The Wildlife Underpass is probably one of the coolest places that you’re going to explore, the walk begins from a residential neighbourhood where you’ll make your way down the paved bike path, towards the Henday, head out on a dirt road until the very end, and then down and up into a valley to make your way to the underpass. An industrial park in northeast Edmonton officially opened a new bridge on Wednesday that includes an underpass for wildlife. Along I-25, south of Denver is CDOT's 'I-25 Gap Project' where they are working on 18 miles of the interstate between southern Monument and Castle Rock. There was no one else around when we explored, so we wouldn’t hesitate to leave a stroller at the top. It is right under the Anthony Henday freeway and right by my house. The wildlife underpass is the only structure of its kind in Alberta outside the national parks. From a traffic perspective, the new bridge links businesses in the park directly to the Henday via Aurum Road, he said. It's a place they made for the wildlife to go under the road. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. MacTaggart Sanctuary to the Wildlife Underpass This is a beautiful little ravine hike within southwest Edmonton. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. 70. You Can Zipline into the Water at Kinosoo Beach in Cold Lake . Little did I know, until just this summer, that right there, sitting on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River, was the little-less-travelled, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park. The bridge in the Aurum Energy Park is at Aurum Road and 17th Street NE. Edmonton's Local Subreddit! The cost of the bridge project was in the $30 to $40 million range, he said. Hiking Trail. EDMONTON – Construction crews are getting ready to open a $4-million moose underpass, built to offset the impact of three new residential neighbourhoods on the edge of a provincial park. Explore The Wildlife Underpass. The corridor needed to be large so that animals in the area would consider it a natural passageway, Mariash told CBC Radio's Edmonton AM on Wednesday. For truckers it also means being able to avoid going over railway crossings in the area where they have to wait for trains to cross. By Raising Edmonton / September 27, 2018 . There are a few trails within the MacTaggart area, some a little more difficult than others, so it’s a great spot to get a little warmth in your legs. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). By Raising Edmonton / August 17, 2020 . A rendering of a wildlife overpass and underpass near Durango. GALLERY: Photos of the aftermath of the Edmonton storm on July 17, 2019. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. How do you get to the wildlife underpass? By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Edmonton has its share of natural wonders that everyone knows and loves, but who knew there was a graffiti art scene thriving under our busy roads? A new bridge in an industrial park in northeast Edmonton, which includes an underpass for wildlife, was officially opened on Wednesday. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. The Anthony Henday Wildlife underpass has some great graffiti. This off the grid structure was built for wildlife crossing the Whitemud Creek. The wildlife corridor underneath the bridge is about 18 metres tall and 30 metres across. "It goes over this 100-foot-deep ravine so it's quite dramatic," said Ken Mariash, founder of Focus Equities, the company that developed the industrial park. in Mactaggart for the shortest walk – it’s under a kilometer until you reach the ravine where you’ll see the wildlife underpass. Infrastructure Asset: … Somewhere that local parents need to know about? Tip: for a bit of a longer walk, park further down the path at McLuhan Bluff, and turn right on the paved bike path. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. "We have a lot of deer roaming around, bobcats, coyotes and rabbits," Mariash said. Check Out These Day Trips. The wildlife underpass is just a tunnel that goes under the Anthony Henday, allowing a safer way for animals to get from one side of the Henday to the other – but it’s got some cool factor if you’re looking for places to bring your kids that have a great ‘destination point’ at the end. The varied habitats of the Sanctuary attract a diversity of animals, including more than one hundred bird species, and provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. An underpass with a width of 57 m, a height of 2 m and a length of 60 m would have the same openness index, but a height of 2 m would clearly be insufficient for large species like red deer or moose. Pics. EDMONTON—Maybe you’ll journey to the Purple City or brave a trip to the End of the World. The graffiti filled tunnel is one of those adventures that’s short enough from origin that even toddlers can make the trek, but it’s cool enough to entertain tweens and teens – checking all of our boxes for adventures within the city. By Raising Edmonton / July 3, 2018 . I have lived in Edmonton since 2002, and have drove to the Edmonton Valley Zoo and off leash area in Buena Vista Park many, many times. This suggests that animals often approach underpasses without crossing under them, however modifications to underpass design may improve non-wildlife underpass use. By Raising Edmonton / May 19, 2019 . Wildlife Passage Engineering Design Guidelines Stantec Consulting, Ltd - 2010 Organization: City of Edomton Location: Edmonton Abstract: Tags: Document Type: BMP mitigation design. By Raising Edmonton / May 19, 2019 . This graffiti tunnel was actually built as a wildlife underpass to allow safe crossing for wildlife from one side of the Anthony Henday to the other. A new connector roadway was officially unveiled in northeast Edmonton on Wednesday morning, and it includes an underpass … The U.S. 97 passing lanes project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. For instance, one of Holterhus' favourite places is a wildlife underpass in south Edmonton, constructed so animals can travel safely under Anthony Henday Drive. Darcy Seaton CTV News Edmonton @DarcySeatonCTV Contact. The bridge in the Aurum Energy Park is at Aurum Road and 17th Street NE. Day Trip. Vinesh Pratap explains. Park your vehicle near the entrance to the paved path nearMullen Cres. Watch out, Alberta — close encounters with cougars are on the rise, Edmonton wildlife rescue seeks bigger pool for orphaned beaver. A new energy/technical industrial area developed in the east end of Edmonton now has an animal underpass to allow wildlife to roam safely. Yellowhead Trail and St. Albert Trail on Thursday, July, 18 after a sinkhole appeared on the road under the overpass. He was also a big fan of the Edmonton wildlife underpass. Let our team create a custom advertising package to amplify your brand message across multiple channels for maximum impact. User account menu. Reaching Edmonton Families has never been easier. Therefore minimum values have to be set for height and width. Located 33 km southwest of Edmonton’s city centre, the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary protects 348 acres of marshland, open meadow, aspen parkland and pine forest. Three Edmonton Trails to Discover This Fall with Your Kids. Log In Sign Up. There are also benefits to the people who work at the industrial park, which includes a mix of energy service companies, builders and trucking outfits. Along with the new bridge a large green space has been developed which includes a walking path. