Snow Valley Aerial Park Tower

The Aerial Park Tower at Snow Valley Aerial Park is Edmonton's most thrilling outdoor adventure!

With over 100 elements on the structure, there is something for everyone! Crawl, climb, swing, and step your way through locally-themed elements up to 15 metres high, including the rainbow wall, ski-bridge, swinging picnic table, and tons of other challenges!

The Snow Valley Aerial Park Tower is set up "choose your own adventure" style. This means that you can pick whichever elements you would (or would not) like to explore. To help you along, the games are graded like runs on a ski hill; green, blue and black. All climbs are max 2-hours.

People of all ages will love challenging themselves on the tower! Plan a date night, friend hangout, birthday party, team bonding day, or any other occasion you can dream up to have a great time outdoors.

Individual Climb Pricing (up to 2hrs)

Climbing rates on the Aerial Park Tower. Prices below are per person.

We strongly recommend pre-booking your adventure online for the best experience. There is limited capacity on the tower and there is no guarantee of availability for walk-ups.

Height Mon-Fri Sat, Sun & Hol
OVER 140CM tall $41$46
From 125CM to 140CM tall* $33$38
Twilight Rates (All Heights over 125cm)** $32 $37

*125-140cm Info

*Persons between 125cm and 140cm tall may access the Ground Level obstacles by themselves (125-140cm rates apply); they can be "accompanied" by an adult from the ground at no charge.

The person between 125cm and 140cm tall may access the Full Tower ONLY IF accompanied on the tower by a Chaperone over 140cm and at least 14 years of age (Regular Rates apply to Chaperone; one chaperone for every 3 participants on same level). Height restrictions are strictly enforced.

Note:All participants under 140cm WILL struggle on many elements around the tower, even with a chaperone's help.

**Twilight Ticket Info

Twilight Tickets include a full 2 hour adventure right before we close. Twilight rates are available daily the last four Ground School times.

Twilight climbs on Thursdays are the "Thirsty Thursday" tickets. Learn more about Thirsty Thursdays below.

Other Ticket Options

Check out some of our special deals and promo nights below!

Extra Value Card: $175 for 5 climbs

5 Fully Transferable Aerial Park climbs for only $175!

The Extra Value Card is one of our very best deals - a fully transferable card with 5 full Aerial Park visits for just $175! Use all of the climbs at once, or just one at a time; share them with your friends and family, or use them all yourself. It's up to you!

How to purchase & use:
  • Purchase your Extra Value Card on our website OR over the phone at 780-434-3991.
    • NOTE: Just buying the Extra Value Card online does NOT guarantee your climb time. You must call to book your Extra Value Card climb times. Extra Value Card climbs are subject to the same availability as regular climbs.
  • Call our Guest Services team at 780-434-3991 to book in your climbs.
  • When you call to book climbs on your Extra Value Card, you will need to know the name of the person who initially purchased it.
  • Extra Value Card climbs must be redeemed in the same calendar year they are purchased.

All Access Pass - Climb, Mine, & Golf!

The All Access pass includes:

  • One full 2hr climb on the Aerial Park Tower
  • One 3lb bag of mining rough at Whitemud Creek Mining Co. (either Pay Dirt or Fossil Find)
  • One basket of balls at Snow Valley Target Golf

Price:
Monday - Friday: $53
Sat, Sun, & Holi: $59

To Purchase: Purchase your All Access Pass online, then call our Guest Services team at 780-434-3991 to book in your climb time. Target Golf and Mining are both first-come first-served, and can be enjoyed either before or after your climb.

Thirsty Thursdays

Discounted Climbing and Craft Beer in the treetops - what could be better?

Join us as we welcome a local craft brewery to the Aerial Park treetop patio every Thursday this summer!

How does Thirsty Thursday work?

Visit us for a Twilight Climb on Thursday (yay discounted tickets!) and hang around after your climb for some delicious drinks on our one-of-a-kind treetop patio.

The tower is always open to families and non-alcoholic options will be available.

