Here, you'll always find your place

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Celebrating diversity

As the largest northernmost community in North America, the Edmonton region has a one-of-a-kind culture that celebrates doing things a little differently. We welcome diversity of all kinds. From hosting North America’s first and biggest Fringe Theater Festival, to racing canoes down ski hills, to organizing the world’s largest outdoor celebration of multiculturalism, we’re always looking for ways to celebrate the things that make our region unique.

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  • % 23
    of the population are first generation Canadians
  • % 26
    of the population speak a language other than English
  • % 80
    of Albertans do some type of volunteer work

Explore the Edmonton region all year long

A place where you can have it all

The Edmonton region is located on Treaty 6 Territory, a gorgeous natural setting that includes North America’s largest urban forest and more than 460 regional parks. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an active lifestyle.

If you’re the indoors type, we’ve also got a thriving food scene, an active live-music scene, and a vibrant night life and creative arts community.

Here are just a few of the region’s experiences:

  • Walk, run, bike, snowshoe, skate, canoe, ski, or Segway through the river valley (a park system 22 times bigger than Central Park)
  • Experience the dark sky preserve at Elk Island National Park, a great place to catch a view of the local bison or the Northern Lights.
  • Check out an Oilers game at Rogers Place, a state-of-the-art venue that hosts some of the world’s biggest music acts all year.
  • Learn about Indigenous histories, cultures and experiences at Fort Edmonton Park, the largest living history museum in Canada


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  • Take in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Francis Winspear Centre, one of the top performance spaces in North America.
  • Explore some of Canada’s best restaurants, craft beer taprooms, distilleries, and indie bakeries.
  • Shop at West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest malls in North America, covering 48 city blocks and home to attractions, including an indoor amusement park, ice skating rink, water park, and more.
  • Attend one of over 50 annual festivals and events. Shakespeare in a city park? A winter festival with sculptures made of ice and fire? We do that and more.

There’s no limit to things to do and explore in the region.
Check out our partner organization, Explore Edmonton and discover more things to do in the Edmonton region

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You’ll fit right in

The Edmonton region is home to more than 1.4 million people who make up a diverse and vibrant community. It’s a place where we recognize and celebrate our differences, are ready to pitch in and help each other out, and welcome you with open arms.

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Our vibrant nightlife