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St. Albert is a city in Alberta, located northwest of Edmonton, on the Sturgeon River. It was originally settled as a French Catholic community, and is now an affluent suburb to nearby Edmonton. Originally separated from Edmonton by several miles of farmland, the 1980s expansion of Edmonton's city limits placed St. Albert immediately adjacent to the larger city on St. Albert's south and east sides.

St. Albert was founded in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe, who built a chapel in the Sturgeon River valley. The chapel has since become an historic site staffed with historical interpreters and is open to the public in the summer season. A few years after its founding a group of Grey Nuns moved to St. Albert from Lac Ste. Anne.

Also in St. Albert is the St. Albert Grain Elevators Park which is open in the summer. It is partly finished for there is more to be added on.

Located in the heart of downtown, St. Albert Place is the focal point of many community events and activities. Designed by world-renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, its sculptural symmetry mimics the curves of the Sturgeon River that runs behind it. Built in 1984, St. Albert Place was designed as a "people place", housing a unique combination of civic government and cultural activity. Currently it houses the St. Albert Public Library, Musee Heritage Museum, Visual Arts Studio and Arden Theatre, as well as City Hall and associated city government services.

St. Albert has a rich arts scene. St. Albert is home to a writers' guild and painters' guild and renowned bands like Social Code hail from St. Albert. The Arden Theatre is a popular venue for many plays and musical performances.

St. Albert is also notable for its Aboriginal heritage. The city is home to the Michif Institute founded by former Senator Thelma Chalifoux, dedicated to preserving and spreading knowledge of the city's Metis background. Many of the street signs in the city's downtown core are also French and Cree in addition to English, as a tribute to the city's multiracial and multilinguistic origins.

St. Albert is an anomaly in that the Catholic school district is the public system, and the Protestant school district is separate. In all other areas of Alberta this is reversed, the public system is either Protestant or non-religious.

School districts

  • Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools (Public): The third largest Catholic school division in Alberta serving 17 schools and approximately 7600 students.
  • St. Albert Protestant Schools (Separate): Serving over 6000 students taught in a non-denominational setting.

St. Albert is also home to the North Central Francophone School Board. Their schools name is "La Mission" located in the Heritage Lakes sub-division.

The NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) St. Albert campus, located on St. Albert Road, offers courses in Business Administration, Office Administration, Ophthalmic Dispensing and Veterinary Administrative Assistant.

Athabasca University has its Centre for Innovative Management in St. Albert.

The St. Albert and District Further Education Association ["Further Ed"] is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing life-long learning opportunities to citizens. Through Further Ed a wide range of courses are offered by members.

The STAR Literacy Program matches volunteer tutors with adults who wish to improve their reading and writing skills.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

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Distance to Local Landmarks


LandmarkDistance
Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre 16.88 km
Downtown Edmonton 13.50 km
Edmonton Centre Mall 13.29 km
Edmonton General Hospital 12.80 km
Edmonton International Airport 36.64 km
Grant MacEwan College 12.57 km
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 22.97 km
Kingsway Garden Mall 11.26 km
Londonderry Mall 12.21 km
Manulife Place 13.34 km
Misericordia Community Hospital 13.03 km
NAIT 10.80 km
Northgate Centre 9.78 km
NorQuest College 12.78 km
Royal Alexandra Hospital 12.08 km
Southgate Centre 17.87 km
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital 20.98 km
University of Alberta 13.33 km
University of Alberta Hospital 14.47 km
University of Lethbridge 13.26 km
West Edmonton Mall 12.64 km
Westmount Shopping Centre 9.60 km
   

Closest LRTs


StationDistance
LRT - Stadium Station 12.96 km
LRT - Corona Station 13.05 km
LRT - Bay Station 13.28 km
LRT - Grandin Station 13.31 km
LRT - Churchill Station 13.36 km

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