This central Alberta town with a population of just over 1,000 people is a hidden gem commonly referred to as the little town with a big heart!
During the summer, every Saturday the towns population doubles with visitors from near and far. The Bentley & District Farmers’ Market boosts 100+ vendors, both inside and out. Shop fresh produce, baked goods, specialty food products, handmade gifts, food trucks and so much more at this market. The market opens at 2pm and closes at 4pm.
The town is not at a loss for character and entertainment. Smack dab in the centre of town is the Monkey Saloon. You will often find the streets lined with motorcycles or snowmobiles and live music pouring out of the open doors that welcome you to come join and enjoy. Famous for their Monkey Caesars and $5 wing nights (Wednesday & Thursdays)!
Merry’s Mercantile is a haven for all things magnificent and wonderful from clothing to antiques, gifts, home decor, accessories and more. Enter this store ready to be wowed. You won’t be the first who doesn’t want to leave this extraordinary shop. Working on a project or special piece? See Merry’s selection of chalk paints and accessories.
Bentley is filled with gorgeous, unique shops. You can easily spend the day exploring and not run out of places to visit. Earthy Accents host a nice variety of plants, flowers and plethora of home and garden decor. Watch for special events and classes to build some beautiful terrariums or wreaths throughout the year.
For some ladies couture you won’t want to miss Queen Bea’s! Clothing, jewelry, footwear, accessories and more fill this unique boutique in the heart of downtown.
The Boho Apothecary & Studio is filled with a variety of unique artisan crafted items from soaps and candles to pottery and jewelry.
Pop in to Koda’s Country for more fun treasures to peruse from toys and games, jewelry, essential oils, clothing and more.
Rent a bike from Bentley Cycle and discover the network of pathways in and surrounding Bentley.
Benner’s Billiards is a billiards store and more! They are also now selling Unicorn dartboards, darts, and accessories and ping pong, foosball and shuffleboards!
Want to stay in Bentley? Check out Bentley municipal campground or just outside of Bentley, connected by paved pathways, you can find Aspen Beach and Lakeview campgrounds.
So make sure and plan a day to make your way to Bentley and enjoy the markets, boutiques, entertainment, food & drink and more!
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