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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 …

Tri-Region fishing

2018 So Far: As Seen By Tri-Region Instagram Photos

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All year, Instagrammers have been taking stunning shots of the Tri-Region. We wanted to check out how your adventures in the Tri-Region have been so without fail, here is a collection of some of the coolest shots we’ve seen so far in 2018 – courtesy of you! 1. An Exciting Day At The Races   View this post on Instagram …

Autumn in the Tri-Region

Your Tri-Region Guide to Fall Hiking

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Fall fans rejoice; the colours have begun their change! Watching the Alberta weather cool while the leaves fall is serene; it’s one of the best things about the changing of seasons. If you’re looking to experience more of that over the coming months, we suggest taking to the trails! The Tri-Region is home to some great trail systems and parks …

Outdoor rinks in the Tri-Region

Where to Play and Watch Hockey in the Tri-Region

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Winter is great for two reasons: snow and hockey. When else can we appreciate impromptu rounds of shinny on frozen ponds? Hockey means skating, camaraderie and the promise of hot chocolate waiting after a lengthy skate. It means having something to do in the long, dark chilly nights. When it comes to figuring out just what to do and where …

5 Cross-Country Skiing Spots Just West Of Edmonton

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Winter finds most of the Tri-Region transformed into a snow-covered wonderland, a massive parkland absolutely perfect for the outdoor explorer. If you’re looking to find more ways to go adventuring out in the country, we’ve got you covered. There’s plenty of locations in Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain that are a godsend for cross-country skiers, regardless of your …

Tri-Region Geocaching

4 Tri-Region Geocaches That Edmontonians Will Love To Explore

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Geocaching is one of life’s simple joys. It’s easy for all ages to enjoy, doesn’t cost a lot and taps into your inner adventurer spirit. It’s also a fantastic excuse for some exercise and let’s you learn about and explore new areas. Parkland County’s Explore Parkland County GeoTour will takes you to some unspoiled natural spots and explain the local stories …

Tri Region Summertime

Summer 2017: As Seen By Tri-Region Instagram Photos

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During the last month of summer we wanted to take a peek and see what your summer adventures looked like in the Tri-Region. So, we put our Instagram exploring caps on and tracked down our top 14 favourite photos of the Tri-Region, taken by you! 1. Sailing Sunsets at Seba Beach Two great sunsets in a row! Found a natural …

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Edmonton: Get to Know Your Next-Door Nature

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Calling all nature lovers! Do you dream of open meadows, and green pine forests? Does your ideal day consist of seeing wild animals and flying birds? Breathe in a breath of fresh air, in one of the natural treasures that rest within the Tri-Region. Explore the wonders of the wilderness that flourish just minutes outside of Edmonton. Take a peek …


Our 20 favourite #ExploreParkland Instagram photos of 2016

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Another year has come and gone! Throughout 2016, Instagrammers have been snapping some incredible #ExploreParkland shots. We had fun browsing through them all – here are 20 of our favourites…. 1. Northern Lights watching The train is more elusive then the northern lights.. . . #worldaurora . #nikon #nikonnofilter #tokina #onewithnatureco #exploremore #explorealberta #nature_obsession_landscapes #wanderlustalberta #explorecanada #canada #northernlights #frozen #vscocam …

Chickakoo WInter Warm Up

Warm Up this Winter at Chickakoo

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Give your Netflix subscription a bit of a break this weekend and get the blood flowing at the Chickakoo Recreation Area Winter Warm Up in Parkland County. The park is proud to be hosting their first Winter Warm Up with tons of events to reinvigorate your love for the outdoors. Running for 10am – 2pm this Saturday, February 6th be prepared to …

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 | | Facebook Located 20 …

Clifford E Lee Nature Sanctuary

Become One with Nature

Tri Region Tourism Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures

Looking to get out of the city and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature?  There are so many options around, but these are two of our favourites! Clifford E. Lee Sanctuary Devon, AB | Facebook Did watching “The Big Year” get you interested in birding? Are you looking for somewhere to head out on a trail and encounter …

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 …

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 …

Eden North Skydiving

Outdoor Adventures to Get You Outside

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Spend the day in the sky or on the water; learn a new skill or get up close and personal with nature.  No matter what type of adventure you are looking for, there are many exciting outdoor adventures for you to get out and try with friends, family, or on your own. Eden North Parachute School Stony Plain, AB | …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cowboys and carnivals

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Events, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures

Cowboy poetry and good old-fashioned fun This month, two of our favourite Tri-region celebrations kick-off: Stony Plain’s annual Cowboy Gathering and brings together poets, musicians and artists in honour of cowboy culture and art. And Spruce Grove’s Grain Elevator Park is the scene for the Farm and Heritage Carnival – where kids can play games, ride ponies and eat corn on the …

Three Father’s Day trips

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

A day out with Dad Spend a little time with the old man this year would ya? He misses you. Pick something you’ll both love – spend Dad’s Day drooling over shiny vintage cars, watching a CFL practice or taking a guided walk in the woods. Here are three ideas for a day with dear old Dad in the tri-region, …

Farmer’s Days in Stony Plain

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Events, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping, Stony Plain

Rodeo, parade and midway, May 30–June 1 Stony’s biggest annual event, the Farmer’s Days Rodeo and Ex is coming up from May 30 to June 1 this year. Eat pancakes, shop the market, watch the parade, ride the midway and cheer on the barrel racers – then kick back in the saloon. Sound like a plan? Here’s everything you’ll need …

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 …