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William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 280+ 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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  • this amazing place has one of the best place to scape of the city for a moment of quiet and pass a exelent time with your friends, is good to visit in summer and in winter also when this park have the...  read more »
  • A lovely park bordering the North Saskatchewan River and close to downtown, when they have festivals or events there, its a great meeting spot 
  • This park is allright, in a nice location. Fall time: GO ! Wear something warm and comfortable and go take a walk with your kids, partner, friends, it is nice and romantic and the leaves change to tho...  read more »
  • 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.
  • A gem of the City of Edmonton. Come here to enjoy the outdoors, have a picnic with friends, or boat on the lake! Even on the busiest of days (special events excluded) this park is easy to access and you can always find your own spot to enjoy the turf or trees without being bothered.
  • Really big park with lots of picnic areas and barbecues. The pond in the middle is nice for watching the ducks and geese, and is good for skating in the winter. Make sure to book ahead of time if you want to have a larger gathering during the summer.
  • Been trying beat Andre's cycling segment on strava around the park in 2:43 (2.2km). That is all. I must be KOM
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