Edmonton is located at the junction of Alberta Highway 2 and Yellowhead Highway 16, 180 miles north of Calgary and 363 miles southeast of Dawson Creek, BC.
|Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, located at the geographic centre of the province. It began as a fur-trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Co. Edmonton was also a gateway to the North for many gold stampeders during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898-99. The discovery of oil in the province in 1947 made Edmonton the “Oil Capital of Canada.” Today the city is the hub for extensive oil and gas development as well as coal, forestry and agriculture. A sports-minded city, Edmonton is home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League and the Cracker Cats baseball team.
A major metropolitan area, Edmonton has all visitor services available: Lodging at major-chain hotels/motels; dining at hundreds of restaurants and fast-food outlets; camping at area RV parks, including Glowing Embers RV Park & Travel Centre.