Edmonton River

The Face of Edmonton was co-created this year to reflect the

ancestry, diversity and aspirations of our valley, which hosts hundreds of festivals and outdoor activities,

and has been a homeland for Indigenous peoples for about ten millennia.

Edmonton sites

e-Canada at EAC, Junque Cellar & The Makers Keep (2022)

yeg sites

Play Tic-Tac-Toe using the great sites in Edmonton

Way to Edmonton

Connect Edmonton's letters in any direction to form words

Edmonton River e

Edmontonian "e" recognizes what first brought people here

edmonton go north

The Go North compass points YEG out as a cool northern city

Edmonton Ferris Wheel

Made in Edmonton recognizes the creativity in this city

Edmonton City of Champions

City of Champions as seen in the spirit of Edmontonians

Most Edmontonians tend to think outside the box.

Way to Edmonton

Map of Edmonton with green parks and blue water.

To recognize this place in our designs we work with


to silk screen images onto limited edition cotten T-shirts and offer them at

the makers keep


We also display artwork submitted by local artists that reflect the river valley's essence.


Edmonton Festivals

Over a hundred festivals are held here in the winter, spring, summer and fall.

We're planning an Art Walk along the river valley and invite your input.

Summer nîpin ᓃᐱᐣ

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration, Churchill Square, June 20

National Indigenous Peoples Day in Fort Saskatchewan June 20

Night Market, River Cree Resort and Casino June 20-23

Alberta Circus Arts Festival June 20 -23

Improvaganza June 20-23

Freewill Shakespeare June 20-July 14

Canadian Native Friendship Centre Indigenous Peoples Festival Borden Park June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Dancing Cree Kingsway Mall June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day Spruce Grove June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day in St Albert on June 21

Indigenous Peoples Day at Metis Crossing June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day at Bent Arrow June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day at TWOSE June 21

