Yesterday Jasmine took Tom and I on a great walk through two parks named after the Famous Five and along both sides of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. We started at Henrietta Edwards Park near the Muttart Conservatory and cross the river along the Cloverdale Footbridge.
We explored the Trans Canada Trail pavilion before continuing on the Trans Canada Trail along the Riverfront Promenade.
I loved the lamp post poetry, and the fact that there were poems in both English and French.
It seems strange to see the Queen Elizabeth Riverboat frozen in the ice, but with the warmer weather it should melt out soon.
We could have taken the stairs up to the Shumka Stage. The snow has melted from them and they would be much less treacherous than the when I took them a month ago.
Instead we continued to Riverfront Plaza where we grabbed a hot chocolate before continuing along the Riverfront Promenade to the Low Level Bridge. It was much noisier crossing the river on the Low Level than it had been on the Cloverdale overpass but I love the lines of both bridges.
Once we crossed to the south side of the river we were back in Henrietta Edwards Park. We had a great view of downtown, and the teepees set up for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at the Shaw Conference Centre.
Our final stop on the walk was Rafter’s Landing, where there was a lot of evidence of beavers but no sign of the beavers themselves.
I even saw some archeological evidence of and earlier Edmonton resident, the pulley from a long abandoned clothesline as we crossed over 98th avenue.