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Guide to Edmonton

The King's University 2016

your guide to


I am a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to Edmonton
created for students by students. My purpose is to
give you the inside scoop on the cool, hip, trendy,
and—best of all—inexpensive places to consume the
city’s culture.

Since I was born, I’ve grown up a lot. You’re holding
the mini-me, but the bigger me is now online at:

Put me in your pocket, your purse, your satchel, your
backpack, or whatever goes along with you wherever
you go and use me to locate the best digs in town!

Yours truly.



10361 82 Ave. | | 780-433-6575
A spacious, comfortable European-style café in the heart of Edmonton’s
Whyte Avenue featuring coffee, home-made dessert, gelato, and more!
This is the perfect spot to enjoy a quick coffee to go, a conversation, or
a long study session.

Blues Java Bar

5010 106 Ave. | 780-463-9918
This local coffee bar is owned and operated by a wonderful lady named
Beatrice—a woman who welcomes you into her shop like she’s
welcoming you into her own home. This hidden gem is sure to send a
smile to your face and the caffeine through your veins.

Café Bicyclette

8627 91 St. |é-bicyclette | 587-524-8090
Just a little bike-ride away from King’s, in the French quarters, this small
café offers French meals and coffee, with a side of trendy francophone

Café Haven

9 Sioux Rd., Sherwood Park | | 780-417-5523
Café Haven boasts the title of “best café in Sherwood Park.” A great
place to share a coffee or spend hours studying. Try the London
Fog—it’s a menu favorite.


10332 81 Ave. | | 780-757-2482
A zany, reasonably priced tea house with a tropical twist. This Caribbean
themed shop is sure to have you relaxed in no time. Be sure to order a
waffle and to grab a game from the back.


Common Ground Community Cafe CAFÉS & STUDY SPOTS

50 Brentwood Blvd., Sherwood Park | 587-269-4808 3

Ian and Eileen Edwards, pastors at the Moravian Church, have a
mission of creating community for all and power their non-profit
direct-trade coffee shop though many volunteers.

Elm Café

#100, 10140 117 St. | | 780-756-3356
This little café is tucked away in a larger building just off Jasper Ave,
but once you spot it, you want to go inside. The design is fresh and
besides coffee they also serve breakfast and lunch.

Mandolin Book & Coffee Co.

6419 112 Ave. | | 780-479-4050
This little coffee shop is one of President Dr. Melanie Humphrey’s
favourites. It is a great place to browse through books, sip a coffee, or
do some studying. Taking the 50 St. walk/bike bridge is an option.

Mill Creek Café

9562 82 Ave. | | 780-439-5535
Look no further for a sandwich that will tantalize your taste buds!
Delicious home-made sandwiches and goods are bound to satisfy the
foodie in you. The turkey, pear, brie sandwich is one of the best in

Remedy Cafe

8631 109 St. | 780-433-3096
10279 Jasper Ave. | 780-757-7720
10404 Whyte Ave . | 780-760-1001 |

Remedy makes fresh, authentic chai tea and samosas. This
anything-goes place always bustling with students and hipsters
looking for a unique experience. This is a great place to have coffee or
to spend hours studying, whether just with a friend or bigger groups.



11801 48 St. | 780-471-6037
Everyone on Urbanspoon raves about the freshly baked doughnuts of
this underrated place. Weather permitting, you can take the 50th street
bicycle bridge to get there. Worth checking out? You bet!

The Carrot

9351-118 Ave. | | 780-471-1580
This little “community arts coffeehouse,” with an emphasis on
community, is part of a grassroots and fairly successful revitalisation
and restoration movement active on the avenue.

The Wired Cup

9418-91 St. | | 780-462-6628
Although they serve coffee and refreshements, this place is also worth
a visit to look at the art or if you need to buy a unique birthday present.
It’s a self-named “one stop refreshment, gift giving, artistic bonanza.”


