Alberta Avenue is a neighbourhood with a rich history dating back to 1894 when the city of Edmonton only had around 1,000 residents.
Originally, it was a two-block area between what is now 90th and 92nd Streets, forming part of the "Village of North Edmonton" outside the town limits. Isolated until 1906, Alberta Avenue saw gradual development as real estate brokers and speculators took advantage of the prairie’s land boom. During this period, the neighbourhood’s layout took shape, featuring small residential lots and a mix of charming bungalows and two-story houses framed by tree-lined streets.
Today, Alberta Avenue thrives as a close-knit community close to downtown Edmonton.
Its three major traffic corridors, 118th Avenue, Norwood Boulevard (111th Avenue), and a section of 95th Street, buzz with commercial activity. The neighbourhood’s name, adopted in 1922, pays homage to the former designation of 118th Avenue. The year 1922 also marked the formation of the Community League, fostering unity and neighbourly bonds within Alberta Avenue.