Location The 7th VOA presentations will happen at the Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) (Google Maps) which is about 8 min walk from the Lister Center.
It is located on the Main Campus of the University of Alberta. Many restaurants and cafes are located both on- and off-campus within only few minutes walking distance from the venue, and the campus is well-connected to other parts of the city by public transit.
Edmonton, with a population of almost one million, is Alberta’s capital city. It offers year-round cultural treats, numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, and is home to some highly acclaimed restaurants. The University of Alberta is situated on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River valley, North America’s largest inner-city park which provides more than 160 km of maintained walking, running, and biking paths. Elk Island Park, a national park 35 min east of Edmonton, is not only an important refuge to bison, elk and more than 250 bird species, but also offers a wide range of activities from hiking, kayaking, to stargazing and observation of norther lights. Jasper, a picturesque town in the Canadian part of the Rocky Mountains, is about a four-hour drive from Edmonton and an access point to the spectacular Icefields Parkway.
Edmonton has a dry climate with cold winters but pleasant summers. The average maximum daily temperature in July/August is 23 °C.
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