Some of Edmonton's most popular attractions include West Edmonton Mall and the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.
- 95 & Jive: Dancing Dan! - Ken Strickland
Living here in the west end has given me occasion to become familiar with one of our celebrity locals, Dancing Dan.
- A Place to Call Home - Amy Carter
The very first day of school I missed the bus, waited for 40 minutes, and was 20 minutes late for class. But it got better.
- A Salute to Your History - Denise Daubert
I'm proud to say that my family is a part of Edmonton's history and has been since my paternal and maternal great-grandparents settled in Edmonton in the early 1900s. I'm grateful they chose Edmonton!
- A Spontaneous Decision - Dianna Bowes
This city has changed, and I was only a few miles away and had no idea. Around every corner is an opportunity to discover something new.
- A Year or Two - Penny Ritco
My husband and I thought we’d be here for a year or two. That was fifteen years ago.
- All-Season City - Sunny & Ishpreet Lamba
Sunny and Ishpreet Lamba weren't sold on the move to Edmonton until they realized the lifestyle advantages. For Sunny and Ishpreet, Edmonton is an all-season city.
- Can't Fry A Hurricane - Harma-Mae Smit
I wasn’t really an Oilers' fan this year. It was my grade twelve year — my most important year of school — much more important than hockey.
- Coming Home - Kristi Tencarre
I admit there are times when I miss the ocean and green of the rainforest, but the constant sunshine is a bright reminder of why I love this area of Canada.
- Crossing One Bridge - Ann Henry
As I crossed the High Level Bridge today, it reminded me why Edmonton is a great place to call home. My attention was drawn first by the bright blue sky and then the valley which stretches for miles in either direction.
- Discovering Two Sides of Edmonton - Tiffany Kemp
I’ve discovered if you get involved, there's a lot to keep you busy in Edmonton. When I first got here I volunteered, met some really great people and made some fabulous friends. It's how my social network started.
- Edmonton is the Place to Bee - Shannon Lee Ladouceur
The big fat industrious bumblebee itself is Edmonton as a whole - as hardworking and cheerful with a buzz and purpose much like this city I have grown to love so much.
- Feels Like Home To Me - Rachel Foley
It’s been a long time since I actually felt that a place is home. I stood there realizing, “Yeah, this is home, and they are my friends.” I’m going to be hanging out with them for years.
- Field Trip - Adrianne Thomson
We were trying to figure out where in Canada we should live. And then I remember being somewhere in the McKernan area and seeing all these little kids from a daycare out on a field trip.
- Fireworks and a Waterfall in Edmonton - Rachael Smillie
We truly do live in an amazing city; I can't think of too many with beautiful blue skies, waterfalls, and fantastic fireworks!
- Football Memories - Joanne Christie
I’m a huge Edmonton Eskimos fan. I’m from a family of 3 daughters, so my poor father had to teach his daughters the rules of football. My world stops when the Eskimos are playing.
- Gateway of Happy Arrival - Karen Carleton
Moving to Edmonton was only logical for me. I had long lived in the Northwest Territories, traveling to Edmonton for conferences, medical appointments, meetings, shopping and departures for exotic holidays.
- Glimmering Moments - Stephen T. Berg
The conductor took as much time as needed and enthusiastically answered the copious questions of a curious and delighted child. My love for Edmonton comes to me through this glimmering minor moment.
- Happy Canada Day - Trevor Stenson
It made me glad my son is growing up in such a great community and proud as an Edmontonian, Albertan, and Canadian.
- Here to Stay - Luda Shmygelska
Luda takes full advantage of all Edmonton has to offer, which means she's here to stay.
- High Level Bridge Streetcar - Edmonton Radial Railway Society
The Edmonton Radial Railway became famous throughout North America because of the unique streetcar ride over the North Saskatchewan River, the highest river crossing by streetcar in the world.
- How Does Edmonton MOVE You? Winners - How Does Edmonton Move You
We asked Edmontonians “How does Edmonton MOVE you?” Entrants submitted stories and experiences about cycling, rollerblading, walking, taking transit and carpooling.
- I Love Christmas in the City - Lisa Lunney
One of my favorite childhood memories is Christmastime. Even as an adult the city of Edmonton still holds a magnetic draw for me during the festive season.
