Edmonton River

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

ancestry, diversity and aspirations of our valley and Canadian Heritage River.

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The largest urban park in North America hosts hundreds of festivals and outdoor activities,

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

To recognize this place we silk screen images onto 100% cotten garments in Edmonton

and offer them at the Makers Keep, Junque Cellar and Edmonton Arts Council Shop.

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

 

Edmonton sites

e-Canada at TIX, 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.


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

Alberta Circus Arts Festival June 20 -23

Indigenous Peoples Day at Metis Crossing June 21

Beaumont Blues & Roots June 21-22

National Indigenous Peoples Day at TWOSE on June 21

International Jazz Festival June 25-30

Thousand Faces Festival

Works Art & Design Festival June 27-July 1

Canada Day Fireworks July 1

Canada Day Celebration July 1

International Street Performers Festival July 5-14

Edmonton Jerk Festival July 6

Africanival July 8-9

Grindstone Comedy Festival

Whyte Avenue Art Walk July 12-14

RavenWood Music Festival July 12-13

Great Outdoors Comedy Festival Jul 12-14

Great Outdoors Comedy Festival July 12-14

Thousand Faces Festival July 12-14

Improvaganza July

The Magpie Collection: A Dance Festival July 15-19

Myth Country Fair July

Taste of Edmonton July 18-28

K-Days July 19-28

Ghana Fest Alberta July 20

Edmonton Reggae Festival July 20

Edmonton Carnaval July 20-21

Pigeon Lake Music Festival Aug 2

Blueberry Bluegrass Aug 2-4

Rock'n August Aug 6-10

Edmonton Heritage Festival Aug

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Aug 8-11

Fragapalooza Aug 8-11

Animethon Aug 9-11

Freewill Shakespeare Aug

Sourdough Raft Race Aug 11

Cariwest Aug 11-13

Alberta International Airshow Aug 17-18

Stony Plain Cowboy Aug

L'Étape Canada by Tour de France Aug

International Fringe Theatre Aug 15-25

Opera al Fresco Aug

Blues Festival Aug 16-18

Edmonton PrideFest Aug 17-24

Reggae On The Avenue Aug

Edmonton Marathon Aug 18

Edmonton Mountain Bike Festival Aug 25

Pride Cup Aug 27

Alberta Day Sept 1

Cocktails and Jerk Festival Sept

Edmonton Wildlife Festival Sept

Edmonton Mural Festival Aug 15-Sept 15

Purple City Fest Sep 6-8

Strathearn Art Walk Sept 7-8

Gotta Minute Film Festival Sept

Kaleidofest Family Arts Sept 13-15

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

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

STARfest Sept 24-Nov 1

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.

Make Something Edmonton and Edmonton Made asked people to contribute ideas and activities.

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

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


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 Art Gallery

Alberta Aviation Museum

Alberta Craft Gallery + Shop

Alberta Legislature

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

Royal Alberta Museum and Manitou Asinîy Gallery 

River Cree Resort

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.

Edmonton River Designs

We release images that captured a dimension of Edmonton's multifaceted identity.

You are invited to submit a design and poem, subscribe below for news and vote for your favorite design.

The images we create are available to be used freely via a Creative Commons License.


About us

We're a family of researchers, teachers and students that moved to Edmonton in 2015.

We've also lived in Toronto, Manhattan, Denver and Birmingham, England.

We love the river valley, where you'll find us hiking, biking, skating, skiing or canoeing most days.

Michael Overduin family

We've put what we like about this city into our designs.

The "e" traces the North Saskatchewan River and the Anthony Henday highway that surrounds our city.

When superimposed on our city it represents the world's largest "e".

The "e" design doubles as a map that can include coloured dots to guide people to where places are.

This is intended to help residents, immigrants and visitors find Edmonton's attractions and festivals.

Our images are custom designed and screen printed by hand in Edmonton onto soft breathable 100% cotton T-shirts.

Wear one and tell your story, we welcome you to contact us.

made in edmonton

Edmonton River respectfully acknowledges the traditional land where Edmonton is located,

which is known as amiskwacîwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ.

This is the Territory of the Treaty 6 First Nations

and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4.

This river valley has long been a gathering place for

Cree, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Tsuut’ina, Dene, Saulteaux, Anishinaabe, Inuit and Métis peoples.

We thank the many communities whose ancestors called this valley home for millennia.

Their histories, languages and cultures continue to enliven this place

as shown at EPL, Arts and Heritage and in stories.

made in edmonton

We were featured by Make Something Edmonton and Edmonton Made

after responding to the call to "make something beautiful,... something new, make something big, make something global"

as "thanks to our culture and our economy, Edmonton is the best place to make something, from the ground up, in North America".

We've been working on this collaborative project for a decade from our home in pihêsiwin ᐱᐦᐁᓯᐏᐣ.

We actively support Orange Shirt Day, Cure Cancer and DiscoveryLab.

Contact us if you'd like to meet up to explore possibilities including on the journey to reconciliation.

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