Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta, Canada located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The people of Edmonton, Alberta call the community the "City of Champions" , "Festival City of Canada" and "Canada's Cultural Capital".
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada also enjoys an extremely large parkland, trail and greenspace area throughout the community... none more popular than the North Saskatchewan River Valley. The River Valley is a collection of parks, recreation trails and urban forests measuring over 7400 hectares of land, extending over 25 kilometres long.
The River Valley of Edmonton, Alberta plus the surrounding communities, parks and recreation areas provide plenty of opportunities for year round adventure. During the summer months some of the Edmonton activities enjoyed include hiking, mountain biking, cycling, picnicking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, water skiing, camping and horseback riding.
During the winter months, after the snow has accumulated and the surrounding lakes have frozen over, there are many winter adventures to be had. Some of the more popular activities in the winter include cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tobogganing, snowshoeing, ice skating and dog sledding.