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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

Mohamed Abdi

American rapper The Game has pulled out of a performance at The Ranch Roadhouse in Edmonton following the death of a young man who was told to leave the bar on a freezing November night.

12/9/2018 5:57:11 PM

Mulugeta Tesfay

An Edmonton shisha bar has reopened days after the city pulled its business licence for the second time.

12/9/2018 3:44:31 PM


The United Conservative Party has pushed its nomination race for the riding of Red Deer-South to next year to accommodate a "high profile individual" planning to run.

12/9/2018 2:29:19 PM

Haul truck

Imagine a college classroom that has wheels and weighs more than one million pounds.

12/9/2018 8:00:00 AM


Hamdi Ali spent this summer at the university’s Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department as part of the internship program. She had the chance to work with various researchers in the geology department for six weeks.

12/9/2018 9:00:00 AM

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Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki was one his way home from physiotherapy when the bus he was riding in was rear-ended by a truck.

12/9/2018 8:47:27 AM

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"Some of her supporters think she’s been too generous to the industry and see this as selling out. They should cut her some slack," Susan Wright says of Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney and the next moves in provincial politics.

12/9/2018 10:30:00 AM


One of the leading U.S. forensic experts says Canadian agencies are doing victims a disservice by using unproven DNA techniques instead of a surer method to identify suspects. But that method does come with some privacy risks.

12/7/2018 7:01:02 PM

Nadia Atwi

On Friday, the family of missing Edmonton woman Nadia Atwi posted a $50,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to her whereabouts.

12/8/2018 8:46:31 PM

Edmonton yellow vests

The protest movement has now spread across the globe, but in Alberta, which may be Canada's centre of anti-carbon-tax malcontents, the yellow vest protests Saturday were free from physical violence.

12/8/2018 4:31:55 PM