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17. Explore Chickakoo Lake Recreation area. It is a beautiful natural area to have a picnic; walk or bike ride on the trails and fish. www.parklandcounty.com /Recreation/Parks_and_Natural_Areas/ Chickakoo_Lake_Recreation_Area.html 18. Enjoy the beauty of the Devonian Botanic Garden. www.devonian.ualberta.ca 19. Visit the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market, opening at 8 am every Saturday. With over 130 vendors there is a little something for everyone; my children enjoy the music and atmosphere the most. www.osfm.ca 20. Go for a walk through the river valley and enjoy a picnic at Victoria Park. www.edmonton.ca 21. Check out the Kids Fringe, a part of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival (typically in August). www.fringetheatre.ca 22. Play at the Fun Dome: it has mini golf, bouncers, giant inflatable slides, carnival games and much more. www.fundome.ca 23. Visit the pumpkin patch at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm. www.prairiegardens.org 24. Go to the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival (typically in July) at Churchill Square. In addition to the general outdoor shows there is a Kids World. www.edmontonstreetfest.com 25. Explore the Alberta Legislature Grounds. In the summer you can cool off in the fountains and in the winter you can go skating. www.assembly.ab.ca/Visitor/index.html Lindsay was raised in Edmonton and now calls Stony Plain home. She is the director of Modern Mama Spruce Grove/Stony Plain and mom to three children under three years old. She enjoys spending time with her family and experiencing everything the Edmonton area has to offer. You can also find her on Twitter: @modernmamasg www.modernmama.com | EDMONTON | A RESOURCE GUIDE | 2014 • 11