There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Edmonton, Alberta.
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and is the province's second-largest city. Edmonton is located on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by the central region of the province.
The city and its census metropolitan area had populations of 812,201 and 1,159,869 as of the 2011 Census respectively, making it Canada's fifth-largest municipality and sixth-largest metropolitan area by population. Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.
The majority of Edmonton's metropolitan population lives within the City of Edmonton rather than in the surrounding suburban municipalities. Historically, Edmonton was surrounded by few other urban municipalities (Strathcona, Beverly and Jasper Place being the largest) but these were absorbed through amalgamation or annexation. Edmonton annexed a significant amount of land up until the early 1980s, and as a result it has sustained much of the region's suburban growth within its own boundaries.
Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.
Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "The Festival City." It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. In 2004, Edmonton celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a city.
Chiefs open Alberta trip with 6-0 win at Edmonton - KHQ Right Now
23 Oct 2017 at 12:08am
KHQ Right NowChiefs open Alberta trip with 6-0 win at EdmontonKHQ Right Now
The Spokane Chiefs started their 4 game road trip through the Central Division with their first shut out of the season as they blanked the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-0 Sunday in Edmonton
. Dawson Weatherill picked up his first career shutout with 22 ...
Oil Kings fall flat against Spokane Chiefs | Hockey | Sports ...Edmonton SunSpokane Chiefs Blog: Let's hit the roadKREM.com (blog)all 7 news articles »
New report picks Edmonton as top place in Alberta for real estate investment ...
23 Oct 2017 at 7:16am
Edmonton SunNew report picks Edmonton as top place in Alberta for real estate investmentEdmonton SunEdmonton's
stable economy and affordable housing help make it Alberta's
top spot to invest in housing, according to a report released Monday by the Real Estate Investment Network. "It's more of a diversified economy than Calgary, which has been more of ...and more »
Health officials urge Edmontonians to get flu shot, starting Monday - CBC.ca
23 Oct 2017 at 1:49pm
CBC.caHealth officials urge Edmontonians to get flu shot, starting MondayCBC.ca
... Health for the Edmonton
area said each season's vaccine formula is determined six to eight months ahead of the immunization campaign. He said they are prepared for the worst. "Our health-care workforce, our Alberta
Health Services operations folks ...
Flu shots start today across Alberta
MetroNews CanadaInfluenza immunizations available through AHS programCTV NewsHealth leaders urge Albertans to get vaccinated as free flu clinics openEdmonton Sunall 82 news articles »
Widely circulated photo of fentanyl pills has an Alberta backstory ... - Edmo...
21 Oct 2017 at 6:01pm
Edmonton JournalWidely circulated photo of fentanyl pills has an Alberta backstory ...Edmonton Journal
In the spring of 2015, Mike Tucker snapped a photo of a pile of greyish green pills on a table inside a police exhibit room.and more »
Misogyny prominent in Alberta film industry, Edmonton screenwriter says - CBC.ca
19 Oct 2017 at 12:36pm
CBC.caMisogyny prominent in Alberta film industry, Edmonton screenwriter saysCBC.ca
The campaign has demonstrated that Alberta is not immune to these crimes, said McNeill. "Have I been safe here in Edmonton
? Have I been spared from sexism, harassment and a disgusting abuse of power and influence? No, I have not " she wrote ...
Nick Lees: Sculpture honours Alberta kidney transplant pioneer - Edmonton Jou...
22 Oct 2017 at 10:03pm
Edmonton JournalNick Lees: Sculpture honours Alberta kidney transplant pioneerEdmonton Journal
... that completed Alberta's
first kidney transplant in 1967. Lakey's wife Shirley Lakey, who with her late husband has been ardently involved in furthering the Edmonton
arts community for decades, said she felt Kurylo had captured the essence of her ...
Father finds long-lost twin sons in Edmonton - CBC.ca
22 Oct 2017 at 6:01am
CBC.caFather finds long-lost twin sons in EdmontonCBC.ca
Friday the 13th proved to be the beginning of a run of luck for 40-year-old Roberto Gaspar, who lives in Hodgson, Man. Gaspar and his partner, Dana Sinclair, had their first child together that day. But it wasn't the first child for Gaspar ? it was ...
Food delivery company gears up for Alberta's tough winters ? on bikes - CBC.ca
20 Oct 2017 at 3:21pm
CBC.caFood delivery company gears up for Alberta's tough winters ? on bikesCBC.ca
As Albertans gear up for winter, a new food delivery company is gearing up for it as well ? on bikes. Foodora launched in Edmonton
and Calgary two weeks ago, propelling themselves into cities of harsh winters and sometimes-unforgiving drivers.and more »
High winds cause power outages, widespread damage in Edmonton, central Albert...
17 Oct 2017 at 5:18pm
CBC.caHigh winds cause power outages, widespread damage in Edmonton, central AlbertaCBC.ca
Thousands of people were without power in Edmonton
and central Alberta
Tuesday night as high winds swept through the region. Strong winds from the northwest between Edmonton
and Red Deer reached speeds in excess of 100 km/h in some areas.Hundred-kilometre-an-hour winds fell trees, knock down train; Kitscoty without water after power outageEdmonton Journalall 25 news articles »
Rural Alberta loses out in electoral boundary redraw - Edmonton Journal
19 Oct 2017 at 6:34pm
Edmonton JournalRural Alberta loses out in electoral boundary redrawEdmonton Journal
Justice Myra Bielby (second right), Chair of the Electoral Boundaries Commission outlined the recommendations for changes to the boundaries and names of some of the electoral divisions or constituencies for Alberta
at a news conference in Edmonton
, May ...and more »