Quesnell Heights is one of three neighbourhoods located in a triangular area in the city of Edmonton. This neighbourhood and Rio Terrace and Patricia Heights are bordered by Whitemud Drive, the North Saskatchewan River Valley and Patricia Ravine.
This gives the area a very natural setting with plenty of green space, hiking trails, parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. Quesnell Heights is located east of 149 Street. Due to being bordered by a ravine and a valley, there is limited vehicle access to the neighbourhood. This makes for quiet streets - ideal for families and those who like less hustle and bustle from their city living. Traffic access to Quesnell Heights is controlled via two bridges on Whitemud Drive - one at 156 Street and one at 159 Street.
Living in Quesnell Heights gives you easy and simple access to city features including: West Edmonton Mall, Fort Edmonton Park, the University of Alberta, and Old Strathcona. Additionally for those looking to get close to animals, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is located close by in the neighbourhood of Laurier Heights and is a favorite with people of all ages. This tree-lined neighbourhood benefits from excellent Edmonton Transit System access, making it easy for everyone to get around.
Quesnell Heights residents and those in Rio Terrace and Patricia Heights share a community league - giving residents lots of opportunities to get out to a variety of events and activities. The Edmonton Public School System operates elementary schools in Rio Terrace and Patricia Heights.
Quesnell Heights features a one hectare park in the center of the neighbourhood. In addition the two close by neighbourhoods have a number of parks as well - with playgrounds for children. For pedestrians and cyclists, make use of the bike trail that runs through Patricia Ravine as well as the pedestrian overpass over Whitemud Drive. Pedestrian overpasses connect Quesnell Heights to Laurier Heights, Patricia Heights and Elmwood.
When visiting Quesnell Heights, be sure to visit Rio Terrace, Patricia Heights and Elmwood.