Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Mother with two daughters cross-country skiing while bundled up in big colourful coats

Cross-country ski bulletin

Read our latest cross-country ski bulletin to get weekly updates on trail conditions and news from the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and The Broadmoor. For trail condition updates throughout the week, please reference the Nordic Pulse grooming report.

Last modified: Feb. 18, 2022, 2:44 p.m.

Try-it: para-nordic cross-country skiing

set of para-nordic ski equipment out in the snow on a sunny day

This FREE program is suited for participants who are amputees, visually impaired or those who have a spinal cord injury. Adaptive ski equipment (sit skis or standing equipment) will be provided for each session.

Register now (free)

Various dates available in February & March 2022. View poster PDF.


Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and The Broadmoor.

World class groomed trails, equipment rentals and lessons (SWC only) and view the live trail conditions.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

    • Check out the live trail conditions before you head out
    • Explore world class groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. 
    • Rent classic touring and skin skis, and skate skis
    • Try out sit-skis and lessons for Para-Nordic skiers

    Subscribe to our SWC Bulletin e-newsletter

    • Rent snowshoes for children and adults
    • Explore snowshoe and multipurpose trails
    • There is no charge to use trails to snowshoe, just the equipment rentals.

    Check out some free snowshoeing opportunities at the Broadmoor Public Golf Course. Includes snowshoe rentals.

  • Parking

    • Designated accessible parking stalls available at the Information Centre; parking also available at the overflow parking lo


    • Information Centre: accessible entrances


    • Information Centre: Accessible toilets


    • ParaNordic skiing equipment (see below under "skiing and snowshoeing rates and rentals" for pricing) and lessons available


    • Lodge firepit is accessible


    • Accessible ParaNordic xc ski trails: 12 km
    • Year-round trails are wide and accessible for visually impaired, benches for mobility challenged


  • Looking for fun and interesting ways to stay active and get outside over the winter months? Cross-country skiing offers a great alternative for active enthusiasts of every age and skill level to get out and explore winter. Take a lesson or play on the trails! Whether you're focused on hanging out with friends, a workout, enjoying nature or simply getting some fresh air, the Wilderness Centre wanders outside with you.

    Register for private or group lessons for beginners to advanced skiers, children and adults.

  • Please walk at the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail from November to April.

    Visit Strathcona County trails and parks for a information and maps of walking and cycle trails in Strathcona County.

Skiing and snowshoeing rates and rentals

The Broadmoor

Snowshoeing opportunities

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Strathcona Wilderness Centre 780-922-3939
The Broadmoor 780-467-2211

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Last updated: Friday, February 11, 2022
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