We can offer a large and beautiful family home a morning's drive away from the famed Rocky Mountains and the national parks of Banff and Jasper. And, for those more ambitious, we're a long days drive from Vancouver. The home is 3100 sqft on one level. There is also a basement which is an additional 3100 sqft and set up exclusively for children! Our home is located just outside (5 minutes drive) from both St. Albert and the provincial capital, Edmonton. And, because we have a family, it is well equiped for children. We have 1. 5 acres of fully fenced land with a firepit for marshmallow/weiner roasts and a soccer pitch. We also have bikes (2 adult/5 children - varying sizes), sport equipment of all sorts -- basketball, football, baseball, skates... The interior of the home has been recently renovated with hardwood and slate running through most of the home. It looks beautiful but is also easy to keep in a country home.
We take great pride in our home and would show your home the same respect. We are non-smokers and don't have any pets.
We can also offer a housekeeper that comes once per week.
We also have camping equipment should you wish to camp in the mountains (or elsewhere) while here.
We are open to an exchange just about anywhere. We have been to Europe many times (France is a favorite!) but still haven't visited Holland or Belgium, which would be of definate interest. We also would like to explore Australia and places closer to home like Mexico, the Caribbean, French Polynesia... Also, Eastern Canada and British Columbia.
We will consider all requests and reply all mails.
We are located just five minutes drive from both Edmonton and St. Albert in a quiet, country cul-de-sac. Our home is situated in a small river valley with beautiful treed walking trails where nature and wildlife abound. Peace and tranquility with ammenities nearby!
The greater Edmonton area is known for it's beautiful river valley and relaxed way of life. And, it is home to over 750, 000 people. The city of Edmonton is rich with culture and is the Arts centre for the province. Edmonton is also known as our Festival capital with special events running throughout the year. It is also home to the world reknowned West Edmonton Mall (www. westedmall. com) which is one of Edmonton's greatest tourist attractions. Edmonton is also very much a sports community and we're home to both the Edmonton Eskimo CFL Football team and the Edmonton Oilers NHL team. And, Edmonton is home to Grand Prix racing (www.grandprixedmonton.com) every July.
Our little city of St. Albert (population 50, 000) is rich with French Canadian culture and history. There are both bilingual and francophone schools for all grade levels. The University of Alberta also offers the only French faculty in Western Canada - Faculte Saint-Jean (www. fsj. ualberta. ca) which is twenty minutes from our home. Perhaps you're interested in a long term exchange? We are!
Our area of Alberta is surrounded by beautiful lakes ideal for camping, swimming, water-skiing and boating. There are many outdoor activities available in each season. Downhill and cross-country skiing are popular winter passtimes in our area. And, many people golf during the summer months. There is something for everybody here!
We are a family of four. Steve is an entrepreneur with many business interests. Shelly is still deciding what to do once both of our children (ages 8 & 6) are in school fulltime. We have travelled extensively with and without our well-behaved children. We have completed two exchanges - to France and Switzerland - and can provide references.