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Permanent Trails – Routes that can be walked at your leisure.

The Volkssport clubs of Alberta have over 70 PTs across the province.   That’s a compelling reason for out of town walkers to visit Alberta for a few weeks and experience some terrific walking.

Some walks are only open at certain times of the year so check the dates first and also check if there is a walk box or if it has an “Online Registration Form” (Previously called “mail in”). Some walks have both an onsite walk box and Online Registration option.

Directions to the walk start point, ratings (description available under FAQ tab), route directions, contact person and other information relating to these events can be found below and in the annual calendar. Many PTs have multiple routes so if printing them be careful to select the correct route if you are trying to complete a special program. 

Online Registration means no local walk box so the instructions need to be downloaded/printed first, along with the Online registration form. “By downloading these instructions you and all members of your party are agreeing to our terms, which include signing our waiver before you start your walk.” Once the walk is completed the form along with payment is sent to the designated person, see form, for stamping. Check the form linked to each Online Registration walk for full details.

VAA  is very proud of the walks in Alberta and would love to add more each year.  If you have an idea for a new route contact us and hopefully we can make it happen.

Barrhead, Northern Lights, St Albert, and Medicine Hat organize group walks during the week, when able. If you are in their area please contact them to join the group walk.

ALBERTA WALK LOCATIONS

Airdrie

PT334 AIRDRIE This route follows the Airdrie trail system winding through parks and along creeks and streams.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION: Online registration form
START POINT Genesis Place parking lot
800 East Lake Blvd. NE T4A 2K9
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 11 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Paved trails and sidewalks.
MISC Washrooms and ample parking at Genesis Place.
CVF PROGRAM none

Banff

PT 112 has several routes in the town of Banff. See descriptions below.

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JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Mary
403-493-9810 mmwright@telus.net
REGISTRATION & START POINT: Jump Start Coffee & Sandwich Place
206 Buffalo St Banff T1L 1A9
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
DISTANCES: 5, 6, 10, 11, & 13 km
INSTRUCTIONS See below
RATING See route instructions below
REGISTRATION 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, daily. Please make a purchase when accessing the box.
TRAIL Mostly paved.
MISC. National Park Pass required. Walk Box is kept on top of the fridge. Public washrooms available across street.
CVF PROGRAMS Boardwalks, Famous Canadians (See individual route instructions)

Banff PT 112 ROUTE A is an easy walk through downtown Banff, up to the Banff Springs Hotel and Cascade Gardens. Rated 1B.

Banff PT 112 ROUTES B & C explore a number of historic sites throughout the town. Rated 2B. 

Banff PT112 ROUTE D VERMILION LAKES are a chain of lakes located immediately west of Banff town site.  The route provides great views of Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain, among others. Rated 1B  

Banff PT112 ROUTE E CAVE AND BASIN Trek up to the Cave and Basin, birthplace of the Canadian National Park System.  Natural warm mineral springs can be found inside and outside.  There are steps and boardwalks. Rated 2B

Banff PT112 ROUTE F SUNDANCE CANYON This is a long walk and the 2 km at the end makes it worthwhile, assuming you are up for the tough 2 km hike through the narrow canyon. Rated 1B & 3C

Banff PT112 ROUTE G This additional in town route takes you to the Banff Springs Hotel and lovely Cascade Gardens and past the Indian Trading Post to the Warner Horse Stables.  Rated 1B. 

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View from the Bow River Bridge

BANFF PT317 – SEASONAL  SULPHUR MOUNTAIN  named for the two sulphurous hot springs found on its lower slopes, will amaze you with awe-inspiring 360-degree views of six mountain ranges.

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MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Sulphur Mountain Gondola parking lot
INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 11 km
RATING 5C
TRAIL Trail switchbacks up to the peak of Sulphur Mountain, fantastic views from top.
MISC. National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point.  
CVF PROGRAMS Boardwalk

BANFF PT337 – SEASONAL  The HOODOOS are rock formations that have been created through the natural process of erosion by water and wind. These are located in the Bow River Valley near The Banff town site.

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Banff Park Lodge
222 Lynx St. T1L 1K5
INSTRUCTIONS 12 km Wear cleats until snow melts
RATING 3C
TRAIL The route goes through town to the beautiful trail beside the Bow River to the Hoodoos.
MISC. National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point.  

PT340 SEASONAL TUNNEL MOUNTAIN This walk takes you to the summit of Tunnel Mountain with breath taking views of the town of Banff. Although only 5500 feet in altitude above sea level, the summit is a magnificent viewpoint, revealing the Bow River Valley both east and west. 

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MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Banff Park Lodge
222 Lynx St. T1L 1K5
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B, 4C
TRAIL Five km around town, including Banff Centre. The 10 km route includes a 5 km return trip to the peak of Tunnel Mountain.
MISC National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point. 

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Barrhead

PT114 BARRHEAD is a vibrant town of just over 4500 people, about an hour north west of Edmonton, nestled beside the Paddle River.

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Barrhead Walkie Talkie Volkssport Club
CONTACT Margaret or Tracey barrheadwalks@gmail.com
Margaret: 780-674-4403 / Tracey: 780-674-1299
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Barrmart Foods,
5108-55 St. T7N 1E6 5 blocks west of lights
INSTRUCTIONS 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Around the outskirts of the Town of Barrhead on paved & gravel trails, ravine and along the river. 

Beaumont

PT316 The thriving community of Beaumont is just outside the City of Edmonton’s SE border.  It is 30 minutes from downtown Edmonton.

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 JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Karen
587-988-4601 kaj24k@gmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form.
START POINT Dairy Queen West route 6010-50 St. T4X 1T8
Ken Nichol Regional Rec Centre East route 5303 50 St T4X 1E5
Tim Hortons Southwest route 6001 29 Ave T4X 0H5
INSTRUCTIONS
5 & 10 km West
5 km East
10 km East
5 & 10 Southwest
RATING 2A
TRAIL Walk on paved trails around town and Don Sparrow Lake. The East route weaves around man made lakes.
MISC. Washrooms available at start.
CVF SPECIAL PROGRAMS Famous Canadians

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Calgary

PT060 CALGARY This PT follows the Elbow River and goes through some very upscale neighborhoods.   

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
(Closed: December 25)
IMPORTANT WALK BOX HAS BEEN PULLED USE ONLINE REGISTRATION
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Allyson (trails)
587-899-7673 allyson.hayman@gmail.com
REGISTRATION & START POINT Repsol Sports Centre,
2225 MacLeod Tr. S. T2G 5B6, 403-233-8393
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 11 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mon. – Fri.: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Sat.: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Sun. & holidays: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
MISC. Plenty of free parking. Ask for the walk box at the service desk opposite the indoor track. Washrooms available at the Start Point.

PT061 CALGARY    Route A & B start from the Repsol Sports Centre while routes C & D start downtown. You will need to register and then drive to the start for the latter (directions are on the route instructions).

