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Navigating a changing downtown

The City of Edmonton’s Wayfinding Program helps people easily locate city centre attractions, points of interest and encourages walking and exploring in our downtown core.

Guide to Edmonton's indoor pedway connections.
Wayfinding signs for parks and trails.
Initiative to build vibrant, safe, healthy communities.

Interim Signs

With the exciting changes to our downtown, the City recognized a need for interim signage to support the more than 3 million visits annually to the Rogers Place arena.

These interim signs provide flexibility in accommodating downtown roadway construction over the next several years.

Interim signs are:

  • Located at 38 locations around downtown with a few signs in Chinatown and Little Italy
  • Based on the design of the permanent signs
  • Mounted on basic road sign material for temporary use

Once downtown construction is completed, permanent signs will be installed. The permanent signage will be installed initially in Old Strathcona, Downtown and on Stony Plain Road (as part of the streetscape work there).

Future signage is planned for other pedestrian areas around the city, as well as at LRT stations (including the Valley Line) and transit centres.

Interim, Permanent, and Pilot Project Signage Gallery

What is wayfinding?

Wayfinding refers to the tools and techniques people use to orient themselves in physical space and navigate in places they are not familiar with, and includes:

  • Maps
  • Signs
  • Web applications
  • Other intuitive tools

The term wayfinding is often used interchangeably with signage, but the term wayfinding is much broader and includes the design of buildings and spaces.

Downtown Visitor Map

A pocket-sized downtown visitor map is now available. Pick one up at any of these locations, or e-mail walkedmonton@edmonton.ca and we will mail you one:

For More Information

Telephone 780-495-0322
Fax 780-495-0330
Email walkedmonton@edmonton.ca

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