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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:

Lacombe

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.

Red Deer

This community between the cities of Edmonton and Calgary is known for its friendly hospitality.

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.

Rocky Mountain House

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.

Vegreville

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

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.

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Homer's Hut
Homer's Hut
3321 Ste Anne Trail
Alberta Beach
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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.
Bonnyville Neighbourhood Inn
Bonnyville Neighbourhood Inn
5011-66 Street
Bonnyville
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Located in Bonneyville, all of our 103 rooms are equipped with 42" LCD TVs, individual climate control, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, fridge, microwave, rain shower head, wireless high speed internet, and pillow top beds, with comfy duvets and lots of pillows. Executive rooms are available. Enjoy Sandpipers Restaurant and our Crown & Derby Pub.
Bluebird RV Park
Bluebird RV Park
20131 Township Road 500
Camrose
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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.
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Airport:  74.7km
Downtown Edmonton:  67.6km
EL Lobo Motel
EL Lobo Motel
5431 55 St
Cold Lake
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Our Cold Lake hotel has rooms and kitchenettes that are smoke-free. You'll find a lot of great amenities waiting for you in your room. Spacious, newly decorated rooms and kitchenettes, all with blackout blinds. Choose between rooms or kitchenettes with 2 Double beds, 2 Queen beds or a king bed, each with award winning Simmons mattresses.
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Downtown Cold Lake:  6.5km
Lakeland Inn
Lakeland Inn
5411 -55 Street
Cold Lake
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We are centrally located in Cold Lake with easy access to the Air Base, the downtown, shopping centre, major sports, golf courses, entertainment and tourist attractions. Cold Lake Marina is a short 10 minute drive. All rooms are modern and up to the highest standard of cleanliness. Rooms feature opening windows, individual temperature control and air conditioning, remote control color cable TV.
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Downtown Cold Lake:  6.8km
Louie Lake Ltd.
Louie Lake Ltd.
S432, B1, C2, RR1
Drayton Valley
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Our Drayton Valley campground is 16 km west of Drayton Valley on highway 620. At RR 90 go south 2.6 km. We have full service sites, tenting, fishing, picnicking, newly renovated cabins, swimming and games. We are surrounded by wildlife and forest. We have easy access to RV trails. Dogs are welcome, but must be on leashes at all times and cleaned up after.
Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Edmonton
Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Edmonton
4520 76th Ave NW
Edmonton
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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.
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Airport:  30.4km
Downtown Edmonton:  7.5km
Radisson Hotel Red Deer
Radisson Hotel Red Deer
6500 - 67th Street
Red Deer
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Located 1 km east of Highway 2 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.
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Downtown Red Deer:  2km
St. Albert Kinsmen RV Park
St. Albert Kinsmen RV Park
47 Riel Drive
St Albert
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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.
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Airport:  48.1km
Downtown Edmonton:  16.1km
Downtown St. Albert:  2.3km
Town of Stettler Campground
Town of Stettler Campground
4621-62 St.
Stettler
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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.
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Downtown Stettler:  2.3km
Camp 'n Class RV Park
Camp 'n Class RV Park
4107 50 St
Stony Plain
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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.
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Airport:  36.5km
Downtown Edmonton:  41.7km
Coyote Creek Golf & RV Resort
Coyote Creek Golf & RV Resort
Box 1499
Sundre
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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
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Downtown Three Hills:  109km
Alberta Beach Inn and Suites
Alberta Beach Inn and Suites
4939 50 ave,
Alberta Beach
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Alberta Beach Inn and Suites is directly across from the main beach, air conditioning in all rooms, free Wi-Fi & local calls. Resident manager on site. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants.
R&R Inn & Suites
R&R Inn & Suites
6508-48 Avenue
Camrose
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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.
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Airport:  99.9km
Downtown Camrose:  1.9km
Downtown Edmonton:  92.6km