Don’t feel like hanging around for a drink? That is totally okay! You can just enjoy your 2 hour climb as with any other Twilight Ticket.

Don’t feel like climbing? That’s cool too! Walk-up tickets will be available to Guest Services in person for $5, so you can enjoy the treetop patio without climbing! (walk-up ticket availability is not guaranteed, and is subject to patio capacity).

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Tentative Lineup - subject to change without notice

  • July 7 - Alley Kat Brewing
  • July 14 - Town Square Brewing
  • July 21 - Situation Brewing
  • July 28 - TBD
  • August 4 - Broken Spoke Cidery
  • August 11 - Analog Brewing
  • August 18 - Longroof Brewing
  • August 24 (WEDNESDAY, due to Private Event Aug.25) - Bent Stick Brewing

Aerial Park Tower - Closed for 2022

Last Day of the season: September 30, 2022

Other Important Things To Know


There are a few key things to know before you arrive. PLEASE take a read through this section and/or watch the "Know Before You Go" video before booking.

We strongly recommend pre-booking your adventure online for the best experience. There is limited capacity on the tower and there is no guarantee of availability for walk-ups.

What To Bring

Required:
  • You MUST WEAR RUNNERS or closed toe athletic shoes. No flip-flops, crocs, bare feet or sandals of any type.
Recommended:
  • Water bottle
  • Wear athletic clothing that is easy to move in
  • Layers are always a good idea too! Once you get moving on the tower you’ll heat up quickly. Check the forecast - if there is a chance of rain, bring a rain jacket
  • You can wear your hat and glasses/sunglasses on the tower. We strongly recommend the use of a glasses retainer to help keep the glasses attached to your head. Just ask for one during your ground school orientation
  • (optional) Gloves - Some people like to wear gloves and prefer the protection and extra grip, while some find wearing gloves to be more difficult
Don't Bring:
  • Anything in your hands or pockets up the tower with you! This includes phone, wallet, jewelry (especially rings), etc.
  • We have small complimentary lockers at the base of the tower to lock up your car keys, wallet, jewelry, etc. (free of charge)

Height & Weight Restrictions

Height Restrictions
  • You must be at least 125 cm tall to participate. Height restrictions are strictly enforced. Please be aware that any participant under 140cm will struggle with some above ground elements on the tower.
  • Persons between 125cm and 140cm tall may access the Ground Level by themselves! They may only have Full Tower Access IF accompanied by a Chaperone over 140cm and at least 14 years of age (Regular Rates apply to Chaperone; one chaperone for every 3 participants on same level).
  • All participants under 140cm WILL struggle on many elements around the tower, even with a chaperone's help.
Weight Restrictions
  • There is no maximum weight.
  • The maximum waist size is 150cm (59in) to fit in the harness.
Age Restrictions
  • There are no age restrictions, as long as the height requirement is met!
  • The Aerial Park tower has a wide range of obstacles & difficulties, and people of all ages & abilities will have a blast!

Arrival Timing

  • You MUST ARRIVE 15 minutes PRIOR to the start of your booking. Due to volume and limited capacity, our Ground School orientations must start on time. Late-comers will forfeit their tickets if not on time.
  • Feel like showing up early? Great! There are tons of other activities to do while you wait for your climb to start.
  • Climbs are a maximum 2 hours and include a short ground school to get the harness fitted and learn how to use the tower.

VIDEO - Know Before You Go

   

Groups

The Snow Valley Aerial Park Tower is the perfect activity for groups of all shapes and sizes!

We have group plans perfect for:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate & Team Adventures
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Family Reunions and Outings
  • School Groups, Sports Teams, and Youth Groups
  • ...and more!

Please check out our Groups Page for more information.

What Else Is There To Do?

There's more to summer at Snow Valley than just the tower!

Around The Tower Base

  • Playgrounds - We have several play structures suitable for kids who are too short for (or just not interested in) the tower, including a jungle gym, merry go round, nature-inspired climbing boulder, and classic playground!
  • Spectator Area - Don't want to climb or are taking a break? No problem! There is plenty of space for spectators at the base of the tower, including first-come-first-serve picnic tables.

