McKernan is a neighbourhood located in southwest Edmonton, Alberta,  near the prestigious University of Alberta. It is named for John McKernan, a prominent businessman in the City of Strathcona whose parents’ farm was located there beginning in the late 1870s. “Jack” McKernan was the force behind the Princess Theatre, which still stands on Whyte Avenue.

The community is a short walk to both the University of Alberta and Old Strathcona. The community is family focused, conveniently located, well established, and beautiful. The community features three parks that include playground equipment and open spaces: McKernan Park, with a spray deck, Gowan Park, and Charles Simmonds Park, which borders Belgravia. A small ‘pocket park’ is located at University Avenue and 112 Street.

The McKernan/Belgravia LRT Station is located adjacent to the neighbourhood at the northwest corner of 114 Street and 76 Avenue in neighbouring community of McKernan. This great location near to the LRT station provides fast access to the remainder of the city including downtown.

The community is represented by the McKernan Community League, established in 1932, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink.



  • McKernan School (K-9)
  • Belgravia School (K-6)
  • University of Alberta


  • Campus Pizza
  • Coriander Cuisine
  • Belgravia Hub


  • Southgate Center nearby
  • Whyte Ave nearby

Entertainment and Things to Do:

  • Foote Field
  • Whitemud Equestrian Park
  • Fort Edmonton Park
  • John Janzen Nature Centre
  • Off-leash parks
  • River Valley Trails
  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • Whyte Ave day and nightlife
  • McKernan Outdoor Rink
  • Parks


Link to the Community League