Edmonton's Landmarks, Edmonton

During the history of Edmonton, many buildings were built with different functions and most of them survived until today. Along with its collection of heritage buildings, there are old government houses, art centres and other historic sites. Don’t miss the chance to visit the most remarkable of Edmonton’s landmarks.
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Edmonton's Landmarks Map

Guide Name: Edmonton's Landmarks
Guide Location: Canada » Edmonton (See other walking tours in Edmonton)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Author: ChristineS
Edmonton City Hall

1) Edmonton City Hall (must see)

Edmonton's City Hall was designed by Dub Architects, and completed in 1992. It features two steel and glass pyramids, one 43 meters high (ground to peak), on top of a three-story concrete structure. One pyramid provides natural light for the main atrium, the other for the council chambers. The building also features a 200-foot clock tower topped with a 25-bell carillon.

Edmonton's City Hall met with some controversy when it was first announced. The original designs called for the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Churchill Square

2) Churchill Square (must see)

Churchill Square (officially "Sir Winston Churchill Square") is the main downtown square in Edmonton, which plays host to a large majority of festivals and events including: the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, Edmonton Fashion Week, The Works Art & Design Festival, Taste of Edmonton, Cariwest and in recent years the annual Pride Festival.

Surrounding the square are several cultural and governmental buildings, including Edmonton City Hall to the north, the Law...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Francis Winspear Centre for Music

3) Francis Winspear Centre for Music (must see)

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is a performing arts centre located in downtown Edmonton. Built in 1997, it is the home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The center is named after Dr. Francis G. Winspear, who donated $6 million to the construction of the facility - the single largest private donation to a performing arts facility in Canadian history. The Canadian federal government contributed $15 million and the Alberta government contributed $15 million as well.

In 2002, the Davis...   view more
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Stanley A. Milner Library

4) Stanley A. Milner Library (must see)

The Stanley A. Milner Library is the main library for Edmonton Public Library, located on the southern side of Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. As a central location in Edmonton, the library often takes part in various events held at Churchill Square. In 2010, the library held an outdoor book sale in the square, selling aging and duplicate materials to the public. The Stanley A. Milner Library has a number of meeting rooms and a small theater in the lower level, that are used...   view more
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Citadel Theatre

5) Citadel Theatre (must see)

The Citadel Theatre is the major venue for theatre arts in the city of Edmonton, located in the Downtown Core on Churchill Square. Originally located in a former Salvation Army Citadel bought by Joseph H. Shoctor, James L. Martin, Ralph B. MacMillan, and Sandy Mactaggart, the theatre's first production to be performed was Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The theatre was founded on October 12, 1965 with its first opening night on November 10, 1965. In its current location The Citadel...   view more
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Alberta Legislature Building

6) Alberta Legislature Building (must see)

The Alberta Legislature Building is located in Edmonton and is the meeting place of the Legislative Assembly and the Executive Council. It was built between 1907 and 1913 in the Beaux Arts style by architects Allan Merrick Jeffers and Richard Blakey. Allan Merrick Jeffers served as the Alberta Provincial Architect from September 1907 to 1910. The Alberta Archives hold drawings for virtually all provincial buildings executed under his supervision.

The use of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian...   view more
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Garneau Theatre

7) Garneau Theatre

The Garneau Theatre is a historic movie theatre located on 109 Street in Edmonton. It was operated by Magic Lantern Theatres until June 27, 2011 when it closed. It re-opened in Fall 2011 as the new home of Metro Cinema Edmonton. It was designated a Municipal Historic Resource on October 28, 2009.

Designed by noted Edmonton architect William Blakey and built in 1940, the Garneau is the only remaining theatre of early modernism style and period in Alberta. The theatre originally operated...   view more
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Rutherford House

8) Rutherford House (must see)

Rutherford House was built by Alexander Cameron Rutherford in 1911 on a large lot in Strathcona near the University of Alberta campus. The residence, initially called Achnacarry by the Rutherford family, after their ancestral castle in Scotland, is now known as Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site. In 1966 the house was designated for demolition as the University of Alberta made plans for expansion. It quickly became a public concern to save the structure. The University Women's Club...   view more
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University of Alberta

9) University of Alberta (must see)

The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. It has been recognized by the ARWU as one of the best universities in Canada. The university's main campus consists of over 90 buildings and covers 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. Its enabling legislation...   view more
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Walking Tours in Edmonton, Alberta

Create Your Own Walk in Edmonton

Create Your Own Walk in Edmonton

Creating your own self-guided walk in Edmonton is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Edmonton

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Edmonton

If you want to have a unique experience you should not miss the chance to visit the most interesting museums and galleries located in Edmonton. Whether it’s a museum, an art gallery or a cultural centre, Edmonton offers its visitors different cultural spots every day. These museums aren’t just “typical” attractions, but also beautiful landmarks with deep historical roots. Go ahead and check out the most precious galleries and museums in Edmonton.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.8 km
Religious Walking Tour in Edmonton

Religious Walking Tour in Edmonton

When it comes to cultural or religious attractions, Edmonton will amaze you by its large number of beautiful buildings. Indeed, this city boasts not only the biggest number of churches, cathedrals and temples in all of Alberta, but also the oldest religious buildings. Take this self-guided tour to discover the most beautiful parishes and churches in Edmonton.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km