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Edmonton, Canada

Our house -architect designed, modern and accessible

Our house -architect designed, modern and accessible

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival - early August. A short walk away.

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival - early August. A short walk away.

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.

Back garden backs onto ravine - close to nature!

Back garden backs onto ravine - close to nature!

Porcupine mating season!

Porcupine mating season!

Satellite view of our house showing solar panels on roof and proximity to ravine

Satellite view of our house showing solar panels on roof and proximity to ravine

Modern kitchen

Modern kitchen

View of living room from hallway

View of living room from hallway

Living room

Living room

Rear deck - seating for 6 - 8
Looks out over ravine, park.

Rear deck - seating for 6 - 8 Looks out over ravine, park.

Our dining room

Our dining room

Master bedroom - queen size bed ("King" in UK)

Master bedroom - queen size bed ("King" in UK)

Master "ensuite"bathroom - large walk in shower

Master "ensuite"bathroom - large walk in shower

Second bedroom - queen size bed ("king" in UK)

Second bedroom - queen size bed ("king" in UK)

Elevator - makes all three levels handicapped accessible

Elevator - makes all three levels handicapped accessible

TV Room on lower level

TV Room on lower level

Second bathroom

Second bathroom

Alison and Peter in Berlin

Alison and Peter in Berlin

Downtown Edmonton from river valley

Downtown Edmonton from river valley

Edmonton Fringe Festival - second only to Edinburgh Fringe in size.  Late August.

Edmonton Fringe Festival - second only to Edinburgh Fringe in size. Late August.

Fort Edmonton - a historical park.

Fort Edmonton - a historical park.

Camping in Alberta's Rockies

Camping in Alberta's Rockies

Many outdoor markets in summer

Many outdoor markets in summer

Downtown Edmonton at Night - new bridge (credit: Terry Donovan)

Downtown Edmonton at Night - new bridge (credit: Terry Donovan)

A view of the downtown Edmonton skyline - taken from near our house on a December evening

A view of the downtown Edmonton skyline - taken from near our house on a December evening

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Our house -architect designed, modern and accessible The Edmonton Folk Music Festival - early August. A short walk away. Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.  Back garden backs onto ravine - close to nature! Porcupine mating season! Satellite view of our house showing solar panels on roof and proximity to ravine
Modern kitchen View of living room from hallway Living room Rear deck - seating for 6 - 8
Looks out over ravine, park. Our dining room Master bedroom - queen size bed ("King" in UK) Master "ensuite"bathroom - large walk in shower Second bedroom - queen size bed ("king" in UK) Elevator - makes all three levels handicapped accessible TV Room on lower level Second bathroom Alison and Peter in Berlin Downtown Edmonton from river valley Edmonton Fringe Festival - second only to Edinburgh Fringe in size.  Late August. Fort Edmonton - a historical park. Camping in Alberta's Rockies Many outdoor markets in summer Downtown Edmonton at Night - new bridge (credit: Terry Donovan) A view of the downtown Edmonton skyline - taken from near our house on a December evening Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)
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2011


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020 2 weeks

We hope to exchange with someone in Europe/UK/Ireland as soon as we can reschedule a trip to the UK (London) to visit my sister. It was planned for September - October 2020 but will probably be spring/summer of 2021 due to COVID-19.

Modern, architect designed house in wonderful central Edmonton location - "age friendly" and accessible.

 

Our house is in a very central location, within sight of downtown Edmonton and backing on to a large ravine and trail system – great views!  The house was built less than twelve years ago.  We planned it so that we can stay in it as we grow older.  All three floors are accessible with a wheelchair thanks to an elevator. We do not require accessibility (yet!), so our exchange can involve stairs. It is a fairly big house even though it only has two bedrooms.  We could accommodate a couple of children on futons or foam mattresses, although the house is not really “toddler” friendly.  We have two offices that could be used as sleeping spaces.  We often travel with another couple so would enjoy an exchange which could accommodate four adults, but we would also be happy with a place which would be comfortable for just us two. In a great location, we are happy with a one bedroom apartment. We could supply complete camping equipment for four if you wanted to visit the mountains or lakes. (Tent, sleeping bags, camp stove, etc.)  

In summer 2018 we spent two wonderful weeks in Amsterdam. In Summer 2019 we were in Sweden, Estonia and the UK. We had planned to be in London from the second week of September to the second week of October 2020- but at this point (June) that's looking unlikely. So - we will probably postpone to May - September of 2021. We'd love to "add-on" to our visit to the UK - we're staying with my sister but a month-long visit might strain the relationship :) Somewhere else in the UK? Ireland? Poland? Portugal? Slovenia? Another part of the Netherlands? Basically - make us an offer. Our house would be empty for a month but we're probably only looking at a week to ten days.

Icelandair has direct flights from Edmonton to Reykjavik which makes connections to Iceland or Northern European destinations easy and good value. KLM, Westjet and Air Canada also fly directly from Edmonton.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • semi-retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 223 m2
  • Total Area: 270 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Poland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Edmonton International Airport (YEG) - 30 kms

Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta. Population =1 million+.  It is known as the “Festival City”  - August brings the largest Fringe Theatre festival in North America and a fantastic 4-day folk festival that attracts many international artists.  In previous years, these have included Emmy Lou Harris, Martin Simpson, k d lang, Bonnie Raitt, Rodney Crowell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Arlo Guthrie and Ricky Skaggs.  All a ten minute walk from our house!  We have short but hot summers and we cram as much entertainment into them as possible.
We are located on the edge of a ravine which is connected by a “ribbon of green” that winds across the whole city – you can bike or walk from one end of the city to the other and the trail runs right behind our house. We can supply bicycles.
We are within sight of downtown – a 5-minute bus ride or a 20-minute walk.  We live in Old Strathcona, the most vibrant neighbourhood in the city and voted the best neighbourhood to live in for 5 years in a row. We're also close to the University of Alberta.  We have two open-air street markets close by and many restaurants and bars only a walk away.
Other tourist attractions include Fort Edmonton, an open-air historical museum, the Royal Alberta Museum (great indigenous collection!), the Art Gallery of Alberta, and West Edmonton Mall – for many years the largest shopping mall in the world.
 

Occupation

  • semi-retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

  

 
We are a recently retired couple who love to travel.  Peter ran his own consulting business in the area of social policy.   He is originally from New Zealand.  Alison is a librarian and recently retired from Edmonton Public Library. We have two grown sons.

 

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