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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Learn some local history at the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site, Canada’s only surface coal mining museum, or fondly relive the good ol’ days of yesteryear at the Sodbusters Archives Museum in Strome. ‘Cowboy up’ and experience the thrills and spills of a Flagstaff rodeo; four weekend events run from mid-June to late August throughout the region. Kids, get a bird’s-eye view of Flagstaff via a free small-engine plane ride during the 2019 COPA for Kids event April 27 at the Flagstaff Regional Airport.

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Hop aboard a vintage passenger train for a spectacular theme-based excursion with the Friends of the Battle River Railway. View the rural vistas around Alliance, Galahad, Forestburg, and witness Canada’s largest baseball glove in Heisler – all on the route through the southern part of the region. See opposite page for a rundown of the 2019 excursions.

Escape the urban hustle and bustle, and quiet your mind amid the rural essence that the Flagstaff Region has to offer. Nestled in east central Alberta, just 150 km southeast of Edmonton, the Flagstaff Region consists of 10 small communities – each with its own distinctive charm. Together, they comprise an area with an affordable cost of living, abundant recreational opportunities, salt-of-the-earth folks and a tranquil lifestyle.

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OUTDOORS Enjoy fishing, hiking, boating and camping at the many public and private campgrounds and parks in the region. Check out the facilities at Fish Lake Park just 2 km west of Hardisty – complete with a lakeside gazebo, covered day-use shelter, two large group sites, playground, beach area, fishing and free firewood. Or perhaps drop a line into the Diplomat Trout Pond just 15 minutes from Forestburg. It is stocked annually with rainbow trout and is home to many wildlife and plant species. Just north of Strome is Wavy Lake, a favourite feeding stop for geese and ducks, and a choice area for hunters in the fall. If golfing is your game, then come out to enjoy one of the region's four golf courses, located in Daysland, Forestburg, Sedgewick, and Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course (as pictured above).

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2019 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide  

Your #1 Travel Guide for everything to see and do - Northeast, East and Southeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Use this travel guide to plan your d...

2019 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide  

Your #1 Travel Guide for everything to see and do - Northeast, East and Southeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Use this travel guide to plan your d...