MacKinnon Ravine Park – Government House Park
Photos taken in May & June 2017
Government House Park
As soon as all the snow melts and the sun is shining bright I head down to the River Valley for my run/walks. I come down here and forget that I’m even in the city. It’s gorgeous, calm and so peaceful. I lose myself in my thoughts and come away more energetic and full of inspiration. This daily practice does wonders for my life.
I park in a residential area just off 142st near the 142st bridge. I start there and head out through the MacKinnon Ravine Park towards Government House Park. From there I head out over the Groat Bridge, run a few sets of stairs and then head back. It works out to be about 6km with the stair climbs.
The Downtown view from Groat Bridge.
It’s not a hard 6km, I’m stopping constantly to take in the views and take photographs. Everyday, no matter how many times I see it, this is my routine. Spring/Summer is so short here, I never take these seasons for granted.
Almost to the top of a stair set in MacKinnon Ravine.
The reward for the stair climb. The view south towards Hawrelak Park.
I have began a habit of looking up. The blue sky, the sun, the light, the green- I feel a happiness inside that I can’t put words to.
Get out, explore, there is magic out there if you’re willing to see it.
Edmonton is such a great city! Thanks for sharing. Rob and I need to check out these trails this summer. 🙂
The whole river valley is just so beautiful!
Love the pictures.