Remembrance Day/Week Events In Edmonton

Remembrance Day/Week Events In Edmonton

One hundred years ago, Canada was involved in World War I (The Great War) which saw the largest Canadian war casualties in history. The number of Canadians who died in that war surpass all other wars Canada has been involved in, combined. Although there are no more surviving veterans from World War I, there are still veterans from World War II and after, and an opportunity for all Canadians to thank them, and attend Remembrance…

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Santa Claus Parade Returns… Outdoors

Santa Claus Parade Returns… Outdoors

The Kingsway District Association will have a float in partnership with Edmonton’s Food Bank & Santas Anonymous. The route will travel in a loop clockwise starting at Rue Hull and Jasper Avenue, to 101st, around the back of City Hall, back down to the original point of departure along Rue Hull (99st) as seen on the map. It is encouraged to bring a donation item to one of the charities when you see the revamped outdoor Santa’s…

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Yeg This Weekend: Oct 3-4

Yeg This Weekend: Oct 3-4

Not much is happening this weekend so here’s one that was submitted by the Kingsway District Association. If you have any significant events, post them in replies below. Join the Kingsway community as we celebrate & host our KDA Fall Festival & Street Market. There will be live entertainment, a bouncy castle, a petting zoo and much more fun for all! We still have spaces available for local merchants and food vendors so whether you have something to…

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Yeg This Weekend: Sept 25-27

Yeg This Weekend: Sept 25-27

There’s so much happening this last September weekend that it might just cause a few traffic jams! September has normally been a month where events wind down as school begins again, but River City shows that summer can be extended and constantly have great attendance. Here’s the round-up this weekend. Once again, if anything was missed, comment below to add your event. Edmonton Galleria Arts & Culture Showcase (Sept 26) Free With phased-in council support…

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Riding Metro LRT’s First Train Ever

Riding Metro LRT’s First Train Ever

Edmonton LRT had its Metro Line soft opening on September 6, 2015. The first public train on the line left Health Sciences station at 5:42 am. Being the only media source covering the historic opening day journey, here’s an exclusive look and ride on that early morning train. Later on in the video, there is a clip from the press conference where the General Manager of Transportation Dorian Wandzura explains the operation of the Metro Line on…

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LRT Exit Maps

LRT Exit Maps

Here are wayfinding maps of the LRT stations for the Edmonton LRT. Wayfinding using letter exits saves time, eliminates taking the wrong exit when they’re on the same street (Jasper Avenue), great for people not fluent or illiterate in English, helps people to get to their destination efficiently. This system has proven to work in cities with millions of people like Hong Kong where the MTR is among the top 10 most used mass transit systems…

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Yeg This Weekend: Sept 4-7

Yeg This Weekend: Sept 4-7

There’s nothing better than a long-weekend to end an incredible summer in Edmonton. Lots of events lined up as the summer tourist season ends and we have a ‘quiet’ time to prep up for our ever-growing Winter City of festivals. It’s supposedly also your last weekend to wear white pants. =P Metro Line LRT Opens (Sept 6) $ The first train will depart from Health Sciences/Jubilee Station at 5:42AM bound for NAIT on Sunday. After…

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