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
IMPORTANT WALK BOX HAS BEEN PULLED USE ONLINE REGISTRATION
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Allyson (trails)
587-899-7673 allyson.hayman@gmail.com
REGISTRATION & START POINT Repsol Sports Centre,
2225 MacLeod Tr. S. T2G 5B6, 403-233-8393
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B – 6 & 11 km
Route C – 11 km
Route D – 5 km
RATING 1A
REGISTRATION Mon. – Fri.: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM;Sat.: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM;Sun. & holidays: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
MISC. Plenty of free parking. Ask for the walk box at the service desk opposite the indoor track. Washrooms available at the Start Point.
CVF PROGRAMS Famous Canadians

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Camrose

PT033 SEASONAL Camrose is a scenic community of 18,000 people with many parks, leading to its moniker “The Rose City”.

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MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT David
780-951-2882 davidhall@live.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Camrose Recreation Center
5600-44 Ave T4V 4J7
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B Augustana Campus – 5 & 10 km
Route C Mirror Lake – 10 km
Route D Mirror Lake – 6 km
RATING 2B
TRAIL Explore the trails along the creek and lakes within the city. One route is through the Augusta University Campus
MISC Washrooms available at start

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Canmore

PT075 CANMORE The town of Canmore borders Banff National Park.  It is surrounded by mountains making it one of the most impressive mountain towns in the world. Most routes provide excellent views of the Three Sisters Mountains and the Bow River.  
Route A – 11 km. Boardwalk.  Mountainside route on multiway trails, some stairs and wooded hiking trails.  Poles may be useful.
Route B – 11 km.  Boardwalk.  In town route on multiway trails, sidewalks and gravel trails. 
Route C – 10 km.  Boardwalk.  Scenic route goes partially in reverse of Route B, on trails surrounding the original townsite with a major portion of the walk along the Bow River. 
Route D – 5 km.  Boardwalk.  On multiway trails and sidewalks around town.
Route E – 6 & 7 km across the highway along Cougar Creek on gravel trails, multiway trails and sidewalks.  The 7 km route should only be completed when there is no snow or ice.  For the 7 km route, poles recommended for the portion on a wooded hiking trail.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Association of Alberta
CONTACT Mary
403-493-9810 mmwright@telus.net
REGISTRATION & START POINT Canmore Inn & Suites,
1402 Bow Valley Trail, T1W 1N5 403-609-4656
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 11 km
Route B – 11 km
Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km
Route E – 6 & 7 km
RATING 1B & 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
MISC Washrooms available at start point.
TRAIL Sidewalks and trails
CVF PROGRAMS Boardwalks

Cardston

PT144 CARDSTON was founded in 1887 and has a population of just over 3500. It is situated 77 Km southwest of Lethbridge and 25 km north of Montana.

Famous Canadian: Fay Wray early actress

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JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Chinook Country Pacers
CONTACT Sherri
403-653-3824 templehaven@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION & START POINT Husky Station
60-1 Ave., West T0K 0K0, 403-653-1146
DISTANCE 10 km
RATING 1B
REGISTRATION 5:00 AM to dusk. Walk daylight hours only.
TRAIL Trail features several of Cardston’s main points of interest as well as taking you for a walk down Main Street. You will get a great view of Chief Mountain. Trail takes you alongside Lee Creek on a paved path.
MISC Ask for Walk Box. Parking and washrooms available at Start Point
CVF PROGRAM Famous Canadians

PT145 CARDSTON The Remington Carriage Museum has the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North America. Open seven days a week with carriage rentals and rides available.

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Chinook Country Pacers
CONTACT Sherri
403-653-3824 templehaven@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION & START POINT Remington Carriage Museum
623 Main St., T0K 0K0 403-653-5139
DISTANCE 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Easter Sunday and Dec 24 & 25.
TRAIL Gravel and paved surfaces
MISC Ask for Walk Box at registration desk. Parking and washrooms available at Start Point.
CVF PROGRAM Famous Canadiasn

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Chickakoo Lake

PT223 CHICKAKOO LAKE RECREATION AREA SEASONAL SNOWSHOE AND SKI Hike the remainder of the year.

MAY 4 – OCTOBER 31
SPONSOR Parkland Walkers 
CONTACT Nicci  
780-299-3051 Niccid116@gmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B 3B
TRAIL Grass and beautiful woodland trails
MISC Parking and toilets available at Start Point

Cochrane

PT364 COCHRANE  The town of over 26,000 residents is located 18 km west of the Calgary city limits along Highway 1A. It is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.  The town is surrounded by Rocky View County.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS Routes A, B & C at Ramada Inn, 10 Westside Dr
Route D at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 6 & 11 km
Route B – 11 km
Route C – 6 km
Route D – 6 & 12 km
RATING 1A 2B 3B
TRAIL Dawn to Dusk. Choice of routes.
MISC.  Washrooms available at Start Point and along some routes.

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Cold Lake

PT076 SEASONAL COLD LAKE has a population of almost 15,000. The lake is one of Alberta’s largest and deepest lakes (the 7th largest in the province to be exact) and provides endless opportunities for fishing, boating and camping. 

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Route A & B Cold Lake Provincial Park
Route C Cold Lake Marina parking lot, Lakeshore Dr & 8th Ave
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 10 km
Route C – 6 km
RATING 2B
TRAIL 10 km walk goes through Cold Lake Provincial Park following trails through the park and campsite. 6 Km route tours downtown and marina.
MISC No fee to enter park. Camping available.  

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Crowsnest Pass

PT224 SEASONAL CROWSNEST PASS Frank is a small community of 85, which was amalgamated with 4 other communities in 1979 to form the municipality of Crowsnest Pass. It’s known for the tragedy that struck in 1903, when the tip of Turtle Mountain broke loose and decimated part of the Village of Frank. The Frank Slide Routes A & B tour the slide area. 

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Route A & B Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Route C Stone’s Throw Cafe, 13047 20 Ave, Blairmore
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B – 5 & 10 km not passable until snow melts
Route C – 6 km recommended in ice and snow
RATING 1A & 3C
TRAIL Choice of in-town or wilderness trails.
MISC Washrooms available at start points. 

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Devon

PT047 SEASONAL  Devon is a town with a population of just over 6500 which sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, 26 km southwest of Edmonton.

MAY 4 – OCTOBER 31
SPONSOR Parkland Walkers 
CONTACT Nicci  
780-299-3051 Niccid116@gmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS Devon Golf and Convention Center
1130 River Valley T9G 1Z3
IGA
51 Superior St T9G 1K8
INSTRUCTIONS:
From IGA: 5 km route Rating 1A
10 km route Rating 1A
RATING 1A 1B 2B
TRAIL Through Lions Campground and wooded trails
MISC Parking and washrooms available at Start Point and an excellent menu

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Drumheller

PT335 SEASONAL  DRUMHELLER The town of Drumheller, within the Red Deer River Valley in the Badlands, is located 110 km northeast of Calgary. This portion of the Red Deer River Valley is often referred to as Dinosaur Valley, because of the many fossils found there. 

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Drumheller Visitor Info Centre,
60 1 Ave West
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 6 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Sidewalks and paved trails.

Dunvegan

PT367 SEASONAL   DUNVEGAN is a historic site on the banks of the Peace River.

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Visitor Centre,
Hwy 2 & Township Rd 801A
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Paved & natural trails through historic site and market garden beside the Peace River.
MISC Parking at Visitor Centre, no washrooms. Ice Cream in the garden gift shop..

