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Small Town Hospitality… only in the Heart of Alberta


elax and recharge at one of our quaint accommodations, experience a selection of dining experiences and enjoy some time gabbing with locals. There are many things to do in the area. Stettler hosts a variety of attractions; museums, Alberta Prairie Steam Excursions local sports and recreation. Donalda and Big Valley are only a hop away and offer great photo opportunities such as the World’s Largest Lamp and Meeting Creek Valley in Donalda and Jimmy Jock Boardwalk and St. Edmund’s Blue Church in Big Valley. Learn more about how the west once was without all of the lines. Alberta Prairie offers a one-of-a-kind experience as you meander your way to Big Valley by rail on board of a restored locomotive from between 1920-1958. The local rodeos get you up close and personal to the rank and rowdy action! Stettler offers many annual events each month including the Canadian Badlands Pheasant Festival- Stettler in October

Take a moment to breathe and get back in touch with nature at Buffalo Lake! Opportunities to relax and enjoy the beaches, birding, hiking or fishing are abundant. Get ready to experience some close encounters with local wildlife during your travels. Browse the Destination Stettler visitor’s guide and envision your vacation to Stettler. Don’t take our word for it- come see for yourself!

The Local’s Must See & Do List

  • Travel back in time with Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions and if you are lucky enough, you’ll experience an authentic train robbery.
  • Take some time to shop our main street with its unique and diverse stores and pick up an infamous “Cream John” at Blokes Bakery along the way.
  • Visit Alberta’s 5th Largest Pioneer Museum and see how things have changed since our early days on the Canadian Prairies.
  • Enjoy a picnic at any one of our local beaches or provincial recreation areas and take a dip to cool off.
  • Go for a leisurely stroll on any one of our paved trails and stop to watch the waterfowl at the connected ponds.
  • Observe the inner workings of the P&H grain elevator, a landmark of Stettler and one of the last restored ‘living; museums of its kind in Western Canada.
  • Grab a specialty tea or coffee at the Coffee Tree and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine out on their patio.
  • Let the world slip away… just not the fish! Discover our locally stocked ponds.
  • Stop in at our newly renovated recreation centre and work up a sweat, go for a swim or simply relax with a book.
  • Bring a lawn chair to enjoy an evening of fresh air and free entertainment with ‘Entertainment in the Park’ at West Stettler Park (June to September).
  • Unwind as you drift down the Red Deer River on a tube, canoe, or floaty while enjoying the wildlife and scenic views.
  • ALL ABOARD! The Night Before the Night Before Christmas train rides are sure to put you into the spirit. Enjoy a taste of Alberta Prairie Steam train as they offer free short excursions with entertainment and snacks.

Paved Walking/bicycle paths

Are you wanting to win a FITBIT challenge? Hit your 10,000 steps goal? Or just wanting to get out and explore at your own pace? Throw on your walking shoes and pedometer (or FITBIT) and start exploring! Go by yourself, or grab friends, kids, or the dog and experience the scenic paved paths around the town. Look for the beautiful wildlife as you go; you may just see various birds including great horned owls, redwing black birds and the American goldfinch. Deer, and even on a rare occasion a moose or two, have been seen while on the paths around town (please remember, if you do get a chance to see this rare event, these are wild animal and do not try to approach them. If you want to explore the paths on wheels, jump on your bicycle, scooter/skateboard or rollerblades and hit the trails!

Self Guided Historical Walking Tour

Are you a Dedicated History Buff? Just curious about Stettler’s history? Do you enjoy learning interesting facts about places you live or visit? Download or print the self guided historical walking tour that takes you around our beautiful town at the following link

Park hopping

A great way to burn off energy and spend the day with the kids is to go park hopping. What is park hopping? Spending the morning, afternoon or all day going from park to park playing. Pack a lunch, snacks, and water and have a picnic at any of our beautiful parks around town. The kids will love playing; on the “Train” at the train park, becoming a Pirate at the Pirate park as they climb on the “ship” or climb high and hang on tight on the spinning mast web, and sliding across the gliders, racing down the slides, fireman poles, or playing a giant tic tac toe game and much more at the other excellent parks around town!

Splash Park and Mount Stettler

Beat the heat and prepare to get wet at the Splash Park! Bring a picnic and a blanket as you soak up the sun and splash in the water! Run through The Rings, spray others with the Silly Faces- get sprayed from the top, from the bottom and all directions. End off your park hopping or time in West Stettler Park by challenging yourself to follow the many young and old before you, and climb mount Stettler. Located at the scenic West Stettler Park, Mount Stettler is the hill just beside the New Kin Park and just off of the walking paths. Many people, young and old enjoy running up and down this hill that is lovingly referred to as Mount Stettler by residents. It is a great place for sliding in the winter time. Walk or run to the top and get a new perspective of the sights of Stettler.

Dog park

Furry friends need a place to play too. The dog park is a great place for them to go off leash in a fenced area to play. The park rules are posted for all to read so that everyone can enjoy the park with their dogs. To pre-read the rules or to get an idea about what the park has to offer, visit the website

P&H Elevator

A little piece of history, The P& H Elevator provides tours to “See History in Action”. Do not miss your opportunity to visit and tour one of the last elevator/feed mill complexes left in Alberta. Coffee is on; Stop into the Coffee Stop Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-11. Book your tour now or find out more information at their website

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