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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

Three-shot street checks

Critics are calling for an Alberta-wide ban on street checks, also known as carding, as a CBC News investigation reveals Edmonton police have been disproportionately stopping, questioning and documenting Aboriginal (the word used by police and Statistics Canada) and black people in non-criminal encounters.

6/27/2017 5:00:00 AM

Eyelash extensions

Alexis Bizuk has burn marks around the corners of her eyes, where her natural lashes used to be before she suffered a painful allergic reaction to eyelash extensions.

6/27/2017 1:56:10 PM

chicken nuggets

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating after seven confirmed cases of salmonella infections linked to breaded chicken products. No one has died but two were hospitalized. Most of the cases are in Alberta.

6/27/2017 1:38:39 PM

Phyllis Bright

Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation is turning out to be a boon to one Edmonton business that specializes in flags.

6/27/2017 1:02:03 PM


Canadian rugby coach Ric Suggitt, who led both the men's and women's national teams during his career, has died. He was 58.

6/27/2017 11:05:00 AM


A three-year-old boy is dead after being run over by a pickup truck in the parking lot of a northern Alberta baseball field Monday night.

6/27/2017 11:04:03 AM

Ritchie fire

Two recent fires that caused major damage to residential buildings are among 24 fires this year sparked by improperly discarded smoking materials, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says.

6/27/2017 10:49:45 AM

Broken tree

Pea-sized hail, battering winds and heavy rain pummeled Edmonton Monday night. A powerful flash and forked lightning storm took down trees and knocked out power in the downtown core.

6/27/2017 7:56:05 AM

Philippines Pride March — June 25, 2016

The newly formed group Pride YMM will be hosting celebrations in Jubilee Plaza, Fort McMurray’s main square, on August 26th. The group will also enter a float in Saturday's Canada Day parade.

6/27/2017 7:00:00 AM

pedestrian fatal

A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle west of downtown early Tuesday morning.

6/27/2017 6:54:11 AM