Edmonton Fun Facts
Edmonton is located in Alberta, Canada.
Edmonton is divided into 375 neighbourhoods within 7 geographic sectors – a mature area sector, which includes neighbourhoods that were essentially built out prior to 1970, and 6 surrounding suburban sectors.
Edmonton is located on the North Saskatchewan River, and sits at an elevation of 671 metres (2,201 ft).
Edmonton's geo-coordinates are 53.5333° N, 113.5° W.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Edmonton:
- Belinda Metz ( Singer, Actor, Choreographer, Songwriter and Dancer )
- Lisa Ryder ( Actor )
- Dave Babych ( Ice hockey player and Actor )
- Terry Chen ( Actor )
- Michelle Beaudoin ( Actor )
- Kit Pearson ( Librarian and Writer )
- Tommy Chong ( Musician, Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Film Director and Television producer )
- Jacqueline Hennessy ( Journalist, Actor and Presenter )
- Dianne Foster ( Actor )
- Jill Hennessy ( Actor, Musician and Businessperson )
- Rae Dawn Chong ( Actor )
- Catherine Mary Stewart ( Actor )
- Kavan Smith ( Actor )
- Nathan Fillion ( Actor and Voice Actor )
- Bruce McCulloch ( Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer and Film Director )
- Marshall McLuhan ( Educator, Philosopher, Futurist, Writer, Author and Actor )
- Michael J. Fox ( Actor, Author, Television producer, Film Producer and Voice Actor )
- Reg Cheramy
- Erin Davis
- Mac Colville ( Ice hockey player )
- Lisa Cant ( Model and Fashion Model )
- Neil Colville ( Ice hockey player )
- Daniel Fernandes
- Dennis Fentie
- Mike Harcourt ( Lawyer )
- Jason David ( American football player )
- Taylor Wray
- Jamey Bowen
- Gary Bromley
- Steve Dykstra
- Bob Hess
- Ray McKay
- Brad Miller
- Hap Myers
- Steve Regier
- Kent Simpson ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
- Willie McKnight
- Stu Kulak ( Ice hockey player )
- Dave Marcinyshyn ( Ice hockey player )
- Gord Mark
- Jason Miller ( Ice hockey player )
- Nick Ross ( Ice hockey player )
- Red Pollard ( Jockey )
- Rob Tallas
- Kevan Guy
- Daymond Langkow ( Ice hockey player )
- Nancy MacBeth
- Dion Phaneuf ( Ice hockey player )
- Andrew Ference ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
- Mike Comrie ( Ice hockey player )
The lowest overall temperature ever recorded in Edmonton was −49.4 °C (−56.9 °F), on January 19 and 21, 1886.
List of airports near Edmonton:
- Edmonton/Cooking Lake Water Aerodrome
- Edmonton/Gartner Airport
- Edmonton/Cooking Lake Airport
- Edmonton/Twin Island Airpark
- Edmonton/Josephburg Aerodrome
- Edmonton International Airport
- Edmonton/St. Albert Airport
- Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport
- Edmonton/Villeneuve Airport
- Edmonton Namao Airport
- Edmonton/Lechelt Field Aerodrome
According to the 2006 census, the City of Edmonton was 71.8 percent White and 5.3 percent Aboriginal, while visible minorities accounted for 22.9 percent of the population.
Edmonton was named cultural capital of Canada in 2007.
The edmonton is commonly referred to as Black Friday due both to its aberrant characteristics and the emotional shock it generated.
The cable television providers in Edmonton are Telus (for IPTV) and Shaw Cable.
Sample list of famous events happened in Edmonton:
- World Championships in Athletics
- Ford World Men's Curling Championship
- Edmonton aircraft bombing
Sample list of tourist attractions in Edmonton:
- West Edmonton Mall
- Elk Island National Park
- Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
- Citadel Theatre
- Francis Winspear Centre for Music
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Muttart Conservatory
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Fort Edmonton Park
- Forest Heights Park
Edmonton is about 684.37 square kilometers with a population of 817,498 in the year 2012.
Edmonton is the most northerly city in North America with a metropolitan population of over one million.
The edmonton is also tied into the Canadian Pacific Railway network, which provides service from Calgary to the south and extends northeast of Edmonton to serve Alberta's Industrial Heartland.
By 1795, Fort Edmonton was established on the north bank of the river, as a major trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company.
Edmonton is in the Mountain Time Zone.
Sample list of fictional characters born in Edmonton:
- Sabretooth ( from "Marvel Universe" )
In August, Edmonton is also host to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, one of the most successful and popular folk music festivals in North America.
Edmonton was incorporated as a city in 1904 and became the capital of Alberta in 1905.
The Jewish Community in Edmonton is served by Jewish Federation of Edmonton.
The edmonton was estimated to cost over $88-million and the amount that Edmonton City Council donated towards its construction was met with some controversy.
In a 2007 study, Edmonton was judged by the Financial Times publication, fDi magazine, to have the "best economic potential" of any North American city in the 500,000 to 2,000,000 population category.
