The Central Alberta Gambit
Unusual attractions found outside the big centres
Unusual attractions found outside the big centres
Welcome to Central Alberta, a region as prosperous as it is beautiful. Residents of Central Alberta enjoy a wonderful quality of life and extend their warm hospitality to visitors. Rolling foothills, a collection of lakes, and the open prairie make for memorable outdoor adventures. The abundance of wildlife and birds provide for some unique up-close encounters. Photographers get your cameras ready! Plan a stay in Central Alberta and see why this region is considered one of the best in the world to live. Communities to check out include:
If you are a birdwatcher, flock to the Ellis Bird Farm where you can stroll through a collection of gardens and observe a variety of bird species.
Located just north of Red Deer in the heart of Alberta's parkland, Lacombe is a beautifully kept town with a main street that has recently been authentically restored. The town is committed to bridging the past and the present, and the historical society operates a blacksmith shop downtown, which is open to visitors. Nearby Aspen Beach Provincial Park was the first provincial park declared in Alberta, and there is plenty of opportunity for swimming, hiking, and bird watching.
Situated in the gently rolling parkland of Central Alberta, Red Deer is a prosperous city with plenty to offer visitors. Red Deer is situated on the 'Boomtown Trail', a connected collection of communities with the distinct architecture of the Boomtown period still maintained. Set off on a self-guided tour of these communities or take part in a guided tour aboard an authentic steam-train. Red Deer took its name from Scottish settlers who mistook the elk in the area for the red deer of their homeland. The city is close to the Lake Country's Sylvan and Gull Lakes.
Delve into the rich history of the fur trade at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Park where marked trails take you through four original fur trading posts.
What is now a timber, agriculture, oil and gas resource center was once the site of four fur trading posts in the early nineteenth century. The National Historic Park site features a walking trail system where audio guides and illustrated signs take visitors from post to post. For the nature enthusiast, there are several signs depicting the plants of the region as well as other natural points of interest. Wildlife near Rocky Mountain House includes elk, deer, mountain goats, bears, and bighorn sheep. Outdoor activities such as golf, white water rafting, canoeing and trail riding are among the most popular things to do while visiting.
Visit the world's largest painted Ukrainian Easter egg!
The first settlers in Vegreville were of Ukrainian heritage, and today the town boasts its heritage with its humungous Easter egg (the world's largest, in fact, standing 9 m/30 ft high.) In July, the Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) festival showcases Ukrainian culture and features the country's best Ukrainian dancers.
Whitecourt is built at the fork of four rivers, so water sports such as fishing and boating are always popular here.
A water sport lover's paradise, Whitecourt is the meeting point of the McLeod, Athabasca, and Eagle Rivers, as well as the Beaver Creek. The town hosts family riverboat races and rallies each year. In the winter, Whitecourt is the snowmobile capital of Alberta.
This Camrose hotel offers mountains views and is within walking distance of Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge. The Inn features a three-story water slide, indoor pool and rooms with cable TV. Guest rooms provide seating areas and desks. They are furnished with safety deposit boxes, microwaves and refrigerators. They also include coffee makers and hairdryers.
Downtown Camrose: 3.4km
Downtown Three Hills: 173km
Just one km from the Trans-Canadian Highway, this Edmonton hotel has rooms with cable TV, microwave and refrigerators. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. There are seating areas with sofas in some of the rooms. Smoking and non-smoking accommodations are offered. Along with an on-site restaurant and lounge, guests can use the hotel's business center and game room. Breakfast is offered.
Downtown Edmonton: 8.4km
Our Edmonton hotel is near the West Edmonton Mall. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Our rooms offer: cable TV, air-conditioning, a coffee maker, private bathrooms, and ironing facilities. Guests will find a 24- hour reception to welcome guests, and help them with any concerns they have. On-site we have a liquor store for guests to use, and a cash machine.
Downtown Edmonton: 6.7km
Ideally located in the heart of the downtown area, within walking distance from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the University of Alberta. This Edmonton hotel is minutes from the Shaw Conference Centre, Commonwealth Stadium, the Royal Alberta Museum and Rexall Place stadium, home of the NHL Edmonton Oilers.
Downtown Edmonton: 0.7km
Centrally located, our hotel is minutes from West Edmonton Mall. Settle into a contemporary guest room, equipped with amenities including complimentary WiFi, a spacious workstation, a mini-refrigerator and a 42-inch HDTV. Dine at Stages Kitchen & Bar or discover a unique experience at the Mayfield Dinner Theater. Work out in the 24-hour fitness center and refresh with a dip in the indoor pool.
Downtown Edmonton: 9.3km
Our Edmonton hotel is near the West Edmonton Mall, Telus World of Science and the Edmonton Valley Zoo. We offer a fitness center and free parking for vehicles of all types. Make a splash at our indoor waterpark, featuring a water slide, pool and whirlpool. Our guestrooms have flatscreen TV with HD cable package, mini-refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, microwave and free Wi-Fi Internet.
Downtown Edmonton: 9.8km
Attached to 5 major office towers and the Edmonton City Centre Mall, which offers over 400 stores and services, this Edmonton hotel features convenient services and contemporary facilities. The hotel is connected by underground walkway to the Churchill LRT Station for easy travel around the city. Guests enjoy the indoor pool and helpful concierge services.
