IE2019-2020

Page 1

CITY GUIDE 2019/20

WELCOME TO EDMONTON! YOUR GUIDE TO LOCAL HOT SPOTS FESTIVALS & EVENTS INDIGENOUS ARTS & HISTORY CLASSIC EATS & LATE-NIGHT FUN!

r e v o c s i D y t i C the


h e l r l e a in s ’t

I

Old Strathcona

Looking for the best Edmonton has to offer? Come see what’s new in Old Strathcona! Located just south of the river valley, it’s your onestop destination for all things food, fashion, and fun. Our historic community has all the latest in arts, culture, and entertainment, not to mention some of the best shopping and dining in the city. And with almost 700 businesses in the area, you’re sure to find that something special you’re looking for. Your one-of-a-kind experience is just a short trip away. Visit oldstrathcona.ca for more information about everything you can see and do in Old Strathcona.

oldstrathcona 2

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20


play

discover

READY TO JOIN?

urban styledo show live see shop experience tasty enjoy

trends

CONNECT fashion downtown

explore entertainment

eat movie laugh food fun

Start in the Heart with special deals, events, info and more.

Get connected now: edmontoncitycentre.com/connect @ShopEdmontonCityCentre

@ECCMALL

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

3


Plan your next at West Edmonton Mall

1-800-RESERVE | flh.ca

Your theme room awaits! Subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply.

4

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20


edmonton

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

5


Art, nightlife, festivals, shopping, outdoor adventure—Edmonton’s got it all. And its locals, ourselves included, are thrilled to help you discover it. If you’re new to the city or to this publication, welcome to Info Edmonton City Guide—your insider’s guide to experiencing the best of the capital region—all year long. In its pages you’ll find easy-to-navigate maps, endless event listings, and tips for discovering where locals love to dine, shop, and play in Edmonton’s most vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods. As you’ll soon discover, Edmonton has more than earned its title as Canada’s Festival City. And it’s a reputation we proudly uphold, no matter how far the mercury drops. In fact, if there’s one thing that visitors to our city can count on, it’s that Edmontonians know winter—and winter fun, which is why we’ve included a robust itinerary of cold-weather events and activities, both indoors and out. From international ice-carving festivals to toboggan hills, there’s a chilly thrill here to suit every taste and lifestyle. Another thing about Edmonton? We’ve got the best neighbours. If you’re looking for an outing in one of our nearby communities, this guide has everything you need to explore neighbouring farmers’ markets, galleries, music festivals, worth-the-drive restaurants, and much more. However you choose to spend your visit, we hope this guide will inspire you to explore our great city, making memories and plans to return again and again. Welcome to Edmonton. We’ve been waiting for you!

Carmen Hrynchuk, Editor infoedmonton.com 6

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

It’s an exciting time to be in Edmonton. As one of the youngest, fastest-growing cities in Canada, our future has never looked brighter. We are a city with a long and storied past, and a strong reputation as a centre for commerce and entrepreneurial development. Today, we continue to grow as a city of opportunity, with diverse strengths emerging in sectors ranging from food to life sciences to technology and artificial intelligence. In addition to our resilient economy, we’re home to an outstanding array of post-secondary institutions, a thriving arts and cultural scene and a wealth of natural splendor. Whether you’re visiting for work or leisure, for a few days or a few months, our city will no doubt delight and amaze. Take some time to stroll through the largest museum in Western Canada, take part in one of our many cultural festivals or spend an afternoon exploring our remarkable river valley. No matter your preference, and no matter the season, I’m sure you’ll find something to suit your palate in our city. So on behalf of all Edmontonians, welcome. We hope you enjoy your stay with us here in Alberta’s Capital City! Yours truly,

Don Iveson Mayor

PHOTOS: ADAM BORMAN; CARMEN HRYNCHUK; THE OFFICE OF MAYOR DON IVESON

Welcome to Edmonton!


INFO EDMONTON 2019/20 EDITOR

Carmen D. Hrynchuk ASSISTANT EDITOR

Tamara Aschenbrenner CONTRIBUTORS

Shawna Bannerman, Adam Borman, Pedro Escobar, Adrien Guyot, Jennifer Linford, Liam Mackenzie ART DIRECTOR

Zuzana Benesova GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Raymond Burch, Erin Murphy PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Cheryl Lindquist PUBLISHER

R.H. (Rob) Tanner SALES MANAGER

Greg Davis

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES

Jeanette Petriko Kathy Kelley

CUSTOMER RELATIONS MANAGER & CIRCULATION

Marie Tanner

ACCOUNTING ADMINISTRATOR

Catherine Staszkiewicz

TANNER YOUNG PUBLISHING GROUP #1, 9301 – 50 Street Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6B 2L5 PHONE: 780-465-3362 FAX: 780-448-0424 EMAIL:

All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part strictly prohibited. Tanner Young Publishing Group makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information it publishes, but cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from errors or omissions. Tanner Young Publishing respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples.

To order copies of Info Edmonton City Guide call 780-465-3362 or email

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

7


CONTENTS 10 –13 What’s Trending

Riverboat cruises, a new home for horse racing & the Royal Alberta Museum

14 –17 Treaty 6

Indigenous parks and tributes, pow wows & an interview with Chef and Author Shane Chartrand

22–25 City Scene

Must-visit neighbourhoods, parks, golf courses, outdoor pools & more

26–29 Arts & Culture

World-class theatres, art galleries, film fests, word fests & the love of arts

30–31 Festivals & Events

Festival and event listings, NASCAR racing & Viking artifacts

22

32–43 Attractions

Historic sites, the magic of science & tours galore!

46–53 Eat & Drink

Must-try pizzas, local brews, coffee shops with a twist & classic Edmonton cuisine

Local designers, Farmers’ markets & must-visit malls

58–63 Beyond Edmonton

Nearby cities, worth-the-drive eats & attractions

64–70 Services

Maps, accommodations, visitor services & everything you need to get around

46 Features 18 Explore the River Valley

Discover 18,000 acres of fun and adventure

20 Fall Family Fun

Your autumn bucket list awaits!

44 Winter Wonder List ABOUT THE COVER: Photo by Brayden Tozer

8

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

14

A guide to winter’s hottest activities

ALSO INSIDE

Info Edmonton Festival Guide!

PHOTOS: SAMEER AHMED @SAMEER.DESIGN; STOCK ADOBE; LIAM MACKENZIE

54–57 Shopping


CANADA’S LARGEST OPEN-AIR RETAIL CENTRE

CONQUER YOUR SHOPPING WITH MORE THAN 170 STORES

16 PATIOS TO CHOOSE FROM

SOUTHEDMONTONCOMMON.COM @SOUTHEDMONTONCOMMON

@SOUTHCOMMONYEG

WATCH A MOVIE, SEE A CONCERT, OR PLAY SOME GAMES 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

9


WHAT’S TRENDING

Welcome to the Royal Alberta Museum

New, fabulous, and waiting to be discovered!

A

museum 65 million years (plus three more) in the making is finally here! The Royal Alberta Museum’s new location in downtown Edmonton officially opened in October 2018, to an awaiting public that’s been holding its breath semi-patiently since the beloved museum began its massive move three years ago. At its first home in the west Edmonton neighbourhood of Glenora, the RAM was well loved and popular—hosting nearly 14 million visitors since it opened in 1967. Today, in a space double the size of its old location, the RAM is not only one of Canada’s best museums but also Western Canada’s largest! Its extensive collection of more than two million objects includes everything from pictographs and prehistoric plant-eaters to mountain landscapes and unusual insects. Celebrate the earth’s diversity in the Natural History Gallery, which includes detailed dioramas, preserved fossils, and precious gems and meteorites. Then visit the Human History Gallery to learn more about Alberta’s diverse past and present, from Indigenous culture and history to the Olympics and the Edmonton Oilers. Did you know invertebrates make up 97 percent of the animal kingdom? Learn the spine-tingling fun facts in the Bug Gallery! Speaking of fun, don’t miss the Children’s Gallery. The hands-on activities help foster the love of discovery from an early age and invite toddlers, kids—and the young at heart—to play, build, slide, tumble, dress up, and more. No visit is complete without a stop at the museum’s gift shop. You’ll find artworks, books, toys, and perfect souvenirs—plus more than half the products are made by local and Indigenous makers from Alberta, and the store’s proceeds support RAM programming and services. The wait is finally over—now go feed your curiosity. || 9810-103A Ave., 825-468-6000. royalalbertamuseum.ca

Edmonton’s Queen Returns Cruise the North Saskatchewan in riverboat style

10

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

PHOTOS: ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM; ADAM BORMAN

S

he may be a queen only in the hearts of those who knew her, but the Edmonton Riverboat is finally holding court once more. Reimagined and refurbished, the iconic ship relaunched in 2018 with a new owner—but the same desire to show off our river valley. The Edmonton Queen first set sail on Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River in 1996 and quickly became a popular tourist attraction and picturesque way to enjoy the river valley. In 2014, the beloved Queen was permanently docked, running only as a restaurant until it sold in an online auction in 2016. Two more docked years later, she was finally ready for her second inaugural sail! Today, the newly dubbed Edmonton Riverboat rules over its riverbend once again, thanks to new permits, renovations, and upgrades. So step aboard, and savour the city’s stunning ribbon of green, as you tour between the newly constructed Walterdale Bridge and Dawson Bridge. The paddle-wheel boat pushes off four nights a week, with daytime cruises available on weekends. Leisure and dinner cruises are also available, and are perfect for a romantic date, a family-friendly event, or an afternoon with friends. || Check out launch times, and reserve your spot at edmontonriverboat.ca.


2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

11


WHAT’S TRENDING

Aga Khan Garden T he northernmost Islamic garden in the world is now only 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton. The Aga Khan Garden officially opened to the public in June 2018 after nearly a decade of planning, 18

months of construction—and a $25-million donation from the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili

Muslim community. This newest addition to the award-winning University of Alberta Botanic Garden balances Islamic traditions with the Edmonton region’s climate and landscape, featuring geometric water features,

predominantly Canadian stonework, and over 25,000 gorgeous plants chosen for their hardiness, colour, and fragrance. Explore this stunning place of beauty, peace, connection, and diversity on your own, or take a free

PHOTO: ADAM BORMAN

drop-in walking tour. || Located on Hwy 60, 5 km north of Devon, 780-987-3054. botanicgarden.ualberta.ca

12


WHAT’S TRENDING

Funicular

Edmonton’s beautiful river valley just got a whole lot more accessible! The multi-million-dollar Mechanized River Valley Access Project connects the top of 100 Street in downtown Edmonton (near the Hotel Macdonald, 10065-100 St.) to Louise McKinney Park. Inside a fully enclosed glass funicular, up to 20 riders can ride down to a lookout point where they can enjoy breathtaking views of the expansive parkland. From there, riders have the option to take either the stairs or an elevator down to the park. Whether you’re just joyriding or need a fast way down that will accommodate a mobility aid, stroller, or bicycle, the funicular is a great way to get around and is free to everyone, at just the push of a button. || edmonton.ca

Ice District

PHOTOS: ADAM BORMAN; EEDC; ADRIEN GUYOT; CENTURY CASINO; MONTICELLLLO/STOCK ADOBE

Edmonton’s Ice District is shaping up to be one of the largest sports and entertainment districts in Canada! Rogers Place, the new state-of-the-art arena and home to the Edmonton Oilers, opened in the fall of 2016 and has already welcomed some of the best performers from all over the world. Out front, you’ll find the relocated and refurbished Wayne Gretzky statue, and inside you can admire the floor of Ford Hall, which showcases a mosaic that honours the land area where Edmonton is as a historic meeting place. The district also has the Grand Villa Casino, fantastic restaurants, a giant public plaza featuring oversized art installations, and will soon be home to a new 60-storey office tower, premium condos, a luxury JW Marriott hotel, and more! || icedistrict.com

High Flying Shopping

Coming Soon…ish

A $165-million expansion project at Fort Edmonton Park began in 2018 and is expected to progress to 2020. It includes the expansion of the Johnny J. Jones and the Hotel Selkirk, a new guest services and admissions area, and the building of the Indigenous Peoples’ Experience. The park will remain closed to general admission for the 2019 season but will be open for private event bookings and specially programmed events. || fortedmontonpark.ca

The Edmonton International Airport area is now home to the Premium Outlet Collection EIA—a 428,000 sq. ft. shopping destination that showcases more than 100 retail stores— many of which carry brands that have never been available in Alberta. Visitors can enjoy a shopping experience that will cater to every taste and budget, and services that include airport shuttle stops, flight status screens, parcel shipping services, luggage storage, cellphone charging stations, and much more. || premiumoutletcollectioneia.com

New Home for Horse Racing

Open in April 2019, the multiple-level Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is a new home for horse racing in Edmonton. It includes a milelong track, an 800-stall barn, slot machines, great dining options, and family-friendly experiences, such as concerts and festivals. Located adjacent to the airport, the track will add plenty of vibrancy to the Leduc area with over 100 race days planned per year. || centurymile.cnty.com 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

13


TREATY 6

Amiskwaciwâskahikan Amiskwaciwâskahikan is the Cree name for the area that is now Edmonton. Our beautiful city is on traditional lands, referred to as Treaty 6 Territory, and it has the second largest Indigenous population of all Canadian municipalities. The treaty dates back to 1876 and encompasses the traditional territories of numerous Canadian Indigenous peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

Parks & Tributes Alex Decoteau Park The downtown park features open green space, a community garden, and a fenced off-leash area. The park’s name and featured artwork pay tribute to Alex Decoteau, the first Indigenous police officer in Canada. 105 St. & 102 Ave. Beaver Hills House Park This bustling downtown park includes the Aboriginal Walk of Honour, a tribute to Aboriginal artists who blazed trails in the film industry. 105 St. & Jasper Ave. 14

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Garneau Tributes The Garneau area is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Edmonton, and Métis activist and settler Laurent Garneau was one of the first to obtain property for farming. A monument for Garneau currently exists in Adair Park (110 St. and 90 Ave.), and a commemorative plaque resides at the base of a maple tree he planted in 1874 (111 St. and 90 Ave.). Rossdale Memorial A cemetery for Aboriginal Peoples and Fort Edmonton settlers, including the burial ground for Chief Papaschase, existed in the Rossdale area where EPCOR sought to expand. Aboriginal activists sought to protect the site, and the city acted when human remains were recovered, thus removing and reburying them in a

protected area. Both a monument at the traditional burial site (105 St. & River Valley Rd.) and the new memorial site (101 St. & 96 Ave.) exist to honour the respective ancestors. Aboriginal Veterans’ Monument This monument on the Alberta Legislature Grounds was placed in 2004 to honour the Indigenous veterans of Alberta who have served in Canada’s military. Indigenous Garden The Indigenous Garden at the U of A Botanic Garden features plants that have traditional uses by Indigenous peoples, including medicinal, dietary, and ornamentation. botanicgarden.ualberta.ca

Indigenous Art Park The new Indigenous Art Park— ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞—is located within Queen Elizabeth Park in the river lot formerly homesteaded by Métis settler Joseph McDonald. Opened in 2018, it hosts six new artworks that celebrate the city’s rich Indigenous history. The featured Canadian artists—Amy Malbeuf, Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Duane Linklater, Jerry Whitehead, Anne Barkhouse, and Marianne Nicolson—created their proposals after consulting with Elders, Indigenous residents of Edmonton, and several other Indigenous organizations in the area.

PHOTOS: ZUZANA BENESOVA

We recognize and respect that Edmonton’s events, celebrations, and attractions occur on traditional meeting grounds. Celebrate Indigenous history, as well as present-day artisans, chefs, makers, and business owners, in Edmonton.


TREATY 6

Museums & Artworks Royal Alberta Museum Working collaboratively with Indigenous communities and Elders, the Royal Alberta Museum opened the new building with a traditional ceremony to bless the space and acknowledge the Treaty 6 territory. A significant addition to the new RAM is the integration of Indigenous histories throughout the six galleries in the Human History Hall. If you make a stop in the gift shop, you’ll find that more than half of the products are made by local and Indigenous makers from Alberta. || 9810-103 A Ave., 825-468-6000. royalalbertamuseum.ca ( Admission to the RAM is free for Indigenous Peoples and all children 6 and under.

PHOTOS: ADRIEN GUYOT; HOMEFIRE GRILL

Bearclaw Gallery Specializing in Canadian First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art, this gallery carries a wide selection of original artwork, showcasing the creativity, varied experiences, traditions, and histories of leading Indigenous artists in Canada. Find paintings, stone sculptures, wood carvings, clay works, jewellery, crafts, and gifts. || 10403-124 St., 780-482-1204. bearclawgallery.com

( Visit the Bearclaw Gallery for Canadian First Nations and Inuit art by some of the country’s leading Aboriginal artists. bearclawgallery.com

Dining Creations Dining Room & Lounge Regional and Canadian fare is offered, but the menu has broad appeal to accommodate a number of preferences. The Indigenousinfluenced establishment uses regional, environmentally friendly products wherever possible. Try the Bison Chili, Annisabo (traditional Cree-style pea soup), or a range of snacks, salads, and flatbreads. || Sawridge Inn Edmonton South, 4235 Gateway Blvd., 780989-4439. sawridge.com SC Damn Good Food Located at the River Cree Resort and Casino, this eatery offers quality food in a warm, inviting environment. The contemporary Canadian

menu includes prairie steaks, Atlantic fish, and influences from the chef’s Aboriginal heritage. || 300 East Lapotec Blvd., Enoch, 780-9302636. rivercreeresort.com/our-restaurants Homefire Grill With all the elements of a perfect night out— extraordinary food, a notable wine list, and service that pampers—Homefire Grill is a fantastic dining spot. All of its dishes—including the Bison Burger and Bannock with whipped maple butter—offer bold flavours of the prairie, mixed with an Aboriginal influence from its ownership. || 18210-100 Ave., 780-4898086. homefiregrill.ca

Art Gallery of Alberta With the two newly appointed Adjunct Curators of Indigenous Art, the Art Gallery of Alberta has launched a series of four exhibitions that feature works by contemporary Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists. Watch for the upcoming final exhibition of the StretchMark series. || youraga.ca Indigenous Artist Market Collective Find locally handcrafted works by Indigenous artists at the Indigenous Artist Market Collective’s booth at City Market Downtown every Saturday. The featured artists are rotated weekly. || city-market.ca

Pizza from Homefire Grill 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

15


TREATY 6

Artist Spotlight

Daniel Foreman Inspired by his heritage and the stories of other Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Métis filmmaker Daniel Foreman created the awardwinning Legendary Myths series with his Treaty 6 Productions’ partner, Sharlene Millang. Meet Daniel Foreman…

Tell us about the film you’ll be shooting this year, The Horned Serpent. The story deals with a few different themes, including the lack of initiation rituals we have to help boys transition into men, the high rate of missing and murdered Indigenous women, and the power of family.

What do you hope people take away from your work? I would hope they would look at some of the issues we tackled. In [one] short film, I address the racism issues we have in our culture. As Canadians, we like to think ourselves to be above that kind of thinking and behaviour, but it is here whether we like it or not. I think a big first step in moving past racism is to acknowledge that it does exist in society and in us.

including competing on an episode of Chopped Canada. Meet Shane Chartrand… What do you love most about food and cooking? I market myself around the Indigenous background, Indigenous food, and food sovereignty and reverence. And being a good, responsible chef and getting the best ingredients we can. What do you do to stay inspired? I like to take ingredients and mess around with them and figure them out in a way that’s interesting… I’m addicted to art. I love painting, music—and food is in the same circle. Tell us about your cookbook, Tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine. It’s story-driven, picture-driven, emotion-driven... There’s no Aboriginal cookbook like it that’s ever been done.

Chef Spotlight

Shane Chartrand The Executive Chef at River Cree Resort and Casino, Shane Chartrand serves contemporary Canadian cuisine, with influences from both coasts, the prairies, and his own Aboriginal heritage. His creativity and passion have propelled him into various projects,

16

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

2019 Events Film Festival of Time Jan 4–6 | The first year of this annual festival celebrates Indigenous, Canadian, and international films with historic context. festivaloftime.ca Deep Freeze Festival Jan 12–13 | This free festival brings together Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, First Nations, and Acadian/East Coast communities to revel in the magic and beauty of winter. deepfreezefest.ca U of A Annual Round Dance Jan 26 | Swap stories, break bannock, and honour traditions and memories with children, friends, families, and Elders. All are welcome. uab.ca/RoundDance Flying Canoe Volant Jan 31–Feb 2 | The nighttime winter festival blends Indigenous and French-Canadian arts and culture. flyingcanoevolant.ca Annual Memorial March Feb 14 | Honour and remember Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women at this annual march. womensmemorialmarch.wordpress.com Think Indigenous International Education Conference Mar 20–22 | In partnership with the University of Alberta and Enoch Cree Nation, this conference will address creating space for Indigenous education. thinkindigenous.ca

PHOTOS: TREATY 6 PRODUCTIONS; JERRY JIN; CATHRYN SPRAGUE

You’ve said Legendary Myths would be a great resource in schools. How so? We designed the series to teach about different Indigenous cultures, language, and history. The live-action segments introduce and then reiterate the teaching, and the animation expounds upon the lesson with a goal to captivate the audience and entertain… We are approaching different school boards across Western Canada and plan on working with them to develop teaching resources that work with the individual episodes.


