The University of Alberta is situated in the heart of City of Edmonton in a scenic area on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta, has a greater area population of about 1,000,000 and is known for its expansive park system that runs through the city. Edmonton has cold, but sunshine-filled winters and very pleasant summers. It is located only a few hours drive from the Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer excellent skiing in the winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in the summer.
The University and the City of Edmonton also offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities in the areas of athletics and culture, including excellent recreational facilities on campus and numerous jogging and cross-country ski trails throughout the city's river valley. The city also boasts a number of independent theatre groups, cinemas and is host to a good variety of music and dance.
Here are links to help you become acquainted with Edmonton. These links are provided for your convenience and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of, or endorsement by, the University of Alberta or the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.