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If you’re travelling to Alberta this winter and are exploring small towns like Redwater, you can find many fun and entertaining things to do. Whether you would like to stay within city limits or venture out to nearby cities such as Edmonton, Alberta offers interesting attractions for all visitors from near and far. Check out a couple of suggestions below to make your getway trip or leisurely vacation special and memorable.
The Hidden Gem of Redwater
The Hidden Gem of Redwater is better known as the Redwater Pioneer Museum, a modest building almost buried away between the public library and a restaurant in a strip mall on 48th Street. However, once inside it's a journey back in time to the homestead days before the discovery of oil in 1948 on Hilton Cook Farm, not far from Redwater. The life and times of the pioneers that lived during this era are documented throughout the museum by a collection of displays, photographs and artifacts. A special World War II exhibit is dedicated to honoring the brave veterans that sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The museum is open Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
West Edmonton Mall
There is so more much to do at West Edmonton Mall apart from marathon shopping at over 800 stores and an eating spree at over 100 dining spots. Have fun while getting wet at the World Waterpark, a 5-acre playground housing 17 waterslides, hot tubs, kiddie pools and more. You can also zipline across the park on the SkyFlyer Zipline.
Take a peak at Galaxyland, the largest indoor amusement park in North America, featuring 27 thrilling rides, exciting attractions and playground space. For something educational and fun, visit Marine Life, an underground aquarium housing more than 100 species of marine animals. Be entertained by 4 California sea lions performing daily at Sea Lions' Rock.
While in Redwater, Alberta, you can find entertaining activities around town, but you can also find comfortable stylish accommodations with impressive amenities to make your stay pleasant and stress-free. Room features include full kitchens, 42-inch HDTV, refrigerator and microwave. For an ultra-luxurious experience, request the King Jacuzzi Kitchenette Room. Guests at Paradise Inn & Suites Redwater can also expect a complimentary breakfast served daily, free high-speed Wi-Fi and a fitness centre. Make your travel plans with us in mind and book your stay today!
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A short drive outside of Redwater, Alta. and you're in Edmonton, and this week, the city will be home to quite a few not-to-miss events. Check out the list below:
Night out on the North Saskatchewan
On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, spend the night celebrating the North Saskatchewan River Valley with tasty treats from local food and drink vendors, River Valley stories, and a concert by Shoen Duo and the Mountain Soul Singers. This is your chance to gain some insight into Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Valley - the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Filled with untouched nature, it’s also home to porcupines, deers, coyotes, muskrats, hares, beavers and more.
During this event, you will hear first-hand stories about everything from - “the valley through the eyes of tracker and trapper” to “snakes on a flood plain.” And don’t forget about the food. Each $65 ticket offers you a wide range of food options, from a wild boar burger to a stuffed grilled cheese. Be sure to check out the details (and menu!) in advance online, and buy your tickets here
Edmonton International Film Festival
Take a drive into Edmonton on the night of October 3 to catch an evening of family-friendly short films as part of the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF). All the films being shown are in competition for the Best Short Film award, which qualifies them for Oscar consideration. So who knows, you might be watching an Oscar-winning short film that night. This is a free event, but you must reserve your spot in advance through Eventbrite
This night of shorts is only one of the highlights of the Edmonton International Film Festival that is running all week, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. Films, short, long, funny, dramatic, all screen at the Landmark Cinemas City Centre. Some films will have special guests in attendance. It’s your chance to talk one-on-one with directors, producers, and fellow film lovers. Be sure to check out the EIFF 2019 program guide
in advance, buy your tickets, and plan you trip!
Want to stay outside the city? Consider staying at Paradise Inn and Suites in Redwater! Your home away from home, our rooms always offer something special to make your trip go smoothly from a complete kitchenette to a jacuzzi in room
. Whether you’re here for the northern Alberta wilderness or a film festival, secure your spot
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Looking for unique activities to enjoy with family and friends to top off the end of summer? Check out Redwater Alberta this summer to experience some of the best of what the prairies have to offer. From unique festivals to outdoor activities there is something for everybody.
