Winter is here and it's time to get out exploring in the great outdoors. If you're not one for extreme winter sports, maybe a leisurely winter stroll is in order. Here are 6 walking trails in Edmonton for you to take advantage of this season.

If you're not quite ready to hibernate away with Netflix for the cold months, you're in luck. Edmonton is filled with gorgeous snowy trails for you to enjoy.

From beautiful paths to ravines and riverside walkways, there is so much beauty to behold in Alberta's capital. Venture out on one of those beautiful bluebird days in Edmonton for a glorious peaceful walk in the great outdoors.

Walking season might just last all winter long this year. The long term weather forecast in Alberta shows a more mild winter than usual.

Not only will it be a little warmer, but it'll also be snowier. So, you can expect picturesque landscapes for the backdrop of your winter walk.

Whether you're looking for a cute and free date idea, a nice activity to catch up with a friend, or a lovely place for a stroll by yourself, this list will help you out. We've rounded up some great winter walks in Edmonton that we think you'll love.

Elk Island National Park

Address: 54401 Range Rd 203, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Why You Need To Go: This stunning national park is located just 35 kilometres east of Edmonton. Though it’s a bit of a jaunt, it’s absolutely worth it to go for a walk through the sprawling national park. Known as “the island of conservation,” you’re sure to come across some majestic wildlife.  


Strathcona Science Provincial Park

Address: 8650 17 St. NW, Strathcona County, AB

Why You Need To Go: This massive provincial park is the perfect place to get some fresh air. With tons of birds to watch, scenery to take in, and places to walk, it'll give you the wilderness fill you've been craving.


River Valley

Address: River Valley Rd. NW, Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: Filled with tons of parks, trails, boat launches, and attractions, this beautiful valley is perfect for an afternoon of exploring. There are paved trails as well as more rugged ones for endless wandering possibilities. 


Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

Address: 9999 Grierson Hill NW, Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you love a good winter walk but you're more of an urban soul, you should take a stroll along Louise McKinney Riverfront Park with beautiful city lights illuminating your path.


Buena Vista Park

Address: 13210 Buena Vista Rd. NW, Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: This beautiful park is also an off-leash area for dogs so you can expect to see some adorable pups. There are tons of trails to explore and a whole lot of green space. These views just can’t be beaten. 


Mill Creek Ravine

Address: 76 Ave. NW & 96 St. NW, Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: This lovely trail overlooks Mill Creek Ravine which flows into the North Saskatchewan River. This trail is beloved for dog walks, runs, and scenic walks. 


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