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ATV Trails Near Edmonton: Exploring Trails Around Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail

Feb. 12, 2019

The Iron Horse Trail can be used all year by hikers, bike riders, ATV drivers, snowmobile enthusiasts, and equestrians. The 300 km trail extends to its eastern terminus at Cold Lake by the Saskatchewan border and west to Waskatenau. ATV riders can enjoy other ATV trails near Edmonton, close to AIHT, including Lakeland Provincial Park, […]

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Alberta Trail Reports for Winter: Your Go-To Guide

Jan. 23, 2019

Staying active this winter—and all year long—means staying up-to-speed with what’s happening on the trails. It’s essential to know if the features of a particular trail are suitable to your interests and skill level, and whether current conditions are favourable for your snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking adventure. There are many Alberta trail reports that […]

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4 Boreal Forest Facts to Know Before You Visit Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail

Oct. 14, 2018

What are the lungs of the world? They’re forests, of course! The boreal forest in North America is one of the largest. In fact, this one forest alone represents 25% of the world’s remaining intact forests. The forest is home to over 600 Indigenous communities! Plus, of course, the innumerable animals and birds living within […]

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How to Pack for a 3-Day Trip on Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail

Aug. 11, 2018

Looking to make your next biking trip adventure on Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail? Did you know that the Iron Horse trail has mostly remained in its natural state since 1920? The trail’s unique character is great for a nature adventure full of sights and challenging terrain. Packing for a bike trip can seem overwhelming, especially […]

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The History of the Métis Crossing

Jul. 11, 2018

Métis Crossing is one of Canada’s great historic sites with a rich history dating back thousands of years. People travel from all over North America to enjoy the culture and amenities. The site is so historic that archaeologists have discovered a campsite that is roughly 6,000 years old. Read on to learn why you should visit […]

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Did You Ride the Iron Horse Trail for a Great Cause in May?

Jun. 06, 2018

Every year the Iron Horse Trail plays host to the Second Chance Trail Ride. This is an important fund-raising event for the GoodHearts Foundation. Registration for this year’s event opened on 11 May, but every year, you can also sign up on the day before if preferred. Don’t miss this annual opportunity to help raise […]

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Top 5 Hiking Tips to Stay Safe and Have Fun on the Iron Horse Trail

Apr. 13, 2018

If a hiker is going to attempt the massive trek along the 300 kilometres of Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail, they’re going to need to be smart about their safety. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of hiking tips. Any hiker that follows these tips will be able to have a safe and fun time hiking […]

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Why Animal Lovers Should Go to the Iron Horse Trail

Mar. 19, 2018

If you love nature but don’t like to step too far out of your comfort zone, a trip along Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail is the right fit for you. Perfect for amateur adventurers, groups and families, Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail delivers all the scenic impact of far more strenuous Canadian outdoor activities. Rambling at will […]

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4 Reasons to Stop at Victoria Settlement When You Visit the Iron Horse Trail

Feb. 13, 2018

If you’re planning to visit the Iron Horse Trail when visiting Alberta, Canada, you’re in for a treat. This trans-Canada trail of nature and parks will make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. It’s the oldest and longest continuous trail in the area. You can experience the trail by foot, horse, ATV, […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Visit the Iron Horse Trail in 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

The Iron Horse Trail is an epic trail spanning almost 300 kilometres. It runs through northern Alberta and is actually a piece of the much larger Trans Canada Trail. You may wonder what’s so great about a simple trail and why you should visit it. A visit to this trail is far more than just […]

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