Rio Terrace 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.

rio-terrace Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
1 West Edmonton Mall - Downtown - Capilano
2 Lessard - Downtown - Highlands - Clareview
4 Lewis Farms - University - Capilano
32 South Campus/Fort Edmonton - Brander Gardens
102 Southbound West Edmonton Mall - Lymburn
106 University - Lessard
107 West Edmonton Mall - Wolf Willow Loop
112 West Edmonton Mall - Capilano
115 West Edmonton Mall - Northgate
138 Wedgewood - South Campus/Fort Edmonton

Rio Terrace Closest LRTs

South Campus Ft Edmonton Station 2.35 km
McKernan Belgravia Station 2.43 km
Metro Line JTTl Track 2.51 km
Health Sciences Jubilee Station 2.56 km
University Station 2.85 km
Southgate Station 3.2 km

Rio Terrace Apartment Rental Stats

Currently there are no active rental properties listed within Rio Terrace.

Rio Terrace Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
German Language School Society of Edmonton
7608 154 Street, Edmonton
0.10 km
Lynnwood School
15451 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
0.96 km
Patricia Heights School
16216 78 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
1.23 km
Laurier Heights School
8210 142 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.53 km
Music Together of the Northern Lights
5645 Riverbend Road Northwest, Edmonton
1.59 km
Riverbend School
14820 53 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.01 km
Revolution Music International
8415 D 169 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.04 km
Meadowlark School
9150 160 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.12 km
Jasper Place School
8950 163 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.28 km
Thorncliffe Elementary School
8215 175 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.66 km
Westlawn School
9520 165 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.08 km
Meadowlark Christian School
9825 158 Street Northwest, Edmonton
3.25 km
Belgravia School
11605 74 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
3.48 km
Belmead School
9011 182 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.03 km
S. Bruce Smith School
5545 184 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.09 km
Integrated Body
8423 188 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.22 km
Eternal Health Services
11210 71 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
4.25 km
10330 163 Street Northwest, Edmonton
4.36 km
Glenora School
13520 102 Avenue, Edmonton
4.41 km
Vernon Barford School
32 Fairway Drive Northwest, Edmonton
4.80 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Rio Terrace Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Edmonton Public Library - Jasper Place
9010 156 Street Northwest, Edmonton
1.73 km
Take One Leave One Library
5408 141 Street Northwest, Edmonton
2.35 km
Edmonton Public Library - Lois Hole (Callingwood)
17650 69 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
2.81 km
Brookview Little Free Library
214-176 Bulyea Road Northwest, Edmonton
4.50 km
Winspear Business Library (University of Alberta)
11203 Saskatchewan Drive Northwest, Edmonton
4.68 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Rio Terrace Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Legislature Building 6.08 km
Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre 8.65 km
Commonwealth Stadium 9.13 km
Concordia College 10.86 km
Downtown Edmonton 7.03 km
Edmonton International Airport 22.27 km
Edmonton City Centre 7.35 km
Edmonton City Centre Airport 8.31 km
Edmonton City Hall 7.36 km
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 5.99 km
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 11.31 km
King's University College 11.17 km
Kingsway Mall 8.11 km
Londonderry Mall 13.86 km
MacEwan - Centre for the Arts 3.59 km
MacEwan - City Centre 5.73 km
MacEwan - South Campus 10.72 km
Manulife Place 7.11 km
Misericordia Community Hospital 2.20 km
N.A.I.T 8.56 km
Norquest College - Downtown 6.50 km
Norquest College - Westmount 6.08 km
Northgate Centre 11.80 km
Rexall Place 11.07 km
Royal Alexandra Hospital 7.88 km
Southgate Centre 5.10 km
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 7.46 km
Stollery Children's Hospital 4.42 km
University of Alberta 4.32 km
University of Alberta Hospital 4.42 km
West Edmonton Mall 2.63 km
Westmount Centre 6.20 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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