The City of Champions

WELCOME TO EDMONTON

“Why Edmonton?” Well, the answer is quite simple! Edmonton offers many of the great amenities of Canadian life in the only province in the country without provincial sales tax. These amounts can add up, especially on large purchases, and the money saved can be used to visit the various different attractions around town. One of Edmonton’s many titles is ‘Festival City’, and you will find over 30 different annual festivals year round. This means the possibilities are almost limitless when it comes to entertainment. Edmonton has also evolved into a very multicultural city, with people from all over the world now calling our city home. Now let us take you through some of the highlights of living in Edmonton.

FRIENDLY & HELPFUL PEOPLE

Whether it’s opening the door for you or simply saying sorry to you when you bump into them, you’ll find that Edmontonian’s are very friendly people. The city celebrates many cultures, and you will have no problem fitting in and quickly becoming a part of the community. 

BEAUTIFUL CITY & SCENERY

From the beauty of the River Valley to Hawrelak Park, you’ll find that Edmonton has many lovely parks and trails for you to enjoy with your friends and family. Edmonton is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, and at night it becomes a great spot to view the Northern Lights.

AFFORDABLE PRICING

Edmonton is an affordable city, with significantly lower gas prices in comparison to most of the country. There are many student friendly areas to live in the city, all with convenient transportation to school, grocery stores, downtown, and other major parts of the city.

There are over 175 different things to do year round!

Our Attractions

The Largest Shopping Mall In North America

West Edmonton Mall

The Largest Planetarium In Canada

Telus World of Science

Largest Living History Museum In Canada

Fort Edmonton Park

Oldest Cultural Institution In Alberta

The Art Gallery of Alberta

Edmonton is home to over 30 annual festivals year round!

Festival City

Folk Music Festival

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is a four-day outdoor music festival that takes places during the second weekend of August. You will find performers in genres such as folk, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, gospel, roots, and worldbeat acts. 

International Fringe Theatre Festival

The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is an arts festival held annually in August. It is the oldest and largest fringe theatre festival in North America. It’s definitely one for the list of things to do! 

International Street Performers Festival

The International Street Performers Festival is an annual festival that is held in mid July. It showcases street performers from all over the world, in a 10 day event. 

Animethon

Animethon is an anime (Japanese Animation) themed festival held annually in Edmonton. Here you can expect to find anime screening, as well as voice actor guests from around North America, musical acts from North America and Japan, improvisation groups, as well as various related activities such as gaming, costume contests, and more.

K-Days

K-Days is an annual 10-day exhibition that runs near the end of July. Here you will find many rides and attractions,  delicious fair food, and gues performances. It also runs in conjunction with A Taste of Edmonton.