NE Alberta Street is mostly residential until it gets to the teen streets and becomes what is known informally as the Alberta Arts District. Alberta Arts isn’t its own recognized neighborhood, but spans across King, Vernon, and Concordia neighborhoods.
Although the effects of gentrification in the area remain a hot topic, Alberta seems to have become a stable, welcoming environment most noticeably during Last Thursday, a monthly street festival celebrating art, food, and community.
Alberta Street has many newly renovated retail storefronts and restaurant spaces. These are mixed in with older businesses that have been there before the area became trendy. There is a strong focus on indie designers, handcrafted items, and boutique shops. Alberta is unique and dynamic and definitely a destination point locals and visitors alike.