Edmonton is a charming city with over 730,000 residents, and Greater Edmonton has about 1,034,000 (2006).
The Central attraction of the city is the deep, wide North Saskatchewan River Valley that carves its way
through the city. Edmonton's downtown overlooks the north bank of the river, and has Chinatown to the east
and the provincial legistlature (and outlying administrative office towers) to the west.
In the river valley are a number of recreational facilities including a ball diamond indoor and outdoor pools,
the Shaw Convention Centre, and extensive recreational pathways.
Overlooking the south bank of the river is the charming Old Strathcona historical and shopping & entertainment district, home to manu of Edmonton's summer festivals, and the well-regarded University of Alberta. There is also an Experimental Farm, south of the University and historic Fort Edmonton.
Edmonton is more famous for it being the home of the West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world, with over 800 stores and services. The WEM is located in the city's west end, and it seems all freeways point in its direction. The mall has the world's largest parking lot, indoor wave pool, indoor waterslide, indoor rollercoaster, indoor navy (4 submarines and a couple of boats), to name a few "world's bests." There's even a hotel in the Mall, as well as its own nightlife district (Bourbon Street) to make shopping even easier.
Edmonton's development began in 1795 when the Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post was established. The North West Company arrived in Edmonton in 1804 and the two competed for plains Indian furs until their merger in 1820. Fort Edmonton became the major stopping point before pioneers headed up north or farther west nd by 180s Edmonton became a settlement. The city boomed during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, as thousands of eager prospectors headed north, via the "All Canadian Route," stopped in Edmonton for supplies.
Many people settled in Edmonton permanently and by 1904 Edmonton had 9,000 residents, when it was incorporated as a city, and declared the provincial capital of Alberta, which became a province in 1905. In 1912, Edmonton on the north side of the river and the town of Strathcona on the south amalgamated with a combined population over 53,000. The High Level Bridge was completed in 1913, creating another link between the north and south sides of Edmonton. The elegant Hotel Macdonald was completed in 1915.
In the 1930s, Edmonton continued to thrive as a northern business centre, and thee airport was jumping off point for bush planes. In 1942, the wartime construction of the Alaska Highway made the city became the major ground transportation and supply centre to the far north.
Oil was discovered in the Edmonton area shortly after World War II, near Leduc just south of Edmonton. The area around Edmonton became home to most of Alberta's oil production and refinery capacity, giving Edmonton new status as the Oil Capital of Canada (even though most headquarter office towers are located in Edmonton). Since the Arab Oil Boycott of 1973, the city has grown dramatically with an area population now around 1,100,000.
Edmonton is surrounded by a number of municipalities that together form "Greater Edmonton".
and Devon to the south, Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan to the East, and St Albert, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain to the west.
Edmonton has an excellent public transit system including a Light Rail Transit network, which runs underground in the downtown core. For drivers, the city lies on the Yellowhead Highway, the norhter Tans-Canad route, connecting Portage la Praire (west of Winnipeg, Manitoba) with Prince Rupert on the Pacific Ocean. The city is a highway hub connecting Edmonton to the south, the oilsands in Fort McMurray and Cold Lake to the north, and the Alaska Highway to the northwest, which links travellers to the Yukon and Alaska.
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Here are some of the Edmonton Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
We build hand-crafted custom kitchen range hoods out of Copper, Bronze and Stainless Steel.
Modern, luxurious condo living in the heart of historic Griesbach. Enjoy the many amenities available exclusively to residents of The Connaught including The Library, The Games & Amenity Room and The Fitness Facility.
We are a custom home builder specializing in sustainable and energy efficient homes. We work with you to find out what works best for you and your home. We strive to use the best materials that last the longest and have the best warranties.
Chateau Homes Construction is the leading provider of the home construction services in Edmonton
region. We are the leaders when it comes to home contractors and commercial constructions.
As one of Canada's leading real estate and logistics groups, Hopewell is known for our innovation, our commitment to be "best-in-class" in everything we do, and our entrepreneurial spirit.
Here are some of the Edmonton realtors with knowledge of suitable homes available in the neighbourhood you want, listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Edmonton Furnished Suites is an Edmonton based property management company that specializes in furnished executive rentals. We have the largest selection of condos, apartments, town-houses and executive homes in Edmonton and surrounding areas.
If you are looking to Buy and sell your property in Parkland County, Spruce Grove, and Stony Plain, Contact Ian and Chantel. We are leading real estate agents for buying and selling homes or property.
Hall of fame RE/MAX Real Estate agent in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Wally Fakhreddine is a full time realtor and can help to stream line your home buying or home selling experience.
My name is Carson Beier & I’m very excited to meet you! The good will of my clients is my greatest asset. With my vast Real Estate experience I will exceed your expectations and make your real estate transactions memorable.
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Here are some of the Edmonton mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Edmonton Home Mortgage Lender, First Foundation Residential Mortgages, is your source for Edmonton home mortgages. First Foundation is a professional Mortgage Broker based in Edmonton, Alberta.
MyMortgageca offers Canadian home mortgage financing loan services across Canada. MyMortgageca is in tune with your specific mortgage requirements. We help clients find the best mortgage loan programs in Canada as per their situation.
Purple Cat Mortgages is an independent Mortgage Broker located in beautiful Edmonton. Our team has over 15 years of experience specializing in residential mortgages and insurance.
We are a full service mortgage broker service. We shop the wholesale mortgage market for you without damaging your credit score. For fast, efficient, service with professional advice call 403-836-1201
As your local Edmonton mortgage broker, I can confidently get you a competitive rate mortgage in as little time and with as little stress as possible. Let me help save you money!
Here are some of the Edmonton moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Our Edmonton movers recognize that every move has different needs and requirements and are committed to handling each one with individual attention.
QHP has been in the moving and storage business in the Edmonton area since 1990. We specialize in Office moving, household moving and heated secure storage.
At Canadalocalmovers we pride ourselves on high quality Edmonton moving , Residential edmonton moving without the price tag. We have the best costs of all the reputable edmonton moving company
Action Moving is an Edmonton moving &
storage company. We're a family owned
and operated business specializing in
residential, commercial, and office
moves. We also provide secure storage
services at our self storage facility.
Choose a mover that you can trust. We are an Alberta-owned operation, and we've worked hard to earn the reputation of being a closely knit family of moving professionals. Experts with a proven track record.
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Edmonton
AB: Sherwood Park is the residential and shopping center of Strathcona County, located on the eastern edge of Edmonton, just beyond Refinery Row.
AB: Many one-of-a-kind homes are in this community along the eastern bank of the North Saskatchewan River and lies east of the huge Whitemud Creek parklands.
AB: St. Albert along the Sturgeon River is Alberta^s oldest non-fortified community and is renowned for its French heritage
AB: These communities lie north of the busy 137th Ave, between 97th Street and 50th Street. These communities are established, dating back to the 1970s.
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