The Town of Edson is strategically located in Yellowhead County on the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway #16. It is 199 km west of Edmonton and 163 km east of Jasper (Midway between Edmonton and Jasper National Park).
Edson has a thriving commercial sector that serves a trading area of 17,000 people and is at the hub of significant traffic flow. More than 29,000 vehicles pass through Edson each day.
- Population of Edson is 8,475 according to the 2011 Census.
- Major Employers include Sundance Forest Industries, Trans Canada, Grande Yellowhead Regional School Division
- Major Industry Oil and Gas, Mining (Coal), Railway, Forestry and Commercial and Retail