The East Junction and the surrounding area is a great place to visit if you're looking for some local flavor. With restaurants, bars and shops galore the area has something that will appeal in tones of every age group! A diverse mix makes this vibrant area worth exploring - from old school bowling lanes popular with hipsters or relaxing local cafes with sustainable options. There's always something new around each corner here.
Best Local Activities
The perfect date starts with a night out at Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes. You'll have so much fun, you won't even remember what time it is! Not only does this place offer affordable entertainment for everyone who wants to come together as friends or lovers (or both!), but also delicious food and friendly staff that will make anybody feel welcome - all while having some great laughs along the way too boot!
Only a few minutes away from the East Junction, The Muttart Conservatory is one of Canada’s largest indoor botanical collections.
Current Exhibit - Fall Into Fashion
“Take your turn strolling down the catwalk in the Muttart Conservatory Feature Pyramid this fall. We are transforming the space into an elegant environment with floral fashion on display. The fall chrysanthemums will be out in full bloom mixed with zinnia, ornamental kale, and tall grasses. You’ll find mirrors, and planted shoes and purses galore! Throughout the pyramid we will also feature some mannequins modeling garments made by students at MC college.”
Best Local Shopping
A one-stop shop for all your sustainable, local needs. From craft beer to artisanal cocktails they have everything you need and more! They also offer an incredible amount of carefully curated "goods" from clothing lines designed by locals or handcrafted jewelry made locally - there's no better way to enjoy what our little city has going on than shopping with Good Goods.
Ottewell Community Artisan Farmers Market
Offering year round service, the Ottewell farmers market is open every Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Ottewell community league! Incredible local options, food trucks and regular events - check out their social page here to stay updated on the vendor lists.
Best Local Restaurants
If you're looking for a local favorite that's not only delicious but also good for your community, then look no further than Juniper! With seasonal and homemade options - there really isn't anything they can't make into perfection. So head on down today because once people find out about how great this place is...well let's just say we'll be lucky if any seats are available at all!
The locals have been coming to this cozy pub for years. Once you walk through the door, it feels as though you’ve truly transported yourself from our modern world into Ireland itself! The warm woods and booths are reminiscent of home; while their outstanding food will make any Irish enthusiast drool with anticipation (no pun intended). Duggans also offers a NEW patio which might be one of the best we have ever seen in Central Edmonton - perfect for summer days!
Stay tuned for our next series of Explore East Junction: Guided Walking Tours coming next week!