Quesnell Heights is one of three Edmonton, Alberta, Canada neighborhoods located within a roughly triangular area bounded on the north by Whitemud Drive, on the south east by the North Saskatchewan River, and on the south west by Patricia Ravine. Quesnell Heights is located east of 149 Street.
Vehicle access to the neighborhoods is limited to two bridges over Whitemud Drive, one at 156 Street and the other at 159 Street. Traffic access to the Whitemud at 159 Street gives residents easy access to West Edmonton Mall and to destinations on the south side, including: Fort Edmonton Park, the University of Alberta, and Whyte Avenue. (There is no interchange with the Whitemud at 156 Street.)
Also within easy travel distance are Laurier Park and the Valley Zoo, both located within the neighborhood of Laurier Heights immediately to the north of Quesnell Heights. The Edmonton Transit System provides regular bus service for residents to both West Edmonton Mall and the university campus, including service on evenings and weekends.
In addition, peak hour service and weekday and Saturday daytime service is available for high school students attending both Jasper Place High School and St. Francis Xavier Height School.
Most residences in the three neighborhoods are single family dwellings. Most of the construction of the Quesnell Heights neighborhood roughly occurred during the 1960s with most of the remainder occurring during the 1970s. Most single family homes are owner occupied while most apartment units are rented.
A community league is shared between the communities of Patricia Heights, Rio Terrace and Quesnell Heights located near the western edge of Rio Terrace.
Education for elementary school children is provided by the Edmonton Public School Board at both the Rio Terrace Elementary School and the Patricia Heights Elementary School. For parents wishing to have their children educated in the city's Catholic System, the nearest elementary school is the Our Lady of Victories Elementary School located just north of the Whitemud in Lynnwood. There are no junior high or senior high schools located within any of the three neighborhoods.
Some retail services are available at the Patricia Heights Shopping Centre, a small strip shopping center, located on the west side of 156 Street, with more retail services provided at Meadowlark Park Centre and at West Edmonton Mall.
Other communities in the area include; Lynnwood, Elmwood, Rio Terrace and West Jasper Place