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Trails

 

For the latest trail conditions, please "LIKE" our page or follow us on Twitter where you will receive same-day posts as the trails are groomed. We have an amazing volunteer team who does their best to keep our trails in great condition. 

St. Albert Trails

St Albert Nordic Ski Club takes responsibility for creating and maintaining cross-country ski trails on the eastern edge of St. Albert. Follow Sturgeon Road to the City of St. Albert Kingswood Park Shelter, where there is lots of parking and a heated shelter with washrooms (see the City of  St. Albert website for hours). Around the shelter, the groomers maintain loops for both classic and skating techniques. There is night skiing with a 1 km lit loop in Kingswood Park, and a connecting 2 km street light-lit trail that runs parallel to Sturgeon Road. When conditions are suitable, the club packs and tracks a section of the Sturgeon River to further expand the ski trail system.

Sturgeon County Trails

SANSC has worked hard with Sturgeon County, the City of St. Albert, the Riverlot 56 Stewardship Group, Cantiro Communities, and the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course to bring you new trails! Our network has officially expanded from the edge of Riverlot 56 into Sturgeon County towards Bellerose Drive and Starkey Road. This new trail network almost doubles the length of available trails and provides access from the Bellerose River Park. No access is provided from the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course.

Please help us by:

  • Staying on the groomed trails shown on the map.

  • Keeping the trails free of garbage.

  • Respecting the adjacent landowners.

  • Staying off the river except at groomed crossings.

 

Trails and Maintenance

Trail maintenance is done by volunteers. Your support to cover ongoing costs of maintaining the trails and grooming equipment is appreciated. Please consider becoming a member of our ski club or donating to help us maintain the trails for public use.

 

Parking

Parking lots can be found in St. Albert at Kingswood Park and at the baseball diamonds off Sturgeon Road. Parking in Sturgeon County can be found at the Bellerose River Park off Bellerose Drive near Villa Drive.

Surrounding Cross-Country Ski Areas

There are also numerous ski areas around the capital region including multiple locations in the Edmonton river valley, as well as outlying areas such as Blackfoot Recreation Area, Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Chickakoo Recreation Area, and Elk Island National Park. Click on the links below for more information - note that Elk Island and Strathcona Wilderness Center both require admission fees.

Devon

Chickakoo Lake (Parkland County)

Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Edmonton

Elk Island National Park

Fort Saskatchewan

Leduc

Strathcona Wilderness Center

Tucker's Field (Parkland County)

Metis Crossing

Edmonton Nordic Ski Club

 

 

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