Free Historical Walking Tours

Discover Downtown’s colourful history, outstanding architecture, and must-see landmarks on a free, historical walking tour with the Core Crew!

The Downtown Business Association’s Core Crew is a team of five friendly, post-secondary students who act as Downtown Ambassadors from June to August. In their bright red jacket and caps, they are a friendly, recognizable presence in the Downtown Streets.

  • Act as ambassadors of the DBA and Downtown Edmonton
  • Host the DBA’s FREE, guided walking tours
  • Provide helpful information to tourists and locals including transit info, directions, and information about festivals, shopping, and Downtown events.
  • Represent the DBA at Downtown summer festivals and special events
  • Help keep Downtown clean by taking part in Capital City Clean Up
The Core Crew’s free historical walking tours of Downtown run weekdays from June 21 to August 24, 2018.

All tour attendees have an online reservation. Book your free tour here starting May 24.

  • Michael Phair Park (next to “Evoolution” on 104 Street just north of Jasper Avenue)
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early.
  • *NEW* Individual reservations will be required for 2018 tours. Tour capacity is capped at 20. Book early to ensure a spot.
  • Tours are always free and there is no charge to pre-book.
Private Tours:
  • Do you have a group of 12 to 20 people, and need to have the tour at a different time? Separate tours may be scheduled to accommodate large or corporate groups (depending on the Crew’s limited availability). 
  • Please note we cannot book private tours for fewer than 12 confirmed participants. You must have between 12 and 20 people (max) confirmed in order for us to consider your request.
Important Tour Details:
  • Tours are approximately 2.9 kilometers long (just under 2 miles) and take about 90 minutes. 
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and sunblock, and bring drinking water. 
  • Because of the distance and speed at which we walk, this tour is not recommended for children under 10 years old or for people with mobility problems. 
  • Tours may be canceled at the last minute due to inclement weather. On rainy days check with us at 780.424.4085. Or visit our twitter feed @corecrewyeg for last minute cancellations.
  • To ensure the tour is enjoyable for all, tour capacity is set at 20 people per tour.