Alberta’s Capital City
At 7,400 hectares, Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River valley is the largest stretch of urb
an parkland in North America. There are 22 major parks and over 150 kilometres of trails on which you can enjoy walks, bike rides, picnics, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more.
In all, Edmonton has over 460 parks. The 48-kilometre long city stretch of the North Saskatchewan River alone has 22 major parks. No wonder it’s become known as the Ribbon of Green.
Our vibrant prairie city is located near the centre of the province of Alberta, and is the provincial capital. The municipality of Edmonton is Canada’s fifth largest with a population of 712,391 based on the 2005 Civic Census. Edmonton’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is the sixth largest in the country with a population estimated at 1,014,000.
Edmonton offers a wide variety of places to go and activities to enjoy at any time of the year. Known as Canada’s Festival City, Edmonton hosts over 30 festivals annually that celebrate music, food, culture, sports, theatre and more! Edmonton offers diverse opportunities to explore arts, sport, recreation, personal growth and wellness. You’re sure to find something to pique your interest. Check out our City-operated attractions, arenas, municipal golf courses, recreation centres, senior centres, stadiums, sports fields and tennis courts.
With lots of blue sky and sunshine throughout the seasons, you can take advantage of many outdoor activities in the city. You’ll also find plenty to keep you busy indoors, from visiting world class galleries and museums to dining at one of over 1600 restaurants throughout the city. There’s something for everyone in Edmonton.
City of Edmonton Website