town in Alberta, Canada

St. Paul is a town of 5,800 people (2016) in Lakeland, Alberta, Canada. St. Paul is home to the world's first UFO landing pad. Since its construction in 1967, there have been no UFO landings at the site, but it has drawn many terrestrial visitors.


The community was founded as a Métis colony in 1896, but the colony later dissolved sometime between 1905 and 1909. After the area was made available to other groups in 1909, the community was incorporated as St. Paul de Métis in 1912, though it was referred to as St. Paul des Métis by 1922. It then incorporated as the Town of St. Paul in 1936.

Get inEdit

Map of St. Paul (Alberta)

By carEdit

St. Paul is approximately 2 hours northeast of Edmonton by taking Highway 15 to Lamont, then following Highway 29. An alternate route from Edmonton is by following Highway 28 to Ashmont, then following Highways 36 and 29 - older maps might still show this as Highway 28; however, area highways were renumbered in 2006 and Highway 28 now bypasses St. Paul.

By busEdit

By planeEdit

  • 1 St. Paul Aerodrome (ZSP IATA) (5 km (3 mi) west of St. Paul on Hwy 29), +1-780-645-4481. All-weather facilities and a 1,067 m (3,501 ft) runway. No commercial flights available.    

Get aroundEdit


UFO Landing Pad
  • 1 UFO Landing Pad (Tourist Information Centre) (50 Ave (Hwy 29) & 53 St), +1-780-645-6800. Su-Th 9AM-6PM, F Sa 9AM-8PM. St. Paul is home to the world's first UFO landing pad, built as a centennial project in 1967 in an effort to attract tourists and Martians to the municipality. The pad consists of a raised platform with a map of Canada embossed on the back stop, consisting of stones provided by each province of Canada. The Tourist Information Centre with a UFO Data Centre is next to the landing pad.


  • St. Paul Golf Course, 4601 57 St, +1-780-645-4077. A challenging 18-hole golf course located on the west side of town. Grass greens, cart rentals, new club house, pro shop, golf lessons, practice range, and a practice green.






  • 1 Town of St. Paul RV Park, 4800 55 St, +1-780-614-4244.

Hotels & motelsEdit


Go nextEdit

Routes through St. Paul
Edmonton via  Kalyna Country ← Jct    W   E  Elk PointEND

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