Getting Here

Boardwalk Sand on Whyte is located on the CP Rail land in the northeast corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd, Edmonton.


Boardwalk Sand on Whyte

JUNE 29 TO JULY 8, 2018
10 am to 10 pm
Admission is by Donation

Visit “The Intentional Beach” at Boardwalk Sand on Whyte. Be amazed by the sand sculptures created by Canadian sand carving artists that tells our river city story!

Join us on Canada Day from 11 am to 3 pm for a picnic at the beach. Just bring your picnic basket and a blanket for some outdoor fun and live music at the Intentional Beach.

Complete Your Old Strathcona Experience by taking advantage of special offers from local businesses. Deals will be available very soon.

Sand carving is a performance art, much like ice carving. Professional sand carving artists, SOW Artist Profile-PeterVogelaar and SOW Artist Profile-Guy-Olivier Deveau will transform local quarry sand into sand carving masterpieces for you to enjoy.

Contact us
regarding sandbox lessons for summer daycare and camp groups – Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, July 6 from 11 am to 2 pm.

We are looking for visitor services volunteers during Boardwalk Sand on Whyte. Click here for more information and to register.

There is so much to do in Old Strathcona this summer!

The Blues on Whyte Block Party shakes up McIntyre Park on June 30 and July 1 and then takes the music to Whyte Avenue on July 2!

The Whyte Avenue ArtWalk transforms Old Strathcona into an outdoor art gallery from July 6 to 8.



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About Boardwalk Sand on Whyte

The very first Sand on Whyte sand carving exhibit was held in Old Strathcona in 2013. Many of the ice carving artists who come to the Ice on Whyte Festival also travel the world and carve sand in the summer.

The Boardwalk Sand on Whyte is very pleased to welcome this year’s sand carving artists.

Boardwalk Sand on Whyte is produced by the Ice on Whyte Festival Society in partnership with Boardwalk Communities, local businesses and granting agencies.

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  • (780) 758-5878
  • Thank you to our Sponsors, Funders and Partners.

    Boardwalk CommunititiesOld StrathconaOld Strathcona Farmers' MarketHave Mercy
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    Edmonton Arts CouncilAlberta Foundation for the ArtsMetroOhana