Sand and Water, but no Beach – Sand on Whyte, Edmonton – Canada Day

Whyte Avenue is the site of many festivals throughout he year. The success of the winter Ice on Whyte Festival , with ice carvers, led them to try a Sand on Whyte Festival in summer, featuring sand sculptors. Admission was by donation ($5 minimum) and it was a cloudy day. Showers started just as we finished.

The sculptures were really quite detailed and visitors can cast ballots for their favourite.

We had hoped to enjoy a nice walk across the river on Canada Day, but the rain showers increased and we were in a time crunch to drive some friends to the airport. Afternoon coffee called. Maybe next year. We made it as far as Saskatchewan Drive, only to find most viewpoints blocked off for construction.

On the way, we found some more murals beside the Okuda San Miguel and some Old Strathcona architecture, before rain made it too difficult to bring the camera out.

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8 thoughts on “Sand and Water, but no Beach – Sand on Whyte, Edmonton – Canada Day

    1. Agreed. Edmonton and beach do not go in the same sentence usually, but with the construction of a new bridge across our river, a beach has appeared and has been named Accidental Beach. Thanks for dropping by Dee. Allan

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