Parks to Visit in Calgary and Edmonton
Plus fun snacks to bring along!
Planning an outing to a park is a fun way to get yourself or the kids out of the house and enjoying the fresh air. We are lucky to live in a province with an abundance of natural areas, playgrounds and paths for exercise and fun. Here are some of our favourite spots in Calgary and Edmonton—and, of course, some snacks that you can bring along to fuel your day, too!
Right in the centre of the city, you’ll find beautiful Prince’s Island Park—an actual island on the Bow River that runs through Calgary. There are tons of activities to choose from at Prince’s Island Park, from walking the trails to adventuring on the playground and watching the ducks swim by in the river. You can often find performers playing live music here, and there’s lots of room to spread out and throw a frisbee or just relax and enjoy a picnic in the sun. Set up a little charcuterie with these Savoury Sourdough Crackers and watch the water run by at Prince’s Island Park!
You’ll want to whip up some Protein Packed Peanut Butter Banana Bars for energy to last you through the day as you explore all Fish Creek Provincial Park has to offer! With over 100 kilometres of trails, you can hike and bike to your heart’s content so make sure you’re prepared with a high-protein snack to fuel your adventures. Fish Creek is the second largest urban park in Canada, and you have a pretty good chance of seeing some wildlife while on the trails!
Rundle Park in Edmonton runs along the North Saskatchewan River but is also home to many little lakes—there’s definitely no shortage of beautiful views here! Opened in 1978, Rundle Park also features a golf course, disc golf and skating in the winter. Bring along some Easy Bran Muffins for a boost of slow-releasing energy in between activities.
Further down the river in Edmonton you’ll find Terwillegar Park, the ideal place to cycle or hike an expansive trail system. You can also take advantage of the riverfront footbridge or canoe launch into the North Saskatchewan River. Your furry friend is welcome, too—Terwillegar Park features an off-leash dog area for your pets to roam free. Keep things sweet and bring these Cookie Dough Bites as a picnic dessert—these two-bite sized treats are easy to make and, of course, super tasty.
Do you have a favourite park in the Alberta? Let us know and make sure to fuel up with a snack featuring Life’s Simple Ingredient. Get more snack ideas here: Life’s Simple Ingredient Snack Recipes.