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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!



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Nearly 100 members of Edmonton's Iranian community organized at the Alberta Legislature on Saturday afternoon in support of the executed wrestler Navid Afkari.

9/19/2020 7:23:27 PM

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Edmonton police have arrested a 32-year-old in connection with the death of Tyler Lines. 

9/19/2020 5:10:03 PM


Stephen Deere, owner of Modern Steak, says that when it comes to Calgary's bylaw mandating face coverings in indoor public spaces, he thinks he jinxed himself.

9/19/2020 4:03:28 PM

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Environment Canada is warning that Edmonton's air quality could rise to posing a moderate risk on Saturday as smoke from U.S. wildfires moves in.

9/19/2020 4:05:28 PM

John Turner

John Turner, Canada's 17th prime minister who spent decades in federal politics as a cabinet minister and Liberal Party leader during some of the most turbulent moments in modern Canadian history, has died at age 91.

9/19/2020 1:05:43 PM

Seamus O'Regan

Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O'Regan says Canadians have to be open to more nuclear power generation if this country is to meet the carbon emissions reduction targets it agreed to five years ago in Paris.

9/19/2020 3:00:00 AM

Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre

'We've gone from all this history to almost nothing and we've almost forgotten where we've come from. So how does it make me feel? It makes me feel very, very sad.'

9/19/2020 8:30:00 AM

Waverley elementary

Alberta has identified its first likely case of COVID-19 transmission within a school, the province's top doctor said Friday, adding it was "not unexpected and not a cause for alarm."

9/19/2020 9:58:41 AM

Mayor Tyler Gandam

A long-awaited permanent shelter offering 24/7 services in Wetaskiwin will open in November.

9/19/2020 7:00:00 AM

Love of sci-fi inspires Edmonton welder's art

Todd Baynham's steel sculpture is part human, part machine and part bride of Frankenstein.

9/17/2020 1:19:00 PM