Nestled in a cozy bend in the North Saskatchewan River, the Capilano Community boundaries extend from 110th Ave to the North, to 106th Ave in the South and from 43rd Street to the East and 70th Street to the West. The community is located within 10 minutes of the downtown core, and is across the river, following Wayne Gretzky Drive, from Rexall Place – home of the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team. Capilano is bordered by the communities of Goldbar to the East, Fulton Place to the South and Highlands to the North across the river.
Edmonton’s River Valley is the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America with 7400 hectares. This vast parkland is approximately 21 times larger than Central Park in New York City. Besides 22 different park areas, Edmonton’s river valley has: more than 150 kilometers of trails, 4 lake systems with a total of 11 lakes, 14 ravines, and the North Saskatchewan River Basin. There are endless recreational opportunities when you visit the River Valley. The following two river valley parks are within Capilano Community:
- Goldbar Park is in the city’s east end, between 101st Ave to the south and 109th Avenue to the north. It extends from the bank of the North Saskatchewan River to 50th Street. Goldbar Park is linked to Rundle Park by a footbridge. Goldbar offers picnic sites and great hiking, biking, and skiing trails.
- Capilano Park is located on 109th Avenue and 50th Street. This park offers barbeque grates and shelter for family picnics. Capilano also has great access to one of only two boat launches available in the city.
In addition to the river valley parks, Capilano Community has two neighbourhood parks:
- Thiele Park recognizes Alexander Harold Thiele (1920-1981) who was a lawyer involved with the German Canadian community.
- Samis Park is named after Earl Samis (1895-1970) who dedicated 50 years of service to recreation in Edmonton.