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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

Derrick Jones's view

A longtime Metallica fan who uses a wheelchair is upset that he couldn't see the band from his assigned seat at Commonwealth Stadium.

8/17/2017 4:04:30 PM

ezra levant

The two front-runners vying to lead Alberta's new United Conservative Party were challenged Thursday to publicly renounce Rebel Media and distance themselves from the far-right organization, which has come under increasing scrutiny since violent protests broke out in the U.S. last weekend.

8/17/2017 12:29:29 PM

Jack Avery

Jack Avery, a man who survived the Second World War and went on to help found the Alberta oilsands, has died. Avery passed away on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

8/17/2017 11:54:32 AM

Hanna crash kills 3 family members

Three children who were killed in a highway collision northeast of Calgary Wednesday night were travelling from the state of Washington with their parents, who survived the crash, RCMP say.

8/17/2017 11:36:55 AM

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman

A new fee guide for dental services in Alberta doesn't go far enough to reduce patients' costs, a "disappointed" Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said Thursday.

8/17/2017 11:15:07 AM

Regal Intention

Preparations were underway for the six horses running in the annual Canadian Derby at Northlands Park.

8/17/2017 2:00:00 PM

Parliamentary Session 20170621

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said at an event in B.C. on Wednesday night that he won't grant further interviews to Rebel Media if the outlet's editorial direction remains "as it is."

8/17/2017 9:09:48 AM

Shania Twain Promotional

Canadian country superstar Shania Twain said she was done with touring in 2015, but is now sharing plans for a North American road show in 2018.

8/17/2017 11:15:20 AM


In the days since a deadly mudslide struck Sierra Leone on Monday, Kemoh Mansaray has been haunted by flashbacks of the civil war in his home country.

8/17/2017 9:25:47 AM

Calgary Checkstop, Dec. 2013.

MADD Canada says a move from punishment to rehabilitation could reduce the number of impaired driving incidents and speed up lengthy court battles.

8/17/2017 9:48:42 AM