Urban Gulch: Edmonton’s Big River Valley

There’s a long-standing rivalry out here on the Prairies. Beyond local football and hockey antagonisms, Calgarians and Edmontonians seem to have a lot of other beef with each other.

I am a native Calgarian, but I must admit the unspeakable: Edmonton is a beautiful place! It is, in fact, a walkable, friendly and interesting city to explore — a fine serving of urban living and the great outdoors.

As these photos attest, one exemplary feature of Edmonton’s urban and natural landscapes is the cavernous North Saskatchewan River valley, which carves a vast swath of parkland through concrete groves of modest apartment buildings crowding along its edge.

This entry was written by Karl Leung , posted on Wednesday July 27 2011at 11:07 pm , filed under Canada and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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