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 Yes, this slogan is outdated.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 :)
The capital city of Alberta, Canada
Roughly one million people
It is properly known as the City of Champions because of the five time Stanley Cup champions Edmonton Oilers. and the 11 time Grey Cup Champions Edmonton Eskimos (most in CFL)
Way better than Calgary
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"
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.
Grim, depressing, crime ridden area of North London. Enfield Boroughs most dangerous place
person 1: I'm going into Edmonton
Person 2: Have you got your bullet-proof vest?
Although it is a booming city with a huge economy in oil and other natural products, Edmonton Alberta has the highest rate of murders in all of Canada.
Way harder than Calgary, who is known for rounding up horses and having sex with cousins.
My friend went to Edmonton and got shot in the head 50 times. He lived.
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.
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.