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The Lansdowne staircase and trail opened for public use on September 4, 2020.

About the Project

The Lansdowne Staircase and Trail project was initiated to improve connectivity between Lansdowne Drive and the shared pathway running along Whitemud Drive that connects to Snow Valley and Whitemud Creek trails. 

Through community feedback, as well as information gathered from studies and geotechnical investigation, the decision was made to construct a paved trail from Lansdowne Drive to a new staircase connecting to the path below.

Construction began in summer 2020 and was completed in September 2020. The Lansdowne staircase and trail project was completed on time and on budget.


  • Summer/fall - construction


  • Winter/spring - environmental impact assessment & site location study
  • Summer/fall - detailed design and approvals to build


  • Spring/summer - feasibility and geotechnical investigation
  • Summer/fall - concept development
  • Fall/winter - preliminary design

Public Engagement History

Design Phase: 2018 and 2019

Once the concept design is completed, detailed design will begin. Upon completion of the detailed design, preparation and planning for construction will take place.

Concept Phase: 2018

Two concept design options were presented at a public engagement session in September 2018. The feedback received from this session was used to develop a preferred concept design option.

The overall response to the concept plans presented at the session was positive and there was support for the staircase development.

What We Heard - September 25, 2018

Strategy Phase: 2015

Engagement was conducted through the Building Great Neighbourhoods engagement meetings, specifically Lansdowne Meeting Two held on March 17, 2015. This identified a need to address and formalize the current goat trail.

What We Heard - March 17, 2015

For More Information

Open Space Planning and Design

14th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB  T5J 0J4


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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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