November 26, 2019 2:07:38 AM
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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!
September 26, 2019 1:09:59 PM
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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.
March 19, 2019 7:34:27 AM
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.