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.
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.
- 1 UFO Landing Pad (Tourist Information Centre) (50 Ave (Hwy 29) & 53 St), ☏ . 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, ☏ . 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.
- Silver Star Dining & Lounge, 5034 50 Ave, ☏ . Chinese, Asian.
- Tin Cup Restaurant & Patio, 4601 57 St (located at the St. Paul Golf Course), ☏ .
- Twisted Fork, 4914 50 Ave, ☏ . Canadian.
- [dead link] U.F.O. Pizza, 5011 50 Ave, ☏ . Pizza.
- 1 Town of St. Paul RV Park, 4800 55 St, ☏ .
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- 1 Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, 6015 Twp Rd 565, St. Paul County (50 km (31 mi) southeast of St. Paul; 13 km (8 mi) east of Elk Point). 10AM-5PM; May-Sept. Buckingham House (HBC) and Fort George (NWC) were two trading posts on the North Saskatchewan River near Elk Point. Now a provincial historic site.
- 2 Whitney Lakes Provincial Park (63 km (39 mi) southeast of St. Paul; 27 km (17 mi) east of Elk Point), ☏ .
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