Support First Nations Businesses Indigenous run. Indigenous inspired.

Dreamspeakers International Film Festival Apr 26–May 7 | Filmmakers, performers, and artists host this celebration of Indigenous culture, art, and heritage with screenings of some of the finest Indigenous films, events, and industry workshops. dreamspeakers.org Rubaboo Arts Festival Apr 26–May 7 | This annual festival is Alberta’s only Aboriginal multidisciplinary arts festival. Experience Indigenous theatre, music, dance, art, food, family and youth events, crafts, cultural workshops, and more! albertaaboriginalarts.ca Ben Calf Robe Traditional Pow Wow May 11 | Celebrating its 38th year, this annual pow wow will feature a variety of dancers, drummers, and craft and food vendors! Bring your own chairs to this free event. facebook.com/BenCalfRobe TraditionalPowWow

PHOTO: JENNIFER LINFORD

Reconciliation Week May 25–Jun 1 | Celebrate the anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report with a week of Indigenous art, ceremonies, entertainment, and more throughout the city. Watch for the TRC Annual Walk. edmonton.ca National Aboriginal Day Jun 21 | Celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Alberta and Canada with workshops, music, food, and arts in the days around National Aboriginal Day. edmonton.ca

Edmonton Indigenous Peoples Festival Jun 22 | Celebrate through interactive experiences, cultural demonstrations, artisans, cuisine, and live concerts at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. eipfestival.ca Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Annual Pow Wow Jul 5–7 | Celebrate the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation’s 42nd annual powwow. ansn.ca Edmonton Heritage Festival Aug 3–5 | Celebrate Indigenous culture at the Aboriginal pavilion, with cuisine, crafts, dance, drumming, and more. heritagefest.ca Poundmaker’s Lodge Annual Pow Wow Aug (TBA) | This free family-friendly event includes arts, crafts, and food vendors. poundmakerslodge.ca Annual NAAW Round Dance Nov (TBA) | The Poundmaker’s Lodge hosts a pipe ceremony and round dance for National Addictions Awareness Week. poundmakerslodge.ca Métis Week Proclamation Nov 16 | Métis Week occurs during the week surrounding Louis Riel Day (Nov 16). The City of Edmonton partners with the Métis Nation of Alberta to host a proclamation and flag-raising ceremony at City Hall. edmonton.ca Indigenous Artisans Holiday Market Late Nov | This annual holiday market features Indigenous artisans and makers.

Bar + Grill

▶ Minutes to West Edmonton Mall ▶ Free breakfast buffet ▶ Indoor pool with waterslide ▶ Express checkout ▶ Fitness facilities ▶ Meeting facilities

At Homefire, we create and celebrate beautiful, Indigenousinspired fusion dishes featuring our favourite staples—bison, bannock, and saskatoon berries—integrated through a chef’s touch.

18220–100 Ave // 780 . 443 . 1000

wingatebywyndhamedmonton.com

18210–100 Ave // 780 . 489 . 8086

homefiregrill.ca

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

17


Explore

the River Valley By Tamara Aschenbrenner

At 22 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, the Edmonton river valley is quite impressive. It contains more than 20 major parks and attractions, hundreds of kilometres of trails, and forms the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America. Check out all the ways you can enjoy this ribbon of green.

18

RiverFest

Aug 10 | EPCOR RiverFest is an annual celebration of our stunning river valley, designed to promote its activities and improve access. Although you can enjoy the river valley year-round, you won’t want to miss the floating, food trucks, and fun of this festival. The river float down the North Saskatchewan is EPCOR RiverFest’s signature event. In 2018, more than 1,500 people joined in the float, and nearly 4,000 paddlers made their way to the river. If you want to join and get out on the water, be sure to book your raft early. Land activities in previous years included exhibitors, entertainment, biking tours, and geocaching. epcorriverfest.ca ( #BaskOnTheSask is the official hashtag for RiverFest. Share your adventures!

PHOTOS: CITY OF EDMONTON; HASKIN CANOE INC.

18,000 acres of fun and adventure


River Valley Views River Valley lookout 10221 Saskatchewan Drive

Frederick G. Todd lookout take the 100 Street Funicular Edmonton Skyline lookout 9239 Strathearn Dr. Aboard the High Level Bridge Streetcar edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca Aboard the Edmonton Riverboat (pg 10) Riverside Bistro patio at the Courtyard Marriot Confederation Lounge patio at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

PHOTOS: JENNIFER LINFORD; PEDRO ESCOBAR

River Valley Adventure Co.

Experience Edmonton like you’ve never seen it before with the help of River Valley Adventure Co. The one-stop attraction shop also offers Segway tours, bike rentals, rafting adventures, snowshoe rentals, stand-up paddleboards, and various sports equipment rentals (including croquet and bocce ball sets, footballs and soccer balls, and fishing equipment). The expert guides will ensure that you get all the training you need! || 9735 Grierson Hill. rivervalleyadventure.com

Edmonton Canoe

Take a leisurely paddle down the North Saskatchewan River, or take in a five-day trip down

the Athabasca with Edmonton Canoe. Your trip can be as leisurely as you like, taking time to pause and admire the valley scenery, spot wildlife, fish, or go for a swim. edmontoncanoe.com ( Plan your own route and rent a canoe or kayak from Totem Outdoor Outfitters! totemoutfitters.ca

John Janzen Nature Centre

Explore nature in an urban setting! In the heart of the river valley, the John Janzen Nature Centre helps foster the understanding that you’re never too young to become a steward of the environment. Join them for hands-on programs and workshops designed for ages ranging from preschool to adult. Investigate local wildlife, walk the trails, learn

EDMONTON Visit www.travelodge.ca or call 1.800.578.7878 • Free WiFi • Free Breakfast or On-site Restaurant • Wyndham Rewards® Points

through play, and so much more. Open year-round, check the website for hours and admission. || 7000-143 St. edmonton.ca

Victoria Golf Course

First developed in 1896 (before the city was even founded), Victoria Golf Course is the oldest cityrun course. Featuring over 61 stalls on its driving range, this picturesque course is ideal for beginners to mid-handicap players and will treat them to a gorgeous backdrop of the river valley, Alberta Legislature, and University of Alberta buildings. || 12130 River Valley Rd. edmonton.ca

Stay at any of our 7 locations in the Edmonton Area. Save 15% when you book ahead.* *Details at www.travelodge.ca

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

19


n m u t u Your a t list awaits bucke

2 Get Corny

Discover a cornucopia of all-ages fun! Navigate through 15 acres of corn at Edmonton Corn Maze (edmontoncornmaze.ca), which changes its design every year. As you explore, there are countless games and activities to entertain you and help you find your way out. If you want to make a full day of it, head to Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm (prairiegardens.org) for over 50 hands-on activities, including corn mazes, U-Pick gardens, and an adorable petting farm.

To find more Edmonton attractions, visit our website at infoedmonton.com

1 Ride the Rails

By Shawna Bannerman

J

ust because the temperatures drop, doesn’t mean the festivities stop. To prove it, we’ve compiled

a list of Edmonton’s best fall attractions to keep you enjoying the city’s great outdoors. Ride Edmonton’s iconic High Level Bridge Streetcar, go on a family art walk, explore a Jurassic forest, and so much more. Autumn in Edmonton has never looked better! 20

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

3 Explore a Jurassic Forest

Walk among life-size, startlingly realistic dinosaurs at this 40-acre prehistoric park, filled with plants and animals indigenous to the Edmonton area. Enjoy guided safaris, observe the dinosaurs in their habitats, dig for ancient remains, and explore 2 km of trails through an old-growth forest! || 23210 Township Rd 564 #2. jurassicforest.com

4 Have a Family Picnic

Take advantage of the beautiful views and green spaces in Edmonton with a picnic lunch. The Jackie Parker Park (4540-50 St.) is a great spot to take the kids on a sunny afternoon, as there are nearby playgrounds and a spray park to enjoy. Hawrelak Park (9330 Groat Rd.) is also a great choice for after-lunch outdoor activities, like hiking or biking through the green trails. || edmonton.ca

PHOTOS: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA; JURASSIC FOREST; PEDRO ESCOBAR

Fall Family Fun

Enjoy a beautiful view of the river valley, and time travel through Edmonton’s history on the High Level Bridge Streetcar. Streetcar service became available in 1913 but was abandoned in 1951 as the popularity of automobiles rose. In 1979, a group of volunteers formed the Edmonton Radial Railway Society (ERRS) and began to restore the single remaining streetcar. In 1997, service over the entire line from Strathcona to Grandin commenced. Today, the ERRS boasts the largest fleet of heritage electric streetcars in Western Canada. || Fall hours run from September 7 to October 8. edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca


5

Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Discover over 350 animals from different climates and habitats at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, including tigers, red pandas, and Lucy the Asian elephant. Open year-round, the zoo’s conservational focus and its engaging and educational exhibits will help foster a greater love and understanding of the world’s creatures. || 13315 Buena Vista Rd. valleyzoo.ca

6 Take a Sunset Paddle

Haven’t had a chance to hit the water on the North Saskatchewan? There’s no better time than autumn to marvel at an enchanting sunset on an evening canoe tour. Haskin Canoe offers sunset paddles by canoe and kayak at Elk Island National Park. Or, if you feel like staying in our own backyard,

try a paddle tour through the river valley from Laurier to Capilano Park. Don’t forget your camera to capture the evening moon and the wildlife along the shore. || haskincanoe.ca

7 Make a Sweet Memory

Capture the beautiful sugar maples that flourish in autumn with a family photo session along north 97 Street (Griesbach). The sugar maples— also known as acer saccharum—were planted by the Canadian Armed Forces when Griesbach was a Canadian Forces Base. These spectacular trees with amazing fall colour are native to eastern Canada (from Nova Scotia through to Southeastern Manitoba), making them a rare sight in Edmonton. Don’t miss out! || 97 St. between 153 Ave. & 137 Ave.

( Can’t wait until fall for an art walk? Take an art adventure through Old Strathcona during the Whyte Avenue Art Walk from July 5–7! art-walk.ca

8 Take an Art Walk

Lace up your shoes for the Fall Gallery Walk in the 124 Street Gallery District scheduled in September. Each of the eight galleries within the two-block tour hosts a special exhibit, offers refreshments, and provides information about the artwork. You may even have a chance to meet some artists! Missed the walk? The galleries are open year-round for tours at your leisure. || 124street.ca

PHOTOS: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA; ADAM BORMAN

PERFECT FOR YOUR FAMILY!

FAM ILY PACK

BOOSTER JUICE DAY

FAM FAVORITES

Looking to fuel the whole family? Ask about our Family Pack, available in stores. Two regular size smoothies, and two snack size smoothies, perfect for any family on the go!

Did you know we offer a School Catering Program? Visit www.boosterjuice.com/boosterjuiceday for more information, or to place an order for your school today!

Our classic Very Berry smoothie paired with a Chipotle Chicken Wrap is the perfect alternative for a quick meal while you're on the go!

TO FIND YOUR NEAREST BOOSTER JUICE LOCATION, VISIT BOOSTERJUICE.COM 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

21


CITY SCENE

Neighbourhoods Downtown Core, Arts District & Ice District

The downtown core is where you’ll find some of the city’s most talented musicians, actors, and artists. Special events take place year-round in Sir Winston Churchill Square, which is bordered by City Hall, the Winspear Centre (home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), the Citadel Theatre, and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Historic buildings sit next to skyscrapers, street art is around every corner, and a fantastic pedway system will keep you dry and warm as you make your way to some of the best cultural destinations in the city. Head to Rice Howard Way for dining and nightlife options, and don’t miss checking out the newly constructed Royal Alberta Museum (pg 10). As you explore the Ice District (home to the city’s new arena, Rogers Place), you’ll also spot plenty of construction. Businesses are open, but double check that your favorite festivals haven’t moved locations! Visit edmonton.ca for info.

( A favourite fine-dining spot, Hardware Grill (9698 Jasper Ave.), serves seasonally inspired Canadian cuisine. hardwaregrill.com ( Gourmet chocolate, designer fashions, and statement accessories await you at the high-end shops in Manulife Place (10180-101 St.). shopmanulifeplace.com

Market Day

Check out the City Market’s new location! Take in the festive vibe, and enjoy local produce, street performers, and food trucks— now in a two-storey year-round spot. city-market.ca

22

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

( Part retail cheese shop, part cozy restaurant, Cavern (10169-104 St.) serves a variety of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, and fresh pastry. thecavern.ca ( For an ultimate seafood fix with Spanish and Portuguese flavours, head to Sabor Restaurant (10220-103 St.)—named one of Canada’s Top 10 New Restaurants by enRoute Magazine. sabor.ca ( For great coffee and freshly baked treats, stop by Credo (10134-104 St.). credocoffee.ca ( Rostizado, located in the Mercer Warehouse (102, 10359-104 St.), is loved for its modern Mexican cuisine, laid-back vibe, and wicked cocktail menu. Many of the dishes are best enjoyed familystyle, but you’ll want to keep the churros all to yourself. rostizado.com

PHOTOS: ZUZANA BENESOVA; COURTNEY @COURTNEYWITHCAMERA; LIAM MACKENZIE

( Discover your next favourite art print, book, or sculpture at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Shop (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.). youraga.ca/shopaga

Teeming with history, Jasper Avenue is the city’s original Main Street. The 4th Street Promenade was once home to Edmonton’s booming fur industry, but today, this district is filled with boutiques, specialty cafés, extraordinary restaurants, and a hip community vibe. Be sure to check out the Yellowhead Brewery (pg 52), which offers regular tours and tastings, or the outdoor Neon Sign Museum Parking (104 St. & 104 Ave.), which showcases historical Park anywhere with ease using the city signage that’s been restored and installed EPark app! Anyone on the exterior south wall of the Mercer can use the “Quick Warehouse. The Alberta Legislature Building Park” option without (10800-97 Ave.) is over 100 years old and the creating an account. seat of our province’s provincial government.

BEST BETS

BEST BETS

( Taking the LRT to Rogers Place for a concert or hockey game? You’ll need to get off at MacEwan station.

Jasper Ave., 4th Street Promenade & Alberta Legislature Building


CITY SCENE

Old Strathcona, Garneau & University of Alberta

Because of their proximity to the U of A and some of the oldest, most established neighbourhoods in the city, Old Strathcona and Garneau are unique blends of youthful exuberance, art and culture, historic buildings, vibrant nightlife, and diverse cuisine. Whyte Avenue is just steps away from the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market and home to the recently rebuilt Varscona Theatre, one of the city’s most avant-garde theatre companies. Garneau boasts one of Edmonton’s oldest movie theatres, historic homes, and an eclectic mix of old meets new.

Steps away from Edmonton’s iconic river valley, this lively district is full of mature trees, stunning architecture, quirky specialty shops, inviting cafés, and award-winning restaurants that will satisfy any foodie. This neighbourhood is also home to many of the city’s fine-art galleries that host spring and fall Gallery Walks—self-guided tours that promote Canadian artists (pg 21). Beginning at the west end of Jasper Avenue and extending to 111 Avenue, 124 Street is one of the city’s burgeoning shopping, dining, and art districts.

BEST BETS

PHOTOS: ADAM BORMAN; BERNARDBODO/STOCK ADOBE; COURTNEY @COURTNEYWITHCAMERA; TRAVEL ALBERTA/COOPER & O'HARA PHOTOGRAPHY

High Street & 124 Street

Catch the 124 Grand Market, Thursday evenings, 4–8 pm, and delight in good vibes, delicious food trucks, and great community spirit! 124grandmarket.com

( Grab a drink at Bodega (10220-103 St.), a cozy tapas bar with a great selection of wines, whiskeys, and cocktails. bodegayeg.ca ( With a Parisian-style décor, the delightful Duchess Bake Shop (10720-124 St.) has sweet treats, such as macarons, brioches, and croissants that you’ll want to take home by the armful. duchessbakeshop.com

BEST BETS

Market Day

( The historic single-screen Garneau Theatre (8712-109 St.) is home to Metro Cinema, which screens local and international independent films (as well as nostalgic favourites) that are not screened anywhere else in the city. metrocinema.org ( Vons Steak House and Oyster Bar (10309-81 Ave.) serves some of the best Prime Rib and hand-cut AAA Sterling Silver steaks in the city, as well as a great selection of seafood, including a raw oyster bar. vonssteakhouse.com ( The giant cinnamon buns—good for at least two meals!—and the delicious Ural Burger are must-tries at the warm and inviting Highlevel Diner (10912-88 Ave.). highleveldiner.com ( Often a hopping spot, Sugarbowl (10922-88 Ave.) serves craft beer, legendary cinnamon buns, and other delicious offerings. When the weather’s warm, enjoy the fantastic patio. thesugarbowl.org ( Discover a wide selection of illustrated posters and reproductions of historic photos from the Edmonton Archives at Vivid Print (10342-82 Ave.). vividprint.ca

Stroll the Ave

The best way to experience Whyte Ave. is to grab a coffee and stroll down the avenue. Take in an afternoon of window-shopping and people-watching, and enjoy the tunes of local street performers.

( A delightful furniture and home décor store, Henry’s Purveyor of Fine Things (10247-124 St.) features items such as bookshelves, upholstery, and Lampe Berger diffusers. henrysfinethings.ca ( RGE RD (10643-123 St.) uses a farm-to-fork methodology where the availability of ingredients dictates the seasonally changing menu. rgerd.ca 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

23


CITY SCENE

Outdoor Pools

Mill Creek This beautiful outdoor pool has clear cool water, an area to soak up the sun, and food services available. || 9555-82 Ave. edmonton.ca Oliver This outdoor pool features a slide, sundeck, picnic tables, concession, and a neighbouring playground for the little ones. || 10315-119 St. edmonton.ca

Run, Play, Splash Riverside Golf Course At this challenging 18-hole course, the North Saskatchewan River is an unofficial water hazard, only metres away from the fairways! || 8630 Rowland Rd. Rundle Park This classic 18-hole, Par 3, executive course has tree-lined fairways and greens guarded by multiple bunkers. A great course to fine-tune your skills. || 2902-118 Ave. Victoria Golf Course Developed in 1896, this is Canada’s oldest city-run course. Its river valley location provides great views of the U of A and the Alberta Legislature, and its fairways are perfect for beginners. || 12130 River Valley Rd.

City Parks Alberta Legislature Grounds Cool your feet in the fountain or lounge in the grass as you admire the view of the stunning sandstone Alberta Legislature Building and grounds. || 10800-97 Ave. Government House Park With fantastic views of the river, this is a great spot to enjoy a campfire, picnic, or toboggan ride in the winter. Paved paths lead to the river. || 9938 Groat Rd. Kinsmen Park Head here to spend quality time with your family or enjoy an afternoon of exercise, as this spot has an outdoor pool and spray park, picnic sites, and nearby trails. || 9100 Walterdale Hill.

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park The wide promenade with gorgeous views of the river and downtown skyline make it perfect for an evening stroll. There’s also a public dock for boats and canoes, a Riverfront Plaza, and a Chinese garden. || 9999 Gierson Hill. William Hawrelak Park This large park is busy year-round and a great place to catch some rays, cross-country ski, or take in a festival. || 9330 Groat Rd. Victoria Park This beautiful park provides easy access to the pathways along River Valley Road and has spots to play baseball, cricket, and horseshoes. In the winter, there’s a skate trail. || 12030 River Valley Rd.

