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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.ca

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Endangered Lawsuit 20120926

An injunction that would have paused the provincial government’s inquiry into alleged foreign-funded campaigns against Alberta’s energy industry was dismissed in the Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday. 

11/29/2020 7:00:11 PM


The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta grew to 15,692, according to the province.

11/29/2020 5:04:06 PM

Virus Outbreak

The head of a U.S. biotechnology company that is developing one of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates says Canada is not far behind other countries when it comes to receiving doses of its vaccine, despite criticism of the government's procurement plan from the Conservative opposition.

11/29/2020 11:01:07 AM

Lyle Edwards

The tricks to keeping potential COVID-19 vaccines as cold as ice could be as close as the ice cream aisle at your local supermarket — that is, if your ice cream aisle was at -70 C.

11/29/2020 3:00:00 AM

COVID Cda 20201124

Following the release of secret recordings that revealed disagreements in the province's pandemic response, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said she has always been treated respectfully by politicians and her advice has been considered in final decisions.

11/29/2020 11:12:32 AM

Otter Dog Fight 20180216

A new study finds hydrocarbons, typically associated with oilsands operations, are contributing to decreased penis bone strength among river otters — a phenomenon that could have dire implications for animal health in northern Alberta.

11/29/2020 3:00:00 AM


Salisbury Composite High School teacher Kristian Basaraba has won the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in recognition of a unique project.

11/29/2020 10:00:00 AM

Hockey rink at night

Outdoor sports seem like an ideal solution in this pandemic winter of our discontent, but new health restrictions have made the pursuit of happiness a little bit trickier.

11/29/2020 9:00:00 AM

Stop sign

New multilingual stop signs written in Cree, Denesuline and English were installed on Thursday in Fort Chipewyan.

11/29/2020 8:00:00 AM

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Young readers in Alberta are lagging behind the learning curve in the wake of the pandemic, two recent University of Alberta studies show.

11/29/2020 7:00:00 AM