The Battle River region offers residents and visitors access to a wide variety of tourism attractions and recreational opportunities.
Campgrounds, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, gas stations, golf courses, and other sporting facilities are plentiful in the Battle River region. Many communities have ice arenas, curling rinks, parks, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, swimming pools and other features, often with attached or nearby complimentary facilities suitable for tournaments and family reunions.
In the spring and summer, activities such as hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, birding-watching, boating, swimming, camping and golf can be enjoyed, while in the winter local residents enjoy cross-country skiing, down-hill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing. The following activities are also available in the region.
- GO East Regional Tourism Organization is dedicated to be the driving force for innovative and collaborative tourism marketing and development for tourism operators and communities East of Edmonton and across East Central Alberta. A popular tourism activity is the Go East of Edmonton Culinary Trail tour.
- Kalyna Country, is a 20,000 square kilometre natural heritage tourism area in the north-central portion of the region.
- Boomtown Trail covers 251 kilometres, anchored at the north end by the City of Camrose and in the south by the Town of Strathmore, just 40 km outside of Calgary. There are 41 communities along the trail.
- Bodo Aboriginal Archaeological Site near Provost was first unearthed in 1995 and may well prove to be the most significant archaeological discovery in western Canada.
- Big Valley Jamboree outdoor concert held each year in Camrose.
- Ribstones Aboriginal Historic Site at Viking.
Explore the region’s major parks, lakes, arts and culture, accommodations, events, shopping and more by visiting one of these popular tourism websites:
For more local attractions and things to do, visit our interactive Regional Map for Community Profiles and Lifestyle Fact Sheets.