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Pics . "Even if somebody's working in the industrial environment, [it] doesn't mean they can't enjoy nature and have it enhanced and exposed to them. "It makes your day if you get to be in a beautiful kind of a setting," Mariash said. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Comments are welcome while open. Lastly, let’s talk about the Wildlife Underpass (or Graffiti Tunnel as it’s been accurately dubbed on TikTok) located under the Anthony Henday near the neighborhood of Jagare Ridge. Posted by 2 years ago. It’s stroller friendly until you get to the hills, where you might want to leave the stroller at the top while you descend into the ravine. Our Services; Our Process; Our Products; Projects; News ; About Us; Contact Us; Select Page. An industrial park in northeast Edmonton officially opened a new bridge on Wednesday that includes an underpass for wildlife. Project Type: fencing habitat creation/restoration overpass public awareness campaigns routine maintenance guidelines shelf signage timing of road projects traffic calming underpass. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. That isn't because it lacks personality, but because it's not easy to access. Close. There is plenty of bright colored graffiti on the walls, the creek to throw rocks in, the bridge above and sometimes, if you’re lucky, wildlife going through the tunnels. Published Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:38PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:47PM MDT SHARE. Murphy explained that the "heavy lifting" has been done for their nearly completed wildlife underpass … By Raising Edmonton / September 27, 2018 . Colorado Department of Parks & Wildlife recently posted 'before and after' photos of how an I-25 underpass was transformed to better suit animal use. Explore Kurayba's photos on Flickr. "It cuts back almost an hour of commute for 10,000 workers.". We spent about an hour, walking around, exploring the lower and upper part of the underpass with the kids. (Riley Holterhus) Holterhus said the interactive map will focus on natural, outdoor places with a focus on the lesser known corners of the river valley, including panoramic viewpoints, secret fishing holes and secluded beaches. Advertise with us to grow your business and build our community — together. 70. Kurayba has uploaded 6977 photos to Flickr. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. A local resource? Explore The Wildlife Underpass . Located underneath a busy stretch of Anthony Henday Drive, the "Wildlife Underpass" as it's known by locals, is one of the coolest, yet least popular attractions in the city. How much time should you expect to spend there? Narcity spoke to a City of Edmonton representative, Kris Berezanski, who told us that the tunnel is under the jurisdiction of the province. 24 comments. "That's on the south side. Did you discover a great place to play? (credit: Colorado) The goal is to prevent vehicles colliding with animals by 85%. A wildlife underpass at the Rock Creek site along Highway 3 is one of two wildlife crossing projects included in Alberta Transportation’s 2019 Provincial Construction Program. Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast, a production of the Edmonton Community Foundation.In particular, we talked about Episode 53 which features Councillor Aaron Paquette. For Edmontonians by Edmontonians! Clifford E. Lee Natural Area. Press J to jump to the feed. Relative openness can then be used as a value that reflects the fact that the longer an underpass is, the wider and higher it has to be. Imagine William Hawrelak Park, but with less people. Three Edmonton Trails to Discover This Fall with Your Kids . Day Trip. The entire walk from the parked vehicle to the wildlife underpass is under one kilometer, and it was short enough for a two year old to trek, with a few sections of hilly area where we carried her on our shoulders, or passed her across the creek. This south Edmonton wildlife underpass is one of Holterhus’ favourite destinations in Edmontno. This project presented unique engineering and construction challenges. The Wildlife Underpass. “Without a wildlife underpass, the potential for vehicular collisions was great.” Hawks Ridge Pass is the fifth and latest milestone in a six-year conservation process that has City of Edmonton staff, developers, provincial park staff, engineers, planners and local green groups all working together to limit the harm to nature from housing developments around Big Lake. "You don't have to put pavement everywhere.". By Raising Edmonton / May 19, 2019 The wildlife underpass is just a tunnel that goes under the Anthony Henday, allowing a safer way for animals to get from one side of the Henday to the other – but it’s got some cool factor if you’re looking for places to bring your … We also highlighted Unit B, a co-working space located on 104 Street downtown in the historic McKenney … If you want to share a resource, ask a question or inquire about advertising and partnerships, get in touch with us: Owls Nest, Urban ‘Hoodoos’ and Creeks on Whitemud Creek Trail, Exploring the Bridges of Kennedale Ravine Trail with Kids, Exploring Strathcona Science Park with Kids, Three Edmonton Trails to Discover This Fall with Your Kids, What to do in Edmonton May Long Weekend with Kids | May 17-19, There’s a Water Lantern Festival Coming to Edmonton this August, Car Insurance Myths and the Facts Behind Them, What You Should Know About Dog Bite Lawsuits, The most common issues with digital assets – and how DAM software can help, One Business Resolution You Need to Make for 2021, Look for the paved path towards the ravine, until you hit the dirt road/path, Follow the path all the way until the end where you’ll see the fence, past the power lines, Turn left at the fence, head down the hill until you see the way through the underpass, To get to the bridge above, you’ll have to cross a small creek, look for the log to step across, Head up the hill, to the entrance of the bridge on top of the wildlife underpass. 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