Culturally Rich & Vibrant: A Day in Edmonton's Garneau Neighbourhood

Garneau is one of Edmonton’s most celebrated and historically rich communities. Located on the south side of the city, and home to the University of Alberta, this vibrant neighbourhood features plenty of unique homes and amenities. Location is key, and in Garneau you’ll find everything you need within walking distance.

Nestled between University Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive, Garneau boasts a great mix of low-rise and high-rise apartments, bungalows, and even some 1920s Arts and Crafts houses. The charming community presents inviting tree-lined streets and green spaces for residents to enjoy. If you’re hunting for a new home in Garneau, you’ll find plenty of unique options to explore.

Check out this gorgeous three-bedroom townhouse situated in the heart of the community. Recently renovated, this 1,354 sq.ft. home includes vaulted ceilings and underground parking.

A day in Garneau

With overgrown trees, unique shops, and trendy cafés, this community is truly a wanderer’s paradise. Get ready for a relaxed day in this effortlessly cool neighbourhood!

Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast at High Level Diner. Home of some seriously delicious (and award winning) cinnamon buns, this popular diner has a fantastic weekday breakfast that features eggs from locally raised chickens. Don’t miss their famous weekend brunch – their Eggs Benedict are a definite must have!

Found on High Level Diner

Work off that breakfast with a stroll through the gorgeous University of Alberta campus. With around 40,000 students, there’s certainly going to be some action happening throughout the sprawling university grounds. Founded in 1908, you’ll find plenty of intriguing architecture to enjoy around campus.

Found on Unique Venues

Ready for some caffeine? Get yourself a delicious pick-me-up from Leva – an Italian eatery that you’ll surely visit again for some authentic thin-crust pizza. Prepare to be in coffee heaven with Leva’s assortment of freshly roasted, artisan Italian coffee beverages.

Found on Facebook

You’ll find many unique shopping options in and around Garneau. From grocery stores to farmers' markets, you’re always just minutes away from fresh produce and supplies for your meals. Whyte Avenue is moments away, and is filled with numerous boutique shops like Bamboo Ballroom and When Pigs Fly. Whether you’re looking for a stylish new outfit or quirky home décor and gifts, Whyte Avenue has you covered.

Found on Bamboo Ballroom

Later, head to The Sugar Bowl Bar & Café for a deliciously unique dinner. This buzzing restaurant has fantastic daily features, along with an outstanding beer selection. If you stick to their main menu you’ll find classics like Mac and Cheese and bold options like Bison Chili and a succulent Lamb Burger.

Found on The Sugar Bowl

Satisfy your sweet tooth by paying a visit to Whimsical Cake Studio. Warning: deciding on a tasty treat will be extremely difficult! Cookies, cupcakes, and candy are just a few of the amazing desserts that are made in-house. Have an upcoming celebration? Whimsical has some gorgeous cakes that can be pre-ordered for your special occasion.

Found on Yellow Pages

End your day with a movie at Garneau Theatre. This historic theatre was opened in the 1940s and maintains much of its classic appeal. You’ll have the opportunity to catch exclusive Canadian, international, and independent films and videos at this theatre, so be sure to check show listings regularly.

Found on The Gateway Online

If this sounds like a perfect day for you, then our Proctor realtor team is here to make your Garneau home dreams a reality! Browse our featured listings for more outstanding real estate options in Edmonton.

Leave a Comment

Chris did an amazing job of walking me through the process of buying my first home - which is not an easy thing to do. He often answered questions, I didn't even know to ask! He always had the time and patience to answer my thousands of questions!

I told Chris that with my job, it was easy to email and text me, as opposed to calling. After I told him that, he always made sure to use email/text whenever possible. I really appreciated that. It was the small things like that, that made purchasing my first home less overwhelming, and more fun!

I LOVE MY HOUSE!! Chris really helped me find exactly what I wanted, even though at the beginning at didn't know exactly what I wanted. He showed me a variety of things (as per my request) and helped me narrow down the possibilities, until we found something perfect!

Chris definitely goes the extra mile for his clients. He would email/text me response all day and night as well as on weekends. He was willing to meet to explain or show me a place at anytime. He wasn't hard to find times that worked for both of us. He always made sure to prepare me for the next steps after I chose my home. He made sure to come and stay throughout the home inspection, brought me coffee, anything and everything he could to make this huge process, manageable and fun!!!! I will, and have, without hesitation recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy or sell.

- Jenny Jones - Teacher

More Testimonials