KISS N’ DROP
If you are not able to take a greener route, and dropping off by car is the only option, use one of the 22 “Kiss and Drop” spots outside the park gates at Groat Road. Please make sure you are in and out quickly to leave room for others.
RIDE YOUR BIKE
The whole family can ride their bikes to Hawrelak Park, lock your bikes in one of the bike lock-ups, and enjoy the Festival worry-free knowing your bikes are nice and secure in our supervised bike lockups. These are manned by our friends at Bike Edmonton, a non profit organization that offers cycling resources. There are two locations, one at the north entrance and one at the south.
Excellent point-to-point way to get in and out of the park, and the only vehicle allowed in besides buses.
WALK to the FESTIVAL
There are several pedestrian points of entry to William Hawrelak Park. Along with the main gates, the Park is accessible from a footbridge on the south side from the Valley Zoo, or down the stairs from Groat Road, or via a series of trails that wind their way through the surrounding ravine. Kindly Note: No Dogs Allowed in the Park
Disabled Adult Transit Service. All DATS vehicles are granted full access to Hawrelak Park for drop-off or pick-up but we are unable to handle specific handicap parking inquiries. If you are registered with DATS, we recommend that you book your reservation at least two days prior to your visit
NEW FOR 2019 - boat!
You’ve come to the Festival by bus, bike, and car. Now you can arrive via the North Saskatchewan! Be among the first to use the City of Edmonton’s new river dock, located just metres from the Hawrelak Ring Road
travel & accomodations
Welcome to Edmonton – home of the Edmonton Heritage Festival and a great place to spend some of your summer vacation. We’re one of Canada’s sunniest cities with more than 2,200 hours of sunlight per year. During the Festival, the sun sets at 9:23 pm so you have plenty of daylight hours.