Edmonton is the
second largest city & capital of Alberta.
In the late 19th
century the fertile soils surrounding Edmonton helped attract
settlers & established Edmonton as a major regional commercial &
During World War
II Edmonton become a major base for the construction of the
Alaska Highway & the Northwest Staging Route.
was discovered in Alberta in 1947 south of Edmonton. Most of
Alberta's oil reserves were concentrated in central & northern
Alberta so Edmonton has became home to most of Alberta's oil
Saskatchewan River snakes its way through Edmonton cutting the
city in half. The river valley parkland is a playground for all
seasons & includes multi-use trails.