About Edmonton

Edmonton downtown at night
A busy evening in downtown Edmonton.

Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta. It is a friendly and multicultural city with a metropolitan population of 1,243,000. Hundreds of parks and recreational sites along the scenic river valley create the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America.

Edmonton is a major economic center with a focus on the oil and gas industry and a diverse economy with growing career opportunities. The educational opportunities available at NorQuest and the current wealth of job prospects in Edmonton make an ideal combination for international students.

Other Facts About Edmonton

  • English and French are Canada’s two official languages. Though Edmonton is quite multicultural, English is the predominant language.
  • Edmonton is Canada’s Festival City with more than 30 festivals each year.
    • ​Heritage Festival – Canada’s longest-established multicultural celebration featuring more than 80 countries
    • Edmonton International Fringe Festival
  • ​Edmonton’s river valley is North America’s largest urban park, offering options for recreation all year round.
    • 160 km of trails
    • over 22 parks
    • walk, bike, golf, skate, snowshoe, cross-country skill, Segway, canoe
  • ​Over 84 golf courses in the Edmonton region, including Canada’s oldest municipal course.
  • West Edmonton Mall which covers 48 city blocks (equivalent to 115 football fields)
  • Old Strathcona boasts great shopping, dining and entertainment, along with a weekly indoor farmers market.
  • Fort Edmonton Park – Canada’s largest living history museum.
  • Edmonton is home to move than 20 theatre companies
  • 60+ galleries and exhibits
  • Art Gallery of Alberta, Citadel Theatre, Francis Winspear Centre for Music, and Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

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