Edmonton, Alberta City Profile

First thing you should know about this city is that it’s not only the second largest city in Alberta, but it’s also the Capital.  It’s only second in Alberta by less than 100,000 people though.  In fact I would say that Edmonton had more people in it up until the 1970’s which is when people started migrating to Calgary at a faster pace.  It’s known as the “Gateway to the North” and plays host for anyone involved in the large-scale oil sands operations going on in the Northern part of the province.  There are also diamond operations in the Northwest Territories.  To be honest with the reason I knew about Edmonton growing up in Texas is that they had the largest mall in the world there until 2004.  Now it’s really just the largest mall in North America.  This mall has over 800 stores and 16 anchor stores.  Anchor stores are the big ones you see at malls at the dead ends.

Population: City – 812,201 | Metro – 1,159,869
Elevation: 2,192 feet (668m)
Website: www.edmonton.ca
Local Papers: Edmonton Journal | Edmonton Sun | Edmonton Examiner (City-Wide) | Vue Weekly | The Gateway | The Griff
Radio Stations: AM 580 (Public Broadcasting), AM 630 (News/Talk), AM 680 (News/Talk), AM 740 (News/Talk), AM 790 (Country), AM 880 (News/Talk), AM 930 (Gospel Music), AM 1260 (Sports), FM 88.5 (Campus Radio), FM 89.3 (First Nations), FM 90.1 (Public Music), FM 90.9 (Public Music), FM 91.7 (Hit Radio), FM 92.5 (Adult Hits), FM 93.9 (News/Talk), FM 94.9 (Public Broadcasting), FM 95.7 (Adult Contemporary), FM 96.3 (Classic Hits), FM 97.3 (Classic Rock), FM 98.5 (Native Radio), FM 99.3 (Adult Hits), FM 100.3 (Active Rock), FM 101.7 (Multilingual), FM 101.9 (News/Talk), FM 102.3 (Adult Contemporary), FM 102.9 (Modern Rock), FM 103.9 (CountrY), FM 104.9 (Hit Radio), FM 105.9 (Christian Music), FM 107.1 (Rhythmic Contemporary)
TV Stations: Channels 3.1 (CTV), 5 (CBC), 5.1 (CBC), 9 (CTV Two), 11.1 (Radio-Canada), 13.1 (Global), 17.1 (Citytv), 30.1 (CTS), 56.1 (Omni)

Things to Do

  • Winspear Centre
  • Alberta Legislature Building
  • University of Alberta
  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
  • Fort Edmonton Park
  • Bod Polish Day Spa
  • High Level Bridge and Streetcar
  • Edmonton Symphony
  • William Hawrelak Park
  • West Edmonton Mall
  • Whyte Avenue
  • Ukranian Cultural Heritage Village
  • Alberta Aviation Museum
  • Terwillegar Park
  • World Waterpark
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • Muttart Conservatory
  • Mayfield Dinner Theatre
  • Old Strathcona
  • Whitemud Equine Centre
  • Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site
  • Kinsmen Sports Centre
  • Galaxyland
  • River Ridge Golf and Country Club
  • Jubilations Din

Places to Stay

  • Courtyard Edmonton West
  • Best Western Plus South Edmonton
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Edmonton/West
  • Union Bank Inn
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Edmonton/South
  • Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton
  • Days Inn Edmonton South
  • The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
  • Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre
  • Varscona Hotel on Whyte
  • Metterra Hotel on Whyte
  • Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton West
  • The Westin Edmonton
  • Matrix Hotel
  • Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort
  • Radisson Edmonton South
  • Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites
  • Best Western PLUS City Centre Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown
  • Campus Tower Hotel
  • Canterra Suites Executive Hotel
  • Coast Edmonton House
  • Sawridge Inn – Edmonton South
  • Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Center
  • Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
  • Delta Edmonton South Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Super 8 Hotel – Edmonton South
  • Century Casino & Hotel
  • Courtyard Edmonton Downtown
  • Hotel Selkirk

Food to Eat

  • Hardware Grill
  • Red Ox Inn
  • Guru Restaurant
  • Continental Treat Fine Bistro
  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizza
  • Zaika
  • Vivo Ristorante
  • Pagolac Restaurant
  • Sabor Divino
  • Normand’s Restaurant
  • Culina Highlands
  • Bul-Go-Gi House
  • Dadeo Diner and Bar
  • Cafe de Ville

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