Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region.
The city had a population of 812,201 in the 2011 census, making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. This population represents 70 percent of the total 2011 population of 1,159,869 within the Edmonton census metropolitan area (CMA), Canada's sixth-largest CMA 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.
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. Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor. 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 "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.
2015 Housing Market Outlook Report
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Edmonton Movie Guide
Want to learn where Edmonton's movie theatre's are? Visit http://www.edmovieguide.com/theatres/
This website lists all the movies that are now playing in Edmonton. Find out where and when a particular film is playing for an extra special date night!
Edmonton's Dog Parks
Want to learn where Edmonton's dog parks are? Visit http://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/parks_rivervalley/off-leash-sites.aspx
Edmonton has over 40 sites where your dog can run and play without having you on the other end of the leash. You too, can get physical and emotional benefits from exercise and by socializing with other dog owners.
Cross Country Skiing
For a variety of Edmontonians nothing compares to the feeling of gliding through the snow on a beautifully set cross country ski track; the sunshine glancing off of the shimmering snow, the slight swish of skis, and the crisp feeling of cold air on the lungs. As citizens, there are a variety of locations to enjoy the sport of cross country skiing, along with a diversity of programming for those both young and seasoned. Once weather permits, venture to the River Valley and enjoy the beauty it provides by exploring on cross country skis.
For more information on cross country skiing in Edmonton, visit http://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/cross-country-skiing.aspx
Best Chinese Food in Edmonton
Three of the best places to score some top-notch Chinese food. Visit http://www.avenueedmonton.com/articles/best-restaurants-best-chinese
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Check out what's happening in the Square in 2015! http://www.edmontonarts.ca/eac_projects/eac_projects_churchillsquare/
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Hop to it! Get closer this Easter at the Edmonton Valley Zoo! http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/edmonton-valley-zoo.aspx