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The neighbourhoods and other important features of Edmonton city

The city of Edmonton has a lot of golf courses located along the valley of the river. This a retreat for the sport lovers. The city experiences long morning hours. Thus it can provide you a good game of golf extending well into the evening. These parks, courses and other sporting arenas have become a winter recreation for the inhabitants as well as the visitors. Cross country skiing is a popular winter sport in Edmonton city. There are four downhill slopes along the river valleys as well. Two of these slopes are within the city while two are located outside.

Let us now take a look at the neighbourhood of Edmonton city. Under this context, the topic that immediately comes to mind is the downtown core. Edmonton city has many district neighbourhoods. Downtown Edmonton comprises the commercial core, the arts district, Rice Howard Way pedestrian Mall, McKay Avenue, jasper west, the warehouse district and the Grandin neighbourhood.

Edmonton also has many city neighbourhoods radiating from the core part. These include Oliver, Glenora, Westmount, Queen Mary Park, Inglewood, Central McDougall, Boyle Street, Alberta Avenue and Norwood. These places lie on the north of the river. The south of the river is lined by Windsor Park, Garneau, Old Strathcona and Bonnie Doon.

Edmonton being a large city, gives way to a lot of suburbs. One of the most famous places within the Anthony Hendav Drive is Mill Woods. This place has a population of 100,000. If Mill Woods be a separate individual establishment, then it would have been Canada’s third largest city following Calgary and Edmonton. Other well known communities include the Riverbend. This is located between the North Saskatchewan River and the Whitemund creek. There are many other well known communities as well. Some of these are Aspen Gardens, Westbrook Estates, Royal Gardens, Sweet Grass, Blue Quill, Blue Quill Estates, Greenfield, Lansdowne and Grandview Estates. The main transporting centre for these suburbs is the Southgate Transit Centre. There are newer communities that have developed around the century park like the Twin Brooks and the Yellowbird. Communities like Summerside, McEwan, Terwillegar, Southbrook and Rutherford are still in the formative stage.

Thus we see that Edmonton city is pretty much a thriving city. To top it all, several transit oriented developments are now appearing along the LRT line at Clareview. In this context, we should also take a close look at the metropolitan area of Edmonton city. Edmonton is located at the heart of a metropolitan area that houses 25 independent municipalities. The larger of these communities are Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Devon and Morinville. This is definitely an example of large scale fragmentation. Thus for people who aspire to settle down in Edmonton city, it should be pretty encouraging. For the visitors, it is pretty clear that Edmonton is a flourishing city and has all resources that one requires while travelling outside.


The history of Edmonton City

Edmonton happens to be the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. The city is situated on the North Saskatchewan River. This river flows in central Alberta. Central Alberta happens to be home to some of the most fertile farmlands in the entire prairie region of Canada. Edmonton is also the second largest city in Canada after Calgary, in terms of population. According to the census of 2006, Edmonton had a population of 730,372. It happens to be the northern most North American city with a population above one million. Edmonton city has a larger area as compared to cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. People from Edmonton are referred to as Edmontonians. Edmonton also happens to be the northern anchor of the Edmonton-Calgary corridor. It also houses loads of oil sands projects. A number of diamond mining operations are also active in the city of Edmonton. Toronto is Canada’s most populous provincial capital. It is closely followed by Edmonton in second spot. Both these cities happen to be thriving centres of art, culture, government operations and education.

It is also called the festival city due to the large number of annual festivals occurring here. This is a major reason why tourists love to travel to Edmonton time and again. The west Edmonton mall, which happens to be America’s largest mall, is located in Edmonton city. This again is another tourist attraction. Edmonton city is also proud of the Fort Edmonton Park which is America’s largest living history museum.

Let us now take a close look at the history and origin of Edmonton city. As per folklore, Anthony Hendav is supposed to be the first man to enter the Edmonton area in 1754. He had led some expeditions across the prairies in an attempt to establish contacts with the aboriginal people. This was solely for the purpose of establishing a fur trade. In the year 1795, fort Edmonton was established on the northern banks of the river as a trading post. The fort was named by John Peter Pruden. The fertile soils surrounding this region attracted a number of people to come and eventually settle here.

The venue gradually became a thriving cultural and agricultural centre. Also, Edmonton attracted a lot of people due to the gold rush during the year 1897. It became a stopping point for a lot of people who hoped to cash in on the Klondike Gold Rush. Edmonton was finally incorporated as a city in 1905. It then had a population of 8350. In September 1905, Edmonton became the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. In the November of that very year, the Canadian railways came into Edmonton thereby increasing its growth. Edmonton city saw a rapid growth during the 1910s. 1n 1912, Edmonton extended to the south of the Saskatchewan River. The city attracts numerous tourists due to its rich heritage and culture.


Festival Culture in Edmonton

Edmonton is known as The Festival City. Edmonton celebrates many large festivals each year. Edmonton has 30 festivals through out the year therefore Edmonton also called as Canada's cultural capital of 2007.


History of Edmonton

Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, Canada is a city located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton is the second largest city in Alberta and at the same time the centre of Canada's census metropolitan area. The population of the city is 730,372 according to the 2006 census. The 2009 civic census tells us that the city has a population of 782,439. Edmonton is also one of the cities to have the lowest population density in North America but it is considered to be Canada's second most populous provincial capital. Edmonton is the hub of cultural, governmental and educational activities in America. Throughout the year numerous festivals are organized in the city and this is why Edmonton is popularly known as the "Festival City". North America's largest mall, West Edmonton mall, is situated in the city, s o there is no dearth of shoppers in this city.


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Fort Edmonton Fort Edmonton
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It is a 69th provincial park in Alberta.
Cursus malesuada Fusce Food Culture in Edmonton.
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