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Urban Excursion: Strathcona Science Park

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Built in the late 1970’s but closed only a decade later, the interpretive buildings at the Strathcona Science Park now stand as ruins of Edmonton’s recent history. On Wednesday, July 31st, meet up and explore this uncanny landscape.

Established in 1978 as part of the Capital City Park trail system, the Strathcona Science Park park included several interpretive buildings and an archeological centre. While the park is still in use, the buildings were closed in the late 1980’s and have fallen into disrepair.

With Refinery Row to the East and the North Saskatchewan River valley to the west, the setting is truly extraordinary. Join M.A.D.E in Edmonton and explore the location, snap some photos, and enjoy the scenery.


The Strathcona Science Park is located on 17th Street NW between the Yellowhead Highway and 101 Ave. Meet in the interpretive centre parking lot at 7:30 pm.

The location is not accessible by public transit. Carpooling is encouraged. Most paths are serviceable, however the disrepair of some areas may limit mobility.There are no facilities on-site.

Visit the Facebook Event page for more details.