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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, 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

The Government of Alberta has released a schedule for the reopening of recreation activities, which includes limited outdoor gatherings. But at this time, we will be delaying our March 1st reservation opening date for the River Valley Picnic sites. Until further notice, all picnic sites will remain open only for first-come, first-served use.

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
Wood Camp Stoves* 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** Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Parking*** 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**** 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.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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