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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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Summer Rain in the Boreal Forest

Ellen Criss Slave Lake Region

Holidays in rainy weather need not be boring. There are lots of things to do in the Slave Lake region for children and adults, rain or shine.

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Sexsmith and District Museum

Sexsmith, Alberta

We are open May long weekend to September long weekend from Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., we are closed Mondays. Located throughout the town: Nels Johnson Blacksmith Shop, NAR Station, Paszkowski Heritage House and Anderson Hall create a streetscape and façade that reflects the prosperity viability, and history of our town. Antique lighting, town clock and historical plaques take us back to bygone years. Emmanuel Anglican Church is now also part of the growing complex.

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Westlock Pioneer Museum

Westlock, Alberta
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Step back in time and browse through our exhibits displaying the pioneer lifestyle. Be sure to check out our amazing collection of Aladdin lamps dolls and vintage firearms. Experience the Bernard Wiese Gramophone collection - the most comprehensive in Western Canada!

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Castrol Raceway

Nisku, Alberta
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Hosting over 200 racing events annually, from April to October, Castrol Raceway is Canada's premiere motorsports complex and your go-to for outdoor entertainment. With nationally recognized events, the Raceway has made the leap from regional exposure to a nationally televised motorsport destination.

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St. Albert Inn & Suites

St. Albert, Alberta
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The St. Albert Inn & Suites is located at the gateway of St. Albert on Highway #2. We are only 15 minutes from West Edmonton Mall, while still offering a small community charm. The St. Albert Inn & Suites plays a key role within the community, offering meeting rooms and banquet facilities for gatherings of up to 400 people. Whether you are looking for a small boardroom or a large spacious area for your wedding, your particular needs will be looked after with the utmost co-operation.

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Misty Mountain Inn & Suites

Grande Cache, Alberta
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Misty Mountain Inn & Suites is the leading deluxe hotel in Grande Cache, offering a resort atmosphere ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Our ideal location provides a nature friendly atmosphere to relax in and explore. We are conveniently located two blocks away from highway 40 and across the street from the town centre.

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Ramada Westlock

Westlock, Alberta
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Ramada Westlock is located on Highway 18 just east of Highway 44, 115 miles North of Edmonton International Airport. We are a pet friendly, non smoking facility, with beautifully appointed rooms and suites. You can get in an invigorating workout in our on-site gym or a refreshing swim in our heated indoor pool with waterslide, or just unwind in our hot tub. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a free continental breakfast, and a well supplied business centre and coin operated laundry. You’ll have all the comforts you have come to expect from a Canalta owned & operated hotel in the Westlock Ramada.

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Save 15% in Grimshaw

Take advantage of this offer. Lock in special savings just by booking early and purchasing your stay in advance. Includes free high speed WiFi, a free deluxe hot buffet breakfast and free parking.

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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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4-Day All Inclusive River Boat Wilderness Adventure

Experience an ultimate 4-day, 3-night wilderness adventure along the Athabasca River to reach one of Alberta's most remote backcountry lodges. Enjoy log cabin accommodations, hearty home-cooked meals, and all river transportation to and from the lodge. Scenic panoramas, incredible wildlife, historic sites, nature walks and fishing opportunities highlight your 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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Grand Rapids Wilderness Adventures

Athabasca, Alberta

The 4-day, 3-night tours are one of Alberta's most unique wilderness adventures. Experience nature and wildlife, incredible scenery, and history, as you travel by boat through over 200km of untouched wilderness to reach a backcountry lodge. While comfort camping in cozy log cabins, guests can enjoy a number of wilderness activities including canoeing, wildlife viewing, boating, swimming, hiking, nature walks and dark sky viewing, all while staying deep in the heart of the Great Northern Boreal Forest. Discover the incredible power, awe, and splendor of the natural attractions that form the Class VI Grand Rapids. Other customizable discovery tours available, ranging from multi-night fishing adventures to paddle trips to local day trips.

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Hinton Trek & Trail

Hinton, Alberta

Whether you are a single traveller or come as a group, Hinton Trek & Trail adventure can be as diverse as the Hinton landscape. From the rugged peaks to the undulating valley and from high energy activities to more relaxing pastimes. On the edge of the Northern Rocky Mountains, the characteristics of the land define Hinton and it's distinct regions; the mountains and lakes of Rock Lake - Solomon Creek Wildland, Whitehorse Wildland and Willmore Wilderness Park, the rolling countryside of the William A. Switzer Provincial Park and the foothills along the Athabasca River Valley. The areas connect seamlessly to create breathtaking scenery and rich heritage for you to explore and enjoy. Hinton is a fantastic base to explore everything on the edge of National Park and beyond. Whether you stay for just a day or a week or more, there is a richness of discoveries with Hinton Trek & Trail that you could only have imagined. We open for tour holidays from May 20th (weather permitting) until mid-October. From October to May some restrictions apply due to closures with seasonal changes. Winter Tours start from mid-November weather permitting and continue until the snow melts. Walking Tours, Historical Tours, Eco-Tours, Trail Rides, River Adventures, Zip-lining. Hiking or Walking Trails. Wildlife Tours. Fishing Tours. Winter - Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating and Fishing. Barbecues, Picnics and Afternoon Tea. Stargazing and Golfing. Need collecting from the airport, we can do that for you or need help finding accommodation - we can steer you in the right direction.

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Events

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Pottery by Heather Work of Our Hands Spring Showcase

Bon Accord, Alberta
2017-04-28 To 2017-04-28 MST | Show All Dates

This annual spring artisan showcase is hosted by Pottery by Heather. For three days the pottery studio is transformed into a gallery filled with beautiful functional porcelain pottery and the hand works of many of Heather's talented artisan friends. The work showcased varies with every show, but there are delightful things to tempt your taste buds. Fashion accessories, home decor and whimsy galore! This is the sale to find that perfect wedding, teacher's appreciation or Mother's Day gift. Grab a friend and come for a short drive into the spring countryside!

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Bison Festival

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-08-19 To 2017-08-20 MST

Bison were nearly lost from North America! By the early 20th century, bison purchased from Montana and brought to the Elk Island National Park began to slowly rebuild their numbers. Today nearly every plains bison you see in southern Canada, whether in conservation or domestic herds, had an ancestor in Elk Island National Park! We think that's something to celebrate! Join us for this sensory festival celebrating all things bison, from conservation, to culture, to cuisine!

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High Energy 22: Tracing Space

St. Albert, Alberta
2017-04-27 To 2017-05-26 MST

Join us for the 22nd St. Albert high school student exhibition at AGSA. Talented young artists from Bellerose Composite, École Secondaire Paul Kane, St. Albert Catholic, École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d'Youville and Outreach high schools showcase their artworks and present collaborative installation pieces inspired by maps. Opening Reception and Artwalk: May 4, 6 – 9 pm

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