Edmonton City Tour, Canada

About Edmonton City:- Edmonton City is capital city of Canadian province of Alberta with North Saskatchewan River and the North End of what statistics Canada defines as the Calagry-Edmonton Corridor. The sixth largest metropolitan area in Canada according to the census Edmonton makes the northernmost metropolitan area with a population over one million. The Edmonton’s growth has been facilitated with cultural, educational and Governmental centre along with the Canada’s largest living history museum. The city is also called the Gateway to the North and is home to Canada’s largest mall. Earlier at a time it has a large number of sand mining projects which occurred in Northern Alberta with also the large scale diamond mining operations in Northwest Territories.

If the history is to be known about the inhabitants in Edmonton City it has inhabitants arriving around 3,000 B.C. and as early as 12,000 B.C. with ice-free corridor with the last glacial period which ended with the resources coming up in the form of timber, water and wildlife. The, Anthony Henday who was an explorer with the Hudson’s bay company has been the first European to enter Edmonton. With a treaty signed between the original Aborigines people in Canada and Queen Victoria the treaty represented the central area of current provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta making it the Edmonton City of today.

The town got incorporated in 1892 with capital of Alberta and it’s rapid growth led to speculation in the real estate. The Canadian Northern Railway arrived in Edmonton which accelerated it’s growth and the city extended rapidly till the South of the North Sasketchawan River for the first time.The Edmonton city airport opened in 1929 and it become Canada’s first licensed airfield along with Alaska highway and the Northwest Staging route helped to add life to the Canada’s transport industry which is known worldwide for the truck drivers and Dog train which is heavy trucks.

Edmonton City Culture:- The History of Municipal Governance who established the first school board in Edmonton and Board of Trade with Federal liberals with the settlement on south bank of North Saskatchewan river made the city with rapid expansion and further becoming the Capital of Alberta in 1905. The unison and radical organizations with the industrial worker of the World struggled for the progressive social change and bought it finally creating huge impact on the current world scenario and with the labour representation on city council become a near majority in 1929 but got somewhat affected during The Great Depression from 1932 to 1934 and further Miss Jan Remier become the city first Mayor in 1989 bring development with economic growth with liberal working style.

The Top-rated tourist attraction in Edmonton area are:- Royal Alberta Museum, Elk Island National Park & Beaver Hills, West Edmonton Mall, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Fort Edmonton park, Muttart Conservatory, Legislature building, Art Gallery of Alberta, Reynolds Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, K Days- Carnival with dancing and parades, Edmonton Valley Zoo, Alberta Aviation Museum, TELUS World of Science, Shaw Convention Centre.

With all these top tourist attractions in Edmonton Area one could find the history and culture of the city through Tourism and can understand about the development and rapid growth done by their own people who further turned into capitalists from lower economic sections of the society.

Tourists Attractions:- Alberta Legislature Building; Art Gallery of Alberta; Amazing Muttart Conservatory - glass pyramids; TELUS World of Science Museum; Royal Alberta Museum; Fort Edmonton Park; Elk Island National Park; Aurora Borealis; North Saskatchewan River Valley etc.

Things to do:- North Saskatchewan River Valley Recreations (walking, skiing, biking, Zoo, ice skating, Golf); Fringe Theatre Festival - Old Strathcona; Symphony Under the Sky - music festival; Heritage Days - Cultural Festival; Edmonton Cariwest - Dance festival; Casinos - city has 7 casinos.

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) -14.8 -12.5 -7.2 -0.5 5.4 9.9 12.3 11.3 5.8 -0.2 -8.2 -13.1
Average High (℃) -6.0 -2.7 2.2 11.2 17.5 21.0 23.1 22.6 17.1 10.4 0.0 -4.5

Accommodations:- Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Union Bank Inn, The Westin Edmonton, Courtyard by Marriott, Quarter Note Hotel, The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Days Inn by Wyndham, Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown, Canterra Suites Hotel, Matrix Hotel, Campus Tower Suite Hotel, Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Metterra Hotel on Whyte, Ultima Tower, CAREIT Urban Deli Fox Towers, MacEwan Residence, University Suite B & B, HI Edmonton Hostel, Commercial Hotel, Gateway Motel, Argyll Plaza Hotel, Knights Inn Edmonton, Travelodge by Wyndham Edmonton East, Jockey Motel, Beverly Motel.

Distances from Edmonton city:-

Toronto City : 2159.5 Mile (3475.4 KM)

Montreal City : 2224.7 Mile (3580.4 KM)

Vancouver City : 720.7 Mile (1159.9 KM)

Calgary City : 186.2 Mile (299.7 KM)

Ottawa City : 2147.0 Mile (3455.3 KM)

Nearest Major Airport:- "Edmonton International Airport" provides domestic and international flights services which is just 30.6 KM distance from Edmonton city centre. Tourists can get flights here to other cities of the Canada and foreign countries.