Nature Adventure – Mill Creek Ravine

We think it’s the perfect spot for an Edmonton nature adventure at any time of the year – but there’s something just a little extra special about a nature adventure in Mill Creek Ravine in the Fall. From bright yellow treetops to golden-hour sunsets, it’s also a perfect place to take photos in Edmonton! Here are 5 things your family will love about adventuring in Mill Creek Ravine!

Edmonton Playgrounds Mill Creek Ravine 1
We love all the bridges in Mill Creek Ravine!

1 – Bridges

From the tops of the tall trestles to the simple crossings that run over the creek, bridges make Mill Creek Ravine feel like more of a true adventure! Bonus – they offer outstanding photo ops!

Edmonton playgrounds Mill creek Ravine 2
Kids can’t get enough of playing in the creek!

2 – The creek

From spots where you’ll find a mini waterfall, to the little beaches just perfect for searching for rocks, the creek just might be the best part of any visit to Mill Creek Ravine! May we suggest a game of Pooh Sticks?!?

Edmonton playgrounds Mill creek Ravine 3
Our favourite climbing tree in Mill Creek Ravine

3 – Trees to climb

Whether you choose the ones right along the path, or venture up into the forest, there are tons of spots to climb trees throughout the ravine. Fall is a perfect time to climb! The dense brush is gone and many of the leaves are too!

Edmonton Playgrounds Mill Creek Ravine 10
Mother Nature makes the best bridges!

4 – Risky play

Mother nature’s bridges are the best, aren’t they? From the aforementioned climbing trees to the log bridges, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to try a little risky play as part of their nature adventure.

Edmonton playgrounds Mill creek Ravine 4
Choose your own adventure with lots of walking paths

5 – Tons of routes

Mill Creek Ravine is a perfect “choose-your-own-adventure” nature adventure! There are so many different path options – and thanks to cell phone maps, we’ve always been able to find our way back out! Let the kids lead the way and have some fun!

Edmonton playgrounds Mill creek Ravine 6
Can’t beat the fall colours in Mill Creek Ravine!

We often park near the Argyll Community League, 6750 – 88 Street. We access Mill Creek Ravine from any of the drop-in points in the field behind the facility. Another favourite entrance to the ravine is via the Hazeldean trail system, at 93 Street and 68 Avenue. You can find trail notifications for Mill Creek Ravine HERE.

PLAYGROUND PAIRING: 3 great Edmonton playgrounds to pair with a visit to Mill Creek Ravine are ARGYLL PLAYGROUND, HAZELDEAN PARK, and MILL CREEK SCHOOL.

Scroll to Top