Ever wonder how parks, roads or even City-owned buildings are named in St. Albert?
A History of Street Names in St. Albert
In 1991, the Musée Héritage/Heritage Museum published a document called "History of the Street Names in St. Albert", which described the history and significance behind many of St. Albert's street names. This original document is available at the St. Albert Public Library.
Since then, City staff have built on the original history of the street name research as the City grows and new street names are selected. The document below provides updated descriptions of the significance of St. Albert street names, including many newer streets. Additional information will be added as ongoing street naming research is completed.
Street Naming History in St. Albert (Last Update: July 2017)
For more information regarding the Musée Héritage Museum, visit: museeheritage.ca.
Naming New Streets, Parks, Buildings and Significant Infrastructure
The Potential Significant Names List includes the names of significant people and families who have helped make St. Albert the community it is today. Individuals and groups on the list are eligible for recognition through Municipal Naming.
Whose name can be added to the list?
Any past or present St. Albert resident can be included. Know someone who has made St. Albert a better place? The current list contains people who have made significant contributions from the indigenous community, arts and culture, historical connections, educators, business owners and the sporting community.
The list provides a broad range of options that are meaningful to St. Albert. This list is consulted when the City names streets, parks, buildings, and other significant infrastructure. However, inclusion on the list does not guarantee that the name will be used in the future. Some names on the list may be in use for private buildings or provincial infrastructure. This does not preclude future municipal use for another purpose if appropriate.
City Council approved the latest additions to the list August 28, 2017.
The Potential Significant Names List follows the naming guidelines established in the Municipal Naming Policy.
Updating the Potential Significant Names List
Each year, the public has the opportunity to add new names to the list through an annual call for submissions. This will be advertised in advance through regular City channels, such as Citylights, the website and social media channels.
- Fill out the online Naming Request Submission Form - below.
- Pick up a form at:
- City of St. Albert
- Planning and Development, Second Floor
- 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9
All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by the Technical Naming Review Panel (staff from the City of St. Albert, Arts & Heritage Foundation, Musée Héritage Museum and the St. Albert Historical Society). If selected, the name(s) will be presented to Council for approval at the next annual review of the Potential Significant Names List.
All submissions received prior to June 30, 2018 will be considered as part of next year’s annual review and update.
For more information please contact:
Planning & Development
Second Floor, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9
Last edited: February 14, 2018