Whitemud Creek Mining Co.

Kids and adults of all ages will LOVE using the sluice to excavate through bags of mining rough, uncovering gemstones and fossils as they do!

The Whitemud Creek Mining Company is located right next to the Snow Valley Aerial Park tower.

Learn more about Whitemud Creek Mining Co.
 

Snow Valley Target Golf

Head across the parking lot, grab a bucket of balls, and take a swing at dozens of fun targets placed up the Snow Valley slopes!

This is a perfect activity for adults and kids alike (plus it's located near the licensed patio!)

Snow Valley Target Golf is located just across the parking lot from the Aerial Park Tower, on the Ski Hill slopes.

Learn more about Snow Valley Target Golf
 

Food, Beverage, and Retail

Looking for some food, snacks, or drinks during your visit? We have a few different options to choose from!

Creekside Eats is our outdoor licensed patio, also serving up thin crust pizas, scoops of ice cream, stadium nachos, and all sorts of beverages for kids and adults alike. Find us near the base of the ski hill!

Rainbow Valley Chalet is the home of our Guest Services team, and are perfect for a quick treat, a small souvenir, or some forgotten supplies. The ice cream freezer is always stocked too!

See the Creekside Eats menu and learn more about the food and beverage options here.

Rainbow Valley Campground

Did you know that Snow Valley is also home to Rainbow Valley Campground?

Turn your visit into a stay! Camp under the treed canopy, explore the river valley walking trails, and set up your base to rest or explore. Tents and RV spots available.

Check out the Rainbow Valley Campground website for more information.

 

FAQ

We can't wait to see you on your visit! Though we tried to cover the important details above, we hope that the list below helps out with any other questions you may have. If you have any questions that aren't answered below, please contact us by phone at 780-434-3991 or by email at aerialpark@snowvalley.ca

How do I get to Snow Valley Aerial Park?

Our address is 13204 Rainbow Valley Road. We are located on 119 Street just off the Whitemud Freeway. Take the 119 street exit off the Whitemud Freeway and turn south. Turn right (west) at the traffic lights 300m ahead where there is a wooden sign that says "Whitemud Park". Follow the road down the hill and under the Freeway overpass that will lead you to our parking lot.

Is the Aerial Park for kids or adults?

Our Aerial Park is for everyone! From the timid to the ninja warrior, there is something here for all ages who MUST meet our minimum height requirement (minimum height 125 centimeters or 4 foot 1 inch tall) and maximum waist (maximum 150 centimeter or 59 inch waist) restrictions. Kids under 140cm WILL struggle on several elements on the upper course.

Can I get my photo taken on the tower?

Yes! Our guides all have cameras and are happy to take your photo up on the tower! PLEASE make sure that you ask a guide if you would like photos taken. To get a photo, you will have to give your email to the staff member at Check-In. Then, once you are on the tower, simply flag down a guide and they will be able to take your photo, which will be emailed to you at the end of the day. You may not bring your own phone/camera on the tower for safety reasons.

I got my photo taken on the Aerial Park but I can't find it. What do I do?

If you got an email/text with some photos: Make sure you scroll through them all! The photos are sent out in batches and your photo may be farther down in the album. If you are sure your photos are not there and you remember some photos being taken of you, please contact our Guest Services team who will be able to help you.

If you did not receive an email or text with photos: Did you ask a guide on the tower for photos of you? If yes, they should be on the way! Please wait at least 1 day for your photos to arrive and check your junk folder too. We use a company called "Fotaflo" to deliver the photos and those emails sometimes end up in the junk/spam folder. If you have checked and they still have not arrived: Do you remember filling in a photo form or giving your email/phone number to Guest Services? If not, please fill the form in now. Once the form is filled in, or if you had filled it in when at the tower, please contact our Guest Services team who will be able to help you.

How athletic do you have to be?

Our Aerial Park is “challenge-by-choice” which allows you to choose your own difficulty! With over 100 different games, there is something for everyone. There are many stairs and reaching overhead is required to use our smart belay system.

