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Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival
August 26-27, 2017 Saturday 10-6pm & Sunday 11-4pm Lamont Recreation Centre, 4844 - 49 St, Lamont
Borshch Cook Oﬀ, Dancers, Demos, Music, Food, Tours, Bazaar, Workshops, Beer Garden, Kids’ Activities, Camping, RV & Car Parking
ZABAVA Saturday, August 26th Catered by: “A Taste for life” Ukrainian Кafé & Бistro by St. John’s Institute
Advanced tickets only! $50/person Featuring: • Cheremosh Dance Company • Zemlia Vocal Trio • Dance Band - Trembita
Chipman Elk Island National Park
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
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Festival Information: Hazel Anaka 780-365-2434 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Borshch Capital of Canada” 780-895-2233
Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide is your all-in-one complete Guide to areas Northeast, East & Southeast of Edmonton.
ROAD TRIPPING These routes are colour coded as if you are driving from Edmonton heading East. Each Highway D r i v i n g To u r f e a t u r e s communities, businesses, attractions and events along these major routes.
OF NORTHEAST EDMONTON
HWY 28 & N
14 Antiquing, Quilting, Greenhouses
EAST OF EDMONTON45
EAST OF EDMONTON HWY 16
OF southEAST N TO ON M ED HWY 14
OF southEAST EDMONTON HWY 13
26 Adventures & FISHING 28 camping & trails
community index Andrew.............................67 Beaver County....................96 Bellis................................44 Bonnyville.........................54 Boyle................................39 Bruce...............................97 Bruderheim.......................61 Camrose.........................108 Camrose County...............112 Chauvin..........................106 Chipman...........................66 Clandonald........................72 Cold Lake..........................56 Czar................................127 Daysland.........................114 Derwent/Dewberry..............72 Edgerton.........................106 Elk Point............................53 Flagstaff Region...............120 Forestburg.......................118 Fort Saskatchewan.............58 Gibbons............................35
Glendon............................56 Hairy Hill............................68 Hardisty..........................125 Holden..............................98 Innisfree............................85 Irma...............................1 01 Josephburg........................77 Killam.............................116 Kinsella...........................100 Kitscoty.............................88 Lac La Biche Region............46 Lamont.............................64 Lamont County...................62 Lavoy................................85 Lloydminster......................90 Lougheed........................124 Mallaig..............................52 Mannville..........................86 Marwayne.........................7 3 Minburn County..................84 Mundare...........................66 Myrnam............................71
Paradise Valley...................88 Provost...........................1 26 Radway.............................38 Redwater...........................36 Round Hill / Bawlf..............112 Ryley.................................97 Sedgewick.......................123 St. Paul Region...................49 Sherwood Park...................74 Smoky Lake Region.............41 Strathcona County..............74 Thorhild County .................37 Tofield...............................94 Two Hills Region..................69 Vegreville..........................78 Vermilion...........................87 Vermilion River Region.........88 Vilna.................................45 Viking...............................9 9 Waskatenau......................40 Wainwright......................102 Willingdon-Boian................68
20 Years 20TH
in the Making
road trips Why Rural Communities Matter
SHOPPING FEATURe Irma Home & Garden Decor
edgerton - Celebrating a Century
Regional Map - Inside Back Cover
20 Years 20TH
in the Making
Kevin, Jolene & Brandon Kisilevich waiting for the Vegreville Country Fair Parade to begin. (2001)
By Caroline Barlott
It was 1996 and married couple, Kevin and Jolene Kisilevich were on the cusp of starting their own marketing business, The Marketer. Jolene was a graphic designer and Kevin was a marketing graduate. They had the skills to receive their first contract — creating the Vegreville Kinsmen Telephone Directory — but they didn't have an important piece of equipment. “We had no money back then, so I said to Kevin: “How are we even going to do this project? We don't even have a computer,” says Jolene. “And you know how we did it? We rented the program and we rented the computer until we could afford to buy one,” says Kevin with a confident laugh. Determination is a consistent theme for the couple, who have been dedicated to furthering tourism in the eastern part of the province for the last two decades. In the beginning, the young couple also ran Berryland, a u-pick strawberry farm, while growing grain and raising cattle. One year, more than 10 bus loads of tourists came to the farm. Agri-tourism was starting to gain traction in the province and people were curious to see how their food was being grown. But the Kisilevichs were interested in being part of tourism in a different way. In 1998, they were planning on developing a travel guide and came across a group getting into tourism. The group was called Kalyna Country, which became the name of the travel guide for many years. Running both the berry farm and the marketing business created a workload that was unsustainable so they had to make a decision. In 2005, the couple solely focused their attention on their growing marketing business, while raising two boys, Brandon and Cody.
“To put us in a regular job would be like putting a tiger in a cage,” says Kevin. Clearly, the freedom to be creative, innovative and flexible makes a big difference in what they do. Jolene and Kevin are also quick to point out that it's not just them working on the publication — for many years, team members, Wanda Magnan and Eugene Dmytriw, other tourism staff, local photographers, and several family members, have also helped them. Kevin and Jolene are motivated by the testimonials from readers and advertisers, who compliment the magazine, or say it’s made their business grow. Every year, people call and say the Go East Guide is the best travel guide in Alberta and suggest that the couple make one for West of Edmonton. Kevin chuckles and says, “Thanks, but our hands are full right now.” Travel has always been the couple’s passion, and they have a long history of travelling in their area. They started travelling close to home shortly after they got married, spending a lot of time camping at area lakes and campgrounds. Over time, they graduated from a tent trailer to an RV trailer and now have their own campsite at Bear Ridge Campground north of Myrnam, along the North Saskatchewan River.
Jolene and her dad, Victor Didechko with Brandon golfing at the Wainwright Golf Club. (2008)
In 2012, major changes happened, and the Go East Regional Tourism Organization (Go East RTO) was formed and became the umbrella organization for tourism in the region. Kevin and Jolene developed the brand (Go East of Edmonton), and launched it with the 2013 travel guide issue. The launch was a great success as was the name change. It was called “awesome” by readers and advertisers alike. Kevin and Jolene look at its production like a way of life rather than just a job; the work requires a large amount of commitment. It means constantly keeping updated with what is happening in the region, promoting events and attractions weekly, travelling to visit each of the places that are featured in the Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide, and using social media on a daily basis including weekends. Every year, Kevin and Jolene have to contact over 50 communities and hundreds of businesses to collect all of the information for the magazine. It takes six months with staff to put this magazine together, and that 2
means a solid month, prior to printing, of Jolene and Kevin working evenings and weekends and plenty of overtime with multiple edits and proofs of each page. In the early years, files could not be sent by email so the couple would drive them in for printing or proofing at the printing press. They have experienced snow falls so intense that they couldn't leave the farm and temperatures cold enough to freeze their pipes; but they have always delivered the magazine on time for spring. “People ask us why do we work so hard, why don't we just get a nine to five job? says Jolene. “We are wired differently, it’s like we were meant to do this.”
In more recent years, the couple have extended their research into the United States – all on road trips. While on their travels, they collect travel guides and have found great ideas south of the border
Kevin says he’s driven over 300,000 km working and promoting tourism in the area... Jolene & Kevin with Maureen Easton, Town of Vegreville Economic Development Officer. Pictured at Gourmet Affair, Vegreville. (2012) ©Davin G Photography
that they have used to promote tourism in eastern Alberta. “We could have a visitor center for Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest since we have gathered so much information. We also look at websites since everything we do is online and there is an online version of our magazine that people can use on their phones,” says Kevin. The long hours of work do not end when the printing of 70,000 Go East Guides come off the press. That's when most of the distribution work starts; it takes an entire month to deliver the guides to outlets and businesses in each town, along with the Edmonton Capital Region, and visitor information centres across Alberta. This is done all while juggling multiple projects. Kevin continues to work closely helping with marketing and development projects with Go East Regional Tourism Organization, with Vegreville tourism and with other communities. The relationships built over the years have proven to be a key to their success. Kevin says he’s driven over 300,000 km working, promoting, and supporting regional tourism in the area, wearing out vehicles in the process. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Kevin is also a volunteer board member with ACTA – Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance – an award winning organization also dedicated to developing and promoting local food and drink in Alberta.
Kevin & Cody boating on the North Saskatchewan River. (2016)
When Jolene is not updating the Go East of Edmonton website or doing social media, she stays extra busy from fall to spring working on other projects simultaneously, such as the Lac La Biche Travel Guide, the Camrose Travel Guide, the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival program, and the Vegreville Kinsmen Telephone Directory, plus other brochures and event programs. A lot of their work supports non-profit organizations. Twelve year old Cody, and twenty-year-old Brandon, the Kisilevich's sons, have grown up knowing that tourism is a huge part of all of their lives. Whenever the family goes on a trip in the area, they know the photos that their parents take, may end up in the guide. Or, if they go with their parents to a museum in the region, or a golf course or any other kind of attraction, they know there will be boxes of magazines in the trunk for distribution.
Kevin posing with the Friends of the Battle River Railway. (2016)
Over the course of 20 years, Kevin and Jolene have seen improvements and growth in the communities they feature. In recent years, more unique events and attractions have been developed, as well as facilities that really cater to families — spray parks and multi-use recreation centers in particular. Rural restaurants have elevated their menus, focusing on locally grown food. In a digital age like we are in right now, the real interesting fact is that the printed travel guide is even more popular than ever. People get very excited every year when the new guide is released. It’s the only regional travel guide covering all areas east of Edmonton and for the couple, it’s exciting and motivating to see first-hand the growth they’ve had a hand in promoting.
A Note from Kevin & Jolene: We definitely would like to thank all of our advertisers, communities and contributors for their support over the last 20 years and hope everyone enjoys this special issue. After all, now you know how much positive energy went into producing it for you! Of special interest, Caroline Barlott who wrote this story, is an award winning freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in several magazines, including Avenue Edmonton, Canadian Geographic, Discover, Reader’s Digest and The Tomato. Caroline was Kevin & Jolene’s very first employee years ago when they ran Berryland u-pick farm. “We love how it has truly come full circle!” Read the extended version of this story with a photo gallery online at www.tourismsolutions.ca and www.goeastofedmonton.com
2017 Front Cover Photo - Vegreville Country Fair Photo Contest Submission & Winner by Rochelle Power (see also page 82).
Find several other pictures throughout this guide from Kevin & Jolene’s adventures on pages 21 (Andrew Museum), 22 (Roadside Attractions), 29 (fishing), 30 (biking), 31 (quadding), 34 (snowmobiling), 54 (Bonnyville Museum),71 (Bear Ridge & Myrnam Parade), 87 (Vermilion Fair) and page 115 (The Marketer ad).
CONNECT & CONTACT US AT: 1-888-632-8755 See the travel guide online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com /GoEastofEdmonton @goeastofyeg /GoEastofEdmonton Listen online or on the radio to hear Kevin (#guruofgo) on www.Country106.ca every Friday morning at 8:15 am to find out about events and what to see and do around the region.
For this special issue we have moved our Credits to page 128 next to the MAP.
eVeNTS EVENTS & eNTeRTAINMeNT ENTERTAINMENT Hairy Hill Rodeo, Photo by Ellie Goertzen
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1 Kitscoty Community Theatre 1 Sedgewick Princess's Bride Performance 1 Cold Lake Bull-a-rama Series 1 Hylo Annual Quad Rally 1 Holden Spring Into Art 2 Forestburg Easter Market 2 Holden St. Mary's Perogy Supper 4 Hardisty United Church Supper 7, 21 Lavoy Card Party & Potluck 7-8 Provost Agri-Day & Tradeshow 7-8 Kitscoty Community Theatre 7-8 Wainwright Chamber Expo 7-9 Sherwood Park Great Canadian Trade Fair & Sale 7-9 Cold Lake Home & Leisure Trade Show 8 Bonnyville Children's Festival 8 Marwayne Pro Bull Riding 8 Derwent Spring Trade Show 8 Lloydminster Rare & Exotic Sale 8 Zhoda Community Centre Easter Ham Bingo
8 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, FORESTBURG See ad page 121. 8-9 Lloydminster Antique & Vintage Show & Sale 9 Lloydminster "The Lonely" Roy Orbison Tribute Performance 13 Sedgewick Easter Pie Sale 13 Boyle Easter Farmer's Market 15 Tofield Bull Bash 15 Cold Lake Easter Fun Day
17 -21 Sherwood Park Music Festival 21-23 Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Trade Show & Sale 21-23 St. Paul High School Rodeo 21-23 St. Paul Smyl RV Show & Sale 22 Tofield Snow Goose Chase Event 22 Fort Saskatchewan Storm the Fort Night Run 22 Bonnyville Gardener's Day 22 Round Hill Ukrainian Night Supper
22 LAMONT BULL A RAMA SUPREME XXIV See ad page 64. 22 Two Hills Agri Day & Trade Show 22 St. Paul Health & Wellness Trade Show 23 Josephburg Presents Concert 24 Sherwood Park Music Festival Grand Concert 27 Tofield AB Floor Curling Tournament 27 Killam Stronger Together "Express Yourself" Women's Conference 28 Camrose Resort Casino Let's go to the Hop Tribute Dinner Show 28-30 Camrose Spring Classic Rodeo 29 Camrose Images of Canada 29 Camrose Resort Casino Kiss Tribute
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SPRING GO EAST GREENHOUSE & GARDENS TOUR See page 18.
For Regular Weekly Farmers’ Markets & Community Markets See page 8. Sporting events are posted online at GoEastofEdmonton.com Event dates are subject to change without notice.
16 ELITE EXCURSIONS - THE ENJOY CENTER TRIP TO ST. ALBERT See ad page 124. 16 Vegreville Pryvit Ukrainian Dance Concert
17 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION SCANDINAVIAN DAYS, KELSEY See ad page 121. 18 Lloydminster Dean Brody Musical Performance
19-21 RADWAY - FESTIVAL OF STARS See ad page 38. 22 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE CELEBRATION OF SPRING See ad page 23. 25 Josephburg Farm Smarts Safety
26-29 JOSEPHBURG COUNTRY CLASSIC See ad page 77. 4 Elk Point Ukrainian Spring Concert 5-6 Vegreville Canada 150 VVA Art Show & Sale 5-6 Killam Town-Wide Garage Sale 6 Round Hill Community Garage Sale & Seniors Pancake Breakfast 6 Marwayne Community Garage Sale
29 RADWAY - UNIVERSITY OF AB MIXED CHORUS See ad page 38. 29 EXPERIENCEALBERTA.CA BACKYARD PROWL BUS TOUR 6 EXPERIENCEALBERTA.CA See ad page 77. GREEN THUMBS BUS TOUR
29-30 Elk Point Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition) 29 Hardisty Spring Fling 29 Vegreville Ducks Unlimited Tribute to Canada 150 30 Forestburg Musical Performers Union Duke
15 Round Hill Spring Market 16 Kikino Quad Rally
See ad page 77. 6 St. Paul Spring Show - Silhouette Dance 6-7 Vermilion Quilt Show 7 Strathcona County All-Breed Horse Show 7 Forestburg Mothers Day Market 12 Chipman Junior Players Annual Performance 12 Camrose Resort Casino An Evening with Patsy Cline Dinner Show 13 Elk Point 2nd Chance Trail Ride 13 Viking Community Business Showcase 13 Redwater Town-Wide Garage Sale 13 Bawlf Village Wide Garage Sale 14 Bawlf Mother's Day Breakfast 14 Ryley Mothers Day Brunch 14 Mannville Mother's Day Brunch 14 Lavoy Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast
26 Camrose Resort Casino Musical Performer Stan Foster 27 Camrose Plant Sale and Swap 27-28 Tofield Community Wide Garage Sales 27 Killam Sedgewick Sprint & Try-it Triathlon 27 Bruderheim Garage Craft Sale 27 Rich Lake Family Trail Ride 27 Boscombe Talent Showcase 27 Sherwood Park Blackfoot Ultra Marathon 27 St. Paul Iron Horse Mini
27 VEGREVILLE DRAG RACING SERIES See ad page 78.
©Davin G Photography
28 Camrose Fly-In Breakfast Camrose
29-Jun 23 COLD LAKE MAPLE FLAG 50 ANNIVERSARY See page 56.
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2-4 TOFIELD SODBUSTER RODEO
Camrose Jaywalkers Jamboree
See ad page 95. 2-4 Cold Lake Stampede 2-Sept 5 Camrose Art Walk
9 EXPERIENCEALBERTA.CA EAST BOUND 'N DOWN BUS TOUR
17 FORESTBURG MUD BOG IN THE BURG See ad page 119.
See ad page 77. 9-11 Elizabeth Metis Settlement Chuckwagon and Chariot Races
17 Two Hills Community Wide Garage Sale & Memorial Golf Tournament 17 Lloydminster Just Kruzin Show 'n Shine
2-3 CAMROSE JAYWALKERS JAMBOREE See ad page 109. 2-4 Camrose Night Classic Soccer Tournament 3 Mannville Community Garage Sale
10 HOLDEN FARMER’S DAY See ad page 98. 10 Innisfree Fishing Derby
3 FORT SASKATCHEWAN LEGACY 10 TOFIELD RIDE FOR DAD PARK FAMILY FESTIVAL See pg 58. See page 95. 10 Bonnyville Senior's Fish Fry 10 Bruderheim Street Hockey
10 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION HEISLER HISTORIC HOTEL RUN - KELSEY
17 VEGREVILLE DRAG RACING SERIES See ad page 78. 18 VEGREVILLE FATHER'S DAY EVENT See ad page 78. 18-24 Lloydminster Arts Without Borders Festival 21 Camrose National Aboriginal Day
See ad page 121. 10 Hairy Hill Reunion Farmers' Market 10 Cold Lake Cruisers Show 'n Shine
24 METIS CROSSING ABORIGINAL DAY See ad page 41. 24-25 MARWAYNE LEA PARK JAMBOREE See ad page 73. 24-25 Holden Junior Cattlemen Achievers Show
24-25 VIKING CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE See ad page 100. 24-25 Newbrook Fair Days
24-25 SHERWOOD PARK HIDDEN TREASURES OPEN STUDIO ART TOUR See ad page 76. 25 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE VINTAGE DAY SHOW 'N SHINE See ad page 23.
10-11 FORESTBURG 1/8 MILE DRAG RACES See ad page 119. 3-Sept 4 Fort Saskatchewan Visit our Sheep Event 3 Lamont Town Wide Garage Sale 3 Venice Picnic
3 ELK POINT SHOW & SHINE, KIDS FESTIVAL & TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE See page 53. 3 Andrew Town Wide Garage Sale & Special Market 3 Edgerton Donnie Waddell Charity Golf Tournament 4 Forestburg Fathers Day Market
4 CHIPMAN CAR CRAFTERS SHOW & SHINE See page 66. 7 Marwayne Street Dance
8 LAMONT PICNIC IN THE PARK
10-11 Cadogan Stampede 11 Fort Saskatchewan Storm the Fort Obstacle Course Race
11 ST. PAUL MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE See ad page 52. 16 Provost Museum Day
16-17 KILLAM INDOOR RODEO See ad page 116.
16-17 VIKING - VIKINGS IN THE STREETS See ad page 99. 16-17 St. Paul Centerfield Music Festival
16-18 PROVOST KINSMEN SPLASH & SMASH See page 126. 16-18 Lac La Biche Portage La Biche Rendezvous 16-18 Gooseberry Lake Rodeo
16-18 DEWBERRY CPCA CHUCKWAGON RACES
See ad page 65. 9 Round Hill Farmers' Day and Twilight Auction 9-10 Camrose Prairie West Fiddle Contest 9-11 Waskatenau Memorial Mens Baseball Tournament
See ad page 89. 17 Ardrossan Old Fashioned Parade & Picnic 17 Cold Lake Maple Flag 50 Open House
9-11 MARWYANE LEA PARK RODEO See ad page 89.
17 RYLEY SUMMER BUST OUT FESTIVAL See ad page 97.
9-11 Plamondon Jamboree 9-11 Myrnam Slow Pitch Tournament
17 Camrose Purple Martin Festival 17 Camrose Arts in the Park
Photo by Mel Skladan
21 Lac La Biche Nat’l Aboriginal Day 22 Lamont County Farmers Appreciation Event 22 Vegreville Lobster Fest 22 Wainwright Agricultural Fair
22-25 WAINWRIGHT STAMPEDE See ad page 104. 23 Mannville Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea 23-24 Bonnyville Moose Lake Walleye Classic
Ukrainian Cultural Hertiage Village
27-29 Beaver Lake Cree Pow Wow 28 Myrnam Canada Day Celebration
30-Jul 1 KITSCOTY CELEBRATE CANADA 150
23-25 PARADISE VALLEY 3 CITIES See page 89. 30-Jul 2 SEDGEWICK FAIR & BULLARAMA CHUCKWAGON CHARIOT See ad page 89. RACES See ad page 123. 23-25 PLAMONDON MUD BOGS See ad page 47.
24 LAMONT COMMUNITY FAIR AND PEROGY FESTIVAL See ad page 65. 24 Lloydminster Summer Streetfest
30 Vermilion Multicultural Day & Taste of Vermilion 30 Camrose Resort Casino - eh Canada! Rock Tribute Musical Performance
PRIZE GIVEAWAYS! Enter to win Fair Passes & Rodeo Tickets. See page 25.
Over 500 events plus updates and new events added monthly online at ©David Doyle Photography www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
events & entertainMent Sherwood Park Canada Day Parade
12 KINSELLA BULLARAMA Starting in late June, and continuing in early July celebrate Canada Day! Celebrate Canada 150 events all summer long across the region. See more details about events online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
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1 Andrew Canada Day Celebration 1 Bonnyville Canada Day 1 Bruderheim Canada Day 1 Camrose Canada Day Celebrations 1 Camrose Cruisers Show & Shine 1 Cold Lake Canada Day 1 Czar 100th Centennial Celebration
1 DAYSLAND CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS See ad page 114. 1 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK CANADA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION See ad page 25. 1 Elk Point Canada 150 Celebration 1 Fort Saskatchewan Canada Day Celebrations 1 Gibbons Canada Day Celebrations
1 LAC LA BICHE MISSION CANADA DAY & FIREWORKS See ad page 47.
1 LAVOY CANADA DAY CELEBRATION See ad page 85. Savour Strathcona
See ad page 100.
12-15 LLOYDMINSTER COLONIAL DAYS FAIR Photo by Ellie Goertzen
1 Lloydminster Canada Day 1 Mannville Canada Day Festivities
1 MUNDARE CANADA DAY STREET 14-16 RADWAY - GRAND NORTH FESTIVAL See ad page 66. AMERICAN OLD TIME FIDDLE 1 Provost Canada Day & Canada 150 CHAMPIONSHIP See ad page 38. Parade 1 St. Paul Canada Day Celebration 1 Sherwood Park Canada Day Parade & Festival 1 Smoky Lake Canada Day 1 St. Paul Canada Day Celebration 1 Sedgewick Canada Day / Canada 150 1 Thorhild Canada Day 150 & Stampede 1 Tofield Canada 150 1 Vegreville Canada Day
1 WAINWRIGHT CANADA 150TH See page 103. 1 Waskatenau Canada Day 1 Willingdon Canada Day 1-2 Goodfish Lake Rodeo 1-2 Two Hills Canada Day Celebration 1-2 Tofield Quilt Show 2 Forestburg Community Market 5-Aug 30 Sherwood Park Qualico Communities Patio Series Concerts
6-7 EXPERIENCEALBERTA.CA SOUTH OF #YEG BUS TOUR See ad page 77. 6-9 Cold Lake First Nations Treaty Days and Fireworks 7-9 Edgerton Sports Days & Fair
7-9 BOSCOMBE HILLBILLY JAM See ad page 52.
7-8 HAIRY HILL RODEO See ad page 68.
7-9 VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL See ad page 78. 8 Bonnyville Classic Car Show 8 Lamont County Ukrainian History Tour 8-9 Alberta Free Fishing Weekend 8-9 Stoney Lake Rodeo 8 Myrnam Community Garage Sale
9 SAVOUR STRATHCONA COUNTY See page 75. 10-14 Camrose Booked Interpretive Garden Tour, Victorian Dessert & Tea
See ad page 91. 13 Camrose Rose & Lily Show 14 Cold Lake Toby Keith Concert 14-16 Innisfree Slo-Pitch Tournament
14-16 Goodfish Lake Chuckwagon & Chariot Races
14-16 HARDISTY RODEO
27-30 BONNYVILLE PRO RODEO AND WORLD PROFESSIONAL CHUCKWAGON RACING See ad page 54.
28-30 BRUCE STAMPEDE See ad page 97.
28-30 BOYLE RODEO & SPECIAL MARKET See ad page 39. 29 Bruderheim Model T Ford Races 30 Plamondon Heritage Day
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See ad page 125.
14-16 GIBBONS PIONEER DAYS See page 35. 14-17 Two Hills Run to the Hills Rally 15 Camrose Hobo Days 15 Lac La Biche Alberta Parks Day 15 Fort Saskatchewan Cancer Ride 15 Alberta Canada Parks Day
15 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK PARKS DAY See ad page 25. 15-16 BOIAN PICNIC BBQ & ENTERTAINMENT See ad page 68. 15-16 FORT GEORGE BUSHCRAFT 1792 See ad page 52.
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16-26 St. Paul Fiddle Camp 20 Wainwright Taste of Wainwright 21 Czar Lake Bullarama
21-23 LAMONT SUMMER SIZZLER RODEO See ad page 64. See ad page 111. 21-23 RADWAY POLKA FEST & 3-7 LAC LA BICHE POW WOW PIONEER DAYS See ad page 38. 22 Radway Quilt Show DAYS See ad page 47. 22 METIS CROSSING JAMTRON 3 4-5 LAC LA BICHE LAKELAND See ad page 41. COUNTRY FAIR & RODEO
WIN BVJ TICKETS
22 Ashmont Show and Shine
22 MYRNAM ONE DAY FUN DAY See ad page 71. 23 Tofield Tour de la Alberta 24-28 Camrose Everything Cowboy
See ad page 47. 4-6 Frog Lake Chuckwagon Races
5-6 MALLAIG HAYING IN THE 30'S See page 52.
27-29 VERMILION AGRICULTURAL 5-7 IRMA DAZE & FAIR & CHUCKWAGON & CHARIOT SUMMPERSPIEL See ad page 101. 5-6 Smoky Lake Stampede RACES See ad page 87. 6 Cold Lake Aqua Days Follow us on /GoEastofEdmonton for “What’s on this Weekend!” posted every Friday
7 Tofield Lions Club Heritage Classic Car Show 8-13 Camrose International Kodaly Symposium & Music Festival
9 INNISFREE FAIR DAY See pg 85. 10-12 VEGREVILLE COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 79. 11-12 CLANDONALD COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 72. 11-12 Cold Lake Music Festival
11-13 EDGERTON'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY See ad page 106.
11-13 WASKATENAU FAIR DAYS See ad page 40.
11-13 TWO HILLS RODEO WEEKEND See ad page 70. 12 Glendon Derby & Mudbogs 12 Holden Legion Pig Roast 12 Boyle Wildberry Festival
12 LOUGHEED FAIR
19 South Cooking Lake Trail Days 19 Andrew Special Farmers Market 19 Glendon Cruise Night
19 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK BISON FEST See ad page 25. 19 ELITE EXCURSIONS - TRIP TO ST. ALBERT FARMER'S MARKET See ad page 124.
19 VEGREVILLE DRAG RACING SERIES See ad page 78. 19 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION FORESTBURG FAMILY FUN RUN See ad page 121. 19-20 MUNDARE AGRI-DAYS FAIR See ad page 66.
19-20 ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS 19-20 LAMONT COUNTY OPEN FARM DAYS See ad page 63. 19-20 VEGREVILLE CANADIAN BUNNOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS See ad page 79. 20 Cold Lake Cruisers Show 'n Shine
See page 124.
20 VICTORIA SETTLEMENT GREAT 12-13 FORESTBURG ALBERTA POTATO DERBY CANADA 150 CELEBRATION & See ad page 20. OUTDOOR MARKET See ad page 118. 20 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN 12-13 Viking Sutter Hockey Tourney EXCURSION - THE GREAT BATTLE 13 Viking Museum Pancake Breakfast RIVER TRAIN, ALLIANCE & Car Show 12-13 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION OLD TIME MARKET DAYS, KELSEY See ad page 121. 12-13 WILLINGDON 75TH ANNIVERSARY FAIR See ad pg 121. 13 Ranfurly Fair
13 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE UKRAINIAN DAY See ad page 23.
See ad page 121. 24-27 Bonnyville Extreme Mudfest 25-26 Hylo/Venice Harvest Days
25-26 VEGREVILLE - VEGGFEST
26-27 LAMONT BABAS & BORSHCH UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL See ad inside front cover.
13 Elk Point Horticulture & Craft Show See ad page 112.
16-20 LLOYDMINSTER DENHAMâ€™S RAM TOUGH CPCA FINALS See ad page 91.
