Killarney Lake Park
Wostawea runs many of its programs out of the Killarney Lake Park and Lodge, where the City of Fredericton grooms an extensive network of cross-country ski trails. Lessons for children and adults, and racing team practices, all take place there, as do some recreational outings. The club is currently working with city staff on a five-year project to expand and improve the ski trails network at Killarney Lake Park. We are grateful to the city and its staff for their strong support and excellent service.
Park in the lot beside the Rotary Lodge (just south of the lakeside parking lot). Start your ski from east edge of the parking lot or lodge. During the season, the lodge basement is open to all Wostaweans on Saturdays (9:30 am – 4:30 pm), Sunday afternoons (1:30 – 4:30 pm) as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays in the late afternoon and early evening (4:00 – 7:00 pm).
2016 saw significant trail development at Killarney, with the addition of approximately 4km of brand new trail and 2km of widened trail, specifically designed and built for skiing, and 2017 saw the construction of another ~4km of trail, and the upgrading of another 5km, completing the development of a purpose-built set of nordic ski trails at Killarney Lake Park. We have worked with the City to develop a map of the network, and each trail is signed in accordance with the map below, based on numbers and colour. Note that due to the nature of the terrain, the yellow, red and black loops are to be skied in the clockwise direction, as indicated on the map. Also note that the black trail (#5) has some very challenging hills, and is rated as most difficult.
Improvements were also made to the northern loop on trail 6, as well as the construction of a connector on trail 7, to permit access to additional easy / intermediate level terrain.
Wostawea is grateful for funding to support the 2016 and 2017 trail-building work from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program), the Government of New Brunswick’s Trails Infrastructure Fund, and the City of Fredericton, as well as the numerous donors to our 2017 Trails for Life fundraising campaign.
Click here to download to the map.