- Janelle, 13, on Janelle - Janelle Somerville
You’ve got the mountains right there. They’re good for hiking, good for skiing. They just give you a lot of opportunity for things to do, a place to go away that’s not too far so it’s easy to only go away for a weekend.
- Keeping Busy in Edmonton - Andrea Ryan
I have known Edmonton my whole life. I was born here, I attended university here, I got married here. During this time, I have lived both in Edmonton and in its surrounding communities, and I love it.
- Living in #YEG - Alex G. Lee
This video is a combination of 10 interviews from new and old residents of Edmonton in different walks of life. I wanted a diverse sample space of opinions to show that Edmonton is truly a world class city.
- Loving It - Tracy Gabriel
The other day I was walking to work and a monk was walking by, I passed him a friendly smile and he stopped and blessed me.
- Making Good News - Sol Rolingher
I’d always been in the river valley. I’d been in it every day, canoed it, gone up and down it in a Zodiac.
- McGrew Meets City Hall - Alice Major
At the Edmonton Poetry Festival, we’re always doing our best to get poetry out and around. So we had this bright idea to stage a flash mob during a City Council meeting. Of course, it had to be something of an inside job.
- My First Time on the Mindbender - Marie Drake
The idea was hatched even before class had started. Me and my cousin are going to go ride the Mindbender after class today.
- Our Great City: Then and Now - Sherry Laderoute
I remember when my Dad was working on the Fort Edmonton replica when they were first building it. My Mom and a sister and a brother used to go and take him supper up that way sometimes.
- Outdoor Culture - Shirley McCuaig
I wanted to get back out West, where people like to do outdoor things. That’s how I ended up here.
- Peaceful City of Nations - Bob Coe
Edmonton’s Heritage Festival is a long midsummer weekend of cascading sounds, smells and colourful sights as nationalities from around the world display their foods, dances, traditions and histories.
- Purple City S'mores - Lisa Bromley
The security guards stopped by once or twice to see what exactly it was that we were up to. Each time we smiled sweetly and offered them a marshmallow, and each time they politely declined.
- Queen of Trees - Sheena Moore
At 8 years old I had declared myself Queen of the Trees, and here I was about to go start a life in the city. I took one last look at my little town before it disappeared into its valley. Buildings and skyscrapers would become my new forest.
- Rediscovering Edmonton - Sarah Beasley
I decided to approach living in Edmonton like I was in a new and exciting city I had never lived in before. I soon discovered I had more things to do than I had the time or money for.
- Scooting Around Town - Igor Woroniuk
I’m a visually inspired person, obviously, being an artist. The views in Edmonton really grab me. Standing on top of the river valley, you can see the whole city. Sunsets. The moon. Clouds sweeping through.
- Something for Every Taste - Kane Lambert
This event shows the true character of hockey fans in Edmonton. Minus 27 with an extreme wind chill and we still put 57,167 cold but excited butts in the seats.
- Start Anew - Dianne Lopez
Eagerly I walked the streets of Robson, went around in Stanley Park, and strolled by Granville Island, but I still felt like I didn’t belong. I missed Edmonton.
- Summer at the Alberta Legislature - Alberta Legislature
Edmontonians know how to embrace the city’s long, warm summer days – they head to the cooling waters of the pools and fountains at Edmonton’s Alberta Legislature Grounds.
- Sunshine Sketches of a Beautiful City - Carolyn Hall
Looking for the best place on earth to live? Then focus your Google Earth search on north Edmonton and hone in on Beaumaris Lake.
- Taking in Our River Valley - Eugene Ip
Flowing glacially in a traffic jam of metallic snails, I am a mesmerized sightseer in the comfort of my vehicle, just letting the sweeping river valley panorama impress me for a prolonged IMAX sensation.
- The Years at TELUS Field - Alex Karen
Got my Sprite. Got my soft pretzel. And one of my favorite players, Valentino Pascucchi, is up to bat. This...this is the life.
- Where a Country Boy Can Stay - Dylan Pitman
The Edmonton river valley is what makes Edmonton a city unlike any other, a city a country boy can live in and stay sane.
- Why I Love Edmonton: A Poem - Dan Lokhorst
But if I had to choose a single spot to call my own, Then I'd have to say it's Edmonton, my river city home.
- Winter Light - Winter Light Festival
The Winter Light festival is a winter celebration featuring events that showcase our beautiful winter city. The festival was created to encourage Edmontonians to get outdoors and enjoy winter events.
