If you took a stroll down Jasper Avenue in the middle of the 20th century, you'd swear you were on the Las Vegas Strip. For decades, neon dominated Edmonton's night sky. The dancing signs are seared into our minds: the glowing white milk bottle from Silverwood Dairy, the searing natural gas flame on Jasper Ave, the dancing pigs from the Pig N' Whistle Restaurant, and the persistent newspaper Mike's News Stand reader, swinging his foot and smoking his cigar.
As the city brings Canada's first neon museum closer to reality, CBC Edmonton has scoured the archives to bring dozens of neon signs back to life.
We've also ventured around the city, looking for the neon signs that endure. Click the map below to take a trip down memory lane, or discover the neon lights you never knew existed. Have we missed any? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your favourite neon signs. Include the address and, if possible, a picture.