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.
We are conveniently located in Camrose County, 30 minutes Southeast of Edmonton on 15 beautifully manicured acres of peaceful gated private property with a friendly inviting atmosphere. We near shopping centers, smaller towns plus various parks and golf courses. Large fully serviced sites with 30/15 or 50/15 Amp Metered Power, Septic Connections, Dedicated Water Feeds and more.
Downtown Edmonton: 67.6km
Our Edmonton hotel and convention centre has the amenities you need from a fitness centre to a pool to an onsite restaurant and lounge. Our location near Sherwood Park Freeway provides guests easy access to area attractions, such as West Edmonton Mall. Store your favorite drinks inside the in-room refrigerator and warm leftovers in the microwave. Free high-speed Internet.
Downtown Edmonton: 7.5km
We are located on the east end of Hinton. Whether you are here for work or leisure let us show you how we stand apart from the rest. Our 104 room facility offers a full line of amenities, among our most popular the deluxe continental breakfast, pool with waterslide and hot tub. Relax in one of our most elegant and spacious guest rooms or pull up your RV into one of our stalls for the evening.
Downtown Hinton: 2.2km
Our Lac LaBiche hotel is located on the west end of town on Highway 55. This 100 room facility offers many user friendly features from kitchen units, exterior access rooms, and all the upgrades you would expect in a new facility. Once on site you will be treated to a complimentary hot continental breakfast. Lac LaBiche boasts a unique blend of culture, industry, history, and nature.
Conveniently located half way between Calgary & Edmonton in the northwest quadrant, our Red Deer hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Your stay includes access to an expansive on-site fitness centre, a business centre, a hair salon and day spa, an indoor pool and a whirlpool tub. Daily continental breakfast, complimentary parking and free high-speed Internet access.
Downtown Red Deer: 2km
The Kinsmen RV Park is just one of many parts of the St. Albert Kinsmen Korral, RV & Community Park - come and enjoy scenic vistas and tranquility plus all that St. Albert has to offer!! Only 15 minutes South to West Edmonton Mall. Our newly built 57 site R V Park features - fully serviced 50 amp electrical, city water, flow thru sites and a large grassed overflow area for group camping.
Downtown Edmonton: 16.1km
Downtown St. Albert: 2.3km
Located in Stettler across from West Stettler Park, Rotary Spray Park, ball diamonds and a soccer field. Near walking trails. Free showers, and wifi. No fire pits but you may bring a portable one.
Downtown Stettler: 2.3km
Our Stony Plain RV Park is a Good Sam park that offers a gated community with 77 spacious sites that feature picnic table, block patio, 50/30 amp power, water, sewer, basic Wifi & cable TV ALL YEAR LONG. Laundry & washrooms have 24/7 access. We accommodate BIG RIGS no problem and offer monthly, weekly and daily rates, as well as short or long term storage. Online reservations are available.
Downtown Edmonton: 41.7km
Our Sundre RV Park has 30 beautifully landscaped back-in sites & 10 pull through sites, all along the #6 fairway of the Deer Nine course. All sites can fit any size of RV. Site amenities include 50 amp power, water, sewer, fire pit and picnic table. A gated resort with a full laundry and showers, an 18 hole golf course with full practice facilities, a licensed clubhouse and a shuttle service
Downtown Three Hills: 109km
Our Whitecourt Alberta hotel has a variety of rooms and suites that can satisfy your hospitality needs. Located on Hwy 43, our spacious and comfortable rooms are equipped with dedicated Internet in every room, 46" Telus HD TVs. Guest laundry and fitness facilities are complimentary and a hot breakfast is always included.
Downtown Whitecourt: 2.1km
Our Ponoka hotel is just over 1.6 km from the Aquaplex and Central Ponoka. We have an indoor pool with water slide and a hot tub. Our rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. They also have a tea/coffee-making facilities. You are served a daily continental breakfast and hot tea or coffee. We also have an on-site restaurant. The Agriculture Event Centre is a 5-minute drive away.
Our Camrose inn and suites have rooms designed with comfort in mind, from our single rooms and junior suites to the executive suites. Located minutes from downtown. 45 Spacious Rooms & Suites. Main floor Drive-Up Access. Handicap Room. Business Service. Wifi Internet access. Guest Laundry. 6 Movie Channels. Deluxe continental Breakfast with seasonal Fruits. Huge parking at rear for Big Rigs & RVs.
