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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).
A modest little playground with open space for kids to run off some steam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 The Brixx Bar & Grill for more intimate shows. Attendees don't require memberships for entry.
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.
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.
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.