iron horse trail

Go East of Edmonton for 300 Km of Adventure & Inspiration

Jun. 01, 2019

Just a little over an hour when you go east of Edmonton is the trailhead of one of the largest completed sections of the Trans-Canada Trail.  Once a part of Canada’s rich history, this trail is named for the railroad that once cut through these lands, and the “Iron Horse” which brought people and goods […]

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The Iron Horse Trail was Once a Part of Canada’s Railroad History

May. 01, 2019

The Iron Horse Trail is a 300-kilometre long trail across North Central Alberta carved from an abandoned railroad right-of-way. It is the longest completed section of the Trans Canada Trail. It’s history dates back to the era of steam locomotives that carried train cars with people and supplies across the continent. There were several types of […]

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Our Ultimate List for Snowmobile Riding Clubs in Lakeland, Alberta

Nov. 05, 2018

Winter is almost here and that means it’s time to get ready for riding a snowmobile. Snowmobile riding is an authentic winter activity that, unfortunately, can’t be done just anywhere. That’s why we have a list of the best snowmobile clubs in Alberta so you can find a place to ride. Keep reading for snowmobiling […]

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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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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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The Iron Horse Trail and Other Great Places for Geocaching in Alberta

May. 28, 2018

Everyone has fond memories of playing hide-and-seek growing up. Luckily for adults, the fun doesn’t have to end just because of age. Geocaching in Alberta is a modern-day treasure hunt. It combines the love for the outdoors with the love for adventure, making it the perfect activity for a unique date idea or a memorable […]

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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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