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August 2017

South Saunders Lake (changed from Coal Lake)

August 13 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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Sparkling lake, soaring birds, and an easy walk. This was originally planned for Kjorlein Corner to Pt. Cooperation at  Coal Lake, but Trail Maintenance discovered a series of walls of deadfall. It was too dense to clear up today. Hopefully we can visit it in October. In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ... Read more

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Elk Island – Wood Bison Trail (Trail #11)

August 20 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm MDT
Belvedere Park & Ride (free lot), 5900 129 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5A 1B6 Canada
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The Wood Bison Trail is on the south side of Highway 16. It is a beautiful trail that loops around Flyingshot Lake and Bailey Lakes where the Wood Bison are allowed to roam. These bison are kept separate from the Plains Bison found on the north side of the highway. Note that this trail is 16 ... Read more

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Nature Outing/Hike – Ministik (A88) to Williams Lake & Explore Hike

August 27 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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Want to revisit the Waskahegan Trail where you hiked for many years? Walk the Ministik road from A88 to Williams Lake and perhaps further; a hike that will appeal to the less active or Waskahegans wanting a shorter route. First we will take the regular yellow route, then branch off to the alternative blue trail ... Read more

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September 2017

Fort Ethier / Bigstone Creek

September 3 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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This hike explores the new blue route, which was reestablished last year by trail maintenance volunteer Brad J.  The day will end with meeting the landowner and the alpacas and exploring the fort. (Mrs Lucas to be asked ahead if she would oblige us.) In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ‘Park & Ride’ Section ... Read more

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Shirley Lake Trail in Elk Island National Park

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Belvedere Park & Ride (free lot), 5900 129 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5A 1B6 Canada
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The Shirley Lake Trail is Trail #3 at Elk Island, a 13km loop going around Shirley Lake & Oster Lake - trail info for Shirley Lake Trail. The pictures from a Beyond Waskahegan hike May 17th, 2015. Those of us coming from Edmonton will meet at the Belvedere 'Park & Ride' Pay lot (free on ... Read more

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West Battle River (A57) to Schnee Hill

September 17 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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The hike will leave from A57 on Highway 822 at about 9:50 a.m. (same starting point as May 13th but going the other way). In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ‘Park & Ride’ Section D in the paid lot (it's free on weekends) and carpool leaving at 9 a.m. Participants may proceed ... Read more

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October 2017

Coal Lake South A46 (Water Treatment Plant) to Dam – Picturesque

October 1 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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South end hike designed especially for photographers. In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ‘Park & Ride’ Section D in the paid lot (it's free on weekends) and carpool leaving at 9 a.m. Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a ... Read more

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Hastings to Mottet Hill (A91 to A94)

October 8 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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This is a section of trail that has just been re-opened after a number of years. It features pleasant paths through woods and pasture, a boardwalk, and finally a stroll to the top of Mottet Hill. The total length is 10 km round trip. In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ‘Park & ... Read more

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Battle River (A60) to Schnee Hill

October 15 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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In Edmonton we will meet at the Century Park ‘Park & Ride’ Section D in the paid lot (it's free on weekends) and carpool leaving at 9 a.m. Participants may proceed there directly on their own, but should check the website prior to departure in case of a change. If you are new to WTA ... Read more

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Cancelled – Coal Lake A45 to Pt Cooperation

October 15 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Century Park (Section D of paid lot), 2515 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5N3 Canada
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This is a somewhat "long-lost" section that hasn't been hiked in over six years. Trail Maintenance has done an amazing job re-clearing it in time for this beautiful hike which takes in a ravine and a 20 foot bridge as well as lakeside trail. The Point is named for Project Cooperation, in which six 15- ... Read more

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