I have been living in Edmonton for 3 years now and I am sorry to say I have not managed to find one decent bit of beef in that entire time.
I know I was spoiled when I lived in the UK by having one of the best butchers in the country on my doorstep, but even when I lived in Toronto, I could find some fantastic Albertan Beef.
The biggest problem is that all the beef in Edmonton you buy seems to be just frozen, which ruins the texture and taste of the animal..just watch all those lovely juices (and flavours) disappear down the sink when you defrost it, to see what I mean. And as for that lovely smell of raw beef, naw, did get a whiff once, for about 0.001 second before that too disappeared down the drain!
Saying this, I do also know that everything is available in Edmonton, SOMEWHERE, it's the trying to find it that is the problem.
So, please, help this Expat to have a really good Sunday Roast once again.