This week we’re taking a break from the data-driven analysis we base most of our articles on and instead focusing on something much lighter: our top 5 favorite locations to view or photograph Edmonton’s skyline.
We’ve included our own photos below in addition to the respective maps if you’re feeling adventurous.
#1: This picture was shot at dawn right below the recently closed Cloverdale footbridge. It’s quite easy to get down to the riverbank on the south side of the river and the view is worth the effort.
#2: A trail runs through Nellie McClung Park and offers numerous unobstructed views. Next to the Old Timer’s Cabin off Scona Road.
#3: Gallagher Park. Cloverdale Hill is a favorite of many bicyclists and joggers as they have a sweeping view up a challenging hill. Also home to Folk Fest, which is from August 4 – 7 this year.
#4: Muttart Conservatory. After a heavy rainfall the pyramids reflect quite nicely off the pooling water.
#5: McNally High School. With trails that run throughout Forest Heights Park, there are many different views of the skyline. This particular picture took a short 20 foot walk on a dirt trail (no harness required).
Perhaps not surprisingly, the skyline view from the south hasn’t changed dramatically in the past three decades as most of the new development has been on the north side of downtown (Epcor tower, Kelly Ramsay, and the soon to be completed Rogers Arena and Stantec Tower). Here is picture from the City of Edmonton’s archives showing the skyline in 1988:
This is by no means an all-encompassing list of the best viewpoints in Edmonton so we would love to hear from you below: Do you have a favorite location to view or take pictures of the Edmonton’s skyline? In the future, will the best skyline photos be taken from a location north of downtown?
Chad GriffithsPartner, SIOR, CCIM
Chad is a partner with NAI Commercial Real Estate and focuses on the Greater Edmonton area. Chad entered the industry in 2004 and has completed over 400 commercial transactions with clients ranging from small, local companies to large institutional owners. Chad has been a top 15 producer with NAI Canada-wide since 2013.
Ryan BrownPartner, BCom, SIOR
Ryan is a partner with NAI Commercial Real Estate in Edmonton and is currently ranked nationally as one of NAI's top advisors. Having executed in excess of $100 Million worth of sales transactions and over 2 Million square feet of lease transactions, Ryan has developed a firm understanding of asset evaluation and an aptitude for building design, functionality, and long-term practicality.
Darcie is a licensed Commercial Real Estate Agent in the Province of Alberta with a focus on the Edmonton market and its surrounding areas. Darcie accomplishes custom solutions for her clients through her personable nature and results driven attitude. Darcie can help if you are looking to invest in commercial real estate or are looking for representation for a sale or lease transactions.
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