Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

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X-C Ski Bulletin E-Newsletter

The e-newsletter is updated every Friday afternoon during the cross-country ski season.

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing OPEN

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and equipment rentals at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre are now open.

Check out the live trail conditions at the Wilderness Centre.

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

  • 1. Day pass rates

    Tots (under 2Y) FREE

    Child (2Y-12Y) – $2.75

    Youth (13Y-17Y) – $3.25

    Adult – $7.00

    Family – $14.00

    Senior – $4.50

    Included with your Millennium Card

    All prices include GST.

  • 2. Season pass rates (November - March)

    Child (2Y-12Y) – $21.00

    Youth (under 18) – $25.00

    Adult – $55.00

    Family – $115.00

    Senior – $35.00

    Included with your Millennium Card

    All prices include GST.

  • 3. Spring season pass rates (February - March)

    Child (2Y-12Y) – $10.00

    Youth (under 18Y) – $12.50

    Adult – $28.00

    Family – $57.00

    Senior – $18.00

    Included with your Millennium Card

    All prices include GST.

  • 4. Ski and snowshoe equipment rental rates

    Child & Youth ski package (waxless) – $13.00

    Adult ski package (waxless) – $16.00

    Performance skate ski package (skis, boots and poles) – $20.00

    Classic skin ski package (skis, boots and poles) – $20.00

    All terrain snowshoes – $8.75

    Preschool skis – $3.75

    Baby glider (ski pulk)  – $3.75

    The above rentals are based on:

    • First come, first served – no reservations
    • Complete packages and partial sets available
    • Rentals for use only within the park
    • Ski equipment rental rate is for up to 3 hours
    • Baby glider and preschool skis rental rate for up to 2 hours
    • Rentals available up to 2 hours before closing
    • Skis must be returned 1 hour before closing
    • Photo ID required to rent equipment

    All prices include GST.

    Rentals are not included with your Millennium Card. There is no charge to use trails to snowshoe or walk.

  • 5. Facility accessibility


    • accessible parking stalls (Lodge at north entrance and Information Centre-1 designated)


    • Lodge is accessible through exterior sidewalk and ramps
    • Information Centre: accessible entrances


    • accessible toilets
    • equipment: sit-skis available on prior booking


    • cross country ski trails
      • all green trails are acceptable for sit-skiers
      • lower multi-purpose trail is appropriate for beginner / low level skiers

Cross-country skiing features

  • Explore world class groomed trails for classic and skate skiing.
  • Rent classic and skate skis.
  • Try out sit-skis and lessons for paranordic skiers.
  • Sign up for group or private lessons for beginners to advanced skiers, children and adults.
  • Warm-up indoors in the skiers lounge.

Snowshoeing features

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

Stay a while

  • Stay for the day or the weekend in our lodge with commercial kitchen.
  • Bundle up and ski or snowshoe to the tent-sites.
  • Cook meals on the wood cook stove in the cookhouse.
  • Bring the family, sports team, church or school group.

View the abundant wildlife

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


Last updated: Friday, December 14, 2018
Page ID: 50030