Lacombe is a wonderful place with, so much to see and do around the county. There are so many new restaurants, bakeries, and stores opening in Lacombe, that all bring their own unique talents and services to the area. Because of this we could not decide what the best place was. We wanted to know what the people of Lacombe thought so we created a survey and asked, what their favourite place to eat is, where they like to shop and what they like to do in Lacombe. The majority of people that took our survey were in between the ages of 26-35, followed by people in the 36-40 years old category.
We then asked if they had children (0-18 years of age) living at home, as this can affect where people like to go in Lacombe. And we came up with almost a 50/50 split. With the Children’s ages from 1 and under to 18 there was a wide variety of ages.
With this information we could figure out what people like to do when they have kids at home and if they don’t have kids at home.
Lacombe has so many different and unique restaurants, that offer something a little bit different for everyone’s tastes. All the employees have different tastes and depending on who you talk too, you will get a different answer on where to eat.
Cilantro and Chive
5021 50 Street, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Monday- Wednesday 11am-9pm
Thursday-Saturday 11am- 11pm
Cilantro and Chive is a new restaurant that has opened up in Lacombe, they provide the freshest ingredients for your meal. With a menu that is constantly changing there is something for everyone and something new to look forward to when you come back. With a kid’s menu and colouring it is a great place to go for a great family meal. With a bar, and patio it is also a great date night spot as well!
1-4944 Highway 2a, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11am- 11pm
Thursday- Saturday 11am- 1pm
One Restaurant that is popular in Lacombe and has been around for over 20 years is Leto’s. They have a wide variety of food, so there is sure to be something for everyone.
East Side Eatery
5210 Wolf Creek Dr. Lacombe AB
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
East Side Eatery is located on the East side of Lacombe in the Wold Creek Industrial Park. They offer two homemade daily soup specials and sandwiches with roast meats and fresh bread. Other options include, chili or taco salad and there are always delicious cheese cake or pie options for dessert!
Morrison House Café
5331 51 Ave, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Tuesday- Friday 11am- 3:30pm
The Morrison House Café is located in the City of Lacombe’s first mayor’s house, built in 1919 this home has maintained it classic style and ambience. They have a variety of soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts home made daily. With the pie flavours always changing there is always a reason to come back! Gluten free options are available. Call ahead in the morning to request your favourite pie! For the kids they have a playhouse and sandbox in the back to entertain them well they wait for their food!
We asked the people of Lacombe what their favourite place to eat was and Cilantro and Chive was the winner, with Leto’s and Eastside Eatery tied for second and the Station in third. With so many great restaurants in Lacombe there is sure to be one that will keep you coming back!
It is always nice to have a Sweet treat, either it be for your cheat day, a celebration or just because. There are so many new places opening up in Lacombe that have amazing backed goods and so many places that have been here for years!
5010 50th Avenue, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10am- 2pm
Bring the taste of Italy to Downtown Lacombe is Sweet Capone’s. This new bakery opened on July 1st, 2016 and has lineups out side, half an hour before they open with people waiting with anticipation to get their hands on some of there sweet treats. With Fresh Cannolis, Pesche Dolci, Florentines, and tiramisu, this has got to be a stop on everyone’s list when visiting Lacombe! But make sure you get there early so you have a chance to get exactly what you want!
5028 51 Street, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Monday & Friday 7:30am- 5pm
Tuesday- Thursday 7:30am- 10pm
Saturday 9am- 5pm
With a Lunch menu that changes daily there is always something new for you to try, but you can always know that you can get your favourite sweet treat! With specialty drinks it is a great place to get a break from your busy schedule.
When we asked Lacombain’s, we learned that their favourite spots to buy a sweet treat is Sweet Capone’s, Kavaccinos, and East Side Eatery!
When you come to Lacombe, you will quickly learn that we do not have many big box stores, this is something that makes Lacombe so unique, we like to have locally run businesses, with unique items inside. These stores are sure to give you the unique look you are looking for whether it is in fashion or home décor.
Red Hot Threads
5008 50th Avenue, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Monday- Friday 10am- 6pm
Saturday 10am- 5pm
Thursday 10am- 8pm
A local business at offers a boutiquey feel for 10 years, Red Hot Threads has a large selection of clothing and a variety of Top brand name clothing for men, ladies and children (3 months+). With brands like Dex, Sliver, Pink Martini, Hurley, Volcom, Bilibong, Roxy, and Quicksilver there is sure to be something for everyone.
Elite Bridal Boutique
4923 50 Avenue, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Not only do people come to this Boutique for a special personalized experience, when they are looking for their bridal grown, bride’s maid dresses or grad dresses, people love to come here for shoes, dresses and clothing for special occasions and everyday wear. They always have something new and exciting for you! Boots, Bernie Mev Shoes, purses, jewellery are some of the extras you can get to complete your outfit.
Oh My Garden
#2 4842 46 Street, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am- 6pm
Sundays: 12-5 pm
Oh My Garden is a home and garden décor store in Lacombe, that opened in April, 2013. They have a wide variety of unique items for sale. Everything from signs, statues, bird feeders, wine chimes, to mugs, wine glasses, baby items, pets, and jewelry. The best part is they have an online store so you can always have that special unique piece for your garden, home, or man cave. This store is the perfect place to find a gift for you or someone else.
