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Starting May 28, 2021, alcohol consumption will be permitted at designated picnic sites in select River Valley parks. Look for signage permitting consumption.

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, two natural playgrounds and a boat launch are just a few of the amenities for users to enjoy.


Park Hours 5am-11pm
Washroom 9am-9pm

Trail/Park Cautions & Closures



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


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


Information about reserving picnic sites in the city.

The river is a beautifully serene location to explore.

Picnic Sites

Starting May 28, 2021 until October 11, 2021, responsible alcohol consumption will be permitted at 47 picnic sites across 7 River Valley parks. For a list of sites where consumption is permitted visit

The Government of Alberta has released a schedule for the reopening of recreation activities, which includes limited outdoor gatherings. At this time, picnic site reservation requests will only be accepted for groups of 20 people or fewer.

Reserve a Picnic Site

Site Map

Picnic 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 1
Wood Camp Stoves 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
Washrooms 1.25 blocks (106m) 2 blocks (156m) 3 blocks (235 m) 3.5 blocks (282m) 3 blocks (227m) 2.25 blocks (174m) 0.5 blocks (41m) 2.5 blocks (208m) 4.3 blocks
Baseball Diamonds 2 Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Parking 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
(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 4 No No No No No No Yes Yes No
Alcohol Consumption Permitted 5 Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No

1 You must supply your own wood
2 Sites #1 and #9 include the use of the baseball diamond located near the site. The fee is $38.95/hour.
3 Some parking onsite, more parking by the main entrance which is shared by the Zoo.
4 Terms and Conditions apply.
5 For a complete list of designated alcohol consumption sites visit

For More Information

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If you are calling from outside of Edmonton: 780-442-5311



TTY 780-944-5555

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