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“The country comes to the city!”

William Hawrelak Park
Ranked #10 of 181 things to do in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“The country comes to the city!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Just a short car ride, bike ride or jog from the heart of downtown Edmonton or the University area is a jewel of a park. Complete with running trails, skating, snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the winter this is a large park that is a tranquil respite from the busy city streets. Many sites for BBQ and picnics and can accommodate large groups for reunions etc. (book ahead with the City of Edmonton to reserve). Some covered picnic sites. A very nice place to go in the spring to see the many baby geese waddling about.

Visited November 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best place to hang out in the summer!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The park is very clean and you can have a nice family picnic. There are many activities to do as well. Trails, pedal boats, green for soccer game, etc.

Visited August 2012
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Good in summer of winter”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

What a great public park. Whether it is one of the many festivals in the summer or skating in the winter this park caters to everyone. The dog park is linked via a footbridge.

Visited December 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“River Valley Park with an AMAZING playground.”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

In the heart of the city, with rivervalley trails, playgrounds, festival and reserved picnicing areas, duck pond, winter ice-skating - there is nothing Hawrelak doesn't offer. Except parking for a million - get there early on summer weekends, because it is THE park to be in, and everyone in the city knows it! :-)

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“couldn't there be more?”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I guess it seemed like there should have been more. Pond was poor. I don't feel like saying more. I don't feel like saying more I don't feel like saying more

Visited July 2012
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