At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today’s featured city is Canada’s northern gateway of Edmonton.
The capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta, Edmonton is an expanding metropolitan area of over 1.3 million residents, the most northerly city in North America with a population of over a million.
Built on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River (whose valley provides the city with one of the largest urban park systems on the continent), Edmonton has grown from a frontier trading fort and gold rush boomtown into Canada’s fifth-largest city. The Gateway to the North, as the city is sometimes called, is a major centre for resource and energy companies operating in Northern Alberta and Canada’s Territories. Edmonton is also referred to as the City of Champions, a legacy of its Stanley Cup-winning Oilers hockey teams of the 1980s captained by Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and to the city’s successful CFL football franchise, the Eskimos.
Edmonton is well-known for its eclectic and well-attended summer festivals, especially the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, the second-largest fringe theatre festival in the world after Edinburgh’s famous festival, and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, one of North America’s most successful folk music festivals.
The University of Alberta’s main campus is located on the south side of the river, with over 38,000 students enrolled annually. Nearby Whyte Avenue and Old Strathcona are among the city’s most vibrant and eclectic neighbourhoods, with popular bars and restaurants as well as shops, markets, and theatres (the Fringe Festival takes place in Old Strathcona every summer). The Royal Alberta Museum and Art Gallery of Alberta exhibit artifacts and works from the social, cultural, and natural history of the province. The city’s most popular attraction by far is West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America, covering over 5 million square feet in the city’s west end.
Edmonton and its surrounding region are served by air via the Edmonton International Airport. Loctaed south of the city, it is further from the downtown core than many major cities’ airports and therefore transfers to and from this airport can carry a higher cost in time and dollars. Please consult your Global Alliance reservations professional for more details.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Edmonton and area.