The City of Champions - We've won 5 Stanley's and 13 Grey Cups (in the past...) Yes, this slogan is outdated. We all get it, BUT have too much pride in our sports teams to take this label away from our city.
We have West Edmonton Mall - the largest mall - and although it could use some sprucing up, it has been under some construction and is finally starting to get some decent shops.
During the winter there is prettymuch NOTHING to do in this city. It's FREEZING and the nightlife sucks BUT the people are genuinely warm and you can usually find a pub with cheap beer and wings, or an ODR open somewhere.
During the summer is when you can appreciate the city and it is no longer 'Deadmonton' or 'Ed'monotone'. While the summer is short, is is jam packed full of festivals such as the Fringe, Taste of Edmonton, Capital Ex (K-Days), Folk Fest (one of the best folk music festivals in N.America), Heritage Days, etc... You can always find something to do - even walking in the beautiful river valley, etc...
I have read all the posts on here dissing Edmonton, dissing Calgary, etc.. While I was raised in Edmonton and have always learned we're superior to Calgary, I feel no need to bash other cities - it doesn't make Edmonton any better. Edmonton ISN'T the greatest city in the world... but it is a damn good place to grow up. If you're concerned about the violence and gangs... then don't be... unless you roll with that sort of crowd, then you will be safe.
You're from Edmonton?!? Where's that?

In Alberta, Canada. There's not much to do there, and I won't live there again, but it is definitely a nice place to be FROM :)
by EblouissantDevoshka May 26, 2011
Top Definition
A city with about a million people, quite nice. Capital of Alberta. Has the most park land on average than any city in the world. Unlike our cocky counterpart to the south Calgary we do not think we are the best city in the world, or compare ourselves with toronto or vancover. Great sports teams, nice people, moderately nice city. Can be a very nice place to live and grow up.
assclown calgarian: "we have the best city in the world"
edmontonian: " we dont have the best city in the world, but i like it here"
by pupsup April 02, 2008
A north London suburb. Also shorthand for "The Death Of The Soul"
I'd rather drown myself in a bucket or sick than live in Edmonton
by Foul Ole Ron October 28, 2003
The Capital City of Alberta it does have some issues, but it is WAY WAY WAY better than Calgary. Sports teams include the Oilers, Eskimos, Cracker Cats,etc. Has West Edmonton Mall. Riverbend od the rich area, some parts of the city are kinda bad to go to. bad infrastucture, poor planning. Mayor is currently Steven Mandel.
Go oilers!!! WOOT EDMONTON OILERS!!!! We should have won the Stanly Cup. Oh well, we will get the grey Cup this year. knock on wood.
by coombsy_riley July 02, 2006
very cool city, less sluts than calgary, but the "city of champions" thing is old and dumb. but a nice university, lots of scientific types, etc., and better clubs than calgary.
yo i'm going to see planet of the drums in edmonton this weekend, cause if i go to the one in calgary, i know i'll get in a fight with some dumbass drunk slut like i always do.
by teevee June 09, 2003
An area of North London, posher than Tottenham but more down market than Enfield. Home to the ugliests shopping centre in the world.
My aunty Sylvie lives in Edmonton, god help her.
by black flag June 02, 2004
A great city with a booming economy. It is not on top of Calgary just geographically though, we have 5 stanley cups to their 1, and 13 grey cups to their 5.
Calgary(AKA Mulletgary) is full of inbred homosexuals.
Oh, you're from Edmonton, you're straight. People from Calgary like taking it in the bum from their immediate family.
by jubutteea July 04, 2006
An often misunderstood city with a rich proud history and a reputation for not TAKIN ANY SHIT! Situated in the Center of Alberta, it is the Capital and last bastion for anything resembling culture and open mindedness in this cold, god forsaken red neck province. It is filled with a million people of different backgrounds who prefer to mind their own business rather than risk getting dealt with. A place where police get NO LOVE (unlike Calgary) and gangstas still live by a code gotdammit! A city full of the most exquisite...friendly...intelligent females per capita than most any other N.American city. And they are all too willing to prove themselves during the short summer season! A place where idividuals can express themselves and are not judged SOLELY by how much money they make.
A wonderful place where if you act right and treat others with respect you usually get the same in return. But if you come with all that tuff talk, you WILL get your bluff called! And if you disrespect the wrong ppl you WILL get laid down quick!!
I thought Edmonton was on some slow ass prairie shit but I was DEAD wrong! That place is as real as it gets.
by Tre Seven September 08, 2009

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