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Edmonton Downtown Skyline, as seen from Connors Hill in Gallagher Park

About Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton is Alberta's capital city, located in the centre of the Alberta Capital Region on the North Saskatchewan River. With a metro population of over 1.1 million, Edmonton is the second largest city in Alberta and the sixth largest metropolitan area in Canada. The city of Edmonton covers an area of over 680 square kilometres (264 square miles) while the Edmonton Capital Region includes a metro area of over 9,400 square kilometres (3,636 square miles).

35 municipalities make up the Edmonton Capital Region, including the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Leduc and Fort Saskatchewan; the surrounding counties of Strathcona County (including Sherwood Park), Leduc County, Parkland County and Sturgeon County; and the towns of Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater and Stony Plain. The Greater Edmonton Area also includes a number of smaller villages and reserves, including Wabamun, Seba Beach and Kapasiwin among many others.

The city of Edmonton is the governmental, cultural and educational heart of the Alberta Capital Region, the northern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton corridor, and home to most of the region's residents.

 

关于埃德蒙顿

加拿大阿尔伯塔省省会,加拿大第五大城市 。居该省中部,跨北萨斯喀彻温河两岸,距美加边界560公里,为通向北方的门户。根据加拿大统计局,埃德蒙顿市区人口877,926(2014年)都会区1,328,290(2014年),是阿尔伯塔省人口第二多的城市(排在尔加里之后),是加拿大第五大的城市。 埃德蒙顿是阿尔伯塔省的文化、政府和教育中心,城市拥有轻轨运输(LRT),一年有许多节日,并有北美最大的室内购物中心——西埃德蒙顿购物中心(1981年至2004年间是世界最大的室内购物中心)和加拿大最大的历史公园——埃德蒙顿堡垒公园。

埃德蒙顿是阿尔伯塔省北方的经济中心和石油、天然气工业的中心。自2014年起,埃德蒙顿省会区域主要工业项目的估值是587亿加币,其中344亿来自石油,天然气,油砂和管道项目。埃德蒙顿传统上就是阿尔伯塔省石油工业的中轴城市,1940年代起就得到了“加拿大石油之都”的美称。供应与服务工业的驱动和新科技发展的支撑使得阿尔伯塔省大量的石油、天然气和油沙储量增加了更多的价值。有报道称其储量在世界上排名第二,仅次于沙特阿拉伯

在1970年至1980年间,埃德蒙顿就成为了一个主要的金融中心,拥有加拿大主要银行的支行以及本地金融机构埃德蒙顿目前是加拿大西部银行(Canadian Western Bank)总部所在地,渣打银行在加西部唯一的公开贸易点。其他的主要金融机构包括ATB Financial,Servus信用社(Servus Credit Union),多伦多道明银行和宏利金融(Manulife Financial)。

埃德蒙顿还诞生了很多国际化企业。本地零售市场也见证了许多成功企业的出现,如The Brick(加拿大最大的室内用品零售企业之一),AutoCanada(加拿大最大的特许汽车经销商),Boston Pizza(在美国、墨西哥和加拿大都有分店的披萨店),Pizza 73,Liquor Stores GP(市内最大的酒铺),Planet Organic(社区食品超市),Empire Design(设计公司),Running Room(运动品专卖店),Booster Juice(加拿大最大的果汁店),Earl's(在加拿大和美国均有分店的休闲餐厅),Fountain Tire(轮胎和汽车用品店)和XS Cargo(折扣店)。

埃德蒙顿市内共有9所高等教育机构,它们分别是:尔伯塔大学肯高迪亚大学阿尔伯塔学院麦科文大学,国王大学学院,诺奎斯特学院北阿尔伯塔理工学院阿萨巴斯卡大学埃德蒙顿校区,泰勒学院和神学院以及Yellowhead民族学院。其中阿尔伯塔大学世界排名第84(QS 2014/15排名),现任市长Don Iveson即为该校毕业生。

Edmonton Neighbourhoods

At the core of the city is Edmonton's Downtown, consisting of the city's Commercial Core, the Arts District, Rice Howard Way, Jasper-West, McKay Avenue, the Warehouse District, the Government Grandin area, and the new Ice District. The Arts District is the cultural heart of the city, including most of Edmonton's primary cultural buildings including the Citadel Theatre, City Hall and The Art Gallery of Alberta. The Government Grandin area is home to many city and provincial government buildings including the Alberta Legislature, while the Warehouse District contains older brick warehouse leftover from when this area was the city's prime industrial core: many of these heritage buildings are being restored, renovated and converted into trendy loft and condominium spaces. The new Ice District is a $2.5 billion dollar multi-use sports and entertainment district. Rogers Place, home to the Edmonton Oilers is the main attraction, opened on Sept 8, 2016. The new arena can seat 18,500 people for a hockey games.

