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Edmonton
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City of Edmonton

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Nickname(s): City of Champions, Gateway to the North, The Festival City, E-Town, River City, Oil Capital of Canada, Oil Country, Oil City
Motto: Industry, Integrity, Progress
Edmonton is located in Alberta
Edmonton
Location of Edmonton in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°34′N 113°31′W / 53.567°N 113.517°W / 53.567; -113.517Coordinates: 53°34′N 113°31′W / 53.567°N 113.517°W / 53.567; -113.517
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
Established 1795
Incorporated (town) 1892
Incorporated (city) 1904
Government
 - Mayor Stephen Mandel
(List of former mayors)
 - Governing body Edmonton City Council
 - Manager Simon Farbrother
 - MPs
 - MLAs
Area [1][2]
 - City 684.37 km2 (264.2 sq mi)
 - Metro 9,417.88 km2 (3,636.3 sq mi)
Elevation 668 m (2,192 ft)
Population (2006)[1][2]
 - City 730,372 (5th)
 Density 1,099.4/km2 (2,847.4/sq mi)
 Urban 862,544
 Metro 1,034,945 (6th)
 - Metro Density 109.9/km2 (284.6/sq mi)
 - Demonym Edmontonian
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T5A to T6Z
Area code(s) 780 587
NTS Map 083H11
GNBC Code IACMP
Website City of Edmonton
Edmonton (pronounced /ˈɛdməntən/) is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. The city is located on the North Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies. .It is the second largest city in Alberta after Calgary, and is the hub of Canada's sixth-largest census metropolitan area.^ Canada - Alberta - Calgary .
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The hadrosaur Edmontosaurus is named after the city.
Shuttle America might as well have a base here, as there are numerous crews here on a nightly basis.
In the Canada 2006 Census, the city had a population of 730,372,[1] and its census metropolitan area had a population of 1,034,945,[2] making it the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population over one million. The 2009 civic census showed a population of 782,439.[3] At 684 km2 (264 sq mi), the City of Edmonton covers an area larger than Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, or Montreal. .Edmonton has one of the lowest urban population densities in North America, about 9.4% that of New York City.^ City of Edmonton is serious about having these lines completed by 2016-2017, this is the only possible way it will actually happen.
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^ If one has even an iota of optimism about the future of the city and the province then investing in its public transportation infrastructure is a no brainer.
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[4] A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.[5]
Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.[6]
Edmonton is Canada's second most populous provincial capital (after Toronto) and is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It plays host to a year-round slate of world-class festivals, earning it the title of "The Festival City."[7] It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (which was the world's largest mall for a 23 year period from 1981 until 2004),[8] and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum.[9] In 2004, Edmonton celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a city.[10]

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History

The original Leduc No. 1 oil well, now a monument located just south and west of the city; a replica stands at the southern entrance of Gateway Park on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway
The first inhabitants settled in the area that is now Edmonton around 3,000 BC and perhaps as early as 12,000 BC, when an ice-free corridor opened up as the last ice age ended and timber, water, and wildlife became available in the region.[11]
In 1754, Anthony Henday, an explorer working for the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), may have been the first European to enter the Edmonton area.[12] His expeditions across the Canadian Prairies were mainly to seek contact with the aboriginal population for the purpose of establishing the fur trade, as competition was fierce between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company. By 1795, Fort Edmonton was established on the north bank of the river, as a major trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company.[13] The name of the new fort was suggested by John Peter Pruden after Edmonton, London, the home town of both the HBC deputy governor Sir James Winter Lake, and Pruden. In the late 19th century, the highly fertile soils surrounding Edmonton helped attract settlers, further establishing Edmonton as a major regional commercial and agricultural centre. Edmonton was also a stopping point for people hoping to cash in on the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897, although the majority of people doing so chose to take a steamship north to the Yukon from Vancouver.
Incorporated as a city in 1904 with a population of 8,350,[14] Edmonton became the capital of Alberta as the province joined Confederation a year later, on September 1, 1905.[15] In November 1905, the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) arrived in Edmonton, accelerating growth.[16]
Parade celebrating anniversary of the Hudson's Bay Co., Edmonton, Alberta.
During the early 1910s, Edmonton grew very rapidly, causing rising speculation in real estate prices. In 1912, Edmonton amalgamated with the City of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River; as a result, the city extended south of the North Saskatchewan River for the first time.[17]
Just prior to World War I, the real estate boom ended suddenly, causing the city's population to decline sharply from over 72,500 in 1914 to under 54,000 only two years later.[14] Recruitment to the Canadian military during the war also contributed to the drop in population. Afterwards, the city was slow to recover in population and economy during the 1920s and 1930s until World War II.
The first licensed airfield in Canada, Blatchford Field (now Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport), commenced operation in 1929.[18] Pioneering aviators such as Wilfrid R. "Wop" May and Max Ward used Blatchford Field as a major base for the distribution of mail, food, and medicine to Northern Canada; hence Edmonton's role as the "Gateway to the North" was strengthened. During World War II saw Edmonton's becoming a major base for the construction of the Alaska Highway and the Northwest Staging Route.[19]

Politics

In 1892 Edmonton was incorporated as a town. The first mayor was Matthew McCauley, he quickly established the first school board in Edmonton and Board of Trade (later Chamber of Commerce) and a municipal police service.[20] Due to mayor McCauley's good relationship with the federal Liberals this helped Edmonton to maintain political prominence over Strathcona, a town on the south banks of the North Saskatchewan River.[20] Edmonton was incorporated as a city in 1904 and became the capital of Alberta in 1905.

Municipal representation

Edmonton is represented by a mayor and 12 councilors - two for each of the six wards. It was first used in Edmonton in 1971 so that each part of the city has an equal representation.[21] On July 22, 2009 City Council adopted an electoral system that divides Edmonton into 12 wards, each represented by a single City Councillor. This system will come into effect with the next municipal election in October 2010.[22]

Demographics

According to the mid-2006 census, there were 730,372 residents within the city of Edmonton proper, compared to 3,290,350 for all of Alberta. The total population of the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) was 1,034,945.[1][2] In 2009, a municipal census showed the city had a population of 782,439.[3][23]
In the five years between 2001 and 2006, the population of the city of Edmonton proper grew by 9.6%, compared with an increase of 10.4% for the Edmonton CMA and 10.6% for Alberta as a whole. The population density of the city of Edmonton proper averaged 1,067.2 people per square kilometre (2,764/sq mi), compared with an average of 5.1 people per square kilometre (13.2/sq mi) for Alberta altogether.[1]
.In mid-2006, 11.9% of Edmonton's population were of retirement age (65 and over for males and females) compared with 13.7% in Canada.^ McBoo Addicted to C2E Join Date: Nov 2006 Location: Edmonton, Canada .
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[1] The median age was 35.3 years of age, compared to 37.6 years of age for all of Canada. Also, according to the 2006 census, 50.5% of the population within the city of Edmonton proper were female, while 49.5% were male. Children under five accounted for approximately 5.6% of the resident population of Edmonton. This compares with 6.2% in Alberta, and almost 5.3% for Canada overall.[1]
In 2006, people of European ethnicities formed the largest cluster of ethnic groups in Edmonton, mostly of English, Scottish, German, Irish, Ukrainian, and French origin.[24] According to the 2006 census, the city of Edmonton was 71.8% White and 5.3% Aboriginal, while visible minorities accounted for 22.9% of the population.[1]
Edmonton panorama skyline.

Geography

Edmonton is located near the geographic centre of the province, at an elevation of 668 m (2,192 ft).[25] The terrain in and around Edmonton is generally flat to gently rolling, with ravines and deep river valleys, such as the North Saskatchewan River valley.[26] Despite the fact that the Canadian Rockies come as close to Edmonton as roughly 220 km (140 mi) to the southwest, the city is too distant for any of their peaks to be seen from even its tallest buildings.[27]
The North Saskatchewan River originates at the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park and bisects the city. It empties via the Saskatchewan River, Lake Winnipeg, and the Nelson River into Hudson Bay.[28] It runs from the southwest to the northeast and is fed by numerous creeks throughout the city, such as Mill Creek, Whitemud Creek and Blackmud Creek; this creates numerous ravines, many of which have been incorporated into urban parkland.[29] Edmonton is situated at the boundary between prairie to the south and boreal forest to the north, in a transitional area known as aspen parkland. However, the aspen parkland in and around Edmonton has long since been heavily altered by farming and other human activities, such as oil and natural gas exploration.[30]

Parkland and environment

Streambed in Hawrelak Park.
Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America, and Edmonton has the highest per capita area of parkland of any Canadian city; the river valley is 22 times larger than New York City's Central Park.[31] The public river valley parks provide a unique urban escape area, with park styles ranging from fully serviced urban parks to campsitelike facilities with few amenities. This main "Ribbon of Green" is supplemented by numerous neighbourhood parks located throughout the city, to give a total of 111 km2 (27,400 acres) of parkland.[31] Within the 7,400 ha (18,000 acres), 25 km (16 mi)-long river valley park system, there are eleven lakes, fourteen ravines, and twenty-two major parks, and most of the city has excellent bike and walking trail connections.[32] These trails are also part of the 235 km (146 mi) Waskahegan walking trail. The City of Edmonton has named five parks in its River Valley Parks System in honour of each of "The Famous Five."[33]
Edmonton's streets and parklands are also home to one of the largest remaining concentrations of healthy American elm trees in the world, unaffected by Dutch elm disease, which has wiped out vast numbers of such trees in eastern North America. Jack Pine, Lodgepole Pine, White Spruce, White Birch, Aspen,Mountain Ash, Amur Maple, Russian Olive, Green Ash, Basswood, Various Poplars and Willows, Flowering Crabapple, Mayday Tree and Manitoba Maple are also abundant; Bur oak, Silver Maple, Hawthorn and Ohio Buckeye are increasingly popular. Other introduced tree species include White Ash, Blue Spruce, Norway Maple, Red oak, Sugar Maple, Common Horse-chestnut, McIntosh apple, and Evans Cherry.[34] Three walnut species—Butternut, Manchurian walnut, and black walnut—have survived in Edmonton.[35]
Several golf courses, both public and private, are also located in the river valley; the long summer daylight hours of this northern city provide for extended play from early morning well into the evening.[36] Golf courses and the park system become a winter recreation area during this season, and cross-country skiing and skating are popular during the long winter. Four downhill ski slopes are located in the river valley as well, two within the city and two immediately outside.[37]

Neighbourhoods

Edmonton has numerous distinct neighbourhoods.[38] Downtown Edmonton consists of the Commercial Core, the Arts District, Rice Howard Way Pedestrian Mall, MacKay Avenue, Jasper-West, the Warehouse District and the Government Precinct (also known as Grandin).[39]
Radiating from the core are many inner-city neighbourhoods, such as Oliver, Glenora, Westmount, Queen Mary Park, Inglewood, Central McDougall, Boyle Street, McCauley, Alberta Avenue, and Norwood on the north side of the river, while Windsor Park, Garneau, Old Strathcona, Bonnie Doon, and Strathearn line the south side of the river.[39]
As with any city of its size, the inner communities give way to a collection of suburbs, generally classified as being outside the inner ring road, and in extreme cases, outside of Anthony Henday Drive (Alberta Highway 216). One of the most well-known communities within Anthony Henday Drive is Mill Woods, which is home to approximately 100,000 residents. It is often incorrectly referred to as "Millwoods," due to a typographical mistake on street signs dating back to the neighbourhood's inception. If Mill Woods were a separate municipality, it would be Alberta's third largest city, after Calgary and Edmonton.[39]
.Other communities within the boundaries of the Anthony Henday on the south side of Edmonton include Riverbend (situated between the North Saskatchewan River and Whitemud Creek), Aspen Gardens, Westbrook Estates, Royal Gardens, Sweet Grass, Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Greenfield and Grandview Estates, with their main transportation hub being Southgate Transit Centre.^ North Edmonton Real Estate .

^ Blue Quill Estates .

^ Whitemud Creek Ravine South .

Surrounding the new Century Park development are communities such as Yellowbird and Twin Brooks. Several new neighbourhoods are currently in formative stages in the south and southwest, such as Summerside, MacEwan, Terwillegar, Southbrook, and Rutherford.[40]
Several transit-oriented developments (TOD) have begun to appear along the LRT line at Clareview, with future developments planned at Belvedere (part of the Old Town Fort Road Redevelopment Project).[41] Another TOD, called Century Park,[42] is already under construction at the site of what was once Heritage Mall (currently under demolition) at the southern end of the future South LRT line. Century Park will eventually house up to 5,000 residents.[43]

Metropolitan area

Provincial Legislature of Alberta.
Edmonton is at the centre of Canada's sixth largest census metropolitan area (CMA) that includes Edmonton and 34 other municipalities either adjacent to Edmonton's city limits or within the four counties that surround the city. Larger communities include the Urban Service Area of Sherwood Park (part of Strathcona County), the cities of St. Albert, Leduc, Spruce Grove and Fort Saskatchewan, and the towns of Stony Plain, Beaumont, Morinville, and Devon. Major employment areas outside of Edmonton but within the CMA include the Nisku Industrial Business Park and the Edmonton International Airport/Port Alberta in Leduc County, the Acheson Industrial Park in Parkland County, Refinery Row in Strathcona County and Alberta's Industrial Heartland within portions of Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County. Alberta's Industrial Heartland also extends beyond the CMA's northeastern boundary into a portion of Lamont County.
The individual economic development interests and costs of service delivery in certain municipalities within the region has led to intermunicipal competition, strained intermunicipal relationships and overall fragmentation of the region. Although several attempts have been made by the City of Edmonton to absorb surrounding municipalities[citation needed] or annex portions of its neighbours,[44] the city has not absorbed another municipality since the Town of Jasper Place joined Edmonton on August 17, 1964[45] and the city has not annexed land from any of its neighbouring counties since January 1, 1982.[46] After years of mounting pressure in the early 21st century, the Province of Alberta formed the Capital Region Board on April 15, 2008 consisting of 25 participating municipalities – 23 of which are within the Edmonton CMA and two of which are outside the CMA.[47]

Climate

Edmonton has a semi-arid continental climate (Koppen climate classification Dfb)[48][49] with extreme seasonal temperatures—although the city has milder winters than either Regina or Winnipeg, both located at a latitude farther south. It has warm summers and cold winters, with the average daily temperatures ranging from −11.7 °C (10.9 °F) in January to 17.5 °C (63.5 °F) in July.[50] Annually, temperatures exceed 30 °C (86 °F) on an average of four to five days (but can occur often, anytime from late April to mid September) and fall below −20 °C (−4.0 °F) on an average of 28 days. The highest temperature recorded in Edmonton was 38.3 °C (100.9 °F), on August 5, 1998.[51] Some areas, however, such as the City of St. Albert and Sherwood Park, recorded temperatures of 37.7 °C (99.9 °F) on July 22, 2006. The coldest temperature ever recorded at city centre was −40.6 °C (−41 °F) on January 26, 1972[52] - this was the only time since recordings began in 1953 that city centre has recorded a temperature below −40 °C (−40.0 °F). The coldest overall temperature recorded in Edmonton was −49.4 °C (−56.9 °F), on January 19 and 21, 1886. [53]
The year 2006 was a particularly warm one for Edmonton, as temperatures reached 29 °C (84 °F) or higher more than twenty times during the year, from as early as Mid-May and again in early September. Typically, summer lasts from late June until late August, and the humidity is seldom uncomfortably high. Winter lasts from November to March, and varies greatly in length and severity. Spring and autumn are both short and highly variable. Edmonton's growing season is from May 24, to September 23; Edmonton averages 140 frost free days a year.[54]
Edmonton has a fairly dry climate. On average, Edmonton receives 476.9 mm (18.78 in) of precipitation, of which 365.7 mm (14.40 in) is rain and 123.5 cm (48.62 in) is snow per annum.[50] Precipitation is heaviest in the late spring, summer, and early autumn. The wettest month is July, while the driest months are February, March, October, and November.[50] In July, the mean precipitation is 91.7 mm (3.61 in).[50] Extremes do occur, such as the 114 mm (4.49 in) of rainfall that fell on July 31, 1953.[50] Summer thunderstorms can be frequent and occasionally severe enough to produce large hail, damaging winds, funnel clouds, and even tornadoes. However, tornadoes near Edmonton are far weaker and short-lived compared to their counterparts farther south. Tornadoes as powerful as the F4 tornado that struck Edmonton on July 31, 1987, killing 27, are rare.
A massive cluster of thunderstorms occurred on July 11, 2004, with large hail and over 100 mm (3.94 in) of rain reported within the space of an hour in many places.[55] This "1-in-200 year event" flooded major intersections and underpasses and damaged both residential and commercial properties. The storm caused extensive damage to West Edmonton Mall; a small glass section of the roof collapsed under the weight of the rainwater, causing water to drain onto the mall's indoor ice rink. As a result, the mall was forced to undergo an evacuation as a precautionary measure.[56]
Climate data for Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.7
(53)
14
(57)
20.6
(69)
31.1
(88)
32.3
(90)
34.4
(94)
34.4
(94)
34.5
(94)
33.9
(93)
28.6
(83)
21.7
(71)
16.7
(62)
34.5
(94)
Average high °C (°F) -7.3
(19)
-3.6
(26)
2.1
(36)
11.3
(52)
17.6
(64)
21
(70)
22.8
(73)
22.1
(72)
16.8
(62)
10.9
(52)
0
(32)
-5.4
(22)
9
(48)
Daily mean °C (°F) -11.7
(11)
-8.4
(17)
-2.6
(27)
5.5
(42)
11.7
(53)
15.5
(60)
17.5
(64)
16.6
(62)
11.3
(52)
5.6
(42)
-4.1
(25)
-9.6
(15)
3.9
(39)
Average low °C (°F) -16
(3)
-13.1
(8)
-7.3
(19)
-0.3
(31)
5.7
(42)
10
(50)
12.1
(54)
11.1
(52)
5.8
(42)
0.3
(33)
-8.2
(17)
-13.9
(7)
-1.2
(30)
Record low °C (°F) -44.4
(-48)
-46.1
(-51)
-36.1
(-33)
-25.6
(-14)
-12.2
(10)
-1.1
(30)
0.6
(33)
-1.2
(30)
-11.7
(11)
-25
(-13)
-34.1
(-29)
-48.3
(-55)
-48.3
(-55)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.5
(0.89)
14.6
(0.57)
16.6
(0.65)
26
(1.02)
49
(1.93)
87.1
(3.43)
91.7
(3.61)
69
(2.72)
43.7
(1.72)
17.9
(0.7)
17.9
(0.7)
20.9
(0.82)
476.9
(18.78)
Rainfall mm (inches) 1.3
(0.05)
0.9
(0.04)
2.1
(0.08)
13.1
(0.52)
45.1
(1.78)
87.1
(3.43)
91.7
(3.61)
68.9
(2.71)
42.3
(1.67)
10.5
(0.41)
1.9
(0.07)
0.8
(0.03)
365.7
(14.4)
Snowfall cm (inches) 24.5
(9.6)
15.8
(6.2)
16.8
(6.6)
13.4
(5.3)
3.5
(1.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.5
(0.6)
7.8
(3.1)
17.9
(7)
22.3
(8.8)
123.5
(48.6)
Sunshine hours 95 121.2 172.9 237.6 277.5 279.7 305.6 278.5 184.3 166.8 101.3 78.7 2,299.1
Source: Environment Canada[50] 2009-07-07
Edmonton is the most northerly city in North America with a metropolitan population of over one million. It is at the same latitude as Hamburg, Germany and Liverpool, England. At the summer solstice, Edmonton receives seventeen hours and six minutes of daylight, with twilight extending throughout the entire night during summer.[57] Edmonton receives 2,299 hours of sunshine per year and is one of Canada's sunniest cities.[50]

