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The Starlite Drive-In Theatre in Jasper Place

Allie Quigley

The concept of a drive-in theatre was first experimented in 1933 in New Jersey, though it soon spread to Canada…

Forest Heights: A Hidden Pocket of History

Allie Quigley

I grew up in Forest Heights, a neighbourhood in southeast Edmonton, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. The neighbourhood is known…

Finding Sophie’s Way

Lea Storry

Sophie’s Way is a twist of concrete winding up a short but steep hill in the Edmonton river valley. The…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part Three – Salvage Men, Coal Mines, and a Futuristic Weir

Dr. Russell Cobb

In the middle of the twentieth century, G. S. Woodward was one of a handful of Edmontonians who plied the…

McKernan’s Lost Lake

Katherine Koller

Although the lake is no longer visible, its “ghost” is discernable on early maps and in the form of flooding…

Big Island: A Window into the Past

Peggy Donnelly

Big Island, a 70-acre island located 16 miles upstream from the city of Edmonton, is a lesser-known piece of Edmonton’s…

The North Saskatchewan River

Ester Malzahn

Before the highways and railways, there was the North Saskatchewan River. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Saskatchewan River…

Cloverdale Bridge

Kristine Kowalchuk

The Cloverdale footbridge crosses the North Saskatchewan River in central Edmonton, connecting Henrietta Muir Edwards Park in Cloverdale and Louise…

Friday Nights: Love & Music at the Rainbow Ballroom

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Every Friday a thousand teenagers would line up under the red neon sign to hear local bands like The Lords…

Adventures of the Lost Alpine Huts

PearlAnn Reichwein

Edmonton’s first alpine hut—The Eyrie—opened February 26, 1928. High on Quesnell Heights it looked out on a mighty river. Friends…