8708 109 St. | 780-756-8882
9869 62 Ave. | 780-430-9198 |

Transcend boasts the best coffee in town. If you find yourself valuing the
art of coffee making over the necessity to caffeinate, you’re on the right
track. Any of the meticulously created drinks are sure to please your
well-trained palate.

Wild Earth Bakery

8902 99 St. | | 780-425-8423
Wild Earth serves delicious drinks and delectable, wholesome goodies.
If you’re not taken by the atmosphere the moment you walk in the door,
you will be by the time you sink your teeth into one of the scrumptious



5515 101 Ave. | | 780-465-0771
If you’re looking for a nearby eatery, look no further than BPs. Located
near Capilano Mall, it’s King’s closest North American style restaurant.

Bul Go Gi House Restaurant

8813 92 St. | 780-466-2330
It’s one of Chef Michel’s favourite restaurants. Located only about a 5
min. drive away from King’s, this family owned restaurant offers
delicious Korean food that will satisfy your cravings!

Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

10501 82 Ave. | | 780-439-9829
Chianti serves excellent home-made Italian food at reasonable prices.
Portions are bound to satisfy even the strongest appetite. Tuesdays
are pasta nights!


10548a 82 Ave. | | 780-433-0930
Do you like Cajun food and sandwiches? It’s hip, it’s inexpensive, and
the food is great. Dadeo is famous throughout Edmonton for its
award-winning yam fries.

Dynasty Century Palace

9700 105 Ave. | 780-428-3388
Love Chinese dim sum? Dynasty Century Palace is located
conveniently in the heart of Chinatown and offers both dim sum and
authentic Chinese food!

Five Guys hamburger Restaurant

#305, 5015 101 Ave. | | 587-754-6077
Located by Capilano Mall, this fast-food chain offers made-to-order
burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.



4990 92 Ave. | | 780-468-2888
You won’t find a restaurant nearer to King’s. Serving Vietnamese and
Cuban food to King’s-goers daily, Coral de Cuba (was Fusia) is a reliable
classic. You haven’t really been to King’s until you’ve had a meal here!

India Garden Restaurant

4820 76 Ave. | | 780-468-2224
A very fine all-you-can-eat Indian buffet, just minutes South of King’s.
Every dish will tantalize your taste buds and send the foodie in you
reeling with delight.

Koultures Afro-Continental Restaurant

8803 118 Ave. | 780-267-8736
Koultures is the place to go for authentic home-made Nigerian food!
Recommended by students from Nigeria: a must try!

Langano Skies

9920 Whyte Ave. | | 780-432-3334
This is the place to have an authentic Ethiopian eating experience! All
dishes are served on a large platter with sourdough crepes.


10350 109 St. | | 780-425-8096
Mikado boasts Edmonton’s best sushi and sashimi. Ingredients are
flown in weekly from Japan, Nova Scotia, and the West Coast to make
your eating experience as fresh as possible.

Mucho Burrito | Fresh Mexican Grills

50st 101Ave. |
This new restaurant is close to King’s, just across from Wall-Mart


Nandos | Afro-Portuguese Restaurant RESTAURANTS

4228 Gateway Blvd. | | 780-642-7474 3
A definite must try if you’re a chicken lover. With a lively atmosphere
and hip décor, Nandos is a great place to share food platters with
friends and family.

Simply Donairs

9004 50 St. | | 780-469-1223
Close to King’s, it serves Edmonton some fine donair wraps, such as
beef, chicken, and falafel. Traditional options include: burgers,
poutine, and fries. They have online ordering for pickup and delivery.

Sugar Bowl

10922 88 Ave. | | 780-433-8369
The Sugar Bowl is always bursting with university students eager to
experience delicious food in an inviting atmosphere. This fun,
inexpensive diner is sure to have you coming back for more.

Three Boars Eatery

8424 109 St. | | 780-757-2600
Three Boars serves globally inspired dishes using local products. It is
inexpensive and the taste exceptional. Make sure you try the poutine!

Tres Carnales Taqueria

10119 100a Ave. | | 780-429-0911
Enjoy authentic tacos, tortillas and quesadillas- arguably the best in
town. Tacos and tortillas come in sets of four, perfect for sharing. Be
early to avoid lineups!


