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About Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta's capital city, is an international transportation hub with an estimated population of over 932,000. The official website is www.edmonton.ca. Edmonton is a welcoming city and part of the economically vibrant Edmonton-Calgary Corridor, connected to Calgary via the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. It’s a city with a diverse population representing more than 60 ethnic and cultural groups. The highly-rated education system includes numerous universities, colleges and public learning opportunities. Edmonton is home to more than 30 major arts and cultural festivals that occur year-round. It’s also the country’s sunniest city (2300 hours per year) with up to 17 hours of sunshine a day at the peak of summer. Edmonton’s river valley is the longest stretch of connected urban parkland anywhere in North America, with over 97 kilometres of cycling, hiking, skiing, walking and snowshoeing trails.