How well do you know your town or city? Have you had the chance to explore all the green space around you? Here in Edmonton we have the incredible North Saskatchewan River Valley to explore all year round.
Some fun facts about this incredible piece of nature right in our backyard:
- covers 48 km of greenspace- includes 11 lakes and 22 ravines
- houses over 20 major parks and recreation areas
- includes over 150 km of trails
- home to rabbits, coyotes, deer, beavers, and more
- longest stretch of urban parkland in North America
Lockdown and restrictions can leave us feeling anxious and eager to get out of the house. When you’re fresh out of indoor activity ideas, why not try exploring the River Valley? Check out your favourite park close to home, explore a new-to-you trail, or try out a new activity at a recreation area. Here are some great parks right here in Edmonton!
- Rundle Park: 2903 113 Ave. (excellent accessibility rating)
- Mill Creek Ravine: 96 St. & 76 Ave.
- Louise McKinney Park: 25 St. & 101 Ave. (excellent accessibility rating)
- Government Hill Park: 9938 Groat Rd.
- Jackie Parker Park: 4540 50 St. (excellent accessibility rating)
- Terwillegar Park: Rabbit Hill Rd.
And that’s just a few of the many! Walk, wheel, bike, run, snowshoe, ski, sled, play, and so much more - right here in our beautiful city.
What’s your favourite Edmonton park? Do you know of any lesser-known hidden gems? Let us know in the comments below!
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