Trade & Industry

Edmonton has 8000 years of trade history, as First Nations groups found this bend in the North Saskatchewan River particularly apt for gathering and meeting. Since then, Edmonton has remained connected to Alberta’s export-oriented economy through agricultural and petroleum industries.

Edmonton’s boom and bust history has led to distinct trends and patterns in our built history inventory, leading to a healthy mixture of brick masonry and mid-century modern buildings that reflect the city’s most prosperous times.