Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Birkie Rookie Program at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Cross country skiing at The Broadmoor

Broadmoor updates including trail conditions, or phone 780-467-2211.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre updates

  • Feb. 26, 2021: The recent fluctuation in temperatures has induced a significant transformation of snow conditions; the fresh snow and a full renovation will improve conditions considerably. We will be grooming and resetting Friday evening and Sunday morning; please watch for grooming equipment and give our groomers time and trail to work – please stay off the trails as they are being groomed.
  • Equipment rentals are now available. In order to provide a safe and efficient service, up to 6 guests will be allowed in the ski rental room at one time. This includes picking up and returning equipment. Print and complete your rental waiver or minor rental waiver form in advance.

Please remember: leave your pet at home, dogs are not permitted at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. Thank you for your cooperation.
Check out the Dog off-leash areas in Strathcona County.

  • Bicycles, including fat bikes, are not permitted at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Park, ski, and head home. Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • Follow all provincial guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Gathering in the parking lot is not permitted.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from anyone outside of your household, at all times. This includes inside of the ski rental room.
  • Masks or face coverings are required for individuals 2 years of age and older when inside all Strathcona County indoor facilities.
  • Learn more about how to stay safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19 when outdoors.

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing: Know Before You Go

Go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre!

Equipment rentals are now available for the 2020 / 2021 season. 

Cross-country skiing features

  • Explore world class groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.
  • Rent classic touring and skin skis, and skate skis
  • Try out sit-skis and lessons for Para-Nordic skiers.
  • Sign up for group or private lessons for beginners to advanced skiers, children and adults.

Snowshoeing features

  • Rent snowshoes for children and adults.
  • Sign up for group and school lessons.
  • Explore snowshoe and multipurpose trails.

View the abundant wildlife

  • Enjoy spotting birds, moose and deer.
  • Leave your pets at home!


Register for a program

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 03, 2021
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