16 colourful vintage photos of Edmonton in the 1980s

Feb 11 2021, 11:11 am

Ever wonder what downtown Edmonton looked like in the 1980s?

We went digging through the City of Edmonton’s archives for vintage photos, and came up with some gems.

The 1980s cars and signage contrasted with skyscrapers that look a little more modern to create a unique retro vibe, and we loved seeing what the streets of YEG were like back in the day.

If you’re ever in the mood for a trip down memory lane, check out the city’s archives for yourself and watch the evolution of Alberta’s capital throughout the 20th century.

102 St & Jasper (EAST) (1981)

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109 St. Bridge (1980)

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10201 Jasper Avenue (1982)

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Cromdale School (1984)

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100 Street looking north (1980)

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Alberta Hotel (1983)

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118th Ave. (1980)

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118 Street & 103 Avenue, Oliver Park (1980)

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116 Street & Jasper Avenue (1980)

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Muttart Conservatory (1980)

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105th Street Bridge (1980)

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100 Ave. (1980)

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Whitemud Park (1980)

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96 Street & Jasper (1981)

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Alberta Legislature Building (1980)

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Alberta Hotel (1983)

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