10724 95 St. | 780-423-3213
10523 99 Ave. | 780-756-8188 |

Viphalay serves authentic Thai and Laos food. Family owned and
operated, this restaurant oozes cultural esteem. It is an Edmonton



9562 82 Ave. | | 780-496-9193
The Bookseller boasts a large collection of used books. Let loose your
inner nerd by perusing the shelves of well-loved, affordable treasures.

Citadel Theatre

9828 101a Ave. | | 780-425-1820
If you love theatre, the Citadel is the place for you. Watch local talent
present pertinent art in a way that is bound to provoke and inspire
thought and conversation. Check the website for information on
pay-what-you-want nights!

Edmonton Art Gallery

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square | | 780-422-6223
Not only does the Art Gallery house countless works of art, the building
itself is a feat of architectural genius. Enjoy the aesthetic appeal on the
outside and the inside. Exhibits rotate so there is always something new
to enjoy. Admission is free the last Thursday of every month!

Gateway Entertainment Centre

3414 Gateway Blvd. | | 780-435-1922
Here you can ten-pin bowl, five-pin bowl, virtual golf, mini golf, play
pool, and even laser bowling. Come early to get a lane or reserve one!

High Level Streetcar

103 St and 84 Ave. | | 780-437-7721
Take an historic trip across the North Saskatchewan river from 49
metres above water level. The railcar was fully restored in 2011 and has
been running ever since.

Movies 12

5074 130 Ave. | | 780-472-9779
Tuesdays are cheap nights at the theatre. See the latest flicks for only
$1.75! Only $3.50 all other nights.


Muttart Conservatory ENTERTAINMENT

9626 96a Ave. | | 780-496-8755
This is a nature-lover’s paradise. Stroll through the temperate, arid,
tropical, and feature pyramids. Bring your camera!

Oil Kings

102 St. | | 780-414-5483
Take in all the action of a junior level hockey game at the brand new
Rogers Place arena in downtown Edmonton. The Oil King’s promise all
the excitement of an NHL game at a fraction of the cost.

Strathcona County Library

401 Festival Ln., Sherwood Park | | 780-410-8600
This is a great place to go to study. The quiet atmosphere and the
shelves of books are bound to get your brain focussed and your
thoughts flowing!

Telus World of Science

11211 142 St. | | 780-451-3344
Satisfy the explorer and scientist in you by checking out many exhibits,
featured and permanent.

Varscona Theatre

10329 83 Ave. | | 780-433-3399
Hosting over 350 cultural events per year, the Varscona plays a vital
role in Edmonton’s art scene. Try out the legendary weekly Live
Improvised Soap Opera: Die-Nasty. Check the website for all showings!

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. | | 780-428-1414
Home to Edmonton’s Symphony Orchestra, the Winspear is
Edmonton’s most loved music hall. Student rush tickets are $20 for
any available seat in the house.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Capilano & Gold Bar Park

Capilano Park: 10810 54 St.
Gold Bar Park: 10955 50 St. | 780-442-5311

South of the river on 50th Street, both parks have a bicycle bridge to
cross the river, and are a jumping-off point for trail use year-round.

Rundle Park

2909 113 Ave. | 780-442-5311
With frisbee golf, tennis, baseball, walking/biking, and picnicing; plus,
cross-country skiing and skating rinks: it’s Edmonton’s best kept secret.

River Valley
Running, walking, nature enjoying: do it all on the paths and 7400
hectares of North America’s largest urban park.

Two Sisters Yoga Studio

4 min.: 6139 101 Ave. | | 780 757 9642
A new studio by Capilano, it offers three types: Bikram (hot), Yin (slow),
and Flow (movement). First month unliminted passes are inexpensive.


3 min.: 5004 98 Ave. (Capilano Mall) | | 780-461-0657
High quality gym memberships available at the lowest price.

Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre

6 min.: 10535 65 St. | 780-442-5311
A friendly atmosphere and unique programs: the fitness centre, circuit
training, lane swims, and aquafit are popular with many active people.

