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Welcome to Edmonton ...



The pronunciation of Edmonton: ED-muhn-tuhn<1>

The city of Edmonton was established in 1795.

When the people of Edmonton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Edmontonian<2>

Edmonton is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Edmonton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Edmonton: (780) and (587)<4>

The Canadian Postal Codes for Edmonton: T2G, T5A, T5B, T5C, T5E, T5G, T5H, T5J, T5K, T5L, T5M, T5N, T5P, T5R, T5S, T5T, T5V, T5W, T5X, T5Y, T5Z, T6A, T6B, T6C, T6E, T6G, T6H, T6J, T6K, T6L, T6M, T6N, T6P, T6R, T6S, T6T, T6V, T6W, T6X, T6Y<5>

Websites for Edmonton ...

Official Website:   www.edmonton.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.edmontonchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jledmonton.org/

Communities Also Named Edmonton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Edmonton - they are located in Kentucky and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edmonton.

Communities near Edmonton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Edmonton.

  • Saint Albert
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albert came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albert <7>
  • Spruce Grove
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Grove <7>
  • Leduc
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Fort Saskatchewan
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Beaumont
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Morinville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morinville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morinville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morinville <7>
  • Devon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Devon <7>
  • Upper Manor Estates
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Woodland Park
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Namao
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Namao came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Namao

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edmonton ...

Looking for more information about Edmonton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Edmonton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Edmonton.

Adding Edmonton to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Edmonton was mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian Pacific Railroad Time Tables (October 1899).

We also found Edmonton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Edmonton.

The official website for Edmonton: www.edmonton.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Edmonton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Edmonton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Edmonton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edmonton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<5>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Edmonton, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Edmonton). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Edmonton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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