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).


Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 Free Admission Day
Saturday, Dec 22 & 29, 2018 Snowshoe and Stargaze
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 Friends of Elk Island Society Annual Bird Count
Saturdays in Jan & Feb 2019 Snowshoe and Stargaze
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 Family Day

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. Check the Botanic Garden website for full details.

January 21 – March 5, 2023

The garden will be open during the weekends, from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Patio Cafe will be open for coffee and snacks, the three showhouses will be open, fires will be lit in the Leaf Plaza, and dogs will be allowed on leashes. Guests can also go kicksledding and take cross-country skis or snowshoes, as the pathways beyond the Leaf Plaza will not be cleared of snow.