Winter Activity Guide

We'll keep you warm and feeling joyful with exciting indoor and outdoor activities this winter season!

The City of St. Albert has endless opportunities for you to play, exercise, or find time for relaxation in a recreation facility or outdoors in our beautiful parks! With options for families and individuals, we truly have something for everyone to enjoy. 

City crews are currently getting the outdoor ice surfaces ready.  Their openings will be announced on our social media channels as soon as possible.

The Restrictions Exemption Program is in effect at all City recreational and cultural facilities in St. Albert. Read More

Winter Recreation in St. Albert


There truly is no better place to slow down and rejuvenate your spirit than in one of our captivating parks! St. Albert has over 100 park locations you can explore with the family that feature accessible options and amenities, so everyone can enjoy spending time in them. Activity ideas include:

  • Walking and running
  • Winter biking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Picnicking
  • Photography
  • And so much more!

Discover Park Locations


You'll be in awe at the vastness of our trail system and left inspired by the beautiful adventure it will take you on! One of our favorite routes begins at the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park and travels along the Sturgeon River to Kingswood Park. Along the way, you'll pass scenic areas like Big Lake, Lions Park, St. Albert Botanic Park and many others!

Plan Your Trail Adventure

Ice Skating

The City of St. Albert is proud to offer residents a variety of outdoor boarded rinks and social ice surfaces throughout the city.

Find open rinks

Cross-Country Ski Trails

The trails are now open!

The St. Albert Nordic Ski Club grooms cross-country ski trails west along Sturgeon Road, Kingswood Park, Riverlot 56 Natural Area, and northeast into Sturgeon County up into Bellerose River Park. This provides trails for residents to use for both classic and skate skiing.

For the latest trail conditions, check out the St. Albert Nordic Ski Club's Facebook page


Enjoy tobogganing at Fountain Park, Grosvenor Park, Liberton Park, Mission Park and Napoleon Park.


Enjoy snowshoeing through Coalmine Park, Rotary Park through Riel Recreation Park, Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, Riverlot 56 and many more areas.

Dog Parks

No matter where you live in St. Albert, you'll have easy access to an off-leash area specially made for the fur-legged friends in your family!  We are proud to offer two designated off-leash dog parks (one includes a new small dog area!), 18 off-leash sites, and nine off-leash boarded rinks that are spread out across the city.

Discover Our Dog Parks

Ice Safety

Residents are cautioned to stay off stormwater management facilities, rivers, lakes, and ponds throughout the city as they are not safe for walking or skating on, especially during milder temperatures.

Learn more about ice safety


Inside Our facilities

Child holding their swimming certificate at Fountain Park    Woman in a workout class at Servus Place

Winter Programs

We're here for you! Stay happy, healthy, and active this winter in our aquatics, fitness and recreation winter programs! We have something for everyone including youth fitness, spin, yoga, swimming lessons, children’s camps, learn to skate and more!

Sessions start:

  • Aquatics: January 8-14, 2022
  • Fitness: January 4-10, 2022 and February 14-18, 26 & 27, 2022
  • Recreation: January 2022

Register now

Drop-In Classes and Activities

Work out when you want and elevate your health through our large selection of weekly drop-in classes! Whether swimming, spinning, lifting, skating or playing, we have countless opportunities to keep you smiling and thriving! Explore our drop-in classes below and book your session today:


Servus Place now offers PLAYcare (Physical Literacy And You), which is a child-minding service that allows you to drop your little one off for two hours of fun while you enjoy your time. This is a registered childcare program that focuses on age- and stage-appropriate FUNdamental movement skills outlined by Canadian Sport for Life for one to eight-year-olds.

Learn more about PLAYcare

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Last edited: January 4, 2022