Economy

Edmonton is the major economic centre for northern and central Alberta and a major centre for the oil and gas industry. In its autumn 2007 Metropolitan Outlook, the Conference Board of Canada forecast that Edmonton's GDP for 2007 will be $44.1-billion (2007 dollars), a 3.6% increase over 2006.[58] The Edmonton Economic Development Corporation estimated that as of January 2005, the total value of major projects under construction in northern Alberta was $81.5-billion, with $18.2-billion occurring within Greater Edmonton.[59]
Jasper Avenue, a hub of major offices and the financial centre.
Edmonton traditionally has been a hub for Albertan petrochemical industries, earning it the nickname "Oil Capital of Canada" in the 1940s.[60] Supply and service industries drive the energy extraction engine, while research develops new technologies and supports expanded value-added processing of Alberta's massive oil, gas, and oil sands reserves. These are reported to be the second-largest in the world, after Saudi Arabia.[61]
Despite the apparent focus on oil and gas, Edmonton's economy is now the second-most diverse in Canada.[62] Major industrial sectors include a strong technology sector anchored by major employers such as IBM, Telus, Intuit Canada, Canadian Western Bank, BioWare, Matrikon, General Electric, and Stantec Inc.[63] The associated biotech sector, with companies such as Afexa Life Sciences Inc. (formerly CV Technologies), has recently seen employment growth of 37%.[64]
The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT)
Much of the growth in technology sectors is due to Edmonton's reputation as one of Canada’s premier research and education centres. Research initiatives are anchored by educational institutions such as the University of Alberta as well as government initiatives underway at the Alberta Research Council and Edmonton Research Park. Recently, the National Institute for Nanotechnology was constructed on the University of Alberta campus.[65]
During the 1970s and 1980s, Edmonton started to become a major financial centre, with both regional offices of Canada's major banks and locally based institutions opening.[66] However, the turmoil of the late-1980s economy radically changed the situation. Locally based operations such as Principal Trust and Canadian Commercial Bank[67] would fail, and some regional offices were moved to other cities. The 1990s saw a solidification of the economy, and Edmonton is now home to Canadian Western Bank, the only publicly traded Schedule I chartered bank headquarters west of Toronto.[68] Other major financial centres include ATB Financial, Servus Credit Union (formerly Capital City Savings), TD Canada Trust and Manulife Financial.[69]
Edmonton has been the birthplace of several companies that have grown to international stature, such as PCL Construction, Stantec Inc.[70][71] and more recently, Capital Power Corporation. The local retail market has also seen the creation of many successful store concepts, such as The Brick, Katz Group, AutoCanada, Boston Pizza, Pizza 73, Liquor Stores, Liquor Barn, Planet Organic, Empire Design, Running Room, Booster Juice, Earl's, Fountain Tire and XS Cargo.[72]
Edmonton's geographical location has made it an ideal spot for distribution and logistics. CN Rail's North American operational facility is located in the city, as well as a major intermodal facility that handles all incoming freight from the port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia.[73]
Edmonton was judged to have the "best economic potential" of any North American city by the Financial Times publication, FDi magazine.[74] In a 2007 study, FDI placed Edmonton immediately ahead of Mississauga, Charlotte, Tijuana, and Calgary among cities with populations between 500,000 and two million. Edmonton's economic potential, expanding infrastructure, human resources, cost effectiveness, and high standard of living place it in the No. 4 spot on FDi’s list of top-ten North American large cities. The survey also named Edmonton in the top-five large North American cities for business development and investment promotion.[75] Edmonton is known for its exceptional environmental stewardship, strong life-science sector, and burgeoning high-tech industry economy.[76]

Retail

Edmonton is home to several shopping malls, including Canada's first mall, Westmount Centre (still in operation but under development) and West Edmonton Mall, one of the world's largest malls and presently the largest in North America. Other malls include Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre, Edmonton City Centre (formerly Eaton Centre), Southgate Centre, Kingsway Mall, Northgate Centre, Abbotsfield Mall, Londonderry Mall, and Mill Woods Town Centre.[77]
Edmonton also has many big box shopping centres and power centres. Some of the major ones include South Edmonton Common (North America's largest open air retail development),[78] Skyview Power Centre, Terra Losa Centre, Oliver Park, Southpark Centre, The Meadows, Christy's Corner, and Westpoint. In 2008, construction started on the Windermere power centre.[79]
In contrast to suburban centres, Edmonton has many urban retail locations. The largest of them all, Old Strathcona includes many independent stores between 99 Street and 109th St on Whyte Avenue and area.[80] In the downtown of Edmonton there are a small handful of shopping districts. Areas around Jasper Avenue, 104 Street, 109 Street, and 100 Street have small pockets of retail. Near Oliver, 124 Street is home to a significant amount of retail stores.
Edmonton is the Canadian testing-ground for many American retailers such as Bath & Body Works and Calvin Klein.[81]

Culture

Many events are anchored in the downtown Arts District, centred around the recently renovated Churchill Square (named in honour of Sir Winston Churchill). On the south side of the river, the University district and Whyte Avenue contain theatres, concert halls, and various live music venues.
The Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

Nightlife

Edmonton Skyline at night.
There are several key concentrations of nightlife in the city of Edmonton. The most popular is the Whyte Avenue (82nd Avenue) strip, concentrated between 109 Street and 99 Street; it has the highest concentration of heritage buildings in Edmonton.[88] Once the heart of the town of Strathcona (annexed by Edmonton on February 1, 1912), it fell into disrepair during the middle of the 20th century.[89] Beginning in the 1970s, a concentrated effort to revive the area through the establishment of a Business Revitalization Zone has produced an area rich with restored historical buildings and pleasant streetscapes.[90] Its proximity to the University of Alberta has led to a high concentration of establishments ranging from restaurants and pubs to trendy clubs while hosting a wide variety of retail and specialty shops during the day. This area also contains two independent movie theatres: the Garneau and Princess theatres, as well as several live theatre, music, and comedy venues.[91]
Downtown Edmonton has undergone a continual process of renewal and unprecedented growth since the mid-1990s. Many buildings were demolished during the oil boom, starting in the 1960s and continuing into the 1980s, to make way for office towers. As such, there have always been numerous pub-type establishments, as well as many hotel lounges and restaurants. The past decade has seen a strong resurgence in more mainstream venues. Edmonton also has a high demand for pub crawl tours in the city. Various clubs are also to be found along Edmonton's main street, Jasper Avenue. The Edmonton City Centre mall also houses an Empire Theatres movie theatre, featuring ten screens. The nonprofit Metro Cinema[92] shows a variety of alternative or otherwise unreleased films every week.
West Edmonton Mall holds several after-hour establishments in addition to its many stores and attractions. Bourbon Street has numerous eating establishments; clubs and casinos can also be found within the complex. Scotiabank Theatre (formerly known as Silver City), at the west end of the mall, is a theater that features twelve screens and an IMAX.[8]

Museums and galleries

Art Gallery of Alberta.
Buildings on the grounds of the Royal Alberta Museum.
The main building of the Telus World of Science.
1885 Street in Fort Edmonton Park.
There are over seventy museums in Edmonton of various sizes. The largest is the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM), which was formerly known as the Provincial Museum of Alberta until it was renamed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 2005 Alberta centennial visit. The RAM houses over 10 million objects in its collection and showcases the culture and practices of the diverse aboriginal tribes of the region. The main building, overlooking the river valley west of the city centre in the Glenora neighbourhood, was opened in 1967 and is now in the early stages of large-scale redevelopment.[93]
The Telus World of Science is located in the Woodcroft neighbourhood northwest of the city centre. It opened in 1984 and has since been expanded several times. It contains five permanent galleries, one additional gallery for temporary exhibits, an IMAX theatre, a planetarium, an observatory, and an amateur radio station.
The Alberta Aviation Museum, located in a hangar at the City Centre Airport, was built for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Its collection includes both civilian and military aircraft, the largest of which are a Boeing 737 and two CF-101 Voodoos. Every summer, it holds a small airshow, featuring modern fighter aircraft that fly in from Maple Flag for the event. As well, it has one of only 3 BOMARC missiles in Canada.
The Alberta Railway Museum[94] is located in the rural northeast portion of the city. It contains a variety of locomotives and railroad cars from different periods, and includes a working steam locomotive. Since most of its exhibits are outdoors, it is only open between Victoria Day and Labour Day.
The Valley Zoo is in the river valley to the southwest of the city centre.[95]
The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is the city's largest single gallery. Formerly housed in an inconspicuous 1970s building downtown, the AGA collection had over 5,000 pieces of art. The former AGA building was demolished in July 2007 to make way for construction of a new facility designed by Randall Stout. It was estimated to cost over $88-million and the amount that Edmonton City Council donated towards its construction was met with some controversy. The AGA officially opened the weekend of January 30/31.[96]
Independent galleries can be found throughout the city, especially along the 124 Street/Jasper Avenue corridor (known as the gallery walk).[97]
Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum, is located in the river valley southwest of the city centre. Edmonton's heritage is displayed through historical buildings (many of which are originals moved to the park), costumed historical interpreters, and authentic artifacts. In total, it covers the region's history from approximately 1795 to 1929 (represented by Fort Edmonton), followed chronologically by 1885, 1905, and 1920 streets, and a recreation of a 1920s midway. A steam train, streetcars, automobiles and horse drawn vehicles may be seen in operation (and utilized by the public) around the park. It is open from Victoria Day until the end of September, with other themed events throughout the year.
The University of Alberta operates its own internal Museums and Collections service.[98]
The John Walter Museum and Historical Area (c. 1875 to 1901) is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[99]

Festivals

The 2001 Sourdough Raft Race, passing beneath the High Level Bridge's Great Divide waterfall during Klondike Days.
Edmonton plays host to several large festivals each year, attributing to its local nickname, "The Festival City."[100] Downtown Edmonton's Churchill Square host numerous festivals each summer. The Works Art & Design Festival, which takes place from late June to early July, showcases Canadian and international art and design from well-known award-winning artists as well as emerging and student artists. The Edmonton International Street Performer's Festival[101] takes place in mid-July and showcases street performance artists from around the world.
Edmonton's main summer festival is Capital EX (formerly Klondike Days). Klondike Days (or K-Days) was originally an annual fair and exhibition that eventually adopted a gold rush theme. In early 2006, it was decided that the festival would be renamed "The Capital City Exhibition" ("Capital EX"). Activities include chuckwagon races, carnival rides and fairways, music, trade shows, and daily fireworks.[102] Since 1960, the Sourdough Raft Races have also been a popular event.[103] Later in November, Edmonton plays host to the Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair; this is a significant event in Canada's rodeo circuit and second only to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in prestige.[104]
The Edmonton International Fringe Festival, which takes place in mid-August, is the largest fringe theatre festival in North America and second only to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival worldwide.[105] In August, Edmonton is also host to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, one of the most successful and popular folk music festivals in North America.[106] Another major summer festival is the Edmonton Heritage Festival, which is an ethnocultural festival that takes place in Hawrelak Park on the Heritage Day long weekend.[107] Many other festivals exist, such as the Free Will Shakespeare Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival,[108] the Whyte Avenue Art Walk, and the Edmonton International Film Festival.

Music

Edmonton is home to a thriving music scene. Along with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, notable past and present local musicians include The Mark Birtles Project, Scrapbooker, Five O'Clock Charlie, Cadence Weapon, and numerous others.

Poet Laureate

Edmonton's current poet laureate is Mr. Roland Pemberton a.k.a. Mr. Cadence Weapon.[109]

Sports and recreation

Edmonton Grand Prix.
Edmonton has a proud heritage of very successful sports teams,[110] including the Edmonton Grads, Edmonton Eskimos, Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Trappers, and Edmonton Oil Kings. Having won so many championships, the city has earned the title of "City Of Champions". Edmonton's sports teams have substantial rivalries with Calgary's sports teams. The primary professional sports facilities are the Commonwealth Stadium, Telus Field, and Rexall Place.[111]
North face of Rexall Place.
Among the numerous minor-league teams in the city are the Edmonton Capitals, the city's thirteenth baseball franchise since 1884. Local rugby players compete in the Rugby Canada Super League with the Edmonton Gold. Also, the city hosts the Edmonton Rush National Lacrosse League team, which plays out of Rexall Place. Edmonton is also home to the Edmonton Energy, a minor league basketball team which plays out of the International Basketball League. All Edmonton Energy home games are played at the Universiade Pavilion. In addition to the minor-league teams, Edmonton also has very successful university-level sports teams, including the U of A Golden Bears, the U of A Pandas, the NAIT Ooks, and the Grant MacEwan Griffins. The city will be host to the 2010 Canadian National Debating Championship.
Edmonton hosted the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the 1983 World University Games (Universiade), the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, the 2002 World Ringette Championships, and the 2005 World Master Games.[112] In 2006, it played host to the Women's Rugby World Cup, and in the summer of 2007, Edmonton hosted the FIFA U-20 World Cup (the third-largest sporting event in the world)[113] as well as the CN Canadian Women's Open.
Edmonton has a circuit on the Indy Racing League known as the Edmonton Indy (formerly the Grand Prix of Edmonton). In addition, Castrol Raceway brings sprint cars and a national IHRA event to their facility, next to Edmonton International Airport.
Current professional and amateur franchises
Club League Venue Established Championships
Edmonton Huskies Canadian Junior Football League Clarke Stadium 1947 2
Edmonton Wildcats Canadian Junior Football League Commonwealth Stadium 1948 2
Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League Commonwealth Stadium 1949 13
Edmonton Oilers National Hockey League Rexall Place 1972 5
Edmonton Chimos Western Women's Hockey League River Cree Resort Twin Arena / Jubilee Recreation Centre 1973 0
Edmonton Gold Rugby Canada Super League Ellerslie Rugby Park 1998 0
Edmonton WAM! National Ringette League Callingwood Twin Arena 2001 4
Edmonton Stallions Alberta Football League Foote Field 2001 2
Edmonton Capitals Golden Baseball League Telus Field 2005 0
Edmonton Rush National Lacrosse League Rexall Place 2005 0
Edmonton Drillers Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League Servus Credit Union Place (St. Albert) 2006 1
Edmonton Seahawks Alberta Football League Clarke Stadium 2006 0
Edmonton Oil Kings Western Hockey League Rexall Place 2007 0
Edmonton Energy International Basketball League Universiade Pavilion 2008 0
FC Edmonton North American Soccer League Foote Field 2010 0

Education

K–12

Entryway to Grant MacEwan University downtown campus.
Edmonton has three publicly funded school boards (districts) that provide kindergarten and grades 1–12. The vast majority of students attend schools in the two large English language boards: Edmonton Public Schools, and the separate Edmonton Catholic School District.[114] Also, since 1994, the Francophone minority community has had their own school board based in Edmonton, the North-Central Francophone School Authority, which includes surrounding communities. Most recently, the city has seen a small number of public charter schools open, independent of any board. All three school boards and public charter schools are funded through provincial grants and property taxes.
Some private schools exist as well, including Edmonton Academy and Tempo School.[115] The Edmonton Society for Christian Education[116] used to be a private school; however, it has become part of Edmonton Public Schools. Both the Edmonton Public Schools and the Edmonton Catholic School District provide support and resources for those wishing to homeschool their children.[117]

Post secondary

Edmonton has become one of Canada's major educational centres, with more than 60,000 full time postsecondary students spread over several institutions and campuses (total enrollment among the schools is as high as 170,000, which includes students enrolled in multiple institutions).[118]
The University of Alberta (known colloquially as the U of A), whose main campus is situated on the south side of Edmonton's river valley, is a board-governed public institution with annual revenue of one billion dollars. About 36,000 students are served in more than 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs.[119] The main campus consists of more than ninety buildings on 890,000 square metres (220 acres) of land, with buildings dating back to the university's establishment in 1908. It is also home to Canada's second-largest research library, which ranks first in volumes per student, with over 10 million (in 2005)[120] and subscriptions to 13,000 full-text electronic journals and 500 electronic databases. Grant MacEwan University enrolls[121] 40,791 students in programs offering career diplomas, university transfers, and bachelor's degrees;[122]
Other Edmonton post-secondary institutions include the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), with 48,500 students enrolled in 190 technical, vocational, and apprenticeship programs;[124] and NorQuest College,[125] with 11,300 students, specializing in short courses in skills and academic upgrading. Edmonton is also home to the Antarctic Institute of Canada.[126]

Infrastructure

Transportation

Edmonton is a major transportation gateway to northern Alberta and northern Canada.[127] There are two airports serving the city, Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport and Edmonton International Airport, the latter being the larger.[18] Edmonton International Airport has passengers flying to destinations in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean, along with charters to Japan. Edmonton City Centre Airport is a general aviation facility (since air services consolidation in 1995) and the only airport located within the city limits; it is home to a variety of aviation companies with key markets in northern Alberta.[18] From the Edmonton railway station inter-city passenger rail service is operated by VIA Rail to Jasper National Park, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.[128] Edmonton serves as a major transportation hub for Canadian National Railway, whose North American operations management centre is located at their Edmonton offices.
Bay/Enterprise Square LRT station
The Edmonton Transit System is the city's main public transit agency, operating the Edmonton Light Rail Transit (LRT) line as well as a large fleet of buses.[129] Since the 1990s, Edmonton was one of two cities in Canada still operating trolleybuses, along with Vancouver, but City Council decided to abandon the system early in 2009. The last trolleybus ran on May 2, 2009.[130] Scheduled LRT service began on April 23, 1978, with five extensions of the single line completed since.[131] The original Edmonton line is considered to be the first "modern" light rail line in North America (i.e., built from scratch, rather than being an upgrade of an old system). It introduced the use of German-designed rolling stock that subsequently became the standard light rail vehicle of the United States.[131] The Edmonton "proof-of-payment" fare collection system adopted in 1980—modelled after European ticket systems—became the North American transit industry's preferred approach for subsequent light rail projects.[132] Currently, the city is working on the South LRT extension, which will see trains travelling to Century Park[43] (located at 23 Avenue and 111 Street) by April 2010, while making additional stops along the way including South Campus and Southgate Centre.[43]
There is an extensive multi-use trail system for bicycles and pedestrians throughout the city; however, most of this is within the river valley parkland system.[133]
A largely gridded system forms most of Edmonton's street and road network.[134] .The address system is mostly numbered, with streets running south to north and avenues running east to west.^ Rural North East South Sturgeon .

In built-up areas built since the 1950s, local streets and major roadways generally do not conform to the grid system. Major roadways include Yellowhead Trail (Alberta Highway 16) and Whitemud Drive, and the city is connected to other communities elsewhere in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan via the Yellowhead Highway to the west and east and the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Alberta Highway 2) to the south.[135][136]
With direct air distances from Edmonton to places such as New Delhi in Asia and London in Europe being shorter than to other main airports in western North America,[137] Edmonton Airports is working to establish a major container shipping hub called Port Alberta.[138]

Waste disposal

The Edmonton Composting Facility, the largest of its type in the world, is also the largest stainless steel building in North America.[139] By 2013, the city anticipates that it will divert more than 90% of the city's household waste from the landfills.[139] Among the innovative uses for the city's waste includes a Christmas tree recycling program. The trees are collected each January and put through a woodchipper; this material is used as an addition to the composting process. In addition, the wood chips absorb much of the odour produced by the compost by providing a biofilter element to trap odour causing gaseous results of the process.[139]
EPCOR's Rossdale Power Plant viewed from the High Level Bridge.
Together, the Waste Management Centre and Wastewater Treatment plant are known as the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence. Research partners include the University of Alberta, the Alberta Research Council, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Olds College.[140]

Electricity and water distribution systems

Edmonton's first power company established itself in 1891 and installed streetlights along the city's main avenue, Jasper Avenue. The power company was bought by the Town of Edmonton in 1902 and remains under municipal ownership today as EPCOR. Also in charge of water treatment, in 2002 EPCOR installed the world's largest ultraviolet (UV) water treatment or ultraviolet disinfection system at its E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant.[141]

Health care

There are four main hospitals serving Edmonton: The University of Alberta Hospital, The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Misericordia Community Hospital, and The Grey Nuns Community Hospital.[142] Other area hospitals include the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert, the Leduc Community Hospital in Leduc, the Westview Health Centre in Stony Plain, and the Fort Saskatchewan Health Centre in Fort Saskatchewan. Dedicated psychiatric care is also provided at the Alberta Hospital. All hospitals are under the administration of Alberta Health Services, although Misericordia and Grey Nuns are run separately by the Covenant Health.[143]

Military

Edmonton is home to 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG), the Regular Force army brigade group of Land Force Western Area of the Canadian Forces Land Force Command. Units in 1 CMBG include Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians); 1 Combat Engineer Regiment; two of the three regular force battalions of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; and various headquarters, service, and support elements. Although not part of 1 CMBG, 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron and 1 Field Ambulance are located with the brigade group; all of these units are located at Lancaster Park, immediately north of the city. From 1943, as CFB Namao (now CFB Edmonton/Edmonton Garrison) 53°40′28″N 113°29′29″W / 53.67444°N 113.49139°W / 53.67444; -113.49139 (CFB Edmonton), it was a major air force base,[144] and in 1996, the aviation units were transferred to CFB Cold Lake.
The Canadian Airborne Training Centre had been located in the city in the 1980s. The move of 1 CMBG and component units from Calgary occurred in 1996 in what was described as a cost-saving measure.[145] The brigade had existed in Calgary since the 1950s, and Lord Strathcona's Horse had traditionally been a Calgary garrison unit dating back to before the First World War.
Edmonton also has a large army reserve element from 41 Canadian Brigade Group (41 CBG), including the The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry); 41 Combat Engineer Regiment; HQ Battery, 20th Field Artillery Regiment; and B Squadron of The South Alberta Light Horse, one of Alberta's oldest army reserve units. Despite being far from Canada's coasts, Edmonton is also the home of HMCS Nonsuch,[146] a Naval Reserve division. There are numerous cadet corps[147] of the different elements (Sea, Army and Air Force) within Edmonton as well.

