Fat biking in the Tri-Region

3 Ways to Experience Outdoor Adventure this Winter in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Seasonal Ideas

Winter sets in and it can be easy to settle into a cozy hibernation state. While the warmth of the indoors sure is inviting, don’t let that stop you from having some outdoor fun too. Wintertime outdoor recreation can be relaxing, reinvigorating and recharging. Here’s 3 ways you can experience outdoor fun this winter in the Tri-Region: Relax & Exercise: …

Stony Plain BMX

Your Tri-Region Guide to Summer Adventure

Tri Region Tourism Seasonal Ideas

As the sun continues to shine, you might be feeling the urge to plan out your summer adventures. We’re here to help – we’ve put together a list of summertime adventures just west of Edmonton in the Tri-Region. From fishing to public art to food, there’s an adventure waiting for all interests and moods. Here’s hoping your summer is full …

Spruce Grove Public Market

Looking Forward to Summer 2017 in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Seasonal Ideas

Expect great things this summer and expect great fun in the Tri-Region. With the summer comes a bevy of fantastic programming and events and you’ll be a fool if you don’t get out of your house and try and experience it all while you’ve got the chance. Here’s a sample of the highlights to look forward to this year. Camping …

Winter in Stony Plain

Get to Know the Tri-Region this Winter, Inside and Out

Tri Region Tourism Seasonal Ideas

Not a winter person? Feeling the winter blahs? Had enough of the cold? Beat the elements at their own game! There’s nothing saying we can’t enjoy what we have and what better way than to take your family out for some winter fun in the Tri-Region? Outdoor or indoor – here’s some of our best options at keeping the kids …

Winter Activities in the Tri-Region

An Ice Day in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Seasonal Ideas

While others are fretting about the cold weather – we Tri-Regioners are getting excited about all the fun winter brings. From skating to curling to ice fishing – there’s endless possibilities to enjoy the outdoors during wintertime in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County. Here’s your guide to enjoying four different ice-related activities in the area. Hockey & Skating …

13 of the Best Photos from #ExploreParkland this Winter

Tri Region Tourism Parks, Seasonal Ideas, Uncategorized

1. A beautiful shot of one of the first snow falls   This is our life now. #goodbyefall #hellowinter #winteriscoming #snow #exploreparkland #beautifulwinter #winterinalberta A photo posted by @hel_kell on Nov 3, 2015 at 8:03am PST 2. Snowshoeing is one great way to get around in the winter   “Starting off 2015 right – snowshoe adventures with a great friend.” …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Swim, splash and tube

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

Cool off in lakes, rivers and pools On these hot summer days, you need to know where to find the cool water. Here are four places to swim, tube and splash around in the Tri-region, just west of Edmonton. Image from the Tri-leisure Centre on Facebook. Tube the slow winding river Join a Pembina River tubing tour from Entwistle, an …

Special days at the museums

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Banjos, wagon tours and pancake breakfast The Tri-region, west of Edmonton has three museums that celebrate the region’s pioneer history and warm country culture. Here are three extra-special days to visit our historic sites this summer. Image from Blueberry Bluegrass on Facebook. A weekend of bluegrass Stony Plain has thrown Western Canada’s largest bluegrass party for 29 years. This year, …

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, …

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 …