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is a non-profit, volunteer organization in Edmonton
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and is the province's second-largest city. Edmonton is located on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by the central region of the province.The city and its census...
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. It was founded in 1879, before the official incorporation of the city of Edmonton, or the province of Alberta.
Northlands attracts over 4 million visitors every year to more than 2,500 events, including Canadian Finals Rodeo
The Canadian Finals Rodeo is the national championship rodeo in Canada. The CFR takes place in November and is the final event of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association season...
, Farmfair International, Capital EX, headliner concerts, international events, trade shows
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, Edmonton Indy, Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League ....
hockey, live horse racing
Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has a long history. Archaeological records indicate that horse racing occurred in ancient Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. Both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics by 648 BC...
and slot machines. Northlands reinvests its revenues in the events and facilities it maintains for Edmontonians and the residents of north and central Alberta.
Except for the Indy, all events hosted by Northlands take place in the park by the same name, it was formerly known as Northlands Park until 2006.
- Edmonton Expo Centre - Completed in 1984, as the "Agricom", it underwent a 200000 square feet (18,580.6 m²) expansion in 2009
- Rexall Place
Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada situated on the north side of Northlands. It is currently the home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, the Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL...
- completed in 1974, previously named Skyreach Centre, Edmonton Coliseum and Northlands Coliseum.
- Northlands Park
Northlands Park is the "Alberta A circuit" horse racing track at Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta. The horse racing season generally consists of a spring harness meet from February/March, a Thoroughbred meet from May/June to September/October and a fall harness meet to mid-December. Northlands Park...
(formerly The Spectrum) - Horse racing circuit completed in 1951, renovated in 1995. Features over 625 slot machines, 700 seat restaurant, live harness and thoroughbred racing and simulcast racing from around the world.
- Northlands Sportex - Convention hall built in 1963 and demolished in 2008 to make room for the expansion of the Edmonton Expo Centre.
- Edmonton Gardens
The Edmonton Gardens was the first indoor hockey arena built in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was originally built as Edmonton Stock Pavilion in 1913, and held 5,200 spectators after its 1966 renovations....
- Completed in 1913, held 5,200 spectators until its demolition after the completion of the Coliseum.