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Edmonton

PT014 EDMONTON West – This walk is through the Glastonbury, The Grange, and the Hamptons. Wonderful lakes, fountains and statues. Rated one of the best new walks of 2020.
6 km Through the Woods Route goes through the nature trail and around manmade lakes but does not go over the boardwalk.
10 km Through the Woods and Over the Boardwalk Route explores both the Grange and Glastonbury including the beautiful boardwalk and nature trail.
6 km Over the Boardwalk Route explores the trails around Guinevere Lake across the boardwalk with terrific views.

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT David
780-951-2882 davidhall@live.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT TD Canada Trust
6204 199 St NW, T5T 2K4
INSTRUCTIONS
Nature Trail & Boardwalk – 10 km
Nature Trail – 6 km
Boardwalk – 6 km
RATING 1B
Mostly paved trails around numerous man made lakes.
MISC Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses
CVF PROGRAMS: Boardwalk

PT034   EDMONTON Capital City This walk starts from the Kinsmen Sports Centre in the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley. It walks up the hill and around the Alberta Legislative buildings.
Route A  takes you through the legislative grounds, downtown and across the High Level Bridge.
Route B takes you through the legislative grounds and park areas.
Route C crosses the new Walterdale Bridge, explores Rossdale, the legislature grounds & returns through parks.
Route D takes you through the legislature grounds & crosses the High Level Bridge.
Route E TEMPORARILY CLOSED is a nice preview of the legislative grounds.
Route F crosses the Walterdale Bridge and visits the legislative grounds.  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Joan 780-433-0282
JoanTrekker@outlook.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Kinsmen Sports Centre
9100 Walterdale Hill, T6E 2V3
INSTRUCTIONS & PROGRAMS
Route A – 10 km Capital City, Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
Route B – 10 km Capital City, Famous Canadians
Route C – 10 km Capital City, Famous Canadians
Route D – 6 km Capital City, Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
Route E – 6 km Capital City, Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
Route F – 6 km Capital City, Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
RATING 2A
TRAIL See descriptions above.
MISC Ample parking. Washrooms and some food services available inside Sports Centre.
CVF PROGRAMS Capital City, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians

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PT115   EDMONTON West Edmonton Mall This is a favourite walk for locals in the winter and also for visitors as they can tour West Edmonton Mall at the same time. If you want to walk without dodging people it is recommended that you start early enough to be done before the stores open.  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Parkland Walkers
CONTACT Irene  
780-462-0726 or 780-405-4367
irene.miller1@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT West Edmonton Mall, any entrance
INSTRUCTIONS 6, 7 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Indoor Mall walk.
CVF PROGRAM Capital City

PT118   EDMONTON U of A This walk starts from the Kinsmen Sport Centre in the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley.  
Route A is an all season route through the U of A and along Saskatchewan Drive
Route B goes through the U of A then along river valley trails. Parts of the trail are subject to freezing due to springs in bank. It suggested that you walk this trail in the summer months.
Route C a great preview of the U of A and also follows a dirt path along the North Saskatchewan River.
Route D  explores more of the U of A Campus.
Route E explores the Rossdale neighbourhood via the new Walterdale bridge.
Route F trails along the river, out to the Cloverdale neighborhood and the Muttart Conservatory, returning through Nellie McClung  and Queen Elizabeth Parks and under the new Walterdale Bridge

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Joan 780-433-0282
JoanTrekker@outlook.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Kinsmen Sports Centre
9100 Walterdale Hill, T6E 2V3
INSTRUCTIONS & PROGRAMS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 10 km Famous Canadians
Route C – 6 km Famous Canadians
Route D – 6 km
Route E – 5 km Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
Route F – 10 km Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
RATING 1A, 2A, 2B
TRAIL See descriptions above
MISC Ample parking. Washrooms and some food services maybe available inside Sports Centre.
CVF PROGRAMS Famous Canadians, Boardwalk

PT133         EDMONTON Wolf Willow
 Route A follows sidewalks in the residential  section of Wolf Willow. Beautiful expensive homes line the route. This route is an all season walk.
Route B follows the sidewalks of Wolf Willow and the Multi Use trails of the surrounding ravines.  It is best walked in the spring, summer and fall.
Route C  This walk is similar to Route B except you get to cross a fabulous Pedestrian Bridge and walk up a flight of 200 steps!
Route D & E 5 Km  These routes follows sidewalks in the residential  section of Wolf Willow. Beautiful expensive homes line the route. These routes are all season walks.
Route F 5 Km   Indoor track at Jamie Platz YMCA. Admission fee to use the track.  
Route G 5 km This route uses sidewalk and Multi Use trails in Wolf Willow

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Martha
780-644-5942 ccfirst@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Husky Market Wolf Willow
6827-170 St. T5T 4W4
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 10 km
Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km
Route E – 5 km
Route F – 5 km
Route G – 5 km
RATING 1A, 2B, 3B
TRAIL See descriptions above.
MISC Washrooms available at Start Point.

PT222      EDMONTON  Hermitage
Routes A & B – wind down into the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Route C – is the least strenuous and tours residential areas.    
Route D & E – have a mixture of residential and pathways with both routes overlooking the North Saskatchewan River as the trail winds along the top of the bank, almost to the Henday Bridge. Fantastic views and great trails. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Duane 
780-475-8976 duanespurrier@telus.net
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Sobeys, Belmont Shopping Centre
13504 Victoria Trail T5A 5C9
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 5 km
Route D – 10 km
Route E – 5 km
RATING 1A, 1B & 2B
TRAIL see descriptions to left. MISC. Route A & B aren’t stroller friendly and go through an off leash dog area. Other routes are stroller friendly.

PT226   EDMONTON Castle Downs This PT is based in North Edmonton and offers a choice of interesting routes. 
Route A – Goes around beautiful Beaumaris Lake and residential/park areas.
Route B – Stays around the lake, perfect when sidewalks are icy.
Route C – Explores the new military commemorative park areas in Griesbach, the old army base.
Route D – 5 km route around Beaumaris Lake
Route E – 5 km route through part of the military commemorative park in Griesbach
Route F – 7 km route through part of the military commemorative Park in Griesbach

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Lou 
780-289-0494 aludger@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Castle Downs YMCA
11510-153 Ave T5X 6A3
INSTRUCTIONS & PROGRAMS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 10 km
Route C – 10 km Famous Canadians
Route D – 5 km
Route E – 5 km
Route F – 7 km Famous Canadians
RATING 1A, 2B
TRAIL See descriptions above
MISC. Washrooms available inside the YMCA
CVF PROGRAMS Famous Canadians

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PT318   EDMONTON Twin Brooks This walk starts from the William Lutsky South Edmonton YMCA and winds through the Black Mud Creek trails and the sidewalks of Twin Brooks passing many beautiful yards and houses. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Lou
780-289-0494 aludger@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT William Lutsky South YMCA
1975-111 St., T6J 7C6
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING 2B
TRAIL Trails and sidewalks around Twin Brooks and the Blackmud Creek.
MISC Washrooms available inside the YMCA. Parking available.

PT336   EDMONTON South Central  The south central routes utilize the trails along the Whitemud Creek as it makes it way to the South Saskatchewan River. These 5 routes along the Whitemud and North Saskatchewan River are very stunning and varied.

