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Fort Ed to Hawrelak Loop #GreatCanadianHike (10/18/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Fort Edmonton Park - Parking Lot (East end)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 18 2020  3:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 18 2020 2:00:00 PM
Event Duration:1.5-2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Deb
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

This event is part of "The Great Canadian Hike" which will be the longest coordinated, collective hike in Canadian history on The Great Trail of Canada. This trail spans 13 provinces and territories and passes through our very own River Valley. Post photos from this even on social media with the hashtag #greatcanadianhike and tag @TheGreatTrail on your Instagram or Facebook posts for a chance to win great prizes. For more information check out

We will meet in the parking lot at Fort Edmonton Park at 3:00 PM for registration and departure at 3:05 PM. From Fort Edmonton we will walk across the Quesnell Bridge and along the river into Buena Vista and Hawrelak Park. Then head back to Fort Edmonton on the other side of the river. The event should be about one and a half to two hours long.

Participants are encouraged to abide by physical distancing requirements (2m) and not to share water or food. Please do not come if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid19 or if you have been in contact with someone who is exhibiting symptoms.

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Required Items to Bring:
  • appropriate footwear and clothing
  • head lamp
  • water
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    face mask

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:To get to Fort Edmonton Park take Whitemud to Fox Drive.
    Take a left turn on Fort Edmonton Park Rd NW and follow the road into the parking lot.
    We will meet on the East side close to the Quesnell bridge.
    Look for Deb with the silver jeep.

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    - Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!