Garneau, Edmonton

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Looking south along 109 Street in Garneau.
Looking south along 109 Street in Garneau.
Garneau is located in Edmonton
Location of Garneau in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′12″N 113°30′50″W / 53.520°N 113.514°W / 53.520; -113.514
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
Area[3][4]Central core and Strathcona
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorBen Henderson
 • Total0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
673 m (2,208 ft)
 • Total9,648
 • Density11,624.1/km2 (30,106/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings
High Level Bridge Streetcar
CN yard
Edmonton CPR Station
Jasper Plaza Terminal
Government Centre
97 Avenue
107 Street
1891 Railway Station
Streetcar Barn & Museum
Strathcona Terminal
Strathcona CPR Station
CPR yard

Garneau is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to 1912, it was part of the City of Strathcona. It is named after one of its first inhabitants, Laurent Garneau (ca. 1840-1921), a former Manitoba Métis rebel and Hudson's Bay Company employee who with his wife and family settled there around 1874.[8]

Garneau is located just west of the Strathcona neighbourhood and just east of the main University of Alberta campus. The neighbourhood overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley.

In the river valley immediately below Garneau are the Kinsmen Park, the Kinsmen Sport Centre, and the John Walter Museum. The central location of the neighbourhood also gives residents access to downtown Edmonton, Whyte Avenue, and many other areas of the city.

The Garneau community is home to three playgrounds, one located beside the Community Arts Centre, west of 109th street and 84th avenue, and two on the property of the Garneau Elementary School on 109th street and 87th avenue, one specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

The community is represented by the Garneau Community League, established in 1921.[9][10]


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Garneau had a population of 9,648 living in 5,811 dwellings,[7] a 5.1% change from its 2009 population of 9,178.[11] With a land area of 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 11,624.1 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]


Residential development[edit]

There are many high rise condominiums buildings with five or more stories and low rise apartments buildings with fewer than five stories in the neighbourhood. Most of these are rented, making Garneau an attractive location for students at the University of Alberta to live.[13]

There are also many historically designated sites in the neighbourhood.


The Garneau Theatre is located in the neighbourhood.


Garnaeu is a stop on the High Level Bridge Streetcar route.

There are several bus routes running in the area, considering its proximity to Whyte Avenue and the University of Alberta. They include: 4, 7, 9, 57, and 94.

University LRT station is always within 1.4 km of Garneau regardless of where you are in the neighbourhood.

Cycling is a popular form of transport, considering the density, expense of car parking on some roads, and the number of low volume quiet side roads.

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. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ History of Annexations (Map). City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  8. ^ Monto, Tom. Old Strathcona Edmonton's Southside Roots (Crang Publishing/Alhambra Books), p. 16.
  9. ^ "About the Community League". Garneau Community League. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  11. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  12. ^ "University of Alberta Metabolic Centre". Canadian Climate Normals 1981−2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
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