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Enjoy a self-guided hike on 4 kilometres of interpretive nature trails through some of the most interesting river valley scenery in Edmonton.

Plan your hike with a Trail Map, or pick one up at Guest Services.

Birch Tree Trail (1 km)

John Janzen Nature Centre Birch Tree Trail

Enjoy a short stroll through paper birch and trembling aspen where beaked hazelnut and dogwood shrubs flourish.

This 20-minute loop winds behind the nature centre along the river valley bank.

Some steep sections may be a concern for those with limited mobility.

River Loop Trail (3 km)

John Janzen Nature Centre River Loop Trail

Many local tree and shrub species can be found along this trail that loops around Fort Edmonton Park.

The hillside section of this multi-use and paved trail starts at the Nature Centre and leads to the Fort Edmonton footbridge. The riverside section parallels the bank of the North Saskatchewan River.

Some steep sections may be a challenge for those with limited mobility.

For More Information

John Janzen Nature Centre

7000 143 Street
Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive

Shared parking lot with Fort Edmonton Park

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2R7


For more information, program registration, school and group program bookings call 311

Outside of Edmonton, call 780-442-5311


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