- You Grow Up One Way Or The Other - Emmy Stuebing
When you grow up in Red Deer, you are either an Edmonton fan or a Calgary fan.
- A Chocolate Boutique - Kerstin Roos
Nobody else is really doing what I’m doing here. It was funny when I set up my suppliers for the store, because nobody from Alberta had ever ordered these chocolates. Some of the bars are exclusive to us.
- A Core Crew Story - The Core Crew
Once upon a time there was a group of five summer students all dressed in red.
- A Job with a Bonus - Richard Andersen
My first question was, "Where is Edmonton?". Richard soon found out and thinks Edmonton and Edmontonians are a wonderful bonus.
- A Love Of Place - Paul Morgan Donald
I moved here without any plans and I found a really exciting theatre community that I could be a part of. When I was younger I thought I might move on eventually, but you develop roots. And just a love of place.
- A New Beginning - Gerry Ens
Gerry thought he was going to retire in Edmonton, but retirement didn’t stick. With so many phenomenal opportunities here, he found it impossible to go cold turkey:
- All Kinds of Energy - Marcio Mendes
Marcio sees Edmonton as a place of opportunity, not only for work but for entertainment as well.
- Circus City - Annie Dugan
It’s a lot of work, but I can’t stop doing it. I love it too much. We’re the only company that offers the classes and then works with our students to create theatre together.
- City of Champions Means So Much More - Len Rhodes
Len Rhodes, President and CEO of the Edmonton Eskimos understands now that the City of Champions means more than success of our sports teams.
- Creative Writing - Marty Chan
At the time I was trying to break in as a writer, I was fortunate enough to get into the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. I decided to put on my own play.
- Don't Diss Edmonton - Ava Karvonen
Edmonton surprises people. Look at our TV industry. We have a really strong independent film community here. And we’ve got a really strong industry community here actively engaged in the arts business.
- I Ceased To Be Who I Was - Philip Currie
I loved dinosaurs from the time I was 6 years old. Then at 10, I read this book about the science of it. What it’s like to be a palaeontologist. I decided then and there that’s what I was going to be when I grew up.
- Immense Mode - Brian McArthur
Yeah, there’re a lot of bricks involved. They came to us wet in Red Deer. On 16 pallets. And each pallet weighed about 2 tons. We had to store them inside so they didn’t freeze.
- Johnny Rains - John Ullyatt
Edmonton allowed me to do all kinds of crazy things like being a dung beetle and hanging off the side of the National Bank Building downtown. And then I had this idea of turning myself into The Human Fountain.
- Living My Dreams - Jacob Jerson T. Jala
The excitement of coming here was tremendous, but the sadness of leaving my country, my home and especially my family filled my heart until I set foot in this city.
- Northern Lights - Ian Mann
I’m a big believer in the idea that science should be something that’s understandable to the average person. I hope to impact Edmontonians with the research that’s being done in space science in this city.
- Roll of the Dice - Nick Harrington
Nick rolled the dice when he left Ontario, and believes he made the right choice, coming to Edmonton.
- Setting Down Roots - Keith Blackie
Years ago, my wife and I honeymooned in Canada. We took a bus tour across the entire, sprawling country, from East to West. We decided there and then that when our kids were school-aged, we’d leave the UK and settle in Canada.
- The Choice Was Clear - Michael King
My first impression came from the people in Edmonton. There are people here from every country in the world who’ve come to better themselves and you don’t feel like an outsider because the city is made up of such a diverse population.
- The Right Fit for my Family - Daryl Silzer
I am a real family guy, so when we were considering a move to Edmonton three years ago, things like family-friendly activities, a sense of community, and a bright future were high on our priority list.
- Time For a Change - Jenn Dahlen
I promised myself that I wouldn’t work in food service for the rest of my life.
- A Different Type of City - Brad Fossen
I came here from rural Alberta. Back home it’s a different kind of life. I don’t want to say Edmonton’s like a small town, but it’s a different type of city.
- A Family Destination - Stephanie Sewap
Every year, Stephanie Sewap visits Edmonton with her husband and four children. Their favourite spot? West Edmonton Mall.
- A Man With A Crush - Barry DeFord
I could draw you a map of the world right now. I love history. I love all the stuff you’re really not supposed to talk about at work, so I figure I should work in a place where I can talk about it all the time.
