Edmonton features over 60 galleries and public art exhibits.
- 100-Mile Diet - Ivor MacKay
One-hundred-mile diet-wise, I grew up doing that in Nova Scotia. That’s the way we lived. When I started doing it in Edmonton, it created a greater sense of community with the surrounding area.
- 3-Day Novel Contest - Gayleen Froese
The 3-Day Novel Contest was an Edmonton thing. And I thought that was pretty cool. As an Edmonton writer it felt really good to be involved in the city that way.
- A Big Giant Hippie Sport - Disa Brownfield
It’s a good way to meet people. You don’t socialize just with your team. You talk to the person who’s marking you. That’s completely not normal in other sports.
- A City of Many Paths - Margot Ross-Graham
Margot enjoys her life in Edmonton and she believes that the city’s extensive river valley trails could be a metaphor for the boundless opportunities here.
- A Daily Feast - Sandra L. Hatch
I discovered the secret ingredient to Edmonton. It is and always will be generated from the heart.
- A Lesser Known Edmonton - Todd Smith
Within the next year I had come out to my family, which was only possible with the great friends I had met and grown to love, both within the gay and greater Edmonton communities.
- A Simple Story - Susan Purdy
My story is simple. It's about a 17-year-old girl 3000 miles from home.
- 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?
- 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.
- An Aussie in Edmonton - Meg McCready
The day the temperature reached an inconceivable -36 C, I stayed in bed and missed class. (They say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. I say only mad Canadians go out in those temperatures.) Luckily for my studies, that only happened once during the first winter.
- An Unusual Move - Roman Doshchak
Obviously moving to Edmonton is a little bit unusual for someone who had it as good as I did.
- Block Party - Karina Hurtado
There are lots of opportunities in developing neighbourhoods: room for new initiatives, for people to promote change. Working together we transform the area. We’re attracting community to this neighbourhood.
- Cappuccino Affair - Patti Navarro
This story/poem occurred on April 29, 2000. That is a very important fact as the cafe I mention is no longer opened. This captures a special moment I had in Edmonton.
- City Canvas: A Wonderful Surprise - Mark Wilson
What does the Garneau Tree, art, and getting your start in radio have in common? Watch Mark's videos to find out.
- Coming Home - Kristi Tencarre
I admit there are times when I miss the ocean and green of the rainforest, but the constant sunshine is a bright reminder of why I love this area of Canada.
- 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.
- 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.
- Eclipsing Shinny - Tracey Urquhart
As I played hockey with other rookie women of all ages and backgrounds one February several years ago, we watched a lunar eclipse unfold over the outdoor rink.
- Edmonton by Bicycle - Amy Neufeld
I really began to understand Edmonton when I started cycling through it. About 4 years ago I adopted the bicycle as my primary, and favourite, mode of transportation.
- Edmonton Chinese Garden - Marty Chan
Nothing fills my heart with dread more than the question, “Where are you from?” As a Chinese-Canadian, I know that when I answer “Alberta,” this will prompt the inevitable follow-up query: “no, where are you really from?”
- Edmonton is the Place to Bee - Shannon Lee Ladouceur
The big fat industrious bumblebee itself is Edmonton as a whole - as hardworking and cheerful with a buzz and purpose much like this city I have grown to love so much.
- Edmonton/Paradise - Kelly Jordan
Armed with nothing more than our bikes and sheer determination, my fifteen-year-old brother, Cory and I scale the hills and the lush forests that engulf our city.
- Feels Like Home To Me - Rachel Foley
It’s been a long time since I actually felt that a place is home. I stood there realizing, “Yeah, this is home, and they are my friends.” I’m going to be hanging out with them for years.
- 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.
- From Scratch - Eva Koppelhus
So I really enjoy gardening. Even if we have been out at the bone bed working all day, I like coming home to my garden. And evenings are so nice in summer, because it’s light until late.
- Grant MacEwan Music Program - Bill Uren
In elementary school, I'd learned Edmonton was the capital city of Alberta, and that was pretty well it.
- 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.
- Hello Neighbour - Ryan Middlemiss
She was the sweetest old lady who would babysit me. She would make me and only me cookies every weekend. No matter how busy she was, she would find time to make them for me.
