Experiencing Edmonton

Several months ago, I wrote Harbinger of Winter Does Not Stop Festival, showcasing Edmonton, Alberta–Canada’s Festival City, known for its culture and history.

Edmonton is North America’s most northern major city. It offers all the conveniences and events of urban living while providing easy access to nature in the largest urban park in Canada, with open land, national parks, and mountains not far away.

Today I’d like to share some videos that give the feel of life in Edmonton, the setting of the Canadian Prairie novel Beyond the Precipice.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – A Travel Tour

The film chronologically progresses from morning to night, showing daily life around Edmonton.

The city is Alberta’s second-largest city and Canada’s fifth-largest municipality. This metropolitan population as of 2015 is over 1.3 million people. Edmonton is the most northern North American city with a metropolitan population over one million.

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “The Festival City.”–GlobeTrotterAlpha

15 Coolest Things to Do in Edmonton, Canada

Come along with Emmy-award-winning TV correspondent Karen Schaler as she highlights the best of the Canadian city of Edmonton, the capital of Alberta in the new TRAVEL THERAPY TV online travel and lifestyle series.–TravelTherapyTV

Links

City of Edmonton River Valley Parks website

Other tourism and festival links (see bottom of post)

Edmonton and Alberta Growth

“According to Statistics Canada, Calgary remains Canada’s fastest-growing city, even amid the economic downturn that persisted during the May 2016 survey. Calgary’s ‘metropolitan area’ grew 14.6 per cent between 2011 and 2016, following a 12.6 per cent growth rate from 2006 to 2011 … Calgary has overtaken the Ottawa-Gatineau area as Canada’s fourth-largest urban zone. However, trends suggest Edmonton will outgrow the rest of the province within the next five years.”

“Edmonton’s ‘metropolitan area’ ranks as the second-fastest growing area in Canada.”

Source: Edmonton Journal, Postmedia News, “New census data shows Edmonton among Canada’s fastest-growing cities,” published February 8, 2017.

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disabilities and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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3 Responses to Experiencing Edmonton

  1. Pingback: Harbinger of Winter Does Not Stop Festival City | Beyond the Precipice

  2. My friend went to Alberta, she loved it 😁😁

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