Carvel General Store Christmas Gift Guide

Tri Region Tourism Shopping

Whether you’re looking for locally hand-made goods in Edmonton or surrounding areas or would just like to come across something a little different thing holiday season, the Carvel General Store has a little something for everyone. Visit them here for more great gift ideas. Here’s this years Carvel General Store’s Christmas Gift Guide: Locally handcrafted crib boards in specialty woods …

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 …

Take a Hike! Enjoy the Fall Colours in the Tri-Region

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures, Parks, Stony Plain

Every autumn Alberta explodes with colour as deciduous trees turn from a deep green to vibrant reds and yellows. The event attracts people from all over the province to travel and take in the gorgeous fall foliage of Alberta’s countryside. Alberta’s Tri-Region is home to numerous trail systems and parks for leaf peepers to enjoy the crisp fall air and …

The Village of Wabamun

Your Guide to Daytripping in Wabamun

Tri Region Tourism Itinerary

Lying in the middle of Parkland Country is Wabamun Lake and nestled on the north-east shore is the Village of Wabamun. Proud of their lake view, the community of about 600 people knows how to live the lake life no matter the season. Entering the Village of Wabamun you’ll be greeted not only by the beautiful scenery of the lake …

Tri-Region Bed and Breakfasts

Staycationing in the Tri-Region – Bed and Breakfast Style

Tri Region Tourism Bed & Breakfasts

What better way to take a bit of a break and not break the bank then by taking a staycation. Slow things down and relax as you take in the country side Alberta has to offer while feeling the welcoming accommodations of a home away from home in a beautiful bed and breakfast. Alberta’s Tri-Region, which includes Spruce Grove, Stony …

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 …

Clifford E Lee Nature Sanctuary

Become One with Nature

Tri Region Tourism Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures

Looking to get out of the city and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature?  There are so many options around, but these are two of our favourites! Clifford E. Lee Sanctuary Devon, AB cliffordelee.com | Facebook Did watching “The Big Year” get you interested in birding? Are you looking for somewhere to head out on a trail and encounter …

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 …

Spruce Grove Farmers Market

Local Farmers Markets

Tri Region Tourism Farmers Markets, Shopping

Do you find yourself driving all over the countryside to find the best buys at local farmers markets?  If so, let us make it a little easier for you!  Here are a few of the farmers markets in the Tri-Region that may interest you. The Carvel Station Market The newest market in Parkland County, the Carvel Station Market is the place …

Sinbad School of Sailing on Lake Wabamun

Get Out on the Water

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Fishing, Outdoor Adventures, Seasonal Ideas, Uncategorized

The warm weather is here, and many of you will be looking to get outside and trying to cool down close to the water.  We know that there are people who enjoy the water but don’t enjoy swimming.  Here are some ideas to get out on the water without having to get back into last years bathing suit (well, for …

Championship golf in the Tri-region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Golf Course

Well fellas, it’s really hot out there – but I bet it’s cooler on one of these seven public championship golf courses, just a few minutes west of Edmonton. Or if it’s not – the beverages on the clubhouse patios will be ice-cold at least. Image: Where you should be right now – from The Links on Facebook. Carved through the forest …

Eden North Skydiving

Outdoor Adventures to Get You Outside

Tri Region Tourism Outdoor Adventures

Spend the day in the sky or on the water; learn a new skill or get up close and personal with nature.  No matter what type of adventure you are looking for, there are many exciting outdoor adventures for you to get out and try with friends, family, or on your own. Eden North Parachute School Stony Plain, AB | …

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 …

Family camping at Wabamun

Tri Region Tourism Fishing, Parks, RV Parks & Campgrounds

The family wants to go camping this summer. No problem – Mom, you totally got this. The Tri-region has great camping just an hour west of Edmonton – that’s two Spongebob episodes on the tablet. Totally doable. Here’s what you need to know about family camping at Wabamun Provincial Park. Image: Marina at the Village of Wabamun from their Facebook …

Shop local at three country markets

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Farmers Markets

Spring is around the corner – I promise! And one way you know it’s really happening – despite the snow – is that markets are opening up around the region this month. Take a country drive to three farmer’s markets in the Tri-region – just west of Edmonton – for farm fresh food, home baked goodies and arts and locally …

Six garden centres in the country

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Greenhouse

Take a springtime daytrip to a country greenhouse. Here are six greenhouses just west of Edmonton where you can gather inspiration, pick out your seeds and bask in some early springtime green. Image: Happy pansies – don’t they just make your heart smile? From the Dunvegan Gardens – Edmonton Facebook page. Big healthy annuals and veg Baraka Gardens will be …

Bed and Breakfast getaways for two

Tri Region Tourism Accommodation, Bed & Breakfasts, Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

We know, time is tight and so is money, but between overtime on Friday and the kids’ lessons on Monday, here’s how to make your weekend getaway happen. Drop the kids and their stuffies with their favourite cousins and drive into the country for a night of R&R at one of these affordable B&Bs just west of Edmonton in the …

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 …

Art happenings in the Tri-region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Shopping

Hand-thrown pottery and intricate woodcarvings, local photography and lots of travelling bands – a busy local art scene is happening just a few minutes west of Edmonton. Here are four places to appreciate art in the Tri-region. Image: a featured painting by one of their members from the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove on Facebook. Wildlife carvings at the MHC Scales, Fur and …

Three perfect hostess gifts

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Nature Lovers, Seasonal Ideas, Shopping

Dear hostess, thank you for cleaning your house, so I don’t have to clean mine. Thank you for the free lunch and cookies and wine. Thank you for putting up with the kids’ loud ruckus from the basement. Thank you for the wonderful company. Here is this very cool thing that you’ll really love. Happy holidays from your very grateful guests …

Five gifts with country charm

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Seasonal Ideas, Shopping

We know that you’re busy – what with all the baking and decorating and entertaining and wrapping and shopping. No worries, we’ve got your back – here are five perfect gift ideas from the charming country shops just a few minutes west of Edmonton. Bring your BFF and make a day of it – a nice relaxed day in the …

Team-building away days

Tri Region Tourism Accommodation, Bed & Breakfasts, Day Trip Ideas, Golf Course, Outdoor Adventures

You might start to notice something around the office called the mid-season slumps – that’s a technical term by the way – and the best antidote is getting the gang out of their cubicles for a team-building day. Here are three ideas for office away days just west of Edmonton in the Tri-region. Image: one big happy – and relaxed – team from Putting …

Where to park your RV

Tri Region Tourism Accommodation, Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Adventures, Parks, RV Parks & Campgrounds

Park your double-decker ultimate behemoth at an RV park this long weekend Stay for a weekend, set up your rig for a weeklong holiday or full-time it for a whole season. We have nine RV parks in the tri-region – so you might still find a spot for the Sep long. Or think ahead for next summer and have your …

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 …

Swim, splash and tube

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Nature Lovers, Parks, Seasonal Ideas

Cool off in lakes, rivers and pools On these hot summer days, you need to know where to find the cool water. Here are four places to swim, tube and splash around in the Tri-region, just west of Edmonton. Image from the Tri-leisure Centre on Facebook. Tube the slow winding river Join a Pembina River tubing tour from Entwistle, an …