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Outdoor Adventurer Edition: Your Daytrip Guide To The Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Outdoor Adventures, Parks, RV Parks & Campgrounds

Pack your lunches, because we’re heading west! The Tri-Region is a hidden gem of activities for anyone and everyone who enjoys the summer outdoors. You’ve passed through it before, but have you ever stopped in Spruce Grove to enjoy the amazing trails system, checked out the awesome park amenities in Stony Plain, or been to the University of Alberta’s Botanic …

Happy Acres U-Pick

Foodie Edition: Your Weekend Guide To The Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

The culinary scene in the Tri-Region is a unique blend of so many different things. Local ingredients meet international flavours. Big city cooking techniques and innovations meet small town hospitality, friendliness and community. Around here, you’ll simultaneously find establishments that have been around for many decades as well as new and exciting places to try. The Tri-Region is home to …

Your Tri-Region Guide To The Edmonton Corn Maze’s Garden Valley Farmers’ Market

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Farmers Markets, Itinerary

Every year brings new changes to the Edmonton Corn Maze. Over the last eighteen years, this confusing construction of corn has grown into a beloved local institution where people eagerly await each jaw-dropping design, excited at the thought of getting lost within its stalks. In past years, the maze has been transformed to pay homage to video games, sports heroes, …

Ninth Green Grouse Nest Family Golf

Golf in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Golf Course

A good walk: Golf in the countryside Golf is a great excuse to take a nice walk. Our country roads are lined with great stops and it just so happens these stops have immaculately manicured grounds and swans, a place to stop for burgers and chocolate mousse on your way back to the car and carts with GPS. In case …

The Tri-Region Guide to the U of A Botanic Garden

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

Picture this: your little guy stands very, very still with a proud smile and a big blue butterfly perched on his finger. Good thing you remembered your camera because this priceless moment is just one of many you’ll enjoy at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. For family together time (with lots of space to run), a special occasion or …

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Mother’s Day in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

Be her chauffeur for a change Your Mom is fabulous. When you were a kid, she always made your favourite peanut butter cookies (even though she likes oatmeal raisin), did all your laundry until you were 16, and still knows just what to say to make you feel better. You owe her big. This year, thank her for everything she …

#ExploreParkland Passport: The Best Way to a Successful Staycation

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

Trying to avoid the stress of travel but still want to do something fun this summer? Take advantage of the #ExploreParkland Passport and have a blast on your ‘staycation’! The Travel Local Passport is your guide to creating your own adventure while checking out some of the amazing local businesses within Parkland County. There is something for everyone with over …

Wabamun Lake - Tri-Region

3 Ways to Take a Summer Trip in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

The sun is shining and your itching to get out and enjoy the summertime weather, which means your in deep summer planning mode. Well nature-nut, here are three excellent summer daytrips in the Tri-Region that will get you up close and personal with Mother Nature herself. Take a leisurely hike through some beautiful wildflowers, spend some time in the water …

Museum Week

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Dining, Farmers Markets

  As we head into Museum Week April 23-29, 2018 we made you a list of museums with charm you need to visit in the Tri-Region area.  Our five local museums will take you back to the past with historic sites, artifacts, archives, and hands on experiences.  Several of our museums have food, markets and exciting year round events.  Find …

Tri-Region Dog Parks

Four-legged fun in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

Some days call for an adventure and quality time with the ones we love. May that be your family, children, friends, or a combination of all three, it’s important to set aside time for those who mean the most to us. For many people, this includes spending some much-deserved quality time with a special friend, family member and child all …

Camping in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, RV Parks & Campgrounds

Camping season is upon us! With summer just around the corner, many people are thinking about getting the vehicles loaded up and the tents and trailers ready to head camping. Here are some locations around Edmonton’s countryside that offer some unique extras! If You Love Golfing… For golf lovers, Trestle Creek Golf Resort is the perfect getaway. You can park …

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Make February 29 an Extra Family Day

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

It only comes around once every 4 years so we might as well take advantage of it. This year is a leap year which means we get an extra day at the end of February – that’s right February has 29 days this year. It’s always nice to get to spend extra time with your family and friends, so let’s …

Take a Hike! Enjoy the Fall Colours in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures, Parks, Stony Plain

Every autumn Alberta explodes with colour as deciduous trees turn from a deep green to vibrant reds and yellows. The event attracts people from all over the province to travel and take in the gorgeous fall foliage of Alberta’s countryside. Alberta’s Tri-Region is home to numerous trail systems and parks for leaf peepers to enjoy the crisp fall air and …

Fun and Games: Paintball

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures

Are you looking for a unique day trip idea?  Do you have a competitive side that hasn’t been out in a while?  Why not grab your friends, family, or coworkers and head out to one of the local paintball courses for a unique experience? Young Guns Paintball Range Road 13, Stony Plain, AB 780.963.4006 | younggunspaintball.com | Facebook Located 20 …

