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Boasting an 18-hole golf course with a driving range, Victoria Park hosts Edmonton's oldest municipal course. You will also find a cricket pitch and horseshoe pit. There are plenty of places to have a picnic. The park is popular with cross-country skiers in winter. A great place to have some quiet time away from the noisy everyday city life.
A pond, nature trails, and colonies of friendly squirrels are just a small part of this nature center. John Janzen Nature Centre is a fun place for children, with regular scheduled events and programs to help them understand the nuances of nature and wildlife. Dirt-cake making is a highlight; now there is a skill to learn. The center is next to Fort Edmonton Park. There are about four kilometers (2.5 miles) of nature trails to explore on your own. However, staff is on hand to answer your questions.
Explore Edmonton's beginnings as a fur trading post at Canada's largest living museum. Walk around recreations of life in Edmonton as it was in 1846, 1885, 1905, and during the Depression. Learn how a beaver hat is made, see the way children lived on the homestead, get your picture taken in the historical style, and visit an old-fashioned soda fountain. There are also annual and special events like the children's Easter candy hunt that are sure to delight visitors of all ages.
The Saskatchewan River flows south and east of Rundle Park, which is located in the northeastern sector of Edmonton. Overlooking the picturesque North Saskatchewan river, the park has good amenities like well marked trails, swimming center, tennis courts, soccer fields, volleyball court, and a disc golf court. You can also hire a paddle-boat, go skating, or try your hand at the Rundle Park Golf Course, an 18-hole executive par three golf course. There are well maintained picnic sites at the park as well. Come in here and spend some time away from the hustle bustle of the city.