Where To Go in Alberta?

St. Albert,  which is the second largest town in Alberta, can definitely provide you with an exciting visit. While the weekend is typically the best time to visit due to a majority of festivals and events being held, don’t count St. Albert out of your plans if you only have a weekend to stop by. 

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Here are just a few of the many activities and places that you can stop at when visiting this area.

St. Albert Botanic Park

A top spot in St. Albert is Alberta’s largest public rose garden which houses five acres of beautiful blooms.The Park is a place where all can enjoy nature, hiking, bird watching, and more. Within the Rose Garden, you can stop and smell the roses and even hold a wedding ceremony here.

St. Albert Farmers’ Market

St. Albert is also the home of the largest outdoor farmers’ market in Western Canada. With crowds of 15,000 or more, you can grab all of the freshest local produce and other homemade goods each Saturday from June to October.

Red Willow Trail System

Throughout the downtown you can find trails that belong to the 99.5km trail system. These trails connect to numerous city parks, neighbourhoods, and downtown, where there are plenty of boutiques, restaurants, festivals, and more to explore.

Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park

Located on the outskirts of St. Albert is a globally significant Important Bird Area. Head to the park to view Canadian geese, trumpeter swans, peregrine falcons, and plenty more wildlife. Just don’t forget to bring a pair of binoculars for close up views!

The Enjoy Centre

A unique multi-functional facility can be found on Riel Drive in St. Albert. The Enjoy Centre offers locally owned retail shops such as boutiques, a bakery, a spa, and a restaurant. You can also check out the spectacular views throughout the building thanks to the soaring glass ceilings and the overlooking view of Provincial Park.

St. Albert Grain Elevator Park

If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity stopping by the Grain Elevator Park can be a fun outing. Vintage farm equipment is available for children to play on or they can  learn about how the elevators worked and how Morse code is transmitted.

This can be a fun yet educational activity for kids to enjoy while in St. Albert.

St. Albert Place

In the heart of downtown you will find The Arden Theatre, the St. Albert Public Library, and the Musee Heritage Museum. Multiple pieces of public art can be viewed within St. Albert Place and festivals are also frequently held here, as well.

When visiting St. Albert you won’t be bored. There is plenty of nature to appreciate, shops to explore, and foods to enjoy. After spending only a day here, many tend to find themselves looking into St. Albert real estate to enjoy these amenities on a daily basis.

Before you plan to travel, make sure you also check out the COVID-19 Travel Requirements here

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