Skål Canada - Edmonton
City of Edmonton
Welcome to Edmonton! Edmonton is a vibrant urban centre in the heart of the wilderness, the largest northernmost metropolis, and the capital of Alberta, Canada. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like in the summer, or how the first snowfall transforms the river valley in winter. No matter the season, Edmonton is made for exploring.
We camp with bison, party under the aurora, and surf on the prairies. From the continent's first, biggest and wildest Fringe Theatre Festival to a shopping mall that at one time had more submarines than the Canadian navy, Edmontonians have never been afraid to do things a little differently.
Edmontonians are famous for being enthusiastic boosters of their hometown. Of course, there’s a lot to be excited about. This young city is one of Canada’s fastest growing and most culturally diverse, including an almost overwhelming lineup of festivals, events, and concerts happening year-round. And don’t forget what many see as Edmonton’s best feature: The North Saskatchewan River valley—an area of walkable, hikeable, and bikeable parkland 22 times larger than New York City’s Central Park.
Why is Edmonton different? There are theories. Maybe it’s our northern home, where for years we’ve learned to make our own fun. Perhaps it’s our legacy of entrepreneurs dreaming up oddities: deep freezer races, winter patios and surfing indoors. Perhaps it’s the foundation of natural beauty, from which we’ve built something great. Take your taste buds on a journey to some of the hottest craft beer taprooms and hyper-local bistros, experience the glory of the northern lights from our dark sky preserves, or cruise through North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland.
There’s a uniqueness to how Edmontonians do ordinary things, and we welcome you to be a part of it.
From our unique location to our long days and endless festivals,
Edmonton is a great place to explore!
Province of Alberta
Alberta is known for its incredible beauty and diverse landscape including the best of the Rocky Mountains, rolling hills, prairies, desert badlands, parklands and vast coniferous forests. When you decide to not be in a hurry and allow yourself to look more closely, you’ll discover adventure, interesting culture and history as well as surprising beauty in every region of the province.
Alberta is Canada’s sixth largest province by land mass with over 600 lakes and five (5) world-renowned National Parks as well as five (5) UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alberta also offers many dozens of Provincial Parks including some that rival the best of any National Park in both size and beauty… don’t miss those!
The people of Alberta are known for their passion, independence, hard-work and love of nature. Banff National Park was established in 1885 as Canada’s very first and still most well known National Park. Of note is that Albertans have continued to carve out and dedicate large tracts of the best and most beautiful parts of their Province for conservation and preservation. In fact, by square kilometres/miles, nearly 50% of all National Parks within Canada’s Provinces are within the Province of Alberta. PLUS, Alberta has proportionality carved out more space than any other for their Provincial Parks system.
Photo Credits: https://exploreedmonton.com/; https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/