The checklist of 10 ‘Capital Metropolis Gems’ for Edmonton incorporates a couple of surprises

From festivals to K-Days, there are plenty of events to fill your Edmonton summer.

But here are 10 capital cities in no particular order that you might want to check out, too.

This historic drive offers some of the best views of the city in an experience kept on course by local volunteers.

This green belt offers 20 large parks and 160 kilometers of hiking trails that are maintained all year round.The Edmonton River Valley, on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, is on the “Capital City Jewels” lists. (John Robertson / CBC) Top athletes rush to the Saville Community Sports Center to rock this Canadian pastime.The National Curling Training Center draws the best to the Saville Community Sports Center. (CBC)

Built in 1915 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Hotel Mac was the tallest and tallest building for years as the city arose around it.

Number 5 – Rogers PlaceRogers Place is the new home of the Edmonton Oilers. (CBC)

This multi-purpose arena opened last year for $ 600 million, has 20,000 seats, and is home to the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings.

At this location on 68th Avenue and 83rd Street, you can drop off a wide variety of recycled items for free for others to pick up cheaply.

In Edmonton’s Bonnie Doon area, this center has a café, gallery, French services and cultural festivals.La Cité Francophone is the center of the French community in Edmonton. (Adrienne Lamm / CBC)

Built in 1955 and renovated in 2005 to mark the provincial centenary, Jube is home to the Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet.

With festivals, a farmers market and historic buildings along popular Whyte Avenue.

Located in the Telus Building and on the south wall of the Mercer Warehouse at 104th Street and 104th Avenue, this collection is a glowing, buzzing gem in Our Edmonton.The Neon Sign Museum displays signs from Edmonton’s past. (CBC)

For more fun features and community events, check out Our Edmonton: The Capital Gems Edition on CBC TV Saturday at 10am and Sunday and Monday at 11am.

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