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Fulfilling your family's needs on foot

Schools, clinics, swimming pools and more—the amenities families need are in ample supply in Walkable Edmonton.

Explore Family in Edmonton

Old Strathcona

Alberta AdaptAbilities Association serves families with special needs children and youth by providing a variety of programs that target the development of the whole individual: socially, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Downtown

MacEwan University's School of Continuing Education is open to the public to enroll in non-credit sources from bookkeeping, to website developing, painting and cooking. The campus is also home to the Conservatory of Music, where music lessons and performances happen year-round in the 50+ private music studios and four recital halls.

Downtown

Parkland in the heart of the city, complete with public art and an enclosed off-leash dog park.

The park named in honour of Alex Decoteau - the first Aboriginal Police Officer in Canada when he joined the Edmonton Police Service in 1909.

Ritchie

Kindergarten to Grade 12 instruction is offered entirely in French as a first language. A Catholic focus is available for those wishing to integrate faith into their child's education. All of the academic programs are in accordance with Alberta Education's curriculum.

Ritchie

One of the more than two dozen strategically located fire stations throughout the City of Edmonton. The Mill Creek team responds to all kinds of emergencies including fires, medical and hazardous materials events plus more.

Queen Alexandra

An indoor dog park for canines of all sizes and ages to get their zoomies out, away from the elements. Perfect for heats waves and cold snaps.

Strathcona Junction

Classrooms and workshops for hands-on apprenticeship training for boilermakers, ironworkers, metal fabricator and welders.

Queen Alexandra

A pharmacy to fill your prescription or pick-up an over-the-counter remedy for your cold, headache or flu.

Queen Alexandra

A Kindergarten to Grade 9 school providing Alberta curriculum within a Catholic faith context. The school also runs the MTC Hockey Academy program for Grades 4-9. It assists young hockey athletes to pursue their sport and education in a faith-based learning environment.

Queen Alexandra

Instruction with a Christian focus is offered to Kindergarten to Grade 6 students, while adhering to the Alberta Program of Studies. Daily activities include morning prayers, Bible readings and songs with a Christian perspective.

Ritchie

Sugar Foot Ballroom gets people dancing with classes and parties. Through their workshops and social dances, participants can learn new moves while meeting friends and having fun.

Strathcona Junction

A pet supply shop with friendly, knowledgeable staff, adoptable animals via Zoe’s Animal Rescue and the grooming salon, Green Dog too.

Queen Alexandra

A health care complex housing a variety of services. A family medical practice, physiotherapy and sports medicine practice are available by appointment or via walk-in. Occupational Health Services are only accessible by appointment. A pharmacy is also on-site.

Old Strathcona

Specialized programming for students with learning disabilities in grades two to 12. Students are taught in small classes, usually 12-14 students per class. The focus is on empowering pupils to understand their strengths and challenges while developing strategies to encourage learning.

Ritchie

Two-storeys of artists’ studios and art classrooms, created by The Paint Spot.

Westmount

A denim workshop and boutique carrying locally crafted jeans and apparel. Also on the racks, women's wear from a regular at the downtown farmers' markets, Cinder and Smoke.

Old Strathcona

Affordable cuts from stylists-in-training and instructors, with the signature products (and scent) in use and for sale.

Ritchie

A rock music school offering private lessons, band opportunities and camps for students to develop skill and confidence with guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals.

Ritchie

A well-fashioned barber shop specializing in traditional straight shaves, clean cuts, beard and mustache shaping.

Ritchie

A community centre for bike enthusiasts with second-hand bikes for sale, bicycle rentals and workshops.

Old Strathcona

Baby apparel shop with cute-as-a-button, well-designed clothing, footwear and accessories for newborns and toddlers.

Strathcona Junction

A gym equipped with personal trainers and gear, tailoring workouts for each individuals' goals.

Downtown

A school for students who want to upgrade and complete their high school diploma. Students aged 17 to 20 have access to a full-range of diploma courses scheduled on 10 or 20-week timetables.

Ritchie

A gym where adults and kids get active with obstacle courses, kickboxing, yoga, high intensity interval training and more.

Downtown

A community centre with a wide range of recreational programs and services for all ages. The downtown facility has a fitness centre, swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor playground and day care.

Downtown

The headquarters for the Edmonton Police Service which has 1400+ police officers and 500 civilian members.

Downtown

Part of the network of University of Alberta campuses, Enterprise Square is home to the institution's Alumni Relations, Faculty of Extension, Museums and Collections School of Business and more. The building also houses commercial tenants including Citytv/OMNI and TEC Edmonton.

Ritchie

An International Spanish Academy with half of the instruction given in Spanish and the other half in English. Core subjects including Math, Spanish, Physical Education and Health are taught in Spanish while Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts are given with English instruction.

Westmount

A curated collection of pet supplies, toys and accessories with an eye on both style and quality.

Garneau

Kindergarten to Grade 6 students can participate in either the Garneau (Regular) program or the Child Study Centre (CSC) program. Both programs deliver the mandated Alberta Programs of Study but the CSC is organized across grades to encourage students to collaborate and lead. All students are involved in several school-wide events including the Terry Fox Run, Holiday Concert and Pancake Breakfasts.

Queen Alexandra

A large single ice surface with seating for more than 1000 spectators behind safety netting. Hockey players, figure skaters and recreational skaters can get ready in one of four accessible dressing rooms.

Old Strathcona

A thrift store full of preloved clothing, household items and toys, with profits supporting Albertans with disabilities.

Garneau

A gathering place for the local Muslim community. A mosque for prayer five times a day as well as location to for potluck dinners, banquets and more.

