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 have a small campground, 2 motel rooms and 4 cabins near Alberta Beach. We also have a coffee and gift shop and coin operated showers. Our camping is suited for trailers, motorhomes and tents. Daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal rates are available. Please call for reservations.
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 Bonnyville bed and breakfast is situated in downtown, right where you want to be, yet across the road from beautiful Jesse Lake. High value at low cost! Six bedrooms, five of which are en suite, high speed Internet, complimentary beverages, continental breakfast. A small conference room is available. Easy access to walking trails and bird-watching.
Our hotel in Edmonton is located in the posh West End of the city, which is almost a city unto itself. Within just kilometers of our property, you'll find gorgeous neighborhoods, plenty of outdoor activities and shopping like you won't believe. The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton hotel in Edmonton West is conveniently located only minutes from the West Edmonton Mall.
Downtown Edmonton: 10.5km
Our Edmonton suites are located near the Palace Casino. We provide Free Wi-Fi. We have an indoor swimming pool, and fitness centre for our guests to enjoy. Our rooms offer a microwave, refrigerator, flat-screen TV, a sofa, and a work desk. They also come with an en suite bathroom. We have a business centre that offers photocopying and fax services. BBQ facilities and a launderette are available.
Downtown Edmonton: 9.8km
Enjoy our new state-of-the-art lobby at our downtown Edmonton hotel. There are 177 tastefully appointed guestrooms with free WiFi and a mini-fridge for your convenience. Panoramic views of the river valley and our downtown business district add to the enjoyment. Our Riverside Bistro serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Downtown Edmonton: 0.4km
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
The Metterra is a boutique hotel in the heart of Edmonton's historic Old Strathcona district. Once through our doors you will find a balance, an oasis of cool, a haven of warmth, refined luxury and stylish simplicity. We are five minutes from downtown Edmonton and five minutes from the University of Alberta. We are amidst the action of Whyte Avenue's shops, pubs, restaurants and clubs.
Downtown Edmonton: 4.2km
Downtown Three Hills: 0.25km
Our west Edmonton hotel is minutes from Valley Zoo and the West Edmonton Mall. All guest rooms include a 32-inch LCD flat-screen television, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Drive-up rooms with patio door access are featured. Upgraded rooms also include a refrigerator and microwave. Free wireless high-speed Internet access.
Downtown Edmonton: 18.2km
Our Edmonton hotel near West Edmonton Mall is just minutes from attractions like Royal Alberta Museum. Each non-smoking guest room at our newly-renovated Edmonton hotel includes a microwave, refrigerator and 32-inch flat-panel LCD TV. Enjoy a free continental breakfast and our fitness center and our indoor heated pool and hot tub. Free Wi-Fi Internet.
Downtown Edmonton: 11.6km
Our Innisfail Alberta motel has hotel accommodations for those passing through or visiting the Innisfail area. Whether you want a hot shower after a long day’s work or a place to rest your head after exploring the local sights and sounds, our 50 rooms including 23 Kitchenette can give you a relaxing hideaway with clean bathrooms, wireless internet and air conditioning in the summer.
Our Rocky Mountain House motel has 23 air conditioned rooms. Ground floor, Cedar cabin, free In-Room WI-FI, 40" LCD TV, Microwaves, Fridges, Shower and Bath in each room. Kitchenettes and family suites available. Parking lot available for larger vehicles & winter plug-ins.
Rocky Mountain House: 2.5km
This St. Paul motel offers on-site dining and spacious rooms with a microwave and mini-fridge. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are provided in each room. Each room has a coffee maker along with a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a daily continental breakfast during their stay. They can also use the barbecue grills.
Our Stettler bed and breakfast is nestled in the Pines Cottage and offers you pet-friendly accommodation. We provide you with free private parking. At our B&B we have a seating area and a kitchenette equipped with a microwave. Our rooms also feature a private bathroom with a shower.
Downtown Stettler: 4.3km
You will feel at home when staying at this Provost Inn. We offer free continental breakfast as well as Wi-fi and complimentary bottled water. Each room has a mini-fridge, microwave and adjustable heat and air conditioning units. We have singles, doubles and executive rooms and pet-friendly rooms available upon request. Front desk staff is available 24 hours.
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