With a metro population of about one million, Edmonton is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta and is a vibrant, clean and safe place in which to live, work and play. Edmonton is famous for its multi-cultural diversity, verdant river valley, many festivals, outstanding cultural facilities and groups, its professional and amateur athletes and teams, and its average of 12.3 hours daily of sunshine. The North Saskatchewan River valley runs through the centre of the city and is the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America offering over 20 parks. It also provides over 100 km of walking, cross-country ski and bicycle trails, all winding throughout the city and accessible from the University. The Rocky Mountains are a 3.5 hour drive west of the city.
Last Modified: 2009-03-05