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:
At Beaverbrook we build communities for living. All Beaverbrook communities are carefully designed and masterfully planned. We are extremely proud of the communities we built over the years.
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Caliber Master Builder's Latest *Madelyn II Showhome* is situated in the Family Friendly community of *Dansereau Meadows* in Beaumont.This 2-Storey Home is 2129 Sq Ft. It's a stunning Open floor plan, with vast coffered ceilings. 3 bdr & 2.5 bath
We build hand-crafted custom kitchen range hoods out of Copper, Bronze and Stainless Steel.
Alair Homes is an entirely new brand of contracting company. Our philosophy is very simple; we want to get on the same side of the fence as our clients.
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.
At Property Fusion we leave no stone unturned when it comes to your real estate sale or purchase. We watch the St. Albert Real Estate Market and the Edmonton Real Estate Market at all times to ensure that you get the best financial results from your
Find homes, condos and other real estate related products through our Edmonton MLS listings. Updated daily.
Norm Cholak strives to consistently offer
the best Service, Knowledge, Credibility,
Integrity and Professionalism in the
Edmonton Real Estate Community.
The Real Estate market of today presents many challenges and choosing the right Real Estate Professional is important. Sterling Real Estate Edmonton is here to guide you in the right direction for your investment.
Here are some of the Edmonton mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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Applying for an Edmonton, AB, mortgage may offer you the affordable financing that opens the doors to your dream home. At Dominion Lending Centres Lender Direct: Vaughn Leroux and his experienced team can assists buyers with their mortgage goals.
RateDeals is your source for the lowest mortgage rates, and most mortgage options in the City.
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.
The Mortgage Force Team- Edmonton Mortgage Brokers that work for you to get you the best mortgage, at the lowest rate, All for free!
Here are some of the Edmonton moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
"For more than 40 years Matco has been delivering quality and reliable moving services throughout Canada and around the world.
Shalom Movers - Moving & Storage Company. NO Hidden Fees, FREE Month's Storage, FREE Box Delivery and FREE Estimates. For an Edmonton Moving Company that will “Move You Like You're Family”call Shalom Edmonton Movers at 780-708-6000. (24 Hours)
Every house removal should be a process treated with a thorough and reliable moving service. In the safe hands of our experienced, eager and efficient moving specialist, you can be sure to have the stress taken off your shoulders.
Stop worrying about your commercial furniture, because our services are here to guide you at every step. You can ask for our furniture moving services anywhere in Alberta. For more information, you can browse through the webpage of our store!
Owner Operator movers share in the profits and the responsibility for your move. They have a financial and emotional commitment to your satisfaction that an employee mover will never share.!SAVE MONEY
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Edmonton
AB: This community is on the west side of 170th Street, clustered around the mammoth West Edmonton Mall, between Stony Plain Rd to the north and Whitemud Drive to the south.
AB: This area, just east of the Edmonton Northlands, is an older and well-established neighbourhood with many high value and even historical homes.
AB: A major urban development begun in the 1970s, now a major residential area south of Whitemud and east of Calgary Trail. Home to Mill Woods Town Centre, Grey Nuns Hospital, Grant MacEwan College
AB: Oliver is just west of downtown, and popular with running-shoe commuters and lovers of restaurants, art galleries, and heritage buildings.
AB: This community is east of West Edmonton Mall and West Meadowlark Park, is relatively close to downtown using Stony Plain Rd and Jasper Ave
We have lots more neighbourhoods for you to explore and investigate...