The Edmonton Capital City Scavenger Hunt


Capital City Scavenger Hunt: Edmonton, Alberta

Apr 11, 2022

It's the fourth stop of our cross-country, capital city scavenger hunt. This time we're in Edmonton, Alberta. 

And as is the case with all of Canada's capital cities, there is so much to honour and celebrate. 

Families will visit the exceptional ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞, an Indigenous art park on a historic river lot originally home to Métis landowner Joseph McDonald. (Not headed to Edmonton? Take a virtual tour of this lot!)

Be on the lookout for Edmonton's outdoor Neon Sign Museum (20 signs can be seen right on 104 St NW), cross the Walterdale Bridge and try to spot a High Level Bridge streetcar. And as you explore several locations, you'll be close by another item on the list: the North Saskatchewan River.

As if that weren't enough, there are a total of nine items to find, many of which are invitations to acquaint families with the many great sites Edmonton has to offer.  

There's a handy map at the bottom of this post should you wish to find a location to kick off your hunt. 

Not in Edmonton?

I know not everyone is flying out to places these days, but I don't want that to stop you from having a great time with this scavenger hunt (and the 10 more to come!). Here are some thoughts to make Edmonton come to you: 

  • Print out the printable below and cut out each item. If you don't have a printer, check out your local library.
  • Once you've cut out each item, hide the items around your home, some in trickier places than others. If you have access to some outdoor space (backyard, public park, etc.), choose a nice day and hide them outside. 
  • When your little ones are done collecting the items (either print out a second sheet for them to keep track, or have the printable up on a device), it's a great opportunity to research some of the landmarks on Google Maps. What do the items look like in real life?
  • After that, if any of the items inspire questions from your kids, do a bit of further research with them. Each scavenger hunt is an invitation to honour and celebrate places across Canada! 

Ready to start searching? Check out the printables below!


Capital City Scavenger Hunt for Edmonton in Colour


Capital City Scavenger Hunt for Edmonton in Black and White

We hope you enjoy looking for all of these iconic Edmonton items! If your family gets out and hunts for these local treasures, tag @cbckidsca and @cbcedmonton on Instagram

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