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September
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Autumn Things to do

posted by: High Level Hotels on: September 7, 2013 4:15:28 PM
Northern Alberta is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. But as the warm summer weather starts to slip away, and activities like camping and swimming lose their appeal, you may want to check out what there is to do right here in High Level.

Take a dip without facing the cold at the aquatic center, delve into local history at the museum or snag a trout in the recently stocked fish pond. And that’s just for starters. So if you’re heading to High Level this fall, have a look at these three interesting things to see and do around town.



R.E. Walter Memorial Aquatic Center
The surrounding lakes and rivers may be a little too frigid for a swim, but the water here is always warm.

High Level’s popular R.E. Walter Memorial Aquatic Centre features a four-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, a pool for toddlers and a viewing area so parents can easily keep an eye on their young ones.

Another cool perk of this centre is a climbing wall that hangs over the water  – something that even many big-city pools don’t offer. And after getting in a little exercise, you can hop into the 10-person hot tub to soothe sore muscles.

There are also year-round swimming programs and a drop-in Aquafit class available. For more information, check out the Town of High Level website.



Mackenzie Crossroads Museum & Visitor Centre
Set in a quaint log cabin, this museum and visitor centre offers a unique glimpse into the North Peace’s pioneer past.

The centre’s flagship exhibit is the ‘Northern Trading Post’, where visitors can gaze at an abundance of artifacts donated by local residents, including more than 16,000 food and medical containers.  Like a scene straight out of an old western flick, this part of the museum is designed to mimic a typical trading post and general store, complete with traditional living quarters attached.

Other displays showcase the region’s farming and trapping history while highlighting local First Nations culture. Browse the gift shop and find souvenirs crafted by local artisans. The Mackenzie Crossroads Museum & Visitor Centre also puts on seasonal events, such as art shows and craft sales.

Town of High Level Fish Pond
There’s no shortage of great fishing in the North Peace region. Lakes and rivers here are prime spots to catch Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch and other species. But if you don’t have time to explore the surrounding area, drop by the local fishing hole instead.

The Town of High Level Fish Pond was restocked with trout by Alberta Fish and Wildlife earlier in 2013. That means fishing this year is even better than before. Just remember that provincial fish and wildlife regulations also apply to the pond.

And if you’re planning a trip to the region this fall, you’ll find comfortable and affordable accommodations at one of our hotels in High Level.