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Outdoor adventurer Jeremy Derksen shares some of his favourite spots in Edmonton's beautiful river valley, the largest urban parkland in North America. Jeremy is a guest blogger for Edmonton Tourism and is passionate about staying active and enjoying nature. Check out his blog Going with the Flow to learn the best way to explore the North Saskatchewan River and read Escape your Limits in Edmonton to unleash your inner adrenaline junkie.
Edmonton's river valley and park systems have 150 kilometres of trails scattered throughout the city just waiting to be used! These trails are perfect for jogging, cycling and even segwaying. Jog or stroll through the winding paths or choose to ride off the beaten path and pedal throughout the trees on your mountain bike. For a unique Edmonton experience, blaze your own trail and venture through the river valley on a segway tour with River Valley Adventure Co.
If biking, running and segwaying aren't for you, take to the water and paddle your way through the river valley. Rent a canoe or kayak to navigate down the scenic North Saskatchewan River and bring along your fishing rod if you want to catch some lake sturgeon or walleye along the way. You can also go paddle boarding with friends or float down the river by raft on a hot summer's day.