Outdoor Activities

Elk Island National Park

This nature preserve, created in 1906, protects a well-loved stretch of Albertan wilderness. Along with 250 species of birds, it also shelters bison, deer, elk and moose, allowing them to wander freely through the woods and wetlands. Visitors to...  Read More

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This outdoor park recreates various eras in Edmonton's history, down to period buildings and costumed guides. Visitors can tour a fort from the 19th-century fur-trading years and wander replicas of streets from 1885 (the frontier era), 1905 (the...  Read More

John Janzen Nature Centre

[The John Janzen Nature Centre will be closed during expansion and renovations until Spring 2011.] Activities set in, or related to, the outdoors bring nature up-close for both children and adults. You'll find nature trails to explore, wildlife...  Read More

Along the banks of the North Saskatchewan is a stretch of greenspace which comprises the River Valley Park system. This accumulated land (thousands of acres in area) comprises the largest city park in North America and is the source of pride and...  Read More

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Valley Zoo

Offering glimpses of native and exotic animals, this popular zoo delights both children and adults. The species it houses even include endangered breeds such as lemurs, peregrine falcons and gibbons. You're absolutely welcome to wander on your...  Read More

Watchable Wildlife tours are guided by expert Wayne Millar, who has years of experience and a congenial personality. Try a 2-hour bird watching tour of Hawrelak Park complete with breakfast, a 4-hour lunch time excursion to Elk Island Park, or...  Read More

Edmonton Canoe

The experts at Edmonton Canoe not only rent all the equipment you might need for a river excursion, they also offer guided trips on the North Saskatchewan and Athabasca Rivers, and on a quiet lake in Elk Island National Park. Whether you're...  Read More