Outdoor Art Walks On the Edge of Edmonton

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We’re going on a mural hunt

Stony Plain is less than 40 minutes west of Edmonton with charming shops and restaurants, a strollable downtown and more than 30 murals depicting important figures and historical events from the town’s past. And it has some of the best pie around – can’t forget that.

Plan an afternoon walk together

Most of the murals are downtown, so it’s a nice easy walk for families with kids or Babas with them. And even if you only do a portion of the tour – you’ll still see lots of old things to talk about.

Here’s are just some of the things you’ll see in the murals – see if you can find them all. Winner picks pizza. A 50s diner, can-can girls, two red tractors, bison, the No. 26 locomotive, Easter bunnies at the drug store, a printing press, a blacksmith, hissing snakes, an old time telephone operator, the Stanley Cup, a little girl golfing and a yellow kitchen. Also, count the grain elevators and all the horses – you’ll find lots and lots of horses.

Stroll, bike and shop

You can walk all around the town’s charming downtown – plan time to pop into the shops along the way. Or pack your bike and ride to all of them in town – download a PDF mural guide and check out the map of the paintings throughout town. A family bike ride through a small town is a lovely way to spend a fall afternoon together.

Shop right next door

Right next to the Multicultural Heritage Centre you’ll find the historical 1910 Oppertshauser House. The house was built in 1910 and has a very unique European-style roof. Shop for for old-fashioned candy, vintage toys, jewellery and other nifty-giftys for people you really love. And all proceeds go to help run the centre’s programs that connect people with Stony Plain’s agricultural roots.