Religion

Sacred Heart Church, on "Church Street" (96 Street) in Edmonton's inner city area.
According to the 2001 census, 31.2% of Edmonton residents are Protestant and 29.4% are Catholic. 5.5% belong to other Christian denominations, 7.8% are adherents of other religions, and 24.4% profess no religion.[148] One of Alberta's three Bahá'í Centres is located in Edmonton; the other two centres are situated in Sylvan Lake, Alberta and Athabasca, Alberta. The first mosque established in Canada-the Al-Rashid Mosque, founded by Abdullah Yusuf Ali—is situated in Edmonton.[149] Edmonton also hosts a Maronite Catholic church, on 76th Avenue/98th Street, with services in English on Saturdays and Arabic on Sundays. Another sign of the Lebanese community's visibility is the existence of a Druze Community Centre, on the north side of the city. The Edmonton Alberta Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated on December 11, 1999. The Hindu Community in Edmonton is served by the Hindu Society of Alberta[150] (North Indian Temple) and the Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta (South Indian Temple).[151] The Jewish Community in Edmonton is served by Jewish Federation of Edmonton.[152] The region is served by five synagogues.[153] Edmonton is also home to two of Alberta's four Unitarian Universalist congregations—the Unitarian Church of Edmonton and Westwood Unitarian Congregation; the other two are located in Calgary and Lethbridge.[154]

Media

Edmonton has nine broadcast television stations shown on basic cable TV or over-the-air. The cable television providers in Edmonton are Telus (for IPTV) and Shaw Cable. Previously, network programming from the United States was received on cable via affiliates from Spokane, Washington, but local viewers now have more choice, given the advances with cable or satellite television that are now being offered as digital or HD (high definition) service. Broadcasts from both eastern and western locations in the United States can be viewed. Twenty-one FM and eight AM radio stations are based in Edmonton. Edmonton has two large-circulation daily newspapers, the Edmonton Journal and the Edmonton Sun. Other city-wide weekday publications include Metro and 24 Hours. See Magazine and Vue Weekly are both published on a weekly basis. The Edmonton Examiner is a city-wide community based paper also published weekly. There are also a number of smaller weekly and community newspapers.

Sister cities

Edmonton has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

See also

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Edmonton is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — consider printing them all.
Edmonton skyline on a warm winter day.
Edmonton skyline on a warm winter day.
.Edmonton [1] is the capital city of Alberta, Canada.^ Edmonton, a city in the state of Alberta, Canada.
  • Edmonton Hotels, Cheap Accomodation Hotels Edmonton AB with Map: Howard Johnson Hotel Edmonton, AB| Best Western Westwood Inn| 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.hotelsvalued.com [Source type: General]

^ The college is situated in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

^ It is located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

.Its metro area is home to 1.1 million people and is the northernmost city in North America of at least one million people.^ It is the northernmost city with a population over 500,000 in North America.
  • Discover Edmonton: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton is home to North America's largest shopping and entertainment complex, West Edmonton Mall.

^ "Author of the best selling book Restoring Youth, Dr. Barry A.S. Lycka, is a world renown physician and one of the preeminent cosmetic surgeons in North America.
  • Edmonton Find a Health Professional, Natural Health - Health Professional Edmonton, Alberta (AB) 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC healthprofs.com [Source type: General]

.Edmonton is famous for its beautiful river valley park system, the North Saskatchewan River Valley, which offers many kilometers of recreational trails, wildlife viewing, and city views.^ It is on the North Saskatchewan River. The city is the provincial capital.
  • Edmonton, Alberta profile - ePodunk 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC ca.epodunk.com [Source type: General]

^ The North Saskatchewan River winds through the city.

^ To thumbnail photos of Edmonton river valley and pathway system .
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.The river valley also contains many parks, including Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest historical park.^ It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, and Canada's largest historical park, Fort Edmonton Park.

^ It is home to North America's largest mall and Canada's largest historic park.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Hotels in Edmonton Alberta - Tourist Info. 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.ineedahotel.com [Source type: General]

^ Western Canada's past at Canada's largest historical park.

.If the great outdoors is not your target, the city also offers West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America.^ West Edmonton Mall has it all .
  • West Edmonton Mall has it all - General Itineraries - Canada - Epinions.com 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton is home to North America's largest shopping and entertainment complex, West Edmonton Mall.

^ Continuing north, 178th Street leads to the West Edmonton Mall.
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.On top of that, Edmonton has a vibrant theater community, a busy cycle of annual festivals, national sports teams active year-round, and wonderful winter recreational opportunities.^ Great opportunities for sports all the year round .
  • Edmonton: Satellite map, Video - Canada - Alberta , Tours TV 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC tours-tv.com [Source type: General]

^ Travelers to Edmonton should be advised that cheering for any sports team from Calgary is punishable by death.
  • Edmonton, Alberta - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It plays host to a year-round slate of world-class festivals, earning it the title of "The Festival City."
  • Edmonton New Homes Directory | Edmonton Homes For Sale 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.newhomesdirectory.com [Source type: News]

City of Edmonton (click to enlarge).
City of Edmonton (click to enlarge).
.Central
This is Edmonton's oldest area.^ Edmonton's central area, by contrast, has been rebuilt continually since the 1950s.

^ Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies.

.Shiny office towers populate the downtown core, just blocks away from well-treed streets and lovely old homes.^ Located in the north east of the city, just 3 blocks from Rexall Place and close to the LRT for access to downtown Edmonton.
  • Edmonton Hotels - An Accommodation Guide for Edmonton Alberta Canada 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.edmontonalberta.com [Source type: General]

^ Downtown you'll find The Core an area that covers several blocks on our Stephen Avenue pedestrian mall and can be accessed from the street or traversed indoors from end to end.
  • Travel Alberta Canada - Alberta Shopping | West Edmonton Mall 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www1.travelalberta.com [Source type: General]
  • Travel Alberta Canada - Alberta Shopping | West Edmonton Mall 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www1.travelalberta.com [Source type: General]

^ The area is an eclectic mixture of old homes, tree-lined streets, apartment buildings and brand new condominiums where Edmontonians live in an urban village.
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

This is the heart of the city, with much of the city's attractions. .Enjoy world class festivals in Churchill Square, hit one of the sunny patios on Rice Howard Way, then shop for some Italian food in Little Italy, and finish the day off walking through the beautiful homes of Glenora.^ Edmonton Heritage Festival - A proud demonstration of Canadian multiculturalism, over 60 pavilions representing different world cultures provide food, artwork, and cultural demonstrations.
  • Edmonton - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: News]

^ It's the world's largest entertainment and shopping centre and Alberta's number one tourist attraction, featuring over 800 stores and services, over 100 eating establishments, plus nine world class attractions.
  • Edmonton Tours - West Edmonton Mall Attractions and Shopping Pass in Canada 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.canada-tours.net [Source type: General]

^ Shop and enjoy the unique charm of Europa Boulevard, one of the Mall's themed indoor streets, or ride the waves in the sensational 5-acre World Waterpark there is even indoor bungee jumping for those who dare!

.South Central
Once the community of Strathcona, this in another well-established area.^ The Westend Community Playschool, the Rio Terrace Community Preschool as well as an Edmonton public school also service the area.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

^ Radisson Hotel South Edmonton 4440 Gateway Boulevard 4.1 mi This Edmonton hotel is located just minutes from the downtown area as well as West Edmonton Mall.
  • Edmonton Hotels: Compare All Hotel Reservations Sites At Once 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

^ A branch railway came north in 1891, but it terminated at Strathcona, a community on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River.

.It's just south of the river, with views of downtown and the river valley.^ River valley west of downtown.

^ Hike or bike the magnificent panoramic view of the river valley and nature walks in the largest parkland area per capita of any .
  • Edmonton Alberta hotels :: Provided by Niagara.com 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.niagara.com [Source type: General]

^ Ideally located in South Edmonton, the Radisson Hotel Edmonton, Alberta is just minutes from the International Airport, West Edmonton Mall and the city's downtown core.
  • Edmonton Hotels: Radisson Hotel Edmonton: Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta: Hotel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.radisson.com [Source type: News]
  • Edmonton Hotels: Radisson Hotel Edmonton: Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta: Hotel 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.radisson.com [Source type: News]

.It is home to the University of Alberta, bringing a college community's youthfulness and excitement.^ Edmonton has several professional sports teams, and is home to The University of Alberta, established in 1908 after Edmonton was declared the capital city.
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

^ Other universities within the borders of Edmonton include Athabasca University, Concordia University College of Alberta , the King's University College, Taylor University College and Seminary, and the Edmonton campus of the University of Lethbridge.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Hotels in Edmonton Alberta - Tourist Info. 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.ineedahotel.com [Source type: General]
  • Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Community Local news Sports Local sports Churches Local churches Entertainment Local entertainment Schools Elementary Secondary School College University Sault Sports .
  • Beavers catch Eagles for second in NOJHL West - Sault This Week - Ontario, CA 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.saultthisweek.com [Source type: News]

.The city's hottest strip, Whyte Avenue, offers dining, drinking, live music, live theater, and funky shopping.^ Amid old homes in Old Strathcona, hip strip Whyte Avenue leads to the University of Alberta and attracts an energetic, youthful crowd to its bars and offbeat boutiques.
  • Edmonton Vacations, Tourism and Edmonton, Canada Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Probably one of the most alternative areas of the city, Whyte Avenue attracts all sorts of people, and is popular for its clothing stores, bars, clubs, shops, and restaurants.
  • Edmonton - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: News]

^ Another trendy shopping hub would be Whyte Avenue where the young population flocks to for a hang out and relaxation hot spot.
  • Edmonton, AB, CA Vacation Destination || www.VacationPlanning.net 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC vacationplanning.net [Source type: General]

.West End
The west end combines a considerable residential area, light industrial and commercial areas, and shopping destinations like the famous West Edmonton Mall.^ West Edmonton Mall Don't go to Edmonton just for the shopping, but don't miss the shopping.
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

^ Enjoy the West Edmonton Mall to its fullest!

^ West Edmonton Mall is nearby as well.
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.South
Another sprawling region of Edmonton.^ The High Level Bridge was completed in 1913, creating another link between the north and south sides of Edmonton.
  • Edmonton Alberta overview - Moving in Canada 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.movingincanada.com [Source type: General]

^ Canada > Alberta > Edmonton Region > Edmonton Hotels > Holiday Inn Edmonton - Convention Center South East Holiday Inn Edmonton - Convention Center South East, Edmonton - Edmonton.
  • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton Region - South West Edmonton .
  • West Edmonton apartments, Edmonton apartment rentals 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.renterspages.com [Source type: General]

.The area just recently got Light Rail Transit, and the eastern parts around Capilano and Ottewell are 50s styled mature neighbourhoods.^ The Light Rail Transit (LRT) train crosses the bridge in the foreground while an old trolley takes tourists across the top of the high level bridge.
  • Edmonton thumbnail gallery. 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.westerntour.com [Source type: General]

^ I must admit I really didn`t pay attention to what he was doing as I am no longer a part of that relationship, but just recently some of his creditors have started calling me.
  • Bankruptcy Edmonton Alberta: Explained by Licensed Edmonton Bankruptcy Trustees 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.bankruptcy-edmonton.com [Source type: General]

^ Our excellent location on the light rail transit line puts you minutes away from all major attractions.
  • Edmonton Alberta hotels :: Provided by Niagara.com 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.niagara.com [Source type: General]
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.The area is home to the Fort Edmonton Park as well as Southgate Mall and some beautiful parks in the river valley.^ West Edmonton Mall is nearby as well.
  • Edmonton Hotels: Compare All Hotel Reservations Sites At Once 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]
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^ Edmonton’s Valley Zoo is to the south east in the river valley area.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

^ Area: West Edmonton Mall (area) , Edmonton .
  • West Edmonton Mall hotels in Edmonton, Alberta 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.expedia.com [Source type: General]

.North
This area of the city has many layers.^ The city of Edmonton is a great example of outdoor use by an urban area, having the most parkland, per capita, than any city in North America!
  • YaGotta: Edmonton - The Gateway To The North! 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.yagotta.ca [Source type: General]

^ It is the northernmost major city in North America and is situated in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Hotels in Edmonton Alberta - Tourist Info. 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.ineedahotel.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America , and Edmonton has the highest per capita area of parkland of any Canadian city.

.Mature, pre WWII neighbourhoods like Delton and the Highlands, somewhat mature 1950s/1960s neighbourhoods like Rosslyn and Calder, 80s suburbs like Clareview, and modern suburbs like Castle Downs.^ King Edward Park - Downtown - Calder - Castle Downs   .

^ Rosslyn Jr High School - Carlisle - Caernarvon - Dunluce - Lorelei - Castle Downs   .

^ University - Westmount - Calder - Castle Downs   .

Understand

History

.The area around Edmonton, which sits in the geographic centre of the province, was home to native populations for hundreds of years before the arrival of European settlers.^ A majority of our events take place in the Edmonton area, but occasionally we visit our neighboring provinces or travel further away from home.

^ Alcor) has struck a note of gloom into the holiday spirits around TUAW's home office (currently located in an unoccupied storefront of the West Edmonton Mall).
  • The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.tuaw.com [Source type: General]

^ The operation would pick up where Fort Edmonton Park, which focuses on the years before the Depression, leaves off, Hinderks says.
  • Bunch of Edmonton museums under one roof 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.theprovince.com [Source type: News]

.In 1795, Edmonton House was constructed and work on Fort Edmonton began.^ Edmonton's development began in 1795 when the Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post was established.
  • Edmonton Alberta overview - Moving in Canada 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.movingincanada.com [Source type: General]

^ When the Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Edmonton in 1795, few traders could have guessed what a cosmopolitan town it would become.
  • West Edmonton Hotels - Hampton Inn Edmonton Hotel & Suites, AB, Alberta - Canada 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC hamptoninn.hilton.com [Source type: General]

^ Fort George & Buckingham House UP TO $25.00 VALUE Located 13 km southeast of Elk Point Edmonton, AB .
  • Edmonton - Local - Restaurants, Hotels & Travel, Shopping & Grocery - Entertainment Coupon Book 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC edmonton.entertainment.com [Source type: General]

The original site was near Fort Saskatchewan, but was relocated near the present day Legislature in 1930.
.The town developed around the fur trade, and in the early days there was little to distinguish it from other such settlements in the area.^ The living museum's period-accurate and original structures showcase yesteryear's fur trading, settlement, municipal and metropolitan eras.
  • Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air - Things To Do, Restaurants, Events in Edmonton, Canada Edmonton City Guide: Find Cheap Flights to Edmonton | Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.alaskaair.com [Source type: General]

^ But you could spend an entire day in there snooping around, or even longer if you partake in the other activities there, the pool, the amusement park, the movies, hotel, hockey-er-skating rink.

^ Whether it is for your sweet sixteen, high school graduation, a night on the town or all the way to your wedding day, Eternity Limousines will take you there.
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The first hotel and hospital were built in the 1870s. .The latter part of the century saw an influx of wealthy families, and in 1892 the Town of Edmonton was officially founded.^ Once the heart of the town of Strathcona (annexed by Edmonton on February 1, 1912), it fell into disrepair during the middle of the 20th century.

^ Trip type: Family 1 person found this review helpful We came to Edmonton for an overnight from Calgary.
  • West Edmonton Mall Inn (Edmonton, Canada) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]
  • West Edmonton Mall Inn Hotel Reviews and Photos, Edmonton, Canada - TripAdvisor 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.tripadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ CN Made by striatic My home town is littered with the detritus of the sporadic booms and busts it encountered in the latter half of the twentieth century.
  • Discover Edmonton: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

Early developments were centered around the Quarters area. .In 1905, Edmonton was declared the capital of the province of Alberta, and a year later was designated a city.^ Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, a Canadian province.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Hotels in Edmonton Alberta - Tourist Info. 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.ineedahotel.com [Source type: General]

^ The year 1905 saw the long-awaited arrival of the Canadian Northern Railway and the designation of the city as capital of the new province of Alberta.
  • Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sitting right in the centre of Alberta , Edmonton is the second biggest city and the capital of the province.
  • Edmonton - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: News]

The 1907-1914 period saw the city experience an unprecedented boom, with the population rising from around 6,000 to 78,000. During this period, the University of Alberta was founded
.In 1947 oil was discovered just outside of Edmonton in Leduc county, which spurred a second period of growth, leading to urban sprawl and the development of US-style malls.^ In 1947, Edmonton's face changed forever when oil was discovered in Leduc.
  • 1001 Edmonton Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.kanada-alberta.de [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton has not completely avoided the problems of urban sprawl that beset other Canadian cities, but in general its development has been well managed, even during periods of rapid growth.

^ Ideal for both business and leisure, this four-star west Edmonton hotel is set on a 49-acre estate, just five minutes from the renowned West Edmonton Mall.
  • Edmonton Hotels, Accommodations, & Hotel Deals - World66.com 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.world66.com [Source type: General]

The Royal Alberta Museum opened in 1967.
The utilitarian office buildings and condos that dominate that downtown landscape today were mostly constructed in the 1970s.
.Today, Edmonton is the hub for energy development & petrochemicals for Alberta.^ The capital of Alberta, Edmonton, is known as the 'Gateway to the North' since it is a transportation hub and gateway to regions such as the Yukon and Northwest Territories .
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

^ Travel Guide for Edmonton   With the gushing of the black gold near Edmonton Alberta, the "Oil Capital of Canada" blooms into the hub of business and oil-oriented industry in Western Canada.
  • Edmonton Hotels, Cheap Accomodation Hotels Edmonton AB with Map: Howard Johnson Hotel Edmonton, AB| Best Western Westwood Inn| 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.hotelsvalued.com [Source type: General]

^ The 1970s brought a further boost to development of Edmonton and the Northlands Coliseum (today Skyreach Centre) opened its doors to mark the NHL's best ice surface.
  • 1001 Edmonton Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.kanada-alberta.de [Source type: General]

.As well, it has become a centre of excellence in research through the University of Alberta and the high technology industries located in the region like the National Institute for Nanotechnology.^ Recently the National Institute for Nanotechnology was constructed on the University of Alberta campus.

^ Edmonton is a fascinating place to live or to visit, with two "downtowns", one on the north side, where business and government are located, and the other on the south side where the university and industry is.
  • Edmonton Community Information & Business Directory by FoundLocally< 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC edmonton.foundlocally.com [Source type: News]

^ Areas of established and emerging research excellence on a national or international scale include world-class nanotechnology research, diabetes research, drug discovery and development, agri-food, and petroleum engineering.
  • The Directory of Canadian Universities - University of Alberta 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.aucc.ca [Source type: Academic]

Edmonton skyline in winter.
Edmonton skyline in winter.
Must-haves for winter in Edmonton
.Between November and March, pack the following: On the colder days you need to maintain your core temperature, but ...^ You don't need to spend a fortune on online recruitment any more - posting your job advertisments on this website is 100% free, no catches!
  • Location Results - Jobs in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - All Alberta Jobs 25 September 2009 1:40 UTC www.allalbertajobs.com [Source type: News]

^ Whether it is for your sweet sixteen, high school graduation, a night on the town or all the way to your wedding day, Eternity Limousines will take you there.
  • Edmonton Limo Service : Edmonton Airport Taxi Transportation : Birthday Parties in Edmonton : Limo Services in Edmonton : Eternitylimos.com 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC eternitylimos.com [Source type: General]

^ If you need to head towards Capilano, then you can take the multiuse trail from Cloverdale up to 100 Ave (or follow it all the way to Rowland Road/106 Ave).
  • Edmonton Bicycle Commuters (EBC) :: home and news 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC edmontonbikes.ca [Source type: General]

  • Thick jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Trousers, jeans, pants
... your etremities will be where you feel the cold first... Head
  • Toque (knit hat)
  • Ear Muffs
Neck
  • Scarf
Hands and Feet
  • Woolen Socks
  • Boots
  • Gloves, Mittens
.If you want to spend time outdoors, the summer months offer the most opportunities for recreation and entertainment.^ Most of the time I go there for entertainment.
  • West Edmonton Mall- Edmonton, Canada - VirtualTourist.com 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ If you have a Fundraising Opportunity that you feel worthy of being posted, please email all details (website, contact, profits, time required, etc) to the webmaster .
  • Edmonton Girls Hockey Association - Home : Powered by RAMP Interactive 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.egha.ab.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And all this can be accomplished without licking stamps, paying any costly staff or assistants and even while you sleep or spend time with your family and friends.
  • Edmonton Ab Mobile Homes :: Solutions and Help 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC ubiquity.utk.edu [Source type: General]

.In the summer, Edmonton offers great outdoor festivals, street entertainment, open-air concerts, and many other world-class entertainment opportunities.^ There's lots of opportunity for outdoor activities here in addition to various cultural festivals and performances in this very diverse city.
  • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

^ Automotix offers the same great locating service that you would receive from a local Edmonton Alberta auto part broker but for less money.
  • Car Parts Edmonton > Used Auto N' Truck Parts > Alberta Salvage Yard Finder 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.automotix.net [Source type: Reference]

^ Situated in the heart of downtown and connected to the Shaw Conference Center, The Westin Edmonton is only a few steps from the best shopping, dining, arts and entertainment Edmonton has to offer.
  • Edmonton Alberta AB hotels 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

.Winter is equally exciting, with snow sports for the outdoorsy, extensive indoors shopping in the many malls, and live sports, theater, and music throughout the city.^ From the airport, Sky Shuttle bus service takes passengers throughout the city and to the West Edmonton Mall.
  • Travel: It's a mall world after all 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: General]

^ The majority of the stores belong to large national chain operations, and many are to be found 3 and 4 times throughout the WEM. Exceptions to the standard mall design are the entertainment and the variously themed shopping areas.

