With seasonal events and winter activities galore, enjoy winter On-The-Edge in true holiday fashion! Our communities feature some wonderful winter events for you to enjoy with your loved ones, but the fun doesn’t stop after the holidays. There’s always something to do On-The-Edge, so grab your snow pants and bundle up for a season of fun. Check out our recommendations below to enjoy your winter wonderland with us.
Spruce Grove and Stony Plain have plenty of winter activities to enjoy. You can go camping year-round at many campgrounds and RV parks if you’re feeling adventurous, or stay cozy downtown near many delicious restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can go skating at one of the many outdoor rinks, or try your hand at cross country skiing and snowshoeing! We know it might be a little cold, but our communities will capture your holiday spirit and spark your adventurous side!
Winter Light Up
Enjoy Canadian classics at the Stony Plain Winter Light Up event! Come down for the holidays and watch the lights on the tree glow in the fresh winter air. Kids can get photos with Santa, and enjoy lots of Canadian treats, such as maple taffy on snow. Local businesses help bring this event to life with prizes and activities for all to enjoy. Join us in celebrating another beautiful holiday in Stony Plain!
A standing symbol of community spirit and unity, the Light Up of Central Park in Spruce Grove is a beautiful holiday event that’s worth the trip! Experience the magic of the season while strolling under the beautiful lights in the park. Go skating, enjoy hot cocoa, and savour this holiday season with the whole family.
Spend New Year’s Eve at Family Fest! This special event features skating, painting, horse rides, a photo booth, and fireworks. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, and a whole evening of fun activities. Relax by the fire with the special someone, or teach the kids how to skate (we are Canadian, after all!). Family Fest is a fantastic event to attend during your stay.
Stay warm and tour the Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain! Promoting community connections through a variety of events and workshops, this centre features a museum, art gallery, and cultural and agricultural programs. Spanning 6 acres, there’s no shortage of small town pride here! Come celebrate the history and culture of our great community.
The Pioneer Museum is home to tens of thousands of artifacts from the birth and growth of these great towns. Take a walk through history and learn all about the origins and story of these communities. Aiming to keep the spirit and history alive, the museum collects things of historical interest and presents the stories of these items to visitors. The museum’s volunteers help in machinery restoration, building restoration and maintenance, archiving artifacts, guiding tours and hosting events. With special exhibits, demonstrations, displays, and activities, you can travel back in time to a simpler era.
TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre
Whether you want to go for a swim, pass the puck, or sweat out last night’s meals, the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre is a recreational facility for everyone to enjoy. You can drop in any time to enjoy a variety of activities. They also offer programs and special events that are worth checking out while you’re here. You can pop in for a game of pickleball, pick up shinny, volleyball, basketball, zumba, or whatever you fancy on that particular day!
Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum
Did you know that since 1933, the number of grain elevators in Western Canada have gone from a whopping 1800 to only 313 left in Alberta? The preservation of these grain elevators is a reminder of our history and how far we’ve come in many ways. Being a part of our unique Canadian culture, the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum aims to protect the memories of our past and teach us valuable lessons to take into the future. If you’re looking for a relaxed day of immersing yourself in a part of Canadian history, there’s no better place to go than Spruce Grove.