City of Edmonton population has
grown from 148 people in 1878 to over 899,400 residents in 2016
(as per Municipal Census),
with an estimated Metropolitan population of 1,278,000. Edmonton is
situated on the North Saskatchewan River in the central
region of Alberta. The city has numerous parks, walking and
bicycle trails in it's River Valley and throughout the
A city of 684 square kilometers, it
has one of the lowest population densities in North
America. Edmonton is known as the Gateway to the North,
the City of Champions and Festival City because of its
year round fun and festivals. Edmonton has a diverse
population which is evident during "Heritage Festival"
held August long weekend.
The city got it's name "City of
Champions" after the 1987 tornado when the
community pulled together, supported and helped each
other like true champions. Edmonton is home to North
America's largest indoor amusement park and mall, West
Edmonton Mall (1981), and Canada's largest historical
park, Fort Edmonton (1795).
The current population growth shows
that Edmonton's economical conditions are stable
compared to some other Canadian cities.
Visit the links below if you are
considering making Edmonton your new home.
Edmonton (Alberta's Capital City)
Your Portal to Greater Edmonton
"Edmonton receives 2,289 hours of sunshine per year, and
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