Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

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I’ve been on a bit of an “Instagrammable Wall” kick for awhile now. 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, different—not just your typical or standard wall). 

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 (2017) as part of Make Something Edmonton’s 100 in 1 Day city-building event in June 2017. 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 was so thrilled to find so many walls!!

I’m also happy to share their locations in this post, a guide that has become a resource for photographers and photo appreciators, locals and tourists alike, and have since been leading different Instagrammable Photo Walk tours in various Edmonton neighbourhoods!! 

Instagrammable Walls - Medicine Hat

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

This Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton list will be semi-regularly updated, as I explore different areas of the city and find new walls! You may discover some walls no longer exist or were painted over (noo!!!) I’ll do my best to keep this as updated as possible but fair disclaimer, I am not on top of all the walls lol. There’s also some walls I have kept off the Guide to be part of my curated Walking Tours.

If you have seen Instagrammable Walls—let me know!! 

Email, tweet me @lindork or share wall locations/photos on Instagram using #IGWallsofYEG.

Many of the mural walls listed are a result of the Rust Magic Street Art Festival / coordinated by Real Fresh Canvas. See their specific walls here. Many others are just interesting colours, interesting textures, and designs done by independent artists and independent businesses. 

Please note: whenever possible (where known), I provide artist name/credit for mural walls. If an artist is not credited to a wall and you know which artist created it, please let me know and I’ll update this post!

I had so much fun hosting the first #IGWallsofYEG walk, I’ve since led several wall photo walks in various areas of Edmonton!! I encourage you to do your own self-guided tours as well – feel free to use this list as a guide! Join the Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Facebook Group to share any wall locations/photos you find, and to get the latest updates on when the next walks will be.

You can also check out all my Instagrammable Wall Guides!

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

Last Updated: January 2020

Please note: whenever possible (where known), I provide artist name/credit for mural walls. If an artist is not credited to a wall and you know which artist created it, please let me know and I’ll update this post!

Downtown

LOCATION: Eye Wall at 103 A Avenue and 97 Street (south side of avenue)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown - Eye Mural

103 A Avenue and 97 Street.

LOCATION: ‘Xena’ Wall at 103 Avenue and 96 Street (behind Uncle Ed’s Exchange)

ARTIST: Fatima & Ovas (www.fatimadejuan.com)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown

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

LOCATION: Red Art Wall at 103 A Avenue and 97 Street (north side of avenue)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown - Royal Alberta Museum

103 A Avenue and 97 Street.

LOCATION: Shiny Red Brick Wall at 102 Avenue and 97 Street (Criminal Law Office)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Red Wall - Downtown

102 Avenue and 97 Street.

LOCATION: Magpie Wall at 102 Avenue and 97 Street (Oil Lamp Greek Restaurant).

ARTIST: Ian Mulder
Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown - Bird Mural

102 Avenue and 97 Street (Oil Lamp Restaurant).

LOCATION: Northern Lights and Animals Wall at 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).

LOCATION: Light Pink and Blue Walls at 102 Avenue and 96 Street

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).

LOCATION: ‘Adelita Ammo’ Wall at 101 A Avenue and 97 Street

ARTIST: Nelson ‘Dedos’ Garcia (www.nomadicalternatives.org)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown

101 A Avenue and 97 Street.

LOCATION: Colourful Shapes and City Wall at 104 Avenue and 100 Street (near CN Tower).

ARTIST: Kris Kanaly (@pyramidguy)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown

104 Avenue and 100 Street (near CN Tower).

LOCATION: Flowers and Trees Wall at 104 Avenue and 100 Street (near CN Tower).

ARTIST: Giselle Denis (www.giselledenis.com)

Giselle Fine Art Instagrammable Wall

104 Avenue and 100 Street (near CN Tower).

LOCATION: Escape into Action Wall at 10148 105 Street

ARTIST: Mast (@indeliblefunk)

Instagrammable Wall Action Wall

10148 105 Street (Shade Club Wall).

LOCATION: Girl & Jellyfish Wall at 10040 105 Street (near Chez Pierre Cabaret)

ARTIST: Carly Ealy (@carlyealy)

Jelly Fish Wall Instagrammable

10040 105 Street (near Chez Pierre Cabaret).

LOCATION: Tongue Face Wall at 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).

LOCATION: Interlocking Brick Wall at 100 Avenue and 108 Street

Instagrammable Wall - Downtown Edmonton - Brick

100 Avenue and 108 Street.

LOCATION: Black and White Pattern Wall at Jasper Avenue and 107 Street (side of BLVD)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - BLVD Downtown

Jasper Avenue and 107 Street (BLVD).

