U-Haul Canadian Destination City No. 4: Edmonton Seeing Many Signs of Development

Jun 25, 2019

Edmonton is the No. 4 Canadian Destination City according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, sliding one spot from its ranking on last year’s list.

Edmonton saw a 6% year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2018 to remain one of the top five busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Alberta’s capital has long been one of the most vibrant and prosperous cities in North America,” said Fred Ward, U-Haul Company of Northern Alberta, Saskatchewan & Northwest Territories president.

“Edmonton’s downtown core has gone through a transformative revitalization and has recently become an attractive home for young families and professionals. There are new residences being built at every turn.”

U-Haul has five Company-owned stores and 29 independent dealers currently operating in the Edmonton city limits. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Edmonton at uhaul.com/locations.

Moving Season in Edmonton

U-Haul is counting down its top 10 Canadian Destination Cities leading up to “Moving Day” on July 1, one of the busiest dates for residential moves in Canada, and specifically Quebec. The No. 1 destination will be announced June 28 on Twitter @uhaul. View Canadian Destination Cities 4-50 below.

“Edmonton is one of Canada’s fastest growing and most livable cities, so it’s not a surprise that U-Haul trucks are arriving here in large numbers,” Ward added. “U-Haul is investing in Edmonton with our dealer network and Company facilities. The growth here brings the need for more do-it-yourself moving equipment and self-storage.”

Rankings are based by the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a city, but do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities rankings do.

U-Haul released its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2018 in January.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.U

2018 U-Haul Canadian Destination Cities

* Nos. 1-3 TBA June 26-28. Previous year rankings in parentheses.

4. EDMONTON, AB (3)

5. OTTAWA, ON (4)

6. LONDON, ON (5)

7. VANCOUVER, BC (10)

8. KITCHENER, ON (9)

9. HAMILTON, ON (7)

10. VICTORIA, BC (8)

11. MISSISSAUGA, ON (12)

12. BRAMPTON, ON (11)

13. QUEBEC CITY, QC (13)

14. WINDSOR, ON (15)

15. KINGSTON, ON (16)

16. KELOWNA, BC (19)

17. SCARBOROUGH, ON (14)

18. SURREY, BC (20)

19. BARRIE, ON (17)

20. OSHAWA, ON (18)

21. ST. CATHARINES, ON (23)

22. GUELPH, ON (21)

23. DARTMOUTH, NS (32)

24. BURLINGTON, ON (24)

25. WINNIPEG, MB (22)

26. GATINEAU, QC (26)

27. MONCTON, NB (31)

28. SASKATOON, SK (28)

29. PETERBOROUGH, ON (27)

30. KAMLOOPS, BC (39)

31. NANAIMO, BC (35)

32. LETHBRIDGE, AB (34)

33. BRANTFORD, ON (30)

34. ABBOTSFORD, BC (33)

35. CAMBRIDGE, ON (29)

36. ETOBICOKE, ON (25)

37. NIAGARA FALLS, ON (40)

38. SHERBROOKE, QC (37)

39. RED DEER, AB (47)

40. REGINA, SK (38)

41. BELLEVILLE, ON (41)

42. SUDBURY, ON (42)

43. PORT MOODY, BC (NR)

44. NEWMARKET, ON (49)

45. HALIFAX, NS (NR)

46. MILTON, ON (50)

47. GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB (36)

48. FREDERICTON, NB (NR)

49. SARNIA, ON (46)

50. AIRDRIE, AB (NR)

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