Not all winter days are miserable! Some are bright, sunny and warm – as long as you’re dressed for the weather. Bundle up and head out to a park for a winter picnic.

The City moves snow in some areas to improve access to picnic sites, but you might have to clear snow off the tables or from the BBQ/fire pits. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find one already cleared by someone else! City picnic sites can’t be booked in the wintertime, so just head out and claim an empty space.

Things You Might Need

  • A shovel to clear the snow
  • Fire-building materials (newspaper, matches and wood)
  • Blankets to cover the benches and your knees
  • Winter whimsy
  • Hot chocolate

Parks With BBQ Pits

  • Capilano Park
  • Coronation Park
  • Emily Murphy Park
  • Gold Bar Park
  • Hermitage Park
  • Jackie Parker Park
  • Rundle Park
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Whitemud Park
  • William Hawrelak Park


  • Helpful picnicking information is updated by the City of Edmonton. Sites cannot be booked in the winter.