Surrounding Edmonton's Downtown are older urban neighbourhoods including Oliver, Westmount, Glenora, Boyle Street, McCauly, Bonnie Doon, Cloverdale, Parkdale and Riverdale. Each of these communities has its own unique personality, from Oliver's high-density high-rise apartments and condominiums to the Scottish mansions of Glenora and the older, character homes in Westmount and Riverdale.

Across the river from Downtown Edmonton is Strathcona, considered by many to be the trendiest and most vibrant area of the city. Home to the popular and bustling Whyte Avenue which offers some of the city's best nightlife, Strathcona is a major cultural hotspot, hosting festivals throughout the year and id set apart by its many locally owned and operated restaurants, cafes, businesses and boutiques. Nearby is the French-Canadian inspired neighbourhood of Garneau and the main campus of the University of Alberta.

Beyond this urban core can be found the more mature suburban areas of Edmonton, including Rundle Heights, Sherbrooke, Allendale and Empire Park among dozens of others. These higher density suburbs offer a variety of housing choices including single family homes, townhouse complexes and walk-up apartments and condominiums.

Radiating out from these communities are the newer suburbs, areas like Millwoods, Clareview, Callingwood, Terwillegar and Castle Downs. Edmonton continues to expand its borders, offering newer communities beyond the Anthony Henday ring road including Summerside, Windermere, The Hamptons, Ellerslie and Rutherford. Many of these outermost suburban communities include small recreational lakes.

Edmonton Parks & River Valley

Built on the river, Edmonton is divided by the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America and the highest per capital parkland area of any Canadian city. 22 times larger than New York City's Central Park, the North Saskatchewan River Valley runs from the south west corner of Edmonton and winds its way through the city, slicing through Edmonton's bustling downtown on its way to the north east quadrant.

This unique urban "Ribbon of Green" parkland is interconnected with multi-use bike and walking trails, and is home to many popular Edmonton attractions including Fort Edmonton Park and the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Several popular private and public golf courses dot the River Valley, including the Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Riverside Golf Club and the Rundle Park Golf Course.

The 25 kilometre (16 mile) River Valley system includes 11 lakes, 14 ravines and 22 major parks, yet this massive river valley system only makes up half of Edmonton's total 27,000 acres of parkland. The rest is scattered throughout city neighbourhoods in both small and large portions, including dozens of community parks and an extensive ravine system in the south west area of the city.

Edmontonians make use of this extensive parkland all year round, enjoying both summer and winter activities. In the winter public greenspaces and golf courses become popular places for cross-country skiers while many of the lakes open for public skating once they freeze over. Edmonton has two downhill ski hills within the city limits and an additional two within the greater Edmonton area.

Edmonton Culture

Edmonton's Downtown core and Whyte Avenue areas are where most of the events and key cultural buildings are located. The city's Arts District includes City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Citadel Theatre and the Winspear Centre. Across the river, the Whyte Ave, Glenora and University areas include many theatres and live music venues. Old Strathcona is home to a mix of live venues and local theatre companies including The TransAlta Arts Barns, The Waterdale Playhouse, Catalyst Theatre, and the Varscona Theatre.

Known as "Festival City, Edmonton is host to an impressive roster of year-round world-class festivals including the largest Fringe Festival in North America, a week-long festival featuring over 1,400 performances in 40+ indoor and outdoor venues. Other major festivals include the Street Performers' Festival and Taste of Edmonton in Sir Winston Churchill Square, Capital EX at Northlands, and the popular Folk Music Festival in Gallagher Park.

The most popular nightlife spot in Edmonton is Whyte Avenue, with most restaurants, cafes and clubs located between 99th and 109th street in a trendy atmosphere mixing a vibrant streetscape, unique locally owned specialty shops, and the highest concentration of heritage buildings in the city.

Since the 1990s, Edmonton's Downtown has undergone a vast change and now provides a diverse array of trendy restaurants, pubs and shops. With this resurgence of interest and activity in downtown Edmonton, more and more independent boutiques, live venues and chef-driven restaurants are opening.

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