Are you thinking of moving to Edmonton but are hesitant because you have heard awful things? Let’s be honest, people like to give Edmonton a bad rep, but you are going to want to read this blog as I will be exploring the 5 best things about living in Edmonton and in turn why Edmonton is an AMAZING place to call home. You don’t want to miss out on getting insight into why people from all over Canada are migrating to Edmonton.
Watch this video to learn more!
Here is what you will learn in this video:
- Why Edmonton is attracting people looking for an active lifestyle.
- What really brings the people of Edmonton together.
- The biggest (and probably most surprising) misconception about living in Edmonton.
Number 1: Natural Beauty
One of the first things that stands out about Edmonton is its stunning natural beauty. From the iconic North Saskatchewan River Valley to the numerous parks and green spaces, Edmonton is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The river valley is one of the largest urban park systems in North America with over 160 km of trails throughout. Edmonton is also an official Tree City of the World, and it was just announced that the City of Edmonton is committed to planting another 2 million trees by 2030. That is amazing! This will only continue expanding on Edmonton’s endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and simply enjoying nature right in the heart of the city.
Number 2: Lively Cultural Scene
Edmonton has a lively cultural scene, many of which are held outside in our gorgeous surroundings. Edmonton is known as the “Festival City” for a reason. From the world-renowned Edmonton Fringe Festival to the lively Edmonton Folk Music Festival, there’s always something happening here. These events bring the community together, celebrating art, music, and diverse cultures throughout the year.
Number 3: Sports Haven
Edmonton is a haven for sports enthusiasts. Whether you’re into hockey, football, or soccer, this city has it all. Catch an Edmonton Oilers game at Rogers Place, cheer on the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium, or you can join the excitement of an FC Edmonton soccer match. The energy in the city on game day is truly electrifying, and dare I say I think Edmonton has some of the best sports fans around!
Number 4: Thriving Culinary Scene
Edmonton offers such a diverse array of restaurants offering delicious dishes from around the world. Edmonton’s food scene is definitely less about the spectacle and more about the product – you don’t need to be fancy to be fantastic, and I think we can all relate to that. Whether you are in the west-end, southside or downtown Edmonton, there is always a new amazing place to be discovered and a reason for your taste buds to be dancing!
Number 5: Sunshine
In Edmonton we have, on average, 325 days of sun per year, which, according to Environment Canada, makes us the 3rd major city in Canada that receives the most sunshine per year – that is amazing! And the approximate 25,000 new residents of Edmonton in 2023 so far are already enjoying the sunny weather, and so can you!
Edmonton for the win!
So there we have it, now you have learned the 5 best things about living in Edmonton and why Edmonton is a pretty awesome place to call home.
So, if you have any questions about moving to or living in Edmonton and the surrounding areas, feel free to reach out to me in the comments or contact me here.