Parkview, Edmonton

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Parkview is located in Edmonton
Location of Parkview in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′30″N 113°34′01″W / 53.525°N 113.567°W / 53.525; -113.567
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorAndrew Knack
 • Total1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
668 m (2,192 ft)
 • Total3,334
 • Density2,164.9/km2 (5,607/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Parkview is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. The neighbourhood is informally split into two smaller neighbourhoods, with the portion east of 142 Street called Valleyview and the portion west of 142 Street called Parkview. There is a small strip shopping centre, Valleyview Shopping Centre, located near the centre of the neighbourhood on the Parkview side of 142 Street.

The community is represented by the Parkview Community League, established in 1956, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 146 Street and 91 Avenue.


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Parkview had a population of 3,334 living in 1,343 dwellings,[5] a -1.4% change from its 2009 population of 3,382.[6] With a land area of 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi),[4] it had a population density of 2,164.9 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Residential development[edit]

The Valleyview portion of Parkview overlooks the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Most of the residential construction in the neighbourhood occurred after the end of World War II, with seven out of ten residences being constructed between 1946 and 1960. Substantially all residential construction was completed by 1970. Residences east of 142 Street tend to be more affluent, while residences west of 142 Street tend to be more affordable. According to the 2005 municipal census, 100% of the residences in the neighbourhood are single-family dwellings. Substantially all residences are owner-occupied.[7][8]

There are two schools in the neighbourhood. Parkview Elementary Junior High School is operated by the Edmonton Public School System. St. Rose Junior High School is operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System.

Edmonton's Valley Zoo is located in the river valley to the south east of the neighbourhood with access provided by Buena Vista Road. Buena Vista Road also provides access to Laurier Park, a good place for families to go for picnics, and Buena Vista Park. Both parks are part of the city's river valley park system. A foot bridge, located in the river valley to the east of the neighbourhood provides access to Hawrelak Park on the south side.

Whitemud Drive, with access from 149 Street, provides residents with good access to destinations on the south side, including: the University of Alberta, Old Strathcona, Whyte Avenue, Southgate Centre, and Fort Edmonton Park. Travel west along 87 Avenue takes residents to West Edmonton Mall. Residents also enjoy good access to the downtown core.

Parkview is bounded on the north by the MacKenzie Ravine, on the east by the North Saskatchewan River valley, on the west by 149 Street, and on the south by 87 Avenue and Buena Vista Road.[9]

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.
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  9. ^ A small number of houses to the north of Buena Vista Road and east of Valleyview Crescent are actually in Laurier Heights.

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