Why move to Edmonton? Well, for starters, Edmonton is a growing city. It attracts Canadians who want to leave the rural areas they grew up in and live “the big city lifestyle.” Meanwhile, the city also attracts immigrants who bring their food, language, and celebrations with them, enhancing an already diverse city all the more.
Just like Toronto has the CN Tower or San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, Edmonton has the Art Gallery of Alberta– a recently built structure that helps put Edmonton on the world map of cosmopolitan cities. It’s worth a visit whether you’re a local or tourist. With a swirling exterior of zinc, glass and steel inspired by the Northern Lights known as Aurora Borealis, this stunning structure is one-of-a-kind and helps define Edmonton as an architecturally progressive city.
Meanwhile, the “arena district” downtown is a great place for people to be, with condos, bars, restaurants, a casino (Grand Villa Casino Edmonton), movie theatre, and a sports arena (known as Rogers Place). Like many other cities, Edmonton’s downtown core is experiencing a revitalization of sorts, with more people flocking to it to live, work and play.
If you like sports, did you know that the Edmonton Eskimos are part of the Canadian Football League and one of its most decorated franchises, having won more than a dozen championships? Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL have the most exciting young player in the game, Connor McDavid.
Besides sports, Edmonton is known for festivals, including the Film Fest, Jazz Fest, Folk Fest, Taste of Edmonton, Symphony Under the Sky, and a proud Pride, celebrating the area’s LGBT community.
As for shopping, people come from near and far to visit the world famous West Edmonton Mall. It’s the largest shopping mall in North America, counting about 32 million visitors a year! Inside this gargantuan mall, you’ll find a water park, ice rink, mini-golf course, themed areas, and, of course, plenty of stores, including Chapters for books and The Brick for furniture, mattresses, appliances and electronics. More than 24,000 people are employed by the West Edmonton Mall and all its attractions!
Finally, Edmonton is the kind of place where people can easily find work. Even when the economy is in the doldrums, Edmonton seems to be immune from unemployment. There are technology, medical, hospitality, education and entertainment jobs available, not to mention ones related to the oil fields which helped build the city into an economic powerhouse.
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