Los Angeles Kings promoting travel to Alberta.

Joining Travel Alberta at the event was the Los Angeles Kings mascot and 'Ice Crew' who interacted with visitors and gave away a hockey stick signed by the Los Angeles Kings team via Twitter on behalf of Travel Alberta.

Day-long activities included a blast of Alberta winter where guests stepped inside a snowblast booth. Visitors also had the opportunity to ride a snowboard on a ski simulator transporting them to the snowy Rocky Mountains.

Participants also experienced Northern Lights (aurora borealis) via a green screen; touched a life-size ice sculpture of sled dogs; climbed a rock wall and hit golf balls via a Rocky Mountain golf simulator.

Colorful street performers roamed the venue recognizing Edmonton as Alberta’s festival city. And to celebrate the Calgary Stampede, visitors could ride a mechanical bull or see a chalk artist draw life-like 3-dimensional pictures of the sights.

Nokia Plaza was a perfect venue to demonstrate to Southern Californians how remarkable a trip to Alberta can be, regardless of the time of year. With direct flights daily from Los Angeles to Calgary, Southern Californians can get to Alberta in just about three hours by plane regardless of the season.

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