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There's lots to do and fun to be had
Witnessing live theatre, watching a movie or the game, taking in the latest art opening or trying a fitness class—you can find your kind of fun in Walkable Edmonton.
Explore Fun in Edmonton
Take a trip across the High Level bridge and back in time, on the Edmonton Street Car. Operated by the Edmonton Radial Railway Society, the Street Car runs during the warmer months, between the Alberta Arts Barn (Gateway Boulevard and 84 Ave) over top of the North Saskatchewan River to Jasper Plaza (109 Street and 100 Ave).
An performing arts centre with exceptional acoustics, hosting rock bands, TED Talks, comedians, school concerts and choirs. The 1700 seat auditorium houses the Davis Concert Organ and is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Pro Coro Canada.
A hidden paradise of greenery overlooking Whyte Avenue. Run by a wife and husband duo, the airy loft shop offers house plants, terrariums, custom arrangements and supplies. If you want to cultivate your own green thumb, they run workshops too.
A private, live music venue hosting local, national and international acts. To get around city bylaws, all attendees must be members (a yearly membership costs $5). The lower level of the establishment is an eatery, the River City Revival House open 11am-2am every day of the week.
Locally owned and run, the boutique shop uses locally farmed and foraged ingredients to craft vodka and gin. Once the site of an underground music venue, The Baby Seal Club, the building is now home to the smallest distillery in North America. It's Edmonton's very first distillery, not since prohibition, but ever.
CLOSED INDEFINITELY A sports bar meets live music venue. Committed to supporting the local and national music scene, the venue hosts music nearly every night of the week. Patrons can enjoy the music, a pint and classic tavern fare while keeping tabs on the score of the big game.
Skating and hockey programs, drop-in shinny and public skating are all available at the Tipton Arena. Run by the City of Edmonton, the facility has four dressing rooms, automated skate sharpening machine, vending machines, large lobby and seating for 350 spectators.
The AGA presents an ongoing series of contemporary and historical exhibitions from across Canada and the world, in five gallery spaces. Attend the AGA free-of-charge on the last Thursday of every month, courtesy of Servus Credit Union. Classes and public programming related to the exhibitions are available for children, school groups, families and adults.
A collection of railway artifacts help tell the story of the small southside railway station which operated in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Visitors can tour the replica of the original building complete with period furnishings, clothing and photographs.
The Citadel Theatre complex boosts five performance spaces for a wide-range of entertainment experiences. Beyond the stage, the Citadel fosters the love of performance through their Academy which includes The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, the Young Companies, The Eldon and Anne Foote Theatre School and the Play Development program.
Located in the Enbridge Centre just around the corner from Rice Howard Way downtown, it's the third location in the city for the locally-owned and operated coffee shop. From harvesting the beans to roasting and brewing a cuppa, Credo is committed to sustainable social practices (and great taste).
Alberta's very first plant-based pizzeria. Siblings and chefs, Neil Royale and Karuna Goodall, grew up vegetarian and are now cooking up Neapolitan-style pizza pies with gluten-free crust and meatless, non-dairy and egg-free ingredients. A vegan and vegetarian culinary delight striving to appeal to carnivores too.
The Edmonton Chinese Garden, located in Louise McKinney Park - just southeast of the Shaw Conference Centre. It's a 1.25-hectare landscaped garden showcasing authentic Chinese architecture and sculptures.
An Entrance Gate was added in 2017, opening officially in mid-September.
Not a typical Whyte Ave bar --- this laid back neighbourhood pub has a no-ego atmosphere paired with a great selection of beer and always active dart boards. Weekly comedy and trivia nights along with occasional free live music make it a welcoming place to gather.
The public art, Turbulent, by Vancouver-based artist Jill Anholt, creates a viewpoint of the river valley complete with seating. It's made of thin, bright blue ribbons of metal combined with concrete benches. The seats are inspired by the waters of the North Saskatchewan River which they over look.
Down in the valley, just north of the Garneau boundary, are facilities for year-round recreation. Picnic sites sprinkle the massive green space, with a network of hiking, cross-country skiing and cycling trails woven throughout. Hidden in the forest is the 18-hole Kinsmen Pitch and Putt golf course. A playground, water spray park and sports fields available for public use. Get your workout in inside the Kinsmen Sports Centre with its 200m track, extensive weight-lifting and fitness room. Swim or dive in the many indoor pools and diving tank. For a more laid back swim in the summer months, soak in the sun and water at the Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool. Or get caught up on the local history of the area at the John Walter Museum.
Mature trees encircle the pond with wetland plants along the water's edge, creating a naturalized bank. Various wooden decks accompanied by benches create spots for rest, reflection or a chat. A water feature on the southend of the park flows to the pond, creating sound and a chance to engage with the water.
Once home to the much-loved Bee Bell Bakery, the brick building is buzzing once again. This time with a brewery, restaurant and live music venue. Currently, only the upstairs' performance space is open for business, with the other sections opening in the coming year.
A well-loved park visited by residents throughout the year. The rink is the place for ball hockey and bicycle polo during the warmer months and skating and shinny in the winter. Ritchie Park also has two paved tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground, spray park and open field with heaps of room to run and play.
Named in honour of former Edmonton Eskimo football great Rollie Miles, the grounds offer space to practice and compete in athletics. There are two soccer fields, an outdoor 400m 8-lane track, long and triple jump sand pits, a javelin, shot put and discus throwing area plus stands for 1000 spectators complete with bathrooms.
An innovative place for the learners of all ages. Patrons can borrow books, music, movies from the massive collection as well as access many services and programs. The Makerspace provides technology and guidance to make books, films, record podcasts, make animations and more. The Outreach Program, staffed by registered social workers, helps clients find social support and much needed assistance.
*It's in a temporary location at Enterprise Square while the original location is renovated
The very first library in the City of Edmonton, the Strathcona branch continues to welcome learners of all ages to check out books and various other materials. The historic building houses programs, computers for public use, Wi-Fi, a meeting room, tech help as well as printing and scanning services.
73 families from the Garneau, Strathcona and Queen Alexandra communities are tilling the soil of the Strathcona Rail Community Garden in 2016. They're part of a 50+ year tradition. Around since the 1960s, the garden is meant for all ages to share in the great contentment of gardening.
An intimate 75-seat theatre with 14+ shows per week, every night Tuesday through Sunday. The performance schedule features plays, musicals, sketch comedy, improv jam and even a karaoke night. The theatre company, Grindstone Theatre, operating the venue also runs public classes and camps plus a restaurant in-house.
A highly stylized joint in the historic Crawford Block, with an eclectic, wide ranging menu coupled with murals, unusual antiques and a wall of herbs.
This restaurant and cafe are the newest sibling in the Merchant Hospitality family which includes their neighbours El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar and Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar.
The independent art supply shop helping artists, from beginners to professionals, to realize their artistic vision. Since 1985, the artist-run centre has been a great place to buy art supplies, browse the gallery or attend one of the many art classes.
A yoga, meditation and movement studio with sessions in Hatha, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Akhanda Flow, Yin, Restorative, Partner and Acro Yoga. Located on the lower level, below the Noorish Restaurant, the studio builds upon the health-focused lifestyle promoted by eatery.
A community centre for bike enthusiasts with second-hand bikes for sale, bicycle rentals and workshops.
The town square of Edmonton. The massive, paved, tree-lined gathering place hosts events year-round including the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, the New Year's Celebration, The Works Art & Design Festival, Taste of Edmonton plus more. The City of Edmonton is committed to enlivening the site with fitness classes, light saber training, break dancing and other programs for all ages.