Edmonton is on the cusp of an economic growth upswing, but all work and no play makes Edmontonians very, very dull — so the city balances things out with lots of fun. North America’s largest shopping mall, West Edmonton Mall, has world-class stores, amusement and water parks, an ice skating rink, and more. Nature lovers will adore the expanse of green space - the gorgeous North Saskatchewan River meanders through the city with 20 parks lining either side, making up North America’s longest stretch of connected urban parkland. Get your culture fix at one of Edmonton’s incredible art and science institutions like the Royal Alberta Museum, the Telus World of Science, and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum. Students or faculty looking for homes or apartments for rent near the University of Alberta can snag a spot in nearby neighbourhoods like Garneau, McKernan, or Windsor Park.
A boost in job growth combined more people moving to the area has positively affected Edmonton’s rental market, with average rent dropping from 2017 compared to 2016. Rental vacancy rates also reflect the healthy supply and demand in Edmonton, so finding a home or apartment for rent in the city is fairly easy.