Old Strathcona, Edmonton AB

A south-central neighbourhood in Edmonton rich with history and culture.

Old Strathcona is an Edmonton neighbourhood located in the south-central part of the city. It was once the commercial core of the separate city of Strathcona, which merged with Edmonton in 1912.  Now it’s a hub for arts, entertainment, and local shopping. It’s also super close to the University of Alberta, so it also has a great student vibe. 

Old Strathcona is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Edmonton. According to bode.ca1, a website that allows homeowners to sell their properties without a REALTOR®, the average home price is slightly less than the city average. The homes are a bit smaller on average, but you can find a variety of options like single-family homes, duplexes, townhouses, condos, and apartments. Living in Old Strathcona means you’ll be close to downtown and all the amenities. Plus, public transit and bike lanes make getting around a breeze. The community here is diverse, inclusive, and rich in history and culture. It’s a place where you can feel at home and enjoy a great quality of life. 

Old Strathcona has several public and Catholic schools. Old Scona Academic High School2 is a top-ranking public high school known for its academic excellence, leadership development, and community service focus. King Edward Elementary School3 offers programs from kindergarten to grade 6, with French immersion and arts core programs available. Our Lady of Mount Carmel School4 is a Catholic elementary school with kindergarten to grade 6 programs and French immersion and fine arts programs. And of course, the University of Alberta5 is one of the best research universities in Canada and the world, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

There are many culinary delights in Old Strathcona. If you’re into barbecue, you’ve got to try MEAT6. They serve up the most mouthwatering dishes like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and more. And The Next Act Pub7 is a fantastic spot for classic comfort food with a twist, and they often have live music events. 

Old Strathcona is also thriving commercial hub. The Old Strathcona Business Association8 represents and promotes the interests of over 600 businesses in the area, and they organize awesome events throughout the year. 

If you’re looking for a vibrant and historic community to live, work, or visit in Edmonton, Old Strathcona is the place to be. You’ll discover amazing history, culture, and friendly people. It truly embodies the spirit of Edmonton.

(1) Bōde Canada | Buy or Sell your home with a realtor. https://bode.ca/

(2) Old Scona Academic High School | Edmonton Public Schools. https://oldscona.epsb.ca/

(3) King Edward Elementary School | Edmonton Public Schools. https://kingedward.epsb.ca/

(4) Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School | Edmonton Catholic Schools. https://ourladyofmountcarmel.ecsd.net/
(5) University of Alberta. https://www.ualberta.ca/index.html

(6) MEAT | Authentic Southern BBQ. https://www.meatfordinner.com/

(7) The Next Act Pub. https://www.nextactpub.com/

(8) The Old Strathcona Business Association | District Whyte. https://oldstrathcona.ca/