Why Edmonton?

Discover what makes Edmonton different

Edmonton is a vibrant urban centre in the heart of the wilderness, the largest northernmost metropolis, and the capital of Alberta. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like in the summer or how the first snowfall transforms the river valley in the winter. No matter the season, Edmonton is made to host sport and cultural events, athletes, and artists from around the world.

In addition to hosting our sports teams, including the Edmonton Oilers (NHL), Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), Edmonton Stingers (CEBL), Edmonton Elks (CFL), and the Edmonton River Hawks (WCL), we are proud of our long history of delivering some of the biggest sports events in the world. Edmonton has played host to many defining moments, from the 1978 Commonwealth Games to the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals, the city has built a reputation as an exceptional host with the collective experience, resources, culture, and energy necessary to welcome and wow the world.



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