Capilano Park to Dawson Park: Art and Geology

Fifteen people came out to hike the Edmonton river trail sections east of downtown. From the Capilano Park parking lot, we crossed the North Saskatchewan River on the footbridge going north. The trail followed the river until it turned in to Kinnaird Ravine.

Soon we came to one of Edmonton’s largest outdoor art installations, the Kinnaird Ravine murals. Established in 2015, many of the murals have just been refreshed. Our Flickr album for this hike has a small selection of the more than 60 works.

Returning to the river valley, we walked past the hoodoos. This is a fine example of some of the interesting terrain described in the book Edmonton Beneath Our Feet, published by the Edmonton Geological Society. The book is out of print, but you can still buy it from the University of Alberta Bookstore.

After lunch, the sun broke out. We crossed the Dawson Bridge and took the trail along the south bank back to Capilano Park. Coffee afterwards was at Anvil Coffee House, a friendly shop with a cool industrial/vintage vibe.

Thanks to Helen for leading the hike. You can find more photos on Flickr.

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