Cattail Crossing Golf & Winter Club

1 km north of the Anthony Henday, cattailcrossing

Snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, pond hockey, and horse-drawn sleigh rides, are just some of the winter activities you’ll find during the colder months. Visit us to learn more about warmer activities and bring your dog to our off-leash dog park. Reserve your spot so you don’t miss out on the fun! No membership required.

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

60 km east of Edmonton, 

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

Elk Island National Park

48 km east of Edmonton,


Bring your skates and glide around the island on Astotin Lake. Skating loop opens in January (weather dependent).


Cross-country ski and snowshoe on our many trails. Snowshoes can be rented from the Astotin Lake Theatre, 9:30am – 4:30pm, 7 days a week.


As part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and the newly designated Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve, Elk Island National Park is an exquisite spot to view the wonders of the night sky. Feel the warmth of a campfire as you gaze up into a night sky filled with twinkling stars!


Winter camping creates unforgettable memories for those who conquer cool winter conditions. First-come first-served sites are available at the Astotin Lake Campground Oct 19, 2018 – Apr 22, 2019 (fees apply).

Grandview/Poplar Bay Skateway

110 km southwest of Edmonton,

Located on the south side of Pigeon Lake, the Grandview/Poplar Bay Skateway is an annual volunteer-run endeavor for the benefit of the local community and visitors to the area. The skateway evolves regularly as ice and weather conditions fluctuate and the availability of volunteer resources changes. Check the website for conditions and amenities.

Métis Crossing

150 km northeast of Edmonton,

Métis Crossing is Alberta’s first major Métis cultural interpretive destination. Created as a place for Métis people to share Métis stories, we welcome everyone to join us for family-fun and cultural learning! Métis Crossing is offering the following activities as part of the general admission experience:

  • Riverside Skating Rink
  • Snow Tubing on the Riverbank
  • Snowshoeing (rentals available)
  • Cross Country Skiing (bring your own skis)
  • Access to Trails
  • Métis Cultural Exhibits
  • Gift Shop

Round out your après ski experience at the Cultural Gathering Centre with a warm drink or lunch.

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

70 km southeast of Edmonton,

Cross-country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, skijoring

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

16 km east of Edmonton,

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, equipment rentals

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

The garden continues to welcome guests during the winter. The garden will be open during the weekends, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kicksleds and snowshoes are available for winter fun, or you can take your own cross-country skis to explore the garden with. Check the Botanic Garden website for full details.