capital of Alberta, Canada, in the central part: pop. 616,000 (met. area, 863,000)
Origin of Edmontonprobably after Edmonton, former borough of London, England
The capital of Alberta, Canada, in the central part of the province north of Calgary. It was founded in 1795 as a fort and trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company and grew with the development of the petroleum industry in the mid-1900s.