Edmonton Wards: Discover Your Neighbourhood

Edmonton is a vibrant city, divided by the mighty North Saskatchewan River and united in a deep love of local sports teams. The city is home to a diverse population and tons of unique communities. How well do you know yours?

We’ve broken down the city—ward by ward—to help you get to know your neighbourhood better. For starters, you can learn about the characteristics of your ward and get to know your councillor. The city’s current slate of elected officials—including returning Mayor Don Iveson—took office in October 2017 and they’ll be in power until 2021, so it’s worth taking the time to learn about them.

Then, go beyond that to discover what your neighbours are really interested in. The most popular items borrowed from branches of the Edmonton Public Library that serve each ward hint at residents’ passions.

Not sure which ward you live in? Check out the City of Edmonton’s detailed ward maps to find your ward.

Use the links below to jump ahead to any ward.

Ward 1 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 1: Jasper Place (JPL), West Henday Promenade (WHP), Lois Hole (LHL) and Woodcroft (WOO)

Neighbourhoods: Aldergrove, Belmead, Britannia, Canora, Crestwood, Glenwood, Jasper Park, La Perle, Lewis Farms, Mayfield, Meadowlark, Parkview, Potter Greens, Rosenthal, Secord, Terra Losa, Webber Greens, Youngstown

Population: 71,340

Eligible Voters: 51,522

Councillor: Andrew Knack

Details: Located on the west side of the city, Ward 1 is a mix of business areas (it includes the West Edmonton Mall), industrial areas and older neighbourhoods, many experiencing infill development.

More than half of the residents in this ward own their homes and 35 per cent have lived there for five years or longer. The main language other than English is Tagalog, spoken by 4.4 per cent.


Ward 1 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Room (JPL), Inside Out (LHL, WHP, WOO), Bridge of Spies (LHL), Frozen (WHP)

Most Popular Books: Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (JPL, WHP), The Guilty by David Baldacci (LHL, WHP), The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (WOO)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (JPL, LHL, WHP, WOO)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (JPL, WHP, LHL, WOO), Wild Ones by Flo Rida (WHP)

 

Ward 2 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 2: Calder (CAL), Woodcroft (WOO), Castle Downs (CSD) and Sprucewood (SPW)

Neighbourhoods: Albany, Athlone, Baranow, Blatchford, Caernarvon, Calder, Carlisle, Carlton, Cumberland, Dovercourt, Griesbach, Hudson, Inglewood, Kensington, Lauderdale, Oxford, Pembia, Prince Charles, Prince Rupert, Rosslyn, Sherbrooke, Spruce Avenue, Wellington, Woodcroft

Population: 74,211

Eligible Voters: 53,404

Councillor: Bev Esslinger

Details: Home to NAIT, the Kingsway Mall and Edmonton’s former municipal airport, Ward 2 includes a number of industrial parks and some of the city’s older neighbourhoods.

Fewer than half of residents own their home and 34 per cent have lived in the area for five years or more. The most spoken languages other than English are Arabic and Taglog, each with 2.6 per cent.


Ward 2 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Inside Out (CAL, WOO), Jurassic World (CSD), The Martian (SPW)

Most Popular Books: Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (CAL), The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (WOO), The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (CSD), The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (SPW)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (CAL, WOO), LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (CSD), LEGO The Hobbit (SPW)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (CAL, WOO), Hello by Hedley (CSD), Coming Home by Leon Bridges (SPW)

 

Ward 3 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 3: Castle Downs (CSD) and Londonderry (LON)

Neighbourhoods: Baturyn, Beaumaris, Belle Rive, Canossa, Chambery, Crystallina Nera, Dunluce, Eaux Claires, Elsinore, Evansdale, Kilkenny, Klarvatten, Lago Lindo, Lorelei, Mayliewan, Ozerna, Rapperswill, Schonsee

Population: 72,113

Eligible Voters: 49,445

Councillor: Jon Dziadyk

Details: Ward 3 has a mix of older neighbourhoods and areas experiencing new development. It is one of the most culturally diverse areas in the city, according to the CBC.

Nearly two-thirds of residents own their homes and 40 per cent have lived in their home for five years or more. Arabic is the main language other than English, with 4.8 per cent of Ward 3 residents counting themselves as Arabic speakers.


Ward 3 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Jurassic World (CSD), The Martian (LON), Brooklyn (LON)

Most Popular Books: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (CSD), Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (LON)

Most Popular Videogames: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (CSD), Call of Duty (LON)

Most Popular Music: Hello by Hedley (CSD), 25 by Adele (LON)

 

Ward 4 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 4: Clareview (CLV), McConachie (MCN) and Londonderry (LON)

Neighbourhoods: Bannerman, Belmont, Belvedere, Brintnell, Casselman, Clareview, Cy Becker, Ebbers, Edmonton Energy and Technology Park, Fraser, Hairsine, Hermitage, Hollick-Kenyon, Homesteader, Horse Hill, Kernohan, Kirkness, McLeod, Matt Berry, Miller, Overlanders, Sifton Park, York

Population: 78,819

Eligible Voters: 54,540

Councillor: Aaron Paquette

Details: The largest ward from a geographic standpoint, Ward 4 covers Edmonton’s northeast corner and contains a large industrial area, mixed-use communities, some older residential neighbourhoods and business hubs Londonderry Mall and Manning Town Centre.

