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Walking Tours and Historical Buildings 


Are you curious about the buildings around us? Take a look at look at the range of tours in our area by clicking one of the buttons below.

Great Photo and Instagrammable Locations

Looking for a good nearby location? The grounds of the Alberta Legislature offer lots of photo opportunities all year round: views from the Legislature building or from the Capital Boulevard, fireworks, or seasonal lights. 


Right across the street, at the entrance to Constable Ezio Faraone Park, the trees, which are lit at night, offer a popular spot for selfies. Wedding and other special events photos are often taken there or closer to the river valley with a view of the High Level Bridge which dates from the early 1900s. It was designed to handle streetcar, railway, two-way automobile traffic and pedestrians. It is also remembered as the site of the Great Divide Waterfall, designed by Peter Lewis for the 75th Anniversary of the province. The man-made waterfall was higher than Niagara Falls. It operated until 2009.

The skyline may have changed, but one hundred years later, the High Level Bridge still attracts photographers. (From 1916, High Level Bridge, Edmonton, Alberta, Post Card, University of Alberta, Internet Archive, PC013901 and from 2022 High Level Bridge, John McKaigney, Riverview Green). 


Just a short walk from our building is a stop for the High Level Bridge Street Car. Ride across the High Level Bridge, through the CPR tunnel to the Old Strathcona area of Edmonton. 

For more Instagrammable locations, take a look at

Travel Alberta 10 Best Instagrammable Spots or

The Globe Diary Most Instagrammable Spots

High Level Bridge taken from Ezio Faroane Park around 1916.jpg

Proposed Projects and Plans


The City of Edmonton is actively developing concept designs for the central stretch of the North Saskatchewan River. Look here for further information. 



A proposed 4 km long linear park would connect Old Strathcona and downtown Edmonton making use of the old railway corridor and the top of the High Level Bridge.

Northern Lights

What am I looking at?

The North Saskatchewan River Valley Park, our “necklace of parks” was designed by Frederick G. Todd, Canada’s first landscape architect. It is the largest urban park in Canada with 20 major parks and 160 km of maintained pathways. 


A Brief History of Edmonton's River Valley & Ravine Park System

Biography of Frederick Gage Todd Lookout

Canada Cool: Edmonton River Valley


Wildlife along the River Valley Park includes porcupines, deer, coyotes, skunks, muskrats, rabbits, beavers, and many more. If you need help identifying plants and animals, take a look at the iNaturalist app


Identify the birds you see or hear with Merlin


Stargazing? Starwalk provides a real time, interactive map of the night sky. 

Aurora watching: Get an email alert from

Some History 


Before the LedgeView was built, the site housed the Riverview Dancing Pavilion/Edmonton Curling Club. Typically, the dances featured Free Admission, with 10 cents for dancing, and 5 cents for checking. 


The original French district in Edmonton was centred around St. Joachim Parish.


From the Official Opening November 3, 2001:

“… the first multiple residential building in Canada to exceed the standards set out in the National Model Energy Code for Buildings. It breaks new ground when it comes to  environmental design and energy efficiency. The exterior building system, mechanical and electrical systems, passive solar design, and occupancy sensors in the common areas mean that it consumes approximately 50% less energy and resources than a conventional high rise building. The individual air handling systems and interior building finishes ensure air quality and comfort in each suite.”


For information about the innovative features of the building, see “Innovative Buildings: Grandin Green: Pioneering Innovation in a Multi-Unit Residential Building

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