There are many trails in Edmonton’s river valley, welcoming people of all ages to experience nature in the heart of the city and be active outdoors with friends and family year-round.
We All Play a Role in Protecting our Trail System
Keep up to date on good trail etiquette so that Edmontonians can continue to use the river valley into the future. Here’s what you can do to play your part:
Follow the Trail
Follow designated trails. The river valley is an ecologically sensitive area, home to a unique ecosystem of flora, fauna, and fossils. It’s crucial to protect this important plant and animal habitat, which can be easily damaged by human activity.
Be Aware of Trail Conditions
The conditions of designated trails can change due to weather and other conditions. Try to minimize the use of non-paved trails during wet conditions or we risk damaging those trails. Report concerns about trails to 311. See Cautions and Closures for information on trail closures.
Share the Trail
Make room for all users and practice good trail etiquette! Trails throughout the city are multidirectional and welcome a variety of activities, including riding, running, walking, and dog walking.
Edmonton's Commonwealth Walkway is a designated 10 km loop. This initiative aims to connect the Commonwealth with a 1,000 km walkable path, linking 100 cities, permanently marking 2,000 points of significance and providing a practical opportunity for a third of the world's population to be more active.