A dead mall
Why Edmonton was a question I was asked many times after letting people know that my first trip to Canada would be to the provincial capital of Alberta. It wasn’t a query that I was too surprised to hear, especially considering how I had lived for the past decade a mere two hours away from Vancouver and had yet to visit the BC city. But Edmonton always seemed to occupy a place higher up on the list of cities that I wanted to visit. One obvious reason was to see the West Edmonton Mall. But another was just because the city just seemed like a place that I’d like. It was also quite beautiful in pictures. And I was glad to find out that it was even better in person.