Major parks where you can cycle, run, walk, toboggan or cross country ski in North America’s largest continuous urban parkland.
Hours of sunshine in one of Canada’s sunniest cities means outdoor fun happens year round.
Number of local festivals the city supported in 2014.
The Edmonton International Fringe Festival, held in mid-August, is the largest fringe theatre festival in North America and second only to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival worldwide. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is one of the most successful and popular folk music festivals in North America. The Winspear Centre, Citadel Theatre and the Theatre District attract international talent across Canada and elsewhere to provide some of the best live theatre.
Community leagues located throughout Edmonton that provide sports, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities.
Edmonton now hosts more international sports events than any other Canadian city.
Edmonton is the place for several major international sporting events over the next few years, as an official host city of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ , the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Track and Field Championships, and many more. Edmonton also became the first city in western Canada to host the Red Bull Crashed Ice Tour in March 2015.
New residents who moved to Edmonton in 2013 and 2014.
Of the newcomers to the city, about 26 per cent are international migrants. Edmonton is attracting more international newcomers and is now drawing on a deeper, more global labour pool that offers a range of skills and experience and enhances the city’s cosmopolitan quality of life.
Visitors who every day use Edmonton’s recreation centres, attractions, leisure facilities, pools and golf courses.