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Keillor Point, formerly referred to as “The End of the World”, is a site above the now-closed Keillor Road. Construction was completed in spring 2019.

Keillor Point Viewing Area Image

Keillor Point is located at the top of the river bank on Saskatchewan Drive in the Belgravia neighbourhood, above the former Keillor Road. Development of this location in the river valley is intended to create a safe, accessible and welcoming place for people to enjoy the view of Edmonton’s beautiful river valley.

Keillor Point will follow park operational hours similar to Hawrelak Park, open daily 5am to 11pm.

Project Overview

Following closure of the old Keillor Road, large pillars from a retaining wall remain in the river valley bank. This location became a popular location for people to view Edmonton’s river valley and west Edmonton, despite the site restrictions and prohibited access signage.

Recession and slumping of the embankment, along with deterioration of the pillars, presented a significant safety hazard.

A study was conducted on slope stability which recommended that a viewpoint be constructed on top of the current concrete pillars using the existing trails for access. The study also informed that vegetation on top of the bank should be left to help maintain slope stability.

Improvements were suggested for access routes, railings and a viewing area. All improvements considered ensure safety and security at this location.

The City of Edmonton Naming Committee approved the name Keillor Point for this project site.

Project Timeline

Spring 2019: Project completion (landscaping and granular trail)

Winter 2018: Construction completion (stairs and safety railings)

2017 - 2018: Detailed design

2016 - 2017: Preliminary design and environmental reviews and approvals

2015: Public engagement

Project History

Building Belgravia Public Event: November 2017

Belgravia residents and property owners were invited to an open house on November 22, 2017 to learn more about various ​roadway and ​park projects happening in and around the neighbourhood and how all the​ Belgravia​ projects fit together​.

City staff provided information on Keillor Point ​(previously known as End of the World​​ Park) and the Belgravia Community Traffic Management Plan, as well as Neighbourhood Renewal and Engage 106-76.

Meeting Display Boards (12 MB)

Concept Design Phase Engagement: 2015-2018

The Belgravia sub-committee group was engaged with the design team throughout the concept design phase.

Date: March 2018
Detailed Design Phase Commences.

Date: February 2, 2017
Public Open House (BGN - Meeting #3)
Displayed concept design at open house. The Project Manager was present to answer any questions about the project.

Date: September 17, 2016
​Stakeholders Present: Belgravia Sub-committee group, Consultant
Belgravia Community League Open House - Presented concept design to Belgravia residents

Date: September 8, 2016
Stakeholders Present: Belgravia Sub-committee group, Saskatchewan Drive Homeowners, Consultant
Meeting #3 - Presented concept design to the 5 homeowners on Saskatchewan Drive who are most impacted by the End of the World site.

Date: August 23, 2016
Stakeholders Present: Belgravia Sub-committee group, Park Rangers, CRC, Consultant
Meeting #2 - Review of concept design developed from comments provided at Meeting #1.

Date: June 21, 2016
Stakeholders Present:
Belgravia sub-committee group, Park Rangers, CRC, Consultant
First meeting with sub-committee group, opportunity was given to provide input and feedback on concept.

Date: Fall 2015
The public was invited to participate in a survey looking for feedback on the options for development of a viewpoint at the site location. The outcome of the survey guided decisions to develop a concept design.

For More Information

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