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Edmonton, AB

Edmonton, AB

Moving to Edmonton, AB

Are you planning to move to Edmonton? If so, you’re in for a real treat! Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. The city has a metro population of more than 1.1 million, making it Canada’s 4th largest city. Did you know that Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a metro over one million people? Here’s what else you need to know about moving to Edmonton:

What are residents of Edmonton called?

Residents of Edmonton are called Edmontonians.

What kind of city is Edmonton?

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental, and educational city. Its nickname is “The Festival City” because it hosts many festivals year-round. It was home to the largest mall in North America, West Edmonton Mall, until 2004. It is home to Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum. In 2004, Edmonton celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a city.

The weather in Edmonton

Edmonton experiences extreme seasonal temps, with a dry-humid continental climate. You’ll get warm summers and cold winters of course. Winters stay in the teens, while summers remain in the 60s. Winters last from November to March, and spring and autumn are fairly short. Edmonton has a dry climate, and received about 18 inches of precipitation per year. Thunderstorms are frequent in the summer, some even producing tornados, so be sure to know your tornado safety precautions.

Parks

Edmonton has the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America. Its river valley is 22 times larger than New York City’s Central Park! There are 11 lakes, 14 ravines, and 22 major parks, most accessible with bike and walking trails.

Festivals

  • The Works Art and Design Festival occurs late June to early July. It showcases Canadian and international art and design.
  • The Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival takes place mid-July and showcases worldwide street performances.
  • The main summer festival is K-Days, formerly Klondike Days. It includes carnival rides, music, trade shows, and daily fireworks.

Education

There are three public school districts in Edmonton that provide K-12 education. There are many private schools in the area as well. For higher education, you can enroll in the University of Alberta. It has more than 38,000 students, 200 undergrad programs, and 170 grad programs.

Moving to Edmonton with U-Pack

Looking for a great Canada moving option? Choose U-Pack®, a “you pack, we drive” moving company. We move your items into Canada for you, and you clear your items after they arrive. It’s a great option because you don’t have to meet us at the border. Instead, you can drive your personal vehicle to Canada or catch a flight – no rental truck is necessary!

Here’s how it works:

  • moving trailer is delivered to your home.
  • You load.
  • Your belongings are driven by U-Pack across the Canadian border.
  • You clear your belongings.
  • Once your belongings are cleared, U-Pack drives your belongings to your new home in Edmonton!
  • You unload.

Click here to read a helpful guide from U-Pack on moving to Canada from the United States. It has form download links, info on what documents are required for border crossing, and much more.

Get a free moving quote and start comparing Edmonton moving companies. With rates comparable to truck rental, why wouldn’t you go-U-Pack?

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Helpful Edmonton Moving Links

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Visitor’s Website

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U-Pack Moving Canada

Station Address:
Address: 14941-131 Ave Nw
Edmonton, AB T5V1S9
Canada
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (780) 451-3333
Fax: (780) 452-5101

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Edmonton, AB, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Edmonton, AB. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