Vertically Inclined

9 min.: 8523 Argyll Rd. | | 780-496-9390
Edmonton’s favourite rock-climbing gym. Whether you’re new or a
weathered climber, the place is guaranteed to give you a thrill.


Capilano, Gold Bar, Rundle Park PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Capilano Mall

Bonnie Doon Mall Ottewell Plaza

Need to get around town and don’t own a car? Use 10 3
Edmonton Transit System or store your bicycle at
King’s. And then use, for example, Google Maps

to determine your best ETS or bike route.

GROCERIES Dutch Delicious

13232 - 118 Ave. | | 780-455-2323
Owned by Siebe Koopman, a baker from Holland, the store offers fine
baked goods as well as any Dutch delicacy you cannot find at the local

Earth’s General Store

9605 82 Ave. | | 780-439-8725
Earth’s General Store vends all things organic and earth-safe. But you
don’t have to be an earth junkie to check the place out. Its
non-pretentious atmosphere bodes well for those who just want to see
what it’s all about.

Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market

10310 83 Ave. | | 780-439-1844
The Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market runs indoors year-round. From
fruit to hummus, pottery to flowers, here you will find a great selection
of local harvest.

Real Canadian Superstore

4410 17 St. | 4821 Calgary Trail | 11541 Kingsway Ave.
If you’re looking for a reliable, inexpensive, unsurprising shopping
experience, Superstore is the place for you.


6204 90 Ave. (Ottewell Shoppers Plaza) | 780-469-4382
The TGP on 90th avenue is your typical neighborhood grocery store.
Located a mere 5 minutes from King’s, TGP gets your grocery shopping
done quickly during the busiest times of the year.


5004 98 Ave. (Capilano Mall) | 780-466-9001
At Capilano mall close to Kings. Shop at Safeway on the first Tuesday of
every month to receive a 10% discount!

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Bonnie Doon Centre SHOPPING

82 Ave. - 83 St. | | 780-465-7902 3
Bonnie Doon is the third-closest shopping centre to King’s. It’s an
indoor mall that hosts about 100 stores and services.

Capilano Mall

5004 98 Ave. | 604-448-9112
Really close to King’s, the mall and surrounding area has Safeway,
Walmart, and H&W Produce; banks; some restaurants and coffee
shops, including Starbucks; and a small farmers market on Saturdays.

Edmonton City Centre

10025 102a Ave. | | 780-426-8444
This Mall is located in downtown Edmonton, surrounded by numerous
restaurants and stores. It is easy to bus to and also has a large parkade.

West Edmonton Mall

8882 170 St. | | 780-444-5321
WEM is the largest shopping mall in North America, with over 800
stores, amusement park, waterpark, ice rink, mini golf course, movie
theatre, and indoor lagoon where sea lions put on a show.

Whyte Ave in Old Strathcona

82ND Ave. |
Whyte Ave and Old Strathcona is a definite must-go place! Spend a
Saturday walking down Whyte; checking out small gift shops, reading
through mountains of books, and enjoying that delectable cup of
coffee in one of the many coffee shops.

Value Village Thrift Store

8930 82 Ave. | 780-468-1259 |
Value Village sells gently used clothing, accessories, and other
household items. Value Village is affordable and supports over 120
non-profit organizations by paying them for the donations they give.


CHURCHES Ascension Lutheran Church

8 min.: 8405 83 St. | | 780-469-2421

Beverly Alliance

14 min.: 12235 50 St. | | 780-474-0476

Calvary Baptist Church

13 min.: 7215 97 St. | 780-433-0626 |
Bob Foo, Spiritual Mentor and Life Coach at King’s, attends here.

