Where to walk – 10 tremendous walking places in Alberta
Walk Fort McMurray’s BirchwoodTrails to see the dancing AuroraBorealis on most cold, clear eveningsfrom October to March. The city sitson the 65th parallel and many trailsin its extensive system are ideal forviewing the northern lights.
Less than 300 kilometres north ofEdmonton, Lesser Slave LakeProvincial Park is on the northeastern shore of the largest vehicle-accessible lake in the province.
Well-marked hiking trails wind alongwhite sand beaches, through sanddunes and the boreal forest.
Walkable Edmonton is the city’s go-tosource for walking. Find out aboutWinter Walk Day, discover routesthrough neighbourhoods such as
Old Strathcona and 150-kilometres
of maintained trails in Edmonton’s
winding river valley.
Just east of Edmonton, the ParkwayTrail System in and aroundSherwood Park has 135 kilometres ofpaved trails. One of the highlights:the Sherwood Park Natural Area
offers a wildlife-watching platformin an aspen forest where you can seebirds and animals.
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park in Edmonton
Historic downtown Didsbury
Beaverhill Lake near Tofield attractslarge numbers of birds that usethe wetland as a stopover duringmigrations. Mornings from mid-May to mid-June and from Augustthrough September are the best timesof the year for walkers to enjoy thisinternational treasure.
Didsbury’s historic walking touroffers a pleasant stroll revealing early
20th century architecture, typical ofprairie boomtowns. The train stationflanks historic downtown Didsburyand an elegant residential area is bylarge boulevard trees.