Ski Hills

Rabbit Hil Located just outside the city, this hill features runs up to 1-mile long and the largest terrain park in Northern Alberta. Equipment rentals and bus transportation from various locations available. || 25512 Township Rd. 510D, 20 mins SW of Edmonton. rabbithill.com Snow Valley This club’s convenient location allows visitors to enjoy skiing or snowboarding without travelling far. Lessons and rentals available. || 119 St., one block South off Whitemud Dr. snowvalley.ca Sunridge Located on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River, Sunridge has downhill skiing, terrain parks, a skier/ snowboard cross course, a snowtubing park, and many summer activities. || 10980-17 St. sunridgeskiarea.com

24

PHOTOS: CITY OF EDMONTON; TAD DENSON/STOCK ADOBE; XCLUSIVE-DESIGN /STOCK ADOBE; MIKKEL BIGANDT/STOCK ADOBE

Golf Courses

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool & Kinsmen Spray Park Soak up the sun at this 6-lane, 25-metre outdoor pool, frolic in the spray park, or lounge on the spacious sun deck. || 9170 Walterdale Hill. edmonton.ca


Want to watch these teams in action? Find the game days in our events calendar at infoedmonton.com

Sports Teams Edmonton Oilers Rogers Place (102 St. & 104 Ave.) is where the city’s NHL team shoots and scores! On game days, visit the Oilers Store for official NHL merchandise, like a customized jersey with any name and number. Then snap a selfie with the Wayne Gretzky statue outside! oilers.nhl.com Edmonton Eskimos Watch the Esks run it into the end zone at Commonwealth Stadium (11000 Stadium Rd.). Wear your favourite green and gold with pride, or shop from the many options at their store! esks.com Edmonton Oil Kings The city’s talented WHL players—who took home the Memorial Cup in 2014—take to the ice at Rogers Place. || 102 St. & 104 Ave. oilkings.ca Edmonton Prospects Watch this WMBL team hit one out of the park at RE/MAX Field. || 10233-96 Ave. prospectsbaseballclub.com

PHOTO: TRAVEL ALBERTA/MIKE SEEHAGEL

Edmonton Stingers Check out the inaugural season of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) at Edmonton EXPO Centre. || 7515-118 Ave. thestingers.ca FC Edmonton FC Edmonton is Edmonton’s professional soccer team, playing in the Canadian Premier League at Clarke Stadium. || 11000 Stadium Rd. fcedmonton.canpl.ca

OPEN MAY 18 UNTIL MID-OCTOBER 13206-Rainbow Valley Rd, NW Edmonton, Alberta Off Whitemud Freeway on 119 Street 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

25


ARTS & CULTURE

Love of Arts For the

In the ever-growing Edmonton arts scene, there’s no shortage of exciting festivals, events, worldclass theatres, and innovative theatre companies to experience year-round. Check out a show at one—

T

he Citadel Theatre is Edmonton’s leading theatre and hosts a variety of plays downtown yearround, housing five performance spaces as well as a professional theatre program. It’s also home to three resident theatre companies: Catalyst Theatre, Rapid Fire Theatre, and Theatre Yes. 9828-101A Ave. citadeltheatre.com. Acoustically superb with a design reminiscent of 19th-century European concert halls, the worldclass Winspear Centre hosts a variety of concerts and performances, including dance, world music, international artists, comedians, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. winspearcentre.com 26

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Stirring performances of all sorts can be found at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, including performances by Alberta Ballet and the Edmonton Opera scheduled throughout the year. 11455-87 Ave. jubileeauditorium.com Also home to several local troupes is the Varscona Theatre. On its Old Strathcona stage, the Shadow Theatre (shadowtheatre.org) presents Canadian works about the complexities of the human condition, Teatro la Quindicina (teatroq.com) performs plays filled with witty dialogue and heartfelt moments, and the influential Workshop West (workshopwest.org) develops playwrights and tells Western Canadian stories. 10329-83 Ave. varsconatheatre.com

The ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330-84 Ave., fringetheatre.ca) is a dynamic venue that hosts local productions from groups like Northern Lights Theatre and annual events like the Fringe Theatre Festival and Western Canada Fashion Week. Its neighbour, the Walterdale Theatre (10322-83 Ave., walterdaletheatre.com), houses one of Western Canada’s oldest amateur theatre groups operated almost entirely by volunteers. The vintage Capitol Theatre, a recreation of the original 1929 building that once lived on Jasper Avenue, can be found in Fort Edmonton Park and hosts unique live theatre shows, including Send in the Girls Burlesque. 1920 Street,

Fort Edmonton Park, 7000-143 St. fortedmontonpark.ca Reborn from the ashes is the Roxy on Gateway (8529 Gateway Blvd.). Focusing on Canadian playwrights, Theatre Network challenges its audience’s conceptions and welcomes controversy with the risks it takes. This location is also home to the Edmonton Actors Theatre, whose bold work examines the relationship between the audience and the performer. theatrenetwork.ca At the University of Alberta’s Timms Centre for the Arts, they host a wide variety of events like theatre productions and guest speakers, but they are also a home for emerging actors: the U of A’s Studio Theatre (ualberta.ca) features plays starring

PHOTO: PAUL MCGRATH

or all!—of these stellar venues.


Alberta Craft Gallery Culture in the Making

EXHIBITIONS • GALLERY SHOP Visit us at 10186 106 Street, Edmonton For a full schedule of exhibitions and events:

PHOTO: BOTTOM LINE PRODUCTIONS

www.albertacraft.ab.ca

up-and-coming performers from the university’s BFA program. 112 St. & 87 Ave. timmscentre.ca MacEwan University’s Allard Hall includes spaces for various performances, including art and design exhibitions, solo acts and jazz bands, musicals, and guest lectures. Come see some of the city’s finest young performers on the stage in the Triffo Theatre, and watch for scheduled performances by Ballet Edmonton. 11110-104 Ave. macewan.ca La Cité Francophone is home to Edmonton’s only professional francophone theatre company, l’UniThéâtre. Their productions work to promote the French language and French-language cultural expressions, including making

it accessible to all theatregoers with the use of surtitles—English translations of the play projected live and above the stage. 8627Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 St.). lunitheatre.ca Just west of the city is the River Cree Resort & Casino, where you can catch outstanding music and comedy, including classic bands, tribute shows, burlesque, and male revues. 300 East Lapotac Blvd., Enoch. rivercreeresort.com Want to check out a festival or event at one of these theatres? Discover upcoming shows on infoedmonton.com 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

27


Special Advertising Section

124 Street Gallery District 3 4

1

104 Avenue

2

124 Street

It’s safe to say that 124th Street has become “the” destination for art-lovers and gallery-owners, alike. With seven galleries, all within a minute’s walk of each other, it’s easy to see why. Discover new artists, admire Canadian favourites, and meet the owners who work passionately to bring art and community together.

Andrea Kastner: Heartbreak

5

Scott Gallery

Edmonton’s Canadian and Alberta fine art dealer Tues–Sat, 10 am–5 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday 10411-124 Street | scottgallery.com

103 Avenue

Robert Lemay: Garden Peonies

1

Front Gallery

Lando Gallery

Canadian and International fine art, fine crafts and art services Mon–Fri 10 am–5:30 pm; Sat 10 am–5:00 pm; Sunday by appointment 103, 10310-124 Street | landogallery.com, landoauctions.com

28

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Maxine Noel (Ioyan Mani): Song of the Mountain

4

Bearclaw Gallery

Your international fine art dealer Tues–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 10 am–5 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday 10402-124 Street | thefrontgallery.com

Elisabetta Fantone: Andy Warhol

3

Home of Canadian First Nation, Metis and Inuit art, craft works and gifts Mon–Sat 10 am–5:30 pm; Closed Sunday 10403-124 Street | bearclawgallery.com

2

Kim Atlin: Coloured Peppers

Bugera Matheson Gallery

Modern – Contemporary – Canadian Tues–Fri 11 am–5:00 pm; Sat 10 am–5:00 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday 10345-124 Street | bugeramathesongallery.com

5


ARTS & CULTURE

Meet the Owners What were the first pieces of art that these gallery owners owned? Here’s what they had to say... “It was a still life of lilies that I fell in love with at a Rotary auction when I was 25. I didn’t grow up in a home filled with original art and was astounded by my reaction to the piece. I’m sure I overbid, but I’ve never regretted it. I always sketched and wrote as a child, but it was at that moment that I realized the importance of original art.” – Rachel Bouchard, Front Gallery “When I was growing up in Regina, I would regularly frequent the local estate auctions. It was at one of these auctions that I purchased an early watercolour by Saskatchewan artist Robert N. Hurley. It is still one of the favourite works of art that I own. This experience was the seed from which Lando Gallery and Lando Auctions grew.” –Brent Luebke, Lando Gallery “The first work of art I owned that was and remains memorable, is a large abstract drawing by Edmonton artist Tim Rechner. Years later, I still get a charge every time I look at it. Taken on its own terms, I think it is near perfect.” – Heather Hamel, Scott Gallery “My mother opened the Bearclaw Gallery in 1975 when I was 11. A few years later, we received a shipment of silkscreen prints by an artist named Elizabeth Scott. One of the pieces, entitled “Rendezvous,” depicted a young child on a shore holding her dog. It was sentimental and loving, just what a young animal lover might cherish in 1979.” – Jackie Bugera, Bearclaw Gallery “I was 14 and working parttime for my mother at the Bearclaw Gallery. I was either going to buy a framed limited-edition lithograph of a woman losing her headscarf in the wind (very romantic), or, I was considering a Norval Morriseau bear on handmade paper. They were about the same price then. Much to my chagrin, I chose the lithograph.” – Angela Bugera, Bugera Matheson Gallery

Film Fests

Dreamspeakers International Film Festival Apr 26–May 7 | Filmmakers, performers, and artists host this celebration of Indigenous culture, art, and heritage with screenings of some of the finest Indigenous films, events, and industry workshops. || dreamspeakers.org Northwestfest May 2–12 | This is Canada’s longest-running nonfiction film festival. Expect provocative documentaries that comment on human rights and environmental issues. || northwestfest.ca Gotta Minute Film Festival Sep (TBA) | During Western Canada’s first film festival for commuters, short films are lit up on digital screens throughout the LRT system so you can watch a few while you’re waiting for the train. Miss a show in transit? Watch the full program online at || gottaminutefilmfestival.com. Edmonton International Film Festival Sep 26–Oct 5 | This highly celebrated, international film fest gives voice to indie filmmakers in all genres, including contemporary independents, world cinema, documentary, Canadian films, and shorts. || edmontonfilmfest.com

Art Galleries

Alberta Craft Council Gallery is Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to craftmaking. || 10186-106 St. albertacraft.ab.ca Art Gallery of Alberta develops original and innovative exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Designed by world-renowned architect Randall Stout, the AGA’s building is a work of art in itself with its impressive swirl of steel and concrete. || 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. youraga.ca Bearclaw Gallery specializes in Canadian First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art, including stone sculptures, woodcarvings, and paintings. || 10403-124 St. bearclawgallery.com Borealis Gallery celebrates Canada’s rich history and cultural diversity, with world-class works by renowned Canadian artists displayed in temporary exhibits throughout the year. || 9820-107 St. assembly.ab.ca/visitorcentre/borealis Bugera Matheson Gallery offers seasonal exhibitions of fine art in landscape, still life, and the abstract. || 10345-124 St. bugeramathesongallery.com

Edmonton Short Film Festival Oct (TBA) | This short film festival features the works of Alberta independent filmmakers. || esff.ca

Front Gallery puts a heavy focus on local and Albertan artists, including paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. || 12323-104 Ave. thefrontgallery.com

DEDfest X Oct (TBA) | Celebrating over a decade of sinister cinema, this annual festival showcases a selection of blood-curdling, suspenseful independent featurelength and short horror, cult, and sci-fi films from around the world. || dedfest.com

Harcourt House exhibits work by emerging and established artists, offers drop-in classes for adults, and has studio rental space available. || 10215-112 St. harcourthouse.ab.ca

Rainbow Visions Film Festival Nov (TBA) | This young and diverse film festival showcases films featuring characters and stories that fit within the LGBTQ spectrum. || rainbowvisions.ca

Word Fests

Edmonton Poetry Festival Apr 22–28 | Words are lifted out of stanzas with music, art, movement, and other artistic forms that energize a poet’s words. This festival can make a poetry lover out of anyone with its roster of engaging events, including explorations of identity, powerful slam poetry nights, and wine pairings with poetry. || edmontonpoetryfestival.com LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival Oct 17–27 | The only non-fiction festival in Canada brings in some of the most exciting names in nonfiction writing! It explores the latest releases in memoir, travel writing, social issues, and more with live readings, hands-on workshops, and its everpopular Food Matters event. || litfestalberta.org STARFest Oct (TBA) | This St. Albert Readers’ Festival is a celebration of writing, writers, and reading. || starfest.ca

Lando Gallery offers superior quality Canadian and international fine art, fine crafts, custom framing, art leasing, appraisals, and collection management. || #103, 10310-124 St. landogallery.com Latitude 53 promotes emerging artists by exhibiting art that engages critically with social issues and subverts norms. || 10242-106 St. latitude53.org Peter Robertson Gallery aims to inform and challenge with a wide range of media and subject matter and represents a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists. || 12323-104 Ave. probertsongallery.com Scott Gallery features contemporary Canadian fine art by more than 30 emerging, mid-career, and established Canadian artists, with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and works on paper. || 10411-124 St. scottgallery.com SNAP Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of both traditional and experimental printmaking practices and offers products, services, courses, and exhibitions that showcase a variety of printmaking techniques. || 10123-121 St. snapartists.com

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

29


Festivals & Events Edmonton Poetry Festival Apr 22–28 | Take the road most travelled at this popular annual literary festival! Hear a variety of poetry readings, enjoy live music, mingle with some of the brightest literary talents in Edmonton, and try creating an original poem yourself. edmontonpoetryfestival.com Rubaboo Arts Festival Apr 26–May 7 | This multi-disciplinary arts festival is the only Aboriginal arts festival in Alberta and showcases Aboriginal theatre, music, dance, art, food, and workshops. albertaaboriginalarts.ca Northwestfest May 2–12 | View films from around the world commenting on human rights, social and environmental issues, and the strength of the human spirit at Canada’s longest-running nonfiction film and arts festival. northwestfest.ca

upbeat music, crafts and games, and funny stage performances. childfest.com

NextFest May 30–Jun 9 | There’s something for everyone at this multi-disciplinary showcase of emerging young talents in theatre, music, dance, art, film, creative writing, and fashion. nextfest.org Edmonton Craft Beer Festival May 31–Jun 1 | Find some new favourite brews with samples of over 300 different beers from over 70 breweries. You can also attend seminars and pairing workshops to learn more about characteristics and flavours. albertabeerfestivals.com

The Works Art & Design Festival Jun 20–Jul 2 | Outdoor exhibits transform Edmonton into the largest art gallery in North America, with live artist demonstrations, an outdoor street market, music, and more. theworks.ab.ca Dragonfly Festival Jun 21–23 | Enjoy music and entertainment, beer gardens, fireworks, and even a parade in Wabamun! wabamun.ca

Edmonton International Jazz Festival Jun 21–30 | This festival heats things up with performances by some of the most talented jazz musicians from around the world. edmontonjazz.com

Edmonton Pride Festival Jun 7–16 | Celebrate diversity and acceptance of the LGBTQA2S+ community with a street festival, parties, and theatre and musical performances that are as expansive as the queer spectrum. edmontonpride.ca

Sand on Whyte Jun 28–Jul 7 | Award-winning artists from around the world sculpt magnificent, giant sand creations on Whyte Avenue. Visit the festival throughout the week to watch the sculptures take shape! sandonwhyte.ca

Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition May 24–26 | Pull on your cowboy boots, and enjoy exhibition excitement complete with a parade, market, midway rides, rodeo, family activities, and a live music series. facebook.com/rainmakerrodeo

Improvaganza Jun 12–22 | Be prepared to laugh ’til it hurts at Canada’s largest improv festival, where talented artists from across Canada compete in a series of hilarious theatre-sports matches and host workshops. rapidfiretheatre.com

NUOVA Opera and Music Theatre Festival May 25–Jun 30 | Canada’s only summer opera and music theatre festival brings together exceptional vocal talents. Everyone will enjoy the accessible, contemporary, and inspiring performances. operanuova.ca

Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Jun 15–16 | Celebrate the art of BBQ at this meaty annual festival. Enjoy food trucks, live music, and kids’ playground—and see who’s crowned the grilling champion. porkapalooza.ca

Canada Day Celebrations Jul 1 | Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a full day of activities across the city, including a whimsical parade, a pancake breakfast, interactive events, and a thunderous fireworks display to finish off the festivities. edmonton.ca

International Children’s Festival of the Arts May 28–Jun 2 | Musicians, dancers, storytellers, and puppeteers from around the globe converge to delight the young and young-at-heart with 30

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Freewill Shakespeare Festival Jun 18–Jul 14 | The comedy, romance, and tragedy of Shakespeare’s iconic plays come to life under the stars in Hawrelak Park. This year’s program includes Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale. freewillshakespeare.com

Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton Jul 1–7 | Discover Edmonton’s history with tours of museums and historic sites, streetcar rides, hands-on pioneer-themed activities, horsedrawn carriage rides, and storytelling. historicedmonton.ca Whyte Avenue Art Walk Jul 5–7 | For three days, Whyte Avenue transforms into an outdoor gallery and studio, featuring a diverse selection of art from

hundreds of working local artists. art-walk.ca Edmonton International Street Performers Festival Jul 5–14 | Roving artists take to the streets for a variety of shows, featuring magic, comedy, puppets, juggling, storytelling, music, fire, and more. edmontonstreetfest.com Africanival Jul 12–14 | Enjoy live music, African and Caribbean cuisine, visual and performing arts, a colourful cultural parade, and so much more! africanival.org Taste of Edmonton Jul 18–28 | Dozens of Edmonton’s finest restaurants create special menus for this white-tented affair. Sample a variety of delicious food, wine, and beer while enjoying live music and street performers. tasteofedm.ca Edmonton Carnaval Jul 12–14 | This multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlights Latin American culture. Check out artisanal booths, food vendors, live music, and more! edmontoncarnaval.com K-Days Jul 19–28 | This action-packed extravaganza of carnival activities kicks off with a parade and follows with a non-stop week of live entertainment, midway games, thrilling rides, unique food, and extravagant nightly fireworks. k-days.com Interstellar Rodeo Jul 26–28 | This three-day festival is a celebration of folk, country, blues, bluegrass, gospel, and rock music that takes place in the Hawrelak Park Heritage Amphitheatre. interstellarrodeo.com

PHOTO: JENNIFER LINFORD

2019


FESTIVALS & EVENTS Edmonton Heritage Festival Aug 3–5 | Outdoor pavilions house non-stop music and dancing, arts and crafts displays, cultural demonstrations, traditional costumes, and exotic cuisines from 100 countries and cultures. heritagefest.ca Edmonton Folk Music Festival Aug 8–11 | Global stars of folk, blues, bluegrass, and gospel genres come together at this open-air festival where the Gallagher Park hillside serves as a natural amphitheatre. edmontonfolkfest.org Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival Aug 9–11 | This vibrant Caribbean festival mesmerizes and energizes with its gala parade, block party, colourful costume extravaganza, calypso competition, dance performances, and steel-band competition. cariwest.ca Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival Aug 15–25 | This phenomenal alternative theatre fest is the largest and oldest of its kind in North America! Check out local, national, and international talents at over 1,200 shows and performances at more than 50 indoor and outdoor venues. fringetheatre.ca Edmonton Rock Music Festival Aug 16–17 | Get ready to rock in Hawrelak Park this weekend with an amazing lineup of rock music icons. edmontonrockfest.com Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Aug 16–18 | An exciting series of Dragon Boat races celebrates impressive athletes and the city’s Chinese-Canadian community. edmontondragonboatfestival.ca Edmonton Blues Festival Aug 23–25 | Top local and international acoustic and electric blues acts from around the world rock the house with everything from funk to zydecco. bluesinternationalltd.com Symphony Under the Sky Aug 29 –Sep 1 | Enjoy some favourite familiar classical scores, contemporary hits, and Hollywood soundtracks at this annual al fresco music festival featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. winspearcentre.com Kaleido Family Arts Festival Sep 20–22 | This free event has plenty of activities suited to all ages, including live music, dance

performances, film screenings, plays, shopping, art displays, and literary readings. kaleidofest.ca Edmonton International Film Festival Sep 28–Oct 5 | Movie fans, celebrities, and filmmakers from across the globe celebrate independent cinema at a string of premiere screenings. edmontonfilmfest.com Edmonton Comedy Festival Oct 16–19 | Comedians from all over North America converge for this hilarious celebration of comedy in all of its forms throughout the city. atbcomedy.com LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival Oct 17–27 | Canada’s only festival of non-fiction literature combines lively readings and discussions— by talented local, national, and international writers—with music, gourmet food, and select wines. litfestalberta.org Farmfair International Nov 6–10 | Canada’s premier livestock show attracts thousands annually to see, show, and sell top-quality livestock. Shop the RAM Marketplace for western and agricultural goods; and enjoy a variety of entertainment, rodeo competitions, and demonstrations. farmfairinternational.com Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Nov 8–9 | The largest and most exciting wine-and-food event in Alberta gives guests the perfect opportunity to sample gourmet food and a wide selection of wine, scotch, beer, and premium spirits. rockymountainwine.com Festival of Trees Nov 28–Dec 1 | This event brings together magnificently decorated trees, festive displays, and uniquely decorated cakes and gingerbread houses. Enjoy family scavenger hunts, live entertainment, and a special visit from Santa. festivaloftrees.ab.ca Zoominescence: A Festival of Light Dec 1–31 | Stroll around the zoo with a hot chocolate and admire the dazzling light installations created by local artists. The best way to celebrate the winter season is at this annual festival of light every weekend in December. buildingourzoo.com

2020

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival Jan 11–12 | Embrace the magic and beauty of winter with authentic cultural and heritage winter activities, including races in actual deep-freezers, axe throwing, wagon rides, and a street hockey tournament. deepfreezefest.ca Ice on Whyte Jan 23–26 & Jan 30–Feb 2 | Head to Old Strathcona and enjoy stunning ice sculptures, live music, delicious food, and even a giant ice slide! iceonwhyte.ca Flying Canoe Volant Festival Jan 30–Feb 1 | Based on a French legend, this nighttime festival includes magical light installations, live music, Indigenous art, storytelling, and bannock making. flyingcanoevolant.ca The Chinook Series Feb 6–16 | Celebrate non-traditional, provoking productions by local and international artists. Hot cultural festivals join forces to present this diverse showcase of avant-garde theatre and dance. chinookseries.ca Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival Feb 7–9 | This epic 55-km crosscountry ski loppet, celebrating a Norwegian legend, attracts more than 2,000 skiers from all over the world, and has grown into the largest and friendliest event of its kind in Canada. canadianbirkie.com Silver Skate Festival Feb 7–17 | Edmonton’s longest-running winter festival is an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation, and sport! Cook bannock over an open fire, cheer on the longblade skate racers, and explore the giant ice castle in Hawrelak Park. silverskatefestival.org SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival Feb 12–16 | SOUND OFF is Canada’s national festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts. It brings Deaf artists from across the country to share their stories, their talents, and the beauty of American Sign Language on stage. soundofffestival.com SkirtsAfire herArts Festival Mar 5–15 | Celebrating women in the arts, this empowering festival features engaging performances and exhibits by a diverse mix of artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, dancers, and actors. skirtsafire.com

2019 Special Events Vikings: Beyond the Legend Apr 18–Oct 20 | The largest touring exhibition of Viking artifacts in the world is coming to the Royal Alberta Museum! The immersive experience will include jewellery, swords, coins, traditional clothing, and the longest Viking warship ever found. royalalbertamuseum.ca Scottish Highland Gathering Jun 23 | This colourful event includes Highland dance competitions, sheepdog and Scottish country dancing demonstrations, and traditional Scottish food. Plus, witness a field full of brawny men and bonny lassies in kilts competing in the heavy contests of strength, skill, and endurance! edmontonscottishsociety.org 2019 ITU World Triathlon Series Jul 20–21 | Edmonton will again play host to the thrilling ITU World Triathlon Series. Witness elite and beginner athletes alike run, swim, and cycle with all of their heart. edmonton.triathlon.org NASCAR Luxxur 300 Jul 27 | Come check out the only NASCAR race in Alberta! Racers from across Canada are heading to the Edmonton International Raceway to compete for the Luxxur 300 Cup. edmontonraceway.com Edmonton Entertainment & Comic Expo Sep 20–22 | Time to geek out! This steadily growing pop-culture convention features talented comic book artists, cool vendors, famous media guests, and entertaining cosplayers. edmontonexpo.com 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

31


ATTRACTIONS

Looking for more to see and do? We’ve got many amazing ideas at infoedmonton.com

There’s always something new to discover about Edmonton’s history, landmarks, and food scene. From tours of brewpubs and bakeries to bike excursions and Segway rides, there’s a little something here for everyone.

