YEG Wards: Discover Your Neighbourhood

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

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 the candidates running for election on Monday, Oct. 18. 

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, opens a new window to find your ward.

Use the links below to jump ahead to any ward.

Nakota Isga

Pronunciation: NA-KOH-TAH  EE-SKA

EPL Branches That Serve Nakota Isga: West Henday Promenade, opens a new window (WHP) 

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: 79,179

Details: Located on the west side of the city, Nakota Isga, formerly 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.


Nakota Isga Faves

Most Popular Movies: Mulan (WHP)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (WHP)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (WHP)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (WHP)

Anirniq

Pronunciation: A nirk nik

EPL Branches That Serve Anirniq: Calder, opens a new window (CAL) and Woodcroft, opens a new window (WOO)

Neighbourhoods: Athlone, Calder, Kensington, Lauderdale, Rosslyn, Wellington, Brittania Youngstown, Canora, Dovercourt, Glenora, Grovenor, High Park, Inglewood, Mayfield, McQueen, North Glenora, Prince Charles, Prince Rupert, Queen Mary Park, Sherbrooke, Westmount, Woodcroft

Population: 80,786

Details: Home to NAIT, the Kingsway Mall and Edmonton’s former municipal airport, Anirniq, formerly 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.


Anirniq Faves

Most Popular Movies: Mulan (CAL), Bill Nye The Science Guy (WOO)

Most Popular Books: Case Closed (CAL), Geronimo Stilton (WOO)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (CAL, WOO)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (CAL, WOO)

tastawiyiniwak (ᑕᐢᑕᐃᐧᔨᓂᐊᐧᐠ)

Pronunciation: TASS-TAW-WIN-EE-WOK

EPL Branches That Serve tastawiyiniwak: Castle Downs, opens a new window (CSD) and Londonderry, opens a new window (LON)

Neighbourhoods: Albany, Baranow, Baturyn, Beaumaris, Caernarvon, Canossa, Carlisle, Carlton, Chambery, Cumberland, Dunluce, Elsinore, Griesbach, Hudson, Lorelei, Oxford, Pembina, Rapperswill

Population: 76,674

Details: tastawiyiniwak, formerly Ward 3 has a mix of older neighbourhoods and areas experiencing new development. 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 tastawiyiniwak residents counting themselves as Arabic speakers.


tastawiyiniwak Faves

Most Popular Movies: Star Wars (CSD), Tenet (LON)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (CSD, LON)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (CSD, LON)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (CSD, LON)

Dene

Pronunciation: DEH-NEH

EPL Branches That Serve Dene: Clareview, opens a new window (CLV), McConachie, opens a new window (MCN) 

Neighbourhoods: Bannerman, Belmont, Canon Ridge, Clareview Town Centre, Ebbers, Edmonton Energy and Technology Park, Evergreen, Fraser, Gorman, Hairsine, Homesteader, Horse Hill, Kernohan, Kirkness, Marquis, Rural North East South Sturgeon, Sifton Park, Overlanders

Population: 84,971

Details: Dene, formerly Ward 4 covers Edmonton’s northeast corner and contains a large industrial area, mixed-use communities, some older residential neighbourhoods and business hubs Clareview 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.  


Dene Faves

Most Popular Movies: Acorn, the Nature Nut (CLV), Tenet (MCN)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (CLV, MCN)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (CLV, MCN)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (CLV, MCN)

O-day’min

Pronunciation: Oh-DAY-min

EPL Branches That Serve O-day’min: Stanley A. Milner Library (MNA)

Neighbourhoods: Boyle Street, Downtown, Glenora, McCauley, Oliver, Riverdale, Rossdale

Population: 72,819

Details: Encompassing Edmonton’s downtown core, O-day’min, formerly 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.


O-day’min Faves

Most Popular Movies: Mulan (MNA)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (MNA)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (MNA)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (MNA)

Métis

Pronunciation: MAY-TEA

EPL Branches That Serve Métis:  Capilano (CPL), Idylwylde - Bonnie Doon (IDY), Abbottsfield - Penny Mckee (ABB), Sprucewood (SPW) and Highlands (HIG)

Neighbourhoods: Abbottsfield, Beacon Heights, Bergman, Beverly Heights, Rundle Heights, Capilano, Forest Heights, Fulton Place, Gold Bar, Ottewell, Terrace Heights, Montrose, Newton, Highlands, Bellevue, Virginia Park, Edmonton Northlands, Cromdale, Parkdale, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Argyll, Avonmore, Bonnie Doon, Cloverdale, Holyrood, Idylwylde, Kenilworth, King Edward Park, Strathearn, Alberta Avenue, Spruce Avenue, Westwood, Delton, Eastwood, Parkdale McCauley, Central McDougall

Population: 63,255

Details: Lying to the northeast of downtown, Métis, formerly Ward 7 contains Northlands. Just under half of residents in Métis 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.


