If you hear French in the streets of St. Albert you are not
mistaken. Yes people in St. Albert can speak French and have
probably done that for generations. The French have settled
in the area early in the century and have made this a part
of their home ever since. So these French speaking people
aren’t from Quebec but are now actually native of the
Vibrant community in St. Albert
A vibrant community exists in St. Albert. The people here
have spanned many generations and you will notice many families
in this community. People in St. Albert have a proud community.
They really enjoy the place they live and are proud to be
a part of this growing community. Everywhere you look you
will see there are many shops and many things to do in this
small community. And the shops all have a nice French or native
feeling to them. There is a lot of artists in the area as
well as you notice the artwork all around the city. The best
thing to do is to enjoy a cup of coffee in downtown St. Albert
while you sit by the river that flows around the city.
St. Albert location
The city of St. Albert is located just 10 minutes north of
the North West Edmonton area. This is really an extension
of the city of Edmonton as most people in St. Albert work
in Edmonton. If you are travelling to St. Albert from the
Edmonton International Airport then you will want to take
the Calgary Trail or Highway 2 into the city. From there you
have man ways to get to St. Albert. One of the best ways that
just opened up recently is the Anthony Henday Drive. The new
Anthony Henday Drive is a ring road that will eventually take
you all around Edmonton. To get to St. Albert you would connect
to the Anthony Henday from Calgary Trail on the south side.
You continue west and travel North on the highway. Once you
get to Stony Plain Road you would take this exit and head
east. You would then reach 170th St. and continue north. St.
Albert is about 15 minutes from this location.
The beautiful city of St. Albert
Once you come to the city of St. Albert you will fall in love
instantly. Perhaps you have seen pictures of St. Albert in
books or online and noticed the nice architecture of the buildings
and the beautiful river that flows all through the city. St.
Albert has many hills and is really quite a beautifully designed
city. The houses and buildings have nice French architecutural
designs and reflect a very simple and elegant era. You will
notice that many of the shops are also so beautifully designed
and remind you of a time that has really been lost or one
you only see in small European cities. The city always has
a nice cool breeze that keeps it very cool and peaceful. This
is an ideal city to spend a lazy afternoon with nothing to
worry about except enjoying the sunny afternoon.