Edmonton

Overview

Edmonton has always been and always will be one of the great cultural and urban centres in Canada.

The capital of Alberta is an amazing town to live in for anyone. Young professionals looking for an active social scene will be captivated by everything the downtown core has to offer. Families will love all parts of Edmonton, be it the suburbs or downtown living with all of the family friendly activities and events held throughout the year. Retirees will also find Edmonton is an ideal place to settle down with numerous community groups and activities suited for those looking to relax and unwind.

Come and see why Edmonton is one of the premier places to live in Canada.

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West Edmonton Mall

Recreation

If you name it, Edmonton has it. Experience a vibrant music scene full of talented musicians performing throughout amazing Edmonton venues. Splendour in Edmonton’s art and culture at the dozens of museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls.

Edmonton is known as Canada’s Festival City for a good reason. From the world famous K-Days exhibition and fair to multiple music and art festivals, including The Works Art And Design Festival, there is always something happening to entertain the whole family in Edmonton.

Edmonton is also home to one of the most thrilling hockey teams in the country, the Edmonton Oilers. Watch the team that once featured hockey legends Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier. The city comes alive on game nights.

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History

The first European to explore the Edmonton area was Anthony Henday of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1754, but it wasn’t until 1795 that a permanent settlement was established. This settlement was called Fort Edmonton, named after an area of London that was home to a prominent member of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Edmonton was a modest sized town leading up to its incorporation in 1892 and its inauguration as the capital of Alberta when the province was formed in 1905. The population at the time was under nine thousand, however, the region experienced rapid growth in the early nineteenth century.

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