Discovery Days is a unique three day weekend festival that happens once a year in Redwater. This year Discovery Days are set to take part August 16-18. The festival is organized by the Redwater & District Agricultural Society. The weekend includes activities for both adults and kids as well as a slo-pitch tournament.
If you are planning on checking out Discovery Days make sure that you are there on August 17. This is when the Discovery Day yearly parade will be happening, an event for the entire family to enjoy.
Planning on visiting Redwater with some adventure junkies in your group? Make sure that you stop at the sand dunes of Redwater. The Sandhills Natural area is home to one of the largest sand dunes in the region. Located near the North Saskatchewan River these dunes are in the
Northeast area of Sturgeon County. It is recommended that you travel these dunes using recreational vehicles. There is a mix of natural trails and off-roading that will be perfect for a mixture of experience levels.
If your group is looking for some ways to have fun or relax after your trip to the sand dunes make sure to check out the Redwater swimming pool for a way to cool down.
Excited for your trip to Redwater this summer and wondering where you can stay? Make sure to make accommodations at Redwater Paradise Inn and Suites. For ultimate comfort for you and your party we offer a mixture of rooms with kitchenettes. Our rooms include modern furnishings to allow for a comfortable and cozy stay for all.
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Red Water, AB may be a small town but that doesn't mean you won’t be entertained when you visit. Among many attractions our town holds is Finnegan Farm which is open to the public this Spring 2019.
Get in Touch With Your Country Side
Finnegan Farms is a full-service equestrian centre that offers an array of services along with the usual horse boarding and riding lessons. Whether you've never been on the back or a horse before or are a pro horse jumper, Finnegan Farm will introduce you to the equestrian life in a fun and safe way. Their centre offers an indoor riding arena with mezzanine, outdoor jumping ring, and access to kilometers of riding trails in the Redwater area.
Prices, location & More
Along with their fabulous equestrian facility, Finnegan Farm offers an array of services including riding lessons, wagon rides, and a petting zoo. The petting zoo includes all the farm animals you could imagine such as pigs, cows, goat, donkeys, and of course horses. Various rates apply for the wagon ride including $250 for a 30 minute ride for 10 people or see how your ancestors did it with a $200 wagon ride outside of the farm throughout the surrounding wilderness. Finnegan Farm is located at 57012 Range Road, Sturgeon Country.
Redwater Paradise Inn & Suites is a quick 15-minute drive to Finnegan Farm. Booking with our hotel not only ensures you great location; but we offer luxurious, comfortable suites as well, including all the amenities you need while away from home.
There’s something for everyone at the Edmonton Expo Centre! With so many special events and shows happening there year round, there’s hardly a dull moment. This April, you’re sure to find a great event to check out no matter what you’re into. Here are some of our suggestions for events to attend and conventions to explore this April:
Any car enthusiast is going to want to be here. For four days, you can see the latest from automotive manufacturers and experts, including classics, exotics, custom models, and much more. There will be over 750 vehicles onsite, plus test drive zones, simulators, and a collector car auction. There will also be plenty of contests and prizes to be won, including a brand new car for one lucky winner! This is an all-ages show, so little car enthusiasts are welcome to tag along.
This show is for the ladies! This is a great opportunity to spend a few days celebrating women in the company of other great women. You can explore workshops and talks, shop at a market of female-owned businesses, support female-focused non-profits, and of course meet other attendees in a fun and supportive environment.
Whether you’re covered head to toe, a blank canvas, or somewhere in between, you’ll want to check out the incredible talent at the Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival. Even if you’re not considering getting inked, the sheer mastery of the art alone is worth seeing. This event will give you a chance to see incredible tattoo artists at work, plus check out retail exhibits, contests, and live entertainment. If you are interested in getting inked, it’s also a great opportunity to check out artists you might not have otherwise discovered!
Don’t break the bank staying at a pricey hotel in the city. Our Redwater accommodation is only a 45 minute drive away from the Edmonton Expo Centre, which offers plenty of free parking as well. Plus, we offer free parking, making us a great place to stay if you’re road tripping or exploring the area by car. Paradise Inn & Suites Redwater is the perfect destination if you’re looking to save money, explore an awesome little Canadian town, and be within easy reach of a big city all at the same time.
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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.