- Home Is Where The Heart Is - David McNair
It was supposed to be a stepping stone, but it turned out to be home.
- 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.
- 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.
- I Love Edmonton's North Central Communities - Chris Hayduk
There aren't many places where you can get some of the best Ethiopian cuisine, excellent Thai food, then some of the best Mexican/Salvadorean fare and everything else you might want, all within a few blocks.
- It's all in the Details - Alison Poole
Edmonton's beauty can shine through in some surprising places.
- Janelle, 13, on Janelle - Janelle Somerville
You’ve got the mountains right there. They’re good for hiking, good for skiing. They just give you a lot of opportunity for things to do, a place to go away that’s not too far so it’s easy to only go away for a weekend.
- Leaving Edmonton - Judy Chubbs
Several years ago on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, my husband and I left our home on the East Coast of Canada to drive to Edmonton for work.
- Living in #YEG - Alex G. Lee
This video is a combination of 10 interviews from new and old residents of Edmonton in different walks of life. I wanted a diverse sample space of opinions to show that Edmonton is truly a world class city.
- Loving It - Tracy Gabriel
The other day I was walking to work and a monk was walking by, I passed him a friendly smile and he stopped and blessed me.
- Making Good News - Sol Rolingher
I’d always been in the river valley. I’d been in it every day, canoed it, gone up and down it in a Zodiac.
- Mill Creek Miscellany - Colin Kot
Growing up next to Mill Creek Ravine can teach you a thing or two about life. Colin recalls his never-ending creekside adventures.
- Monks Drive SUVs Too - Kushok Lobsang Dhamchoe
Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe has rights in Canada that he didn’t have in India, where he grew up after fleeing Tibet as a child.
- My All-New Heaven On Earth - Jennifer Bataga-Salvador
I can’t say I am a nature lover for certain because that would imply so much depth and would be a tall claim, but the reservoir truly gives me an extraordinary feeling of sensitivity.
- My Backyard - Samia Jamal
My Backyard in the City of Edmonton is a story about how we don't really have to venture far, that beauty can be found in the most unexpected places, if we just take time to find it.
- Natural Bodybuilding - Aman Takhar
The event was exciting, very nerve-wracking. The training itself up to the competition is quite intense. It takes a lot out of a person. It involves a strict diet and a rigorous workout schedule.
- Not a Hockey Game or a Pile of Rocks - Paul Balanchuk
I was born in this city at Edmonton General Hospital in 1966 and after 43 years considering what was a defining moment that I felt truly an Edmontonian?
- On Life and Sushi - Ron Elmeleh
When Ron Elmeleh makes sushi he maintains a balance that is both appealing to the eyes and the mouth.
- Our Great City: Then and Now - Sherry Laderoute
I remember when my Dad was working on the Fort Edmonton replica when they were first building it. My Mom and a sister and a brother used to go and take him supper up that way sometimes.
- Plugged into Edmonton - Christie Campbell
I asked her what she was doing for Thanksgiving. She said nothing. She had nothing to do on the most delicious holiday of the year.
- Rediscovering Edmonton - Sarah Beasley
I decided to approach living in Edmonton like I was in a new and exciting city I had never lived in before. I soon discovered I had more things to do than I had the time or money for.
- Ribbon of Green - David Hryciuk
For me, Edmonton has always been a wonderful, marvelous place to call home.
- 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.
- Sense of Wonder - Amber Williams
I do not come from what anyone would call a well off family, and so the move was a little difficult.
- Something for Every Taste - Kane Lambert
This event shows the true character of hockey fans in Edmonton. Minus 27 with an extreme wind chill and we still put 57,167 cold but excited butts in the seats.
- Stories From The Bench - Gord Sheppard
The guys took care of my car and took me to the hospital and took care of that stretch of things. They’d been debating which hospital was the best to go to while I was still on the ice. There was a familiarity to it.
- Subtle Aspects - Ryan Madej
Having grown up in Edmonton and lived here my whole life, I've learned what I love the most about this city is what it’s not in comparison to other cities of the world.
- The Bay of Canola Fields - Tanya Edison
I pulled over, turned off my car and stared out into the horizon. The endlessness, the openness, that feeling of no limits lifted my heart and waves of content swept away my doubts.
