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Trails and Walking Paths

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Green space is at the centre of life in Drayton Valley. Parks and open spaces allow residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, whether they’re relaxing after work  or pursuing an active lifestyle. Our parks also have modern and safe playground equipment for children. Parks and open spaces afford the community an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors at a leisurely pace or while pursuing an active lifestyle.  Drayton Valley has ten designated parks and playgrounds and five school playgrounds with top-of-the-line equipment. Many of the parks have beautiful gazebos, most are accessible from the walking paths and all of the parks are equipped with benches. For a wide variety of activities, from a leisurely picnic in the park or an energetic romp in the splash park on a warm summer’s day, Rotary Park is centrally located and provides an ideal gathering place

Walking PathWalking Paths

Fourteen kilometres of paved walking paths wind through the town’s parks, quiet residential areas and open spaces. The walking path is expanding as development progresses. It is an integral part of the town’s infrastructure development. The paths are lit, with benches along the way. Some walking paths lead into the Brazeau County countryside. Open spaces and parks are located throughout the town, so all residents can easily access them. The walking trails connect all of the parks to one another.

The Town of Drayton Valley has four ponds: the Ivan To Park, Southview Pond, Aspenview Pond and Park, and Northview Pond and Park. Northview Pond is a popular toboggan hill in winter months.

Outdoor RecreationThe Rotary/Pembina Nordic Community Trails

There are beautiful trails open for year-round use for cycling, walking or running in the summer and for cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter.  The trails range from less than 1 km to almost 3 km, so there’s a variety for everyone. Click here for more information.

camargue horsesRiverside Horse Trails

Trail riding is a relaxing way to get away from it all. Outfitters in the area would be pleased to take you on a customized horseback tour to see Drayton Valley’s beautiful surrounding scenery. The Riverside Horse Trails, operated by the Drayton Valley Horse Club, are groomed trails that meander along the banks of the Pembina River and through meadows of wildflowers. Staging areas and campsites are also available.

Monthly meetings of the Drayton Valley Horse Club are held on the first Tuesday of every month. The annual Trail Ride for Cancer is held on the first Sunday in May. On the third Sunday of June, the Drayton Valley Horse Club hosts the annual horse show. For more information contact Nancy Jacobs at 780-542-4339 or 780-542-0394.

Drayton Valley RV Park

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Use the following link to reserve your camping spot online:
For information or to reserve your spot, call 780-898-3466

The Drayton Valley RV Park and Campground is located in the Lions West Valley Park and is accessible from Highway 22 beside the Drayton Valley Museum

Elevated Experience Camping Drayton Valley offers annual camping at the Drayton Valley RV Park located AT 6001 44 Ave, Drayton Valley, Alberta. 

We offer 38 fully serviced campsites,4 fully serviced pull-thru, 2 partially serviced tent only sites (15 AMP) 9 non-serviced tenting only sites. We are excited to have 3 glamping sites (Bell tent Style) ready for Summer 2021.

All sites have tables and firepits. The campground also has a shower/washroom house and a trailer sani-dump station located within the Lions West Valley Park.  

All campsites are pet friendly (on leash). Our sites are a short walk away from our hot showers, flushable toilets, and playground.  Our amenities will accommodate everything from a pup tent to a 45-foot motorhome with multiple slides. 

Full service                          $47 plus GST 

Tent Only 15 amp              $25 plus GST 

Tent only non-Serviced    $20 plus GST 

Monthly Rate                     $950 plus GST 

COMING SOON! Convenience Store – Our one-stop shop convenience store offers everything for your grocery needs.  Need dry firewood and ice? Not only are we always stocked but we will deliver it right to your site for no additional fee. Firewood is $11/bundle.

Please note there is no sani-dump, day use area, or group sites at this location.

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Drayton Valley Golf Club

Drayton Valley Golf ClubGolf Course

The Drayton Valley Golf and Country Club is a full, 18-hole course with a Par of 71. The in-house golf pro would be pleased to give you pointers. He can be found at the Pro Shop. Only five minutes out of town, the Drayton Valley Golf Course offers rentals, a practice putting green and a licensed restaurant.

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This course is quite forgiving in its layout, featuring broad fairways and large, rolling, bentgrass greens. However, golfers might experience some difficulty maneuvering around the large water hazard that crosses the 3rd and 4th fairways. Some care is also required to avoid the thick growths of birch and spruce that line most of the holes on the course.

Drayton Valley’s most difficult hole is also its longest. The 554 yard-long 14th hole requires the utmost accuracy off the tee to hit the landing zone, which is trapped between a small pond and thick trees. This opens up to a narrow fairway with trees on either side, making a hook or slice very costly.

Golf course amenities include a snackbar/coffee shop, tee-time reservations and rain checks, club, pull-cart and cart rentals, junior rates, indoor and outdoor patios and barbecue facilities. After your round, make sure to take advantage of the course’s fine restaurant.

Public tee times are from dawn to dusk, seven days a week from April to October. A dress code is always in effect. Soft spikes only, please. They accept MasterCard, VISA and Interac.

For more information, or to book your day on the greens, call 780-542-3602. Drayton Valley Golf and Country Club Box 5017 Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1R3 Clubhouse:   780-542-5865 Pro Shop: 780-542-3602