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Hicks on Biz: The answer to our tourism prayers – Edmonton Sun

May 23, 2014

It’s a question with an alarmingly simple answer.

How can Edmonton – without the natural beauty of mountains, seaside, lakes or badlands – attract significant numbers of out-of-province and international tourists?

We’re talking genuine tourists, not those visiting relatives or friends.

West Edmonton Mall attracts “rubber-tire” tourism – visitors driving to Edmonton. But the mighty mall doesn’t attract much in the way of international shoppers.

The answer lies in a four-acre chunk of undeveloped land at the west end of the 158-acre Fort Edmonton Park, nestled next to the Quesnell Bridge in the river

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