Downtown Camrose: 1.9km
Downtown Edmonton: 92.6km
Located close to the North Saskatchewan River and just off Highway 22, our Drayton Valley hotel has comfortable rooms and amenities. Whether you are our guest for just one night or an extended stay, we offer comfortable accommodations at a great price. Free Wifi. Free breakfast. Onsite parking. Pet friendly. Restaurant. Fitness centre.
Downtown Drayton Valley: 1.5km
This modern Edmonton hotel has on-site dining, a fitness centre and a flat-screen satellite TV in every room. Matrix Hotel serves a continental breakfast and offers evening wine and cheese tastings. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Wildflower Grill and cocktails at MZ Lounge. Starbucks is also on site. A minibar, MP3-compatible CD player and free Wi-Fi are provided in the spacious, modern rooms.
Downtown Edmonton: 1.2km
The Union Bank Inn is located in the Heart of Downtown Edmonton's Business and Arts District. We are located just one block from the Shaw Conference Center, the Winspear Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the Citadel Theatre. The City Centre Shopping Mall and numerous designer shops are also within walking distance, including Holt Renfrew, Escada, and Rolex.
Downtown Edmonton: 0.7km
Our Hinton Alberta hotel is down the road from the city of Jasper and Jasper National Park. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our hotel is the perfect starting point for a Rocky Mountain adventure and provides a great affordable alternative to staying in Jasper. Our many amenities include high speed Internet and a free hot breakfast.
Downtown Hinton: 4.4km
Our Innisfail Retreat Bed & Breakfast Vacation Home offers three rooms on the lower level of the Ranch house and one room on the main level. From all rooms you have access to the main floor common sitting area with sofas and fireplace, big screen Satellite TV with DVD/VCR, breakfast area and main kitchen. We offer FREE Wi-Fi and access to a PC.
Downtown Three Hills: 106km
Our Innisfail hotel is located 30 km south of Red Deer, Alberta, on the Queen Elizabeth Highway. Free Wi-Fi access is included in every room. They are also equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and tea and coffee-making facilities. A business centre, cash machine, and guest launderette are also on site. Both the Century Theatre and Discovery Wildlife Park are 1 km from the hotel.
Our Lloydminster hotel has free WiFi, free parking, free continental breakfast, an onsite restaurant and lounge, plus an onsite liquor store. Guest rooms include a 32-inch flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, and coffee maker. Suites with fully equipped kitchens and extra living space are ideal for an extended stay.
Downtown Lloydminster: 1.8km
This Lloydminster hotel is near shops and restaurants. The hotel features modern conveniences. WiFi is available in all public areas and there is a free 24-hour business center. Maintain your exercise routine in the free 24-hour fitness room, or swim in the sparkling indoor pool. Free hot buffet breakfast, featuring our famous, fresh-baked waffles, or grab a free On the Run Breakfast Bag.
Downtown Lloydminster: 5.9km
We have beautiful rooms all with queen sized beds. Executive Suites are available with upgraded furnishings in cherry wood and upgraded amenities. Jacuzzi Suites with a king size beds and fireplaces are also available.
Downtown Olds: 1.6km
Our Red Deer hotel is within walking distance from the lively downtown area with its generous range of restaurants and shopping malls. Free Continental Breakfast. Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access. Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access. Free Outdoor Parking Free Outdoor Parking. Pet-friendly Hotel.
Downtown Red Deer: 3.2km
Our Red Deer hotel is just off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. The hotel has an onsite bar, as well as a restaurant that offers room service. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and seating areas. Relax in the hotel's indoor pool and Jacuzzi or exercise in the fitness center. Get some work done in the business center, with its fax, printing, and copying services.
Downtown Red Deer: 4.5km
Conveniently located in the midst of St. Paul Alberta, Woodland Motor Inn offers comfortable and clean rooms with great features including Large screen TVs, High Speed & Wireless Internet, Kitchenettes and more. Continental breakfast is served between 6AM - 10AM.
This Bed and Breakfast is close to the town of Sundre. It serves breakfast every morning. Guests can relax in the lounge and watch TV or play a game of billiards. There is also a private guest patio, barbeque facilities, and a playground area. The guest rooms have an en-suite sink and a dressing table. Some rooms have an en-suite bathroom, a seating area and a private entrance.
Downtown Three Hills: 109km
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