Edmonton is more than 120 years old with history dating back thousands of years. Yet it is a young city, a progressive city, a spirited city that is always looking forward to the next unforgettable experience. Edmonton is home to North America’s longest corridor of connected urban parkland, which runs along the beautiful river valley – 22 times larger than New York City’s Central Park.
Edmonton is home to North America’s longest corridor of connected urban parkland, which runs along the beautiful river valley – 22 times larger than New York City’s Central Park. The city lies on Treaty Six territory and is a proud yet humble community. The Indigenous people here believe in the spirit of Wicihitowin, which means “helping each other” – an adage that permeates this ancient gathering place and is the true spirit of Edmonton. Edmontonians know they’re better together. That’s why Edmonton has a trusted network of partners who all contribute to the success of events in the city.
What defines Edmonton? In a place that was isolated many years ago, the people of Edmonton invented their own fun and their own solutions. Today, risk-takers and innovators thrive in a bizarrely cooperative city. With a vibrant metropolitan area filled with more than 1.2 million people, Edmonton has the heart of a big city but the character of a small town, and always welcomes visitors to come explore.