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William Hawrelak Park

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Address: 9330 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K1, Canada
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One of Edmontons finest parks! Love visiting here since I am a little girl! And now my kids are able to enjoy it also

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of Edmontons finest parks! Love visiting here since I am a little girl! And now my kids are able to enjoy it also

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to come here in the spring when all the baby ducks and geese are swimming around. You will see tiny children toddling after them while stumbling along is all so precious and apart of Edmontons enchanted park spaces.

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Thank constance w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love going to this park in the winter to check out the snow sculptures and skate. Wasn't too busy on a Sunday so it was nice to also take a walk around the pond. Wish that the vendors offered more variety/ more hot drinks to warm your hands. Our only disbelief was the price of the ticket to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

27th year for this wonderfully magical winter celebration held Feb. 10 to 20th at Hawrelak Park, Edmonton. Lots of activities for young and not so young and it is FREE! My favorite was "Folk Trails" and the huge fire just before 8 pm. Some parking at the park or park and ride from Windsor Parkade. Check the website for schedule... More 

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Thank Lauraine W
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I, and three children 5-years and younger came to Hawrelak Park during the Silver Skate Festival on February 12. The pond is completely cleared of snow for public skating. Skates, helmets, and handwarmers are available for rent (cash only). A pair of skates is $9 per hour, but that is plenty of time for most novice skaters.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Sunday for the Silver Skate Festival which is on until Feb 20. It's free admission and parking. Lots of activities happening for not only family but also couples or single friends. Ice sculptures including the 150 years celebrating Proud to be Canadian.

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Thank tripsusanwho
Golden Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a park that can be enjoyed in any season. If you book a special site you can have a bbq picnic complete with bbq and picnic table. We love jumping on our bikes and touring around. This park is home to many festivals during the year so check out in advance to see if there is something on... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice castle, though seasonal, was magnificent! Afterwards we walked to the frozen lake. We did not skate, though you could rent them, but would've been able to skate around two small islands. We are not used to skating outdoors, so it was an amazing sight.

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Thank KathleenJ88
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are definately worth the visit! Go at dusk to get the best impact of great lighting. We went at 5.30 - no crowds. Fire pits and food trucks complete the evening!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for the Ice Castles and while parking we noticed the lake that lots of people were skating on. We came back the next day to go skating and we are so glad we did. Being from Calgary we dont have anything that compares to the size and beauty of this ice rink. There were a fair bit... More 

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