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Gisele
403-506-7176 gis_rob@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS
Terwillegar Waves Coffee
5124 Mullen Rd T6R 0S9
Bulyea BPs 378 Bulyea Rd T6R 2B3
Hodgson Original Joe’s 2323 Rabbit Hill Rd T6R 3L6
Riverbend Safeway 576 Riverbend Sq T6R 2E3
Terwillegar Park Parking Lot at End of Rabbit Hill Rd
INSTRUCTIONS
Terwillegar – 5 km 10 km
Bulyea – 6 km 11 km
Hodgson – 6 km 10 km
Riverbend – 6 km 10 km
Terwillegar Park – 5, 7, &10 km
RATING 1A, 2B, 2B, 2B, 2B
TRAIL Walk along the White Mud Creek/North Saskatchewan River and experience spectacular views.
MISC Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses 

PT339    EDMONTON Southwest (Windermere & Heritage Valley) The Windermere routes will take you by some of the most luxurious homes in Edmonton. And you will see man-made waterfalls on the Heritage Valley routes. 

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT David
780-951-2882 davidhall@live.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS
Windermere State & Main 1237 Windermere Way T6W 2P3
Heritage Valley Tim Hortons 14111 28 Ave SW T6W 3Y9
INSTRUCTIONS
Windermere – 5 & 10 km
Heritage Valley – 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Paved trails around numerous man made lakes.
MISC Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses
CVF PROGRAMS Windermere is a Boardwalk

PT341    EDMONTON Southeast (Summerside, Ellerslie & Mill Creek) This permanent trail has 3 routes in southeast Edmonton. The Summerside walk goes by the largest man-made lake in the city and on a sunny day the beaches are full of people. The Mill Creek route follows the trails all along the Creek. Very woodsy and scenic. Explore the lakes and trails in the old and new parts of Ellerslie on the Ellerslie route.

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Don
780-272-5462 donsh@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS
Summerside Shoppers Drug Mart 924-91 St T6X 1P2
Ellerslie Starbucks 5221 Ellerslie Rd T6X 1X2
Mill Creek Tim Hortons 4403 50 St. NW T6L 6X4
INSTRUCTIONS
Summerside – 5 & 10 km
Ellerslie – 6 & 10 km
Mill Creek – 6 & 11 km
RATING 1A, 1A & 2B
TRAIL Sidewalks, gravel and paved trails
MISC Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses 

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PT366    EDMONTON Blackmud Creek This walk goes by a number of man-made lakes and all along the creek. Three routes, one from the south, one from the north and one from the middle.

JANUARY 1  – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Gisele
403-506-7176 gis_rob@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS
South Shoppers Drug Mart 2650 James Mowatt Trail SW
MiddleDollarama 943 James Mowatt Tr SW
NorthAmazing Wok 94 103A St
INSTRUCTIONS
South – 6 km South – 11 km
Middle – 6 & 10 km
North – 6 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL The paved trails follow the Blackmud Creek.
MISC Washrooms available at start in nearby businesses 

Edson

PT365    EDSON The town is located in Yellowhead County, 192 km west of Edmonton along the Yellowhead Highway. Residents of Edson are referred to as Edsonites.

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31

SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon  
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Repsol Place 
1021 49 St. T7E 1T7
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Dawn to dusk. Route follows paved and natural trails through urban forests and residential sidewalks
MISC Ample parking and washrooms available at start point. 

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Fort Saskatchewan

PT311    FORT SASKATCHEWAN was, in 1875, under the command of Inspector W.D. Jarvis. The North-West Mounted Police established Fort Saskatchewan as a fort on the North Saskatchewan River. The community was later incorporated as a village in 1899, a town in 1904, and a city in 1985.
Route A uses mainly paved trails around the Northeast part of town and passes through the historic old fort area. 
Route B uses trails plus goes downtown and through the historic old fort area. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Kathleen
780-998-1033 walksalot2@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Westview Plaza
9713 90 St T8L 1K5
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Dawn to dusk, see descriptions at left.
MISC Free parking in Westview Plaza. Washrooms at 7-Eleven
CVF PROGRAMS Famous Canadians, Boardwalk

PT312     FORT SASKATCHEWAN is a city located 25 km northeast of Edmonton, along the North Saskatchewan River. The population is over 26,000. 
Route A is the summer route and  uses both paved and unpaved routes.
Route B is the winter route using paved trails and road
Route C uses paved trails through park areas
Route D uses paved trails through park areas.     

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Kathleen 
780-998-1033 walksalot2@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Westview Plaza
9713 90 St parking lot T8L 1K5
INSTRUCTIONS & PROGRAMS
Route A – 10 km Boardwalk
Route B – 10 km
Route C – 5 km
Route D – 5 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Dawn to dusk, see descriptions above.
MISC Free parking in Westview Plaza. Washrooms at 7-Eleven
CVF PROGRAMS: Boardwalk

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Fox Creek

PT116        FOX CREEK is located on Highway 43, approximately 259 km northwest of Edmonton. It was founded in 1971 and  has a population of just over 2000.    

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Evelyn
780-622-3578 riclyn2@telus.net
REGISTRATION & START POINT Petro Canada Service Station
52 Highway Ave., T0H 1P0
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 5 km bush walk register then drive to start Visitor Information Centre
RATING 1A, Route C 2B
REGISTRATION 5:30 AM – 8:30 PM
TRAIL Route A & B go through the residential area on paved trails and sidewalks. Suitable for strollers. Route C is a bush walk
MISC Park facing Kaybob Dr. on left side of Station front door. 

Grande Prairie

PT135   SEASONAL    GRANDE PRAIRIE is the seventh-largest city in Alberta with a population over 68,500. It is located approximately 456 km northwest of Edmonton.    

Grand Prairie

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Muskoseepi Park Pavilion
10236-102 Ave., T8V 1C1
INSTRUCTIONS Route A & B – 5 & 12 km
RATING 2A
TRAIL Paved trail and some sidewalk.
MISC  Stroller friendly. All facilities at Pavilion. Ample parking on weekdays, more parking to the south if necessary.
CVF PROGRAMS Famous Canadians

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High Level

PT369   SEASONAL    HIGH LEVEL is a stop over on the way to the north and a gateway to the huge oil and gas fields to the north and west. The MacKenzie Crossroads Museum is well worth a visit.  

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT MacKenzie Crossroads Museum & Visitor Centre, 10803 96 St. High Level T0H 1Z0
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Follow sidewalks through town and paved trails beside the forest.
MISC   Ample parking and restrooms at the museum.

