Life In Edmonton
We are located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta. It is located just a few hours from the Rocky Mountain towns of Banff and Jasper. It is a safe and friendly city with hundreds of parks and recreational sites.
Edmonton offers a great variety of restaurants, galleries, museums, festivals, theatres, sporting events, recreational centres, golf courses, outdoor biking and ski trails, and much more. Another huge attraction is West Edmonton Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centre.
The nightlife in Edmonton is also fun and exciting. You can look forward to dinner theatres, movie theatres, dance clubs, live jazz and blues bands, comedians, and concerts.
* Edmonton is Canada's 5th largest city, and the second-biggest between Toronto and Vancouver. Edmonton's population is approximately 730,000 people. The population for Edmonton and the surrounding area is approximately 1,014,000 people.
* Education: Edmonton is home to Alberta's largest university (University of Alberta), Alberta's largest technical school (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), and Alberta's largest college (Grant MacEwan Community College). We also have a strong Public School system and Separate School system. Check out Edmonton's website for more info.
* Shopping: While shopping here, you will be in the only province with no sales tax.
* Recreation: In 2000, Edmonton ranked 43rd among North American cities in terms of access to recreational facilities. If you enjoy walking through a river valley, Edmonton has the largest natural urban parkland in North America. In fact, our 7400-hectare river valley park system is almost 22 times larger than New York's Central Park!