Rat Hole Buried In Time

Rat Hole Buried In Time

The 109 Street Subway, also known as the Rat Hole, was a tunnel under the original CN Rail yard in downtown Edmonton. Built in 1927 and completed in 1928, it served as a 2 lane tunnel (one lane each direction) connecting downtown and Kingsway traffic for over seven decades. There was much love for this little hole in the ground, and much hate for it as a second parallel tunnel was never built to alleviate…

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Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Learning can become a costly affair if you’re into local history and wish to visit museums to increase your knowledge. Luckily, there’s plenty of museums in Edmonton which are free admission. Here is a compilation of free museums in Edmonton. If any are missing, please comment below. University of Alberta Museums Collections You can call this the Smithsonian Institute of Edmonton. The University of Alberta Museums is a group of roughly 30 different museums and collections,…

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Grandin Centennial Mosaic Unveiled

Grandin Centennial Mosaic Unveiled

Without television media present at the event, this is a Yegventures exclusive. Grandin School turned 100 in 2015 and celebrated the centennial with festivities, open house, and the unveiling of a centennial mosaic. The event began with an aboriginal dance, formal speeches by dignitaries, barbecue, and open house tours of the school in the Grandin community. Grandin Centennial Exclusive Recap Video View this recap video for highlights of the event, the mosaic unveiling, and a…

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Museums of Hong Kong | #TravelTuesdays

Museums of Hong Kong | #TravelTuesdays

While in Hong Kong on one trip, I took over 13,000 photos. So for this week’s Travel Tuesday, it’s been narrowed down to the Museums of Hong Kong. With so much happening in the city of life, fragrant harbour, pearl of the orient, it’s only because it has a strong history and diverse cultural foundation. Most public museums in Hong Kong are free admission on Wednesdays. However, if you’d like to have more time to…

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Olympic Torch Run Through Edmonton

Olympic Torch Run Through Edmonton

The longest domestic torch run in Olympic history took place for the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympic games. At every scheduled stop there were celebrations to bring the nation together for a sporting event which changed the Canadian identity for the better. We’re sorry all right, sorry that we kick ass! The torch came through Edmonton on January 13, 2010, less than one month before the February 12 opening ceremonies. After a journey along historic Jasper…

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