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

Faisal Yousef

An Edmonton man killed in a single-vehicle car crash is being remembered by his family as a generous, caring person with strong ties to his community.

7/4/2020 6:35:27 PM


Bayern Munich players celebrated in front of empty stands after claiming its 20th German Cup title on Saturday.

7/4/2020 6:14:20 PM

Smoky River flooding

A mandatory evacuation order was issued on Friday afternoon by Birch Hills County for the Hamlet of Watino in northwestern Alberta after heavy rainfall this week.

7/3/2020 7:33:20 PM

Siksika sign

The Siksika First Nation now has 10 recorded active cases of COVID-19 and 258 people under investigation for the virus, according to updates from Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Siksika Chief Ouray Crowfoot on Thursday.

7/4/2020 11:23:09 AM

Heather McPherson

Alberta's only non-Conservative member of Parliament says she's disappointed some of the province's Tory MPs haven't been participating in virtual House of Commons special COVID-19 committee meetings.

7/4/2020 1:30:01 PM

Canadian money currency bills dollars

As some MLAs prepare to consider a private members’ bill on pension control Monday, the Opposition says the Alberta government is withholding a key report that could shape their decision.

7/4/2020 7:00:00 AM

Youth on COVID

As people under 40 have begun to overtake the majority of new cases of COVID-19 in the province, two young Calgarians spoke to CBC News about what they think is behind the increase.

7/4/2020 10:39:11 AM


An Edmonton-area company is set to become the largest producer of cannabis-infused gummies in the country.

7/4/2020 8:00:00 AM

Edmonton fatal crash

Two women, aged 20 and 21, and a male are dead after a car crashed into a building on Calgary Trail in south Edmonton early Friday.

7/3/2020 7:28:11 AM

Plane crash road block

Three people are dead after a small float plane crashed into a field south of Edmonton on Friday morning, say RCMP and Leduc County fire services.

7/3/2020 4:04:57 PM