Winter lasts from November to March, and varies greatly in length and severity.
Spring and autumn are both short and highly variable.
Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region.
The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".
In 1912, Edmonton amalgamated with the City of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River; as a result, the city extended south of the North Saskatchewan River for the first time.
Before the construction of two reservoirs near the mountains, it would sometimes flood Edmonton's river valley, most notably in the North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915.
It empties via the Saskatchewan River, Lake Winnipeg, and the Nelson River into Hudson Bay.
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is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta.
The highest temperature recorded within the City of Edmonton was 37.2 °C (99.0 °F), on June 29, 1937.