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Chateau Lacombe Hotel
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown
10010 104th St
Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z1

The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 100 St Nw
Edmonton, AB, T5J0N6

Courtyard By Marriott
1 Thornton Ct NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J2E7

Delta Edmonton Centre - Suite Hotel
10222 102 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J4C5

The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
10235 101th St
Edmonton, AB, T5J3E9

Coast Edmonton Plaza
10155 105 St Nw
Edmonton, AB, T5J1E2

Comfort Inn & Suites
10425 100 Ave Nw
Edmonton, AB, T5J0A3

Days Inn Edmonton
10041 106th Street Jasper Av
Edmonton, AB, T5J1G3

Ramada Inn & Water Park Edmonton South
5359 Calgary Trail Nw
Edmonton, AB, T6H4J9

Howard Johnson Hotel Edmonton
15540 Stony Plain Rd Nw
Edmonton, AB, T5P3Z2

Travelodge Edmonton South
10320 - 45th Avenue So
Edmonton, AB, T6H5K3

Holiday inn Conference Center
4485 Gateway Blvd Nw
Edmonton, AB, T6H5C3

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About Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is also known as "The City of Champions," "The Big E," and "E-Town." As the capital of the Canadian Province Alberta, Edmonton is a bustling and thriving city. Located near the center of the province, Edmonton is a hub for many of the northern industries. In the 2011 census, Edmonton showed a population of almost a million people. This makes "The Big E" the second largest city in Alberta and the fifth largest metropolitan area in Canada.

People have been living in the area that is now Edmonton since 3000 BC. Perhaps even as far back as 12,000 BC, aboriginal settlers made this area home when the ice finally cleared from the last Ice Age. However, it was not until 1754, when the "Hudson's Bay Company" brought the first European to the Canadian Prairies that the place now known as Edmonton was actually born. Settling a fort on the Saskatchewan River to establish a strong fur trade was the first major business of the day.

Like so many other towns in North America, it was the arrival of the railroad that really set the town bustling. In the case of Edmonton, The Canadian Pacific Railway arriving in Alberta in 1885 brought a surge of life to the quiet prairie province. In 1891, Edmonton got its own station to better serve the settlers and businessmen arriving to further populate this lovely little town.

Edmonton became a "real" town and received its incorporation articles in 1892. With a population of only seven hundred people, the town grew rapidly. Twelve years later, in 1904, when "The Big E" became a city, there were more than 8300 inhabitants living within the boundaries of the new city.

Divided in half by the Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is prairie country just south of the center of Alberta, one of the Western Provinces. "E-Town's" river valley is part of the largest continuous urban parkland in North America. With ravines and valleys along the river, Edmonton serves as the end of the prairie, opening up to deep forests of Central Canada.

The temperatures in Edmonton can seem harsh to those not used to more northern climates. Dry and humid compared to other places, even more southern locations, but only in the 3 months of summer is one not likely to see some snow. Edmonton can be brutally cold in the winter with average lows often in the negative teens (Celsius) during those months. It's rarely hot in Edmonton even in the "dog days" of summer; the average high temperature stays in the low twenties.

As such a large metropolitan area, Edmonton has many distinct districts, each with their own flavor and personality. There are many shopping locations and tourist attractions. Many restaurants and nightspots scattered throughout the area entertain both Edmontonians and visitors. There are things to do all over this city that do not include the beautiful outdoors.