5 Things to Do In… Stony Plain

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Located east of Edmonton along highway, the town of Stony Plain has plenty of fun in store for fans of the unexpected. From relaxing Japanese gardens to nostalgic movie-rental stores and everything in between, your day-trip adventure awaits!

1) Find your zen at Shikaoi Park
Located behind the Stony Plain Town Office, this peaceful Japanese-style garden commemorates and celebrates Stony Plain’s sister town, Shikaoi, Japan. Enjoy a relaxing moment strolling along the edge of one of the garden’s many ponds, or delight in the many floral displays. In the summer, the park plays host to a variety of community concerts and other events. || 4905-51 Ave, Stony Plain

2) Take a trip through history with the Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum 
Explore the history of the Parkland region with this immersive, family-friendly museum experience! Each section of the museum grounds transports you to a different era of Stony Plain’s history, complete with faithfully-restored buildings, machinery, and displays. Explore at your own pace and enjoy a relaxing, eye-opening experience. You can also get snacks, light meals, and beverages at the Tea Room. Admission is free, with donations welcome. || 5120-43 Ave, Stony Plain. 780-963-1234

3) Seek out great gifts at Whimsical Vintage Creations
Just try to explore this charming boutique without breaking out into a smile! Whimsical Village Creations is your one-stop shop for home goods, accessories, and gifts from local businesses. Their offerings range from delicate handmade jewelry to vintage-inspired furniture. You can even make your own totally-you wall signs with their drop-in classes. || 3919-49 Ave, Stony Plain. www.whimsicalvintagecreations.com

4) Rent a film the old-fashioned way at Movie World
In the age of streaming, sometimes it’s nice to shake it up and do things old-school. This local business offers well-priced rentals on tons of titles, from classic oldies to the latest blockbusters. Patrons rave about the passionate, knowledgeable staff who are ready to help you find your next favourite flick. Got movies at home you no longer watch? You can trade them in for movies from their inventory. Movie World also carries a great selection of video games, as well as tasty snacks to make movie night a blast. || 4305 S Park Dr., Stony Plain. (780) 963-4202

5) Enjoy an exceptional meal at Twenty Eight Urban Kitchen
Whether you’re coming in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this hip, affordable local eatery is sure to deliver. Their menu is a tantalizing blend of Western and Asian fare; chow down on flavourful pho, fan-favourite dirty fries with bacon and jalapeño, or their famous eggs Benedict served on homemade baguette. Up for a challenge? Take on their enormous Jawbreaker Burger. || #108, 4807 44 Ave, Stony Plain. www.twentyeight.ca

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