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End of the World

Stand (safely) on the edge of this hidden gem overlooking the river valley.

Edmonton, AB

The End of the World

Word-of-mouth has long sustained the reputation of Edmonton’s so-called End of the World lookout. It’s an aged retaining wall from the former Keillor Road that remains high on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River. This hidden gem of a lookout has drawn city dwellers in search of outdoor recreation and revelry for years, even though the area was deemed off limits due to its instability and potentially steep falls. Despite the prohibited access signage, its allure remains, so the site will be improved for safety and longevity.

Living on the Edge... safely

A formalized viewing area with handrails will be built, creating a safer vantage point from which to enjoy the impressive views of Edmonton’s picturesque river valley. The lush vegetation surrounding the current area will also remain. Current forest paths to the site will be improved and a staircase will be built, improving accessibility for all visitors.

Vis a Vista

The upgraded design is being carefully considered so that it will complement the surrounding river and forest tableaux. Guardrails are being carefully designed for visibility as well as security. The features that originally drew viewers to the area will remain unspoiled, but it will be a safer place to take in the view.

Project facts

Services: Landscape Architecture, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architecture
Client: City of Edmonton
Completion: Early 2019
Builder: Alberco Construction