More than half of residents own their home and 36.9 per cent have lived in there for five years or more. Other than English, French is the main language, spoken by 2.4 per cent.  


Ward 4 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Spectre (CLV), The Martian (MCN, LON), Inside Out  (MCN), Brooklyn (LON)

Most Popular Books: A Wake for the Dreamland by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne (CLV), Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (MCN, LON)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (CLV, MCN, LON), Wipeout (MCN)

Most Popular Music: 1989 by Taylor Swift (CLV), 25 by Adele (MCN, LON)

 

Ward 5 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 5: Lois Hole (LHL) and Jasper Place (JPL)

Neighbourhoods: Callingwood, Cameron Heights, Dechene, Donsdale, Edgemont, Elmwood, Gariepy, Glastonbury, Granville, The Hamptons, Jamieson Place, Laurier Heights, Lymburn, Lynnwood, Oleskiw, Ormsby Place, Patricia Heights, Quesnell Heights, Rio Terrace, River’s Edge, Thorncliffe, The Uplands, Wedgewood Heights, Westridge

Population: 71,679

Eligible Voters: 49,544

Councillor: Sarah Hamilton 

Details: Bordered on one side by the North Saskachewan River and split by the Anthony Henday, Ward 5 is above city average on income level and population of children.

More than half of residents own their home and 37.8 per cent have lived there for five years or more. The main language spoken, other than English, is Tagalog, with 4.5 per cent of Ward 5 counting themselves as Tagalog speakers.


Ward 5 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Inside Out (LHL), Bridge of Spies (LHL), Room (JPL)

Most Popular Books: The Guilty by David Baldacci (LHL), Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (JPL)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (LHL, JPL)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (LHL, JPL)

 

Ward 6 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 6: Enterprise Square (ESQ)/Stanley A. Milner (MNA) and Woodcroft (WOO)

Neighbourhoods: Boyle Street, Downtown, Central McDougall, Glenora, Grovenor, McCauley, McQueen, Oliver, Queen Mary Park, Riverdale, Rossdale, Westmount

Population: 72,367

Eligible Voters: 53,393

Councillor: Scott McKeen

Details: Encompassing Edmonton’s downtown core, Ward 6 is home to the city’s most densely populated neighbourhood, its office district and Rogers Place. This ward is above the city average on university education, walking commuters and young adults.

This area has a much lower level of home ownership than other parts of the city, with less than one-quarter of residents owning, and only 23.5 per cent having lived there for five years or more. The primary language, other than English, is French which is spoken by 2.6 per cent.


Ward 6 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Ant-Man (ESQ/MNA), Inside Out (WOO)

Most Popular Books: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (ESQ/MNA), The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (WOO)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (ESQ/MNA, WOO)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (ESQ/MNA, WOO)

 

Ward 7 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 7: Highlands (HIG), Sprucewood (SPW), Abbottsfiled-Penny McKee (ABB) and Londonderry (LON)

Neighbourhoods: Abbottsfield, Alberta Avenue, Balwin, Beacon Heights, Bellevue, Bergman, Beverly Heights, Cromdale, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Delton, Delwood, Glengarry, Highlands, Killarney, Montrose, Newton, Northlands, Northmount, Parkdale, Rundle Heights

Population: 63,048

Eligible Voters: 46,056

Councillor: Tony Caterina

Details: Lying to the northeast of downtown, Ward 7 contains Northlands Coliseum, which will close permanently at the end of 2017. It remains unclear what will happen to the 65-hectare area.

Just under half of residents in Ward 7 own their home and 36 per cent have lived in their house for five years or more. The main non-English language is French, spoken by 2.8 per cent.


Ward 7 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Deadpool (HIG), The Martian (SPW, LON), Spectre (ABB), Brooklyn (LON)

Most Popular Books: Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue by André Alexis (HIG), The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (SPW), Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (ABB), Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (LON)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (HIG, LON), LEGO The Hobbit (SPW)

Most Popular Music: To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (HIG), Coming Home by Leon Bridges (SPW), 25 by Adele (LON)

 

Ward 8 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 8: Strathcona (STR), Idylwylde (IDY) and Capilano (CPL)

Neighbourhoods: Belgravia, Bonnie Doon, Capilano, Cloverdale, Forest Heights, Fulton Place, Garneau, Gold Bar, Holyrood, Idylwylde, Kenilworth, McKernan, Mill Creek, Ottewell, Queen Alexandra, Strathcona, Strathearn, Terrace Heights, University of Alberta, Windsor Park

Population: 67,365

Eligible Voters: 51,039

Councillor: Ben Henderson

Details: Ward 8 is home to the University of Alberta, Whyte Ave. and the “Accidental Beach” that popped up along the North Saskatchewan this summer. This ward is above city average for university degrees, single households and people employed in education, law and government.

