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William Hawrelak Park

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Address: 9330 Groat Rd, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K1, Canada
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+1 780-496-4000

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Beautiful Park

This is a beautiful park in the centre of Edmonton, host to many festivals and activities throughout the year.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful park in the centre of Edmonton, host to many festivals and activities throughout the year.

Thank BookGrrl75
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hawrelak Park always has plenty of space to share an afternoon of relaxation, feeding the geese and other family fun. BBQ pits are in good shape and don't need a reservation ( except for under the pavillions). Known for its amazing festivals and concerts, its a great after work place for a walk along the River Valley trail or the... More 

Thank Lillian R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mayfair Park is splendid for those walk-abouts', and even ice skating in the winter. From Heritage Days ( International Fair ) to Ice Castles or Sculptures to Ice Skating on a Pond to Concerts under the stars. Unquestionably the best in the world! William Hawrelak was a corrupt politician, a weird moment when a useless piece of garbage had such... More 

Thank Andrew Stewart W
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 623 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to see the William Hawrelak Park , as it was the most famous park in Edmonton. I was quite surprised to see lots of snow, contained by barriers. That certainly looked strange, until we saw a sign that said: "Ice Castles are closed for the season." That made sense. We missed it, maybe next time. We continued our... More 

Thank Robby G C
Bangor, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here to ice skate for the first time with my friends, it was so nice! The frozen lake was perfect, unfortunately we didn't realise that the skate rental wasn't open at the time we were there! Luckily we'd brought our own skates. It was so nice and I can imagine that when it's not frozen and it's all... More 

Thank ameliagrace94
St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love coming to Hawerlak to skate. The complete lake surface is cleared of snow, the ice is maintained and you have room for several thousand people before it feel scrowded. When you're cold, grab a hot chocolate and warm up by the outdoor fire. Summer at Hawerlak gives you access to all the river valley trails, picnic areas and... More 

Thank distancewalker
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a park close to the U of A campus and downtown. It can be reached by bus and car, parking lots are available. In the winter, you can spend time on the skating rink.

Thank Annette D
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great spaces for kite flying. Fun to mingle with the geese and ducks and even the seagulls and to watch them. Not supposed to feed them although we see lots of people enjoying time doing so. Great park activities and just quiet places to relax and enjoy time away from the hustle of the metro area

Thank bnlw
Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Hawrelak is one of the jewels of the city. A popular spot for many big festivals and events but it's real value is just a quiet skate on the pond in the winter or a walk around it in the summer. There are some great little bbq and picnic spots that are open for public use.

Thank Linseed3329
Spruce Grove, Canada
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A very nice park in the downtown area great for Ed Rocks fest and many other events parking alway an issue

Thank Dave M

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