Historic Tours Revel in the history and beauty of the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, an old railway-hotel-turned-luxury-hotel, now designated as a Municipal Historic Resource. Enjoy afternoon tea followed by a tour, including a stop in the Queen Elizabeth II Suite. || 10065-100 St. fairmont.com/macdonald Learn about Alberta’s political history, and check out historic art and architecture on a free tour of the Alberta Legislature Building. Tours available in either English or French. || 10800-97 Ave. assembly.ab.ca Visit Rutherford House, a restored Edwardian-era home once owned by Alberta’s first premier, and take a free, interactive walking tour to learn how the house connects to the community. || 11153 Saskatchewan Dr. rutherfordhousephs.ca Rutherford House 32

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Art Tour YEG Take a self-guided tour of some of Edmonton’s coolest murals, installation art, and art galleries using the free Art Tour YEG maps. || arttouryeg.ca Ghost Tours Discover the haunted past of Old Strathcona and the University of Alberta. Learn which buildings, houses, and shops have reported supernatural activities and ghost sightings! Tours last 80 minutes and are exclusively outdoors, so dress for the weather. || edmontonghosttours.com Core Crew Friendly and energetic postsecondary students clad in red will guide you around the downtown core and offer tips on upcoming festivals, great shopping, and notable dining spots, as well as neat trivia on mustsee landmarks and architecture. || edmontondowntown.com/ core-crew

PHOTOS: TRAVEL ALBERTA/CURTIS COMEAU; PEDRO ESCOBAR

See, Do, Learn

Walking Tours


ATTRACTIONS

Scenic Tours

Big E Bus Tours Discover the capital aboard a bus. Journey through time on a Roots & Resources Tour to learn about the industries and people who shape our city, enjoy a highlight reel of attractions on the Best of the Big E Tour, or head just outside Edmonton on the Ukrainian Village & Elk Island Tour! || edmonton.tours Segway Adventure Tours Check out the river valley aboard a Segway! Tours begin with an in-depth training session and then showcase the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America. Tours available yearround. || rivervalleyadventure.com

Foodie Tours Urban Pedal Tours On a two-hour leisurely cycling tour, you and 14 others will stop at three popular brewpubs in either Old Strathcona or downtown and learn about Edmonton’s burgeoning beer scene. || urbanpedaltours.com Edmonton Brewery Tours Put a little hops in your step with one of these guided tours. Choose between the breweries or distilleries tours, then enjoy the guided experience and unique stories of the best local crafters—plus a wide variety of samples. || edmontonbrewerytours.ca

The Magic of Science TELUS World of Science houses five permanent exhibit galleries, including the hands-on Science Garage and the exciting new CuriousCITY interactive gallery for children eight and under. The feature exhibit changes throughout the year: MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition opens April 26, and the highly anticipated Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes opens October 19. Watch explosive science demonstrations on the Science Stage, visit the outdoor Observatory (weather permitting), or watch a film on Alberta’s largest IMAX screen (with daily showtimes). Visitors can now experience the completely reimagined S.P.A.C.E gallery and Zeidler Dome planetarium. || 11211-142 St., 780-451-3344. twose.ca

PHOTOS: URBAN PEDAL TOURS; TAMARA ASCHENBRENNER

Edmonton Food Tours Eat, engage, and explore on a foodie-haven tour. Enjoy some of Edmonton’s most iconic foods with options for Old Strathcona bakeries, downtown dining, and a farmers’ market tour followed by a cooking class. || albertafoodtours.ca

E-Bike Tours Revolutionize your cycling tour with the help of a pedal-assist bicycle. The first to market pedelec (pedal electric cycle) tours in North America, Revolution Cycle offers basic two- and five-hour tours or lets you customize your own. Ride with ease! || revolutioncycle.com

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

33


ATTRACTIONS

Historic Buildings

Monuments & War Memorials Edmonton Cenotaph City Hall | Unveiled in 1936, this memorial represents the tombs of approximately 3,000 Edmonton-area veterans who died in WWI. Edmonton Firefighters Memorial Plaza Old Strathcona, 1032283 Ave. | This bronze statue of a firefighter reaching to bring a child to safety sits directly west of the Walterdale Theatre. Aboriginal Veterans’ Monument Legislature Building Grounds | Placed in 2004, this plaque honours the Indigenous veterans of Alberta who served in Canada’s military. Korean War Memorial Legislature Building Grounds | This cairn is in memory of Albertans killed in action in the Korean War.

Built: 1915 Location: 10065-100 St. Architectural style: Scottish Baronial/French Chateau Historical tidbit: Originally a railway hotel for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, The Mac was almost demolished in 1983 when it fell into disrepair. It was then designated as a Municipal Historic Resource, forever protecting its historic materials and features.

Late Nights

Days aren’t long enough? These attractions feature extended hours on select nights. Visit their websites for the most up to date info! • • • • 34

Art Gallery of Alberta Edmonton Valley Zoo TELUS World of Science—Edmonton University of Alberta Botanic Garden InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

McKay Ave School

Built: 1905 Location: 10425-99 Ave. Architectural style: Richardsonian Romanesque Historic tidbit: This schoolhouse held the first two sessions of the Alberta Legislature and is where Edmonton was declared the provincial capital. It now houses the Edmonton Public Schools Archives & Museum.

Princess Theatre

Built: 1914 Location: 10337 Whyte Ave. Architectural style: Classical Revival Historical tidbit: Designed by local architects Wilson and Herrald, the three-storey building featured “high class” moving pictures and the occasional vaudeville. Today it’s an arthouse cinema, with a main theatre upstairs and a small theatre in the basement.

McLeod Building

Built: 1915 Location: 10134-100 St. Architectural style: Chicago commercial Historic tidbit: Chicago’s architecture was worldfamous at this time because it pioneered the new technologies of steel-frame construction now found in modern skyscrapers.

Canadian Merchant Navy Legislature Building Grounds | Unveiled in 1996, this plaque commemorates the Canadian Merchant Navy. Aviation Heritage Memorial 11410 Kingsway Ave. | This monument located outside of the Alberta Aviation Museum honours the Royal Canadian Air Force’s connection to Edmonton.

PHOTOS: FAIRMONT HOTEL MACDONALD; PEDRO ESCOBAR; ADRIEN GUYOT; ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Albertans in the Canadian Naval Service Legislature Building Grounds | Placed in 1985, this plaque honours all Albertans who served in the Canadian Navy.


thrills.

Since 1879 Northlands has been focused on creating memorable experiences that bring people together for amazing events, agricultural awareness and community enrichment. Check out K-Days, July 19-28, for 10 days of the best music, games, food, rides and entertainment. Don’t miss Farmfair International, Nov 6-10, showcasing livestock, agriculture and western shopping. Visit northlands.com for more information. 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

35


Nightlife

Live Music

Blues on Whyte This mecca for blues lovers hosts some of the best names in the business. Soak in the ambience seven nights a week, and don’t miss the established Saturday blues jam sessions. || 10329-82 Ave., 780-4393981. bluesonwhyte.com Union Hall This live entertainment venue hosts various touring and international concerts, from DJs to bands to popular icons. || 6240-99 St., 780-702-2582. unionhall.ca The Starlite Room This exclusive venue hosts talented musicians and bands of all genres. Get up close and personal in their standing-room-only main stage area, or nestle into the quieter seating in the back. || 10030-102 St., 780-4281099. starliteroom.ca Yardbird Suite Since 1957, this venue has been the home of Edmonton’s hip jazz scene. Intimate and classy, the Yardbird Suite presents talented local, national,

and international musicians. || 11 Tommy Banks Way, 780-432-0428. yardbirdsuite.com

Local Pubs

Mercer Tavern This casual pub offers up delicious, homemade comfort food like soft pretzels, poutine, and macaroni and cheese. || 10363-104 St., 587-5211911. mercertavern.com The Next Act Pub This cool, casual eatery has a great selection of craft beers and wine and offers a delectable menu of comfort food. || 8224-104 St., 780-433-9345. nextactpub.com The Underground Tap & Grill Enjoy over 72 beers on tap, limited-edition beers, and monthly cask nights in a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. || 10004 Jasper Ave., 780-425-1880. undergroundtapandgrill.com Tavern on Whyte Stop in for a pint (or one of their Tavern Caesars!), weekend brunch, or even some karaoke in the historic Old

( Follow Fruit Loop YEG for updates on fun and amazing LGBTQ2+ pop-up events! fruitloopyeg.ca Strathcona District. || 10507-82 Ave., 587-521-4404. tavernonwhyte.ca

Nightclubs

Evolution Wonderlounge This fun and upbeat LGBTQ club hosts various events every weekend— from kinky cabarets and drag shows to dance parties and fetish events. || 10220-103 St., 780-424-0077. yourgaybar.ca The Ranch Roadhouse This country-western hot spot features nightly drink specials, a mechanical bull, and an expansive dance area for you to two-step all night long. || 6107-104 St., 780-4382582. theranchroadhouse.com Y Afterhours Open from 1 am ’til 8 am on weekends, this late-night dance destination has three floors of bursting energy, courtesy of their talented resident DJs. || 10028-102 St., 780756-2255. facebook.com/yafterhours

PHOTO: PRESSMASTER/STOCK ADOBE

Welcome to live music, cold drinks, and all-night dance parties!

ATTRACTIONS

36

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20


Get Closer

Enjoy History Brought to Life Fort Edmonton Park

For the 2019 season, the park is open for private event bookings and a variety of food and entertainment events only, due to the multi-million-dollar expansion project. Canada’s largest living-history museum includes costumed interpreters, midway rides, a replica 1846 fort, three recreated historical streets from 1885, 1905, and 1920, and much more. Visitors can even stay overnight in the historical replica of the Selkirk Hotel! || Fox Dr & Whitemud Dr, 7000-143 St, 780-496-8787. fortedmontonpark.ca

Home to more than 350 animals and focused on conservation, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is one of Edmonton’s premier attractions, offering fun and education for the whole family. Visit us year round!

PHOTO: TRAVEL ALBERTA

Alberta Aviation Museum

Explore Edmonton’s aviation history as the Gateway to the North. Staff have been hard at work creating interactive exhibits and lifesized dioramas to attract a new generation of museum-goers. With more than 30 aircraft, 40 exhibits, and personal artifacts from famous pilots on display, there’s never been a better time to visit. || 11410 Kingsway, 780-451-1175. albertaaviationmuseum.com

ValleyZoo.ca 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

37


ATTRACTIONS

Every visit is a new adventure. Free Admission Thursdays, 5-8 pm

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square youraga.ca 38

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Take a journey through the history of the Alberta auto industry with a tour of the largest collection of cars, airplanes, and industrial machinery in Canada. The exhibition gallery will guide you from 1916 and the earliest horse-drawn carriages to the introduction of the first automobile. You can even take a chauffeur-driven tour of the grounds in one of the vintage cars! Finish off your visit with a stop at the 1950s drive-in theatre, where you can watch period movies from the comfort of one of the vintage automobiles. || 6426-40 Ave., Wetaskiwin, 780-312-2065. reynoldsalbertamuseum.com

Fort Heritage Precinct

Discover the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan’s North West Mounted Police and settlement by touring the 1875 North West Mounted Police Fort and eight heritage buildings overlooking the scenic North Saskatchewan River. || 10006-100 Ave, 780-998-1783. fortsask.ca

PHOTOS: DARREN GREENWOOD; TRAVEL ALBERTA/CURTIS COMEAU

Reynolds-Alberta Museum


Alberta Railway Museum

Experience Alberta’s largest railway museum, which features over 75 cars and locomotives and the opportunity to take a ride on vintage trains and track motor cars. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the railway works and operates, and discover the history behind both the Canadian National Railway and the Northern Alberta Railway systems. See the artifacts and maintenance equipment up close at this fun, hands-on museum! || 24215-34 St., 780-472-6229. albertarailwaymuseum.com

Multicultural Heritage Centre

The Multicultural Heritage Centre is based in the Old Brick School, Stony Plain’s first Regional High School back in 1925. The building now houses an art gallery, museum, pie shop, and the Homesteader’s Kitchen, which serves delicious lunches and dinners. Take a walk through the art gallery, which showcases Alberta artists, and learn about the home life of early settlers. || 5411-51 St., Stony Plain, 780-963-2777. multicentre.org

Father Lacombe Chapel

Built in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe, this chapel was once the hub for the French-speaking Métis settlement in St. Albert and remains the oldest building in Alberta. Historical interpreters will guide you through the restored building and retell the history of the chapel. You can also tour the crypt of Father Lacombe and the Bishop Grandin, as well as stroll the cemetery where the first residents of St. Albert are buried. Tours of the chapel and the grounds are offered in both French and English. || 2 St. Vital Ave., 780-459-7663. history.alberta.ca/fatherlacombe

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Learn the story of Ukrainian immigrants and their settlement history in Central Alberta from 1892 to the 1930s. Costumed role players recreate the lives of authentic pioneers at this outdoor museum with more than 30 restored buildings, bringing this history to life. || Located only 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16), 780-662-3640. ukrainianvillage.ca

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

39


ATTRACTIONS

Conservation Inspiration

JUST MINUTES FROM EDMONTON, MILLIONS OF YEARS FROM THE PRESENT The zoo is home to more than 350 exotic, endangered, and native animal species, including seals, fox, and otters in the award-winning Arctic Shores exhibit, which allows guests to get up close while participating in educational programs related to climate change and conservation. The zoo is also a Polar Bears International Arctic Ambassador Centre that works to inform, inspire, and empower visitors to take steps to reduce CO2 for the conservation of polar bear habitats affected by global warming. Visitors will also discover daily interpretive presentations, as well as a Little Children’s Zoo, café, and gift shop. Open year-round. Check the website for hours, admission, and memberships. || 13315 Buena Vista Rd., 780-442-5311. valleyzoo.ca

Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park, Canada’s first federal wildlife sanctuary, was established in 1906 to protect elk populations. Today, it is home not only to elk but also to bison, moose, deer, and more than 250 species of birds—including trumpeter swans, a threatened species that the park now protects. Though the park is a popular destination for hiking, canoeing, camping, and other recreational activities, many visitors come specifically to enjoy and learn about the park’s conservation efforts. A Bison Backstage Tour is even available to those who want to learn about all the care and work that goes into maintaining the herds of bison that roam the park. Interpretive signage and plaques can also be found along viewing

NEW

SPACES

TO EXPLORE TWOSE.CA 40

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

EdmontonCityGuide_TannerYoung_NewSpacesAd.indd 1

1/9/2019 11:16:14 AM

PHOTOS: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA; TRAVEL ALBERTA/ROTH AND RAMBERG

Edmonton Valley Zoo


Formerly the Devonian Botanic Garden

platforms and common areas. Last, but certainly not least, is Elk Island’s team of conservation experts, who work with visitors and behind the scenes to ensure that guests have a safe, and inspired visit at Canada’s largest, fully fenced national park. Open year-round. Check the website for hours, admission, and memberships. || 35 km east of Edmonton on Hwy 16, 780-992-2950. pc.gc.ca

John Janzen Nature Centre

Explore nature in an urban setting! In the heart of Edmonton’s river valley, the John Janzen Nature Centre helps foster the important idea that you’re never too young to become a steward of the environment. It was a project of the late John Janzen, who studied agriculture before joining Edmonton’s Parks and Recreation Department, where he played a key role in protecting the river valley lands from developers. Since it opened in 1976, Canada’s oldest municipally operated nature centre has provided public education designed to develop a love of and appreciation for nature. Join them for hands-on programs and workshops designed for ages ranging from preschool to adult. Investigate local wildlife, walk the trails, learn through play, and so much more. Open year-round. Check the website for hours, admission, and memberships. || 7000-143 St., 780-442-5311. edmonton.ca

Something beautiful is growing here. Open daily May 1 through Thanksgiving Experience 240 acres of tranquil beauty in our cultivated gardens, indoor showhouses and the beautiful new Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

botanicgarden.ualberta.ca Located in Parkland County, 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60

G N I K LOO AN ? E R R O F ENTU ADV

PHOTO: ADAM BORMAN

Lois Hole Provincial Centennial Park

Named in hour of Alberta’s 15th Lieutenant Governor, Lois E. Hole, this hidden-gem of a park preserves Big Lake, a freshwater wetland ecosystem, globally recognized as one of Alberta’s most important bird habitat areas. More than 230 species have been sighted there, and thousands of nesting and migrating waterfowl and shorebirds rely on the protected area, which includes small stands of deciduous and coniferous wetlands. Ducks Unlimited Canada has even constructed interpretive boardwalks on the eastern shore, which includes a viewing platform at the mouth of the Sturgeon River. Its easy accessibility makes it a favourite spot for families with bikes and strollers—and for photographers chasing the perfect sunset. Best of all, this 1800 hectares of conservation inspiration is only minutes away from downtown St. Albert. || West of Ray Gibbons Drive. 780-960-8170. albertaparks.ca

BOOK NOW www.edmonton.tours

WE HOST THE CITY’S BEST TOURS: Roots & Resources Best of the Big E

Elk Island Adventure

Find resources, blogs, listings, and more at

INFOEDMONTON.COM

Christmas Lights

info@edmonton.tours 780.702 .1199 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

41


ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTION

DESCRIPTION

ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM 11410 Kingsway, Edmonton T 780-451-1175 W albertaaviationmuseum.com

This museum operates out of the only remaining double-wide, double-long hangar built for the British Commonwealth Air Training Program. It has one of the country’s largest collections of historic aircraft and explains how Edmonton became an aviation powerhouse and earned the title “Gateway to the North.” Group rates and guided tours available.

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT HOUSE 12845-102 Ave., Edmonton T 780-427-2281 W governmenthousefoundation.ca

Built in 1913, this building once served as the official residence for Alberta’s lieutenant governors. Now, it’s a national historic site containing a number of original artifacts from its time as a vice regal residence and an extensive art collection by many notable Canadian artists.

ALBERTA LEGISLATURE 10820-98 Ave., Edmonton T 780-427-7362 W assembly.ab.ca/visitor

Alberta’s foremost historic site is open for you to discover, with free tours available. Throughout the year, the Legislature offers a variety of special events, including Family Day and Canada Day. Visit the nearby Visitor Centre for the Borealis Gallery and Alberta Branded store with fine crafts and artworks made by Alberta artists.