18-19 WAINWRIGHT COME BY THE HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL See ad page 104. 18-20 Kitscoty Yellowhead Gospel Jamboree
18-20 BRUDERHEIM HEARTLAND AG DAYS See ad page 61. 18-20 Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo
18-20 VILNA BOOMTOWN DAYS FAIR See ad page 45. 18-20 REDWATER DISCOVERY DAYS See inside back cover. 18-20 Plamondon Boreal Bush Bash 19 Camrose Heritage Station 150 Garden Party
19 MANNVILLE FAIR & PARADE See page 86.
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26-27 CAMROSE COUNTY PRAIRIE FUN DAYS & PRAIRIE CRUISELINE BUS TOUR See ad page 109. 26-27 Strathcona Vintage Tractor Pull
27 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE - UKRAINIAN MUSIC FEST See ad page 23. 27 VEGREVILLE DRAG RACING SERIES See ad page 78 . 27-SEPT 3 ST. PAUL RODEO WEEK See ad page 50.
Two Hills Rodeo
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1-2 EXPERIENCEALBERTA.CA BEER AND BRONCS BUS TOUR See ad page 77. 2 Glendon Pyrogy Festival 2-3 Elk Island National Park Star Party 2-4 Tofield & Ryley Slow Pitch Tournament 3 Forestburg Grandparents Day/Back to School Market
3 ROUND HILL HARVEST SHOW & SHINE AND THRESHING DEMO See page 112. 4 Fort Saskatchewan Sheep Leaving Parade
See ad page 83. 25-27 Saddle Lake Chuckwagon & Chariot Races
15-16 ROUND HILL BENCH SHOW
18 Fort Saskatchewan Movie Under the Stars 18 Cold Lake Cruise Night
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5 Boyle Thanksgiving Market 9 Gibbons Town-Wide Garage Sale 9 Bonnyville Fall Fair & Market 9 Vermilion 2017 Art in the Park
9 VEGREVILLE DRAG RACING SERIES See ad page 78. 10 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE HARVEST OF THE PAST & HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL See ad page 23.
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1 Tofield Flys Pink 1 Forestburg Thanksgiving & Halloween Market Sale 1 Camrose Museum Machinery Day 6 Provost Pumpkin Festival 7 Lac La Biche Museum Gala
7 SMOKY LAKE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL & WEIGH OFF See page 44. 13 Camrose Resort Casino Neil Diamond Tribute Performance 14 Mannville Old Timers Roundup Supper & Dance
14 ANDREW GARLIC FESTIVAL & SPECIAL FARMERS MARKET See ad page 67. 14 Cold Lake Fall Bull-a-rama 21 Lac La Biche Zombie Run 22 Marwayne Fall Fair 23 Round Hill Fall Chicken Supper 27 Camrose Halloween Rocks Musical Performance
27 ELITE EXCURSIONS MYSTERY TOUR See ad page 124.
27-29 Camrose Battle River Canine Show 27-29 Sherwood Park Christmas in October Craft Fair 28 Ryley Adult Halloween Dance 28 Tofield Monster Mash Family Dance 16 Bruderheim Cultural Evening - Salsa 28 Viking Museum Haunted Dance & Supper Museum Tour 17 Terry Fox Run across the Region 28 Sherwood Park Spooky Saturday 22-24 Camrose Resort Casino at the Museum Complete Elvis Musical Performance 29 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN 23 Wainwright Scarecrow Festival
29-OCT 1 ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS EXCURSION OKTOBERFEST SAUSAGE SUPPER, KELSEY
29-30 Camrose Alberta Culture Days 29-Oct 1 Lac La Biche Culture Days 30 Plamondon Regemental Ball 30 Boscombe Talent Show
Prairie Fun Days, Camrose County
See ad page 121. 30 Round Hill Halloween Market
31 FORESTBURG HAUNTED TRAIN STATION See ad page 121.
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1 Lloydminster Harvest Feastival 3 Camrose Christmas Gift Shop Sale and Tea 4 Bonnyville Craft Show 5 Myrnam Christmas Craft Show 11 Across the Region Remembrance Day Services 11-12 Camrose Resort Casino Tribute to Johnny Cash Musical Performance 13-17 Lac La Biche Métis Week
1-Dec 31 Fort Saskatchewan Enchanted Forest 1 Waskatenau Christmas Light-Up Event 1 Lac La Biche Light up and Santa Claus Parade 1 Redwater Kris Kringle & Festival of Trees 1 Killam Parade of Lights 2 Killam Christmas Craft Fair 2 Camrose Annual Cookie Walk 17-19 LLOYDMINSTER 2 Mannville Christmas Extravaganza CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 2 Bonnyville Santa Claus Parade See ad page 93. 2 Tofield Winter Festival 18 Holden Christmas Market 2 Mundare Christmas Extravaganza 18 Sherwood Park Celebration of 2 Lac La Biche Christmas Festival de Lights Noel / Santa Comes to Town 18 Gibbons Christmas Farmers Market 2 St. Paul Christmas Craft Sale & Craft Sale and Youth Dance
18 VILNA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR See ad page 45. 18 Cold Lake Craft Show 18 Bruderheim Christmas Celebrations 18 Elk Point Christmas Extravaganza 18 Redwater Canada 150 Celebration 19 Gibbons Hometown Christmas & Skate with Santa 19 Provost Winterlude 19 Boyle Christmas Farmers’ Market 24 Fort Saskatchewan Holiday Light Up Celebration 24 Camrose Midnight Madness Downtown 24 Cold Lake Santa Claus Parade 24 Vermilion 2017 Savor Vermilion 24 Smoky Lake Christmas Light-up 24-25 Bonnyville Yuk Yuk's Night of Comedy 24-25 St. Paul Pottery & Art Sale and Exhibit 24-26 Camrose Festival of Trees 25 Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade
25 LAMONT COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP See ad page 65. 25 Cold Lake Festival of Peace 25 Forestburg Christmas Market 25 Boscombe Country Corrals
25-26 STRATHCONA COUNTY / JOSEPHBURG CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLAND See ad page 77. 25-26 Lac La Biche Festival of Trees 26 Andrew Special Christmas Farmers’ Market 30-Dec 3 Bonnyville Festival of Trees
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2, 9 LLOYDMINSTER BORDER CITY CHRISTMAS FARMERS’ MARKET See ad page 90.
3 Marwayne Lite Up 3 Lac La Biche Christmas at the Mission 8 Tofield Christmas Market 9 Irma Santa Day
9 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSIONS SANTA DAZE, ALLIANCE See ad page 121. 11 Round Hill Christmas Market 15-16 Camrose Shumka Clara's Dream 15 Lac La Biche Christmas Market 16 Camrose Christmas Market 31 Sherwood Park New Year's Eve Festival 31 Camrose New Year's Eve Gala & Light Up the Night
2018 Events online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com Event dates are subject to change without notice.
Visit over 30 Farmers’ and Community Markets in the region for fresh produce along with unique hand-crafted gifts, ethnic food, baking and local preserves.
NORTHEAST - HWY 28/NORTH EAST - HWY 16 Bonnyville Tuesday Market 4402-54 Ave. Tues. 3-6:30 pm year-round. 780-812-5840 Bonnyville Saturday Market Centennial Centre 4313 50 Ave. Sat. 11am-2pm year-round. 780-826-4558. BOYLE FARMERS' MARKET Community Centre 5002 - 3 St. Thurs 12-3pm; May 18-Sept 14. Special Markets: Apr 13, Jul 29-30, Aug 12, Oct 5, Nov 19. See ad page 39. 780-915-5634. Cold Lake 4608-38 Ave. Thurs 4-6:30pm June-Sept. Special weekly markets Dec 7-21. 780-826-2192. Gibbons Curling Rink 5001 - 51 Ave. Wed 5:30-7:30pm June 21-Aug 30. Special market Nov 18 at Cultural Centre, 10:30-3:30. 780-923-3126 Glendon Century Hall, 5302-51 Ave. Once monthly, Sat 10-2pm, Feb 4 – Nov 18. 8:30am-12:30pm. 780-812-5840. Lac La Biche Agricom 13412 Hwy 881, Fri. 3-5:30pm Apr-Dec. 780-623-8002. Long Lake Provincial Park Day Use Area open shelter, Sat 11-2pm May 20June 17 biweekly; Jul 1- Sept 2 weekly. 780-576-2401. Plamondon Centre Culturel 9735-99 Ave. Sat 10am-2pm weekly Jun 24- Sep 2; Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2. 780-404-6009. Redwater Pembina Place 4944-53 St. Tues 4-7pm Jun 6-Sep 5. 780-940-6076. Smoky Lake Ag Complex 4612-54 Ave. Sat 10am-12pm Apr 1-Dec16. 780-656-2463. ST. ALBERT FARMERS' MARKET 5 St. Anne St. Sat 10am-3pm June 10-Oct7; special markets weekly Nov 25-Dec 16 indoors at 5 St. Anne St. 10-3 pm. 780-458-2833. www.stalbertfarmersmarket.com St. Paul Centennial Senior's Centre 5114 – 49 St. Fri 10am-2pm year-round. 780-614-7700. St. Paul Artisan Market 4924-49 Ave. July-Aug Wed. 10-4pm. 780-614-5582.
EAST - HWY 15 & 45 ANDREW FARMERS' MARKET Andrew Arena 5013-51 Ave. Sat. 1-3pm April 8Oct 7. 780-365-3741. Special Markets June 3, July 1, August 19, October 14, November 26. See ad page 67. Fort Saskatchewan 10030 - 99 Ave. Thurs. 4:30-7:30pm June 15 -Sept 21. Special market July 1. 780-998-4355. Two Hills Centennial Hall 5300-45 Ave. 1st Sat 10am-12pm, Apr 1-Dec 9 once monthly. 587-280-0958.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 14 Ryley Hall, 5103-49 St. 1st Thurs of the month Mar-Dec. 10am-2pm (No market in July & Aug). 780-663-3653. TOFIELD COMMUNITY HALL Mainstreet, 2-5:30pm. 2nd Fri in Feb, Mar, & Dec; 2nd & 4th Fri in Apr – Oct; 4th Fri in Nov. (None in Jan.) 780-662-2651. Viking Community Hall, Thurs 2-4pm Apr 6-Oct 26. Special markets Apr 13, May 11, Jun 17, Dec 15. 780-592-2431.
Deville Market at North Cooking Lake, 21033 Wye Rd., Tues 4-8pm year-round. 780-467-2459. LLOYDMINSTER BORDER CITY MARKET Servus Sports Centre, 5202 - 12 St. Thurs 2-6pm year-round. Sat 1-5pm winter only. Christmas Markets: Dec. 3, Dec. 10. See ad page 91. Ross Creek Market Rg Rd 192 and Hwy 16. May-October weekends 10-6pm. Sherwood Park Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane. Wed. 4-8pm Jan 11 Dec 20. Special market July 1, 10am4pm. 780-464-3354. Sherwood Park Salisbury Greenhouse 52337 Rg Rd 232. Thurs. 4:30-8pm year-round. 780-238-2203. Sherwood Park Baseline Rd. #390 Home Depot parking lot. Wed. 4-8 pm May 17-Sep 27. 780-760-6807. Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Hwy 16. Weekends & special events: 10-5pm May-Sept. 780-662-3640 Vegreville Elks Hall, 5002 - 55 Ave. Fri 8:30-11:30am Apr 7-Dec 22; special market Apr 13. Also 1st and 3rd Friday each month year-round. 780-632-2743. VEGREVILLE PYSANKA PARK MARKET, Elks Kinsmen Park – Hwy 16A. Thurs 58pm Jun 15-Sep 14. 780-632-3891. Vermilion Elks Hall 5018-49 Ave. Tues. 10am-1pm. Mar 21-Nov 21; special markets Nov 28, Dec 5-19 weekly. 780-853-4669.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 Alliance Community Hall, 114 1st Ave East, 3rd Wed each month, 10am-2pm Jan 18-Dec 20. 780-879-2486. Camrose Saturday Market Duggan Mall, 6601-48 Ave. Sat 9-1pm, year-round. 780-781-5501 camrosefarmersmarket.ca Camrose Downtown Market 49 Ave block. Thurs 4:30-7:30pm Jun 8-Sep 28. 780-679-6755. Camrose Rose City, Duggan Mall 6601-48 Ave. Thurs 1-6pm year-round. 780-678-0349. CAMROSE MIQUELON LAKE PROV. PARK at the Park Centre. Fri 4-7pm June 23-Sep 1. 780-781-5501. Forestburg Community Market Curling Rink, 10am-2pm. Special markets Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, Jul 2, Sep 3, Oct 1. Special outdoor markets, Central Park, Aug 12 & 13. 780-582-3668. Hardisty Market Elks Hall 5016 - 52 Ave. 2nd Wed Apr-Dec. 780-888-3690. Provost Agriplex 5211-43 St. Fri 10am2pm June 7-Sept 29 monthly. Special markets Apr 7, May 5, June 2, June 16, July 1, Oct 6, Nov 24- Dec 8 (every 2nd week). 780-753-0950. ROUND HILL MARKETS Ag Society Hall, Easter Mar 13, Spring May 15, Halloween Oct 30, Christmas Dec 11. 780-672-6271. See ad page 112. Sedgewick Lake Park, July 1 - Sept 2 Sat 10am-2pm. 780-385-3659.
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Craft Beer, Wine, and Moonshine! Barr Estate Winery – Sherwood Park Savour their two excellent varieties –“The Barb” made from rhubarb and “The Other Red” made from raspberries. Watch for the launch of their new Rhurbarb/Strawberry wine called “Rhuby” in spring 2017. www.barr.ca See ad page 75.
Norsemen Brewing Co. – Camrose Try their ever popular Longship Ale or Erik the Red (amber ale), plus the Epic Oatmeal Stout and Thor’s Hammer IPA. Available on-site at the Tap Room or take it home in a growler. www.norsemeninn.com See ad page 111.
Red Cup Distillery – Vegreville A one-of-a-kind craft distillery using local grain and prairie moonshine recipes in a traditional copper pot still, producing a premium “wheat shine”. Twice distilled, with no chemicals, you can taste the pure unaged flavours. www.redcupdistillery.ca See ad page 81. Two Sergeants Brewing and Taphouse – Fort Saskatchewan – Enjoy a Patrolman’s ESB, a Bangalore Torpedo IPA, a Passion’d Ale Begian Wit, a Chinook Oatmeal Stout and the Bear Beer. www.TwoSergeantsBrewing.ca See ad page 60.
Award Winners at 2016 Alberta Beverage Awards “Judges Selection” Norsemen Brewing Co. Eric the Red Amber Ale & Red Cup Distillery Wheat Shine
Other Local Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries in the area: Camrose – Back 40 Distillery. Cold Lake Brewing and Distilling. Edgerton – Ribstone Creek Brewery. Lac Lac Biche – Fat Unicorn Brewing. Lloydminster – 4th Meridian Brewing. St. Paul – Lakeland Brewing. Two Hills – Birds & Bees Organic Winery.
The BEST EATS Crimson Creek Café, Redwater
1 Redwater – Crimson Creek Café Grilled panini, homemade soups, decadent desserts, cappuccino, latté, espresso. See ad page 36.
2 Smoky Lake – Old Fashioned Bakery Traditional Ukrainian baking. See ad page 44. Betsy’s Burger Shack Try the legendary Shack Attack Burger and a shake. See ad page 44. plus Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant and Liquor Store See ad page 44. 3 Lac La Biche – Orchard Fresh & SoupTime* - 100% Natural Gourmet syrups & soups. See ad page 48.
4 St. Paul – Little Greek Dining Check out their “European Corner” menu! See ad page 50. 5 Bonnyville – Jennie’s Diner The retro 1950s theme diner is
Smoky Lake 2 28
Tofield 18 Round Hill26 Ryley Camrose 25 13
14 Sherwood Park – Little Guy Liquor*
29 53 Forestburg
Check out the Growler Bar and the great selection of craft beer. See ad page 75.
No Way Jose’s Taqueria – Come in for a taste of Mexico! See ad page 75. Confetti Sweets – Totally awesome cookies. See ad page 75. Charlie’s Place – Locally sourced proteins cut fresh daily, homemade perogies, pot pies and cabbage rolls ready to take home. See ad page 75.
Barr Estate Winery* – Award winning fruit wines. See ad page 75. 15 Vegreville – East West Dining at the Train Station East West Dining, Vegreville
Prime Cuts Meat & Deli* Fresh cut meat daily, Aunt Kathy’s perogies & more! See ad page 81. plus Boston Pizza See ad page 81. 16 Vermilion – Old School Cheesery* – Handcrafting nature's bounty into quality artisan cheese. See ad page 88.
17 Lloydminster – The Clock Tower Pasta & Burger Bar Enjoy wood fired oven pizzas. A very warm, welcoming place with lots of private rooms. See ad page 90.
East Market Noodle House
Fresh authentic Vietnamese cuisine. See ad page 90. Timber Café Enjoy an ice cream, iced coffee, or lunch in the relaxing garden patio during the summer months! In the winter, cozy up to the fireplace with hot seasonal beverages, warming soups and healthy hot lunches. Located at the newly expanded Home Hardware. See ad page 91.
14 Sherwood 16 Park 630 Lindbrook
Jennie’s Diner, Bonnyville
7 Fort Saskatchewan
Authentic Ukrainian food served in a historic building. See ad page 81. Everything Tea Shoppe Close to 400 different teas of all types. Enjoy the famous scones or a slice of delicious pie served with your choice of tea beverage. See ad page 80. Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1 A local favourite. See ad page 81.
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the perfect place to stop to grab a bite at any time! See ad page 55. Broiler Steakhouse & Bar - Rated #1 on TripAdvisor! Steve is an amazing host! See ad page 55. Bonnyville Burger Baron & Pizza 2 for 1 homemade pizza, burgers, milkshakes, ice cream & more! See ad page 55. Cold Lake – Beantrees Café Serving breakfast and lunch with homemade sandwiches, baking & desserts. See ad page 57. Picante Cafe - You can’t beat the lakeview and the unique menu that changes daily. See ad page 57.
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the famous sausage on your next roadtrip! See ad page 13.
9 Andrew – Andrew Hotel & Liquor Box Try their Photo Contest Submission - Enjoying a meal at The Downtown Diner, Fort Saskatchewan by Ashley Browning.
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13 Marwayne – Blondi’s Bistro See ad page 73.
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Highway 13 25 Camrose – Fiona’s Coffee & Gifts Enjoy your favourite coffee, espresso, or tea, and a healthy, delicious meal. See ad page 108. Sacred Arts Enjoy yoga classes, nutritious plant-based whole foods, art & more. See ad page 110. The Lefse House Scandinavian bakery. See ad page 108.
18 Tofield – Mom’s Ice Cream Corral Ice cream, sundaes and more! See ad page 94.
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Norsemen Inn Complete with brewery, lounge, café and fine dining. See ad page 111.
A railcar dining experience. See ad page 95. The Moonshine Café See ad page 94. Bruce – Bruce Hotel Named Best BBQ in AB!
20 Viking – Simply On Main at the Train Station. See ad page 100.
Viking Meats* Fresh cut meat daily. Try their excellent weiners and smokies. See ad page 99. Java Blossom Coffee bar. See ad page 100. plus Food with Flair See ad page 100. 21 Kinsella – Hitching Post Café See ad page 100. 22 Irma – Long Branch Trading Co. Made fresh daily - soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts, plus Foothills Ice Cream. See ad page 101.
23 Wainwright – 1979 Taphouse & Grill
10 Two Hills – Two Hills Pizza & Wings, Burger Palace, Cafés Mexican Lots of choices! See ads page 70. 11 Myrnam – CJs Café Homemade baked goods & more. 12 Derwent – Pizza Try the totally spectacular super
The Lefse House, Camrose
11 12 Derwent Myrnam Marwayne 13 Lloydminster
10 Two Hills
famous Build-A-Burger and Build-a-Poutine! See ad page 67.
Casual dining family friendly restaurant. See ad pag 102. The Honeypot Eatery & Pub The undisputed best steaks in town. See ad page 102. Edgerton – Oasis Hotel Featuring homemade soups and burgers. See ad page 106.
plus Camrose Resort Casino - Eats Restaurant See ad page 111.
26 Round Hill – Irvings Farm Fresh* - Voted #1 Best Bacon in Edmonton by Vue Weekly readers (2016). See ad page 112.
27 Daysland – Henry Family Restaurant See ad pg 115. 28 Killam Krossing Hotel - Smitty’s See ad page 117. Jam Tarts Café Fresh & delicious. See ad page 117. 29 Forestburg – CJ’s Deli & Restaurant - Enjoy homemade soups, sandwiches and pizza. See ad page 118.
30 Sedgewick – The Wooden Spoon Café & Cakeshop 31 32 33
Known for using fresh ingredients - locally farmed eggs to seasonal fruits and local berries. See ad page 123. Lougheed – Lougheed Bar & Grill - Try a burger or go to cook your own steak night. See ad page 124. Hardisty – The Leaf Sports Pub & Grill Grade AAA steak, homemade burgers, pizza and more. See ad page 126. Czar – Fireside Grill & Sports Lounge - Specializing in homemade exotic & domestic burgers. See ad page 127.
Check out the expanded Restaurant Profiles and more Culinary Trails online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
Why Rural Communities Matter By Todd O'Keefe
Are you making plans for your next vacation? This year, why not make it an Alberta Staycation - and head out on a road trip? It makes perfect sense when you have one of the world's most beautiful landscapes right here in your own backyard. And who could resist the temptation from some of the great local fare on the Eat East of Edmonton culinary trails. There are many roadside attractions to see east of Edmonton, from the World's Largest Sausage in Mundare, to the World's Largest Easter Egg in Vegreville, or even the World's Largest Pyrogy in Glendon. Why not visit one of the numerous country fairs and rodeos such as the one held annually in Lamont, or appease the foodie in your bunch with a visit to the Garlic Festival in Andrew, or the Pumpkin Festival in Smoky Lake. There are so many places to stop along the way and see what these small towns have to offer. And, being that 2017 is Canada's 150year birthday, even Elk Island National Park is offering a free gate pass all year long. Just imagine the bison you will see!
But, maybe most importantly, our small towns are the backbone to our heritage. The settlers who founded these communities planted the seeds, tended the crop, and shared the harvest with the rest of the province. They are the pioneers who shaped our modern direction, while still paying homage to their history. From the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian settlers, to the multicultural generations we now interact with on a daily basis â€“ each community you visit has its own unique identity and culture for you to discover.
Go East Photo Contest Submission: St. Vladimir Church at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village by Monica Helgoth
And, just remember, no road trip is complete without snacks! So, this year, as you make your way east of Edmonton and pass along fields of golden wheat, be sure to stop by in Mundare; a community rich with Ukrainian culture and heritage. It is there that you will find some world famous sausage, lots of friendly smiles, and plenty of authentic Ukrainian foods for your road trip.
Tourism is always a boost for Alberta because in the short-term, it creates an experience for you, the visitor; but in the long-term, it creates jobs for people in rural communities. It is essential for helping to develop and grow our overall economy. There are many people, businesses, and organizations that are directly and indirectly impacted positively by tourism. Your contribution to the local economy also helps provide a future for our youth. *One out of five people, aged 15-24 years-old, works in the restaurant industry, with countless more working indirect jobs in related industries. Vegreville Pysanka Photo by Meghan Hickey #mygoeastofedm
Mainstreet Mundare is one many beautiful mainstreets east of Edmonton
Yes, there's always a good reason to visit your Alberta, but it's never been a better time than right now. Our dollar is much stronger here at home, and there are many sights and sounds waiting for a quick photo and share to your favourite social media platforms. So, stretch out your legs, pack everyone in the car, and get some sun on your face. Browse some roadside attractions, check out a festival, and walk some quaint small town streets. A road trip only takes one day, but your memories will last forever.
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The BEST of the East is waiting to be discovered by you. Take home treasures from these one-of-akind shops!
Feature The Store with the Open Door Irma Home By Caroline Barlott Ron Dempsey opens the large garage door that is located at the front of his business, Irma Home & Garden Decor. As the door opens the vastness of the warehouse becomes apparent — there are three large rooms full of garden décor — over 5000 sq ft of display. The shop is located right off Highway 14, making it a convenient stop for those passing through the small town of Irma with a population of about 500 people. “I really like meeting the people who come through. And I enjoy just finding out where they come from,” says Dempsey. Over the years, he has had customers come from many parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
and how he continues to run it with the help of their four adult children, it is clear that Dempsey has found a way to create such a life for himself in small-town Alberta.
Irma Home & Garden Decor has always been a family run business. It started in 1978 when Dempsey and his wife bought the building. They started the business as a lumberyard with some garden décor for sale. From the beginning, his wife had a green thumb and loved decorating their garden space. That passion inspired the couple to change their business and gradually they began collecting more and more outdoor décor.
Over 5000 sq ft of display!
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Dempsey leads the way into the side of his office where hardware and home decor are sold. Standing behind the counter, he passes over his business card, which is decorated with several four leaf clovers. The hat he wears is Irish and there are a few mugs with Irish sayings on a nearby shelf. “My dad's side of the family is Irish. And we have all been to Ireland; we have been five times. I have 36 first cousins there,” he says. He goes on to say how much he appreciates Irish culture and the way people embrace a laid back lifestyle that focuses on family. But from hearing the story of how he started the garden center with his late wife
Today, it makes up the majority of the items in the store. But the shelves in the office area are also full of other items including hardware, basic veterinary supplies, frames, and other decor for interiors.
When it comes to deciding what to carry in his store, Dempsey says, it's important that the items be unique. He points to three decorative boxes made out of yardsticks that are stacked near the counter. A few steps away, a side table has a top that appears to be a piece of vintage luggage; a wine rack made from horseshoes sits nearby; and a giant clock leans against one wall. “My kids also go to the gift shows with me to pick out unique items.”
A laser cut decorative silhouette hangs from the wall — it's a camping scene complete with horses and cowboys and, Dempsey says, it was made in B.C. The detail and weight are unusual, he says, because of the amount of time, skill and equipment required to craft the piece. Story continued on page 101.
Nook in the Woods Thorhild County
unique & boutique
Love Art? Don’t miss the Hidden Treasures Open Studio Art Tour June 24 & 25, 2017, Strathcona County www.artstrathcona.com
Sole City Shoes Hwy 13, Camrose
See ad page 76.
Budding Ideas Hwy 13, Killam Pg.
Roland’s Jewelry Hwy 15, Fort Saskatchewan
No Need to Nock Hwy 45, Marwayne
Shirley’s Flowers & Friends Hwy 16, Mannville
Olive & Birch Hwy 16, Lloydminster
Belle Star Boutique Hwy 14, Tofield
More shopping HIGHWAY 29: St. Paul - St. Brides Trading Post page 49 HIGHWAY 15: Lamont - Flower Pot page 64 HIGHWAY 16: Vegreville - Everything Tea & Gifts page 80, Ceramic Cottage page 80, Vegreville Natural Health Centre page 80; Innisfree Art & Gift Gallery page 85, Lloydminster - The Country Store page 90, Home Hardware page 91 HIGHWAY 14: Tofield - Busy B Bargains page 95; Viking - Java Blossom Flowers Ltd. page 100; Irma - Long Branch Trading Co. page 101; Wainwright - Daines & Daubney page 105, Beyond a Beaten Path page 105; Village Mercantile page 105; Gibson’s Home Hardware page 105 HIGHWAY 13: Camrose - Twig Boutique page 110, Sacred Arts page 110; Bellissima page 110, Wisemen’s Way Bookstore page 110; Daysland - The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd. page 115; Killam - Guardian Drugs page 117, Forestburg - Coutt’s Home Hardware page 119. Follow us on
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Shop S hop eAST EAST OF eDMONTON EDMONTON Revisiting the past is a real treat at these featured antique shops. Browse your way down memory lane or search for that perfect item to complete your home décor. Don’t delay, create your own antique tour today!
3 Loree’s Antiques & Collectibles offers a unique
selection of country furniture, kitchen accessories, pictures, lamps, and so much more in an interesting setting – a 1947 billiards hall! Definitely worth the trip when you are in or near St. Paul. Picture above courtesy Loree’s Antiques.
• UNIQUE COUNTRY ANTIQUES • QUILTS • C F O O L L L K E A C R T T I 57017 RR 211 • B L Hwy 38 & Victoria Trail N. C E U Redwater S P • B 780.998.1470 or 780.990.7794 B O Y A G R O Open 10-5 weekends May - Oct. N Phone first for weekdays or out-of-season hours. D E S S • PETTING ZOO • INTERIOR DECORATION •
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The Country Store
LAVOY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
You’ll be surprised by what you find! Open May 1 - September 30
Winter hours - by chance or appt.
5101 - 49 St., Lloydminster, T9V 0K3
‘a little bit of everything’
YOUR TREASURE CHEST
Antiques, Gifts, New & Used Items
5107 - 50 St.
YE OLD FIRE STATION ANTIQUE SHOP
4909-50 Ave, Kitscoty
Open 7 days a week in Summer months
Antiques, Collectibles and Country Décor
*Antiques *Art *Books *Collectibles *Housewares *Music *Gifts *Furnishings
see ad page 105.
