Outdoor gems map: 50 sizzlin' sites to skate, ski, stargaze in and around Edmonton

CBC's Our Edmonton has compiled a map which features directions, photos and details for 50 outdoor gems in the capital region.

Here's where to go for some fresh air even when temperatures dip

The Victoria Park Oval and Iceway at 2030 River Valley Rd. is a picturesque spot now open for skating in Edmonton, Alta. (Adrienne Lamb/CBC)

If you're looking for a new winter walking trail, a fresh spot to cross-country ski or take a turn on the ice, there's a map for that.

Finding places to get out for some fresh air, even when the temperature dips, isn't always easy.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, we've been compiling a map featuring directions, photos and details for 50 outdoor gems in the capital region. 

Among the suggestions on the map: Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area's 170 km of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking, bird watching at the Wagner Natural Area and a stargazing adventure at the Hesje Observatory.

You can see more outdoor gems each week on CBC TV's Our Edmonton.


Adrienne Lamb


Adrienne Lamb is the host and producer of Our Edmonton featured weekly on CBC TV. She served for several years as CBC Radio's national arts reporter in Edmonton. Prior to moving to Alberta in 2001, Adrienne worked at CBC in Ontario and New Brunswick. Adrienne is a graduate of Western University with a degree in English and Anthropology and a Masters in Journalism.


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