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Profile Last Updated: March 31, 2009
Northland Park’s roots go all the way back to 1879, when the very first exhibition was held at this historic park. Of course, the city was just a little prairie hamlet at that time. But in the following century Northlands Park grew right alongside Edmonton and is now one of the city’s largest tourist attractions, second only to West Edmonton Mall. The park attracts 3.5 million visitors each year and hosts hundreds of annual events.
So Much to See and Do
The park itself is home to three major events each year, as well as live horse racing throughout the summer months. At the Capital EX visitors can get their thrills on rides, eat plenty of miniature donuts and try their hand at winning stuffed animals for ten days every July. In October and November Farmfair International comes to town, and city folk can learn about every type of livestock out there and farmers and ranchers can show off their prize winning stock. Along with Farmfair comes the cowboys moseying into show their stuff at the Canadian Finals Rodeo.
The Rest of the Year
Northlands Park has more than just dog and pony shows all year. They are the home of the Edmonton Oilers NHL team and the Edmonton Oil Kings. If you’re a gambler you will appreciate the slots and gaming rooms that are open year round. Northlands Park also hosts numerous concerts throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter.