Edmonton is the capital city of the Province of Alberta. This scenic look of the city is visually enhanced by its geographic location along the North Saskatchewan River in central Alberta. Edmonton is also known as The Festival City. It hosts a large number of year round festivals and events.Well worth a visit, is Candy Cane Lane. Two hundred homes along 148th Street, are impressively dressed up with Christmas lights. Thousands of visitors stroll the area, or take a sleigh ride to view this large and enchanting display of lights and seasonal finery.