DescriptionAlberta's oldest non-fortified community, St. Albert was established in 1861. The city is the site of the first cathedral west of Winnipeg. Its founder—Father Albert Lacombe—devoted 62 years to acting as a peacemaker between the Cree and the Blackfoot and as a negotiator between the Blood Tribe and the Canadian Pacific Railway.
St. Albert lays claim to western Canada's largest outdoor farmers market, which operates every Saturday mid-June to early October, as well as a vibrant arts community. The town also boasts both natural and man-made outdoor features, including Big Lake, just west of Ray Gibbon Drive, and the Woodlands Water Play Park, a small interactive water playground at 165 Sturgeon Rd.
The St. Albert Kinsmen Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition takes place the fourth weekend in May. The International Children's Festival —a showcase for performers in theater, music, dance, storytelling and puppetry—is traditionally held the weekend after the rodeo.
Visitor InfoSt. Albert Visitor Welcome Centre 29 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. St. Albert Business Centre ST. ALBERT, AB T8N 0G3. Phone:(780)459-2797
Things to SeeFather Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site