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Hinton

PT331     SEASONAL HINTON, with a population of almost 10000,  is located 81 km northeast of Jasper and about 284 km west of Edmonton. The 5 km route follows the extensive Beaver Boardwalk around beaver ponds and in addition the longer route winds through the adjacent forest.  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Lions Park corner of Mountain St & Emerson Drive
INSTRUCTIONS Route A & B – 5 & 10 km
RATING 2B & 3C
TRAIL Paved trails, boardwalk, and dirt paths.
MISC Outhouse available at Start Point.  
CVF PROGRAM Boardwalks

Innisfail

PT342   SEASONAL   INNISFAIL is located in Central Alberta on Hwy #2 about 30 km south of Red Deer, its population is close to 8,000.  INSTRUCTIONS   

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Centennial Park
5303 50 St T4G 1S1
INSTRUCTIONS Route A & B – 6 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Sidewalks and multi-use trails
MISC Washrooms available at Start Point. 
CVF PROGRAMS Boardwalks

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Jasper

PT 134 SEASONAL JASPER  Discovery Trail   The commercial centre of Jasper National Park, Jasper is located in the Canadian Rockies in the Athabasca River Valley, approximately 362 km west of Edmonton and 290 km north of Banff.

Jasper

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT David 
780-852-3241 dpprowse@incentre.net
REGISTRATION & START POINT Totem Ski Shop
408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km (not passable until snow melts)
Route B – 8 km (not passable until snow melts)
Route C – 5 km
RATING 1B/3C
REGISTRATION 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM; Summer & winter/ski season: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
TRAIL Walk follows “Discovery Trail” up the slopes behind and around Jasper.
MISC  National Park Pass required.
Washrooms available on route. Free parking on street. 

PT 315 JASPER     Jasper National Park was established in 1907. The railway siding at the location of the future town site was established by Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1911
Route A goes around the town site.
Route B goes around Lake Annette (drive to start point).
Route C goes past Old Fort Point and around Lake Beauvert  passing Jasper Park Lodge.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT David  
780-852-3241 dpprowse@incentre.net
REGISTRATION & START POINT Totem Ski Shop
408 Connaught Dr., T0E 1E0
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 5 km
Route B – 5 & 10 km
Route C – 10 km
RATING 1A & 2B
REGISTRATION Spring & fall: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Summer & winter/ski season: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
TRAIL See descriptions above.
MISC  National Park Pass required. Washrooms available on route. Free parking on street. 

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PT 319 SEASONAL JASPER     Maligne Canyon Established in 1813, Jasper House was first a North West Company, and later Hudson’s Bay Company, fur trade outpost on the York Factory Express trade route to British Columbia.The route follows the river and there are views into the canyon from the trail. Register at Totem Sports and then drive 10 minutes to Maligne Canyon.  

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT David  
780-852-3241 dpprowse@incentre.net
REGISTRATION Totem Ski Shop
408 Connaught Dr T0E 1E0
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
START POINT Maligne Canyon Restaurant & Gift Shop
Maligne Canyon Rd
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 3C
REGISTRATION 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM;In summer season: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
TRAIL Winds along and over bridges crossing deep canyon of Maligne River.
MISC  National Park Pass required. Parking and washrooms available.

Johnston Canyon

PT 338 SEASONAL JOHNSTON CANYON This is one of the most popular walks in all the Rocky Mountains. The first 5 km (return) passes through a narrow canyon in which you will see two spectacular waterfalls. If you are up to seeing something very unique continue on up through the forest to the Ink Pots in Johnston Valley.  (12 km return). The Ink Pots are six clear greenish pools filled with spring water that remains at a constant 1-degree Celsius year-round. 
There is no car access to the Canyon unless you have a reservation at the Blackswift Bistro. Other options: park 6 km away at Castle Junction and walk or bike in or reserve a place on the ROAM bus Route 9

Johnston Canyon

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Johnston Canyon parking lot
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 12 km revised due to viewing platform closure.
RATING 2B & 4C
TRAIL The first part of the trail walks through the majestic canyon past 2 waterfalls. The second part is up hill all the way to the Ink Pots.
MISC National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point.
CVF PROGRAM Boardwalks

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Lacombe

PT 360 LACOMBE is a great getaway from the busy urban environment into a truly natural surrounding of forest and wildlife.    
Route A & B – takes you through natural areas
Route C & D – tours historic downtown, murals and natural area

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com (Registration & Stamping)
 LOCAL CONTACT vwcaclub@gmail.com (trail concerns)
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex 5429 53 St Lacombe AB T4L 1H8
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A & B – 5 & 10 km
Route C & D – 5 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Natural forest or historic downtown
MISC. Washrooms available at Start Point.

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Lake Louise

PT 343 SEASONAL LAKE LOUISE & LAKE AGNES The route walks along beautiful Lake Louise and then the 12 km continues up a steep climb to Lake Agnes. This walk is at a very high altitude and may be closed if the snow melt is late. These mountains aren’t upside down, this is the reflection in the lake! Perhaps the most beautiful walk in the Rockies. 
Parking at the lake is limited and once it is full there is no access. Options when parking lot is full:
Park Canada Shuttle from parking lot 8 km east of Lake Louise – reservations must be made online, walk-up seats are not available. Further details are available here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/parkbus/louise. or ROAM bus from Banff. reservations recommended.

Lake Louise

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Chateau Lake Louise parking lot
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 12 km only shorter distance is passable until the snow melts
RATING 1A & 4C
TRAIL see description above
MISC  National Park Pass required. Washrooms available at Start Point. 
CVF PROGRAM Boardwalks

Leduc

PT016 EAST LEDUC is a city of over 33,000. Located 33 km south of Edmonton on the Queen E Highway.  
TELFORD LAKE ROUTE Starts at the Leduc Recreation Centre and explores Telford Lake. The 10 km goes all around the lake.
CITY CENTRE ROUTE Starts at the Recreation Centre and goes downtown
MEADOWVIEW VIA CAMPGROUND Starts at the Recreation Centre and goes through the Lions Campground and Meadowview
CALEDONIA VIA CAMPGROUND Starts at the Recreation Centre and goes through the Lions Campground and Caledonia

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Margaret
780 996-1015 margaret@lyall.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS Leduc Recreation Centre, West Entrance, 4330 Black Gold Drive T9E 3C3
INSTRUCTIONS
Telford Lake Routes – 6 & 10 km
City Centre Route – 10 km And 6 km
Meadowview Via Campground Route – 10 km And 6 km
Caledonia Via Campground =- 10 km And 6 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Around town on sidewalks and paved trails of park area.
MISC Washrooms and food available at start point.
CVF PROGRAMS  Boardwalks

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PT077 WEST LEDUC was first established in 1899, when Robert Telford, a settler, bought land near a lake which would later bear his name. It was on that piece of land where the new settlement would take root.  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Mary
780 920-5144 maryealmond@icloud.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS Rona (Deer Valley), 5205 Discovery Way T9E 8N4
Husky (Southfork), 102 Southfork Drive T9E 0E9
INSTRUCTIONS
West Leduc – Golf Course – 6 & 10 km
West Leduc 10 km And 5 km
Southfork – 10 km And 6 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Around the west side of town on sidewalks and paved trails.
MISC Washrooms available at start and Tim’s is across the street

Lethbridge

PT225 LETHBRIDGE is Alberta’s third-largest city by population of over 100,000. It is located 210 km southeast of Calgary 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
IMPORTANT STAMP HASN’T BEEN CHANGED, USE OPTIONAL ONLINE REGISTRATION
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Denise
403-487-3336 dwallban@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Days Inn,
100-3 Ave. S. T1J 4L2
Optional Online registration:
Online registration form
START POINTS Route A & B – Fort Whoop-Up (Indian Battle Park)
Route C – Henderson Lake park from Sandman Inn parking lot
NOTE: Register at Days Inn and drive to Start Points.
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 5 & 10 km
RATING Route A – 3C and Route B & C – 1A. 
TRAIL at Fort Whoop-up in river valley. 10 km walk includes stairs. Henderson Lake route is flat on sidewalk and park trails.
MISC. Ask for Walk Box at Days Inn registration desk.
CVF PROGRAM Famous Canadians

