Virtual Walking Tours

 

Virtual Walking Tours – these walks or resources were created by Walk Leaders or other Edmontonians for your viewing pleasure:

    • Join Senator Paula Simons for an awesome virtual & updated version of her 2014 walk around Coronation Park, looking at the amazing architecture and coming developments.  You can view the video here.

    • U of A Ring Houses:  Join in on a number of discussions around this timely issue, the potential demolition of the Ring Houses on the UofA Campus, find out more at the National Trust of Canada Endangered Places,

    • Janes Walk Around the Ring Houses in the time of Covid19A architectual and Archaeological walking tour of the Ring Houses 1-10 on the University of Alberta Campus

    • A Walk Around the Ring Houses by Connor Thompson captures a walk around all of the Houses, in an attempt to document as much as possible of the architectural detail, location and sense of place, foliage and tree life

    • Art of the Rings is a jazzy art walk featuring original watercolour sketches of the Ring Houses in Edmonton. Marlena Wyman, Jo-Anne Farley,  and Karen Dee are the artists in this production by PearlAnn Reichwein. 

    • “Blueprints” rediscovers the Wilson & Herrald designs for the University of Alberta Ring Houses, exploring rare archives and architecture, in a video made by historian PearlAnn Reichwein.

    • Horde of the Rings Virtual Walks:  A trilogy of videos about the Ring Houses:  The Fellowship of the Ring is a thrilling rescue mission to save the Ring Houses, presented as a montage by PearlAnn Reichwein and Dawn Valentine, Edmonton heritage advocates.

      Storm of the Rings is an Edmonton Jane’s Walk musical montage by PearlAnn Reichwein. It tells a story of homecoming in the unique Ring House neighbourhood.

      Trees of the Rings is a heritage tree walk, photographed by Connor Thompson and Eric Gormley, with video produced by PearlAnn Reichwein.  It features the heritage trees of the University of Alberta Ring Houses as a spring interlude. 

    • Watch a short YouTube video of Michael Phair, former chair of the UofA Board of Governors speaking to the importance of preserving the Ring Houses. (Produced by Roger Helfrick & Erna Dominey)

    • Connor Thompson, a PhD student in History at the UofA has produced a video Janes Walk with a bit more of the history of the Ring Houses you can view here. 

    • Historian and author Ellen Schoek has put together a virtual Janes Walk around the history of the Ring Houses & the people who lived in them, which you can view here:

    • Old Strathcona Through the Eyes of Heritage Planners:  Join Heritage Planner Scott Ashe and Planner David Holdsworth on a video tour of Old Strathcona.  Click on the points on the map and follow the link for each segment of video, looking at the challenges of managing a Heritage Area.

    • 7th Annual Spruce Avenue Janes Walk – Virtual Heritage Tour:  Created by long time Janes Walk Leader Wesley Andreas this popular walk is a virtual tour of the Spruce Avenue Neighbourhood.  You can walk the route in person and follow along with your smart phone, or enjoy on your phone/computer right from home. The walk route is in Green on the map. The tour features 10 stops along the way (in Yellow) with a short narrative at each stop, plus photos. You can also check out the houses and buildings (marked in Blue) we’ve done histories on along the way (these are the places you might notice “in real life” have the green & white Spruce Ave history placard signs).

      To participate in a physically-distant walk, please either follow along on this walk at home or join in person and follow the map on your phone. Either way, start by clicking at the community league hall (103 St & 115 Ave). If you’re visiting in person, parking is just to the NW of the Community League Hall sign. Enjoy your heritage tour! 🙂
      Take the tour
      here.

    • EFCL has created a 9 stop walking tour of Oliver you can see here.

    • Virtual Janes Walk of Westmount: Ian Hosler has created a walk of the Westmount Neighbourhood that you can see here.

    • Relics & Remnants:  Bits and Pieces of Edmonton’s lost (mostly) historic architecture by Dan Rose from a couple of years ago.  Take the tour here.

    • Hunting for Ghost Signs in Edmonton by Luba Romanko  This wonderful tour of Edmonton’s downtown was created in Adobe Spark and details the remaining “ghost signs” on heritage buildings with pictures of the originals transposed.  Take the tour here.

    • Click here for a Tour of Oliver by Hilda Sucre:

    • Click here for the Downtown Sustainability Stroll by Stefanie Drozda and crew for a tour to learn about the various sustainability features and initiatives in downtown Edmonton.

    • Experience the sights and sounds of the parks and natural areas in the Village at Griesbach Neighbourhood in North Edmonton from the comfort of your home. Relax into a virtual nature experience here.

    • If you would like to explore a cool tool, have a look at some of the virtual tours from around the world at https://poly.google.com/ Not a lot on Edmonton, but some of Jasper. 

    • Don’t forget to check out all the existing resources provided by the City and other organizations listed on the Maps & Resources Page

   

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