For the outdoor enthusiast, Edmonton offers more than 60 miles of hiking and cycling trails, as well as opportunities to view wildlife and the famous Northern Lights. From September to March, your best chance to view the light is just north of the city or at Elk Island National Park. Even if you’re not there to see the Northern Lights, the park has much to offer with large populations of hoofed mammals like bison, elk and moose and over 250 species of birds.
Elk Island National Park also offers an array of outdoor sports like hiking, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, skiing, golfing and more. Another popular outdoor activity is trekking in the North Saskatchewan River Valley park system.