Our Lists of 5
The 2020 summer staff have created lists of 5 things to do in the Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County area. Some are family orientated, some are for adults, some are adventurous, and some are a great experience!
Home to the Stony Plain Visitor Information Centre, Rotary Park features paved walking paths around a gorgeous pond, a unique playground, picnic tables, handicap-accessible public washrooms and free WiFi.
Jubilee Park has many kid-friendly activities to keep the little ones entertained, such as an amazing spray park, playground and a massive green-space. Additionally, the many picnic tables and charcoal grills make this an ideal spot for a picnic!
- Rotary Centennial Park, Spruce Grove
Rotary Centennial Park has many picnic tables shaded by the trees and the huge gazebo, as well as public washrooms. Located near Walmart and many other stores, this is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air and have lunch after a day of errands.
Enjoy a hot day in this beautiful space. Shaded picnic tables surround the splash park, so you can relax while the little ones play. The community fire pit is a unique addition and public washrooms are on-site.
This day-use park includes a large playground, picnic benches, public washrooms with change rooms, and a boat launch on to Lake Wabamun.
Located across the parking lot from the TransAlta Tri Leisure Center, the Rotary Playscape is a place where kids can be kids. This park is friendly for kids of all ages complete with a section for the little ones as well as for the older kids.
Take a swing at their par 3, 4 and 5 golf course or the 18 hole course. If golf isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Putting Horse Ranch also has guided fence horseback rides for children 6 years of age and up or guided pony rides for children ages 3-7.
Let your creative side run wild at Crock-a-Doodle. With a wide selection of pieces to choose from, this pottery painting studio has something for everyone. Please remember to book your time online ahead of time as seating is limited due to social distancing rules.
Spend the day picking fresh fruits and veggies to bring home. Happy Acres has a wide variety of produce to choose from. While there stop and visit the farm animals before stopping in at their treat center for some yummy sweets for the family.
Get lost in the “Stronger Together” maze design. While at the corn maze check out the petting zoo, jumpy pillow, and go-karts or even take a stroll through the sunflower field. Be sure to purchase your tickets online to guarantee entry.
Head over for a day of fishing or swimming at Wabamun Lake. The boat launch and pier remain open and porta potties are available.
Pack your swim gear and take a trip to the Pembina River on a hot summer day! This activity is both relaxing and fun, and the on-site tube and life jacket rentals make a stress free trip easy. Book your adventure online in advance.
Home to more than one hundred bird species, along with many other wildlife, Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors.
Home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, you are bound to see many critters and interesting plants during your visit here. Keep your eye out for the Yellow Warbler or the Red-Tailed Hawk! Coyotes, white tailed deer and moose have also frequented this area.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is an award-winning visitor attraction, a research site, and home to year-round adult and children's education programming. Open by reservation only.
Located at the Stony Plain Community Centre, this market is open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. They accept food bank donations on location. Don’t forget to buy your 50/50 tickets when you stop by!
The Spruce Grove Farmers Market is held at the Spruce Grove Grain Museum from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday. Their vendors sell a wide variety of handcrafted gifts and homemade food.
Head over to the Alberta Beach Agliplex Sundays between 11:30 am to 3:00 pm for the Alberta Beach Farmers Market. Check out their Facebook page for a list of their many vendors.
Head over to 52nd Street Marketplace any Saturday until September 5th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to support young, local entrepreneurs. Youth vendors will offer a wide variety of products and services such as art, food, and live music.
Currently being held at the Seba Beach Seniors Centre on Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:30. This market offers a wide variety of locally produced goods, from handcrafted furniture and decorations, to homegrown produce and homemade dishes.
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The Whole Scoop originated in Stony Plain and has recently expanded, opening another location in Spruce Grove. This local ice cream stand serves up Island Farms ice cream made with real Canadian Dairy. Planning an event? Rent their ice cream bike to add a unique twist!
Take a step back in time at a local tourist attraction founded in 1961. Jack’s Drive-In is a Spruce Grove staple and the city's longest surviving business. Jack’s sells a variety of ice cream treats from soft serve and hard ice cream to sundaes and Jack Frosts.
This ice cream stop has 40 flavors of hard ice cream and 24+ flavors of soft serve to choose from. Take a bite out of their “five decker cone” to prepare yourself for the annual ice cream eating contest. Don’t forget to try their 19 hole mini golf course while you’re there!