^ Celebrate your visit by staying at Delta Edmonton Centre, located in the Edmonton City Centre West shopping mall, and connected to venues including City Hall and the Shaw Conference Centre.
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

.Edmonton's climate is "northern continental", with a wide range of weather over all four distinct seasons.^ The Muttart Conservatory is nestled in the scenic North Saskatchewan River Valley and is comprised of four glass pyramids, each of which holds the botanical treasures of a distinctive climatic zone.
  • 1001 Edmonton Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.kanada-alberta.de [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton also holds the title "Canada's Festival City" as it celebrates a wide range of culture, music, theatre, visual arts and sports.
  • 1001 Edmonton Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.kanada-alberta.de [Source type: General]

^ For more information on Edmonton Transit call (780) 496-1611 or click here For information on transit service for the disabled, contact DATS at (780) 496-4570 Climate Edmonton's climate is moderate, offering four distinct seasons.
  • 1001 Edmonton Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.kanada-alberta.de [Source type: General]

.Edmonton receives 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, making it one of Canada's sunniest cities.^ Edmonton receives 2,289 hours of sunshine per year, and is one of Canada's sunniest cities.

^ Both of Edmonton's claims to fame, have allowed the city to receive an influx of private and public funds to develop modern infrastructure.
  • Edmonton Hotels, Accommodations, & Hotel Deals - World66.com 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.world66.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton, with nearly a million residents, can also rightly boast that it has Canada's longest stretch of urban parkland and over 70 golf courses within a one-hour drive of the city center, including the oldest municipal golf course in the country.
  • Edmonton: Home to the World's Largest Mall and Much More 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

Rainfall is low to moderate, and entire weeks can pass without clouds or precipitation through the late spring and summer.
Bright green foliage appears in May, signaling spring. .Even as the city shakes off its winter chill, cold snaps and the occasional snowfall can still occur.^ Maybe winter-ey, but it sure wasn't cold (okay, maybe for an Angelino, but still).
  • EDMONTON, ALBERTA | I got nothing (Winter P.1) - SkyscraperPage Forum 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC forum.skyscraperpage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The region's golf courses are generally open by this time.
.Summer days generally bring temperatures up to 21-25°C (70-77°F) in June, July, and August, though temperatures will often rise over 30°C (85°F) for a few days.^ The French roast coffee was very good, the milk wasn't ice cold and served in a heated cup bringing up the temperature.
  • YEG - IgoUgo Edmonton Journal 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

^ January February March April May June July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 .
  • Edmonton Hotels, Alberta: Check Edmonton hotel rates, read reviews, and more... 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.hotelstravel.com [Source type: General]

^ In these few days in Copenhagen, which will be blessed or blamed for generations to come, we cannot permit the politics of narrow self-interest to prevent a policy for human survival.

.Thunderstorms sweep in from time to time during the summer months, usually in the evening.^ Summer thunderstorms can be frequent and sometimes severe enough to produce large hail, damaging winds, funnel clouds and even tornadoes.

^ There is also an increasing number of awards for undergraduates to undertake full-time research during the summer months.
  • The Directory of Canadian Universities - University of Alberta 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.aucc.ca [Source type: Academic]

.Humidity is relatively low, so warm days are more comfortable than they are in humid climates.^ I believe in providing a warm, inviting and safe environment for your children to grow and learn in which ever way they feel comfortable.
  • West Edmonton Dayhomes 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC members.shaw.ca [Source type: General]

^ Many companies nowadays are looking for a tool for learning that is fresh and a little more interesting and engaging than what they've done in the past.
  • Edmonton Team Building Events | Corporate Group Activities | Corporate Training 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.canadianoutback.com [Source type: General]

^ The staff was friendly, the beds were comfortable, and they let me leave my car in the parking lot to shop more on Sunday after checking out.
  • West Edmonton Mall Inn in Edmonton: Hotel Rates & Reviews on Orbitz 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

.At the height of summer, Edmonton enjoys more than 17 hours of daylight, with twilight extending past 11PM in June and July.^ At the summer solstice, Edmonton receives 17 hours and six minutes of daylight, with twilight extending well beyond that.

^ The vibrant city of Edmonton offers a blend of small-town friendliness and cosmopolitan sophistication in the geographic centre of Alberta and is blessed with more hours of sunshine than almost all other major Canadian cities.
  • 1001 Edmonton Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The Online Travel Directory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.kanada-alberta.de [Source type: General]

^ If your travels bring you to Edmonton for an extended period of time, you will enjoy the convenience of our Full Kitchenette rooms and laundry facilities available.
  • Mayfield Inn and Suites West Edmonton, Edmonton, Photos, Rates 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.bing.com [Source type: General]

.Fall starts in mid September, bringing bright yellow and orange foliage to Edmonton's treed neighborhoods and river valley parks.^ River Valley Road and park.
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]
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^ Discover Edmonton® - Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and is well known for its scenic river valley and a thriving music and art community.
  • Edmonton Tourism & Travel: City of Edmonton Alberta, Canada 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.discoveredmonton.com [Source type: News]

^ Also close by, Edmonton Valley Zoo, TELUS World of Science and Fort Edmonton Park provide plenty of fun for your visit.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites EDMONTON-AT THE MALL, Edmonton, Photos, Rates 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.bing.com [Source type: General]

.This season ushers in cooler temperatures ranging between 10-20°C during the day.^ Its proximity to the University of Alberta has led to a high concentration of establishments ranging from restaurants and pubs to trendy clubs while hosting a wide variety of shops during the day.

^ Annually, temperatures exceed 30 °C (86 °F) on an average of two days and fall below −20 °C (−4 °F) on an average of 41 days.

Winters are long, but not as harsh as those further east on the Canadian Prairies. Periods of mild temperatures with daytime highs over 0°C (32°F) can occur. Such mild weather makes outdoor winter sports extremely popular with the locals. .Stop by a local outdoor ice rink to catch the fever of children and adults alike taking part in community hockey.^ Various activities are offered in the local area, including skiing, ice skating, hockey, volleyball and horseback riding.
  • Edmonton Hotels: Compare All Hotel Reservations Sites At Once 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

.Colder days in Edmonton are kept reasonably comfortable by the low humidity index, but it's wise to have some lip balm and hand cream with you, as the skin and lips can get cracked and chapped quickly in this dry environment.^ The Executive Royal Inn West Edmonton offers the comfort you deserve and the location you demand.
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  • Edmonton Hotels - Hotels in Edmonton Alberta Pet Friendly Pets Allowed 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.hotdealsonhotels.com [Source type: General]

^ We'll send you updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for Comfort Inn West and Edmonton each week.
  • Comfort Inn West Hotel Reviews and Photos, Edmonton, Canada - TripAdvisor 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.tripadvisor.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In Edmonton, Canada, you will find many options to suit any budget or hour of the day.
  • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

.Edmonton gets much less snowfall than many other Canadian cities and even some American cities further south.^ Edmonton has not completely avoided the problems of urban sprawl that beset other Canadian cities, but in general its development has been well managed, even during periods of rapid growth.

^ Some reservations require pre-payment however offer greater value than other reservations.
  • Edmonton Hotels | Alberta Edmonton Hotels 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC edmontonhotels.org [Source type: General]

^ In some ways, you could say Edmonton hasn't changed much—we're still a fertile trading hub for business.
  • West Edmonton Hotels - Hampton Inn Edmonton Hotel & Suites, AB, Alberta - Canada 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC hamptoninn.hilton.com [Source type: General]

Winter walking and driving are not often affected. .Cold snaps with temperatures down to and beyond -40°C/F do occur during the winter, although it's unusual for these frigid spells to last more than 3 or 4 days.^ RTA umm these are politicians making decisions, Edmonton councilors tend to waffle more than people from Belgium (mmm waffles).
  • LRT expansion could be done in six years, official says - Connect2Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.connect2edmonton.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not for any specific reason other than the fact that I think both of them have something to prove after the last few tournaments, and they will be wanting these wins a lot more than griffin and Vo0.
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^ Although these occur infrequently, this "1-in-200 year event" flooded major intersections and underpasses as well as damaging both residential and commercial properties.

Extremely cold temperatures are usually accompanied by the crisp blue skies and bright sunshine of a prairie high-pressure zone. .Even regular winter temperatures can feel very cold if there is a noticeable wind: if you are visiting between December and March, be prepared.^ If you feel that you must go to WEM 'just to see it' i suggest that you spend half a day there only shopping.
  • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton Tourist Traps - VirtualTourist.com 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are visiting any of the above sites, and notice that they are not posting a link to this site, please drop their webmaster a line if you have the time, and encourage the management of the site to put a link to this site.
  • Latino Edmonton | Edmonton's Latin American/Hispanic Community Online 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.latinoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

^ It is out in the middle of nowhere though,so unless you live out there, be prepared to pay a lot for a cab or limo ride.
  • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

.
Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) -7.3 -3.6 2.1 11.3 17.6 21 22.8 22.1 16.8 10.9 0 -5.4
Nightly lows (°C) -16 -13.1 -7.3 -0.3 5.7 10 12.1 11.1 5.8 0.3 -8.2 -13.9
  • Downtown Business Association of Edmonton, 10121 Jasper Avenue (Located on the west side of the Royal Bank building), 780-424-4085, [2].^ Queen Donair - 780-424-3129 10752 Jasper Avenue .

    ^ Located on the 87th Avenue side of the mall.
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    ^ It is located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    .8:30AM-5PM M-F, closed weekends and statutory holidays.^ Closed on statutory holidays unless otherwise noted .
    • Edmonton Bicycle Commuters (EBC) :: home and news 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC edmontonbikes.ca [Source type: General]

    .Every year, the Downtown Business Association publishes Guide to Downtown - a free, pocket-sized resource for everything happening downtown all year round.^ Whether traveling for business, leisure, sport events or special occasions, the fully non-smoking Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown hotel has it all .
    • Edmonton Hotels, Alberta: Check Edmonton hotel rates, read reviews, and more... 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.hotelstravel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All information will be published through that site for everything leading up to the qualifiers, regionals and ultimately the games.

    ^ View all deals for Edmonton Sponsored links * Free Edmonton Guide Get your quick guide to the top hotels, restaurants and things to do.
    • Edmonton Hotels: Read Edmonton Hotel Reviews and Compare Prices - TripAdvisor 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

    .Download it online, email info@edmontondowntown.com for a copy, or pick it up in person at the DBA office or either of Edmonton Tourism's two visitor information centres.  edit
  • Edmonton Tourism - Downtown Visitor Information Centre, World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Avenue (Corner of Jasper Avenue and 100 Street), 1-800-463-4667, [3].^ The hotel is on 184 Street and 100 Avenue.
    • Edmonton Alberta AB hotels 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Jasper Avenue is what would be considered Edmonton's "main street."
    • Edmonton Houses for Rent, Apartments in Edmonton, Alberta (AB) Rentals 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.canadarentals.net [Source type: General]

    ^ The Coliseum Inn, formerly the Forum Inn, is a great hotel to stay in if you're in town for a hockey game, trade show or the CFR. The hotel is located directly across the street from Skyreach Centre, home of the Edmonton Oilers.
    • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

    7AM - 7PM, M-F; Closed weekends. .Located on the main floor of the historic World Trade Centre building.   edit
  • Edmonton Tourism - Gateway Park Visitor Information Centre, 2404 Gateway Boulevard (South entrance to the city on Highway 2), 1-800-463-4667, [4].^ Edmonton South 4235 Gateway Blvd.
    • Edmonton Alberta AB hotels 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

    ^ City Centre Airport is in the heart of Edmonton.
    • Edmonton Houses for Rent, Apartments in Edmonton, Alberta (AB) Rentals 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.canadarentals.net [Source type: General]

    ^ The World Trade Centre Edmonton offers a graceful setting and great view of the city.
    • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

    Open year round. .8:30AM - 4:30PM M-F; 9AM - 5PM Sa; Closed Su.^ Hours Monday-Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 9am-5:30pm, Sunday and Holiday 11am-5pm Phone: (780) 477-5756 .
    • YEG - IgoUgo Edmonton Journal 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

    .Excellent for recreational vehicle (RV) owners and visitors coming in to Edmonton from the south.^ Contractor/ Operator Posted By: PearlBrite of Canada-Edmonton Excellent opportunity for independent entrepreneur or existing business owner offered-distributorsh...
    • Edmonton Jobs | Free Job Posting 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.edmontonjobs.net [Source type: General]

    Not convenient for unless driving.
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By plane

.Most major airlines service Edmonton.^ Easily accessible from all major highways, this Edmonton, Alberta hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a variety of services minutes from downtown and the famous West Edmonton Mall.
  • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]
  • Booking.com: hotel Travelodge Edmonton West, Edmonton (Alberta), Canada. Book your hotel now! 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.booking.com [Source type: General]

^ Conveniently and centrally located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, easy walking distance to the Shaw Conference Centre, most major corporate offices, .
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

^ Connected to five major office towers and over 400 stores, businesses and services in the Edmonton City Centre Mall, every convenience of downtown Edmonton is at your fingertips.
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

.General travel times to Edmonton are 45 minutes from Calgary, 1 1/2 hours from Vancouver, 4 1/2 hours from Montreal, and 4 hours from Toronto.^ When to Arrive at the Airport With bags: 2 hours prior to scheduled departure Without bags: 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure Please see our Check-in and Boarding Cut-off Times .
  • Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air - Things To Do, Restaurants, Events in Edmonton, Canada Edmonton City Guide: Find Cheap Flights to Edmonton | Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.alaskaair.com [Source type: General]

^ As a business traveler, you, your colleagues, and your business clients can have a great time staying at the West Edmonton Mall.
  • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

^ Our hotel's convenient West Edmonton address is ideal for the leisure and business traveler: located only minutes from the West Edmonton Mall and 15 minutes from downtown Edmonton.
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

.Edmonton's main airport is western Canada's hub to the Northwest Territories.^ The capital of Alberta, Edmonton, is known as the 'Gateway to the North' since it is a transportation hub and gateway to regions such as the Yukon and Northwest Territories .
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire My Articles .
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^ At the Edmonton International Airport, you can find the right flight, cargo service, aircraft, and retail opportunity to meet your business needs when you are in Edmonton, Canada.
  • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

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  • Edmonton International Airport (IATA: YEG), [5].^ West Edmonton Mall and the Edmonton International Airport are both accessed via Anthony Henday Drive.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    ^ At the Edmonton International Airport, you can find the right flight, cargo service, aircraft, and retail opportunity to meet your business needs when you are in Edmonton, Canada.
    • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Edmonton International Airport .
    • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

    .Edmonton International is located 10 km south of Edmonton in Leduc County.^ Edmonton, Kentucky is located in Metcalfe County .
    • Edmonton News - Topix 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

    ^ LEDUC is also the location of the Edmonton International Airport, opened in 1957.

    ^ The main airport, Edmonton International Airport is located south of the city limits, near the city of Leduc.

    .Edmonton International Airport is the fastest growing large airport in Canada-with new parkades, services, terminals, planes, hotels, and shops popping up.^ It is convenient to do business with the international airport in Edmonton.
    • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In Edmonton, Canada, you can take care of business at the Edmonton International Airport.
    • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Easily accessible from all major highways, this Edmonton, Alberta hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a variety of services minutes from downtown and the famous West Edmonton Mall.
    • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]
    • Booking.com: hotel Travelodge Edmonton West, Edmonton (Alberta), Canada. Book your hotel now! 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.booking.com [Source type: General]

    .It has two terminals, with a central hall that is the security point for all domestic and international traffic (excluding travel to the US, which uses the South Terminal).^ Perfect for travelers of all kinds, the Travelodge Edmonton South is here to please you.

    ^ Description : Overlooking South Edmonton, the Four Points Edmonton South is located approximately 14 miles from downtown Edmonton and Edmonton International Airport.
    • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Alberta's Lowest Hotel Rates 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Careers Cargo Company Info Company Merchandise Contact Us EasyBiz Gift Cards & Certificates Site Info Travel Agent Trip Protection Show All...
    • Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air - Things To Do, Restaurants, Events in Edmonton, Canada Edmonton City Guide: Find Cheap Flights to Edmonton | Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.alaskaair.com [Source type: General]

    .There is no public transportation between the airport and the city.^ This alliance is a benefit to executive business travelers because there is a streamlined check-in and arrival process and a complimentary limousine service between the airport and downtown Edmonton.
    • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

    ^ There are stores here that are no where else in the city like Beauty Junkie, Banana Republic, H & M, and The Apple Store.
    • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ Along the west of the neighbourhood is the Anthony Henday Drive, which provides an excellent transportation route to all areas of the city and the international airport.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    .An airport shuttle travels between the airport and downtown at an affordable cost ($15 one way; $25 return).^ Business and Vacation visitors traveling through Edmonton will enjoy the affordable convenience and the comfort of home at the Days Inn Downtown Edmonton.
    • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Our hotel's convenient West Edmonton address is ideal for the leisure and business traveler: located only minutes from the West Edmonton Mall and 15 minutes from downtown Edmonton.
    • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That’s the fastest way, for example, to find Edmonton airport hotels, downtown Edmonton hotels, and suburban Edmonton motels.
    • Edmonton Hotels: Find Hotels in Edmonton, Alberta with Hotel Reviews on Orbitz 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

    Taxi service is also available, but can be costly (around $60 to or from downtown as of 2006). .The drive between Edmonton International airport and downtown takes about half an hour.^ It is convenient to do business with the international airport in Edmonton.
    • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In Edmonton, Canada, you can take care of business at the Edmonton International Airport.
    • Edmonton, Canada - Edmonton, Canada, airport, travel , transportation, limo, car for hire 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC articles.directorym.com [Source type: News]

    ^ A move to install scanners that can see through the clothes of passengers at the Edmonton International Airport and other gateways will go a long way to ease concerns about travel safety, says an industry spokesman.
    • Edmonton News - Topix 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

    Allow extra time during the morning and afternoon rush hours. Car rental companies are located in the parkade directly across for the terminal for easy pick-up and returns.
  • WestJet, [6]. .Canada's main discount airline services most western cities out of Edmonton, as well as most major Canadian centers.
  • Air Canada, [7].^ It is the northernmost major city in North America and is situated in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies.
    • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Hotels in Edmonton Alberta - Tourist Info. 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.ineedahotel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Its territory has been greatly enlarged as well, from 110 km 2 in 1941 to 683.88 km 2 in 2001, when it was the fourth-largest major Canadian city in area.

    ^ The only significant change in this period was Edmonton's new role as an air transport centre, both for trans-Canada flights and for BUSH FLYING into the North.

    The national carrier uses Edmonton International as a gateway to the Canadian North.
.To Europe, Edmonton has daily service to London-Heathrow on Air Canada.^ Mastercard world continental air alberta mobile listing services edmonton home of no financing refused edmonton s leading source for manufactured homes local listing service and .
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^ McGraw-Hill Companies June 1, 1993 Language mobile home dealers businesses from alberta business directory alberta mobile listing services street northwest edmonton alberta canada .
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^ The only significant change in this period was Edmonton's new role as an air transport centre, both for trans-Canada flights and for BUSH FLYING into the North.

.To the United States, Edmonton has scheduled departures to 10 United States airports: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Maui, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, and Chicago.^ LAS VEGAS - When most people think of electronic book readers, Amazon's thin, white Kindle probably springs to mind.
  • Metro - Edmonton : Home 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.metronews.ca [Source type: General]

^ Las Vegas Hotels New York Hotels Chicago Hotels San Francisco Hotels Los Angeles Hotels Boston Hotels Orlando Hotels London Hotels Paris Hotels Hotels by Destination .
  • Edmonton Hotels, Vacations and Tourism, Edmonton, Canada Travel Guide - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ Comfort Inn City Center, Los Angeles .
  • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]

Edmonton International Airport has seasonal charter service to/from:
.Acapulco, Bahias de Huatulco, Cozumel, Holguin, La Romana, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Liberia, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Montego Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Varadero, Cancun, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Samana, and San Jose del Cabo.^ Las Vegas Deals Fall Vacations 2009 Flights to France Flights to Italy Flights to Germany Flights to Ireland United Kingdom Punta Cana Vacations Local Weather Forecast .
  • Vacations from Edmonton | Last Minute Vacations & Travel Deals | Redtag.ca 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.redtag.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Edmonton to Montego Bay Jan 15 - Jan 22 $128.00 taxes: $266.00 Edmonton to Puerto Vallarta Jan 16 - Jan 24 $98.00 taxes: $315.00 Edmonton to Punta Cana Jan 14 - Jan 21 $148.00 taxes: $200.00 Edmonton to Varadero Jan 24 - Feb 01 Edmonton Travel Guide .
  • Vacations from Edmonton | Last Minute Vacations & Travel Deals | Redtag.ca 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.redtag.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are also many flights to more American cities from Calgary, where someone can easily make a connection.^ But, beneath this business façade, there is much more to this small city, dubbed the "Gateway to the North."
  • Edmonton Hotels, Vacations and Tourism, Edmonton, Canada Travel Guide - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ And why does 1 mall need like 3 Aldo stores and more than 1 GAP? There are so many repeat stores.
  • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

^ While oil production and refining remains the basis of many jobs in Edmonton, the city's economy has managed to diversify economically, producing even more jobs.

