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    Strathcona Science Park Trail

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    9.0 km
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    215 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Strathcona Science Park trail is located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley next to the Sunridge Ski Area. It is a centrepiece for tourism, education, and recreation in Edmonton. The trail passes through exhibits, crosses the north Saskatchewan River, and travels below the ski runs at the resort within the park.

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    Route Description for Strathcona Science Park Trail

    The 9km Strathcona Science Park Trail is an interpretive route that travels through the entire park. It is easy to follow and simple to choose your own route via connecting trails and interpretive exhibits. Our route begins by heading into the centre area that is popular with kids and skateboarders.

    Our route then departs the centre area, heading south towards the archaeological site. There are some older buildings and interpretive signs along the way here. Head towards the river and up the river banks towards Sunridge Ski Area. Turn around once you reach the end of the ski runs, and take a left at the junction back to the main parking area of the Strathcona Science Park.

    Getting to the Strathcona Science Park Trail Trailhead

    To get to the Strathcona Science Park trail, head to Sunridge Ski Area, turning into the signed area for Strathcona Science Park. There is a large parking area for the park where the trailhead begins.

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