Stony Plain, a town in Alberta's Edmonton Capital Region west of Edmonton, became a village in 1907 and a town on December 10, 1908.
The town is known as "The Town with the Painted Past" because of the amount of colorfully painted murals that depict important events and figures from local history.
Multicultural Heritage Centre. This is the center of culture and the regionâs heritage. Enjoy a museum with a recreation of a Pioneer Settlerâs Cabin with an operational wood stove as well as permanent and temporary exhibits including a collection of over 100 hats, an art gallery, and the Homesteader's Kitchen in the basement. Other exhibits reflect the history of the 1910 Oppertshauser House, the 1912 Demonstration Farm, and the 1925 Old Brick School, There are flowers and statues as you stroll the beautiful grounds. The General Store has old-fashioned souvenirs, candy, crafts, toys and other country life items.
Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum. This living history museum keeps old traditions and methods alive for future generations. There are 17 buildings and over 6,000 objects. Ten of the buildings are historic with four of those currently being restored, and seven are modern display and administration buildings. A Tea House, open in the summer, serves homemade lunches and desserts. Five of the nine acres are cultivated and farmed to demonstrate old farming practices.
Stony Plain loves to celebrate special occasions such as
Farmers' Days in the first week of June with a parade, a rodeo, a pancake breakfast and a fair
Great White North Triathlon in the first week of July
Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival in early August, the largest bluegrass event in western Canada
Cowboy Poetry and Country Music Gathering in late August
A large Christmas tree on Main Street is lit throughout the Christmas season
New Yearâs Eve, there is a Family Fest featuring ice skating, fireworks, and hot chocolate.