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19 Killam Quilting and sewing shops in the area offer special classes and personalized service in addition to the variety of designs, fabrics and kits for your special quilting projects. Start your quilting project today!
18 Extraordinary Extras offers a variety of fabrics (as pictured above), quilting supplies, quilting books, kits, patterns, and notions. They also feature some giftware, skin care and baby items. Be sure to take in the 20th
Anniversary Quilt Show Vermilion Quilters Guild May 6 & 7, 2017 at the Vermilion Regional Centre.
May 6-7 - Vermilion Quilt Show July 1-2 - Tofield Country Quilters Quilt Show July 7-9 - Edgerton Agricultural Bench Show July 22 - Radway Quilt Show Sept 10 - Harvest of the Past Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village See more events pages 4-8.
Shop S hop eAST EAST OF eDMONTON EDMONTON
Quality plants, produce and gifts await your arrival. Visit these great places for your garden gifts and supplies, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and more. Get growing with Go East of Edmonton!
Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouse
Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouse Hanging Baskets, Trees Bedding Plants, Shrubs Giftshop & more! 20 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28 & 3 km S on Hwy 41.
“Every year, I shop at a different greenhouse featured in the Go East of Edmonton Greenhouse Tour. Last year, I visited Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouses, near Bonnyville. It was pouring rain when I went, so what better way to spend the afternoon than in a greenhouse. I was happy to see the handy carts to help haul all of my beautiful plants. As I entered each greenhouse I was awed by the amazing selection and the beautiful colours!”
Country Clay & 11. Garden Works
Greenhouse & Gardens Bedding Plants, Perennials, Hanging Baskets, & more!
21212 Twp Rd 580 (NE of Redwater)
For more info see ad page 36.
April 25 - June 15 daily 9 am - 8 pm by Jolene Kisilevich @goeastofyeg June 16 - Sept 30 call for hours.
Maple Park Farm Greenhouses & Garden Centre *Bedding Plants *Perennials *Trees & Shrubs
(780) 662-3820 587-281-4884 Irma, AB
For more info see ad page 101.
2802 - 50th Avenue
www.mapleparkfarm.com 8 km east of Tofield on Hwy 14 to RR 184; 2 km south (Twp Rd 502); 3/4 km east
780-875-7762 For more info see ad page 91.
*Four Greenhouses *Pond & Garden Displays *Coffee Shop *Hard Ice Cream
Bedding plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, farm gate vegetable sales, gift shop & more!
AND GARDEN CENTRE
Hwy. 897 & Twp. 514 - Kitscoty (10 km N of Kitscoty; 10 km S of Marwayne) 780-847-2586 email@example.com
*Greenhouse *Giftware *Outdoor
Weddings 25 min. east of Edmonton & Sherwood Park
780-662-2494 www.has ngslakegardens.com
Bruderheim - 4916-45 St Opens April 1st Fort Sask Satellite Loca on Opens May 1st (See map on website)
* Private Plan ng Classes * Watch for Upcoming Events
Photo Contest Winner BEST Wildlife
Kids ATTRACTIONS Splash Down in a Spray Park!
ATTRACTIONS & ADVeNTUReS
With Spray Parks all over the region – you don’t have to look too far to cool off on those sunny days of summer. See the complete list on our website at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Attractions
GO to the Zoo A family favourite - don’t miss the Border City Petting Zoo just east of Lloydminster. From pot belly pigs, to reptiles, to lemurs! See ad page 92.
GO bouncing Inflateable Fun Zone in Vegreville. See ad page 83.
Photo Contest Winner BEST Water Adventure
#mygoeastofedm Photo Contest Submissions: Top Right - White snowy owl taken near Mundare by Monica Helgoth, Bottom right Harvest Moon over Clear Lake near Wainwright by Linda Long. See page 25 for details on the 2017 PHOTO CONTEST.
Family Fun Road Trip
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Watch for surprises like this hay bale creation along highways east of Edmonton. Photo by Sheila Banack.
Killam Sedgewick Lougheed
Fabyan Train Trestle
See page 25.
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• Bonnyville Angus Shaw Statue (Located at the Bonnyville Museum) • Edmonton Baseball Bat (97 St & 118 Ave) • Elk Point Peter Fidler Statue (Hwy 41) • Fabyan Train Trestle (near Wainwrigh t off Hwy 14) • Heisler Baseball Glove (downtow n) • Saddle Lake Cree Indian Metal Sculpture • Smoky Lake Pumpkin Park (Dow ntown) • St. Paul U.F.O. Landing Pad (Hwy 28) • Waskatenau R.C.M.P. Memorial Statue (South & East on the Victoria Trail) • Wainwright Free Standing Clock Tower (Downtown)
Myrnam Dove Heisler Baseball Glove
See more BIG photos throughout this Guide.
With over 50 museums and historic sites, plus historic main streets, murals and more – East Central Alberta is the place to go this summer! Enjoy Ukrainian museums, aboriginal culture, forts and fur trading posts. See the only Romanian Museum in Alberta at Boian. Tour the unique Bodo Archaeological Site.
Cody Kisilevich at Andrew Museum
ART GALLERIES CASINOS
Fort Saskatchewan Dow Centennial Centre Art Gallery 780-992-6400 HOLDEN - THE GALLERY IN THE LUTHERAN CHURCH 4916 - 49 Ave. 780-603-9387. See ad page 98. INNISFREE ART & GIFT GALLERY 780-581-0871. See ad page 85. Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre 4420-50 Ave. 306-825-5655 St. Paul Visual Arts Centre 4316 - 53 St. 780-645-3071 Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501 780-410-8585 Tofield Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre Art Gallery 780-662-3269 Vegreville Visual Artists Gallery 4928 - 50 Ave 780-902-3537 Viking The Station Gallery & Arts Centre Guild 780-336-3466
HIGHWAY 28 & North
CAMROSE RESORT CASINO Hwy 13. 1-888-784-8441. See ad page 111. Cold Lake - Casino Dene Hwy 28. 780-594-7900
GUIDeD TOURS, TRIPS & PACKAGeS
GRAIN ELEVATORS Andrew Grain Elevator Interpretive Centre Downtown. 780-365-2237 LOUGHEED IRON CREEK MUSEUM 780-386-2337. See ad pg 124. Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum 780-745-2150 Radway Krause Grain Elevator 780-736-3542
Métis Crossing See ad page 41.
Fort George & Buckingham House See ad page 52.
ExperienceAlberta.ca See ad page 77.
Musée St. Paul Museum
See ad page 52.
See ad page 124.
OTHER MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES NORTHEAST - HWY 28 & North
EAST - HWY 15 & 45
Cold Lake Museums 780-594-3546 Elk Point Mural 100' long historical mural on 50th Ave. 780-724-3810 Frog Lake Massacre National Historic Site Heinsburg Gibbons Museum 4709-48 Ave. 780-923-2148. Heinsburg - Railway Theme Park 780-943-2333 Lac La Biche Museum & Discovery Centre 780-623-1727 Lac La Biche Mission National Historic Site 780-623-3274 Lac La Biche Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Art & Artifacts 780-623-5666 Mallaig & District Museum 780-635-3757 McGuire Tractor Museum South of Gibbons. 780-973-6296 Plamondon & District Museum 780-798-3193 RCMP Memorial Statue - SE of Waskatenau. 780-358-2208 Redwater Museum Downtown. 780-942-3206 Rich Lake Museum 780-623-7756 Saddle Lake Museum & Cree Indian Sculpture 780-726-3829 Smoky Lake Museum Off Hwy 28. 780-656-1302 Smoky Lake CN Museum CNR Station Downtown 780-656-3677 Thorhild Museum located in Thorhild Library 210-7Ave. 780-398-3502 Vilna Poolhall & Barbershop 780-636-3620
Bruderheim - Old Walker School Museum 780-796-3731 Chipman Historical Foundation 780-363-2383 Dewberry Valley Museum Next to village office. 780-847-3053 Lamont County Churches Historic Tours 780-895-2233 Mundare - Basilian Fathers Museum 780-764-3887 Shandro Museum Willingdon. By appt only 780-603-0616 Two Hills & District Historical Museum 780-657-2438
See ad page 54.
Battle River Train Excursions See ad page 121.
Victoria Settlement See ad page 41.
HIGHWAY 15 & 45 Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian
See ad page 68.
EAST - HWY 16 Beaver Lake Cairn Historical Site SW of Mundare. 780-456-0407 Lavoy Akasu Hill Minburn County Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centrer 306-825-5655 Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange and Cross Roads Museum 780-763-2304 Ranfurly Museum 780-658-2107 Strathcona County Bremner House 780-416-6739
Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site See ad page 58. Vegreville Regional Museum See ad page 82.
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
See ad page 23.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 Alliance Museum 780-879-3911 Camrose Heritage Railway Station 780-672-3099 Chauvin Museum 4810-1st Ave. 780-858-3881 Diplomat Mine Museum
SW of Forestburg.
Forestburg Historical Museum 780-582-2298 SOUTHEAST - HWY 14 Kingman Regional School Museum CENTRAL RURAL EAST ALBERTA MUSEUMS 780-672-8220 (CREAM) - Create a driving tour with 16 Meeting Creek - Canadian Northern museums along Hwys 16, 14 & 13. Railway Station. 780-672-3099 See ad on page 22. Provost & District Museum 780-753-6667 St. Norbert's Rosenheim Church Learn more about the South East of Provost. 780-753-6697 Attractions online at Strome Sodbusters Archives Museum 780-376-3688 GoEastofEdmonton.com
HIGHWAY 14 Wainwright Museum, Railway Park & Buffalo Centre See ad page 103.
Bodo Archaeological Center & Site See ad page 127.
Lougheed Iron Creek Museum See ad page 124.
Discover Roots & Community
Central Rural East Alberta Museums
Vermilion Heritage Mu
t Centennial Museu
Camrose & Distric
local history exhibits • heritage demonstrations • archives & local art • historic buildings community history books • classic farm machinery
Create your own path of history... Camrose & District Centennial Museum 4522-53 St 780-672-3298 May 17 - Sept Wed-Sun 10-5 pm
Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park* 4407-47 Ave 780-672-3099 Victoria Day-last Sat in Aug Tues-Sat 10-5 pm www.canadiannorthern.ca
Edgerton Museum SW corner of Edgerton 780-755-2189/2248 780-842-8847 Victoria Day-Labour Day Mon-Fri 1-4 pm Sat-Sun 2-4 pm www.edgerton.ca
Innisfree Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum 5203-50 Ave (mainstreet) 780-592-3886 or 780-787-0574 Victoria Day-Labour Day Tues-Sun 9-1 pm
Irma Museum* north end of mainstreet 780-754-2261 Victoria Day-Labour Day Wed & Sun 1-4 pm www.irma.ca Lougheed Iron Creek Museum* east side of Lougheed 780-386-2337/3970 or 780-888-2123 www.villageoflougheed.com
Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum 780-745-2150/2412/2442 May-Sept 10-5 pm daily
Holden Historical Society Museum* 4928-50 Ave 780-688-3593 Mid-May to Labour Day Fri-Sun 12-4 pm www.village.holden.ab.ca d en Ho l
Tofield Museum* 5020-48 Ave, service road off Hwy 14 780-662-3269 June-Aug Tues-Sat 10-5 pm www.tofieldalberta.ca
Vermilion Heritage Museum* 5310-50 Ave 780-853-6211 Victoria Day-Labour Day 1-5 pm daily
Viking Museum* north end of mainstreet 780-336-3066 or 780-385-0910 Victoria Day-Labour Day
Wainwright Museum 1001-1 Ave 780-842-3115 May-Aug 9-5 pm daily Sept-April 12-4 pm Thurs-Sun
Wainwright Rail Park* 4 Ave South (Canola Rd) 780-842-7951
Vegreville Regional Museum* 1 km east of Vegreville Hwy 16A 780-632-7650 May Victoria Day-Aug Tues-Fri 11-5 pm, Sat-Sun 1-5 pm www.vegreville.com
The Legion of the Frontiersmen* west of Tofield on Hwy 14 780-457-0646/780-913-7563 May-Sept Sat. 1-3 pm
Sedgewick Archives Gallery & Museum; Goose Creek School 4702-48 St 780-384-3741/3571/3645 Year-round Tues & Thurs 1:30-4:30 pm www.sedgewick.ca
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Ryley Museum 5107-49 St 780-663-3653/2372/3752 July-Aug Wed, Fri, Sat 1-5 pm; open 3rd Sat in June www.ryley.ca
Elk Island National Park
*Call for summer hours & additional hours. *Call for winter hours & visits by appointment.
Step back in time! Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
History is brought to life at this open-air museum depicting early settlement in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. Explore more than 35 restored historic buildings and visit with costumed role-players, who recreate the life of east central Alberta's early Ukrainian pioneers. Make your experience complete with mouth-watering Ukrainian food. Why is the story of Ukrainian immigration to Canada significant in east central Alberta? The first Ukrainian settlement in Canada was established northeast of Edmonton during the years 1892-1894, north of present-day Lamont. Between 1892 and 1930, Ukrainian immigrants established other bloc settlements (or colonies) in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. None was larger, however, than the Ukrainian bloc settlement in east central Alberta. Today, Edmonton has the largest Ukrainian population among all Canadian cities and Alberta has the largest population among all provinces. This summer's feature exhibit, Where We Came From, celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation by highlighting stories and experiences of ordinary Albertan families, as understood and presented by the youngest generation of Albertans. See the best artwork submitted by Alberta students as they share their family history in a piece of artwork.
2017 Special Events Celebration of Spring – Monday, May 22 Join the excitement of opening weekend with one of Alberta's largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas. Vintage Day/Kalyna Voice – Sunday, June 25 Experience Alberta's history by driving back in time with a special display of historic vehicles on Vintage Day and see tomorrow's singing stars at the Kalyna Voice contest. Ukrainian Day – Sunday, August 13 Celebrate the pioneer roots of Alberta's Ukrainian community at this annual celebration of culture and heritage, proudly co-hosted with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council. Friends' Ukrainian Music Fest – Sunday, August 27 Experience a live concert blending traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian music at the 32nd annual Friends Ukrainian Music Fest. Harvest of the Past – Sunday, September 10 Celebrate Alberta's agricultural roots with a traditional harvest to close the end of the UCHV summer season.
Operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 (just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park). Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day (May 20 to Sept 4). Admission is charged. Show your current Experience Alberta's History pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card and get in free!
New UNESCO Biosphere in Edmonton's
On March 19, 2016, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated the Beaver Hills Moraine a Biosphere.
Only 20 minutes east of Edmonton, Alberta the Beaver Hills Biosphere is a distinct landscape covering 1,572 km2 of hummocky moraine. The rolling hills of the moraine support a patchwork of valuable wetlands, small lakes, and forested uplands. The Beaver Hills supports both boreal forest species and parkland species including up to 48 mammals, 8 amphibians and reptiles, and with over 140 species of birds it's a birdwatchers paradise! Come out for some walking, hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, cross-country skiing, golfing, camping, birding, cycling, and wildlife photography.
Destinations in the Biosphere - Elk Island National Park - Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area - Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village - Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary - Strathcona Wilderness Centre - Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
New Biodiversity Trail Open in the Biosphere The Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail, located at 52521 Range Road 211 in Strathcona County, officially opened on September 9th, 2016. The trail is 2.0 kilometres long with benches, lookout points and a picnic area at the trail head. Interpretive signage to educate and experience biodiversity, culture, the story of the land and the vision of the Biosphere is scheduled to be installed in summer 2017.
We look forward to seeing you soon! Website: http://www.beaverhills.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BHIBiosphere/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BHIBiosphere 24
Elk Island National Park
Rediscover the peace and beauty of the prairie landscape at Elk Island National Park in 2017. The Government of Canada invites Canadians to experience and learn more about our environment and our heritage throughout 2017 – the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Admission to Elk Island National Park is free in 2017 (camping and program fees still apply). There are numerous opportunities to spot wildlife just a half hour away from Edmonton! Keep an eye out for elk, white tailed deer and moose that roam freely within the Park. As you explore, watch as plains and wood bison herds graze in their natural habitat or observe the antics of industrious beavers building lodges and dams. See how many of the 250 bird species flying overhead you can spot! Some prefer five stars…visit Elk Island National Park where you can see many, many more. Enjoy a truly Canadian camping experience at the Astotin Lake campground. Situated near Astotin Lake and overlooking a picturesque marshland, this campground is a spectacular place to set up camp and enjoy the warmth of a fire as the sun sets. These unserviced campsites provide quick access to the beach, soccer field, playground, golf course and interpretive theatre. All sites include picnic tables and fire pits and are located near shower and washroom facilities. The campground is open annually from May to October (weather permitting). New this year – oTENTiks! The oTENTik is an A-frame tent and cabin in one that offers a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure. It's a unique concept for visitors to enjoy camping with the comfort of a bed and a campsite already set up and ready to go. Are you
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missing camping gear or would you like to camp with less preparation? Try out our equipped campsites! Campsites include tents, sleeping pads, propane stove, camping chairs, lanterns, cooking gear and a dining tent. All you have to bring is your sense of adventure! Teeming with wildlife, 80 km of trails, canoe rentals, camping, picnic sites, lakes to paddle and starry skies, there are endless ways to enjoy the magic of Elk Island National Park. Be sure to stop in at the gift shop, located at the Visitor Centre, get your FREE Discovery Pass and pick up a souvenir to remember your trip!
2017 Special Events Canada Day July 1 Parks Day July 15
Bison Fest August 19 Star Party September 2 & 3
Located: only 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 For more information: To reserve a campsite, please visit http://reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca or call 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) Check out the website www.parkscanada.gc.ca/elkisland. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-780-922-5790
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Monthly Prizes! Go East 2017 Big Ticket Giveaways! Over $1000 in Prizes to be won...
Elk Island National Park
Tickets to Concerts, Rodeos, Fair Passes, Golf Passes, Camping and much more!
See the full list of prizes and enter online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com 2016 Winners see pages 19, 56, 71 & 82.
Photo Contest Submission Mannville Riverview Golf Course by Celine Worotniak
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Stay & Play Hotels & motels BRUDERHEIM STUDIO 6 HOTEL - See ad page 60. CAMROSE CAMROSE RESORT CASINO HOTEL See ad page 111. NORSEMEN INN - See ad page 111. DAYSLAND DAYSLAND HOTEL - See ad pg 115. DERWENT DERWENT HOTEL - See ad page 72. EDGERTON EDGERTON OASIS HOTEL See ad page 106. KILLAM KILLAM KROSSING HOTEL See ad page 117. WAGON WHEEL MOTEL See ad page 116.
LAMONT ARCHIE'S MOTEL - See ad page 64. HEARTLAND HOTEL See ad page 62. SMOKY LAKE SMOKY LAKE INN - See ad page 44. SUPER 8 MOTEL - See ad page 44. STRATHCONA COUNTY SHERWOOD PARK HOTELS See ad page 76. TWO HILLS JUNCTION INN - See ad page 69. UNIQUE LODGING TOFIELD FOOTLOOSE CABOOSE LODGE See ad page 95. CABINS - See Camping Section page 28-34.
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Camrose Ramada 1-888-672-5208
St. Paul Canalta 1-866-866-0688
Camrose Canalta 1-877-672-7303
Lac La Biche Ramada 1-888-623-2250
Lac La Biche Canalta 1-855-623-1740
Provost Canalta 1-866-753-2896
Wainwright Ramada 1-866-934-7994
Westlock Ramada 1-888-319-2245
See ad outside back cover.
More Accommodations online at GoEastofEdmonton.com
Mon-Thurs only & after 2 pm on Weekends. 1 coupon per person/month
Mundare, AB - Just 30 minutes east of Sherwood Park
ENTER THE PHOTO CONTEST See page 25.
TOP PICKS Tee off on some unique golf courses east of Edmonton. See if you can land your ball on the island green at Daysland Golf Club. Have you ever seen black sandtraps, like at Coal Creek Golf Resort? Better make it over the water in Vegreville, thereâ€™s lots of it. And yes, you just might see whitetails at Whitetail Crossing in Mundare. Take advantage of the free gate pass at Elk Island National Park and play a round at Elk Island Golf Course. Enjoy the river view at Mannville Riverview Golf and RV Resort. Be sure to check out the featured golf courses highlighted below and on the Golf Map.
NORTHEAST - HWY 28
EAST - HWY 16
Ardmore Golf Club 780-826-4509 Bonnyville Golf & Country Club 780-826-4886 Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club 780-594-5341 Elk Point Golf Club 780-724-3733 Gibbons - Goose Hummock Golf Resort 780-921-2444 Grand Centre Golf Club 780-594-2121 Lac La Biche Golf Club 780-623-4288 Long Lake - Northern Ridge Golf 780-576-3939 Mann Lake Golf Club 780-645-0377 Redwater Golf Club 780-942-3993 Smoky Lake Golf Club 780-656-2121 St. Paul Golf Club 780-645-4077 Vilna Golf Course 780-636-3660
Kitscoty Golf Club 780-846-2950 Lloydminster Golf & Country Club 306-825-5494 Lloydminster - Rolling Green Fairways 780-875-4653
ELK ISLAND GOLF COURSE
MUNDARE - WHITETAIL CROSSING 780-764-3999 MYRNAM/DERWENT GOLF CLUB 780-366-2190 See ad page 71.
TWO HILLS LIONS GOLF CLUB 780-657-3451. See ad page 69.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 14
COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT 780-663-2473
EDGERTON GOLF COURSE 780-755-2462. See ad page 107. Irma Golf Club 780-754-2184 Tofield Golf Course 780-662-3457 Tofield - Miquelon Hills Golf Course 780-662-2499 Viking Golf Club 780-336-3424
WAINWRIGHT RIVERDALE MINI PARK 780-842-2996 See ad page 103. Wainwright Golf Club 780-842-3046 Wainwright - Arm Lake Rec Area 780-842-4727
Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course
MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & RV RESORT 780-763-2252 Paradise Valley (Three Cities) Golf Course 780-745-2287 Sandy Beach Regional Park Lloydminster. 306-825-2092 Strathcona County Broadmoor Golf Course 780-467-7373 Country-side Golf Course 780-467-4653 Fox Run Golf Course 780-998-4653 Legends Golf & Country Club 780-449-4911 Northern Bear Golf Club 780-922-2327 Coyote Crossing Golf Course 780-467-5060
780-998-3161 Fort Saskatchewan - Fort-In-View Golf Course 780-998-1234 Fort Saskatchewan Golf & Curling Club 780-998-3372 Marwayne Lea Park Raven View Golf Course 780-847-2651
Present this ad and receive FREE power cart with purchase of 2 green fees Thursdays only.
9 hole (par 36), grass greens with challenging water hazards & bunkers
See ad page 86.
EAST - HWY 15 & 45
18 Hole Championship Course RV Park Open RR 182 & Twp RD 492, SW of Ryley
Present this ad and receive 2 for 1 green fees for 9 holes with rental of a power cart.
Tee Times Call: 780-632-3140
Located 2 km N of the Jct of Hwy. 16A & 47 St, Vegreville
VEGREVILLE KINSMEN GOLF CLUB 780-632-3140 Vermilion Golf Club 780-853-4444
SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 Camrose Golf Course 780-672-2691 Camrose Whistle Stop Golf Course 780-672-6490
10 DAYSLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 780-374-3633 11 FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE 780-582-3693
Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course 780-888-2288 Hughendon Golf Club 780-856-2066 New Norway Silver Creek Golf Course 780-855-3982 Provost & District Golf Club 780-753-6478 Rosalind Double Dam Golf Course 780-375-2154
12 SEDGEWICK GOLF COURSE
780-384-3670. See ad page 123.
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OUTDOOR ADVentures Family Fun
While on your paddling adventure soak in the spectacular scenery of the region’s lakes and rivers. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking and tubing at various locations including the North Saskatchewan River, Battle River and Vermilion River. Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park is very popular with canoe, kayak and SUP rentals available. Lakeland Provincial Park in Lac La Biche region, offers the only canoe circuit in Alberta. The 38 kilometre paddle is an exceptional experience. When portaging between the seven lakes, use the canoe carts available to add to the ease and enjoyment.
SUP at Lac la Biche Lake Photo by Mel Skladan
GO cAMPING Your BEST Guide to Camping for all of East Central Alberta!
OVER 150 CAMPGROUNDS NORTHEAST- HWY 28 ARDMORE ARDMORE CAMPSITE - 10 sites. Services: (N). Recreation: ATV trail, golf. 780-826-4509
GO Canoeing & kayaking Elk Island National Park Paul & Kathy Canuck @TeamBearPaws
BELLIS BEACH LAKE - Open: May - Oct. 25 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: beach, swimming, canoeing, fishing. 2 km S of Bellis turn-off on Hwy 28. 780-650-0412 KADUK LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Oct. 13 sites, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, fishing. 7 km N of Bellis. 587-335-5510
BONNYVILLE FRANCHERE BAY REC. AREA - Open: May Sept. 198 sites, showers, caretaker, day use area, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, dump station. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, playground, fishing, trails- ATV. 5 km N of Bonnyville on Hwy 41, 18 km W on Sec. Rd. 660 & 2 km S at Moose lake. 1-877-537-2757 MOOSE LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May Sept. 59 sites, picnic area, dump station, day use area, firewood, group camping. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails - ATV, boat launch, bird watching, swimming, fishing. 10 km W Hwy 660, then 2 km S. 1-877-537-2757 MURIEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: May Sept. 93 sites, caretaker, firewood, day use area, group camping, dump station, laundromat, store, toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: boating, beach, bird watching, baseball, volleyball, horseshoes, soccer trails, fishing, playground. SE of Bonnyville. 780-826-4140
PELICAN POINT PARK - Open: May- Sept. 37 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, picnic area, dump station, group camping. Services: (N). Recreation: trails, boat launch, canoeing, swimming, beach, fishing, playground, trails. 16 km W on Hwy. 660 then 6.5 km S at Moose lake. 780-573-8828 VEZEAU BEACH PARK - Open: May - Oct. 24 sites, day use area, picnic area, outhouse, showers, laundromat, caretaker, dump station, flush toilets, firewood. Services: 30 amp, (PWS). Recreation: playground, golf course, boat launch, beach, fishing. 5 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28 – next to visitor centre. 780-826-6337 POPLAR ESCAPE RV – 780-812-4507 ROCKY MEADOWS COUNTRY GETAWAY – 780-826-6053 SPRING BEACH CAMPGROUND – 780-826-6277
BOYLE BOYLE RV PARK - 27 sites. Services: (PW) 780-689-3643 SHORELINE CAMPING & FISHING RESORT – 780-689-4363
CASLAN CHUMP LAKE CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. Recreation: boat launch, fishing, trails –hiking, ATV. 1 km west and 2 km north of Caslan. NORTH BUCK LAKE REC. AREA - Open May 15 - Oct. 15, 125 sites, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails, boat launch, swimming, beach, fishing. 4 km N of Caslan off Sec. Rd. 663. 780-689-4602
Alberta Provincial Campgrounds To Reserve: 1-877-537-2757 www.albertaparks.ca
Tubing on the North Saskatchewan River at Bear Ridge Campground Photo by KC Lloyd
•Most campgrounds have firepits, picnic tables and shaded/wooded sites. •This campground guide also includes Trail & Recreation information. •Rates, services and phone numbers listed are subject to change. » Indicate campground has an advertisement.
