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Featured Collection

Indigenous Perspectives

Indigenous Peoples have lived, travelled, and cared for the land now known as Edmonton since time immemorial. Their deep seated past and resiliency continues to shape the history of this place. In this collection, uncover Indigenous perspectives historically excluded from the story of Edmonton. 

Browse our curated collections

ECAMP stories explore the People, Places, Things, & Moments significant to our city from the perspectives of Edmontonians. Delve into these curated story collections to discover more about the history of this place.

Queer Histories

In this featured collection, explore aspects of Edmonton’s LGBTQ2S+ history such as nightlife, community, protectionism, historic events & pride.

Edmonton's Old City Hall

Down & Gone

Edmonton has a history of tearing things down to make way for something new, be it city hall, historical homes, or even a lake! In this featured collection, explore some local places lost to “progress” and discover their significance to the history of this place.

Festival City

Perhaps it’s the climate or maybe it’s the community, but Edmonton hosts over 50 festivals every year! In this collection, uncover the histories behind these annual events and explore their significance to Edmonton. 

Women’s Histories

The perspectives and stories of women have often been downplayed or excluded from representations of history. In this collection, discover parts of Edmonton’s “her-story” by exploring the stories of women. 

Indigenous Perspectives

Indigenous Peoples have lived, travelled, and cared for the land now known as Edmonton since time immemorial. Their deep seated past and resiliency continues to shape the history of this place. In this collection, uncover Indigenous perspectives historically excluded from the story of Edmonton. 

Childhood Experiences

The children may be our future, but they’ve also shaped the past. Discover more about the history of this place through reflections on growing up in Edmonton. 

There Were No Safety Nets: Edmonton’s Italian Community

“When immigrants arrived in Alberta, they found no Italian societies to ease their way.” Explore the people, places, and motions that were at the heart of Italian immigrants finding a foothold in Alberta and Edmonton.

Edmonton: A World Class Dump

“Waste may be as old as humanity, but the idea of trash is a relatively modern concept.” Dig into the story of Edmonton’s development through the lens of its evolving ideas about garbage.

The Arts in Edmonton

Whether it’s music, visual arts, theatre, or publishing, the Arts & artists play a central role in the history and community of Edmonton.  

The History Behind the Name

Place names are anchors to history that reflect the values & aspirations of the society who bestowed those names. But, sometimes, place names become separated from the history of their namesakes.  In this collection, discover the histories behind some of Edmonton’s provocating and problematic place names.