This is the fourth and final part of a four-part series to reconnect with nature, presented with Campers Village. To enjoy the outdoors you don’t always have to leave the city. There are ton of hidden gems right here in Edmonton!

1. The Secret River Valley Swing


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This simple swing is down by some paths on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River. Finding it has recently become a challenge on social media with popular apps like TikTok. You can get to it by walking near 17103 23 Avenue just off Windermere Crescent, then taking the trails down towards the water.

2. Mackenzie Ravine Boardwalk

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This ravine is on the west-end, close to Hawrelak Park. It’s full of wooden walkways and bike trails, that are accessible year-round! You can find it here.

3. The Wildlife Underpass

This place has been referred to as The Wildlife Underpass because it’s a tunnel going under the Anthony Henday that animals can pass under without having to cross the highway. It’s also been called the Graffiti Tunnel because of all the graffiti along the concrete. You can find directions on how to access it here!

4. Whitemud Ravine Pipeline

If you take a walk in the Whitemud Ravine, you’ll come across this red pipeline. Although it’s not allowed to be used as a pedestrian bridge, it is a neat spot to walk under and/or around. There are lots of nice trails to take from here that cross by Snow Valley and that also lead to the river.
5. The End Of The World

This one is a not so secret hidden gem, but it’s a must see. The lookout spot has been around for a long time but there is a fairly new viewing stand that makes the view of the river that much better. You can find The End Of The World on Saskatchewan Drive between 74 and 76 Avenue, at the top of the riverbank.


You can get everything you need to enjoy your outdoor escape from Campers Village. They’re a locally-owned Alberta company and they’ve been helping Albertans recharge and reconnect in nature since 1963. They’re open now- and of course following all Alberta Health Services guidelines for physical distancing, cleaning, and safety. You won’t have to worry, throughout the store you’ll find their hygiene stations as well as physical barriers and distance indicators. And if you’re still unsure, they do offer curbside pickup.

To celebrate, their Re-Opening Sale is on with great deals to be had on hiking boots & shoes, rain jackets, tents, kayaks, camping gear, and more. They also have everything you need to make your tent nice and cozy with sleeping bags and tent accessories. You can check everything out in-store, or get a head start on knowing what you want HERE.

Campers Village: Helping Albertans enjoy the outdoors since 1963.

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