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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, more commonly known as Laurier Park, is located in Edmonton's west end. Situated on the north bank of the river, the park extends from Whitemud Drive in the west to Buena Vista Drive in the east. The park is named after Canada’s eighth Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Numerous picnic sites, a playground and a recently renewed boat launch are just a few of the amenities for users to enjoy.

Hours

Park Hours 5am-11pm
Washroom (Summer) 9am-9pm
Washroom (Winter) Closed

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures

Notifications

Location

Map of 13221 Buena Vista Road
13221 Buena Vista Road
Edmonton, Alberta

Accessibility

  • Parking stalls
  • Picnic sites - Limited accessibility
  • Walking trails - Limited accessibility
  • Washrooms

Amenities

Picnic sites are open for casual use by groups of 50 people or fewer.

The river is a beautifully serene location to explore.

Picnic Sites

Reserve a Picnic Site

Cancellations and Rescheduling

For more information on picnic site reservations including rates, cancellations and rescheduling, please see Picnic Sites.

Site Map

Site Details

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park has 9 picnic sites available for reservation during the summer. The park also has 31 tables available for drop-in (no fee) use. Additionally, group reservation site tables that are not reserved in advance can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic Site Site #1 Site #2 Site #3 Site #4 Site #5 Site #6 Site #7 Site #8 Site #9
Capacity 96 64 96 64 96 112 112 112 48
Canopied Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Tables 12 8 12 8 12 14 14 14 6
BBQ Pits* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Wood Camp Stoves* 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
Washrooms 2020 New Building Construction - Washroom will not be accessible. Portable toilets will be available during construction.
Baseball Diamonds** Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Parking*** Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power
(Additional fees apply)
No No No No No No Yes Yes No
Vehicle Access
(Additional fees apply)
No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Inflatable Play Equipment Permitted**** No No No No No No Yes Yes No

* You must supply your own wood
** Sites #1 and #9 include the use of the baseball diamond located near the site. The fee is $38.95/hour.
*** Some parking onsite, more parking by the main entrance which is shared by the Zoo.
**** Terms and Conditions apply.

Rates

We accept cash, debit, credit (Visa, Mastercard or American Express), or cheque (payable to the City of Edmonton). Minimum 4-hour reservation is required.

Canopied Picnic Sites: $38.95/hr

Non-canopied Picnic Sites: $29.85/hr

Additional Fees

Some sites offer additional services or permissions, you can request and pay for these at the time of booking.

Power Access*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)

Vehicle Access*: $46.80/site (Not currently available)

  • Maximum 3 vehicles for pick up/drop off use only
  • Parking not permitted on parkland

Inflatable permission* (Not currently available)

  • Requires booking at inflatable permissible site
  • See list of approved City vendors
  • $2 million liability insurance required

Sport Field Usage

*Additional terms and conditions apply. Please inquire at time of booking.

Book A Picnic Site

Picnic Site Locations

Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have winterized picnic sites available for reservation during the off season.

Borden

7507 Borden Park Rd NW

Reservations currently not available at Borden Park.
Drop-in Use: 6 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Borden Park Picnic Sites

Capilano

10810 54 St NW

Reservations currently not available at Capilano Park
Drop-in Use: 10 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available

More information:
Capilano Picnic Site

Coronation

11425 142 Street

Reservations currently not available at Coronation Park
Drop-in Use: 0 picnic tables

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Coronation Park Picnic Sites

Dawson

10298 89 Street

Reservations currently unavailable at Dawson Park

Drop-in Use: 8 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available

More information:
Dawson Picnic Site

Emily Murphy *

11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd NW

  • 1 picnic site, #1 for reservation
  • 26 picnic sites for drop-in use

Please note: parking in Emily Murphy Park is limited due to ongoing construction on Groat Road.

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopied Shelter
  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #1)
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted (Site #1). Additional terms and conditions apply.
  • Wheelchair accessible (Site #1, #2)

More information:
Emily Murphy Park Picnic Sites

Gold Bar

10955 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 17 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites

More information:
Gold Bar Park Picnic Sites

Government House

9938 Groat Rd NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 24 picnic sites

Features
  • Non-Canopy Site
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted. Additional terms and conditions apply.

More information:
Government House Park Picnic Sites

Hermitage

2115 Hermitage Rd NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 24 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter

More information:
Hermitage Park Picnic Sites

Jackie Parker

4540 50 St NW

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 12 picnic tables

Features
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #11)
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #11) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Jackie Parker Park Picnic Sites

Kinsmen

9100 Walterdale Hill

Reservable Sites: currently not available
No sites available for drop-in use.

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Inflatable play equipment is permitted. Additional terms and conditions apply.

More information:
Kinsmen Park Picnic Site

Queen Elizabeth

10380 Queen Elizabeth Park Road

Reservable Sites: currently not available
Drop-in Use: 11 picnic sites

Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available
  • Wheelchair Accessible Site

More information:
Queen Elizabeth Park Picnic Site

Rundle *

2909 113 Ave NW

  • Sites 2, 3 and 5 available for reservation
  • 23 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power currently not available

More information:
Rundle Park Park Picnic Sites

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

13221 Buena Vista Rd NW

Reservable Sites: sites 3,5 and 6
Drop-in Use: 31 picnic sites

New building construction starting March 2020. Washrooms will not be accessible. Portable toilets will be available during construction.

Features
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80  (Site #7, #8, #9)
  • Power currently not available
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #7, #8) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Picnic Sites

Victoria *

12130 River Valley Road NW

  • Sites 2 and 6 available for reservation
  • 7 picnic sites for drop-in use
Features
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80 (Site #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6)
  • Power currently not available
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Non-Canopy Sites
  • Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #2, #3, #4, #5, #6) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
Victoria Park Picnic Sites

Whitemud

13204 Fox Dr NW

Reservations currently not available
Drop-in Use: 20 picnic sites

Features

  • Non-Canopy Site
  • Vehicle Access for additional $46.80

More information:
Whitemud Park Picnic Sites

William Hawrelak *

9330 Groat Road NW

  • Sites 1 and 3 currently available for reservations
  • 30 picnic sites for drop-in use

Features

  • Vehicle Access available for additional $46.80 (Site #1, #3, #4)
  • Canopy/Shelter
  • Power available for additional $46.80 (Sites #1, #2, #3, #4)
  •  Inflatable Play Equipment is permitted (Site #1) - additional terms and conditions apply

More information:
William Hawrelak Park Picnic Sites

For More Information

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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