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Moving to Edmonton?


Edmonton (map) is the Capital of Alberta with a population of just over a million people in the greater Edmonton area and over 782,000 in the city itself! Edmonton is the northernmost city with a population over 1 million!

Edmonton features the longest stretch of urban parkland (7400 hectares) in North America that winds along the North Saskatchewan River and through the heart of the city.  Within that parkland are over 160 Kilometres of multi-use trails where residents are frequently seen riding bikes, walking or rollerblading throughout the year.

The North Saskatchewan River, a glacier fed river, flows east from the Canadian Rockies through the middle of Edmonton and empties into Lake Winnipeg. There are many different species of fish that can be caught in the North Saskatchewan within the Edmonton city limits.  These include the Walleye, Lake Sturgeon, Pike, Burbot (ling cod), mountain whitefish, gold eye, moon eye and 5 species of Sucker fish.

Weather wise, Edmonton typically has warm summers and cold winters and at times, not a lot in between.  September 2009 is a great example of the weather pendulum swing.  September 23, 2009 hit a high of 33.5 and only two weeks & 2 days later (the day I am writing this, in fact), a high of -2 is expected.  The average highs range from -7 in January to plus 23 in July and lows from -16 in January to +12 in July.  The majority of the time, particularly between April and August, we have the sun shining brightly and the sky a brilliant blue.

Edmonton, considered the city of Champtions, is home to the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) and Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) as well as the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) and the Edmonton Capitals (GBL). 

Edmonton is one of Canada's major educations centres featuring the University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan University, Athabasca University, Concordia University CollegeKings University College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and NorQuest College.

Love to shop?  Then you have to check out West Edmonton Mall.  "West-Ed" as the locals call it, is North America's largest shopping and entertainment centre with more tha 800 stores and services, 100 eating establishments and 9 world class attractions including Galaxyland and the World Waterpark.  Stay at the mall at Fantasyland Hotel -- with theme rooms and jacuzzi tubs.

The different areas in and around Edmonton are as follows.
- Northeast (Zones 50, 51, 28, 3, 2, 35, 19, 6, 23, 9)
- Northwest (Zones 59, 40, 27, 1, 4, 7, 21)
- Southeast (Zones 19, 18, 17, 41, 42, 52, 53)
- Millwoods (Zones 29 & 30)
- Central (Zones 8, 5, 13, 12)
- West (Zones 10, 11, 20, 22, 58)
- Sherwood Park (Zone 25)
- St. Albert (Zone 24)
- Fort Saskatchewan (Zone 62)
- Leduc and Beaumont (Zone 81 & 82)
- Stony Plain and Spruce Grove (Zone 91)
- Outlying Areas (Northwest - Zone 70, Northeast - Zone 60, Southwest - Zone 90, Southeast - Zone 80)

If you are relocating the our excellent city, contact us with all your questions!



Latest Edmonton News -

CBC | Edmonton News


Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

10/19/2017 9:49:14 PM

Inspector Carlos Cardoso

Edmonton police say a "lull" in homicides this fall could help them catch up on unsolved cases.

10/19/2017 8:04:53 PM

Edmonton Opera

From Curse of the Chrysanthemummies to Boo! At the Zoo, there is lots to do in and around Edmonton this weekend.

10/19/2017 7:00:00 PM

health ministers

The need for a national public awareness campaign and the encroaching July 2018 deadline for cannabis legalization are on the minds of provincial and territorial health ministers as they meet in Edmonton Friday with their federal counterpart, Ginette Petitpas Taylor.

10/19/2017 5:21:00 PM

Political fundraising contributions now capped at $4,000 for Liberal leadership

The NDP and the major conservative parties in Alberta are in a horse-race for fundraising this year, with donations to the conservative block surging in the last three months. But some of the biggest fundraising efforts are happening just outside the parties themselves.

10/19/2017 5:20:10 PM

 Justice Myra Bielby

Alberta's electoral boundaries commission remains committed to adding three urban ridings to reflect fast growing populations in Calgary and Edmonton.

10/19/2017 4:01:17 PM

RCMP shooting

A man has died in hospital after he was shot by an RCMP officer Thursday morning in a rural area east of Red Deer, police say.

10/19/2017 2:57:14 PM

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson arrived in Edmonton one month before he was to defend his heavyweight championship in bout with Canada's Donovan ‘Razor’ Ruddock.

10/19/2017 2:00:00 PM

Walterdale demolition

The Walterdale Bridge spans more than 100 years of Edmonton's history, but like Fort Edmonton before it, is just a footnote in the long history of the crossing.

10/19/2017 2:06:47 PM

Lindsey McNeill Gillian's Just Right

A campaign which has flooded social media feeds with stories of personal assault should serve as a wake-up call for the Alberta film industry, says Edmonton screenwriter and actress Lindsey McNeill.

10/19/2017 12:36:56 PM