"Stony Plain, The town with the painted past" Stony Plain by Darby2

Stony Plain Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 42 photos

Stony_Plain is a farming town of around 10,000 about 40 Km west of Edmonton. One of its major attraction are the many historic murals painted on the sides of many of its buildings. The vibrant community also hosts the Great White North Triathlon held early in July each year. It is also the administrative center for the surrounding Parkland county.
The Stony Plain Reporter is the local community newspaper that comes out every Friday.

My acreage home is about 5 miles northwest of the town in the Glory Hills. Click on this link to view a high resolution sattelite view of my place ...(the cursor cross is centred on my house) To see a similar view of your own place, type in your location in the dialog box then move the cross around and zoom in as far as you can. It may take a few minutes to load the images from the Flash Earth servers.

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Farmers Days and Tractor Pulls

Every year in June the town of Stony hosts its tribute to the local farmers. Parade, a tractor and heavy horse pull and other agriculture activities are featured. There are two farmer's markets as well held every Saturday morning where the locals sell their fresh produce and handicrafts.

This antique Oliver tractor can still do a full pull!

  • Last visit to Stony Plain: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Feb 16, 2007
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2008 at 4:40 AM

    Hi, Dave! It's a nice rural area to visit! Very attracting! I'd love to go there some day...

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    I love you home. I'll get back to you re: your visit to my area. Diane

  • mariev's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2008 at 7:40 AM

    very interesting murals. Are they recent or old ?

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2005 at 4:04 PM

    not what you would expect in calafornia at all !!!

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2005 at 4:19 PM

    Nice pics + Tips... 'So the locals have another way of painting the town red' ....I know some remote towns in the Ukraine that would make this town look like fun......Keep 'em comin'.. Tim .·:*¨`*:·~My§ticÄl~·:*¨`*

  • Maillekeukeul's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2005 at 1:43 AM

    Looks like a peaceful place...

  • Babcia's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2005 at 3:33 PM

    So Dave - are you an amateur astronomer? Is that Schmidt-Cassegrain (or Maksutov??) a "go to"?? And what is that box-shaped telescope?? Greetings!! ~Ala~

  • allikat's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2005 at 5:45 PM

    stony plain looks lovely!

  • Podsiljak's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 12:26 AM

    Awesome place, I have to move up there

  • roz.van's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 7:21 AM

    love those rural places...and giant sunflowers!!!! :-)

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