Only 38.2 per cent of residents in this ward own their homes and 32 per cent have lived in their home for five years or more. French is the main language (other than English), with 4.1 per cent of residents counting themselves French speakers.


Ward 8 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Spectre (STR), Mad Max (IDY), Inside Out (CPL)

Most Popular Books: Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue by André Alexis (STR), Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (IDY), Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (CPL)

Most Popular Videogames: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 (STR), Call of Duty (IDY, CPL)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (STR, IDY, CPL)

 

Ward 9 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 9: Riverbend (RIV) and Whitemud Crossing (WMC)

Neighbourhoods: Ambleside, Brander Gardens, Brookside, Bulyea Heights, Carter Crest, Creekwood Chappelle, Falconer Heights, Glendridding Heights, Graydon Hill, Haddow, Henderson Estates, Heritage Valley, Hodgson, Keswick, Leger, MacEwan, Magrath Heights, Mactaggart, Ogilvie Ridge, Paisley, Ramsay Heights, Rhatigan Ridge, Rutherford, Terwillegar, Windermere

Population: 87,038

Eligible Voters: 53,435

Councillor: Tim Cartmell

Details: Home to a number of new developments, Ward 9 is Edmonton’s wealthiest area, with the highest percentage of households earning more than $250,000 annually, according to the CBC. It’s also one of the city’s fastest growing communities.

Ward 9 is above the city average for homeowners, with nearly 65 per cent of residents owning their homes and 34.6 per cent living in the area for five years or more. Mandarin is the biggest language spoken other than English, with 4.34 per cent of residents counting themselves Mandarin speakers.


Ward 9 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Pitch Perfect 2 (RIV), Inside Out (WMC)

Most Popular Books: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (RIV), I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (WMC)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (RIV), LEGO Jurassic World (WMC)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (RIV, WMC)

 

Ward 10 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 10: Whitemud Crossing (WMC)

Neighbourhoods: Allard, Allendale, Aspen Gardens, Bearspaw, Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, Blue Quill, Cashman, Callaghan, Cavanagh, Duggan, Empire Park, Ermineskin, Grandview Heights, Greenfield, Keheewin, Lansdowne, Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, Parkallen, Pleasantview, Richford, Rideau, Royal Gardens, Skyrattler, Steinhauer, Sweet Grass, Twin Brooks, Westbrook Estates

Population: 78,075

Eligible Voters: 53,535

Councillor: Michael Walters

Details: Bordered by Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard on the east and Whitemud Creek Ravine on the west, Ward 10 boasts an above-city-average population of senior citizens and public transit commuters.

In this ward, 43.9 per cent of residents own their home and 28.5 per cent have lived there for five years or longer. French is the main language (other than English), spoken by 2.7 per cent of residents.


Ward 10 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Inside Out (WMC)

Most Popular Books: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (WMC)

Most Popular Videogames: LEGO Jurassic World (WMC)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (WMC)

 

Ward 11 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 11: Mill Woods (MLW) and Meadows (MEA)

Neighbourhoods: Argyll, Avonmore, Ekota, Greenview, Hazeldean, Hillview, Jackson Heights, Kameyosek, King Edward Park, Kiniski Gardens, Lee Ridge, Menisa, Meyokumin, Meyonohk, Michaels Park, Richfield, Ritchie, Sakaw, Satoo, Tawa, Tipaskan, Tweddle Place

Population: 71,060

Eligible Voters: 47,539

Councillor: Mike Nickel

Details: Containing Mill Woods Town Centre and the under-construction south leg of the Valley Line LRT, Ward 11 has an above-city-average population of homeowners, immigrants and families.

More than half of residents own their home and 40.8 per cent have lived there for five years or more. The most spoken language other than English is French, with 3 per cent of Ward 11 residents being French speakers.


Ward 11 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Mad Max (MLW), Bridge of Spies (MEA)

Most Popular Books: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (MLW), I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (MEA)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (MLW, MEA)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (MLW, MEA)

 

Ward 12 Basics

EPL Branches That Serve Ward 12: Meadows (MEA) and Mill Woods (MLW)

Neighbourhoods: Aster, Bisset, Charlesworth, Crawford Plains, Daly Grove, Ellerslie, Larkspur, Laurel, Maple, Minchau, The Orchards at Ellerslie, Pollard Meadows, Silver Berry, Summerside, Tamarack, Walker, Weinlos, Wild Rose

Population: 92,332

Eligible Voters: 55,112

Councillor: Mohinder Banga

Details: Situated in the city’s southeast corner, Ward 12 is one of Edmonton’s most diverse, home to more couples with children and a higher immigrant population than the city average.

Nearly two-thirds of Ward 12 residents own their home, well above the city average, and 29 per cent have lived in their home for five years or more. The main language other than English is Punjabi, spoken by 10.2 per cent of Ward 12 residents.


Ward 12 Faves

Most Popular Movies: Bridge of Spies (MEA), Mad Max (MLW)

Most Popular Books: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (MEA), The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz (MLW)

Most Popular Videogames: Call of Duty (MEA, MLW)

Most Popular Music: 25 by Adele (MEA, MLW)

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