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). 

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 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 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’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 my Instagrammable Wall guides to CalgaryMedicine HatFort McMurray, and Saskatoon!

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

Last Updated: July 2018

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).

Giselle Fine Art Instagrammable Wall

 104 Avenue and 100 Street (near CN Tower).

10148 105 Street (Shade Club Wall).

Instagrammable Wall Action Wall

 10148 105 Street (Shade Club Wall).

10040 105 Street (near Chez Pierre Cabaret).

Jelly Fish Wall Instagrammable

 10040 105 Street (near Chez Pierre Cabaret).

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).

10210 111 St (Alley behind Top Draw Inc.)

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)

Jasper Avenue and 104 Street (Beaver Hills House Park, Amiskwacîw Wâskâyhkan Ihâtwin).

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)

125 Street 103 Avenue (Fox and Tux Boutique – Dog Wings Wall!)

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.

10706 124 Street (Meuwly’s Wall)

Meuwlys Instagrammable Wall 124 Street

 10706 124 Street (Meuwly’s Wall)

Whyte Avenue / Old Strathcona

8230 Gateway Boulevard (Okuda San Miguel 6-storey mural behind El Cortez – largest public art mural in Edmonton)

Instagrammable Walls of Old Strathcona Whyte Avenue Edmonton Okuda San Miguel

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

82 Avenue and 99 Street (Back Entrance Alley of Teapsy Cafe)

Whyte Ave Old Strathcona Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

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

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

Whyte Ave Old Strathcona Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

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

Blues on Whyte Mural (10329 82 Ave).

Whyte Ave Old Strathcona Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

 Blues on Whyte Mural (10329 82 Ave).

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).

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).

Instagrammable Walls Old Strathcona Whyte Avenue

 10329 83 Ave. (Varscona Theatre).

Instagrammable Walls Old Strathcona Whyte Avenue

 Lots of great details on this Varscona Theatre mural!

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).

Avila Arepa (10760 82 Ave.) Interior Wall.

Avila Arepa Instagrammable Wall Edmonton

 Avila Arepa (10760 82 Ave.) Interior Wall

 

University of Aberta Area

Butterdome (87 Avenue and 115 Street)

Yellow Wall Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton University Butterdome

 Butterdome (87 Avenue and 115 Street)

 

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).

Walking Path Near the LRT (between 105 Ave and 103A Ave from 96 Street to 93 Street (ish)

#RickAndMorty #Graffiti has appeared on the free art wall by the #LRT#Streetart #yeg #alberta pic.twitter.com/512DarwiP4

— Edmonton Coin&Stamp (@WestEdCoinStamp) August 30, 2017

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 (City of Edmonton Orange Hub).

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).

153 Street and Stony Plain Road (behind / next to alley of Jasper Place Hotel)

Lines Wall Stony Plain Road Edmonton

 153 Street and Stony Plain Road (behind / next to alley of Jasper Place Hotel)

East Edmonton

101 Avenue and 71 Street.

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton East Edmonton

 101 Avenue and 71 Street.

101 Avenue and 72 Street

Floral Wall 72 Street 101 Avenue Edmonton

 101 Avenue and 72 Street (Grower Direct Flowers).

Alberta Avenue

91 Street and 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue). 

Instagrammable Wall Edmonton

 91 Street and 118 Avenue (Alberta Ave.)

Instagrammable Wall

 91 Street and 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).

91 Street and 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue). 

We Believe in 118 Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Alberta Avenue

 We Believe in 118 at 91 Street and 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).

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

Alberta Avenue Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

 Avenue Theatre Murals – front, back and alley (9030 118 Avenue).

Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton

 Avenue Theatre Murals – front, back and alley (9030 118 Avenue).

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

Alberta Avenue Instagrammable Walls Edmonton

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

Crystal Kids Mural Wall (8718 118 Avenue).

Instagrammable Walls of Alberta Avenue

 Crystal Kids Mural Wall (8718 118 Avenue).

Professor Marvel Wall (Alley at 8416 118 Avenue).

Instagrammable Walls Alberta Avenue Edmonton

 Professor Marvel Wall (Alley 8416 118 Avenue).

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

Southgate Mall (near the Dairy Queen, inside the mall)

Instagrammable Wall Southgate Mall

 Southgate Mall (near the Dairy Queen, inside the mall).

Butterfly Wall Instagrammable

 Southgate Mall (near the Dairy Queen, inside the mall).

Kaye Edmonton Clinic 7th Floor (Northern Alberta Urology Centre)

This one might be weird to just head up to for a photo if you don’t actually have a reason to be in this centre, and you need to do a closer crop on it but my friend posted it and it’s too good not to include in this post! 

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.

Linda

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