In 1795 the Hudson’s Bay Company established Fort Edmonton, a trading post in the Cree natives brought their furs and Piciornegru much coveted. Over 200 years of Edmonton has become a proud province. Because of the Gold Rush in the late 1800 Alaska highway construction in the 1940s the city has gained status as a center of transport, supplies and industrial capital.
North Saskatchewan River winds through Edmonton to the south-east to north-east, dividing the city into two. River Valley is an area for leisure activities throughout the year. Over 100 km of multi-functional trails- walking, jogging, skating, cycling and skiing. Sheltered valley with a few old residential areas, there are golf courses, campgrounds, skating rinks and ski hills.
The city center is at height, on the north bank of the river, bordered by the legislative buildings and castle-shaped hotel, MacDonald, on the east side. The central point of attraction is the Jasper Avenue and 101 Avenue. Rice Howard Way Pedestrian alley paved with modern bars and cafes, is a favorite place for bureaucrats and those who want to relax on weekends.
Churchill Square is a park in the center which hosts many festivals the city, surrounded by some of the most important buildings in town – hall with a pyramid-shaped roof of glass, Public Library main branch, Francis Winspear Centre for Music and Galleries Alberta Art. Surface and underground walkways connecting the buildings are.
Chinatown is a few blocks away from the center and along 97th Street to find low prices of Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, souvenirs and clothes, and “pharmacies” where you will find plants for almost any disease.
Across the river is Old Strathcona, a district with many buildings from the early nineteenth century. Every Saturday Farmers Market locals come to take place in the old barns. Some shops have been restored Wkyte Boulevard to evoke the appearance of a small town preierie.
West End almost forms a town in itself – residential neighborhoods, supermarkets for food and equipment, an abundance of hotels and restaurants and all possible services. West Edmonton mall is supposed to be the largest shopping center in the world, with over 800 shops, services and attractions.
Most modern neighborhoods lined the banks of North Saskatchewan River. Are mostly residential, is facing the worst, the most spectacular homes are visible from boats and canoes.