Edmonton is the major economic centre for Alberta and for the oil and gas
Edmonton traditionally has been a hub for Albertan petrochemical industries,
the nickname "Oil Capital of Canada" in the 1940s. Supply and
service industries drive
the energy extraction engine, while research develops new technologies
expanded value-added processing of Alberta's massive oil, gas, and oil
These are reported to be the second-largest in the world, after Saudi Arabia.
Important industrial sectors also include a strong technology sector anchored
employers such as IBM, Telus and General Electric.
The World Waterpark pool, Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the
fifth biggest in
the world. The mall was founded by the an emigrant from Iran in 1959. There
800 stores and services and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More
people are employed at the property. The Waterpark is the world's top-class
indoor water park,
built in 1985, with a size of over 20,000 square metres, with wave pool,
and many slides.
The Waterpark is climate-controlled, keeping the air and water heated to
the level of 30C.
(L) Day pass to the World Waterpark (R) Many slides and a wave pool
(L) A pet shop in the Mall (M) Santa Marina (R) Chinatown( food-court )
Sea lion show
International junior championship tournament was in play at the Ice palace.
(L) Corridor of the Mall (M) Apple Store (R) Starbucks Coffee
(L) Scotiabank theatre (R) The entrance to Fantasyland Hotel
Restaurant, hotel and lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn, Edmonton
Hilton Garden Inn West Edmnton has a total of 160 rooms/ all are non-smoking.
Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall has a total of 350 rooms/ all are non-smoking.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
A route map of LRT train
(L) LRT train at Central Station
(R) LRT train is crossing North Saskatchwan River. A historic streetcar
operates on High-level Bridge on the special days of May and October.
(L) High-level Bridge and Light Rail Transit Bridge (M) Interior of the
LRT train (R) North Saskatchwan River
(L) LRT railway's two tunnels run under the campus of the University of
Alberta. (R) ETS bus stop and LRT station
(L) Health Sciences /Jubilee station (R) Central station
(L) A ETS bus ticket (M) A LRT ticket (R) Underground tunnel of the Central
The Edmonton Transit System ( ETS ) is the city's main public transit agency,
the Edmonton Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, as well as a large fleet of
34% of people in the Edmonton Capital Region use this public transport
system, each day.
Scheduled LRT service began in April 1978. The South LRT extension was
full in April 2010, which sees trains traveling to Century Park.
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
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$B!!(BNZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
$B!!(BBrief Journey by Australian Rail
$B!!(BAmtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
$B!!(BChicago CTA Rail
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$B!!(BStockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
$B!!(BStockholm County Railways
$B!!(BGreater Copenhagen Railways
$B!!(BParis Rail Terminals
$B!!(BBangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
$B!!(BTaiwan High-Speed Rail
$B!!(BRailways in Helsinki, Finland
$B!!(BIndian Railways and Dehli Metro
$B!!(BPortugal Metro, Railways
$B!!(BHigh-speed train in Spain 2010
$B!!(BWashington DC Metro/Union Station
$B!!(BRailway Travel in France 2011
$B!!(BRailway Travel in Germany 2011
$B!!(BKorea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
$B!!(BAmtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
$B!!(BAirport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
$B!!(BSan Francisco: cablecar, tram and Bart
$B!!(BHigh-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013
$B!!(BSaint Petersburg Metro
$B!!(BSapsan, high-speed train of Russia
$B!!(BAllegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia
$B!!(BRailways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
$B!!(BGold Coast Light-Rail
$B!!(BTrain in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo
$B!!(BNarita Airport-City Rail Service
$B!!(BJapanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
$B!!(BJapanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
$B!!(BSmoking ban in the railway trains of the world
Edmonton International Airport is a hub facility for Northern Canada and Asia, Europe and United States.
It takes for 50min to Calgary.
Smokefree British Columbia Smokefree Alberta$B!!(B Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver North Vancouver Whistler
Skytrain$B!!(B VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary
Edmonton Hospitals in BC and Alberta Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. miyamoto,
in July 2011.