Winter weather is here to stay for a while, so now is a great time to plan out what activities you want to do to take advantage of the season. You may even be surprised to hear about the wealth of things you can do in northern Alberta.
Below are some of the best things to do in winter in Fort Saskatchewan.
Winter Things to Do in Fort Saskatchewan: Explore the Enchanted Forest
One of the most popular local traditions, checking out the enchanted forest is a must-do if you’re visiting Fort Saskatchewan. This is a perfect activity to do as a family or couple; local organizations and businesses create unique, beautiful, and fun Christmas trees that represent them and reflect the holiday season. The result is a winter wonderland of beautifully decorated trees that’s an experience in and of itself to witness.
Explore the Winter Wonderland With Cross-Country Skiing
Fort Saskatchewan might not be right next to the Rocky Mountains, but there are still plenty of amazing cross-country ski trails to explore. Many of the trails are well-suited for beginners making it a great place to try your hand at zooming along the paths if you never have before.
If you’re looking for a real workout, the longest trail, Oxbow Trail, runs just over 5 km, but there are plenty of shorter ones too. When time is of the essence, or you have small children, the Chabot Park Link trail is just 2 km and ideal for those brand new to cross-country skiing.
Go Tobogganing With Friends and Family
Few things are better than zooming down hills at top speeds with all of your favourite people in tow or riding along with you. It’s also a great family activity that’s completely free to do. Fort Saskatchewan actually has more than a few excellent hills for sledding down. These tobogganing hills are just on the outskirts of the city and are very popular with both tourists and locals alike, especially after a major snowfall.
Zoom and Twirl Across the Ice
Finally, if you’re looking for one more thing to do in winter in Fort Saskatchewan to pass the time ice skating is always a winner. The city has both indoor and outdoor rinks that are regularly maintained so that you can enjoy the best of either world depending on the weather outside.
There are 4 outdoor skating rinks that include:
- West River’s Edge (WRE) Skating Loop
- Mowat Outdoor Rink
- RCMP Outdoor Rink
- Snowbank Rinks
The indoor rinks include:
- Dow Centennial Centre – Sherrit-CEP Arena
- Jubilee Recreation Centre Arena
- Sportsplex Arena
Overall, there are a wealth of things to do in winter in Fort Saskatchewan that are fun to do with friends and family alike.