Métis Faves

Most Popular Movies: When Calls the Heart (ABB), PAW Patrol (CPL), Murdoch Mysteries (HIG), Midsomer Murders (IDY), Silent Witness (SPW)

Most Popular Books: Dog Man (ABB), Geronimo Stilton (CPL, IDY, SPW), Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue (HIG)

Most Popular EPL Class: Teen Lounge Jr. (ABB), Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (CPL, HIG, IDY, SPW)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (ABB, IDY), Black Pumas (CPL), The Monkees 50 (HIG), McCartney III (SPW)

sipiwiyiniwak

Pronunciation: SEE-PEE-WIN-EE-WOK

EPL Branches That Serve sipiwiyiniwak: Lois Hole - Callingwood (LHL) and Jasper Place (JPL)

Neighbourhoods: Britannia Youngstown, Canora, Elmwood, Glenwood, Jasper Park, Laurier Heights, Lynnwood, Meadowlark Park, Patricia Heights, Quesnell Heights, Rio Terrace, Sherwood, West Jasper Place, West Meadowlark Park

Population: 77,478

Details: Bordered on one side by the North Saskachewan River and split by the Anthony Henday, sipiwiyiniwak, formerly 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 sipiwiyiniwak counting themselves as Tagalog speakers.


sipiwiyiniwak Faves

Most Popular Movies: Star Wars (JPL), Mulan (LHL)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (JPL, LHL)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (JPL, LHL)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (JPL, LHL)

papastew

Pronunciation: PAH-PAH-STAY-OH

EPL Branches That Serve papastew: Strathcona, opens a new window (STR) and Whitemud Crossing (WMC)

Neighbourhoods: Belgravia, CPR Irvine, Garneau Hazeldean, McKernan, Mill Creek North, Mill Creek South, Queen Alexandra, Ritchie, Strathcona, Strathcona Junction, University of Alberta, Windsor Park

Population: 63,357

Details: papastew, formerly ward 8, is home to the University of Alberta, Whyte Ave. and Accidental Beach. 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.


papastew Faves

Most Popular Movies: Vera (STR), PAW Patrol (WMC)

Most Popular Books: Demon Slayer (STR), Geronimo Stilton (WMC)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (STR, WMC)

Most Popular Music: The Essential (STR), Now That’s What I Call Music! (WMC)

pihêsiwin ᐱᐦᐁᓯᐏᐣ

Pronunciation: Pee-hay-soo-win

EPL Branches That Serve pihêsiwin ᐱᐦᐁᓯᐏᐣ: Riverbend, opens a new window (RIV) 

Neighbourhoods: Ambleside, Brander Gardens, Brookside, Bulyea Heights, Carter Crest, Falconer Heights, Glendridding Heights, Haddow, Henderson Estates, Hodgson, Keswick, Leger, Magrath Heights, Mactaggart, Ogilvie Ridge, Ramsay Heights, Rhatigan Ridge, South Terwillegar, Terwillegar Towne, Windermere

Population: 106,724

Details: Home to a number of new developments, pihêsiwin, formerly Ward 9 is Edmonton’s wealthiest area. It’s also one of the city’s fastest growing communities.

pihêsiwin 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.


pihêsiwin ᐱᐦᐁᓯᐏᐣ Faves

Most Popular Movies: Mulan (RIV)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (RIV)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (RIV)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (RIV)

Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi

Pronunciation: E-pee-ko-ka-nee piu-tsi-ya

EPL Branches That Serve Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi: Heritage Valley (HVY)

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: 83,752

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

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.


Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi Faves

Most Popular Movies: PAW Patrol (HVY)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (HVY)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (HVY)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (HVY)

Karhiio

Pronunciation: Gar-ee-he-o

EPL Branches That Serve Karhiio: Mill Woods, opens a new window (MLW) 

Neighbourhoods:Aurora, Charlesworth, Ekota, Ellerslie, Greenview, Hillview, Kameyosek, Lee Ridge, Menisa, Meyonohk. Michaels Park, Mill Woods Park, Mill Woods Town Centre, Orchards at Ellerslie, Richfield, Sakaw, Satoo, Summerside, Tawa, Tipaskan, Tweddle Place, Walker

Population: 71,678

Details: Containing Mill Woods Town Centre and the under-construction south leg of the Valley Line LRT, Karhiio, formerly 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 Karhiio residents being French speakers.


Karhiio Faves

Most Popular Movies: PAW Patrol (MLW)

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (MLW)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (MLW)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (MLW)

Sspomitapi

Pronunciation: SS-POH-ME-TAH-PEE

EPL Branches That Serve Sspomitapi: Meadows, opens a new window (MEA)

Neighbourhoods: Aster, Bisset, Crawford Plains, Decoteau, Jackson Heights, Kiniski Gardens, Larkspur, Laurel, Maple, Maple Ridge, Minchau, Pollard Meadows, Silver Berry, Tamarack,  Weinlos, Wild Rose

Population: 111,550

Details: Situated in the city’s southeast corner, Sspomitapi formerly 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 Sspomitapi 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.


Sspomitapi Faves

Most Popular Movies: Tenet (MEA), 

Most Popular Books: Geronimo Stilton (MEA)

Most Popular EPL Class: Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn (MEA)

Most Popular Music: Now That’s What I Call Music! (MEA)


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