River Valley Recreation is a brand new program being piloted out of several City of Edmonton River Valley parks and skating ovals this winter. These drop-in family programs focus on enjoying time together outdoors.

Join program leaders on Friday evenings or Saturday and Sunday afternoons for FREE recreational programming at Victoria Park, Rundle Park and Hawrelak Park. Take advantage of our picturesque River Valley setting and enjoy some time outdoors trying a new winter sport or activity. Programming includes snow fort building, snowshoeing, kick sledding, orienteering and hot chocolate by the fire. See the full River Valley Recreation schedule here.

To make for an enjoyable experience, participants are encouraged to come dressed for the weather (toque, mitts, snowsuit, boots) and pack water and a snack.

Victoria Park

Location: 12030 River Valley Road NW – Site 4 Behind the Pavilion at the Skate Oval

Fridays 6-9 pm

  • Hot chocolate by the Warming Fire

Saturday & Sundays 2-8 pm

  • December: Kick Sledding (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm) No program Dec 24, 25 & 26
  • January: Orienteering (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm) No program Jan 1
  • February: Snow Forts & Snowshoes (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm) No program Feb 5 & 6
  • March: Fire Building & Snow Forts (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm)

Rundle Park

Location: Rundle Family Centre 2903 113 Ave NW – Just outside the Family Center on the North East corner of the Building.

Fridays 6-9 pm

  • Hot chocolate by the Warming Fire

Saturday & Sundays 2-8 pm

  • January: Snow Forts & Snowshoes (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm) No program Jan 1
  • February: Kick Sledding (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm)
  • March: Orienteering (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm)

Hawrelak Park

Location: Rundle Family Centre 2903 113 Ave NW – Just outside the Family Center on the North East corner of the Building.

Fridays 6-9 pm

  • Hot chocolate by the Warming Fire

Saturday & Sundays 2-8 pm

  • January: Kick Sledding (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm) No program Jan 1
  • February: Orienteering & Snowshoes (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm)
  • March: Snow Forts & Snowshoes (2-6pm), Warming fire (6-8pm)

Silver Skate Festival 1-5 pm

  • February 12-13, 2022: Snowshoes, Fort Building & Warming Fire
  • February 19-21, 2022: Snowshoes, Fort Building & Warming Fire

River Valley Recreation Outdoor Winter Fun:

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday’s from December to March
Time: Varies – see schedule above
Where: Victoria Park, Rundle Park and Hawrelak Park
Website: www.edmonton.ca