LOCATION: Colourful Brick Wall at Jasper Avenue and 105 Street

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Downtown Jasper Avenue

Jasper Avenue and 105 Street.

LOCATION: Interesting Rock Wall at 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).

LOCATION: Wolf and Skull Wall at 99 Avenue and 110 Street (along the tracks)

ARTIST: En Masse
Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - En Masse Project Downtown

99 Avenue and 110 Street (along the tracks).

LOCATION: Colourful Shapes and Whale ‘Time to Change’ Wall at 10210 111 St (Alley behind Top Draw Inc.)

ARTIST: Seve Estevez

Instagrammable Wall Top Draw

10210 111 St (Alley behind Top Draw Inc.) Photo Credit: @yegventures (Lincoln Ho)

Instagrammable Wall Top Draw Whale Mural

10210 111 St (Alley behind Top Draw Inc.) Photo Credit: @yegventures (Lincoln Ho)

LOCATION: Birds and Forest Wall at Jasper Avenue and 104 Street (Beaver Hills House Park, Amiskwacîw Wâskâyhkan Ihâtwin)

ARTIST: Destiny Swiderski
Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Beaver Hills Park

Jasper Avenue and 104 Street (Beaver Hills

LOCATION: Blue with Yellow Wall Jasper Avenue and 120 Street

ARTIST: Real Fresh Canvas (@realfreshcanvas)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Jasper Avenue

Jasper Avenue and 120 Street.

LOCATION: PichiAvo Mural (103 Avenue and 106 Street)

ARTIST: Pichiavo
PichiAvo - Instagrammable Wall - Edmonton

PichiAvo Mural at 103 Avenue and 106 Street. Artist: PichiAvo

LOCATION: Edmonton Mural (103 Avenue and 106 Street, north side of building)

ARTIST: OG Slick
OG Slick - Edmonton Instagrammable Wall Mural

Edmonton Mural at 103 Avenue and 106 Street (north side of building). Artist: OG Slick.

124 Street

LOCATION: City Skyline Wall at 108 Avenue and 124 Street

Instagrammable Wall - 124 Street Mural

108 Avenue and 124 Street.

LOCATION: Green Wall at Jasper Avenue and 124 Street

Instagrammable Wall of Edmonton - Green Wall 124 Street

Jasper Avenue and 124 Street.

LOCATION: Red Geometric Lines Wall at 106 Avenue and 124 Street (Alley)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - 124 Street

106 Avenue and 124 Street (Alley).

LOCATION: Living Wall at 103 Avenue and 124 Street

Instagrammable Wall - Living Wall

103 Avenue and 124 Street (Living Wall).

LOCATION: Pet Wings Wall at Fox & Tux (125 Street 103 Avenue)

Photo Credit: Lauren van Keulen

Instagrammable Wall Dog Wings Fox and Tux

Pet Wings Wall at Fox & Tux (125 Street 103 Avenue). Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Lauren van Keulen (@promisevideo)

LOCATION: Lime Green Wall at 106 Avenue and 123 Street (RGE RD).

Instagrammable Wall - RGE RD - Green Wall

106 Avenue and 123 Street (RGE RD).

LOCATION: Graffiti and Spaceship Wall at 107 Avenue and 123 Street (Alley).

Photo credit: @lifebybecki

Instagrammable Wall Edmonton

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

LOCATION: Confetti Wall at 10350 124 Street (Bloom Cookie Co.)

Instagrammable Walls of 124 STREET Bloom Cookie Co

10350 124 Street (Bloom Cookie Co. Wall).

LOCATION: Beer Wall at City Cellars (105 Avenue and 123 Street)

ARTIST: Jil V Stanton
 
City Cellars - Jill V Stanton - Instagrammable Walls Edmonton Mural
 

Whyte Avenue / Old Strathcona

LOCATION: Okuda San Miguel Wall at 8230 Gateway Boulevard (behind El Cortez)

ARTIST: Okuda San Miguel (@okudart)

Instagrammable Walls of Old Strathcona Whyte Avenue Edmonton Okuda San Miguel

8230 Gateway Boulevard (Okuda San Miguel 6-storey mural behind El Cortez).

LOCATION: Shrimp and Jellyfish Wall at 82 Avenue and 99 Street (Back Entrance Alley of Teapsy Cafe)

ARTIST: Clay Lowe (www.claylowedesign.com)

Whyte Ave Old Strathcona Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

Shrimp & Jellyfish Wall behind Teapsy Cafe (9959 82 Avenue).

