Overview

Join members of FF Connecticut on this Journey with two host clubs in Alberta, Canada. First we visit FF Edmonton and Area, located in a prairie city nestled in between a multitude of lakes and diverse natural areas, large farms, market gardens, and vast oil and gas reserves. The Edmonton Area has a perfect blend of metropolitan amenities and entrepreneurial spirit, with cultural diversity and a tight-knit community feel. Then it is on to your second host club, FF Lethbridge, located only one hour from the majestic Waterton Lakes National Park, two hours from Calgary and an hour from the U.S. border. The scenic town's warm hospitality is matched only by the local weather - in fact, Lethbridge is in the top ten cities for the highest number of warm and sunny days year-round!

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Edmonton and Area and Lethbridge.

Live With a Local

  • Learn about the Inuits who originally settled the area
  • Watch a hockey game
  • Tour small historic towns on the outskirts of the city
  • Watch an evening sky in a unpolluted area free of city lights
  • Attend dinners and time to visit with host club members

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore the Canadian Rockies
  • Visit the capitol of Alberta Province
  • Stroll through the largest mall in North America
  • Visit a Ukrainian village
  • Go to the Fringe Theater Festival
  • Walk around in an authentic Japanese Garden
  • River walks and botanic gardens
  • Browse markets and local museums
  • Fort Edmonton
The members of the Lethbridge Friendship Force Club were very welcoming and the activities were well-planned, unique, educational and interesting. - 2017 Ambassador

Edmonton and Area and Lethbridge, Canada

15 Days / 14 Nights Program and Itinerary:

August 12, 2018 – August 26, 2018
Coordinator: Paul Trotta, FF Connecticut
pltrotta@gmail.com

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Aug. 12, 2018

Arrival in Edmonton

Meet hosts from FF Edmonton and Area

Dinner with hosts

Aug. 13, 2018

Welcome brunch

Afternoon activities to be determined

Aug. 14, 2018

Day at Fort Edmonton Park

Aug. 15, 2018

City Day –

Downtown Edmonton

River Valley Walk

Funicular

City hall

Possibility of attending a brand new museum – if it opens in time!

Aug. 16, 2018

Day in the Country –

Ukrainian Village Heritage Museum

Historic country drive to some small towns and early churches

Supper in one of the small towns

Aug. 17, 2018

Tour of the Legislature (Edmonton is the capital of Alberta)

Ride on high-level streetcar

Fringe Festival

Aug. 18, 2018

Day with hosts to visit Saturday market, botanic gardens, and West Edmonton Mall – the largest Mall in North America, containing the largest indoor amusement park, roller coaster, lake, and waterpark.

Farewell dinner

Aug. 19, 2018

Travel by bus to Lethbridge, about six hours

Arrive in the afternoon and meet your hosts from FF Lethbridge

Aug. 20, 2018

Nikka Yuko Gardens

Welcome supper – BBQ Steak

Aug. 22, 2018

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (UNESCO World Heritage Site) & Aboriginal dancing

Lunch at local restaurant (possibly Bison Stew & Bannock Frank Slide)

Aug. 23, 2018

Pancake breakfast

Hutterite Colony tour

Corn Maze

Aug. 24, 2018

Picture Butte Museum

Birds of Prey

Fair & Rodeo

Aug. 25, 2018

Farmers Market

City sites

Farewell supper

Aug. 26, 2018

Leave for Calgary to either return home or embark on further travels.

Rate:

$900 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees and transportation from Edmonton to Lethbridge.

Availability:

Wait list only

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Know before you go

  • Journey number 14283
  • Temperatures can vary, but usually range from 5 to 20°C (41 to 68°F) in Lethbridge and 5.5 to 17°C (42 to 63°F) in Edmonton, so dress in layers.
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Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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