Alberta Picnic Sites
and Walking Trails
Are you an Albertan looking for a new picnic spot? This list of Alberta picnic sites and walking trails should help.
Did you know that Calgary has an amazing choice of trails - approximately 660 km of pathways! To help you decide which trail to choose, I highly recommend the book Calgary's Best Hikes and Walks. It contains an excellent detailed listing of walking/hiking destinations within Calgary.
Here is a comprehensive list of Calgary picnic sites and their locations, including playgrounds, off-leash dog parks, natural environment parks as well as the outdoor resource center.
The City of Red Deer maintains a very good web site, and allows you to locate the various parks, trails and picnic shelters in their city.
City of Edmonton
The City of Edmonton's web site lists their parks and river valley recreational facilities, including locating parks in your neighbourhood and online picnic site bookings.
Active Edmonton also has a very good list of parks and picnic sites and the facilities available at each location.
Banff National Park
Thinking about a picnic or day hike in the beautiful Banff National Park? I highly recommend the book 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park. This excellent reference book, cites the highlights and lengths of each hike, as well as how to get there.
Jasper National Park
Done in a Day Jasper: The 10 Premier Hikes
shows you how to use your limited hiking time precisely where you'll enjoy the greatest scenic rewards. This detailed book contains over 75 full colour photos, regional locator map and trail maps for each trip.