By car

.Edmonton is in Central Alberta east of the Canadian Rockies, with a deep river valley extending from the southwest to the northeast.^ Edmonton’s Valley Zoo is to the south east in the river valley area.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, a Canadian province.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Hotels in Edmonton Alberta - Tourist Info. 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.ineedahotel.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta.
  • Edmonton Hotels - Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels in Edmonton 15 September 2009 8:08 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: General]

.Known as Gateway to the North, Edmonton is the largest city on the Yellowhead branch (Alberta Highway 16) of the Trans-Canada Highway system.^ Just north of Calgary, and the capital of Alberta, is “Canada’s Festival City,” Edmonton.
  • Edmonton, AB, CA Vacation Destination || www.VacationPlanning.net 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC vacationplanning.net [Source type: General]

^ Western outskirts of City of Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Alberta Road Map RV Travel Guide: #16 The Yellowhead Highway Edmonton to Jasper, Alberta/British Columbia Border 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.milebymile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Easily accessible from all major highways, this Edmonton, Alberta hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a variety of services minutes from downtown and the famous West Edmonton Mall.
  • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]
  • Booking.com: hotel Travelodge Edmonton West, Edmonton (Alberta), Canada. Book your hotel now! 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.booking.com [Source type: General]

Edmonton is 3 hours north of Calgary on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (formerly Highway 2) and 3.5 hours east of Jasper on Highway 16.
.From Vancouver, Edmonton is best accessed using Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada) east to Hope, then Highway 5 (the Coquihalla) from Hope to the Highway 16 eastbound junction.^ The only significant change in this period was Edmonton's new role as an air transport centre, both for trans-Canada flights and for BUSH FLYING into the North.

^ If you are hoping to find quality used cars in Edmonton Alberta, don't bother looking any further than this site, LemonFree.com.
  • Used Cars in Edmonton Alberta - LemonFree.Com 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.lemonfree.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton is conveniently located close to downtown Edmonton and the Yellowhead Highway/Highway 16.
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

The average travel time in summer is 12 to 13 hours. .Travelers from Saskatoon will find Edmonton about 5 hours away using the Yellowhead Highway.^ If you are hoping to find quality used cars in Edmonton Alberta, don't bother looking any further than this site, LemonFree.com.
  • Used Cars in Edmonton Alberta - LemonFree.Com 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.lemonfree.com [Source type: General]

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  • Edmonton Hotels, Vacations and Tourism, Edmonton, Canada Travel Guide - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton is conveniently located close to downtown Edmonton and the Yellowhead Highway/Highway 16.
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

.From British Columbia, average travel time during winter (November to March) can be much longer.^ Winter lasts from November through March and varies greatly in length and severity.

.International travelers are advised that while this major trucking route is well-maintained, severe winter storms can arise suddenly, particularly on the major inclines between Hope and Kamloops in British Columbia.^ CN Rail's North American operational facility is located in the city as well as a major intermodal facility that handles all incoming freight from the port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia.

^ For travel west via British Columbia Highway # 16 The Yellow Head Route, see Milebymile.com - British Columbia Road Map Travel Guide Highway 16 The Yellow head Route Te'te Jaune Cache to Jasper.
  • Alberta Road Map RV Travel Guide: #16 The Yellowhead Highway Edmonton to Jasper, Alberta/British Columbia Border 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.milebymile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alberta Road Map RV Travel Guide: #16 The Yellowhead Highway Edmonton to Jasper, Alberta/British Columbia Border .
  • Alberta Road Map RV Travel Guide: #16 The Yellowhead Highway Edmonton to Jasper, Alberta/British Columbia Border 17 September 2009 4:45 UTC www.milebymile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nevertheless, travelers cognizant of road conditions will find winter trips to Edmonton generally safe.^ An unforgettable trip to Edmonton is within reach with our Edmonton travel guide.
  • Edmonton Hotels, Vacations and Tourism, Edmonton, Canada Travel Guide - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ Nevertheless he will travel to Edmonton and hopefully play in the tournament.
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^ Nice photos EE. The winter light conditions in Edmonton make for some really nice photos.
  • EDMONTON, ALBERTA | I got nothing (Winter P.1) - SkyscraperPage Forum 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC forum.skyscraperpage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By bus

.Greyhound buses [8] service Edmonton from all major Canadian cities.^ Easily accessible from all major highways, this Edmonton, Alberta hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a variety of services minutes from downtown and the famous West Edmonton Mall.
  • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]
  • Booking.com: hotel Travelodge Edmonton West, Edmonton (Alberta), Canada. Book your hotel now! 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.booking.com [Source type: General]

^ The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton Attached to 5 major office towers and the Edmonton City Centre Mall, which offers over 400 stores and services, this hotel in Edmonton, Alberta features convenient services and contemporary...
  • Booking.com: hotel Travelodge Edmonton West, Edmonton (Alberta), Canada. Book your hotel now! 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.booking.com [Source type: General]

^ With more green space per capita than any other Canadian city, Edmonton is one of the prettiest prairie cities around!
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

.There is also a premium service between Edmonton and Calgary, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray with Red Arrow Motorcoach [9], which feature spacious seating (only three seats to a row) and workstation seats with electrical connections for business travelers and their computers.^ Edmonton can only fill three calendar pages with summer fun, which are flanked by the hit-and-miss months of May and September.

^ Business travelers enjoy Deluxe Rooms featuring large desks, high-speed internet and king beds.
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

^ Featuring numerous on-site facilities, including a full-service spa and a dinner theater, this hotel is only minutes from the West Edmonton Mall and offers spacious, completely non-smoking accommodations.
  • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]

By train

.VIA Rail, 12360-121 Street, [10] provides passenger train services for Edmonton, and is linked to several major cities along the Canadian National Railroad.^ Edmonton is served by VIA Rail passenger trains.

^ Interviewed by the BBC World Service, the CBC with Anna Maria Trimonte, CBC Winnipeg, Edmonton and Victoria, plus numerous newspapers and magazines, there will be a feature interview with smsteele, along with several of her war pieces in the upcoming issue of cv2.
  • Headline Performers for the Edmonton Poetry Festival 2009 - April 23 to 26, 2009 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com [Source type: General]

^ Edmonton has several professional sports teams, and is home to The University of Alberta, established in 1908 after Edmonton was declared the capital city.
  • Edmonton Accommodations - Edmonton Alberta Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Campgrounds Edmonton - Edmonton AB Motel 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.travelinalberta.com [Source type: General]

.The VIA train station is located a short distance from downtown, near the northwest corner of City Centre Airport.^ The Canadian Airborne Training Centre had been located in the city in the 1980s.

^ The station is located on the northern rail route near the City Centre Airport.

^ City Centre Airport is in the heart of Edmonton.
  • Edmonton Houses for Rent, Apartments in Edmonton, Alberta (AB) Rentals 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.canadarentals.net [Source type: General]

The station has free wifi - ask a staff member for the passkey.
.VIA Rail prices are higher than train prices generally in Europe (or even short distances by Amtrak in the States).^ It will be expensive (more trains, more distance traveled), and will promote even more sprawl.
  • LRT expansion could be done in six years, official says - Connect2Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.connect2edmonton.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Edmonton is served by VIA Rail passenger trains.

.Their passenger trains arrive through Edmonton numerous times during week.^ Edmonton is served by VIA Rail passenger trains.

Passengers experience leisurely travel through some of the most amazing scenery in the world. .Though somewhat more expensive than bus travel, service on a VIA Rail train even in the lowest class is superior to any bus.^ It will be expensive (more trains, more distance traveled), and will promote even more sprawl.
  • LRT expansion could be done in six years, official says - Connect2Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.connect2edmonton.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Edmonton real estate market and in more than 290 offices worldwide, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver commercial real estate services and exceptional results.
  • Colliers International - Edmonton 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.colliersmn.com [Source type: General]

^ Team EG didn't had any problems winning their games, even the top Canadian team Blight coulnd't win more than nine rounds.
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.You can get up and walk around the carriages, dine conveniently, and you will find plenty of legroom in the comfortable seats.^ Driving is the preferred mode of getting around, car rental, public transit, bicycling, walking is only once you get to the area of interest.
  • YEG - IgoUgo Edmonton Journal 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

^ This is downtown Winnipeg's only all-suite hotel, situated right in the heart of the city, where you'll find all the entertainment you'll need, within walking distance.
  • Edmonton, Comfort Inn Edmonton West, Sandman Hotel Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.activehotels.com [Source type: General]

^ If you’ve ever been one of the lucky souls to be finishing last in a workout, you know what it feels like when everyone is cleaning up around you and you’re still struggling to workout.

.If you can afford the extra cost, it is generally worthwhile to take the train rather than the bus.^ I'd rather be debating how we're going to fund this thing than debating about which route to take.
  • LRT expansion could be done in six years, official says - Connect2Edmonton 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.connect2edmonton.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Easy access directly from Edmonton via VIA Rail west to Vancouver and east to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal, and onwards.^ Residents have easy access to West Edmonton Mall by heading east on 87th Avenue.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

^ The Ramada Edmonton hotel is within easy access to many Edmonton attractions including West Edmonton Mall, Telus World of Science, Royal Alberta Museum, Muttart Conservatory, Commonwealth Stadium, Northlands and Rexall Place.
  • Edmonton Hotels compare discount rates and save on all Edmonton Hotels and accommodations 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.choicehoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

^ This Ramada hotel is within easy access to many Edmonton attractions including West Edmonton Mall, Telus World of Science, Royal Alberta Museum, Muttart Conservatory, Commonwealth Stadium, Northlands and Rexall Place.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels Motels - a travel and top tourism guide to Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.edmontonhotelsmotels.com [Source type: General]

Jasper Avenue is at the heart of downtown Edmonton.
Jasper Avenue is at the heart of downtown Edmonton.
.A large part of the city, built before and during the Second World War, is laid out in a grid pattern of straight streets, which makes for easy navigation by car or foot.^ A large portion of the homes in Grovenor were build before the end of the second world war.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of the residences in the neighbourhood were built before the second world war, most were built after.
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^ The railway used to be a key part of the area, but was somewhat abandoned during the 1920’s with a small resurgence during the war in the early 1940’s.
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.There are a number of bridges, including the Walterdale Bridge and High Level Bridge, going in and out of the downtown core.^ The High Level Bridge is Edmonton's oldest bridge.
  • EDMONTON, ALBERTA | I got nothing (Winter P.1) - SkyscraperPage Forum 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC forum.skyscraperpage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The High Level Rail Bridge, formerly CPR's route into the downtown, is used in the summer for historical streetcars.

^ Sourdough Raft Race, passing beneath the High Level Bridge's Great Divide waterfall during Klondike Days.

.Edmonton's downtown is fairly eclectic, home to numerous Government of Alberta buildings as well as modern office towers, including the CN Tower near City Hall and the impressive, white marble-clad Bank of Montreal on 101 Street.^ Easily accessible from all major highways, this Edmonton, Alberta hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a variety of services minutes from downtown and the famous West Edmonton Mall.
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^ Colliers International 3555 Manulife Place 10180 - 101 Street Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5J 3S4 Tel: 780.420.1585 Fax: 780.424.7830 .
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^ The Westin Edmonton , Edmonton, AB 10135 100Th Street , Edmonton, AB, Canada Situated on the vast Alberta prairie, Edmonton is home to more than [ more ] User Rating: 8.5 Jan 28, 2010 — "This hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Edmonton.
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.Edmonton contains some of the most architecturally significant buildings in the province, including the crimson-coloured Citadel Theatre and the church-like spires of Grant MacEwan University.^ The city is located on the North Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies.
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^ There are two strip malls in the centre of the neighbourhood, both containing some of Edmonton’s best restaurants and shopping.
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^ Most of its homes were constructed between the years 1991 and 2001, and some 75 percent are condominium buildings under five stories in height.
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By car

.Areas of Edmonton built before 1950 (and even a few post-1950) place roadways on a grid, with streets N/S and avenues E/W. Some older neighbourhoods like Boyle Street have a diagonal grid pattern, with streets NW/SE and avenues SW/NE. During the 1950s and 1960s, roads became less grid-like, but they are still easily navigable (although less easy to follow than the earlier counterparts).^ Avenue & 66 Street, Edmonton .

^ Avenue & 97 Street, Edmonton .

^ Avenue & 82 Street, Edmonton .

.Almost all new neighborhood developments such as Windermere in the southside and the Village at Greisbach in the northwest are designed with more curves, cul-de-sacs and named streets.^ Wolf Willow Road is the only thoroughfare that provides entry to Westridge and its many cul-de-sac streets.
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^ Various clubs such as the New City Suburbs, the Globe and Halo are also to be found along Edmonton's main street, Jasper Avenue.

^ The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.
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If visiting these newer areas, a current city map is highly recommended.

Highways

.Edmonton's main east-west highway south of the North Saskatchewan River is Whitemud Drive.^ The Saskatchewan River is the boundary to the south east, the Patricia Ravine to the south west and Whitemud Drive frames the north.
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^ The east is framed by 170th Street and the North Saskatchewan River valley borders the south.
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^ Edmonton’s Valley Zoo is to the south east in the river valley area.
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.It goes through the West and South areas of the city.^ The line is surface level on previous railroad right-of-way in the northeast and goes underground through the downtown core from Churchill station (underneath Churchill Square south of the City hall) to Grandin/Government Centre station (just west of the Provincial Legislature grounds).

^ Minutes away from the Edmonton International Airport, West Edmonton Mall and the downtown business core, we are conveniently situated with access to all areas of the city.
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^ Along the west of the neighbourhood is the Anthony Henday Drive, which provides an excellent transportation route to all areas of the city and the international airport.
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.Currently, Anthony Henday Drive is a highway-in-progress with a number of four-way intersections still present.^ Junction of Highway # 16 and Anthony Henday Drive .
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^ The eastern border is Anthony Henday Drive.
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^ West Edmonton Mall and the Edmonton International Airport are both accessed via Anthony Henday Drive.
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.By 2016, it is planned to be the ring road of Metro Edmonton.^ Anthony Henday Drive ( Highway 216) is a ring road transportation project which will eventually encircle the Edmonton Metropolitan area.

.Currently west, southwest, southeast and east legs are complete.^ Neighborhoods near Summerlea include Terra Losa directly north, Glenwood at the northeast, Meadowlark Park at the east end, Elmwood at the southeast, Thorncliff directly south, Aldergrove at southwest, La Perle to the northwest and Belmead at the west.
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^ Areas adjacent to the Hamptons are Glastonbury, Granville to the north, Ormsby Place to the northeast, Jamieson Place at the east, Wedgewood Heights at the southeast and Rural West Edmonton to the south.
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.Edmonton's main highway north of the river is known as Yellowhead Trail (Alberta Highway 16).^ Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton is conveniently located close to downtown Edmonton and the Yellowhead Highway/Highway 16.
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^ Yellowhead Inn Edmonton Address: 15004 Yellowhead Trail Edmonton AB CAN T5V 1A1 1 780 447-2400 .
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^ West Edmonton Mall is easily accessed via Suder Green Drive connecting to 87th Avenue NW. There is easy highway access to route 2 via Whitemud Drive NW. The Edmonton International Airport is also to the east, accessed by Winterburn Road NW to Highway 16 or the Yellowhead Trail.
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.Travelers wishing to discover Edmonton proper (and avoid the trendy, but tourist-clogged Old Strathcona on the southside) are strongly encouraged to take this route.^ Description : Travelodge Edmonton South is located approximately two miles from Old Strathcona and 15 miles from Edmonton International Airport.
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^ The University of Alberta, Old Strathcona, Southgate Center and the south Edmonton Common are all to the south via Whitemud Drive.
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^ The Varscona's location in the heart of historic Old Strathcona, allow guests to experience Edmonton at its vibrant best.

.Some of the city's greatest cultural landmarks, including Rexall Place (home of the Oilers) and Commonwealth Stadium are quickly accessible from the Yellowhead.^ The Oilers will play their 45 home games @ Edmonton's Rexall Place.
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^ The primary professional sports facilities are the Commonwealth Stadium and Rexall Place.

^ The main facilities are Commonwealth Stadium (built for the 1978 COMMONWEALTH GAMES and expanded to 60 000 seats for the WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES in 1983), home of the Eskimos; the Kinsmen Sports Centre (also built for the Commonwealth Games); Rexall Place, home of the Oilers; the Edmonton Northlands horse racing track and exhibition space; and Telus Field, home of the Trappers.

.Other major roads include Groat Road, Mark Messier/St.^ Other major financial centres include ATB Financial and Servus Credit Union (formerly Capital City Savings).

^ Major roads near this neighborhood include the Anthony Henday Drive, which delivers access to southern locations such as the Edmonton International Airport.
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.Albert Trail, the Sherwood Park Freeway, Stony Plain Road and Wayne Gretzky Drive.^ Address: 18035 Stony Plain Road Edmonton AB .

^ Stony Plain Road NW Edmonton .
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^ Stony Plain Road Edmonton .
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By taxi

The most prominent cab companies are:
  • Yellow Cab, 780-462-3456, [11].
  • Capital Taxi, 780-423-2425, [12]
  • Co-op Taxi, 780-425-2525, [13].
  • Barrel Taxi, 780-489-7777, [14].
.All Edmonton taxi companies offer 24/7 service.^ Easily accessible from all major highways, this Edmonton, Alberta hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a variety of services minutes from downtown and the famous West Edmonton Mall.
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^ The hotel also offers room service, valet laundry service, laundry facilities, free parking, and free airport shuttle service (8am to 10pm daily with 24-hour notice).

^ Stay in an Edmonton, Alberta accommodation, and enjoy all Edmonton has to offer.
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.From the last weekend in November to New Year's Eve on weekends, Operation Red Nose offers cab rides for drivers who have been partying and prefer not to drive themselves (780-421-4444).^ Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells among new albums to anticipate this year .
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^ I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who completed November’s Fundamentals Course last night!

^ "Hallsy," as he is often referred to, had spent some 55 years with the CFL club, calling his last game on November 15th, in which we lost 42-21 to the Stampeders.

Edmonton's LRT map, click to enlarge.
Edmonton's LRT map, click to enlarge.
.Edmonton has a safe, efficient and inexpensive public transportation system: the Edmonton Transit System [15].^ The main public transportation networks are run by the Edmonton Transit System (ETS).

^ Edmonton was the first medium-sized Canadian city to construct a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system (1978).

^ Today, Edmonton Transit operates a system of 49 trolley buses on core Routes 3, 5, 7, 120, 133, and 135 in the central and western parts of the city.

.Hundreds of different bus routes cover the city, traveling nearly anywhere you need to go.^ This is downtown Winnipeg's only all-suite hotel, situated right in the heart of the city, where you'll find all the entertainment you'll need, within walking distance.
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^ Knowing this will greatly affect your outcome in the WOD. If you’re down, you’re going to need a lot more time in the warm up to get your body ready.

^ Step 2: Select the city you are going to call to .
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During peak hours, buses run as frequently as every 15 minutes. .Outside of peak, the frequency drops to every 30 minutes and on some routes to industrial areas or far-flung suburbs as infrequent as one service per hour.^ I am trying to squeeze some hours in every day which seems to be working out alright.
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^ Together, they cover an extensive area in central and northern Alberta, while some broadcasting services reach the whole province.

^ One school services the area, the Sherwood Elementary School, part of the Edmonton Public School System.
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.Many major bus routes will operate as early as 5AM to as late as 1AM, but there are a number which stop running at 8PM-9PM or only run only during peak hours (6AM-9AM and 3PM-6PM).^ Camping: There are 1772 sites available in Jasper National Park during peak season with a variety of services.
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^ Downtown - Peak Hours Only with some trips to Government Centre   .

^ Peak Hours Only Additional fare required   .

Some bus routes simply do not run on Sundays. .For more information or to plan your bus trip, you can call Transit Information at 780-496-1611 or check out the Trip Planner [16], or Google Maps.^ We hope that you enjoy your trip where ever your destination may be.
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^ You can check out the song's lyrics by clicking here , or listen (for free) to other Wendy McNeill tracks on her MySpace page .