GO RVing COLD LAKE COLD LAKE M.D. CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 71 sites, caretaker, day use area, group camping, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation: beach, boating, fishing, swimming, soccer, volleyball. 2301 - 1 Ave.780-639-4121 COLD LAKE PROV. PARK - May - Oct. 117 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, dump station, group camping, flush toilets, showers, store. Services: (PW/N). Recreation: bird watching, boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, trails. 5 km NE of Cold Lake off Hwy 28. 1-877-537-2757 CRANE LAKE REC. AREA - Open: May Sept. 2 campgrounds, East-29 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). West-24 sites, dump station, concession. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, swimming. 25 km W of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55 & 5 km N. 780- 573-6443 ETHEL LAKE PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May-Oct. 11 sites, caretaker, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). Recreation: boat launch, fishing, horseshoes, playground, swimming. 22 km NW of Cold Lake. 780-573-9569 FRENCH BAY PROV. REC. AREA – Open May-Sept. 10 sites – day use, picnic area. Services: (N). Recreation: boating, beach, fishing, swimming. 15 km NE of Cold Lake. 780-594-7856 MANATOKAN LAKE CAMPGROUND Open May-Sept. 20 sites. Services: (PWS). Recreation: beach, boat launch, fishing. NW of Iron River off Hwy 55. 780-812-5521 WOLF LAKE M.D. REC. PARK - Open: May – Sept. 67 sites, caretaker, picnic area, dump station, outhouses, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, boat launch, fishing. West of Iron River on Hwy 55, then 30 km N on access road. 780-826-0556 ENGLISH BAY PROV. REC. AREA – Open May-Oct, 57 sites. Services: (P). Recreation: boat launch, beach, swimming. 16 km N of Cold Lake. 780-594-7856 BODINA RESORT – 780-826-7165 BAYWOOD PARK – 780-573-3108 COUNTRY CAMPING – 587-201-0184 RUNWAY RV PARK – 780-639-3253 SHELTER BAY RESORT – 780-639-3069 EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE – 780-639-3114 HAMILTON HOUSE RV PARK – 780-594-7257
ELK POINT ELK POINT REC. PARK - Open: May - Oct. 17 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, multi-use Iron Horse Trail. On edge of town on Sec Hwy 646 by golf course. 780-724-3810 ELK POINT RIVER PARK – Open May to Oct. 8 sites, day use area, picnic shelter, viewing deck. Services: (P/N) 3.5 km south of Elk Point. 780-724-3810 ELKS WILDERNESS PARK - 12 sites, 3 day use, firewood, water. On Kehewin Lake, 9 km N of Elk Point. 780-724-4402 KEHEWIN PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May – Sept. 35 sites, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 14 km N of Elk Point on Hwy. 41. 1-877-537-2757
WHITNEY LAKES PROV. PARK - Open May – Sept. Whitney Lake 53 sites. Ross Lake 149 sites, Services: (P/N). Day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group use areas, picnic shelter, showers. Recreation: playground, volleyball, horseshoes, trails (40km), hiking, beach, swimming, canoeing. 27 km E of Elk Point on Hwy. 646. 1-877-537-2757
FROG LAKE/FISHING LAKE RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 36 sites, showers, Services: (P) Recreation: playground, beach, fishing. N of Frog Lake off Hwy 897. 780-943-2202
GIBBONS LONGRIDERS RV PARK - 780-923-3300
GLENDON CHICKENHILL LAKE M.D. PARK – Open May-Sept. 26 sites, firewood, day-use area. Services: (N). Recreation: boating, canoeing, beach, fishing, playground. 13 km S on Hwy 882 & 3 km E. 780-573-8941 MINNIE LAKE M.D. PARK - 18 sites – day use, firewood. Services: (P/N) Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing, playground, swimming. 5 km NE of Glendon on Hwy 660. 780-573-6666 PYROGY PARK - Open: May - Oct. 10 sites, dump station, day use areas. Services: (N) Free. Recreation: In town next to pyrogy. 780-635-3807
HEINSBURG WATERTOWER CAMPSITE - 6 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, hiking, ATV, equestrian, canoeing, North Sask. River. Southside of Heinsburg. 780-943-2333
KIKINO SILVER BIRCH RESORT - Open: Year-round. 30 sites, 206 seasonal stalls, day use area, dump station, flush toilets, showers, group use area, 9 cabins, caretaker. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: beach, playground, horseshoes, boat launch, fishing, ATV trails. Follow Hwy 28 to Hwy 36, approx 40 km N then E 7 km (on Whitefish Lake). 780-623-3252
LAC LA BICHE BEAVER LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK - Open May-Oct. 98 sites. day use, firewood, showers, store. Services: (PW/N). Recreation: boat launch, fishing, beach, playground, swimming. 6 km east of Lac La Biche on Hwy 663. 1-877-537-2757 BEAVER LAKE GROUP CAMP AREA – Open May-Sept. 5 sites, (P/W). Services: free firewood, group camping. Recreation: Fishing, swimming. 6 km E of Lac La Biche on HWY 663. 1-877-537-2757 CROW LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK – Open May-Sept. 30 sites, pit/vault toilets. Services: (N). Recreation: bird watching, canoeing, fishing. 154 km N of Lac La Biche, NW shore of Crow Lake. 780-743-7437 ELINOR LAKE RESORT – 1-877-623-3990 FORK LAKE PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept. 43 sites, firewood, picnic area. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, swimming. SE of Lac La Biche. 780-404-6196 HEART LAKE CAMPGROUND – Open MaySept. 10 sites, free firewood, group camping. Recreation: beach, boat launch, fishing, playground, swimming. 62 km N of Lac La Biche on HWY 881. 780-623-2130
Photo by Shane Kisilevich
From feasting on rainbow trout to trophy fishing on the lakes or the North Saskatchewan River for Alberta Sturgeon–you are sure to experience fantastic fishing in the region. Up to 10 species of fish await your hook in over 100 lakes, ponds and rivers in the area, many of which are great in both summer and winter.
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ALBERTA FISHING INFORMATION - Pick up a copy of the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations for complete details or visit them online at: www.albertaregulations.ca ALBERTA FISHING REPORTS online at www.ifishalberta.com See ad page 57. Photo by Darren Kisilevich
Photo by Cindy Usenik
For locations of lakes, parks, and Recreation Areas refer to the Campground Listings in this Guide and detailed Map inside back cover.
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GO Hiking & Biking East of Edmonton there are over 20 National and Provincial Parks and Recreation Areas with trails. In addition, there are numerous other trails at campgrounds and other designated natural areas to enjoy. In total, there are over 1000 km of trails at over 50 locations across the region. Refer to the Campground Listings to find details about these parks and trails. See the pullout map for locations (inside back cover). Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area has 4 staging areas that act as trail heads within the 97 sq km of total trail network. There are over 85 km of trails that are great for hiking, cycling, equestrian, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing . Call 780-922-3293. Elk Island National Park - Explore 11 trails totalling over 80 km of multi-use trails for summer and winter. More details on page 25. Lakeland Provincial Park in Lac La Biche region boasts over 45 kilometres of trails for biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Shaw Lake has a looped trail circuit system so you can plan to extend or minimize your route throughout the day. Northwest Bruderheim Natural Area includes over 600 acres in 2 locations, west of Highway 830 on Twp Rd 562, north on Rg Rd 211. Both locations will allow you to discover the beauty of the natural landscape. Discover the trails and walk along the banks of Beaverhill Creek to see an amazing array of wildflowers. Enjoy the many activities—mushroom and berry picking, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is a four-season outdoor adventure centre, boasting 12 km of trails. Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, disc-golfing, hiking, wildlife watching, tent camping, picnicking, and more. The Wilderness Centre is located 16 km east of Sherwood Park and is open daily year round. In the winter you can rent complete x-country ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages. See ad page 76.
LAKELAND CANOE CIRCUIT – 16 rustic backcountry campsites located throughout the hiking, biking Trails and Canoe network of lakes in Lakeland Prov. Park. 780-623-7189. www.albertaparks.ca LAKELAND PROV. PARK - Open: May - Oct. 204 sites. 4 different campgrounds; Pinehurst Lake - 63 sites, Touchwood Lake 93 sites, Seibert Lake - 43 sites, Ironwood 20 sites, group camping, dump station, free firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: multiuse trails 100 km - all types, beach, boat launch, fishing, hiking, swimming. S & E of Lac La Biche. 780-623-7189 www.albertaparks.ca SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL PROV. PARK Open: May -0ct. 72 sites, group camping, showers, store, dump station, firewood, canoe & kayak rental. Services: 30 amp (P/N). 5 all-season Cabin rentals . Recreation: trails, boat launch, beaches, bird watching, biking, hiking, playground, swimming, fishing. 13 km NE of Lac La Biche off SH 881. 1-877-537-2757 SPRUCE POINT RESORT – 780-623-3930 PLAMONDON WHITE SANDS RESORT 780-798-2254 YOUNG'S BEACH CAMP - 780-623-2604
» GEORGE'S RV CAMPGROUND - Yearround RV stalls. Off Hwy 831 on Long Lake Road. 780-473-2511. See ad page 40. LONG LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May – Sept. 220 sites, showers, concession, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, day use area, group camping, laundromat. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, golf, horseshoe pits, interpretive programs, trails (26 km) hiking, biking, ATV, equestrian, beach, swimming, boat launch & rentals, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 38 km N of Waskatenau on SH 831. 1-877-537-2757 NORTHERN RIDGE GOLF & RV RESORT 780-576-3939
MALLAIG MALLAIG BEACH CAMPSITE - Open: May Labour Day. 24 sites. firewood, cook shack, fish cleaning stand. Services: (N). Recreation: children's play area, beach, swimming, boating, fishing. Just south of Mallaig on Vincent Lake. 780-645-5263
PLAMONDON CAMP 3F GROUP CAMP – Open: May-Sept. 4 cabins available, group camping, flush toilets. Services: (N). Recreation: Fishing. 2 km N of Plamondon on HWY 858 and 5 km NE on TWP Road 682. 780-798-3478 PLAMONDON WHITE SANDS RESORT 780-798-2254
REDWATER Cody Kisilevich biking on a trail.
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For a great selection of hunting, fishing and camping supplies visit Lac La Biche Sporting Goods (see ad page 48); Poacher’s Corner in Glendon (see ad page 56) and Home Hardware Stores in Lloydminster, Wainwright and Forestburg (see pages 91, 105 & 119). For all of your paddling needs visit Up The Creek in Bonnyville (see ad page 55). Go Rving with Smyl RV in St. Paul & Cold Lake (see ad page 31). Get a new sled or ATV at Cross Country Sales in Sedgewick (see ad page 123). There is something for everyone when you check out St. Bride’s Trading Post (see ad page 49).
REDWATER RV PARK - Open: April- Oct. 10 sites, dump station and water station nearby. Services: (N). On Hwy 38 (48 Ave) in town. 780-942-3519
» BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND - on the North Saskatchewan River. See complete listing under Myrnam page 32. See ad page 71. www.bearridge.ca
»FLOATING STONE LAKE REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept 2. 46 sites, caretaker on site, day use fee, dump station, group camping, firewood for sale, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers, gazebo. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, trails, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, fishing, Boyne Lake. 4 km W of Ashmont on Hwy 28 A, 8 km N on paved road RR 115. 780-726-3428. See ad page 51.
» LAC BELLEVUE REC. AREA Open: May - Sept 2. 29 sites, day use fee, firewood for sale, picnic shelter, gazebo for group use, tenting area, caretaker, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 17.7 km S of St. Paul on Hwy. 881, then 6.4 km W on N side of lake. 780-645-2639. See ad page 51. » STONEY LAKE REC. AREA Open: May - Sept 2. 45 sites, caretaker on site, day use fee, dump station, flush toilets, showers, firewood for sale, group camping & gazebo rentals, picnic shelter, tent area. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 12 km W of Elk Point on Hwy 646. 780-724-2381. See ad page 51. STONEY LAKE COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND Services: (P/N), Rg Rd 81 off Hwy 646. 780-614-0775 ST. PAUL RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 40 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: golf, baseball, by swimming pool. 4800 - 55 St. 780-614-4244 ST. PAUL IRON HORSE TRAIL CAMPGROUND - Open: mid-May to mid-Oct. 82 sites, day use area, firewood, fishpond, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, wifi, caretaker. Services: 30&50 amp (PWS). Recreation: soccer field, multi-use trails. Located at 4012 - 53 Ave. 780-614-4244 » WESTCOVE REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept 2. 66 sites, day use fee, dump station, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, caretaker on site, tenting area. Services: 15&20 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, basketball, tennis, equipment rentals, trails, hiking, biking, horseshoes, pickleball, beach, spray park, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 16 km N of St.Paul or E of Ashmont off Hwy. 28A & 6 km south at Vincent Lake. 780-645-6688. See ad pg 51. SMOKY LAKE HANMORE LAKE Open: May – Sept. 2 campgrounds 53 sites. Day use area, firewood, group camping, picnic shelter, playground. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 16 km N of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 855; then 4 km West. 780-656-6580 HOWLIN’ COYOTE MOTORCYCLE CAMPGROUND 780-646-6382
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GO RVing ISLAND LAKE REC. AREA - 10 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, canoeing, fishing. 20 km N of Smoky Lake on Hwy 855, then 3 km NE. 780-656-6580 METIS CROSSING RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 21 sites, firewood, showers, picnic area, playground, gift shop, special events. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation: horsehoe pits, trails, hiking, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing on the North Saskatchewan River. 1 km E on Victoria Trail off Hwy 855. 780-656-2229 MONS LAKE REC. AREA - Open: April Oct. 8 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 6.4 km E of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 28; 3.2 km N and 0.4 km W. 587-335-5510 SMOKY LAKE GOLF RESORT - Open May Oct. 14 sites. Services: 30 amp (PWS). Recreation: golf. 1 minute N of town. Play & Stay Golf & RV Packages. 780-656-2121 SMOKY LAKE RV PARK - Open: May -Sept. 12 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: playground, baseball, museum. 4612 - 54 Ave. 780-656-3674
EAST - HWY 15 & 45 ANDREW ANDREW CAMPGROUND -10 unserviced sites, picnic shelter. West edge of town by community centre. 780-365-3687 ANDREW RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 16 sites, dump station, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30/50amps. (PWS/N) Recreation: playground. In town next to Duck. 780-365-3687
VILNA BONNIE LAKE VILNA REC. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 44 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 3 km E of Vilna along Hwy. 28 and 3 km N. 780-636-3620
North Bruderheim Provincial Recreation Area (14 km), just north of Bruderheim and east of Highway 830 along Twp Rd 565, is a designated OHV/ATV recreation area. However, please note that OHV use is not permitted on roads or road right-of-ways in this provincial recreation area.
CLANDONALD CLANDONALD CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, dump station on grounds near Community Hall. Services: (P/W). 780-853-8339
DEWBERRY DEWBERRY CAMPGROUND - Open May Sept. 39 sites, Services: (PWS/N) Monthly/weekly rates. 1st Ave north. 780-847-3034
ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK ASTOTIN LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open:
Redwater Sandhills Provincial Recreation Area (100 km) - The Sandhills Area boasts one of the largest sand dune fields in the region, and can be found only five minutes east of Redwater on Twp Rd. 574. The area contains numerous designated looping trails and is used extensively by ATV and snowmobile riders.
Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area (140 km) in Lac La Biche region, has shared trails for motorized ATVs and snowmobiles. Many of these trails have been upgraded so that ATV use does not degrade the trail and the landscape.
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May - Oct. 71 sites, day use area, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers, walk in tenting. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, golf, interpretive programs, trails (80km of hiking trails), snowshoeing, canoeing. oTENTiks and Equipped Camping now available. Info: 780922-5790. Reservations: 1-877-737-3783 or www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca See page 25.
» JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK (LEA PARK) - Open: April - Oct. 105 sites, dump
station, 2 camping cabins, firewood, family reunion building, 2 camp kitchens, showers, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelters, free wifi. Ser vices: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, horseshoes, hiking, swimming, boating, boat launch, fishing on North Sask. River. 17 km N WASKATENAU of Marwayne on Sec. Hwy 897. » PINE CREEK CAMPGROUND & REC. 780-847-2273. See ad page 73. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 8 sites, picnic MARWAYNE CAMPGROUND - Open: April shelter, flush toilets, showers. Services: Nov. 24 sites, day use area, dump station, (P/N) NE corner of Waskatenau next to ball flush toilets, showers, free wifi. Services: 30 diamonds. 780-358-2208. See ad page 40. amp (PWS). 2nd Ave & 2nd St South. 780-847-3784
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Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail (278 km) is a part of the Trans Canada Trail. This uninterrupted corridor of abandoned CN Rail Line welcomes all types of trail users. ATVs and snowmobiles are very popular on this trail. The western branch starts in Waskatenau, the eastern branch starts in Heinsburg, and the northern branch heads to Cold Lake.
BRUDERHEIM (VICTORIA TRAIL) CAMPGROUND - Open May-Oct. 22 sites, dump station. Services: (PWS/N). 780-796-3731
PARADISE COVE RESORT - Open: LAMONT RV PARK - 780-895-2220
Year-round. 150 sites (100 seasonal sites with power), day use area, dump station, firewood, outhouse toilets, showers, caretaker on site, store. Services: 15 /30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, beach, swimming, boat launch, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. Hwy. 36 proceed 22 km N, 10 km E to dead-end, follow signs (at Whitefish Lake). 780-636-2819. See ad page 45.
FORT LIONS CAMPGROUND (TURNER PARK) - Open: May - Oct. 24 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 15 amp SPEDDEN (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, GARNER LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May trails (68 km paved), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, Oct. 61 sites, day use area, dump station, canoeing. 10701 River Road . firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, 780-998-4074 showers. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, sports field, trails, » ELK ISLAND RETREAT LTD. A place to hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat enjoy nature, culture and quiet. This privately launch, motor boating, water skiing, owned campground features 36 full service canoeing, fishing. 5 km N of Spedden off Hwy RV sites, tipis, trapper cabins and tent sites. Coin-op showers and laundry, firewood 28. 1-877-537-2757 chrg. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Weekly, THORHILD CENTENNIAL PARK - 8 sites, dump station, monthly and seasonal rates available. No firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, large dogs. Recreation: Aboriginal cultural showers. Services: (N). Recreation: programs, nature trails. Near Elk Island National Park.780-998-0708 playground. West side of town. www.elkislandretreat.com 780-398-3741 HALFMOON LAKE PARK - 20 sites, day use area, picnic shelter. Services: (N) Recreation: playground, hiking, biking, beach, swimming. 14 km W of Thorhild along Hwy. 18 & 12 km S. 780-961-3308
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George’s RV Year round RV stalls, golf nearby. Across from Long Lake Provincial Park. See ad page 40.
MUNDARE DRAHOMANOW REC. AREA - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets. Open weekends only or by appt. Playground, baseball. Services: (N) from Mundare junction of Hwy 16 & Hwy. 855, 13 km S, 3 km E. 780-632-7486 MUNDARE RV CAMPSITE – Open Year round. 18 sites. Services: (PWS) Next to rec. centre and spray park. 5116 – 50 Ave. 780-764-3929 UKRAINA PARK CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 25 sites, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, concession building rental. Services: (P/N) Recreation: baseball, playground. North side on Hwy. 855. 780-603-1073
» BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND Open May - Sept. 25 sites, cabin, caretaker, dump station, firewood, weekend and seasonal sites, tenting, toilets, store. Services: (N), water available. Recreation: boating, canoeing, fishing, tubing, swimming, multi-use trails, wildlife viewing, horseshoe pits, bola ball, disc golf, playground, special events, golf nearby. South of St. Paul or North of Myrnam on the North Saskatchewan River off Hwy 881. 780-275-0363. www.bearridge.ca See ad page 71. » JACKFISH LAKE REC. AREA
Paradise Cove Resort Whitefish Lake. Open year round, daily & seasonal sites. Approx. 34 km N of Vilna. See ad page 45.
Open: May - Sept. 24 sites, showers, dump station, firewood, pavilion with kitchen, caretaker on site, store, group camping, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, beach, swimming, boat launch, electric motor boating, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 5 km W on Hwy. 45 & 6 km S. 780-208-0223 or 780-657-2499. See ad page 69. MYRNAM CAMPGROUND - 5 sites. Dump station. Services: (N) By arena. 780-366-3910
» MYRNAM DERWENT GOLF & CAMPING - 13 sites. Services: (PW/N). From Hwy 45 N on RR 85, E on Twp Rd 554. 780-646-2822. See ad page 71.
TWO HILLS GELETA PARK - 5 sites. Day use area, playground. Services: (N). Hwy. 36 S of town. 780-657-3542
» SANDY LAKE PARK - Open: May – Sept. Bear Ridge Campground New seasonal & weekend campsites. On the North Sask. River 10 min. N of Myrnam. See ad page 71.
37 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, pavilion with kitchen, day use area , caretaker on site. Services: 15 amp (PW/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits. 9 km W on Hwy. 45 & 13 km N on Sec. Rd. 860. 780-768-2330 or 780-657-2499. See ad page 69.
WILLINGDON BOIAN - ROMANIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM RV PARK - Open May-Sept. 6 sites, water. Services: (P/N). 4 miles north of Hwy 45 on RR 143. 780-768-3932 WILLINGDON CAMPGROUND & RV PARK 15 sites, flush toilets, showers. Services: (PWS). In town on Hwy 45. 780-367-2337
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golf course. 9 miles N of Marwayne. See ad page 73.
Go Camping East of Edmonton!
EAST - HWY 16 INNISFREE
» INNISFREE REC. PARK Open: May Sept. 67 sites, day use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, pull thrus, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horseshoe pits, trails. Hwys 16 and 870 junction at Innisfree, then 1 km S at Birch Lake. 780-592-3886 or 780-592-2414. See ad page 85. KITSCOTY KITSCOTY REGIONAL PARK - Open: May Oct. 19 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter and shower building. Services: 30 amp (P/N), internet. Recreation: baseball, golf, horseshoe pits, trails, park. In town. 780-846-2221
LLOYDMINSTER CAMP ‘N RV CAMPGROUND 780-875-4663 ROLLING GREEN FAIRWAYS GOLF COURSE & RV PARK - West side of Lloydminster off Hwy 16. 780-808-1667 SANDY BEACH REGIONAL PARK 20 km N on Hwy. 17. 306-825-2092 WEAVER PARK - Open: April - October. 63 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, caretaker. Services: 30, 50 amp, (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, mini-golf, museum. 44 St (Hwy 16 E) & 45 Ave. 306-825-3726
MANNVILLE MANNVILLE RV PARK - off Hwy 16 & 881. 780-853-0007
» MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & RV RESORT – Open May – Sept. 63 sites, caretaker, flush toilets, firewood, group camping, pull-thrus, restaurant/store, showers, seasonal sites. Services: 50 amp (PWS) Recreation: golf course, horseshoe pits. 3.5 km N of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881, 2 km E on Twp 510A. 780-763-2252. See ad pg 86.
» ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca. See complete listing under Fort Saskatchewan on page 31.
» ELK ISLAND RETREAT LTD. A place to enjoy nature, culture and quiet. This privately owned campground features 36 full service RV sites, tipis, trapper cabins and tent sites. Coin-op showers and laundry, firewood - chrg. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Weekly, monthly and seasonal rates available. No large dogs. Recreation: Aboriginal cultural programs, nature trails. Near Elk Island National Park. 780-9980708. www.elkislandretreat.com
VEGREVILLE VEGREVILLE ELKS / KINSMEN COMMUNITY PARK - Open: May - Sept. 92 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic area, visitor centre. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, biking. fishing. In town next to Pysanka off Hwy 16A 780-632-6800
VERMILION HIDDEN LAKE CAMPGROUND – 780-744-2289 VERMILION PROV. PARK - Open: Yearround. 111 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers, wading pool. Services: (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits, minigolf, interpretive programs, trails(20km), biking, x-c skiing, beach, swimming, canoeing. In town, follow signs. 1-877-537-2757
SOUTHEAST - HWY 14
THREE CITIES REGIONAL PARK - Open: May - Sept. 8 sites, day use area, group camping, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (PW/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, horseshoe pits. 1 km E. 780-745-2283
» EDGERTON GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 27
STRATHCONA COUNTY COOKING LAKE / BLACKFOOT PROV. REC. AREA - Back country camping for Youth/Education Oriented Groups onlyreservations required. Recreationinterpretive programs, trails (170km), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, equestrian. E of Sherwood Park on RR 210 just past Twp Rd 524. 780-922-3293 HALFMOON LAKE RESORT – 780-922-3045 KAWTIKH RV RETREAT – 780-922-5168 » STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE - Walk in tenting sites for individuals & groups. Water, firewood. Lodge holds up to 41 people. Services: (N) Recreation: interpretive programs, ski rentals, trails, hiking, biking, disc golf, x-c skiing. 16 km E of Sherwood Park on Baseline Rd, Twp. Rd. 530 & RR 212. 780-922-3939. See ad page 76.
www.AlbertaCampsites.com YOUR CAMPING GUIDE TO ALL OF ALBERTA
sites, caretaker, firewood, golf, playground, licensed dining. Services: (P) East on Hwy 610. 780-755-2462. See ad pg 107.
» EDGERTON SAND CASTLE CAMPGROUND – Open May – Oct, 12 sites, dump station, picnic area, play area, Services: (PWS), 50 Ave & Hwy 894.– 780-755-3933. See ad page 107. RIBSTONE CAMPSITE – Open May – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. Services (N). On Hwy 14, 15 km E of Edgerton turnoff.
» HOLDEN CAMPGROUND - Open: Yearround. 8 sites, day use area, dump station. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, spray park, ball diamonds. 48 St and 52 Ave. 780-688-3928. See page 122. IRMA
» IRMA CAMPGROUND - 50 sites, group camping, flush toilets, showers, dump station, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Baseball. In town. 780-754-3665. See ad page 101. IRMA GOLF CLUB RV PARK - 12 sites 30 amp (P/W). 780-754-2184 RYLEY RYLEY CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Sept. 20 serviced sites, pull thru sites. Water and dump station nearby. No firewood. Services: 15 & 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball. 47 St. & 50 Ave. 780-663-3653
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» BLACK NUGGET LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Oct. 66 sites, caretaker on site, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group sites, showers, picnic shelter /cookhouses. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: birdwatching, playground, horseshoe pits, electric motor boating, canoeing, trout pond fishing, backcountry hiking. Located next to Coal Creek Golf resort. 10 km east of Tofield on Hwy. 14 to Rg Rd 182 then 11 km south on paved road. 780-663-2421. See ad page 96.
» BLUEBIRD RV PARK – N of Miquelon lake. Open: May 1 - Sept. 30, 22 sites, 5 pull thrus, handicap accessible clubhouse, coin operated laundry, private shower, private bathroom, mini kitchen and common area. Services: 30/50 amp (PWS). Recreation: Golfing and fishing nearby.780-446-9842. See ad page 95. BUZZARD GULCH CAMPGROUND 780-663-2376 » COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT RV PARK - Now open for 2017. SE of Tofield. 780-663-2473. See ad page 27. LINDBROOK STAR GAZER CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 40 sites, showers, toilets. Services (P/N). Recreation: Horseshoes, playground, swimming pool, volleyball. W of Tofield – 51123 Rg. Rd. 200. 780-662-4439 TOFIELD CAMPGROUND - Open May-Oct. 18 sites, indoor washroom/shower facilities, dump station. Services: (P). Self-registration on-site. In town near mainstreet, trails and fairground. 4730-51 Ave. 780-662-3269
VIKING EASTVIEW PARK - Open: May - Oct. 18 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits, soccer, golf. Main St. to 55 Ave. 780-336-4747
» CAMP LAKE PARK -
Open: May - Sept. 62 sites, caretaker on site, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelters, cookhouses, concession. Services: 15, 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing. 16 km east of Viking on Sec. Hwy. 619 then 2.4 km north. 780-336-3414. See ad page 96.
WAINWRIGHT ARM LAKE REC. AREA - Open May-Sept. 124 sites, caretaker, concession, dump station, laundromat, showers. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: golf course, beach, boating, playground, trails, next to Clear Lake with boat launch, fishing, trails. 15km E of Wainwright on Hwy. 14, 7 km S on Hwy. 610, follow signs. 780-842-4727 DR. MIDDLEMASS CAMPGROUND - Open: April - Oct. 30 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, laundromat, picnic shelter. Services: 15 amp (PWS/N) WiFi. Recreation: playground, trails. At 805-15 St. Wainwright. 780-842-3541
FABYAN CAMPSITE - Open: May - Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 12 km W of Wainwright in River Valley along Hwy 14. RIVERDALE MINI PARK - Open: May – Sept. 110 sites, concession/dining, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, caretaker on site. Services: 30 amp (PWS). Recreation: playground, baseball, volleyball, 18 hole golf course, mini-golf, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, biking. beach, swimming, canoeing on Battle River. 16.4 km N of Wainwright on Hwy 41. 780-842-2996 WAINWRIGHT GOLF CLUB RV PARK 780-842-3046
SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 BAWLF BAWLF JUBILEE PARK – Open May – Oct. 12 sites, day use area, flush toilets, dump station, free firewood, group camping. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, fishing. In town Railway Ave & James Street. 780-373-3797
BODO BODO COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND – 10 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station. Services: (P). Hwy 899. 780-753-6353
CADOGAN/CZAR CAPT. AYRE LAKE & RESORT - Open MaySept. 83 sites, day use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, dump station. Services: (P). Recreation: beach, horseshoe pits, paddle boat rentals. 17 km W of Cadogan along SR 600 & 1.4 km S. 780-857-2105 SHORNCLIFFE LAKE CAMPGROUND Open May-Sept. 50 sites, day-use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, dump stn, laundromat, museum. Service: (PWS) Recreation: motor-boating, beach. 3 km west of Czar. 780-857-2435
» PELICAN POINT PARK - Open May Sept. 58 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, group camping, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, wheelchair access. Services: (P/W/N) Recreation: beach, boat launch, boating, fishing, horseshoe pits, swimming, trails, mini golf, playgrounds. On Buffalo Lake, 10 km east of Bashaw on Hwy 53 & 6 km south. 1-877-537-2257. See page 113. TELEGRAPH PARK & HAY LAKES LIONS CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 22 sites. Day use area, group camping. Services: (P/N). Recreation: fishing. On Hwy 21 NW of Camrose. 780-878-3200
» TILLICUM BEACH PARK – Open May – Sept. 7 sites, day use area, showers, flush toilets, playground. 16 Km East on Hwy 13, 14 Km South on Hwy 956. 780-672-4446. See page 113. WHISTLE STOP GOLF COURSE & CAMPGROUND – 780-672-6490 WILLOW GROVE – 780-372-2193
Elk Island Retreat - Tipi Camping & RV Park Full Service RV Sites, Trapper Cabins Near Elk Island Natl Park. See listing page 32.