Best Western Plus Drayton Valley All Suites
Best Western Plus Drayton Valley All Suites
2252 50th Street
Drayton Valley
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Our hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. We offer pet-friendly accommodations and free private parking is available on site. You will find business center at the property.
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Downtown Drayton Valley:  2.5km
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Drayton Valley
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Drayton Valley
5001 Brougham Drive
Drayton Valley
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Our Drayton Valley hotel is one of the newest hotels along the Cowboy Trail, 139 km from Edmonton. You can enjoy several choice amenities including high-speed, wireless Internet access, a 24-hour Business Center, a spa and our free hot breakfast bar with our signature cinnamon rolls. One of the city's trademark locations, the Ominplex, is only one kilometer away.
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Downtown Drayton Valley:  1.4km
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton
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The Radisson Hotel Edmonton South is ideally located in South Edmonton, just minutes from the International Airport, West Edmonton Mall and the city center.
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Airport:  23km
Downtown Edmonton:  8.3km
The Westin Edmonton
The Westin Edmonton
10135 100th Street
Edmonton
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At our downtown Edmonton hotel, each of our 416 guest rooms and suites includes breathtaking views of Edmonton, complimentary Starbucks coffee, flat screen TV, signature Westin Heavenly bed provides and the Heavenly Shower helps you feel invigorated. Make sure to enjoy the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, or do laps in our indoor heated pool.
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Airport:  6.3km
Downtown Edmonton:  0.7km
Travelodge Edmonton West
Travelodge Edmonton West
18320 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton
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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.
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Airport:  39.4km
Downtown Edmonton:  9.8km
Lakeview Inn & Suites - Edson Airport West
Lakeview Inn & Suites - Edson Airport West
528 63rd Street
Edson
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Welcome to Edson's newest hotel. Perfect for business or leisure, our hotel hosts 69 beautifully appointed guest rooms, guest laundry facilities and ample free parking. Every morning our guests are offered a continental breakfast buffet, absolutely free. We also have a fitness centre and free wireless Internet.
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Downtown Edson:  5km
Econo Lodge Lloydminster
Econo Lodge Lloydminster
5009 51 St
Lloydminster
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Our Lloydminster Alberta hotel is close to points of interest like the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre and Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit. Many entertainment venues and shopping centers can be found in the surrounding area. RC's Rib and Steakhouse, and bar, the Longbranch Tavern, are a great place to unwind. Free continental breakfast. Free high-speed Internet access.
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Downtown Lloydminster:  2km
Holiday Inn Express - Edmonton International Airport
Holiday Inn Express - Edmonton International Airport
1102 4th Street
Nisku
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The Holiday Inn Express - Edmonton International Airport is conveniently located three KM from the Edmonton International Airport. We look forward to having you as our guest and are here to offer you superior customer service. We would also like to invite you to enjoy the following complimentary services: deluxe continental breakfast, Stay and Park Package (one night stay provides 7 nights free
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Airport:  3.6km
Downtown Edmonton:  29.6km
Alberta Inn & Suites
Alberta Inn & Suites
4814 - 56 Street
Wetaskiwin
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This Wetaskiwin hotel features retail outlets on its main floor, an on-site restaurant and spacious rooms with flat-screen cable TVs. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. The rooms include free Wi-Fi along with a desk and seating area. The hotel serves continental breakfast and offers guests a coffee shop and bistro.
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Downtown Wetaskiwin:  2.7km
Wild Rose Inn
Wild Rose Inn
6001 - 50 Avenue.
Vegreville
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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.
Hotello Vegreville
Hotello Vegreville
6529 Highway 16A West
Vegreville
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When it's right, you know. That feeling always has its roots in one place: simplicity. After you strip away the unnecessary and excessive, you're left with what matters. The core of Hotello is a place that has all you want and nothing you don't - for those who care more about fast downloads than high thread counts and a fair price than a room with a couch. It's smart. It's simple. It's Hotello.

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