Discover a Legacy!
Get ready for the outdoor adventure you’ve been waiting for! Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail is a multi-use, recreational trail that runs the length of what was the Canadian National Railway line. Explore over 300 km of scenic trails and parks that will lead you through the captivating landscapes of northeast Alberta, including parkland, boreal forest, wetlands, and sand dunes. It is open for exploration throughout the year, allowing you to enjoy it in any season. Embark on an exciting journey with friends and family and experience the stunning trails on horseback, ATV, snowmobile, wagon, bicycle, or an unforgettable hike! This is the longest continuous stretch of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. The trail begins in Waskatenau, going all the way to Cold Lake and a southeast branch that ends in Heinsburg. Trailheads are located in every community.
Plan the perfect multi-day excursion, there are three provincial parks, a multitude of campgrounds, and full-service communities along the way. Explore historic train stations from Heinsburg to Smoky Lake and take a step back in time. Venture the abandoned CN rail line and enjoy an abundance of attractions, events and sights.
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Go East of Edmonton is your complete guide to all of the communities along the Iron Horse Trail.
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