Where to walk – 10 tremendous walking places in Alberta
Walk Fort McMurray’s Birchwood
Trails to see the dancing Aurora
Borealis on most cold, clear evenings
from October to March. The city sits
on the 65th parallel and many trails
in its extensive system are ideal for
viewing the northern lights.
Less than 300 kilometres north of
Edmonton, Lesser Slave Lake
Provincial Park is on the northeastern shore of the largest vehicle-accessible lake in the province.
Well-marked hiking trails wind along
white sand beaches, through sand
dunes and the boreal forest.
Walkable Edmonton is the city’s go-to
source for walking. Find out about
Winter Walk Day, discover routes
through neighbourhoods such as
Old Strathcona and 150-kilometres
of maintained trails in Edmonton’s
winding river valley.
Just east of Edmonton, the Parkway
Trail System in and around
Sherwood Park has 135 kilometres of
paved trails. One of the highlights:
the Sherwood Park Natural Area
offers a wildlife-watching platform
in an aspen forest where you can see
birds and animals.
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park in Edmonton
Historic downtown Didsbury
Beaverhill Lake near Tofield attracts
large numbers of birds that use
the wetland as a stopover during
migrations. Mornings from mid-May to mid-June and from August
through September are the best times
of the year for walkers to enjoy this
Didsbury’s historic walking tour
offers a pleasant stroll revealing early
20th century architecture, typical of
prairie boomtowns. The train station
flanks historic downtown Didsbury
and an elegant residential area is by
large boulevard trees.