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 30 TO JULY 9, 2017
10 am to 10 pm
Admission is by Donation

Be amazed by the work of Canadian sand carving artists as they create sand carving magic that tells our Canada 150 story!

Sand carving is a performance art, much like ice carving. Professional sand carving artists, Peter Vogelaar and Guy-Olivier Deveau will transform local quarry sand into sand carving masterpieces for you to enjoy. Local artists will be mentored by Peter and Guy to present a signature sculpture for our Canada 150 celebrations.

Join us for the launch of the Historic Festival and Doors Open on Saturday, July 1 as storytellers bring the sand carvings to life with tales from our local history.

Contact us regarding sandbox lessons for summer daycare and camp groups – Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2 pm.

We are looking for visitor services volunteers from 10 am to 4 pm and 4 pm to 10 pm during the Boardwalk Sand on Whyte. For more info contact us at

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 7 to 9.



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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 Rental Communities, local businesses and granting agencies.

    Get in Touch



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

    Boardwalk Rental CommunititiesCanada 150Edmonton and District Historical Society
    BurncoArrkann RVTravelodge Edmonton SouthActual SecurityHertz Equipment Rental
    MetroHabitEl Cortez
    Edmonton Arts CouncilAlberta Foundation for the ArtsOld StrathconaOld Strathcona Farmers' Market