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West River's Edge Wetlands Area

Enjoy the natural river valley setting in Fort Saskatechewan

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.056 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  This river valley trail is in an area dedicated to preserving Canada's disappearing wetlands. Not only is it a pleasant walk, there... more »

Tips:  -Easy driving access to Red Coat Landing parking area
-Bring a camera

Stay up to date with the River Valley Alliance and our plans to... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Red Coat Landing parking

Lots of room in the parking area

2. The path to the boat launch

This is the path to get to the boat launch

3. The boat launch

Nice sized concrete boat launch and a view downriver

4. Information about the landing

A plaque commemorating the building of Red Coat Landing. A joint project by the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the River Valley Alliance

5. Walking towards the main trail

A short stroll takes you to the main path around the wetlands

6. Descriptive signage

You will find many of these signs in this park

7. Trails

A shot of the wooden trail

8. Overlooking the wetlands

Another lookout point with descriptive signage

9. More signage

Another example of the signage in the park

10. Neighbourhood connectivity

This trail takes you up to the surrounding neighbourhoods.

11. Another shot of the wetlands

Looking west across the wetlands area

12. Geese

A family of Canada Geese keeping a close eye on my approach

13. Wildlife Signage

A good visual sign showing the different species of water fowl

14. Heading back

One last shot of the wetlands area looking east

15. Plans

A sign showing future plans for this site and the partners involved.