Magrath Heights Neighbourhood Loop


This natural area (elevation 713 metres), an irregularly shaped hill, is geologically known as a kame. During the last ice age huge volumes of sand, gravel and till were deposited by the continental ice sheet as it receded. This sand ridge extended from Rabbit Hill towards Terwillegar Towne. A plaque on the floor in the Tomlinson Green gazebo (in Terwillegar Towne neighbourhood) documents this kame. The highest hill at 720 metres is in Millwoods between Wild Rose and Tamarack neighbourhoods. The newest high point is the almost-full West Edmonton Landfill site on 170 Street and north of the Yellowhead Trail at 735 metres.