Everyone knows that Christmas is the best time of year! If you’re visiting Redwater over the festive period, then you’ll have a whole host of fun activities to make sure you’re kept fully in the Christmas spirit during your trip. Over the yuletide period there’ll be events in nearby Edmonton, as well outdoor activities right outside Redwater. Find the details below, and begin looking forward to your trip!
A seasonal outing
Some people think of winter as the time to hibernate until the warm weather returns, but the true adventurer knows that it can be a lot of fun to head out into the outdoors! Take a trip to nearby Redwater Provincial Recreation Area, and you’ll have the chance to hike and snowmobile, in a park that you have - at least comparatively - all to yourself.
The North Pole in Alberta
Take a trip to Edmonton and you’ll have the chance to walk in a breathtaking winter wonderland! At Candy Cane Lane, you’ll be able to soak up all that’s bright, colourful, and fun about the festive period. There’ll be Santas, snowmen, reindeer, christmas trees, and much more at this family friend event, which takes place at 148 Street until December 31.
What better way to spend an evening than by listening to Christmas classics as performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Taking place at Winspear Theatre on December 22 and 23, this show is sure to get your into magical Christmas spirit!
Make sure you stay at the best hotel in Redwater during your trip to the town. At the Paradise Inn & Suites Redwater, you’ll have everything you and your family need to fully enjoy the trip away from home. Whichever room trip you determine is best for your needs, you’ll receive the same great standard amenities, which include a 42-inch flat-screen TV, full kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
One of the best things about basing yourself in Redwater is that you get to enjoy all the serene beauty of Alberta, all the while being closely located to all the fun events in Edmonton. As you’ll be under an hour away from the city, you’ll be able to check out all the best shows before returning to your cozy accommodations in Redwater. Below, we take a look at some of the highlights coming up in November.
The Winspear Centre is a pretty great place to see any show, but it’ll be extra special on November 8, when there’ll be a performance of Beethoven’s violin concerto. The main main will be Andrew Wan, the acclaimed - and Edmonton-raised - violinist.
The sound of the screen
The music of Hollywood is almost as good as the movies they produce. If you love those inspiring songs that sweep and soar in all the right places, then make sure you attend the Glorious Sound of Hollywood performance, which will be taking place on November 10 at the Winspear Centre.
“Too good to be true!”
Jersey Boys is one show that requires no introduction. Detailing the rise of four talented musicians, the show takes audiences on a journey that they’ll never forget, with a soundtrack that’ll have you singing all the way back to Redwater. Takes place November 10 - 12 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
It’s hard to describe exactly what the Jabberwocky puppet show is...so we won’t try. Needless to say, if you like the idea of puppets that ‘valiantly promise to save us all from the things that haunt us in the night’, then you’ll enjoy this show. Takes place November 7 - 26 at the Roxy Theatre.
After you’ve enjoyed the shows of Edmonton, you’ll be able to return to the best hotel in Redwater. Paradise Inn & Suites Redwater has everything you need to feel at home away from home, including a complimentary breakfast, free wifi, and a fitness centre.
Summer shows no signs of slowing down in Redwater, with plenty of great activities and nearby events making sure that visitors and locals alike are able to see out the season in style. If you’re spending some time in Redwater toward of the August, you’ll be to enjoy the great outdoors, hit a round of golf, and visit two of Edmonton’s best summer festivals.
To the great outdoors
You’ll be just 15 minutes away from the Redwater Provincial Recreation Area, which offers visitors a relaxing walk through a picturesque wooded area. Grab the kids, put on the hiking shoes, and hit the great outdoors while the sun is shining. There’ll be snow here soon enough!
A round of golf
Swap the woods for the golf course at Redwater Community Golf Course. This 9 hole golf course offers a fun yet challenging round of golf. A great way to spend a late summer’s morning or afternoon.
We’re coming up the 19th incarnation of the Edmonton Blues Festival, and the fun shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Taking place from August 25 - 27 at the Heritage Amphitheatre, the festival will feature performances by internationally acclaimed blues musicians as well as many up-and-coming talents.
Theatre in Calgary
And of course, we can’t forget the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, one of North America’s oldest and biggest such festivals. There’ll be more than a thousand performances taking place over the 10 day event (August 17 - 27), at a number of venues across the city. As well as the many performances, there’ll also be outdoor activities, busker performances, and much more.
Looking for hotels close to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? The Paradise Inn and Suites Redwater is located around 50 minutes from Edmonton, offering quiet, comfortable accommodations that include a free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and access to our fitness centre.
You get the best of both worlds when you stay in Redwater. You’re able to enjoy all the peace and comfort of staying away from the city, all the while being able to enjoy all the cultural highlights that the city offers. Redwater is just a short drive away from Edmonton, and once you’re there you’ll be to do things like see a live performance of Shakespeare, rock the night away, and be entertained right on the streets. Perfect!
