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Winter Activities To Get You Moving

Winter Activities To Get You Moving

The winters can be long in Alberta and it's not uncommon to feel sad, irritated or less energetic during the winter months.  Exercise has been proven to reduce symptoms of depression and make you feel better.  There are many activities that can get you outdoors and exercising.  Do something spontaneous like skating, tobogganing or snowshoeing! 


Mission Hill or "The Hill" or "Seven Hills" as the locals call it is known as the best toboggan hill in St Albert (13 Mission Ave, St Albert).  It's a collection of sloping hills featuring something for all skill levels.  Adventurous thrill seekers can slide down right from the top, while families with younger children can start closer to the base of the hill on one of the smaller mounds.


Red Willow Trail System consists of 99.5 km of trails.  The trails can be used for walking, running or cycling.

Riverlot 56 Natural Area is a 9.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sturgeon County.  The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.  Riverlot 56 is great for bird watching, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and walking.


There are a lot of outdoor rinks that offer free skating however they do charge for skate rentals.  Consider buying yourself your own pair of skates and enjoy the many free outdoor skating and indoor skating opportunities.


The St Albert Nordic Centre is a family oriented nordic ski club that offers a variety of youth and adult programs, lessons, touring adventures and social activities.


There are three ski hills located in the Edmonton area.  Not a skier?  No problem.  There is also snowboarding, snowtubing, terrain parks, and much more!

Sunridge Ski Area is a ski area located off of 17 Street in Edmonton.  It is built on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River.

Snow Valley Ski Club is a ski area located inside Edmonton just off the Whitemud Freeway on 119 Street in Rainbow Valley.  The resort functions as a not-for-profit organization.  The slope caters primary to beginner skiers and snowboarders, with only 15% of the area designated as advanced.

Rabbit Hill is a ski resort located on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River, southwest of Edmonton.  Rabbit Hill Snow Resort is the largest ski and snowboard facility in the Edmonton area.  Home to an award-winning snow school, and one of the largest terrain parks in Northern Alberta.


Too much snow to hike? Explore Riverlot 56 while you are snowshoeing.  Don't have snowshoes, then check out Elk Island National Park as they have snow shoe rentals.


Get out on the nicer winter days and get some exercise with your pup.  They can play fetch, socialize with other dogs, explore in nature, run to their hearts content and more!  It's also a great chance for pet owners in the community to meet and connect.

Lacombe Lake Dog Park and Dodger Dog Park are large, off-leash areas specifically designed for dogs in St. Albert.

St. Albert has many outdoor and indoor recreation activities you can enjoy with family and friends over the winter season. Keep warm inside with drop-in fitness classes at Servus Centre.

Don't worry about where you will store all your seasonal equipment or clothing when summer rolls around.  St Albert Storage units at Riel Park RV & Self Storage are the perfect place to store your extra gear.  Rent a storage unit at Riel Park RV & Self Storage, we have various sizes of storage units to accommodate all your storage needs.

Convenient and affordable storage near you at St Albert Self Storage.  Give one of our storage experts a call at 780-651-8056.

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