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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.