^ Please email senna1666@yahoo.com or call 780 713 8074 for more info.
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For where routes go and their names which is essential, go to [17].
.Edmonton's transit system is not unified with those of the nearby communities, so if you wish to visit the suburbs be prepared for more transfers and increased fares.^ Do you have a favourite place to visit in Edmonton?

^ There is an elementary school in La Perle that is operated by the public system, and West Edmonton Mall is nearby with great shopping for residents in the area as well as visitors.
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^ The closest high schools are the public Jasper Place High School and the Catholic St. Francis Xavier, both reached by the Edmonton Transit System.
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.Edmonton was the first North American city with a population of under 1 million to have developed a Light Rail Transit (LRT) [18] system.^ Edmonton was the first medium-sized Canadian city to construct a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system (1978).

^ Edmonton is the most northerly major city in North America with a metro population of over 1 million.

^ Located in the heart of downtown, the Westin Edmonton is connected via indoor pedway to over 600 shops, theatres, office towers, the Shaw Conference Centre and the Light Rail Transit(LRT).
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.(Metro Edmonton population is now over 1 million.^ If Edmonton's economy takes off this decade we could see Edmonton pass the million mark by the end of the decade and metro Edmonton approaching 1.4 million.
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^ Edmonton is the most northerly major city in North America with a metro population of over 1 million.

) .It is a part of the Edmonton Transit System (ETS), which also manages the buses.^ The Ormsby Elementary School, part of the Edmonton Public School System serves the area.
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^ The closest high schools are the public Jasper Place High School and the Catholic St. Francis Xavier, both reached by the Edmonton Transit System.
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^ One school services the area, the Sherwood Elementary School, part of the Edmonton Public School System.
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.The track stretches from Clareview Station in the northeast section of the city to the South Campus Station (South Campus, University of Alberta).^ Edmonton has several professional sports teams, and is home to The University of Alberta, established in 1908 after Edmonton was declared the capital city.
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^ Edmonton Light Rail Transit (LRT) provides service to the Northeast, Downtown, Government Center, University with free commuter parking at Clareview, Belvedere and Stadium LRT stations.
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^ Other universities within the borders of Edmonton include Athabasca University, Concordia University College of Alberta , the King's University College, Taylor University College and Seminary, and the Edmonton campus of the University of Lethbridge.

.The LRT line is currently being expanded south to the Southgate Centre and Century Park (2010).^ Future north and west High Speed Transit routes (either for LRT or BRT) are currently being considered by council.

^ A short busway is also being constructed from the future South Campus station (to open in 2008) roughly parallel to Belgravia Road in conjunction with the South LRT expansion.

^ Another TOD called Century Park is already under construction at the site of what was once Heritage Mall (currently under demolition) at the southern end of the future South LRT line.

During peak hours on weekdays, LRT trains run every 6 minutes. Outside of that and on Saturdays, frequency is every 7 to 12 minutes, depending on the time of day. .Sundays and holidays, trains run every 15 minutes throughout the day.^ Hours are Monday-Friday 5:29am-1:26am, Saturday 5:41am-1:26am, Sunday/Holiday 5:30am-12:26am, ten minute interval midday, 15 minute interval early morning/evening.
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Trains operate from about 5:26AM to 1:26AM. On Sundays and holidays, the LRT stops running past 12:26AM.
Fares are $2.50 for adults and $2.25 for youths and seniors. Day passes can be bought for $7.50 regardless of age group. A pack of 10 tickets can be purchased for $21.50 (adults). .Tickets can be purchased at the ETS online store, automated fare vending machines located at all LRT stations, or at the ETS Customer Information Centre located on the pedway level of Churchill Station.^ The station is located on the northern rail route near the City Centre Airport.

^ The LRT is located outside of the front door allowing easy access to U of A and Skyreach Centre.

^ Tickets will also need to be purchased for all food & drinks, including at Saturday's " Baileys Ice Bar " (8-11PM).

.Note that Mac's convenience stores in Edmonton no longer sell adult bus tickets.^ For the time being, CrossFit Edmonton will no longer be posting it’s workouts online.

^ Attached to 5 major office towers and the Edmonton City Centre Mall, which offers over 400 stores and services, this hotel in Edmonton, Alberta features convenient services and contemporary facilities.
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^ THE HOUSE IS IN QUIET AREA , 2 MIN DRIVE TO WEST EDMONTON MALL , NEAR BUS STOP 109 , MIN 6 MONTH OF LEASE , NO PET PLEASE .
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By bicycle

.Edmonton has excellent cycling routes which allow for all-year cycling, though winter cycling can be challenging for those unaccustomed to Edmonton weather.^ Edmonton isn't good during the winter, as the weather is bitterly cold.
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^ Along the west of the neighbourhood is the Anthony Henday Drive, which provides an excellent transportation route to all areas of the city and the international airport.
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^ The rest of the fest is free for all ages, though organziers encourage visitors to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Edmonton Food Bank .

.These marked routes, combined with a lack of freeways to traverse and relatively low traffic compared to other major cities, low snow or rainfall, and a fairly flat terrain, make Edmonton an easy city to travel by bicycle.^ With more green space per capita than any other Canadian city, Edmonton is one of the prettiest prairie cities around!
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^ In 1964 Edmonton annexed the town, making it part of the city proper.
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^ It does combine aspects of living in the country with easy access to the city.
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.The City of Edmonton provides free maps [19] of the bike routes.^ Today, Edmonton Transit operates a system of 49 trolley buses on core Routes 3, 5, 7, 120, 133, and 135 in the central and western parts of the city.

^ Along the west of the neighbourhood is the Anthony Henday Drive, which provides an excellent transportation route to all areas of the city and the international airport.
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^ Laurier Heights is also close to the Whitemud drive, which provides a quick transportation route to the University, Strathcona, Southgate Mall and Fort Edmonton Park.
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Finding addresses

.Edmonton streets are mostly numbered, although there are some named streets: usually major roadways and roads in the newer residential areas.^ Two major roads serve the area.
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^ There are several other neighbourhoods/sections that are essentially connected to the downtown area, and they are Boyle Street (or the "Downtown East Side), Central McDougall which is a residential area that is just north of the downtown core.
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^ There are two strip malls in the centre of the neighbourhood, both containing some of Edmonton’s best restaurants and shopping.
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.Streets in Edmonton run north-south, while avenues run east-west.^ West Edmonton Mall is to the north and is easily accessed by 178th Street.
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^ Continuing north, 178th Street leads to the West Edmonton Mall.
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^ Avenue numbers increase to the north; street numbers increase to the west.

.The downtown core of the city is centered near 101 St and Jasper Ave (which corresponds to 101 Ave), with streets increasing in number to the west, and avenues increasing to the north.^ Jasper Avenue (Downtown Portion) Heading downtown from the West End on a weekend evening, Jasper Ave.

^ Avenue numbers increase to the north; street numbers increase to the west.

^ Address: 99 St. Jasper Ave.

.Addresses follow a regular system throughout Edmonton, with even-numbered address numbers are on the north side of avenues and west side of streets.^ West Edmonton Mall is to the north and is easily accessed by 178th Street.
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^ Continuing north, 178th Street leads to the West Edmonton Mall.
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^ Avenue & 66 Street, Edmonton .

.The first two or three digits of a building or house number identify the street it lies just west of, or the avenue it lies north of.^ Houses with odd numbers are on the east side of a street or the south side of an avenue.

^ Avenue numbers increase to the north; street numbers increase to the west.

^ Avenues run east and west; streets run north and south.

.For example, 10219-101 Street would be located on the east side of 101 Street, just north of 102 Avenue.^ Houses with odd numbers are on the east side of a street or the south side of an avenue.

^ Avenues run east and west; streets run north and south.

^ There are several other neighbourhoods/sections that are essentially connected to the downtown area, and they are Boyle Street (or the "Downtown East Side), Central McDougall which is a residential area that is just north of the downtown core.
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.The vast majority of the city lies in the NW quadrant with the center-point near the southeast corner of the city proper.^ The vast majority of the city falls within the northwest quadrant.

^ Quadrant Avenue (1 Avenue; not yet built) and Meridian Street (1 Street) divide the city into four quadrants: northeast (NE), northwest (NW), southwest (SW) and, most recently, southeast (SE).

.It is common to omit the "NW" from street addresses in the NW quadrant.^ All Edmonton streets now officially have their quadrant included at the end of their names, but it is usual — even on official signage — to omit the "NW" especially when there is no possibility of confusion with a street in another quadrant.

.The grid's official "zeros" are called Meridian Street (at 0 Street) and Quadrant Avenue (at 0 Avenue), but they are not yet important streets for travel.^ Quadrant Avenue (1 Avenue; not yet built) and Meridian Street (1 Street) divide the city into four quadrants: northeast (NE), northwest (NW), southwest (SW) and, most recently, southeast (SE).

^ The city of Strathcona had adopted a grid and quandrant system before to it's amalgamation with Edmonton, with the city being centred on Main Street (now 105 Street) and Whyte Avenue (now officially 82 Avenue).

Meridian & Quadrant do not even intersect at this time.

See

Here are some of the most popular attractions:
.
  • Alberta Legislature - This beautiful colonial-style building dates back to 1911, built following Edmonton's selection as the provincial capital.^ Edmonton is the provincial capital of Alberta, scenic area in some parts.
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    ^ Edmonton is the provincial capital, MD Travel Health, Gay Edmonton, Fresh Magazine , Times.10, Pride Centre of Edmonton.
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    ^ Capital View Tower 10711 Saskatchewan Drive Edmonton, Alberta (780) 496-9824 .
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    Free tours are available. .See Central.
  • Art Gallery of Alberta, (formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery).^ The Art Gallery of Alberta is the city's largest single gallery.

    ^ L.A.-based Randall Stout answered that call and won the contract to give the renamed Art Gallery of Alberta an $88 million overhaul.

    ^ MacEwan - Centre for the Arts - Jasper Gates - Royal Alberta Museum - Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre - Commonwealth Stadium   .

    .This modern facility explores all forms of art.^ This Ramada Inn is one of Leduc's newest facilities and offers all of the modern amenities that the business traveller requires.
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    The gallery has a unique selection of Canadian and international pieces and regularly brings in traveling exhibitions. .See Central.
  • Muttart Conservatory - These four glass pyramids rising out of the river valley are a unique Edmonton landmark.^ Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America , and Edmonton has the highest per capita area of parkland of any Canadian city.

    ^ Close by attractions include the River Valley, Telus Field, West Edmonton Mall and Shaw Conference Centre.

    ^ There are many things that stand out, in particular the River Valley.

    Inside, they house three distinct climate zones and a fourth seasonal display, packed with several hundred plant varieties. .See South Central.
  • TELUS World of Science - Edmonton's largest science museum has a unique architectural design and houses many science exhibits, a planetarium, and an IMAX theatre.^ Within a short drive, guests will find the Telus World of Science Centre, Royal Alberta Museum, and Fort Edmonton Park.
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    ^ Included are the Telus World of Science, a large swimming centre, and ice rink, a smaller football field and stadium as well as a place to play lawn bowling.
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    ^ The largest is the Royal Alberta Museum (formerly the Provincial Museum of Alberta, it was renamed by Queen Elizabeth II during her 2005 visit) which houses over 10 million objects in its collection.

    .See West End.
  • Royal Alberta Museum presents Alberta's history through paintings, statues, and more.^ Within a short drive, guests will find the Telus World of Science Centre, Royal Alberta Museum, and Fort Edmonton Park.
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    ^ Vancouver's torch relay is the longest through a single country in Olympic history, as the torch will see over 12,000 folks carry it over 45,000 kilometres of the host country.

    ^ Best Western West Wood Inn The Best Western West Wood Inn is centrally located in Alberta's West end business district.
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    Exhibits include the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture, Wild Alberta, and the Natural History Gallery. .See West End.
  • West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the world, with copious opportunities for shopping, a built-in hotel, restaurants and food courts, an amusement park, an artificial beach and indoor wave pool, casino, movie theatres, indoor lake and Santa Maria ship replica, and lots of visitors to share it with.^ Harvey's Restaurants - 780-444-1765 West Edmonton Mall .

    ^ West Edmonton Mall is the world's largest shopping mall.
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    ^ A & W Restaurants - 780-444-2283 1570 West Edmonton Mall .

    .See West End.
  • Fort Edmonton Park is living history at its best!^ Within a short drive, guests will find the Telus World of Science Centre, Royal Alberta Museum, and Fort Edmonton Park.
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    ^ Watch the competition for the American Champion title and additional prize purse of $8,000 live at West Edmonton Hall or at ESL TV December 11th to 13th.
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    ^ The Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton hotel is located fifteen minutes from downtown Edmonton, Canada, next to the West Edmonton Business Park.

    .Join the costumed historical interpreters at Fort Edmonton Park - Canada's largest living history museum - and try your hand at living life as an early pioneer.^ It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, and Canada's largest historical park, Fort Edmonton Park.

    ^ The Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton hotel is located fifteen minutes from downtown Edmonton, Canada, next to the West Edmonton Business Park.

    ^ Enter a world of friendly staff and enjoy all that Edmonton has to offer during your stay at Best Western Cedar Park Inn.

    .You'll experience life as it was at the 1846 fort and on the streets of 1885, 1905 and 1920. See South
  • Elk Island National Park of Canada.^ You’ll now see Grinders written something like this: .

    ^ Within its 3-hour span (that includes previews, too), Avatar went from a movie that I didn't even care to see to an experience I'll never forget.

    ^ It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, and Canada's largest historical park, Fort Edmonton Park.

    .With the exception of the Serengeti Plains of Africa, Elk Island National Park has higher densities of hoofed mammals per square kilometer than any other wild area in the world.^ It has an area of parkland per capita that surpasses all other Canadian cities.

    ^ I prefer West Ed overall because of the water park, ice rink and other entertainment options that I think are a bit better than Mall of America.
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    ^ Population density of Edmonton averaged 99.6 people per square kilometre, compared with an average of 4.6, for Alberta altogether.

    Visitors can see over 40 species of mammals including plains and wood bison, elk and moose; and over 250 species of birds. .Located less than an hour away from Edmonton, Elk Island National Park of Canada protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the most endangered habitats in Canada.^ The newer ones are less than two years old and are SD-160s, while the older sets are U2 models from the late 70s and early 80s.
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    ^ With more than 500 locations to serve you from Ontario to BC, there's bound to be one close by .
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    ^ It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, and Canada's largest historical park, Fort Edmonton Park.

    .Open year-round, park visitors can enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, golfing, camping, and more.
  • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.^ These include such things as hiking in Edmonton, AB with all of it's wonderful parks, visiting the Edmonton, AB galleries and museums, or enjoy one of the many Edmonton, AB attractions .
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    ^ Century Park LRT opening early next year.
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    .The award-winning Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Highway 16, or 3 km east of the Elk Island National Park entrance.^ West Meadowlark Park is located just to the east of the West Edmonton Mall.
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    ^ Rates: CAD 80 - 400 — The 1999 Quality Excellence Award winning property is conveniently located in SE Edmonton on Sherwood Park freeway (82nd ave) offering easy access to downtown, the airport, malls and Sherwood Park.
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    ^ Description : The 238-room Executive Royal Inn West Edmonton is located minutes from the West Edmonton Mall, 15 minutes from downtown Edmonton.
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    .This provincial historic site showcases Ukrainian settlement in East Central Alberta.^ Enjoy the elegance and charm of La Boheme, situated in the provincially designated historic site of Gibbard Block (1912).
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    There are over 30 historic buildings including three churches, a fully-functioning grain elevator, blacksmith shop, and sod hut.

North Saskatchewan River Valley

.One of Edmonton’s greatest attractions, the North Saskatchewan River Valley park system provides a natural corridor for all-season recreation and relaxation.^ The City of Edmonton has named five parks in its River Valley Parks System in honour of each of " The Famous Five".

^ These include such things as hiking in Edmonton, AB with all of it's wonderful parks, visiting the Edmonton, AB galleries and museums, or enjoy one of the many Edmonton, AB attractions .
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^ And, like many of the other upscale, in-the-heart-of-downtown hotels, such as the Westin Edmonton and the Sutton Place Hotel , it is part of the pedway system that links many downtown attractions.

.The river valley is the longest expanse of urban parkland in North America at 7,400 hectares – 22 times the size of New York’s Central Park – with golf courses, 22 major parks and over 160 kilometres of maintained multi-use trails for walking, cross-country skiing, cycling, and more.^ Description : Standing high on the bank overlooking the largest urban parkway in North America, The North Saskatchewan River Valley, the Victorian-style Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is approximately 18 miles from the airport.
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^ The great location provides guests with the opportunity to check out some of Edmonton's prime attractions, such as University of Alberta, West Edmonton Mall, Victoria Golf Course, Millwoods Golf Course, Snow Valley Ski Club, and Fort Edmonton Park.

^ Standing high on the bank overlooking the largest urban parkway in North America, The North Saskatchewan River Valley.

.Several attractions are located along the river valley including Fort Edmonton Park, the Valley Zoo, and the Muttart Conservatory.^ Edmonton’s Valley Zoo is to the south east in the river valley area.
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^ One of the bigger attractions in the city is located in Laurier Heights, the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
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^ These include such things as hiking in Edmonton, AB with all of it's wonderful parks, visiting the Edmonton, AB galleries and museums, or enjoy one of the many Edmonton, AB attractions .
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.One of the most popular parks is Hawrelak Park, located just off Groat Road near the University of Alberta.^ The mall is one of Alberta's most popular tourist attractions, and contains an indoor amusement park, a large indoor waterpark, a skating rink, and a luxury hotel in addition to its over 800 shops and services.

^ The Best Western City Centre Inn is located on 109 Street and 113 Avenue, just one kilometer north of 111 Avenue.
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^ Excellent location,close to WEM and just at Whitemud Dr. Close to major transportation routes,easy acces to Univesity of Alberta.Bus stop at the front of the building..
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It encircles a large pond, summer home to a variety of ducks and geese. .It's the site of several Edmonton festivals, including Shakespeare in the Park and Symphony Under the Sky.^ Many other festivals occur such as the River City Shakespeare Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Edmonton International Film Festival.

^ Edmonton plays host to several large festivals each year, hence its local nickname as 'the Festival City.'

^ Edmonton has also been known to have other forms of severe weather, including a massive storm with both rain and hail which occurred on July 11, 2004.

.In winter it is a popular venue for outdoor ice skating and cross-country skiing.^ Cross-country skiing and skating are popular during the long winter.

One of Edmonton's many historic churches.
One of Edmonton's many historic churches.
.A young city, Edmonton's historic structures are still relatively new.^ Edmonton is one of only two major Canadian cities still operating electric trolley buses, the other being Vancouver.

^ Various clubs such as the New City Suburbs, the Globe and Halo are also to be found along Edmonton's main street, Jasper Avenue.

^ In 1914, following amalgamation with Strathcona, Edmonton adopted a new numbered street and avenue system, which with a few small modifications is still in use.

.The City of Edmonton's Municipal Historic Resources are buildings or structures that have been designated by Bylaw as buildings or structures which are legally protected from demolition and from inappropriate changes and alterations.^ Local government officials are presently reviewing neighborhood structure plans regarding the types of residences to be designated for Webber Green, as well as other municipal matters.
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^ Although several attempts have been made by the City of Edmonton to annex surrounding municipalities, no proposal has of yet been approved by the provincial government.

^ Downtown Edmonton from the air Edmonton is at the centre of a metropolitan area that includes 35 independent municipalities either adjacent to Edmonton's city limits or within several kilometres of it.

[20].
.Built from 1907 to 1912, the province's foremost historic structure - the Alberta Legislature - is set amidst beautiful gardens and water displays.^ In 1830 the last fort was built on the present site of the Alberta Legislature.

.Inside and out, the Legislature offers a rich experience in exploring Alberta’s past and present as the focal point of the province’s democratic process.^ In 1830 the last fort was built on the present site of the Alberta Legislature.

.Alberta’s premier architectural attraction overlooks Edmonton’s river valley and is steps away from the heart of downtown Edmonton.^ Laurier Heights in an area in the west of Edmonton that overlooks the river valley.
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^ Description : The Coast Edmonton Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, blocks from city hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square.
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^ Standing high on the bank overlooking the largest urban parkway in North America, The North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Free tours of the building are offered year-round. [21]
.Opening January 31, 2010, the new Art Gallery of Alberta is an 85,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility and a premiere presentation venue.^ The Art Gallery of Alberta is the city's largest single gallery.

^ The underground LRT line comes out onto the surface just north of the new Health Sciences Station at the University of Alberta, which was opened in January, 2006.

