Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, comprised of over 730, 372 people of English, Scottish, German, Irish, French and Native descent. With its expanding suburbs, Edmonton is considered one of the largest cities in North America. Edmonton is known for its festivals and boasts over 70 museums among its many attractions. The city is divided into different neighbourhoods along the north shore and the southern bank of the river. Whyte Avenue on 82nd Avenue is one of Edmonton’s most popular neighbourhoods, with many historic monuments to visit during the day and a boisterous nightlife for Edmonton’s nighttime party-crowd.
Edmonton has a number of commercial centers, namely the West Edmonton Mall, a shopper’s dream come true. It is one of the biggest shopping centers in North America and the most visited tourist attraction in all of Western Canada, with over 800 stores, a waterslide and a skating rink.
The Edmonton Oilers are the popular hockey team here. Also, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics hockey champs were feted in Edmonton.