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
1 – Brown Eggs and Lamb 1 – Brown Eggs and Lamb Symbols
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2 – Eagle Creek Farms & Bowden SunMaze 2 – Eagle Creek Farms & Bowden SunMaze Symbols
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 Email: email@example.com Host: John Mills Address: 34532 Range Road 14 GPS: N51°59.596’, W 114°09.72’ Directions: 4 km west of Bowden on Hwy
3 – Edgar Farms 3 – Edgar Farms Symbols
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.
4 – Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market 4 – Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market Symbols
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Railway Park Promenade – north lot, corner of 50th (Centennial) Street and 50th Ave.
5 – Wolf’s Botanical 5 – Wolf’s Botanical Symbols
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.
6 – HolmeHus Antiques & The Farm With The Good Food 6 – HolmeHus Antiques & The Farm With The Good Food Symbols
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.
7 – Unique Stained Glass Works 7 – Unique Stained Glass Works Symbols
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
8 – Ellis Bird Farm 8 – Ellis Bird Farm Symbols
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.
9 – Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens 9 – Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens Symbols
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 Ph: 403.728.0019 Email: email@example.com 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.
10 – Didsbury Museum 10 – Didsbury Museum Symbols
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.