If experiencing more this year is on your Bucket List check out what East Central Alberta has to offer.Try your hand at skeet shooting at Beaverhill Sporting Clays or horseback riding along the Sturgeon River. Get an adrenaline rush at the Métis Crossing zip-line. Test your toys at Redwater Sandhills. Feel fresh powder on your face at Long Lake Ski Hill.
ATVing...Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail (278 km) - a part of the Trans Canada Trail. This uninterrupted corridor of abandoned CN Rail Line welcomes all types of trail users. ATV’s and snowmobiles are very popular on this trail. The western branch starts in Waskatenau, the eastern branch starts in Heinsburg, and the northern branch heads to Cold Lake. Visit www.ironhorsetrail.ca for more details.
Redwater Sandhills Prov. Rec. Area (100 km), east of Redwater
North Bruderheim Prov. Rec. Area (14 km), north of Bruderheim
Lakeland Prov. Rec. Area (140 km), southeast of Lac La Biche
Northeast Alberta Trail Map showcases the major trails throughout our region. Copies are available at Visitor Centres or by visiting www.albertatrailnet.com
Hiking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing...
Elk Island National Park - for summer & winter adventures click here.National & Provincial - Parks & Designated Trails
• 100 km at Elk Island National Park • 26 km at Long Lake Prov. Park north of Waskatenau. Through the Park you can also access the White Earth Valley - 17 km of trails, excellent for mountain biking on its backcountry rolling hills. Also accessible at Twp. Rd. 620 & Rg. Rd. 190. • 20 km at Miquelon Lake Prov. Park south of Tofield • 35 km at Whitney Lakes Prov. Park east of Elk Point. • 6 km at Garner Lake Prov. Rec. Area • 13.5 km at Cold Lake Prov. Park • Near Lac La Biche, 45 km at Lakeland Prov. Rec. Area • 8 km at Sir Winston Churchill Prov. Park • 10 km at Big Knife Prov. Park near Forestburg • 10 km at Dilberry Lake Prov. Park near Chauvin • over 50 km from Fort Saskatchewan heading north on the Athabasca Landing Trail
Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area - has 4 staging areas that act as trailheads within the 97 sq km of total trail network for hiking, cycling, equestrian, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing (100 km groomed trails, 60 km non-groomed). Host site of the Canadian Birkebeiner.
Strathcona Wilderness Centre - Rent complete x-country ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages. Ski lessons are available along with waxing services, food concession and lounge area. 12 km of groomed & track set trails. 16 km E of Sherwood Park.
Vermilion Provincial Park is the hometown of x-country skiing Olympic Gold Medalist Beckie Scott. Enjoy 15 km of groomed trails. Contact Vermilion Nordic Ski Club at 780-853-5985.