Alberta has many bridges and trails, but there’s something exceptional about the Fort Edmonton Footbridge — it’s a place that makes you want to stop and look around.
You can take your car down the curvy road, but most people walk just 10-15 minutes down to the trail’s parking lot. I was with my father when I visited the bridge, and on the steep drive down Whitemud Road, he said, “Imagine driving here in the snow.”
The trail has tons of trees that, combined with the fresh breeze, make a magnificent mixture – my little sister said she felt like she was in a fairytale.
A few minutes later, you reach the bridge. It’s breathtaking. It’s unreal. It’s worth it. And the flying pollen makes the scenery more dramatic. It feels like a hidden place that nobody has discovered yet, and there are benches so you can sit and enjoy the view. (The height of the 250-metre-long bridge also surprised me.)
Around the bridge, we saw a couple sitting down on one of the benches and a family posing for pictures. Some people exercised and strolled along with their pets. We couldn’t help but appreciate the beautiful view we found.
Fort Edmonton Footbridge links Terwillegar Park to Oleskiw River Valley Park. The trail is located at the southwest end of Fort Edmonton Park.