Attractions

Edmonton’s newest Downtown destination!

While the funicular may be the most attention grabbing and unique part of the Mechanized River Valley Access, the project is about so much more! Mechanized Access will create a new destination in our ...

Training helps new lifeguards stay focused

Recent expansion in the number and magnitude of the City’s swimming pools has resulted in a major re-focus in the approach to lifeguard training. “It used to be that pools were all rectangular and...

Pool water you could drink? Yep!

Put a visionary, a high-energy steam engineer and a ‘geek’ lifeguard together, give them a few years and a modest budget…and what do you end up with? How about what could be the finest quality s...

Feeling Welcome at Rec Centres: More than a Front Desk Smile

When Caitlin Davis and her team of recreation facility front counter team leads took a formal inventory of their intercultural development, the results were…okay. “But okay isn’t good enough,”...

Behind-the-Scenes with City Staff on The Amazing Race

When Erika Droessler, Education Programs Coordinator for the Edmonton Waste Management Centre was asked to give a tour to two people who wanted to shoot a tourism video, she wasn’t too surprised. Af...

Bug hunting at the Muttart: a grower’s love

In what turned out to be a perfect metaphor for the rest of his life, Gerard Amerongen planted his first carrot seed when he was 12. “What that tiny little seed turned into was just stunning to me,...

Poinsettias: A plant for the season

As you read this, hundreds of poinsettia plants are nestled together in a Muttart Conservatory greenhouse. If you saw them in September or October, you might not recognize them. Though poinsettias do ...

City Neon Museum ‘just the beginning’

Edmonton’s prize-winning Neon Sign Museum is growing, but its first downtown location is just the beginning! Many people assume that city planners spend most of their time focused on the future, but...

Spring Fever and Tulip Mania

When you visit the new Muttart Conservatory Up, Up and Away feature pyramid, you may find yourself going a bit “mad” for the beautiful tulips throughout the lofty display. We’ve known tulips cou...

Creative Healing at the City Arts Centre

When you walk into Edmonton’s City Arts Centre there is no sense of self-importance or pretense among what appears to be an entrance filled with second-hand furniture and the smell of coffee coming ...

Find Good Fortune at the Muttart Conservatory’s Chinese New Year Feature Pyramid

If you’ve ever made a wish on your birthday or when seeing a falling star, the Muttart Conservatory’s Chinese New Year feature pyramid will be a special place for you. Designed in consultation wit...

Get Closer to Qiji at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Qiji, the Red Panda baby at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, was 5 months old on Jan 1, 2012. She is a very active and friendly young red panda cub. In the mornings while the adults are eating their breakfast...

The Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Red Panda cub continues to thrive

Qiji, who was born August 1, is doing extremely well under the watchful eye of her mother, Pip. A public observation book is beside the viewing window in Pip and Qiji’s enclosure for zoo visitors to...

Koko and Lala are grandparents! New Red Panda cub thriving at Edmonton Valley Zoo

The Edmonton Valley Zoo has a tradition when it comes to naming animals. The zoo staff member who first sees a baby has the privilege of naming the new arrival. When Sandy Helliker looked through the ...

A sea of pink…

The Muttart Conservatory is one of Edmonton’s most iconic landmarks, offering a year-round escape into the beauty of the world’s plant life. As a grower at the Muttart Conservatory, it’s my job ...

Get Closer to Edmonton Valley Zoo’s bold new vision

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is moving forward with bold new plans to create a vibrant and engaging place that inspires love and learning of animals and nature. As a part of this new vision, the establishm...

Through the Looking Glass: Acrylic Creates new View at Edmonton Valley Zoo

In so many ways, we view the world through acrylic. Whether peering out the window in a jet plane, or marvelling at a magnificent underwater environment in the world’s best aquariums, we gaze throug...

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