Address: Strathcona Terminal Gateway Boulevard at 84 Avenue, Jasper Plaza Terminal Between Jasper Avenue & 100th Avenue at 109th Street. Information about parking and the streetcar route
Season: Daily late may until early September. Friday, Saturdays and Sunday from Labour Day until Thanksgiving.
Tickets: Round Trip – Individual $5, Kids 5 and under are free. Family (2 adults plus kids) $15. Cash only from the Conductor.
Time: Round Trip takes a bit less than 40 minutes.
The Museum is open Saturdays only From the May long weekend until Thanksgiving and is located at the Strathcona terminal. Free admission.
When we heard that you could take a ride on a streetcar in Edmonton we knew we had to go. My son loves trains and was super excited to be able to ride a streetcar in the city. We were in Edmonton for the weekend last summer so we tracked it down and went on a round trip. We didn’t get a chance to see the museum because it is only open on Saturdays.
It can be a little unclear where the terminal is, but it will look something like the photo above and be (obviously) along the tracks.
There are a number of streetcars in operation. On busy days there may be two running at the same time.
While you ride they will tell you a little bit about the streetcars and some interesting bits of history. The streetcars are pretty loud so if you really want to hear what they are saying I recommend trying to be closer to the front.
The highlight of the trip is the ride over the North Saskatchewan River – which was one of the highest river crossings by streetcar in the world (755 m long and 49 m high). It is still really impressive today.
That is a long way down! My son absolutely loved the trip.
You can see the streetcars crossing the river high above when you are at the Kinsmen Park.
If you have a transportation or train fan in your family this will be a hit for sure.