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They don’t call Valleyview “Portal to the Peace” for nothing. Alberta’s little slice of paradise is charming, scenic, and laid back, guaranteed to put you at ease when you spend time here. And with it being more important than ever to stay close to home, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing staycation. Keep reading for some great ways to take it easy in Valleyview.
Take in the Sights
Alberta is renowned for its abundance of natural beauty, and Valleyview is no exception. One of the best things to do here is to take in nature’s bounty and there are plenty of parks and green spaces to do so. One of our favourites is Young’s Point Provincial Park. Located on the northern end of Sturgeon Lake and home to a protected boreal forest system, the park offers a wide variety of recreational activities from hiking and cross country skiing to kayaking and fishing. A boat launch is situated at the beach area.
Enjoy a Meal at Local Favourite Restaurant
Travellers Restaurant is classic greasy spoon and a neighbourhood staple—and no staycation in Valleyview is complete without it! Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to enjoy diner fare like nachos, steak sandwiches, hot cakes and eggs, and pie. They also have a number of daily specials on rotation.
Soak in the Hot Tub
When you book you stay with Paradise Inn & Suites, you don’t need to venture very far for this one. Our Alberta hotel has some fantastic in-house amenities, including a heated indoor pool and hot tub. A long soak is just the thing for a relaxing getaway, and a perfect way to unwind at the end of a day of sightseeing around town.
Along with great hotel amenities, Paradise Inn & Suites has a wide variety of clean, spacious, stylish, and comfortable guest rooms and suites, well-appointed with modern details to make you feel at home. Get in touch to make your reservations.
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Valleyview, Alberta is a wonderful place to visit in the fall. During the colder months, temperatures drop and the vibrant leaves turn from green to crimson. It truly is a sight to behold. Thus, when you visit this fall, we recommend getting outdoors. From enjoying a walk in one of our nearby provincial parks to golfing nine holes, check out this list of things to do in Valleyview this fall.
Enjoy A Fall Walk
There’s no better way to soak up the beautiful fall foliage Valleyview has to offer than by going on a walk. There are numerous parks in town where, come October, you’ll be able to see crimson trees and feel crunchy leaves beneath your feet. Two of our favourites are Young’s Point Provincial Park and Williamson Provincial Park. Both of these parks feature easy, leisurely walking trails that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.
Sip a Hot Drink at a Café
The return of cold weather means it’s time to swap those iced coffees for yummy spiced lattes. Celebrate the return of fall by sipping on a hot drink in Valleyview. Valleyview is home to Tall Timber Coffee Corp, our local independent coffee shop. Tall Timber is known for their incredible coffee, as well as their delicious pastries, soups, and sandwiches. Butternut squash soup with a warm vanilla latte anyone? Grab yours to go and take a walk along the town’s main drag.
Get a Round in at the Valleyview Riverside Golf Course
If you’re an avid golfer, then you’ll likely be getting in your last round of the season soon. There is no better place to do that than at the Valleyview Riverside Golf Course. This public, 9-hole course is located just 15 minutes from the hotel and is welcome to anyone. It’s also extremely affordable, making it a popular activity for families.
If you plan on visiting Valleyview this fall, then you’ll want to book a room at the Paradise Inn & Suites. We combine top-notch service and luxe amenities with a convenient location near some of the area's best fall attractions. You’ll also love the fact that we have a Tim Horton’s restaurant on-site, as well as a fitness centre and a heated indoor pool.
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Even though the pandemic is still ongoing, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy summer. Luckily in Valleyview, Alberta, there are plenty of outdoor activities for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our three favourite COVID-friendly outdoor activities in Valleyview, Alberta.
Golfing is a popular pastime in Valleyview, and one that can still be enjoyed even during this global pandemic. Golf courses across the province have all taken precautions to ensure that golf carts are properly sanitized between uses and social distancing is maintained. The Valleyview Riverside Golf Course is conveniently located 15 minutes from Paradise Inn & Suites. It is a public, 9-hole course featuring rolling hills and views of Little Smokey River. Alternatively, if you’re willing to drive a bit further to hit the links, then the neighbouring town of Grand Prairie (one hour by car) is home to several golf courses, including Bear Creek Golf Course and The Dunes Golf & Winter Club.
