Edmonton: Capital City of Alberta, Canada

Canada is dream destination in world. It has three time more land than India and its population is only 3.5 Crore. It has ten province (States) and three  territories.  10 provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward’s Island  ,New Brunswick) and 3 Territories: NOT PROVINCES (Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut).

Now I know lot of readers like to know the process to migrate to Canada. Here is official website of immigration to Canada : http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp just click on it and get your desired information.  Every year Canada welcome to 2.5 lakh immigrant.

Welcome Gate


Today I will take you journey to Edmonton. Edmonton is capital city of Alberta Province.  Alberta has population around 40 lakh. Edmonton and Calgary are big city in that province.  Around 10 lakh people live in each city.  As you all know in old times people just migrate where they found fertile land . Same in Alberta, who migrate here around 100 years ago, Government provide him 60 Acre land free of cost. If someone need more then he can buy 10 dollar per acre as much he want and that money he has to return in instalments in next 30 years.

Canada Place

 

Here  in North America People called Downtown as we have Secretariat in India. In Edmonton Downtown has this pink building which is known as Canada Place. All Government offices are in this Building. Most of work  is online or on telephone.  But everyone welcome in office . Some photo studio, other shops there. You need passport photo just go there within minutes you will get your photo. Same building has passport office, just submit your passport form there and tell them when you need. Otherwise within two weeks it will deliver at home.

City Centre

 

This Triangle building belongs to City of Edmonton and known as city centre. As we have municipal corporation in India. House tax , Buses , Taxies and other work related to city are perform here. Same as India City Councillors and Mayor are elected. In summer kids enter in this pool and enjoy water. all time great hustle and bustle at this place.

Bus in City

 

On rush hour or busy route this type of buses are plying in city. But there are Double  bus and as well as Mini bus are here On busy hours double bus ply and  on less busy route just mini bus take passennger home. Every bus stop has a number. Just make a phone call and you will know when next bus is coming.  Everything according to need. From North to South there is train like Metro plying in city. It is known as LRT. Interesting thing is same ticket is valid in bus and LRT. At University of Alberta only few buses go to bus stop other wise just one option take LRT Train. In this picture it is Sothgate Railway and Bus stop. Mostly buses stop here and then everyone has to sit in Metro if he wanna go anywhere in city.

Local Train in city

 

Edmonton City is situated on bank of  rive Saskatchewan. You can see Downtown. It is on bank of river.  Almost morning and evening are rush hour but not so much traffic  Jam in city. Edmonton is new city. Every thing is planned here. Street has name like 1,2,3 and very easy to find address yourself. In India we just sit in car, train or bus and driver take us on our destinaiton. But here you have to drive your car yourself and If you want to go to other city you have to known about road route. Very Interesting here only two roads go to other cities. One road go to Calgary and its name is Calgary trail, other go to Yellowhead and its name is Yellowhead Trail. It is quite easy to remeber just two roads to go out from city.  Suppose if in Delhi we have name like this , Ambala trail, Jaipur trail and Agra trail. You have to go to Agra, Mathura or Faridabad just drive on Agra trail and you will there. But in Delhi strange name , Bahadur Shah Jafar Marg, where it goes no body knows. Last time I had to visit Delhi airport from New Delhi Railway Station. I ask from so many people then I figure out take bus to Dhollan Kuwan. Then take bus to Mahipal pur. Then to airport. You can suggest Metro now.   You can see Down town in night how it looks in Edmonton:

 

Next attraction in Edmonton city is West Edmonton Mall. It Is really big and lot of shops , ice ring, other attractions are there. Here I have post swimming pool pic where lot of sliding and water waves created in swimming pool. Lot of movie theatre are in malls. It has a ice ring where skating can be try. Special classes there. Ice Hockey is very popular in Canada. So many time hockey match performed there. Special classes for skating from kids to elder.

Swimming Pool

 

Now we can talk about economy of Alberta. Alberta is richest province in Canada. It has second largest oil reserve in world.  Some one can imagine only 40 lakh people live in that province and it has so much natural resources. Lot of work available here.  These oil reserve is enough for next 30 years and then it has largest lakes and glaciers of water. Which may be  costly then gasoline in near future.  You can imagine what is blessing on this part of world by mother nature.  10 dollar per hour jobs are easily available  here and up to you how many hours u like to work in day. People lived happy life here.  People are well educated and friendly.People  Give respect  to other and crime rate is low in this part of world. In this Picture you can see soil putting in truck, it will take to upgrader they will add water in it then cruide Oil will seperate from it.


In Edmonton City has  four Hindu temples. As our Gumakkar going for darshan of lord Shiva .  We have Bhole Shankar with family in our temple and blessing  of Shiva for everyone.

Shiv family in Hindu Mandir Edmonton.

 

Every weekend there is Parshad (Bhandara) and lot of people visit to temple.  Hindu Saints from all over world visit here and give pravachan .  Shri Mardual Shastri come every year and satsang on Bhagwat Geeta is performed for one week. We hope this year His Son will visit and he will sing good songs on Lord Krishan . As I heard his CD which is so good.  Every year Mata Da Jagrata is performed in Mandir. Ms. Anuradha Podwal, S. Lakhbir Singh Lakha, Sh. Narender Chanchal and other Bollywood singer performed in last years. This year Mr. Bipin Sachdeva from Bollywood is coming to perfom Mata Ka Jagran in Month of July and everyone is invited. Here is link where you can watch video Karwa Chouth celebration in Temple.