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton T 780-422-6223 W youraga.ca

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art, and ideas through diverse exhibitions, from historical to contemporary and innovative programs. Unique services like Shop AGA help support Alberta artists, while the in-gallery restaurant, Zinc, provides an elegant and artistic dining experience. Guided tours available.

CITY HALL 1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton T 780-442-1385 W edmonton.ca/cityhall

Formal ceremonies and community social activities take place at City Hall. Visitors are welcome to attend the seasonal events. Please call to confirm specific events and activities. Admission is free, and guided tours available.

EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO 13315 Buena Vista Rd., Edmonton T 780-442-5311 W valleyzoo.ca

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 exotic, endangered, and native animal species including Lucy the Elephant and seals, foxes, and otters in the award-winning Arctic Shores exhibit. Check out the Wanderer Trail, which includes an interactive pathway and a new entry plaza. Guided tours available.

ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK Site 4, RR 1, Fort Saskatchewan, AB Located 35 km east of Edmonton on Hwy 16 T 780-922-5790 W pc.gc.ca/elkisland Open daily year-round, with facilities open seasonally.

Less than an hour’s drive from Edmonton, Elk Island National Park is a place of quiet, where stars twinkle and a gentle wilderness remains. Here, you can see wildlife such as plains and wood bison as you discover the park by foot, canoe, bike, or vehicle. Pack a picnic lunch or camp overnight, take in an interpretive program, and get ready to have fun! Guided tours and group rates available.

FORT EDMONTON PARK 7000-143 St., Edmonton T 780-442-5311 W fortedmontonpark.ca

The park will remain closed to general admission for the 2019 season but will be open for private event bookings and specially programmed events. Their current expansion project will include the building of the Indigenous Peoples’ Experiences, expected in 2020.

FORT HERITAGE PRECINCT 10006-100 Ave., Fort Saskatchewan, AB T 780-998-1783 W fortsask.ca

While exploring Fort Saskatchewan’s unique history of law and order, you can visit with the flock of sheep that care for the city parks. Watch the shepherd and dogs work or feed the sheep their favourite treat. Guided tours available.

HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE STREETCAR Terminus 1: 103 St. & 84 Ave.; Terminus 2: 109 St. & 100 Ave., Edmonton T 780-437-7721 W edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca

Ride the rails of this historic Edmonton streetcar for an amazing view of the heart of the city, high above the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Guided tours and group rates available.

JOHN JANZEN NATURE CENTRE 7000-143 St., Edmonton T 780-442-5311 W edmonton.ca

Designed to promote engagement with nature, the John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors on a nature walk with programs, events, exhibits, interactive displays, and the Tegler Discovery Zone.

JURASSIC FOREST AND LEARNING CENTRE 2-23210, Hwy 28 & Twp Rd. 564, Gibbons, AB T 780-470-2446 W jurassicforest.com

Walk among life-size, startlingly realistic dinosaurs in this 40-acre prehistoric park. Visitors can enjoy guided safaris, observe the dinosaurs in action in their habitats, dig for ancient remains, and explore 2 km of discovery trails through an old-growth forest. Group rates and guided tours are available.

42

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20


ATTRACTIONS ATTRACTION

DESCRIPTION

LEDUC #1 ENERGY DISCOVERY CENTRE #6, 20 Haven Ave., Devon, AB (2 km south of Devon) T 1-866-987-4323 W leducnumber1.com

Visit the birthplace of the modern oil and gas industry to discover the history of Alberta oil and learn about this important resource! Check out hands-on exhibits, the world’s largest drill bit, and more. Group rates and guided tours available.

MUTTART CONSERVATORY 9626-96A St., Edmonton T 780-442-5311 W edmonton.ca/muttart

The Muttart Conservatory will be undergoing renovations and will be closed to the public for 18 months starting July 2019. The closure includes Culina restaurant, bookings, rentals, programs, and the pyramids.

PRAIRIE GARDENS & ADVENTURE FARM 56311 Lily Lake Rd., Bon Accord, AB (25 km north of Edmonton) T 780-921-2272 W prairiegardens.org

Located on a family farm in scenic Sturgeon County, this attraction offers good oldfashioned family fun with over 50 exciting activities. Navigate your way through a corn maze, pick your own vegetables in the U-Pick patch, and sift for gemstones near a huge waterfall. Group rates available.

REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM 6426-40 Ave., Wetaskiwin, AB (2 km west of Wetaskiwin on Hwy 61) T 780-312-2065 W reynoldsalbertamuseum.com

Get a bird’s-eye view from an open cockpit bi-plane or cruise the grounds in a chauffeur-driven vintage vehicle! Explore Canada’s transportation industry and check out beautifully restored vehicles. Group rates and guided tours are available.

ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM 9810-103a Ave., Edmonton T 825-468-6000 W royalabertamuseum.ca

The new Royal Alberta Museum is the largest museum in Western Canada, with more than 82,000 square feet of exhibition space. Visit the Natural and Human History halls, as well as the live Bug Gallery and interactive Children’s Gallery.

RUTHERFORD HOUSE 11153 Saskatchewan Dr., Edmonton T 780-427-3995 W history.alberta.ca/rutherford

Visit Rutherford House, which was once owned by the first premier of Alberta, and experience life as it was in the early part of the twentieth century. This restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours, and special events.

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE—EDMONTON 11211-142 St., Edmonton T 780-451-3344 W telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca

Experience science come to life at TWOSE, with a variety of themed exhibit galleries and engaging science demonstrations, an IMAX theatre that is home to Alberta’s largest screen, and a world-class planetarium where guests can embark on a journey across the universe. Group rates and food services available.

SNOW VALLEY AERIAL PARK 119 Whitemud Dr., Edmonton T 780-434-3991 W snowvalley.ca/aerial-park

The first of its kind in Canada and with over 100 games and challenges, the aerial trekking tower is fun for the whole family. Strap yourself into a harness and get ready to test your balance—and nerve—on a ski bridge, snowboard balance bridge, picnic table, bicycle, coal car, travel trailer, and a few surprises.

UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE Located only 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Hwy 16 T 780-662-3640 W ukrainianvillage.ca

This outstanding living history museum tells the story of Ukrainian settlement in Alberta from 1892 to 1930. See authentic history come alive with costumed role players and try mouth-watering Ukrainian food. Guided tours and group rates available.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA BOTANIC GARDEN Located 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60, 20 minutes from West Edmonton Mall T 780-987-3054 W botanicgarden.ualberta.ca

Awaken your senses amidst 240 acres of display gardens, natural areas, indoor showhouses, a butterfly house, the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, an alpine garden, the new Aga Khan Garden (the northernmost Islamic garden in the world), and rose, lily, and lilac collections! Tram tours, an outdoor café, a gift shop, and group rates are available.

WEST EDMONTON MALL 8882-170 St., Edmonton T 780-444-5321 W wem.ca

One of the most comprehensive indoor shopping and entertainment complexes in the world, this mall features the world’s largest indoor amusement park, the fiveacre indoor World Waterpark (complete with waterslides and ziplines), ice skating at the indoor Ice Palace, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, an underground aquarium, and more than 800 stores and services. The new Starlight Casino includes 32 gaming tables, 768 slots, and the retro-inspired Halley’s Club.

WINSPEAR CENTRE 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton T 780-428-1414 W winspearcentre.com

Acoustically superb with a design reminiscent of 19th-century European concert halls, this world-class performance centre is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and one of Canada’s largest, most impressive pipe organs. Group rates, guided tours, and food services available.

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

43


Rinks & Hills

Lace up your skates, and glide under the open sky at a free outdoor rink at the Alberta Legislature, Victoria Park Oval & IceWay, or Hawrelak Park. Or head to one of the city’s epic sledding hills found at Emily Murphy Park, Gallagher Park, or Government House Park. For updates on the conditions of citymaintained hills and rinks, visit edmonton.ca.

Winter Wonder List Your guide to winter’s hottest activities

It may be cold outside, but the fun is just heating up in Edmonton. We’ve got ice skating beneath the lights at the Alberta Legislature Building, fresh bannock and enchanting storytelling at the Flying Canoe Volant Festival, a two-kilometre tunnel of LED displays to cruise through, a five-acre indoor waterpark to warm up in, and so much more. Winter in Edmonton has never been hotter! 44

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

World Waterpark

Looking for some sun and family fun? Blue skies, beach chairs, and five acres of activities await you at West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark. It’s home to epic waterslides, splash pads, a wave pool, ziplines, hot tubs, private cabanas, a beach-view bar, and more. The perfect place to come in from the cold. || West Edmonton Mall, 8882-170 St., 780-444-5313. wem.ca

Alberta Legislature Building

For more than 30 years, the Alberta Legislature Building has celebrated the season with holiday music and dazzling lights illuminating the

surrounding trees. If you missed the annual Light-Up Ceremony on Dec 1, Celebrate the Season runs through till December 23 and features performances from live choirs every weekday evening. After ice-skating on the outdoor rink, warm up with hands-on activities at the Agora Interpretive Centre, discover local art at the Borealis Gallery, and catch a flick at the 360-degree 4-D screen in the Pehonan Theatre. || 9820 107 St. assembly.ab.ca

Magic of Lights

Nov 16, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019 More than one million LEDs will illuminate Castral Raceway for its annual holiday light celebration. The

PHOTOS: @TYE; DENIS/STOCK ADOBE; ICE ON WHYTE FESTIVAL

By Shawna Bannerman


Let There Be (Northern) Lights!

PHOTOS: TRAVEL ALBERTA/COLIN WAY; FLYING CANOE VOLANT FESTIVAL; TRAVEL ALBERTA/CURTIS COMEAU; TRAVEL ALBERTA/COOPER & O'HARA

Head to Elk Island National Park for cross-country skiing, wildlife spotting, and the chance to see nature’s Northern delight—Aurora Borealis! Sign up for free email alerts to learn when there’s a chance of Aurora displays. aurorawatch.ca

51-day display features themed light exhibits and animations, including the grand finale—a magical 200-foot light tunnel! Pack the whole family into the car, and cruise through the two-kilometres of LED displays from the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle, or ride in style in a Horse Power Hayride. || Castral Raceway, Hwy 19 & Hwy 2. magicoflights.com

Ice on Whyte Festival

Jan 24–27 & 31–Feb 3, 2019 Jan 23–26 & 30–Feb 2, 2020 The Ice on Whyte Festival is one of Edmonton’s hottest winter events, featuring a giant ice slide, live entertainment, and an International Ice Carving Competition that’s attracted

artists from as far away as Russia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Mexico. The winners compete in the Canada Cup of Ice Carving. Enjoy a drop-in ice-carving lesson in an inflatable igloo, or chill out with friends in the Ice Bar with locally crafted beers and spirits. || Gateway Blvd. & Tommy Banks Way. iceonwhyte.ca

Flying Canoe Volant Festival

Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2019 Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2020 The Flying Canoe Volant Festival is based on the legend of a French nobleman who skipped church to hunt and was cursed to wander the night skies forever in a flying

canoe. Wander the illuminated Mill Creek Ravine, marvel at magical light installations, make your own bannock, and engage in riveting storytelling. The fun doesn’t stop there, either. Hop on a horse-drawn carriage towards La Cité Francophone to enjoy live music, Indigenous art, and an outdoor patio. Be sure to pack a parka for this enchanting winter fest! || Mill Creek Ravine, 96 St. & 76 Ave., and La Cité Fracophone, 862791 St. flyingcanoevolant.ca

Silver Skate Festival

city’s longest running winter festival. Rooted in Dutch traditions, the Silver Skate Festival showcases snow sculptures, winter sports, music, and performances that transform Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland. You won’t want to miss the Fire Sculpture event where teams of fire artists build sculptures that get set aflame in the evenings. Each day will feature a different team that creates a different interpretation of a predetermined theme. || 9330 Groat Rd. silverskatefestival.org

Feb 8–18, 2019 Feb 7–17, 2020 This family-friendly festival in Edmonton’s scenic river valley is our 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

45


Ready, Set, Dough! By Tamara Aschenbrenner

Your old standby meal doesn’t have to be the old standby choice! Check out some of the best places to indulge in deliciously distinct toppings in Edmonton.

46


EAT & DRINK

Boston Pizza

Famoso

Bottega Italian Kitchen & Bar

Love Pizza

This popular restaurant chain originated in Edmonton in 1964, with one location and a modest menu. Today, the franchise boasts several pages of options, including the Spicy Perogy Pizza with sour cream, bacon, and Cactus Cut potatoes, and the Boston Royal Pizza with smoked ham, pepperoni, and shrimp. Crust options include BP’s Original Crust, Thin Crust, and GlutenWise. || Several locations. bostonpizza.com

For a traditional Italian pizza with a satisfying crust, you can’t go wrong with this casual yet elegant spot. Bottega specializes in wine and authentic Italian cuisine, using locally produced meats and ingredients. Try the Fruitti di Mare with assorted seafood and cherry tomatoes, or bite into the Prosciutto Pear with—you guessed it—prosciutto, candied pear, toasted walnuts, and a balsamic glaze. || Two locations (downtown and Whyte Ave.). bottega104.com

BUCO Pizzeria

Specializing in Neapolitan pizza, this pizzeria and wine bar by the Sorrentino’ s group uses fresh Italian ingredients, including the essential San Marzano tomatoes. The dough is formed by hand and baked in a stone oven, with options available for every diner. Enjoy a taste of breakfast for dinner with the Sunny-Side-Up, complete with two free-range eggs, pancetta bacon, and potato, or put your love of mushrooms to the test with the Funghi and its three varieties. || Several locations. bucopizzeria.com

This well-known pizzeria chain started in Edmonton, creating hand-tossed Neapolitan pizzas in imported Italian ovens. In only 90 seconds, taste the Bianca Cavoletti, toped with oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, prosciutto crisps, dates, walnuts, and honey, or sample one of their “New World” options like the Spicy Thai, topped with spicy peanut sauce, roasted chicken, bean sprouts, and crushed peanuts. || Several locations. famoso.ca

Tony’s Pizza Palace

The first Tony’s started in New York, until the passionate chef moved his family back north to Edmonton. The city’s first New York-style pizza place includes tasty options like the award-winning and worldfamous Sal’s Deluxe (with prosciutto, capicollo, and bocconcini cheese) and the special Alla Pescatore (with a seafood sauce combined with anchovies, clams, and shrimp and baked under a thick layer of cheese). || 9605-111 Ave., 780-424-8777. tonyspizzapalace.com

If you love pies, you’ll definitely want to visit this casual downtown eatery. The husband-and-wife team creates rectangular pizzas (rather than traditional round ones), with incredible signature combinations and monthly feature creations. Enjoy an Ode to Ukraine with roasted garlic spread, shaved potato, and bacon, or look on the sweeter side of life with the Peaches & Cream, topped with sweet peach compote, creamy gorgonzola, and roasted corn. || 10196109 St., 587-520-9734. lovepizza.ca

Urbano Pizza

Rosso Pizzeria

Vaticano Cucina

All the pizzas here come on a tasty crust made from non-GMO organic flour. Try the Avocado di Pollo, which includes local organic chicken, avocado, smoked mozzarella, and roasted garlic, and is then topped with fresh arugula, chopped tomatoes, and chili flakes. For an added bonus, this pizza is part of the pizzeria’s Mealshare Program, which provides meals to people in need. || 8738-109 St., 780-433-5382. pizzeriarosso109.com

Need a great pizza quickly? From the duo that brought Sabor Restaurant and Bodega Tapas, Urbano offers artisanal hearth-style pizza—baked in only two minutes. Don’t wait to try the Piri Piri (topped with chorizo, piri piri chicken, banana pepper, and shoestring potatoes) or to travel east To The Greek (with basil pesto, feta cheese, lamb sausage, and black olives). || 10326-124 St., 780-705-1577. urbanopizzaco.com

Sit beneath a replica of the Sistine Chapel, and enjoy a specialty wood-fired pizza. Baked in an Italian oven and with quality ingredients, these pizzas will have you tempted to engage in a bit of sinful gluttony. The St. Francis includes figs, goat cheese, and onion jam, while the St. Patrick is covered in mini-meatballs and fior-di-latte mozzarella. || 10310-45 Ave., 780-250-1110. vaticanoyeg.com

PHOTOS: SINGKHAM/STOCK ADOBE; TIMMARY/STOCK ADOBE

Royal Pizza Die Pie

Alberta’s first plant-based pizzeria has a tasty menu selection that will please even the most dedicated of carnivores. The “Pulled Pork” pizza features slow-cooked jackfruit, chipotle aioli, cashew mozzarella, and pea shoots, while the Macaroni & Cheese uses cashew mozzarella and King Oyster “bacon.” If you’re looking for something nut-free, try the alternative hemp havarti! || 11215 Jasper Ave., 780-760-7272. diepie.ca

A local icon, Royal Pizza opened in 1969 in the Old Strathcona area. Come try their rich, tangy sauce and premium special cheese blend on a favourite like the Royal Special—with ham, pepperoni, green pepper, and black olives—or check out The Boss Has Gone Mad, which puts spaghetti and meat sauce atop a pizza. || Several locations. royalpizza.ca

Looking for more great dining options? Visit infoedmonton.com

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

47


EAT & DRINK

Perk Up!

Delicious coffee is but moments away By Shawna Bannerman

not consider meticulously prepared cocktails, cuddling

with a kitten, traditional Italian flatbread pizza, or sandwiches stuffed with mac ‘n cheese—but these Edmonton coffee shops are defying the café cliché.

Brown Butter Cafe

partners with many Edmonton producers, including ACE Coffee Roasters and Seven Degrees Liquor, to create its menu and bring customers the tastiest and freshest ingredients. The full menu ranges from breakfast dishes to evening tapas and offers many gluten-free and vegan options. Sample the Waffle Benny for brunch, or devour The Great Melt sandwich (gruyere, cheddar, caramelized onions, and herbed garlic butter)—you won’t want to share! || 9640-142 St., 780-451-8890. cafeblackbird.ca

Café brews steamy beverages with espresso beans from ACE Coffee Roasters, a well-known Edmonton roastery. They also offer a range of baked goods from Hazeldean Bakery and Sucre M. Before you leave, check out their selection of cat-themed goods, including Purr Ogies for Cats, cat backpacks, mugs, and cat toys. || 10111 Whyte Ave., 780-250-2287. catcafeonwhyte.com

Crum Coffee Bar

You might not expect to find a trendy, locally owned “it spot” in the thick of the suburbs—but that’s exactly what you’ll discover at Brown Butter Café, located in the southern community of Summerside. The shop has quickly become loved for its sweet and crispy Asian-style buns that are stuffed with a range of sweet and savory fillings. Over 300 fresh buns are made daily, and it’s not unusual for every last one to sell out by closing time. Pop in for a Phil & Sabastian coffee and a classic Breakfast Bunwich, or delight in a sweet treat, like the Strawberry Cheesecake Bun. || 1528-91 St., 780-752-9900. brownbuttercafe.com

Café Leva

Part bakery, part wine bar, part coffeehouse, this Edmonton staple resembles a traditional European coffee shop. With plenty of communal seating and a patio, this is the perfect spot for a meeting, dinner party, or just a quick bite. Stop by for an Italian cappuccino ground fresh from ACE Coffee Roasters, and sample the café’s famous arancini (cheesy fried risotto balls!). Share the traditional thin crust ’za as an afternoon meal, and savour an Affogato made with Café Leva’s own homemade gelato for dessert. || 11053-86 Ave., 780-479-5382. cafeleva.com

This south-end brew spot is a newcomer to the Edmonton café scene, but the owners have worked hard to foster relationships with many other Edmonton businesses to offer high-quality and homemade treats. Crum Coffee Bar sources its organic beans from Cherry Hill Coffee roasters, and its menu of vegan, gluten-free, and paleo baked goods arrive fresh daily from local bakery Food in the Nūd. They also stock a variety of coffee accessories, including Crum travel mugs, Keepcups, and Chemex coffee makers. Enjoy a famous Caffé Freddo with a scrumptious pastry or treat, like Edmonton’s famous Original Honeycake! || 4640 Calgary Trail, 780-430-4582. crumcoffeebar.com

Café Blackbird

Cat Café on Whyte

Farrow

This family-operated coffee and wine bar offers an intimate setting to sip a thoughtfully prepared cocktail, maple latte, or craft beer while enjoying live music from local musicians. Café Blackbird 48

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Enjoy a fresh catpurrccino while cuddling with a kitty in Alberta’s very first cat café! The shop has partnered with the local not-for-profit rescue, SAFE Team, to help cats find their forever homes. Cat

With two locations in Edmonton, this fusion of café and sandwich shop is a must-visit. The droolworthy menu is switched up every few weeks, but past favourites have included the Chihuahua In

PHOTO: PUHHHA/STOCK ADOBE

W

hen you think café, you may


NOW OPEN IN WEST EDMONTON MALL

Antarctica (an amped-up hot dog, smothered in hot chili and corn chips) and the Ricotta Be Kiddin’ Me (tofu, marinara, vegan ricotta, pickled fennel, and pineapple). They also bake fresh donuts, cronuts, brownies, muffins, and—wait for it— donut cakes, which are available on request! || 8422-109 St., 780-757-4160; 9855-76 Ave., 780-757-0132. farrowsandwiches.ca

Located on The 2nd floor Overlooking the Santa Maria in Deep Sea Adventure Lake bubbagump.com

Mandolin Books & Coffee Co.

