Come walk with us through Mill Creek on a guided tour of this popular trail in central Edmonton. Meet in the upper parking lot for the Mill Creek pool prior to 12:30pm to allow for the event to start on time. We will be walking along that portion of the Mill Creek Ravine Park south of the Whyte (82) Avenue bridge to north of Argyll Rd. There is no cost but please register for this event. Registration for this event will soon be available on the EGS website, stay tuned for the link!
Mill Creek is a window to much of the geology, geologic processes and geohazards (geoaggravations) present in the Edmonton region. We will see excellent examples of geohazards, methods of mitigation and the intended and unintended results of those methods. Radiocarbon dates from trees squashed during the last glacial advance over the area reveal that about 43,700 years ago Mill Creek looked much as it does today..
The trip is about 4km long walking and will be mostly on paved or gravel trails. There may be some off trail stops. We will be 30 minutes walking distance from our vehicles at the furthest point on the trip. Bring clothing appropriate for the fall weather. We hope for sunshine but we may still go in light rain. Sturdy, comfortable walking or hiking boots are recommended.
*No toilets along route*