About Edmonton

In 1904, Edmonton was declared a city. The following year Edmonton was named the provincial capital of Alberta. Today, Edmonton is Canada’s 6th largest city, offering all the amenities of a major urban centre plus a family-friendly environment that is safe, stimulating and rich with opportunity.

Edmonton is one of Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities with more than 60 ethnic and cultural groups. Well known for its vibrant cultural life, diverse business community and outstanding river valley park system, Edmonton is a great place to call home. Check out the links below for more on why over one million people call Edmonton “home”.

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Edmonton News

  • Kids score ice time at new learn-to-skate program launched by city, Oilers community foundation January 18, 2018
    Dozens of Grade 2 kids shuffled around the ice Wednesday at the Downtown Community Arena, the first batch of new skaters getting trained as part of a $1-million agreement between the city and the Edmonton Oilers. They were taking part in the launch of CanSkate@School, a program that aims to teach “high needs” kids in […]
  • Mysterious fireball lights up Edmonton sky: reports January 18, 2018
    The sky — and Twitter — lit up after a sighting of a fireball in the Edmonton sky Wednesday. Was it a bird? A plane? More likely, it was a meteor. A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said crews were called out for reports of a fireball, but did not find a fire and […]
  • Witnesses to testify in Edmonton police steroid trafficking-trial January 18, 2018
    More Edmonton police officers testified to buying anabolic steroids from Det. Greg Lewis during a steroid-trafficking trial Wednesday. Lewis, 36, faces three charges of trafficking in a controlled substance after being arrested in March 2016 following a two-year investigation by the province’s police watchdog, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team. Cour […]
  • Research probes new tests to find deficits in post-concussion balance January 18, 2018
    Researchers at the University of Alberta are looking for participants to help test new methods of assessing balance issues that can linger after a concussion. Thaer Manaseer, a PhD student with the faculty of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta, is developing a new suite of tests that he believes can better diagnose issues […]
  • Paula Simons: Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight over long-term care costs January 18, 2018
    A group of Alberta seniors has lost a lengthy legal fight with the province over long-term care fees. The Klein government was within its rights to raise accommodation charges for long-term care residents in 2003, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross ruled late Tuesday.  “This is very troubling and very sad,” said Ruth Adria […]
  • AMA drivers urge caution after collisions with tow trucks on Alberta roads January 18, 2018
    Tow truck drivers are appealing to the public to drive carefully after a number of collisions and close calls on Alberta roadways.

About Edmonton