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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

Crispin Wood

City crews are spending the weekend cleaning up debris after a major thunderstorm downed trees across Edmonton on Friday.

7/21/2018 7:33:17 PM

Sledge Hockey Straz

Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki returned to the ice Friday in Okotoks, Alta. — as a sledge hockey player.

7/21/2018 4:01:08 PM

Parker Solar Probe approach sun

On Aug. 6, the Parker Solar Probe will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for one extremely intense mission: to fly closer to the sun than any spacecraft before.

7/21/2018 2:00:00 AM

Storm clouds near Hartney, Manitoba, Aug. 3, 2016

Alberta's gloomy weather continues this weekend, with Environment Canada issuing severe thunderstorm watches for the Fort McMurray and Wabasca regions, and a rainfall warning for the Fort Chipewyan area.

7/21/2018 10:54:19 AM


Rarely does a restaurant’s Instagram feed live up to the carefully staged and often over-filtered picture of the goods captured in the frame but kb&co is an exception.

7/21/2018 12:30:00 PM


Kids Help Phone is expanding its online chat services in an effort to reach more Canadian youth and to connect with them in their preferred manner of communication.

7/20/2018 9:15:42 PM

Chicken nuggets

Loblaws is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.

7/21/2018 11:01:57 AM


Summer construction projects may be a reality in Edmonton over the next few years but some people living downtown are fed up after several months of overnight work on the future Valley Line LRT, keeping them awake.

7/21/2018 8:00:00 AM

Ritz bits

Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches in cheese and pizza flavours are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

7/21/2018 11:21:21 AM

Alberta's carbon tax increased Jan. 1, adding 2.24 cents a litre onto the price of gas.

The city’s latest economic newsletter says gasoline and shelter costs are to blame for the steady rise in our regional inflation rate, which is up to 3.1 per cent in June.

7/21/2018 7:00:00 AM