Facts About Edmonton
Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta.
Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region.
The Estimated Population of Edmonton is 1,491,000, as of 2021.
Edmonton hosts a year-round slate of festivals reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City”.
A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.
On the first day of summer, Edmonton enjoys 17 hours and three minutes of daylight.
The earliest known inhabitants arrived in the area that is now Edmonton around 3000 BC and perhaps as early as 12,000 BC when an ice-free corridor opened as the last glacial period ended and timber, water, and wildlife became available in the region.
Edmonton was incorporated as a town in 1892 and then as a city in 1904.
Edmonton was established in 1795 as a Hudson’s Bay Company post.
Edmonton became the capital of Alberta when the province was formed a year later, on September 1, 1905.
The Great Divide Waterfall, was installed in 1980 to celebrate Edmonton’s 75th anniversary.
Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River, at an elevation of 671 m.
The city built the world’s first UFO landing pad in 1867.
The highest temperature recorded in Edmonton was 37.2 °C on June 29, 1937
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Edmonton was −49.4 °C on January 19 and 21, 1886.
Edmonton has the highest amount of parkland per capita of any Canadian city.
Edmonton has a number of professional sports teams, including the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, and FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League.
Edmonton has a fairly dry climate. On average, it receives 455.7 mm of precipitation, of which 347.8 mm is rain and 111.2 mm is the melt from 123.5 cm of snowfall per annum.
Edmonton is divided into 375 neighbourhoods within 7 geographic sectors.
Edmonton embraces its deep Ukrainian heritage.
Edmonton has a land area of 685.25 km2.
There are several key areas of nightlife in the city of Edmonton. The most popular is the Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) strip
Edmonton is home to Canada’s largest living history museum.
Edmonton traditionally has been a hub for Albertan petrochemical industries, earning it the nickname “Oil Capital of Canada” in the 1940s.
Edmonton has five sister cities: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada; Harbin, China; Nashville, Tennessee, United States; Wonju, South Korea & Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.
Edmonton is home to North America’s largest mall, the West Edmonton Mall.
There are no rats in Edmonton.
Built-in 1912, the High-Level Bridge Streetcar is the tallest in the world.
The Art Gallery of Alberta was founded in 1924 and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta.
Elk Island National Park has the second largest number of hoofed animals anywhere in the world.