Lansdowne was named in honor of the Earl of Lansdowne, who was the Governor of Canada from 1883 to 1888 and is described as a neighborhood with “a quiet pastoral atmosphere and the opportunity to view the rural, agricultural setting of the University of Alberta Farm from the bicycle path through the eastern portion of the farm.” Lansdowne overlooks the Whitemud Creek Ravine to the west, which offers a natural woodland habitat, a skiing and recreational facility and access to river valley park trails.

The Snow Valley Ski Hill is located near the neighbourhood which is situated directly across from Michener Park, a residential complex for students staying at the University of Alberta.

Houses on the north side of Lansdowne back onto the University of Alberta farm along a straight line boundary located just north of 52 Avenue. Houses on the west side overlook the Whitemud Creek Ravine. The southern boundary is Whitemud Drive, and the east boundary is 122 Street.

The population of Lansdowne is ethnically diverse, with three out of every four people indicating multiple ethnic origins.

Lansdowne is a quick drive to nearby Southgate Shopping Centre and the Whitemud offers an arterial connection to other parts of Edmonton.

Community League


Lansdowne Elementary School

Avalon Junior High School

Strathcona High School


Rainbow Valley Park

Rainbow Valley Camp Ground

Snow Valley Ski Hill

Whitemud Creek Ravine

Southgate Mall