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Guide to Top Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

Instagrammable Walls - Explore Edmonton

I’ve been on a bit of an “Instagrammable Wall” kick lately. Whenever I visit a new city, one of my top “things to do” now (outside of eating lol) is to seek out pretty walls for photos. Every city has them. An Instagrammable Wall is basically just an interesting-looking wall that makes a great backdrop for a photo of yourself or your friends – often posted to Instagram, but not necessarily. Being ‘Instagrammable’ really just describes the wall’s aesthetic (pretty, beautiful, interesting). 

Instagrammable Walls can be mural walls, colourful walls, graffiti walls,  interesting textured-walls – you name it.

I think these interesting walls add to the beauty of a city, and can attract people to a location that might otherwise not be frequented. These walls can often surprise you. You’ve likely walked or driven by Instagrammable Walls but wouldn’t notice it’s ‘Instagrammable’ unless someone pointed it out. 

Instagrammable Walls - Explore Edmonton
Our first Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Photo Walk group on June 3, 2017!

That was the main sentiment I found when I hosted an Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Photo Walk this weekend as part of Make Something Edmonton’s 100 in 1 Day city-building event. A group of 14 of us walked about 7 km, stopping to take photos at 10 different Instagrammable Walls downtown. I was delighted whenever I heard someone from the group remark that they’d never noticed this wall before, or that they’d seen this wall before but never considered it would make a pretty backdrop (until now).

After having such fun finding Instagrammable Walls on a recent trip to California, and even during a visit to Medicine Hat – I came home eager and excited to scout for Instagrammable Walls around Edmonton and am happy to share their locations in this post. 

Instagrammable Walls - Medicine Hat
Every city has Instagrammable Walls! This was taken in Medicine Hat.

This Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton list will be constantly updated, as I explore different areas of the city and find new walls! And as you – visitors – submit your suggestions too! Email, tweet me @lindork or share wall locations/photos on Instagram using #IGWallsofYEG.

Also be sure to check out Rust Magic Street Art/Mural locations here!

I also had so much fun hosting this first #IGWallsofYEG walk, I am looking forward to doing it again soon (maybe making it a regular thing!) But I encourage you to do your own self-guided tours as well – feel free to use this list as a guide! 

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

Downtown 

103 A Avenue and 97 Street (south side of avenue).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown - Eye Mural
103 A Avenue and 97 Street.

103 Avenue and 96 Street (behind/next to Uncle Ed’s Exchange).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown
103 Avenue and 96 Street (behind/next to Uncle Ed’s Exchange).

103 A Avenue and 97 Street (north side of avenue).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown - Royal Alberta Museum
103 A Avenue and 97 Street.

102 Avenue and 97 Street (Criminal Law Office).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Red Wall - Downtown
102 Avenue and 97 Street.

102 Avenue and 97 Street (Oil Lamp Greek Restaurant).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown - Bird Mural
102 Avenue and 97 Street (Oil Lamp Restaurant).

103 Avenue and 101 Street (behind Joey Bell Tower Restaurant).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown
103 Avenue and 101 Street (behind Joey Bell Tower Restaurant).

102 Avenue and 96 Street (Light Blue and Pink Walls).

Instagrammable Wall - Pink Wall - Downtown
102 Avenue and 96 Street (Light Pink Wall).
Instagrammable Wall - Blue Wall - Downtown
102 Avenue and 96 Street (Blue Wall).

101 A Avenue and 97 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown
101 A Avenue and 97 Street.

104 Avenue and 100 Street (near CN Tower).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown
104 Avenue and 100 Street (near CN Tower).

Jasper Avenue and 114 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Jasper Avenue Downtown
Jasper Avenue and 114 Street.

106 Avenue and 114 Street (by the Mustard Seed).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Art - Downtown Edmonton
106 Avenue and 114 Street (by the Mustard Seed).

100 Avenue and 108 Street.

Instagrammable Wall - Downtown Edmonton - Brick
100 Avenue and 108 Street.

Jasper Avenue and 107 Street (BLVD).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - BLVD Downtown
Jasper Avenue and 107 Street (BLVD).

Jasper Avenue and 105 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown Jasper Avenue
Jasper Avenue and 105 Street.

101 Avenue and 104 Street (Michael Phair Park).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Michael Phair Park
101 Avenue and 104 Street (Michael Phair Park).

Jasper Avenue and 117 Street (Page the Cleaner and Tailor Wall).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown Jasper Avenue
Jasper Avenue and 117 Street (Page the Cleaner and Tailor Wall).

99 Avenue and 110 Street (along the tracks).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - En Masse Project Downtown
99 Avenue and 110 Street (along the tracks).

Jasper Avenue and 104 Street (Beaver Hills House Park, Amiskwacรฎw Wรขskรขyhkan Ihรขtwin).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Beaver Hills Park
Jasper Avenue and 104 Street (Beaver Hills

Jasper Avenue and 120 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Jasper Avenue
Jasper Avenue and 120 Street.

124 Street

108 Avenue and 124 Street.

Instagrammable Wall - 124 Street Mural
108 Avenue and 124 Street.

Jasper Avenue and 124 Street.

Instagrammable Wall of Edmonton - Green Wall 124 Street
Jasper Avenue and 124 Street.

106 Avenue and 124 Street (Alley).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - 124 Street
106 Avenue and 124 Street (Alley).

104 Avenue and 124 Street (Peter Robertson Gallery).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - 124 Street Mural
104 Avenue and 124 Street (Peter Robertson Gallery).

