Things to Do, Places to visit and Festivals to Enjoy in Central Alberta

Weekends are made for getaways, and in Central Alberta, there’s no shortage of sights to see. It doesn’t matter if it’s solo, with a date or a best bud, or with a carful of kids, new memories and stories to share for years are just down the highway. Here are just some of the locations to plot into the GPS.

Want to get away this weekend? Want to feel like you’ve travelled to exotic locations without breaking the bank? Alberta has so many wonderful destinations to view, but waterfalls are on the top of any list. You won’t believe your eyes – or your ears – when you visit these sites.

Where else can be getting lost be fun than at a life-size maze! Put down the iPads & tablets and get down to the maze for a reality game time made of growing creative designs that changes every year. Alberta is also home to the maze that holds Guiness record for the largest… Read More >>

Visiting a theme park is an exciting and thrilling way to have a whole day long fun family outing. Here is a list of  amusement parks in Alberta, Canada to help you plan a ‘screamastic’ trip. 1. World Water Park, Edmonton World Water Park is one of best water parks in… Read More >>

Planning to visit Drumheller and Canadian Badlands in Alberta? Here are the must see attractions in the graveyard of the dinosaurs and the moonlike landscape carved by the Red Deer River. As you traverse the land, you will travel through the lands that preserved dinosaur bones for the World’s biggest paleontological discovery and learn how “progress” reduced booming cities to ghost towns.

List of 60+ Music Festivals in Alberta.

Sylvan Lake, Alberta is a family fun destination any time of the year. Sylvan Lake is in Central Alberta, ~ 25 km from Red Deer, and mid way between Calgary (~160 km from downtown Calgary) & Edmonton (~160 km from downtown Edmonton), making it a perfect place for a day… Read More >>

What better way to experience the aquamarine waters of Alberta than on a boat cruise that takes one on a trip along the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies?

A list of ten Alberta festivals celebrating all things Winter.

Plunge into cold Alberta waters and support a worthy cause by participating in a Polar Bear Plunge.
A list of seven places to enjoy a chilling experience in Alberta.

A list of Christmas events in and around Red Deer including Santa Claus Parade, Christmas lights, carols, theatre, and other holiday events.

Winter Activities in Sylvan Lake,  Alberta During winter, Mother Nature transforms Sylvan Lake into an outdoor all ages winter activity centre, making Sylvan Lake, A Town for all Seasons. Here are the few suggestions for things to do during winter in Sylvan Lake,  Alberta 1. Ice skating & Skiing Enjoy Skating & skiing on the Sylvan Lake… Read More >>

Endowed with abundant natural beauty, the fourth most populous province of Canada is a delight to explore. Visit Jasper or Banff and see aquamarine lakes forming a garland around majestic Canadian Rockies, drive through one of the best scenic roads in the world, the Icefield Parkway, have a gala time… Read More >>

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of things* they ignore at home”. – Dagobert D. Runes Be a tourist in your City! This summer, after enjoying all the treasures of the Capital city,  roundup your friends or family, and have an enchanting time exploring Alberta’s Capital Region. From deep canyons… Read More >>

Lacombe is a historic town, located approximately 30km north of Red Deer.  The community of Lacombe was named for Father Albert Lacombe, a dedicated and visionary Catholic priest.  His statue stands in the downtown area (50th Avenue & 51st Street). This historic town is a wonderful place to visit as… Read More >>

Day trip from Calgary to Lacombe

Day trip from Calgary to Lacombe Distance Round trip: Calgary – Lacombe – Calgary : 350 km (calculated from Downtown Calgary) Route: North on AB-2 If you do not mind driving four hours (round trip), then a day trip to Lacombe is a good way to spend a day with… Read More >>