Moving to the Festival City? – Moving Tips for Edmonton, AB

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26ft box truck in Edmonton for saleWant to move to a city that has it all? Edmonton, AB is a city divided, which offers the best of both worlds. The North Saskatchewan River dissects Edmonton into the north side, which is downtown city life, and the south side, which contains more art, quirky culture, and festivals. On the west side, you can find North America’s largest mall. Alongside this monumental attraction, Edmonton also harbors Canada’s largest living history museum, Fort Edmonton Park. If these attractions aren’t enough to convince you that it’s a great place to live, maybe the millions of residents residing here can sway you.


Edmonton is Canada’s sixth-largest census metropolitan area by population. These residents have the luxury of an affordable cost of living and the highest average household income in Canada. Taxes, gasoline and diesel prices are also at an all-time low. This means fewer pennies out of your pocket!

Tips for the Move to Edmonton

Staffed by our moving professionals, U-Haul has over 20 locations in the immediate Edmonton area. Before moving to the Festival City that Edmontonians call home, be sure to incorporate these helpful moving tips into your travel plans.

  • Transportation – Edmonton is highly reliant on cars and much of the shopping and entertainment is based in a few areas such as West Edmonton Mall and Whyte Avenue. Luckily, Edmonton has the lowest fuel prices in Canada due to its status as a major oil and gas hub. However, if you are looking for public transportation, there is the Edmonton Light Rail Transit line that runs north-south and connects major central and downtown areas. There are plans to expand the reach of the light rail in the future. For locations off the light rail line, the bus system runs throughout the city.
  • Cost of Living – As mentioned before, it’s affordable to live in Edmonton. Located in the province of Alberta, it is the only province that does not have a provincial sales tax. Additionally, housing is cheaper when compared to cities such as Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto. On top of that, the economy and job market is very strong and diverse here. With a wide variety of industries in the area and low unemployment rates, there are numerous job opportunities here in Edmonton.
  • The Festival City – True to its nickname, Edmonton has a wide range of festivals for you to enjoy. To name a few, there is the Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival, K-Days, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, the Edmonton Heritage Festival, Edmonton International Fringe Festival, and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. This is only the tip of the iceberg; it seems there is a festival almost every week during the warmer months. These are just a few things to check out in Edmonton’s thriving cultural scene which includes galleries, theaters, and concert halls.


Find nearby storage units, Moving Help®, and truck rental locations in Edmonton.

U-Haul has named Edmonton the #3 Top Destination City in our 2014 Canadian Migration Trends Report 
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U-Haul locations in or near Edmonton, AB

North Central Auto Repairs (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11237 120th St, Edmonton, AB T5L2X9
U-Haul Moving & Storage at 17th St
7403 - 17th St NW, Edmonton, AB T6P1P1
U-Haul Moving & Storage at 218th St
10210 - 218th St, Edmonton, AB T5S2C3
Landmark Self Storage Ltd (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
21003 100th Ave, Edmonton, AB T5T5X8
On Site Modular Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11905 111th Ave, Edmonton, AB T5G0E4
Instant Storage Ltd (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
6804 51 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6B2P4
Super Mart Convenience Store (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
617 Hermitage Rd, Edmonton, AB T5A4M2
7 Heaven Food Store (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11429 107 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H0Y6
U-Haul Moving & Storage at 50th St
12804 50th St, Edmonton, AB T5A4H3
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westside
11120 154th St, Edmonton, AB T5M3M9
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Southside
9521 51 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E4W8
Alberta Shop
9521 51 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E4W8
StoreSmart Self Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
13432 143rd St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L5A9
Hoffmeier Truck & Auto (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
13144 159 St, Edmonton, AB T5V1H7
Yellowhead Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
20412 118A Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5S2S7
GSKSC Group Inc (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
9257 34A Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E5T6
Being Healthy Nutrition (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
12827 140 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6V1P1
Kingsway Carwash (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11335 Kingsway Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G0X3
786 Food Store (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
3342 Parsons Rd, Edmonton, AB T6N1B5
Sphinx Auto (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
14207 130 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5L4K8
Iman Hair & Beauty Supply (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
10603 107 Ave #3, Edmonton, AB T5H0W4
Be Shine Auto Details & Car (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
8310 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H2Z8
Friendship Center (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11754 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M0K9
1503 - 77 AVE, EDMONTON, AB T6P1M8
12012 168 ST, EDMONTON, AB T5V0B9
6603 82 ave, Edmonton, AB T6B0E8
Self Store Central
11241 - 120 STREET NW, Edmonton, AB T5G2X9
Alberta Strong Self Strong
12634 fort road nw, Edmonton, AB t5c3c1