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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


Women's shelters in Alberta turned away thousands of women and children in the past year, despite receiving a $15-million boost from the provincial government in 2015.

12/12/2017 8:00:33 PM

Jeremy Newborn

A jury found Jeremy Newborn, 35, guilty of second-degree murder a year and a half ago. At a sentencing hearing this week, Newborn's lawyer argued the automatic life sentence for second-degree murder is unconstitutional.

12/12/2017 7:21:42 PM

alberta dog found

Alberta resident Ashley Power had lost all hope of getting her pit bull Frankie back after he went missing in July. But when a Langley animal shelter called over the weekend to say they had him, she burst into tears

12/12/2017 7:03:44 PM

Zarley Zalapski

Former NHL defenceman Zarley Zalapski has died at age 49, according to the Calgary Flames.

12/12/2017 5:56:37 PM

Jason Nixon

Premier Rachel Notley has called on UCP Leader Jason Kenney to remove his party's house leader after it was revealed that Jason Nixon fired a woman in 2005 who complained about sexual harassment on a Kelowna worksite.

12/12/2017 1:19:56 PM


When wildfires burn forests to the ground, some are no longer growing back, new research shows. The findings add to growing evidence that climate change and forest fires are permanently altering forest ecosystems across North America.

12/12/2017 4:55:29 PM

Trump Keystone

Opponents of TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline argued on Tuesday that regulators in Nebraska had no authority to approve the line's "alternative" path through the state, and that the project should be considered dead.

12/12/2017 3:34:10 PM


When Vikki Wiercinski heard Edmonton described as a “frigidly cold” government town in a less-than flattering Lonely Planet travel review, she decided to stick up for her city with a new guidebook.

12/12/2017 1:30:45 PM

rcmp cruiser

An Edmonton man faces 13 charges after a bizarre series of events on a stretch of highway east of Jasper National Park.

12/12/2017 2:55:42 PM

James Mowatt Trail/Desrochers Gate

A 29-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday morning while crossing a street in southwest Edmonton.

12/12/2017 8:58:41 AM