1. St. Albert Farmers’ Market
Not only is the St. Albert Farmers’ Market one of the most popular markets in Western Canada, but it’s also the largest. With over 270 rotating vendors, market-goers can take advantage of home-grown, home-baked or handmade goods, spanning everything from doughnuts to dog treats. The market runs every Saturday from June to October.
2. St. Albert Botanic Park
Indulge your inner green thumb and take a gander at the carefully crafted gardens of the St. Albert Botanic Park. The park features countless cultivated trees, shrubs, perennials and vegetables spread across five acres of themed gardens: flowering trees, evergreens, xeriscape, shade and cottage-style perennials. Annual events include the Mother’s Day Weekend Rose Sale, Garden Day in the Park, Christmas in October, Canada Day Strawberry Tea and more!
3. Art Gallery of St. Albert
The Art Gallery of St. Albert showcases a variety of local and national contemporary art pieces across various mediums, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, glass, and video. The gallery also features monthly exhibitions, workshops, lectures and hands-on art activities. The venue can be found in St. Albert’s historic Banque d’Hochelga building downtown and is free to visit.
4. Servus Credit Union Place
A fitness and wellness center, field houses, NHL-sized arenas and a children’s indoor playground are just the tip of the iceberg. Servus Credit Union Place is also home to the Landrex Water Play Centre, with over 25 spray features, two waterslides, a lazy river and a hot tub. Sitting at over 320,000 square feet, this giant facility offers countless team sports and fitness classes and is a popular choice among skaters and athletes of all ages and abilities.
5. The Arden Theater
Since its grand opening in the early 1980s, The Arden Theater has hosted many world-renowned artists, such as musicians, theater productions, dance troupes and more. Hosting nearly 500 seats, the Arden also puts on several popular productions throughout the year and has earned itself a reputation as one of the best performance venues in Canada.
6. Musée Héritage Museum
Located in iconic St. Albert Place, the Musée Héritage Museum explores St. Albert’s rich and vibrant history through the eyes of its early settlers, missionaries and Métis peoples. In addition to interactive archives and other educational activities, the museum is also home to the St. Albert Archives. Rotating exhibitions are displayed throughout the year, and admission is by donation.
7. Heritage Sites
St. Albert encompasses many interpretive Heritage Sites that have been meticulously preserved since settlers arrived in the mid-1800s. These sites are also a testament to St. Albert’s diverse cultural roots and speak to the stories of early French-Canadian and Métis peoples and the influence of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Roman Catholic Church. These sites include:
- Banque d’Hochelaga
- Father Lacombe Chapel
- Grain Elevators Train Station
- Juneau House
- Little White School
- Michif Cultural Connections
- And more!
8. The Perron District
The trendy Perron District is situated in the heart of downtown St. Albert. The district is extremely pedestrian-friendly, spanning several city blocks, inviting locals and visitors to explore its many boutique shops, services, restaurants, galleries, and more. Popular attractions in the area include the St. Albert Public Library, the Visual Arts Studio Association, Whisk Bakeshop and Coffeehouse, Tryst Wine and Small Plates, etc.
9. Woodlands Water Play Park
St. Albert’s favorite place for outdoor water play! Woodlands Water Play is a one-of-a-kind medieval-themed water playground with over 20 spray features and a giant splash bucket containing over 50 gallons of water! Those wishing to stay dry can also hang out at the Splash Deck Cafe, visit the nearby (dry) playground or take advantage of the many shady green spaces the park provides.
10. Lois Hole Centennial
Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park is an outdoor lover’s delight. Sitting at over 11.2 square kilometres, the park is designated as an Important Bird Area in Canada and houses more than 235 bird species, including swans, falcons, owls and eagles. Dogs (on leash) and their owners can also take advantage of scenic walking trails in the park’s east end.
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