Bonnie Doon is home to the city’s French quarter where the only francophone university west of Manitoba is, the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, located north of Whyte Avenue on 91 St (Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury).
The neighbourhood is also home to one of Edmonton’s earliest shopping malls, Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre, an active commercial space in the neighbourhood today and is one of Edmonton’s first ever large format shopping malls. It also home to one of city’s oldest 5 Pin bowling lanes!
A cute and fun fact is how Bonnie Doon take its name; from the Scottish for “pleasant, rolling countryside,” in honour of Canadian-born Premier Alexander Cameron Rutherford of Scottish descent who then owned some land east of Mill Creek.
Bonnie Doon is an active Abundant Community, a City of Edmonton initiative to connect neighbors and build the community to be safer and flourish.
Also home in Bonnie Doon is Vimy Ridge Academy part of Edmonton Public Schools, offering an alternative program for families whose students have a strong athletic focus.
(Source: Bonnie Doon Community League, City of Edmonton)