Thursday, June 9, 2011

Best place to raise a family in Canada? St. Albert!

Today’s Parent magazine has voted St. Albert as the best place to raise a family in Canada in their most recent issue.

As a long time resident of the community, I agree that it is a great place to call home! I can attest that the small city is very well maintained, with loads of beautiful trails and parks (including a newly renovated outdoor water park and skateboard park) as well as great community events such as the amazing farmer’s market and International Children's Festival in the summer. St. Albert also has fantastic winter activities including an abundance of outdoor skating rinks in a variety of neighbourhoods as well as a great cross country ski trail in the Riverlot 56 Natural Area (also a favourite summer walking route of mine).

The recently built Servus Place is a great community fixture where residents can exercise, swim or participate in a variety of team sports including hockey or indoor soccer. Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the nearly complete Enjoy Centre, a beautifully designed space that will house a variety of businesses including the Prairie Bistro, a spa, yoga studio, organic bakery, a kitchen store and Hole's famous greenhouse. It truly is an amazing place and a great asset to the community of St. Albert.

I have always felt very safe in St. Albert and while I don’t have children of my own, I think it would be a great place to raise a family!

Read the Today’s Parent article here.

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