About Edson

   Edson is a growing and tight knit community of almost 9,000 people with a large Rural area that relies on Edson for services and amenities.  Edson has a very diversified economy, with oil and gas, coal mining, and forestry as major employment sectors along with tourism and agriculture. That diversification helps ensure our market remains positive and stable.
   What you may not see driving through town is the vibrant recreation and cultural programs and opportunities.  From the must-see Wilmore Park Trails and Bike Skills park to the on-going festivals and events held all summer long in Centennial Park there is something for everyone.

   Located halfway between Edmonton and Jasper, Edson is ideally situated for anyone seeking a small town atmosphere while being close enough to day trip to the city for a hockey game or to hit the slopes at Marmot.  You will find an abundance of opportunity for outdoor pursuits including hiking, ATVing, camping, fishing, kayaking and more.  Yellowhead County has a number of pump tracks and parks throughout the area and boasts beautiful scenery from mountain views to wide open fields.


Town of Edson