The Town that inspired Impact Travel.

  • Last Updated May 20, 2021

Strathmore, Alberta is high on our list of rural gems to visit this summer!

A local farming community working hard to provide quality home grown food and a taste of Alberta's western roots. 


For a Covid safe getaway option, we recommend Rocking R Guest Ranch. Private, luxury cabins with serene views of Eagle Lake and the Rocky Mountains. Equipped with full kitchens, wood burning fireplaces, private decks and BBQ’s. 

** The owner, Terri Kinsman is a Local Up Influencer and Local Travel Expert. Whether you are looking for a vacation, weekend retreat, or customized excursion, Terri has the inside track on all you could ever want or need East of Calgary .


Build the anticipation and Pre-Book!!

  • 748 Kisling Farm- Private Farm Tours and Petting Zoo - Recommended by Local Up Influencer, Rebecca

  • Humblehorse Ranch- Western Riding lessons, summer camps and family wellness 

  • Climbing High Farm- Farm Tours, Info. Sessions and Rural Recreation. Learn about Therapy, Pack and Cart Goats. 

Daytripping?? Plan a picnic! There are plenty of great eats to grab and go along the way...


Looking to grab a bench or drop your blanket on the grass? 

  • Eagle Lake, a flat but scenic 10km trail, great for kids and dogs

  • Kinsmen Park, a scenic park midtown with a great playground, seasonal spray park, and 20 km of interconnected pathways for flat biking and walking. 
    The lake is stocked with fish in the summer months for kids (16 and under) to bring their fishing gear. 

  • Strathmore Frisbee Golf Course, arguably Alberta’s best ;)

  • Multiple incredible playgrounds, a full list can be found at Calgary Playground Review

  • If you are a history buff, add a Virtually Guided Walking Tour 


For unique, quality retail. 

  • Lil Hoots Boutique, kid’s consignment, local, naturally sourced parenting essentials, and a bike repair/ donations program! *Donate those outgrown kids bike for a good cause

  • Sole Discretion, stunning boutique, selling women’s clothing and shoes 

  • Maggie's Nest, well known for fantastic home decor and a women’s clothing boutique

  • Serendipitys, consignment and local artisan gifts and decor (shop by appointment)

  • Strathmore Home Hardware, featuring local artisans and decor!


Looking for local liquor?? 

  • Origin Brewery and Taphouse and Hunger Payne’s Food Truck, the patio and tours are on hold, but you can always pick up some of Alberta’s best beer and pub fare to go. 

  • Field Stone Fruit Wines, tours are on hold, with summer hours expected to start June 1. In the meantime you can find Field Stone at Co-op liquor stores, multiple farmers markets (listings on their website


Restaurants for Take-Out


Still to come…!!