On the northeast corner of Jasper Avenue and 105 Street, you will find a cute little park nestled in downtown Edmonton. When you first come into the park, you will notice hand prints along the ground. These handprints create a walk of honour, a tribute to Indigenous success, called the Aboriginal Walk of Honour. It recognizes Indigenous effort and hard work of Indigenous peoples bringing new understanding, language, traditions and culture in Canada.
This park gives homage to Edmonton’s traditional name- Amiskwaciy Waskahikan, meaning Beaver Hills House. Edmonton was named this long before the arrival of settlers. It was given this name for the large hills you see when standing on the southern bank of the North Saskatchewan River, where the legislature grounds now sit. In the park, you will find beautiful water elements, and a little Amisk (beaver) near the waterfall to say hi to!