Cross Country Skiing

Enjoy skiing along the Miquelon Lake shoreline or wind through the 100KM+ trails of Elk Island National Park. There are trails suitable for all ski levels of classic technique, as well as skijoring (skiing with dogs)!

Nordic Skiing Spots East of Edmonton

Elk Island National Park

National & Provincial - Parks & Designated Trails

  • 100 km at Elk Island National Park
  • 26 km at Long Lake Prov. Park north of Waskatenau. Through the Park you can also access the White Earth Valley - 17 km of trails, excellent for mountain biking on its backcountry rolling hills. Also accessible at Twp. Rd. 620 & Rg. Rd. 190.
  • Vermilion Provincial Park is the hometown of x-country skiing Olympic Gold Medalist Beckie Scott. Enjoy 15 km of groomed trails. Contact Vermilion Nordic Ski Club at 780-853-5985.
  • 20 km at Miquelon Lake Prov. Park south of Tofield
  • 35 km at Whitney Lakes Prov. Park east of Elk Point.
  • 6 km at Garner Lake Prov. Rec. Area
  • 13.5 km at Cold Lake Prov. Park
  • Near Lac La Biche, 45 km at Lakeland Prov. Rec. Area
  • 8 km at Sir Winston Churchill Prov. Park
  • 10 km at Big Knife Prov. Park near Forestburg
  • 10 km at Dilberry Lake Prov. Park near Chauvin
  • Over 50 km from Fort Saskatchewan heading north on the Athabasca Landing Trail

Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

4 staging areas that act as trailheads within the 97 sq km of total trail network for hiking, cycling, equestrian, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing (100 km groomed trails, 60 km non-groomed). Host site of the Canadian Birkebeiner.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Rent complete x-country ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages. Ski lessons are available along with waxing services, food concession and lounge area. 12 km of groomed & track set trails. 16 km E of Sherwood Park.

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