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William Hawrelak Park

9330 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K1, Canada
780 496 4000
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Ranked #6 of 137 attractions in Edmonton
Type: Parks
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Sorry for the cliché, but this clean, open, varied space combines accessibility, lots of space, and lots to do. Take a long walk, take the swan boats for a spin, toss a Frisbee, or ride your bike. Even in winter, a walk or some cross-country skiing on groomed trails into the beautiful river valley make this park a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Of course everyone should go to Hawrelak Park and discover the groomed lawns and the riverside trail system. You can hike for a long long way in either direction along side the North Saskatchewan River and if you are observant you will see wildlife in the woodland forest. If you like to run, this is the place to start your... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You got to go to heritage days, I go every year the food the past few years is getting over priced but the displays and stage shows from different countries makes it worth seeing. If you do plan on getting food tickets I would suggest walking to one of the farther away ticket booths to avoid the lines. bring a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We came here during Heritage Festival and it was great. It was recommended to us by the nurses at Stollery Hospital. The mini lake within the park was a nice touch. The park is big so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My friends from the Edmonton area took me into this beautiful park. Very nicely kept park with wildlife, ponds etc. Very green and a great place to unwind and relax!! Really enjoyed seeing some of the wildlife and nice green grass!!

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Edmonton
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The park can accommodate so many events and it does! There is a lot of space to walk, picnic, just relax and then there are the many events held there during the summer months such as the Interstellar Rodeo, Heritage Festival, International Blues Festival, Symphony under the sky and Shakespeare festival in the amphitheatre. Lovely atmosphere for couples, families; anyone!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

favourite picnic park in the city. I can spend all day here, and during the summertime there are evening concerts and plays. Situated along the banks of the north saskatchewan river, Hawrelak Park has endless walking trails, and a veautiful lake (not for swimming) and ducks and geese to enjoy. I especially enjoy walking around the man made lake early... More

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This place is a buzz during this time, wear loose clothing as food is abundant from countries all over the world trying every cuisine from A to Z. Entrance is a donation of a can of food to the food back, many shows all free, children's play area, shops that sell items from around the world. Parking is hard to... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Hawrelak Park is actually he view seen by Edmonton's only (I think) billionaire - happens to own a hockey team. Hosts lots of Emonton social and sporting events including International Triathalon. In the Spring take care of you footware as Canada;s geese are around with their goslings.

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Kathmandu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Hawerlak Park is one of my favourite places to visit in the fall when the leaves are changing colour. If you're a photographer it makes an amazing spot for backdrops and landscape photography. The rest of the year is also wonderful, but just beware of the mosquitos in the summer!

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