When I travel to small towns or destinations across Alberta, I always look forward to checking out the Main Street. Usually these main streets are quite charming. Some are bigger than others. Some look cuter than others. But no matter what there’s always at least one nice small town shop you can pop into.
Depending on the town, you may find many of these cute little shops!
That was the case for my exploration of the Town of Stony Plain, located just 30 minutes west of Edmonton. I was delighted to find this small town teeming with local shops!
If you love shopping, supporting local businesses, and you’re looking for a really easy day trip in the Edmonton area, you need to plan a shopping day in Stony Plain.
The Town of Stony Plain hired me to come up with a day trip itinerary to explore and share about the town on my blog. (This post is sponsored—though I chose every store, stop, attraction I featured).
Use this Travel Guide to help plan your visit!
- And be sure to check out my Explore Alberta Travel Guide: A Day Trip to the Town of Stony Plain – Where to Eat, Shop and Experience Art for even MORE ideas for your trip!
I apologize in advance for the amount of money you’ll spend in these stores (lol).
Shopping in Stony Plain, Alberta: A Surprising Hub for Local Stores
Antiquing in Stony Plain
Stony Plain is home to one of the best antique shops I’ve ever been to:
One Man’s Treasure
4912 50 Ave., Stony Plain, AB
One Man’s Treasure is a unique “antique emporium and marketplace,” where you’ll find all sorts of antique furniture, jewelry, clothes, household items, and a ton of collectibles. We spent nearly an hour browsing new, vintage, and antique treasures from 40 different vendors in this store, which has been operating in the town for more than 14 years. This was one of the biggest antique shops I’ve ever been to. You think you’re done but then there’s a whole other nook, cranny, and room to explore!
At One Man’s Treasure you’ll discover fancy key holders, vintage door handles, old cameras, typewriters, a ton of records, globes, vintage mugs and tea cups, a collection of license plates, novelty items, horse shoes, globes, and more! If there’s something specific you’re looking for, you can let them know and they’ll keep an eye out as they add new and old items. There is literally SO much to find here, we would have spent much longer browsing if he didn’t have a packed day of activities (and shopping) planned!
What we bought: a vintage Edmonton newspaper clipping and eye-shaped mirror
Home Decor? Find that, plus gifts and more in Stony Plain
If you like to decorate for the seasons, you’ll find everything you need at the shops in Stony Plain.
Step into The Barn Owl / Nerissa’s Woodcrafts and it will feel like you’re stepping into a modern yet rustic country farmhouse. On one side of the store, they offer woodworking and craft classes. On the one side, you’ll find country home decor, many items that are made from the woodworking side. It’s all very seasonally themed, so during our fall visit, it felt like we were on the set of a Thanksgiving-themed Hallmark movie. All sorts and sizes of pumpkin decor, rustic watering cans, flowers, wooden signage. We spent a pretty big chunk of time pulling items together to create a perfectly pumpkin-themed front step look.
What we bought: a locally-made cutting board and several rustic, wooden pumpkins, a watering can, and fake autumn flowers.
Dara’s Luxury Decor & Coffee Bar
5111 50 St., Stony Plain, AB
Part coffee shop, part home decor store, stop into Dara’s on Main Street in Stony Plain to find curated home accessories, baby products and giftware. There’s lots of great items for your kitchen, a big assortment of candles, furniture, planter, vases, and more! Dara’s also offers interior design and home renovation services!
What we bought: bourbon flavoured toothpicks and a planter.
Crooked Pot Gallery (Parkland Potters Guild)
4912 51 Ave., Stony Plain, AB
Stony Plain is home to the Parkland Potters Guild, a club of pottery pros and enthusiasts that was first founded in 1976! This is a non-profit operation that includes a studio (where you can take classes/workshops pre-pandemic), as well as the Crooked Pot Gallery storefront where they sell artwork and pieces from their Guild members and promote clay artistry.
