Lorelei is bounded on the north and west by Castledowns Road, on the east by 97 Street and on the south by Beaumaris Road and 160 Avenue. Travel north along 97 Street takes residents past CFB Edmonton located just north of the city, while travel south along 97 Street takes residents past the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and into the downtown core.

The Castle Downs area was named by the developer. The intention of the developer was to name the subdivision and neighbourhoods after famous castles. Lorelei is named after a historical castle site on the Rhine River in Germany.

One of the more prominent features of the neighbourhood is a large recreation open space located around Lorelei’s two elementary schools. A number of strategically placed pathways promote pedestrian and bicycle travel through the neighbourhood. A long open space buffer bisects the north and south ends of the neighbourhood.

During the oil-driven economic boom of the 1970s, Edmonton expanded its boundaries to accommodate a steady population growth. In 1971, the City of Edmonton annexed the entire Castle Downs and Lake District area.

Most of the residences in the neighbourhood were built in the 1970s and 1980s, with residences being a mixture of single-family dwellings, row houses, walk-up apartments in buildings with five or fewer stories and duplexes. Roughly three out of four residences are owner-occupied.

Community League


Lorelei School

Mary Butterworth School

Bishop Savarayn School


Tim Hortons

Chicago Joe’s

Shoppers Drug Mart

Second Cup