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Completed in 1915, the Edmonton Drill Hall was a military training site for the Department of National Defence until 1977. Over the years it was home to several regiments, including the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, as well as a number of corps including signal men and medical personnel.

Ownership of the Prince of Wales Armouries (as it was re-named in 1921) was transferred to the City of Edmonton in 1982 and it hosted a variety of organizations and community groups like the Cadets and the Edmonton Food Bank. After much consideration of its future, the City began renovations to create a new home for the City of Edmonton Archives inside the old drill hall

Planning Your Trip

While parking is free, it's also limited. Fortunately, we're only a short distance south of the Kingsway/Royal Alex LRT Station and Transit Centre.

Exhibits at POWA

1967: Edmonton and Canada's Centennial

In 1967 Canada marked 100 years of Confederation, and Edmontonians dove headfirst into the celebrations. Parties were planned and monuments were built. This exhibit, located in the City of Edmonton Archives, explores how the City, Province, and private individuals and organizations all came together to create projects that celebrated the anniversary and Edmonton’s place in Canada.

This exhibit is located on the second floor in the City of Edmonton Archives.

Project Heroes

This exhibit uses stories, individual portraits and larger paintings to honour the lives of Canadian soldiers who died in Afghanistan. 

Project Heroes can be seen on the concourse of the Armouries until March 2018.

Hours

Mon - Tue 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-8pm
Thurs - Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Sat - Sun Closed
Holidays Closed
Accessing the Prince of Wales Armouries

Location

Map of 10440 108 Avenue
10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

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A building within a building, located within the former drill hall of the Prince of Wales Armouries.
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For More Information

Prince of Wales Armouries

10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton AB
T5H 3Z9

Telephone

For Facility Bookings

780-496-8355

For General Inquiries

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax Facility Rentals: 780-496-8747
Email POWFacilityRentals@edmonton.ca

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