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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 …

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, …

Tri-Region Spas

Your Tri-Region Guide to Spa Days

Tri Region Tourism Itinerary

Everyone deserves to treat themselves once in awhile, and there’s nothing quite like a daytrip to the spa. Here’s a few Tri-Region relaxation spots to check out, as well as some nice little coffee shops to head to before or after your well deserved treatment. Time Out Beauty Retreat This salon is a great place to go for a daycation …

Edmonton Corn Maze | Tri-Region Tourism

Your Guide to Awesome Dates in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Itinerary

A date, if done well, can be a great and fun thing. But if you’ve been struggling to come up with viable options that don’t include Netflix, it might be time to look elsewhere for inspiration – namely outside of Edmonton. So let’s get creative. Here are a few fresh ideas for a day of fun with your (potential) significant …

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 …

The Village of Wabamun

Your Guide to Daytripping in Wabamun

Tri Region Tourism Itinerary

Lying in the middle of Parkland Country is Wabamun Lake and nestled on the north-east shore is the Village of Wabamun. Proud of their lake view, the community of about 600 people knows how to live the lake life no matter the season. Entering the Village of Wabamun you’ll be greeted not only by the beautiful scenery of the lake …

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 …

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 …

Where to park your RV

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

Park your double-decker ultimate behemoth at an RV park this long weekend Stay for a weekend, set up your rig for a weeklong holiday or full-time it for a whole season. We have nine RV parks in the tri-region – so you might still find a spot for the Sep long. Or think ahead for next summer and have your …

Historic Stony Plain

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Stony Plain

Make history in Stony Plain Stroll charming main street, treasure hunt at an antique fair, take a horse-drawn wagon mural tour and have homemade pie twice in one day. Image: Bismarck Hotel (now Stony Hotel) circa 1910 from Multicultural Heritage Centre on Facebook Downtown main street Old-style street lamps, leafy green trees and old red brick buildings line the charming …

Sweets for your sweetie

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Seasonal Ideas

In our family of brunchers, warm fresh baking is just about the best, most loving gift there is. This love month, bring your valentine a gooey melty warm cinnamon bun and see if I’m right. Here are some sweet little treats in the tri-region just west of Edmonton. Love and pie-switching First, let me offer this tribute to my darling love: one …

A winter walk on the wild side

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Outdoor Adventures, Parks, Seasonal Ideas

Enjoy all this snow on a winter walk in the woods. The Tri-region west of Edmonton has some pristine natural areas to explore. Pembina River Provincial Park Walk the wide trails at Pembina through snowy woods overlooking the deep gorge and frozen river winding below. The park is just over an hour west of Edmonton along the Yellowhead. Check out this cool …

TRI Gift shops

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Seasonal Ideas, Shopping

Country Shop-apalooza  A very long nice list means a whole day of shopping in Stony Plain and Parkland County. Everybody I know has been very good this year, so the Christmas list is very long. Lucky me, I can find something special for everyone just a few minutes west of Edmonton in the Tri-region. Surprise your hip hippi chick Take …

Holiday Together Time

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Events, Itinerary

Since having fun together is the best way to make this a Kenny-and-Dolly-style Christmas to remember – let’s just get started already. Here are some terrific ways to have fun with your family during the holidays, just a few minutes West of Edmonton. Cookies party in Parkland County Bring your little cookie monsters to the Woodbend Hall for crafts for …

The Town with the Painted Past

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

We’re going on a mural hunt Stony Plain is less than 40 minutes west of Edmonton with charming shops and restaurants, a strollable downtown and more than 30 murals depicting important figures and historical events from the town’s past. And it has some of the best pie around – can’t forget that. Plan an afternoon walk together Most of the …

Edmonton Corn Maze – Itinerary

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

A fall afternoon in the country Warm fall colours, crisp country air, a good run through the corn maze, roasting hot dogs over a fire – and I’m just thinking out loud here – maybe pumpkin pie for dessert? Your afternoon picnic in the country is just a 30 min drive from city centre at the Edmonton Corn Maze in …

Harvest time in the country – Itinerary

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

Celebrate the harvest Celebrate the fall harvest at Spruce Grove’s Harvest Fair on the grain elevator site from 9:30 to 1:30 on Saturday, Sep 21. The festival is free and all proceeds from the concession go to help Spruce’s Ag Society build a new train station on the grounds. Have a bowl of chili, play some old-fashioned games and take …