Extreme sport enthusiast?
Thrill seekers can find lots of local activities to get the adrenaline pumping!
The two best ranked local mountain biking trails are Strathcona Science Provincial Park & Fort Sask Hidden Gold.
- Strathcona Science Provincial Park offers 6 km of intermediate mountain biking trails & a small bike track. It was rated the #1 mountain biking trail in Alberta by Singletracks.com members.
- Fort Saskatchewan Hidden Gold features 18 km of intermediate trails right along the river valley. [Ranked 14th in Alberta among Singletracks.com users].
Other mountain biking trails -
- Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area 170 km of trails to explore! Mountain bikes aren't allowed on the equestrian trails but on all hiking trails and roadways. Also lots of great wildlife viewing opportunities.
- Elk Island National Park - All Trails ranks the different trails in the park - here is the link - All Trails Elk Island reviews.
For information on more local trails, Trailforks.com seems to be a great resource. Interested in getting involved with a local club? Mud, Sweat & Gears has a good variety of ride groups. Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance is another great resource.
It looks like plans are in the works for a Skatepark in Ardrossan and Fort Sask is looking for an expansion - follow their efforts on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/newfortsaskskatepark/. For more information on BMX in the region, check out the Edmonton regional association - http://www.edmontonbmx.com/.
Ski, Snowboard & Tubing
You can find Sunridge Ski Area right in the River Valley, on the western edge of Strathcona County. The resort offers skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, terrain parks, and skier cross.
Want to have a tonne of fun with 100 of your closest friends? Rent out the Tube Park for $1,000! Have a little more spending money? The whole ski hill can be rented for only $3,500. Talk about epic birthday party for your kids!
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
Check out Delta Force Paintball near Fort Saskatchewan [between Sherwood Park & Fort Sask on Highway 21], featuring movie set game zones.
Other Thrill-Seeking Ops...
Fun Park Amusement Centre [Sherwood Park] Indoor trampoline park & amusement centre featuring dodge ball, laser tag, foam pit, and jungle gym. There's even a full service bar upstairs for those so inclined.
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