Crestwood, Edmonton

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Crestwood is located in Edmonton
Location of Crestwood in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°32′06″N 113°34′08″W / 53.535°N 113.569°W / 53.535; -113.569
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorAndrew Knack
 • Total1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
669 m (2,195 ft)
 • Total2,323
 • Density2,020/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings
Lighted lollipops, Candy Cane Lane

Crestwood is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley and nestled between two ravines.


It is bounded on the east by the Edmonton River Valley, on the north by the MacKinnon Ravine, on the south by the MacKenzie Ravine, and on the west by 149 Street. Residents have good access to hiking trails and bike paths in the MacKinnon Ravine and in the larger river valley.


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Crestwood had a population of 2,323 living in 956 dwellings,[5] a 1.1% change from its 2009 population of 2,298.[6] With a land area of 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi),[4] it had a population density of 2,020 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Approximately nine out of ten dwellings in the neighbourhood are single-family dwellings, with the majority of these being owner-occupied. Almost all of the remaining residences are apartments. The average household has 2.6 people, with one in four households having four people or more. Most of the houses in Crestwood (72%) were built between the end of World War II and 1960.

There are two schools located in the neighbourhood: Crestwood Elementary Junior High School, operated by the Edmonton Public School System, and St. Paul Elementary School, operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System.

Crestwood is an above-average household-income neighbourhood.

Income By Household - 2001 Census[7][8]
Income Range ($) Crestwood[9] Edmonton[10]
(% of Households) (% of Households)
Under $10,000 2.6% 6.3%
$10,000-$19,999 9.9% 12.4%
$20,000-$29,999 6.3% 11.9%
$30,000-$39,999 8.9% 11.8%
$40,000-$49,999 5.7% 10.9%
$50,000-$59,999 9.4% 9.5%
$60,000-$69,999 8.3% 8.3%
$70,000-$79,999 6.1% 6.7%
$80,000-$89,999 4.7% 5.4%
$90,000-$99,999 4.2% 4.2%%
$100,000 and over 33.9% 12.6%%
Average household income $109,376 $57,360

Candy Cane Lane[edit]

YEG Candy Cane Lane
Street attraction
Candy Cane Lane, Edmonton
Candy Cane Lane, Edmonton
FeaturesSeasonal outdoor decorations
AreaResidential street
LocationCrestwood, Edmonton
Address9915 148 Street NW
Coordinates: 53°32′17″N 113°34′39″W / 53.538189°N 113.5774857°W / 53.538189; -113.5774857Coordinates: 53°32′17″N 113°34′39″W / 53.538189°N 113.5774857°W / 53.538189; -113.5774857

Candy Cane Lane, also known as YEG Candy Cane Lane, is the informal name of a residential street in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which hosts an annual holiday tradition every Christmas. Residents and volunteers decorate the exterior of houses and yards on the street, creating a festive, brightly-lit atmosphere, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the city and beyond.[11] YEG Candy Cane Lane is currently situated on 148 Street between 100 Avenue and 92 Avenue. It officially opens on December 7 and runs until January 1. The attraction also offers bonfires, warming shelters, and sleigh rides. [12]


Candy Cane Lane began in 1968, when a few families decorated their homes with holiday ornaments. These mainly consisted of hand-painted wood decorations, which were popular at the time. They repeated this the following year, and as of 2018, the event has been held annually for 50 years.[13]

In 2017, YEG CCL donated 12 trucks of food to the Edmonton Food Bank, making it the second largest contributor to the food bank after the Heritage Days Festival.[14]

In 2019, for the first time, CCL will only be accessible to non-motorized traffic.[15][16]

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta, only drive-thru visits are allowed at Candy Cane Lane.[17]

Community league[edit]

The Crestwood Community League (founded on March 3, 1917)[18] and originally known as the "142 Street District Community League", is believed to be the oldest continuing community league in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[19] The community league maintains a community hall, outdoor rink, and tennis courts located at 143 Street and 96 Avenue.[20]

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 22, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  7. ^ 2000 dollars
  8. ^ Income is for all persons in the household. So, if there are two persons in the household and each person earns $15,000, the household income is $30,000
  9. ^ "Income by households" (PDF). 2001. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  10. ^ "Income by households" (PDF). 2001. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  11. ^ "Candy Cane Lane". 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Information for Candy Cane Lane Tours". Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  13. ^ "An Edmonton tradition: Candy Cane Lane resident looks back at 30 years of bright lights and spreading joy". 9 December 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Candy Cane Lane Is The 2nd Biggest Contributor to the Food Bank in Edmonton, Only Behind Heritage Days!". 13 December 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Candy Cane Lane 2019". Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Edmonton's Candy Cane Lane adding car-free night this year". 3 November 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Candy Cane Lane 'drive-thru only,' 22 arenas set to close: city". 27 November 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  18. ^ p.28 "Edmonton's urban villages" By Ron Kuban
  19. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  20. ^ "Crestwood Community League". Crestwood Community League. Retrieved October 7, 2017.

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