Willmore Park

Great Cycling Trails
Great Cycling Trails

Located 6 km south of town (follow 63rd street south) along the beautiful McLeod River, Willmore Park offers an extensive multiple-use trail system, scenic views, day-use, group-use, overnight camping facilities, and a great tobogganing hill.

Willmore Park Brochure

Camping and Group Use

OPEN FOR CAMPING JUNE 1st!

The park offers 41 non-serviced auto access campsites and one large backcountry campsite. Campsites and group use areas can be booked by reservation. Potable water, firepits and firewood are supplied.

Call 780-723-7141 to reserve your site now.

See a google map and 360 view of the main sites below!

Willmore Park COVID-19 Restrictions

The Town of Edson is easing restrictions at Willmore Park.  Tenting will now be allowed as enhanced cleaning can now be achieved at the washroom facilities, allowing them to be opened up for campers.

• Camping by reservations only
• Maximum of one-week reservation at a time
• Only one camping unit allowed per site
• Tenting is now allowed at Willmore
• Social and physical distancing of 2 metres is mandatory
• Group size restrictions in place as per Provincial mandate
• No Visitors and no co-mingling at campsites to ensure social distancing
• Campers should not enter the campground if they are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, or are otherwise required to isolate or quarantine
• Bringing alcohol-based sanitizer is recommended for hand hygiene when soap and water are not available (e.g. on a hike)
• Bring a cloth or sheet to cover the picnic table in your site before using it
• Provincial fire ban covers Willmore Park. See www.albertafirebans.ca for the latest details for our region

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Click below for a 360 view of the main sites!

 

Wildlife

The park is home to all kinds of wildlife including mule and white-tailed deer, squirrels and forest birds.

It is important to keep in mind when visiting Willmore Park that you are in bear country. When using the trail system make plenty of noise, especially when walking near streams or coming around corners. Remember to always be aware of your surroundings.

Seasonal Fun

Summer:

On hot summer days the sandy beaches of the McLeod River are a very popular spot to head for a swim or soak up the sun.

Winter:

In winter, the park is a popular destination for families and friends as it offers a spectacular tobogganing hill for sledding and all our winter fun. On a good snow year the trails also offer opportunities to snowshoe and cross-country ski.

The Edson Cycling Association

The Edson Cycling Association

They are a volunteer ran organization that has worked tirelessly over the last 5 years to develop a multi kilometre trail system and world class bike skills park at Willmore Park.

To find out more about their hard work check out their webpage at: http://www.edsoncycling.com/.

You can buy a membership, join the group rides, help with trail builds or donate via their website.