Planning an Alberta Vacation? 6 Adventureful Things To Do In Alberta’s Lakeland

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Alberta’s Lakeland is rich with culture, history and nature, taking advantage of every season to provide activities the entire family can enjoy. Remarkable cuisine, unexpected accommodations and one-of-a-kind elusive shopping locations. Below are our Top 6 Adventureful Things To Do In Alberta to make your next vacation an Alberta Holiday to remember.

  1. Remarkable Accommodations

One of the first decisions to make when you’re in vacation planning mode is where you want to stay. The Lakeland has a variety of options to satiate your needs; from teepees to guest ranches, camping to hotels, or staying in a cottage. Experience the heart of the Prairies and stay at Muriel Creek Ranch. As Lakeland’s first Net Zero Energy building, the ranch is located 17km from Cold Lake and is an incredible place to kick back, relax, and enjoy an adventure that only an authentic Alberta farm can offer. Muriel Creek Ranch provides one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with private bathrooms, HDTV and WiFi, and all the amenities to make your stay feel like your second home.

  1. Incredible Cuisine

Are your taste buds itching to try something new? The Lakeland is just the place to go to fulfill your cravings. Craving some Ukrainian sausage like your Baba makes? Then check out Stawnichy’s Ukrainian Sausage for an authentic taste of Ukraine. Or you could transport yourself back to the 1950’s when hair grease and poodle skirts were hip. Jennie’s Diner in Bonnyville, Alberta, provides a remarkable atmosphere. When you’ve finished your burger and shake, you’ll be ready to hop into a hot rod and go cruisin’ down Main Street.

  1. One-of-a-Kind Shopping

Experience shopping like never before in the Lakeland. From an Alberta staple like cowboy boots to a uniquely designed dream catcher, you can find it all in Canada’s Lakeland. Small, privately owned shops are still a staple in the downtown locations of our towns and cities. Wow your partner with a breathtaking dress from Array Fashions in Cold Lake–which also doubles as a spa! Traditions Gallery is located at the Lac La Biche Campus of Portage College and features individual and hand-made pieces that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

  1. Unbeatable History

Nowhere else in Alberta can you see how the landscape, history, and environment shaped a region so uniquely. Cold Lake is home to Canada’s largest air force base where every day feels like you’re at an airshow. Once every two years, they hold an actual air show, giving you the opportunity to walk inside of a CC-130J Hercules Aircraft and bask in the wonder how these iron beasts even make it off the ground.

St. Paul, Alberta is home to the world’s first UFO Landing Pad and during the grand opening in 1967, St. Paul was declared the Centennial Capital of Canada. The landmark has a UFO exhibit downstairs that is guaranteed to open your mind to new possibilities!

  1. Exploring the Lakeland

There are a variety of trails throughout the Lakeland that give you the opportunity to explore nature. Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail follows the abandoned rail line for 300 kilometres and is the longest maintained trail in Alberta. You have the option to walk, bike, snowmobile, go in a wagon or quad–all along the trail. Or you can throw on your cowboy boots, ride a horse and immerse yourself in the past.

  1. Live Life Adventurefully

Alberta loves typical western culture – rodeos and chuck wagon events are a favourite activity to participate in or watch. The Cold Lake Agricultural Society provides an abundance of activities and events geared to the western way of life, including a spring Bullarama! Karaoke and open mic nights are popular in the Lakeland as well. Many small-town performers with voices so unexpectedly good, you’ll leave an open mic night with goosebumps.

You’ll never run out of things to do in Canada’s Lakeland. Prepare for an Alberta Holiday to remember with breathtaking views and incredible opportunities to live your life adventurefully.

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