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November 2016

Whitemud Creek Nature Reserve to Snow Valley

November 20, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MST
McDonald’s Century Park, 11007 23 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5P4 Canada
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The hike will leave from the parking lot on 23rd Ave (Mactaggart Sanctuary) at about 10:15 a.m. The pictures from April 25th, 2015. In Edmonton we will meet at the McDonalds 23 Ave/110 St – 11007 23 Ave & carpool (leaving at 10 a.m.). Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change (e.g., weather forecast, trail conditions). If you are new to WTA hikes, then you should…

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December 2016

Devon Ravine Trails

December 4, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MST
McDonalds 87th Ave & 149th Street, 14920-87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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A nice hike through Devon starting from the arena, going through town to the Lion's Campground and back into town via the ravine. The hike will leave from the parking lot at the Dale Fisher Arena at about 10:30 a.m. The pictures from December 7th, 2014. And as a nice pre-Christmas treat the Devon Pottery Guild Christmas Sale annual Christmas Fair will be going on in the old school next to the arena. In Edmonton we will meet at the…

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Cancelled: Ministik Bird Sanctuary and Oliver Lake

December 11, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MST
Superstore Calgary Trail NW corner parking lot, 5019 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5W8 Canada
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Due to severely cold weather, this hike on the Ministik Bird Sanctuary and Oliver Lake trails has been cancelled. There is a possibility we will reschedule it to later in the season. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from December 12th, 2015.

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January 2017

Elk Island – Shirley Lake Trail (Tawayik Lake trailhead)

January 15 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MST
Superstore Calgary Trail NW corner parking lot, 5019 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5W8 Canada
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The Shirley Lake Trail is a new hike for the winter of 2017. It is Trail #3 at Elk Island. Here are pictures from a previous Waskahegan hike May 17th, 2015. In Edmonton we will meet at the northwest corner of the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot on Calgary Trail and carpool (leaving at 10 a.m.). You may proceed to directly to Elk Island on  your own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change…

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Blackfoot Lake Staging in Blackfoot Rec. Area

January 29 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MST
Superstore Calgary Trail NW corner parking lot, 5019 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5W8 Canada
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Blackfoot Lake is a great hike any time of year. The hike will leave from the parking lot at the Blackfoot Lake Staging Area at about 10:45 a.m. The pictures from May 28th, 2016. In Edmonton we will meet at the northwest corner of the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot on Calgary Trail & carpool (leaving at 10 a.m., car pool lead by TBD). Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure…

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February 2017

Whitemud Park to Hawrelak Park

February 12 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MST
McDonalds 87th Ave & 149th Street, 14920-87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The hike will leave from the parking lot at Whitemud Park (RiverValley Parking lot, off Fox Drive at Keillor Road) at about 10:15 a.m. The pictures from February 15th, 2015. There is the added bonus of the Silver Skate Festival going on at Hawrelak Park (snow sculptures & food pavilions). In Edmonton we will meet at the McDonalds 87 Ave/149 St – 14920 - 87 Ave & carpool (leaving at 10 a.m.). Participants may proceed there directly on their own,…

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Snow Valley to John Janzen Nature Centre

February 25 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MST
Superstore Calgary Trail NW corner parking lot, 5019 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5W8 Canada
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The hike will leave from the parking lot on Rainbow Valley (parking lot just before the Whitemud Drive underpass going into Snow Valley) at about 10:15 a.m. The pictures from December 15th, 2013. In Edmonton we will meet at the northwest corner of the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot on Calgary Trail & carpool (leaving at 10 a.m.). Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change (e.g.,…

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March 2017

Patricia Heights Ravine to Fort Edmonton

March 12 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
McDonalds 87th Ave & 149th Street, 14920-87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The hike will leave from the parking lot on Westridge Shopping Centre (at the corner of Westridge & Wolf Willow) at about 10:15 a.m. The pictures from March 8th, 2015.(Don't forget that the time changes from MST to MDT today) In Edmonton we will meet at the McDonalds 87 Ave/149 St – 14920 - 87 Ave & carpool (leaving at 10 a.m.). Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case…

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Terwillegar Park Footbridge & West End Trail

March 25 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
McDonalds Riverbend, 494 Riverbend Square
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The Terwillegar Park Footbridge & West End Trails are completed, so this will be a new hike for the winter of 2017 that connects Terwillegar Park to Fort Edmonton - trail info for West End Trail. The hike will leave from the parking lot at Terwillegar Park at about 10:15 a.m. We will start from the top of the parking lot nearest the road; this lot can get crowded on weekends as it is popular with dog walkers. In Edmonton…

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April 2017

Terwillegar Park Elk Island – Shirley Lake Trail (Shirley Lake trailhead)

April 9 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
McDonalds Riverbend, 494 Riverbend Square
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Note: David scouted the Elk Island - Shirley Lake Trail on April 3rd and found it was too wet & ice for a safe hike. The replacement hike will now be Terwillegar Park. The pictures from November 21st, 2010 (but hopefully without the snow). The hike will leave from the parking lot at Terwillegar Park at about 10:15 a.m. We will start from the top of the parking lot nearest the road; this lot can get crowded on weekends as…

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