Community Description:

Named after James Kirkness (an immigrant from Scotland in 1886 who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company), Kirkness residential neighbourhood is found in the Clareview area of North-East Edmonton.

The building booms in this area happened in spurts every decade, and continues to this day. Just over half of the residences are single-family dwellings, followed by rented low-rise apartment buildings, duplexes and then row houses.


North: 153 Avenue, South: 144 Avenue, East: Victoria Trail, West: Canadian National Railway

Neigbouring Communities:  

North: Gorman Industrial East, South: Clareview Campus, Hairsine, East: Fraser, West: Ebbers Industrial

Things to Do:

  • For family fun or physical recreation, check out James A. Christianson park (named for a prominent Edmonton businessman who sponsored the Oil Kings hockey club and the Meteors basketball club) found at 146 Avenue and Kirkness Road.
  • The Clareview area is full of great shopping, restaurants, services and a movie theatre. There is no shortage of entertainment available.

Accessible Arena(s):

  • Clareview Arena


  • Kirkness School

Notable Transit:

  • Clareview LRT Station
  • Serviced by Edmonton Transit System

For more information, please see Edmonton’s census document on the Kirkness area.