It was so fun browsing all the different pottery styles and picking up some unique pieces ourselves! It would be a lot of fun to plan for a pottery class as part of your visit too (if/when they start those up again).
What we bought: two unique mugs by local pottery artist Lynnette Lukay!
#117 3919 49 Ave., Stony Plain, AB
Next we head to Shelly’s Finds, to browse art, kitchen and home decor and other gifts. You’ll also find a lot of Canadian jewelry, beautiful fake flowers and plants (if you’re not a confident plant mama lol or just want year-round blooms), and seasonal items. In late October they transform the store for Christmas, truly making it a winter wonderland!
What we bought: a beautiful round pink shoulder sling bag
Whimsical Vintage Creations
3919 49 Ave., Stony Plain, AB
Just steps away, in the same complex as Shelly’s Finds, is Whimsical Vintage Creations! This is a beautiful, family-run store that has a really trendy, rustic vibe selling products by local vendors, antiques, furniture, clothing and accessories, and more. You’ll find cute, wood-framed signs that read things like “I’m so glad I love in a world where there are Octobers” or seasonally-themed doormats. It makes sense they specialize in cute signs be cause they also offer sign painting classes!
(I wanted to buy something from here but I was trying to show restraint—I had literally spent so much money in all the other shops already lol).
End your shopping trip with new pieces for your closet
Crown & Fox Boutique
#121 3003 43 Ave., Stony Plain, AB
Something I’ve started doing in my small town travels is trying to buy a piece of clothing (usually a jumpsuit) that I will then refer to as my “Town” jumpsuit. And whenever I wear that piece it reminds me of the fun I had in that town! For example, I’ve got a Vermilion jumpsuit, a Millet jumpsuit, a Leduc dress, and after a visit to Stony Plain’s trendiest shop Crown & Fox Boutique, a Stony Plain jumpsuit!
Crown & Fox Boutique sells clothes, accessories, paper goods, beauty, home items and more! I’m always thrilled when a shop carries rompers and jumpsuits which they had plenty of.
What we bought: a “Cat-Like Reflexes” leopard print jumpsuit.
5113 50 St., Stony Plain, AB
With small town shops, you’re often more likely to find stories like these: Village Fashions is a clothing store in Stony Plain that was started in 1969! As of writing this post (2020), that makes this store over 50 years old, with ownership passing from mother down to daughter (who has owned the store since 1992). Pretty cool.
I would describe Village Fashions’ clothing items as targeting maybe more of a late 30s up / woman demographic (I’m 31 lol), but they did have pieces that suited my style too! They also carry an Edmonton belt brand fav: Unbelts!
What we bought: a dragonfly necklace
So that’s my suggestion for just some of the excellent shopping you can do in Stony Plain!!
If you can believe it (because there’s SO many options already!), what I’ve listed is only a fraction of the small businesses you could shop at in this awesome town (and honestly I had to visit over two days to fit all of these shops in along with all the other things we checked out in Stony Plain!)
My friend Cindy and I joked with some of the stores we shopped from that we had done some serious supporting of the Stony Plain economy just based on our shopping trip alone, lol!
It was *really easy* (in both a good and bad-for-our-wallets-way) to find things we wanted to buy at the different stores we visited.
Feel free to leave suggestions for other Stony Plain shops you’d recommend visitors check out while they’re in the area if I missed one of your favourites!
And if you visit and shop in Stony Plain before the end of October 2020, you can also take advantage of different deals and discounts by picking up a FREE Stony Plain Downtown Deal-ite Coupon Book!
The coupon books are available at any Main Street business (at check out, just ask for it or grab one) and you’ll get free gifts with purchase or different % off!
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Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by the Town of Stony Plain. This has no impact on opinions stated in this post. I love exploring small towns and had so much fun shopping in Stony Plain during my day trip!! Please remember to double check hours of operations directly with the business before your visit as things may change due to the pandemic.