5 Things to Do In… Morinville

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34 km north of Edmonton, Morinville is full of history, culture, and small-town community spirit. Here, you’ll find great local businesses, fascinating historical buildings and monuments, and more than a few surprises.

Roll on into Morinville for history, charm, and the unexpected! Photo courtesy of Bad Girlfriend Roller Skates.

1) Take a trip through time at Musée Morinville Museum
This 5200-square foot exhibit space is located in the basement of the 112-year-old Notre Dame Convent. Inside, you’ll find exhibits on everyday life in early Morinville, including a 1928 Model A Ford and several recreated shops. You can also see (and even purchase) local art produced by members of the Morinville Art Club. Virtual tours are available for you to explore Morinville’s history from home. || 10050-101 St., Morinville.

2) Enjoy breakfast anytime at The Morinville Grill
This local joint offers classic small-town, family restaurant fare, including a wide selection of burgers, steaks and pasta. They also offer an extensive menu of all-day breakfast options, like their hearty Cowboy Breakfast with ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, and fried tomatoes. For those who are looking to try something new, the Grill’s specialty pizzas include a seafood pizza with crab meat and shrimp. You can also get your meal delivered or order takeout for a great meal at home! || 107-9918 100 St., Morinville.

3) Stock up on autumn craft supplies at Crazylady’s Market
Whether you’re a crafting pro or looking to pick up a fun new hobby for fall, this local shop has everything you need. They carry supplies for quilting, sewing, embroidery, knitting/crochet, and cross stitch, as well as models, toys, puzzles, and small gifts courtesy of other local vendors. Owner Cindy Brown has the experience and enthusiasm for crafting to guide you through everything you need for your next project. || 10401-100 Ave, Morinville.

4) Shop tasty treats at Morinville Farmers’ Market
The town’s local farmers’ market runs from May to November, every Sunday from 12 to 4. At the market, you’ll find a full array of produce, baking, prepared meals, home decor, gifts, and more. New vendors and buskers appear at the market every week, so stop by often to see what’s new! || 9913-104 St., Morinville.

5) Lace up at Bad Girlfriend Roller Skates
This store is the place to go for everything to do with roller derby and street roller skating. Bad Girlfriend offers skates, wheels and parts, safety gear, roller derby clothes, and more. New to the sport? Check out their new skater packages. The shop is open Saturdays 11-4, and is open by appointment only from Monday to Friday. || 10126-100 Ave, Morinville.

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