Edmonton’s Best Picnic Spots
Add our Picnic Set to your Flexible 2 hour Pick Up & Go to enjoy the perfect flexible scoot experience and picnic. Pick up our easy to carry picnic set, your choice of food and scoot down to your desired picnic location. With over 20 major parks and 7,400 hectares of land in the river valley (that’s 22 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, by the way) you can enjoy a charcuterie box with a picturesque view, scoot right to the riverfront or have a romantic dinner on the hill with a sunset view over the river.
Keep calm, scoot scoot and picnic on. Experience 18 hours of sunlight in Edmonton’s summer time. Perfect for a day exploring Edmonton’s outdoors with your own scooter and customized picnic set.
With an unbeatable view of the Walterdale Bridge and the downtown skyline, Walterdale Hill is a great place to lay out your spread and catch some rays.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
We like to think of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park as a mini Hawrelak Park, tucked around the corner on the river bank by the Valley Zoo. There are nine picnic sites available for reservation, plenty of tables, horseshoe pits, trails and more! Don’t forget to bring a frisbee to toss around after your meal.
William Hawrelak Park
In this sprawling 68-hectare park, you are sure to find an open spot to lay out your blanket. Hawrelak Park is one of Edmonton’s crown jewels because it is surrounded by trails that you can explore by foot or bike.
Government House Park
With picnic benches and barbeques to use at Government House Park, you could leave the blanket out of the equation. Before or after your chow-down, take a stroll on the paved paths east along River Valley Road or west into McKinnon Ravine. It’s an absolutely beautiful place to spend an afternoon.
Fort Edmonton Park
Bring the kiddos down to Fort Edmonton Park for a good old-fashioned picnic. Lay down your gingham blanket on a spot of grass or claim a picnic table and indulge! The Gyro Park picnic site features an old-fashioned playground and covered picnic shelter.
Constable Ezio Faraone Park
Seeking a front row seat to both the river valley and the High Level Bridge? Then Constable Ezio Faraone Park (110 Street & 97 Avenue) is the place for you. Bask in the river valley view as the sun sets, then stay to see the bridge light up for the evening.
Just east of downtown, Borden Park is the perfect hangout spot on a warm summer afternoon. Relax in the sun on the grass or take cover in the many shaded areas. The space is full of trails and pathways that will lead you to stunning sculptures and unique art installations. We challenge you to find the mirrored pavilion!
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
Located in the heart of the river valley, Louise McKinney Park is the perfect place for relaxing. Explore the pagoda and statuary in the Chinese Garden or take a post-meal riverfront scoot!
Alberta Legislature Grounds
Views don’t get much better than this! If people-watching is your thing, set up your picnic on the steps by the wading pool. For a quieter setting, walk behind the Legislature and find a spot under the trees in the park.