The bard in the park
Summer doesn’t get much better than sitting outside, watching a Shakespeare play in the warm glow of a summer’s nights. The Freewill Shakespeare Festival, an annual favourite, will take place from June 20 through to July 16, and will include productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Merchant of Venice. The shows take place at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park.
Classic band with a twist
Ready to dance, sing, and rock the night away? Then get yourself down to Rogers Place on July 4, where you’ll be able to see classic British rock band Queen do their thing. Freddie Mercury might be gone, but Adam Lambert will be on hand to perform classic tracks such as ‘We Will Rock You’ and showstopper ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
To the streets!
There’ll be ten days of creativity between July 7 and July 16, when the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival will take place. Head down to Sir Winston Churchill Square and you’ll be greeted by jugglers, tightrope walkers, and many more fun performances.
Book your stay at Paradise Inn & Suites Redwater and you’ll be able to have a comfortable, spacious retreat from the buzz of the city. Our rooms include Free Wi-Fi, a HDTV, and a full kitchen, so you can really sink into comfort away from home.
Did you know that if you book a room at Paradise Inn & Suites Redwater you’ll be within easy driving distance of three great tourist attractions? It’s true. Load up your car and in no time at all you can be exploring a section of Canada’s great outdoors, or simply taking in the sights and sounds of Alberta’s capital city. Whatever you end up doing, you’ll have a relaxing and spacious room to return to once you’ve finished having fun for the day. Each and every room is equipped with everything you need to have a thoroughly pleasant stay during your time in Redwater, including a kitchenette, 42” flat screen television, and free high speed Wi-Fi.
Redwater Provincial Recreation Area
If you’re looking for nothing more than a relaxing break in nature, then look no further than Redwater Provincial Recreation Area, which is just a short fifteen minute drive from our hotel. This area provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature in a non-strenuous way, with great front country hiking available that’s suitable for the whole family.
You’ll be less than an hours drive from Alberta’s capital city when you stay at our hotel. Edmonton is jam packed full of great tourist attractions, including several great museums. There’s the Art Gallery of Edmonton, which showcases art from Canada and across the globe, and TELUS World of Science, a large science museum with its own planetarium.
Elk Island National Park
Take a trip to Elk Island National Park, which is around an hour from Redwater, and you’ll be able to see a wide range hoofed wildlife, including bison, elk, moose, and deer - all without stepping foot out of your car. Needless to say, this is one of the best spots to see wildlife and offers a great retreat into nature in a unique setting.
We don’t want to boast too loudly, but visitors to Redwater during February are in for a treat: this month, we have a trio of great events taking place that will ensure you’re well watered, well fed, and thoroughly loved up. Sound good? Of course it does. Book your stay at Paradise Inn & Suites and you’ll be able to experience these events while also having spacious, comfortable accommodations. The perfect setting for a memorable Valentine’s Day trip!
Five Amazing Things
We’re going to say it: on February 11, Edmonton will have five of the most amazing things all in one place. What is it, I hear you ask? It is: Wine, beer, chocolate, cheese, and live music. Does life get any better? Of course it doesn’t, so get yourself down there between 7pm and 10pm for an event that promises to be a delight from beginning until end. And for the record: the music will be provided by The Strawflowers, while Alley Kat Brewing Company will be providing the beer and Joy of Wine the wine!
Valentine’s Day With a Twist
They do Valentine’s Day a little different in Bon Accord. Travel down on February 11 and you won’t find a candlelit dinner for two. Instead, you’ll find one long table, one that you’re intended to share with friends, both old and new. It’ll be a romantic evening, but with a twist - one with an open fire, terrific wine, and good times shared by all.
Beer, Beer, Beer
Wine pairings and cheese are all well and good, but sometimes you just want to drink a cold beer. Enter the Alberta Beer Girls event, which will include plenty of beer provided by Alley Kat Brewery and then appetizers and more drinks in Edmonton. It’s not definitely the perfect way to spend a Saturday, but if it’s not, then what is?
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s only one thing on our minds: having as much Christmas fun as possible! This will be no trouble for visitors to Redwater, with local pubs providing a festive atmosphere and Edmonton’s many events and attractions under an hour’s drive away. Book a stay at Paradise Inn Redwater and you won’t just be close to the action: you’ll also receive accommodations with everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a 42” television, a kitchen, and more.
Christmas in Redwater: Kick’s and Time Out Sports Lounge
You don’t have to go far to soak up the Christmas atmosphere, just stop by one of Redwater’s local watering holes. Kick’s and Time Out Sports Lounge are two of the most popular, offering visitors a fun time during the festive period. Sink a beer or two with the locals and raise a toast to the season!
