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You’ll Love It Here

West Garneau is the perfect blend of active exploration and cozy relaxation. With plenty of local businesses, amenities, and services nearby – all within a five-minute walk or drive away – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! And with public transportation just steps from your modern living space it’s easy to explore beyond the neighbourhood too. Discover why West Garneau should be top on your list!

What’s Nearby

Welcome Home

West Garneau offers the perfect balance between suburban tranquility and urban adventure. Relax in one of many nearby parks or explore historic Whyte Avenue – you’ll never run out of things to do! Shop, eat and discover unique galleries at this lively area filled with festivals throughout the year; plus various recreational facilities for all your leisure needs.

Explore the Outdoors

West Garneau is the perfect place for outdoor fun! With so many exciting options like riverside strolls, playing with your pup and skating in the sunshine – it’s sure to be a hit for all ages. Make some special memories this weekend at West Garneau.

  • McKernan Splash Park and Skate Park
  • McKernan Outdoor Skating Rink
  • Charles Simmonds Park
  • Hawrelak Trail and Off Leash Site
  • Tipton Arena
  • University of Alberta Aquatic Centre
  • Clare Drake Arena 
  • Braithewaite Park

Nearby Shopping

Take a journey to explore the vibrant shopping options near West Garneau. Get an authentic bohemian experience on Whyte Avenue, where you can find one-of-a kind shops and galleries.

  • Whyte Ave
  • Winners
  • Strathcona Town Centre
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Dandy Salon Spa
  • And more!

Culture

Spend your free time exploring the unique local culture that Edmonton has to offer! Whether it’s catching a play at one of our theatre district venues, browsing the bookshelves in our library, appreciating artwork on Whyte Ave or enjoying an evening movie – you’ll be sure to find something fun and entertaining.

  • Edmonton Public Library – Strathcona
  • Myer Horowitz Theatre
  • Timm‘s Centre for the Arts
  • Metro Cinema
  • Oddity Cinema
  • Princess Theatre
  • Northern Light Theatre
  • Westbury Theatre
  • The Backstage Theatre
  • Walterdale Theatre
  • Shadow Theatre
  • Varscona Theatre
  • McMullen Gallery
  • Handworks Gallery

Services

Get your daily chores sorted in a snap with the local amenities! With plenty of places to grab some gas, pick up prescriptions and do banking close by. Make running errands an adventure or get it all done quickly – either way you’ll be home in no time.

  • University of Alberta Hospital 
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • DynaLIFE Medical Labs
  • Save On Foods
  • No Frills
  • Safeway Garneau
  • Safeway Liquor Garneau
  • Tops Liquor STore
  • Esso
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • TD Canada Trust Branch & ATM
  • Scotiabank
  • ATB Financial
  • UPS Store
  • And more!

Cuisine

Step out of your comfort zone and explore the diverse culinary offerings in this neighbourhood! There’s something to satisfy everyone – from locally-owned restaurants, trendy cafes, or classic chain eateries. How about giving yourself a break from planning dinners tonight? Go ahead and treat yourself (and any other lucky guests!) to an unforgettable meal experience.

  • Heeretea Dongxi Tea (Bubble Tea)
  • 2nd Cup Coffee
  • Starbucks
  • Café Mosaics
  • Oodle Noodle
  • Tokyo Noodle Shop
  • O‘Byrne’s Irish Pub
  • Polar Park Brewing Co.
  • Belgravia Hub
  • Coriander Cuisine
  • Earl’s Kitchen & Bar
  • Gaya Korean Restaurant
  • High Level Diner
  • Continental Treat Fine Bistro (Gluten-Free)
  • Duke’s Diner
  • MEAT
  • And more!