CHAUVIN DILLBERRY PROVINCIAL PARK Open midMay - Oct. 83 sites, flush toilets, dump stn. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, swimming, sport fishing, sand dunes, xcountry skiing, hiking. SE of Chauvin on Hwy 17. 1-877-537-2757 KING’S PARK CAMPGROUND Open May 15-Oct 15, 12 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station. Services: (PWS). In town by Water Tower. 780-858-3881
DAYSLAND » DAYSLAND (EDGERTON DAYS) CAMPGROUND - 12 sites, cookhouse, group camping, firewood. Services: (P/N). 1 km south of Daysland on Rg Rd 163. 780-384-4100. See page 122.
» DAYSLAND GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – 29 sites, flush toilets,
Blue Bird RV Park 50+ RV Community, Seasonal & Weekly Rates Kingman. See ad page 95.
showers, group sites, trails. Services:
CAMROSE EXHIBITION TRAIL RV (PWS/N). 780-374-3633. See ad page 26. PARK - 107 sites, standard & pull through ROZI’S RETREAT – Open year round On Hwy
sites, laundry & shower facility, internet (Wifi) and cable TV, firewood, confectionary and RV supplies. Services: 30, 50 amp (P/W/S). Recreation: short walk to CRE Events Building and Camrose Resort Casino. Golf course nearby, children's playground. Located just off Hwy 13 east on the CRE Grounds. 780-678-2888. See ad page 111. COAL LAKE SOUTH PROV. REC. AREA Open May - Sept. 25 sites. Day use area, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: Boat launch, fishing. West of Camrose on Hwy 13, North on Hwy 822, west on 616. EDBERG CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 5 sites. Camp kitchen, dump station. South of Camrose on Hwy 609. 780-877-3999 FERINTOSH CAMPGROUND - Open May Sept. 19 sites. Day use area, firewood., camp kitchen, dump station. Services: (P/N). On Lassen Drive in Ferintosh on Hwy 21 S of Camrose. 780-679-8222 MIQUELON LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: Yearround. 273 sites, caretaker, day use area, showers, dump station, firewood, toilets, picnic shelter, group camping, store/visitor centre. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, golf, horseshoe pits, interpretive programs, trails (20 km), hiking, biking, beach, swimming, canoeing. From Hwy 21, 20 km E on Hwy 623. 1-877-537-2757
See map (inside back cover) for campground locations.
FORESTBURG / FLAGSTAFF COUNTY » ALLIANCE VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 780-879-3911. See page 122. BATTLE RIVER CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 3 km S of SH 602 on Hwy 36. 780-879-3911
» BATTLE RIVER CROSSING RESORT & CAMPGROUND - Open mid-May-Sept. 40 sites & 6 group camping areas. Large group tent area. Caretaker, day use, pull thru sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, birdwatching, kayaking, tubing, trails, hiking, biking, playground, new 9 basket disc golf course. Off Hwy 36, west on Twp Rd 410 to Rg Rd 144 go south 4.8 km (south of Forestburg & Galahad on the Battle River). 780-583-2100. See ad page 119. BIG KNIFE PROVINCIAL PARK – Open midMay - mid-Oct. 51 sites, day use, playground, fishing, boat launch, trails (12 km), firewood, dump station, motorboats, canoeing, tap water. Services: (N), 8 Km West & 13 Km South of Forestburg on Hwy 855. 403-574-2341.
Battle River Crossing Resort New campsites, huge group sites. South of Forestburg. See ad page 119.
» BURMA PARK - 32 km south of Hwy 13 on SH 872. 403-578-4040. See page 122. » DIPLOMAT TROUT POND CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, firewood, gazebo nature trail, fishing. 8 Km West of Forestburg & 8 Km South on Hwy 855. 780-384-4118. See page 122.
Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park Year round, full service, pull through sites. Adjacent to Casino. See ad page 111.
HUGHENDON GOLF CAMPGROUND 780-856-2066
» KILLAM CENTENNIAL PARK
CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 20 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood – free, » EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA DMF - 16 flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, group camping, baseball, playground. Services: 30 CAMPGROUNDS See ad page 122. amp (P/N). 4616-57St. 780-385-3977. FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – 17 sites. Showers. See page 122. Services: (PWS) Just off SH 856 on 50 Ave. LAGOONA BEACH RV PARK 780-385-2280 780-582-3693 LOUGHEED FORESTBURG KINSMEN RV PARK – Open LOUGHEED CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, picnic April - Oct. 28 sites, flush toilets, showers, shelter, baseball, museum. Services: 15&50 firewood, group camping, dump stations, amp (PWS). Southside of Hwy 13. playground. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 780-386-3970 4901-47St. – 780-385-5900 NEW NORWAY
» GALAHAD VILLAGE CAMPGROUND 6 sites. Services: (P/W). 780-384-4118 See page 122. HEISLER VILLAGE CAMPGROUND 10 sites. Services: (PWS). 780-889-2165
» HUBER DAM – Open May-Sept. 25 sites, group camping, camp kitchen, firewood. Services (N). Recreation: fishing, baseball, playground. From HWY 36, E on HWY 599, S on Rg. Rd. 131. 403-740-6097. See pg 122. »
STROME CAMPGROUND – 25 sites.
GO W I L D ABOUT WILDLIFE
NEW NORWAY CAMPGROUND - Open May - Oct. 6 sites, camp kitchen, flush toilets, dump station. Services: (P/N). Along Hwy 21. 780-672-4446 ROSS FLATS CAMPGROUND - Open May Sept. 10 sites. Services: (N). At Duhamel on Hwy 13. 780-855-2290 SILVER CREEK GOLF COURSE & CAMPGROUND 780-855-3982 THE WILLOWS RETREAT 780-855-2523
Photo ©Stan Cholak @ImagesByStan
East of Edmonton has some of Alberta’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Look for over 250 species of birds, such as herons, pelicans and bald eagles; also bears, beavers, bison, moose, elk, deer and more!
BANNISTER CAMPGROUND Open May-Oct. 53 sites, flush toilets, picnic shelter, site stoves. Services: (PWS) 30 amp. Recreation: HARDISTY next to Rec Centre, bowling alley, pickleball, FISH LAKE CAMPGROUND – 20 sites, tennis courts, skateboard park and ball day use area, free firewood, group camping, diamonds. 53 Ave. in Provost Sports Park. horseshoe pits, gazebo, bird watching, 780-753-2261 canoeing, picnic shelter, fishing, playground. ROUND HILL Services: 30 amp (P) – 2.5 Km West of ROUND HILL CAMPGROUND - Open May Hardisty off Hwy 13 on RR102 – Sept. 10 powered sites, firepits, flush toilets, 780-384-4118. See page 122. showers at Rec. Bldg. Services: (P/N) Recreation: ball diamonds. 780-672-6271 » HARDISTY LAKE PARK & Services: (N). In village off Hwy 13. 780-384-4118. See page 122.
CAMPGROUND – Open May – Oct. 58 sites, beach, caretaker, day use area, firewood, group camping, flush toilets, showers, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, playground, picnic shelter, dump station, golf, baseball, swimming. Services: (PWS). In town from 47 St. & Hwy 881 go South – 780-888-2700. See ad page 125. ROLLING HILLS RV PARK -780-888-7770
» SEDGEWICK L AKE PARK – Open May–Sept, 60 sites, beach, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, shower, group camping, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: wading pool, paved trail, golf, bird watching, canoeing, swimming, playground. 1 km North of Sedgewick on Hwy 869. 780-384-2256. See ad page 123.
Photo ©Stan Cholak @ImagesByStan
Best spots to see wildlife include Elk Island National Park and Beaver Hills Biosphere Area, the North Saskatchewan River valley, Lac La Biche Region; amongst many parks and natural areas all over the region.
Photo ©Mel Skladan
More online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Camping
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GO SKI THE BIRKIE!
There are over 500 km of trails maintained by over 10 snowmobile clubs in communities throughout the area. For trail maps contact: Alberta Snowmobile Assn. www.altasnowmobile.ab.ca 780-427-2695
Canada’s Premier Nordic Ski Event – Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival takes place February 9 & 10, 2018. Over 1000 people ski the Birkie each year!
GO SKIING Long Lake Ski Area offers 13 downhill & snowboarding runs with a rope tow & T-bar lifts. Ski equipment rentals. Designated tobogganing area. Snowmaking, cafeteria, ski & snowboard lessons. www.skilonglake.com 1-866-576-2161
Mount Joy Snow Resort Southwest of Lloydminster 780-745-2547 www.mountjoy.ca Valley Ski Hill Southwest of Alliance 780-879-2106 Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort East of Cold Lake 780-594-5564
GO ice fishing More Cross Country Skiing can be found under TRAILS on page 30.
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Gibbons Welcome to Gibbons, located just north of Edmonton at the junctions of Highway 28 and 28A. Settled in 1895 by W.R. Gibbons and family, this home, situated on the edge of the Sturgeon River, became the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail.
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ROAD TRIPPING In these sections, you will find all the ‘what-to-see-and-do’ information conveniently listed geographically by community driving from Edmonton heading east. Use this Scenic Drive colour-coded information as you plan your daytrips and getaways.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Today, Gibbons boasts many local and area attractions, including the Gibbons Museum, Poplar Park Spray Pad, Jurassic Forest, and Goose Hummock Golf Course. Spend the afternoon in Reverend Orlando Roberts’ log home, the McLean Brothers Store, and the McWhirter House and admire the treasures of the past at the Gibbons Museum. The site also houses the town's first Fire Hall, a functioning windmill, barn, farm and fire equipment, and a memorial garden. Take in the numerous festivals and events year-round, like Pioneer Days and Hometown Christmas. In September, hunt for treasures at one of Alberta's largest community garage sales with hundreds of vendors who come from all over Alberta. OUTDOORS Take a walk among the birds, beavers and wild berries on the 2 km winding path bordering the Sturgeon River. Enjoy the cacti and other florae – more at home in the Badlands – which grow wild along the river's west bank. Drop your line into the Gibbons fish pond, a wonderful spot to spend a lazy afternoon. More Info: 780-923-3331 www.gibbons.ca
Come experience what Gibbons has to offer...
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you could find yourself permanently Rooted in Gibbons.
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All Roadtrips are online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
Visitors Information Centre is open throughout the summer at the Gibbons Museum - 4723 - 48 Avenue.
Redwater Located 35 minutes northeast of Edmonton, the town of Redwater is a vibrant, welcoming community home to over 2,200 people. Redwater residents enjoy a healthy, relaxed lifestyle with picturesque surroundings that offer all the advantages of a friendly, rural atmosphere with the bonus of easy access and close proximity to urban amenities.
This full-service community is home to Pembina Place, a first-class recreation and cultural facility. Be sure to check out the hometown video at www.redwater.ca, which highlights Redwater's many amenities and attractions.
OUTDOORS Redwater is a must visit for outdoor enthusiasts,
boasting a multitude of recreational opportunities, including numerous parks and sporting venues. Play a round of golf at the Redwater Golf Club or enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool America's largest free-standing oil derrick, identified as Discovery (both pictured above). For the more adventurous, visit Derrick No. 1, which stands in the heart of the town. The OU KNO own sand hills located only five minutes Redwater Museum showcases a large collection of Y W Redwater's ID east of town, featuring one of the largest sand dune photos and artifacts and in the summer is home of Redwater is fields in the region. With over 100 km of trails, enjoy the Tourist Information Centre. The museum also home to North nature hikes, birdwatching, equestrian and has an exhibit that tells the story of “When Oil Hit America’s Largest recreational use; it's a great place for ATV riders and Redwater.” The town of Redwater hosts many nature lovers. Free-Standing annual events, including a Town-Wide Garage Sale, weekly summer Farmers' Markets, Oil Derrick See inside back Discovery Days in August, various golf EAT SHOP STAY Redwater offers many of the same cover. tournaments, and the popular Kris Kringle & Festival amenities that are common in larger towns and cities. of Trees in December. The Christmas Craft & Bake Sale in You must stop at Crimson Creek Café for specialty coffee December offers an array of home-baked goodies for sale. Join and a delicious meal. Be sure to check out Den of Antiquity on the town-wide Christmas Party in December and help them the Antique Tour (see ad page 16). Visit Country Clay & Garden celebrate their Moonlight & Mistletoe festival night. Dine and Works while exploring the Greenhouse Tour for all of your bedding dance the night away with live entertainment. plants, shrubs and more (see also page 18). Have a comfortable stay at Paradise Inn & Suites and Best Western Plus Inn & Suites.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Redwater is proud to be home to North
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Visitor Information located at the Museum, 4915-48 St. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, 780-942-3206 More info: Town Office 780-942-3519 www.redwater.ca See ad inside back cover.
Country Clay & Garden Works Greenhouse & Gardens Bedding plants, perennials, roses, shrubs, hanging baskets, fruit trees
Open May & June - 7 days a week 9 am - 9 pm (approx.)
780-942-3282 21212 - Twp Rd 580 (NE of Redwater) 5 km E on SH 644, 3 km N on SH 829, 1 km W on Twp 580. Watch for signs. 36
habitats, a popular beach, boat rentals, and a family campground. The Northern Ridge Golf Resort is right in the area, and features nine holes and antique machinery adorning its course; meanwhile, Long Lake offers an RV park, trail rides and Xcalibre Painball Park. Long Lake Ski Area is open from December until April (snow dependent) for snowboarding, tobogganing, and downhill and cross country skiing. Rentals and repairs, lessons and a cafeteria are on site. Visit SkiLongLake.com or call 1-866-576-2161.
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Welcome to Recreation Country! The County is located less than one hour northeast of Edmonton via Highway 28.
White Earth Valley Natural Area is a 5,000 acre naturalist's gem adjacent to Long Lake Provincial Park; it's a great place for hiking, mountain biking, and trail riding in the summer, or snowmobiling and Nordic skiing in the winter. Call 780-6758213 or view the website under AlbertaParks.ca
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Thorhild area was settled in the early 1900s. Visit the Thorhild Museum to view fine antiques and mementos from this earlier time. Drive the historic Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River for a journey through history. Everyone loves a good parade and rodeo. The Egremont Community Parade and Newbrook Fair Days are held in June. Celebrate Canada 150 on July 1st in Thorhild at the Parade, Stampede and Demolition Derby. The Parade is one of the largest in the region.
OUTDOORS Do you love the outdoors? Half Moon Lake Park Natural Area (pictured above) offers trails, swimming, relaxing on the beach and a scenic little campground. Take your family fishing at the Radway Fish Pond. If you are into geocaching, there are caches located within the County. Long Lake Provincial Park is home to a variety of wildlife
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Park Campground. Please visit to enjoy all that our “small community with a big heart” has to offer. Check out the County website and Facebook page for up-to-date information.
SHOP A must stop is the Nook in the Woods southwest of Thorhild. It’s a hidden gem for shoppers. Get your fresh veggies from Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses west of Thorhild.
Nook in the Woods 59204 Rg. Rd. 223 (on paved Opal Road) Box 720, Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0
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Unique country store with many items...
Located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Edmonton, explore Radway for some history, and for its great music festivals.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Wooden country grain elevators are a rare site on the prairie landscape today. See the last of five grain elevators that once marked the skyline of Radway. The 1929 Krause Grain Elevator is being restored by the Radway & Area Historical Archives Association. Call 780-736-3542 to book a tour. Check out the music festivals and other special events throughout the year at the Radway AgriCentre, which acts as a hub for the community. This year, four major music events will be held in Radway – University of Alberta Mixed Chorus, Festival of Stars, Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship, and the Polka Fest & Pioneer Days – see ad below for more details.
*Large Selection of Teas & Spices *Cheese, Wine & Beer Kits *Gourmet Foods *Jewellery *Upholstery Fabric *Watkins Products *Gift Items *Essential Oils *Clothing *Freeze Dried Foods Independent Amsoil Dealer (Synthetic Oil, filters, etc.)
Fax 780-398-2082 Sonia or Ernst Zellweger ~ Thorhild, AB
www.nookinthewoods.ca Photos by Arlene Shwetz.
Radway AgriCentre Music Festival s University of Alberta Mixed Chorus April 29 73rd Annual Spring Tour of 60 singers at Radway AgriCentre
For tickets call 780-736-3766
13th Annual Live Indoor
Festival of Stars May 19-21
Country classic music weekend.
For information call 780-372-3087
Book your next event at the Radway AgriCentre *Large parking lot with Free RV Parking, showers nearby *Concession and full catering available for large groups *Indoors: enjoy the awesome acoustics on a spacious oating hardwood dance oor *Hotels, motels nearby
Grand North American Old me ddle Enjoy the music Championship all weekend long. Information call 780-906-6862
15th Annual Radway Agricultural Society
Polka Fest & Pioneer Days July 21-23 Fri, Sat & Sun: Mixed slow pitch tournament and beer gardens Saturday: pancake breakfast, bench show, quilt show, parade, concession, steak supper, polka fest and dance extravaganza.
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AgriCentre – 5108 - 51 St, Radway
For more information call:
780-736-3766 or 780-736-3542
Boyle is located on Highway 63, about an hour and a half drive northeast of Edmonton. With a population of about 900, Boyle has grown in recent years due to its proximity to Fort McMurray, as well as its natural resources, forestry, and agriculture.
Waskatenau, originally known as Pine Creek, is considered the Baseball Capital of Alberta. The small, progressive community of 260 residents is located only 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton on Highway 28.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The main streets of Boyle are lined with many businesses and services of all kinds. Stock up on some great local products at the Farmers' Market, then set up camp at the RV Park and take advantage of all the new or upgraded recreational facilities. These include: new ball diamonds, a curling rink, a renovated arena, an upgraded community centre, a new skateboard park, and a new playground.
ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOORS Be sure to have your photo taken at the wooden train trestle erected in 1919 when the Canadian National Railway Company opened its line from Edmonton to St. Paul. This point of the old rail line is now the western trailhead for the Iron Horse Trail, which heads east for 260 km of multi-use activities. Come in August to join the community for their family fun Fair Days.
In July, the Boyle & District Agricultural Society Rodeo will take place at the Boyle Ag Grounds in Warren Park. The rodeo will feature a concert by Kory Wlos (see more details on page 39). Then, in August, the grounds will host the Wildberry Festival.
OUTDOORS Nearby the village, you can enjoy two nine-hole golf courses, nature trails at Long Lake Provincial Park, fishing, a ski resort, and paintball facilities. The Agricultural Society & Rodeo Grounds has an indoor arena, holding pens, and a public equine centre. More info: Village of Boyle 780-689-3643 www.boylealberta.com
Just south of town near the North Saskatchewan River is the Victoria Trail, which was once an indigenous trail leading to the Victoria Settlement â€“ a Methodist mission established in 1862. The RCMP Memorial Statue is located along Victoria Trail, 15 km east of Highway 831. The statue was constructed in 1998 by the Victoria Home Guard Society to honour the original 20 members of the Northwest Mounted Police who traveled to Fort Edmonton on Victoria Trail in 1874. Waskatenau has hosted various baseball championships from across Western Canada. The top-notch facility at the Pine Creek Ball Park is considered to be one of the top baseball facilities and hosting sites in Alberta. If you love the outdoors, stay in Waskatenau at the Pine Creek Campground, which has powered camping stalls, a camp kitchen, fire pits, picnic tables, shower facilities, indoor bathrooms, and ball diamonds.
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History buffs will love a trip on the Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, just 10 miles south of Smoky Lake off Highway 855. Start at Victoria Settlement, where interpreters bring this former Fort ATTRACTIONS and pioneer settlement to life. It is the site of the oldest building still on its original foundation in Alberta.
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Smoky Lake Visitor Centre next to Pumpkin Park, 1555 West Railway Drive, 780-656-3674. Open summer.
Métis Crossing Located just off Hwy 855 on the Victoria Trail, Métis Crossing, a 512-acre site on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River is comprised of five river lot titles that were owned by Métis settlers in the late 1800's. It is the first – and only – major Métis Cultural Centre in Canada. Currently in development is an exciting new and one-of-a-kind experience that will make history come to life – The Métis Crossing Voyager Experience. This will be a two-day, onenight adventure following an old fur trading route. It will include a stay in a luxury trapper's tent overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Enjoy a traditional fish fry dinner, fiddle music and jig dancing around the campfire. Explore the grounds and buildings, traditional Métis trapping harvest, and a guided voyager canoe tour along the North Saskatchewan River to Victoria Settlement. Stop at the gift shop, stay at the campground, or enjoy the interpretive buildings, trails, and boat launch.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Smoky Lake Museum, located on the north side of town, displays a number of interesting artifacts and historic photographs of the area. A large antique machinery collection and the restored Pakan ferry are also hosted here. Pakan was a Hudson's Bay Company Post opened in 1864, serving as a steam boat and ferry landing and a stopping point on the Victoria Trail. A full service RV Park, which overlooks the ravine, is situated between the museum and the agricultural complex.
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Bring the family to the Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-off and Fair, held on October 7, 2017. Have your photo taken with giant pumpkins; enjoy the huge Farmers' Market, Art Show & Sale, kids activities, the downtown Show 'n Shine, museum threshing bee, and the Giant Pumpkin Drop.
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Plan on spending your August long weekend at the Smoky Lake Stampede. Activities include a parade, pancake breakfasts, kids' activities, dance, fireworks, and more.
OUTDOORS Smoky Lake Region is a great place to venture out on Alberta's Iron Horse Trail. This multi-use trail is perfect for yearround adventure. Enjoy hiking, biking, quadding or horseback riding. Bring out the snowmobile and the horse-drawn sleigh when the snow falls. Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Smoky Lake Golf Course and a home-cooked meal in the clubhouse. You can also stay at their full service RV park. Take a break in local lake country to visit all that Smoky Lake has to offer. North of Smoky Lake is the popular Hanmore Lake camping area that's comprised of two campgrounds. You can enjoy an assortment of watersports, a beach, and playground areas. See the Go Camping section on page 30 for more details.
EAT SHOP STAY Treat yourself to the famous Shack Attack Burger at Betsy's Burger Shack and stop by the Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli for a selection of delicious, traditional Ukrainian baked goods. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Smoky Lake Inn – where you'll also find the largest wine selection in northeastern Alberta! – and stay the night where history and luxury converge. Also, check out the new Super 8 along the highway for your stay in Smoky Lake.
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Bellis is located just west of Vilna along Highway 28. Stop in and check out the huge antique selection at Heritage Corner Shoppe (see ad page 16). The Bellis area is excellent for blueberry and bog cranberry picking. Just 2 km south of the Bellis turn-off is Bellis Beach Lake, a quaint little lake with good perch and rainbow trout fishing. Travel through Bellis to Kaduk Lake, another wonderful spot for camping and fishing. From Bellis, travel south on Highway 857 and visit the historic Dickie Bush Church (pictured above) on the hill overlooking an immense fertile valley. Take Range Road 584 east up the slight rise, and then down, down, down into the seemingly bottomless Kubasa Canyon.
The Village of Vilna is a historic little boomtown that capitalizes on its prime location and its large trading area of farms, lake resorts, and First Nations' reserves.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS A simple walk down Main Street is akin to a history lesson come to life. A mainstreet restoration project has revitalized many downtown heritage storefronts and buildings. Start your stroll by checking out Alberta's oldest operating pool hall and barbershop. This provincially designated and registered historic building YOU KNOW D I was constructed in the 1920s and the inside still has many of its original Vilna is the features including furniture, advertisements, site of the and oiled wood floors. Bring your camera when you visit Vilna's Mushroom Park, site of the World’s Largest World's Largest Mushrooms. Vilna's annual Mushrooms Boomtown Days Fair in August features a parade, games, and activities for all ages. Enjoy the supper and dance on Saturday and a spectacular fireworks show!
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OUTDOORS Five minutes east of Vilna on Highway 28 is the Bonnie Lake Campground with opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Or, maybe you would rather sink a few balls at the Vilna Golf Course. Travel east of Vilna through the hamlet of Spedden and be amazed by the beautiful view of Garner Lake Provincial Park. Go north of Vilna to enjoy the recreation and resort facilities at Paradise Cove Resort on beautiful Whitefish Lake. SHOP Drop in for an ice cream, fresh produce and more at D&E Family Grocery – a favourite stop for locals & travellers.
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Vilna Boomtown Days Fair August 18-20, 2017 Vilna’s annual Fair featuring a parade, games and activities for all ages, bench show, Saturday evening supper and dance, and a spectacular fireworks show!
November 18, 2017 10 am - 4 pm Christmas Shopping! Draws & Door Prizes! and more!
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Lakeland Provincial Park & Recreation Area is a Dark Sky Preserve – giving visitors an unlimited view of the night sky.
Lac la Biche lake is a designated bird sanctuary. A birdwatcher’s paradise – over 230 species of birds.
Trails of the Lakeland Provincial Park is part of a World Renowned Canoe Circuit – the only canoe circuit in Alberta.
Excellent sport fishing can be enjoyed in summer and winter – catch perch, pike, walleye, trout, whitefish and burbot.
Major Events: Golden sand, 1,300 beach-side campsites and cabins await, with more than 100 lakes to choose from!
June 23-25 - Plamondon Mud Bugs 20th Anniversary See the mud fly at the annual Mud Bog competition!
July 1 - Lac La Biche Mission Canada Day Celebration Canada’s 150th Birthday party starts with a free pancake breakfast! The day is jam-packed with children’s activities, arts and craft vendors, caricature artist, and concession. Culture takes centre stage with singing, dancing and fiddling. Don’t miss the fireworks show 150 years in the making at McArthur Park Beach hosted by the Lac La Biche County at 11 pm.
August 3-7 - Lac La Biche 55th Annual Pow Wow Days Tradition is on display the entire weekend from multicultural entertainment to midway, to Indian Village! Enjoy pancake breakfasts, talent shows, beer garden, fish fry.
August 4-5 - Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo Rodeo both days include: Bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, and ladies roping. Stay for Music on the Porch and shop world class arts, crafts and produce. The kids will love the bouncy houses and petting zoo.
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OUTDOORS With over 100 lakes and more than 1000 campsites in the area, the region is an ideal spot for outdoor adventure. Camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and boating are just some examples of ways you can enjoy the outdoors in the area. You can start right in Lac La Biche as there are 22 km of paved trails around the lake. The lake even has its own provincial park right in the middle. As Alberta's only island provincial park, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park has walking and biking trails through old growth forests along with white sandy beaches and camping areas. Nearby, play a round of golf at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club. Another beautiful area to explore is the Lakeland Provincial Park and Recreational Area. The 38 km world renowned canoe circuit includes seven lakes making it an exceptional experience. Stop to fish along the way or camp at one of the many sites.
Take a road trip 30 km west of Lac La Biche, off of Hwy 55 and you will reach the hamlet of Plamondon – one of four communities that is officially bilingual in Alberta. Enjoy their many events throughout the The Lac La Biche Region, located north of Vilna on Highway 36, is year. In March, catch the popular French provincial hockey surrounded by wilderness, consisting of sandy beaches, boreal forest, tournament – Hockey en Fete. In June, check out the Jamboree as and lakes. It is a great place for spending time outdoors where Mother well as the ever popular Plamondon Mud Bogs. Dress up in period Nature is at your doorstep – Your Bucket List Starts Here! costumes and head out to the Heritage Days event in July. In August, come out for the Boreal Bush Bash – a family ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Lac La Biche is home to many U KNO O rally. Visit the Plamondon Museum which Y exciting events throughout the year. Don’t miss the W motorcycle D I honours the first bilingual community that was a mix of Canada 150 Celebrations on Canada Day and in French and Métis. Lac La Biche August plan to attend the Lakeland Country Fair & is home to the Rodeo and the 55th annual Lac La Biche Pow Wow Drive 30 minutes south of Lac La Biche or 30 minutes Days. Get into the Christmas spirit by attending the 12 ft statue of north of Vilna on Hwy 36 to reach Kikino. The Silver Festival of Trees in November and in February David Birch Resort and Rodeo are both located on the attend the epic Winter Festival of Speed. tranquil shores of Whitefish Lake. Miles of trails for Thompson hiking, biking, and birdwatching are waiting for your The Lac La Biche Region has several historical enjoyment. Nearby Paradise Cove Resort is located on attractions, including the Lac La Biche Mission Historical the shores of Whitefish Lake and offers complete facilities for Site where interactive tours provide visitors with a glimpse into what camping, fishing, and recreation. life was like in the area in the early 19th century. The David Thompson Statue is located on the shore of Lac la Biche Lake; the statue EAT SHOP STAY The best place to shop for all things outdoors is Lac honours the famous fur trader and map-maker. Nearby, on the lower La Biche Sporting Goods. For unique gifts and homemade items, level of McArthur Place, overlooking the lake and McArthur Park, is the the Lac La Biche Farmers' Market held every Friday afternoon is an Lac La Biche Museum and Discovery Zone with interactive ideal stop. Those looking to extend their stay can find displays, wildlife mounts, and changing displays. The Portage accommodations at the Canalta Hotel and the Ramada amongst College Museum of Aboriginal Art & Artifacts showcases a variety several other hotels. of aboriginal tools and artwork, hide tanning, Métis art and more. For those looking for an active break, Portage Pool has five swimming lanes, and the wading pool and whirlpool are ideal for children.
