Edmonton is a unique environment. Just on the edge of where parkland meets the northern forests. The north east corner of the city is the best place in Alberta to grow vegetables and the city is extremely green in the summer. I will steal from wiki;
-Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America, and Edmonton has the highest per capita area of parkland of any Canadian city; the river valley is 22 times larger than New York City's Central Park.
-This main "Ribbon of Green" is supplemented by numerous neighbourhood parks located throughout the city, to give a total of 111 km2 (27,400 acres) of parkland.
-Edmonton's streets and parklands are also home to one of the largest remaining concentrations of healthy american elm trees in the world.