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Edmonton ranked top ten family-friendly destination

Edmonton (June 1, 2011) — Edmonton has been named a TripAdvisor top ten 2011 family
vacation destination in Canada.

Ranked fourth (after Niagara Falls, Whistler and Banff), Edmonton was recognized for its
vibrancy, historic Old Strathcona, University of Alberta, West Edmonton Mall and its river
valley — North America’s largest urban parkland.

In addition, Edmonton was named by TripAdvisor as one of Canada’s top 25 destinations.
“What an honour it is to be recognized by such a well-known travel website,” says Ken
Fiske, vice president of tourism and special events at Edmonton Economic Development
Corporation. “Our family-friendly attractions and year-round festivals have something to
offer everyone, no matter the season.”

Winning destinations were identified based on the greatest number of recommendations
from reviewers travelling with family. What is unique about the TripAdvisor accolade is that
it is based on travellers’ reviews and opinions from around the world. TripAdvisor is the
world’s largest travel site, offering advice from real travelers, travel choices and planning

Media contact:
Bin Lau
External Relations
Phone: 780.969.0463
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