When I was living in Australia, and visiting Townsville which is approximately a four hour drive south from Cairns. The Holiday Inn had their local population nick name their hotel “Sugar Shaker.”
Can anyone guess why?
Okay I will tell you…. it looks just like how our Chateau Lacombe Edmonton.
Although Holiday Inn Townsville has twenty three floors; our Edmonton Hotel located downtown over looking the River Valley – North Saskatchewan River has twenty four floors; making Chateau Lacombe taller.
What you may not know:
- City of Edmonton’s only revolving restaurant, La Ronde offering beautiful views of the city’s downtown core and the River Valley (North Saskatchewan River). Rotating every 90 minutes.
- Hotel named after Father Albert Lacombe, who was an Oblate missionary and pioneer priest in the late 1800s.
When I was traveling overseas and fellow travelers asked where I was from, of course I would say Canada. But when they ask me whereabouts, no one knew of Edmonton (the Capital of Alberta). So here this summer I am finding reason for tourists to come to our beautiful City by putting us on the map, so when I travel overseas again people will know where Edmonton, Alberta is.
I am learning new things about my city myself; so here I share with you.