1540 50 Street, Lacombe AB.
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10am- 5pm
Vintagebelles sells vintage collectables (things that are less then 100 years old), Kitsche, and clothes, there is sure to be something for everyone. They pride themselves in their displays, making it so that you won’t have to dig through everything you don’t want to find that one special item. Vintagebelle’s get most of their items from auctions where they give them a second life.
Lacombian’s voted and they said that their favourite place to shop is Red Hot Threads and Elite Bridal, followed by Oh My Garden.
Lacombe has a lot of things to do both indoors and outdoors for the whole family. Both rainy and sunny days so you will not be bored.
Lacombe’s Walking Paths
Lacombe has a lot of walking trails, paved, dirt, around the lakes or around the historic downtown. Popular paved paths in nature are around Cranna Lake, and Henner’s Pond, and the path around Anne and Elizabeth lake is popular for unpaved paths. Take time to walk around the downtown and read the plaques on the historic buildings to learn about the historic downtown. Step back in time in our downtown back alleys to see the gorgeous murals of Lacombe painted by Tim Giles.
Kraay Family Farm
Summer (July-September 5, 2016): Tuesday- Saturday 10:30am- 8pm
Labour Day 10:30am- 5pm
Fall (September 6- October 22, 2016): Tuesday- Thursday 4-8pm
Friday-Saturday 10:30am- 9pm
Thanksgiving Monday 10:30am-6pm
Kraay Family Farm is fun for every age! With jumping pillows, Timber Line Adventure (Obstacle Course), farm animals, pig races, Gemstone mining, Pumpkin cannon, the corn maze and so much more, you and your family will surely be entertained for hours.
Ellis Bird Farm
39502 Range Road 260, Lacombe AB.
Closes September 5, 2016 for the season
Tuesday-Sunday (and Holiday Mondays) 11am-5pm
Ellis Bird Farm is a wonderful place to visit with a tea house, lots of birds to watch and a pond with nets so that you can see what lives in the pond. There is a visitor centre where you can buy souvenirs and learn about the birds in the area. Ellis Bird Farm is the perfect spot to relax and learn about nature.
Lacombe City Cinemas
4550- 50 Ave, Lacombe AB.
Lacombe City cinemas is the newly renovated movie theatre in Lacombe. They have all the latest movies coming in all the time. Reasonable prices for 3D and 2D movies and a great selection of snacks and drinks for you to enjoy as you relax and watch your movie.
Golfing in Lacombe
Lacombe Golf and Country Club
600 50 Avenue
41101 Range Road 270
Lacombe has a lot of great golf course for every skill level. The Lacombe Golf and Country Club was established in 1925 and has grown too become the best golf course it can be. With a pro shop, grass tees, practice bunker, a chipping area you will able to practise your game and make it better then before. The Nursery an 18 hole, Par 73 layout that is just under 6700 yards. Established in 1995 it is the newer golf course in town. Made from an existing 75-year-old tree nursery, with the 11th hole being the longest hole in Canada (a par 6) at 782- yard stretch.
The Lacombe Museums
The Flatiron Museum
5005 50 Avenue, Lacombe AB
Summer Hours (June- August 2016): 7 days a week 9am- 5pm
Winter Hours (September-May 2017): Tuesday- Saturday 9am- 5pm
The Michener House Museum
5036 51 Street, Lacombe AB
Summer Hours (July- August 2016): 7 days a week 9am -5pm
Winter Hours (September-May 2017): Saturdays 9am- 5pm
The Blacksmith Shop Museum
5020 49 Street, Lacombe AB.
Hours for the rest of 2016:
Open Saturadys from 10am-4pm July- August
Culture and Harvest- September 22-25, 2016
Light Up the Night Festival November 24-26, 2016
Lacombe has three museums in town that will take you back to a simpler time. The Flatiron Museum was built in 1904 as the Merchants bank of Canada. It now is the home of the Flatiron Museum and Interpretive Centre and Lacombe Regional Tourism. The Museum has new exhibits yearly, that fit with what is happening in the world. This year (Summer 2016- Summer 2017) they have two exhibits “Catalysts for Change: Local Women and the Suffrage Movement”, in celebration of 100 years of women getting the right to vote in Alberta. The second exhibit is “The Immigration of Lacombe’s Dutch Community”, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Dutch-Canadian Friendship. Stop in the see the museum or to get tourist information and ask the friendly workers for recommendations on what to do in Lacombe. The Michener House Museum is the oldest remaining residence in Lacombe and is the birthplace of The Right Honorable Roland Michener, 20th Governor General of Canada from 1967-1974. Come to this museum to see what people used and what your home would have looked like in about the 1915, and to learn about Roland Michener’s life and family. The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop was built in 1902 and is the oldest operational Blacksmith Shop in Alberta. Come here to learn about the blacksmith trade and see live blacksmithing demonstrations.
Lacombe voted and they said that their favourite things to do in Lacombe is using the walking trails, go to Kraay Family Farm, and go to Lacombe City Cinemas to watch a movie.
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