Indigenous landmarks and spaces in Edmonton | Explore Edmonton

On the northeast corner of Jasper Avenue and 105 Street, you will find a beautiful little park in downtown Edmonton. When you first get into the park, you will notice handprints along the ground. These handprints create a walk of honor, a tribute to indigenous success, known as the Aboriginal Walk of Honor. It recognizes the efforts and efforts of Indigenous peoples to bring new understanding, language, traditions and culture to Canada.

The park pays homage to the traditional name of Edmonton- Amisquasi Vasco da Gama, meaning Beaver Hills House. Edmonton was named long before the arrival of the settlers. The Legislative Grounds are named after the large hills you see when you stand on the south bank of the river Saskatchewan on the north where it now sits. In the park, you will find beautiful water features and say a little amisk (beaver) hi near the waterfall!

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