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Medicine Hat

PT117 MEDICINE HAT  is a city of over 63,000 people in southeast Alberta. It is approximately 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 km southeast of Calgary. 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (Closed: January 1)
SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT
Sharon 403-526-7407; spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna 403-526-3153 emckelvi@memlane.com
REGISTRATION  Edna’s House, 51 Park Meadows Ln SE
T1B 4E3 see above for contact. Box on front step.
START POINT Gas King 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1
INSTRUCTIONS (on 11 & 12 km Kingsway Husky should be Gas King)
6 km
11 & 12 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION 8:00 AM to dusk.
TRAIL Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails and parks.
MISC Trail goes through some of the most scenic parks in Canada. Expect an abundance of wildlife.

PT074 MEDICINE HAT   The name “Medicine Hat” is the English translation of ‘Saamis‘ (SA-MUS) – the Blackfoot word for the eagle tail feather headdress worn by medicine men – or ‘Medicine Hat’. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Blackfoot, Cree and Assiniboine nations used the area for hundreds of years. 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (Closed: January 1)
SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT
Sharon 403-526-7407 spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna  403-526-3153 emckelvi@memlane.com
REGISTRATION  Edna’s House, 51 Park Meadows Ln SE
T1B 4E3 see above for contact. Box on front step.
START POINT: Gas King 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1 4
INSTRUCTIONS
6 km
11 km
RATING 2A
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails through historic Medicine Hat.
MISC Note of Interest: downtown streets are lit by gas lamps.
Please register before doing walk.

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PT040 MEDICINE HAT   In 1883, when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) reached Medicine Hat and crossed the river, a town site was established using the name from the Indian legends. 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (Closed: January 1)
SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT
Sharon 403-526-7407 spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna 403-526-3153 emckelvi@memlane.com
REGISTRATION  Edna’s House, 51 Park Meadows Ln SE
T1B 4E3 see above for contact. Box on front step.
START POINT: Gas KIng 642 Kingsway Ave SE T1A 2X1
INSTRUCTIONS (on 11 km Kingsway Husky should be Gas King)
6 km
11 km
12 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL goes along the river and through several parks. Residential streets, red shale and asphalt trails, some stairs.
MISC Please register before doing route
CVF PROGRAMS Famous Canadians

PT333 MEDICINE HAT   The Medicine Hat landscape is dominated by the South Saskatchewan River Valley. In addition to this major river, both the Seven Persons Creek and Ross Creek empty into the South Saskatchewan River within the city boundary. The presence of these water bodies provide for a dramatic valley landscape with numerous cliffs and finger coulees throughout the city. 

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (Closed: January 1)
SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT
Sharon 403-526-7407 spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna 403-526-3153 emckelvi@memlane.com
REGISTRATION  Edna’s House, 51 Park Meadows Ln SE
T1B 4E3 see above for contact. Box on front step.
START POINT Family Leisure Centre 2000 Division Ave. NW.
INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 11 km
RATING 2B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Sidewalks and asphalt trails through parks and urban areas. Some shale and stairs.
MISC Please register before doing walk. Plenty of parking. 

PT362 MEDICINE HAT   Redcliff is situated at a high elevation relative to the surrounding landscape, the Town of Redcliff offers views of the South Saskatchewan River Valley, the city of Medicine Hat, and the Cypress Hills. The cliffs that overlook the river valley resemble badland formations.

Redcliff

JANUARY 2 – DECEMBER 31 (Closed: January 1)
SPONSOR Volkssport Club of Medicine Hat
CONTACT
Sharon 403-526-7407 spetrick@hotmail.com
Edna 403-526-3153 emckelvi@memlane.com
REGISTRATION  Edna’s House, 51 Park Meadows Ln SE
T1B 4E3 see above for contact. Box on front step.
START POINT Riverview Golf Club, 700 Redcliff Way SE, Redcliff T0J 2P0
INSTRUCTIONS
7 km
11 km
RATING 1B & 3B
REGISTRATION Dawn to dusk.
TRAIL Sidewalks, paved and red shale trails.
MISC Please register before doing walk. Plenty of parking. .

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Millet

PT078  SEASONAL MILLET is a town  is located approximately 40 km south of Edmonton. The town has won nationally in the Communities in Bloom competition and markets its beautiful setting. With a population of around 2000.

MAY 1 – OCOTBER 27
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Theresa
780 907-6966 theresa.doherty1964@gmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Fresh Market Foods
5302 Hwy#2A T0C 1Z0
INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 10 km
RATING 2B
TRAIL Along shale & paved paths beside the Creek, in the park and along streets of Millet.

Moraine Lake

PT344  SEASONAL MORAINE LAKE  is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park 14 km from the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet. Being glacially fed, the lake does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue, due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.  
Parking at the lake is limited and once it is full (usually before sunrise) there is no access. Options when parking lot is full:
Park Canada Shuttle from parking lot 8 km east of Lake Louise – reservations must be made online, walk-up seats are not available. Further details are available here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/parkbus/louise.

MAY 25 – OCTOBER 12 (check if road is open)
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Moraine Lake parking lot
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 2C & 3C
TRAIL The 5 km part of the trail is along the shores of Moraine Lake. The 10 km part takes you up the mountain to Consolation Lakes.
MISC National Park Pass required. The Consolation Lakes trail requires walkers to be in groups of 4 or more and carry bear spray, July to September. Washrooms available at Start Point. 

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Morinville

PT141  MORINVILLE is located 34 km north of Edmonton. The walk starts from the Morinville Fish and Game Pond and follows a paved trail along the edge of town and through residential areas to downtown. Check out the alternate route in Legal, another 9 km north of Morinville, which celebrates Legal’s French heritage through over 35 murals.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT Sharon
  780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINTS  
Morinville Walk Location
Legal Walk Location 
INSTRUCTIONS
Morinville Route A – 10 km Famous Canadians
Route B – 5 km Famous Canadians
Legal Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km
RATING 1A, 2B
TRAIL Mainly paved trails and residential streets.
MISC Alternate route in Legal.
CVF SPECIAL PROGRAM Famous Canadians

Okotoks

PT142  SEASONAL OKOTOKS is another beautiful Alberta town situated 18 km south of Calgary. with a population of over 29,000. The route goes along the Sheep River and explores the downtown. 

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Okotoks Visitor Center 
53 North Railway St T1S 1J3
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 6 km
RATING 2A
TRAIL Dawn to dusk. Route follows the Sheep River as it winds through town and along the historic streets of the Olde Town District.
MISC Washrooms available at start point and on route.

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Peace River

PT368 SEASONAL PEACE RIVER is a town of about 7000 situated on the banks of the Peace River at its confluence with the Smoky River, the Heart River and Pat’s Creek.

