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    ~ Prairie Garden Adventure Farm ~

    by RavensWing Updated Apr 21, 2014

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    Prairie Garden Farms is no ordinary farm it's 35 acres of adventure and fun. A farm with arcade games, greenhouses, a pumpkin cannon (and a corn cob cannon for the little tykes), berry u-pick areas, a petting zoo, a haunted house, wagon rides, a mini train, a 7 acre corn maze, and much more.

    There are over 50 fun farm activities for you and your family to enjoy. Each long weekend there is a Special Festival or event planned. Prairie Gardens also has U-pick from July until October. There are strawberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, winter squash, potatoes, kale, fresh dill, parsley, swiss chard, edible pumpkin flowers, zucchini, peas and wax beans (green, purple and yellow)

    Admission Prices

    Individual - $8.40
    Family of 2 - $16.80
    Family of 3 - $25.20
    Family of 4 - $33.60
    More than 4? - Purchase a family of 4 pass and then individual passes $8.40
    *Children under 2 are free*

    Individual - $12.60
    Family of 2 - $25.20
    Family of 3 - $37.80
    Family of 4 - $45.99
    More than 4? - Purchase a family of 4 pass and then individual passes $11.50
    *Children under 2 are free*

    How Do I Get There?
    Drive north out of Edmonton on 97 St. (HWY – 28).
    Go 25 km to Bon Accord (HWY. 28 curves to the right before you reach Bon Accord).
    When you reach Bon Accord, continue past (stay on HWY. 28) for 1 km.
    Turn left on Lily Lake Road (Range Road 235). Go 2 km, They're on the right.

    Pumpkin Cannon Lost Lemon Gem Mine Resting on the Hay Bales Petting Zoo U-Pick Strawberries
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    Jurassic Forest

    by RavensWing Written Nov 27, 2013

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    This is a cool park. There is a north and south loop to walk around. In each loop there are different dinosaurs that have a sensor when you walk past them, they come to life. With each dinosaur there is a placard that tells you information about the species. There are also other placards of the different plants, insects and reptiles in there.

    There is a kids park right in the front for the kids to play on and picnic benches where you can have a picnic or buy some food at the snack shack. Although that is pretty expensive.

    When you walk in to pay your admission there are a few dinosaurs built with bones that you can view but not touch.

    Jurassic forest is a seasonal place open in the spring, summer and autumn seasons.

    Admission for an adult is $13.33, youth is $9.52 and child is $7.62.

    To get to Jurassic Forest drive 3 kilometres north of the town of Gibbons, AB, 1 kilometre west of Highway 28 on Township Road 564, close to the Goose Hummock Resort

    Entrance to one of the Loops A dinosaur Fighting Dinosaurs The park Warning!  There is swamp water there
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    University of Alberta - Museums & Exhibitions

    by gubbi1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Many people might not think about it, but in Edmontons University of Alberta there are several smaller Museums and Exhibitions hidden and worth to be discovered.

    During my stay I had a look at an exhibition of minerals and of paleontology. Check the website to find out if there is something which suites you interests.

    University of Alberta University of Alberta University of Alberta University of Alberta University of Alberta
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    Take a break at Sylvan Lake

    by Jefie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sylvan Lake is a pleasant resort town located about 1h30 south of Edmonton. It's a good place to go for camping (Jarvis Bay Provincial Park), swimming (Wild Rapids Waterslide Park) and just hanging out on a warm summer day.

    Sylvan Lake, Alberta
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    John Walter Museum

    by gubbi1 Written Mar 6, 2007

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    During a walk around Edmonton I passed by the John Walter museum which is located in the North Saskatchewan River valley downtown Edmonton. I didn't enter, but find it worth to mention it.
    John Walter has become one of the wealthiest citizens of Edmonton around 1900. He started with building boats for the Hudson Bay Company and continued with various other businesses. In 1915 a flood destroyed his empire, he did not recover the losses until he died.

    Public opening hours:
    Summer on Sundays from 13:00 to 17:00

    John Walter Museum - house 1901 John Walter Museum - house 1884
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    Come visit ME!

    by Jareotto Written Oct 31, 2005

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    This is my basement suite!
    I live in a nice, older area of the city. Close to the River Valley, downtown, north end, south end, WEM.... YOU NAME IT! I'm about 15 minutes or closer from EVERYTHING!
    So - if you're in town - drop me a line and maybe we may hook up!

    Welcome to My Place! I love plants - here are a few in my spare room. My little kitchen! Some goofs sitting in my living room! I love plants - the stairs to my front entrance.
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    Check out this Cathedral

    by keida84 Written Apr 19, 2005

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    We were unable to go inside this catherdral as there was a funeral going on it was such a pretty structure that I had to write a little bit about it because it is one of the prettiest structures in Edmonton and if you have a chance go and see it.

    St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Edmonton was established in 1904

    In keeping with the Byzantine Rite, the brick building was erected in the form of a cross with seven cupolas, the largest reaching the height of 100 feet. The cupolas symbolize the Seven Sacraments and the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

    In 1984 the cathedral was declared a historical site by Mary LeMessurier, Minister of Alberta Culture.

    Byzantine Architecture
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  • Taylor University College

    by Shara.Buchan Written Apr 18, 2005

    Taylor University College and Seminary operates under a charter of the province of Alberta. Taylor's three-year Bachelor of Arts degree and four-year Bachelor of Arts degrees are accredited by recommendation of the Private Colleges Accreditation Board (now replaced by the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC) ) to the Minister of Alberta Learning. The University College is authorized by the government of Alberta to offer these BA degrees by Orders in Council signed by the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta on the recommendation of the Minister of Alberta Learning, under the Post-secondary Learning Act.

