Fox Lake Retreat - Something for everyone
About The Area
Situated in the historic 'badlands', one of Alberta's top tourist attractions and a place of outstanding natural beauty.
The Badlands cover countless square miles extending from Stettler down to Medicine Hat and Oyen across to Letherbridge. This area is filled with a variety of small hamlets and towns, offering uncountable attractions and events.
From museums to Golf courses and Steam railways to Bird watching.
The nearby town of Hanna has everything a small town requires, Shops, restaurants, gas stations, arena, new outdoor swimming pool, Hanna pioneer museum, rodeo and not to mention the new extended 18 hole golf course.
While the town of Drumheller being only 45 minutes away is home to the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology, the largest dinosaur museum in Canada.
For those who enjoy wildlife. Dry Island Buffalo Jump provincial park is just a 90 minutes drive where there's an abundance of wildlife, Hiking and sight seeing at its best. While in and around Hanna nearly 100 species of birds can be spotted.
North West of Hanna, Stettler can be found. Having the Stettler Town and Country Museum, an 18 hole golf course and the Stettler steam train.
Alberta is the home of the Canada "Badlands" and "Hoodoos" They are recognized as some of the most beautiful in the world.
Over 70 million years ago the badlands had been formed when the great rivers flowed in these areas. The badlands are rich in fossil remains of countless species of ancient plants and animals.
Over all, the badlands of Alberta have been compared to the beautiful Grand Canyon, in miniature version. Similar in appearance, they appear to have been carved out of the prairies. Around 18,000 years ago with the retreat of the glaciers, causing immense amount of water to be released, thus carving large and intricate drainage channels through the soft rock. Over decades, these channels have been sculpted and moulded by wind and water into beautiful, mysterious, almost eerie, landscapes we are privileged to see and enjoy today.
The Handhills Rodeo is less than 20 minutes away, being the longest consecutively running stampede in Alberta.
Hanna is also home to the famous Nickleback.