Capilano Christian Assembly (Evangelical Brethern)

2 min.: 9333 50 St. | | 780-469-7801

Calvary Community Church

14 min.: 8704 Mill Woods Rd. | 780-462-8444 |

Central Baptist

9 min.: 9419 95 St. | | 780-466-7461

Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton

7 min.: 7621 101 Ave. | | 780-469-1909

Christ Embassy International

11 min.: 9012 51 Ave. | | 780-989-1002

City Centre Church

13 min.: 10200 102 Ave. | | 780-423-2489

Frist Presbyterian Church

14 min.: 10025 105 St. | | 780-422-2937
The talented King’s Prof. Dr. Joachim Segger is a regular organist here.

Fellowship Christian Reformed Church

0 min.: 9125 50 St. | | 780-937-8833
At King’s in the Atrium, this CRC is regularly attended by King’s students.
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Greenfield Community Church CHURCHES

17 min.: 3712 114 St. | | 780-435-1060
Former King’s Professor and current Sessional Professor Tyler Williams
is the senior minister at this church.

Mill Woods Assembly (Pentacostal)

15 min.: 2225 66 St. | | 780-462-1515

Ottewell Christian Reformed Church

4 min.: 6811 92a Ave. | | 780-469-2023

Redeemed Christian Church of God

17 min.: 10665 98 St. | | 780-400-9661
(Rhema Chapel) This church has African styles of worship.

Sunrise Community Church (Mennonite Brethren)

12 min.: 3303 37 St. | 780-463-2699

St. Joseph's Basilica (Roman Catholic)

15 min.: 10044 113 St. | | 780-488-7295

Sherwood Park Alliance

14 min.: 1011 Clover Bar Rd, Sherwood Park | 780-467-8404 |

Trinity Baptist Church

19 min.: 22550 Twp Rd. 530, Sherwood Park | 780-464-4040

It indicates how long the drive is by car from King’s.
There are many churches close to King’s and this list is by
no means exhaustive. These churches have been frequent-
ed by King’s students. We encourage you and your friends
to find a church that fits your lifestyle and convictions.

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BANKS BMO Bank of Montreal

REGISTRY TRAVEL 9821 50 St. (near Capilano Mall) | 780-441-6518
102 Bonnie Doon Shopping | 780-441-6503

CIBC Branch & ATM

6130 Terrace Road (near Capilano Mall) | 780-408-1107

Servus Credit Union

1100 Capilano Mall | 780-496-2244

RBC Royal Bank

8330 82nd Ave. (Bonnie Doon Centre) | 780-448-6955

TD Canada Trust Branch & ATM

Capilano Mall, 5004 98 Ave. | 780-448-8620


6304 90 Ave. (Ottewell Shoppers Plaza) | 780-448-7860

Capilano Registry

160-5055 101 Ave. | | 780-465-8989

Edmonton Travel Agency

10405 Jasper Ave. | | 780-426-3874

Flight Centre Edmonton City Centre

C115 10200 102nd Ave. | | 866-249-0715

Atlas Immunization Services

#104, 7633 50 St. (Meridian Place) | 780-465-5150
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Rexall Pharmacy HEALTH

10155 50 St. | 780-466-1744

Capilano Medical Centre

5818 Terrace Rd. | 780-761-3330

Bonnie Doon Dental Clinic

114-8330 82 Ave. | 780-466-9889

Bonnie Doon Medical Centre

8130 82 Ave. | 780-705-0707 |

University of Alberta Hospital

8440 112 St. | 780-407-8822

Capilano Rehab Centre

5832 Terrace Rd. | 780-466-1104 | Discount for King’s students

Site 6 Box 9 RR1, Lacombe | | 403-302-1709
Every year they create a new maze design over their 50 acres of corn.
To complete the whole maze, it takes about an hour and a half.

Devonian Botanic Garden

51227 AB-60, Parkland County | 780-987-3054 | University of Alberta | Anno 1959

You can take a walk in their 240 acres of gardens, explore their indoor
greenhouses, and enjoy a cup of tea in their Patio Café.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Hwy 16 E, Tofield | | 780-662-3640
This outdoor museum is much like Fort Edmonton Park, with authentic
buildings and costumed actors. Attend one or more of their activities
while you feel like you’ve stepped back into the early pioneers life.


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