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May 18 Newsletter: Best Day Trips from St. Albert

May, 2016

If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of the city this summer, but you don’t have the time or money to plan a big getaway, here are a few worthwhile day-trips to help you make the most of the season.

Art and Culture

  • Murals of Legal: Hidden in the small town of Legal, Alberta are over 35 murals that celebrate the heritage of the region. A must-see for any art lover.

Wilderness and Nature

  • Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve: Though it’s easy for city dwellers to forget, the night sky is full of stars. Head out to the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve on a clear night to see our galaxy in all of its original glory.

History and Heritage

  • Leduc #1: If you’ve ever wondered how Alberta was transformed from a collection of farms into an economic power, the museum at Leduc #1 has got you covered. This site will show you how oil has shaped our province and our lives.
  • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village: And if you’ve ever wondered how Alberta’s collection of farms got started, the Ukrainian village can take you on the full pioneer experience. A true staple of the region’s historical centres.


  • Alberta Beach: It wouldn’t be summer without a day at the beach. Grab your sunscreen and bathing suit and enjoy the healing waters of Lac St. Anne.

Stay tuned next week for Part 2 showcasing of a few more day trips out of St. Albert. Also, click here for other holiday choices.

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