As the provincial capital of Alberta, Edmonton boasts a vibrant cultural life and diverse business community. The city is a centre for research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Edmonton is home to North America's largest mall, one of Canada's largest history museums and one of the nation's most profound urban park systems, River Valley Parks. Nicknamed "Canada's Festival City", the city is often lively and seen celebrating over 50 festivals a year. Edmonton provides the amenities of a major urban centre and a family- friendly atmosphere. These features are enjoyed by over one million people who reside in the city, making it Canada's 6th largest metropolitan area.