Find your winter stoke in Camrose County
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As a skier raising three little skiers in Alberta, it always feels a little strange going east instead of west in winter, until I’m there and then it all makes sense.
It’s easy to be excited about winter in the mountains; the true test of winter stoke is on the rolling prairies. The further east of the Rockies you find it, the brighter, stronger and more colourful it burns.
Our mission - that’s my three kids (age eleven, eight and five) and me (solo parenting for the trip!) - was to find that stoke in Camrose County, over two days of winter adventure.
Bowling at Tabb Lanes
For a late day warm up, Tabb Lanes is a friendly, appropriately retro place tucked just the other side of the tracks from historic downtown Camrose, with its classic early 20th century prairie architecture. A few strikes and a few gutterballs, and a few appies later, the kids were finally out of steam.
There’s plenty more to check out in Camrose area - including farmer’s markets, a small but burgeoning culinary scene (Hart House, Southern State BBQ) and evenings at The Escape Squad, but our days were pretty full, making us wish for a chance to return. Being just over an hour’s drive from Edmonton, it may not be long before we’re back.
If you go
Camrose is a 60 min drive from Edmonton or a 3 hour drive from Calgary via Highway 2 and then take highway 13.
Camrose is home to a series of quality accommodations including the Canalta Camrose.
For more on how to #ExploreAlberta and #AlbertaParks, check out the Miquelon Park trail guide.