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT River Drive Mall,
10122 100 St
INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL The trail winds along the banks of the Peace River. Great views.
MISC  Washrooms available at Start Point. 
CVF SPECIAL PROGRAMS Famous Canadians

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Red Deer

PT361  RED DEER Great getaway from the busy urban environment into a truly natural surrounding of forest and wildlife.
Route A – 10 km McKenzie Trail to South Bank Trail. (The trail explores – trails, streets, bridges, river and trees)
Route B – 5 km McKenzie Trail Loop (The trail explores – trails, bridges, river, pond, and trees)
Route C – 10 km Coronation & Barrett Park Loop
Route D – 5 km Coronation & Barrett Park Loop
Route E -7 km Gaetz Lake Sanctuary & Michael O’Brien Wetland (Famous Canadian and Boardwalk program)
Route F – 5 or 10 km alternate start point Red Deer Recreation Centre. Historical Walk in the Footsteps ‘Ghost Collection’ Sculptures (Famous Canadian program)

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com (registration & stamps)
LOCAL CONTACT
vwcaclub@gmail.com (trail concerns)
REGISTRATION Online registration form 
START POINT Kerry Wood Nature Center
6300 45 Ave. Red Deer T4N 3M4, except Route F
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 10 km
Route D – 5 km
Route E – 7 km
Route F – 5 & 10 km alternate start point see above
RATING 1A/2B
TRAIL Natural forest
MISC Use overflow parking. Washrooms available at Start Point Year round 1000-1700; Summer 1000-2000; Holidays 1300-1700 Closed Christmas Day.
CVF SPECIAL PROGRAMS Famous Canadians, Boardwalk

PT363  SEASONAL RED DEER is located in aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production. It is a centre for oil and agriculture distribution.  These routes take in the Heritage Ranch and Bower Ponds.

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
CONTACT Sharon 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com (registration & stamps)
LOCAL CONTACT
vwcaclub@gmail.com (trail concerns)
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Bower Ponds Pavilion
4707 Fountain Dr. Red Deer T4N 6W4
INSTRUCTIONS
6 km route
10 km route
RATING 2B
TRAIL Explores several historic points.
MISC Washrooms available during business hours.  

Sherwood Park

PT052  SHERWOOD PARK is the largest hamlet in Alberta with 70,618 residents. located on the eastern boundary of Edmonton.  
 Route A – Ball Lake – This 11 km walk crosses Ball Lake to an Island, by some very nice residential homes and then through Heritage Hills wetlands.
Route B 5 km – This walk goes to an island on Ball Lake.
Route C – This walk starts from the Strathcona Wilderness Centre located 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park on Range Road 212. The route winds around the wooded wilderness trails where moose and deer are frequently seen.  CLOSED IN WINTER.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Park Centre Residences parking lot
2016 Sherwood Dr., T8A 3X3
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 11 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 5 & 10 km Revised route
RATING 1A, 2B
TRAIL See walk descriptions above
MISC ample parking away from Residence.

PT314  SHERWOOD PARK In 1953, permission was received from the Municipal District of Strathcona for the development of the residential hamlet named “Campbelltown” and in September 1955, the first model homes were opened to the public. Later in 1956, the name of the hamlet was changed to Sherwood Park, because Canada Post would not approve Campbelltown, since there were several Canadian communities with similar names.
 Route A – This route takes you to the only covered bridge in the Edmonton area and around a beautiful lake in Broadmoor Park. 
Route B – Broadmoor Park – This route goes around the beautiful lake in Broadmoor Park.
Route C – Walk Inside at Millennium Place – walk around the indoor track 43 times for a 10 km or 22 times for a 5 km walk. An admission fee is required.  

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club
CONTACT Sharon 780-340-5769
sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Park Centre Residences parking lot
2016 Sherwood Dr. T8A 3X3
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
Route C – 5 & 10 Km see above for start point and details
RATING 1A
TRAIL See walk descriptions above
MISC ample parking away from Residence

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St Albert

PT002 ST ALBERT The thriving community of St Albert, with a population of 64,645, is adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s NW border.          
 Route A – 5, 10 & 11 Km Big Lake 
Route B – 6 & 10 Km Heritage Lakes 
Route C – 11 Km Big Lake via Levasseur 
Route D – 14 Km Big Lake
Route E  – 10 & 11 Km Big Lake: longer distance includes the John E. Poole  boardwalk
Route F – 5 & 10 Km starts at Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park
Route G – 5 Km Riverside starts from St Albert Place parking lot
Route H – 5 Km Lacombe Lake Park starts from St Albert Place parking lot
25 Km option –  this PT is also registered for a 25 km walk, use the instructions from PT #32 below 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Gisele 
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites
156 St. Albert Trail, T8N 0P5 780-459-5551 Free parking in front
INSTRUCTIONS & Programs
Route A Famous Canadians
Route B 
Route C  Famous Canadians
Route D Famous Canadians
Route E Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
Route F Famous Canadians, Boardwalk, Alternate start point, see above.
Route G Famous Canadians. Alternate start point, see above
Route H Famous Canadians, Boardwalk. Alternate start point, see above
RATING 1A, 1B, 2A
TRAIL See walk descriptions above
CVF PROGRAMS Boardwalks, Famous Canadians

PT131 ST ALBERT  was founded in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe, who built a small chapel, the Father Lacombe Chapel in the Sturgeon River Valley. This chapel still stands to this day on Mission Hill. St. Albert first received its town status in 1904 and became a city in 1977.  
Route A – 10 Km Art and History.  
Route B – 10 Km Art and History. Includes historical notes. Starts at St Albert Place parking lot
Route C – 5 km Akinsdale and Forest Lawn ravine
Route D – 5 km Grandin and River walk
Route E – 5 Km downtown and River walk, includes historical notes. Starts at St Albert Place parking lot  
Route F – 5 km Sturgeon and downtown. Starts at St Albert Place parking lot
Route G – 6 km Braeside and Woodland walk. Starts at 33 Olivier Close    

Father Albert Lacombe Chapel

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Gisele  
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites
156 St. Albert Trail T8N 0P5 780-459-5551 Free parking in front
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A Famous Canadian
Route B Famous Canadian Alternate start point, see above
Route C Famous Canadian
Route D Famous Canadian
Route E Famous Canadian Alternate start point, see above
Route F Famous Canadian
Route G Alternate start point, see above
RATING 1A
TRAIL See walk descriptions above.
MISC This is the St. Albert HISTORICAL walk.
CVF PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians

PT132 ST ALBERT         Located in the heart of downtown, St. Albert Place is the focal point of many community events and activities. Designed by world-renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, its sculptural symmetry mimics the curves of the Sturgeon River that runs behind it. There are no corners; only curves. Built in 1984, St. Albert Place was designed as a “people place”, housing a unique combination of civic government and cultural activity. (seen on Route A)
 Route A – 10 Km walks around nice residential neighborhoods and along the Sturgeon River.
Route B– 10 Km winds around the northern residential and park areas..
Route C – 5 Km  is a very scenic route through the northern part
Route D – 5 & 10 Km walk inside St Albert Centre
Route E – 10 km through residential and park areas
Route F – 5 km route through residential and park areas

