Edmonton is the major economic centre for Alberta and for the oil and gas
traditionally has been a hub for Albertan petrochemical industries, earning
it the nickname "Oil
Capital of Canada" in the 1940s. Supply and service industries drive
the energy extraction engine,
while research develops new technologies and supports expanded value-added
Alberta's massive oil, gas, and oil sands reserves. These are reported
to be the second-largest
in the world, after Saudi Arabia.
Important industrial sectors also include a strong technology sector anchored
by large 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 are over
800 stores and services
and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More than 23,000 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,
operating the Edmonton Light
Rail Transit (LRT) line, as well as a large fleet of buses. Approximately,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 opened in full in April 2010, which sees trains traveling
to Century Park.
Travel by Train
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
$B!!(BItalia Rail: Trenitalia
$B!!(BRail Travel Ireland
$B!!(BRailways in Helsinki, Finland
$B!!(BTrain in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo
$B!!(BAmtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
$B!!(BWashington DC Metro/Union Station
$B!!(BChicago CTA Rail
$B!!(BMiami Metro Rail
$B!!(BStockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
$B!!(BStockholm County Railways
$B!!(BGreater Copenhagen Railways
$B!!(BParis Rail Terminals
$B!!(BKorea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
$B!!(BBangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
$B!!(BAirport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
$B!!(BTaiwan High-Speed Rail
$B!!(BChina High-Speed Rail
$B!!(BPortugal Metro, Railways
$B!!(BHigh-speed train in Spain 2010
$B!!(BRailway Travel in France 2011
$B!!(BRailway Travel in Germany 2011
$B!!(BHigh-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013
$B!!(BVIA train, Vancouver to Jasper
$B!!(BAmtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
$B!!(BSan Francisco: cable-car, tram and Bart
$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!!(BNZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
$B!!(BBrief Journey by Australian Rail
$B!!(BNarita Airport-City Rail Service
$B!!(BJapanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
$B!!(BJapanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world
Edmonton International Airport is a hub facility for Northern Canada and
Asia, Europe and United States.
It takes for 50min to Calgary.
Smokefree British Columbia Smokefree Alberta$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
$B!z(B This web site is link-free.
The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. miyamoto,
in July 2011.