Ma-Me-O Beach

Salt 'N Pepper Restaurant in Breton

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Awayday #7
South-West of Edmonton

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 8:00 am

Hop onboard to explore the South Shore of Pigeon Lake, visiting summer villages, resorts and thriving rural Alberta communities.  Admire the varied landscapes of lakes, valleys, and parkland.  Enjoy browsing at “the biggest little quilt store in Alberta” or a hardware store touted to be “the coziest, friendliest hardware store you will ever go to.”  Spend some time relaxing at Winfield Pioneer Park in the tranquil outdoors.  Learn some surprising history on the establishment of a settlement called Keystone, later to be renamed Breton. Return home with enough memories to fill a photo album.

  • 1 day | August 12, 2021
    Canada West
    Motorcoach
    Passport Not Required
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Edmonton to Southwest of Edmonton

Your Day Tour begins with travelling through Falun to meet your Step-On-Guide at the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach where you will take a driving tour, learn interesting facts about “the lake” and area and have the chance to dip your toes in the water and see the one-mile stretch of sandy public beach.

Next, pay a visit at The Village at Pigeon Lake Resort and enjoy an ice cream cone in the Gazebo while getting a view of all the amenities available from restaurants to unique specialty shops. You will see the charming Village at Pigeon Lake Inn and Spa.  There is a large retirement community at “The Village”. 

Continue to explore the South Shore with a lakeside drive through the Summer Villages of Grandview and Poplar Bay noting the variety of ‘cabins’ from “pioneer rustic” to “modern mansion”. During the tour be amazed at the sprinkling of campgrounds, provincial parks, golf courses and nursery gardens as well as the proliferation of thriving mixed farming operations.

Drive the newly resurfaced Highway 13 through the spectacular Battle River Valley to the quaint town of Winfield for a stop at Winfield Pioneer Park. You will have plenty of time to relax in the tranquil outdoors and, if you desire, cross the main street to browse the 5,000 bolts of fabric at Country Stitches Quilting and Fabrics and/or visit Smith’s Hardware Store where one reviewer said, “It is like stepping into a time machine, back 60 years.”

Next stop is the thriving hamlet of Breton to pay a visit to the Breton and District Historical Museum.  This carefully curated museum depicts stories of the African American pioneers, from the states of Oklahoma and Kansas which were becoming increasingly discriminatory in the early 1900’s, who came and settled the Breton area which they originally called Keystone.  Also discover the legacy of the local lumber industry, one of the first industries in the area, and how farming has evolved from the early homestead and the establishment of the Breton Plots to the present day. Enjoy an included lunch at the Salt N’Pepper Restaurant.

After a day of varied sights and experiences, enjoy the scenic drive home travelling through Thorsby, Calmar and Leduc.

THERE IS PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE UNDER YOUR MOTORCOACH FOR THOSE EXTRA PURCHASES!  YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING A SMALL COOLER BAG.  WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING A FOLDABLE LAWN CHAIR AND SMALL UMBRELLA.

Included in Your Holiday

      • First class transportation on an air‑conditioned, washroom‑equipped motorcoach
      • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
      • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
      • Meals Include:  1 Lunch

 

2021 Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

$79.00

GST: $3.95

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