In Valleyview, Alberta, it’s not hard to find yourself surrounded by nature. This makes it the perfect spot for a day of hiking. Young’s Point Provincial Park is one of the best spots for hiking in the region. It is nestled along the north shore of Sturgeon Lake and is filled with picturesque trails. Alces trail, Sturgeon trail, and Eagle Creek trail are the three most popular hiking trails in the park. We recommend Eagle Creek as it boasts stunning lake views. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like hiking, the trails are also suitable for mountain biking.
Fishing is another great COVID-friendly activity to engage in on your visit to Valleyview, Alberta. Sturgeon Lake is only a short drive from us and it is here that fishing enthusiasts can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water. Keep an eye out for burbot, yellow perch, northern pike, walleye, and lake whitefish.
If you plan on visiting Valleyview, Alberta this summer, then you’ll want to book a room at the Paradise Inn & Suites. We combine excellent service and family-friendly amenities with an unbeatable location near some of the area's best outdoor attractions.
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As the world navigates the COVID-19 outbreak, we are all doing our part to limit its impact. If you’re looking for the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, visit the Government of Alberta’s website for the latest news.
While the situation is ever-changing, it’s too soon to say when activities will return to normal. So we will leave you with a couple of reasons why Valleyview, Alberta should be on your future radar: To be clear, we do not suggest travelling now. Please listen and follow all the social distancing and preventive measures being recommended by health officials.
Plan a picturesque golf getaway
The Valleyview Riverside Golf Course is a view in itself in addition to being a challenging, fun nine-hole golf course. It’s situated right along the Little Smokey River, and its rolling hills and dense trees require concentration from its players. The golf course is located about an hour and a half east of Grand Prairie - perfect for a day trip.
Young’s Point Provincial Park
Alberta is known for its parks, from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park, but Young’s Point Provincial Park is one of the province’s best-kept secrets. Home to Sturgeon Lake, visitors can do a variety of outdoor activities from hiking, mountain biking, sailing, water skiing, and even bird watching on the observation deck at the beaver pond. Save Young’s Point Provincial Park for the nature bucket list.
These are only a snippet of what’s available in Valleyview. We encourage you to flip through the past year of our blog to see what Valleyview is normally like. For everyone here at our hotel, we wish you and your loved ones the best during these difficult times. Stay healthy!
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The winter months bring a spell of cold weather to the town of Valleyview, but our hardy local residents still find creative ways to stay active. Whether you’re a dedicated runner, a hockey hobbyist or a biking enthusiast, Valleyview has two events coming up in March that will challenge and delight those with an athletic spirit. If you’re visiting our town, attending these events as a spectator is a great chance to get a sense of our local community spirit!
12th Annual Valleyview Cup
Hockey runs deep in Canada’s national spirit. Across the country, there exists a seemingly endless appetite for playing, watching and celebrating our most popular national sport. This passion for the game is alive and well in Valleyview. This March the town will host The Valleyview Cup, an annual two-day hockey tournament which supports the Northern Alberta Make a Wish Foundation. The tournament, now in its' 12th year will be held at the Polar Palace, an ice arena which also offers public skating and other events throughout the year. Come on down and watch our teams compete from the stands in a unique visitor’s experience!
Greenview Indoor Triathlon
On March 14th, swimmers, bikers and runners will get together in teams to compete in the Greenview Indoor Triathlon. Unlike traditional multisport races, which are measured by distance, each leg of this triathlon will be completed within a set amount of time in which participants attempt to cover as much of the track as possible. This event will be held at the Greenview Regional Multiplex, an indoor recreational facility which houses a swimming pool, a fitness facility and a 136-metre indoor track.
Whether you're looking for active participation in adventures that test your athletic prowess, or choose to cheer on a favorite team, there are exciting sports events in the city even during these chilly months. Perhaps you may opt for relaxation at Paradise Inn and Suites where you'll have a premium stay experience during your visit to Valleyview. We offer our guests superb amenities to ensure a wonderful home-away-from-home experience, which includes quality bedding, free high-speed Wi-Fi, heated indoor pool, hot tub, a 24-hour Tim Hortons on the premises and so much more. Inquire about our pet-friendly rooms. Book your stay with us today!