West Edmonton Mall is the largest in the world and I was astonished at what there is inside - this wave pool for one. There's also a skating rink, a theme park (!), a mini-golf, petting zoo and much, much more.
Fort Edmonton was a fur trading post. It's been set out in 3 periods, the most recent being the 1920s. We got there rather too late, but it wouldn't have made much difference, because it had rained very hard that day and most of it had been shut. My cousin John and his wife Myrna and I did get to go on the merry-go-round, though. This is the station-cum-gift shop.
This is the end of the house where the reunion was, and where I stayed for two nights. It's a log "cabin" which my cousins built themselves. It's set on the shores of Island Lake about half an hour out of Athabasca.
On the last day before I moved to stay with other relatives, my cousin Linda's daughter, Leah, took a couple us out on the raft. My couple are sticking right out in front of me.
The weather was glorious right up to the Wednesday, when the heavens opened.
They really have big mosquitos in Canada!