With a small-town spirit in the body of a big city, friendly neighbours and culturally rich programming, Edmonton is a place you can really call home. MoneySense’s 8th Best Place to Live in Canada is one of the country’s sunniest cities with an average of 325 sunny days per year.
It’s no wonder that the most northerly metropolis in Canada was ranked third in quality of life in the world by Numbeo and the number one ‘Most Attractive City in Canada in Which to Live’ by Mortgage Inc. Residents enjoy affordable housing and the lowest fuel prices of the nation, along with significantly lower taxes than residents of other provinces. The provincial capital is the major economic centre for central and northern Alberta. Fantastic public education systems feed into one of Canada’s best universities, the University of Alberta, along with MacEwan University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Canada’s ‘Festival City’ has a festival for everyone and everything. There’s always something exciting going on in the downtown Arts District or in the vibrant cultural hub surrounding Whyte Avenue. In recent years, Edmonton and its citizens have embraced their winters with innovative cold-weather celebrations and outdoor activity centres.
In the Gateway to the North, recreation and leisure are readily available. Edmonton is home to West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest mall, Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum, the John Janzen Nature Centre and the Muttart Conservatory’s botanical gardens. Edmonton boasts 150 km of walking, hiking, snowshoeing and cycling trails, and the mountains are nearby for skiing getaways. Edmonton is characterized by the largest expanse of urban parkland in Canada: the North Saskatchewan River valley parks system. Edmonton’s “Ribbon of Green” winds through the centre of the city over 27,400 acres of green space.
Whether you’re seeking a sprawling family estate in the southwest or a quaint heritage home downtown, our real estate experts will show you the diversity of Edmonton.