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City of Champions

On the biggest stages of sports and business, Edmonton comes to play and punches above its weight. These days, Edmonton is leading Canada’s exploration of AI, with the University of Alberta ranking 3rd globally in AI research. This, and the surge of fresh talent into Edmonton, led Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE) to name it the fastest-growing tech hub in North America. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Edmonton by the Numbers


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Square feet of meeting space


Square feet of the Edmonton Expo Centre


Square feet of the biggest hotel ballroom

Canada’s Northernmost Metropolis

To and from Edmonton

Fly directly from Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and most western US hubs. While here, experiencing Indigenous cultures is a must, and you have many to choose from. Edmonton’s traditional name is Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (meaning Beaver Hills House) and was a meeting ground for many Indigenous Peoples including the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Blackfoot and the Métis Peoples.

In Edmonton

You’ll be in one of Canada’s great sports towns, so scoring tickets to an Oilers or Elks game for your delegates is worth your while. And when you’re not watching the pros, you can get active on your own in one of the many parks flanking the North Saskatchewan River. Or you can give your credit card a workout at the West Edmonton Mall, Canada’s biggest by a wide margin.

Weather in Edmonton

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-8°C to 18°C

17.6°F to 64.4°F

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11°C to 23°C

51.8°F to 73.4°F

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-8°C to 17°C

17.6°F to 62.6°F

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-20°C to -5°C

-4°F to 23°F



Being the capital city of a prairie province has made Edmonton a hub of agriculture, but it’s the technology coming out of the city that has Edmonton on the tip of the global digital industry’s tongue. The city’s intellectual wealth and relative affordability attracted major investments into the city from Apple, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

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