Edmonton Alberta Canada
Alberta's capital and "Canada’s Festival City"
Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the “Calgary–Edmonton Corridor”.
The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta’s second-largest city and Canada’s fifth-largest municipality. Also in 2016, Edmonton had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Edmonton is North America’s northernmost metropolitan area with a population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian. On social media and pop culture Edmonton is known as YEG. A name driven by the unique airport code that services Edmonton and surrounding areas. Edmonton real estate fun fact, as of June 26, 2018 there were 7805 homes for sale in Edmonton aka YEG.
Edmonton’s historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place) and a series of annexations ending in 1982. These changes forever changed the Edmonton Real Estate landscape. Known as the “Gateway to the North”, the city 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 “Canada’s 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.
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Things to do in Edmonton!
Performing Arts, Festivals, Music, Night Life and Attractions!
Edmonton is known as the festival city for many reasons! Edmonton offers residents and visitors many unique festivals and special events throughout the year. The city hosts exciting sports events, entertaining music and film festivals, and celebrations of food and culture from around the world. The abundance of activities and events being hosted in Edmonton year round makes this amazing growing city an amazing place to live. Areas like Central McDougall, Carter Crest, Woodcroft, Ottewell, McCauley, Spruce Avenue ,Oliver, Griesbach , Kameyosek and Bellevue are starting to become very popular neighborhoods around town not only for the proximity to the downtown core but the abundance of attractions and activities nearby! Let us know if you are looking for some Edmonton homes for sale!
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Awesome links for Edmonton Fun and attractions!
Narcity.com is an amazing BLOG about all your favorite Canadian cities! You will never run out of ideas of what to do around town! Great place to start looking for something to do tonight!
Here is an awesome list of attractions and landmarks to visit around town! Great list separated by quadrants around Edmonton! Let me know if you want a list of homes for sale around your favorite landmarks or attractions around Edmonton!
This is an incomplete list of festivals in Edmonton, a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. Edmonton plays host to several large festivals each year, hence its local nickname as ‘the Festival City.’ This list includes festivals of diverse types, including regional festivals, commerce festivals, fairs, food festivals, arts festivals, religious festivals, folk festivals, and recurring festivals on holidays. Check it out!
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