Cities Served:
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ANDREW, ABANZAC, ABARDMORE, AB
ARDROSSAN, ABARMENA, ABASSUMPTION, AB
ATHABASCA, ABATIKAMEG, ABBARRHEAD, AB
BASHAW, ABBAWLF, ABBEAUMONT, AB
BEAVERLODGE, ABBERWYN, ABBEZANSON, AB
BIG VALLEY, ABBITTERN LAKE, ABBLUESKY, AB
BODO, ABBON ACCORD, ABBONANZA, AB
BONNYVILLE, ABBOYLE, ABBRETON, AB
BROWNVALE, ABBRUDERHEIM, ABBUCK LAKE, AB
BUFFALO HEAD PRAIRIE, ABBURNT LAKE, ABBUSBY, AB
CALAHOO, ABCALMAR, ABCAMROSE, AB
CARVEL, ABCASLAN, ABCASTOR, AB
CHARD, ABCHATEH, ABCHAUVIN, AB
CLAIRMONT, ABCLYDE, ABCOLD LAKE, AB
CONKLIN, ABCORONATION, ABCROOKED CREEK, AB
CYNTHIA, ABDAPP, ABDAYSLAND, AB
DEBOLT, ABDENWOOD, ABDERWENT, AB
DEVON, ABDEWBERRY, ABDIXONVILLE, AB
DONNELLY, ABDRAYTON VALLEY, ABDUFFIELD, AB
EAGLESHAM, ABEDGERTON, ABEDMONTON, AB
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABEDSON, ABELK POINT, AB
ENOCH, ABENTWISTLE, ABEVANSBURG, AB
FABYAN, ABFAIRVIEW, ABFALHER, AB
FORESTBURG, ABFORT ASSINIBOINE, ABFORT CHIPEWYAN, AB
FORT KENT, ABFORT MACKAY, ABFORT MCMURRAY, AB
FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ABFORT VERMILION, ABFOSTER CREEK, AB
FOX CREEK, ABFROG LAKE, ABGIBBONS, AB
GLENDON, ABGLENEVIS, ABGOODFISH LAKE, AB
GRANDE CENTRE, ABGRANDE CACHE, ABGRANDE PRAIRIE, AB
GREISBACH, ABGRIMSHAW, ABGROUARD, AB
GUNN, ABGUY, ABHAIRY HILL, AB
HALKIRK, ABHARDISTY, ABHAY LAKE, AB
HIGH LEVEL, ABHIGH PRAIRIE, ABHINES CREEK, AB
HINTON, ABHOBBEMA, ABHOLDEN, AB
HUGHENDEN, ABHYTHE, ABINNISFREE, AB
IRMA, ABIRON RIVER, ABISLAY, AB
JASPER, ABJEAN COTE, ABJOUSSARD, AB
KEG RIVER, ABKELSEY, ABKIKINO, AB
KILLAM, ABKINUSO, ABKITSCOTY, AB
LA COREY, ABLACRETE, ABLAC LA BICHE, AB
LAC ST ANNE, ABLAMBTON PARK, ABLAMONT, AB
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MA-ME-O BEACH, ABMACKAY RIVER, ABMALLAIG, AB
MANNING, ABMANNVILLE, ABMARIANA LAKES, AB
MARWAYNE, ABMAYERTHORPE, ABMCLENNAN, AB
MEANDER RIVER, ABMEDLEY, ABMEETING CREEK, AB
MILDRED LAKE, ABMILDRED LAKE AIRPORT, ABMILLET, AB
MORINVILLE, ABMULHURST, ABMUNDARE, AB
MUSKEG RIVER, ABMYRNAM, ABNAMAO, AB
NAMAO AIRPORT, ABNAMPA, ABNEERLANDIA, AB
NESTOW, ABNEW NORWAY, ABNEW SAREPTA, AB
NEWBROOK, ABNIPISI, ABNISKU, AB
NITON JUNCTION, ABONOWAY, ABPADDLE PRAIRIE, AB
PEACE RIVER, ABPEERS, ABPLAMONDON, AB
PONOKA, ABPRIMROSE LAKE, ABPROVOST, AB
RADWAY, ABRAINBOW LAKE, ABREDWATER, AB
RIMBEY, ABRIVIERE QUI BARRE, ABROBB, AB
ROCHESTER, ABRYCROFT, ABRYLEY, AB
SADDLE LAKE, ABSANGUDO, ABSCOTFORD, AB
SEBA BEACH, ABSEDGEWICK, ABSEXSMITH, AB
SHERWOOD PARK, ABSLAVE LAKE, ABSMITH, AB
SMOKY LAKE, ABSPIRIT RIVER, ABSPRING LAKE, AB
SPRUCE GROVE, ABST ALBERT, ABST ISIDORE, AB
ST PAUL, ABSTAR, ABSTETTLER, AB
STONY PLAIN, ABSTROME, ABSTURGEON COUNTY, AB
SUNDANCE, ABSUNNYBROOK, ABSWAN HILLS, AB
TAR ISLAND, ABTAWATINAW, ABTHORSBY, AB
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VEGREVILLE, ABVERMILION, ABVIKING, AB
VILLENEUVE, ABVILNA, ABWABAMUN, AB
WABASCA, ABWAINWRIGHT, ABWANHAM, AB
WARBURG, ABWASKATENAU, ABWEBAMUN, AB
WEMBLEY, ABWESTEROSE, ABWESTLOCK, AB
WETASKIWIN, ABWHITECOURT, ABWHITELAW, AB
WILLINGDON, ABWINTERBURN, ABWORSLEY, AB
YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, ABZAMA CITY, ABALTONA, BC
ARRAS, BCATLIN, BCBALDONNEL, BC
BUICK, BCCHETWYND, BCCLAYHURST, BC
CHERRY GROVE, ABDAWSON CREEK, BCFARMINGTON, BC
FORT NELSON, BCFORT ST JOHN, BCGOODLOW, BC
GROUNDBIRCH, BCHUDSON HOPE, BCMACKENZIE, BC
MOBERLY LAKE, BCPROGRESS, BCROSE PRAIRIE, BC
TAYLOR, BCTUMBLER RIDGE, BCWONOWON, BC
AKLAVIK, NTCOPPERMINE, NTFORT GOOD HOPE, NT
FORT LIARD, NTFORT MCPHERSON, NTFORT PROVIDENCE, NT
FORT RESOLUTION, NTFORT SIMPSON, NTFORT SMITH, NT
HAY RIVER, NTINUVIK, NTNORMAN WELLS, NT
TUKTOYAKTUK, NTYELLOWKNIFE, NTLLOYDMINSTER, SK
CARCROSS, YTCARMACKS, YTDAWSON, YT
ELSA, YTFARO, YTHAINES JUNCTION, YT
KENO CITY, YTMAYO, YTROSS RIVER, YT
TESLIN, YTWATSON LAKE, YTWHITEHORSE, YT
Upcoming Holidays Observed:
Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.