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Enjoy Ski Trails Safely:

  • Come ready to ski – leave personal belongings at home
  • Indoor ski change areas are closed – outdoor options are available
  • Indoor washrooms are available – masks are mandatory to enter indoor spaces
  • Outdoor social gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted
  • Keep a 2 meter physical distance

Edmonton’s expansive river valley and parks system is a perfect cross-country skiing destination! We’ve even listed a few outside the city, if you’re feeling more adventurous.

Cross-Country Skiing in Edmonton

Groomed trail are located throughout the city, but are found primarily in the beautiful river valley. Trails are groomed by the City and Edmonton Nordic Ski Club, providing a fantastic opportunity to explore on skis. Check the City website to find current conditions, and more.

Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails in Edmonton

  • Capilano Park
  • Gold Bar Park
  • Gold Stick Park
  • William Hawrelak Park
  • Kinsmen Park
  • Riverside Golf Course
  • Victoria Golf Course

Note: Hermitage and Rundle Parks will not be groomed this winter.

Park Amenities & Trail Lighting

Each groomed park has an emergency phone. Please also carry a cell phone, especially if you are skiing alone or at night. See the Winter Chalet Network Map for types and locations of building and washroom amenities. The trails at Gold Bar/Gold Stick and Kinsmen Parks are lit at night for evening or night skiing.


Have you thought about commuting on your skis? Well now you can! Cross-country ski to the Century Park LRT Station, and lock your skis and poles in a rack before hopping on the train. Make sure to take your own padlock for the rack. Approach routes are found at More details are available at

Cross-Country Skiing Close to Edmonton

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

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

Strathcona Wilderness Centre / 16 km east of Edmonton

Learn How to Cross-Country Ski!

All City of Edmonton programs are cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates. 

Edmonton Nordic Club also offers cross-country ski lessons for all ages.