There’s green space, and then there’s the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Edmonton’s river valley has over 150 km of trails that are perfect for jogging, cycling, and taking in the picturesque city vistas. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 trails to try this summer. A large portion of the city’s trails are tree-lined, so you can cool off under a canopy, no problem.
Rather explore the city by water? Canoe your way along the North Saskatchewan River spotting wildlife and taking in the city’s beautiful skyline with Edmonton Canoe or Haskin Canoe. Feeling adventurous? Blaze your own trail on a Segway tour with River Valley Adventure Co. Want to experience that bird’s eye view? Get your head in the clouds with Edmonton Regional Helicopters.
If you’ve never paddled down the North Saskatchewan River, listen up, because you are truly missing out. Leave all your equipment and expertise worries to RiverWatch for a 3-hour guided tour right in the heart of Edmonton. Spot the splash of a beaver or a pelican cruising through the sky as your friendly, knowledgeable river guide hosts a close-up look at the ecology and history of this glorious waterway.