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William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

(4.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit William Hawrelak Park and other attractions in Edmonton using our Edmonton trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great spaces for kite flying. Fun to mingle with the geese and ducks and even the seagulls and to watch them. Not supposed to feed them although we see lots of people enjoying time doing so. Great par...  more »
  • Hawrelak is one of the jewels of the city. A popular spot for many big festivals and events but it's real value is just a quiet skate on the pond in the winter or a walk around it in the summer. There...  more »
  • William Hawrelak Park is a pure recreation. Along with a golf course, it lies in a vast arc of the North Saskatchewan River in the relative vicinity of the inner city. There is no restoration. Car parking and a bus station are available. Here, people go to to make a picnic, jogging or bike to ride. There's an ice rink in the winter. It's not more and not less.
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  • Awesome park in all seasons. Great place to enjoy a family BBQ in the summer. ( has plenty of spots ) nice walking , riding & running trails. Overall just a great park that often hosts great events.
  • I did my jogging there all the last summer. Amazing parks for everyone no matter the age. Big green space for picnics, games, or just enjoying the sun. You can reserve a spot for a bbq party. The view is just so amazing too :)
  • Was here for the heritage festivals. I really wonder what this park would look like without all the tents and people, probably a vast green land of nature`s beautiful wonders. Anyway, the heritage festival was well organized and there was lots of food. All really expensive tho. The park looks good. I`ll say ride a bicycle there, don`t go on foot. The size of the park is really big, a walk on foot, might be a bit exhausting.
  • Beautiful park with plenty of space to do activities. I recently attended the heritage days festival, which was held in the park. Great event, well planned. A perfect venue for that festival.
  • Beautiful park, with lots of space for activities. A veritable hive of activity all summer, with festivals (especially the Heritage Festival!), Shakespeare in the Park, various pet-friendly events like Pets in the Park, and it's well-connected to the river valley recreation trail system.