This mature neighbourhood in south central Edmonton was originally part of the City of Strathcona. It became part of Edmonton in 1912 and 1913. Although the name has its roots in Scotland (it refers to the Doon river, or generally to “pleasant, rolling countryside”, depending on who you ask), this neighbourhood is now home to a thriving Franco-Albertan community. And one of the oldest shopping malls in Edmonton. If your kids want to attend a French high school or University, then this is the neighbourhood for you.
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In the winter, the Flying Canoe Volant Festival is a highlight of our cold weather festivals. Featuring ice slides, maple candy, beautiful light installments, interactive cultural activities throughout the river valley, and a canoe race, it is a must see event. It all centers around La Cité Francophone, which is the cultural hub of the Edmonton Francophone community.
The neighbourhood has a strong community league. And depending on whether a rogue virus is ruining everything or not, plans many fantastic events for families.
The area, which extends from the North Saskatchewan River Valley to Whyte Avenue, and from Mill Creek Ravine to 83 street, boasts great walking trails, views and outdoor spaces in the city. If you have an active family, this central neighbourhood, bound by the river and the ravine, is ideal. And its proximity to Whyte Avenue makes it a perfect location. It boasts easy access to some of our best patios, restaurants, bars and coffee shops (and my office!).
Bonnie Doon is a beautiful central neighbourhood with a lot to offer both young professionals and families. Whether you want to be part of the Francophone community, or take advantage of the awesome location, Bonnie Doon is a neighbourhood to consider! Want to know more? Give me a call and let’s chat.