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The County of St. Paul is located two hours northeast of Edmonton and has a diversified economy with tourism, agriculture, and oil and gas activity. The main trade centres are the towns of St. Paul and Elk Point.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of St. Paul's main attraction – the world's first st. Paul is home UFO landing pad, which was built in 1967 as a Canadian centennial project. Watch for special to the world’s first celebrations in 2017 to commemorate this milestone. Adjoining the landing pad is the Visitor Information UFO Landing Centre. History enthusiasts will enjoy touring Musée St. Paul, a museum which showcases the town's origins as a Métis colony, the arrival of the homesteaders and the agricultural history of the area. Explore Pad the historic Destrubé House – a building that was owned by some of the earliest settlers northeast of St. Paul. It definitely makes an interesting attraction as part of the museum. Come to the Open House on June 11th.
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St. Paul Region Stop in at Saddle Lake, located west of St. Paul, to see the Cree Indian metal sculpture and the Saddle Lake Museum. Enjoy the Pow Wow in late June annually. Just north of town, the Boscombe Country Corral hosts the annual Hillbilly Jam on July 7-9, 2017. The very popular Haying in the 30's takes place in Mallaig early August. See page 52 for more details. St. Paul's signature event is the Lakeland Rodeo Association Finals held on the September long weekend, with a full week of festivities leading up to this event.
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ÂŠBen Krebs CCMA Award Winner, Brett Kissel returns home to St. Paul for the Centerfield Music Festival in June.
The overwhelming success of the Brett Kissel Homecoming Concert in 2016 has led to the creation of an annual event - The Centerfield Music Festival. Tickets sold out in March! Lucky ticket holders will see Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Trooper, Aaron Pritchett and Brett Kissel perform on June 16-17. The event will kick-off the town of St. Paulâ€™s Canada 150 Celebrations with more activities planned on the Canada Day weekend.
OUTDOORS An abundance of lakes, tourist attractions, camping facilities and golf courses await visitors in the county region. Golf 18 holes in St. Paul, or further north in the County is the Mann Lake Golf Course. The County of St. Paul operates four recreation facilities: Westcove, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake, and Floating Stone Lake, all complete with serviced sites, showers and an on-site caretaker. Further east in the county, there are a number of lakes around Elk Point, great for boating and camping. Go camping along the North Saskatchewan River east of Elk Point at Heinsburg, or south of St. Paul in a pristine wilderness setting at the secluded Bear Ridge Campground (see ad page 71). Visitors can also enjoy camping all summer long at Mallaig beach on Vincent Lake just south of Mallaig. See also the Campground section on page 30.
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EAT SHOP STAY For some fresh produce, be sure to visit the impressive St. Paul Farmers' Market held every Friday morning yearround at the St. Paul Recreation Centre. For a great selection of fabric, stop by Yvonne's Gone Quilting on the Quilting Tour (see ad page 17) and for some eclectic treasures visit Loree's Antiques & Collectibles on the Antique Tour (see ad page 16). For a mixture of items, including native crafts, check out St. Brides Trading Post. When you are all shopped out, relax and book a stay at the Canalta Hotel in St. Paul (see ad outside back cover). Looking to purchase an RV? Be sure to visit Smyl RV with locations in St. Paul and Cold Lake (see ad page 31). For some Greek cuisine you must eat at Little Greek Dining.
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MORE OUTDOORS The Iron Horse Trail, is a multi-use, recreational trail that runs the length of what was the Canadian National Railway line—starting in Waskatenau, going all the way to the Saskatchewan border. It's popular year-round with horse riders, hikers, cyclists, skiers, snowmobilers, and ATV users. Located next to the trail, the staging area in the town of St. Paul now boasts a 14stall shelter for wagon and horse riders looking to make a stop in town. This is in addition to the fully serviced camping sites and the pond, where visitors can fish during summer long weekends and skate in the winter. The area has plenty of room for trailers to unload ATVs and snowmobiles. It's a perfect place to start and end a day on the trail. Other trailheads in the county are located at Mallaig, Elk Point, Lindbergh and Heinsburg. Heinsburg is a scenic spot along the North Saskatchewan River. In spring and fall, tap your toes during jamborees held at the Heinsburg Community Hall. Stop by the Railway Theme Park to see the impressive restored 60,000 gallon CN water tower and CN station.
Located off Highway 28 east of Ashmont, is Mallaig, a quaint little hamlet within the County of St. Paul. The local Ag Society and Recreation Association hosts many events during the year at the community hall, baseball diamonds, curling rink and hockey arena. Drop in to the Mallaig Museum to explore the history of the community. You can have a great time and support cancer victims at the same time by attending the Haying in the 30's event on August 5 & 6. This amazing event is like a trip back in time that has a little something for everyone to enjoy from young to old. www.hayinginthe30s.com
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Fort George & Buckingham House
Take a trip through time and visit this unique historic site, the location of two competing fur trade posts. Wander through the gallery and let modern technology offer you a glimpse of the dreams of Louis, the voyageur. Listen as William Tomison, the Chief Factor of Buckingham House, reflects and writes in his journal. Step into the world of the indigenous people whose lives were so affected by the arrival of the fur traders. Complete your visit with a stroll down the interpretive path to the archaeological site of the two forts. The view will take your breath away. Join them for demonstrations, survival activities, and hands-on learning during Fort George Bushcraft 1792 event on July 15 & 16, 2017.
Located on Highway 41, two hours northeast of Edmonton, Elk Point is a friendly, progressive community of over 1,500 people. YOU
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Elk Point is the Elk Point is “right place to be” for many reasons. One home of the of those would be its unique history, which dates back to the fur trade and is 32' Peter Fidler commemorated by the 32-foot statue of Statue explorer, Peter Fidler. More recent history is depicted on a 100-foot mural in town. Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, located eleven kilometers east via Highway 646, also showcases the area's history through the original fort sites and a multimedia interpretive centre.
Visitor Information located on Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail Open mid-May thru September. 780-724-3810
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In early June, the annual Auto Club Show and Shine sees vehicles from many different decades lining Main Street with gleaming chrome. Elk Point hosts Canada Day events for the whole family. A pancake breakfast, RCMP Detachment tours, a parade and afternoon stage show are followed by safe and fun family activities, including the Survivor challenge, a chili cook-off and a Canada Day Idol singing competition. The town's Horticultural, Craft and Quilt Show on the second weekend of August showcases local homemade and homegrown treasures and fabric art. In late November, the town becomes a winter wonderland for the annual Christmas Extravaganza with shopping specials, Santa, and special events that end with a brightly lighted parade, followed by fireworks.
OUTDOORS The community is located on Alberta's Iron Horse Trail, an all-season recreational corridor that is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Enjoyed by hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, wagon trains, ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts, it forms part of the route of the Iron Horse Ultra 100 marathon. Stay and play a game of golf at the Elk Point Golf Course or enjoy the many lakes and campgrounds around Elk Point. North of Elk Point is the beautiful Kehewin Lake, which is seven kilometers long and cuts through local and provincial parks for camping and watersports. Head east to camp at Whitney Lakes Provincial Park or at Heinsburg on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.
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Located just over two hours northeast of Edmonton, Bonnyville is a bustling community with over 6,000 residents.
Bonnyville & District Museum 13 Buildings to explore! Picnic Areas RV Parking Admission by donation.
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A statue of Angus Shaw, a late 1700s fur trader and explorer, stands guard at the Bonnyville & District Museum, where you can relive the adventures and witness the hardships of life in the fur trade.
Nearby, the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre is a hub for recreation, fitness, events and entertainment. In July, enjoy the Pro Rodeo and World Professional Chuckwagon Races and taste the chili sensations at the Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook Off! ‘It's all about mud and music’ in Bonnyville in August with the four-day Extreme Mudfest. Confirmed performers include Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett, Trooper, and Three Days Grace.
OUTDOORS Nearby Jessie Lake is home to hundreds of shore and songbirds (including Great Blue Herons, cranes, ducks and eagles). Viewing platforms and an interpretive trail enrich your experience. Lakes, campgrounds and trails are in abundance around Bonnyville,
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so bring your toys and enjoy some family fun. Swing your clubs at the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club. In winter go ice fishing or snowmobile along Alberta's Iron Horse Trail or the Bonnyville Snowdusters snowmobile trails.
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For all your watersports gear stop in at Up the Creek Kayaks and Canoes. For decorating your yard, be sure to visit Moe's Garden & Greenhouse while on the Greenhouse Tour (see ad page 18). Be sure to stop at the Shaw House where the Bonnyville and District Chamber of Commerce (Bonnyville’s Accredited Visitor Information Provider) will support your discovery journey in exploring the Lakeland area. Plus provide great tips on local events and activities!
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EAT SHOP STAY Downtown Bonnyville has many businesses and popular eateries. Take a step back in time at the popular Jennie's Diner and enjoy burgers, foot long hot dogs, milkshakes and more. Or, head over to the Burger Baron where you can enjoy pizza, donairs and other comfort food. You’re sure to enjoy a steak at the Broiler Steakhouse & Bar rated #1 on Trip Advisor!
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand underneath a 25-foot tall Pyrogy? Luckily, you can experience it in Glendon, Alberta. The village is located eight kilometres north of Highway 28 on Secondary Highway 882.
OUTDOORS Bring your ATV and ride the Iron Horse Trail as it works its way through Glendon. Plan to visit the nearby recreational and fishing lakes in the Bonnyville region. Check out the area's Adventure Guide online at www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Visitors are always welcome in Glendon, the Pyrogy Capital of the World, and home to the World's Largest Pyrogy. If you are looking for the perfect spot for a family picnic and a picture, Pyrogy Park is the place to go. The park is equipped with picnic areas, a play area for children, and of course the must-see giant pyrogy. The park also has a campground, so you can extend your stay.
Poacher's Corner in Glendon is a popular stop for your hunting gear, fishing bait and camping supplies.
Mark your calendars for Canada Day Celebrations on July 1, Glendon Mudbogs and Derby Days and Cruise Night in August, and the Annual Pyrogy Festival in September.
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Cold Lake The City of Cold Lake, located 3 hours east of Edmonton, is surrounded by natural beauty from its clear blue waters with white sandy beaches, to the rugged forest backdrop. It's a four-season playground that attracts those with a sense of adventure and is home to over 15,000 residents.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS History buffs wonâ€™t want to miss the Cold Lake Museum with four large exhibits highlighting the military, natural resource development, pioneer and aboriginal history. Energy Centre is the hub of activity in the City of Cold Lake. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to host sporting events, concerts, trade shows, conferences, and more. The Mach 1 Skate Park is a recent addition, giving a place for youth to board or bike and show off their moves.
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OUTDOORS Come and explore more than 400 square kilometres of water on Alberta's seventh largest lake, and enjoy the beauty of the Cold Lake Marina. As a yearround recreation area, Cold Lake is the ideal vacation spot for water enthusiasts, fishermen, outdoorsmen, hunters, skiers, and those just seeking a unique get-away experience. The camping opportunities are endless.
For the avid golfer, enjoy the Grand Centre Golf Club or the Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club which provides a beautiful setting for 18 holes, nestled just off Veteran's Drive on 4 Wing Cold Lake. In the winter, the course becomes a winter playground for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The club also has six curling sheets, which are home to the Cold Lake Curling Club, and other local leagues.
Visitor Information Centre, 4009 - 50 St. Open year round. 1-800-840-6140 www.coldlake.com
EAT SHOP STAY Find all your needs for shopping, dining and where to stay from downtown through the Highway 28 corridor in Cold Lake. If you're looking for a great place to enjoy not only a meal but a great view of the lake, try Picante Cafe. Head downtown for great breakfasts and lunch at Beantrees CafĂŠ. For all of your RV needs visit Smyl RV along Highway 28 (see ad page 31).
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Look up to the sky! From May 29 - June 23, aircraft and troops from over 12 countries will participate in aerial exercises during the 50th Anniversary of Maple Flag at 4 Wing Cold Lake (Canadian Air Force Base). Also in June, catch the action at the Stampede. On Canada Day, the City of Cold Lake celebrates with an annual parade and several activities, followed by a spectacular fireworks show later in the evening at the Cold Lake Marina. During the show, the lake acts like a mirror, creating an amazing display that should not be missed. Country music lovers will want to make sure to attend the one-night Toby Keith concert on July 14th. Each year on the August long weekend, the City of Cold Lake hosts Aqua Days at Kinosoo Beach. It's an event with plenty of activities for the whole family. Take in some entertainment or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the natural beauty Kinosoo Beach offers. November ramps up Christmas and holiday events so be sure to enjoy the activities while you get your gift shopping done.
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Fort Saskatchewan Visitor Information Centre, Dow Centennial Centre 8700 - 84 St. 780-992-6400 or 780-992-6261. Open year round.
A vibrant city located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan is the heart of the Heartland â€“ a development initiative made up of five municipalities. Come experience a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions, and small-town warmth.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS In downtown Fort Saskatchewan, the Fort Heritage Precinct is nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The Precinct is made up of beautiful parks and trails, a historic pioneer village, and an 1875 North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Fort. Visitors can experience the lives of the NWMP and settlers who helped to shape the community. It's easy to imagine what laws might have been enforced at the courthouse, what school days on the prairie were like, and how the men of the NWMP lived and worked. Within a short walking distance are unique shops, restaurants, and the river valley trail system. Watch for the world famous sheep that graze the parks in the Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays through Sundays.
Canadian Northern Railway Station
The Farmers' Market downtown features over 40 vendors at the Canadian Northern Railway Station every Thursday from mid-June to mid-September.
For indoor recreation, the Dow Centennial Centre is a unique cultural and recreational destination. Enjoy the gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, pickleball, badminton courts, a fitness centre and a family leisure zone with games, and concessions in the lobby. There is also an indoor playground for the kids. The Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre hosts month-long art shows and exhibits by visual artists, potters, and artisans. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of performances to delight audiences. Don't forget to make a splash in the swimming pool over at the Harbour Pool. The pool is a wheelchair accessible facility that offers continued on page 60...
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Numerous events take place from April to September. Don’t miss the Chamber of Commerce Tradeshow & Sale in late April at the Dow Centennial Centre. Calling all families to the Legacy Park Family Festival in June. Celebrate Canada Day in the Fort – one of the best Canada Day celebrations in the region. Another fun event is the Movie Under the Stars in August, and say goodbye to the sheep at the Sheep Leaving Parade in September. In December take the kids to Enchanted Forest.
OUTDOORS Fort Saskatchewan has over 400 hectares of parks, open spaces and recreational areas for your enjoyment. Nature and fitness buffs will marvel at all of the opportunities presented by more than 75 km of trails linking all parts of the city with paved pathways and residential sidewalks. Trails are for year-round multi-purpose use, ideal for walking, cycling, and cross country skiing. Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and the local golf courses. Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic at Turner Park or Legacy Park, rent a stall at the Lions Campground, play at the Kin Family Spray Park, or catch a fish at the Lion's Community Fish Pond at West River's Edge. EAT SHOP STAY Craft brewing is rapidly gaining in popularity in Alberta and lovers of craft brews will want to check out Two Sergeants Brewing. Pick up a piping hot take-out order at Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta or head over to the ever popular Downtown Diner for a 50's style dining experience with top-notch food and service. All that glitters and gleams is at Roland's Jewelry – be sure to head over if you want to treat yourself or need a beautiful gift for someone special. For yarns, fabrics and more visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre while on the Quilting Tour (see ad on page 17). Looking for a place to rest your head overnight? Fort Saskatchewan has everything from bed and breakfasts to over 10 hotels and motels to choose from. Some of the top brands for hotels are found right here in the Fort. Or just 15 minutes east on Highway 15, plan to stay at the brand new Studio 6 Hotel in Bruderheim.
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Welcome to Bruderheim ~ Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite ~ Attractions & Events: - Bruderheim is the Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite â€” the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canadian history. The meteorite fell March 4th, 1960. - Bruderheim celebrates the following annual events: o Family Day (Feb 20) o Volunteer Appreciation (Apr 28) o Garage Craft Sale (May 27) o Street Hockey (June 10) o Canada Day (July 1) o Bruderheim Heartland Ag Days (Aug 18-20) o What's Up in Bruderheim Information Night (Sept 7) o Cultural Eveningâ€“Salsa Dance & Supper (Sept 16) o Remembrance Day (Nov 11) o Christmas Celebrations (Nov 18)
Recreation Facilities: - Karol Maschmeyer Arena - Outdoor rink - Bruderheim Heritage Trails throughout the community - Soccer fields - Baseball diamonds - Bruderheim Ag Grounds - Bruderheim Memorial Community Hall - Three playgrounds - Queen's Park - Bruderheim Community Park gazebo
Winter in Bruderheim: - Ice hockey at the outdoor rink - Public skating and shinny hockey at the Karol Maschmeyer Arena
Town of Bruderheim, Box 280 T0B 0S0 For more information: 780.796.3731
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The Town of Bruderheim — Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite, the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada — is a progressive and welcoming community with small town values, a variety of services, and a reasonably low cost of living. Its location and links to major transportation corridors provide convenient connections to nearby key sectors.
Just a quick trip east of Edmonton, Lamont County has a combination of beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage and unique events that make it the perfect destination for day trips and weekend getaways.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Plan to visit the Old Walker School — it was a four room schoolhouse built in 1908 of brick veneer that served until 1927, when it was destroyed by fire. A new school was built on the same site, and it still stands today at the north end of Queen Street. The school is now a museum and a designated Provincial Historical Resource. The Bruderheim Agricultural Society's Prairie Schooner, a beautifully restored covered wagon, attracts visitors just outside the museum's doors. Visit www.bruderheim.ca to see excerpts from the local history book, From Bush to Bushels: A History of Bruderheim and District. The Bruderheim Firehall has a display that showcases some pieces of the Bruderheim Meterorite, which fell in 1960. The giant rock shook homes and could be heard over 5,000 square kilometres—about 700 fragments were found in the area. Join Bruderheim's many social events including the Street Hockey event on June 10, Bruderheim Heartland Ag Days on August 1820, and Cultural Evening on September 16. And new this year is the first ever antique car Model T Ford Races on July 29!
OUTDOORS Follow the paved Bruderheim Heritage Trail that links neighbourhoods and scenic sites throughout the community. Watch for markers offering information on Bruderheim's cultural and natural heritage. The trail system provides access to children's playgrounds and different sectors of town, and is a great opportunity to walk, run, or cycle. Visit the Spring Creek Wetland Interpretive Centre, behind the town office, to learn why wetlands and native plants are so important to quality of life. Those with a love for nature and gardening will be thrilled to explore Queen's Park at the south end of Queen Street. Heritage signs in the park give visual depictions of the town's history. The Bruderheim Campground is open from spring thaw to fall freeze-up and offers 24 serviced sites with power, water & sani-dump. Unserviced sites are also available. For more information on availability, please call 780-796-3731. STAY The Town of Bruderheim is pleased to welcome the Studio 6 extended stay hotel. The hotel is the largest structure of its kind in North America to be built out of shipping containers (sea-cans). The new hotel was built out of 80 steel shipping containers, cut, reshaped and engineered so that from the outside to inside, it looks no different than any other hotel. It offers 63 rooms, all with kitchenettes. It also has a lounge area, fitness room, and meeting room. (See ad page 60). 62 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS With over 40 historical churches, earning the County the title of “Church Capital of North America,” a selfdriving tour is the perfect way to experience the County’s beautiful country-side. For a more structured and educational event, join us during Open Farm Days August 19-20 for a unique agri-culinary event highlighting Lamont County’s agriculture and local food. The weekend event will feature farm tours, a local farm-to-table feast, and an old-fashioned barn dance that will have you throwing away your running shoes for a pair of cowboy boots! Anyone who wants to immerse themselves in Canada’s history or their own Ukrainian heritage will be thrilled to discover Lamont County is the cradle of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. This year, the County will celebrate Canada’s 125 years of Ukrainian immigration with a Ukrainian History Tour on July 8, as well as the 5th Annual Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival on August 26-27 in Lamont. Fully immerse yourself in Ukrainian food, culture, music, performances and more (see ad inside front cover).
OUTDOORS With attractions such as Elk Island National Park and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village as anchor tourism destinations, and events throughout the summer to keep you celebrating, Lamont County will have you coming back again.
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This friendly quiet hotel with 56 rooms offers special rates per one guest with an extra $10 charge for any additional guests including a hot continental breakfast and free wifi. Located close to the hall, arena and local restaurants. Other Services: side parking lot for big trucks, mini-mart 24hrs, guest laundry service, guest barbecue and guest kitchen.
Daily Rates: $110 Weekly Rates: $90 Monthly Rates: $80 5702 - 47 Ave, Lamont
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Located 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15 is a community that settlers once called the “nicest open country a person could wish for.”
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Lamont has a variety of events throughout the year that appeal to everyone. The Bull A Rama takes place at the new rodeo grounds at the end of April. The Town of Lamont hosts Picnic in the Park every June in Hillside Park with bouncy houses for the kids and free food. Take in the Lamont Community Fair and 3rd annual Perogy Festival, also in June. In July, the Lamont Agricultural Society (LAS) hosts the Lamont Summer Sizzler Rodeo, providing fun for all ages. Don't miss the combine crunch, rodeo, bench show, and fireworks.
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The Town of Lamont is proud to be the host community for Lamont County’s 5th Annual Baba’s & Borshch Ukrainian Festival on August 26-27. Read all about it on the inside front cover. To round out the year, the Lamont Community Christmas Light Up is a huge winter festival celebrating the holiday season with activities and entertainment. Kids are sure to love the Christmas lights.
OUTDOORS Lamont is the gateway to Elk Island National Park which provides numerous activities including golfing, hiking, cross country skiing, and wildlife viewing. Known for its massive herds of bison, travelling through Elk Island National Park is like going on a prairie safari. In the Town of Lamont itself you can find Hillside Park. Take a stroll in the park, fly a kite on top of the massive hill, have a picnic, or enjoy the spray park and playground. You can also visit the Mohyla, a monument at the edge of town which marks the centenary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, or go fishing in the Lamont Trout Pond — both are located a few minutes north of the town. EAT SHOP STAY Lamont is a bustling community with a full range of services including accommodations, dining, and shopping to make your stay a pleasant one. Be sure to visit Elk Island Thrift Store while on the Go East Antique Tour (see ad on page 16). Plan to stay in downtown Lamont at Archie’s Motel with kitchen units available. Heartland Hotel on the west side of town offers comfortable, modern stays, for a night or long-term (see ad page 62). Find the perfect gift and flowers for all occasions at the Flower Pot, and grab a magazine to read, with some ice cream from Lamont Grocery Convenience Store.
OUTDOORS There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep the whole
family busy including a skateboard and spray park, and the 18The Town of Mundare is hole Whitetail Crossing Golf Course (see ad on page YOU KNOW 26). Lots are for sale around the golf course and around just a 45 minute drive D I east of Edmonton, town; check out the listings with local realtors. Mundare is easily accessible Ukraina Park is also a great place to enjoy the home to the from the Yellowhead outdoors. The park has three baseball diamonds, a Hwy; it's a great day playground, and sites for camping. World’s Largest trip destination and Sausage also a great place to EAT SHOP For all of your quilting supplies visit The See pg 20. live. Chicken Coop while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Come on out to enjoy the revitalized Main Street, which often hosts parties 15 throughout the year including the July 1 Street Festival with international performers, the Agri Daze weekend, and the wintery Christmas Extravaganza and frosty parade. History buffs will enjoy the Basilian Fathers Museum, a world class facility with an intriguing collection of artifacts and history that attracts over 5000 visitors a year. For those looking for physical activities, there is a hockey arena, a curling rink, and a bowling alley in town. Take your picture in front of the world's largest (12.8 meters high and 6 tons) replica sausage built by the Stawnichy family in recognition of 50 years in Mundare.
ad on page 17). If you’re looking for a unique gift, ‘a little bit of everything’ - Your Treasure Chest is a good place to start while on the Go East Antique Tour (see ad on page 16). Don't leave town without picking up some World Famous Ukrainian Sausage from Stawnichy's Meat Processing (see ad on page 13), and some fresh baked goodies from the bakery – all located on mainstreet. Visitor Information Centre, Basilian Fathers Museum 5335 Sawchuk Street 780-764-3887 Open year round. Chipman Car Crafters Show & Shine
Chipman Nestled in Coyote Country just 45 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15, Chipman is one of Alberta's most affordable family communities. Comprising 2200 acres (14 quarter sections) of incorporated land, Chipman is known as the “biggest little village in Alberta.” Chosen by Triland International/Chipman Development Corporation as the site for a long-term development project, a master plan for this community is being developed to improve retail, residential and commercial spaces.
The Village of Andrew is located at the junction of Hwy Highways 855 and 45 (one hour east of Edmonton). Andrew invites visitors to enjoy its small town charm and to stroll down Ed Stelmach Avenue, named in honour of local son and Alberta's 13th Premier.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Enjoy a visit to the Andrew Museum in the train station with YOU KNOW themed rooms of displays and artifacts. ID Have your picture taken with the World's Largest Mallard. Bring your Andrew is binoculars to the designated wildlife home to the viewing areas south and east of World’s Largest Andrew. Go back in time with a visit to the Andrew Grain Elevator Mallard Interpretive Centre, a fully operational prairie grain elevator. Get your bargains at the Town-Wide Garage Sale in June and farm fresh foods at the Canada Day Market. Andrew is proud to host the popular Garlic Festival in October.
OUTDOORS Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the baseball diamonds, badminton and tennis courts, outdoor rink, and skateboard park. Set up camp at the fully serviced RV park. The Lions Club Park has horseshoe pits and bocce ball. Centennial Park is the site of flower gardens and a large gazebo, popular for weddings and other gatherings and performances. The minigolf along 50th Avenue is popular in the summer.
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Andrew EAT SHOP Andrew has all the basic services to serve both residents and visitors alike. Enjoy a meal at the Andrew Hotel and pick up your favourite bottle of wine. From spring to fall, shop for fresh produce, gifts and crafts at the Saturday Farmers' Market.
Chipman ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Plan to attend one of the hugely popular Chipman Players Dinner Theater performances, March 4, 11 & 18, at the Chipman National Hall. On June 4, don't miss the annual Show and Shine event sponsored by the Chipman Car Crafters. This highly successful event features hundreds of vehicles every year, from vintage cars and trucks to tractors, buses, and fire trucks. In conjunction with this event, the Chipman Historical Foundation provides a tasty perogy lunch. Come out and show off your moves at the annual Lions Club Harvest Dance in late October. The Chipman Golden Seniors offer delicious Ukrainian fare at their Perogy Suppers held on the last Friday of alternating months. See members of the Edmonton Soaring Club fly motorless aircrafts — visitors can watch or experience soaring through the air with professional pilots who lift off from the Chipman airstrip.
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Saturday, October 14
Every Sat. 1-3 pm Apr 8 - Oct 7, Andrew Arena
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Town-Wide Garage Sale Canada Day Market
at the Andrew Community Centre Bench Show, Huge Farmers’ Market, Pancake Breakfast, Pyrogy Lunch, All Day Entertainment, Great Garlic Race, Kids Activities, Supper & Dance, Silent Auction
Beat the Heat Market Garlic Festival Market
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VILLAGE OF CHIPMAN Join us for these community events...
Chipman Golden Seniors Perogy Suppers - Alternating Months Chipman Players Annual Dinner Theatre - March 4, 11 & 18, 2017 Junior Chipman Players - May 12, 2017 Chipman Car Crafters Annual Show & Shine - June 4, 2017 Chipman Lions Club Old Time Harvest Dance - In late October, 2017 Only 45 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 15.
4816 - 50 Street Box 176, Chipman, AB T0B 0W0
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Five kilometres east of Willingdon is the Historic Boian District, featuring St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church and a museum dedicated to local Romanian pioneers. The Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian is located on RR 143, four miles north of Highway 45. It is an open-air museum, which preserves artifacts, documents, and family histories of the first Romanian immigrants that came from Bukovina to Alberta between the years 1895 and 1915. New this year: the museum is adding a railway track with handcar exhibit. They will also be opening the newly renovated Pioneer Agricultural Hall in May with new exhibits, photos and implements. Join them for their annual Picnic & Entertainment in July. Six RV camping stalls with power are available on-site.
Willingdon The Village of Willingdon was largely settled by Ukrainian and Romanian farmers from the crownland of Bukovina in the AustroHungarian Empire. Today, Willingdon enjoys the fabric of the very diverse population of all ages and ethnic groups. The village is located on Highway 45, 117 km northeast of Edmonton.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Visit the World's Largest Lapel Pin, located at the Tourist Park, right along Highway 45. The Willingdon Arena is home away from home for horse enthusiasts. Expect to see dressage, gymkhana, roping, cattle penning and more. Plan to attend the very special celebration of the 75th Anniversary Willingdon Fair on August 12-13. Don’t miss it!
OUTDOORS Campers will be pleased with the facilities at the Tourist Park located along Highway 45, complete with P/W/S sites, flush toilets, and showers. If you love to fish, visit the Willingdon Fish & Game stocked fish pond located at 53 Avenue and 49 Street.
