Please use this map to help you create your own Country Drive. Please remember that some operations are seasonal while others are open year round. Also each member sets their individual hours which are listed on the members’ pages.
GARDENS / LOCAL FOOD
Brown Eggs and Lamb is a family based, locally owned and operated food retailer located just south of beautiful Gull Lake. Experience old country general store stocking 100 mile radius food wares and artisan crafts. Book a special visit to the chicken home and sheep pens on event days or by appointment.
Open: Summer: daily noon to 7pm, Winter: Tuesday—Saturday noon to 6pm
Ph: (403) 782-4095
Hosts: Cal and Laura Siebenga
Address: 40323 RR 281 GPS: 52.459764,-113.913403
Directions: 11 km W of Hwy 2 overpass on Hwy 12 to Woodynook Rd. ½ km S. Watch for signs.
Enjoy our collection of mazes and U-pick gardens, fantastic for families or groups looking for an escape from the city. Our U-pick flower and vegetable gardens are open August to September, filled with thousands of lilies and tons of fresh veggies. Spend hours enjoying our Sunflower Maze, Corn Maze, farm animals and play area.
Open: Check website for seasonal hours.
Ph: (403) 224-3995 or (877) 224-3939
Host: John Mills
Address: 34532 Range Road 14 GPS: N51°59.596’, W 114°09.72’
Directions: 4 km west of Bowden on Hwy
Visit our country store for the freshest home grown seasonal veggies, natural Angus beef, homemade pickles, preserves, pies and more. Spring features our amazing asparagus, summer – sweet garden peas. Don’t miss Asparagus Festival May 31, June 7 & June 14. Experience our asparagus farm with wagon ride, tours, tastings and many family friendly fun activities.
Open: Mid May to end Sept, daily 9am–6pm. Off season by appointment.
Ph: (403) 227-2443 or (403) 350-0659
Hosts: Elna & Doug Edgar
Address: 1465 Twp Rd 352 GPS: N 51° 59’ 53.16”, W 114° 7’ 0.01”
Directions: From Innisfail, 10 km west of QE2 (exit 365) Cottonwood Rd.
Come and taste the difference of locally grown produce! There’s something for everyone – fresh vegetables, fruits, cheese, plants, meats, home-baked products, jams and jellies, preserves, frozen foods, crafts, jewelry, bouncy castle and much more. Located at Railway Park Promenade – north lot, corner of 50th (Centennial) Street and 50th Ave.
Open: Summer Market: May 15–Sept 25, Fridays 4pm–7:30pm.
Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival and Farmers’ Market: Nov 27 & 28 at Sylvan Multiplex.
Winterfest Farmers Market: Feb 13, 2016 at Sylvan Lake Community Centre
Ph: (403) 887- 3461
Address: Railway Park Promenade – north lot, corner of 50th (Centennial) Street and 50th Ave.
We offer a large assortment of annuals, hanging baskets, planters, custom planting, perennials, trees and shrubs. Full landscaping services e.g. retaining walls, fire pits, sidewalks, steps, water features, consulting and design. Help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary on June 6th and 7th, 10am to 4pm. Lots of door prizes and specials.
Open: May 1–Aug 31, daily, Sept 1–Oct 15th Mon–Sat.
Ph: (403) 782-5729
Hosts: Wolfgang and Ingrid Hainzmann
Address: 40231 Range Road 260
Directions: Lacombe, 8 km east on Hwy 12 and 1.5 km south on Prentiss Road, all paved.
Antiques and collectibles, free-range eggs, freezer beef, fruits and vegetables. 2,500 sq. ft. shop specializes in Scandinavian, British Isles, German and Canadian collectibles. Unusual jewellery, textiles, metal, wood, china, glass, furniture. We carry the work of 10 to 15 local artists in paint, fibre, wood, metal and clay in addition to a huge inventory of vintage antiques. Farm tours and picnic tables for individuals or groups.
Open: Year-round, daily, 10am–5pm, or by appointment.
Ph: (403) 347-0516 Host: Susan Manyluk
GPS: N 52°18.597, W 113°54.559
Directions: Located on RR 282, 3.2 km west of QE2, between Hwy 11 and 11A Red Deer.
Watch for blue & white tourism signs on Hwys 11 and 11A.
Try your hand at cutting glass. After a short demonstration you can enjoy the creative opportunity of stained glass and leaded glass work. For a $15.00 fee, you can create your own stained glass window sun catcher to take with you.
Open: Year-round, Mon–Fri 10am—5pm. Sat & Sun of Events 10am–4pm.
Ph: (403) 335-2288 Email: email@example.com
Host: Bill & Merrilee Anthony
Address: 1610 – 20th Street, Didsbury
WILDLIFE / OTHER
A working farm as well as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of mountain bluebirds, tree swallows and other native cavity-nesting birds. Butterfly gardens, orchards, native wildflower and water gardens are linked by a network of trails including an extensive wheelchair path. Admission by donation.
Open: May long weekend to Sept long weekend, 11am–5pm, Tues–Sun & holiday Mondays
Ph: (403) 885-4477 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Host: Myrna Pearman
Address: 39502 Range Road 260
Directions: 8 km east (Hwy 12), 8 km south (Prentiss Road) of Lacombe.
Acres of traditional Danish Gardens, the authentic Freydis Joanna Viking Ship, the Thomsen Pioneer Cabin, the Children’s Garden of Imagination, the Dagmar Pioneer Church and much more. Over 5,000 artifacts in the Museum Collection. Enjoy Danish cuisine served by costumed interpreters in the living history Dormitory Coffee House (licensed).
Open: May 8th to September 7th. Thursday–Monday, 10am–5:30pm
GPS: N 52° 02’ 59.11”, W 114°18’ 44.22”
Directions: From Spruce View, 3.2 km south to Dickson, 0.8 km south of 4-way stop in Dickson.
Welcome — be a student or a teacher in our 1907 classroom. Enjoy the train sets as they travel through the town in the early 1950’s. Visit the Doctor’s office in the town’s first library and locate our “Secret Door”. Explore the Museum while searching for artifacts on a scavenger hunt.
Open: Year round, Tues to Friday 10am–4pm, Sat 1pm–4 pm. Additional times available, call museum for details.
Ph: (403) 335-9295
Address: 2110 21st Avenue, Didsbury
GPS: N51°39’42.6557”, W 114°8’27.226”
Directions: Travelling north or south on Hwy 2, turn west onto Hwy 582 (Exit 326). Continue west across 2A, past the Hospital. Cross over train tracks and continue west 2 blocks and turn right on 21st Street and then the first left on 21St Ave.
Imagine visiting the Stephansson family in 1927. On your arrival at Stephansson House, you will be greeted by a costumed storyteller who will welcome you into this authentic, family home while connecting you to a time period when the Icelandic pioneer and renowned poet, Stephan G. Stephansson and his family lived in this Victoria style log cabin.
Open: Open Daily, 10 am–5 pm, May 15–Labour Day (first Monday in September)
Ph: (403) 728-3929
Address: 2230 Township Road 371
GPS: N52° 09’ 31.88” W114° 12’ 03.33”
Directions: Approximately 30 minutes west of Red Deer, Alberta 7 km north of Markerville, Alberta on Twp Road 371, west of Range Road 22