Area Overview

The Town of Edson was named after Edson J. Chamberlain, General Manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad, in 1911. The Town was incorporated in the same year. Today, Edson has a population of 8,365. Edson has a full range of recreational facilities, excellent health care services, a high quality education system, and a vibrant business sector that serves all of the shopping needs of the local residents.

Edson serves a trading population of approximately 14,000 people. Edson is strategically located on Highway 16 - the Trans Canada Yellowhead Route and benefits from the private, commercial and industrial traffic. The Trans Canada Yellowhead Route carries some of the heaviest traffic flow in Alberta, and has been officially declared the second Trans Canada Highway. Approximately 18,000 vehicles pass through Edson daily.