The Enjoy Center is a new place in St Albert. Holes greenhouse has moved there. It is so bright and open you feel comfortable there.There are programs to learn about flowering, gardening, herb arrangement, juicing, and even wine and beer tasting.There is an organic grocery store on the bottom floor. You can find many gluten free items, organic and...more
The St. Albert Botanic Park, is part of St. Albert's Red Willow Park Trail system. The park is home to numerous varieties of native trees, shrubs, roses, lilies, and peonies. It's easy to find and a great destination for a longer bike ride along our Red Willow Trail. My son and I were amazed how much the garden has grown and it is still expanding.....more
....is located on Sir Winston Churchill Avenue Southbound just before Riel Drive starts.Lions Park is a great park for Picnics ( with plenty of fire pits) and has a playground for the kids. In case it rains there is shelter availbale. It's also close to the Sturgeon River and connected to the Red Willow Park.We spent many good times there .In May...more
Sandy Beach is about 35 km NW of St. Albert and the closest lake nearby. The drive is quite scenic as it takes you through the Alexander Reserve ( Kipothakaw) where you will see a buffalo/deer paddock close to the lake. There is a campground which is owned by the band which provides you with plenty of entertainment. I have only been to the public...more
The Annual Rainmaker Rodeo usually takes place the last week in May and lasts for about 3 days. Of course you will see chuck wagon races, calf roping and such but there is also an exhibition for young and old alike.For the last few years country singers are also in concert..Check the local papers for more info.more
Designed by famous Metis/Blackfoot architect Douglas Cardinal it houses the Arden Theatre, the City Hall, library and museum. You can also have a coffee behind the fountain where you will find a little convenient store, Peggy's Cove.The Heritage museum showcases some of St.Albert's history. You will find a tipi, metis lore and also a display of...more
Acting as a perfect backdrop are the community’s historic grain elevators and an adjacent Métis Heritage Site, Riverlot 24. The St. Albert Grain Elevator Park tells of the town’s agricultural history and they are located at the start of Meadowview Drive and quite easy to spot. Tours can be booked at the phone number below.more
Erected in 1920 this grotto is a replica of the Lourdes one.. At this time it was 35 feet long and 12 feet high. Stones were gathered from along the Sturgeon River by the local farmers. The statues are of Mother Mary and Saint Bernadette.The first pilgrimage was held in 1938.In 1950 the grotto was rebuilt and it now stands 35 high and is 70 feet...more
My traveling companion, an Australian, is of Ukrainian & Polish heritage so I thought that a Ukrainian dinner would be a nice treat for him in the Edmonton area. We were also meeting up with some of my cousins, and a friend of mine from the area. Most of us had had perogies/pyrogies and not much else of Ukrainian food, but all were game to try...more
It is advisable to rent a car as the bus system is rather poor. Buses only go every hour with a few exceptions during rush hour. Also, when obtaining a transfer please keep in mind that it is only valid for one hour..
If one takes the bus to Edmonton ( the connections are fairly good) your transfer is valid for an hour and a half within Edmonton but not good for a return. I have learnt this the hard way..:( The fares are for adults $ 2.00 CDN local and $ 3.00 CDN for Edmonton.
The St Albert Farmers market is a seasonal farmers market. It is only open from mid June until mid Oct every Saturday from 10:00am - 3:00pm rain or shine. Fresh ProduceHomemade BakingFamily EntertainmentPickles & PreservesWoodworkFarm Fresh ChickenEthnic FoodPotteryHoneyArts & CraftsB.C. FruitFresh FishPork & BeefJewelryStained GlassOrganic Meats...more
Located in the heart of Downtown St. Albert, this stylish little shop carries essentials for your home, garden, and family. Wonderful gifts from local jewelry artisans and Canadian designers like Sid Dickens and Jocelyn Kennedy. They also have an adorable line of baby gifts that can be purchased at the store or at their online baby boutique, Baby...more
It houses over 60 stores among them two department stores, the Canadian owned BAY and Zellers. It's not the biggest mall but it's always pleasant to shop there..Once upon a time St. Albert had three malls but now only has 2 left..Please visit the website for more info . Have fun!! If you are looking for Canadian items you can find them att he...more
St. Albert is blessed with abundant supply of Photo Radar Vehicles, Laser Speed Traps, Car equipped Radar Cops and Red Light cameras.
I've gone thru serveral speed traps just to buy groceries in this small city.
St. Albert has a great Walking Trail system called the Red Willow Park. It snakes its way through all of St. Albert and the Braeside Ravine is one of them. If desired one can take a long walk all the way either eastbound where it ends at a playground or westbound where it ends close to the river with St. Albert Centre mall only a few minutes away....more
Big Lake and the Observation Platform:Located at the Southern part of Riel Drive and part of St. Albert's Red Willow Park. It's a beautiful tranquil walk and you can view many birds from the observation platform. Last summer we saw a Herron walking through the tall grass..more