It empties via the Saskatchewan River, Lake Winnipeg, and the Nelson River into Hudson Bay.It runs from the southwest to the northeast and is fed by numerous creeks throughout the city, such as Mill Creek, Whitemud Creek and Blackmud Creek; this creates numerous ravines, some of which are used for urban parkland.Annually, temperatures can exceed 30 °C (86 °F) for an average of four to five days anytime from late April to mid-September and fall below −20 °C (−4 °F) for an average of 28 days.
Spring and autumn are both short and highly variable.
Edmonton's growing season is from May 9 to September 22; The summer of 2006 was a particularly warm one for Edmonton, as temperatures reached 29 °C (84 °F) or higher more than 20 times during the year, from as early as mid-May and again in early September.
is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta.
Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region.
As a result, the mall was forced to undergo an evacuation as a precautionary measure.
Larger urban communities include Sherwood Park (an urban service area within Strathcona County), the cities of St.
The new fort's name was suggested by John Peter Pruden after Edmonton, London, the home town of both the HBC deputy governor Sir James Winter Lake, and Pruden.
In 1876, Treaty 6, which includes what is now Edmonton, was signed between the Aboriginal peoples in Canada (or First Nations) and Queen Victoria as Queen of Canada, as part of the Numbered Treaties of Canada.
Edmonton is the most northerly city in North America with a metropolitan population of over one million.