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Edmonton is normally known for the biggest mall in North America. However, this blog is not about to highlight the vastness of the commercial behemoth. Instead, it is time to seek out the community-based values that truly keeps Edmonton together. Here the highlight is three diverse events that are meant to simply bring people together.
Turkeys on the Trail
For the 4th year in a row, the Annual Turkeys on the Trail walk/run will happen on Saturday, December 15, 2018. In its start in 2015, there were only 100 participants, this year they can expect nearly 300 people to turn out. Who would do such a thing-- run in the dead of winter? Why, none other than to raise funds and donate food to help support the Edmonton Food Bank. All this to support the holiday efforts. Options to participate range from 5 km to 25 km. There’s even a 1 km kids race. What’s admission? A frozen turkey! Don’t worry, if you would rather not bring that, there are other options for you to contribute.
20s Singles Mixer
If you are single and in your 20s and feeling like meeting a few other singles your age, then you should check out this event. The 20s Singles Mixer is exactly what it says. Don’t worry, you won’t just be standing there awkwardly, you’ll have something to do: you’ll be bowling! If you are interested then keep your calendar open on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 8 PM to 11 PM. Come the day, head on over to Plaza Bowl Edmonton bowling alley. Tickets are $29.
Tawatinaw Valley Holiday Party
So, maybe you’re not much of a runner, or maybe you’re not even in your 20s and single anymore. Then you’re likely looking for something like the Tawatinaw Valley Holiday Party. On Saturday, December 29th, 2018, you and the family are invited to join in on the final holiday party before the end of the year. Doors open at 5:30 PM, Roast Beef Dinner at 6:30 PM, and dancing to follow after! Tickets for Adults are $30, $15 for kids 12 and under, and toddlers 4 and under come free! Event ends at 11:30 PM.
The classic holiday party is always great to get to know people. Meeting singles close to your age might also be a nice way. But, if donating frozen turkey to the local community isn’t community-building then we don’t know what is. All that aside, the Paradise Inn & Suites in Redwater contributes to community in the ways we can: with free daily breakfasts and complimentary wifi.
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If you love Halloween, now’s a great time to visit us here in Redwater, Alberta. There’s no shortage of terribly terrifying events happening in nearby Edmonton, from live action horror shows and haunted houses to ghost tours to take in some horrifying history of the area. Take a look at three of our spookiest picks below and don’t forget to book your stay with us hesre at Paradise Inn & Suites. We’re conveniently located, with modern, clean, and pet friendly guestrooms and fantastic on-site amenities. Give us a call today!
Held at Fort Edmonton Park from October 18-31, DARK is quite possibly the scariest bunch of haunting attractions ever. Fight to survive an encounter with a creepy cult, experience a haunted wedding party, and go head to head with a pack of werewolves hungry for humans.
There’s also food, beverages, and roving entertainment, as well as scary selection of horror movies at the Capitol Theatre. If that’s not enough, check out “Dead Centre of Town” — a live action horror show at the Blatchford Field Air Hangar.
You never know what to expect with the famous Deadmonton Haunted House — because they change themes every year! For 2018, the story centres around a group of scientists who are trying to save the world from a horrifying pandemic and impending apocalypse. They’re trying to gather survivors and bring them to their quarantined compound. Will you make it? If you do, be sure to check out the Halloween store where you can stock up on stuff like costumes, masks, make up, and more!
Take a walk back to a scarier time. Edmonton’s Ghostly Walk Through Old Strathcona takes participants on a walk through one of Edmonton’s oldest and most storied areas, visiting its scariest corners with a storyteller and local ghost expert. All tours are outside and walking, and no reservation is required. The meeting spot is at the Rescue Statue next to Walterdale Playhouse. Cost is $15 per person.
If you’d rather go for a ride, there are also Haunted Trolly Tours that offers a historical ride on the High Level Bridge Trolley through Old Strathcona area and over the bridge. You’ll learn about the history of the area, as well as about some of the ghosts that still haunt the areas.
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Our little town, named after the Redwater river, is one to watch if you love the outdoors and friendly people! We’re located just a half hour from Edmonton, but there’s so much to see here too! If you haven’t heard already, you should know that Redwater is a hot-spot destination for all kinds of outdoor activities, with plenty of amenities and natural areas built for exploring, such as our town swimming pool, the golf course, and the many hiking trails! Keep reading for more fun activities to make your stay in Redwater one to remember:
Sandhills Natural Area
This is truly the treasure of Redwater, as there is something for everyone! Located just 10 km from Redwater near the Sturgeon River, this natural conservation and recreation area offers everything from relaxed observation opportunities, to moderate exercise, to adrenaline-junkie activities! Namely, bird-watching, hiking the many trails, horseback riding, or - our personal favourite - ATV-riding over the sand dunes! The park even has some special drought-tolerant plant species that are native to the region that are worth discovering.
2) STEAM Art and Science Fair
The Redwater Public Library has proven itself as a very active member of the community, and has committed to putting on their very own kid-friendly art and science fair called STEAM! The fair is held between 1 and 3 pm every Thursday, with a new theme every week to keep the everyone interested and coming back for more. What a great way to get kids interested in science and art!
3) Farmers Market
Whether you are a foodie, or are just looking to pick up some real and local produce, the Redwater Farmer’s Market is the place for you! Run by the Redwater and District Agricultural Society, you can find vendors at Pembina Place Golf and Curling lounge every Tuesday between 4-6:30 pm, stocking all your favourite fruits, vegetables, baking, and even crafts and gifts! And best of all, the market is run exactly when you start craving it - dinnertime!
Whether you’re here on business, for pleasure, or just passing through, we at the Paradise Inn and Suites Redwater know that we will give you the best possible stay in all of the region! Our rooms offer kitchenettes, 42-inch flatscreen televisions, jacuzzis, and are even pet-friendly! Book now to reserve the best room in Redwater!
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.
Redwater Provincial Recreation Area
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.
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.