About St. Albert Botanic Park, Alberta, Canada
This five acre botanical garden grew from an idea conceived in 1990 by two St. Albert citizens and has grown into a jewel in the heart of St. Albert, AB.
Themed gardens provide the setting for displays and trials of roses, lilacs, daylilies, Asiatic lilies, peonies, and lilacs to name a few, as well as vegetables and annuals.
The Park is operated and maintained entirely by volunteers and two summer employees.
What to do at St. Albert Botanic Park?
Attractions & Things to do at St. Albert Botanic Park.Visitors are encouraged to pick up a Self-Guided Walking Tour brochure from the Gift Shop and enjoy the gardens at their own pace.
There is always something to see blooming from mid-May to mid-September.
Annual Park events include Mother’s Day Rose Sale, Canada Day Strawberry Tea, a yearly Rose Show in July, Picnic in the Park in August, and Christmas in October in the Gift Shop.
Adult education classes are offered every spring and fall.
The Park also hosts a number of outdoor wedding ceremonies and other special community events, and has become an increasingly popular gathering point for the general public.
For more information on upcoming events or booking information please visit the Park’s website.
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
Garden lovers of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the Park.
When to visit St. Albert Botanic Park?
The Park is open from sunrise to sunset daily.
The best time to visit is May to September as there is less happening in the Park in the winter.
The Gift Shop is open from the beginning of May to Labour Day in September.
Gift shop hours
Sunday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM.
How long will it take?
It takes about 45 minutes to walk through the Park at a very leisurely pace. Benches located throughout the gardens and our lovely Patio make pleasant resting areas if needed.
How much will it cost to enjoy St. Albert Botanic Park?
There is no admission fee.
How to get to St. Albert Botanic Park?
St Albert Botanic Park Location & Directions
The Park is located at 265 Sturgeon Road in St. Albert, about two kilometers east off of St. Albert Trail. For detailed directions, see the map tab.
Public transit runs to the Park on Saturdays in June to September on the city’s free hop-on, hop-off Botanical Bus Loop.
There is free parking at the Park. Look for the bright yellow flags marking the Park’s entrance.
What about amenities, and accessibility at St. Albert Botanic Park?
There are no dining options on-site but there are many selections on St. Albert Trail.
Feel free to bring a lunch or picnic and eat at the Park.
No dogs are allowed.