Capilano is a mature community nestled in the heart of Southeast Central Edmonton. A scenic neighbourhood characterized by mature trees, quiet streets and river valley views, Capilano is celebrated for its natural beauty and peaceful, slow-paced atmosphere. This outdoor-friendly area is also ideal for growing families thanks to its abundance of landscaped, single-family homes and proximity to popular Southeast and Central Edmonton amenities.
Did you know? Capilano takes its name from the Capilano River, Capilano River Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, B.C. A variation of the Salish term for “people of the Hiap,” Capilano was the hereditary name for the chief of the Salish peoples who once inhabited the area.
Real Estate and Homes For Sale in Capilano
Real estate opportunities in Capilano consist entirely of single-family homes. Ranging in style, size and price point, detached dwellings in the area are well-suited to all tastes and budgets. These include everything from quaint post-war bungalows with large lots and recent upgrades to newer luxury homes outfitted with lavish amenities. The neighbourhood is also a popular location for infill homes (large and small), offering buyers the best of both worlds for modern living in an older community.
Many of Capilano’s more modestly priced residences feature an average of three to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,100 square feet of living space for $500,000. Larger homes in the area provide an average of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and substantially more square footage (2,000+ sq. ft) for prices ranging upwards of $750,000.
Note: Single-family homes in Capilano tend to price a little higher due to the community’s fantastic riverside location.
Average Listing Price in Capilano: $653,000
Did you know? Though the neighbourhood we now know as Capilano was first subdivided in 1910, the community was not annexed by the greater City of Edmonton until the late 1940s. As a result, the area continued to serve agricultural purposes until the 1950s, when development finally began.
Convenient Southeast Edmonton Amenities
Capilano sits within short distance countless convenient amenities. Residents have access to the many trendy restaurants and entertainment venues of nearby downtown, as well as the shops and services of surrounding Southeast Edmonton. While there are very few commercial amenities located within the neighbourhood of Capilano proper, several major shopping hubs, including Capilano Mall and Bonnie Doon Mall, can be reached within 10 minutes’ drive or less.
A small strip mall featuring a daycare, coffee shop, and pharmacy can also be found in the far south end community.
Other nearby amenities include:
- Art Gallery of Alberta
- Citadel Theatre
- Edmonton City Centre (mall)
- Edmonton Convention Centre
- Edmonton Public Library
- Kingsway Mall
- Muttart Conservatory
- Rogers Place / Ice District
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Winspear Centre
- Winston Churchill Square
- And much more
Did you know? The Muttart Conservatory features over 700 different species of plants spread across three climate-regulated biomes (pyramids) – tropical, temperate, and arid. It is also one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.
Enjoy Edmonton’s Great Outdoors
An outdoor lover’s delight, Capilano sits surrounded by parks, green spaces, and recreation opportunities. Defined by the North Saskatchewan River to the north, residents can access the river valley’s lengthy and intricate trail system, in addition to parks, bike paths and more. Gold Bar Park also borders the community to the east and includes an off-leash dog area, picnic sites and several cross-country ski trails.
Other nearby recreational amenities include:
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Borden Park
- Capilano Park
- Commonwealth Stadium
- Don Wheaton Family YMCA
- Edmonton Ski Club
- Forest Heights Park
- Gallagher Park
- Goldstick Park
- Government House Park
- Highlands Golf Club
- Henrietta Muir Edwards Park / Chinese Garden
- Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
- And much more
Did you know? Gold Bar Park (and the greater community of Gold Bar) takes its name from the gravel bars extending into the North Saskatchewan River. Here, prospectors and early settlers would wade out and pan for gold in the late 1800s.
Capilano is home to two local schools, which include a charter K-9 school (Suzuki Charter School)
and a Catholic elementary (St. Gabriel). Additional schooling options, including public schools and further non-secular opportunities, can also be found within the surrounding neighbourhoods of Gold Bar and Fulton Place. Several private and specialty schools such as Vimy Ridge Sports Academy and the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton can also be reached in under 10 minutes.
Designated Public Schools:
- Hardisty School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Hardisty School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- McNally School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- St. Brendan School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Brendan School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- Austin O’Brien School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Capilano is also home to an active community league. Established in the late 1950s, Capilano Community League has served residents for over 60 years and hosts a variety of family-friendly activities such as a playschool, sports academy, skating, gymnastics, swimming and more.
Commuting From Capilano
Though Capilano remains semi-secluded, those living in the area have no trouble getting where they need to go in a hurry. For starters, Downtown Edmonton, located only 10 minutes away, can be easily reached via bordering 106th Ave and Rowland Road. Nearby Wayne Gretzky Drive also provides quick access to the Yellowhead Trail and greater Southeast Edmonton, while 50th Street transects with 101st Ave (Baseline Road), the Sherwood Park Freeway (82nd Ave/Wye Road) and Whitemud Drive.
Though transit opportunities in Capilano remain somewhat limited, several stops and routes can be found throughout the neighbourhood, many providing direct access to city centre.
In search of the perfect Edmonton community to call home? We can help! Get started on your new neighbourhood journey by taking advantage of our FREE community blog and resources:
- Your All-in-One-Guide to Choosing the Right Edmonton Neighbourhood
- Edmonton’s Top Infill Communities
- Your Ultimate Guide to Edmonton Real Estate