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The Top 7 Family Hikes in Edmonton

Published Mar 20, 2020

This summer, add these 7 wonderful hikes to your bucket list! Some right in the city and some just a short drive away, lots are multi-use and welcome your four-legged friends as well.


We are surrounded by natural beauty whether it be the many parks right around the city or the scenic views and little loops around the lake. How truly lucky we are!

This summer, spend time as a family getting active and trying out a new hike. Even if you and your kids are new to this, or you're just looking for an easier hike, we've got something on this list for everyone.

Here are 7 of our favourites that you can easily access from Edmonton.


1. Terwillegar Park

Terwillegar Park is located on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River at the end of Rabbit Hill Road. There are lots of trails for walking, running, and biking and a large off-leash area for your furry friends! The park also has a 262-metre-long footbridge that links the park to Oleskiw River Valley Park on the north side of the river.


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2. Buena Vista Park

Buena Vista Park lives up to its Spanish translation, "beautiful view" and has multiple great trails for jogging, biking, and strolling. The park is located on the north bank of the river and welcomes pups in the off-leash area!

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3. Beaumaris Lake

Beaumaris Lake is a beautiful loop around stroll. It only takes about 30-45 minutes to make it around the lake so it is perfect to burn off some energy and get a boost of nature endorphins while still having time to do other activities during the day.

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4. Kinnaird Park

Kinnaird Park is a great little 4.3 km loop that is dog friendly and right by the river. It is a relaxing spot to get outside but also provides great city views - perfect for a date or to bring your kiddos for a moderate walking distance and to take in some of Edmonton's natural beauty!

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5. Dawson Park

A great spot to visit with the family to get a more foresty feel. You can catch some pretty river views away from roads and cars. There are some awesome little picnic areas if you want to make an afternoon of it as well!

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6. Chickakoo Lake Rec Area Trails

This versatile trail attracts all kinds of multi-use activity seekers. From biking, to horseback riding, to running with your pup, there is something for all interests. You can even go bird watching or fishing!

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7. Waskahegan Trail 

This giant trail spans over 300 kms. Day hikers and young families take on sections of the trail. It mostly passes through private land and is lovingly maintained by volunteers. Trail maps are not easy to come by but  there are amazing weekend guided walking tours that are scheduled on their website here.

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Looking for other cool things to do with your kids in Edmonton? Check out our Events section for free community events & festivals! 


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