Old Strathcona

The elementary school offers kindergarten to Grade 6 instruction. King Edward also provides the elementary Interactions Program. This program assists students clinically diagnosed within the autism spectrum by focusing on supporting students to gain socially appropriate communication and behaviour patterns in the classroom and beyond.

Downtown

The post-secondary educational institution offering more than 65 programs.

Old Strathcona

A veterinary practice providing medical, diagnostic, surgical and preventive health care services for beloved companion animals.

Ritchie

Child care services including daycare and Out of School care for children ages 13 months to 12 years.

Queen Alexandra

A two-classroom program for young ones aged 3-6, from September to June, to build their early academic skills. A non-academic session runs during the summer months.

Old Strathcona

A boutique hair salon and barber shop offering styling and cuts for men and women.

Downtown

The publicly funded community college with diploma programs, upgrading courses, English as a Second Language instruction, Open Studies as well as Fire and Safety Training.

Strathcona Junction

A place to work out tight muscles and misalignment with certified massage therapists and chiropractors.

Old Strathcona

A university preparatory school, the Grade 10-12 classes challenge students to cultivate academic discipline and excellence. Although academics are a central focus for the 350 student body, there are also extracurricular clubs, activities and sports teams available.

Queen Alexandra

A community family health clinic with doctors who specialize in a wide range of medical fields. Prescriptions can be made and filled out on the spot with the in-house pharmacy.

Old Strathcona

A place for youth to access resources, recreation activities, a collective kitchen and support.

Strathcona Junction

A pet supply shop stocking various pet food options, including raw. Plus the shop houses a self-serve dog wash with everything you need shampoo, apron, towel, and even a professional high-velocity dryer.

Queen Alexandra

A building for community functions including yoga, children's programs, ping pong pub nights and skating plus rentals events.

Queen Alexandra

A friendly laundromat for you to do your own laundry (they’ve got wifi to pass the time) or drop it off to be cleaned.

Queen Alexandra

An learning centre for children aged 2 to 5, led by Level 3 teaching staff. The early preschool program instruction includes learning through music.

Perhaps known best for its commitment and participation in athletics, the grade 10-12 program offers a variety of programs and activities for its students. In addition to the core academic program, there is German Bilingual Program. Scona also runs Career and Technology Studies for students interested in participating in the Registered Apprenticeship Program to prepare for life after secondary school.

Strathcona Junction

An authorized agent of Alberta Registry where customers can access registry services for land titles, vehicles and more.

A daycare offering child care for ages 0-6 years olds. Children learn and play with others and enjoy nutritious meal and snack options, prepared fresh daily by an on-site cook. Accreditation through Early Learning and Care Services.

A studio to learn and practice Capoeira, the traditional martial art of Brazil.

Ritchie

A creative space for locals to gain access to an affordable venue for rehearsals, workshops, classes and other events. It's a collaborative venture between Alberta Opera Touring Association and Concrete Theatre.

Downtown

A studio dedicated to the practice of traditional yoga and continual study of the Ashtanga Yoga System.

Strathcona Junction

Classes for all ages and skill levels, the Korean martial art of Taekwondo offers a total fitness program integrating body, mind and spirit.

Queen Alexandra

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.

Ritchie

Carrying high quality, natural parenting products, the Two Mothers shop specializes in baby carriers, cloth diapers and baby gear.

Ritchie

A humble, welcoming pet grooming salon providing wide selection of services including washing, nail trims and more.

Old Strathcona

Close to three decades worth of local experience in instrument sales, repair and musical instruction.

Ritchie

An eatery doubles as a live music venue showcasing local and touring folk and jazz acts.

Downtown

A thrift shop with pre-loved clothing, household goods and toys along with new and second-hand furniture. Run by the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services.

Queen Alexandra

Edmonton’s longest-running swimming pool. It hosts swimming lessons, aquasize, parent and tot classes plus more, with its sundeck, dry sauna, slide, climbing and swinging ropes.

Downtown

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

Downtown

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.

Strathcona Junction

Low-impact full-body workouts focused around the dance barre.

Oliver

A fully-stocked grocery store in a distinctive market-style layout.

Garneau

Knowledgable staff assist customers in search of a new or used instruments and equipment, to buy or rent.

Ritchie

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.

Glenora Family Pet Clinic
Westmount

A family-run veterinary clinic offering wellness exams, vaccinations, spay and neuter, dentistry, behaviour consults, puppy classes and pharmacy services. The practice offers a kid-friendly reception area and separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms.

Grandin School
Oliver

An elementary school offering French Immersion as well as a Spanish Bilingual Program for grades 6 down to Kindergarten.

Nellie McClung Girls' Junior High
Oliver

An all-girls junior high school where young women are empowered to lead and learn. The grade 7-9 is part of the Edmonton Public School board --- it is not a private school. It provides Curriculum Enrichment and Extension Days (CEEDs) to help students make connections between their classes and the world outside of the school walls.

Edmonton Valley Zoo
Laurier Heights

Nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is a small and intimate zoo that provides authentic and engaging animal experiences.

Westglen School
Westmount

Kindergarten to Grade 6 students receive daily physical education, dance instruction and fine arts programs led by skilled teachers, guest instructors and artists-in-residence. Beginning in the fourth grade, students receive French as a Second Language instruction. All Grade 6 students participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program.

Oliver School
Oliver

The central Edmonton elementary school is one of the city's oldest, around since 1910. The staff instruct the Kindergarten to Grade 6 students using the Tribes program. A system where students learn collaborative skills to work together in groups or tribes.

Edmonton Rowing Club
Laurier Heights

The Edmonton Rowing Club offers learn-to-row classes every summer that are designed to instruct all the basic skills needed to become a competent oarsman.

Propaganda
Westmount

A hair salon with professional Aveda Stylists.

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