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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.

REAL ESTATE:
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.ca


CBC | Edmonton News

ALERT

A Spruce Grove high school teacher has been charged with possessing child pornography following an investigation by ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.

10/16/2019 4:07:58 PM

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The nearly 3,000 Syrian refugees who arrived in Edmonton in recent years continue to face barriers and challenges and need ongoing support, a new report says.

10/16/2019 3:30:00 PM

Premier Jason Kenney

Alberta will follow other jurisdictions and allow police to release a person's violent or abusive past to their intimate partners, if a new domestic-violence bill unveiled by the UCP government Wednesday is passed.

10/16/2019 2:56:51 PM

Provincial Archives of Alberta

Shannyn Rus was trying to plant a garden outside her home in Carbondale, about 10 kilometres north of Edmonton city limits, but kept finding old bricks buried in the dirt.

10/16/2019 1:00:00 PM

Metis

Mé​​​​​​​tis in Saskatchewan and Alberta are joining together in a lawsuit to compel Ottawa to negotiate a land claim totalling 120,000 square kilometres.

10/16/2019 11:45:09 AM

Greta Thunberg, Climate Strike, Montreal

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has followed through on her pledge to visit the heartland of Canada's oil and gas industry, showing up in downtown Calgary on Wednesday and planning to join a climate strike at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Friday.

10/16/2019 11:17:43 AM

Edmonton planetarium

After sitting vacant and neglected for years, Edmonton’s only flying saucer-shaped structure will soon be ready to give stargazers a new view of the moon and the stars. 

10/16/2019 10:04:04 AM

Doug Schweitzer

The Alberta government intends to work “as fast as humanly possible” to solve the problem of rural crime, even forgoing consultation, in order to make changes quickly, Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer said Tuesday.

10/16/2019 6:00:00 AM

Debate

About 60 residents in Fort McMurray came out to their only local federal candidates debate on Tuesday night. Climate change, pipelines and the economy were at the top of the agenda. 

10/16/2019 8:05:00 AM

Jennifer Mateshaytis and Lindsay Drummond

Doctors from the University of Alberta will hold a walk-in clinic Wednesday for women who want Pap tests.

10/16/2019 7:15:00 AM