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT (Trail) Gisele  
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Best Western St. Albert
460 St. Albert Tr., T8N 5J9 780-470-3800
INSTRUCTIONS & Programs
Route A Famous Canadians
Route B Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
Route C
Route D alternate start point, see above
Route E Famous Canadians, Boardwalk
Route F
RATING 1A, 2A
TRAIL See route descriptions above. 
CVF PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians, Boardwalk

PT320 ST ALBERT SEASONAL SKI hike the remainder of the year
 Route A: 10 km through both east and west trails of River Lot 56 and residential streets.
Route B:  6 km through River Lot 56 east side, some rough ground to get there and back.
Route C:  5, 6, 10km Indoor track available on third floor. Admission fee to use the track. 
Route D: 5, 6, 10 km Cross Country Ski.   Refer to maps on trail heads of River Lot 56.  One location Poundmaker Road, second location Kingswood Park.  Make your own route for the distance you require.
Route E: 5 & 10 km route, mainly on sidewalks and trails. Great for when River Lot is icy or has too many mosquitoes. 
Route F: 11 km route that starts at the Kingswood Park using multi use trails, sidewalks and River Lot 56
Route G : 5 km route starting at Kingswood Park this route is all on well groomed trails in River Lot 56
Route H : 5 Km Parkwood Akinsdale starts at Century Casino

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT Sherry (Trail) 
780-458-2016 sherry.nixey@icloud.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Servus Credit Union Place
400 Campbell Rd. T8N 0R8 780-418-6088
INSTRUCTIONS
Route A
Route B
Route C
Route D alternate start point, see above
Route E
Route F alternate start point, see above
Route G alternate start point, see above
Route H Alternate start point, see above
RATING 1A 2B & 2C
TRAIL See walk descriptions above

PT032 SEASONAL ST. ALBERT BIKE          The Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival in St. Albert is one of the longest-running children’s festivals in North America, attracting over 40,000 participants over 5 days, at the end of May. During the five days of the Festival, children experience sights and sounds of many different cultures while learning through the medium nearest and dearest to their hearts – by playing!  

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
CONTACT Gisele (Trail)
403-506-7175 gis_rob@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT St. Albert Inn & Suites
156 St. Albert Trail , T8N 0P5 780-459-5551 Free parking in front.
INSTRUCTIONS
10 km
14 km
20 km
25 km
RATING 2A
TRAIL Residential areas and along the trails of Red Willow Park.
MISC Take time to visit City Hall, St. Albert Place designed by Douglas Cardinal, and the original Mission on the hill.
CVF PROGRAMS Famous Canadians 

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Spruce Grove

PT051 SPRUCE GROVE This city of nearly 34,900 is located 11 km west of Edmonton along Highway 16 or Highway 16A. The trail system that winds its way through the urban forest shows why the city deserves its name.

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR St Albert Trekkers
CONTACT Sharon
780-340-5769  sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre
221 Jennifer Heil Way T7X 4J5
INSTRUCTIONS & Programs
Route A – 10 KM Boardwalk
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL Paved trails and sidewalks through forest, parks and residential areas.
MISC Washrooms available at start. Free parking
CVF PROGRAM: Boardwalk

Stony Plain

PT113 STONY PLAIN  This town of 15,000 is located west of Edmonton adjacent to the City of Spruce Grove. Stony Plain is known as “The Town with the Painted Past” due to the amount of painted murals. The town was originally known as Dog Rump Creek.

MAY 4 – OCTOBER 31
SPONSOR Parkland Walkers
CONTACT Bob 
780-963-4145 duncanra@shaw.ca
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Freson Bros. Fresh Market
4416 48 St. T7Z 1N3
INSTUCTIONS 6 km route
10 km route
RATING 1A
TRAIL An easy walk through town to view murals and on park trails.
MISC: Parking and washrooms available at start. Please park well away from store.
CVF PROGRAM: Famous Canadians

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Sylvan Lake

PT313 SYLVAN LAKE   This tourist town of just over 14,300 is located 25 km west of Red Deer along Highway 11 or Highway 11A. It is situated on the southeast edge of Sylvan Lake, a 15 km long freshwater lake INSTRUCTIONS
ROUTE A:   scenic walk taking in the Lighthouse, pier and waterfront.
ROUTE A/B:  route A plus treed multi-use trail, RCMP station, Fire Hall and Town Hall.
ROUTE A/C: route A plus treed MUT and walks parallel to the Railroad tracks. 

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta
LOCAL CONTACT (Trail concerns)
vwcaclub@gmail.com
CONTACT (Registration & Stamping) Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT North Promenade Parking Lot 4719 50 Ave.
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 5 km
Route A/B – 10 km
Route A/C – 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Trails and sidewalks.
CVF PROGRAM Lighthouses

Taber

PT345 TABER, A very pleasant walk on multi-use trails and sidewalks through some of  the residential areas, downtown and around the golf course.   

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon
 780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Taber Aquafun Centre
4700 50 St. T1G 1T1
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Route A – 10 km
Route B – 5 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL City sidewalks and multi-use trails  

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Vegreville

PT332 SEASONAL VEGREVILLE A nice stroll through parks and sidewalks past the iconic giant pysanka. The 10 km has a short stretch through a nature area. 

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Elks/Kinsmen Park
5334 43 St. T9C 1C6
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS
Routes A & B – 6 & 10 km
RATING 1B
TRAIL City streets and multi-use trail and section of nature trail

Waterton

PT143 SEASONAL WATERTON VILLAGE In the heart of Waterton National Park is the Village. It’s scenically located on a small delta which is closely guarded by the Rocky Mountains to the north and west and Upper Waterton Lake to the east and south. Waterton Village is 56 km west of Cardston on Hwy 5. Due to ongoing construction throughout the townsite and campground, detours may be necessary.  

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT The Tamarack
214 Mount View Rd. TOK 2M0
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 10 km only shorter distance is passable until snow melts.
RATING 2C
TRAIL Paved and gravel trails along the lake shore, through woods and town. Watch for wildlife. Consider stopping at the Prince of Wales Hotel for the view and refreshments.
MISC National Park pass required. Free parking on streets. Public washrooms available throughout park. 

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Wetaskiwin

PT017 SEASONAL WETASKIWIN  A small city of 12,655, located 70 km south of Edmonton. Its name comes from the Cree word wītaskīwin-ispatinaw, meaning “the hills where peace was made”.    

MAY 1 – OCTOBER 27
SPONSOR Northern Lights Walking Club
CONTACT Judy
780-352-7407 judykzim@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT By the Lake Park,
56 Ave T9A 3C9
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 6 & 10 km
RATING 1A
TRAIL Route circles a beautiful lake, before the 10 km route heads into town.

Whitecourt

PT111 SEASONAL WHITECOURT This town of just over 10,200 is located approximately 180 km northwest of Edmonton.   

APRIL 1 – DECEMBER 31
SPONSOR CVF Alberta Director
CONTACT Sharon 
780-340-5769 sdtchir@me.com
REGISTRATION Online registration form
START POINT Information Centre
3002-33 St. T7S 1N9
DISTANCE & INSTRUCTIONS 5 & 10 km
RATING 2A
TRAIL Suitable for strollers.
MISC Parking available. 

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