- The Christie Story - Christie Campbell
Once you get familiar with Edmonton, she gets familiar with you. It only takes a few trips to the local shops before the workers recognize you. You’ll find a niche to fit in no matter how strange or normal you might think you are.
- The People Make the City - Chris Brainerd
It's possible to look at Edmonton and simply see the sports teams with their championship legacies. Or just West Edmonton Mall, the river valley, and all the festivals. But those who only see these things are missing the most important aspect of the city – the people.
- The Wild West - Dr. David Bressler
Edmonton is a young city in a lot of ways. I don’t want to say it’s the Wild West, but it kind of is. There’s a lot of opportunity for people who are ambitious and want to try and do things and make an impact themselves.
- This Is My City - Colin Nekolaichuk
Edmonton is the perfect place to grow up. Quiet neighbourhoods, an abundance of parks, culture and festivals, and the amenities of a big city combine for year-round kid-friendly fun.
- Trees Like Crystal - Shantelle Henderson
When I stepped off the plane it was January 21, 1999 and it was -28. It was soooo cold my whole body went into shock till I got to my dad’s house. But that all disappeared the next day when it started to snow.
- 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.
- U of A Panda Bears - Anneka Baker
Meet Anneka Baker. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario she came to Edmonton to play on the University of Alberta’s Panda Bears women’s basketball team.
- 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.
- A Chocolate Boutique - Kerstin Roos
Nobody else is really doing what I’m doing here. It was funny when I set up my suppliers for the store, because nobody from Alberta had ever ordered these chocolates. Some of the bars are exclusive to us.
- 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 Real Sense of Community - Sam Vaitheeswaran
I traveled many parts of the world during my career as a welder and pipefitter before coming to Edmonton in 2008. And now I’m happy to call this place home.
- 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.
- Gauging Edmonton: A Mayor's Take - Stephen Mandel
We’re elated that people have chosen this city, and we have to make sure they have good opportunity here. It’s hard to believe when you think about what someone has to sacrifice to move to a new country.
- It's All About Work-Life Balance - Peter Chapman
Stopping really is the best thing I could ever have done.
- The Choice Was Clear - Michael King
My first impression came from the people in Edmonton. There are people here from every country in the world who’ve come to better themselves and you don’t feel like an outsider because the city is made up of such a diverse population.
- Why I Started the Running Room - John Stanton
I was this portly 238-pounder, a smoker. Like so many people I threw my energy into my family, work, and community endeavours, and I neglected my own wellness.
- A Different Type of City - Brad Fossen
I came here from rural Alberta. Back home it’s a different kind of life. I don’t want to say Edmonton’s like a small town, but it’s a different type of city.
- Blessings and gratitude - Sharon Ingraham
There is magic here where the aurora dances and cultures mix with abandon...
- Cabbage Soup is Very Normal - K. Maryniak
In 2003, after 22 years away from home, K. Maryniak came home to Edmonton. She's convinced there is no better place in the world to live as a Ukrainian.
- Carrying On Like Idiots - Jason Allsopp
My first time trip to Edmonton was with an ex. We wanted to go to the water park at West Edmonton Mall. So we drove up from Calgary and stayed in one of West Edmonton Mall’s theme rooms.
- Dancing with the Lions - Paula Kirman
One of the most exciting aspects of Edmonton, for me, is the multicultural face of the city.
- Highland Gathering - Fort Edmonton Highland Gathering
If you’ve a yen to listen to bagpipers and drummers, see Highland dancing, or watch guys muscle up for the caber toss, this is the festival for you.
- Magical Volunteer Army - The Magical Volunteer Army
What does it take to become one of the world's best folk festivals? Blood, sweat, toil, and tears? Definitely. Volunteers? Absolutely. Watch 2 short videos to find out what keeps everyone coming back each year.
- Rent At The Jube - Christian Mena
There’s something about the concept of coming to do a show like Rent in your hometown, at the Jubilee Auditorium, a place I’d never performed at. I mean I’d performed in that space but not on the actual stage.
- 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 Rule of a Royal Dog - Matthew Tognet
Royal dog Cadence is refined in bearing and temperament, yet, as is the practice of tyrants, becomes agitated when his whims are not fulfilled.
- 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.