LOCATION: World on Whyte Wall at 82 Avenue and 104 Street (The Buckingham)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Whyte Avenue Mural

82 Avenue and 104 Street (The Buckingham).

LOCATION: Welcome to Oilers Country Wall at 82 Avenue and 104 Street (Army & Navy)

ARTIST: AJ Starlight

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Whyte Avenue - Oil Country

82 Avenue and 104 Street (Army & Navy) – Artist: AJ Starlight.

LOCATION: Green Graffiti Wall (Alley behind Army & Navy 10411 82 Ave)

Whyte Ave Old Strathcona Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

Green Graffiti Mural (Alley behind Army & Navy 10411 82 Ave).

LOCATION: Blues on Whyte Wall (10329 82 Ave).

Whyte Ave Old Strathcona Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

Blues on Whyte Mural (10329 82 Ave).

LOCATION: Pink Wall at 82 Avenue and 103 Street (What’s the Scoop Ice Cream Shack).

Whyte Ave Old Strathcona Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

Pink Wall behind What’s the Scoop (10329 Whyte Ave).

LOCATION: 82 Avenue and 104 Street (behind Ten Thousand Villages)

ARTIST: Alexis Labarda

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)

LOCATION: Blue Wall at 82 Avenue and 105 Street

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Blue Wall - Whyte Avenue

82 Avenue and 105 Street.

LOCATION: Distorted Clock Wall at 82 Avenue and 105 Street

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Whyte Avenue

82 Avenue and 105 Street.

LOCATION: Purple Hair Girl Wall at 82 Avenue and 106 Street (Back of Varscona Hotel).

Instagrammable Wall Varscona Hotel Whyte Avenue

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

LOCATION: Animal Wall at 8109 101 Street (behind Maki Maki)

ARTISTS: Kram & Eledu (kram.es)

Edmonton Instagrammable Walls Whyte Ave

8109 101 Street (behind Maki Maki).

LOCATION: Space Race Wall at 10050 81 Ave. (behind K&K Auto Repair Centre)

ARTIST: DABS1

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue

10046 81 Ave.

LOCATION: WOODEN PALLET WALL AT 8116 101 St. (behind Jimmy’s Tailor & Drycleaning)

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue

8116 101 St.

LOCATION: Black Battle Scene Wall at 8230 Gateway Blvd. (behind El Cortez)

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue

8230 Gateway Blvd. (behind El Cortez).

LOCATION: Bee and Carton Wall at 10021 82 Ave. (behind Tirecraft)

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue

10021 82 Ave. (behind Tirecraft).

LOCATION: 10329 83 Ave. (Varscona Theatre).

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue

10329 83 Ave. (Varscona Theatre).

Instagrammable Walls Old Strathcona Whyte AvenueInstagrammable Walls Old Strathcona Whyte Avenue

 

LOCATION: In Any Lifetime

ARTIST: Meghan (Mega) McGrath

Instagrammable Walls Edmonton Guide - Valentines Day

LOCATION: Nothing Gold Can Stay Wall at 10148 82 Ave. (behind Track ‘N Trail).

ARTIST: Justin Moose

Instagrammable Walls - Edmonton - Whyte Avenue

LOCATION: Urban Wildlife behind Flirt Cupcakes 10158 82 Ave (Whyte Ave)

ARTIST: Trash Hectic Collective

Trash Hectic Collective - Instagrammable Walls - Whyte Ave - Explore Edmonton

LOCATION: Colourful Wall at Avila Arepa (10760 82 Ave.) Interior Wall.

Avila Arepa Instagrammable Wall Edmonton

University of Alberta Area

LOCATION: Yellow Wall at Butterdome (87 Avenue and 115 Street)

Yellow Wall Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton University Butterdome

Chinatown

LOCATION: Thunder Bird Alley Wall at 105 Avenue and 97 Street

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Thunder Bird Alley Chinatown

LOCATION: Dragon and Koi Wall at 106 Avenue and 97 Street

ARTIST: Kris Friesen (www.krisfriesen.com)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Chinatown

LOCATION: Soup Wall at 105 Avenue and 104 Street (The Lingnan Restaurant).

ARTISTS: Kram & Eledu (kram.es)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - DowntownInstagrammable Walls of Edmonton The Lingnan

LOCATION: Rick & Morty Wall at Walking Path Near the LRT (between 105 Ave and 103A Ave from 96 Street to 93 Street (ish)

Rick and Morty Wall Instagrammable Edmonton

West Edmonton

LOCATION: Graffiti Owl Space Wall at 14410 118 Avenue.

ARTIST: @fresco.d.graffito and @joshcr8onart

Instagrammable Wall Edmonton

Wall by @fresco.d.graffito and @joshcr8onart located at 14410 118 Ave. Edmonton.

