Welcome to The Best Places to Live in Edmonton, a multi-part series in which we take a deep dive into some of the best communities our diverse and vibrant city has to offer. If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a new home in the capital region, we hope this information will help you zero-in on the right neighbourhood for your unique needs.

Central Edmonton 

1. Downtown 

Always an exciting place to be, Edmonton’s downtown core represents a healthy mix of retail, office, warehouse and residential space. Residential development, in particular, has taken centre stage in downtown Edmonton over the last several years, leading to an increase in grocery stores, retailers, services and other essential amenities.

Bisected by Jasper Avenue,…

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Celebrate the season in Alberta’s famous “Winter City.” Here are just a few many holiday events Edmonton has to offer in 2021.

Canadian Tire Magic of Lights 

When: Nov. 19th – Jan. 8th, 2022, 5pm-10pm

Where: RAD Torque Raceway, Leduc County, AB

Take in 2.5 km of vibrant and festive LED displays and digital animations from the comfort of your own vehicle. The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights offers visitors a unique way to stay warm and safe this season with a 30-min drive-thru enchanted light experience – featuring over 1 million lights! Admission rates also include the option for a “drive-up” photo meet and greet with Santa.

The Winter Wonder Forest 

When: Nov. 19th – Jan. 9th, 2022, 5pm – 10pm

Where: Longriders RV Park, Gibbons,…

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Known as Canada’s “Festival City,” Edmonton is home to countless food, art, entertainment and cultural festivals every summer. Here are just a few of many events to look forward to in the warm months ahead:

Freewill Shakespeare Festival 

When: June 14th – July 10th

Where: Hawrelak Park 

All the world’s a stage at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Alberta’s largest outdoor theatre festival. Summer 2022 productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Measure for Measure.

Alberta Circus Arts Festival

When: June 23rd – June 26th

Where: La Cité Francophone

Four days of contemporary Canadian circus performances hosted by Firefly Theatre and Circus. The Alberta Circus Arts Festival also leads professional development workshops…

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Welcome to The Best Places to Live in Edmonton, a multi-part series in which we take a deep dive into some of the best communities our diverse and vibrant city has to offer. If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a new home in the capital region, we hope this information will help you zero-in on the right neighbourhood for your unique needs.

South Central Edmonton 

Windsor Park 

Windsor Park is defined by Groat Road to the west, Saskatchewan Drive to the north, 116th Street to the east and University Ave to the south. Offering close proximity to the river valley (and the potential for some truly astounding views), this ultra-desirable neighbourhood sits just a stone’s throw away from William Hawrelak Park, the University of Alberta and…

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One of the best parts about living in Edmonton is the many winter-themed activities, events and attractions that make it such a “cool” place to live. If you’re looking for a few fun, affordable, family-friendly events to add to your calendar this season, here are a few ideas:

1. Snowshoe and Stargaze

When: Saturdays, December through February 15th

Marvel at the starry night sky as you snowshoe your way around Elk Island – one of Canada’s many revered national parks and conservation reserves. This one-of-a-kind experience takes visitors on a short, guided snowshoe hike with interactive interpretation of the constellations above. Fireside snacks and refreshments are provided at no extra charge. 

2. Experience the Deep Freeze 

When:…

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Celebrate the season in Alberta’s famous “Winter City”. Here are just a few of the many fantastic holiday events Edmonton has to offer!

Curated. Holiday Market YEG

Curated’s Holiday Market is quickly becoming one of Edmonton’s favourite places to (Christmas) shop til’ you drop. The market features over 70 handmade vendors/curators (offering everything from art and jewelry to home décor and tasty treats), as well as live entertainment, on-site food trucks and prizes.

When: November 16th & 17th, 2019

St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market 

St. Albert’s Christmas Market is back for yet another season of great food, good fun and, of course, shopping! This year’s market will offer the homemade wares of over 75 vendors, every Saturday, starting…

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From little trick or treaters to adult-sized thrill-seekers, Edmonton hosts a wide range of Halloween-related events for boys and ghouls of all ages.

Little Scares (All Ages)

Haunted Pumpkin Festival

The Haunted Pumpkin Festival is one of the most popular Halloween events in the capital region. Every year, the folks at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm put on a month-long Spooktacular – featuring everything from pumpkin cannons and haunted houses (no gore) to hayrides and corn mazes.

When: Every weekend throughout October

Imax Theatre Costume Party 

All aboard! Join Dracula and the rest of the gang for the ultimate cruise and costume party! Held at the Telus World of Science, this all-morning event features an optional hot breakfast,…

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Edmonton is home to some of the best farmers’ markets around. From fresh produce and tasty treats to handcrafted clothing and accessories, local vendors always have wonderful wares to share. Be sure to check out one of these amazing markets near you.

North Edmonton 

Miller Crossing Farmers’ Market

Royal Canadian Kingsway Legion #175, 14339 50 St.

Hours: Sundays, 11am-3pm, Year-round

Open year-round, the Miller Crossing Farmers’ Market is home to dozens of vendors. Stop by to get your fill of farm fresh honey, take a class or check out the local entertainment.

Beverly Towne Farmers’ Market

118th Ave and 40 St.

Hours: Tuesdays, 4-8pm, May-October

Known as the friendliest farmers’ market in Edmonton, Beverly Towne is…

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