The Edmonton area is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna, natural vistas and incredible places to explore. While the city itself is an adventure all its own, the wilderness around it is what makes it special. Be it a great family trip or a soulful solo outing, hopping on the e-bikes will create long-lasting memories for everyone. Here are a few ways that you can experience nature in Edmonton while on an electric bike.
Among the most amazing places to explore near Edmonton, Elk Island is a majestic wildlife haven must-see. Using an e-bike to get you to every corner of this incredible enclosed park, you may be lucky enough to see such resident species as moose, black bear, elk (obviously), a variety of over 250 unique species of birds and even bison. If you’re really lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a lynx or wolf, without disturbing them of course, as you cruise by on your e-bike.
Located on the south bank of the Saskatchewan River, this expansive park is the perfect place to discover your love of electric bikes. With tons of multi-use trails, there’s plenty of opportunity for any level of experience. Terwilligar is also home to an impressive 262 metre long suspension bridge, also referred to as a “stressed ribbon” bridge. Once you reach the other side, you can connect up with some of the many other River Valley trails nearby.
With River Valley having more than 22 different parks, there are plenty of trails you can take, and many more you can create yourself. If it’s not just a great opportunity for e-biking you’re looking for, there are plenty of things to see during your e-bike adventure. Head northeast from Kinsmen park, and you’ll come across Walterdale Park and the John Walter Museum. This is a great trail for the kids and a nice leisurely one for beginners or experts. Heading onward, you’ll find yourself at the gorgeous Muttart Conservatory and see it’s stunning glass pyramid greenhouses, which you’re free to explore as well.