Alberta has one of the world's most vibrant and competitive economies. Edmonton, the province’s capital, boasts stunning geography and something new to enjoy at every turn.
The U of A is minutes from the North Saskatchewan River valley, North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland. Historic Whyte Avenue, with its boutiques and coffee shops, is a short walk from campus, and downtown’s Jasper Avenue, home to high-quality restaurants and nightlife, is a few LRT stops away. Just a few more stations down the line, the Arts District boasts the Winspear Centre of Music and the Citadel Theatre.
Dubbed “festival city,” Edmonton teems with culture and arts events year-round. Residents celebrate the sunny, warm summer with the second largest Fringe Theatre Festival in the world, the world-renowned Folk Music Festival, and Heritage Days, an outdoor feast honouring the city’s multicultural community.
Edmontonians also enjoy dozens of fitness and sport training facilities, and the city is known for its professional sport franchises, including hockey, football, baseball and lacrosse teams.
With the country’s top-ranked health system, a mild climate and the Rocky Mountains close by, Edmonton offers an outstanding quality of life.