LOCATION: Red Wall at 87 Avenue and 172 Street (old Target at West Edmonton Mall)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Red Wall West Edmonton Mall

LOCATION: Blue Wall at 87 Avenue and 159 Street (Meadowlark)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Blue Wall

LOCATION: Teal Wall at 100 Avenue and 170 Street (Badass Jack’s)

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - Teal Wall

LOCATION: Nature Scene Wall at 100 Avenue and 168 Street

ARTIST: Kris Friesen (www.krisfriesen.com)

Instagrammable Wall - West Edmonton - Kris Friesen Mural

LOCATION: 100 Avenue and 156 Street (The Orange Hub)

Instagrammable Wall - Orange Wall - MacEwan

LOCATION: Blue Brick Wall at 100 Avenue and 169 Street (Goodwill).

Instagrammable Wall - Blue Wall - West Edmonton

LOCATION: Lime Green Wall at 100 Avenue and 170 Street (Klondike Cycle)

Instagrammable Wall - Green Wall - West Edmonton

LOCATION: Colourful Lines Wall at 100 Avenue and 156 Street (behind the Foody Mart).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton - West Edmonton

LOCATION: Colourful Lines Wall at 153 Street and Stony Plain Road (behind / next to alley of Jasper Place Hotel)

Lines Wall Stony Plain Road Edmonton

East Edmonton

LOCATION: Nature Scene Wall at 101 Avenue and 71 Street

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton East Edmonton

LOCATION: Floral Wall at 101 Avenue and 72 Street

ARTIST: Bi Y. Cheng Min Ma

Floral Wall 72 Street 101 Avenue Edmonton

Alberta Avenue (118 Ave)

LOCATION: ‘Relfy’ Colourful Wall at 91 Street and 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).

ARTIST: Northern Pacific  (@northern_pacific)

Instagrammable WallInstagrammable Walls of Edmonton Alberta Avenue

LOCATION: ‘We Believe in 118’ Wall at 91 Street and 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue)

We Believe in 118 Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Alberta Avenue

LOCATION: Avenue Theatre Murals – there’s a few here in the front, back and alley (9030 118 Avenue)

Alberta Avenue Instagrammable Walls of EdmontonInstagrammable Walls of Edmonton

LOCATION: Colourful Walls outside The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 118 Avenue)

Alberta Avenue Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

LOCATION: Crystal Kids Mural Wall (8718 118 Avenue)

Instagrammable Walls of Alberta Avenue

LOCATION: Professor Marvel Wall (Alley at 8416 118 Avenue)

ARTIST: Justin Moose 

Instagrammable Walls Alberta Avenue Edmonton

LOCATION: Colourful Walls at118 Avenue and 101 Street (by the traffic circle and baseball bat)

Colourful Instagrammable Wall Edmonton

North/Central Edmonton

LOCATION: White Wall at 1 Kingsway Mall (Hudsons Bay, south side of mall)

Instagrammable Wall Kingsway Mall

LOCATION: CHROMA YEG Wall at Kingsway Mall (main floor) 

ARTISTS: Michelle Hoogveld & Rhys Farrell

CHROMA YEG - Kingsway - Michelle Hoogveld Rhys Farrell Instagrammable Wall Mural

CHROMA YEG – Kingsway – Michelle Hoogveld Rhys Farrell Instagrammable Wall Mural

 

LOCATION: Commonwealth Recreation Centre (Afghan Mural Wall).

Afghan Mural Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

South Edmonton

LOCATION: Midway Bar 6107 104 Street (Calgary Trail)

MIDWAY Bar - Edmonton Instagrammable Walls

Midway Bar at 6107 104 Street (Calgary Trail)

LOCATION: Edmonton Wall at Global Edmonton Studios 5325 Allard Way (alley)

ARTIST: AJA Louden
Global Edmonton - Instagrammable Wall - Mural - AJA Louden Edmonton Wall at Global Edmonton Studios 5325 Allard Way (alley) ARTIST: AJA Louden.

LOCATION: Southwood 1880 37 Street. (Submitted by Lily Le)

Instagrammable Wall of Edmonton

LOCATION: Feather Wings and Butterfly Wings Walls at Southgate Mall (near the Dairy Queen, inside the mall)

Instagrammable Wall Southgate MallButterfly Wall Instagrammable

As I said, I’ll be looking to update this list constantly, as I explore different areas of the city and find new walls! I also tend to post them on social media far sooner than they get updated on this post lol. And I’ll add them as you – visitors – submit your suggestions too! Email, tweet me @lindork or share wall locations/photos on Instagram using #IGWallsofYEG.

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