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CAFÉS & STUDY SPOTS 1-3
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 11
BANKS / REGISTRY / TRAVEL
HEALTH / OUTSIDE EDMONTON
CAFÉS & STUDY SPOTS Block 1912
10361 82 Ave. | block1912.com | 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.
8627 91 St. | lacitefranco.ca/café-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
9 Sioux Rd., Sherwood Park | cafehaven.ca | 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. | chaisland.com | 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.
#100, 10140 117 St. | elmcafe.ca | 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. | mandolinbooks.com | 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. | millcreekcafe.ca | 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
8631 109 St. | 780-433-3096
10279 Jasper Ave. | 780-757-7720
10404 Whyte Ave . | 780-760-1001 | remedycafe.ca
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.
CAFÉS & STUDY SPOTS Take 5
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!
9351-118 Ave. | artsontheave.org/thecarrot | 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. | thewiredcupedm.com | 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 | transcendcoffee.com
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
Wild Earth Bakery
8902 99 St. | wildearthbakery.com | 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
Boston Pizza RESTAURANTS
5515 101 Ave. | bostonpizza.com | 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. | chianticafe.ca | 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. | dadeo.ca | 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. | fiveguys.ca | 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.
RESTAURANTS Coral de Cuba
4990 92 Ave. | coraldecuba.com | 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. | indiagarden.ca | 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!
9920 Whyte Ave. | langanoskies.com | 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. | mikadorestaurant.com | 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. | muchoburrito.com
This new restaurant is close to King’s, just across from Wall-Mart
Nandos | Afro-Portuguese Restaurant RESTAURANTS
4228 Gateway Blvd. | nandos.ca | 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.
9004 50 St. | simplydonairsedmonton.com | 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.
10922 88 Ave. | thesugarbowl.org | 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. | threeboars.ca | 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. | trescarnales.com | 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.com
Viphalay serves authentic Thai and Laos food. Family owned and
operated, this restaurant oozes cultural esteem. It is an Edmonton
ENTERTAINMENT The Bookseller
9562 82 Ave. | thebookseller.ca | 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.
9828 101a Ave. | citadeltheatre.com | 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
Edmonton Art Gallery
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square | youraga.ca | 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. | gecedmonton.com | 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. | edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca | 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.
5074 130 Ave. | cineplex.com | 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. | edmonton.ca/muttart | 780-496-8755
This is a nature-lover’s paradise. Stroll through the temperate, arid,
tropical, and feature pyramids. Bring your camera!
102 St. | oilkings.ca | 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 | sclibrary.ab.ca | 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
Telus World of Science
11211 142 St. | telusworldofscienceedmonton.com | 780-451-3344
Satisfy the explorer and scientist in you by checking out many exhibits,
featured and permanent.
10329 83 Ave. | varsconatheatre.com | 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. | winspearcentre.com | 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.
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.
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. | bikrameastedmonton.com | 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) | fit4less.ca | 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.
9 min.: 8523 Argyll Rd. | verticallyinclined.com | 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
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. | dutchdeliciousbakery.com | 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. | egs.ca | 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. | osfm.ca | 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!
Bonnie Doon Centre SHOPPING
82 Ave. - 83 St. | bonniedoonshoppingcentre.com | 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.
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. | edmontoncitycentre.com | 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. | wem.ca | 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. | oldstrathcona.ca
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 | valuevillage.com
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. | alchurch.ca | 780-469-2421
14 min.: 12235 50 St. | bac.ca | 780-474-0476
Calvary Baptist Church
13 min.: 7215 97 St. | 780-433-0626 | calvarybaptistedmonton.com
Bob Foo, Spiritual Mentor and Life Coach at King’s, attends here.
Capilano Christian Assembly (Evangelical Brethern)
2 min.: 9333 50 St. | capilano.org | 780-469-7801
Calvary Community Church
14 min.: 8704 Mill Woods Rd. | 780-462-8444 | calvarycommunity.ca
9 min.: 9419 95 St. | centralbaptist.ab.ca | 780-466-7461
Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton
7 min.: 7621 101 Ave. | centreforspirit.ca | 780-469-1909
Christ Embassy International
11 min.: 9012 51 Ave. | christembassy.org | 780-989-1002
City Centre Church
13 min.: 10200 102 Ave. | citycentrechurch.com | 780-423-2489
Frist Presbyterian Church
14 min.: 10025 105 St. | firstpresbyterian.ca | 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. | fellowshipcrc.ca | 780-937-8833
At King’s in the Atrium, this CRC is regularly attended by King’s students.
Greenfield Community Church CHURCHES
17 min.: 3712 114 St. | greenfieldchurch.ca | 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. | mwpa.com | 780-462-1515
Ottewell Christian Reformed Church
4 min.: 6811 92a Ave. | ottewellchurch.com | 780-469-2023
Redeemed Christian Church of God
17 min.: 10665 98 St. | rhemachapel.ca | 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. | stjosephbasilica.com | 780-488-7295
Sherwood Park Alliance
14 min.: 1011 Clover Bar Rd, Sherwood Park | 780-467-8404 | spac.ca
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.
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
160-5055 101 Ave. | allso.com | 780-465-8989
Edmonton Travel Agency
10405 Jasper Ave. | edmontontravel.com | 780-426-3874
Flight Centre Edmonton City Centre
C115 10200 102nd Ave. | flightcentre.ca | 866-249-0715
Atlas Immunization Services
#104, 7633 50 St. (Meridian Place) | 780-465-5150
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 | mdmedicalhealthcentres.com
University of Alberta Hospital
8440 112 St. | 780-407-8822
Capilano Rehab Centre
5832 Terrace Rd. | 780-466-1104 | Discount for King’s students
Lacombe Corn Maze OUTSIDE EDMONTON
Site 6 Box 9 RR1, Lacombe | kraayfamilyfarm.com | 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
devonian.ualberta.ca | 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 | ukrainianvillage.ca | 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.