Camrose and Area Top Winter Activities
- Outdoor Ice Skating- A popular family event in rural Camrose and the large flooded rinks on Mirror Lake right in the centre of the City create the perfect atmosphere for a sunny spin on your blades. Access Bill Fowler Mirror Lake Park Visitor Information Centre just north of 48th Ave near 53 St. Lots of space for vehicles in the parking lot and it is all free. Camrose has an additional 13 general public use outdoor rinks located throughout our residential community parks. Refer to Camrose Outdoor Rinks for current information on locations and conditions.
- Tobogganing- The beautiful terrain throughout Stoney Creek Valley running through the centre of the City, create natural deep sloping hills that are perfect for tobogganing.
- Cross Country Skiing- Camrose is well known for its excellent Cross Country Skiing Trails – Trails are well maintained and groomed and provide excitement for both beginners to the more experienced skiers looking for additional challenges. No need to travel great distances to get started – some residents actually access a trail right outside their homes, which makes it easy and fun to stay in shape throughout the winter. Camrose Nordic Centre at Stoney Creek Valley Access from 39 Ave., Parkview Drive. Up to 18 km loops, easy and intermediate. The annual Ole Uffda Classic Loppet (15 km, 30 km), or Ole’s Fun Loopski for all kids (1.5 km, 3 km, 5 km) is open to the public by registering for the run. The event is part of the Cross Country Alberta loppet series, and one you surely don’t want to miss out on with our stunning trail system here in Camrose!
- Luge Track- Our Stoney Creek Valley Provides a perfect location for natural luging. 473 metres of ice track can be accessed from Camrose Nordic Centre. Programs The Camrose Ski Club offers several winter programs: Learn to Ski; Youth Cross- Country Skiing; Triathlon; Adult Training; and Luge. Skiing Conditions Current trail conditions are posted at www.camroseskiclub.com/news/trail-conditions.
- Take a Walk- Local residents and visitors enjoy fresh air on their daily walks around the walking trails at Mirror Lake Park. Trails are cleaned and safe for public use anytime.
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Winter Adventures
- Enjoy skiing along the Miquelon Lake shoreline or wind through the 20 km of backcountry trails. There are trails suitable for all ski levels of classic technique, as well as skijoring (skiing with dogs)!
- Ski trails are not currently track set.
- Outhouses are provided on the Chickadee and Grouse Loop Trails. Shoreline Trail and trails in the campground also offer outhouses. Toilet paper is provided.
- Backcountry trails are hilly with turns. Ski with care.
- Check our ski trail report.
- Please review Alberta Parks winter trail etiquette and safety info.
Dogs on Ski Trails
- All trails are open for dogs, including the groomed ski trails for skijoring.
- Hiking, snowshoeing or skiing with dogs is allowed, however, dogs must be on-leash at all times.
- You must remove your dog waste from the area.
- Skijoring involves cross-country skiing with the help of one or more dogs. The skier wears a skijoring harness and is connected with a rope to a dog wearing a sled dog harness. The cross-country skier provides power with skis and poles, and the dog adds additional power by running and pulling.
- Skijoring is permitted on Beaver Hills, Chickadee, Deer, Ermine, Fox and Grouse Loop trails, as well as the Shoreline Path.
- Please follow trail etiquette, sharing the trail with other users and maintaining control of dogs to avoid accidents with others.
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