Quesnell Heights Community Overview

Rio Terrace, Patricia Heights and Quesnell Heights are three Edmonton, Alberta, Canada neighbourhoods located within a roughly triangular area bounded on the north by Whitemud Drive, on the south east by the North Saskatchewan River, and on the south west by Patricia Ravine. Patricia Heights is located west of 156 Street. Quesnell Heights is located east of 149 Street. Rio Terrace is located between 149 Street and 156 Street. The three neighbourhoods are discussed here together, because what applies to one neighbourhood generally applies to the other two as well.

Vehicle access to the neighbourhoods is limited to two bridges over Whitemud Drive, one at 156 Street and the other at 159 Street. Traffic access to the Whitemud at 159 Street gives residents easy access to West Edmonton Mall and to destinations on the south side, including: Fort Edmonton Park, the University of Alberta, and Whyte Avenue. (There is no interchange with the Whitemud at 156 Street.) Also within easy travel distance are Laurier Park and the Valley Zoo, both located within the neighbourhood of Laurier Heights immediately to the north of Quesnell Heights. The Edmonton Transit System provides regular bus service for residents to both West Edmonton Mall and the university campus, including service on evenings and weekends. In addition, peak hour service and weekday and Saturday daytime service is available for high school students attending both Jasper Place High School and St. Francis Xavier Height School.

Some retail services are available at the Patricia Heights Shopping Centre, a small strip shopping center, located on the west side of 156 Street, with more retail services provided at Meadowlark Park Centre and at West Edmonton Mall.

In addition to the Patricia Ravine on the south west, the three neighbourhoods are blessed with a number of parks. At the west end of Rio Terrace is Rio Park, which contains a playground for neighborhood children. Along the south edge of Rio Terrace is Rio Terrace Park overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. There is a one hectare park located near the geographic center of Quesnell Heights.

There is a single church in the three neighbourhoods, the Rio Terrace Moravian Church, located near the center of Rio Terrace. The Jewish Community Centre of Edmonton is located at the south end of 156 Street near the river valley at the boundary between Rio Terrace and Patricia Heights.

Additional pedestrian access to the three neighbourhoods is provided by a bike trail through the Patricia Ravine and several pedestrian overpasses over the Whitemud Drive. The bike trail connects Patricia Heights to the neighborhood of Westridge to the south west. Pedestrian overpasses connect Quesnell Heights to Laurier Heights and Patricia Heights to the neighbourhood of Elmwood to the north.

The three neighbourhoods share a common community league located near the western edge of Rio Terrace.

Education for elementary school children is provided by the Edmonton Public School Board at both the Rio Terrace Elementary School and the Patricia Heights Elementary School. For parents wishing to have their children educated in the city's Catholic System, the nearest elementary school is the Our Lady of Victories Elementary School located just north of the Whitemud in Lynnwood. There are no junior high or senior high schools located within any of the three neighbourhoods.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Quesnell Heights Closest LRTs

StationDistance
South Campus Ft Edmonton Station 1.97 km
McKernan Belgravia Station 2.03 km
Metro Line JTTl Track 2.11 km
Health Sciences Jubilee Station 2.17 km
University Station 2.47 km
Southgate Station 2.91 km

Quesnell Heights Apartment Rental Stats

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Quesnell Heights Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Rio Terrace School 7608 154 Street Northwest, Edmonton 0.73 km
Stratford School 8715 153 Street Northwest Edmonton, Edmonton 1.35 km
St. Rose Junior High School 8815 145 Street Northwest, Edmonton 1.39 km
Tempo School 5603 148 St, Edmonton 1.68 km
Brander Gardens Elementary School 14865 56 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 1.73 km
Patricia Heights Elementary School 16216 78 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 1.83 km
Parkview School 14313 92 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.00 km
Hillcrest Junior High School 16400 80 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.04 km
Edmonton After School Care Association (Meadowlark) 9150 160 St NW, Edmonton 2.32 km
Jasper Place High School 8950 163 Street, Edmonton 2.62 km
Annunciation Catholic School 9325 165 St NW, Edmonton 3.14 km
Montessori AMI Britannia School 9520 165 Street Northwest, Edmonton 3.37 km
Elite School of Music 6104 172 Street Northwest, Edmonton 3.41 km
Our Lady of the Prairies 17655 64 Ave NW, Edmonton 3.47 km
Blessed Oscar Romero High School 17760 69 Avenue, Edmonton 3.66 km
St. Mary Catholic School 490 Rhatigan Road East NW, Edmonton 3.75 km
Edmonton Guitar Music School - Guitar Lessons Edmonton 10917 University Avenue, Edmonton 4.13 km
Richard Secord Out Of School Care Society 4025 117 St NW, Edmonton 4.50 km
Vernon Barford Junior High School 32 Fairway Drive Northwest, Edmonton 4.51 km
Springhill Community Preschool 7730 106 Street Northwest, Edmonton 4.68 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Quesnell Heights Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
Edmonton Public Library 9010 156 Street Northwest, Edmonton 1.90 km
Family History Center 14325 53 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 2.20 km
University of Alberta Archives 8170 50 St NW Unit 100, Edmonton 3.15 km
Research and Collections Resource Facility (RCRF) 53.500274, -113 3.16 km
Edmonton Public Library 17650 69 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 3.45 km
Cameron Science & Technology Library 1-50 Cameron Library Building, 11231 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton 3.93 km
Bruce Peel Special Collections Library Lower level, Rutherford Library University of Alberta, Edmonton 3.99 km
Rutherford Library 90 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton 4.01 km
Winspear Business Library 1-18 Alberta School of Business, 11203 Saskatchewan Drive Northwest, Edmonton 4.07 km
Edmonton Public Library 460 Riverbend Square Road Northwest, Edmonton 4.60 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Quesnell Heights Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Alberta Legislature Building 5.48 km
Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre 8.01 km
Commonwealth Stadium 8.58 km
Concordia College 10.28 km
Downtown Edmonton 6.44 km
Edmonton International Airport 22.38 km
Edmonton City Centre 6.77 km
Edmonton City Centre Airport 7.91 km
Edmonton City Hall 6.78 km
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 5.43 km
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 10.79 km
King's University College 10.53 km
Kingsway Mall 7.62 km
Londonderry Mall 13.37 km
MacEwan - Centre for the Arts 3.62 km
MacEwan - City Centre 6.11 km
MacEwan - South Campus 10.22 km
Manulife Place 6.53 km
Misericordia Community Hospital 2.70 km
N.A.I.T 8.10 km
Norquest College - Downtown 5.94 km
Norquest College - Westmount 5.78 km
Northgate Centre 11.38 km
Rexall Place 10.53 km
Royal Alexandra Hospital 7.35 km
Southgate Centre 4.58 km
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 7.10 km
Stollery Children's Hospital 3.79 km
University of Alberta 3.71 km
University of Alberta Hospital 3.79 km
West Edmonton Mall 3.09 km
Westmount Centre 5.91 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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