Outdoors

As discussed on the Bush page, my wife and I find that seeing or, better yet, walking through trees and undergrowth is a stress reliever by putting us in touch with Nature. Not that we do not enjoy walking in Fort Edmonton Park, the campus of the University of Alberta, Muttart Conservatory and the many storm water dry ponds, commonly known as Parkettes, in the newer areas of the City.

Even the North Saskatchewan River Valley is mostly Park-like though there are certainly areas of Bush. The real hidden jewel, in the sense that the City never seems to publicize it, is the Whitemud Creek Ravine. Most of it is a Nature Reserve and certainly fits our definition of Bush. Despite the small size of the creek itself, the Ravine is quite wide.