Are you an adventure seeker? Do you have a green thumb or love browsing antique shops? Looking for a fun day for the whole family? Want the experience of a pioneering spirit? Here are lots of choices for Day Trips tailored to meet your interests. Enjoy!
Paintball and parachute! Ride and reel! And, roll on down the river!
Talk about your action adventures! Take your pick of 17 different playing fields to fire off a few hundred rounds at Young Guns Paintball or fire up your courage to take the leap at Eden North Parachute School! While Pegasus Stables won’t put you on a fiery steed, they will provide you with great family fun on horseback through beautiful meadows, hills, and valleys. If fishing is what gets you fired up you will love Get Hooked Fishing Adventures; Edmonton’s premier outfitter for guided fishing trips. On the river or on the lake, Keith Rae and his guides are sure to make your experience unforgettable. Pembina Tubing is all about rolling down the river and seeing the sights from a whole different view; revere the 62 meter gorge created from the Ice Age, admire all kinds of wildlife, and just relax as the current takes you down this amazing, winding tour.
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Incredible edibles! Ponds that bond! And, good old flower power!
The Tri Region is also well known for its garden-inspired destinations and well, call it flower power! Our local greenhouses are outstanding and the people who run them, stand out. Beautiful Baraka Gardens is only 15 minutes west of Stony Plain with a Country Store that is a gardener’s delight. If you are looking for the best selection of hardy trees, shrubs and perennials in the area, visit 41 acres of nursery grounds and garden centres at Cannor Nurseries. If you are searching for the perfect hanging basket or an abundance of annuals, Golden Greenhouse has them! Dunvegan Gardens will inspire you with spectacular displays of giftware, home décor, tropical houseplants and a great selection of garden supplies including statuary, ceramic and clay pots. And, for ponds that bond family and friends, visit Forget-Me-Not Greenhouses and marvel at the abundance of water plants and other gardens; over 800 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs to be exact![/toggle][toggle title=”The Ultimate ‘It’s Perfect’ Shopping Adventure“]
Cool stores! Warm hearts! And, people who throw pots!
The Tri Region proudly invites you to meet the warm hearts behind five fascinating places to shop the day away. Carvel General Store is the perfect stop to begin or end with a wonderful selection of country finery and unique finds inside a beautifully restored historical landmark. Your adventure continues right in the Town of Stony Plain with time to browse an outstanding collection of antiques and collectibles at One Man’s Treasure and a stop at Phinas; a popular gift and home accent store complete with cozy coffee shop. Pam’s Wooly Shoppe has all things knittable, weave-able, knot-able, and well, just downright unbelievable in the world of creative hands. At the nearby Country Pumpkin, you’ll find quilted items, stars, prints, candles, signs, furniture, sprigs, garlands and more! The country-licious Spruce Park Ranch Country Store has many surprises “in store” including distressed furnishings, primitive décor , inspirational health products and gifts! Then there are the people who throw pots and other delightful dishes, mugs, vases and works of art at the Parkland Potters Guild Crooked Pot Gallery. Sounds intriguing? It absolutely is![/toggle][toggle title=”Come For The Culture!”]
History! Mystery! And, the best pie ever!
There is no better time to experience the past than the present moment in the Tri Region. Start with a leisurely drive around Stony Plain and behold the majestic historical murals they have become famous for or, take a guided tour from the good folks at the Multicultural Heritage Centre and get all the mural goods. Then you can actually experience the pioneering spirit and unravel the mystery of how in the world they did things back in the day when you visit the Stony Plain & District Pioneer Museum to see authentic equipment and artifacts carefully collected and preserved by dedicated volunteers. Visit the Multicultural Heritage Centre where there is more to see and do than you can shake an antique rake at including the best pie ever, baked fresh daily! No visit to Parkland county is complete without a visit to the Grain Elevator Museum in Spruce Grove where you can take a friendly, guided tour and solve further mysteries around how these magnificent prairie lighthouses actually work. Like: What in the world is waaaay, waaay up there?[/toggle][toggle title=”Green Thumbs & Nature Hums Adventure!”]
Crunch! Munch! And, take your whole bunch!
Nature lovers love the Tri Region! With plenty of places to crunch around from the rugged wilderness setting of Chickakoo Lake Recreation area where you can canoe on the lake, to the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary with 348 acres of marshland, open meadow, aspen parkland, pine forest, over 100 bird species and excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. The Wagner Natural Area, originally known as “Wagner Bog”, is a calcium rich peat-land with a rich diversity of flora and fauna; perfect for amateur naturalists! And, with 190 acres to explore, the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden is an absolute must-see. A butterfly house, ample displays of annuals and perennials, the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden, herb gardens, a Native Peoples’ garden, extensive alpine garden, sensory and healing garden, Gift Shop and Crafter’s Workshop. And of course, you must munch here! The Care-It Urban Deli-in-the-Garden is another place that is humming with wonder. [/toggle][toggle title=”Culture and Adventure Together!”]
Hide & Seek! Take a Peek! And, a real old-fashioned candy boutique!
Take a peek inside the ever-cool General Store at the Multicultural Heritage Centre for a “sweet” trip down Memory Lane with yummy treats and neat gifts like vintage toys, jewellery, local craft, souvenirs, and home décor. Go ahead! You can over indulge and not worry – there are plenty of great ways to wear it off! How about a game of hide and seek while you wind your way through the Edmonton Corn Maze? Hit two birds with one stone (or ball) and check out the Putting Horse Ranch where you can conquer their all-new, 18-Hole Par 70 Putting Course and/or go for a rejuvenating trail ride on horseback. Or, a refreshing break at the Stony Plain Spray Park with 27 unique water structures for all to enjoy –big kids too! [/toggle][/toggles] [rule_top]
Need a place to stay to enjoy more what Tri-Region has to offer? Please see our Campgrounds & RV Resorts in the area.