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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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Attractions

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Linda's Market Gardens Ltd.

Smoky Lake, Alberta

Garden fresh vegetables, herbs and bedding plants are the mainstay of this market garden near Smoky Lake, which hosts an annual Great White North Pumpkin Fair in October.

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Lac Cardinal Regional Pioneer Village Museum

Grimshaw, Alberta

The Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum is representative of life in the 1920s to 1940s. The Village includes: an authentic farm site with antique equipment, furnished houses, hall, bakery, Municipal Office, church, school, blacksmith shop, general store and a fire hall. A replica train station serves as the main office and gift shop.Amenities include: Wheel chairs accessible public washrooms, guided tours, gift shop, camping. We are open from May long to September long weekend from Thursday to Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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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.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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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.

Expires: 2017-08-05
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Two-Hour Trail Ride near Grande Cache

Two hour guided horseback ride. Flower filled meadows, mountain vistas and views looking down on Grande Cache and Peavine Lakes are just part of your trip. Winding back through aspen and spruce/pine forests, your ride will end back at our barn.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Tours

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North Alberta Outfitters Inc.

Slave Lake, Alberta

Local, family-owned and operated outfitters, offering hunts for Canadian Moose, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Black Bear and Wolves. When you book a hunt with us, you are getting experience, dedication, and professionalism. We expect you to be successful, and enjoy yourself to the fullest. We believe in fair chase hunting, and you will experience the finest. Our crew consists of a team of guides, camp cooks, and helpers. Our guides have worked with us for many years, and are familiar with the hunting territory. We only hunt areas that we would hunt ourselves.

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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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Pembina River Tubing

Entwistle, Alberta
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Float your cares away with this 270 foot gorge that relaxes and remove the worries of the world.

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Events

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Pride Week Date Night - Oil & Vinegar Tastings

Devon, Alberta
2017-06-16 to 2017-06-16 MST

Bring your date to an oil and vinegar tasting in the charming setting of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Evoolution will be here to help you discover high quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars, the health benefits of each, how to use them in everyday cooking and any burning questions you may have! Date Night Itinerary: 6:00 p.m. till dusk – Garden is open for strolling and enjoyment. 7:00 p.m. – Oil and Vinegar Tastings from Evoolution. Cost includes oil and vinegar tastings, bread and Italian sodas (admission and tax extra). Advance tickets required for oil and vinegar tasting activity.

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Ice Breaker Hockey Game

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-08-26 to 2017-08-26 MST

The Ice Breaker Hockey Game is a charity hockey game and banquet held annually in Slave Lake. In 2017, one of the celebrity hockey players is Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky! Corporate Table Package - Reserved Banquet table for eight - Half Page Advertisement in Program - Complimentary Bottle of Gretzky Estates Wine - 8 Tickets to the game.

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National Garden Days Celebration

Devon, Alberta
2017-06-16 to 2017-06-16 MST

Garden Days is a Canada-wide, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of all things "garden". Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden. June 16th, half price admission – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. June 17th, Photographer's Drop-in 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Solstice Sunrise Yoga 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Coffee in the Garden – 10:00 a.m. June 18th, Father's Day BBQ.

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