New Upcoming Attractions at Rainbow Valley Campground in Edmonton
The May long weekend kicks off the camping season for many across Alberta, including outdoor enthusiasts who grab the 75 spots at Rainbow Valley Campground.
The campground at the south end of Whitemud Park just off the 119th Street Bridge opens for the season this weekend.
It is just one of the growing summer attractions of the Snow valley to place.
Four years ago, the non-profit company operating in Edmonton’s river valley decided to expand with the addition of a $ 1.7 million aerial park.
“From the moment we opened it’s full – it’s a lot of fun, it’s empowering, for sure,” Dea said.
Climbers are equipped with a harness that uses a patented “Clic-It” locking system before entering the autonomous and autonomous aerial park built by the German company Kristall Turm.
COVID-19 restrictions mean capacity limits and mask requirements, but the 15-meter climbing structure is expected to open in early June, along with a number of other new features.
You can see more of Rainbow Valley Campground on Our Edmonton Saturdays at 10 a.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Mondays at 11 a.m. on CBC TV and CBC GEM.
Dea says they’re putting the finishing touches on a gold-themed lock attraction called the Whitemud Creek Mining Company.
“Kids can find treasures by sifting through the sand and everything, so that was a big deal and then we go golfing on the hill.
Dea says the target golf, with 12 tee boxes, and the mining cost $ 100,000.
Snow Valley also received a grant from the city and the province to open two new playgrounds next month, and Dea said the popular ice cream shack will return.
“Everyone wants to be outside and we hope to have a very busy summer,” he said.
If you’d like to venture further afield, here’s a map of the outdoor sites to explore in the Capital Region.