Visiting Edmonton's Southside
Explore Edmonton's vibrant Southside! What better way to discover what the Southside of Edmonton has to offer than through stories from residents? Edmontonians are extremely passionate about their city, and after reading the stories below we think you'll see why.
Located only 15 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport, the Southside has a variety of hotels, shops and restaurants for every taste. Walk the majestic North Saskatchewan River Valley that separates Downtown and the Southside; shop Whyte Avenue while taking in Edmonton's unique art and culture community; and enjoy a dining experience unique to Edmonton.
Get to know the Southside of our great city; we're sure you'll like what you see!
A Strange Way of Growing On You - Riki Roy
We were living in Tanzania when our young son decided he wanted to do nanotechnology. I found that the University of Alberta would be starting this program. But where was this place called Edmonton?
Come Give Us a Try - Joanne Beaton
Joanne Beaton loves doing business in Edmonton.
Taking It To The Citizens - Lena Fernandes
Who would have thought that someone born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, raised in Nairobi, Kenya, with Goan, Indian heritage would be such a diehard Edmontonian?
Running Through the River Valley - Victoria Elliott
The sun is a crimson promise on the horizon as we set off on our jog through the River Valley. I hate running, but I love cheesecake. I need to do one to have the other.
Spring 2005 - Kristen Finlay
In the spring of 2005 my family had a difficult decision to make.
Two-Wheeled Adventures - Sarah Chan
My bicycle has given me a new lease on life in Edmonton now that I leave the car key at home when I go out to visit my favourite haunts.
Yardbird Suite - Yardbird Suite
Hear about one of Canada's hippest Jazz venues.
Art is a Lifestyle - Sandra Sing Fernandes
Edmonton's such a creative town. You really don't have to go sit in a big scary city by yourself and work incredibly hard and maybe not get anywhere. There's a strong and thriving arts community.
Darling Alexis - Aaron Langvand
Encountering the Old Strathcona Foundation's enthusiasm for the idea and Jill Wright's acceptance to be a part of the production goaded me into writing the script—lightning fast –and DARLING ALEXIS was ushered into the world.
Edmonton Int'l Street Performers Festival - Edmonton Int'l Street Performers Festival
If you’re a street performer or a fan of street performers, coming to Edmonton is a must. This festival celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2009, and has entertained 4 million visitors in that time.
Everyone Loves a Farmers' Market - Edmonton Farmers’ Market
You may not know this, but Edmonton is a bit of a foodie town. Our entrepreneurial growers of fresh produce stock the city's many farmers markets with plenty of locally-grown food.
Football Memories - Joanne Christie
I’m a huge Edmonton Eskimos fan. I’m from a family of 3 daughters, so my poor father had to teach his daughters the rules of football. My world stops when the Eskimos are playing.
I Didn't Even Notice the Cold - Tita Francisco
My favourite season is Edmonton winters because that’s when I can watch hockey. It’s my favourite sport. I'm a big fan.
Peaceful City of Nations - Bob Coe
Edmonton’s Heritage Festival is a long midsummer weekend of cascading sounds, smells and colourful sights as nationalities from around the world display their foods, dances, traditions and histories.