The High Level Bridge Streetcar is one of Edmonton’s premier attractions. Our ride into history takes you along former Canadian Pacific Railway trackage, from Edmonton’s historic Old Strathcona area, through the only CPR Tunnel built east of the Canadian Rockies and across the High Level Bridge into Edmonton’s Downtown. Our Jasper Plaza terminus is less than a block from Jasper Avenue.
Streetcar service in Edmonton ended in September 1951, when all but one car were scrapped or sold for other use. The preserved car #1 sat outside the Cromdale car barn for over a decade and suffered severe damage from weather and vandalism. It was not until 1964 that first efforts were made towards restoration to showcase the artifact in the 1967 Centennial Parade. Much more restoration was however required to make #1 operational again under its own power. In 1979 trips across the High Level Bridge (with the help of a diesel generator) were organised to celebrate Edmonton’s 75th anniversary during the Thanksgiving Weekend. As a result of this successful operation, the Edmonton Radial Railway Society (ERRS) was formed and incorporated as an Alberta Society in early 1980.
Daily Operation (May 17, 2019 – September 2, 2019)
The High Level Bridge line operates daily from Friday, May 17 2019 to Labour Day September 2, 2019
Age 6 and over: $6.00