Wednesday Hike: Fort Saskatchewan River Valley Waterfront Trails - Wed, Jul 20 2022

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Wednesday Hike: Fort Saskatchewan River Valley Waterfront Trails (7/20/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Boat Launch, Fort Saskatchewan
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 20 2022  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 20 2022 5:50:00 PM
Event Duration:About 2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
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: 11 (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 will be a brisk paced hike, with some single track technical hiking trails along the river (bring your backpack for a good conditioning hike if you want).

We will begin our hike at Fort Saskatchewan Boat Launch, which is located on the South side of Fort Saskatchewan. We will then work our way North along the North Saskatchewan River waterfront, heading towards Turner Park (on the North West side of Fort Saskatchewan), before turning back. We will pass under the Highway #15 bridge during our hike, and we will also be able to view the piers that remain from a long-abandoned and demolished railway bridge that used to be used to provide a passenger rail link to Fort Saskatchewan. The total distance between our starting point and Turner Park is approximately 4.5 km.

After completing our hike, those interested can join me for a late snack at a pub in Fort Saskatchewan, before we 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.

Required Items to Bring:
-Weather appropriate clothing
-Worn in hiking boots, or good grip trail runners/shoes -Water
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-*Mosquito Spray!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet in the parking area right before the boat launch


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