Quesnell Heights


Quesnell Heights, an older residential neighborhood in the western part of the city, is one of Edmonton’s smallest neighbourhoods. This diminutive community consists of only 124 homes, spread over 21 hectares. According to the City of Edmonton’s Municipal Census, Quesnell Heights contained 346 residents in 2012.

All of the homes in the neighbourhood are detached single-family houses built during the 1960’s and 1970’s, and virtually all are owner-occupied.

The area is bounded by Whitemud Drive to the north and east and by the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south. The neighbourhood is defined to the west by 149th Street and the beginning of an adjacent community, Rio Terrace.

Quesnell Heights’ location makes it an eminently convenient place to live, with Whitemud Drive providing easy east-west commuting. It is located mere steps from the hiking trails of the River Valley, with Fort Edmonton Park close at hand as well.

A pedestrian bridge over Whitemud Drive allows for foot traffic back and forth between Quesnell Heights and the neighbouring community of Laurier Heights. Bus service to the neighbourhood is provided via 76th Avenue.

A centrally-located park, Quesnell Park, provides an attractively-landscaped green space for picnicking, strolling and people-watching.

With three different Quesnells playing prominent roles in early Edmonton history, it is difficult to know for sure which one served as the namesake for this small but pleasant neighbourhood.

Nearby Amenities:

Designated Schools:

  • Laurier Heights School
  • Patricia Heights School


  • Cactus Club Cafe 
  • Ichiban Japanese Restaurant


  • Meadowlark Shopping Complex
  • West Edmonton Mall

Entertainment and Things to Do:

  • West Edmonton Mall’s many attractions including:
    Ice Palace Skating Rink
  • Galaxyland Amusement Park
  • World Waterpark
  • Bowling
  • Cineplex
  • Valley Zoo

Link to the Community League