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Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta, Canada. The city is towards the centre of the province and lies on the North Saskatchewan River. It is the north anchor of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor. The population of Edmonton is above eight-hundred thousand inhabitants, making it the second largest in Alberta and the fifth largest municipality in Canada. Edmonton is known for the long beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley parks system.
Edmonton is the major economic and cultural centre of Alberta. Its major industries are oil and gas, it is known as the oil capital of Canada. The city is also known for its large-scale oil sands projects and diamond mining operations, as well as for its strong technological sector. Major employers in Edmonton include: IBM, General Electric, Canadian Western Bank, Afexa Life Sciences Inc. and Telus. There are many options for low-rise and high-rise office space to let in Edmonton.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Edmonton has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities. The city has many parks and is famous for its summer festivals. Art and music enthusiasts would enjoy visiting Winspear or Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Citadel Theatre, the Jubilee Auditorium, as well as the Jubilation’s and Mayfield dining theatres. The recreation and sport activities are endless and include: walking, biking, cross-country skiing, golfing (with seventy golf courses), or enjoying the local spectator sports (hockey, football, Lacrosse and baseball). There are two major dining centres in the city: downtown and Oliver. The city is the birthplace of two major Canadian chains: Boston Pizza and Earl’s. Edmonton has a lot of restaurants, offering diverse cuisine choices, from fast food to high quality Italian and ethnic food. For example: WokBox – Chinese food restaurant and HealthFare – a restaurant with green initiatives, displaying calorie counts of its food items.
Getting to the city is convenient, as it has its own airport - Edmonton International Airport - which is serviced by the Canadian airlines WestJet and Air Canada. Getting downtown from the airport is possible on the public transit bus or the direct airport shuttle. The city is approachable by car on the Trans-Canada Highway system, by buses operated by Greyhound, Red Arrow Motorcoach or Executive Express, and by trains run by VIA Rail. Besides driving, navigating around the city is possible by Taxi, the Edmonton Transit System buses, and Light Rail Transit System. Edmonton is also extremely bike friendly.