At one point in my life’s journey, I moved from Grosvenor, which was very close to the river valley, to West Meadowlark which I thought was a lot further away. As an avid bike rider, I was grieving the change until I discovered how close Edmonton’s West end of town is to our fantastic river valley trail system. The move actually opened up a whole new perspective on our river valley. Did you know there is a gorgeous suspension bridge connecting Wolf Willow and Patricia Heights ravines to Fort Edmonton Park? I was quite amazed at how developed it was.
It opens up a lot of possibilities whether you are riding, walking, winter or summer.
In a very short period of time you can get all the way down to Hawrylak Park, cross over the footbridge to Laurier Park by the Valley Zoo. Now, if you are feeling energetic, go as far as the Highlands golf course in the East end of town(or further!)
At the risk of sounding like a real homer, we have the privilege of having an absolute world class natural area, that is easily accessible and can be enjoyed by anyone! On a beautiful autumn day there is nothing as glorious as a ride or stroll through the river valley, and stopping to take in the fall colours and incredible views!