PROS would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the city of Edmonton is the traditional territory of the peoples of the Treaty Six region in Alberta. We would like to thank the diverse Indigenous Peoples whose ancestors’ footsteps have marked this territory for centuries, such as nêhiyaw (Nay-hee-yow) / Cree, Dené (Deh-neyh), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-bay) / Saulteaux (So-toe), Nakota Isga (Na-koh-tah ee-ska) / Nakota Sioux (Na-koh-tah sue), and Niitsitapi (Nit-si-tahp-ee) / Blackfoot peoples. We also acknowledge this as the Métis’ (May-tee) homeland and the home of one of the largest communities of Inuit south of the 60th parallel.
Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is situated on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City”. It is home to North America’s second largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world’s largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum.
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Edmonton’s River Valley is 22 times the size of New York’s Central Park.
On average Edmonton receives 2,299 hours of bright sunshine per year and is one of Canada’s sunniest cities. During the summer, Edmonton can have up to 17 hours of daylight!
In the wintertime, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) can be seen on a regular basis.
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The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) celebrates diverse cinema in theatres right here in Edmonton. You’ll laugh, cry and feel inspired by high-quality films from YEG and around the world. These features and shorts span all genres and are mixed with a handful of award-winners from the film festival circuit.
Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2700, the festival is a charitable not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from Edmonton, Canada, and around the world. The quality of the music and the depth of the performer lineup is the single greatest ingredient in our success.
The three-day festival takes place over Canada Day long weekend at the Edmonton EXPO Centre grounds. Celebrating 20+ amazing years of Boodang, they serve up the biggest and most diverse lineup of electronic music acts this city has ever seen. With over 20 artists, from house to hardstyle – Bomfest has you covered.
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Volunteers from the City of Edmonton Heritage Planning have collected neon signs from old or demolished buildings and brought them back to life for display on the 4th Street Promenade. The outdoor museum started with 8 signs representing early styles and iconic signage in Edmonton’s history, with the goal of collecting 30. Each sign has an accompanying plaque telling the story of the neon sign.
The Grindstone Comedy Theatre serves up your daily dose of rip-roaring laughs. The 75 seat theatre space located in the heart of Edmonton’s Old Strathcona – just a minute’s walk from Whyte Avenue – features 2-3 shows a night, 6 days a week including Improv, Stand Up, Sketch Comedy, Talk shows and more! In between shows grab a bite to eat and an ice cold beer from the Bar and Bistro out front and get ready to laugh until you cry! Run by Artistic Director and Founder, Byron Martin, the theatre produces local work from over 20 different producers and almost 60 shows every month. You’re in for a real treat.
With a swirling exterior of zinc, glass and steel inspired by Edmonton’s unique northern environment – its silver colour reflects the shimmering, multi-coloured Aurora Borealis – the Art Gallery of Alberta exudes creativity even from the outside. Los Angeles-based architect Randall Stout’s stunning structure has put a modern spin on Alberta’s oldest cultural institution.
From original contemporary to historical exhibitions from Alberta, across Canada and around the world, explore over 6,000 objects throughout three bright and airy floors of viewing space. Attend enlightening talks and films in the Ledcor Theatre, roll up your sleeves at drop-in arts workshops at the Singhmar Centre for Art Education, then take home your very own masterpiece from Shop AGA.
Located within the eastern section of the downtown core, the Arts District celebrates the vibrant Edmonton arts scene in all its different facets. Office and government buildings are intermingled with galleries, theatres, and many great cultural venues including The Citadel Theatre, The Winspear Centre, The Art Gallery of Alberta, The Royal Alberta Museum and more. Along with numerous historic high-rise buildings and hotels, including The Westin Edmonton and Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, the Arts District is also home to the architectural marvel that is Edmonton City Hall. Its glass pyramid shape is striking at any time of day, and the fountains that frame the building along the north end of Sir Winston Churchill Square are frequented by people looking for a splash or a skate, depending on the season, of course).
Churchill Square, which covers between 102nd and 103rd Avenues and 100th and 99th Streets, serves as the de facto hub for the Arts District. It has previously been the home of numerous annual outdoor festivals and events, including the culinary showcase Taste Of Edmonton, the creative whirlwind of the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, the two-week summer art and design exhibition known as The Works Festival, and the colourful Caribbean flair of the Cariwest Festival.
Boisterous crowds and die-hard fans – Edmonton’s sports scene is tough to beat. Once you’ve been to a hockey, football, soccer, baseball or basketball game, you’ll see what we mean.Home to the Edmonton Oilers (NHL), Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), Edmonton Stingers (CEBL), Edmonton Elks (CFL), Edmonton River Hawks (WCL), and FC Edmonton (CPL), there’s no shortage of games to take in.On top of that, we have a plethora of world-renowned sporting events that visit the city on a rotating basis. Be sure to check out our roster of upcoming events below so you know where to take in all of the upcoming action!