Canadian Skatepark Directory
Canadian Skatepark Directory
1. Find Skateparks Near Me
- Tap the target to find a skatepark near your current location,
- Enter a specific location to see skateparks within the radius you set of that location.
2. Search Skateparktour.ca
Skateparktour.ca is a Canadian Skatepark directory focused on BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. If you’re looking for a skatepark in Eastern Canada, check out Spott Dreams of Skateparks
3. Canadian Skatepark Map
Zoom in on the part of Canada that you want to explore the skateparks, or narrow the list using your favourite criteria in the skatepark list (scroll down!).
4. Canadian Skatepark List
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Skatepark Etiquette Reminders!
This video from the 100% SKate Club is a great reminder of the skatepark manners that help make skateparks great places to have fun riding.
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I was at a small town skatepark recently, taking virtual tour photos. A local skater, probably 14 or 15 years old came by for a session just as I finished taking photos. I gave him a sticker and told him what my photos were for. I also let him know about Skateparktour.ca because not everyone knows about it yet!
He commented that his town needs a new skatepark because the current one has no bowl. He’s right, the current park in his town is very limited. It has no elevated components to gain speed. It also lacks a variety of features such as stairs, up/down rails, hubbas, gaps banks, or transition features.
I responded that “it was time to start working on getting a new park”, and wished him a good session while I loaded gear in the car. It hit me as I drove away that what I said was not very helpful or motivational. I wished that I had made these 4 points with him:
Most skateparks exist because some people worked hard advocating for it, and persisted for years in some cases
Some skatepark efforts took years of advocacy, fundraising, and planning to get amazing skateparks built. Some examples include:
The Rossland Skatepark, Rossland BC. The Rossland Skatepark Association was formed in 1996 to advocate for the skatepark which was recently opened (2017 or2018?). The RSA put in about 24 years of dogged persistence and advocacy to get a skatepark for Rossland, a town of about 4000.
- SLP Skatepark, Lethbridge AB The Lethbridge Skateboard Association fought hard through much adversity to get Letbridge’s first modern skatepark built, now they have 2 more!
- It wasn’t that long ago that Calgary, a city of over 1 million, had ONE skatepark. For 10 years, the Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts (CASE) advocated and organized, found allies, and grew support in cowtown. In 2011 the City adopted the Calgary Skateboard Amenities Strategy (an award-winning document) by New Line Skateparks. Calgary now has NINE new skateparks (CKE, Deer Run, Huntington Hills, Midnapore, New Brighton, Southwood, Bowness, Genesis, and Rocky Ridge.
Lots Of Skateparks exist because of advocacy by young people – Go ahead, become an advocate in your town!
Here are three examples of skateparks built with youth getting the wheels rolling, there are many more
Legacy Skatepark, Langdon AB Langdon youth got huge support from their local FCSS. They helped the young people organize and approach the Council and the provincial government for funding.
- Delburne Skatepark Delburne AB When Delburne skaters spoke up about the need for a skatepark their school got behind them, then the Delburne Village Council, local businesses, and members of the community supported the project as well. Delburne now has a skatepark that is the envy of many much larger towns!
- Lacombe Skatepark, Lacombe AB Similar to Langdon, one of the first supporters when youth spoke up was the local FCSS. A skatepark committee made up of youth and adults who supported the skatepark process as passionately as the youth raised they money and got a very fun skatepark built in Lacombe..
Find allies, others who want a new skatepark too, including:
- Other youth, including skaters, BMX’ers, scooter riders. Taxpayer money will pay for most of the skatepark cost so everyone will get to use the skatepark and every user group would help make it happen!
- A youth-focused organization that may be able to support your cause, for example, the Boys & Girls Club, FCSS, teachers, or your school
- Supporters on your local council and local business people
You are not on your own, there are resources you can access!
- Check out the Skateparktour.ca Advocacy page for links to some excellent resources
- You can always contact Skateparktour.ca if you have questions about how to get started
- Contact New Line Skateparks a Canadian full-service skatepark design firm that has built MANY skateparks all over Canada.
Let’s see a new skatepark, or an addition, in this town and yours, soon!
I made it to Edmonton this past weekend for the opening day of the newly expanded House of Wheels 2.0. This video tells the story of what I saw and was able to video.
House of Wheels 2.0 tour page on Skateparktour.ca
HOW 2.0 is located across the parking lot from the old skatepark at 8834 48 Ave. NW. The entrance is toward the north end of the building, and there is a ramp to make it easier to get your bike, wheelchair, or mini-shredder’s stroller up to the park level.
There is now a large gathering area with tables and chairs where parents can hang out, or take a break between sessions on the ramps.
New to HOW 2.0 is a Little Shredders area, with some small features for the real little ones go gain skill and confidence on before riding the main park.
Also new is the pump track and flow jump area. The two areas run parallel to each other with the pump track on the inside, and the flow jumps on the outside. Both have high banked corners to help riders keep their speed up.
The box jump line is not open yet because the staff couldn’t get them ready for opening day. When I arrived Saturday morning, about an hour before opening, workers were cutting wood and screwing them into place on the pump track feature. Some had worked through the night to get the park ready to open.
I will return to House of Wheels in a few weeks to take photos for a new virtual tour, once everything is in place and working properly. Until then, you can get an idea of what to expect from the slideshow and this video (which is also on the HOW page).
Edmonton is so lucky to have House of Wheels! The last two skateparks in the area didn’t survive 2 years and here is HOW expanding and growing! It may not have every feature you want, but House of Wheels offers lots of variety, and they have plans to add even more features over time. If you’re in Edmonton, pick up a pass or punch card and enjoy a session from time to time to ensure the park continues to thrive!
For years now, Skateparktour.ca has included video edits shot at individual skateparks alont with photos or a virtual tour as part of the information provided about skateparks. In the past few years, fewer and fewer people have been making these “edits”, so Skateparktour.ca is starting to make our own.
The first video in the “LocalzSKatepark Tour” video Series from the Glendale Skatepark in Red Deer AB has been published and more are on the horizon. The Glendale video features (Skateparktour.ca sponsor) Industry Skate & Snow team members Riley & Mitchell Gladue sharing their thoughts about Red Deer’s outstanding primary skatepark.
The name of the series, “Localz Skatepark Tour” intend to counter the “Locals Only” ethic that was once more common in skateparks, and promote skateparks as great places for people sho skate, bike, scooter, inline, unicycle, or WCMX to gather and have fun. Today’s skateparks are welcoming and inclusive, and this video series will provide another way to showcase what your skatepark has to offer.
Do you want to help make a Localz Skatepark Tour video for your local skatepark? Contact Skateparktour.ca to discuss how we could make it happen!