Do I have to book a time online?

ALL reservations must be made in advance. Make sure to book early as many of our weekend days sell out before we even open for the day. We strongly recommend booking online, but will accept bookings over the phone.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require a minimum 24 hours’ notice to cancel or change your reservation time. If you wish to cancel, we do not issue refunds; instead you will receive a credit to use anytime at Snow Valley including at Whitemud Creek Mining Co., Target Golf, Guest Services, Creekside Eats, and even our Winter Operations.

What happens if it is raining?

The tower is open rain or shine! There is no additional risk to climbing while it's raining. However, if there is a heavy downpour, thunder/lightning, or heavy winds, we will evacuate the tower. We will bring you to a safe location where you will wait for 30 minutes. If the storm has not passed by that point, we will issue a rain check for you to return at another time that season.

Can I participate if I am pregnant?

No. The risk is too high. You also cannot be a chaperone. The chaperone must be able to wear a harness and follow the group through the obstacles to assist in hard to reach areas.

Do you have options for people with disabilities?

For wheelchair users, the tower is unfortunately not accessible. There is a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk that leads to the tower base and spectator area.

For many other needs, we have a highly adaptable team and have some resources and equipment on-hand to make the Aerial Park as inclusive as possible. Please give us a call at 780-434-3991 to see if we can meet your needs. We would love to create a great experience for you, and will do everything we can within the contraints of the tower design!

Do I need to bring a harness, helmet, or rock climbing shoes?

No. Our tower design and safety systems/procedures require our own specific equipment for safe usage. Helmets are not required on our tower. This is one reason why we ask you to remove everything from your pockets (to prevent the possibility of objects falling from above). No special footwear is required beyond a crosstrainer, runner or casual closed-toe shoe that fits snug and comfortable. Crocs are not acceptable.

How does the chaperoning work? What else do I need to know about supervising my kids?

If your children/grandchildren are over 140cm (55in), they do not need to be accompanied on the tower. If, however, any of them are under 140cm, they need to be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 years-old and over 140cm. This individual will need to stay with the shorter child(ren) for the duration of the climb.

Each chaperone may supervise up to 3 children, as long as the whole group stays together as they climb around the tower.

There is no childcare facility onsite. If you need to supervise children on the ground who are too small to climb and if it is not possible for you to find another adult to help, we can provide a Climbing Buddy to accompany your children on the tower while you stay with the others on the ground. Please call well in advance to inquire about availability and pricing.

We now feature two climbing structures located just North of the tower and two boulders behind the Rainbow Valley Chalet for children who either cannot or do not want to go on the tower. There are several walking paths departing from our parking lot that you can explore.

Do I have to go through ground school again if I have been there before?

Yes you do.

What happens if I need to take a break, get some water, or go to the washroom?

You can drink water on the ground level with your harness on as long as you stay within the fenced area. If you have to use the bathroom, just let a Guide know. They’ll help you get out of your harness and when you return, they’ll help you get back in and up climbing. This also applies to parents who are escorting children to the washroom. To maximize your time on the tower, we recommend visiting the bathroom before your start time, as your climbing end time does not change if you are off the tower.

What happens if I fall?

Our harness and lanyard system will only let you fall a short distance before catching you. Once you catch your breath, you can get back onto the element yourself or one of our well-trained Guides can assist you if you’re having difficulty. If required, we’ll send a simple pulley system out to you and walk you through each step to get you back up and climbing.

What happens if I get hurt?

While we work hard to minimize the risk to you at the Aerial Park, there is some inherent risk in participating. All of our Guides are certified in First Aid and have gone through training to ensure that we provide the best service we can in case of an injury. If you are hurt on the tower but able to walk, notify a Guide either on the tower or the ground. We will provide first aid. If you are hurt while on an element, call for help and our Guides will lower you to the ground where we can continue first aid and ensure you receive additional assistance, if needed.

We hope this helped! Again, if you have any questions that aren't answered below, please contact us by phone at 780-434-3991 or by email at aerialpark@snowvalley.ca