Everybody needs a vacation once in a while – the problem is that as time (and money) gets tighter, flying to some overseas paradise becomes increasingly less feasible. Thankfully there’s plenty to see and do around Edmonton and area! Mayfield Toyota lists the 7 best options for a day trip for you and the family to enjoy.
Discovery Wildlife Park
The Discovery Wildlife Park is a zoo unlike any other! Located near Innisfall, AB, this wildlife park lets you get up close and personal with exotic animals. If you’re ever wanted to walk with wolves or watch trained jaguars at play, then this is the place for you! You can even get your picture taken with the bears to commemorate your visit!
Elk Island National Park
Just an hour’s drive from Edmonton, this national park has everything your family could ask for! Spend the day hiking, canoeing, and just taking in the natural beauty all around you. There are constantly events occurring to thrill and engage you, and the park boasts large herds of bison which you can see up close from the safety of your Toyota. Just remember to take plenty of pictures!
Dinosaurs continue to amaze and delight both children and adults alike, which is why the Jurassic Forest park makes for such an amazing day trip! Located just 3 kilometers north of Gibbons, this park boasts a huge variety of realistic dinosaurs for you to discover while outdoors in a beautiful forest. In addition to the many tours, and attractions, there are also other activities like mini golf to keep the kids entertained.
The Ukrainian Cultural Village
Step into the past at the Ukrainian Cultural Village just 25 minutes east of Edmonton! This cultural centre celebrates the thousands of Ukrainian immigrants that entered Canada during the 1800s with a realistic portrayal of early settlers lives. With plenty of guided tours and authentic Ukrainian cuisine to enjoy, this village is sure to entertain!
If you or your kids are aficionados of all things motorized, then the Reynold-Alberta Museum is the place to be! Boasting over 1500 artifacts, including original Model T motorcars and authentic airplanes, the museum carries pieces from the 1890 all the way to the present. Located just outside of Wetaskiwin, AB, this prestigious museum is a must-see for all Albertans!
Wild Rapids Outdoor Water Park
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying the day in one of the largest outdoor water parks in Alberta! Wild Rapids offers huge fun for the whole family with a wide variety of water slides, pools, tubing, and concessions. Plus, the park is primed for a July 1st grand reopening after a major overhaul of the facilities – so take advantage this summer!
Young Guns Paintball
Paintball, in case you didn’t know, is a sport where you take CO2 powered airguns and shoot each other with small balls filled with paint. Does it hurt? Just a little bit. It is fun? Absolutely! You and your kids will have an absolute blast as you run around at Young Guns Paintball facility. Plus, they rent all the guns, masks, and coveralls to ensure everyone stays safe and doesn’t drag paint back into your Toyota!
So those were our top 7 picks for day trips around Edmonton, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, and Stony Plain. What did you think? Do any of our choices interest you? Do you have any suggestions for day trips around Edmonton? Let us know in the comments below!