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Many of northern Alberta’s towns and hamlets sit on the doorstep of untamed wilderness. Discover remote lakeside communities boasting world class fly-in fishing lodges. Raft or paddle along historic fur trading routes. Learn about First Nations and European voyagers and pioneers at a museum or historic site. Camp on a picture perfect white sand beach. In the long daylight hours of summer, golf well into the night at one of the many northern courses. In winter, ice fish, snowshoe or take a backcountry ATV tour with a local guide. Stargaze and experience the magic of the aurora borealis. Celebrate Alberta’s great north at a beloved annual festival.
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Attractions

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Cold Lake Marina

Cold Lake, Alberta

Sailboats in the Cold Lake Marina always present the prettiest summer picture. Walking along the breakwater you might glimpse the “Legend of the Kinosoo”, the big fish that the Dene Suline believe lurks in the depths Cold Lake. The Marina provides launching access to Cold Lake. There is fuel, a pump out system, sail boat lifting mast and a fish cleaning station available for boaters. Fishing is allowed on the outside of the breakwater. Take an ice cream break after your jaunt along the lakeshore or stop for a bite to eat at any of the restaurants along the lakeshore.

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DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum Society

DeBolt, Alberta

DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum, incorporated in 1975, has grown from one small log building to tell the many stories of the Peace Country community. From the beautiful Bickell paleontology display, to First Nations items, early settlement and farming, homemaking, bee keeping, on to cattlemen with rodeo and sports history, each building has its own items of interest. The DeBolt & District Museum Society has also produced four local history books (Across the Smoky, DeBolt Country Club and Agricultural Society 60th Anniversary, Edson to Grande Prairie trail, and Bridges to the Past).

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Metis Crossing

Smoky Lake, Alberta
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This 512-acre site near Smoky Lake is home to a Metis Cultural Centre and historical village with costumed interpreters who share the story of life in this Metis community during the late 1800s.

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Accommodation

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Peace River Cabins and Outdoors

Fairview, Alberta
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All accommodation is located on the bank of the Peace River. Choose from full service cabins, a large river-view house suite, or more rustic wall tents. We offer cabin rentals canoe and kayak rentals, guided trips and group facilities. Open May to October. Visit the website for more info!

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Super 8 Edson

Edson, Alberta
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Located on the Trans-Canada Highway, halfway between Jasper National Park and Edmonton, Super 8 Edson hotel provides the comfort and convenience you seek on your travels through central Alberta. Each of our cozy, non-smoking rooms is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Free high-speed Internet and cable TV. In your downtime, work out in the 24-hour gym. Begin your morning with free SuperStart continental breakfast before venturing out on your day. 17 and under stay free with an adult, and we are pet friendly for a small fee.

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Athabasca River Paddle & Wilderness Adventure

Two and half days will focus on river paddling skills on the Athabasca River, and four days will be focused on bushcraft/survival skills with an opportunity for  an overnight survival campout deep in the nearby forest. This is our most unique and amazing trip. A truly unforgettable experience.

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Tours

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Dick Laurin's Hay and Sleigh Rides

Tofield, Alberta

About 30-minutes east of Sherwood Park, this company offers horse drawn hay rides in summer and sleigh rides in winter including tours of Edmonton's famous Candy Cane Lane.

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Mountain Spirit Outfitters Inc

Hinton, Alberta

Offering personalized hunting trips in Alberta for Whitetail Mule Deer and Wolf and British Columbia for Grizzly Black Bear Mountain Goat Canadian Moose and Wolf.

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Horseback Adventures Ltd.

Hinton, Alberta

In 1979 Horseback Adventures Ltd., a family run business, was born. We provide backcountry pack trips and trail rides into Jasper and Willmore Parks to clients from around the world.

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Events

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Seven Music Fest

St. Albert, Alberta
2017-07-08 To 2017-07-08 MST

Seven Music Fest welcomes head liners, The Strumbellas to the iconic heart of St. Albert’s Seven Hills Park, Saturday July 8th with The Rural Alberta Advantage. Featuring Frazey Ford, The Elwins, The Royal Foundry, The Provincial Archive, Sykamore and Paul Woida.After the inaugural show in 2015, Sam Roberts described Seven the best when he said, “...it doesn't get any more Canadian than a music festival on a toboggan hill.” With a select number of delectable food trucks providing healthy and delicious food choices, a Beer Garden, a VIP tent and local vendors selling a variety of unique wares such as clothing, art and jewellery, Seven is a chill, one day family friendly music festival held in the heart of historic St. Albert. Saturday, July 8th, Mission Park - 13 Mission Ave, St. Albert, Ab. Gates open at 1:00pm, main stage runs 2:00pm to 11:00pm rain or shine. Tickets are available at sevenmusicfest.com

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North Country Fair

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-06-23 To 2017-06-25 MST

Down the road from Slave Lake, attend an Annual Summer Solstice celebration. NCF Camping is free with a weekend pass. Some camping area is designated family oriented. Camping is rustic, with scattered fire pits and patron determined camp spaces. The Fair will continue rain or shine. Food vendors are on site and offer a variety of choices in both omnivore and herbivore categories. Several stages with live musical entertainment, artisans, children's activities, jam sessions. Don't miss it!

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