Explore Edmonton’s winter wonderland on snowshoes!

Snowshoeing is a traditional mode of transportation for Canadian Indigenous Peoples, and remains one of the best and most practical ways to travel on deep snow. Snowshoeing provides transportation for exploring and wildlife viewing, and it’s just plain old good winter fun.

Most city trails are packed down, but snowshoes perform best in areas that are more open and off the beaten track. Here are a few suggestions for places to snowshoe in and around Edmonton. And if you happen to come across cross-country ski trails in your travels, please be courteous and stay off them.

Good Snowshoeing Locations in Edmonton

  • John Janzen Nature Centre
  • Mill Woods Park
  • Rundle Park

Other Parks That Allow Snowshoeing

  • Borden Park
  • Capilano Park
  • Coronation Park
  • Emily Murphy Park
  • Gold Bar Park
  • Hermitage Park
  • Jackie Parker Park
  • Terwillegar Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Whitemud Park
  • William Hawrelak Park

Good Snowshoeing Locations Close to Edmonton

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area / 60 km east of Edmonton

www.albertaparks.ca/cooking-lake-blackfoot

Elk Island National Park (Amiskwuche and Lakeview trails recommended) / 48 km east of Edmonton

www.elk.island@pc.gc.ca

McLeod Creek Farm / 43 km north of Edmonton

www.mcleodcreekfarm.com

Strathcona Wilderness Centre / 16 km east of Edmonton

www.strathcona.ca/wildernesscentre