Come join us in this big hip city with small town values! Pack your hiking shoes to trek through the valley trails, pack your running shoes to visit the local shopping areas, and bring your sense of adventure with you!
Edmonton is a young and hip city. It is Alberta’s second largest city and Canada’s fifth largest municipality. It is the main economic centre for northern and central Alberta and a major centre for the oil and gas industry. Due to top research and education centres (such as in the University of Alberta, the Alberta Research Council and Edmonton Research Park), there is much growth in the technology sectors.
Edmonton’s river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America, and Edmonton has the highest amount of parkland per capita of any Canadian city. The river valley is 22 times larger than New York Central Park. It holds various serviced urban parks and campsites. You can easily access several bike and walking trails. Golf courses are also available in the river valley.
The city’s cool-factor is that throughout the year the city hosts a large number of festivals. In the summer, festivals are held in downtown Edmonton’s Churchill Square. Some famous festivals are The Works Art & Design Festival, the Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival, the well-known summer “K-Days” festival, which include activities such as carnival rides, music, and fireworks.
Edmonton’s nightlife includes areas such as the Whyte Avenue strip with its large number of heritage buildings and nightlife (bars, clubs, restaurants). With its proximity to the University of Alberta, numerous trendy restaurants, pubs and clubs emerged. During the day, you can visit various retail and specialty shops. The West Edmonton Mall (the largest mall in North America) also holds many pubs, clubs, and casinos, along with its stores and attractions. Bourbon Street is another area where many restaurants were born.