Downtown Edmonton: 0.45km
This Edmonton hotel is 13.6 km from the University of Alberta. It features an indoor pool and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen cable TV. Each room provides coffee facilities and is furnished with a microwave and refrigerator. Guests can use the business center and the gym at the hotel. Edmonton South Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites also includes on-site dining options.
Downtown Edmonton: 14.6km
Our Edson hotel allows for free parking for vehicles of all sizes. Use our free WiFi, and start each day with a free continental breakfast with hot items. Use our fitness center, refresh your wardrobe with our laundry and dry-cleaning valet, or pick up last-minute items in our onsite 24-hour convenience store.
Downtown Edson: 1.6km
We feature 99 guest rooms with a wide variety of suites. Each room is equipped with 32" televisions, iron/boards, coffee makers, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, high-speed Internet, pay per view movies, complimentary newspaper and local calls. Hotel amenities include business centre, indoor pool with water slide, hot tub, exercise room and guest laundry.
Downtown Hinton: 2.2km
Great rates at a great hotel. Conveniently located on the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) near the west limits of the town of Hinton, the Twin Pine Motor Inn offers comfort, cleanliness, and affordability. Our amenities include microwave, fridge and complimentary wireless internet access in every room. Restaurant and Lounge with VLT's located on-site. Make sure to stop and enjoy Woodcutter Lounge!
Downtown Hinton: 2.9km
This motel is located in Innisfail, just 29 km from Red Deer. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Every room comes with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Our Lacombe inn is located on Highway 2, featuring a restaurant and a bar. We provide you free Wi-Fi and a daily breakfast. A microwave, a fridge and a coffee machine are offered in each of our guest rooms. A cable TV and a seating area are included as well. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Kitchen facilities feature in our suite. A spa and wellness centre is on site.
Downtown Lacombe: 0.6km
Our hotel is located near the Edmonton International Airport. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, a work desk, coffee maker, and air-conditioning. An indoor pool and a hot tube are on-site for guests convenience. There is also a fitness center and a business center. We provide a non-smoking environment for all of guests to enjoy.
Downtown Edmonton: 28.3km
Our Nisku hotel is off Highway 2, minutes from the Edmonton International Airport. Guests are afforded many amenities including free wireless high-speed Internet access, free continental breakfast, free coffee, and free local calls. An exercise room is on the premises. All guest rooms are air conditioned and come equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, refrigerators, irons and ironing boards.
Downtown Edmonton: 29.8km
Welcome to this Red Deer hotel. Centrally located to Highway 2. Our Complimentary Breakfast Bar provides an assortment of tasty and healthy. Soak in the indoor pool, or enjoy the waterslide, use our 24-hour Fitness Center. The Business Center provides more than adequate space, and our banquet space and meeting rooms can accommodate all of your meeting and event needs.
Downtown Red Deer: 3.1km
Our Sherwood Park hotel near Edmonton has spacious guestrooms and 22,000 sq. ft. of conference space. We have an inviting lobby and warm dining atmosphere. We offer complimentary full hot buffet breakfast with most of the room rates. We offer a fitness centre with multiple cardio machines and weights to meet almost every work out, as well as an indoor pool.
Downtown Edmonton: 15.2km
Downtown Sherwood Park: 5.3km
Our Sherwood Park motel is located off Highway 16 features an on-site restaurant and bar. A microwave and refrigerator are available in each of our guest room. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast are provided. Cable TV and a work desk are available in all our rooms. Coffee-making facilities are included in each air-conditioned room. A fireplace is featured for added comfort.
Downtown Edmonton: 15.7km
Downtown Sherwood Park: 6.2km
Our Spruce Grove hotel have rooms and suites are designed with added extras for the convenience and comfort, including 25" TV's with remote control, on-demand movies, ironing board & iron, free parking with plug-ins, fitness room and Corporate Fit Kits and more. Spruce Grove is centrally located on Highway 16A and is only 15 minutes from Edmonton and the West Edmonton Mall.
Downtown Spruce Grove: 2.6km
Our St. Albert hotel is a brand new smoke free hotel located in the centre of St. Albert's best shopping! This 90 room elegant property is 1 km from the Sturgeon General Hospital. Complimentary full breakfast. Indoor pool, heated. Exercise facility. Guest laundry. Laundromat. High Speed Internet.
Downtown Edmonton: 16.8km
Downtown St. Albert: 1.4km
We are located in Whitecourt Alberta, 120 miles northwest of Edmonton on Highway 43, the snowmobile capital of Alberta. Our services include complimentary continental breakfast, free local telephone calls, free wireless internet, business center, fitness area, laundry facility. We are located near to restaurants.
Downtown Whitecourt: 1.7km
Our Vegreville motel is walking distance to all amenities such as Wal-Mart, Workware Store, the grocery store, dinning, etc. All rooms have fridge, cable TV, wireless internet. The rooms are renovated and have new firm beds. Continental Breakfast. 51 Rooms. Smoking and Non-Smoking rooms. Handicap. Front in park and parking plug.
Our Lacombe hotel offers a barbecue, a sun terrace and free private parking on site. All our rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some include a seating area where you can relax. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bath and shower. We have a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Our Westerose bed and breakfast features free WiFi and a BBQ and offers a pet-friendly accommodation with prior approval. Free off-street parking is available. Each of our room features one queen-size bed and a private ensuite bathroom with a shower. Both rooms share a living area with amenities (TV/DVD, Fridge, Microwave etc.) and patio with BBQ and fire pit.
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