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When traveling in northern Alberta, and into the Northwest Territories, and even beyond, the journey is a large part, so enjoy it. And as you are enjoying it, you can “Take a Break” in the beautiful community of Manning, known as the “Land of the Mighty Moose”. As you enter the river valley in which Manning is situated, you will notice that this is not a typical northern Alberta Town. The town flourishes in the summer, literally. Tree lined streets, flowers in bloom, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, these are all things that say, “Let’s park and go for a walk around the town.” With the Notikewan River running through town, a hike along the river is a treat for photographers and bird watchers. While walking you can enjoy a meal, dessert, shopping for gifts, souvenirs, as well as essentials and groceries. There are several places to camp; near the Notikewan River either in town, at the golf course, or at Notikewin Provincial Park. Condy Meadows is a beautiful, yet challenging 9-hole course located just 15 minutes north of Manning. Other places to camp are the Little Prairie RV Park south of Manning, and at the Battle River Agricultural grounds in the southwest. The Battle River Pioneer Museum features a large collection of artifacts including an Albino Moose, the famous Windigo Moose Horns, and a two-headed calf. The Antique Tractor parade, held annually every August, draws visitors from near and far to see the incredible collection of farming equiptment and live demonstrations. The parade is always kicked off with a fabulous pancake breakfast. The annual Battle River Rodeo is held on the last weekend of July and features not only rodeo events, but also a demolition derby.

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