10425 99 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0E5
Visit the Historic McKay Avenue School for a festive afternoon of carolling, treats, and family friendly activities.
On a quiet street, overlooking Edmonton’s river valley, sits historic McKay Avenue School and the 1881 Schoolhouse, built in 1904 and 1881 respectively. These historic landmarks have been meticulously preserved and cared for, and are true gifts the community can share and enjoy.
In addition to being the bedrock of education for thousands of students from its beginnings through to the 1980s, historic McKay Avenue School served as the meeting place for Alberta’s first Legislative Assembly. In that time, many important decisions were made about the future of the province, including confirming Edmonton as the capital and founding the University of Alberta. Historic McKay Avenue School has always, and continues to play an important role in curating and sharing Alberta’s enduring legacy.