Explore Edmonton, AB

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Edmonton

The capital city of Alberta, Edmonton is the second largest city in the province with a population of 1.3 million citizens, or ‘Edmontonians’. While this Prairie city may be chilly, residents have a serious reputation as some of the friendliest people in Canada - which is no small feat! With a strong economy, a packed calendar of festivals and celebrations, and picturesque natural surrounding, it’s no surprise that growing numbers of Canadian families are choosing to make their home in Edmonton.

Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly




Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces



Foodie's Favourite


Family Friendly

Industry Hub

Bang For Your Buck


Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Mountain Views

Fun facts

  • It is possible to catch a glimpse of some of the biggest bison in the continent in the Elk Island National Park.

  • Road trips in Edmonton include a tour of giant roadside attractions where you can see a giant milk bottle, a Stanley Cup, a pierogi, and much more.

  • Canada’s largest living history museum, Fort Edmonton Park, hosts live reenactments based on the historical fort used by early explorers.

  • Edmonton is the northernmost city in North America with a population of at least one million.

  • Dianne Foster, Nathan Fillion, Tommy Chong, and Michael J. Fox are all among Edmonton’s famous alumni.

  • Edmonton has the most parkland per capita of any Canadian city.

What to expect

A packed calendar of festivals and celebrations, world-class cultural institutions, a strong economy, and seriously friendly locals.

What not to expect

Mild winters. Although it’s not the coldest Canadian city, Edmonton experiences cold and dry winters.