List of sports teams from Edmonton:
- Edmonton Oilers ( Ice Hockey )
- Edmonton Eskimos ( Canadian football )
- Edmonton Trappers ( Baseball )
- Edmonton Ice ( Ice Hockey )
- Edmonton Drillers ( Football )
- Edmonton Oil Kings ( Ice Hockey )
- Edmonton Energy ( Basketball )
- Edmonton Rush ( Lacrosse )
- Edmonton Road Runners
- Edmonton Cheetahs
- Edmonton Grads
- Edmonton Brickmen
- West Edmonton Raiders
- Edmonton Oil Kings ( Ice Hockey )
- Edmonton Sled Dogs
- Edmonton Prospects ( Baseball )
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Edmonton:
- Stephen Mandel ( Current Mayor, from 26 Oct 2004 )
- Bill Smith ( Mayor, from 16 Oct 1995 to 26 Oct 2004 )
- Jan Reimer ( Mayor, from 16 Oct 1989 to 16 Oct 1995 )
- Terry Cavanagh ( Mayor, from 1988 to 1989 )
- Laurence Decore ( Mayor, from 1983 to 1988 )
- Cecil John Harry Purves ( Mayor, from 19 Oct 1977 to 17 Oct 1983 )
- Terry Cavanagh ( Mayor, from 01 Nov 1975 to 19 Oct 1977 )
- William Hawrelak ( Mayor, from 16 Oct 1974 to 07 Nov 1975 )
- Ivor Dent ( Mayor, from 16 Oct 1968 to 16 Oct 1974 )
- Vincent Dantzer ( Mayor, from 11 Mar 1965 to 16 Oct 1968 )
- William Hawrelak ( Mayor, from 16 Oct 1963 to 11 Mar 1965 )
- Elmer Ernest Roper ( Mayor, from 14 Oct 1959 to 16 Oct 1963 )
- Frederick John Mitchell ( Mayor, from 09 Sep 1959 to 14 Oct 1959 )
- William Hawrelak ( Mayor, from 07 Nov 1951 to 09 Sep 1959 )
- Sidney Parsons ( Mayor, from 02 Nov 1949 to 07 Nov 1951 )
- Harry Ainlay ( Mayor, from 07 Nov 1945 to 02 Nov 1949 )
- John Wesley Fry ( Mayor, from 10 Nov 1937 to 07 Nov 1945 )
- Joseph Clarke ( Mayor, from 14 Nov 1934 to 10 Nov 1937 )
- Dan Knott ( Mayor, from 11 Nov 1931 to 14 Nov 1934 )
- James McCrie Douglas ( Mayor, from 09 Dec 1929 to 11 Nov 1931 )
- Ambrose Bury ( Mayor, from 13 Dec 1926 to 09 Dec 1929 )
- Kenny Blatchford ( Mayor, from 10 Dec 1923 to 13 Dec 1926 )
- David Milwyn Duggan ( Mayor, from 13 Dec 1920 to 10 Dec 1923 )
- Joseph Clarke ( Mayor, from 09 Dec 1918 to 13 Dec 1920 )
- Harry Marshall Erskine Evans ( Mayor, from 10 Dec 1917 to 09 Dec 1918 )
- William Thomas Henry ( Mayor, from 14 Dec 1914 to 10 Dec 1917 )
- William J. McNamara ( Mayor, from 08 Dec 1913 to 27 Oct 1914 )
- George S. Armstrong ( Mayor, from 12 Dec 1910 to 09 Dec 1912 )
- Robert Lee ( Mayor, from 14 Dec 1908 to 12 Dec 1910 )
- John Alexander McDougall ( Mayor, from 09 Dec 1907 to 14 Dec 1908 )
- William Antrobus Griesbach ( Mayor, from 10 Dec 1906 to 09 Dec 1907 )
- Charles May ( Mayor, from 11 Dec 1905 to 10 Dec 1906 )
- Kenneth W. MacKenzie ( Mayor, from 12 Dec 1904 to 11 Dec 1905 )
- Kenneth W. MacKenzie ( Mayor, from 11 Dec 1899 to 09 Dec 1901 )
- William S. Edmiston ( Mayor, from 13 Dec 1897 to 11 Dec 1899 )
- John Alexander McDougall ( Mayor, from 14 Dec 1896 to 13 Dec 1897 )
- Cornelius Gallagher ( Mayor, from 14 Jan 1895 to 14 Dec 1896 )
- Herbert Charles Wilson ( Mayor, from 10 Feb 1892 to 14 Jan 1895 )
Sample list of films shot in Edmonton:
- Small Sacrifices ( starring Farrah Fawcett as Diane Downs, Emily Perkins, Gordon Clapp )
The highest temperature recorded within the City of Edmonton was 38.3 °C (100.9 °F), on August 5, 1998.
The edmonton opened in 1984 and has since been expanded several times.
Edmonton's official website is http://www.edmonton.ca/
Sample list of newspapers published in Edmonton:
- Vue Weekly
- The Gateway
- Edmonton Street News
- Edmonton Sun
- The Jewish Tribune
The Hindu Community in Edmonton is served by the Hindu Society of Alberta (North Indian Temple) and the Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta (South Indian Temple).
Population of Edmonton was 817,498 in the year 2012.