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Edmonton's Commonwealth Walkway encourages you to explore Edmonton’s history, Canada’s Commonwealth heritage and the river valley.

This September, Edmonton's Commonwealth Walkway - a designated 10 km loop - will be launched. This initiative aims to connect the Commonwealth with a 1,000 km walkable path, linking 100 cities, permanently marking 2,000 points of significance and providing a practical opportunity for a third of the world’s population to be more active.

Edmonton's Commonwealth Walkway

Quest for the Golden Key Winners

Thank you to everyone who joined the Quest for the Golden Key!

Congratulations to Hamad-E-Rabbee Abbasi, Charlene Peters and Giovanni Giampa, who found the key on September 14 at 9:15am in the final location: the Victoria Park Pavilion.

Along with the key, they brought home a set of four $500 City of Edmonton attractions and recreation gift cards, and the right to say they’re Edmonton’s finest questers.

Contest Rules

The contest takes place from September 7 to September 14, 2019 and will end at 11:59pm on September 14, 2019. No purchase is necessary. The 1st clue will be provided during the Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway launch, September 7 at Government House Park in Edmonton. The clue will also be released on social media at this time. The contest will end on Saturday, September 14 when the 1st team enters the correct combination and wins the grand prize package.

Anyone can play the Quest for the Golden Key. However, to attempt the combination and win the grand prize package, you must:

  • Have at least 1 team member over the age of 18 who is at the Golden Key location during the combination entry
  • Sign a consent form for the use of the names of adult team members and images/video of the team
  • Have at least 1 team member who is a resident of the Edmonton Capital Region
  • Answer a skill-testing question

Members of the winning team cannot be directly involved with development, sponsorship or promotion of the Commonwealth Walkway launch, the Stories of Places Commonwealth Walkway app, or Quest for the Golden Key.

Only 1 entry per team is permitted. The 1st team to arrive at the final location of the Golden Key and enter the correct combination will win the grand prize package. Teams will be allowed to attempt the combination in the order they arrived at the Golden Key location (as determined by a designated City of Edmonton employee), until a team has entered the correct combination. Odds of winning will be determined by number of participants.

Keycards must be left in place. Anyone who removes a keycard will be disqualified. 

Free game sheet includes a map and game play instructions.

Clues and hints will be freely available on social media.

Any information being collected by the City related to the Quest for the Golden Key is under the authority of section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used for “Quest for the Golden Key” contest purposes. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of information by this program you may contact the City of Edmonton Communications Coordinator at 780-944-1517 or 3rd Floor, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta.


Do I have to sign up? Is there a fee?

This is a free game to celebrate the new Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway. You don’t need to sign up. See contest rules for full details.

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When will the contest run?

The Quest for the Golden Key will begin Saturday, September 7 at 4pm during the official opening of Edmonton’s Commonwealth Walkway. The first clue will be announced during the launch event and, at the same time, on social media.

September 8 through 13, daily clues will be released at 9am on social media. The final clue to the key’s location will be released at 9am on Saturday, September 14. The contest will end September 14, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Who can play?

Anyone can play. You can choose to form a team or play solo. To win the grand prize package, players need to have someone over the age of 18 on their team and cannot be directly involved with development, sponsorship or promotion of the Commonwealth Walkway launch, the Stories of Places Commonwealth Walkway app, or Quest for the Golden Key. City of Edmonton employees and sponsor organization employees who were not involved in the Commonwealth Walkway project are welcome to participate.

Where can the keycards be found?

They could be anywhere along, or near, the Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway. They may not be in plain view but players will not need to dig, climb, open or move anything to find them. Keycards will not be on private property or anywhere the public is not permitted, and will not be in dangerous locations.

Do I take the keycard when I find it?

No! The keycards have to stay in place for other players. If you take a card, you will be disqualified.

How will people get clues?

The clues will be released on a number of social media channels and here.

Twitter -YEGWalkway

Twitter - City of Edmonton



Do I have to play every day to win?

Not necessarily. You can solve a few clues in 1 day or work with a team. You’ll need all 7 digits of the combination to free the key and win the grand prize package. One digit will be released on a keycard every day, but the keycards will stay in place throughout the contest. You can find all the clues to date online and solve as many as you want at one time, or you can connect with other players to form a team and share parts of the combination. Even if you don’t want to gather all the combination numbers and go for the grand prize, you can follow a few clues and have fun exploring the Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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