Tri-Region Children's Activities

Mommy Meet-Up

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures, Parks, Seasonal Ideas

Moms, is it time to get your other mom friends together and head out for a day of fun and exploration?  I bet it is!  Sometimes it can be hard to come up with ideas, though.  But never fear, we have got you covered.  Here are some local ideas to consider when planning your next mommy meet-up. Replace the mood …

Tri-Region U-Picks

You Pick where U-Pick

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Seasonal Ideas, U-Pick

Are you looking to teach your kids where their food comes from?  Why not take them out to pick their own at one of these awesome locations? Happy Acres U-Pick #1 – 52225 Range Road 273, Parkland County, AB 780.968.0099 | happyacresupick.ca | Facebook Happy Acres U-Pick has been locally owned and operated by the Veroba family for over 9 …

Summer Festivals in Stony Plain

Summer Festivals in Stony Plain

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Seasonal Ideas

Stony Plain plays host to a number of summer festivals each year. With Heritage Park conveniently located along the west side of Stony Plain, there is always something to discover. Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival Facebook | Twitter | Instagram The Blueberry Bluegrass festival is known as “Canada’s largest bluegrass festival”! (Pictured above) When:  July 31 – August …

Lions Playground in Stony Plain

Spend the Day in Stony Plain

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

Plan a day in beautiful Stony Plain!  Located just 20 minutes west of Edmonton, Stony Plain is home to culture, history, and community.  Visit all 32 murals which allows Stony Plain to be called “the town with a painted past”.  Host to many unique events, various shopping experiences, and more, Stony Plain is the small town with big choices for …

Sinbad School of Sailing on Lake Wabamun

Get Out on the Water

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Fishing, Outdoor Adventures, Seasonal Ideas, Uncategorized

The warm weather is here, and many of you will be looking to get outside and trying to cool down close to the water.  We know that there are people who enjoy the water but don’t enjoy swimming.  Here are some ideas to get out on the water without having to get back into last years bathing suit (well, for …

Championship golf in the Tri-region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Golf Course

Well fellas, it’s really hot out there – but I bet it’s cooler on one of these seven public championship golf courses, just a few minutes west of Edmonton. Or if it’s not – the beverages on the clubhouse patios will be ice-cold at least. Image: Where you should be right now – from The Links on Facebook. Carved through the forest …

Shop local at three country markets

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Farmers Markets

Spring is around the corner – I promise! And one way you know it’s really happening – despite the snow – is that markets are opening up around the region this month. Take a country drive to three farmer’s markets in the Tri-region – just west of Edmonton – for farm fresh food, home baked goodies and arts and locally …

Six garden centres in the country

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Greenhouse

Take a springtime daytrip to a country greenhouse. Here are six greenhouses just west of Edmonton where you can gather inspiration, pick out your seeds and bask in some early springtime green. Image: Happy pansies – don’t they just make your heart smile? From the Dunvegan Gardens – Edmonton Facebook page. Big healthy annuals and veg Baraka Gardens will be …

Bed and Breakfast getaways for two

Tri Region Tourism Accommodation, Bed & Breakfasts, Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

We know, time is tight and so is money, but between overtime on Friday and the kids’ lessons on Monday, here’s how to make your weekend getaway happen. Drop the kids and their stuffies with their favourite cousins and drive into the country for a night of R&R at one of these affordable B&Bs just west of Edmonton in the …

Skating in the Tri-region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures, Seasonal Ideas

Just minutes west of Edmonton, you’ll find some of the best places for a family skate outside, a drop-in game of shinny or free arena skating. Here’s just some of the places we’re looking forward  to practicing our backwards cross-overs and fearsome hockey stops in the Tri-Region. Image: The skating oval in Central Park from Spruce Grove on Facebook. Outdoor …

Art happenings in the Tri-region

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Hand-thrown pottery and intricate woodcarvings, local photography and lots of travelling bands – a busy local art scene is happening just a few minutes west of Edmonton. Here are four places to appreciate art in the Tri-region. Image: a featured painting by one of their members from the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove on Facebook. Wildlife carvings at the MHC Scales, Fur and …

Three perfect hostess gifts

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Nature Lovers, Seasonal Ideas, Shopping

Dear hostess, thank you for cleaning your house, so I don’t have to clean mine. Thank you for the free lunch and cookies and wine. Thank you for putting up with the kids’ loud ruckus from the basement. Thank you for the wonderful company. Here is this very cool thing that you’ll really love. Happy holidays from your very grateful guests …

Five gifts with country charm

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Seasonal Ideas, Shopping

We know that you’re busy – what with all the baking and decorating and entertaining and wrapping and shopping. No worries, we’ve got your back – here are five perfect gift ideas from the charming country shops just a few minutes west of Edmonton. Bring your BFF and make a day of it – a nice relaxed day in the …

Team-building away days

Tri Region Tourism Accommodation, Bed & Breakfasts, Day Trip Ideas, Golf Course, Outdoor Adventures

You might start to notice something around the office called the mid-season slumps – that’s a technical term by the way – and the best antidote is getting the gang out of their cubicles for a team-building day. Here are three ideas for office away days just west of Edmonton in the Tri-region. Image: one big happy – and relaxed – team from Putting …