Head down to Edmonton Valley Zoo from December 9 - 18 and you’ll be treated to Zoominescence, a festival of light that transforms the zoo into a magical winter wonderland. This years theme is ‘Renewable Energy’ and will include exhibitions from local creative types.
From December 16 until the 23rd, you’ll be able to experience an old fashioned Christmas at Fort Edmonton Park. There’ll be a whole host of fun taking place at the fort, which will adorned with traditional decorations, including games, stories, delicious treats and more! Tickets are available here for either 12 - 4pm or 5 - 9pm.
A Christmas Carol
Step in to Victorian London at the Citadel Theatre from now until December 23, where the classic tale, A Christmas Carol, will be on stage. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and three haunting spirits as we see if Ebeneezer Scrooge can have a change of heart late in life.
Book a stay at Redwater Paradise Inn and you’ll be just a short 60km drive from Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city, and the many exciting events and attractions it offers. Visit us during November and you’ll be treated to a trio of great events that speak to the recently departed Halloween, Western Canada heritage, and the forthcoming winter season. You’ll also be able to enjoy the many fantastic amenities we offer - including a complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and a fitness centre.
Vampires in the City
Didn’t quite get your fill of horror during Halloween? Then fear not (or fear? We’re not sure), because there’s a mesmerising and spooky spectacle that’ll get your imagination running. Performed by Alberta Ballet, Dracula
retells the classic story through dancing, special effects, and music. Performances will be held on November 4th and 5th at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. This show boasts high production values and promises to be a fun and memorable night out for the family (though remember it’s a story about a vampire if you’re thinking of taking the little ones!).
Get into the Cowboy groove at Farmfair International
, an agricultural exhibition that showcases ranch life in western Canada. There’ll be bronco rides, wild horse racing, barrel racing, and much more at the event, which takes place from November 9 - 13 at the EXPO Centre. There’ll be ample opportunity to pick up some souvenirs, too, with crafts and clothing and cowboy delicacy foods all available.
Enjoy the beauty of downtown Alberta lit up in lights at the All Is Bright Festival, which will be taking place on the evening of November 19. Street entertainment, fun games (axe throwing, anyone?), plenty of music, and much more as locals and visitors alike enjoy the joys of the season.
This September and October, beautiful Redwater, Alberta’s calendar is highlighted by a handful of awesome, art-themed events. So, if you’ve been meaning to get in touch with your creative side, now’s the time!
Here are the details!
Mandalas & More: Adult Coloring | September 13 and October 11
The adult colouring craze has taken over the world—and that includes beautiful Redwater! On September 13th and October 11th, head over to the Redwater Public Library to enjoy an evening of colouring; an activity that has been proven to reduce stress. The fun begins at 7:00pm and wraps up at 9:00. Click here to learn more!
Card Making Club | September 20 and October 18
On the evenings of September 20th and October 18th, the Redwater Public Library hosts a different, but no less interesting art-themed event: a card making class! Learn to make beautiful cards for the next special occasion in your life—be it a birthday, wedding or graduation. Click here to learn more, and contact the library to register!
Acrylic Workshop | October 15
Ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of acrylic painting? Well, now’s your chance. On October 15, The Redwater Art Society hosts an in-depth acrylic workshop taught by the talented Karen Blanchet. This event, which will run from to 4:00pm, costs $110 to attend. Click here to learn more about this workshop, and all of the other events on the Art Society’s upcoming calendar.
This fall in Redwater, you’ll have plenty of great opportunities to get in touch with your creative side. To participate in any of these awesome, artsy events—and explore everything else that makes our town so special—simply book a room at comfortable hotel today. We look forward to making your visit a special one!
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Visiting Redwater this summer? There’s plenty to do, from enjoying the pleasures of our beautiful backyard to celebrating our heritage. Take a look at some of the great activities below and don’t forget to book your stay with us here at Paradise Inn & Suites Redwater. We’re conveniently located, with spacious and beautifully appointed accommodations that are equipped with upscale features like complimentary toiletries, climate control, and kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stove, and pots and pans. Take advantage of hotel amenities like our fitness centre and complimentary breakfast, and be sure to check out our packages.
Redwater’s campground runs through town and is easy to access, with it’s convenient location on Highway 38 (48 Avenue). An on site swimming pool makes a great retreat for hot, summer days. Make your reservations here.
This exciting weekend in August celebrates the Redwater community and its heritage! Held throughout town from August 19 to August 21, the fun-filled days feature a parade, bouncy castles for the kids, laser tag, a bench show, and ball tournament. Fuel up at the pancake breakfast, perogy lunch, and steak supper. Best of all? It’s completely free!
The Redwater Sandhills, one of the largest sand dune fields in the region, are located at the northeast area of Sturgeon County, east of Redwater and close to the North Saskatchewan River. The hills are perfect for recreational vehicle use and are home to natural trails and wildlife habitats.