Anyone considering a move to western Canada should consider Edmonton as a destination. This is a diverse and vibrant community. As the capital of Alberta, the city abounds with good government jobs and a fairly good economy. Housing prices are more reasonable (especially in smaller communities surrounding the metropolitan area) than you will find in Calgary. Many people don’t realize that Edmonton is the 5th largest city in Canada by population.

Situated on the North Saskatchewan river, Edmonton enjoys the natural beauty and sense of relaxation that comes with having water nearby. The city is a living historical museum with its Fort Edmonton Park that goes back to 1846. At the same time, the city’s size ensures that you will have all the conveniences associated with urban living.

Edmonton is known as the city of Festivals where various heritages and cultures are regularly celebrated. Canada’s indigenous people are a very important part of the city’s history and are well represented in the many museums. The Royal Alberta Museum is a place for a fascinating afternoon visit. As is the Alberta Aviation Museum. If you are an art lover, a visit to the Alberta Art Gallery is a must. The Telus Science Museum showcases the best that science has to offer then, now and in the future.

For those of you who crave some retail therapy after indulging yourself in history at the numerous museums in the city, head off to the West Edmonton Mall. This is the largest shopping mall in Canada covering almost a half million square feet, covering 48 city blocks! With 20,000 parking spaces, this is not just a shopping mall, it could even be called “Disney North”. There is an amusement area, an entire water park, full size skating rink, ships and submarine rides. Going to the West Edmonton Mall is an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Outdoor enthusiasts will love Edmonton with its many parks, walking trails and easy access to outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, skating, skiing, bike riding, hiking and so much more. If professional sports is your thing, you can watch an Edmonton Oilers game, a team that has some of the best players in the NHL.

Edmonton has something for everyone. For more information about moving to Edmonton contact Premiere Van Lines at 1-877- 671-6683.