103 Avenue and 124 Street (Living Wall).

Instagrammable Wall - Living Wall
103 Avenue and 124 Street (Living Wall).

101 Avenue and 124 Street.
Photo credit: @britl

Instagrammable Wall - Pets Edmonton
101 Avenue and 124 Street. (Photo Credit: Brittney Le Blanc)

106 Avenue and 123 Street (RGE RD).

Instagrammable Wall - RGE RD - Green Wall
106 Avenue and 123 Street (RGE RD).

107 Avenue and 123 Street (Alley). 
Photo credit: @lifebybecki

Instagrammable Wall Edmonton
107 Avenue and 123 Street (Alley). Photo Credit: Lindsey Catherine Photo.

Whyte Avenue

82 Avenue and 104 Street (The Buckingham).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Whyte Avenue Mural
82 Avenue and 104 Street (The Buckingham).

82 Avenue and 104 Street (Army & Navy).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Whyte Avenue - Oil Country
82 Avenue and 104 Street (Army & Navy).

82 Avenue and 104 Street (behind Ten Thousand Villages).

Photo Credit: Laura Petterson (@alex573072)

82 Avenue and 104 Street (behind Ten Thousand Villages).
82 Avenue and 104 Street (behind Ten Thousand Villages). Photo Credit: Laura Petterson (@alex573072 on Twitter)

82 Avenue and 105 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Blue Wall - Whyte Avenue
82 Avenue and 105 Street.

82 Avenue and 103 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Plaid Giraffe Whyte Avenue
82 Avenue and 103 Street.

82 Avenue and 105 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
82 Avenue and 105 Street.

82 Avenue and 106 Street (Back of Varscona Hotel).

Instagrammable Wall Varscona Hotel Whyte Avenue
82 Avenue and 106 Street (Back of Varscona Hotel).

8109 101 Street (behind Maki Maki).

Edmonton Instagrammable Walls Whyte Ave
8109 101 Street (behind Maki Maki).

10046 81 Ave. (behind K&K Auto Repair Centre).

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
10046 81 Ave.

8116 101 St. (behind Jimmy’s Tailor & Drycleaning).

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
8116 101 St.

8230 Gateway Blvd. (behind El Cortez).

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
8230 Gateway Blvd. (behind El Cortez).

10021 82 Ave. (behind Tirecraft).

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
10021 82 Ave. (behind Tirecraft).

10329 83 Ave. (Varscona Theatre).

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
10329 83 Ave. (Varscona Theatre).

10148 82 Ave. (behind Track ‘N Trail).

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
10148 82 Ave. (behind Track ‘N Trail).
Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue
10148 82 Ave. (behind Track ‘N Trail).

Chinatown 

Thunder Bird Alley at 105 Avenue and 97 Street 

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Thunder Bird Alley Chinatown
105 Avenue and 97 Street.

106 Avenue and 97 Street (Kris Friesen mural)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Chinatown
106 Avenue and 97 Street.

105 Avenue and 104 Street (The Lingnan Restaurant).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown
105 Avenue and 104 Street (The Lingnan Restaurant).
Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton The Lingnan
105 Avenue and 104 Street (The Lingnan Restaurant).

West Edmonton

87 Avenue and 172 Street (old Target at West Edmonton Mall).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Red Wall West Edmonton Mall
87 Avenue and 172 Street (old Target at West Edmonton Mall).

87 Avenue and 159 Street (Meadowlark).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Blue Wall
87 Avenue and 159 Street (Meadowlark).

100 Avenue and 170 Street (Badass Jack’s).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Teal Wall
100 Avenue and 170 Street (Badass Jack’s)

100 Avenue and 168 Street (Kris Friesen Mural).

Instagrammable Wall - West Edmonton - Kris Friesen Mural
100 Avenue and 168 Street (Kris Friesen Mural).

100 Avenue and 156 Street (MacEwan Centre for the Arts).

Instagrammable Wall - Orange Wall - MacEwan
100 Avenue and 156 Street (MacEwan Centre for the Arts).

100 Avenue and 169 Street (Goodwill).

Instagrammable Wall - Blue Wall - West Edmonton
100 Avenue and 169 Street (Goodwill).

100 Avenue and 170 Street (Klondike Cycle).

Instagrammable Wall - Green Wall - West Edmonton
100 Avenue and 170 Street (Klondike Cycle).

100 Avenue and 156 Street (behind the Foody Mart).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - West Edmonton
100 Avenue and 156 Street (behind the Foody Mart).

East Edmonton

101 Avenue and 72 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton East Edmonton
101 Avenue and 72 Street.

North/Central Edmonton

1 Kingsway Garden Mall (Hudsons Bay, south side of mall).

Instagrammable Wall Kingsway Mall
1 Kingsway Garden Mall (Hudsons Bay, south side of mall).

Commonwealth Recreation Centre (Afghan Mural Wall).

Afghan Mural Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton
Commonwealth Recreation Centre (11000 Stadium Rd).Photo Credit: City of Edmonton Public Art Collection Website

South Edmonton

Southwood 1880 37 Street. (Submitted by Lily Le) 

Instagrammable Wall of Edmonton
Southwood 1880 37 Street. Submitted by: Lily Le

As I said, I’ll be looking to update this list constantly, as I explore different areas of the city and find new walls! And as you – visitors – submit your suggestions too! Email, tweet me @lindork or share wall locations/photos on Instagram using #IGWallsofYEG.

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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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