- A Memorable Journey to Edmonton - Catherine Zhou
Read some entries Catherine wrote in her diary during her stay in Edmonton. She was visiting from Chengdu in China's Sichuan province. Her friends call her Rabbit.
- A Place for Movies - Guy Lavallee
Lights. Camera. Action! At the Edmonton International Film Festival, it’s is all about the people behind the scenes – directors, writers, producers – who bring stories to life.
- A Resident of Edmonton As A Plant - Budd
I grew out of one of Edmonton’s lush ravines, a quiet place. A place that cultivated my roots at my most absorbent phase of life. A place, much like the rest of Edmonton, that is sensitive to the changing seasons.
- A Small Holiday - Patricia Proskurniak
The first night out for my daughter after having her first child was at The Rev (now the Starlite Room), where we had to leave Sarah Slean’s performance early.
- A Sunny Day in Edmonton - Janet Simister
You Edmontonians are really awesome people. When I was walking along the streets trying to get in as many sights as I could, people were going out of their way to help me experience their beautiful city.
- All Aboard! - Glenn Kubish
It was the day of Sonia and Raoul’s wedding, and that happy event was what got us into Fort Edmonton Park.
- Beauty in the Heart of Edmonton - Heather Kennedy-Plant
Any amateur photographer should agree that Edmonton has so much to offer for scenery and superb images. The natural beauty Edmonton offers makes learning photography an enjoyable hobby.
- Bucking Broncos - Canadian Finals Rodeo
The Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) is a world-class event that attracts some of the best in the bucking business. In the CFR videos, you’ll meet 4 of the 2009 contestants, as well as rodeo clown CrAsh Cooper.
- Cabbage Soup is Very Normal - K. Maryniak
In 2003, after 22 years away from home, K. Maryniak came home to Edmonton. She's convinced there is no better place in the world to live as a Ukrainian.
- Canadian Finals Rodeo 2005 - Nancy Villegas
When I remember November 9, 2005, cowboys and cowgirls, beautiful horses and big cows, a lot of colours and lights, a lot of sounds and smiles come to mind.
- Carrying On Like Idiots - Jason Allsopp
My first time trip to Edmonton was with an ex. We wanted to go to the water park at West Edmonton Mall. So we drove up from Calgary and stayed in one of West Edmonton Mall’s theme rooms.
- Dancing with the Lions - Paula Kirman
One of the most exciting aspects of Edmonton, for me, is the multicultural face of the city.
- dEdmonton: City of Halloween Horrors - Derek Clayton
DEDFest is actually Canada’s only true horror film festival. There’re other festivals that go on, but they’re all genre.
- Discovering Live Theatre - Mack D. Male
You can do that here, and it’s awesome. I’m glad I had a friend who was keen to introduce me to the local scene, but don’t let that hold you back.
- Ed-Ventures - Sheila Edmonds
My first experiences in Alberta's Capital City felt like a resort holiday.
- Edmonton Int'l Street Performers Festival - Edmonton Int'l Street Performers Festival
If you’re a street performer or a fan of street performers, coming to Edmonton is a must. This festival celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2009, and has entertained 4 million visitors in that time.
- Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival - Blues International
Edmontonians love their blues music. Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival is Western Canada’s premier blues event. The festival takes place for 3 days every August in Hawrelak Park’s Heritage Amphitheatre.
- Edmonton: An Awesome Place for Kids - David & Katie Carlson
Katie thinks Edmonton is the greatest city. From the Valley Zoo to the WEM waterpark, Edmonton has tons of things for kids. In the attached video Katie shares some of her favourites!
- Eyes Wide-Open with Klondike Mike - Heather Riddell
All of us cousins were thrilled to see our parents dress in Klondike-style clothing—long dresses, but also a little melancholy as we waved good-bye and our parents left for a night on the town.
- Fab Fringe Festival Experience Contest Winners - The Fab Fringe Festival Contest
Entrants from across Canada shared their memorable Edmonton/Fringe moment for the chance to win the ultimate Fringe VIP prize package featuring a stay at Metterra Hotel on Whyte, Fringe Ticket Packages, Fringe swag, Edmonton Attractions Family Passes and more!
- Festival for Kids - Lucien Levesque
St. Albert in the greater Edmonton area recently hosted the International Children's Festival. I had such an amazing time and enjoyed so much being a part of a great festival for kids.
