We'll Get You There - Summer Campaign
We’ll Get You There
Red Arrow and ebus in partnership with Travel Alberta is showcasing some of the best events happening in Alberta. With ebus traveling to the top destinations in the province, including Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and Fort McMurray, experiencing the best events this province has to offer is as easy as booking a ticket and heading on the road to adventure. Take a look at some of the events and visit their websites, then book your seat on ebus. We’ll get you there!
Where to Stay:
Here’s an idea. If you’re traveling to/from Red Deer, stay at the iHotel! Red Arrow makes daily pick-up/drop-offs at this handy location at 6500 67 Street in Red Deer. What could be more convenient? Visit their website to see for yourself.
Holiday Inn Express Edmonton (www.hiexdowntown.com)
Summer in Edmonton means fun, festivals and friends. Make your travel arrangements simple. Take the Red Arrow to and from downtown Edmonton and stay at the Holiday Inn Express right next door to our Red Arrow downtown ticket office at 10010 104th Street, NW. The Holiday Inn Express offers 140 recently renovated guestrooms within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and movie theatres. They have jacuzzi suites, king sized beds and so much more. Check out their website for details.
What to See and Do
Edmonton Fringe Festival – August 15-25, 2013
The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is back in action, celebrating Bond’s 50 years on screen. Join us for danger, excitement, adventure and theatre cutting across churches, bars and boudoirs in Old Strathcona and beyond at From Fringe with Love, August 15 – 25, 2013. The Fringe is the Number 1 target for SPECTRE-U: Special Executive for Comedy, Tears, Renegades and Entertainment — Unjuried and Uncensored! SPECTRE-U agents come from around the city, the country and the globe to charm Edmontonians of all ages with theatrical performances, plus busking acts, children’s activities, vendors, artisans and more. The Festival, powered by Her Majesty’s Volunteer Service, celebrates Fringe Theatre Adventures’ new vision that everyone is fringing!
Calgary International Blues Festival (www. Calgarybluesfest.com)
July 29-August 4
The 9th annual Calgary International Blues Festival features a full week of the best in blues, culminating in 4 days and nights of non-stop music at Shaw Millenium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW). Starring renowned guitar great Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton, powerhouse singer Sista Monica , Canadian giants Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues, Motown classics Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Canadian icon Matt Minglewood and a host of other blues greats, get your dancin' shoes on and get ready for the time of your life!
Calgary Chasing Summer Festival (www.chasingsummerfestival.com)
Prepare yourself for two days of incredible music!
Calgary GlobalFest (link: www.globalfest.ca)
GlobalFest burst onto the scene in 2003 with 10 cultural pavilions and three countries presenting pyromusicals in Calgary's very own international fireworks festival. On the fourth and final night of the festival, GlobalFest celebrated a remarkable accomplishment. The festival reached attendance of close to 100,000 in the very first year, making GlobalFest one of Calgary's top draws for local citizens and tourists alike. GlobalFest's mandate as a not-for-profit society is to produce an inclusive, world class, multi-faceted arts and culture festival that celebrates and showcases cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities and across the globe.
Calgary xFest ( www.xfestcalgary.com)
X-FEST returns for a third year at historic Fort Calgary. Produced by UnionEvents.com and presented by Calgary’s New Rock Alternative X92.9, X-FEST has become one of western Canada’s premiere summer music events. Previous performers include Linkin Park, Jane’s Addiction, fun., Silversun Pickups, The Joy Formidable, House of Pain, and Social Distortion. This year’s event has grown to encompass the Labour Day Long Weekend, with two days of amazing modern rock to enjoy on August 31st and September 1st.
More to Explore:
Lethbridge Galt Museum (www.galtmuseum.com)
Visit the Galt Museum in Lethbridge for a summer of events and tours for you and your entire family. The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates our communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define our collective identity and guide our future.
Lethbridge Helen Shuler Nature Centre ( link: http://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Nature-Centre/Pages/default.aspx)
Explore and enjoy the unique urban escape within minutes of downtown Lethbridge. Full summer program (link to pdf: http://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Nature-Centre/Documents/summer%20programs%202013.pdf) Opened in 1982, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre is operated by the City of Lethbridge. In its first year of operation, over 8,500 people visited the Nature Centre and took part in the programs. By 1984, more space was needed, so an additional programming room and offices were added. The Nature Centre has changed and grown with the community, and now receives more than 30,000 visitors each year!
Lethbridge Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (www.nikkayuko.com)
The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden offers you an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of nature in a serene setting. From the first spring blossom to the final autumn leaf, the Garden is an oasis of tranquility. Step through the entrance gate, leave the bustle of everyday city life behind, and refresh your senses. A host or hostess in traditional Japanese clothing will greet you and highlight the Garden's many features, or give you a guided tour.
Lethbridge Exhibition Park (www. Exhibitionpark.ca)
Exhibition Park, also known as Lethbridge & District Exhibition, the fourth oldest Agriculture Society in Alberta. Since the first fair in 1897, it has hosted more than a century of agriculture, tradeshows, midways, rodeos, sporting events, and numerous special events. Visit the website for a full calendar of events
Claresholm Fair Days (www.townofclaresholm.com)
Join the town for a parade and events for the whole family over three days. This years Bench Show theme is “4H- Head, Heart, Hands & Health”. More a full list of events please click here (link: http://www.townofclaresholm.com/visit/events-calendar/)
Fort McMurray Tourism – (www.fortmcmurraytourism.com)
Fort McMurray is one of 11 communities that comprise the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The other communities in our region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, Mariana Lake and Saprae Creek Estates. What a great place to visit! For events and tourist information, please visit the main website.