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Edmonton Essential Info

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Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, Canada. Its metro area is home to 1.23 million people and is the northernmost city in North America of at least one million people. Edmonton is famous for its beautiful river valley park system, the North Saskatchewan River Valley, which offers over 100 kilometers of recreational trails, wildlife viewing, and city views. The river valley also contains many parks, including Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest historical park. If the great outdoors is not your target, the city also offers West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America. On top of that, Edmonton has a vibrant theater community, a busy cycle of annual festivals, national sports teams active year-round, and wonderful winter recreational opportunities.

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  1. Edmonton is home to North America’s largest mall, the West Edmonton Mall, spanning the equivalent of 48 city blocks. It was the world’s largest mall until 2004.
  2. There are no rats in Edmonton, or in all of Alberta for that matter.
  3. Edmonton is a gateway to the magic of the Aurora Borealis in the spectacular North.
  4. W. P. Kinsella, the author of Shoeless Joe, the novel that the movie Field of Dreams was based on, is from Edmonton.
  5. Mark Messier, a famous NHL hockey player, was born in Edmonton, and Wayne Gretzky played with the Edmonton Oilers.

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