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High Level Bridge and Streetcar

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Address: 103rd St & 83rd Ave | (Rear of Old Strathcona Farmer's Market Building), Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5Y1 , Canada
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The views of the city and the river from this trolley car are absolutely...

The views of the city and the river from this trolley car are absolutely amazing. This is also the best way to get from the farmer's market to downtown.

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Great view of the city

Great way to get across the river. You will travel from Old Strathcona to Downtown on top of the 100 year old High Level Bridge. The street cars vary in age but they have all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Christy W
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to get across the river. You will travel from Old Strathcona to Downtown on top of the 100 year old High Level Bridge. The street cars vary in age but they have all been lovingly restored to their former glory. The volunteers love chatting about these street cars so if you are interested in their history, you won't... More 

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Thank Christy W
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great ride with a little history lesson, grand 100 year old rail and car bridge with a great view.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suggest making this part of a whole Saturday spent at the Old Strathcona Farmer"s Market. Take the LRT to the streetcar terminal downtown, then let yourself drift to yesteryear as you enjoy the clickety-clack over the rails across the river. Really good activity for the family!

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Thank Theresa G
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

If you want to save a few steps going to and from Old Strathcona, the streetcar over the High Level Bridge is a cheap and fun way to travel. Volunteers run the streetcars so it is also a labour for them. The whole family will enjoy the adventure.

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Thank Peter D
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

In the mid 1900's there was a trolley service in Edmonton. A bridge was built over the North Saskatchewan River to accommodate both the motor vehicle traffic and the Train as well. Most interesting of this bridge is the fact the train tracks were in fact buit above the vehicle traffic. This is the same today. A restored trolley car... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

some thing to do in summer in Edmonton. Okieshhh. Tickets are not expensive. Staff operating the train is friendly. Reminds the old days. Suitable for all ages. Better to ride the train after the fun day activity of fringe festival. I would say kids will love it. oh and they only accept cash no debit or credit card.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We took our guests on this inexpensive ride across the North Saskatchewan River. They loved it. The conductor was very informed and made the ride even more pleasant as he answered our guests' questions. The streetcar ride shuts down at Thanksgiving so you will have to wait until spring to enjoy the spectacular view.

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1 Thank Downtime_needed
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My family visited from UK and we took them on the train .... my 8 yr old and 2 yr ok grandson loved it. If you want to go from Whyte ave to downtown Edmonton take this train! It is such a trip back in time and the staff are fantastic with children letting them ring the bells and pull... More 

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Edmonton Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The Edmonton High Level Bridge Streetcar offers a very affordable experience of yesteryear. It is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers, who always make an effort to ensure that your trip is both enjoyable and informative. It is a great way to see the river valley, particularly in the fall when the fall colours can be spectacular.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My girls and I like to catch the train close to the legislature and take it across the river for some ice cream. I love to hear the history of the trains and the area from the conductors and enjoy the view as we go over the river.

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