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 Student Housing in Edmonton

The current school year is winding down, but as is always the case it will seem like no time at all before Labour Day is here and another school year is about to begin. Homes near the University of Alberta are just a part of the Edmonton real estate picture, but if you’re a student who doesn’t live at home OR in residence at the school then you should start looking for student housing in Edmonton sooner rather than later.

The neighbourhoods of McKernan, Parkallen, Pleasantview, Queen Alexandra, Walterdale, Mayfair, Strathcona, Windsor Park, Ritchie, Hazeldean, Argyll, and Mill Creek Ravine are all ones that are good choices for homes near the University of Alberta, but like any urban area it’s competitive to find affordable, quality student

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Winter always arrives emphatically in Edmonton, but eventually the old man runs out of steam and Spring squeezes him off the stage. We’re there now, and warmer and longer days are on the immediate horizon! There’s plenty of Edmonton events going on in the city during April and May, and part of the appeal of the changing seasons at this time of the year is getting out and enjoying everything that’s going on.

So without further adieu let’s have a look at what’s going on in Edmonton in the coming weeks, and if there’s anything listed here that piques your interest then we encourage you to get out and attend them.

April 16th - 30th: Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival

Calling all Edmonton live music fans!

Motivation does wonders for great

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Best Blogs in Edmonton

Blogs are a great way for Edmontonians to get their information. More casual than your average news site with niche topics that appeal to your unique tastes and interests, most people could name at least one or two blogs they like to follow. Also, bloggers tend to become our “internet friends” that we can trust for a great recommendation or honest review. 

When it comes to the top Edmonton blogs, here are a few of the best ones you should check out (besides this one!) 

Explore Edmonton 

This is the quintessential blog for all things fun in Edmonton. Covering past events and promoting upcoming events, Explore Edmonton is the best place to get all your news for what’s going on in the city. It’s the perfect resource for planning a date or

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Edmonton Ice Castle

There's no question that when winter hits Edmonton, it can hit hard and cold. We Edmontonians are constantly looking for ways to make the most of the season and this winter, Hawrelak Park in South Central Edmonton will be turned into a frosty fantasy land with the construction of an ice castle of epic proportions.

Hand crafted using water, icicles, and snow; the ice castle will feature full-sized rooms and corridors where Edmonton families can wander and explore the frosty fortification. Featuring a throne room, internal waterfall, ice maze and a working ice slide; the castle is a walkable attraction that is sure to become a memorable and mesmerizing winter experience.

 Called “Narnia-like” by the castle creators, the ice palace will feature

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Halloween in Edmonton

For many Edmontonians, Halloween rivals any other holiday throughout the year – even Christmas! Getting dressed up, watching scary movies, and eating copious amounts of candy are just a few activities enjoyed by Halloween lovers of all ages.

Batty the Bat

If you love Halloween but you’re not sure what to do in Edmonton to celebrate this year, check out this list of our top 7 things to do in Edmonton for Halloween:

1 - Combine History and Haunted Walks

There are a couple engaging haunted walks around Edmonton that will thrill, educate, and terrify you and your friends. Edmonton Ghost Tours run two specific tours this time of year. Both the Old Strathcona tour and University of Alberta tour will take you through the specific areas while experienced

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Labour Day in Edmonton 2017

Sure, summer is not over for a few more weeks, but for many Edmontonians this coming long weekend represents its unofficial last hurrah. With the kids heading back to school and cooler weather on the horizon, you'll want to make sure you get out and enjoy every last ounce of sunlight you can. The good news is that there's plenty to keep you busy from Friday to Monday. Here are five great activities for you and the family (and one that the kids should definitely skip) this Labour Day long weekend:

Symphony Under The Sky – Thursday, August 31st to Sunday, September 3rd

If you're a fan of classical music and love listening under the stars, you won't want to miss the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky at the Heritage Amphitheatre

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5 Backyard Add-ons To Make Your Summer

Stuck with a boring strip of grass to mow? Looking for a chance to spend some more time in the outdoors? Love to entertain? Summer may be well underway, but that doesn't mean it's too late to add a little oomph to your backyard gatherings. If you're looking to make the perfect addition to your backyard before autumn arrives, and to make the most out of summertime, here are five suggestions that are a great fit for many Edmonton homeowners.

Next Level Barbecuing

Love to barbecue? Why not take your grilling game to the next level? Aside from upgrading the BTUs on your grill, additions like wood-fired pizza ovens or smokers can expand your outdoor cooking possibilities immensely. If you're looking for more, consider a full-scale outdoor kitchen,

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 The Big Bang Theory of Edmonton

It's official. According to last year's census data, Edmonton saw an astonishing growth rate of 14.8 percent between 2011 and 2016. More than Calgary, more than Vancouver, more than Toronto, Edmonton is a boom town—the fastest growing city in Canada. At this rate, the population within the city limits will exceed one million people within the next five years.

But which neighbourhoods are witnessing the most growth? And what does this mean for home owners?

Filling a Need

According to the city's most recent Annual Growth Monitoring Report, the city will have to add 150,000 new housing units by 2020 to accommodate the influx of new residents. While new developments on the fringes of Edmonton continue, infill is the city council's current

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It can be tough to decide on where to live when you’re researching for the best areas for you and your family. Here are our top four communities in Edmonton based on safety, affordability and accessibility.

Mother and daughter in a house together hugging

Edmonton has its fair share of pretty great communities for families. Unlike areas that are great for singletons, young couples or retirees, families have a very specific set of needs when researching great areas to live. They want the neighbourhood to be safe and have a low crime rate, affordable and be within a reasonable proximity to good schools. It’s those requirements that we weighed and measured to come up with the following four best communities to live in Edmonton. Continue reading to find out why.

Safest Edmonton Neighbourhoods by

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From Poke to Pets—Restaurants in Edmonton are Becoming a Cut Above the Rest

The food scene in Edmonton has certainly come a long way. Gone are the dreary days of the early 2000s when questionably authentic Asian noodle bars, such as Wok Box, were considered the pinnacle of the restaurants in Edmonton. Now, thanks to a rise in talented and creative chefs, Edmontonians are inundated with options. The only difficult choice to make now is what to eat. Here are three of the most exciting trends that are about to make a splash with food trucks and restaurants in Edmonton.

Fab Fusion from Edmonton Food Trucks

The 2017 Edmonton food truck season kick-started in epic fashion in early May 2017. Foodies from across YEG flocked to the Northlands Expo

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