Outdoor Activities in Sturgeon County
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Outdoor Activities in Sturgeon County

Create memories by getting outside with friends and family in Sturgeon County.

Sturgeon County is fortunate to have vast natural beauty accessible to everyone. Whether it’s outdoor skating in the winter or taking advantage of the various walking trails in the summer, there are options for persons of all ages and activity levels.

 


New! Hit the trails with Sturgeon County! 

New mapping feature makes it easier to explore the County’s trail system. 

International Trails Day is June 5 and Sturgeon County is celebrating with the launch of the new Get Outside Trails Map.  

Available on the Sturgeon County website and in the Sturgeon County app, the Get Outside Trails Map provides useful information on finding and using 14 of the County’s trails including information on trail length, difficulty, accessibility, and special “watch for” features. Trail users can also find answers to frequently asked questions about trails, report an issue, and even share their adventure! 

Click here to access the map! 

Cardiff Park & Pond

25023 Township Road 554 | Map Link

Cardiff offers a 160 acre regional park situated on several historic coal mine sites. Cardiff Park is a day use park with single family and group picnic sites, picnic shelters, stand-up bbq's and fire pits. Three playground structures are in this park and other features include horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, softball/slowpitch diamonds and full size soccer pitches. Cardiff Lake, situated within the park, is a local fishing hole for trout and perch. Walk or bike ride on the five km "red ribbon" trail system and in the winter enjoy cross country skiing.


Echo Glen Park

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Echo Glen Park offers 2 km of natural walking trail along the Sturgeon River Valley. Echo Glen Park offers a picnic area with outdoor cooking stoves and a fish pond that is stocked annually with trout.

 


Lamoureux

Lamoureux Trail parallels Lamoureux Drive through the Lamoureux hamlet with spectacular views of the rivervalley which is part of the Victoria Trail and Athabasca Landing Trail.

Trail Length: 1.8km
Trail Surface: Paved


Fort Augustus Trail

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The trail parallels Lamoureux Drive through the Fort Augustus hamlet with beautiful views of the river valley which is part of the Victoria Trail and Athabasca Landing Trail.

Trail Length: 1.1km
Trail Surface: Gravel
Trail Grade: Easy, Hills

Bellerose Park Trail

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The Bellerose Trail is filled with scenic views along the Sturgeon River Valley among natural wildlife habitats.

Trail Length: 1.9km
Trail Surface: Paved
Trail Grade: Easy, Hills


 

 

Red Ribbon Trail

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The Red Ribbon Trail is located in Cardiff Park, situated on 160 acres of several historic coal mine sites.

Trail Length: 5km
Trail Surface: Shale
Trail Grade: Easy, Hills


Redwater Provincial Recreation Area

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Redwater Provincial Recreation Area offers snowmobiling in the winter and summer activities feature geocaching, OHV riding on-site (designated trails), hiking and hunting.

On December 23, 2020, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, signed Order 44-20, which helps clarify the use of outdoor rinks and outdoor group physical activity, including hockey, and other concerns brought forward by municipalities.

Section 38(2) provides additional clarity, and states “…a person may participate in an outdoor group physical activity consisting of less than 10 persons if a minimum physical distance of 2 metres between all participants is maintained at all times.”

More information about Sturgeon County's pandemic response is available at sturgeoncounty.ca/COVID-19