This 15-year-old hybrid café and used bookstore is located in and owned by residents of the historic Highlands district. The shop champions its community, whether that means participating in neighbourhood events, stocking books from local publishers and authors, or donating items to charity auctions. They also display local artwork and feature a new artist every month! Get cozy with a slice of Mandolin’s best-selling Red Velvet Cake, a cup of coffee from Edmonton’s own Catfish Coffee Roasters, and lose yourself in a great book. || 6419-112 Ave., 780-479-4050. mandolinbooks.com

your

Best Breakfast

PHOTO: ADAM BORMAN

The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House

This volunteer-powered coffee house serves as the hub for Arts on the Ave., a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve and revitalize the Alberta Avenue community. Since its opening in 2007, The Carrot has been employing community members and artists and has hosted hundreds of community events. The shop grinds direct-trade Intelligentsia beans daily and offers a wide menu of sandwiches, soups, beverages, and sweet treats. Savour a Twilight Fog (a mint-chocolate latte), while you admire local artwork, handmade goods, and, on weekends, live music! || 9351-118 Ave., 780-471-1580. thecarrot.ca

ne of With omazing our akfasts brea ches! or lun

Clareview Town Centre 4270 137th Avenue Edmonton 780 406-2672 Gateway 2920 Calgary Trail NW Edmonton 780 465-2672 Kensington Crossing 12542 137th Avenue NW Edmonton 780 758-2672

West Point 9977 178th Street NW Edmonton 780 487-8898 Currents of Windermere 6267 Currents Drive NW Edmonton 780 244-2672 Jasper Ave. 10041 106th Street NW Edmonton 780 429-7903

Sherwood Park 222 Baseline Road Sherwood Park 780 570-5808 St. Albert Centre 375 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert 587 772-2672 Leduc Town Centre 6108 50th Street, Leduc 780 986-2672

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

49


EAT & DRINK

Classic Edmonton Cuisine These long-running favourites have been adding flavour to the city’s food scene for a decade or more. Treat yourself to a visit.

La Ronde

Blue Willow Restaurant

Prairie Gingerbread Cake. For an adventurous night out, reserve a spot at the chef’s table, where you’ll be personally treated to a special menu from Chef Larry Stewart. || 9698 Jasper Ave., 780-423-0969. hardwaregrill.com

Madison’s Grill

1958

Harvest Room

1997

With breathtaking views overlooking the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald grounds and the city’s stunning river valley, this restaurant is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Opened The Executive Chef creates awardwinning, thoughtful dishes based on the availability of local, seasonal fare, including the delicious Bison Rib-Eye, with smashed sweet potatoes, glazed turnips, and braised morels. || 10065-100 St., 780-424-5181. fairmont.com/macdonald-edmonton

1991

Japanese Village

Impress your dinner guests with a stunning show at Japanese Village! The chefs will show off their cooking skills while they put on a live performance as they slice, dice, and Opened prep your meal in front of you. More than just a show, this traditional restaurant serves up assorted sashimi and tempura, seafood delicacies— such as fried oysters and ginger squid—as well as grilled AAA beef steaks. || 2940 Calgary Tr., 780-422-6083; 10238-104 St., 780-422-6083; 9499-137 Ave., 780-422-6083. jvedmonton.ca

1974

Hardware Grill

Hardware Grill

La Ronde

1996

1966

A cornerstone on Jasper Ave., the Hardware Grill is located in the historic and Edwardian-style Goodridge Block building. This finedining establishment heightens the Opened flavours of traditional Alberta dishes and infuses them with a French style. It’s the perfect spot for casual business dinners and special occasions—or for anyone looking for the best of Edmonton. Enjoy the perfect Alberta Angus Beef Tenderloin expertly paired with an award-winning wine, then finish your meal with a slice of Warm 50

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Located on the 24th floor of the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, this restaurant with a view is Edmonton’s only moving dining experience, revolving once every 88 minutes. Dig in to Opened their signature dish—a 16-oz beef tenderloin flambéed with Canadian whisky and served with a rich béarnaise sauce. You’ll want to stay for dessert—the in-house pastry chef prepares sweet treats daily. || 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd., 780-4208366. chateaulacombe.com

Built in 1910, the Union Bank Inn in the heart of downtown includes soaring columns, a Historic Preservation Award, and an awardwinning restaurant. Madison’s Grill Opened is both classy and casual, offering contemporary European cuisine made with the best local products in a luxurious location. Try the GuinnessBraised Lamb Shank or the Red Wine Rabbit, or leave it to the culinary team’s expertise and get a several-course tasting meal with a customized wine pairing. || 10053 Jasper Ave., 780-423-2222. unionbankinn.com

The Sugarbowl

Over the last 70 years, the Sugarbowl has been many things: a burger place, a coffee house, a bohemian café, and the full-service bistro and neighbourhood pub that people Opened flock to today. Boasting a selection of more than 160 craft beers and 15 rotating taps, this pub serves tasty food in a lively atmosphere. Arrive early to nab a table on the patio during hot summer months, or enjoy the exposed brick walls and artwork in the cozy interior. Open till midnight for those with late-night cravings. || 10922-88 Ave., 780-433-8369. thesugarbowl.org

1943

Madison’s Grill

PHOTOS: LA RONDE; HARDWARE GRILL; MADISON’S GRILL

Blue Willow has been “the” place for Chinese food in Edmonton for 60 years. Though much of the menu reflects a traditional Cantonese style of cooking, some dishes are preOpened pared in a Szechuan style, which has a spicy kick that adventurous diners love. The best way to eat here is with friends or family so that you can share one of the Deluxe Dinners, which comes with an array of amazing dishes, such as butterfly shrimp, barbequed pork loin, chicken chow mein, and beef with pea pods. || 11107-103 Ave., 780-428-0584. bluewillowrestaurant.com


Cat Caf e on W hyt e Edm ont on’s firs t ca t caf e

Local Coffee, Local Cats · Local Roasted Coffee · Kitty Macarons · Cat Themed Baked Goods · Meowchandise · Birthday Party · Adoptable Rescue Cats!

Celebrating 30 Years of Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine 7909 104 St Edmonton, AB 780 . 434 . 4448

10111-82 Ave. NW Edmonton For more info visit

catcafeonwhyte.com

or call 780.250.2287(CATS)

DOANS.CA • info@doans.ca

Follow us

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TONIGHT? infoedmonton.com is your source for the coolest events, mouthwatering dining, trendy shops, informative blogs, and more!

INFOEDMONTON.COM

YOUR SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING EDMONTON! 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

51


EAT & DRINK

We’ve Got Spirits, Yes We Do! When it comes to small-craft spirits and artisanal wine, Edmonton’s cup runneth over. Celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit at a tour or tasting.

52

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Daniel and Edith Zdrodowski’s path to owning one of Alberta’s first cottage wineries began when they opened a U-pick fruit orchard on their farm. That farm is now a winery, and the winery includes a distillery—West of the 5th, which produces small-batch spirits, made from the farm’s fruit and berries. Specialty of the House: “Wine” is the obvious answer, but the taproom’s hard lemonade made with their Strawberry Rhubarb Shine is also amazing. Perfect Pairing: The ultimate pairing for any Shady Lane wine is a pitcher and sangria fixings. Check

WO

Black Diamond Distillery

HT RT HE

Andrea and David Scade’s preference for coffee over cocktails is part of what led them to create spirits that would tempt even them. One coffee liqueur, two years, and many liqueur and vodka flavours later, Black Diamond Distillery has emerged as one of the most buzz-worthy small craft distilleries in the region. Specialty of the House: Their Earl Grey Vodka is perfect for adding to everything from sweet tea to a London Fog. Perfect Pairing: When life gives you Earl Grey Vodka, make an Earl Grey Mule! Visit their website for the recipe and other great cocktails. Tours & Tastings: The distillery books tours, tasting, and special events. Visit their website for hours and details. || 200-16 Renault Cres., St. Albert, 587-598-2820. blackdiamonddistillery.com

PHOTO: BLACK DIAMOND DISTILLERY

This downtown brewery is located in the historic H.V. Shaw Building—formerly a cigar factory. The name of the brewery and their first beer pay homage to the name of the first commercially brewed beer in Edmonton, circa 1894. Specialty of the House: Their pride and joy is Edmonton’s original craft-brewed lager, the Yellowhead Premium Lager. It’s a crisp, clean, and

Shady Lane Estate

HT RT HE

out the Prairie Peach Cobbler Sangria recipe on their website. Tours & Tastings: Stroll through the orchard, tour the winery and distillery, and taste a selection of sprits in the taproom. Visit their website for hours and details. || 58029 Range Rd 44, Barrhead, 780282-0128. shadylaneestate.com, westofthe5th.com IVE DR

Yellowhead Brewing Company

naturally carbonated brew with mild hop aromas and subtle malty notes. Perfect Pairing: The lager’s light, crisp taste makes it a perfect pairing for either subtle or bold dishes, such as light seafood, vegetables, or Mexicaninspired foods. Tours & Tastings: The tasting room is open Thu–Sat. For tours, book a visit with sampling Thu–Fri and Sat. Visit their website for hours and details. || 10229-105 St., 780-423-3333. yellowheadbrewery.com IVE DR

Strathcona Spirits is Edmonton’s first distillery and North America’s smallest. What began as a fascination with distillation and local flora, evolved into a passion for making small-batch gin and vodka, using locally farmed and foraged grains and botanicals. Specialty of the House: Their barrel-aged gin is smokey, oakey, and slow-distilled—a whiskey drinker’s botanical dream. Perfect Pairing: Enjoy on its own or in a Gin Gimlet. Visit their website for the recipe and other great cocktails. Tours & Tastings: Learn about the stills, process, and local ingredients at a tour and tasting, offered Fri and Sat. Visit their website for hours and details. || 10122–81 Ave. strathconaspirits.ca

WO

Strathcona Spirits


A Destination for FOOD BICICLETTA SI

All good things lead to Al Centro.

MANGIA e BEVI SI

YOUR TABLE IS WAITING With over 50 local establishments to choose from, it’s no wonder we are known as a food destination. Tempt your taste buds on 124. Experience creative at 124STREET.CA

BIRRA e PIZZA SI APERITIVO SI

VINO SI

CULTURA SI

9888 JASPER AVENUE

AMICI e FAMIGLIA SI

a lcentro. ca

COMUNITA SI

Liked by all! mikadorestaurant.yeg

Follow us online

and find out why we’re so likeable. DOWNTOWN 780-425-8096 10350-109 St.

SOUTHSIDE 780-432-4500 1903-98 St.

mikadoyeg WESTSIDE 780-481-2202 9942-170 St.

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

53


Retail Spotlight

West Edmonton Mall Designer Spotlight

Meet three local design teams putting Edmonton on the fashion map. Poppy Barley

Edmonton Mall Alberta’s biggest tourist

destination, it also attracts twice as many visitors per year than Disneyland! Impressed? It’s hard not to be. At 5.3 million square feet, this 48-city-block mall boasts more than 800 stores and services, over 100 restaurants, the world’s largest indoor amusement park, and multiple world-class attractions— including a five-acre indoor waterpark. It goes without saying that you’ll find great shopping at WEM, but what might surprise you is Europa Boulevard—an indoor avenue of boutiques, showcasing storefronts clad in Old World architecture and charm. Also unexpected is WEM’s very own Chinatown, featuring a T&T supermarket. Looking for some sun and family fun? Blue skies, beach chairs, and five acres of activities await you at WEM’s World Waterpark. It’s home to epic waterslides, a wave pool, ziplines, hot tubs, private cabanas, a beach-view

54

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

bar, and more. Not feeling the surf? Go skating at the indoor Ice Palace, play some glow-in-the-dark minigolf, or head to Ed’s Bowling to knock down some pins and school your kids at retro arcade games. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from over 100 restaurants, some of which you’ll find on Bourbon Street—a New Orleansinspired avenue, bustling with great eats and ambience. For some fun without the kids, head to the Starlight Casino, featuring 120,000 square feet of entertainment with 32 gaming tables, 768 slots, private salons, and 6 restaurants, including Halley’s Club—a retro-inspired supper club with a classic cabaret vibe. If entertainment on the big screen is more your style, Hollywood’s latest blockbusters are waiting for you at the Scotiabank Theatre. Just when you think it’s home time, think again. The mall’s Fantasyland Hotel is the perfect spot to rest and recharge in one of the executive suites or fantasy-themed rooms before waking up to say, “Hello, day two!”

Salgado Fenwick

Saraswati Designs

Who: Sabrina Siponen What: Handcrafted jewellery created with semi-precious gem stones and inspired by the vibrant customs of Sabrina’s Indian and African heritage. Where to Buy: Fourpost, West Edmonton Mall, 8882-170 St., saraswatidesigns.com

Who: Linda Ritter and Shauna Force What: Handmade garments, silk-screened in small batches, making every T-shirt, market bag, and hoodie a limited edition of wearable art. Where to Buy: Barking Buffalo Café, 10842-124 St., salgadofenwick.com

PHOTOS: WEST EDMONTON MALL; POPPY BARLEY; SALGADO FENWICK; SARASWATI DESIGN

N

ot only is West

Who: Justine and Kendall Barber What: Luxurious and comfortable custommade footwear for men and women—including flats, ankle boots, and calf-fitted boots—as well as artisanal leather accessories. Where to Buy: Southgate Mall, 5015111 St., poppybarley.com


SHOPPING

Shopping Centres Edmonton City Centre Located in the centre of downtown, Edmonton City Centre is the home of CBC radio, cutting-edge fashion, unique dining options, and Landmark Cinemas. || 102 Ave. & 102 St., 780426-8444. edmontoncitycentre.com Kingsway Mall Featuring more than 200 shops and services—including MAC, Victoria’s Secret, and Roots Canada—this twolevel mall is a short drive from the downtown core. || 109 St. & Princess Elizabeth Ave., 780-477-5756. kingswaymall.com

Manulife Place Manulife is home to exclusive shops like Henry Singer, Holt Renfrew, Night Owl, and Alligator Pie, and its guest services include heated, underground parking. || 10180-101 St., 780-4206236. shopmanulifeplace.com Mayfield Common A short trip from West Edmonton Mall, this one-stop shopping centre contains popular shops like Pro Hockey Life, Urban Barn, and JYSK. || 170 St. & Stony Plain Rd.

Premium Outlet Collection EIA Located next to the Edmonton International Airport, this shopping destination is home to more than 100 retail stores—many of which carry brands that have never been available in Alberta. Guest services include airport shuttle stops, flight status screens, parcel shipping services, luggage storage, cellphone charging stations, and much more. || 1 Outlet Collection Way, Edmonton International Airport, 780-670-9888. premiumoutletcollectioneia.com Skyview Power Centre This small-but-mighty shopping centre boasts big-box stores like Structube, HomeSense, RW&Co., and Reitmans, as well as popular restaurants and coffee shops like Thai Express, Starbucks, and Tim Hortons. || 13304-137 Ave.

Southgate Centre This sleek mall boasts more than 160 stores and services, including Zara and Michael Kors, as well as Edmonton’s only Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware. || 5015-111 St., 780-435-3721. southgatecentre.com West Edmonton Mall At 5.3 million sq. ft., this megamall features more than 800 stores and services, over 100 restaurants, the world’s largest indoor amusement park, and multiple world-class attractions. || 8882-170 St., 780-444-5321. wem.ca

ILLUSTRATION: ERIN MURPHY

Londonderry Mall This mall features a mix of more than 140 fashion-forward shops and services, including Simons, Hudson’s Bay, and a recently upgraded food court. || 137 Ave. & 66 St., 780-475-9266. londonderrymall.com

Manning Town Centre This shopping destination in northeast Edmonton includes landscaped walkways, big-box-store retailers like HomeSense, Sport Chek, and Cabela’s, as well as numerous restaurants, Cineplex Cinemas, and plenty of parking. || 37 St. & 153 Ave. manningtowncentre.com

South Edmonton Common This massive complex is home to fantastic outlet stores, trendy restaurants, Canada’s first Rec Room, and the city’s only IKEA. || 19 Ave. & 99 St. southedmontoncommon.com

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

55


SHOPPING

Farmers’ Markets

Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market Year-round, Sat 9 am–3 pm & Sun 11 am–3 pm The outdoor market will remain on the 4th Street Promenade on Saturdays, with the addition of a Sunday market at its new location with street vendors and live entertainment. When the indoor section of the new location is complete, the new indoor/outdoor market will include over 100 vendors on both the ground and second floors, as well as a second-floor outdoor deck with local craft beer and food. || 104 St. & Jasper Ave.; 103 Ave. & 96 St. (new). yegdtmarket.com 124 Grand Market May–Oct: 108 Ave. & 124 St., Thu 4–8 pm Jun–Aug: 102 Ave. & 124 St., Sun 11 am–3 pm Visit the abundant vegan vendors, enjoy the local music, and munch on some tasty eats from the city’s hottest food trucks. You’ll appreciate the quiet atmosphere as you peruse the eclectic local goods. || 780-463-1144. 124grandmarket.com

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market Year-round, Sat 8 am–3 pm Though this market is very popular, you never have to wait to buy your fresh vegetables or handmade crafts. You’ll discover food from a broad range of cultures, including treats such as cheesy Ukrainian perogies, spicy Korean kimchi, fresh Greek tzatziki, and yummy Chinese dumplings. || 10310-83 Ave., 780-439-1844. osfm.ca

South Common Market May–Oct: Sat & Sun 10 am–4 pm. This two-day market includes 500 vendors and 1500 free parking stalls, making it easy to get your farm-fresh meat, veggies, fruit, and more. || 1903 Parsons Rd., 780-686-5882. southcommonmarket.ca

THE BIGGEST LITTLE COLLECTOR SHOP IN EDMONTON

WEST EDMONTON COIN & STAMP #1390 West Edmonton Mall, Lower Level, Phase 4 | 780-444-1156

A Destination for STYLE

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

Experience creative at 124STREET.CA

WE’RE MORE THAN JUST COINS AND STAMPS! • Sports Memorabilia & Autographs • Sports Cards • Action Figures • Premium Statues

• Plush Toys • Supplies for Collectibles • Gaming Cards • Board Games • Hot Wheels

• Coin Banks • Comic Books • Anime Videos • Canadian Souvenirs & Much More! AUTHORIZED UPPER DECK DEALER

CERTIFIED

S H O P O N L I N E WESTEDMONTONCOINANDSTAMP.COM

56

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

PHOTOS: JENNIFER LINFORD; ADAM BORMAN

Home to over 70 local boutiques and services to keep you looking, feeling, and living your best. Let 124 Street help define your unique style.


Beyond Edmonton

Leduc Farmers’ Market May–Sep: Thu 10 am–1:30 pm Jul–Sep: Sat 10 am–1:30 pm Farmers have been selling their fresh produce at this quaint market since 1975. You’ll find locally baked breads and treats, fresh fruit, ecofriendly soaps, and more. || Leduc Recreation Centre parking lot, 4330 Black Gold Dr., Leduc, leducfarmersmarket.ca Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Year-round, Wed 4–8 pm Shop in the comfort of the indoors while browsing a plethora of fresh local produce, meats, and baking among artisan-made crafts at this weekly farmers’ market. || 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, 780-464-3354. sherwoodparkfarmersmarket.ca

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE PERRON DISTRICT

DOWNTOWN ST. ALBERT

Spruce Grove Farmers’ Market Apr–Dec: Sat 9:30 am–1:30 pm Enjoy the festive atmosphere as you shop a variety of freshly baked goods, homegrown produce, and handcrafted items that will make great gifts. || 120 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove, 780-240-5821. sprucegrovefarmersmarket.weebly.com

PHOTO: ADAM BORMAN

St. Albert Outdoor Farmers’ Market Jun–Oct: Sat 10 am–3 pm At Western Canada’s largest outdoor farmers’ market, you’ll find fresh produce, homemade baking, preserves, woodwork, pottery, food trucks, live music, and much more! || St. Anne and St. Thomas St., St. Albert, 780-458-2833. stalbertfarmersmarket.com Stony Plain Farmers’ Market Apr–Dec: Sat 9 am–1 pm Over 70 vendors sell their wares at this local market that fills two floors of the community centre. Pick up some locally grown vegetables or a bright bouquet of flowers, and visit the canteen for food and drinks to enjoy while you browse. || Stony Plain Community Centre, 5008-51 Ave., Stony Plain, 780-962-3993. stonyplainfarmersmarket.ca

ST. ALBERT FARMERS MARKET

JUNE 8 - OCTOBER 12, 2019 EVERY SATURDAY, 10AM - 3PM FREE PARK N’ RIDE

PRESENTED BY

MORE INFO AT WWW.STALBERTFARMERSMARKET.COM 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

57


BEYOND EDMONTON

Hidden Gem

Lois Hole Provincial Centennial Park is a hidden gem, only minutes away from downtown St. Albert. The 1800-hectare park preserves Big Lake, one of Alberta’s most important bird habitats. Ducks Unlimited Canada has even constructed interpretive boardwalks on the eastern shore. albertaparks.ca

St. Albert Sherwood Park

A

Sherwood Park’s farmers’ market is open every Wednesday year-round, and St. Albert is home to the largest outdoor farmers’ market in Western Canada! Check out pg 56 to discover more great markets in and around Edmonton.

