DescriptionOlympic gold medalist Jennifer Heil, a freestyle skier, hails from Spruce Grove, as does Carla MacLeod, a retired member of Canada's national women's hockey team. Located just 35 kilometres (22 mi.) west of downtown Edmonton, the city also attracts athletic day-trippers from the provincial capital with such impressive recreational features as the state-of-the-art TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, the adjacent Bruce and Jeannette Fuhr Sports Park, and Heritage Grove Park, a network of bicycle paths that connects several neighborhoods.
Other local draws include the Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, 1001 Calahoo Rd., (780) 962-8995, and the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum, 120 Railway Ave., home to one of the last wood grain elevators in the province. The museum hosts a farmers market on Saturdays from April through December and also contains the Spruce Grove Archives; phone (780) 960-4600.