Aspen Parkland is a region that covers from Central Alberta through Edmonton into the middle of Saskatchewan, and finishing through the southwest corner of Manitoba, at Winnipeg. This area is rich in diverse vegetation including woodlands, grasslands and farmlands. The wildlife spreads from bison to deer to coyotes, as well as a plethora of bird species, showcasing a unique set of animals representative of Alberta. As diverse as Aspen Parkland is, there’s so many things to do, so take a few tips from Go Auto Outlet and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Elk Island National Park
Elk Island National Park is one of five national parks in Alberta and only a quick 30 minute drive east of Edmonton. The park is most notably a refuge for bison and a host of other animals, but there’s so much more to do thanks to all that its beautiful nature has to offer. With over 80 km of trails, it’ll be hard for you to get bored of the sights. Enjoy a family gathering at one of the many picnic sites across the park where you can pack a lunch and take part in activities. When the sun sets, the beauty doesn’t end, stargazing is a popular pastime in the park, allowing you to get a clear view of the night sky, as it was meant to be seen, deep in nature. Experience the beauty of Alberta from the magnificent Elk Island National Park.
Fort Edmonton Park
Come see what life in the Aspen Parkland region looked like back in the 1800s and beyond at Fort Edmonton Park. Set in the beautiful Edmonton River Valley, the area covers 158 acres of wooded parkland which provides a snapshot of the history of Edmonton. Explore your way through the fur trading of the 1840s, settlement era of the 1880s, the municipal era of the 1900s and the beginning of modernization in the 1920s. Whether you’re looking to get educated on the past, or just want to have a fun time out with your family, Ford Edmonton Park will surely satisfy.
Red Deer Winter Activities
Somehow we’re not even halfway through September and we’ve already seen snow across Alberta. Whether we like it or not, Winter is a classic Canadian experience and a necessity to deal with across Alberta and the Aspen Parkland regions, so we might as well make the most out of it! Red Deer is one of the places in Alberta at the forefront of making sure winter isn’t miserable. The Canyon Ski Resort, just 8 minutes east of Red Deer, is the biggest non-mountain ski resort in Alberta. Sure, you could ski, but why not take advantage of their dedicated tubing lanes, it’s fun for the whole family! If traditional cross country skiing and snowshoeing is more up your alley, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is your place for a snowy nature tour. Across Red Deer there is more than 30 km of trails, so there’s more than enough room for you to create your own routes. Don’t be miserable this winter and take advantage of all the activities that come with the season!
Go Auto Outlet is proud that all three of our dealerships fall within the Aspen Parkland region, a wonderful area for living and shopping for transportation that will take you across this unique piece of land!