Please Note: Trail closures under the Ray Gibbon Drive bridge construction remain in effect to ensure pedestrian safety. Trail users are asked to plan alternate routes and follow all detour signage onsite while construction activities are taking place. Please use LeClair Way to access Rotary Park/Red Willow Trail and Lois Hole Provincial Park.
For more details on the construction, please visit the Ray Gibbon Drive Phase 2 project page.
Take a journey on the Red Willow Trail System
The City of St. Albert has a beautiful trail system that winds throughout its lush landscape. Covering 99.5 kilometres, the system stretches down the river valley connecting to the city's major parks, neighbourhoods, and urban areas. Everyone can enjoy the trails by walking, cycling, in-line skating, or running.
Check out all the trails in the city with the trail map
Parks nearby the trails include Red Willow Park, Lacombe Lake Park, Lions Park, Kingswood Park, Big Lake, Riverlot 56 and the St. Albert Place Promenade.
Residents use the trails for all different types of activities, and with so many users, it is important to share the trail responsibly. Please follow the rules below so the trails can be safe and enjoyable for everyone.
PHYSICAL DISTANCING ON TRAILS
Whether running, walking or biking the trails, please be courteous of others who are sharing the path and observe physical distancing of at least two metres from all users. Share these spaces responsibly and alert others to your presence by using your voice, bell or horn as appropriate.
Right of Way and yield
Keep to the right of the pathway except when passing or turning left, and move off the trail to the right when stopping. Yield to slower moving traffic: cyclists to pedestrians, joggers to walkers. Move off to the right side of the trail for less mobile users.
RING YOUR BELL
Using your bike’s bell is a simple and courteous way you can notify others on trails that you’re approaching. It is law in Alberta to have a horn or bell on a bike and not having one can cost a cyclist $78 in fines.
Be aware of proper skating and braking techniques before going on the trails. Remain at a safe speed so you can quickly brake or stop if needed.
Remember to shoulder check and look behind you each time you turn or move out to pass, and always use your hand signals.
Trails provide opportunities for all. Lead by example and help teach each other proper trail etiquette.
The City of St. Albert is on-leash unless otherwise posted. Dog-walkers must carry a leash at all times. Leashes must be used on or within one metre of trails in all areas, including off-leash. Read more about our dog guidelines
Outdoor Ice Surface Safety
Many trails are located near rivers, lakes, ponds and stormwater management facilities (SWMF) throughout the city. The City of St. Albert cautions everyone to stay off these ice surfaces in the winter as they are unpredictable and not safe for any type of recreational activity.
Learn more ice safety
Last edited: March 30, 2022