Edmonton Riverbend is about 3,460 km from Parliament Hill. The drive would take 36 hours via the Trans-Canada Highway.
Over 80% of the riding’s workforce use automobiles as their primary mode of transportation. Around 13% use public transit, while 2% walk and less than 1% use bicycles.
The Century Park station is the southern terminus for the Capital and Metro LRT lines.
This riding includes the southwest neighbourhoods of the city of Edmonton. The area is mainly residential, and includes Whitemud Creek, which is a tributary of the North Saskatchewan River. Whitemud Creek meets Blackmud Creek in the Twin Brooks neighbourhood.
Edmonton is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, with more than 2,300 hours of sunlight a year.
About 33% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in China, India, and the Philippines.
Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2.5% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $76,445.
Snow Valley Ski Club, a small ski hill located next to Rainbow Valley Campground, hosts many events, including Winterfest and Santa on the Hill.
At Whitemud Park & Nature Reserve, residents can snowshoe and toboggan in the winter, and hike and ride horseback in the summer. The nearby John Janzen Nature Centre allows children to learn about nature and the environment.
Fort Edmonton Park is Edmonton’s living history museum. The park is divided into four areas that represent the city’s history, from the fur-trading era of the 1840s to 1920s metropolitan Edmonton. Some buildings are original, while others have been recreated.
The average price of a home in the riding is $471,443.
As the “Oil Capital of Canada,” Edmonton has developed a large professional sector to support the oil and energy industries. About 30% of the riding’s workforce is in management, business, finance, and administration.
The Alfred H. Savage Centre aims to promote awareness of the environment. The building itself features geothermal heating, reflective roofing, and water-use reduction. During construction, 84% of waste was recycled and diverted from landfills.
Many neighbourhoods in Edmonton Riverbend have been retrofitted with LED lights, which reduce energy consumption by 40% to 60% per light.
The city of Edmonton began as a series of fur trading posts established by the Hudson’s Bay Company and named Fort Edmonton. The final post was built in 1840 and was the site of the present-day city centre. Fort Edmonton was named after the English birthplace of Sir James Winter Lake, deputy governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company.