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Small Town Hospitality… only in the Heart of Alberta

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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.
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