After a week of extreme deep freeze, it's time for us to venture outside. It's time to breathe the fresh air and enjoy all the winter activities we haven't been able to do without our skin freezing in seconds.
Luckily, Fort Saskatchewan has a lot of fun places to explore during the winter.
Here are a few gems my family has enjoyed...
Just park and then play at West River's Edge (WRE). Down by the river valley, WRE has got one of the best tobogganing hills, you can also enjoy skating the loop, hitting the new ice slides and the many trails cleaned and maintained by the city.
WRE is where you'll be able to try your luck at ice fishing as the pond is stocked and set up with an area just for dropping that line. Skiing is also on the list of things you can do as it's home to many groomed cross country ski trails thanks to the Nordic Ski Club.
Another great spot within city limits is Turner Park. With a wicked toboggan hill, playground, access to the city trails, and fire pits, Turner Park is the perfect place to enjoy a hotdog lunch or for staying warm during a day of flying down the hill.
Sheep in the summer, skaters in the winter, Peter Ream Park (also known as where the sheep corral is located) is another great place to spend a nice winter day. With a lighted ice surface and the best warm-up fire pit in the city, enjoy the scenic sights of the river valley trails and the home of the Fort Heritage Precinct.
Fort Saskatchewan is THE place to spend a beautiful, fun winter day with friends and family. Take advantage of this warm weather while we got it and get out there.
If you have a favorite winter hang out let me know on our Facebook page. Enjoy!