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Trails and pathways encourage healthy lifestyles, save energy and protect air quality by encouraging non-motorized transportation. Lacombe’s trail system includes natural, gravel and paved trails.

Residents & visitors are encouraged to: 

  • Take a power walk around the Cranna Lake Trail, stop at the outdoor fitness stations and challenge yourself while boosting your metabolism naturally and improving your overall health.
  • Check out the natural trails surrounding Elizabeth Lake. Posted signs will guide you from the Cranna Lake Trail head to the lake. Be be sure to try out the four fitness equipment pieces that are located along the trail, thanks to Bill Nielsen Trail Society - formerly known as Lacombe in Motion
  • If you are looking for a more leisurely walk, take a stroll through the alleys of our historic downtown and check out the beautiful murals portraying local streetscapes dating back to the period between 1890 and 1910. Refer to the brochure for more information.
  • Before heading out on the trails, be sure to check out the Fight the Bite information on how to protect yourself and family from mosquitoes

New trail development

Each year sees further progress in the development of the various trails. Long-term development of trails is outlined in the Lacombe Trail/Sidewalk Development Plan.

Trails Portal

Bill's Great Trail Day poster

The Bill Nielsen Trail Society (BNTS) is a non-profit organization that fundraises for recreational trails upkeep and equipment. The Society is a group of friends of the late Bill Nielsen, a dedicated volunteer, trail builder and marathon runner who ran 100 marathons; more than 30 with Parkinson’s disease. We all have a common interest in continuing and honoring Bill’s legacy toward exercise, health, and community service.

On August 26, 2017, celebrations planned in conjunction with ‘The Great Trail Day’ or the ‘Trans Canada Trail 150 Party’ will be hosted along the Trans Canada Trail by many groups across our nation.
On behalf of the BNTS and the City of Lacombe, you are welcome to attend a volunteer celebration event on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m. at the north end of Elizabeth Lake in Lacombe.
This is a special event for the BNTS as it recognizes and thanks our many trail volunteers.
Please contact Sandi Stewart at (403)782-1266 or if you have any questions.