By Joan Marie Galat

Alberta is host to a few of Canada's so much beautiful surroundings, from aspen forests and farmland to wetlands and foothills. a few of the province's normal wonders, cultural treasures, ancient websites and leisure spots are inside a two-hour force of Edmonton. Day journeys from Edmonton is a accomplished consultant to Alberta's most sensible destinations-visit secluded, untouched usual components or hotspots bustling with actions. Day journeys from Edmonton comprises maps and images, and lines an easy-to-follow layout catered to fit the traveler's wishes. beneficial info contain:   activity details, ancient tidbits, renowned occasions, details on wildlife, and possibilities for extra exploration. ideal for making plans a day time out or a weekend away, Day journeys from Edmonton is the final word consultant to this lovely a part of Canada.

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Writing this book has given me the opportunity to share these discoveries. During my travels I have contemplated a general tendency many of us have, to take long trips in search of the unusual and interesting while disregarding many fascinating points of interest close to home. Perhaps it’s normal to assume anything worth seeing is far, far away. For those living in the Edmonton area, what a happy surprise to discover a multitude of treasures close to home. Use this guide the next time you want to treat yourself to a day off, entertain out-of-town guests, or go on a date that offers something more original than supper and a movie.

Albert. RACHEL J. PHOTOGRAPHY St. Albert grain elevators Mission Hill Location: St. Vital Avenue in St. Albert. If northbound on St. Albert Trail (Hwy 2), turn left on St. Vital Avenue. Info: Always accessible. Overlooking the scenic Sturgeon River valley and downtown St. Albert, the St. Albert Mission was founded on Mission Hill, where St. Albert Parish is now located. Take the self-guided walking tour and imagine how the landscape would have looked more than 100 years ago, covered with deciduous and evergreen forests and hunted for its numerous fur-bearing animals.

Cardiff Park Location: Exit Edmonton on 97th Street NW, which becomes Hwy 28. Turn left on Township Road 554 (Cardiff Road) and left onto RR 250A. m. to 30 minutes after sunset. 780-939-4321; 1-866-939-9303. East of Morinville, 65-hectare Cardiff Park encompasses a number of historic coal mine sites. Cardiff Lake is home to rainbow trout and perch. Walk or cycle the five-kilometre trail system in spring and summer, or enjoy the well-groomed cross-country skiing trails in the winter. As well as family and group picnic sites with barbecues and firepits, you’ll find three playgrounds, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, four soccer pitches, and four fenced softball/slow-pitch diamonds.

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