Parks and Recreation
Beatrice Carmichael Park
10024 – 104 Street
Beaver Hills House Park
10404 Jasper Avenue
Dick Mather Park
(Part of McKay Avenue School) 104 Street and 99 Avenue
10031 – Macdonald Drive
10945 – 103 Avenue
Sir Winston Churchill Square
10216 – 99 Street
The Alberta Legislature Grounds
108 St & 99 Ave I assembly.ab.ca
The Legislature grounds offer 23 hectares of paths and walkways that include wading pools, a skating rink, picturesque gardens, and refreshing fountains. Families gather at the wading pools on warm summer days, while newlyweds and graduates pose for photos on the steps of the Legislature. One of the best places for people watching in the summer!
Walk in the footsteps of the pioneers beginning at the Alberta Legislature, the original site of Fort Edmonton. Then follow Heritage Trail -- identified by its red brick pavers -- from 109 Street and 99 Avenue and go east for a journey through the past.
Along the trail you’ll find Edmonton’s first schoolhouse, grand public buildings, and the historic Freemasons’ Hall. Stop along MacDonald Drive at the outdoor “Interpretive Gallery” for picturesque views and a self-guided tour through more of Edmonton’s rich history.
Louise McKinney Park
Louise McKinney was the first woman elected to a Canadian Legislature, and a member of the “Famous Five” who in 1927 asked the Supreme Court whether women were “persons” under the law. This 15-hectare park named in her honour is built into the north shore of the North Saskatchewan River. Walkways connect the Shaw Conference Centre and the Cloverdale Footbridge, and a five-metre promenade parallel to the North Saskatchewan River, connects the River Valley trail system.
The Chinese Garden in the north-east corner of the park is a colourful celebration of the Chinese Community’s heritage in Edmonton. The Shumka Stage hosts dance and music performances during the warm months.
The River Valley
Edmonton’s River Valley boasts the longest stretch of urban parkland in Canada. With 30 km of trails, it’s perfect for joggers, cyclists, cross country skiers, or those who like to take a walk through nature’s wild beauty. Access the River Valley using the stairways next to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, The Shaw Conference Centre, Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, or The Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe.
Ribbon of Steel
This multi-use trail for pedestrians, cyclists ,and joggers was the former CP Rail Lands north of the High Level Bridge. The Ribbon of Steel corridor extends from 97 Avenue to Jasper Avenue (between 109 and 110 Streets), connecting with existing trails on the High Level Bridge and through the Railtown community. It includes landscaping, lighting, rest areas, and interpretative features. On the weekends, take a ride in the historical streetcar which runs from Downtown to Old Strathcona over the High Level Bridge.
Don Wheaton Family YMCA
10211 – 102 Avenue
The Macdonald Health Club Lower Level, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 – 100 Street
MacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness
10700 – 104 Avenue
#2, 10026 – 102 Street
10303 Jasper Avenue I Mainfloor, CWB Building
#220, 10205 101 Street I City Center Mall