Canada Day Tri-Region

Celebrate Canada Day West of Edmonton

Tri Region Tourism Events

Happy birthday Canada!  Our great nation is celebrating its 149th birthday and there are many action-packed events and activities happening in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and throughout Parkland County. Get ready to show your Canadian pride and have some summer fun at one of these family friendly events. Spruce Grove Canada Day Celebrations Join in the celebrations at Jubilee Park …

Tri-Region Patios

It’s Patio Time!

Tri Region Tourism Dining

One of our favourite things about summer is sitting on an outdoor patio enjoying the warm weather, a cool drink, delicious food and good conversation with family and friends. Whether you’re relaxing after a long day at work or looking for a patio to enjoy a long lunch and lazy afternoon while on holidays, we’ve put together a hit-list for …

Homesteader's Kitchen

6 restaurants you might not have heard of in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Dining

We’ve all driven through towns with same old restaurants that you have at home – the plaza even looks the same. Thankfully, the Tri-Region has a number of locally owned and operated restaurants that will get anyone’s mouth watering… 1) The Loft at Sandyview Farms If you’re looking for a off the beaten path spot to have a little brunch …

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 | younggunspaintball.com | Facebook Located 20 …

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 …

Lions Playground in Stony Plain

Spend the Day in Stony Plain

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

Plan a day in beautiful Stony Plain!  Located just 20 minutes west of Edmonton, Stony Plain is home to culture, history, and community.  Visit all 32 murals which allows Stony Plain to be called “the town with a painted past”.  Host to many unique events, various shopping experiences, and more, Stony Plain is the small town with big choices for …

Stony Plain Farmer’s Days & Rodeo

Tri Region Tourism Events, Stony Plain

Stony’s biggest event of the summer – the three-day Farmer’s Days and Rodeo – is on June 5, 6 & 7. Come to Heritage Park (5100 41 Ave) for classic rodeo competitions, fun on the midway and all kinds of tasty food. Here are some of the highlights – you can get the full event schedule on the Stony Kinsmen …

Tri Region Culture

Discover Culture in Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences

The Tri-Region is full of extraordinary culture and history.  Take a stroll through another era in one of the many museums, shop in beautiful downtowns, and visit one-of-a-kind local artisans.  Enjoy being your own tour guide and make a day of it.  You will be surprised what you can discover in this gorgeous area of Alberta! Stony Plain Historic Downtown …

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 …

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 …

Special days at the museums

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Events, Seasonal Ideas, Shopping

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, …

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 …

Historic Stony Plain

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Stony Plain

Make history in Stony Plain Stroll charming main street, treasure hunt at an antique fair, take a horse-drawn wagon mural tour and have homemade pie twice in one day. Image: Bismarck Hotel (now Stony Hotel) circa 1910 from Multicultural Heritage Centre on Facebook Downtown main street Old-style street lamps, leafy green trees and old red brick buildings line the charming …

Shop for handmade goodies

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Shopping

The countryside is full of growers, crafters, artists and bakers. And besides wholesome food and one of a kind art and jewelry, it’ll feel good to support your neighbours and local farmers. Here are just some of the handmade goodies you can find in the Tri-region west of Edmonton. Image of Mary’s country jams – from Spruce Grove Farmer’s Market …