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Weekly Wednesday Hike: Fort Saskatchewan River Valley Trails/ Canadian Brewhouse (3/29/2017)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Canadian Brewhouse, 60 Westpark Blvd, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Mar 29 2017  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 29 2017 5:30:00 PM
Event Duration:About 2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

For a change of scenery, I would like to hike along the waterfront trails in Fort Saskatchewan that follow alongside the North Saskatchewan River (*this event will be new trails to us compared to previous Fort Sask events) . This will be a moderately paced hike, with some single track technical hiking trails along the river.

We will begin our hike at the Canadian Brewhouse, which is located on the south west side of Fort Saskatchewan. We will then work our way west along City trails towards North Saskatchewan River waterfront, heading towards the Wetlands Conservation Area and the boat launch (on the west side of Fort Saskatchewan). We will then travel along the waterfront single track trails before looping back around the Fish Pond, and an interpretive forest trail. The total round trip distance back to our starting point at Canadian Brewhouse is approximately 10km.

After completing our hike, those interested can join us for a late snack at a the Canadian Brewhouse, before your return to Edmonton.

Did you know: Fort Saskatchewan is at the eastern end of an initiative by the River Valley Alliance to build a network of trails that extend all the way from Devon to Edmonton? The Fort Saskatchewan region is also the western terminus of the Iron Horse Trail, and the southern terminus of the Athabasca Landing Trail. The Athabasca Landing Trail project is raising funds to build a footbridge that would potentially use the piers left by the abandoned railway bridge which would connect trail systems on both sides of the river, and connect the Fort Saskatchewan waterfront trail to the Athabasca Landing Trail.

**Please be aware with wintery weather, the trail could be slippery in some sections.Ice cleats that go over your boots are recommended. These can be found at Mountain Equipment Coop, or other sporting stores.
You could encounter muddy, icy, snowy conditions, etc dress accordingly.

We are hoping for favourable weather but should temperatures be too cold (-23 Celsius or less, also factoring in severe wind chill), than this event may be cancelled. Please take note of the required items and come prepared for snow and the cold.

**If you choose to drink at the lounge, please drink responsibly**

Required Items to Bring:
-Weather appropriate clothing
-Headlamp, or flashlight
-Ice cleats
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Money for snacks and refreshments if you wish to join us after at the Canadian Brewhouse
-Carpooling amongst yourselves is suggested

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet in the parking area next to the Canadian Brewhouse, 60 Westpark Blvd, Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

To reach Fort Saskatchewan from Edmonton:

- from Edmonton: follow Wayne Gretzky Drive north east out of Edmonton (as you travel along this route, it will become Fort Road, then Manning Drive, and finally Highway 15).
- As Hwy 15 approaches Fort Saskatchewan, it will take a turn to a southeast direction to enter the city.
- After crossing the North Saskatchewan River to enter Fort Saskatchewan, turn right on to Highway 21
- Watch for Canadian Brewhouse on the right hand side just off Westpark Blvd near the Shopper's Drug Mart.

Fort Saskatchewan can also be reached by following Highway 21 north from Sherwood Park.

Look for Mark wearing a bright blue Edmonton Outdoor Club ball cap.


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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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