In the last this is my photo which was taken in mall .  I just sit on this vehicle and shoot this picture . I think this is small tractor which can use in garden . Not be impress that I am driving strange thing . Just consider as we go to Mela and Photographer shoot picture on dummy Motorcycle or Car.

30 Comments

  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Sharma ji,
    Let me grab opportunity to comment first on your first ever post on Ghumakkar. I will not welcome you on ghumakkar because through your sweet and thoughtful comments you are already an important member of Ghumakkar family.

    The post was brilliantly written and pictures were too nice. I specially liked the picture of welcome gate of city, the swimming pool, your photo with that strange vehicle and above all Shiv Pariwar and Shivling in temple in Edmonton.

    Thanks for taking us this beautiful virtual tour to Edmonton.

    • Surinder Sharma says:

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  • ashok sharma says:

    nice post with enough details supported with beautiful photos.keep roaming and keep writing.

  • Welcome to Ghumkkar Surinder jee

    3.5 crore LOL…………….

    Due you know that population of NCR Delhi and Mumbai Metropolitan Region in India .They are 21,753,486 and 20,748,395 respectively as of 2011 ( source :- Wikipedia ). They both easily overtake whole CANADA.The area of these places might not be even 0.05 % of area of Canada.
    click below to find details
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_populous_metropolitan_areas_in_India

    Now about the post . Wonderful pics an description .thanks for providing link for canada immigration.
    Nice Information shared about the city . Its very beautiful ………….

    keep sharing more stories in ghumakkar.com

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    very informative post !

    pictures are awesome !

  • Jatinder Sethi says:

    After reading your post about Alberta,Canada,I was wondering where else I had heard about this place. I remember! Some one read one of my posts about my place of birth, and wrote back to me as he happened to be from the same school and same place! He had moved to Alberta,immediately after partition,to study. Eventually he married the daughter of the Prime Minister of Alberta,and since then have been living there.
    We keep in touch with each other.
    Obviously people cant forget their motherland and culture ,so you have Hindu Temples, and my friend there celebrates Diwali even after so many years.
    Nice to see you and you post.
    With best wishes to you and Edmonton!

  • Ritesh Gupta says:

    Welcome Surinder ji,
    Very Nice & informative post alongwith excellent Pictures….This is your first post and you have written very nicely & Wisely …
    Through your post I knew that everything is fine in Edmonton City…..
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    • Surinder Sharma says:

      If it is only travelog then I can share my travel otherwise if Management allow to write about city it will my pleasure .

      Regards

  • JATDEVTA says:

    WELCOME SHARMA JEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    FROM MUKESH BHAU KE HOME Se

    yahan english se hindi nahi ho paa rahi hai

  • Surinder Sharma says:

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  • Nandan Jha says:

    Welcome aboard Surinder Jee and welcome as an Author, as Mukesh so rightly observed.

    I am happy that you made us aware about Edmonton. I saw a mention of Saskatchewan and that made me remember another story written by Meera. Please read and if you like it, comment. We might see more of Meera.

    https://www.ghumakkar.com/2008/04/15/saskatchewan-land-of-the-living-skies/

    Look fwd to know more about Canada.

  • Surinder Sharma says:

    Dear Nandan Jee,
    First of all Thanks a lot for give me opportunity to publish my blog . Saskatchewan is neighbour province (State) of Alberta. You are doing great job for travelling experience among our Indian Commounity.

    Regards

  • Manish Kumar says:

    Nice to know about this city in Canada. Pics are beautiful.

  • SilentSoul says:

    You have beautifully described Canada. Canada is in my wish list and I am just 4 hours flight time from it…hope to be there next year

    thanks for sharing

    • Surinder Sharma says:

      We are excited to Say you “Welcome in Canada”. When you visit Alberta spare some time for me. May be I can also visit some places with you.

      Regards

  • D.L.Narayan says:

    Grand debut, Sharmaji. Welcome to the ghumakkar family.

    Your first post was very informative and the pictures are amazingly vivid. Especially liked the beautifully adorned images in the temple. I wish that you had also included a shot of the temple’s exterior.

  • Surinder Sharma says:

    Thanks a lot for your comment. I will try to write and publish some picture of Mandir. Asian population in this city around 50,000 and we have 4 Hindu Temple in this city.

    Regards

  • Some how I missed this post because I joined Ghumakkar in the last July. It is a beautiful description of the beautiful city Edmonton.

    We visited Edmonton on our Alaska visit and bought all Indian groceries from here before hitting Alaska Highway at Dawson Creek.

    Thanks.

  • Surinder Sharma says:

    Thanks Praveen for liking post, Edmonton is last big city toward North Pole in North America. Other city you mentioned in your post is Whitehorse. Right now Province has largest oil reserve second to Saudi Arabia and which is good for next 30 years. After that Canada has largest fresh water in world, which can be sold more costly then oil.

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