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Be a part of the history of the Iron Horse Trail and get ready for a fun-filled adventure with your family and friends. Over 300 kilometres of trails and parks will take you down this historic route into the heart of northeast Alberta—through parkland, boreal forest, wetlands and sand dunes.

This semi-wilderness, full-history trail is ready for your enjoyment in any season of the year. Whether you want to kick it old school with a multi-day trip on horseback or you’re more keen on a quick weekend trip with your ATV, Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail is the best place to make that happen.

*Motorized bikes & highway vehicles are not permitted on the trail.


Some heavy ballast and soft sand from the recently abandoned rail bed remain, there are many animals (especially beavers), and certain areas of the trail can be a challenge—make sure to plan ahead!