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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

Canada Marijuana Legalization

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week.

10/16/2018 4:29:15 PM


Darnell Nurse scored his first goal of the season 1:25 into overtime as the Edmonton Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 Tuesday.

10/16/2018 8:59:43 PM

Josh Millard and Chloe Chaput

Josh Millard and Chloe Chaput spent two months biking to Alberta for front row seats to a changing day in Canadian history. On the eve of legalization, they plan to be first in line to buy cannabis at an Edmonton pot shop.

10/16/2018 7:58:00 PM


Sam Pidwerbeski threw a rope to the struggling boy and dragged him through frigid six-foot waves to the side of the wind-battered rescue boat.

10/16/2018 2:15:00 PM


Golfers took their swings under 17 C skies Tuesday afternoon, helping offset some of the losses golf courses endured during what has been called the worst September in recent memory.

10/16/2018 5:15:48 PM

A man smokes a joint at marijuana decriminalization demonstration

People convicted of pot possession could soon be asked to fill out a simple form to speed up the process of obtaining a criminal pardon as part of the government's plan to address past cannabis crimes, federal officials say.

10/16/2018 2:00:09 PM


Tomorrow, Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume cannabis. If you're wondering where to buy it, what you need to know before you buy it, and where you can consume it, we've got you covered.

10/16/2018 6:00:00 AM

edmonton food bank

The Edmonton Food Bank is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of people needing food hampers, says executive director Marjorie Bencz.

10/16/2018 3:51:05 PM

Fire and Flower

Investors in cannabis startup Fire and Flower have invested millions of dollars in the creation of a retail brand, leasing stores and hiring top staff. Like others entering the crowded field, they hope to be the dominant player in the $4.34-billion Canadian cannabis market. But nothing is certain in this emerging industry.

10/16/2018 1:56:50 PM

Soldiers of Odin member

The United Conservative Party has declined to hear an appeal from a former nomination candidate who was disqualified for failing to tell the party he was aware of Soldiers of Odin's anti-immigration views before posing for pictures with them.

10/16/2018 4:40:57 PM