Free Historical Walking Tours

Discover Downtown’s colourful history, outstanding architecture, and must-see landmarks on a free, historical walking tour with the Core Crew!

The Downtown Business Association’s Core Crew is a team of five friendly, post-secondary students who act as Downtown Ambassadors from June to August. In their bright red jacket and caps, they are a friendly, recognizable presence in the Downtown Streets.

  • Act as ambassadors of the DBA and Downtown Edmonton
  • Host the DBA’s FREE, guided walking tours
  • Provide helpful information to tourists and locals including transit info, directions, and information about festivals, shopping, and Downtown events.
  • Represent the DBA at Downtown summer festivals and special events
  • Help keep Downtown clean by taking part in Capital City Clean Up

The Core Crew’s free historical walking tours of Downtown run weekdays from

               June 21 to August 24, 2018.

  • Tours times are 1 pm Monday to Thursday, and 10 am on Friday.
  • Tours start at Michael Phair Park, and finish at Edmonton City Hall.
  • Online reservations are required.
Helpful Tour Details:
  • Tours are approximately 2.9 kilometers long (just under 2 miles) and take about 90 minutes (90-100 minutes depending on the Funicular tour).  
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and sunblock, and bring drinking water. 
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Because of the distance and speed at which we walk, this tour is not recommended for children under 10 years old or for people with mobility problems. 
  • Tours may be canceled at the last minute due to inclement weather. On rainy days check with us at 780.424.4085. Or visit our twitter feed @corecrewyeg for last minute cancellations.
  • To ensure the tour is enjoyable for all, tour capacity is set at 20 people per tour.


  • *NEW* We are no longer accepting drop-ins. Reservations are required for all tours.
  • Tour capacity is capped at 20. Book early to ensure a spot.
  • Tours are always free and there is no charge to pre-book.
  • Book your free tour here.
Private Group Tours:
  • Do you have a group of 12 to 20 people, and need to have the tour at a different time? Separate tours may be scheduled to accommodate large or corporate groups (depending on the Crew’s limited availability). 
  • Please note, you must have between 12 and 20 people (max) confirmed in order for us to consider your request.
  • We will confirm your tour within two business days of booking.
  • Book your private group tour here