Beautiful Fort Saskatchewan River Valley and Trails

Discover Nature's Splendor in Our Backyard

Welcome to Fort Saskatchewan, where adventure and serenity meet amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Our extensive river valley and trails are more than just a natural space; they’re a vibrant, living part of our community, offering endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.

River Valley Adventures

Fort Saskatchewan's river valley is a true gem in our community, and it's something we're incredibly proud of. In fact, in a 2017 survey, our river valley trails were voted as one of the most beloved parts of our city, second only to our friendly community vibe!

  1. Kayaking and Canoeing: Glide along the serene waters of the North Saskatchewan River. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced paddler, the river offers a refreshing escape with stunning views of the valley.
  2. Fishing Excursions: Cast your line and relax by the riverbank. Our river is home to various fish species, making it a perfect spot for anglers of all levels.
  3. Photography and Wildlife Observation: Bring your camera and capture the majestic wildlife and scenic landscapes. The River Valley is a haven for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts alike.
  4. Picnicking and Family Outings: Enjoy a family picnic by the river's edge. Our well-maintained picnic areas are ideal for a peaceful day out with loved ones.
  5. Nature Yoga and Fitness: Utilize the serene environment of the river valley for yoga or outdoor fitness sessions. The natural setting offers a unique and peaceful backdrop for these activities, allowing for both physical exercise and mental relaxation.

Download the River Valley Trail System Map

We’re a proud member of the River Valley Alliance (RVA), a non-profit organization made up of seven regional municipalities along a 100 km stretch of the North Saskatchewan River from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan.

Kayakers on a river

Trails for Every Trekker

Fort Saskatchewan boasts an impressive 75km of diverse trails, offering year-round exploration for both residents and visitors. These trails range from smooth, paved walking paths to multi-use single dirt trails, catering to a variety of outdoor activities and preferences.

  1. Scenic Hiking and Walking Trails: Immerse yourself in nature on our extensive network of trails. Whether you're seeking a leisurely walk or a challenging hike, our trails offer something for everyone. Check out this great blog on how to trek through West River’s Edge Loop.
  2. Mountain Biking and Cycling Paths: Experience the thrill of mountain biking or enjoy a casual cycle through the valley. Our trails cater to cyclists of all skill levels.
  3. Winter Activities: In the colder months, our trails transform into a winter wonderland. Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and the serene beauty of a snowy landscape.
  4. Nature Walks: Join beautiful walks and experience the local flora and fauna. It's a great way to connect with nature and learn about our ecosystem.

Download the Recreational Trails System Map

Join us in the river valley and on our trails to create unforgettable memories in the heart of nature. Whether you're seeking adventure or tranquility, Fort Saskatchewan has something for everyone!