The Daily Scoop at Beach Corner has been scooping Foothills Creamery ice cream since 2018. This ice cream shop is open 11:00 am-9:00 pm everyday, rain or shine! Check out their Facebook page for a sneak peak of their weekly flavor board before stopping in.
A favourite among Wabamun locals, the Yellow Submarine serves a wide variety of flavours from Foothills Creamery, a Canadian owned and sourced company. Check out their Facebook page for this week’s flavours.
Twenty Eight Urban Kitchen is the perfect place for a casual date with a cozy atmosphere. You and your date can start off your day with some warm coffee and fluffy pancakes, or even stop by in the evening for a delicious Vermicelli Bowl or a savory Cheeseburger.
Head over to one of the largest pool halls in North America, located in Spruce Grove, and have some friendly competition with some friends or family. There is food available and even a jukebox on site!
Trying to plan an activity for the day, but the forecast is rain? No Worries! This indoor virtual golf has plenty of courses to choose from in the comfort of your own booth. If golf isn’t for you, they also have virtual racing and multi-sport options.
Head over to Spa’logy for a variety of therapeutic options to give you and your partner or friend a relaxing experience. They have several options including hot stones, raindrop, deep tissue or therapeutic massages.
Book a picnic for you and that special someone, or even a group night out on the gardens. With your booking you get special access to the gardens after hours along with a picnic basket full of goodies. Spots fill up fast, so book soon!
This 18 hole, par 72 golf course, was designed specifically for avid golfers. Located twenty minutes outside of Spruce Grove, Cougar Creek is complete with well preserved greens as well as sand bunkers and water hazards scattered throughout the course.
The Stony Plain Golf Course is perfect for the golfers that want to stay close to home. Golfers can choose to partake in the 9 or 18 hole golf course or just practice their swing at the driving range. Club rentals are not available at this time.
Check out this 18 Hole championship course that welcomes players of all skill sets. While there visit “The Grill” restaurant located on the course that will strike your appetite after completing your round of golf.
Duffy’s Challenge is located only minutes outside of Stony Plain. This par 3 course has multiple tee’s per hole, allowing for a different game every time you play. This championship course includes deep valleys, hills, water, and trees that make this country side course a fun challenge for everyone!
This 18 hole course will be expanding to a total of 27 holes in the near future, complete with 5 tee boxes on every hole. Each round is complete with a complementary warm-up prior to starting your game. Check out their website for golf specials!
Swoop into The Barn Owl and browse through this crafty store. Although their in studio classes aren’t running you can order your fall take home kit to assemble at home. Not interested in a DIY activity, you can purchase their country home decor in store.
- Parkland Potters Guild (fall Classes cancelled)
Although fall classes are canceled due to COVID, the Crooked Pot Gallery at the Parkland Potters Guild remains open for customers. Choose for a wide number of original artwork made by a Potters Guild Member to decorate your home or for functional use.
Visit the Allied Art Council Spruce Grove Art Gallery and admire the original artwork made by members and local artists. If you are interested in taking part in a painting class, the Allied Art Council has both in person and online classes available for all ages, check out their website for the dates!
This gallery located in downtown Wabamun displays art made by Canadian artists and artisans. At Gossamer’s Gallery and Gifts customers can purchase an array of products ranging from gift ware and fudge to oil and acrylic painting.
Spend the day traveling through Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County on this Art Tour, where you can visit almost all of the above locations in one day! Start off in Spruce Grove at the Allied Art Council Art Gallery, stop by in Stony Plain and Wabamun, and end the trip in Entwistle at the Salt of the Earth Gallery.
Located in the Stony Plain Ramada, the Power Plant Grill is the perfect place to relax with a hot meal and even some drinks. The lounge-style restaurant comes equipped with an impressive 70” TV so you can watch your favourite games in style.
This family-run restaurant, located in Spruce Grove, is sure to give you an authentic taste of Italy. All produce and meat is bought locally, giving you that great Italian taste, with fresh, local ingredients.
With the option of Chinese or Western cuisine, Bings has something for everyone! They offer vegetarian and gluten free options and all of their sauces and meat are made in house. This family owned Restaurant has been a part of our community since 1970!
Does this name look familiar? The Yellow Submarine, which was featured on our “Cool Treats” lists serves up more than just ice cream! Drive out and order a pizza or calzone made with fresh ingredients for lunch or pick up wings and mini pierogi appetizers for a small bite.
This brand new restaurant is located on 307 McLeod Avenue and is sure to spice up your life with their homemade Mexican dishes. They offer some offbeat options as well as common Mexican dishes to give customers a variety of selections.