Route: I-15 to border, then Canada/Alberta 5 to Lethbridge, rural route 23 starting at Monarch which is West of Lethbridge. 23 becomes 24 and zig zags NW to route 9, bypassing congested Calgary, We will then take route 72 West and get onto the main highway to Edmonton.
Lodging: Grove Motor Inn, Highway 16A West, Spruce Grove, Alberta T7Y 1A5 (780) 962-5000 -- $87.15 Canadian including tax. Reservations confirmed for 4 rooms.
Here is a review as posted: I have stayed here many times and ever time the service and food was fantastic!! I have had the best sleeps ever....I wish I could find a mattress like theirs. Where can you get a full breakfast for ONLY $2.49...WOW!! They have a lounge with VLT's and the cheapest drinks in the area, maybe in Alberta. The bar called Trappers, has and area that you can play the horse races or play pool. Thieir dinning room serves a luncheon smorg for only $5.95. This Motor Inn is for the working class!!
Another nearby place is the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort, 300 East Lapotac Blvd., Enouch, Alberta T7X 3Y3 (800) 960-4913 Take Hwy 2 (Gateway Blvd) to Hwy 216 (Anthony Henday Hwy). Exit on Whitemud West, resort will be on the left.