June 4, 2018
Living in a prairie province like Alberta sometimes means dealing with the fact you don’t live as close to a beach as you’d like to. Fortunately, Alberta isn’t a province completely devoid of beaches: the few dotted across the land serve as great excuses for you to take a daytrip out into the wild.
Using Alberta Beach as the centerpiece, here’s a smattering of plans you can take to make for a thrilling day at the beaches.
First things first, you always need to find out where to stop for lunch or dinner. Jungle’s Bar and Grill is the neighbourhood watering hole to watch out for. With a 90 seat patio and a lakeside view, the bar is perfect for people watching and for reclining with a cold drink and some chicken fingers after a long day frolicking on the beach or what have you!
The Paddle River Dam Campground is an ideal place for some tranquil sights and sounds. Found right off Hwy 43, south of the Rochfort Bridge, your options for fun include hiking, fishing, canoeing, boating and wildlife viewing. There’s three main locations available including a lookout point, an area for boat launches, a pond and plenty of open camping sites for family and pets – the spots are first come, first served.
Riverside is a charming campground with a gorgeous riverfront with plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. Situated right alongside the Pembina River and offering a skateboard park and a baseball diamond for families, Riverside happens to be adjacent to the Sangudo Speedway, a racetrack that specializes in stock car races, truck races and minis.
Located right off the Village of Alberta Beach, this museum serves as a fun tourist attraction with a stunning amount of depth for that eventual rainy day. Delve deep into the history and early beginnings of Alberta Beach and the role of the early settlers and pioneers who turned the settlement into the popular getaway spot it is today. The museum boasts a stunning collection of artifacts collected from the area and also hosts several restored buildings as permanent living pieces of Alberta Beach’s history.
FEATURE PHOTO COURTESY OF ALBERTA BEACH