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Edmonton & Area

Edmonton & Area

The origins of the City are in the Rossdale Flats, an Aboriginal gathering place for over 8,000 years and an important fur trade site. The City is also the provincial capital and the home of the University of Alberta. It is surrounded by rich farmland and a range of municipalities.

The region is an important support base for the petroleum industry as well as refining and petrochemicals.

Francophone Edmonton Francophone Edmonton
The French presence in what became Alberta goes back to the earliest period of the fur trade. Edmonton was the heart of that presence...

Alberta's Francophone Heritage Alberta's Francophone Heritage
Francophone Alberta is important historically, politically, economically, culturally and socially...

Canada'a Petroleum Heritage Canada's Petroleum Heritage
Alberta's vast reservoirs of oil and natural gas resources have radically transformed Alberta from a primarily agrarian economy to a vibrant industrial centre...

The Road: Building of the Alaska Highway The Road: Building of the Alaska Highway
In 2005, the Edmonton Art Gallery, (now the Art Gallery of Alberta) produced the exhibition THE ROAD: Constructing the Alaska Highway. This Web site recreates to that exhibit...

The Road: Building of the Alaska Highway Alberta's Black Pioneer Heritage
This site gives a brief history of Black pioneer settlement in Alberta and includes insights into the social and political conditions affecting immigration during the 19th and 20th centuries...

Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community
Immigrants from Italy began to come to Western Canada in the 1880s to work on the railways and in the mines...

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