    Taylor University College is an affiliate member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). The CCCU is a professional association of academic institutions that focuses on helping Christian colleges and universities to "Advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education; and effectively integrate biblical faith, scholarship and service.

    Taylor University College has transfer agreements for the majority of our courses. As such, these course are accepted by the University of Alberta, and other Alberta post-secondary institutions, for transfer credit. Such courses are also transferable to many other Canadian and American universities and colleges. All transferable courses are so indicated in the annual editions of the Alberta Transfer Guide. The Transfer Guide is available online at www.acat.gov.ab.ca.

    Taylor University College

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  • The King's University College

    by Shara.Buchan Written Apr 18, 2005

    The King's University College is a degree-granting institution offering Christian university education, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. King's is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and of the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC).King's degrees are accredited under the Universities Act of Alberta.

    King's attracts students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. Its educational philosophy is rooted in the historic Christian faith and its teaching and research are influenced by a Christian worldview. The College stresses academic excellence within a caring environment.

    The King's University

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  • Concordia University College of Alberta

    by Shara.Buchan Written Apr 18, 2005

    Concordia's work in building leaders began in 1921, when the institution was founded by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to prepare young men for preaching and teaching ministries. In 1939, Concordia expanded to include women and to offer general courses of study and an accredited high school program. In 1967, Concordia began offering first-year university courses in affiliation with the University of Alberta. Today, Concordia offers three and four-year Bachelor of Arts degrees, three and four-year Bachelor of Science degrees, a two-year Bachelor of Education degree, a four-year Bachelor of Management degree, a Bachelor of Environmental Health degree, an after-degree diploma in Information Systems Security, a Director of Parish Services program, and colloquy programs for the church, as well as extensive professional and continuing education programs. Concordia's Music offerings were expanded in 2002 when Alberta's Minister of Learning signed an order-in-council authorizing a four-year Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Concordia High School continues to operate on the Highlands campus.

    Throughout its history, Concordia has remained grounded in the belief that the Christian faith gives purpose to life and that success depends upon spiritual maturity. Concordia fosters a Christian lifestyle on campus and encourages a dual commitment to academic excellence and religious vitality. Concordia is owned and operated by Lutheran Church-Canada and governed by an elected Board of Regents. Our philosophy is best expressed in the Concordia motto: Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini - The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


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  • Athabasca University

    by Shara.Buchan Written Apr 18, 2005

    Athabasca University (AU) is Canada's leading distance-education and online university: Canada's Open University. We currently serve about 30,000 students per year, following a period of rapid growth which has seen student numbers double over a six-year period. Some 200,000 students have registered in AU's individualized courses and programs since the University was created by the Government of Alberta in 1970.

    Breaking Down Barriers
    Athabasca University makes it possible for you to earn a university education regardless of where you live or work, or your commitments to careers or families. The University strives to remove the barriers of time, space, past educational experience, and, to a great degree, level of income.

    Time: Individualized study courses allow to learn at your own pace. Flexible instruction frees you from the demands of specified class times and rigid institutional schedules. For undergraduate individualized study courses, there are no admissions deadlines; students may enrol year-round.
    Space: The University can be wherever you are, through individualized-study packages (student manual, study guide, textbook(s), and if appropriate CD-ROM, audiocassettes and videotapes) and the Internet.
    Past educational experience: Any person, 16 years of age or older, is eligible for admission to the University.
    Level of income: AU's method of learning allows you to pursue part-time studies and a full-time career. No longer does a university education necessarily mean the loss of employment income.

    Athabasca University

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  • University of Alberta

    by Shara.Buchan Written Apr 18, 2005

    A Capital University
    Opened in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has grown to be one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive universities, with external research funding in 2003–04 of more than $377 million. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. In a metropolitan area with close to one million people, Edmonton’s economic growth was ranked among the top Canadian cities in 2003. In partnership with industry and government, the University of Alberta plays a pivotal role in advancing the economic prosperity of Edmonton and Alberta.

    The University of Alberta serves over 35,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs. Students enjoy an exceptional quality of life on a friendly campus in the midst of a city that values research and technology as well as its beautiful river-valley parkland. The University’s pioneering spirit inspires faculty and students to advance knowledge through research, to seek innovation in teaching and learning and to find new ways to serve the people of Alberta and the world

    THe U of A's Vision
    “ …that in teaching, research and community service, the University of Alberta will be indisputably recognized, nationally and internationally, as one of Canada’s finest universities, and amongst a handful of the world’s best.”
    Roderick D. Fraser, President

    U of A

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    Cyber Cafe...Get your Internet Fix

    by keida84 Written Apr 15, 2005

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    Cyber-One Internet Cafe was an oasis for the true VT and Internet addict.

    They have over 15 computer stations and charge $6.00 Canadian per hour for internet use.

    There is a snack bar and video rental as well.

    Located at 13222 118th Avenue
    Edmonton, Canada

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    Discover Nature at John Janzen Nature Centre

    by keida84 Written Apr 14, 2005

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    For $1.75 Canadian, a tour of the John Janzen Nature Centre is a nice place to take the family, especially if you have young children.

    Down in the River Valley Park System, the Centre offers exhibits such as the Life of a Honey Bee and programs such as Backyard Composting.

    Season permitting, you can hike the self-guiding nature trails: The Birch Tree Trail and the River Loop Trail or watch the ducks and birds at the Prairie Pond.

    Located near Fort Edmonton Park, Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive.

    Icy River
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    Horticulture Enthusiast Rejoice

    by Rice_Paper Updated Jun 12, 2003

    30 minutes west of downtown Edmonton lies the Devonian Botanical Garden. Though it's nothing like Butchart's in Victoria, BC, it is quite a scene.

    This 80 acres attraction houses thousands of plants and fungi, and even butterflies. Not to be missed if plants are your passion.

    Location: Highway 60, south of Highway 16

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