There are so many ‘Instagrammable’ walls in Edmonton. These are walls that catch your eye, that have a pleasing aesthetic and that photography well for social media.
Instagrammable Walls can be mural or graffiti walls, brightly coloured walls, interesting texture walls, you name it. These interesting walls add to the beauty of a city and can attract people to a location that might otherwise not be frequented.
Or—these walls can surprise you. You might have walked or driven by Instagrammable Walls many times, but not notice its ‘Instagrammable’ quality. You might turn a corner and find an Instagrammable Wall in the alley.
One of my favourite ways to explore a neighbourhood is by looking for and photographing its Instagrammable Walls!
Alberta Avenue is full of Instagram-worthy spots and earlier this month (June 2018), I led a group of 50 Edmontonians on an Instagrammable Wall Photo Walk along the Ave with my friend Brittney.
Visit the Ave’s Instagrammable Walls for yourself!
Below are just a few walls we visited between 93 Street and 84 Street on 118 Avenue.
Professor Marvel Wall
Location: East Side Wall of Optimum Auto Services 8416 118 Avenue.
Crystal Kids Wall
Location: North Wall (Alley) of Crystal Kids Youth Centre 8718 118 Avenue.
Avenue Theatre Wall
Location: Avenue Theatre 9030 118 Avenue.
We Believe In 118 Wall
Location: Sea-Can at 91 Street and 118 Avenue.
Northern Pacific Wall
Location: 91 Street and 118 Avenue.
Location: Various colour walls along The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse 9351 118 Avenue.
Along with Instagrammable Walls, there are tons of other murals and art pieces all along the Ave. You’ll find taller murals on the east side of the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, an alley of murals between the Popular Bakery and The Carrot, and lots of other eye-catching pieces on your walk.
View more photos from the Alberta Avenue Instagrammable Wall Photo Walk and find out information on upcoming walks at the Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Facebook Group.
You can also find an ongoing Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton on my blog.
- Linda Hoang
Linda Hoang is an Edmonton-based blogger who writes about food, lifestyle/events, travel, pets and community.
Linda is a Social Media Strategist at Calder Bateman, a proud fur-parent to two cats and two dogs, and the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival.
Thank you Linda for organizing this amazing event and guest blogging!