Bustling Downtown contains Churchill Square, a lively plaza that hosts year-round festivals, and the Art Gallery of Alberta, with contemporary Canadian works in a striking modern building. The hip ICE District is home to the Rogers Place ice hockey arena and a casino, plus buzzy nightclubs and stylish restaurants. Sprawling Alberta Legislature Grounds has a wading pool, picnic spots and a seasonal ice rink.


Boyle Street (also called the Downtown East Side or Jasper-East) is a neighbourhood located in central EdmontonAlbertaCanada, immediately east of the downtown core. The neighbourhood is bounded by Grierson Hill to Rowland Road until Alex Taylor Road and then Jasper Avenue east until 82 Street by the south, 82 Street by the east, 97 Street by the west, and the LRT tracks to the north, with Jasper Avenue and 103A Avenue running through the neighbourhood.


Central McDougall is a largely residential neighbourhood in the City of EdmontonAlbertaCanada located immediately north of the downtown core.

Located within the neighbourhood are the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the Prince of Wales Armory, the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts, and the administrative offices of the Edmonton Public School SystemKingsway Mall is located immediately to the north of Central McDougall in the neighbourhood of Spruce Avenue, as is the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and the Norwood Extended Care Centre North.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the north by 111 Avenue, on the south by 105 Avenue, on the east by 101 Street and on the west by 109 Street. Kingsway Avenue runs through Central McDougall.


McCauley is a vibrant and ethnically diverse inner city neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta undergoing revitalization. It is named for Matthew McCauley, the first mayor of Edmonton, and is located just to the north east of the Downtown core. McCauley is famous as the home of dozens of religious buildings concentrated in a small area as well as being a large venue for the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

The neighbourhood is roughly triangle-shaped, bounded on the north by 111 Avenue/Norwood Boulevard, the west by 101 Street, and the south east by the LRT line and the old Canadian National Railway right of way.


Oliver is located immediately to the west of the downtown core, and overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley south of the neighborhood. Located in the river valley immediately below Oliver is Edmonton's Royal Glenora Club, Victoria Golf Course, and Victoria Park. The High Level Bridge and Groat Bridge give residents access to the south side of the river valley, including the University of Alberta and Old Strathcona. The Victoria Promenade (part of Edmonton's Heritage Trail) offers attractive vistas of the river valley at the western end of Oliver.


Queen Mary Park is a mature residential neighbourhood in EdmontonAlbertaCanada located just outside the downtown core. The neighbourhood occupies land that was once part of the Hudson's Bay Company reserve.


Riverdale is a river valley neighbourhood located just east of the downtown core in the city of EdmontonAlbertaCanada. Its boundaries on the east and south are the North Saskatchewan River. Immediately across the river to the south is another Edmonton river valley neighbourhood--Cloverdale. Riverdale shares the approaches to the Low Level Bridge with a third river valley neighbourhood, Rossdale. To the north, is the neighbourhood of Boyle Street. Riverdale's boundary with the downtown core runs approximately along Grierson Hill Road.


Rossdale is a river valley neighbourhood in the city of EdmontonAlbertaCanada, located immediately south of the downtown core. It is a popular residential neighbourhood with easy access to downtown, the University of Alberta, the Edmonton river valley park system, and other amenities.


Cloverdale is a river valley neighbourhood in EdmontonAlbertaCanada located on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River. It is located immediately across the river from the downtown core and the river valley neighbourhood of Riverdale. Southside neighbourhoods overlooking Cloverdale include: Bonnie DoonStrathearnHolyrood, and Forest Heights. The southwest corner of the neighbourhood is bounded by Connor's Road, the approaches to the Low Level Bridge, and the mouth of the Mill Creek Ravine. The Low Level Bridge and James McDonald Bridge connect the neighbourhood to the north side, while Scona Road provides access to Old Strathcona.

The Muttart Conservatory—a botanical garden consisting of four glasspyramid-shaped structures that showcase plants from arid, tropical, and temperate climates—is located in the Cloverdale neighbourhood.

Gallagher Park, where the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is held every August, is also located in Cloverdale. Cloverdale is also home to Edmonton's oldest ski hill, The Edmonton Ski Club.


Garneau is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city of EdmontonAlbertaCanada. Prior to 1912, it was part of the City of Strathcona. It is named after one of its first inhabitants, Laurent Garneau (ca. 1840-1921), a former Manitoba Métis rebel and Hudson's Bay Company employee who with his wife and family settled there around 1874.[8]

Garneau is located just west of the Strathcona neighbourhood and just east of the main University of Alberta campus. The neighbourhood overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley.

In the river valley immediately below Garneau are the Kinsmen Park, the Kinsmen Sport Centre, and the John Walter Museum. The central location of the neighbourhood also gives residents access to downtown EdmontonWhyte Avenue, and many other areas of the city.


The neighbourhood of Strathcona is bounded on the south by Whyte Avenue, on the north by Saskatchewan Drive, on the west by 107 Street, and on the east by Mill Creek Ravine. Its central location provides good access to downtown EdmontonWhyte Avenue, the Queen Elizabeth Pool, and other areas of the city.