St. Albert has a history stretching back over 150 years and is often referred to as Alberta’s Finest City. Known locally as the Botanical Arts City, St. Albert boasts extensive parks and green spaces, the beloved Sturgeon River valley, a rich heritage of arts and culture and a strong commitment to building a safe and welcoming community for all.
Nouveau — St. Albert’s latest great development — is conveniently located on the city’s northern edge, providing community members with unparalleled access to local amenities and convenient commuting options into the city of Edmonton.
At Nouveau, you are never far from nature. Residents benefit from close proximity to kilometres of developed trails that provide safe and enjoyable access to nearby Jensen Lakes, Erin Ridge, Riverside, and the new Rohit community Cherot. For animal lovers, the popular Lacombe Lake Dog Park is only a short 5-minute drive away.
The landscaped storm pond enhances the beauty of Nouveau’s pastoral setting, and the future central park area will provide families and residents of Nouveau with endless opportunities to be active and build community.
Thanks to Nouveau’s unique mix of single-family front-attached garage homes, single-family laned homes and townhomes, area landscaping allows for tree-lined streets: a feature uncommon in most modern developments.
In addition to the beauty right outside your own back door, St. Albert is beloved for its tree canopy, open spaces and outdoor recreation. Experience the best nature has to offer by exploring the local trail system covering nearly 100 kilometers along the river valley, connecting the city's major parks, neighbourhoods and urban areas.
Located only 10 minutes from Nouveau, the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts. The provincially designated Important Bird Area is home to protected bird species like trumpeter swans, sprague's pipits, peregrine falcons, short-eared owls and bald eagles.
The City of St. Albert offers many schooling options to meet the diverse needs of families and students, including French language learning.
St. Albert has two school districts, the St. Albert Public School District and the Greater St. Albert Catholic School District.
Nouveau is located close to a number of schools, including:
Joseph M. Demko School: a newly-built kindergarten to
grade 9 public school with an optional Logos (Christian)
Sister Alphonse Academy: a newly-built kindergarten to
grade 9 Catholic school with an optional grade 4–9
Recreation Academy Program.
École Muriel Martin Elementary School: a kindergarten
to grade 6 school located in the nearby Deer Ridge
subdivision that offers a dual-track French Immersion
and English program.
Belrose Composite High School: a grade 10–12 high
school located in northwest St. Albert.
For more information about schools in St. Albert, visit this website.
Nouveau is conveniently located near a large retail centre with quick access from Villeneuve Road and St. Albert Trail. Amenities in the area include Costco, Home Depot, Walmart, Starbucks, Landmark Cinemas and a number of popular restaurants and essential services. The Sturgeon Community Hospital is also located nearby and only a 6-minute car trip from Nouveau Drive.
St. Albert is also rich in options for retail therapy. Residents enjoy shopping at St. Albert Centre, the local mall boasting mega retailers like Hudson's Bay, Sport Chek, London Drugs, Winners and more than 60 other shops. If you are looking to buy local, St. Albert has a healthy boutique scene with numerous apparel, home decor and specialty stores dotted across the city.
Take a quick 9-minute drive to the Perron District in downtown St. Albert and explore the abundance of unique and locally-owned boutiques, restaurants and attractions.
For foodies, St. Albert has a burgeoning dining scene to enjoy. Diners can choose from fine dining options, family restaurants, breweries and distilleries, as well as some of the most popular chains that are sure to please even the pickiest palate.
St. Albert is home to a variety of recreation and sports facilities, including Servus Credit Union Place, Fountain Park Pool, Grosvenor Outdoor Pool, Woodlands Water Play Park and the Jarome Iginla Arena. In the near future, Nouveau residents will benefit from a newly-built recreation centre just west of Ray Gibbons Drive. The centre is currently being planned by the city, and residents are encouraged to engage with local administration to ensure the facility meets the needs of the growing community of northwest St. Albert.
Originally founded in 1861, St. Albert has a host of historical and culturally significant heritage sites. Families routinely spend time exploring local favourites like the Father Lacombe Chapel built in the early 1860s, the Grain Elevators Train Station, the Little White School — an original two-room school house — and St. Albert Place, which was designed by the internationally-renowned architect Douglas J. Cardinal.
St. Albert has a rich history of arts and culture. People from far and wide visit the city to take in the many productions, festivals and local events in the area.
Some highlights include the renowned Arden Theatre, the Art Gallery of St. Albert, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts and the St. Albert Farmers' Market — the largest outdoor farmers' market in Canada.