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A new accidental beach emerged along the North Saskatchewan River and near the Cloverdale neighbourhood in 2017 and 2018. It emerged due to LRT construction of the Tawatinâ LRT bridge, an existing sandbar downstream, low water levels and flow. 

Although short in duration, the beach was a popular destination for citizens.

The City is unsure whether the beach will re-emerge in 2019. Online notifications will be updated to reflect its condition.


Public Engagement Report 2018

Learn about what we did, what we heard and what's next.

Accessing the Beach

Please exercise caution when accessing the area. The entry point to the beach is not a maintained recreational trail.

Reduced Speed Limit

The following measures are now in place for traffic and pedestrian safety awareness:

  • Temporary speed reduction from 60 to 50 kilometres per hour along 98 Avenue between 91 Street and 96A Street
  • Speed displays to notify drivers of a reduced speed limit zone and to improve speed compliance
  • Zebra pedestrian crosswalk markings and yellow flex posts along the centre line on either side of the standard marked crosswalk at 96 Street

The speed limit change will be part of a one-year pilot project to assess the effectiveness of the speed reduction along 98 Avenue.


Public parking is available in the following areas:

  • Northside of 98A Avenue for two hours between 8am-4pm Monday to Friday and unlimited at any other time
  • Roadways adjacent to green spaces along the southern portion of the neighbourhood (Gallagher Park, Cloverdale Community League and adjacent to the Bennett Centre) 

Using the Beach

Swimming is not recommended and may pose a drowning hazard. There may be other hazards like debris in the sand or water, rapidly changing water levels, strong or unpredictable currents, and water may not meet recreational water quality guidelines. Please note there are no lifeguards on duty or life saving equipment available. 

Temporary Amenities

Portable toilets, additional garbage cans and bike racks are available on the maintained trail near the beach.


Peace Officers, Park Rangers and Edmonton Police Service will be actively patrolling the area.

Please respect the surrounding parkland, pick up after yourself and be a good neighbour!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed on the beach?

No, fires are not allowed and all bylaws pertaining to fires apply.

Are pets allowed on the beach?

Yes, dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are on a leash.  

Be a responsible pet owner by complying with all animal bylaws.
Cleaning up after your pet isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the law.

Can I bring alcohol to the beach?

No, alcohol is not allowed on the beach or in any City park.


Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Map of Accidental Beach
Accidental Beach
Edmonton, Alberta

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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