I was rather disappointed to discover the Edmonton Queen is actually a rather new riverboat, meaning no exotic history dating back to the founding of the city of Edmonton. The construction of this riverboat was completed in 1995 and it actively began its service on the North Saskatchewan River in July 1996. The above photos were taken using my iPhone (again) while it paddled down the river a couple weeks ago.
Some facts about the riverboat:
It weighs 750.49 GT
Length: 169 feet 11 inches (51.79 m)
Paddlewheels x 2 - 18 rpm
Speed 9 knots (17 km/h or 10 mph)
Capacity: about 375 passengers
It has a 12 member crew.
The Edmonton Queen sails four days a week; three cruises a day, one of which being a dinner cruise.
To cruise on the Edmonton Queen is on my wish list. Perhaps someday. It doesn't even have to be a dinner cruise. Wink wink, nudge nudge. (I hope you are reading this hon.)