Best of Alberta Day Trips from Edmonton: Revised and Updated

Best of Alberta Day Trips from Edmonton: Revised and Updated

by Joan Galat


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Best of Alberta Day Trips from Edmonton: Revised and Updated by Joan Galat

Alberta is host to some of Canada's most stunning scenery, from aspen forests and farmland to wetlands and foothills. Many of the province's natural wonders, cultural treasures, historical sites and recreational spots are within a two-hour drive of Edmonton. Day Trips from Edmonton is a comprehensive guide to Alberta's best destinations-visit secluded, untouched natural areas or hotspots bustling with activities. Day Trips from Edmonton includes maps and photographs, and features an easy-to-follow format catered to suit the traveler's needs. Helpful details include: Recreation information Historical tidbits Popular events Information on flora and fauna Opportunities for further exploration. Perfect for planning an afternoon outing or a weekend away, Day Trips from Edmonton is the ultimate guide to this stunning part of Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770501843
Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date: 03/18/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joan Marie Galat was born in Washington, D.C. and lived in Virginia, Alaska and Maryland before her family settled in Edmonton, Alberta, when she was eight. She was inspired to write her first book, Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories in the Stars, when she wasn't able to find a book for her children that combined storytelling and astronomy. Joan has a diploma in Biological Sciences and Ecology from the Northern Alberta Institute. She lives near Edmonton with her three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

One-of-a-Kind Attractions 6

Best Places for Birders 7

North of Edmonton

St. Albert 9

St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and Train Station

Mission Hill

Father Lacombe Chapel

Musée Héritage Museum

Little White School

Michif Cultural and Resource Institute

ACT Celebration Garden

Riverlot 56 Natural Area

Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park

Red Willow Park

St. Albert Botanic Park

The Enjoy Centre

Morinville 24

St. Jean Baptiste Church

Musée Morinville Museum

Cardiff Park

Legal 28

Thorhild 29

Thorhild and District Museum

Redwater 30

Westlock 31

Canadian Tractor Museum

Westlock Pioneer Museum and Visitor Information Centre Edmonton Skydive Centre

Barrhead 35

Blue Heron Trail

Barrhead and District Centennial Museum and Barrhead Visitor Information Centre

Thunder Lake Provincial Park

Klondike Ferry Crossing

Fort Assiniboine 38

Fort Assiniboine Museum

Fort Assiniboine Sandhills Wildland Provincial Park

Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve and Holmes Crossing Recreation Area

Athabasca 42

Visitor Information Centre and Rotary Riverfront Trail

Muskeg Creek Trails

Amber Valley Community Cultural Centre and Obadiah Place

Athabasca Landing Trail

Baptiste Lake

Forfar Recreation Park

Boyle 51

Long Lake Provincial Park

White Earth Valley Natural Area

East of Edmonton

Sherwood Park 57

Strathcona County Museum & Archives

Smeltzer House

Sherwood Park Natural Area

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Katie's Crossing, Ardrossan

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Elk Island National Park 63

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area 66

Blackfoot Staging Area and Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve

Fort Saskatchewan 69

Fort Saskatchewan Museum and Historic Site

Stratotech Park International Raceway

Gibbons 72

Gibbons Museum

Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm

Jurassic Forest

Smoky Lake 75

Smoky Lake CN Museum and Tourist Information

Smoky Lake Museum

Victoria Trail

Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site

Métis Crossing

Andrew 81

Andrew Grain Elevator Interpretive Centre

Andrew Museum

Willingdon Area 82

Historical Village and Pioneer Museum at Shandro

Bruderheim 83

Bruderheim Moravian Church and Canadian Moravian Museum

Walker School Museum

Lamont 86

Mundare 87

Basilian Fathers Museum

Vegreville 89

Vegreville Regional Museum

South of Edmonton

Leduc 95

Dr. Woods House Museum and Tea Room

Pioneer Village Museum, Western Canadian Blacksmith Guild, and Edmonton Power Historical Foundation Museum

Amberlea Meadows

Castrol Raceway

Amazing Field Maze

Devon 100

Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre

Lions Campground (Pat O'Brien Memorial Park)

Devon Voyageur Park and Riverview Mountain Bike Skills Park

Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary

Shalom Park

Edmonton Corn Maze

Devonian Botanic Garden

Camrose 109

Mirror Lake Park, Tourist Information Centre, and Bill Fowler Centre

Camrose and District Centennial Museum

Camrose Railway Station and Station Tea Room

Alberta's Littlest Airport

Tillicum Beach Park at Dried Meat Lake

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park 114

Viking 115

Viking Historical Museum

Ribstones Historic Site

Tofield 118

Beaverhill Bird Observatory

Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre and Tofield Museum

Black Nugget Lake

Ryley Museum

Holden Historical Society Museum

Millet 125

Millet and District Museum, Archives, and Visitor Information Centre

Wetaskiwin 127

Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum

Reynolds-Alberta Museum and Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

Alberta Central Railway Museum

Edmonton International Raceway

Red Deer 134

Tourism Red Deer Visitor Centre, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery and Heritage Square

Waskasoo Park

Fort Normandeau Historic Site and Interpretive Centre

Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

Sunnybrook Farm Museum and Interpretive Centre

Aspen Beach Provincial Park (Gull Lake) 140

Ponoka 140

Fort Ostell Museum

Lacombe 142

Michener House Museum and Archives

Blacksmith Shop Museum

Ellis Bird Farm

Lacombe Com Maze

Innisfail 146

RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre

Innisfail and District Historical Village

Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site

Sylvan Lake 148

Rimbey 149

Pas-Ka-Poo Park, Pioneer Museum, and Smithson International Truck Museum

West of Edmonton

Wagner Natural Area 154

Spruce Grove 155

Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum

Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre

Melcor Cultural Centre

Heritage Grove Park

Alberta Honey Producers Co-op

Stony Plain 158

Rotary Park and Tourist Information

Multicultural Heritage Centre

Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum

Hasse Lake

Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area

Wabamun Lake Provincial Park 165

Seba Beach Museum and Heritage Wall 166

Alberta Beach on Lac Ste. Anne 167

Pembina River Provincial Park 168

Drayton Valley 169

Em-Te Town

Brazeau Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area

Breton 173

Breton and District Historical Museum

Coyote Lake Natural Area 173

Pigeon Lake 174

Ma-Me-O Beach

Pigeon Lake Provincial Park

Wizard Lake Jubilee Park 177

Chip Lake Park 178

Edson 179

Centennial Park-Tourist Information Centre and Galloway Station Museum

Red Brick Arts Centre

Fickle Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Mayerthorpe 183

Fallen Four Memorial Park and Visitor Information Centre

Whitecourt 186

Whitecourt and District Forest Interpretive Centre and Heritage Park

Alberta Newsprint Company

Millar Western Forest Products

Eric S. Huestis Demonstration Forest

Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park

Phone Numbers and Websites 193

Holidays 193

Acknowledgements 195

Index 197

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