.Designed by Randall Stout Architects, Inc.^ Fundraising is currently underway for a new building designed by Randall Stout.

of Los Angeles, the building will itself be a work of art. .Located in the heart of Edmonton's Arts District on Sir Winston Churchill Square, the gallery will secure Edmonton's reputation as a world class city and centre for visual art.^ Description : The Coast Edmonton Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, blocks from city hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square.
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^ City Centre Airport is in the heart of Edmonton.
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^ It plays host to a year-round slate of world-class festivals, earning it the title of "The Festival City.
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[22].
.For further reading about Edmonton's architecture from 1940-1969, Capital Modern is a book available from the Art Gallery of Alberta.^ L.A.-based Randall Stout answered that call and won the contract to give the renamed Art Gallery of Alberta an $88 million overhaul.

^ Located in the Art Gallery District of west Edmonton.
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^ The new Art Gallery of Alberta will open January 31st.

Do

.Edmonton's summer brings many festivals, and with Canada's most impressive mountain parks 3.5-hr drive away, Edmonton is fun year-round.^ These include such things as hiking in Edmonton, AB with all of it's wonderful parks, visiting the Edmonton, AB galleries and museums, or enjoy one of the many Edmonton, AB attractions .
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^ There are four parks in Mayfield, making it one of the most densely populated areas of Edmonton, at least when it comes to parks.
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^ Meadowlark Park is one of the better known neighbourhoods in west Edmonton, namely because of the mall which has stood in the community for over 20 years.
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Winspear on a cold morning.
Winspear on a cold morning.
.Edmonton has a vibrant performing arts community with notable accomplishments in live theatre and live music.^ Close to many corporate offices and Edmonton tourist attractions, such as Edmonton's Theatre/Arts district, Kinsmen Field House, Muttart Conservatory and Commonwealth Stadium.

^ The hotel is in the center of Edmontons art and theater communities.

^ West Edmonton Mall - Victoria School of Performing & Visual Arts   .

.The central area contains the Winspear or Francis Winspear Centre for Music, a new concert hall with stellar acoustics, and the Citadel Theatre, which has hosted major live theatre performances for over forty years.^ The Francis Winspear Centre for Music was opened in 1997 after years of planning and fundraising.

^ An interesting aspect of the hall's design is its separation into acoustically separate areas each of which are insulated from each other through acoustical barriers built into the structure.

^ Called one of the most acoustically perfect concert halls in Canada, it is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and hosts a wide variety of shows every year.

.South Central area is home to the theatre district with a number of venues, and the Jubilee Auditorium, a large concert hall.^ The large manjority of homes in the area are occupied by their owners, with 16% being rented.
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.The west end has two dinner theatres, Jubilation's and Mayfield.^ Mayfield Dinner Theatre 16615 109 Ave.
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^ Silver City, at the west end of the mall, features 13 screens and an IMAX theatre.

^ The Mayfield Dinner Theatre, the hotels main attraction, has been entertaining guests for over 25 years while offering a buffet dinner and show.

Recreation

.Edmonton's river valley and Mill Creek area have an extensive network of trails, good for walking, biking, and cross-country skiing.^ Edmonton’s Valley Zoo is to the south east in the river valley area.
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^ Edmonton has very few trails outside the river valley.
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^ Laurier Heights in an area in the west of Edmonton that overlooks the river valley.
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.At many points in the extensive ravines and forested areas in the river valley, you can't even tell you're in a city.^ Hiking and cycling paths fan out from the community to the McKinnon Ravine and the larger river valley, which makes up the eastern border.
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^ And if you're looking to shop, there isn't a better place in the area.
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^ Laurier Heights in an area in the west of Edmonton that overlooks the river valley.
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.There are a variety of bike shops, including a non-profit bicycle co-op [23].^ There are many amenities close by including lots of shopping and services.
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.You can drop in on their workshop hours and wrench your own bike for cheap.^ When it comes to putting in your own effort to strengthen your goats, where do you stand?

Mechanics are on hand to help and answer your questions. .Bike maps are freely available at many places, such as City Hall, Edmonton Tourism's Visitor Information Centres, the University, in addition to most bike shops, eg.^ Additional shops are available at the Pacific Heights Shopping Centre and Meadowlark Park Centre.
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^ These include such things as hiking in Edmonton, AB with all of it's wonderful parks, visiting the Edmonton, AB galleries and museums, or enjoy one of the many Edmonton, AB attractions .
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^ It became a section of the city in the mid 1960’s when the town of Jasper Place combined with the city of Edmonton.
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Revolution Cycle [24], United Cycle [25], Hardcore Mountain Bike Store [26] and others.
.Edmonton has small ski hills in or near the city, including Edmonton Ski, Sunridge Ski Area, and Snow Valley.^ Additional oil reserves were also discovered during the late 1940s and the 1950s in the Edmonton area near the town of Redwater.

^ European style boutique hotel with a French Provincial theme located close to the Yellowhead, across from City Centre Airport, near the heart of downtown Edmonton.
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^ Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America , and Edmonton has the highest per capita area of parkland of any Canadian city.

Natural and artificial snow cover their slopes from early winter to early spring, offering city skiers an easy way to learn, amuse families, and tone up for the big Rocky Mountain ski opportunities in Jasper and Banff.

Golf

Albertans are keen golfers, based on the province's sunny summers, large number of developed courses, and relatively low prices. .Within city limits, the City of Edmonton operates three public courses, including Canada's oldest municipal golf course: Victoria (central), Riverside (South) both of which are located close to downtown (though difficult to access without a vehicle), and the par-three Rundle Park (Edmonton/North).^ Edmonton Public Transit provides easy access to both.
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^ Located in downtown Edmonton.

^ The smaller and older Edmonton City Centre Airport, — the oldest city-owned airport in Canada — is located just north of downtown Edmonton.

.There are over 70 golf courses located in the Edmonton region.^ Several golf courses, both public and private, are also located in the river valley.

^ There are also over 70 museums in Edmonton of ranging sizes.

^ Terwilliger Park and Fort Edmonton Park are nearby, as is the Edmonton Country Club and Golf Course and the Fred Broadstock Outdoor Swimming Pool.
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Spectator sports

.Edmonton is home to a number of professional and amateur sport teams.^ Edmonton has a proud heritage of very successful sports teams including the Edmonton Grads, Edmonton Eskimos, and Edmonton Oilers.

.The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League are the most recognized team and have won numerous Stanley Cups.^ Edmonton Oilers Hockey Packages available.
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^ Numerous minor-league teams in the City include the Edmonton Cracker-Cats.

^ Edmonton has a proud heritage of very successful sports teams including the Edmonton Grads, Edmonton Eskimos, and Edmonton Oilers.

.They play at the 16,839 seat Rexall Place which was built in 1979. Minor league hockey is also part of the Edmonton sports scene with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League.^ Located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the residential area of Britannia Youngstown was originally part of the town of Jasper Place.
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^ In 1964 Jasper Place became a part of Edmonton.
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^ Although oil reserves were already known as early as 1914 to exist in the southern parts of Alberta, they produced very little oil compared to those around Edmonton.

.Edmonton is also home to the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.^ Canadian Football League .

^ Edmonton is home to 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG), the regular army brigade group of Land Forces Western Area of the Canadian Army.

^ The 1990s saw a solidification of the economy and now Edmonton is home of Canadian Western Bank, the only publicly traded Schedule I chartered bank headquarters west of Toronto .

The Eskimos have won 13 Grey Cups and play at the 60,000 seat Commonwealth Stadium. .For basketball, the recently formed Edmonton Energy of the International Basketball League play at Grant MacEwan Gymnasium against smaller American cities and other Canadian cities.^ Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America , and Edmonton has the highest per capita area of parkland of any Canadian city.

^ It has an area of parkland per capita that surpasses all other Canadian cities.

^ The smaller and older Edmonton City Centre Airport, — the oldest city-owned airport in Canada — is located just north of downtown Edmonton.

.The University of Alberta Golden Bears (men's teams) and the University of Alberta Pandas (women's teams) participate in a number of sports including hockey, soccer, football (men), rugby, and track and field.^ Included are the Telus World of Science, a large swimming centre, and ice rink, a smaller football field and stadium as well as a place to play lawn bowling.
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^ Edmonton has a proud heritage of very successful sports teams including the Edmonton Grads, Edmonton Eskimos, and Edmonton Oilers.

^ More Singles in Edmonton, Alberta: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Single Men in Edmonton Single Women in Edmonton .
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Other local entries include the Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League and the Edmonton Capitals of the Golden League of Baseball, who play at TELUS Field.

Major events and festivals

.Edmonton, hailed as "Canada's Festival City" [27], is home to over 30 annual festivals and special events throughout the year.^ It plays host to a year-round slate of world-class festivals, earning it the title of "The Festival City.
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^ The reason why the city proposed a 30-year plan for the LRT was the fierce opposition that it encountered in the past.
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^ Ormsby Place, named for the creator of the city’s street grid system is located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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.Attracting over 500,000 visitors each year, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is the largest in North America, second largest in the world, offering some 1,000 performances, primarily in venues in Old Strathcona.^ The West Edmonton Mall is the largest mall in North America and the fifth largest in the world.
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^ West Edmonton Mall was the world's biggest for about twenty years, but it's been eclipsed for the last five or so (tells you something about the ridiculous scale of international retail these days).
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^ Standing high on the bank overlooking the largest urban parkway in North America, The North Saskatchewan River Valley.

The Works Art & Design Festival features new works of painting, drawing, sculpture, and much more. The Whyte Ave Artwalk lets viewers stroll the avenue looking at local art. There is also the Canoe Fest which tells stories about morals and history. For music, Symphony Under the Sky is a nice way to listen to some fine music in the great outdoors. .One of the world’s leading Folk festivals, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is a four-day outdoor music extravaganza that attracts more than 80,000 music lovers.^ With more than 500 locations to serve you from Ontario to BC, there's bound to be one close by .
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^ Additionally you will have the chance to grab even more of the $15,000 prize money as well as a slot for the World Championship in early 2010 in Germany!
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^ Another point: Edmonton has a lot more going for it than the West Edmonton Mall.
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.Situated in Gallagher Park in Edmonton's scenic river valley, the festival offers an eclectic mix of music for all tastes.^ These include such things as hiking in Edmonton, AB with all of it's wonderful parks, visiting the Edmonton, AB galleries and museums, or enjoy one of the many Edmonton, AB attractions .
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^ Edmonton’s Valley Zoo is to the south east in the river valley area.
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^ I love the River Valley and often you can find me walking or running on the trails by Hawrelak and Emily Murphy Park.

For culture, Edmonton rolls out the red carpet. Heritage Days puts the spotlight on the food, dance, and local goods from over 60 cultural backgrounds. Edmonton Cariwest is a Caribbean festival that takes over downtown with colourful dances. Gay Pride is a large festival that closes Jasper Ave for people to be proud of gay rights.
.In food, Edmonton has some festivals to keep you salivating.^ In case you didn’t already know, and based off some questions from yesterdays post, CrossFit Edmonton also offers personal training.

^ As some of you may have already noticed, there are a few changes going on at CrossFit Edmonton.

.One of the most popular is A Taste of Edmonton.^ There are four parks in Mayfield, making it one of the most densely populated areas of Edmonton, at least when it comes to parks.
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^ One of the big draws is that is convenient to the popular West Edmonton Mall to the area’s north west.
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.Purchase tickets and sample culinary delights from 40 of Edmonton’s leading restaurants at Sir Winston Churchill Square.^ Hughes 2C Riel Dr & Sir Winston Churchill Dr .
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^ Sir Winston Churchill Sq.

^ Painting the Town Red , Sir Winston Churchill Square , U of A , Whyte Ave.

Casinos

.The Edmonton area has seven large casinos: Casino Yellowhead, Casino Edmonton, Bacarrat Casino, Palace Casino, St Albert Casino, Celebration's Casino, and Marriot Enoch Resort & Casino.^ The Westmount 11230 St Albert Trail Edmonton, Alberta (780) 413-3176 .
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^ Casino Yellowhead - River Cree Casino & Resort - Baccarat Casino - Century Casino - Palace Casino - Northlands Casino - Gold Dust Casino .

Trendy Whyte Avenue on a winter day.
Trendy Whyte Avenue on a winter day.
.Some of the best shopping opportunities are...^ There are two strip malls in the centre of the neighbourhood, both containing some of Edmonton’s best restaurants and shopping.
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  • Whyte Avenue (in South Central) is the stretch of 82 Avenue west of 75 St. You'll tend to want to focus on the strip between Gateway Boulevard and 109 Street. .Whyte Avenue is Edmonton's main retail district on the urban side and certainly should not be missed.^ This hotel is located minutes from Edmonton's number one hotspot for entertainment, Whyte Avenue.

    ^ From these points Quesnell can easily travel to Whyte Avenue, the University of Alberta and the popular West Edmonton Mall.
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    ^ South side destinations such as Whyte Avenue, Southgate Center and the University of Alberta can all be conveniently reached by Whitemud Drive.
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    It's edgy, funky, mainstream, indie, quirky, and nerdy. .Stroll through bookstores, clothing shops, and little gift shops while amidst the wonderful crowd of people.
  • 124th Street (in Central) is Edmonton's quieter urban shopping experience.^ I used to be one of those people who would bulldoze through the crowds to get where I needed to be, and it took me awhile to figure out it just doesn't work that way.
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    ^ I personally am not the kind of consumer who window shops while strolling down West Edmonton Mall.
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    Outside the downtown, this strip has just recently become a good place to stop. .The place is mainly home to boutiques and designer shops for stuff like fashion, furniture and home improvement.^ Custom designed furniture and warm color schemes transform guest rooms into an inviting and comfortable home away from home retreat.

    The area is also home to the Gallery Walk - the first of its kind in Canada. .The member galleries are easily accessible within walking distance.^ Just off of Calgary trail, north of Highway 2, Econo Lodge is within walking distance of a variety of shops and restaurants.

    ^ The Sandman Hotel offers guests moderatley priced accommodations and is within walking distance of West Edmonton Mall.

    ^ Comfort Inn Edmonton , Edmonton, AB 17610 100Th Avenue , Edmonton, AB, Canada Within walking distance to famous West Edmonton Mall.
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    .There are two self-guided gallery walks organized each spring and fall.
  • West Edmonton Mall (in West End) ...^ West Edmonton Mall, Entrance 44, Edmonton .

    ^ Advertise with us for West Edmonton Mall .
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    ^ West Edmonton Mall Inn , Edmonton, AB 17504 90 Ave , Edmonton, AB, Canada Affordability and luxury under one roof.
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    few can miss the largest mall in the continent, at .8882 170 St (NW).^ Red's 2556, 8882 170 St. .
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    Over 800 shops fill the suburban mega shopping and entertainment centre. Pretty much any style can be found here. .Browse the shops for art, books, gifts, lingerie, soaps, groceries, clothing, watches, jewelry and what ever else you can think of!
  • Kingsway (Garden) Mall (in North) is Edmonton's second largest mall, and recently completed expansion.
  • Downtown (in Central) you will find Edmonton City Centre, which transforms three city blocks into a retail destination of more than 170 stores and services.^ Kingsway Garden Mall, 3 minutes away, and West Edmonton Mall, 15 minutes away.
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    ^ The West Edmonton Mall is the largest mall in North America and the fifth largest in the world.
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    ^ Kingsway Garden Mall Entrance #44, Edmonton .

    .Adjacent to Edmonton City Centre are Commerce Place and Manulife Place, where you’ll find a selection of high-end retailers such as Escada and Holt Renfrew.^ Do you have a favourite place to visit in Edmonton?

    ^ Although we are focused primarily on finding you a discount hotel in Edmonton, AB we also recognize the need to find other amenities such as Edmonton, AB dining , Edmonton, AB attractions , transportation to and from Edmonton, AB , as well as what activities there are to do in Edmonton, AB .
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Eat

See the district articles for specific listings of different restaurants and fast food joints.
There are two major dining centres:
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  • Downtown and Oliver - many restaurants from chains to one-of-a-kind restaurants, from high to low prices.^ The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton is located in downtown Edmonton, one block from the Arts District and close to over 400 shops and restaurants.

    ^ Description : The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton is located in downtown Edmonton, one block from the Arts District and close to over 400 shops and restaurants.
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    103 St., 102nd Avenue, 100 St. and Jasper Avenue have the highest concentration. .Some of the most popular include: Lux Steakhouse, Hundred, Sorrentino's, Famoso Neopolitan, Matahari, Japanese Village, Blue Plate Diner, La Ronde, Sabor Divinio, and La Tapa.
  • Whyte Ave. - restaurants that offer gourmet food of every variety.^ Amenities at this hotel include a restaurant, banquet facilities, a business centre, a lounge and free high-speed Internet access in some rooms.
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    ^ They also have numerous restaurants, including a huge food court with every kind of cuisine imaginable.
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    ^ WEM has several food courts, and the one by Galaxyland is the best because it offers more variety, including Korean and South Asian cuisine.
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    It's easy to just look around and pick a restaurant you'll be satisfied with.
  • West Edmonton - whether in West Edmonton Mall or nearby, there are lots of familiar and unique restaurants to chose from.
.Edmonton is the birthplace of two major Canadian restaurant chains: Boston Pizza[28] (Italian), and earl's[29] (Canadiana).^ There are two strip malls in the centre of the neighbourhood, both containing some of Edmonton’s best restaurants and shopping.
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^ If the project does eventually get the green light, Edmonton's downtown will see a grand rejuvenation that may par it up with other major Canadian cities.

These two have major locations across Canada. The city is also home to a lot of good quality fast food chains like Burger Baron and Fatburger.
Italian food is very high quality in Edmonton. Chianti's, Sicilian Kitchen, Sorrentino's, Fiore Cantina, and Tony's Pizza offer hearty and filling pasta. The best are Whyte Ave, Downtown, or in Little Italy.
.Edmonton has its fair share of cheap Chinese food, most of which is concentrated in Chinatown.^ It's true, they've shut down the cheap movies in the main food fair.
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.WokBox is another Edmonton-based chain, offering fair priced Chinese food in a fast food environment.^ Save-on-foods 10325 34 ave (plus get another 0.04 Cent/L off /pump price) .
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^ Description : The Sandman Hotel West Edmonton offers moderately priced accommodations within walking distance of West Edmonton Mall.
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^ Description : This moderately priced hotel offers rooms and suites a fifteen-minute drive from the Edmonton airport.
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.For a healthy alternative, check out HealthFare[30], which got its start in Edmonton in 2008. A new location opened downtown on Jasper Avenue in 2009. They display the calorie count of their items, and the restaurants employ green initiatives including: chairs are made of recycled plastic and aluminum; tables are made of reclaimed wood from local sources; eco-friendly take-out materials are made from renewable resources; and more.^ Rates: CAD 30 - 1380 — Located on the outskirts of Edmonton, the luxurious Marriott Edmonton River Cree Resort features a casino, a nightclub, two ice rinks, four restaurants, event facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and so much more.
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^ Jasper Avenue (Downtown Portion) Heading downtown from the West End on a weekend evening, Jasper Ave.

^ European style boutique hotel with a French Provincial theme located close to the Yellowhead, across from City Centre Airport, near the heart of downtown Edmonton.
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.Try locally grown and produced food: EatLocalFirst.com includes a list of all members with information on what they sell and produce and where to find them.^ All Canadian crossfitters can find basic information about all Canadian Qualifiers here .

^ Since shopping at this mall is an all day event they have many food courts to choose from and a bunch of restaurants right inside.
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^ Show all deals Narrow Deals by Member Exclusive Rates Points/Miles Offers Partner offers Non-Marriott Reward Deals Find .
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Drink

Alcohol

The two local microbreweries are Alley Kat and Ambers's Brewing.
.There are many pubs, clubs, lounges, and bars clustered on Jasper Avenue (downtown) and Whyte Avenue (Old Strathcona).^ Your search for Edmonton North West Bars, Pubs and Clubs found 54 results .
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^ Whitemud Drive, which can be accessed by 149th Street, makes it easy for residents to reach the University of Alberta, Old Strathcona, Southgate Centre and lively Whyte Avenue, all to the south.
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^ At the lower end of the scale, also on Whyte, are the Strathcona and Commercial hotels, which are Old Strathcona landmarks.

Some of the most popular in Old Strathcona include Filthy McNasty's, Black Dog, and O'Byrne's.
.Downtown you will find Suede, Sherlock Holmes, Red Star Pub, The Pint, The Bank Ultra Lounge, and Oil City Roadhouse.^ Sherlock Holmes Pub 1650 West Edmonton Mall .
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Coffee

.There are two main areas for good coffee.^ From a tourist perspective there isn’t much in the area, but it's a fine place to get a good night's sleep between flights.

