Whether you’re taking the scenically short drive 30 minutes east of Red Deer on highway 595 or making your way down the meandering iconic Boomtown Trail – the Village of Delburne is a great destination for a Central Alberta drive.
Good food options, a friendly attitude, boomtown history and Central Alberta prairie views make Delburne a unique daytrip opportunity. Here are 4 places we recommend checking out while there:
This unique gem takes pride in its fantastic food, its excellent service and its genuinely friendly staff. Their menu has a wide arrange of delicious offers – from perogies, to butter chicken masala, to pizza. Open daily from 11am to 10pm, The Deburne Bistro is an excellent lunch or dinner destination while on your country drive in Central Alberta.
Located on Main Street in an old CNR Railway Station and featuring four floors to explore, this summertime time capsule is a must see for history buffs. The museum is named after the Anthony Henday – one of the first European explorers of western Canada. Housing an amazing collection of pioneering artifacts including coal, agriculture and household items the Anthony Henday Museum tells the story of Central Alberta’s past. Featuring a railway water tower, replica pioneer cabin and a century old one-room schoolhouse this museum holds so much history. Don’t forget to stop by their CNR caboose – a perfect photo opportunity.
Fawn Meadows Golf course is a lovely nine-hole golf course. Featuring three tree-lined fairways and its fair share of sand-traps, Fawn Meadows is friendly to beginners but also offers enough challenges for more seasoned golfers. Equipped with a fully licensed restaurant, a practice facility and a RV campground – the experience goes beyond the round.
Decided to stay for the night? Perfect! Fawn Meadows offers beautiful private cabins, a relaxing bed and breakfast lodge and over 30 spacious full service RV sites. Known for its quietude, Fawn Meadows is a good spot for family get-together getaway given its location (close to Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer) and the fact it offers three unique overnight accommodation types.
Take in a bit of Alberta history along Central Alberta’s section of the Boomtown Trail and enjoy the scenery, activities and food along the way. Your next adventure awaits!