Capilano, Edmonton

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Capilano is located in Edmonton
Location of Capilano in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°33′18″N 113°25′26″W / 53.555°N 113.424°W / 53.555; -113.424
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorBen Henderson
 • Total1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
661 m (2,169 ft)
 • Total2,692
 • Density2,070.8/km2 (5,363/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Capilano is a residential neighbourhood in south east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The neighbourhood, established in the 1950s, overlooks the scenic North Saskatchewan River valley.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the north, north west and north east by the North Saskatchewan River valley. To the west, the neighbourhood overlooks Wayne Gretzky Drive. The southern boundary west of 50 Street is 106 Avenue. From 50 Street, the neighbourhood boundary follows a zig zag path running north east until it reaches the Gold Bar Ravine. The Gold Bar Ravine forms the neighbourhood's eastern boundary.

The community is represented by the Capilano Community League, established in 1958, which maintains a community hall, outdoor rink and tennis courts located at 54 Street and 108 Avenue.[6][7]

Residential street in Capilano


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Capilano had a population of 2,692 living in 1,100 dwellings,[5] a -2.6% change from its 2009 population of 2,764.[8] With a land area of 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi),[4] it had a population density of 2,070.8 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Residential development[edit]

Residential construction in the neighbourhood occurred largely after the end of World War II with 84.6% of, or 17 out of every 20, dwelling being constructed between 1946 and 1960. Almost all of the remaining dwellings were built during the 1960s, and development was essentially complete by 1970.[9]

According to the 2005 municipal census, 100% of the residences in the neighbourhood were single-family dwellings. Substantially all (96%) of the residences are owner-occupied with only 4% being rented.[10]


There are two schools in the neighbourhood:

The Capilano Playschool is a play-based parent cooperative for 3 & 4 year olds. It is housed in Hardisty School, a K-9 Edmonton Public School located immediately south of Capilano in the Fulton neighbourhood.

The Edmonton Public School System's McNally High School is located to the west in the neighbourhood of Forest Heights.

Access to shopping, sites and services[edit]

The neighbourhood is located a short distance to the north of Edmonton's Capilano Mall, a major shopping centre, and the Capilano Transit Centre.

Capilano Transit Centre[edit]

Capilano Transit Centre
Capilano Transit Centre 2019.jpg
Platforms7 bus bays[11]
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteCapilano Transit Centre

The Capilano Transit Centre is located on the south side of the Capilano Mall. Amenities at this transit centre include a large shelter and pay phone. Thare are no vending machines, washrooms or park and ride services available at this transit centre.[12]

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[13]

Destination Routes
Belvedere Transit Centre 99
Bonnie Doon 4, 94, 307
Coliseum Transit Centre 99
Downtown 1, 85, 88, 112
Eastgate Industrial 80, 85
Jasper Place Transit Centre 1
Kenilworth 307
Lewis Farms Transit Centre 4
Meadowlark Transit Centre 1
Millgate Transit Centre 84
Northlands 591 (during K-Days)
South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre 4
Southgate Transit Centre 80
University Transit Centre 4, 94
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre 1, 4, 112
Whyte Ave 4, 94

School special routes that arrive/depart from Capilano Transit Centre include routes: 1S and 99S.[14]

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "Capilano Community League". Capilano Community League. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  8. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
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  11. ^ "Capilano Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "Capilano Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  14. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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