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Check out Elk Island in Your Edmonton Rental Car

Drive your Edmonton rental car to explore everything this city has to offer. As Alberta’s second-largest metropolitan city, Edmonton offers visitors and day-trippers a plethora of activities and interesting stops for travelers passing through.

If you want to let loose the kid inside you, head over to Galaxyland in your Edmonton rental car for an afternoon of thrills and excitement. Previously known as Fantasyland, Galaxyland is the world's second largest indoor amusement park. Located in the West Edmonton Mall, this fun park is home to Mindbender, the world's tallest (14 stories) and longest indoor roller coaster. It also houses the world's tallest indoor tower ride (12 stories), called the Space Shot. Other thrill rides include Sonic Twister and Cosmic Revolution and are sure to offer visitors plenty of heart-pounding fun.

Elk Island National Park
Located 40 km east of Edmonton on the Trans-Canada Highway, Elk Island National Park is not too far of a drive in your Edmonton rental car. The park is one of 43 national parks and park reserves administered by the Parks Canada Agency. As Canada’s 8th smallest park, Elk Island is a fully enclosed park with an area of 194 square kilometers (75 square miles). Visitors will enjoy capturing a taste of what the northern prairies plateau ecosystem looks like, as well as the mix of native fescue grassland, aspen parkland and boreal forest. You might even catch a glimpse of some of the largest and smallest terrestrial mammals in North America, such as the wood bison and pygmy shrew.

Alberta Aviation Museum
For those who love taking to the skies, the Alberta Aviation Museum is a great way to spend the afternoon. Located at 11410 Kingsway NW, this museum is a short drive from downtown in your Thrifty rental car. This museum is the last remaining example of a 'double-double' Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) hangar. What makes this particularly special is that these hangers were made of pre-cut wooden timbers of British Columbia Fir. The Alberta Aviation Museum was built in 1940 and was originally opened October 5th as No. 2 Air Observers School (AOS) under the command of Wop May.