The Abbey Centre offers several unique features outside of the facility for you and your family to enjoy.
Sponsored by the Blackfalds & District Agricultural Society the new amphitheatre is located on the north-east portion of the Abbey Centre grounds, and is a popular site for cultural events and programs. Find out how to rent out the Amphitheatre.
Open to the public at all times, the dinosaur playground sponsored by Pebble Pushers Gravel Co. is available for family fun and spontaneous play. With the convenience of the public washrooms in the Abbey Centre and the safety and security of being on the Abbey Centre grounds, the outdoor playground is a great destination for active families.
The Great Trail (formerly Trans Canada Trail)
Connecting Blackfalds to Red Deer and Lacombe, the Great Trail is an integral recreation and tourism resource. The Abbey Centre has the honour of being the only place in Canada where the Great Trail travels indoors. Sponsored by Krest Homes, the trail enters the second level of the Abbey Centre where users will experience the natural look of the indoor trail as they pass through the field house area. The Great Trail is free to the public and users are also invited to enjoy the other local trails in and around the Abbey Centre grounds. See detailed Great Trail map or Parks & Trails map.
The Outdoor Fitness Park, sponsored by Alberta Blue Cross and Eagle Ridge Homes, is a great place for the community to get out and get active at no cost. This fitness park is located next to the Great Trail, making it an ideal stop along your walk or ride to establish a workout routine.
In partnership with the Blackfalds & Area Historical Society and Veterans Affairs Canada, the Abbey Centre proudly displays a war monument to remember and honour our local war heroes. Built by artists Voyager Art & Tile Inc. from Red Deer, the monument provides both a quiet place of reflection and a location for annual Remembrance Day services.