A report on SaskatoonEdmonton and Aspen parkland

The Populus tremuloides ("trembling" or "quaking" aspen) is the dominant tree species of the parkland belt. Shown here in fall colours in west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Barr Colonists in Saskatoon in 1903. The settlement of Saskatoon saw an economic boom when the travelling Barr Colonists encamped around the community.
The last of five Fort Edmontons was constructed in 1830. It was the third to be built within present day Edmonton.
Mixedwood forest wetland in Turtle Mountain State Forest, North Dakota
Small booklet depicting a woman standing over a busy trainyard in Saskatoon (Source: https://archive.org/details/prairiepromisespostcard_109)
The completed Alberta Legislature Building in 1914, just above the last Fort Edmonton. The city was selected as Alberta's capital in 1905.
Bison grazing in Elk Island National Park
View of the Aspen parkland outside the city limits. The area is a transitional biome between the boreal forest and prairies.
Edmonton City Hall is the home of the municipal government for Edmonton.
The mixture of small patches of trees near rivers and patchworks of farm fields are typical of parkland. Shown here is the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta circa 2008.
Winter skyline of Saskatoon with the South Saskatchewan River bisecting the city. Winters in the city are long, and cold.
The North Saskatchewan River is a glacier-fed river that bisects the city.
Aspen groves surrounded by cultivated fields of wheat near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Ethno-cultural Groups in Metropolitan Saskatoon, out of 222,635 (number is greater than 222,635 because many reported more than one ethnicity)
Winters in Edmonton are typically cold and dry.
Located outside the city limits, Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a National Historic Site, and an archeological site. The park showcases the history of the Northern Plains peoples in the region.
Downtown Edmonton is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is an annual Shakespeare in the Park festival held in Saskatoon.
Victoria Promenade in the residential neighbourhood of Oliver. The neighbourhood borders downtown Edmonton.
Established in 2017, Remai Modern is an art gallery located in Saskatoon's Central Business District.
Houses in Crestwood, a residential neighbourhood typical of most suburban areas of Edmonton
The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is a railway museum located west of the city limits.
Row housing in Blatchford
The Remai Arts Centre is a performing arts centre and home to the Saskatoon-based theatre company, the Persephone Theatre.
St. Joseph's Basilica is the only basilica in Western Canada. In 2011, 26.2 percent of residents of Edmonton identified as Catholic.
Completed in 1932, the Delta Bessborough is a Canadian grand railway hotel, and a historical landmark in Saskatoon.
Edmonton is home to Alberta Innovates, a provincially-funded applied research and development corporation based in Edmonton's Bell Tower.
Located in Saskatoon's Central Business District, Midtown Plaza is one of several shopping centres in the city.
View of Edmonton's central business district in 2018
World's largest potash producer Nutrien's corporate head office tower in downtown Saskatoon
West Edmonton Mall is the second-largest shopping mall in the Americas.
Headquarters for Cameco, the world's largest publicly traded uranium company. Saskatoon's economy has traditionally been associated with the primary sector of the economy.
Francis Winspear Centre for Music is a performing arts centre in downtown Edmonton. The centre is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
The Canadian Light Source building from the air
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Edmonton plays host to several large festivals each year.
Headquarters for the Saskatoon Police Service. The service provides municipal policing for the city.
Opened in 1915, the Princess Theatre is the oldest cinema in the city.
Broadway Bridge is one of several bridges that cross over the South Saskatchewan River.
A trail in the North Saskatchewan River valley parks system
The Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport is the international airport for the Saskatoon metropolitan area.
Entry to Larch Sanctuary
The Peter MacKinnon Building at the University of Saskatchewan. A National Historic Site, the building represents an example of early-20th century Collegiate Gothic designs.
Interior entrance lobby to the new Royal Alberta Museum
SaskTel Centre is a multi-purpose arena, home to the WHL's Saskatoon Blades the CEBL's Saskatchewan Rattlers and the NLL's Saskatchewan Rush.
Fort Edmonton Park is Canada's largest living museum by area.
Griffiths Stadium is an outdoor stadium used primarily by the University of Saskatchewan's varsity teams, the Huskies.
The Art Gallery of Alberta is Edmonton's largest art gallery.
The Saskatchewan International Raceway is a drag racing facility located outside the city limits. The facility features a ¼ mile NHRA-sanctioned dragstrip.
Rogers Place is a multi-use indoor arena, and the present home arena for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.
The Royal University Hospital is one of four institutions in Saskatoon that was designated with royal status from the Canadian monarchy. The hospital received royal status from Queen Elizabeth II in 1990.
Commonwealth Stadium is an open-air multi-purpose stadium. Opened in 1978 for the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the facility is also used as the home stadium for CFL's Edmonton Elks.
Edmonton is home to the Alberta Legislature Building, the meeting place for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services Headquarters, Administration Offices, & Number 1 Station
Edmonton Police Service vehicle at Downtown Headquarters
Control tower for Edmonton International Airport. The international airport is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
An ETS bus at the Stadium Station transit centre
Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton. The freeway is the main ring road for the city.
The Edmonton Composting Facility was the largest co-composting facility in North America by volume and capacity.
Headquarters of Edmonton Public Schools, one of three publicly funded school districts in the city
Edmonton River Valley and Dawson Bridge
Edmonton City Hall

It includes the communities of Red Deer and Edmonton in Alberta; Lloydminster on the Alberta–Saskatchewan border; North Battleford, Saskatoon, Humboldt, and Yorkton in Saskatchewan; and Brandon, Manitoba as its major population centres and have a total population of 1.689 million.

- Aspen parkland

Saskatoon lies on a long belt of rich, potassic chernozem in middle-southern Saskatchewan and is found in the aspen parkland biome.

- Saskatoon

Aspen parkland surrounds the city and is a transitional area from the prairies to the south and boreal forest in the north.

- Edmonton

The city is known for having cold winters, though its weather is milder than Regina, Saskatoon or Winnipeg, all of which lie south of Edmonton.

- Edmonton

Starting in 2016, the Saskatchewan Rush played in the National Lacrosse League after moving from Edmonton.

- Saskatoon

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