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 of happiness, friendship and excitement!
Go on a fishing adventure with Lunker’s Fishing Adventures
If you haven’t gone fishing before, might we suggest taking it on with some of the most intrepid guides in the province by your side? Enter the world of fishing a novice and leave a fishing legend. We’re serious – Lunker’s Fishing Adventures provides some of the best hands-on expertise to ensure your fishing trip is the proper experience you’re looking for. Lunker’s is great for anglers of all abilities – meaning if you’re an experienced fisher you’ll also enjoy a summertime trip with this awesome local adventure company.
Learn an Olympic sport at Stony Plain BMX
Stony Plain is home to one of the province’s coolest BMX race tracks. Stony Plain BMX is both an open park as well as a home to the Stony Plain BMX Association. The park is open to the public and available for anyone to use outside of organized event times. For those looking to learn more about the racing side of the sport – Stony Plain BMX will be hosting a Bring-a-Buddy event on June 13th, 2018 at 6:30pm where they’ll have loaner bikes and helmets available, and let the public try actual racing (instead of just trying out the track). If you’re more of a spectator, everyone is more than welcome to head out and watch on race nights – Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm throughout the summer.
Hunt for geocaches on the Devonian Trail
Have you been by Parkland County’s newest trail yet? Devonian Trail spans from Prospector’s Point, one of the most scenic spots in the county, and goes all the way to the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens. It’s a prime area for geocaching and there’s also a geocache waiting at the Point. The trail provides access to Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area, so that’s three areas of great variety of terrain to explore. We’re talking wetlands, river valleys, dense aspen forests, boardwalks and plenty more.
Explore Seba Beach
Seba Beach lights up during the summer, with plenty of events and activities leading up to August long weekend’s annual fireworks and parade. It’s the perfect place for a dip!
Check out the public art in and around Stony Plain
Stony Plain is a mecca for public art. With a focus on promoting community dialogue, encouraging creative expression, and fostering cultural engagements – the town has put a lot of focus on public art over the past few years, and it’s shown beautifully. There’s some fantastic public art pieces to check out at the Multicultural Heritage Centre grounds. Take a tour of the town’s picturesque murals and learn about the region’s history in a cool way. Try to show off your burgeoning boogie skills at any one of the outdoor pianos dotted around town or see if you still remember your jazz piano lessons!
Head to the driving range at The Links at Spruce Grove
The Links at Spruce Grove offers a championship 18-hole golf course, delicious meals at The Grill (no tee time required) and elegant venue rental facilities. Those looking to have an easygoing afternoon – their driving range is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink while fixing your slice.
Relax with tea at the Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum
Enjoy a walk down Legacy Street showcasing the region’s past, and then relax with tea at the Pioneer Museum’s very own Tea House. Open every weekend during the summer, the Tea House makes delicious homemade lunches and pies.
Take a break from the sun at the Tri-Leisure Centre
The self-described beating heart of the Tri-Region, you’ll find no better place to get your blood pumping. Make the most of fitness and fun with the Tri-Leisure Centre’s engaging activities and programming. Take in a quick game of volleyball or badminton, head to the Realty Executive Aquatic Complex (complete with a leisure pool, lane swimming pool, water play structure, water slide, hot tub and steam room) or cool down with a refreshing frozen drink from the Mountain Top Market. The choice is yours this summer!
Get some eats at Jack’s Drive-In
Summertime and 50s’ style diners go hand-in-hand. If you’re hungry and craving a blast from the past, head to Jack’s Drive-In. This local icon has been a favorite of families travelling to their lake cabins for 59 years. It’s their great food and lasting memories that make Jack’s Drive-In a unique experience!
No matter your interest or mood – the Tri-Region has an adventure waiting for you. Start your day trip planning today!
Feature photo courtesy of Stony Plain BMX Association.