A waffle shop whipping up waffles with sweet and savoury spins.
Nestled between the parkland of Mill Creek Ravine and the buzz of Whyte Avenue’s nightlife.
Ritchie is home to long-time residents, young families and singles. Locally-owned shops are sprinkled throughout the community. Unique learning is possible in Ritchie with a variety of schools. Plus there's a strong sense of community fostered by the engaged community league who hosts concerts, classes and a yearly chili cook-off.
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.
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.
It's Blind Enthusiasm Brewing's eatery, where locally brewed beers pair up with dining. Traditional pub grub isn't on order, instead the chefs prepare innovative seasonal menus. Although much thought and care is put into the food, it doesn't come with a crazy price tag.
A long-established, locally-owned grocery store providing residents with fresh, organic groceries and fair trade goods. Find an extensive selection of books and magazines on permaculture, canning and preserving, plant-based lifestyles and more.
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 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.
A community centre for bike enthusiasts with second-hand bikes for sale, bicycle rentals and workshops.
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.
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.
There are adventures abound in the Mill Creek Ravine. Enjoy paved and dirt walking paths, bike trails, off leash dog parks, picnic sites and even an outdoor swimming pool, which can be found all along the tributary ravine system leading into the North Saskatchewan River.
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