Village of Willingdon welcomes you to...
– every 1st Thursday of every month at the Senior’s Drop-In Centre (780-367-2274)
Canada Day Celebration – July 1st (780-367-2274)
75thal Willingdon Fair August 12 & 13, 2017 Annu
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Hairy Hill Hairy Hill is located 95 km northeast of Edmonton just off Highway 45. The unusual name of this hamlet is rooted in history. The buffalo used to sun themselves on these picturesque hills and had rubbing wallows where huge amounts of hair would accumulate. In the 1900s when the Canadian Pacific Railway laid its tracks they found all the hair on the large hills and the hamlet had its name. Hairy Hill is well known for its popular Hairy Hill Rodeo, now in its 29th year. In conjunction with the Hairy Hill Reunion this year, everyone is invited to attend their Farmer’s Market on June 10. 29th ANNUAL GIVING AWAY KID’S BIKE EACH DAY!
HAIRY HILL RODEO FRIDAY
6 pm - Rodeo, Kids Wild Pony Race, Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking, Silent Auction 9 pm - Dance
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8-11 am - Pancake Breakfast 1 pm - Heavy Horse Pull 4 pm - Rodeo, Kids Wild Pony Race, Sheep Riding, Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking, Silent Auction 9 pm - Dance ©Don Randall
From Hwy 45 - 2 miles South on Rg Rd 141 & 1/2 mile East
For details contact Violet 780.768.3880 or 780.208.9254 Rodeo stock provided by Rolling Hills Rodeo Co. LRA & Wildrose Sanctioned
Free camping, please bring your own lawn chairs.
Welcome to the County of Two Hills, a diverse region of historical, recreational, agricultural and industrial opportunities situated in beautiful rolling hills near the North Saskatchewan River. The Two Hills region is the “gateway to the north” and a recognized travel route to Fort McMurray. The communities in the region offer a wonderful blend of town and country, offering all the amenities of urban life, while being nestled in an immense agricultural region.
Two Hills Rodeo Parade
Two Hills Region anniversary this July 14-17. Proceeds from this event have been used to create the Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park located along Highway 45 near town. Did you know? Two Hills was named the winner of the Most Rider Friendly Community Contest in 2015. Another event you don’t want to miss is Rodeo Weekend in Two Hills, offering two action-packed days of family fun!
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Heritage Park in Two Hills features a bronze statue of local pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. Dowhaniuk, commemorating 100 years of Ukrainian settlement. The Two Hills Historical Society outdoor museum along Highway 36 features a display and items used by the pioneers of the area. There are several community events that take place throughout the year. Growing in popularity is the Agri-Day & Tradeshow planned for April 22. This Canada Day will be a very special event celebrating Canada 150! Bikers are always welcome at the Run to the Hills Rally – celebrating its 10th
County of Two Hills Region Only 1.5 hours from Edmonton or Lloydminster
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*Jackfish Lake/J.Dudar Park *Sandy Lake Park Gazebo & Stall Rental - Jackfish 780-208-0223 Sandy Lake 780-208-2330 *Lac Santé - day use picnic area, boating, fishing *North Saskatchewan River - boat launch at Duvernay; Desjarlais Crossing *Canoeing, Kayaking, fishing, wildlife viewing *Snowmobile & ATV trails *Boian Museum *Birds & Bees Organic Winery and Meadery
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Hwy 45 OUTDOORS Enjoy recreational opportunities at Jackfish Lake/J. Dudar Park near Myrnam, west off Highway 881 and Sandy Lake Park, west of Two Hills off Highway 45. Both have great services available for campers. Sandy Lake features a newly renovated pavilion building for special events
with a full kitchen and stage. Lakeside resort living is popular around Lac SantĂŠ. Drop your boat in the North Saskatchewan River at the boat launch in Duvernay. Further down the river experience pristine wilderness camping at the Bear Ridge Campground. Located on the west side of Two Hills, is the picturesque and challenging Lions Golf & Country Club, the envy of many other courses in northeast Alberta. If you love to go fishing, the Two Hills Fish & Game Association has a stocked trout pond and picnic area just south of town for you to enjoy.
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EAT SHOP STAY Get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the county, including Two Hills Pizza, Burger Palace, and CafĂŠs Mexican. For those looking to spend a few days in the area, stay at Junction Inn. Get a bottle of fine wine at the Liquor Store. Stop in for some farm fresh produce at the Two Hills Farmers' Market held on Saturdays at the Centennial Hall.
BURGER PALACE Restaurant & Drive-In Open: Mon-Sat 6am-8pm 5015 - 54 Ave, Two Hills
Located at the junction of Highways 45 and 881, Myrnam is an active community with many opportunities for family recreation.
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Ukrainian Catholic Church in Myrnam, by Joanne Lemke
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS In Ukrainian, Myrnam means 'peace unto us', and the dove, representing peace, is the perfect symbol for the village, which was officially incorporated in 1930. The beautiful Dove Park offers visitors an excellent opportunity to relax and visit in a peaceful atmosphere (see photo on page 20). Enjoy a number of events all year long. Popular in July is the Community-Wide Garage Sale and Myrnam Fair and Fun Day – the kids will love it! EAT SHOP If you’re craving homemade cinnamon buns then C.J.’s Café is the place to stop at! Plus, a new convenience store has opened up in the Village to serve your needs.
OUTDOORS Myrnam is located in the beautiful rolling hills of East Central Alberta and offers great views as you travel along Highway 45 or Highway 881. Numerous heritage churches can be found on casual drives throughout the area. Enjoy a round of golf at the Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club. Other recreational activities such as, curling, a famous annual slopitch tournament in June, soccer, and snowmobiling, are also great reasons to visit. Southwest of Myrnam you can stay at Jackfish Lake Campground or go north of Myrnam to Bear Ridge Campground situated along the North Saskatchewan River.
Campground Secluded Weekend & Seasonal Sites RV, Tenting & Group Sites
Hiking & Biking Trails Tubing, Boating & Fishing Playground & Outdoor Games Golfing nearby
Pristine Wilderness 2 hrs east of Edmonton, 20 min south of St. Paul 10 min north of Myrnam
on the North Saskatchewan River
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Village of Myrnam Located at the junc on of Hwys 45 & 881 780-366-3910
Visit our Beautiful Dove Park
Myrnam Fair & Fun Day July 22 Pancake breakfast, parade, kids games, kids tractor pulls, show n’ shine, bean bag tournament, steak supper, silent & live auction and fireworks!
• Myrnam Crooked Shooters Slow Pitch Tournament June 9-11 • Canada Day Celebration June 28 • Community Garage Sale July 8 • Myrnam Christmas Craft Show Nov. 5 • Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club 780-366-2190 • Myrnam Campground 5 sites, sewer dump • Myrnam Curling Club 780-366-3336 • Myrnam River Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club myrnamsnowmobile.ca
Visit the quaint Village of Derwent, located on Highway 45, 50 km east of Two Hills.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Join them in April for their 10th Annual Spring is the Air Tradeshow. In October, the popular Derwent Craft Fair takes over with more than 50 exhibitors in attendance! The seniors' Golden Age Centre welcomes everybody and offers health and fitness equipment, billiards and games. Bring your camera along to capture images of the distinctive Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Clandonald Clandonald, the ‘little Hamlet with lots of Heart’, is located in the County of Vermilion River, 2 km south of Highway 45 or 10 km east of Highway 41.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Clandonald Country Fair in August includes a bench show, pancake breakfast, parade, games, and competitions for people of all ages. The agricultural grounds feature a bandshelter, concession booth, washrooms, and campsite building. A modern hall holds many of the community’s social functions. It also has six power and water RV sites, dumping station and a ball diamond. The arena is used year round for outdoor education, 4-H activities, skating, and more.
Dewberry The spirit of country comes alive in the Village of Dewberry, located at the junction of Highway 45 & Secondary Highway 893.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Be sure to have your photo taken with the World’s Largest Chuckwagon located at the entrance to Dewberry. Calling all cowboys - for heart pounding action, attend the CPCA Chuckwagon Races on June 16-18! Step back in time with a visit to the Dewberry Valley Museum, established in 1974 by area residents. It houses artifacts, machinery and vehicles, as well as a fully functional Catholic Church.
OUTDOORS Get active by playing baseball at the Dewberry Sportsgrounds or by skating or watching hockey at the Dewberry Arena. Stay for a while at one of the beautifully treed sites at Dewberry Campground located on the west end of the Village. More info: Village Office 780-847-3053 www.villageofdewberry.ca See ad page 89. Photo above Dewberry Chuckwagons Photo Contest Submission by Karen Arnold
Marwayne is located just 10 minutes north of the Yellowhead Highway, at the intersection of Highways 45 and 897. It is a community of nearly 700 friendly people that are proud of its smalltown atmosphere. Situated in a picturesque location, Marwayne provides a family-oriented, small-town lifestyle with city amenities nearby. The area is a leader in agri-business and the oil and gas industry.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Check out the Cargill grain elevator, the first concrete elevator built in Canada. Marwayne is proud of its volunteers and strong community-minded citizens, and aims to provide quality services to both residents and visitors. Community sporting events and dances take place at the new hall and the renovated arena and curling rink.
The indoor Professional Bull Riding event takes place in April while the town holds a Community-Wide Garage Sale in May. In June, check out the Rodeo Street Dance, the Lea Park Professional Rodeo and the Gospel Jamboree. In October enjoy the Fall Fair, and the annual Light Up Marwayne in December rounds out a year of events in town.
OUTDOORS For overnight or longer stays, Marwayne Campground offers full-service camping sites with power, shower facilities, wireless Internet, and a dumping station at the Chamber Park located at the arena. Ten minutes north on Highway 897 is Lea Park (Jubilee Regional) Campground and the Lea Park Raven Golf Course where the Old Vermilion and North Saskatchewan rivers meet. Enjoy camping, golfing, free WiFi, fishing, trails, and a beautiful scenic view of the river valley from the top of Snake Hill.
EAT SHOP Marwayne has a newly revitalized downtown core where visitors can stop for a coffee, visit local shops, or have a meal at one of the restaurants. For those looking for farm fresh products, Kathy's Greenhouse and Garden Centre is a great stop. No Need to Nock is a shop in a historic stone building that carries gifts of all kinds, from clothing and jewellery to home décor, plus coffee too.
AND GARDEN CENTRE Bedding plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, farm gate vegetable sales, gift shop & more!
Hwy. 897 & Twp. 514 - Kitscoty (10 km N of Kitscoty; 10 km S of Marwayne) 780-847-2586 email@example.com
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Stop and see the Welcome Triangle garden maintained completely by volunteers. There is a heritage shrub, located in the triangle, which was brought over from England by one of the original settlers in 1902 and was donated to the village.
Lea Park Rodeo Photo by Karen Arnold
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Vegreville A rich history plus many new amenities make this growing community of over 5,700 residents a great place to live or visit. Vegreville is located on Highway 16, only one hour east of Edmonton.
ATTRACTIONS The symbolic Pysanka is located at the Elks/Kinsmen Community Park. This breathtaking giant Ukrainian Easter Egg was built in 1974 as a monument to honor the RCMP and its long history of bringing peace and security to the area. Enjoy the unique collections at the Vegreville Regional Museum that showcase the community life of the area. It is also home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Just steps away from the museum, you can take time to relax at the internationally recognized Rotary Peace Park. The Peace Grove of 12 trees is dedicated to promoting world peace through tourism and is a joint project of the County of Minburn and the Rotary Club of Vegreville. It offers serenity and a large picnic area and shelter with a fireplace. Visitor Information Centre located by the Pysanka, off Hwy 16A; Open May 1- Sept. Labour Day, 780-632-6800 or 780-632-3100
Worldâ€™s Largest Easter Egg at the Elks/Kinsmen Community Park. Photo by Ellie Goertzen
You can book this beautiful and serene park for your next family function. Nearby, along Highway 16, Our Lady of The Highway Shrine is the only one of its kind in Canada. Our Lady is beautifully sculpted from Italian white marble. Behind the monument are exquisitely marked stones displaying the Stations of the Cross in a tranquil park setting. The Knights of Columbus maintain this area for your enjoyment and reflection. The Town of Vegreville Aquatic and Fitness Centre offers something for everyone: swimming pool, a twister waterslide, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, racquetball court, indoor ice arena, and a dance studio. Within walking distance, you will find the Lions Club Community Spray Park & Playground, a tennis court, and the Vegreville Agricultural Society Grounds.
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Enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Rainbow Park Reservoir located just south of town. This scenic parcel of land boasts a man-made lake that is stocked with trout by Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
Tee off at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course, which features fantastic greens, challenging fairways, and lots of water that comes into play on five of the nine holes. Are you ready for the challenge? The story of Vegreville's historic downtown is told through plaques that line the sidewalks leading past unique boutiques and gift shops in buildings that date back to the early 1900s. Enjoy the beautiful Rotary Rendezvous Park at the corner of 50th Street and 50th Avenue, and to the south you will see the Canada 150 Anniversary Mural Mosaic Art Piece.
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OUTDOORS Explore your surroundings at the Vegreville Municipal Campground and Elks/Kinsmen Park. Cast your rod in the picturesque trout pond. Hike or bike around Vegreville and be sure to check out the path near the winding Vermilion River, which is part of the Community Linked Trail System. Let the kids burn off some energy at the playground, skateboard park or at the outdoor fitness park. Or take the kids to Inflated Fun Zone to work out some wiggles. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to meet the friendly knowledgeable staff and check out the great souvenirs.
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Enjoy the exciting Father's Day Event in June with a huge Show 'n Shine, awesome demolition derby, and much more! Call 780632-3950 to enter.
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Celebrate Ukrainian culture at the Vegreville Pysanka Festival. Enjoy three days of cultural immersion from Friday to Sunday, July 7-9, at the Vegreville Agricultural Society grounds. Highlights of the event include: displays, a dance showcase, Ukrainian cuisine, and so much more. All venues (except grandstand shows and evening dances) are free for the public. For more information call 780-632-2777. The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a highly anticipated event for young and old alike. It has a fantastic midway, grandstand performances, and the ever popular Canadian Chuckwagon Finals. Be sure to check out the parade on Thursday, horse show, bandshell and children's activities, petting zoo, tractor pulls (Saturday), kids mini tractor pulls, strong person competition, beer gardens, trade show, mouth-watering food, and don't forget the fireworks on Saturday night. Join in on August 10-12. Call 1-888-611-0161.
Check out the Vegreville Drag Racing events taking place at the Vegreville Regional Airport: May 27, June 17, August 19 & 27 and Sept 9. www.vdra.org On August 25 & 26, 2017 the Vegreville and District Chamber of Commerce will once again present the VEGGFEST Music & Culture Festival. Back for its 3rd year, this premier event will provide an explosive end to the Alberta summer. For more information visit www.veggfest.ca. (See ad opposite page). Pick up the Vegreville Canada 150 Passport. Visit events around town during the year and have an opportunity to win the 150 Experience Vegreville Prize Package. Full details are online at facebook @VegrevilleCanada150. See pages 78 & 79 for more event details.
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Located on the site of the internationally renowned solonetzic soils research station of Agriculture Canada (1956 - 1995), the museum highlights the stories of local history, chronicling how the areaâ€™s unique social fabric, including its four largest pioneer groups - English, French, German, Ukrainian, has contributed to the harmony of community life since the 1890s. The Rt. Hon. Donald F. Mazankowski, P.C. Collection: 25 years of distinguished public service of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame.
On August 19-20 try your hand at the age old fun game of Bunnock during the Canadian Bunnock Championships.
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EAT SHOP STAY Vegreville offers great shopping and dining. Check out the downtown area for a pottery painting experience at Just-aDab Paint Your Own Pottery; next door you’ll want to explore Off the Rails Antique Mall (see also the Antique Tour page 16). Just down the street, you can treat yourself to an authentic Ukrainian meal at East West Dining at The Train Station and take home some sausage and perogies from Prime Cuts. Check out Everything Tea for a delicious hot beverage and a great selection of teas, gifts, and décor. The Ceramic Cottage offers unique, Ukrainian ceramic items perfect for collections and gift-giving. Check out Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta near downtown for a delicious take-out dining option, as well as Boston Pizza along Highway 16A. For those who need vitamins, supplements, or natural ingredients, Vegreville Natural Health Centre is your destination. Get your local produce and more at the weekly Pysanka Park Summer Market Thursday evenings or the regular farmers’ market on Friday mornings. Vegreville is proud to be home of the new Red Cup Distillery. Upholding the east of Edmonton tradition, this craft distillery produces a “wheat shine” (moonshine) that you’ve got to try! Love arts? Visit the Vegreville Visual Artists Gallery at 4928 - 50 Ave along Highway 16A or find them on Facebook. For your mechanical needs head over to Maddigan Chrysler (see ad page 85) and Vegreville Mechanical. Love cars? The Garage is a one-of-a-kind antique car dealer for all of your needs. Stop in at Canadian Tire for your household, automotive, and home renovation needs. Stay at both motels and hotels, including the new Hotello and Pomeroy Inn and Suites.
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Minburn County The County of Minburn has a population of nearly 3,400 and is located 45 minutes east of Edmonton. The countryside is full of rich farmland with bountiful wildlife, beautiful scenery and miles of peaceful country roads. Interspersed throughout are small and friendly communities.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Get a feel for the area's history when you visit Ranfurly Museum, uniquely housed in the old school, filled with artifacts and treasures. Ranfurly Spring Rodeo Series features barrell racing events in April, May and June. Be sure to take the kids to Ranfurly Agricultural Fair in August. OUTDOORS The Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park near Innisfree aims to preserve and protect the wildlife habitat in and around the Lake. Wapasu Lake is a known migratory stop for white swans and countless wildlife species. Trails are developed to the summit of the natural elevation that provides a panoramic view of the lake, and surrounding area for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy the day-use and recreational area along the southeast shores of the lake.
Lavoy is a peaceful hamlet located just 15 km east of Vegreville.
Innisfree Innisfree is a friendly community that is sometimes called “The Hidden Village,” as it is tucked away on the side of a ridge, north of the Yellowhead Highway 16. Located one hour 15 minutes east of Edmonton and one hour west of Lloydminster, Innisfree is perfect for a day-trip or weekend retreat. At over 100 years strong, Innisfree is a community-driven village rich with history and pride.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Plan to attend the Canada Day Celebration in Lavoy, which offers fun for the whole family. Lavoy is located near one of the most scenic viewpoints on the Yellowhead Highway. Akasu is an historical site encompassing both Akasu Lake and Akasu Hill. The Hill was a rest stop for native tribes. Akasu is the Cree Indian word meaning "sick". It is believed the name originates from natives who got sick drinking the water from the lake and the hill was where they came to perish. Akasu (Sickman Hill) is the highest geodetic elevation on the Yellowhead Highway between Edmonton and Winnipeg, Manitoba (2500 ft. above sea level). SHOP Lavoy is a popular stop on the Go East Antique Tour - you'll be amazed by what you will find at Lavoy Antiques & Collectibles! See page 16 for more details. Stop at Skyline Greenhouse for fresh grown tomatoes, peppers and more.
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Innisfree is home to the Cut Bank Penguin, Ernie. Ernie was given to the village by the Hollywood production team of the movie Cut Bank, which was filmed in Innisfree and starred Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton and John Malkovich. Come by and see the Cut Bank Sheriff Station and Steeley's Garage. For a lesson in history visit the Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum in the village (see also page 22). Check out some of the events during summer including the Innisfree Fishing Derby on July 10th and Innisfree Fair Day on August 9th.
Aerial photo of Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort
OUTDOORS You can enjoy year round facilities outdoors in the village including a curling rink, a natural ice skating arena, a public trout fishing pond, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and children's playgrounds. If you are travelling between May and September, Innisfree also offers a wonderful overnight experience at the Recreation Park located 2 km south on Birch Lake. An excellent place to unwind, you will see colourful summer sunsets that will complete long days of rest and relaxation. If you like the beach, then you'll also find nearby Wapasu Lake a terrific place for leisure and water recreation. SHOP A must see is the new Innisfree Art & Gift Gallery, housed in the former United Church in Innisfree. Be sure to lift your spirits at the Innisfree Hotel & Liquor Store.
Innisfree Art & Gift Gallery
Innisfree Recreation Park
Featuring local Artists from throughout the Go East area.
Unique Gift Ideas Painting, Pottery, Woodworking, Pebble Art, Jewelry, Photography, Quilts, Furniture, Homemade Beauty Supplies Regular Hours Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 1–4pm After hours by appointment call 780-581-0871 Extended hours for summer.
4904 – 52 Street Innisfree, Alberta (Former United Church)
780-592-2414 or 780-592-3886
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The Village of Mannville is a community of over 800 located almost two hours east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 16 and Secondary Highway 881.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Commemorative homesteaders' plaques and military cenotaphs can be seen throughout the village. In 1967, a World War II (1942) anti-aircraft memorial gun arrived from Winnipeg, Manitoba and is now a landmark anchor to Main Street. Mannville is home to the first AGT building in Northern Alberta, which is now the Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange Museum. This is the only one of its kind in the province to have a working 1240 Northern Electric switchboard,
built in 1917. Visit the Mannville Crossroads Museum to view an amazing doll collection from around the world and learn about the history of the area.
Year-round, attend the many Mannville festivals and events. Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in May or shop for bargains at the Community Wide Garage Sale. Join in on the festive activities during the Canada Day Celebrations and at the annual Agricultural Fair in August. The day begins with a pancake breakfast followed by a parade, Market on Main, bench show and supper. In October, seniors are honoured at the annual Old Timers Roundup supper and dance. In December, the Christmas Extravaganza is a craft show you won’t want to miss.
OUTDOORS If your passion is golf, you'll enjoy spending time at the Mannville Riverview Golf Course & RV Park. Just 6 km northeast of Mannville, it's a beautiful nine hole course that winds across the Vermilion River at several points. The course includes a fully operational clubhouse with a licensed restaurant, pro-shop and banquet services. A fully serviced 63-site RV Park now offers both daily and seasonal camping; bring your family and experience the peaceful tranquility of camping under the stars. In the village, children will enjoy a fun round of mini golf, a ball game at the ball diamonds, the multi-ability playground, or a family picnic at the community gazebo. Mannville has many winter recreational activities to offer including a very successful Minor Hockey program, figure skating club, curling club and public skating club. Weekly bingo and an active seniors' centre help keep away the winter chills. continued on page 87...
Visitor Information at Crossroads Museum, 1 km north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881. Open Summer. 780-763-2304
Mannville Riverview Golf Course & RV Resort Upcoming Events & Attractions... • Mother's Day Brunch – (Riverview Golf Course) - May 14 • Community Wide Garage Sale - June 3 • Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea - June 23 • Canada Day Festivities - July 1 • Agricultural Society Fair & Parade - August 19 • Old Timers Roundup Supper and Dance - October 14 • Christmas Extravaganza (Craft Show) - December 2 • Robbie Burns Supper and Performance - January 20, 2018 • Mannville Figure Skating Carnival - February 2018
Features a 9 hole course with grass greens, practice putting green, barbeque & banquet facilities, lounge, outdoor patio and 63 serviced camping sites. Reasonable rates for green fees, cart rentals & camping. Located 6 km northeast of Mannville, off HWY 881.
Book your tee time at 780-763-2252 or online www.mannville.com
Explore & Enjoy... • Crossroads Museum & Visitor Information Centre • Historical Telephone Exchange Museum • WWII Vintage Aircraft Gun • Mannville Centennial Public Library • Recreation Centre & Arena • Community Gazebo • Mini Golf Course • RV Wastewater Disposal Station • Shop Local Retail Businesses • Senior Housing & Long Term Care Facility • Seniors Centre • Mannville School K-12 with Multi-Ability Playground
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS In July, take in the Vermilion Agricultural Fair, one of the oldest and largest traditional fairs in Western Canada, celebrating their 111th Anniversary this year. Events include a parade, trade shows, animal judging, pony chuckwagon and chariot races, entertainment, and agricultural/horticultural displays. Popular Livestock Shows are light horse, beef, sheep, goat, poultry, and the Heavy Horse Show. Other popular events during the year include; Celebrate Canada Day at the Taste of Vermilion, Art in the Park in September, Savor Vermilion in November and Candy Cane Countdown in December.
OUTDOORS Enjoy the outdoors in Vermilion with trails, a spray park, mini golf, a nine hole golf club, soccer fields, trout pond and playgrounds. Camping at the Vermilion Provincial Park is also very popular. Once winter arrives, enjoy the cross-country ski trails where Beckie Scott – Canadian Olympic gold medalist, trained.
Vermilion EAT SHOP STAY Find a variety of shopping and dining establishments along Highway 41, on Railway Avenue and through Vermilion's beautiful downtown mainstreet. Love quilting? Then visit Extraordinary Extras on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 17). Be sure to attend their 20th annual Quilt Show & Sale May 6 & 7. Have a great stay in town at the new Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Super 8 Hotel, or Days Inn. More info: Town of Vermilion 780-853-5358 www.vermilion.ca
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Step back in time at the Vermilion Heritage Museum, which is located in an historic school with seven galleries, plus two display buildings (see also page 22).
Vermilion Ag Fair
Travel two hours east of Edmonton to Experience New Ideas for Living at the corner of Highway 16 and Highway 41 in the growing community of Vermilion. With a population of over 4,500, it features excellent cultural and recreational facilities, plus new retail and commercial developments.
Vermilion Visitor Information Centre, 4606-52 St, Vermilion; Hwy 41 780-853-6593 Open year round.
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SHOP Be sure to stop in to Village Treasures, a quilting shop full of fabrics and patterns for your next project (see ad page 17). The shop is part of the Go East Quilting Tour. For a beautiful gift for a friend or even yourself, check out Shirley's Flowers & Friends, and for specialty wines & spirits stop in at the Mannville Liquor Store.
• Chuckwagon Races • Midway • Grandstand Shows • Livestock Shows • Tradeshows • and much more!
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We welcome you to experience the Vermilion River Region, which spans thousands of hectares of aspen parkland, tracts of rolling prairie and the river valley vistas of the North Saskatchewan, Battle, and Vermilion Rivers. Events and attractions range from those involving agri-tourism to those related to culture and recreation.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners, and farm-gate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. In particular, the County is proud to be home to the Old School Cheesery and neighbouring Red Feather Ridge. The Vermilion River Region hosts many professional events each summer, including the Lea Park Rodeo north of Marwayne, CPCA Chuckwagon Racing in Dewberry, Professional Bull Riding in Marwayne, and several fairs that highlight the region's agricultural and western roots. OUTDOORS For a quiet afternoon, take a trip south of Highway 16 to picnic and bird-watch at Lindsay Evans Park. There are five golf courses throughout the County of Vermilion River to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Mount Joy Snow Resort (mountjoy.ca), southeast of Kitscoty, offers downhill skiing and snow board opportunities. For a unique winter adventure, take a sled dog tour at Seppala Siberian Tours, located Handcrafting nature’s bounty into near Kitscoty. See ad opposite page. Pictured above is the scenic Lea Park Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River near Marwayne on Highway 897.
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Kitscoty Located at the junction of Highways 16 and 897 is the village of Kitscoty. Kitscoty is named after a famous cromlech — three large stones in a tripod arrangement — found near a settlement in England known as KitCoty House.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Kitscoty Community Hall is equipped with a banquet room and a separate conference room; the hall is available for weddings, dinner theatres, or any large event. Don’t miss Kitscoty’s Canada 150 Celebration on June 30 - July 1. OUTDOORS Kitscoty has great sports facilities including an arena, curling rink, ball diamonds and a 9 hole golf course. The Regional Park boasts seasonal camping, horseshoe pits, and beautiful walking trails. More walking trails are at Centennial Park. SHOP Kitscoty has all the businesses and amenities one would expect in a bustling village: gas station, grocery stores, banking, ATM, hotel, post office, restaurants and more. Step back in time at Ye Old Fire Station Antiques, part of the Go East Antique Tour (see ad page 16). Fall in love with the beautiful plants at Kathy’s Greenhouse.
AND GARDEN CENTRE Bedding plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, farm gate vegetable sales, gift shop & more!
Hwy. 897 & Twp. 514 - Kitscoty (10 km N of Kitscoty; 10 km S of Marwayne) 780-847-2586 email@example.com
780-853-5617 RR#2, Vermilion, AB www.oldschoolcheesery.com
Paradise Valley, located 50 km southwest of Lloydminster or south of Kitscoty on Hwy 897, has a long and rich agricultural history. Early settlers suggested t h e n a m e Pa r a d i s e Va l l e y because of the rolling prairie, and the poplar and willow trees that surround the community. See ad opposite page.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The town was once host to six grain elevators along the rail line. Now only one still stands, and has been converted to the Climb through Time Museum (see also page 22). Paradise Valley is the home of the Three Cities Arena and Recreational Park complete with campground, playground and rodeo grounds. The annual Three Cities Fair takes place in Paradise Valley on June 23-25. OUTDOORS Work on polishing your game at the nine hole golf course. In winter grab your skis and snowboards and head northeast of Paradise Valley to Mount Joy Snow Resort .
