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
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.