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The Edmonton Zone for AHS provides service for residents within the capital and its nearby communities (e.g. Evansburg, Fort Saskatchewan, and Morinville).

A map of the Edmonton Zone shows various municipalities located within the region.

Emergency Numbers

211 Alberta
Phone: 211 or 1.780.482.4636

Distress Centre Edmonton
Phone: 1.780.482.HELP (4357) or 1.800.232.7288 (Toll-free)

Also see Provincial Emergency Numbers.

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral

Click here for a list of addictions services offered by AHS in the Edmonton Zone.


Edmonton: Drug Rehab, Alcohol Treatment and Detox Resources

With a population of approximately 925,000 people, Edmonton offers a variety of private and public programs for drug rehabilitation, alcohol treatment and detox. Use this page as your gateway to Edmonton quick facts, emergency numbers relating to drug abuse, alcoholism, and detox services as well as how to locate your health authority.

Edmonton: Historical Factoid

The great Canadian city of Edmonton began as a trading post called Fort Edmonton, built in 1795. It was named after Edmonton in England, which was then a town north of London. However in the late 19th century the settlement began to spread outside the fort. Then in 1892 Edmonton was incorporated as a town and in 1904 it was incorporated as a city. Despite its small size Edmonton was chosen to be the capital of Alberta in 1905. The next year, 1906 the University of Alberta was founded. During the early 20th century Edmonton grew very rapidly. In 1906 it was a small town with only 14,000 inhabitants but by 1939 its population had grown to 90,000 people. Meanwhile Alberta Legislature Building was built in 1912. The Art Gallery of Alberta was founded in 1924. (It reopened in a modern building in 2010). Source:

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