Nellie McClung Park Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October.
Get some great pictures of downtown and the river valley Nellie McClung Park is a nature park which connects Queen Elizabeth Park to Henrietta Louise Edwards park. Great for walking and biking, there is also community access points to enter the park. Nellie McClung was another of the "Famous Five." She was the Liberal member of the Alberta Legislature for Edmonton from 1921 to 1926 and was involved in making "persons" out of women. During the following decade, Emily Murphy, with McClung and three other prominent prairie women, fought battles through the Canadian Supreme Court right up to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain. On October 18, 1929, they won their battle and women received the right to sit in the Senate. This walk starts at 91st Ave, where you can park along the street. You can take the paved trails or the bike trails closer to the river. There is a good elevation climb in this park both ways, so be prepared. However, this elevation change allows for some great views of downtown as you walk along the top of the riverbank. As you reach the end of the trail, you get get unbelievable shots of the downtown core plus a great view upriver. This is not to be missed. Heading back along the paved path you find yourself surrounded by mature trees and nature. This is a busy commuter park, but also a beautiful walk.