William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

4.5
#3 of 24 in Parks in Edmonton
Visit William Hawrelak Park for a tranquil retreat to nature. Sitting in a river valley, the green fields stretch out over 68 hectares (168 acres), providing a sense of peaceful seclusion even in the city's most popular park. Meander your way around the lake trail and pick a leafy spot to relax at one of the many picnic sites. Bring your own food to barbecue alongside excellent views; then, depending on the season, you can rent a paddleboat or ice skates to get onto the lake for some fun. The park's amphitheater attracts many festivals and shows throughout the year. Onsite facilities include indoor restrooms and food concessions in the main pavilion. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Edmonton holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the William Hawrelak Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • biggest drawback is inability to park. Public transit is the way to go but it is time consuming. This is particularly difficult in winter months.  more »
  • I always enjoyed coming to this park and whatever event that is hosted here. There is plenty of fresh air space and lots of places to walk, cycle, play ball, and run around, and to enjoy nature at its...  more »
  • This particular park is supposed to be a pet free park and every year host an event called Pets in the Park. It also hosts numerous other activities including my favourite, Heritage Days. Heritage Day...  more »
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  • This is a very nice beautiful park. It is great for walks and picnics. There are lots of trees and you can rent a paddleboard on the lake. They have bathrooms, picnic shelters, tables, fire pits, free parking and a playground. There is even a secret pit hidden in the park! I would totally recommend going and checking it out.
  • This park is designed for use in both the summer as well as the winter. It is quite beautiful, nice location, decent parking, and lots of neat events too. Good place to take the whole family.
  • Park is well maintained, during regular days they have boat rides, a park, tents, and sports you can enjoy. In winter there is skating on the lake. The park is often used as a host for several events like heritage festival, ice castles, and keynote speeches. Pictures of ice castle are included.
  • I love this park. The configuration with the lake in the middle is great for walks. And it's in the heart of the city.
  • Beautiful Park with many recreational opportunities free of charge, including picnic and firepit areas (some need to be reserved). Bike and walking trails, skating in the winter and many festivals. Several Pokemon stops and gyms.

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