The thrill of trying something for the very first time, the relaxation of a weekend exploring nature with your family, the feeling of sand between your toes, the joy of summer nights spent camping – it’s all within reach in the Tri-Region. Take a look at (and then better yet come experience yourself) what outdoor adventures await you just west of Edmonton in Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.
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Located on the south end of Spruce Grove right next to Diamond Grove RV Campground, Capl. Jim Galloway Memorial Off Leash Park is the place to head if you’re looking to get some exercise with your dog. 8.6 acres of fenced off-leash area, almost 1 kilimotres of gravel trails, beautiful views and treed sections, lots of benches and places to sit and relax throughout, and ample parking make this a popular spot for both locals and visitors.
0:06 – Edmonton Corn Maze
Every summer, Edmonton Corn Maze delights the City of Champions with a new maze design to roam through. Aside from their always fun and mindbending 5km maze, they offer an area of other farm attractions including jumping pillows, spud guns, farm animals and more. This family fun attraction is located in the eastern part of Parkland County, just west of Edmonton.
0:08 – Lunker’s Fishing Adventures
Take your fishing experience to the next level with Lunker’s Fishing Adventures. The friendly guides at Lunker’s will take you to unique and unparalleled river and lake fishing locations in the Tri-Region and beyond. With packages that accommodate 1 to 16 people – Lunker’s is a phenomenal experience whether you’re a planning a solo excursion, date, friends outing, family get-together or corporate event. They also offer overnight packages. Both beginners and expert anglers will enjoy a trip with Lunker’s Fishing Adventures.
Head 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton and you’ll find this picturesque 240-acre attraction. Relax as you make your way through cultivated gardens, a butterfly house, the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, an alpine garden, hiking trails, a native people’s garden, indoor showcases, herb and sensory gardens and more. This award-winning and nationally recognized garden also hosts several events throughout the year including date nights during the summer months, plant sales, and their popular Luminaria in the winter. As well, the U of A Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to host your wedding or other special event.
During the summer months Prospectors Point is a hub of activity for beachgoers, kayakers, canoers hikers and fishers. Enjoy the spectacular views as you relax in the sun along the shores of the North Saskatchewan River. Bring your sunnies!
0:16 – Diamond Grove RV Campground
Large, clean lots await at this modern RV campground. Close to all the amenities in Spruce Grove (as well as just a 15 minute drive to Edmonton), Diamond RV is situated on 25 acres – meaning lots of opportunity for peace, quiet and relaxation. As an added bonus, they have 3 immaculate luxury private bathrooms available for rent. It’s the camping amenity you never knew you needed. Its convenient location and array of family friendly amenities and offerings makes Diamond Grove RV Campground a popular summer spot to escape the city for a much needed vacation. Located next to Capl. Jim Galloway Memorial Off Leash Park just south of Spruce Grove.
0:26 – Wabamun Lake Provincial Park
An array of activities make Wabamun a sought-after year-round destination. In the summertime, enjoy swimming, boating, beaching, kayaking, bird watching, hiking and geocaching, fishing and camping. In the winter partake in ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and winter geocaching. The beach offers a scenic boardwalk and with restaurants and shops close by in town of Wabamun, this is the ideal location for a daytrip to the beach or a weekend camping trip.
0:29 – Stony Plain BMX
The Stony Plain BMX Association is a community organization that promotes BMXing in the Tri-Region. Through their race teams and development program, the association is building awareness of this Olympic sport throughout the community. Their beautiful park is open to the public meaning anyone can use the track any time (outside of organized event times). They also have Bring A Buddy days with loaner equipment on hand, which are great opportunities for newcomers to the sport to give it a try. If you’d rather just watch, the public is more than welcome to come out and take in one of their races – it’s a highly recommended experience.