Local Attractions and Shopping
The St. Ann Ranch is within walking distance to the town of Trochu. Trochu is conveniently located near many central Alberta tourist destinations. Visit one of the following sites for a pleasant day trip during your stay at Saint Ann Ranch.
Trochu Arboretum and Gardens – Come explore hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials. Enjoy a homemade lunch or dinner at the Sweetgrass Cafe. Call for cafe hours 403-442-2111.
Rosebud Theatre – 1 hour drive SE from Trochu – Professional Theatre company located in the quaint hamlet of Rosebud, Alberta. Show season runs annually mid-March to end of December. For tickets call 1-800-267-7553.
Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta – 1 h 15 min drive SE from Trochu – Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. Offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life. For information call 1-888-440-4240.
Stettler Steam Train Excursions – 1 h 15 min drive NE from Trochu – An exciting one day adventure on board a real steam or diesel-powered train. Meal packages and theme events offered. Runs May to December. Call 1-800-282-3994.
Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park – 30 min drive NE from Trochu – Named for a flat-topped mesa called a “dry island” that rises 130 metres above the Red Deer River. In the distance you can see the grassy cliff-top of an ancient buffalo jump. Camping season May to September at Tolman.
TL Bar Ranch – 2o min drive East from Trochu – Rustic adventuring in the Red Deer River Valley. Trail riding on horseback and canoeing.
Guzoo Animal Farm Experience – 4 min drive South of Trochu – Fully licensed private zoo in Alberta. A great family educational experience.
Discovery Wildlife Park – 45 min drive NW from Trochu – A 90 acre zoo located in Innisfail, Alberta. Their goal is to educate the public about wildlife rescue and conservation and what we as humans can do to help preserve and protect wildlife.
Scrapbooker’s Ranch Scrapbooking supplies – Just up the hill from St. Ann Ranch. Make sure you plan a visit there to pick up some new goodies.
Henry’s Shoes in Trochu – 217 Main Street – Huge selection piled high to the ceiling. All the top brands in ladies, men’s, and children’s. Merrell, Uggs, Soft Moc and more. From casual to high fashion. People come to Henry’s from all over Central Alberta looking for just the right pair (or two, or three) of shoes. Call for store hours 403-442-3065. Tell ’em Holly sent you!