#TrektheTrails: Recapping a 3 week photo hunt in the river valley

We recently ran a three-week river valley photo hunt on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Each Thursday we posted hints about places in the river valley and encouraged people to take a photo of them with the hashtag #trekthetrails. The answers were revealed each Monday.

Here’s a recap:

Week one – Leduc / Parkland / Devon

1) On a land donated by Mary Louise Imrie in 1988, this is where people pan for gold in Parkland County = Prospector’s Point
2) This is where you can launch your boat in Devon and become a true “traveller”! = Voyageur Park boat launch
3) These two new bridges help protect beavers in the old growth forest of Devon = Bridges on Beaver dam Trail

Devon Town council at the Voyageur Park boat launch. Photo by Sandy Koroll.

Week two: Sturgeon / Fort Saskatchewan /Strathcona County

1) Al’s old dock in Fort Saskatchewan = Strachan Landing
2) The riverside gateway to the Fort from Strathcona County = Riverside Nature Trail
3) The start of the 162 km trail walked by fur traders and homesteaders to northern destinations = Athabasca Landing trailhead

Week three: Edmonton (south-west, Central, north-east)

1) Sharing a name with Edmonton’s only blue bridge, this park has a renovated boat launch for your river cruises = Dawson Park
2) The first “stressed ribbon” bridge in Edmonton stretches 262 metres to connect the Terwillegar Park and Oleskiw River Valley Park = Terwillegar Footbridge
3) Whether you take the stairs or need a lift, look out for this river valley “fun” feature = 100 St Funicular

Voyageur Park. Photo by Roxanne Persson.

Looking for more ways to explore the river valley? Check out our maps and other resources!