Edmonton Travel Guide

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Edmonton, which traces its roots back to 1795, began as a fur-trading outpost. Just over 100 years later, during the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush prospectors boosted Edmonton’s fortune as they stopped in Edmonton for supplies en route to the Yukon. Many would also make Edmonton their permanent home increasing the population to six times its previous size.


Today, Edmonton is home to 782,439 residents, and with its neighbouring communities comprises a metropolitan region that is home to 1.03 million residents. It's the capital of the province of Alberta, Canada’s sixth-largest city, and has the longest stretch of urban parkland in North America, which is 22 times larger than New York’s Central Park and eight times larger than Vancouver’s Stanley Park.


Edmonton is also one of Canada’s sunniest cities with about 2,300 hours of sunshine per year. In June, the city enjoys up to 17 hours of daylight per day.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: www.edmonton.com

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