Edmonton is located within the Aspen parkland biome, the “very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest.” So how did Edmonton come to be known as a prairie city?
That's the question that Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and Dustin Bajer explored for Episode 25 of Let’s Find Out, a monthly podcast about Edmonton, Alberta – aka Amiskwaciwâskahikan – on Treaty Six territory. Each episode, host Chris Chang-Yen Phillips takes questions from curious Edmontonians about local history and works with them to find out the answers.
“I want to know more about this place that I call my home,” Dustin said. “Are we a river city? A prairie city? A forest city?”
Finding out the answer — and figuring out whether this area is aspen parkland, or prairie, or forest — challenged ideas about the land we live on.
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Taproot Edmonton is proud to commission this episode, the first of a series of collaborations with Let's Find Out.