Get a real taste of the country and head out to Parkland County this weekend.
Just a short drive from Edmonton, the picturesque landscape of Parkland Country will transport you from the stress of city life to the relaxing and serene state of the country. There’s plenty to do once you’re out here as well. Pick your fruit, shop the genuinely unique country stores, and explore the many roadside attractions.
Pick Your Own Berries
Wouldn’t it be great to always to know where your food comes from? Make a day out of it and take the short drive to Parkland County and you can. Parkland County offers visitors a variety of chances to pick their fruits and berries at the area’s U-Picks.
Head out to Big Rock Berry Farm and experience what it’s like to pick your food straight from the farm. Big Rock has a simple philosophy, produce locally grown fresh fruits for their family and their customers.
You’ll find strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb and saskatoons ripe for the picking when visiting Big Rock Berry Farm. There’s also farmer fresh eggs and pre-picked baskets to choose from.
New this year, Big Rock is experimenting with a vegetable garden. There you’ll find peas, carrots, beets, beans, dill and kale ready to be picked straight from the garden to be served on your dinner table. Experience the satisfaction and incredible taste of picking your fruits and veggies.
Shop the Country
A trip to the country wouldn’t be quite the same without a stop at the general store. Parkland County offers visitors the opportunity to take in the country life as they visit one of the many stores in the area.
Check out Gossamer Treasure Gift Shop and Art Gallery located in the friendly Village of Wabamun. Take a look at the gift shop and art gallery and enjoy Wabamun Lake on a sunny afternoon.
There’s also Spruce Park Ranch Country Store to check out along the way. Browse the knick-knacks and home decor of the country store and experience what country living is all about. The Spruce Park Ranch Country Store offers visitors an array of products including home decor, poo pourri, furniture and speciality foods.
Lakeside Treasure in Gainford, Alberta has beautiful new, used and fabulous antiques for you to browse through on a weekend country drive. The country is a great place to dig up old and exciting antiques, check out Useful Things in Parkland County on your country drive and see what treasure you might uncover. There’s everything from new to used and modern to unique items to explore – who knows what you might discover in the barn.
The drive out to the country is half the fun when you’re on an adventure. Take a stop in Wabamun on your way and enjoy the lake, grab an ice cream, and stroll through the town at your leisure. Check out Canada’s largest dragonfly in Wabamun and check it off your roadside attractions bucket list. Spring Lake has two roadside dragons too, for you to see on your drive through the country – they’re new and should not be missed. There’s also a Minion hanging out in Spruce Grove to check out on your way back to town.
Whether you’re out with the family on a Sunday afternoon, with a friend on a road trip adventure, or just need to step out of the city and get a breath of fresh air, Parkland County is where you truly get a taste of country life.