- Magical Volunteer Army - The Magical Volunteer Army
What does it take to become one of the world's best folk festivals? Blood, sweat, toil, and tears? Definitely. Volunteers? Absolutely. Watch 2 short videos to find out what keeps everyone coming back each year.
- Marveling at the Muttart - Paula Kirman
The Muttart has always been one of my favourite attractions in Edmonton. No matter what the season, you can enjoy the flora and fauna of different countries and climates.
- Motorcycling in Edmonton - Tony Oostenbrink
This ride took me from our home in Capilano (Capilano is the neighbourhood above the southeast corner of the Capilano Bridge) to Groat Road & 107 Avenue with no stops!
- My Edmonton - Kat Flannery
It is here, I can be a part of the world that lived so long before me. It is where I can bring my children to learn the history of Edmonton.
- My Edmonton Has It All - Sheila Butterwick
When I think of Edmonton, I think of home. I say we’ve got it all. A remarkable skyline, an incomparable conservatory, and one of the grandest bridges I’ve ever seen.
- My Fab Fringe Festival Experience - The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
Edmonton is a wonderful place in summer for festivals. Read what the people we asked about their Fab Fringe Festival Experience said and check out what they had to say!
- My Fab Fringe Festival Experience - Part II - The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
Edmonton is a wonderful place in summer for festivals. Here's more what people have to say about their Fab Fringe Festival Experience!
- My most memorable Edmonton Indy moment... -
We asked people to share their most memorable Indy moment for the Race to the Honda Indy Edmonton Contest. The response we got was fantastic. Check out the cool experiences racing fans have had in Edmonton.
- One Small Step - Lalaine Quinto
I applied as a nanny here in Canada and ended up in a farm in Fallis, Alberta. I have relatives and college friends living in different places in Canada, compared to the place where I was living in is boring.
- Passionate About Responsible Tourism - Laura McGowan
Edmonton is a Responsible Tourism destination. This is a shift from traditional tourism and goes beyond just being green, it supports the community socially and financially and much more.
- Perfect Edmonton Summer Experience -
Bang! A flash in the air and colours are flying all over the place. I was standing watching it all happen.
- Race to the Honda Indy Edmonton Winners - Honda Indy Edmonton
Entrants from across Canada shared their memorable Edmonton/Indy moment for the chance to win an ultimate Indy prize package featuring a hair-raising ride in an Indy Pace Car.
- Rent At The Jube - Christian Mena
There’s something about the concept of coming to do a show like Rent in your hometown, at the Jubilee Auditorium, a place I’d never performed at. I mean I’d performed in that space but not on the actual stage.
- River, Light, Snow & Art - Randall Stout
And then, of course, the presence of snow throughout so many months of the year. We took the position that it’s something we ought not to hide, but rather celebrate. Even at the time of the competition, we started doing renderings of our design proposal in a snowstorm, trying to think about the aesthetic of the building in that winter condition.
- The Chengdu Visit - Ashley Chung
When the Chengdu youths arrived in Edmonton, there was a welcoming dinner. It was nerve wracking as I reluctantly made my way to sit amongst them. I was thinking of so many different things at once! Would they like me? Was my Chinese good enough?
- This Art Thing - Dawn Detarando
I'm from Boston originally, so when I came to Red Deer years ago, they said, “Oh yeah, there's this thing, this art thing, you might want to go to.”
- Tour of Edmonton - John McLaughlin
I’ll never forget the 10-day visit from my folks – Ted, my Dad, Uncle Harold and Aunt Eileen, and 11-year-old nephew Ben. They arrived via Air Canada on a warm, beautiful Canada Day.
- Tweeting in the Fast Lane - Dreena Guptill & Paula Kirman
See what happened when Edmontonstories gave a camera to the winners of our Twitter Indy contest.
- We Shared a Secret Smile - Jacqueline Ashmore
Good old West Edmonton Mall. We looked at each other while it dawned on us what she was talking about. We shared a secret smile only Edmontonians can have.
- Where My Heart Is - Teresa Fisher
What can I say about Edmonton? I was born and bred here. I used to think that I wanted nothing more than to leave and explore the world. Well, I still do - the exploring part that is.
- With Both Feet on the Ground - Ellen Notbohm
What can you say when you land in a place you’ve never been and it feels like home? My week in Edmonton unfolded as if I were expected company. In a way, I was.
- Yardbird Suite - Yardbird Suite
Hear about one of Canada's hippest Jazz venues.