10 Top Experiences for you during COPA 2019
Innisfail Golf Club
Offering one of the premier golf experiences in the Central Alberta region, the Innisfail Golf Club is home to three challenging and scenic 9-hole golf courses, and has been the home for golf in Innisfail since 1924. Facilities include a brand-new clubhouse featuring a fresh new menu with the same casual small-town atmosphere. A fully-stocked pro-shop along with prime practice facilities also make the course one of the most desirable in the entire area.
OPEN: Course April to mid-October, daylight hours. DIVOTS Restaurant Wed to Sun.
DIRECTIONS: Located two kilometres west of Innisfail just off Highway 54 with easy access from both the north and south overpasses
Savour the flavour of freshly picked produce at our on-farm country store. We’ve also got delicious award-winning homemade pies, homemade preserves and naturally raised beef. Spring is asparagus season, and in summer there are freshly picked sweet garden peas! Also watch for our produce at the Innisfail Growers booth at local farmers markets! Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival, Sunday June 9, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm Rain or Shine
OPEN: Mid-May to the end of September, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
DIRECTIONS: Take Exit 365 off the QE2 Highway, head south one kilometre then west 10 kilometres on Cottonwood Road (Twp Rd 352).
Discovery Wildlife Park
Discovery Wildlife Park provides “forever” homes for orphaned and rescued animals. Many native and exotic species call DWP their home. Tigers, jaguars, lions, wolves and bears all provide an animal experience you will not soon forget! Daily presentations by our professional trainers offers visitors an up close, personal opportunity to meet these animals and learn about the pressures they are facing in the wild. discoverywildlifepark.com
OPEN: May to October, seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (including holidays)
DIRECTIONS: Exit 368 off Hwy 2 into Innisfail, Turn right at first lights and follow signs. 5400 42 Ave, Innisfail,
RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre
Public demonstrations are conducted every Wednesday afternoon between Victoria Day and Labour Day, beginning at 2 pm. The demonstration lasts approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge.
DIRECTIONS: Take Exit 365 off Hwy 2, travel east and follow the signs
Innisfail and District Historical Village
Located on 2.5 acres, the Historical Village has 16 buildings, a covered picnic area and an ice cream parlour — all in a beautiful park-like setting.
Seeking a unique venue to hold your next event? Look no further than the Historical Village! The Village Tearoom and grounds are available year round for weddings, anniversaries, family photos, and more.
OPEN: Mid May to Sept | Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Sun & holidays, 12 – 5 p.m.
DIRECTIONS: Located one block west of the Innisfail Hospital on 52 Avenue and 42 Street.
Danish Canadian Museum (Spruce View)
Experience 14 acres of traditional Danish Gardens, featuring the authentic Freydis Joanna ‘Viking Ship’ and Naust ‘Ship House’, restored buildings, the Children’s Garden of Imagination and museum artifacts. Enjoy guided tours and Danish cuisine served by costumed interpreters in the licensed living history Saga Cafe. stepintothesaga.com
OPEN: Mid May – Sept 3, Mon-Sun, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Tues)
DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 54 to Spruce View. Head south on Range Road 31 for four kilometres. Go straight through the four-way stop in Dickson, and the site is located about 800 metres south on the west side of the road. Watch for signs.
Experience culture & history in this traditionally Icelandic hamlet. The Creamery museum offers guided tours of commercial butter production set in 1932. Relax in our courtyard, enjoy Icelandic delights or your favourite ice cream. You’ll agree this is Central Alberta’s hidden gem!
OPEN: Daily 10 am to 5 pm mid May to Labour Day. historicmarkerville.com
DIRECTIONS: Head 24 kilometres west of QE2 Highway on Highway 54 to Sylvan Lake Highway 781 north. Drive west on Highway 592 to Range Road 21 south. Watch for blue signs along your route.
Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site (Spruce View)
Restored to its 1927 appearance, Stephansson House offers a look at Alberta Icelandic heritage and the life of pioneer poet, Stephan G. Stephansson and his family. Costumed guides provide interpretive house tours, demonstrations, pioneer crafts, curriculum based education programs and special activities.
OPEN: Mid May through Labour Day, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week.
DIRECTIONS: Located approximately 30 minutes west of Red Deer and seven kilometres north of Markerville, the site is situated on Township Road 371, west of Range Road 22.
Innisfail Aquatic Centre
Come and experience all that the Innisfail Aquatic Centre has to offer! There’s fun for all ages and groups! Stop by to cool off, get in shape or just have fun using our pool, hot tub and sauna. For public swim times, check our website or call ahead.
OPEN: Mon-Thu, 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Fri, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Sat & Sun, 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
DIRECTIONS: Turn south on 51 Avenue, past
Napoleon Lake Natural Area / Centennial Park
Experience nature at its very best in the Napoleon Lake Natural Area. Enjoy bird watching, embark upon a leisurely stroll, or simply lay back and admire all that Mother Nature has to offer in one of the most idyllic natural areas in all of Central Alberta. The adjoining Centennial Park offers prime picnic and playground facilities, making the site a must-visit for nature lovers of all ages.
OPEN: Open to the public all day, every day.
DIRECTIONS: From 50 Street, turn south at the Tourist Booth. Turn right at the T-intersection and follow the road to the lake/park at the end.