Day Trips from Edmonton by Joan Marie Galat

By Joan Marie Galat

Alberta is host to a few of Canada's such a lot lovely surroundings, from aspen forests and farmland to wetlands and foothills. the various province's ordinary wonders, cultural treasures, old websites and leisure spots are inside of a two-hour force of Edmonton. Day journeys from Edmonton is a finished advisor to Alberta's most sensible destinations-visit secluded, untouched usual components or hotspots bustling with actions. Day journeys from Edmonton comprises maps and pictures, and lines an easy-to-follow layout catered to fit the traveler's wishes. worthy info contain:   activity details, historic tidbits, renowned occasions, details on natural world, and possibilities for extra exploration. excellent for making plans a day trip or a weekend away, Day journeys from Edmonton is the last word advisor to this lovely a part of Canada.

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Albert. Travel north on St. Albert Trail (Hwy 2), turn right onto Sturgeon Road, and travel about 1 km to 265 Sturgeon Road. The park is 1 km east of Boudreau Road and is surrounded by Red Willow Park and the riverside trail system. Info: Open year-round, with the best viewing from May through September. The John Beedle Centre is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free, with an honorarium suggested for group tours. com. St. Albert Botanic Park encompasses two hectares along the scen­ic bank of the winding Sturgeon River—a brief walk east from St.

If northbound on St. Albert Trail (Hwy 2), turn east on Mission Avenue. m. , or other times by appointment. Admission is by donation. 780-651-8176. The Michif Cultural and Resource Institute is home to a Métis museum, including an Aboriginal Veterans Exhibit. The institute houses Métis and local indigenous artifacts and presents St. Albert history prior to 1861. You can access the research facility and resource library, which includes Métis and French genealogy. Take a workshop on moccasin making, then visit the gift shop, which features a wide variety of locally handmade Métis and First Nations crafts.

Albert Drive (Hwy 2). Turn right at Sturgeon Road, then turn left into the parking lot behind the Red Willow Trail sign. Info: All dogs on trails must be leashed. Red Willow Park extends the full length of the Sturgeon River valley and contains 70 kilometres of walking trails. More than 34 kilometres are paved—perfect for inline skating, cycling, walking, or running. The trail system connects most of St. Albert’s neighbourhood parks and includes five major parks—Lacombe Lake Park, Lions Park, St.

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