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What Events Are Taking Place This March in Edmonton, AB?Spring is blossoming, which means winter blues and hiding from the cold indoors are soon to be things of the past. To celebrate the oncoming warmth and sunshine, why not find something fun and exciting to do? Here are four must-see March events in the city of Edmonton to add to your calendar.

Alberta Ballet in Giselle

For one March weekend, you can experience the Alberta Ballet's much-anticipated rendition of Giselle. The performance, a story written in France in 1841, tells the riveting tale of Giselle herself. In this special performance, Alberta Ballet director Christopher Anderson debuts "a new interpretation of this masterpiece." It's simultaneously emotional and romantic, thrilling and even a bit dark — in other words, unforgettable. 

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4 Must-See February Events in EdmontonFebruary is a busy time of year in Edmonton! If you're looking for something to do in the middle of winter, here's a list of four events happening locally, from snowshoeing to music festivals.

Snowshoe & Stargaze

Two activities unique to Edmonton winters are celebrated in this February event, Snowshoe and Stargaze. Part of Elk Island National Park's Dark Sky Experiences, this unique event takes place on Saturday evenings throughout January and February. 

The event starts with a short park interpreter-led snowshoe hike around Astotin Lake, then attendees gather around a campfire as the interpreter talks about different constellations and how to use them to navigate. The park is part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, so the night sky is

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Winter Festivals in Edmonton AlbertaThe city of Edmonton hosts more than 30 fun and exciting festivals every year, with themes focusing on sports, film, music, theatre, and more. These exciting events are major attractions for tourists and locals and are well-known throughout Canada, inviting all who are interested in fun and those keen on discovering the wonderful culture of this fine city. Here are six Edmonton winter festivals taking place this upcoming season.

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival (January 21 & 22)

Kick off 2023 at Deep Freeze, one of the most interesting winter festivals happening at the coldest time of the year. Explore the Deep Freeze enchanted forest filled with unique sculptures by experienced artists. A village, live music, delicious food, and so

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Ideas for Designing a Split-Level Home

Inspired by ranch-style homes of the pre-war era, split-level homes are housing units with staggering levels. Instead of the usual flight of stairs in most architectural designs, split-level homes often feature multi-level living areas connected by a short set of stairs. The front door opens to an entryway with stairs that lead to the communal living areas. Another set of stairs leads to an upper level with bedrooms, while another leads to the basement. Some may even have additional levels with more rooms.

Split levels maximize vertical space, allowing homeowners to create spacious homes on limited square footage. They also allow better space separation to create privacy and are more cost-efficient than most designs. Because they often spot large

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Will Mortgage Rates in Alberta Rise Soon?

As Alberta's economy recovers from a disastrous year, economic projections from Alberta's government are pointing towards a rebound in 2021. Oil prices are up, unemployment is down, and real GDP growth is well into the positive again. But what will happen to mortgage rates in Alberta?

Many Albertan homeowners have been bracing for mortgage rate increases amid rumblings from the Bank of Canada about future hikes. Yet, current Alberta mortgage rates are still at record-low levels. A large concern looming over the minds of many is ever-increasing levels of inflation. Consumers have certainly noticed price increases for groceries, while others who have been accustomed to certain low prices see a rebound in the economy, resulting in a rebound in

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What to Know About Downtown Driving Times

Edmonton, Alberta, has a population of about one million people within the city limits. The Edmonton community, however, is a metropolis, with about 1.5 million people in total. While living in Edmonton itself has several advantages, living in the Edmonton suburbs has advantages as well. The suburbs can provide more of a small-town feel, and homes in most suburbs can be more affordable than living in the city. Many of the suburbs feature Edmonton new construction homes, which are attractive to some buyers.

For those working in the Downtown Edmonton neighbourhood and considering living in the suburbs, a key factor will be the length of the commute, Edmonton's seasonal parking ban, and driving in the snow.  Read on to discover some popular Edmonton

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Best Shopping in Edmonton

Famously known as the "Gateway to the North," the Edmonton community continues to grow in popularity for permanent living and tourism. Edmonton's newly constructed homes continue to attract individuals to city life. Locals, new residents, and travellers alike also enjoy the amenities Edmonton offers. Many indoor and outdoor activities are available throughout the year. The district's summer and winter seasons allow residents and visitors to complete activities they love. However, one of the most popular of these activities is shopping.

The world-famous West Edmonton Mall and other local shopping centres allow visitors to shop to their hearts' content. Some of the shopping in Edmonton is so expansive that multiple visits are required to experience

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What to Know About Driving in Edmonton

When moving into one of the new luxury homes or condos available in Edmonton, it's important to understand the local driving conditions. After all, driving to and from work, stores, outdoor activities, school, and more are an integral part of everyday life. Below, learn more about major roadways, rush hour, parking, and helpful tips that make driving in the Edmonton community more enjoyable.

Get to Know Edmonton's Major Roads

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Because Edmonton is a larger city, it has many major roads. Starting in the North, 82 Street and 97 Street are the major arterial roads. 82 Street is the main route out of downtown to northern neighbourhoods. On the other hand, 97 Street is the main route in and out of downtown to CFB Edmonton.


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Schools and School Districts in Edmonton

Education is a cornerstone of opportunity. Few other factors hold more power over the eventual outcomes of our lives than what we have learned. That is why considering a community's education system can be a vital part of deciding if relocating is a good idea. While lake homes and luxury housing are undeniably attractive, the public and university education programs must be part of the decision equation.

Nicknamed "Canada's Festival City," Edmonton has a current population estimate of about 932,546. With a metro population of 1.3 million residents, it's the sixth-largest area in Canada as of 2016. Here are a few things that future residents should understand about Edmonton's schooling options.

Public School Districts Serving Edmonton

Public Schools in Edmonton, ABWith

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Best Water Activities in Edmonton

Lauded as the "Gateway to the North," Edmonton is known as a cultural, government, and economic centre, sitting on the North Saskatchewan River valley. With ravines and various waterways, the land around Edmonton is known for its aspen parkland, with prairies down south and forest up north bridged by a humid continental climate.

Edmonton sees all four seasons, from cold winters through hot summers, opening the doors wide for outdoor recreation opportunities. This includes water recreation, for which Edmonton offers something for everyone. Here's a list of top picks for water activities in Edmonton.

World Waterpark

World Waterpark Amenities

  • Splash pad
  • Kiddie pool
  • Water slides
  • Slideboarding
  • Swim club
  • Surf club

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