The University of Alberta is located in the heart of the city of Edmonton, the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. In a metropolitan area of over one million people, Edmonton has one of the world's most vibrant and competitive economies and boasts Canada’s top-ranked health system. Dubbed “Festival City,” Edmonton teems with culture and arts events year-round, and offers an outstanding quality of life. Edmonton is also known for its expansive parks, including the North Saskatchewan River valley, North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland. It has cold but dry and sunshine-filled winters and very pleasant summers, and is located only a few hours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks. 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.
For further information visit the City of Edmonton website.