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30 Interesting Facts About Edmonton

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.
Facts About Edmonton
Facts About Edmonton

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