Edmonton (113.54W 53.57N) was an important rail junction in western Canada. It has a climate typical of the northern Great Plains, with a warm summer and frigid winter. Precipitation peaks in the summer, and moderate temperatures reduce evaporation, so the seemingly meager annual rainfall is in fact sufficient to support wheat crops. The area was first settled by Europeans in 1808 and the railroad arrived in 1891. The city itself was incorporated in 1904.

There are significant oil fields in the immediate area.

Rail connections

Dawson Creek

Mount Robson

East Coast

Climate Information:

Elevation 2199'

Temperatures: Jan 15/-4, Apr 52/28, Jul 74/49, Oct 52/30 Record 99/-57

Rainfall: Jan 12/0.9, Apr 8/0.9, Jul 14/3.3, Oct 9/0.7 == 17.3" per annum


Pearce and Smith (1990)

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