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Northlands Park, Edmonton
(3.5/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
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 (Standardbred) meet from February/March, a Thoroughbred meet from May/June to September/October and a fall harness meet to mid-December. Northlands Park (formerly Northlands Spectrum) is the building name for the grandstand. There are three dining areas on the second floor. Colours is the main dining room overlooking the race track and has a seating capacity of 700. Uplinks Theatre is the simulcast restaurant area and features 6 projection televisions and up to 26 different simulcast race broadcasts from North American tracks and Sha Tin in Hong Kong. Playbook Lounge is open limited hours and is available for private functions, sports broadcast events (27 televisions) and private parties. There are two other concessions on the second floor - Rock's and The Deli - that are open during live horse racing.The track opened in 1900 to replace Rossdale Flats with upgrades in 1995 and 2005.The Slots at Northlands Park is the main-floor slot machine gaming room and features Las Vegas-style slot machines and VLTs and has two dining areas - the Slot Lounge and the Slot Grill.The Paddock Theatre hosts the post position draw for the Canadian Derby, Northlands Park's largest and most prestigious annual thoroughbred race. Directly outside of the Paddock Theatre is the outdoor paddock area - featuring a barbecue concession window with beer service, paddock viewing terrace and the race commentary television broadcast room.
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TripAdvisor
  • Love this building for its wide-open spaces and modern design; great bathrooms; small or large rooms for any size gathering. 
  • so sad to see the park go and to see the live horse racing industry in alberta growing smaller. the park at balzac is just not the same and with it and lethbridge being the only 2 left, the industry i...  more »
  • If you have never been you better get there fast. This is a great way to sit and visit and bet on the side. This is not a 5 star restaurant by any means. Good service with a great view of the track. I...  more »
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  • Good day out. Drinks outside by the race course are way over priced other than that great way to spend an afternoon
  • We went there to see races. It was an amazing experience. The food (buffet) was delicious, and the staff were extremely helpful.
  • Went there for an event. Great service, great food.
  • Went as a group of seven to watch the horse racing. We decided to grab some dinner, and there are several options from burgers outside to a 35 dollar buffet. We decided to sit in the lounge area and order food from the bartender. Fifteen minutes later two people had their food delivered, and two others got self their order. The rest waited... And waited. About 20 minutes after that, those with no food we're getting restless. That's when we noticed three orders (ours) sitting behind the bar. The two people staffing the bar were totally focused on serving the long line waiting to order. One in our party walked behind the bar and got the now cold orders and brought them to our table. Only one order left (poutine), and it's nowhere in sight. Bar staff was asked, and they had to re-order it from the kitchen. While the food was good, the unorganized minimal staff was not able to get the food to the table in any reasonable manner.
  • Overpriced