Cloverbar Sightseeing Walk and Footbridge Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.
See some of the great sights down in historic Cloverbar There is parking in this area, if you would like to take this short walk to the pedestrian bridge in Henrietta Louise Edwards Park. This area is the convergance of four different parks, with the neighbourhood of Cloverdale right in the middle. Modern day Cloverdale is now the centerpiece of a parks and trail system. It has not always been that way. In its early history, the area was occupied with industrial, commercial and agricultural business which fed Edmonton's growth. The flood of 1915 destroyed all of this activity and the area became the home to a garbage dump, power plant, a dog pound and an incinerator. It remained this way for many years until it was converted into park space and the world famous Muttart Conservatory was built. It is now one of the premier neighbourhoods to live and play in. This is a nice walk on mixed trail surfaces and is very well maintained. There are a few choices for walking on paved or on the gravel paths closer to the river's edge. For a narrow trail, there is a surprising amount of green space and accesible trails in this area. The Plaza just off of 95th Street is the G.F. Hustler Memorial Plaza. It is named after Bennett School Principal, George Francis Hustler, in recognition of his contributions to the community of Cloverbar and his students. It was erected in 1991 by his former students, 33 years after his death. Moving on down the trail, the view from the Leilani Muir Pedestrian Bridge is not to be missed. It offers a fantastic view of downtown Edmonton that is second to none. From this vantage point you are looking up at the Hotel MacDonald and the Shaw Conference Centre and are only steps away from Louise McKinney Park. To the right you will see the Edmonton Queen Riverboat at it's berth. This is a busy area and an enjoyable stroll for all ages and abilities.