Stony Plain is an agricultural centre just 15 minutes west (40km) of Edmonton on Highway 16. Early settlers were attracted by plentiful water, fish and game in 1881. In 1892, the community’s name was changed from Dogrump Creek to Stony Plain. 16 murals around the town’s “Heritage Walk” depict the town’s history. The community has grown to 17,000 people (2019) and is a vibrant and self-contained community.
Annual events include Farmer’s Day (mid June), A Taste of Stony Plain (early July), Blueberry Bluegrass Country Festival (early August), Cowboy Jazz (mid August), Harvest Festival Corn Roast (late August), Bull Bust ‘n’ Barn Burner (mid September).
Stony Plain Attractions
Multicultural Heritage Centre and Oppertshauser House
5411 51 Street, Stony Plain, AB
The Heritage Centre includes several restored buildings: the area’s 1925 high school, a settler’s cabin and a homesteader’s kitchen. Regional archives and a living history museum offer entertainment and weekend demonstrations. The 1910 house hosts art exhibits. Allow one to two hours (guided tours are available). The centre is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is donation.