Edmonton, Quesnell Bridge to Buena Vista Footbridge

You can walk from the westside to the eastside of Edmonton along both sides of the Saskatchewan River.  There are frequent vehicular and pedestrian bridges allowing you to break up the distance into short 1-2 hour loops.  The following walk starts at the Quesnell Bridge and follows the south bank of the river to the Buena Vista Footbridge and then returns along the north side of the river by the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The City of Edmonton provides excellent online River Valley Trail Maps which can be downloaded onto portable devices.

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Muskoseepi Park (Between 68 and 86 Ave)

Start this section of the Muskoseepi Park trail from the parking area beside the Grande Prairie Model Racers by the off leash dog park.  Proceed across the pedestrian bridge which carries the sanitary sewer line and turn right to pass under the 68th Avenue vehicular bridge.  Follow the paved trail to the spur which leads up to 86th Avenue.  Turn right on 86th, right on 100th Street and follow 100th Street past the Safeways and Starbucks to the trail opposite 75th Avenue.  Turn right back into the park and follow the paved trail back across Bear Creek rejoin the main trail and return to the beginning. For more information visit the City of Grande Prairie website.

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Muskoseepi Park (South of 68 Ave)

The majority of the trail south of 68th Avenue is unpaved and forested and mainly used by mountain bikers.  Head south from the Wee Links Golf Course parking area following the paved trail past the ball diamonds.  About 10 minutes after starting turn right on to a gravel path by a metal bear proof garbage container.  After crossing the first bridge take the path straight ahead up the hill.  Thereafter generally keep to the right at most intersections in order to proceed around the trail clockwise.  There are too many trail intersections to give detailed directions but usually the main trail is fairly obvious.  After half an hour keep straight ahead at the sewer treatment plant.  After about an hour and 20 minutes you will come to the final bridge over Bear Creek.  Cross the bridge and follow the paved trail back to the beginning. For more information visit the City of Grande Prairie website.

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Beban Park

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Beban Park

 

This is a large recreation complex as described in the link below. It includes; arenas, indoor swimming pool, social centre, soccer fields, playground, tennis courts, basketball hoops, equestrian centre, community gardens, petting farm (seasonal), fitness circuit, golf course and driving range, two artificial turf fields, BMX track and a dog park. Take a tour around the perimeter of the park on this walking trail and visit the off leash dog park along the way.

Beban Park | City of Nanaimo.

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