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 …

Five Mom’s Day ideas

Tri Region Tourism Cultural Experiences, Day Trip Ideas, Events, Greenhouse, Nature Lovers, Parks

Show Mom some love this Sunday Hey family – just a reminder that Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11. Here are five ways to spend time with your mom in the Tri-region, west of Edmonton. Image: Tropical butterfly house at Devonian Botanic Garden on Facebook. Tea in the garden The Devonian Botanic Garden hosts a fancy Mother’s Day tea …

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

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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 …

Sweets for your sweetie

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Seasonal Ideas

In our family of brunchers, warm fresh baking is just about the best, most loving gift there is. This love month, bring your valentine a gooey melty warm cinnamon bun and see if I’m right. Here are some sweet little treats in the tri-region just west of Edmonton. Love and pie-switching First, let me offer this tribute to my darling love: one …

A winter walk on the wild side

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary, Outdoor Adventures, Parks, Seasonal Ideas

Enjoy all this snow on a winter walk in the woods. The Tri-region west of Edmonton has some pristine natural areas to explore. Pembina River Provincial Park Walk the wide trails at Pembina through snowy woods overlooking the deep gorge and frozen river winding below. The park is just over an hour west of Edmonton along the Yellowhead. Check out this cool …

TRI Gift shops

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Country Shop-apalooza  A very long nice list means a whole day of shopping in Stony Plain and Parkland County. Everybody I know has been very good this year, so the Christmas list is very long. Lucky me, I can find something special for everyone just a few minutes west of Edmonton in the Tri-region. Surprise your hip hippi chick Take …

Holiday Together Time

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Since having fun together is the best way to make this a Kenny-and-Dolly-style Christmas to remember – let’s just get started already. Here are some terrific ways to have fun with your family during the holidays, just a few minutes West of Edmonton. Cookies party in Parkland County Bring your little cookie monsters to the Woodbend Hall for crafts for …

Market Christmas shopping in the Tri-region

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Events

You’re making a list and checking it twice – and heck, even if they were a little naughty, you’ll get them something nice. Head just a little west of Edmonton to Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County to find farmer’s and craft markets packed with handmade art and fresh baked treats. Spruce Grove’s long-running indoor market Every Saturday for …

Shop for local art in Stony Plain

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Stony Plain is small town with a lot of character just about 35 minutes west of Edmonton. Walk the charming historic main street (50 St right around 50 Ave) and you’ll find lots of cool independent shops. You can spend a really nice day browsing around for locally made art and everything you need to make something yourself. I guess …

TRI Spooky Halloween

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M-m-monster meet-up! The big open room will be full of laughter, squeals and other happy-kid-noise, as little witches, vampires and monsters run here, then there, bounce, slide and have fun at the annual Mini-monster Bash in Stony Plain. Bring your Halloweeners for lots of spooky fun at the Heritage Park Pavilion on Saturday, Oct 26. The free event draws over …

The Town with the Painted Past

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

We’re going on a mural hunt Stony Plain is less than 40 minutes west of Edmonton with charming shops and restaurants, a strollable downtown and more than 30 murals depicting important figures and historical events from the town’s past. And it has some of the best pie around – can’t forget that. Plan an afternoon walk together Most of the …

Edmonton Corn Maze – Itinerary

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A fall afternoon in the country Warm fall colours, crisp country air, a good run through the corn maze, roasting hot dogs over a fire – and I’m just thinking out loud here – maybe pumpkin pie for dessert? Your afternoon picnic in the country is just a 30 min drive from city centre at the Edmonton Corn Maze in …

Harvest time in the country – Itinerary

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

Celebrate the harvest Celebrate the fall harvest at Spruce Grove’s Harvest Fair on the grain elevator site from 9:30 to 1:30 on Saturday, Sep 21. The festival is free and all proceeds from the concession go to help Spruce’s Ag Society build a new train station on the grounds. Have a bowl of chili, play some old-fashioned games and take …

Tri Region Sample Day Trips

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas

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! …