By Breanna Albrecht | Jan 06, 2018 | Buyers Advice
There are a lot of fun places to go in town, but my top 5 activities are: #1: Mr.E’s Solve It Torium #2: MacDonald Island #3: Color Me Mine #4: Birchwood Trails #5: Famoso at the airport
Tom and I have gone through 2 of the 3 rooms so far with my parents who were in from out of town and we are super excited to try the third room! It is a really fun hour where you get to work together with friends and/or family to solve puzzles and “get out” of the room! The great thing about this company is that they have “magic” meaning something will happen in part of the room when you do something in another part of the room….very cool! (You have to see it for yourself!) Another thing that I really enjoy about it is that they want you to finish and solve the puzzles, so they will help you out with clues if you need help. It is very rewarding when you leave the room victorious!
I think this is such a cool idea. We don’t have a lot of places in town where we can use our artistic side, so I love that the owners brought this neat store to Fort McMurray. It really is for all skill levels! It is located in Eagle Ridge next to the Tim Hortons which is perfect if you want to grab a tea or coffee before heading over to do some art. What I love about it is that you can choose anything off their shelves to paint (prices range from low to high and my favourite are the things that have use, like dog dishes or soap dispensers), then they keep them to fire them (makes the colours shine and makes it look really professional) and you pick them up! They look just like something you buy from the store, only you can choose your own colours and designs to match your home or room! This is also really fun with your children. (There is another form of art there that I haven’t done yet, something about melting glass pieces together…this also sounds fun!)
What I love about this place is that they have activity nights and you can hold parties there! The owners sometimes have fundraising nights to raise money for charities and you can buy gift certificates for your favourite people! I strongly recommend you try it out, even if you aren’t much of an artist (I sure am not!) as I found it to be very relaxing and rewarding because you get a beautiful masterpiece at the end of it. So nice to see businesses like this in our city!
Again this is one that likely a lot of people have already been to, but I still meet people who haven’t been so I need to tell you all how amazing the trails are! Seriously beautiful - it feels like you aren’t even in the city! The Birchwood Trails are located inside the “c” shape that attaches Timberlea and Eagle Ridge to Thickwood and Dickinsfield. This is what Tourism Fort McMurray says about them:
“The Birchwood Trails are located in the Con Creek valley between Thickwood, Dickensfield, Timberlea, and offer great opportunities for walking, running and cross-country skiing in the winter months. With the outdoor gym conveniently running along the outside of Birchwood Trail, you can incorporate a complete fitness routine. The equipment is set up in a dozen stations running from Cornwall Road, to behind the Birchwood field, and ending at Woodland Drive.”My favourite thing to do in the Birchwood trails is walking with our dog in the summer months (especially down in the middle where the stream runs) and cross-country skiing in the winter months (the Ptarmigan Nordic Ski Club grooms the trails). They are just stunning and when my husband and I go in the trails, we feel relaxed and recharged. Our dog loves all the smells in the trails and we feel so lucky to have such amazing wilderness right out our back door!
I am excited to see what the new movie theatre in Eagle Ridge is going to look like...this might very well be added to my list of top 5 activities, so I can’t wait for it to open!
What are your favourite spots in town? Is there someplace that you always take your guests when they come into town? I’d love to hear about them, feel free to share with us!
Enjoy our amazing city and see you around! :)