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About Edmonton

812,201 in city
1,155,383 in metro
684 km² (264 mi²)
668.129724457 m
Edmonton is the largest city in North America this far north. It is the capital of Alberta, home to the University of Alberta, has a diverse culture and arts scene, and one of the fastest growing economies in Canada. Edmonton enjoys 17 hours of daylight in mid summer. Its 53rd latitude location provides many nights with the dancing Northern Lights. Approximately 1/4 of the lands within the city limits are not developed or have any development plans in place. Edmonton is the distribution and transportation center of the region and considered one of the best places to live by Places Rated Almanac. West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in the world and literally a city within a city, has over 830 stores and features a 10-acre in-door wave pool, biggest of its kind. Although many people maintain mixed feelings about the mall, it is a major tourist attraction and economic generator for the City.


Downtown (1),

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
550 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Manulife Place 480 ft 1983
2 EPCOR Tower 450 ft 2011
3 TELUS Plaza South 441 ft 1971
4 Bell Tower 426 ft 1982
5 Commerce Place 410 ft 1990