More than a million people live in this northernmost big city in North America.

Seven major outdoor winter festivals brighten our dark months - We are Canada's Festival City.

We play outside - cross country skiing at the Birkebeiner, Canada's largest classical-format cross country ski festival, downhill skiing at the city's two ski resorts, skating, tobogganing, cycling and snowshoeing through the largest stretch of urban park in North America.

We are a lab for thousands of entrepreneurs and builders in every realm: Make Something Edmonton.

We're home to the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s top universities and to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, which trains more than 50% of all apprentices in Canada.

We've got music, galleries, theatres, and dance companies - not to mention the International Fringe Festival, North America's largest and longest-running festival of its kind.

We are one of Canada’s sunniest cities

We ranked 6th in the world in 2013’s Numbeo Quality of Life Index

We're a leading centre for research in sustainable resource development, nanotechnology, life sciences and more.

We are a gateway to the north and to the Athabasca Oil Sands , the third-largest oil reserve in the world.

We love sports with our two hockey teams, three football teams, a soccer, baseball, lacrosse and women's roller derby team and a world-class community sports organization.

If you're in Edmonton leading up to and following the Conference and are looking for unique opportunities to play and be outside, the River Valley Adventure Company is offering great discounted rates for showshoe and Segway tours in Edmonton's River ValleyClick here for more details!



Alberta is home to the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. We encourage you to explore the sights and activities that they make possible and the picturesque towns nestled in between our stunning peaks and valleys. 

Visit Tourism Jasper to check out some great opportunities to experience the mountains through activities like the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, Skiing and Snowboarding, visiting the Dark Sky Preserve, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Ice Climbing, Riding the Steel Rails, Dog Sledding, and moreClick here for information on how to get to Jasper from Edmonton, and click here for a comprehensive list of activity, tour, and transportation prices.

Check out this beautiful video by Travel Alberta and get excited for your visit to our amazing province.