( Part greenhouse, spa, restaurant, café, bakery, and shopping centre, the Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Dr., St. Albert) has it all! enjoycentre.ca ( Seasonal small plates, house-made charcuterie, and perfect wine pairings make Privada Wine & Tapas (#100, 21 Perron St., St. Albert) a must-visit. privadawinebar.com ( For the best in jazz, Celtic, blues, pop, classical, and more, check out the performing arts at Festival Place (100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park). festivalplace.ab.ca ( Millennium Place is Sherwood Park’s state-of-the-art recreation centre, with a wealth of amenities, including a fitness centre, aquatics centre, indoor track, gymnasium, twin arenas, indoor playground, leisure ice, guest child-minding services, and so much more. Check out their drop-in calendar, and plan your visit today! 2000 Premier Way, Sherwood Park. strathcona.ca ( Find your next favourite artwork at the newly renovated Art Gallery of St. Albert, located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga building. artgalleryofstalbert.ca

58

Did You Know?

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

PHOTOS: ENJOY CENTRE; MAT HAYWARD/STOCK ADOBE

BEST BETS

s the saying goes, you can be a good neighbour only if you have a good neighbour, and St. Albert and Sherwood Park are two of the best. St. Albert, just minutes north of Edmonton, is known as the “Botanical Arts City” in acknowledgement of all it values, enjoys, and celebrates. Sherwood Park, located adjacent to Edmonton’s eastern boundary, is best known for its small-town vibe and community spirit, despite being one of the fastest-growing cities in Alberta.


Experience the Valley! An Affordable Outdoor Adventure Drayton Valley, often overlooked on the drive to Jasper and the Rockies, is an inspiring getaway only 90 minutes from downtown Edmonton. With much of the same natural beauty of its bigger brothers to the west, Drayton Valley/Brazeau County is a beautiful area—and the accommodations and services are more affordable, too. Slow down, and take the short drive to Drayton Valley, where unforgettable attractions and excellent accommodations are picturesquely framed by the outstanding valley scenery.

Attractions & Services • Camping • Golfing • Fine eateries • 50 km of hiking trails & mountain bike trails • 50 km of quad trails • Exciting Summer events — see DVHTA.ca

Mountain bike the trails of Eagle Point/Blue Rapids Provincial Park, walk through kilometres of wellmaintained trails, or simply kick back and make it all about you.

For preferred accommodations, visit

DVHTA.ca 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

59


BEYOND EDMONTON

Fort Saskatchewan Spruce Grove Stony Plain

L

Don't Miss

Stony Plain’s Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Aug 2–4! blueberrybluegrass.com

( Indulge in next-level comfort food, including warm potato salad and fried chicken breaded with cornflakes at The Downtown Diner (10169104 St., Fort Saskatchewan). ( For contemporary Greek delights like Souvlaki, hand-battered calamari, and Melitzanasalata (made with roasted eggplant), head to Something Else Restaurant (215 Mcleod Ave., Spruce Grove). somethingelserestaurant.com ( Be sure to visit the Multicultural Heritage Centre (5411-51 St., Stony Plain), which features a settler’s cabin, restaurant, art gallery, collectables, and more. multicentre.org ( Spruce Grove’s Art Gallery, located in the Melcor Cultural Centre (35-5 Ave., Spruce Grove), exhibits the works of over 450 regional artists and offers art programming and classes. alliedartscouncil.com ( Explore more than 140 years of Fort Saskatchewan history with a visit to the Fort Heritage Precinct! historycentre.ca ( More than 30 life-sized murals can be found on Stony Plain’s main street, all of which were painted by Albertan artists. stonyplain.com

60

Twenty minutes east of Fort Saskatchewan is Elk Island National Park, Canada’s first federal wildlife sanctuary. It’s home to elk, bison, moose, deer, and more than 250 species of birds! Though many visitors come to hike, canoe, and camp, others come specifically to learn about the park’s conservation efforts. pc.gc.ca

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

PHOTOS: TRAVEL ALBERTA; STORM/STOCK ADOBE

BEST BETS

ook no further than Fort Saskatchewan for great parks and outdoor attractions during summertime and indoor recreation during winter. Spruce Grove, our neighbour to the west, is rich in history, parks, and cultural centres—including a Grain Elevator Museum. Stony Plain is alive with public art, including outdoor pianos, magnificent murals, and a public art gallery.

Go Out, Go Wild!


GET WET IN WETASKIWIN WETASKIWIN’S INDOOR AQUATIC PLAYGROUND

Visit www.manlukcentre.ca to find out more.

Where “You can Drive a REAL Race Car on a REAL NASCAR Track” Don’t miss Alberta’s ONLY NASCAR Pinty’s Series Event – The LUXXUR 300 – July 27, 2019!

Visit www.EdmontonRaceway.com to find out more. 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

61


BEYOND EDMONTON

Escape the City

Escape the city to the tranquil oasis of the U of A Botanic Garden—a 97-hectare property with cultivated gardens, waterfalls, a butterfly showhouse, Kurimoto Japanese Garden, and its newest edition, the Aga Khan Garden (5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60). botanicgarden.ualberta.ca

Beaumont Leduc Devon

A BEST BETS

s Edmonton’s footprint gets bigger, Beaumont, Leduc, and Devon get closer, and that means more shopping, dining, and adventures. Beaumont’s French roots can be seen everywhere in the city’s architecture and award-winning cuisine, and getting there from Edmonton’s southern outskirts takes fewer than 10 minutes. Leduc and Devon both started out as oil towns and are now home to destinations such as the Aga Khan Garden (pg 12) and the Century Mile Racetrack & Casino (pg 13).

Did You Know?

Devon is where one of the largest oil discoveries in the world was made! The year was 1947.

( Leduc County is home to the Edmonton International Airport, which recently opened the Premium Outlet Collection—a shopping centre with more than 100 retail stores (pg 13).

( After an afternoon of exploring the botanic gardens, stop by Frickin’ Delights Donuts (102-3 Superior St., Devon) for handmade vegan donuts, freshly baked every day. frickindelights.com ( Rural Routes Brewing Company (4901-50 St.) is Leduc’s first craft brewery. The 50-seat brewpub pours seasonal favourites, like Lavender Saison, as well local craft stout, IPA, and Czech Pilsner. The brunch, lunch, and dinner menus are small but mighty. ruralroutesbrewing.ca 62

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

PHOTOS; ADAM BORMAN; PDM/STOCK ADOBE

( Serving elevated takes on Quebecois favourites, Chartier (5012-50 St., Beaumont) is known for its smoked meat sandwich, sourdough bread, and award-winning cuisine. For a grab-and-go treat, pick up some amazing baked goods from their Bread Window. dinechartier.com


YOU CAN For a complete list of events & details, visit TOURISMCAMROSE.COM Social icon

Rounded square Only use blue and/or white. For more details check out our Brand Guidelines.

Let nature be your guide at Elk Island National Park.

strathcona.ca/youcanvisit

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

63


SERVICES

Visitor Resources Everything you need to know to navigate the city

Arriving by Plane

Arriving by Train

The Edmonton International Airport (code YEG, flyeia.com) serves international, national, and regional airlines. It is located about 30 km (19 miles), or 30-40 minutes, from downtown. There are a few options to get to and from the airport:

The VIA Rail (viarail.ca) station is located at 12360-121 St. and is where you can catch The Canadian® east to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, or Toronto, and west to Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver.

Hire a taxi. Fare from the airport to the city centre is about $55. Fares to other locations are charged by a zone (not metered) rate.

Arriving by Bus

Ride the Sky Shuttle. This service is available to or from various locations all over the city, but must be booked in advance by visiting edmontonskyshuttle.com or calling 780-465-8515. A one-way trip is $18. Jump on public transit. Local bus 747 is $5 and runs to and from the Century Park LRT Station daily from 4:10 am–12:30 am. takeets.com Rent a car. The following major car rental companies are located on Level P1 of the airport parkade. Alamo 1-800-992-9823 Avis 1-800-879-2847 Budget 1-800-661-7027 Enterprise 1-800-261-7331 Hertz 1-800-263-0600 National 1-800-327-2501

The Red Arrow Terminals (redarrow.ca) are located downtown at 10014-104 St. and 5359 Calgary Tr. The EBus (myebus.ca)—with service to Red Deer, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Anzac— also stops in multiple locations throughout the city, as does Leduc’s C-Line Transit (c-linetransit.com).

Arriving by Car Edmonton is located on the QE2 running north to south, and the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway running east to west. NOTE: A Distracted Driving Law is in effect for all of Alberta, which makes reading, texting, hand-held cellphone use, and GPS programming illegal while operating your vehicle.

Navigate the streets and eats of Edmonton with the help of your smartphone and these handy apps. These are all free to download and available for both Android and Apple devices. Greater Edmonton Yellow Cab Order a cab in seconds from one of the largest taxi companies in the city. Select your pick-up location, get a flat rate, and even track the vehicle location.

Edmonton Transit ETS Bus & Train Times Taking public transit? Plan the best route with this Transit Now app, and get real-time updates on ETS bus and LRT times. 64

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

My EPark If you’re travelling by car, chances are you’ll need to park eventually. Use the Quick Park feature to pay for on-street parking from the comfort of your vehicle. Frequent parkers can even create an account. Street Food Edmonton Find the location of your favourite food trucks, or check the map to see what’s available nearby.

hangTag This new Park & Go app locates the nearest parking lots and compares rates. Pay conveniently from anywhere and even extend your parking sessions. AllTrails Discover the best hiking, running, and biking trails! Sort by difficulty, activity, and suitability for dogs and strollers.

PHOTO: TRAVEL ALBERTA/SABRINA HILL; BSGSTUDIO/ALL FREE DOWNLOAD

Edmonton at your Fingertips


WE LOVE OUR

PETS TOO. A Dog’s Life

Life can be ruff if you’re not welcome, so we’ve sniffed out the best Edmonton spots to dine, play, and shop with your pooch pal.

Fully Fenced Parks Lauderdale An official pilot project for the City of Edmonton, this large enclosure includes open spaces, small forested areas, picnic tables, and a separate enclosure for shy dogs. || 127-129 Ave. & 113a-109 St.

Alex Decoteau Park The new downtown park includes a small fenced area with dog-friendly surfacing and trash bins. || 10230-105 St. Central Bark Located at the Edmonton Humane Society, this members-only enclosed space is three acres separated into two play areas. They also offer drop-in rates for non-members. || 13620-163 St. Paisley This area includes agility equipment and a separate enclosure for shy dogs. || 3051 Paisley Green SW.

Off-leash Areas

PHOTO: PETER VERREUSSEL/STOCK ADOBE

Terwillegar Dog Park Enjoy views of the river valley, ample running trails, and a dog beach. || 10 Rabbit Hill Rd. Buena Vista This park adjacent to Hawrelak Park and Sir Wilfred Laurier Park includes a dog beach, walking/cycling trails, and a large open field. || 13210 Buena Vista Rd. Gold Bar Park This park on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River includes an off-leash trail. || 10955-50 St.

5 Dog-friendly Shops These shops allow your (well-behaved & leashed) pet to browse alongside you. The QUILTBAG 7603-104 St. (Calgary Trail)

PETS STAY

FREE

Please check with our front desk about making the reservation.

13620 - 97 Street Edmonton, Alberta 1.877.785.7005 | www.rosslyninnandsuites.com 1.87

Shades of Grey Clothing Boutique 10116-124 St. Red Ribbon Boutique 12505-102 Ave. Mars & Venus 10328-82 Ave. Certain Chapters locations: Strathcona, 10504-82 Ave. Southpoint, 3227 Calgary Tr. Westside, 9952-170 St.

5 Dog-friendly Patios These spots allow your (well-behaved & leashed) pet tableside. El Cortez Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar 8230 Gateway Blvd. Duchess Bake Shop 10718-124 St.

Your Home Away from Home ∙ 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, fully furnished apartment-style suites ∙ Kitchens with 4 full-sized appliances ∙ In-suite laundry ∙ A/C ∙ Fireplaces ∙ Free Wi-Fi, long distance and movie package ∙ Housekeeping ∙ Fitness room ∙ Meeting room upon request Downtown — Next door to grocery and dining options

District Café & Bakery 1011-109 St. Farrow Sandwich 8422-109 St. or 9855-76 Ave. Chocorrant Patisserie & Café 10328-124 St.

w w w. c a nt e r r a s u it e s . c om

TOLL FREE: 1-877-421-1212 | 11010 JASPER AVE, EDMONTON, AB

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

65


Accommodations City Centre

Best Western Plus City Centre Inn | 11310‑109 St. | 780‑479‑2042 Canterra Suites | 11010 Jasper Ave. | 780‑421‑1212 | canterrasuites.com Chateau Lacombe | 10111 Bellamy Hill | 780‑428‑6611 Chateau Louis Hotel | 11727 Kingsway | 780‑452‑7770 Chateau Nova Kingsway | 159 Airport Rd. | 780‑424‑6682 Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel | 10155‑105 St. | 780‑423‑4811 Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown | 10425‑100 Ave. | 780‑423‑5611 Courtyard by Marriott | 1 Thornton Court, 99 St. & Jasper Ave. | 780‑423‑9999 Days Inn Downtown Edmonton | 10041‑106 St. | 780‑423‑1925 Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel | 10222‑102 St. | 780‑429‑3900 Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre | 11834 Kingsway | 780‑454‑5454 Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | 10065‑100 St. | 780‑424‑5181 Holiday Inn Express Downtown | 10010‑104 St. | 780‑423‑2450 Matrix Hotel | 10640‑100 Ave. | 780‑429‑2861 Quarter Note Hotel | 9576 Jasper Ave. | 587‑525‑1234 Sutton Place Hotel | 10235‑101 St. | 780‑428‑7111 Union Bank Inn | 10053 Jasper Ave. | 780‑423‑3600 | unionbankinn.com Westin Edmonton | 10135‑100 St. | 780‑426‑3636

South

Argyll Plaza Hotel | 9933‑63 Ave. | 780‑438‑5876 Best Western Cedar Park Inn | 5116 Gateway Blvd. | 780‑434‑7411 Best Western Plus South Edmonton Inn & Suites | 1204‑101 St. SW | 780‑801‑3580 Campus Tower Suite Hotel | 11145‑87 Ave. | 780‑439‑6060 Days Inn Edmonton South | 10333 University Ave. | 780‑430‑0011 Delta Edmonton South Hotel | 4404 Gateway Blvd. | 780‑434‑6415 Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway | 10010‑12 Ave. SW | 780-801-4000 66

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South | 7230 Argyll Rd. | 780‑465‑7931 Hampton Inn by Hilton Edmonton South | 10020‑12 Ave. SW | 780‑801‑2600 Holiday Inn & Conference Centre Edmonton South | 4485 Gateway Blvd. | 780‑431‑1100 Holiday Inn Edmonton South Ellerslie Road | 950 Parsons Rd. SW | 780‑784-8500 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edmonton South | 2440 Calgary Tr. | 780‑440‑5000 Home 2 Suites by Hilton Edmonton South | 114-103A Street SW | 780‑250-3000 Metterra Hotel on Whyte | 10454 Whyte (82) Ave. | 780‑465‑8150 Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre | 4520‑76 Ave. | 780‑468‑5400 Ramada Edmonton South | 5359 Calgary Tr. | 780‑434‑3431 Sandman Signature Edmonton South | 10111 Ellerslie Rd. | 780‑430‑7263 Sawridge Inn Edmonton South | 4235 Gateway Blvd. | 780‑438‑1222 Super 8 Edmonton South | 3610 Gateway Blvd. | 780‑433‑8688 Travelodge Edmonton South | 10320‑45 Ave. | 780‑436‑9770 | travelodge.ca University of Alberta Lister Centre | 1-047 Lister Ctr | 780‑492-6057

Element Edmonton West | 18540100 Ave. | 780‑250-5566 Executive Royal Hotel West Edmonton | 10010‑178 St. | 780‑484‑6000 Fantasyland Hotel | 17700‑87 Ave. | 780‑444‑3000 | flh.ca Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton West | 18540-100 Ave. | 780‑244-8355 Hampton Inn & Suites Edmonton West | 18304‑100 Ave. | 780‑484‑7280 Hyatt Place Edmonton West | 18004-100 Ave. | 780-244-4900 Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton | 17610 Stony Plain Rd. | 780‑443‑2233 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites West Edmonton | 11330-170 St. | 780‑444‑3110 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West | 18520‑100 Ave. | 780‑756‑2134 Home2 Suites | 16675‑109 Ave. | 780‑509-1230 Howard Johnson Hotel West Edmonton | 15540 Stony Plain Rd. | 780‑484‑3333 Quality Inn West Edmonton | 17803 Stony Plain Rd. | 780‑484‑8000 Ramada Edmonton West | 10017‑179A St. | 780‑483‑4000 River Cree Resort Casino | 300 East Lapotac Blvd., Enoch | 780‑484‑2121

Varscona Hotel on Whyte | 8208‑106 St. | 780‑434‑6111

Sandman Hotel Edmonton West | 17635 Stony Plain Rd. | 780‑483‑1385

Whitemud Inn | 4805 Gateway Blvd. | 780‑436‑6000

Staybridge Suites | 16929‑109 Ave. | 780‑484‑6223

West

Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre | 18035 Stony Plain Rd. | 780‑483‑7770

Coast Nisku Inn & Conference Centre | 1101‑4 St. | 780‑955‑7744 Days Inn Edmonton Airport | 5705‑50 St., Leduc | 780‑986‑6550 Executive Royal Hotel Edmonton Airport | 8450 Sparrow Cres., Leduc | 780‑986‑1840 Quality Inn & Suites Edmonton Airport | 501‑11 Ave., Nisku | 780‑955‑3001 Travelodge Edmonton Airport | 5704‑50 St., Leduc | 780‑986‑2264 | travelodge.ca Western Budget Motel | 8120 Sparrow Cres., Leduc | 780‑986‑1920 Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton Airport | 7120 Sparrow Dr., Leduc | 780‑769‑0079

Capital Region

Best Western Plus the Inn at St. Albert | 460 St. Albert Tr., St. Albert | 780‑470‑3800 Best Western Plus Sherwood Park Inn & Suites | 300 Lakeland Dr., Edmonton | 780‑416-7800

Park Centre & Hotel | 2016 Sherwood Dr., Sherwood Park | 780‑467‑1234

Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton West | 18220‑100 Ave. | 780‑443‑1000 | wingatebywyndhamedmonton.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton | 16615‑109 Ave. | 780‑484‑0821

Best Western Plus Denham Inn & Suites | 5207‑50 Ave., Leduc | 780‑986‑2241

Travelodge Edmonton West | 18320 Stony Plain Rd. | 780‑483‑6031 | travelodge.ca

Comfort Inn West Edmonton | 17610‑100 Ave. | 780‑484‑4415 | edmontoncomfortinn.com

Days Inn & Suites West Edmonton | 10010‑179A St. | 780‑444‑4440

Edmonton Airport Region

Days Inn & Suites Sherwood Park | 201 Palisades Way, Sherwood Park | 780‑570‑8080

West Edmonton Mall Inn | 17504‑90 Ave. | 780‑444‑9378 | weminn.com

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West | 10011‑184 St. | 780‑638‑6070

Sands Inn & Suites | 12340 Fort Rd. | 780‑474‑5476

Super 8 Edmonton West | 16818‑118 Ave. | 780‑455‑1111

Candlewood Suites West Edmonton | 18520‑100 Ave. | 780‑756‑6944

Continental Inn & Suites | 16625 Stony Plain Rd. | 780‑484‑7751

Rosslyn Inn & Suites | 13620‑97 St. | 780‑476‑6241 | rosslyninnandsuites.com

North Century Casino Hotel | 13103 Fort Rd. | 780‑643‑4000 | cnty.com/edmonton Chateau Nova Yellowhead | 13920 Yellowhead Tr. | 780‑454‑4348

Ramada Limited Sherwood Park | 30 Broadway Blvd., Sherwood Park | 780‑467‑6727 St. Albert Inn & Suites | 156 St. Albert Tr., St Albert | 780‑459‑5551 Super 8 Sherwood Park | 26 Strathmoor Dr., Sherwood Park | 780‑464‑1000 Travelodge Inn & Suites Spruce Grove | 20 Westgrove Dr., Spruce Grove | 780‑962‑6050 | travelodge.ca Travelodge Stony Plain | 74 Boulder Blvd., Stony Plain | 780‑963‑1161 | travelodge.ca


SERVICES

Ask the Expert

Les Clefs d’Or Corner One of your most valuable travel resources (other than the Info Edmonton City Guide, of course) sits in plain sight in the lobby of your hotel—the concierge. They are the ultimate insiders, able to get you a table at the perfect restaurant, recommend the best boutiques, and tell you what’s worth seeing. Best of all, that expansive knowledge is available absolutely free! Throughout the year, we ask Les Clefs d’Or Nella Mirante at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald for her advice. Here are some of our favourite answers. What is your favourite thing about summer in Edmonton? The best thing about summer in Edmonton is our festivals. Just a few of my (many) faves include the International Street Performers Festival, Sand on Whyte, and the Edmonton Blues Festival.

