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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Dreaming of Visiting St. Albert

Below is an old photo of the clock tower in downtown St. Albert in Alberta, Canada. I love looking at clock towers that my friend who lives there, sent me this. Well, it will be nicer if I can take a photo myself and see it for myself.  But with this pandemic, traveling is surely not a possibility at the moment. I can only dream of going into trips and enjoy traveling just like in the good old days. 

But as they say, even with the STAY AT HOME protocols. we can still see the world through many other sources, for as long as we make good use of these sources. Books, the Internet, Television, and many others. I prefer updated information that is easy reach so I prefer looking into the internet. 

Where is St. Albert?

So to see this clock tower, we go to St. Albert, which is a city in the province of Alberta, one of the territories of Canada. It is on the Sturgeon River, which is northwest of the city of Edmonton. Ha! Thanks to Wikipedia for this information on St. Albert, Alberta

Found this map too.

When you are in St. Albert, of course, it's not only the clock tower downtown that you will see. Now this is becoming exciting as I go to different pages and sources online, just like travelling. 

Where Should You Visit in St. Albert?

There are a lot of sights and sites to go when in St. Albert. I have a few here that I want to see for myself, apart from the downtown clock tower that I already mentioned above. 

Among others, we have this Youth Mural in Downtown St. Albert, as seen on the wall of St Albert Place, where community events happen, and community activities take place. It houses the public library and the heritage museum, the Musee Heritage Museum, which houses permanent and temporary exhibits. It has an art gallery and a visual art studio too. And of course, the Arden Theatre which hosts the annual Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Festival, which is the largest dance festival in North America. It is also a good place to sit and admire nature, as you can actually see the Sturgeon River at the back. One has to be there to actually see and admire its beauty. 

St Albert Place was built in 1984 and was designed a a place where people could go, and enjoy, hence it was coined as the "people place".  It was designed by Douglas Cardinal, a world-renowned Canadian, whose flowing architecture is marked with smooth curvilinear forms, which is influenced by his aboriginal heritage as well as European Expressionist architecture.

Another place to visit is the historic Alberta Wheat Pool, which was the first of Canada's wheat farmers' cooperatives dating back 1923.  Alberta Wheat Pool, an Alberta Grain Co. and Elevator by the rail line in were both saved from demolition and are now Provincial Historic Sites of Alberta. To date, now known as the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. I would love to see this park.

They are just a few of the places I have found. But evidently, St Albert is a very good place to live because it has an active and skilled labor force with a very low underemployment rate. Now, if you want to live in St Albert, then I think it's time that you look into the different  St Albert real estate and choose which house to buy. To me, that is another move, and maybe a good decision if you have fallen in love with St. Albert.


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