4 Popular Places to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Tucked away between tree-lined ravines, wide winding roads, and gorgeous green space lies a beautiful urban oasis known as Laurier Heights. Loved by a diverse range of residents, from families to retirees, Laurier Heights hosts an abundance of parks and attractions waiting to be discovered by Edmontonians near and far.

Looking to enjoy the great outdoors this summer? Scroll to discover why Laurier Heights is one of Edmonton’s top destinations for outdoor exploration within the city limits.

1. Buena Vista: Scenic Escapes for Both You and Your Pet

Buena Vista Park is perfectly situated on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River just next to Sir Wilfred Laurier and Hawrelak Park. Buena Vista…

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3 Reasons Why Strathearn Is One of Edmonton’s Top Neighbourhoods to Celebrate Summer

The neighbourhood of Strathearn is located in Edmonton’s central-east side, drawing many young families to the area thanks to its close-knit community feel and access to natural amenities. Come summertime, it's the perfect spot for Edmontonians to ditch the indoors and dive into a ton of outdoor fun, all just steps away from home.

In this blog, we’ll uncover the top three reasons Strathearn is one of Edmonton’s go-to hotspots for summer.

1. Access to Nature

Strathearn is conveniently located just south of the North Saskatchewan River surrounded by gorgeous green space on two sides. Families in the neighbourhood embrace long summer strolls and relaxed…

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“It’s just the right thing to do.” A heartfelt dialogue with builder BeHaus and their commitment to community in Edmonton.

In an industry where success can sometimes seem synonymous with profits and bottom lines, there are those remarkable businesses that remind us that true success goes beyond financial gain. We recently chatted with Gerard Baert, the President and visionary behind BeHaus Builds Ltd. A home builder with a heart as big as the homes he creates, he left us with a feeling of inspiration and admiration that lingered long after our conversation.

It's a story of more than bricks and lumber; it’s a tale of building not only exceptional houses but also stronger communities; and it’s a testament to the power of compassion and generosity in a…

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As you walk down into the newly renovated family entertainment area of Kerri-lyn and Jason Holland's home, you’ll be welcomed by a beautiful full bar area with a dark moody feel. In fact, you might expect Jon Hamm's whisky-drinking Mad Men character, Don Draper, to walk in any minute and mix himself a stiff old fashioned and light a cigar. 

The black bartop is framed in with comfy bar stools where the Holland’s are sure to spend hours entertaining friends and clients.The back of the bar is mirrored with sleek glass shelves filled with some of Jason Holland’s favourite sippers. 

As a former NHL hockey player and one of Edmonton’s top real estate agents, many know of Jason’s passions for real estate and hockey - but less known is his love of…

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When you hear the phrase luxury living, many people think New York, California, Toronto and Vancouver – even Calgary. They don’t often think of Edmonton. 

But think again!

Most of this luxury moving and shaking is happening inside Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods on the city’s west-side, where new luxury infills are rejuvenating these mature neighbourhoods and elevating them with high-class design that takes advantage of their epic river valley views. 

“Edmonton has quiet wealth. It’s not flashy. There is a lot of wealth in this city but it is understated. It’s not like Calgary or Vancouver or even Toronto,” says realtor Kerri-lyn Holland. 

In the last year, Edmonton’s luxury market has exploded. Over the last 12 months it has…

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St. Albert is a bustling city of activity. With new communities being constructed in Jensen Lakes, Erin Ridge North, Easton, and Riverside – it’s an incredible time to build a brand new home in St. Albert!

With equally high demand for single family homes, Kerri-lyn and Jason Holland get a lot of opportunity to return to their hometown roots of St. Albert while showing homes and meeting with the many builders working on new construction in St. Albert.

“It is shocking to see St. Albert’s growth. We’ve definitely watched it change – from the evolution of the downtown to the growth of the city’s borders west and north. St. Albert is always a place where both developers and people in general want to invest,” says Kerri-lyn Holland. “With all the…

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The Edmonton real estate market has never been hotter. With so much inventory on the market how do you make your home stand-out from the rest?

Home staging is one of the tools Kerri-lyn and Jason Holland have come to rely on for making a great first impression with buyers.

“Home staging is extremely important in painting your home in the best possible light to prospective buyers, and it’s proven to sell a home faster and for a better price, says Kerri-lyn Holland with Holland and Associates. “It’s one of our proven strategies in selling a home. We want to ensure the home looks pristine and move-in-ready. We work with professional stagers and then get the home photographed, we take video, and we capture the home in all its staged glory so we can…

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The hustle and bustle of family life is usually like a constant hum for many Alberta families. They run from school to hockey practice, packing up for road trips and out-of-town games, switching out bags for swimming lessons and throwing pocket snacks from the pantry into coats, before hopping into the car to get to gymnastics lessons on time.

That was life in a nut-shell, for Kristen and Trevor Ackerman and their family of 3 kids, before COVID-19 changed it all.

“We could not have ever predicted what this year would do in terms of locking down our social and extra-curricular lives,” says Kristen Ackerman.

The Ackerman’s two boys are serious about hockey. But with a head injury this year for their oldest son that pushed his hockey season…

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Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Krista Ference recounts her early encounters with fashion, with a definite sense of fondness and nostalgia in her voice. 

“Down the road there was Orchard Park Mall. We didn't really have a lot of access but I would go to Aldo or Le Chateau, other stores like that. I always really loved back to school shopping,” says Ference. 

From Snowboarder To Style Savant 

Now Owner and Founder of life/styled, Ference offers a professional styling, wardrobe curation, and white glove concierge service. She’s always had a love for style, even during her time as a national Snowboarder. Krista competed in four X-games but always enjoyed expressing herself through her wardrobe off the slopes. 

“I lived in mostly snowboard…

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It’s a neighbourhood that comes with a built in dose of holiday spirit. Crestwood, home to the famous Candy Cane Lane, enjoys an extremely active real estate market. Homes in this family friendly neighbourhood range from $400,000 all the way up to multi-million dollar properties according to Realtor Jason Holland.

“You will have homes all the way from small 1100 SQFT bungalows built in the 1950s to large infill properties,” says Holland. 

“From schools to outdoor rinks to parks, cafes, little shops, support local you get a little bit of everything it’s kind of it’s own little city. From grocery stores to the blackbird café it’s the perfect little community,” says Realtor Kerri-lyn Holland.

“We live in Crestwood as well and it’s a great place…

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