Lights, Camera, Click!
Gone are the days of boring, stiff portraits – in today’s fast-paced world, a great selfie can make or break your social media game. But fear not, for capturing the perfect snapshot is an art form, and the location is just as important as your best angle. If you happen to be living in the downtown area or strolling by the lively streets of downtown Edmonton, specifically in the HAT at Five Corners area, consider yourself lucky!
This bustling hub of entertainment, commerce, and culture is home to some of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the city. From trendy cafes to iconic landmarks, your search for the ultimate selfie backdrop ends here.
Join us as we uncover the top selfie spots in the HAT at Five Corners and elevate your photography game to new heights!
NEON SIGN MUSEUM
📷: Explore Edmonton
Attention all selfie enthusiasts! The Neon Sign Museum, nestled alongside the Mercer Warehouse building (7 mins from HAT 5C), is the ultimate backdrop to elevate your Instagram game. Prepare to be dazzled by a mesmerizing display of vintage neon signs that will transport you back in time. Each sign boasts its unique history, offering a glimpse into the city’s past and the long-gone businesses that once graced its streets. Whether you visit during the day or at night, you’ll be treated to a feast for the senses as the vibrant colours illuminate the sky. So grab your camera and get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience that will have your followers double-tapping in no time!
📷: Ice District
If you’re looking to up your selfie game with a touch of sophistication and glamour, then Downtown Edmonton’s ICE District is where you need to be. This area is a true marvel of modern architecture, with towering glass and steel structures that will take your breath away. The crossroads of 104 Street and 104 Avenue, in particular, exude a level of chic that is simply unmatched. Not only will your photos envy all your Insta-followers, but you can also get there in a jiffy – it’s just a quick 5-minute hop from the HAT. So what are you waiting for? Strike a pose and let the ICE District work its magic!
CONSTABLE EZIO FARAONE PARK
📷: Explore Edmonton
Behold the breathtaking Constable Ezio Faraone Park, where the High-Level Bridge reigns supreme as the ultimate selfie backdrop. But wait, there’s more! As the sun sets and 60,000 LED bulbs illuminate the bridge, its beauty transcends to an otherworldly level. And if you visit during the summer, you may catch a glimpse of the High-Level Bridge Streetcar gracefully cruising across the top. But the fun doesn’t stop there, folks! The park also grants easy access to the south side of the North Saskatchewan River via 109 Street, and the HAT is just a short 5-minute jaunt away. So pack your cameras and prepare to be enraptured by the wondrous sights awaiting you at Constable Ezio Faraone Park.
📷: Muttart Conservatory
Discover a hidden gem just 7 minutes away from the HAT that’s bound to take your selfie game to the next level: The Muttart Conservatory. With its towering glass pyramids, this architectural masterpiece is a true feast for the senses. Whether admiring it from afar or getting up close and personal, the Muttart is an adventure waiting to happen. Prepare to be transported to a magical world of vibrant colours, lush greenery, and exotic flora. So why settle for ordinary backdrops when you can capture your memories in a truly unique and unforgettable setting? Come experience the Muttart Conservatory today!
📷: Explore Edmonton
Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Borden Park’s ‘Vaulted Willow’. Crafted by the brilliant minds at MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY, this masterpiece seamlessly merges structure, skin, and ornamentation into a harmonious symphony of artistic excellence. From its captivating shape to its tantalizing texture and vibrant hues, every aspect of this marvel is simply sublime. Don’t miss the chance to witness this awe-inspiring wonder, just a mere 7-minute away from the HAT.
The Walterdale Bridge, with its graceful arch, beckons with a siren song that lures in photographers from near and far. Just a mere 7 minutes from the HAT, this architectural marvel spans the majestic North Saskatchewan River, offering endless photo opportunities. This bridge is a true masterpiece of photo-op backdrops, from up-close-and-personal snapshots to sweeping river valley vistas. So why not let your creativity soar and capture the magic of the Walterdale Bridge?
100 STREET FUNICULAR
📷: Explore Edmonton
Behold, folks! Our all-time beloved spot is within our grasp, a mere 180 seconds away from HAT. Want to raise your selfie game a notch? Hop on the 100 Street Funicular and brace yourself for a one-of-a-kind experience. The funicular’s glass-walled structure offers unparalleled views of the majestic river valley. Get your camera ready and snap away at the iconic Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the background as you leisurely ascend. Don’t forget to capture those Insta-worthy shots against the awe-inspiring scenery. Once you’re at the top, hold onto your hats and prepare to be blown away by the mind-boggling lookout. Are you ready to unleash your inner photographer? Let’s go!
The HAT Touch!
📷: HAT At Five Corners
Experience the ultimate upgrade to your lifestyle at Living in Hat at Five Corners! Our community boasts everything you need to level up your living game, from the vibrant pulse of downtown to the stunning natural beauty of the river valley and the perfect Instagram-worthy backdrop. And the best part? All of this is available at a steal of a deal!
Join the elite ranks of those who call The Quarters their home in Downtown Edmonton. You’ll have access to a plethora of retail therapy, culinary delights, and exciting entertainment options just steps away! Plus, our convenient location means you’re only a hop, skip, and jump away from the LRT and scenic river valley trails.
Ready to level up your Downtown living experience? The Hat at Five Corners is the answer to your prayers. We have all kinds of rentals available, whether you’re a solo act or a small family. Our top-notch amenities and floor plans are designed for maximum comfort. Come see for yourself!