The Coffee Block refers to a block of independent coffee shops between 103 St. and 104 St. on Jasper Avenue. .Although there are only 3 cafés, they are all very good.^ There are occasional independently owned businesses but they make up a meager percent of all the stores represented.
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^ The only other thing I remeber is they had an Amiga store which made me love this mall more than all others.
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.Three Bananas Cafe is another perfect stop; it's on the way to the Churchill LRT station at Churchill Square (102 Avenue between 99 and 100 Street).^ One Thornton Court, 99 Street and Jasper Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2E7 Canada .
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^ It is bordered by 142nd street, 149th street, 107th avenue, and on the south the McKinnon Ravine is the divider between Grovenor and the next neighbourhood.
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.Another area is Whyte Avenue which has more spread out coffee shops but pretty much each one is very good.^ Another World Tour pretty much.
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^ From a tourist perspective there isn’t much in the area, but it's a fine place to get a good night's sleep between flights.

^ Both of these spans cross Whitemud Drive and give the area’s residents quick access to West Edmonton Mall, Whyte Avenue and the University of Alberta.
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.Java Jive is a local institution, having been around for more than thirty years and locally owned.^ Only 35 percent of the census respondents said they lived in the neighborhood for more than five years.
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^ True, it's more a criticism of the 100 year plan than the 6 year plan.
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^ I think that all of the continents have very strong teams and I really am hoping to see a much more even representation of that than what we saw last year.
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There are three shops on the University of Alberta campus, and a warehouse on 77th Ave and 99th St. Transcend in Argyll is a very classy coffee shop that not only makes coffee, will sell you the beans (if you want to take home). Mandolin Books and Coffee Company on 112 Avenue is another fantastic find. .Other than that, just do some exploring, you might just find something that is just for you.^ How do you think the continents stack up against each other in WoW? This is something which is endlessly debated, and to be honest I think it's a pointless discussion.
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^ Yeah it's not like any other mall you would find in the US. I've been to nicer and bigger malls outside of the US...this mall comes close to it.
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^ It's true that the stores are about what you'd find in other malls, but I find the shopping at other malls boring too; if you like mall stores, you'll likely find nothing wrong with the ones here.
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Sleep

Budget

.Most of the budget hotels in the city are concentrated in and around the south (e.g.^ Bed & Breakfasts If you prefer the bed and breakfast route, there are just over a dozen scattered around the city, and for the most part, they are relatively modern, private homes.

Derrick Hotel) end of the city or in the deep east central area. .There is also a lot in the nearby suburbs, see Edmonton's area.^ There are three schools in the area, the Rio Terrace Elementary and the Pacific Heights Elementary, both part of the Edmonton Public School System and the Catholic Our Lady of Victories Elementary.
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^ There is an elementary school in La Perle that is operated by the public system, and West Edmonton Mall is nearby with great shopping for residents in the area as well as visitors.
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^ There are four parks in Mayfield, making it one of the most densely populated areas of Edmonton, at least when it comes to parks.
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Mid Range

.Closer to the core, Holiday Inn Express Downtown and the Comfort Inn & Suites are good options.^ Conveniently located in downtown Edmonton, the Edmonton Comfort Inn & Suites features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, photocopying service, restaurant and more.
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^ Located in west Edmonton, just minutes from West Edmonton Mall, the Mayfield Inn and Suites has all the comforts for a vacationing family or a single executive.
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^ Several well-known chain hotels like the Days Inn , the Econo Lodge Downtown , and the Holiday Inn Express , are located a block or two off Jasper Avenue.

.These two offer great views along with easy access to the benefits of downtown.^ If you want something that falls between these two options within easy walking distance of Old Strathcona, try the Signature Suites Campus Tower , which offers practical, apartment-style suites at reasonable prices.

^ Rates: CAD 80 - 400 — The 1999 Quality Excellence Award winning property is conveniently located in SE Edmonton on Sherwood Park freeway (82nd ave) offering easy access to downtown, the airport, malls and Sherwood Park.
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^ There is also easy access to two river valley parks, Laurier Heights park and Buena Vista park.
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.In the north end, the Prospector's Gaming Room and North Inn and Suites are some great examples of some modern and simple good priced hotels at that part of the city.^ Bed & Breakfasts If you prefer the bed and breakfast route, there are just over a dozen scattered around the city, and for the most part, they are relatively modern, private homes.

^ The Mayfield Inn & Suites , a bit northeast of this area, is a 300+-room hotel complex that offers a host of amenities.

^ So, too, are some one-of-a-kind hotels like the Alberta Place Suite Hotel and the Signature Suites Edmonton House , which offer daily, weekly and monthly rates.

In the West End, with the closeness of West Edmonton Mall, there are a ton of hotels to choose from, most of which are on 100 Ave.
.South of the river, in Old Strathcona-University the Campus Suites is a great option for nice service and its proximity to the University.^ If you want something that falls between these two options within easy walking distance of Old Strathcona, try the Signature Suites Campus Tower , which offers practical, apartment-style suites at reasonable prices.

^ Description : Travelodge Edmonton South is located approximately two miles from Old Strathcona and 15 miles from Edmonton International Airport.
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^ The Campus Tower Suite Hotel is the closest all-suite hotel to the University of Alberta.

.Days Inn Edmonton South is a recent addition to Old Strathcona, just a few blocks off Whyte Avenue.^ The upper-end choices include the Coast Terrace Inn , the Delta Edmonton South Hotel & Conference Centre , and the Greenwood Inn .

^ Description : Travelodge Edmonton South is located approximately two miles from Old Strathcona and 15 miles from Edmonton International Airport.
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^ Old Strathcona This lively part of the city only offers a few accommodations, but they are interesting ones.

.Also on Gateway Boulevard there is a lot of hotels like Greenwood Inn & Suites, Ramada South, Travelodge South, Econo Lodge, Sawridge Inn Edmonton South and Cedar Park Inn are the highest quality.^ Centrally located and minutes from downtown- the Edmonton Inn is Edmonton's largest hotel.

^ The Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton hotel is located fifteen minutes from downtown Edmonton, Canada, next to the West Edmonton Business Park.

^ Enter a world of friendly staff and enjoy all that Edmonton has to offer during your stay at Best Western Cedar Park Inn.

.In the east, there is a lovely Four Points hotel with easy access to the city.^ It does combine aspects of living in the country with easy access to the city.
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^ Residents have easy access to West Edmonton Mall by heading east on 87th Avenue.
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^ Where City, point of interest, or airport Hotel check-in Car pick-up 1 am .
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Splurge

.Edmonton has a good variety of high end hotels in different locations in the city.^ European style boutique hotel with a French Provincial theme located close to the Yellowhead, across from City Centre Airport, near the heart of downtown Edmonton.
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^ Ormsby Place, named for the creator of the city’s street grid system is located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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^ The Days Inn & Suites West Edmonton is the city's premier non-smoking hotel that is just a three minute drive from world-famous West Edmonton Mall.
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Some of the most popular locations are:
  • Downtown Edmonton. .has the highest amount of high end hotels in the city.^ Description : Stay at this Edmonton hotel conveniently located in the heart of the city*s West End business center just blocks away from the West Edmonton Mall.
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    ^ The hotel is located in the city's south end and is close to the International Airport and the downtown core.
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    .One can choose from hotels with river valley views like Crowne Plaza - Chateau Lacombe and the Courtyard Marriott and ones that have good views of density like the Sutton Place Hotel and the Westin Edmonton.^ Also perched above the river valley is the architecturally interesting Crown Plaza Chateau Lacombe , a round, high-rise hotel.

    ^ This is one of Edmonton's most elegant hotels.

    ^ And, like many of the other upscale, in-the-heart-of-downtown hotels, such as the Westin Edmonton and the Sutton Place Hotel , it is part of the pedway system that links many downtown attractions.

    .There is also some very beautiful boutique hotels like Matrix Hotel and the Union Bank Inn.^ There are stores here that are no where else in the city like Beauty Junkie, Banana Republic, H & M, and The Apple Store.
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    ^ The Union Bank Inn is a luxury facility in the heart of downtown Edmonton.

    ^ Union Bank Inn .

    .Either way, all of these posh empires have good access to the goods of downtown, friendly service, nice architecture, and awesome suites.^ I think it's wiser to spend a little more and get good LRT service to all areas of the city first.
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    ^ The ETS system provides good access to transportation to all areas of the city, and Lynnwood residents are able to take good advantage of the system.
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    .Oh, for the extravagant traveller, the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is a classic, chateau-like building built in 1912 and is the most expensive in the city, not to mention the most beautiful.  edit
  • West Edmonton.^ The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has been a city landmark in Edmonton for years.

    ^ Description : Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton Hotel is only 15 minutes from downtown Edmonton and 3 minutes away from the West Edmonton Mall - the world*s largest shopping center.
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    ^ This award winning hotel is located only one mile from West Edmonton Mall.

    .This area is full of high-class hotels due to West Edmonton Mall.^ Located near to West Edmonton Mall.
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Ramada hotel is within easy access to many Edmonton attractions including West Edmonton Mall, Telus World of Science, Royal Alberta Museum, Muttart Conservatory, Commonwealth Stadium, Northlands and Rexall Place.
    • Edmonton, AB Hotels Motels - a travel and top tourism guide to Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.edmontonhotelsmotels.com [Source type: General]

    ^ West Edmonton Mall is to the north and is easily accessed by 178th Street.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    .One can choose from Fantasyland Hotel that's right in the mall or further out ones like Hampton Inn & Suites and the Hilton Garden Inn.  edit
  • Area codes for phones in Edmonton are 780 and 587.
  • Wireless connection - most hotels offer wireless connection and for outdoor use-check out City Hall/Churchill Square or most parts of downtown, as they have good internet connection.^ They offer a connection, but you have to pay over $12 to log in and not even Starbucks or the Fantasy Land Hotel can offer hospitality internet service 'cause it would be competition with WEM's little piece of the pie.
    • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ The world famous Fantasyland Hotel, Canada's number one vacation paradise, is the ideal destination for weddings, anniversaries, conventions and all your special celebrations.
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre Edmonton offers an impressive array of amenities including extensive meeting and banquet space, free high-speed wireless Internet access, a fitness room, a business centre, a restaurant and bar and laundry facilities.
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    Also there are some internet cafés that you can check out.
  • Emergency - If you have an emergency, call 911.

Police stations

.Edmonton is patrolled by the Edmonton Police Service.^ Also services the area is the west head office of the Edmonton city police.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

In addition to the Police Headquarters/Downtown Division located east of City Hall, the EPS is separated into five operational Divisions (the name in brackets denotes the neighbourhood in which the Division station is located):
  • Downtown Division (Boyle Street)
  • North Division (Miller)
  • West Division (Glenwood)
  • Southwest (Papachase Industrial)
  • Southeast (Tawa)

Internet cafés

.Edmonton has a small number of internet cafés, most being downtown or in Old Strathcona-University.^ Description : Travelodge Edmonton South is located approximately two miles from Old Strathcona and 15 miles from Edmonton International Airport.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Alberta's Lowest Hotel Rates 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ The Varscona's location in the heart of historic Old Strathcona, allow guests to experience Edmonton at its vibrant best.

^ Description : The Metterra Hotel on Whyte is Edmontons newest upscale boutique hotel, located in the heart of funky Old Strathcona.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Alberta's Lowest Hotel Rates 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

Stay safe

The overall crime rate is decreasing. There are some areas where increased caution is advised, particularly after dark:
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  • The "inner city" area to the east of downtown (these neighbourhoods include: Boyle, Central McDougall, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Alberta Avenue)- a square bounded by Jasper Avenue (corresponds to 101 Avenue) on the south, 118 Avenue on the north, 97 Street on the west, and around 85th Street on the east - has parts that are best avoided.^ Description : The Coast Edmonton Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, blocks from city hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square.
    • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Alberta's Lowest Hotel Rates 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s borders are 87th avenue along the south, 149th street along the east side, 156th along the western portion of the neighbourhood, and 92nd avenue at the northern portion of Jasper Park.
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    ^ Whitemud Drive, which can be accessed by 149th Street, makes it easy for residents to reach the University of Alberta, Old Strathcona, Southgate Centre and lively Whyte Avenue, all to the south.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    118 Avenue and 107 Avenue feature numerous signs asking visitors to report prostitution by calling a 1-800 number. .There is a large homeless and transient population in this area which has been followed with a serious drug and alcohol issue and gang violence.^ I enjoyed my trip there, but the food court has some serious issues.
    • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ There are four parks in Mayfield, making it one of the most densely populated areas of Edmonton, at least when it comes to parks.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are a growing number of low rise apartments in the area as well, largely due to the aging population in Meadowlark with some people retiring and choosing to live in smaller residences.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    .Along with the gangs throughout the inner city, the west end on stoney plain road has a gang problem, the gang "redd alert" has a strong hold on the area.
  • In recent years there has been an increase in alcohol-fueled disturbances on weekends near 82nd (Whyte) Avenue between 103 Street and 109 Street (the city's most concentrated party zone).^ Stoney Plain Road borders the south.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    ^ However, there is a commercial area at the north end of the neighborhood, near Stony Plain Road.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Canora is mainly zoned residential but there is some commercial development along the southern edge of the area.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    Use caution and common sense here, be somewhat wary of the closing-time outflow after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Try to be out of the bar and on your way home by 1AM, or, at the very least, don't linger on the street after closing time, also travel in groups if possible.
Panhandling has increased in recent years, particularly downtown and in the Old Strathcona area. Just decline politely and it shouldn't be an issue. .Try to avoid parking lots that aren't gated shut, as there is a clear entrance for panhandlers to get in and be more aggressive.^ The staff was friendly, the beds were comfortable, and they let me leave my car in the parking lot to shop more on Sunday after checking out.
  • West Edmonton Mall Inn in Edmonton: Hotel Rates & Reviews on Orbitz 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

Northern driving

.Navigation in Edmonton is made easier by city's street grid and relative lack of traffic compared to most other major North American cities.^ The Best Western City Centre Inn is located on 109 Street and 113 Avenue, just one kilometer north of 111 Avenue.
  • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Alberta's Lowest Hotel Rates 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Ormsby Place, named for the creator of the city’s street grid system is located in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

.Visitors should note that additional hazards are presented by winter driving in the city, especially during and after the first few snowfalls of the winter.^ The weekends are really busy, and it's biblically chaotic during the holidays (especially during the winter).
  • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

Ice can be a problem, especially on bridges. Ice on roadways can be almost invisible, which is where the commonly used - and dreaded - term "black ice" comes from.
  • Edmonton Journal A traditional journalistic newspaper tied to facts and less opinionated
  • Edmonton Sun A more tabloid style newspaper focused on news reporting but also more opinionated and tilted in views.
  • Vue Weekly A free, artsy and more controversial newspaper talking about events surrounding the city.
  • SEE Magazine A free, artsy and editorial newspaper focused more on day to day events in Edmonton

Hospitals and major health centres

.If you are on the north end, central, or in east central, the Royal Alexandra Hospital is the best.^ The neighborhood’s boundaries are 95 Avenue on the north end, 87 Avenue on the south end, 170 Street to the east and 178 Street to the west.
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^ Old Strathcona - Kinsmen Sports Centre - Telus Field - Alberta Legislature Building - Victoria School of Performing & Visual Arts - Royal Alexandra Hospital - NAIT - North Town Mall - Northgate Centre   .

^ Ross Sheppard Composite High School - Royal Alexandra Hospital - Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital - Commonwealth Stadium - Cromdale - Rexall Place   .

For the west, Misericordia is probably the best due to proximity. .In the south side of the river, you may choose from Grey Nun's or University.^ It is surrounded by open space on two sides, the North Saskatchewan River valley to the east and a ravine to the south.
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^ South side destinations such as Whyte Avenue, Southgate Center and the University of Alberta can all be conveniently reached by Whitemud Drive.
  • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

Some people in central might go to University as well.
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  • University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 Street NW, (780) 407-8822, [32].^ Parkallen - University of Alberta Hospital   .

    Centrally located with very good, young doctors. .Best for people in South Central or Central.  edit
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway NW, (780) 735-4111, [33].^ Best Western South Edmonton Inn & Suites Address: 1204 - 101 Street Edmonton Alberta Canada T6X OP1 1 780 801-3580 .
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Edmonton Inn Address: 11830 Kingsway NW Edmonton Alberta Canada T5G 0X5 1 780 454-9521 .
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ross Sheppard Composite High School - Royal Alexandra Hospital - Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital - Commonwealth Stadium - Cromdale - Rexall Place   .

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  • Misericordia Community Hospital, 16940 87 Avenue NW, (780) 735-2000‎.^ Lister Hall Address: University of Alberta, 116 St & 87 Ave, Edmonton Alberta Canada T6G 2H6 1 780 492-6056 .
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Address: 10111 Bellamy Hill NW Edmonton AB CA T5J 1N7 Send an Email (227) 1 780 428-6611 .
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Patricia Motel Address: 7730 - 101 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T6A 0J9 1 780 469-2317 .
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  • Grey Nun's Hospital, 2927 66 Street NW, [34].^ Misericordia Community Hospital - Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre - Riverbend - Michener Park - Empire Park   .

    ^ Misericordia Community Hospital - Elmwood - Meadowlark Centre - Laurier Heights - Parkview - Glenora - Oliver Square - MacEwan - City Centre Campus - Strathearn - Holyrood   .

    ^ Mill Woods Town Centre - Daly Grove - Crawford Plains - Millhurst - J. Percy Page School - Holy Trinity Catholic High School - Mill Woods Recreation Centre - MacEwan - South Campus - Grey Nuns Community Hospital   .

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  • Edmonton General, 11111 Jasper Avenue NW, (780) 482-8111.^ Meadowlark Centre - Jasper Gates - Royal Alberta Museum - Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre   .

    ^ St NW Edmonton , AB T5T 3J7 (780) 444-5200 www.westedmall.com .
    • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ Jasper Park also provides quick and easy access to the Whitemud freeway and West Edmonton Mall along 87th avenue.
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  • Hys Centre, 11010 - 101 Street, Edmonton, [35].^ Street - MacEwan - Centre for the Arts - Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre   .

    ^ Description : The Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton is located 5 minutes from downtown Edmonton and 35 kilometres from Edmonton International Airport.
    • Edmonton, AB Hotels - Alberta's Lowest Hotel Rates 15 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Westmount Center - Ross Sheppard Composite High School - Old Glenora - Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre - Shaw Conference Centre - Rexall Place   .

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Edmonton skyscrapers from an aerial view.
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Edmonton skyscrapers from an aerial view.
  • Calgary This bustling city, Alberta's largest metropolis, is just 300 km south of Edmonton.
  • Jasper Jasper is the less-developed, less-commercial national park, beautiful in all seasons.
  • Banff The Banff national park attracts a globe-spanning population of tourists to its mountains, lakes, and shopping districts.
  • Elk Island National Park is less than an hour's drive east of Edmonton along the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16).^ West Meadowlark Park is located just to the east of the West Edmonton Mall.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    ^ European style boutique hotel with a French Provincial theme located close to the Yellowhead, across from City Centre Airport, near the heart of downtown Edmonton.
    • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Saskatchewan River is the boundary to the south east, the Patricia Ravine to the south west and Whitemud Drive frames the north.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    .This national park is one of the last remaining large areas of natural aspen parkland undisturbed by agriculture and other human activities.^ There are four parks in Mayfield, making it one of the most densely populated areas of Edmonton, at least when it comes to parks.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    Elk Island National Park is home to a variety of wildlife indigenous to the region such as moose, wood bison, deer, elk, beaver, muskrat and various waterfowl. .Over 250 species of birds make their home here, making it a good place for birdwatching.^ Single family homes make up 55% of the housing market in Ormsby Place.
    • West Edmonton Homes | Condos and Property For Sale 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.philipenko.com [Source type: General]

    .The Ukrainian Pioneer Home, located in the vicinity of Lake Astotin in Elk Island National Park, is Canada's oldest Ukrainian museum.^ Holiday Inn Hinton is located minutes from Jasper National Park in the friendly foothills town of Hinton, Alberta's "Gateway To The Rockies."

    ^ Guests staying here have the advantage of visiting nearby Edmonton attractions, such as the Muttart Conservatory, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton Space Centre and Elk Island Park.

    ^ The Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton hotel is located fifteen minutes from downtown Edmonton, Canada, next to the West Edmonton Business Park.

    .There is camping, cross country skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities.^ There's lots of opportunity for outdoor activities here in addition to various cultural festivals and performances in this very diverse city.
    • West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, AB 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.yelp.ca [Source type: General]

    As in most Canadian national parks, a fee is required for entry into Elk Island National Park.
Routes through Edmonton
Turns into city road/Merges with  N noframe S  → Edmonton International Airport - LeducCalgary
JasperSpruce Grove  W noframe E  Elk Island National ParkSaskatoon
Grande PrairieSaint Albert  W/N noframe SE/S  Change into
ENDS at  NW/N noframe SE/E  WainwrightNorth Battleford
END  SW noframe NE  Fort SaskatchewanLamont
This is a usable article. .It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels.^ Amenities at this hotel include a restaurant, banquet facilities, a business centre, a lounge and free high-speed Internet access in some rooms.
  • InfoEdmonton Online Hotels & Motels 9 February 2010 17:32 UTC www.infoedmonton.com [Source type: General]

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