Places to See & Things to Do in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Located Northwest of Edmonton, St Albert is the fifth largest city in Alberta. Founded by Father Albert Lacombe in 1861, St Albert is rich in history, and culture. St. Albert is one of the first established Metis settled towns in Alberta. Situated on the Sturgeon river bed, St Albert has natural areas interspersed along beautiful hiking trails that winds its way through the city.
St Albert is located approximately 15 km from Downtown Edmonton and 320 km north of Calgary.
Nearest International Airport: Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is ~ 50 km south from down town, St Albert. If you do not want to take a taxi, there is no direct public transit (as of 2016 September) to get to St Albert. You may use Edmonton Sky Shuttle to get to drop-off /pickup points served by St. Albert transit (like Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall) and take public transit from there. If you are travelling light and have time, you can take a combination of Edmonton + St. Albert transit.
Public Transit: Public transit is provided by St Albert Transit. If you are coming from Edmonton, St Albert Transit has 7 commuter routes on weekdays and 3 routes on weekends. In summer, there is a Botanical loop service that will take you to the botanically-themed attractions across the City of St Albert. Dial-a-Bus service will connect to the commuter buses going into/from Edmonton during non peak hours(take advantage of this, plan a day trip and explore St Albert on weekends). For more details, St. Albert Transit Customer Service: 780-418-6060 Monday to Friday (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. local time)
Parking: Parking is available and is free at most of the attractions. For downtown parking and locations, see the map here.
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I. Places to See – History & Heritage
II. Places to See – Gardens, Parks, Walks & Trails
III. Things to do – Entertainment & Shopping
IV. Things to do – Festivals & Events