The Water Valley Celtic Festival is a one day event that features talent of all levels involving music, dance and stories performed by individuals and groups ranging from amateur to professional. Reflecting a large festival held in Feakle, Co. Clare, Ireland, you’ll want to schedule your stay so you don’t miss it! www.watervalleycelticfestival.org
The Fallen Timber Meadery is a family run business. The Ryans make wine and beer from the honey they foster and collect. As a member of the cottage winery industry, they are located approximately 10 minutes North of Water Valley, and are open Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to stop by for a taste and a tour! www.fallentimbermeadery.ca
Pasu Farm is located approximately 40 minutes East of Back to Nature Retreat. More than just a sheep farm, owners Pat and Sue have an amazing Boutique Shop full of asssorted woolens and unique imports. When it comes to food, Pat is quite the gourmet chef and your taste buds will be sure to agree. www.pasu.com
December 1st, 2018 Cremona Winterfest: The area's largest Christmas Craft Venue from 10am - 3pm (Stop by and say hi to us at our Back to Nature Photography Booth! in the Community Centre)
Explore some our unique Water Valley shops such as Country Garden Crystals where you can take home one of their handcrafted glass ornaments or piece of jewelry to remember your trip.
Beaver Creek Mercantile offers an amazing variety of premium quilting fabrics, quilting precuts, and quilting supplies in the Caroline, Alberta area. Their shop features a unique country store atmosphere, with a delightful assortment of antiques, collectibles, and other whatnots.
Alberta Tourist Attractions
Cochrane – The Western town of Cochrane is just 40 minutes away. Every Saturday morning from May to September you will find a wonderful Farmer’s Market located at the bottom of the hill as you enter the town from Hwy#22. It also has a movie theatre, a recreation centre, and plenty of shopping opportunities! If you’re a quilter, be sure to check out “Addies”, the local quilt store. No trip to Cochrane would be complete without a visit to McKay’s Ice Cream Shoppe located on Main Street.
Calgary – Home to the famous Calgary Stampede, which runs each July, Calgary is just an hour away. Offering everything a big city could, explore the shopping, theatres, dining, and numerous nature trails during your visit. With culture and excitement, Calgary is a don’t miss destination.
Banff– The famous mountain town of Banff is a full day trip, located 90 minutes Southwest of us. This very popular tourist destination has a quaint downtown district filled with shopping and dining opportunities. Visit the Hot Springs, or take the Gondola to the top of the magestic mountains. Also a great area to enjoy some world class skiing.
Royal Tyrrell Museum – 90 minutes Southeast in the Badlands of Alberta, is the Royal Tyrrell Museum, home to thousands of dinosaur fossils and skeletons. Even a drive through the Badlands, and a visit to Horseshoe Canyon is impressive with its unique geographical scenery. You can almost envision the dinosaurs living here amongst the hoodoos as you drive through what seems like an era of time over a million years ago.