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The 100 Street Funicular opened to the public on December 7, 2017, with the help of the River Valley Alliance, provincial and federal governments. Since opening, the funicular has increased access to the River Valley for Edmontonians and visitors and has created a landmark and connection between downtown and the River Valley. While the funicular is the prominent feature of the site, the Mechanized River Valley Access project also included the development of stairs, viewpoints, pedestrian bridge, artwork and an elevator.

Safety Measures

Our top priority is the health and safety of Edmontonians, so the following precautions have been implemented:

  • Staff have resumed daily site monitoring and increased cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces
  • Priority boarding is given to Edmontonians who have physical disabilities as accessible transportation options are limited

Directives for Funicular Riders

We appreciate the support and cooperation of Edmontonians as we manage the COVID-19 situation together.


  • Practice physical distancing (at least 2 metres apart) at all times. This means 2 people maximum in the funicular, unless riders are members of the same household or cohort.


Funicular and Elevator 7am-9pm daily
Promontory, Stairs, Promenade,
Bridge and Frederick G. Todd Lookout
5am-11pm daily
(Located in Louise McKinney Park)
9am-9pm daily


Map of 10007 - 100 Street NW
10007 - 100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta



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  • It functions like an elevator and doesn’t require an operator
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Lights inside the funicular, on the stairs, promontory and promenade
  • Emergency intercom system available
  • Not heated or cooled 
  • No motorized recreational vehicles inside (e.g. e-scooters and e-bikes)
  • Near Louise McKinney Riverfront Park


A number of improvements were made to the funicular site in December 2018. They included:

  • Installation of a heating loop in the door sill to prevent ice formation at the lower doors
  • Installation of a glass roof over the lower doors to help reduce issues during winter weather
  • Installation of surface raised markers, handrails, and graphic signage at the staircase for people with visual impairments
  • Modified bike rails on the urban stair and elevator staircase to improve use


The funicular has given more people the opportunity to access the River Valley. Read more about this in our Transforming Edmonton blog post and share your funicular story on social media. 

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

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If you are calling from outside of Edmonton: 780-442-5311



TTY 780-944-5555

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