Edmonton's Jasper Avenue is a hub of commerce, nightspots and urban living.
- A Night Closer Than Our Days - Maslah Abdirahman
We all sang the same song holding hands and hugging. The funny thing was when we left downtown after we saw the fireworks we still sang together with a lot of random people on the train.
- A Salute to Your History - Denise Daubert
I'm proud to say that my family is a part of Edmonton's history and has been since my paternal and maternal great-grandparents settled in Edmonton in the early 1900s. I'm grateful they chose Edmonton!
- All-Season City - Sunny & Ishpreet Lamba
Sunny and Ishpreet Lamba weren't sold on the move to Edmonton until they realized the lifestyle advantages. For Sunny and Ishpreet, Edmonton is an all-season city.
- Canada Day Criterium - Canada Day Criterium
Host of the Canada Day Criterium, the Edmonton Juventus Cycling Club offers great riding and racing opportunities to all age groups. Members are beginner to national team level cyclists who enjoy track cycling, mountain biking, and cycle cross and road racing.
- Cleaning Up - Enid Botchett
Edmonton Public Schools gave me fantastic opportunities before I even really knew I was ready for them. I was a music coordinator. I was a principal. We had the chance to live in Europe for three years.
- Crossing One Bridge - Ann Henry
As I crossed the High Level Bridge today, it reminded me why Edmonton is a great place to call home. My attention was drawn first by the bright blue sky and then the valley which stretches for miles in either direction.
- Discovering Two Sides of Edmonton - Tiffany Kemp
I’ve discovered if you get involved, there's a lot to keep you busy in Edmonton. When I first got here I volunteered, met some really great people and made some fabulous friends. It's how my social network started.
- Downtown Dwellers - Downtown Dwellers
What’s it like to live in downtown Edmonton? The Edmontonstories team met up with some downtown dwellers who wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Meet Kassie, Eric, Josh and Kent and learn what living in downtown Edmonton means to them.
- Downtown Surprise - Lauren Ladner
Of course, living on the busiest street of downtown Edmonton meant that life was always moving, and Jasper Avenue provided all the charms of that energetic downtown lifestyle.
- Growing Up Edmontonian - Donna Hamilton
There were disorganised games of soccer baseball, football, tag, Mother-May-I, and red-light green-light. There were train tracks to explore, bridges to cross, and rocks to throw.
- High Level Bridge Streetcar - Edmonton Radial Railway Society
The Edmonton Radial Railway became famous throughout North America because of the unique streetcar ride over the North Saskatchewan River, the highest river crossing by streetcar in the world.
- How Does Edmonton MOVE You? Winners - How Does Edmonton Move You
We asked Edmontonians “How does Edmonton MOVE you?” Entrants submitted stories and experiences about cycling, rollerblading, walking, taking transit and carpooling.
- Jasper Magpies - Caitlin Bauer
I consider the magpies of downtown Edmonton to be companions of sorts. Spring, summer, winter, or fall - the little pranksters can usually found dipping and weaving like feathered kites down the city.
- Maximum Experience - Kent McKay
Fast forward to 2009—those roots are growing deeper and the warmth of the community, along with the city's many experience-oriented gems make me increasingly proud to call Edmonton home.
- McGrew Meets City Hall - Alice Major
At the Edmonton Poetry Festival, we’re always doing our best to get poetry out and around. So we had this bright idea to stage a flash mob during a City Council meeting. Of course, it had to be something of an inside job.
- My City - Randy Lukian
These are some photos I took of Edmonton. The music is Tina Turner's Simply the Best. I have lived in Edmonton all my 51 years, and I must agree Edmonton is simply the best.
- Room to Grow - Collette Featherstone
I was born and raised in Edmonton, and though I’ve traveled the world, there’s just something about this city that always pulls me back.
- Scooting Around Town - Igor Woroniuk
I’m a visually inspired person, obviously, being an artist. The views in Edmonton really grab me. Standing on top of the river valley, you can see the whole city. Sunsets. The moon. Clouds sweeping through.
- The Future's Wide Open - David Long
My plane touched down at the Edmonton International Airport on a chilly evening in December 2005. It was a world away from the gentle dusting of snow we’d get in Brighton, England, where I’m from.
- Under the Bridge - Jerry Aulenbach
With this story, I hope that we will be reminded that the homeless are not nameless or faceless. I wish I knew how we could help them all become self-reliant and take care of themselves, but I don't know of any magic formula.