Where do you recommend checking out live music in the city? I love attending shows at Station on Jasper and Yardbird Suite.

is in the Castle: our Harvest Room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. It’s where we turn moments into memories.

Where would you recommend someone dine before a concert or hockey game at Rogers Place? Rostizado is the best place to go before a game or concert. It has great cocktails and plates for sharing— and make sure you save room for the churros.

Where would you send guests looking for the perfect outfit for a special occasion? My favourite go-to for that special-occasion outfit is at Holt Renfrew, where they always provide personalized service and attention.

If you had only one day in the city, how would you spend it? I would suggest spending the day in Old Strathcona. It’s one of my favourite districts, with amazing shopping, great food, and everything local to Edmonton. What is your recommendation for a great spot to toast and celebrate? The best place to toast and celebrate

What’s your favourite winter festival? I love the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte and the return of the ice castles in Hawrelak Park. How can guests best experience Edmonton’s autumn charm? Seek adventure in Edmonton’s river valley. Ride bikes, go for a stroll, board the riverboat, or take a guided tour on Segways to enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

Be our guest. Upgrade your style. • Rested. Set. Go. • Pet friendly • Free wireless high speed • All rooms equipped with microwave and fridge • Minutes from West Edmonton Mall 780-484-4415 | 17610 – 100 Ave Edmonton, AB T5S 1S9

edmontoncomfortinn.com GUIDE TO EDMONTON

CHEERS TO

+

Sunny Days Mean Sushi Nights Get the Buzz on the Edmonton Stingers Bark up the Best Dog-friendly Spots

PM#4 0020277

PHOTO: GRUNEWALD STUDIOS

PATIO SEASON!

Global Reach. Local Depth.

Check out our sister publication WHERE Edmonton! MAY/JUNE 2019

DINING | SHOPPING

| ATTRACTIONS | ENTERTAINM

ENT | ART | MAPS

BOUTIQUE HOTEL DOWNTOWN EDMONTON 10053 JASPER AVENUE 780.423.3600 UNIONBANKINN.COM 2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

67


WEBBER G

SHAKERS ACRES

45 AVE

RIVER CREE RESORT AND CASINO

62 AVE

LEWIS ESTATES GOLF COURSE

GUA

DR

To SPRUCE GROVE To STONY PLAIN

107 AVE

To JASPER

118A AVE

GLENDALE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB DRAGON HEAD GOLF COURSE

HORSESHOE LAKE

199 ST

LOIS HOLE CENNTENIAL PROVINCIAL PARK

BIG LAKE

DR VIEW DOW MEA To JR GOLF COURSE

215 ST

WINTERBURN RD

215 ST

WINTERBURN RD

EN MC K

VE YA NE

ER RIV ON GE R U NS ST WI

RD

SIR

107 AVE

LECLA IR W AY

STONY PLAIN RD

97A AVE 95 AV E

80 AVE

76 AVE

AR

CA

S LES

D

CALLINGWOOD RD AVE 57

52 AVE

ILL RCH HU

E AV

BO UD REA U

TT R

RD

128 AVE

132 AVE

111 AVE

D TR HEA LOW YEL

137 AVE

MAYFIELD COMMON

87 AVE

WAN

F WILLOW OL

WHITEMUD DR

N

RIV E

R

EDMONTON GOLF TH SASK & COUNTRY CLUB AT OR CH

A EW

TERWILLEGAR PARK

IR I

E R AV E

PO UN DM AK ER RD

118 AVE

131 AVE

MA RK ME SS IER TR TWIN WILLOWS GOLF COURSE

CU NN IN RD GHA M

ST. ALBERT CENTRE

WEST EDMONTON MALL

WEST EDMONTON MALL MARINE LIFE 81 AVE

69 AVE

87 AVE

ERIN R

LEVASSEUR RD

THE ENJOY CENTRE

100 AVE

KIRK LAKE

189 ST

188 ST

HO G AN RD

199 ST

RAY GIBBON DR

ANTHONY HENDAY DR

ORMSBY

RIEL DR

184 ST

182 ST

184 ST

170 ST

170 ST

ST

TO NC

178 ST

DR

GE RV RD AIS

172

HE BE RT RD

ST UR G

EON

RD

163 ST

RD

MA YEF IEL D

163 ST

161 AVE 153 AVE

142 AVE

VIA RAIL

137 AVE

171 AVE

AVE

ER BA

BEAUMARIS LAKE

RD 164 NS AVE BEAUMA RIS

172 VE A

176

HUNTERS GREEN GOLF COURSE

BLATCHFORD FIELD

132 AVE

E 139 AV

145 AVE

162 AVE

RD

167 AVE

195 AVE

C H RD

155 AVE

EDMONTON GARRISON

179 AVE

157 AVE

150 AVE

E 153 AV

180 AVE

To FORT MCMURRAY, To LAC LA BICHE To COLD LAKE

118 AVE

122 AVE

127 AVE

NORTHGATE MALL

127 AVE

132 AVE

137 AVE

COLISEUM

NORTHTOWN CENTRE MALL

144 AVE

149A AVE

A RN OZE D R

167 AVE

195 AVE

EDMONTON GARRISON MEMORIAL GOLF & CURLING CLUB

162 AVE

RD EOD MCL AVE

59A ST

118 118AVE AVE

BELVEDERE

129 AVE

LONDONDERRY MALL

4 14

153 AVE AVE 149

50 ST

To FORT SASKATCHEWAN To HWY 28A

153 AVE

AN TH ON YH EN DA YD R

132 AVE

CLEARVIEW REC CENTRE VE 137 A E 137 AV

MANNING TOWN CENTRE 144 AVE

HOOKE RD

HERM ITAG E RD YELLO WHE AD TR 121 AVE

CLAREVIEW

34 ST

To ALBERTA RAILWAY MUSEUM

18 ST

N

RAVENCREST GOLF COURSE

QUARRY GOLF CLUB

RD ER YT HA

To LLOYDMINSTER To ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

130 AVE

ER RIV

167 AVE

D TR FOR

195 AVE

BURT

9

MCKERNAN BELGRAVIA

76 AVE

40 AVE

43 AVE

WHITEMUD DR

51 AVE SOUTHGATE

U OF A SOUTH CAMPUS

AVIA RD GR DR BE FOX W SOUTH IE V CAMPUS GRAND FOOTE FIELD DR SAVILLE COMMUNITY SPORTS 62 AVE CENTRE

WHITEMUD PARK

EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO

LAURIER PARK

JUBILEE

61 AVE

82 AVE

51 AVE SOUTHGATE MALL

76 AVE

63 AVE

58 AVE

39 AVE

DR MUD WHITE

51 AVE

82 AVE

D SR VIE DA

RD

RD ROPER

68 AVE

40 AVE

MILLWOODS GOLF COURSE

51 AVE

RD LL GY AR

44 AVE

SON RD

WHITEMUD DR

76 AVE

43 AVE

51 AVE

64 AVE

70 AVE

RUNDLE K-DAYS N.A.I.T. COMMONWEALTH GOLF KIN NAIT STADIUM & REC CENTRE COURSE GS AVE WA D 112 V Y L KINGSWAY EXPO A B NDS E CLARKE D ALBERTA A MALL TELUS A RS CENTRE STRATHCONA FIELD AVIATION HL OU WORLD OF SCIENCE WESTMOUNT HIGLF C MUSEUM SCIENCE PROVINCIAL CENTRE STADIUM KINGSWAY GO 104 PARK CONCORDIA ROYAL ALEX PETROLEUM WAY UNIVERSITY OF ST E EDMONTON AVE RUNDLE *NEW* 107A RIVERSIDE PARK ROGERS ROYAL 107 AVE PLACE GOLF COURSE ALBERTA . 106 AVE MUSEUM D RD 107 AVE MACEWAN LAN ROW UNIVERSITY EDMONTON 103 AVE D R CONVENTION 104 AVE AIN 102 AVE NY PL CENTRE STO RD ART GALLERY 101 AVE 101 AVE CE A OF ALBERTA R MUTTART TER CAPILANO BASELINE RD CONSERVATORY 98 AVE VICTORIA CENTRE 98 AVE GOLF COURSE EDMONTON RIV SKI CLUB ER ROYAL MAYFAIR S VALLE ASK Y RD. 95 AVE GOLF COURSE RE/MAX ATC H EW FIELD CO AN DR NN . HAWRELAK OR ALBERTA 92 AVE UNIVERSITY PARK SR LEGISLATURE OF ALBERTA D LA CITE FRANCOPHONE 87 AVE THE KING’S UNIVERSITY JUBILEE KINSMEN U OF A CAMPUS AUDITORIUM BONNIE SPORTSCENTRE SAINT-JEAN To SHERWOOD PARK SHERWOOD PARK FRW DOON MALL HEALTH SCIENCE

FORT EDMONTON PARK

VE 76 A

95 AVE

100 AVE

107 AVE

107 AVE

111 AVE 111 AVE

155 AVE

162 AVE

R YD DA EN YH N O TH AN

CORRIVEAU AVE

SERVUS CENTRE

142 ST

RIDGE DR ER DE D UX R GIRO

122 ST

178 ST

RD

L

BEL LER OSE

N

114 ST

170 ST

W

140 ST

112 ST 109 ST 111 ST

105 ST

104 ST

VILLENEUVE RD

103 ST

156 ST 156 ST

RGE RD 250 129 ST 127 ST 127 ST

121 ST

91 S T

E DR IDG

99 ST

CAMPBELL RD

LEG AR DR

99 ST

159 ST

134 ST

RRDD TAT ORAO GRG

76 ST

RGE RD 251 142 ST 142 ST

143 ST 142 ST

170 ST

124 ST

CASTLEDOW

113A ST

116 ST

50 ST 50 ST

149 ST

107 ST 106 ST

83 ST

JASP ER AV

97 ST 97 ST

149 ST

RD

106 ST

MERIDIAN ST (1 ST)

STURGEON VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

101 ST

94

97 ST 97 ST

ST

84 ST

82 ST

87 ST

64 ST

66 ST

FO RT RD

PEGASUS BLVD 108 ST 109 ST

VICTORIA TR

CANADIAN FORCES TRAIL 95 ST 97 ST

72 AVE

79 ST

75 ST

ST K OA DR OOD SHERW

BROADMOOR GOLF COURSE

FESTIVAL PLACE

MAIN BLVD

BASELINE RD

LAKE LAN D DR

MILLENNIUM PLACE

121 AVE

ALDER

ER BA RR

TWP RD 522

L WIL COL LVD B

GLENCOE Y BLVD WA

MON DR OM

TWP RD 534

SHERWOOD PARK MALL

SHERWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ESTATE

WYE RD

TWP RD 540

LEGENDS GOLF COURSE

SHERWOOD DR

18 ST 18 18ST ST

2 S 0 T NORTH SASKATC HE WA

DU NL UC E

121 STST 121

115 ST

6 ST

IAN RD RD

4 ST

178 ST

8 ST

YANDI RD

Y TR

RD

R BEND

84 ST

66 ST 66 ST 66 ST T 68 S

82 ST 82 ST 82 ST 91 ST

ST 175

86 ST

A IST AV EN BU RD

WA GN ER

97 ST

75 ST

T 95 S

50 ST

85 ST

K EE CR ILL M

RIV E

45 ST

50 ST

50 ST 50 ST

MAN ING D R 38 ST

FO RT RD

30 ST

17 ST NE 17 ST NE BREOADMOOR BLVD

34 ST 34 ST

34 ST

65 ST

D LL R EWE OTT

JA CK

A AD AN GR BLVD

LVD

BAR RD ER CLOV

34 ST

RGE RD 232 ST

17 ST

FIR

N ST(1 ST)

PREMIER WAY

FIR ST

EN S RE

RGE RD 233

NDIN RD GRA TR ERT ALB ST

JIM C

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

L GR I

OAK ST AV E

N RD DAWSO

A ST

R BE

RD

GRETZKY YNE WA RIVE D

BRENTWOOD BLVD

ST 115

ST 109

V CLO

RGE RD 232

RGE RD 231 RGE RD 231

68 PO 100 ST

D RGE RD 231

21

21

MAP: CITY OF EDMONTON MEADOWVIEW

23

T 30 S

ST 38

4

76 ST

ON RD

AN


RIVER CREE

YH

DA

YD

R

76 AVE

AR

D

WI N

RIVER RIDGE GOLF COURSE

HEIGCAME H

S LES

AVE 57

69 AVE

WINDERMERE GOLF COURSE

GRANDIS LE P T

EN

52 AVE

188 ST

15

F WILLOW OL

WHITEMUD DR

EL S

TERWILLEGAR PARK

MI

WI

ME

R E B LVD DR

ER

W AY

TERWILLEGAR REC CENTRE

RAB BIT HILL RD

LE DR EL

JÄGARE RIDGE GOLF COURSE

BURT

EK CRE

41 AVE SW

9 AVE SW

ELLERSLIE RD

UD ITEM WH

23 AVE

OGILVIE BLVD

76 AVE

51 AVE SOUTHGATE

37 AVE

40 AVE

43 AVE

WHITEMUD DR

51 AVE SOUTHGATE MALL

A VE S W

63 AVE

58 AVE

SO

31 AVE

SOUTH EDMONTON E COMMON 19 AV RD

District

LRT & Entrance to LRT

68 AVE

34 AVE

40 AVE

41 AVE SW

To BEAUMONT

12 AVE

20 AVE

26 AVE

MI LL CR EE K

44 AVE

SON RD

Park

Golf Course

23 AVE

BE R R Y

DR

THE MEADOWS REC CENTRE

E AV 38 37A AVE

SILV ER

43 AVE

51 AVE

70 AVE

19

CASTROL RACEWAY

To CAMROSE To WAINWRIGHT

MERIDIAN ST(1 ST)

With one convenient pass, you’ll gain admission to Edmonton’s must-see attractions that offer a fun variety of history, culture, nature, science, art and events!

See more, save more!

9 AVE SW

ELLERSLIE RD

ANTHONY HENDAY DR

11A AVE

76 AVE

WHITEMUD DR

M I L L W OODS RD SOUT H

38 AVE

MILLWOODS GOLF COURSE

MILLWOODS TOWN CENTRE

K N O T TWOOD R D

To EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LEDUC, RED DEER, CALGARY

RD ROPER

51 AVE

RD LL GY AR

LAKE WOO RD D 28 AVE

23 AVE

34 A VE

39 AVE

DR MUD WHITE

51 AVE

82 AVE

FIR S ALDER

BRENT

GREAT

PREMIUM OUTLET 2 COLLECTION MALL

AIRPORT ROAD

NISKU

19

TWP RD 522

TO CALGARY

TWP RD 514

TWP RD 520

RGE RD 231

60%!

SAVE UP TO

VALUE!

Edmonton International Airport

CENTURY MILE RACETRACK & CASINO

REDTAIL LANDING GOLF CLUB

TO EDMONTON

COUNTRY SIDE GOLF COURSE

SHERWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ESTATE

WYE RD

QUEEN ELIZABETH II HIGHWAY

For prices and a list of all participating attractions visit EdmontonAttractions.com

30

K CREE KMUD BLAC

BU ACK RN DR BL

11 AVE

76 AVE

12 ST

ALL NEW: SNOW VALLEY AERIAL PARK

MACEWAN RD

VE 9A

29 AVE

E 32 AV

E 34 AV

CENTURY PARK

EBACK RD DDL

82 AVE

BL AC KM 19 AVE UD CR EE K T S 6 12 AVE

VE 28 A

DERRICK GOLF COURSE WE ST BR OO DR K

WHITEMUD PARK

Shopping Centre

ER

R

62 AVE

SNOW VALLEY U OF A AERIAL PARK SOUTH CAMPUS

Hospital

ND

RIV E

114 ST

AVIA RD GR DR BE FOX W SOUTH IE V CAMPUS GRAND FOOTE FIELD DR

3

JUBILEE MCKERNAN BELGRAVIA

Point of Interest

DE

CURRENTS OF WINDERMERE

N

EDMONTON GOLF TH SASK & COUNTRY CLUB AT OR CH

FORT EDMONTON PARK

VE 76 A

LAURIER PARK

SON RD PAR

Visitor Information Centre

TANNER YOUNG PUBLISHING GROUP © 2019

TWP RD 514

QUADRANT AVE

23 AVE

35 AVE

45 AVE

62 AVE

GUA

199 ST

81 AVE

W

80 AVE

RIV E R BE TER ND R WIL D LEG AR DR

CASINO AND RESORT

207 ST SW

122 ST

99 ST

WINTE

215 ST

WINTERBURN RD

199 ST

199 ST

RD

N

RM

103 ST 101 ST

ST

172

RD

TH

R

ER ED

170 ST

184 ST

184 ST

Y

170 ST

143 ST 142 ST 142 ST

116 ST SA

109 ST 111 ST 108 ST

115 ST

114 ST 113 ST

104 ST CALGARY TR

L

119 ST

11

111 ST

106 ST 106 ST 105 ST

99 ST GATEWAY BLVD

91 ST 91 ST

83 ST

86 ST

12

156 ST

ON

DA

CH AP

A EW

EN

127 ST

D D O W DR

YH HON ANT

119 ST

N RO DR TS RE BLVD E CENT WN TO JA ME S MO WA TT TR

LE G

111 ST

RABBIT HILL RD 91 ST

JA CK

97 ST 97 ST

RD NS 66 ST

TH

PAR OO S D 77 S T

HA MIL LW

66 ST

EK RE DC MU E T I WH EAST

50 ST

AN

MILL WOO DS RD

50 ST

34 ST

IAN RD RD 34 ST

T 75 S

RD

ON RD 17 ST

76 ST

17 ST

RD T 44 S

34 ST

RGE RD 232

TA VIS ST 38

MERIDIAN ST (1 ST)

ILL M K EE CR T 30 S

20 ST

RGE RD 232

T 23 S RG RD 254

CAL G A RY T RAIL GAT EWA Y BL VD.

RG RD 253

RGE RD 233

AV E

T RS

21

9 ST 9 ST

2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

69


O Cannabis

Canada made headlines last year when recreational cannabis was legalized across the country on October 17, 2018. But just like with alcohol and tobacco, there are laws and regulations regarding its consumption.

LEARN THE LAWS The federally legislated Cannabis Act outlines the legal amount of cannabis that an adult may possess, share, purchase, and grow. However, if you are travelling within Canada, you are responsible to learn the laws of the provinces, territories, and even the individual municipalities you will be visiting. Individual municipalities (Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, etc.) may create additional restrictions on top of provincial and federal legislations.

FAST FACTS

STAY UP TO DATE

In Alberta, you must be 18+ to use and/or purchase cannabis.

For the most current and accurate information, visit these official websites:

You may purchase cannabis from provincially- and federallylicensed retailers only.

City of Edmonton edmonton.ca/cannabis

In Edmonton, you may consume cannabis in designated cannabis consumption areas, and in some parks and trails.

Strathcona County (Sherwood Park) strathcona.ca/cannabis Government of Alberta alberta.ca/cannabis Government of Canada canada.ca/cannabis

ILLUSTRATION: ERIN MURPHY

The City of Edmonton website includes maps of permitted smoking areas along Whyte Avenue and Jasper Avenue.

City of St. Albert stalbert.ca/cannabis

70


2019/20 InfoEdmonton.com

71


E. C I V R E S R O I N ING. SUPER A N S P O R TAT IO

T A E URED TR S E F F S U A S H C A E L F I R S T CYOU OR YOUR GR OUP CHOOSE PRESTIG FOR

O T E T O D AY U Q K IC U Q A GET R E S T IG E .C A

7 8 0 .4

HOURS) OR 6 3 .5 0 0 0 (2 4

O N L IN E AT G

OP

S e r a f fan port our city’s p su ly d u ro p d n a #1 FAN y We’re Edmonton’s and special events. Explore it all b als great sports, festiv E READY TO GO! E’R giving us a call- W

6

r t and about in ound ou e ar u yo n he w us close at ha great city keep PP NOW!

A download OUR

72

InfoEdmonton.com 2019/20

5 4 3 . 2 6 4 . 0 8 7


Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.