Alberta Metis Fest at Smoky Lake June 21 & 22

National Indigenous Peoples Day at RAM June 21-23

Beaumont Blues & Roots June 21-23


Indigenous Peoples' Day Community Gathering and BBQ, Leduc, June 23

International Jazz Festival June 25-30

Works Art & Design Festival June 27-July 1

River Valley Songwriters Festival June 29-30

Canada Day Fireworks July 1

Canada Day Celebration July 1

Grindstone Comedy Festival July 3-7

International Street Performers Festival July 5-14

Edmonton Jerk Festival July 6

Africanival July 8-9

Whyte Avenue Art Walk July 12-14

Ravenwood Music Festival July 12-13

Great Outdoors Comedy Festival July 12-14

Thousand Faces Festival July 12-14

Community Walk and Meditation in Parkland County July 13

The Magpie Collection: A Dance Festival July 15-19

Taste of Edmonton July 18-28

K-Days July 19-28

Afro-Caribbean Roots & Drums Festival July 19-21

Rubaboo Arts Festival July 19-28

Ghana Fest Alberta July 20

Edmonton Reggae Festival July 20

Edmonton Carnaval July 20-21

Edmonton Reggae Festival July 20-21

Edmonton RiverHawks - Fan Appreciation Night July 28

Elks vs Tiger-Cats Indigenous Night July 28

Edmonton Stinger - Fan Appreciation Night July 29

Guided Mushroom Walk and Pioneer Cabin Tour in Edmonton Augt 1

Pigeon Lake Music Festival Aug 2

Blueberry Bluegrass Aug 2-4

Edmonton Heritage Festival Aug 3-5

Rock'n August Aug 6-10

Edmonton Folk Festival Aug 8-11

Fragapalooza Aug 8-11

Animethon Aug 9-11

Cariwest Aug 9-11

Sourdough Raft Race Aug 11

Stony Plain Cowboy Aug 11-13

Alberta International Airshow Aug 17-18

L'Étape Canada by Tour de France Aug

International Fringe Theatre Aug 15-25

Opera al Fresco Aug 16-Apr 12

Blues Festival Aug 16-18

Edmonton PrideFest Aug 17-24

Servus Edmonton Marathon Aug 18 

Edmonton Marathon Aug 18

Symphony at Snow Valley Aug 21-24

Do North Triathlon Aug 24

Symphony in the Square - Free Concert Aug 30 - 31

Cirque Italia Water Circus Aug 29-Sept 8

Edmonton Mountain Bike Festival Aug 25

Pride Cup Aug 27

Alberta Day Sept 1

Cocktails and Jerk Festival Sept

Edmonton Wildlife Festival Sept 9

Edmonton Mural Festival Aug 15-Sept 15

Purple City Fest Sep 6-8

Strathearn Art Walk Sept 7-8

Gotta Minute Film Festival Sept 16-22

Kaleidofest Family Arts Sept 13-15

Canadian Country Music Awards Sept 14

Edmonton EXPO Comics & Entertainment Sept 20-22

Fall takwâkin ᑕᑳᐧᑭᐣ

Play the Fool Sept 21-23

Edmonton International Film Festival Sept 26-Oct 5

Pumpkins After Dark Sept 22-Oct 31

STARfest Sept 24-Nov 1

Edmonton Pro Rodeo Sept 29-30

Deadmonton Sep 29-Nov 4

3rd Orange Shirt Day Walk/Run Sept 30

Sisters in Spirit Oct 4

Edmonton Design Week Oct 10-15

LitFest Oct

Comedy Festival Oct 13-16

Mosquers Film Festival Oct 13-14

Myth Country Fair Oct 14-15

Edmonton Short Film Festival Oct 13-15

National Gathering of Elders Oct 30-Nov 2

Rocky Mountain Wind and Food Festival Nov 3-4

Farmfair International Nov 8-11

Metis Week Nov 12-18

Luminaria Nov 23 - Dec 31

Edmonton Christmas Market Nov 30-Dec 18

Downtown Winterval Dec 1 - 2

Zoominescence Festival of Light Dec 2 - Jan 1

Indigenous Artist Market Dec 16-23

New Year's Eve on Dec 31

Community concerts include Live at Lunch and Green Shack Shows.

A plethora of farmers' markets provide locally made goods, food and drinks.

These are organized by thousands of citizens who bring people from all over together.

When Make Something Edmonton and Edmonton Made asked people to contribute ideas

we re-imagined our city, and formed as a local startup based in Edmonton to share our creations.

We also run DiscoveryLab events for entrepreneurs to pitch plans for free to improve our world.

Edmonton Activities

There's lots to experience here including in our arts district as well as winter fun.

Explore the river valley from the SW corner to downtown to see

Terwillegar Park sculptures and footbridge

Talus Dome at the Quesnell Bridge/Whitemud Drive

Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park

John Janzen Nature Centre

kihcihkaw askî - Sacred Land

Alfred H. Savage Centre

Black Artifex and Keillor Stone House by Whitemud Equine Learning Centre

The End of the World at Keillor Point overlooking the North Saskatchewan River

Parks including one named after the controversial Emily Murphy

Rossdale Traditional Burial Grounds Memorial and Indigenous Art Park by the Walterdale Bridge

110 Street Funicular to head downtown by the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Citadel Theatre, Winspear Centre, Library, City Centre & City Hall around Churchill Square

Rogers Place, home of the Oilers and Alex Janvier mosaic

Tawatinâ Bridge with art by David Garneau's team

plus there are hundreds of playgrounds.

Edmonton slinky

Our attractions include:

ACUA Gallery & Artisan Boutique

Alberta Aviation Museum

Alberta Craft Gallery + Shop

Alberta Legislature

Art Gallery of Alberta

Arts and Heritage in St. Albert

Art Society of Strathcona County Loft Gallery

Bay 1 Gallery

Bearclaw Gallery

Bugera Matheson Gallery

Canadian Energy Museum

Commonwealth Stadium, home of the Elks

Edmonton Convention Centre and Medicine Wheel Garden

Edmonton Expo Centre and Art Pavilion

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Elk Island National Park

Gallery@501 in Sherwood Park

Government House

Indigenous sites and tours

Latitude 53

John Walter Museum

Jubilee Auditorium

Jurassic Forest

La Cité Francophone

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

Mayfield Dinner Theater

Metis Crossing

Muttart Conservatory

Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre

Old Strathcona

Painted Door on Main in Beaumount

Peter Robertson Gallery

Provincial Archives of Alberta

RE/MAX Field, stadium of the Riverhawks baseball team

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

River Cree Resort

Roxy 124 Street Theatre

Royal Alberta Museum and Manitou Asinîy Gallery 

Scott Gallery

SNAP Gallery

Snow Valley Aerial Park

Telus World of Science

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Ukrainian Museum

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

West Edmonton Mall

West End Gallery

 Whiskeyjack Art House

Enjoy the wildlife along the 160 km of trails as listed by the City, RVA, alltrails and trailforks.

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