- Why I Love Edmonton: A Poem - Dan Lokhorst
But if I had to choose a single spot to call my own, Then I'd have to say it's Edmonton, my river city home.
- Winter Light - Winter Light Festival
The Winter Light festival is a winter celebration featuring events that showcase our beautiful winter city. The festival was created to encourage Edmontonians to get outdoors and enjoy winter events.
- A City of Choice - Shawn Jones
After nine months of travelling between my family and my job, we finally decided to make Edmonton our home. It was a big change for them, but we’d expected it. What I didn’t expect was that it’d be a big change for me too.
- A Connected City - Jason Ding
Meet a man connected to the beating heart of entrepreneurship in Edmonton.
- A Core Crew Story - The Core Crew
Once upon a time there was a group of five summer students all dressed in red.
- A Job with a Bonus - Richard Andersen
My first question was, "Where is Edmonton?". Richard soon found out and thinks Edmonton and Edmontonians are a wonderful bonus.
- A Peregrine Mission - Gordon Court
On August 26, 2010, Edmonton Fire Rescue’s Technical Rescue Team rappelled down the High Level Bridge to install housing nests for a pair of nesting peregrine falcons.
- All Kinds of Energy - Marcio Mendes
Marcio sees Edmonton as a place of opportunity, not only for work but for entertainment as well.
- Converting a Calgarian - Ryan Jespersen
The number 99 haunted me growing up. Unlike most present-day Edmontonians, I grew up wearing red and yellow hockey sweaters - not orange and blue. Wayne Gretzky didn't make my childhood hockey dreams come true...he killed them. To this day, it frustrates me to no end, knowing there's no rebuttal for "Five Cups."
- I Was This Close to Going Back - Carlos Lopez
I was one lucky guy. They called and said I’d gotten the job, and that I could start the next day if I wanted to.
- Jewel In The River Valley - Tom Puhjera
My proudest moment was when the staff learned from our former General Manager that Queen Elizabeth II would be staying with us.
- Johnny Rains - John Ullyatt
Edmonton allowed me to do all kinds of crazy things like being a dung beetle and hanging off the side of the National Bank Building downtown. And then I had this idea of turning myself into The Human Fountain.
- Single Best Find/Mistake - Tony Vesseur
I’ve got a lot of really good customers who are really devoted to the store. Who really support the store. The guy who bought the lamp comes up from Calgary to shop here all the time.
- Sustainable Edmonton - Cliff Higuchi
I had a few ideas about how the level of service for the Shaw Conference Centre’s clients could be improved. I shared my thoughts with the Centre’s management one day and the next thing I knew, I was hired. That was 24 years ago. Find out how Cliff is making the Shaw Conference Centre more sustainable!
- Who Was That? - Clif Chapman
I was working as a patrol sergeant in downtown Edmonton. Traffic was fairly heavy as I stopped southbound on 100 Street at Jasper Avenue, facing the majestic old MacDonald Hotel. I was scanning the faces and traffic when the lead car in a funeral procession caught my eye.
- 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.
- Edmonton is Not Cold - Sheng Xue
Oh, it's cold there! Really cold! This was the only thing I heard about Edmonton when I told people in Toronto that I was going to be the Writer in Exile in Edmonton for 1 year. I was scared of the cold in Edmonton.
- Hot to Huddle in Edmonton - Grey Cup Festival
Edmonton has some great 2010 Grey Cup memories from everyone who came out to celebrate with us. We captured the pre-game excitement on Churchill Square at Edmonton’s Hot to Huddle 2010 Grey Cup Festival.
- Marveling at the Muttart - Paula Kirman
The Muttart has always been one of my favourite attractions in Edmonton. No matter what the season, you can enjoy the flora and fauna of different countries and climates.
- Meeting the Love of my Life at WEM...Who Knew? - Tammy Farkes
It was during my first visit to Edmonton that I met the love of my life. Back in April 1996, I was at the tail end of a vacation with friends.
- River, Light, Snow & Art - Randall Stout
And then, of course, the presence of snow throughout so many months of the year. We took the position that it’s something we ought not to hide, but rather celebrate. Even at the time of the competition, we started doing renderings of our design proposal in a snowstorm, trying to think about the aesthetic of the building in that winter condition.
- The Citadel Theatre - The Citadel Theatre
I love what I do and I love being able to do it at the Citadel in Edmonton.
- Where My Heart Is - Teresa Fisher
What can I say about Edmonton? I was born and bred here. I used to think that I wanted nothing more than to leave and explore the world. Well, I still do - the exploring part that is.