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Lloydminster Straddling the Alberta-Saskatchewan border and represented by the world's tallest border markers, Lloydminster has the distinction of being Canada's Border City.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS For a history lesson, visit Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre which houses a museum, art gallery, wildlife display, science centre and more. Take the kids to the zoo just east of Lloydminster – home to diverse animals from reptiles to pot belly pigs. Check out the Servus Sports Centre for summer and winter sports plus special events, or take a dip in the pool at the Lloydminster Leisure Centre. In June, major events include the Arts Without Borders Festival and Streetfest plus the Just Kruzin Show N' Shine. Enjoy a variety of concerts year round at the Vic Juba Community Theatre and downtown at The Root. In summer Colonial Days and the CPCA Chuckwagon Finals are must see events. In October, see Canada's top cowboys during the Bull Riders Canada Finals. Local food producers are showcased during Harvest Feastival in early November. Come mid-November enjoy the ever popular Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair.
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BudMiller Miller ParkAll OUTDOORS Get outdoors to enjoy the 300 acre Bud Photo Contest Submissio n Seasons Park. It is a favourite spot for hiking, birdwatching plus by Daria Web b soccer, tennis and softball. You can also see North America's largest working Sun Dial or play a round of mini golf or frisbee golf. If regular golf is your passion, there are two challenging courses in the city to test your skills. Set up camp at Weaver Park Campground or at campgrounds west and north of the city.
EAT SHOP STAY As the eastern gateway to the Go East of Edmonton Tourism Region, Lloydminster is a thriving retail centre with something for everyone. With growing shopping districts on the west end, southside and south end, plus the resurgence in downtown and along Highway 16 – you are sure to find everything on your wish list. Not only are there unique shops around every corner in the downtown core, but new tastes and culinary adventures abound. continued on page 92...
Visitor Information Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce 4419 - 52 Ave. 780-875-9013 Travel Alberta Visitor Centre Open May-Sept. on Hwy 16 at the east end of Lloydminster.
780-875-GIFT (4438) 5101 - 49 St., Lloydminster, T9V 0K3
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An Anniversary Season “Summer Fun” in Lloydminster Colonial Days Fair
And don’t forget the FOOD! Mini donuts, elephant ears, snow cones – all of your summertime favourite foods that you can only find at the fair. There’s a huge midway full of rides that range from mild to wild. Take a walk to the indoor dining room Lounge with its own live entertainment, browse the Colonial Creations food & craft fair, or bring the kids to Country Lane for the petting zoo – it’s all included in the one-paygate! Then, finish off the night with an impressive fireworks show. This July 12th-15th, don’t miss Lloydminster’s 114th Colonial Days Fair. For an entire day of jam packed fun, attractions, and entertainment, all for one low admission price at the gate – visit Lloydminster’s Colonial Days!
Watch the website for Super Pass options and deals on midway rides: www.lloydexh.com/colonial-days or call 306-825-5571 for more information. And this August, the Lloyd Exhibition Grounds are proud to present the 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association’s newly branded Denham’s Ram Tough Finals from August 16th-20th! If you’re new to Chuckwagon racing, prepare yourself for a wild week of heart pounding excitement, nail biting suspense, and wholesome fun for the whole family. These horses were born to run and when the whistle blows, you’ll see just how fast they can fly! Wagon week kicks off on Wednesday, August 16th with racing, kids’ activities, food and fun – and it only gets better as each day goes by! Pancake breakfasts, BBQ’s, a variety of on-field performances, and beer gardens; all gearing up for the special Silver Anniversary Cabaret on Saturday night. Sunday afternoon brings these finals to an exciting close where the 2017 Canadian Champion will be named after Sunday’s race.
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In July 2017, Lloydminster will be hosting its 114th Colonial Days Fair at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds! Your daily ticket to the fair gains you free access to the sprawling activities including the tradeshow, KidsZone entertainment, monster truck and tough truck show, and the new Canadian Extreme Bikes and Bulls show! You also get tons of agricultural shows: light horse, sheep, cattle, draft horse and much, much more… like our nightly grandstand concert! Whether it’s classic rock, good old fashioned country or big name headliners, your daily admission gets it all.
Denham’s Ram Tough CPCA Finals
Visit Lloydminster’s 25th Anniversary CPCA Finals this August 16th-20th. For more information call 306-825-5571 or visit www.lloydexh.com/cpca-finals
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beautiful relaxing garden patio. Newly renovated and expanded, Home Hardware has even more shopping experiences to discover. Come explore the store and find everyday necessities to unique souvenirs and gift ideas. Come November is the region’s largest gift and variety show & sale. The Christmas Craft Fair truly has something for everyone and all ages. With over 400 booths and tables of crafts, gifts, antiques, sports and toys – you’ll find it here. Don’t miss it!
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Lloydminster Parade of Lights @DariaWebbPhotography
MORE EAT SHOP STAY Dine in the historic Clock Tower (the old post office) where you can choose from a variety of private dining and meeting rooms - all at no extra charge with your meal. Enjoy fresh and flavourful food at East Market Noodle House. For a beautiful shop full of home décor options and gifts, try Olive & Birch. A favourite stop for many years is The Country Store with a wonderful selection of antiques, country decor and more. Timber Café at Home Hardware is a go-to spot in the summer, when you can enjoy an ice cream, iced coffee or lunch on the
Year round check out the Border City Farmers Market, with a great selection of locally grown and locally made products.
Border City Farmers Market
Relax overnight at one of the many new hotels throughout the city.
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Tofield Visitor Information at Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre/ Museum facility (on service road) 5020 - 48 Ave. Open Mid-June through Labour Day. 780-662-3191 or 780-662-3269. Take a drive to Tofield and discover this hidden gem just 40 minutes east of Edmonton. This thriving community boasts a population nearing 2,200, and features a variety of local and unique businesses serving the area.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS This family oriented community features several annual events, recreation facilities, and opportunities for all ages. Indoors or outdoors, summer or winter — there is something for all ages here in Tofield. Stroll the walking trails, bring the kids to the spray park, play a game of hockey or curling, or participate in year-round soccer.
The Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre and Museum facility, located on the service road to Tofield, is a great place to begin your visit. Open regularly from June through Labor Day, the facility is home to numerous interpretive displays on the rich natural and cultural history of the area, as well as a supply of tourist information to assist your further travels. See more about the popular Tofield Museum on page 22. During 2017, Tofield is host to a variety of fun events throughout the year in celebration of Canada 150. 150 trees, including many fruit trees, will be planted. A rewarding Stamp Around program as well as themed displays at each farmers' market and in the window of the Busy B Bargains store will offer opportunity to learn myriad interesting facts about Canada's rich history. Tofield also hosts many other annual events including the Bull Bash, Rodeo, car show, fiddler's jamboree, community markets, Winter Festival, and ball tournaments – just to name a few!
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EAT SHOP STAY A wide array of businesses serve this area, including drugstores, grocery, hardware and automotive shops, along with a unique saddlery store and ice cream shops. Unique local businesses in the area include: Beary Berry Honey, Hastings Lake Gardens and Maple Park Farm Greenhouses & Garden Centre. Those looking to stay overnight should try the cozy railroad cabooses at Footloose Caboose Lodge, and enjoy a meal in their dining car. Check out Busy B Bargains for “next to new everything” and don't miss a visit to Belle Star Boutique and The Moonshine Café – Tofield's only boutique and specialty café in a beautiful historic building right on mainstreet. Shop for local produce at the Tofield Community Hall Market, see page 8 for more details.
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OUTDOORS Bring the camper and stay in the Tofield Campground, located right in town. The campground has 18 sites, indoor washrooms and showers, as well as power to all sites. Hit the links at the golf course, relax and spend the afternoon birdwatching, or visit nearby Black Nugget Lake Park. Enjoy the quiet setting with a picnic in one of the many parks and playgrounds located in town.
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Beaver County A leisurely half-hour drive east of Edmonton brings you to one of Alberta's hidden gems – Beaver County. The unique ag-tourism, heritage and cultural attractions will provide a memorable experience while also offering visitors a chance to relax and enjoy the country.
Coal Creek Golf Resort
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Canoeing at Islet Lake (north of Lindbrook)
launch, enjoy boating (non-powered), canoeing, kayaking, trout fishing or take advantage of the scenic hiking trails and enjoy some birdwatching. The children will enjoy a sand-covered playground and large playing field, or enjoy a game of basketball, volleyball, tetherball or horseshoes with a few friends. Also next door is the 18-hole Coal ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Home to the Towns of Tofield and Viking, the Creek Golf Resort, so don't forget to pack your clubs. Villages of Ryley and Holden, and the Hamlets of Bruce and Kinsella – Beaver County offers a quality lifestyle with a unique blend of country Just minutes from Viking, Camp Lake Park is the perfect place to get and urban living. During your travels, discover small town charm, away from it all and relax. Choose from powered or non-powered friendly people and local treasures including: Lions Garden, Studio sites, and don't forget to take advantage of either one of the two cook 14 Art Gallery, and local museums in each of the towns and villages. house/shelters. While visiting Camp Lake Park campers can enjoy all While you’re here, enjoy community markets, festivals, bull bashes sorts of boating, water-skiing, canoeing or kayaking. Use one of the hiking trails and take in some birdwatching. You can spend an and rodeos. afternoon swimming on one of the lake's two beaches, or enjoy a OUTDOORS Developed out of a former coal mine, Black Nugget game of beach volleyball. Camp Lake has a large sand covered Lake Park has spacious treed sites or back-to-nature tenting. Sites playground, a playing field for the children, basketball hoop, range from full hook-ups to basic with no services; it does have two volleyball net, tetherball and horseshoe pits. Enjoy the day use area picnic shelters/cookhouses for your advantage. Complete with a boat for a relaxing daytime visit with the children or a few friends.
The village of Ryley and its nearly 500 residents enjoy a tranquil, small community atmosphere. Just 50 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 14, Ryley lies in the centre of Beaver County.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Visit the Ryley & District Museum, which is housed in two country schools joined together (see also page 22). George's Harness and Saddlery is a working museum where visitors can see and purchase beautiful horse tack handcrafted by local artisans. Ryley is also home to the only indoor swimming pool in Beaver County, which now has a climbing wall and new hot tub. The monthly Village Market, as well as many other programs and events are held at the Community Centre all year long.
In early December, come out for the lighting of the 46 foot Christmas tree — there will also be hot chocolate, carols, and free skating at the outdoor skating rink.
OUTDOORS With a great variety of facilities, the Ryley Sports Grounds are an active place year round. Enjoy phase one of the skate/BMX Park, active curling rink, outdoor skating rink, three slopitch and one hardball shale diamonds, two parks and a concession. Visitors can also spend a weekend at the campground. Kids will have fun at the Ryley Lion’s Club Playground or go for a walk at the Earth Academy Park. Main street is home to niche businesses, such as Ryley Sausage, where you can purchase locally made products. To learn more about Ryley, check out the Ryley video at www.ryley.ca.
Bruce Bruce is located 15 km east of Holden on Highway 14 and is best known for the Bruce Stampede – one of the oldest rodeos in Canada! Bruce is also renowned for the Bruce Hotel which is famous for serving up their sell-out, buffet style dinners – heralded by Alberta Venture as “Alberta’s Best Barbecue”. The Bruce Community Centre is available to rent and is an ideal spot for family reunions and weddings, with lots of parking for RV’s. A nice, quiet, safe country atmosphere with playground, horseshoe pits, and a ball diamond. For information call 780-688-3510.
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On the third weekend in June, the village hosts the Summer Bust Out Festival featuring a free pancake breakfast, parade, market, baseball, family events, a dinner, dance, and fireworks. Cheer on your favorite team in the Ry/Tof (Ryley/Tofield) Annual Slo-pitch Tournament held September long weekend.
Summer Bust Out Festival - June 17, 2017 All day fun for the whole family! Featuring a free pancake breakfast, parade, market, baseball, family events, a dinner, dance and fireworks. We want you in our parade! New route and free lunch for all parade participants!
Christmas Light Up - Watch for date at www.ryley.ca Light up of the 46' tall Christmas tree, carol festival and free skating.
Ryley Indoor Swimming Pool & Fitness Center Only indoor pool in Beaver County newly renovated with new hot tub, climbing wall and equipment. Affordable memberships and lessons. Call 780-663-3505.
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Country charm and community spirit abound in this cozy village located on Highway 14, just one hour east of Edmonton. Holden has much to offer through annual events and local attractions.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Holden Museum is a popular stop, located just east of the Main Street Cenotaph. Open on the weekends from early May to Labour Day, or anytime by appointment â€“ this heritage building is full of memories and local lore (see also page 22). For 37 years the Beaver Regional Arts Society has presented a season series of performances at the Beaver Regional Arts Centre in Holden (now the Paragon Theatre). A delicious supper is available after each show. For information and tickets call Christine at 780-688-3812, or Susan at 780-6882126. Beaverhill Players is a community theatre organization based in Holden, which produces adult and family plays and hosts a Junior Players theatre school for those in grades 4 through 12. They also recently installed a beautiful huge screen for showing movies, generally on the second Saturday of the month. Call 780-663-2113 or visit www.beaverhillplayers.com for more details.
Studio 14 Gallery is an arts venue developed by and for local artists. Located in a designated historic church building across from the Community Hall, it hosts special events and offers weekend open hours during the summer. This year, events in Holden include a funfilled Farmers' Day celebration on the second Saturday in June, a Junior Cattle Show June 24-25, Legion Pig Roast on August 12, and Christmas Market on the third Saturday of November.
OUTDOORS The Village campground has three 30 amp power sites, four unserviced sites, plus overflow space in a quiet, well-kept area. Enjoy ball diamonds, a playground and a spray park nearby. Municipal water taps and an RV dump station are also available. EAT SHOP Explore the unique options for shopping and dining in Holden. Of special interest is the NU2U2 store, which is run by a non-profit society. Staffed by volunteers, it takes donations or consignments of gently used clothing and accessories. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on mainstreet 4904 - 50 St. For more information call 780-603-9729.
ATTRACTION & EVENTS Take a trip back in time at the Viking Museum. Stroll through the village of restored buildings dating back through the years of 1905-1938, including a one-room schoolhouse, log store, church, farmhouse, and hospital. Don't forget to see the large collection of tools, implements, and vintage International Harvester tractors (see also page 22).
Viking Visitor Information Centre at the CN Station Gallery & Arts Centre, downtown. Open April-Nov. 780-336-3466
OUTDOORS Experience Viking's civic pride and the beauty of the streets, boulevards, and gardens, or take a stroll down the historic walking trails. Pick up a map at the Viking Museum or Visitor Centre. If you are extending your stay, try the fully-serviced RV park or stay at one of the nearby motels. Allow enough time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club. A little east of town off Highway 619 lies Camp Lake Park, another popular campground with a boat launch.
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Come explore the displays, products and services offered at the first annual Viking Community Business Showcase on May 13th at the Viking Carena. In June, is the ever-popular Vikings in the Streets Festival with bed races, axe throwing, parade, and more. At the end of June, check out the Cloverlodge Stampede, held just north of the golf course. With many kids activities, this outstanding rodeo has been running for 38 years. In August, you'll want to make plans to take in the Sutter Hockey Tournament and the Viking Museum’s Pancake Breakfast & Car Show on August 13th, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Viking Historical Society. In October is a very scary fun time at the Haunted Museum Tour.
The town of Viking is home to the Sutter brothers. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL at the same time, often as team captains. Viking is a charming small town that makes for a great place to visit.
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Welcome to the
Town of Viking “Home of the Sutters” An active, beautiful community with a rich Scandinavian history.
• Landscape Alberta Award Winner - Troll Park • Naturalization Interpretive Park • Multiplex • 9 Hole Golf Course • Curling Rink • Eastview RV Park • Viking Museum • Carena - Fitness & Wellness Centre, Concession, Indoor Walking/ Running Track, Floorball/Mini Stick Rink, Viking Municipal Library & more.
Join us for our major events... CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE - June 24 & 25 SUTTER HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - August 12 & 13 Junction of Highway 14 & 36
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EAT SHOP Viking is home to many unique businesses that make it a great road trip destination. Viking Meats, for example, is a great place to stop for homemade sausages, groceries, and even fireworks. For those looking for a meal, Simply on Main is a health conscious restaurant that serves delicious homemade soups, salads, wraps, and various other choices. Food with Flair is another option; home style meals are served in the restaurant and a portable concession stand is available for special events. Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts, and even has a cappuccino bar â€“ making it a great place for a break between shops.
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CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE June 24 & 25, 2017
Beer Gardens, Sat. 6 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting Hot Food Concession, Fireworks at dusk Lakeland Camping Available & Wildrose Sun. 8 am - Pancake Breakfast Approved Located just no rth of the 11 am - Christian Cowboy Service Viking Golf Cour se 1 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting in the NE corner of the
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Kinsella Kinsella is a hamlet within Beaver County located 150 km east of Edmonton on Highway 14.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The University of Alberta Research Ranch located north of the hamlet was established in 1960 and is an important part of the research in the plant and animal science departments. An active seniors club offers floor curling, card playing and socializing for its members. Bring your dauber and lucky charm to the weekly satellite bingo held every Tuesday at 7 pm.
July 12, 2017 Beer Gardens - 5 pm Bullarama - 7 pm featuring Kids Pony Ride & Dance
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Get your tickets early to the three performances staged each year by the Performing Arts Guild. They include a delicious home cooked meal. Plan to attend Kinsellaâ€™s popular Bullarama in July.
Check out the Shopping Feature of Irma Home & Garden Decor on page 14.
As you drive through the beautiful parkland in east central Alberta, the village of Irma invites you to stop and stay awhile.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Learn about the history of the area during a visit to the Irma Museum. The museum is comprised of the original Jean (Elford) Paré house (Company's Coming cookbook author) and a tiny Anglican church. Both buildings are filled with displays of artifacts of days gone by and are located at the north end of Main Street. A new building opened in 2016 with Irving and Doreen Bell's collection of over 400 antique lamps and a wide variety of other artifacts from the 1800s and early 1900s (see also page 22).
OUTDOORS Extend your visit and stay at the fully serviced campground conveniently located near the recreation area. Irma is also home to four baseball diamonds, and a nine-hole golf course. In 2014, Irma hosted the Canadian Junior Mens' Fast Pitch Championship with teams from all across Alberta and Irma's Junior Mens' Tigers fastball team won the national championship. The Irma Summerspiel will celebrate its 31st annual spiel in 2017 with teams from all over Alberta competing.
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On the August long weekend, take in Irma Daze which features a parade, Ranchers' Rodeo, Kids' Zone activities, and bench exhibits. On the second Saturday in December, Santa Day will give visitors a chance to go on a hayride, take in a Christmas market and more. In winter enjoy the town’s indoor ice arena and a four sheet curling rink.
EAT SHOP Long Branch Trading Company is both a unique gift shop and a café. Nearby, Irma Home & Garden Decor carries an impressive collection of decor for outdoor spaces. Spade to Spoon is a garden market where you can purchase both plants and produce.
Feature Shopping Story continued from page 14... The store’s garden decor is often elaborate with many colourful outdoor wall hangings that incorporate metal and glass in interesting ways. There are giant pots for plants, elaborately decorated tables, benches with highly detailed metalwork, and new lanterns that look vintage. “There is a saying we heard when we started that: ‘If it doesn't catch your eye in 10 seconds, don't buy it.’ And what appeals to me will not necessarily appeal to someone else. So that is why we end up with so many different kinds of items around. You have to offer people choice,” says Dempsey.
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Dempsey is preparing for a busy season, which starts in spring and continues to late fall; the shop has an open house in May for Mother's Day and another in November right at the start of the Christmas season. Read an extended version of this story with a photo gallery at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
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IRMA CAMPGROUND Nestled on the north end of the Village, next to ball diamonds and the arena. 30 (P/W/S) sites, 20 (P) sites, large overflow area. Showers, washrooms & dump station. Sites are booked on a first come first serve basis.
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Wainwright Stampede Photo Contest Submissions by Linda Long.
Anchored in the centre of Historic Downtown Wainwright is the free-standing Memorial Clock Tower, built in 1925 as a memorial to honour the soldiers lost in the first World War. This monument was one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929 wiped out most of the structures in Wainwright. Against all odds, citizens and business owners banded together to rebuild the town and today the downtown corridor of Wainwright is a spectacular avenue of dining, shopping, and services. Great care has been taken to preserve the historical integrity of the downtown buildings and the streetscapes are second-to-none, thanks to the work of the national champion Communities in Bloom group.
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Wainwright Visitor Information Centre at Wainwright Museum 1001 - 1st Ave. (Old CN Station) 780-842-3115 Wainwright is located on Highway 14, just over a two hour drive east of Edmonton. The town has a historic feel, and plenty of festivals. It's the ideal place to roam and explore.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Prairie history comes alive as you explore the Wainwright Museum located in the original CNR train station. Explore the stories of the local pioneers, prisoners of war, military, railway workers, Aboriginal buffalo hunters, Hollywood movie crews, and homesteaders. Stop in at the Wainwright Rail Park – home to CN artifacts and a steam-era model train (see also page 22). Make tracks to the Battle River Train Trestle – the second longest train trestle in Canada.
The Peace Memorial Multiplex has two NHL-sized ice surfaces, an indoor running track and a climbing wall. The attached Communiplex houses an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, weight room, squash and racquetball courts, as well as a performing arts theatre. Festivals and events occur year-round in Wainwright. Art lovers will enjoy the Arts Festival in February. Businesses showcase their merchandise and services at the Chamber of Commerce EXPO in April. Rodeo enthusiasts — be sure to join us for the Wainwright Stampede in June. The Stampede includes four days of action packed family fun and entertainment. Visitors will enjoy the fifth largest rodeo in Canada including CPCA chuckwagon races, a stampede, parade, cabaret, a fun filled midway, agricultural fair, breakfasts, barbecues, and much more. Canada's 150th anniversary will be celebrated on July 1st at CFB Wainwright complete with kids activities, a concert, and fireworks. In July, vendors offer samples from bannock to tacos to locally brewed beer at the Taste of Wainwright set up downtown. continued on page 104...
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Experience Wainwright - vibrant, lively, exciting - we’ve got it covered! Stampede? Buffalo? Art Scene? Sports, dance, yoga? Got’em! With music festivals, scarecrows, farmers’ markets and one-of-a-kind shops, we showcase life on the Prairies at it’s finest! Relax in Wainwright - stroll historic main street, indulge in local and exotic fare, and rest in one of the many delightful accommodations. Enjoy Wainwright - a full spectrum of family friendly and sportsman activities awaits!
Agricultural Fair - June 22 64th Annual Stampede - June 22-25 Canada 150th - CFB Wainwright - July 1 Taste of Wainwright - July 20 Come By The Hills Music Festival - Aug 18-19 Scarecrow Festival - September 23
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camping, fishing, and hunting are abundantly found in and around Wainwright.
OUTDOORS For our outdoor enthusiasts, opportunities for
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Wainwright is home to Canada’s largest Buffalo statue! Photo Contest Submission by Linda Long. Bud Cotton Paddock at Camp Wainwright.
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In August, enjoy the Come by the Hills Music Festival hosted at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre. The Scarecrow Festival takes place in September; you can make your own scarecrow and compete for the top prize. In November we salute our veterans and military with Red Friday Remembrance Day celebrations. The Christmas season includes Jingle & Mingle and the Snowball Craft Fair and there are lots of opportunities to find that perfect gift in many stores throughout the holiday season! Wainwright is the Buffalo Capital of Canada. Stop and take your photo at Canada's largest Buffalo Statue and stop by the Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock and see the live bison herd at the gates to CFB Wainwright.
Visit the newly restored pump jack in Petroleum Park or enjoy Wallace Park with its walking trails, picnic tables, benches, and playground surrounded by three connecting ponds. Bring your fishing rod as the ponds are stocked with rainbow trout each spring. In the summer, the Rotary Splash Park will be the source of many happy memories for your children. The many parks, playgrounds, outdoor sports venues, golf course and even model-airplane flying keep everyone from toddlers to seniors entertained throughout the season. Hockey, figure skating, curling, cross-country skiing and sledding are just a few of the winter sports that keep the community warm throughout the winter season.
EAT SHOP STAY Shopping and dining abound in big-city style along the pristine streets of downtown Wainwright. Check out Beyond a Beaten Path for your custom engraving needs and get your inspired home and garden décor at Daines & Daubney. Stop in at Gibson's Home Hardware for everything from gifts to home appliances. The Village Mercantile is a haven of antiques and collectibles, offering everything from A-Z. There are many great restaurants to grab a quick bite to eat or stay and enjoy a leisurely meal. Check out the 1979 Taphouse & Grill where you'll want to linger in the beautiful environment while you enjoy the fantastic food and great service. The HP has been the Premier Casual Dining destination in Wainwright for more than 38 years. The Honeypot Eatery & Pub offers an enticing menu of items created from the highest quality ingredients by the skilled culinary team of Red Seal chefs for you to enjoy in the warm and comfortable atmosphere. The Honeypot has a rich and storied history dating all the way back to 1929, the year of the “Great Fire” which saw much of Wainwright destroyed in its destructive wake. After being rebuilt, the building, which eventually became home to The Honeypot, was once again besieged by fire, though not destroyed this time. After serving as a boarding house
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during the 30's and 40's – with illegal gambling resulting in a shooting and the rumour of a mischievous ghost in the Pub by the name of Charlie – the place was eventually bought in the early 60’s by Bruce and Helen Middleton. Helen created the first iteration of the restaurant in the summer of 1979 and it has been in continuous ownership by three generations of the same family since then, becoming an integral part of the fabric of Wainwright. To make your stay complete, Wainwright is pleased to offer modern accommodations, including Canalta Hotels Ramada (see ad outside back cover).
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Edgerton - Celebrating a Century These children were schooled in the Edgerton School, the initial building being just one room that could accommodate up to 60 students and opened in 1910. Church also played an important role in the community with the Methodist Order constructing the first religious buildings in 1911. Today, this is the site of the Faith United Church building, constructed in 1966. Mainstreet looking west 1930's. The Drug Store is on the left corner and the Post Office on the right.
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Like many Prairie towns, Edgerton was birthed from the building of railways into the West, with 1908 marking the year of the village's inception. It was officially incorporated on September 11, 1917. Since the beginning, Edgerton has been a warm and citizen-focused community – eventually leading to its modern-day slogan, 'The Friendly Oasis'. Currently, Edgerton is home to approximately 400 people but through the years many people have lived here and, according to Mayor Barb Sjoquist, it is a common theme for past residents to still consider Edgerton home. Because of this, the theme for Edgerton's Centennial Celebrations from August 11-13 will be ‘Always Home’.
Celebrating 100 years is a reflective labour and the Centennial will highlight the history of Edgerton, but the village is proud of the organizations and the people that continue to contribute and add their voice. The community is built on the strength and the passion of its residents and the groups they represent and this speaks to the ‘Always Home’ theme. We invite you to attend the Centennial Celebration weekend and enjoy the festivities while you learn more about the unique history of the community and people of Edgerton, Alberta. Miles Garage opened in 1942 by Geoff Miles. Over the years it housed a Ford Mercury Dealership, John Deere, Case, and an International Harvester Dealership. In 1970 ownership changed and it has been known as Vern’s Garage since then.
A number of citizens, both past and present, have gone on to contribute in meaningful ways in their fields both near and far. Among them were Hugo Viewegar and Ethel Bullymore. Hugo Viewegar was a prominent artist, not only within the Edgerton region, but also being recognized for his pioneering use of a new and rare autochrome process to capture colour in his photographs. In fact, Viewegar was one of the only photographers in all of western Canada to use the autochrome technique. You can see many of his most prominent works proudly displayed in Edgerton's museum. Ethel Bullymore is a name that is familiar to Edgertonians. She was a woman who arrived in the village in the early 1900's and proceeded to become the resident midwife and all-around community activist. She helped birth more than 1,000 babies during her life; babies who became known as “bully babies” – often being fondly referred to by this moniker even to this day. Marketing grain in the early days in Edgerton est. 1912.
Chauvin Chauvin is a thriving community populated with rich agricultural farmland and a robust oilfield industry. Explore the history of the community through a walking tour of several historical landmarks and plan a tour of the Museum housed in the former schoolhouse. (Pick up the brochure at the village office on mainstreet). Drop in for the sports or large events taking place at the Repsol Community Centre which has a modernized hockey arena, three sheet curling ice and Community Hall. Chauvin offers residents and visitors a full range of products and services plus some unique businesses too. Stay at Chauvin’s fully serviced Kings Park Campground or nearby enjoy the outdoors at Dillberry Lake Prov. Park. Have your photo taken with Chauvin's roadside attraction, the World's Largest Softball. More info: Village Office 780-858-3881 www.villlageofchauvin.ca
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Camrose The City of Camrose, with a population of over 18,000, is just a one hour drive east of Edmonton. Once you get here, you will experience a city that is vibrant and alive with all of the amenities of a big city without the big-city traffic jams.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The premier outdoor music festival of the region, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is the annual Big Valley Jamboree. Whether you're a true-blue country music fan or just enjoy getting out for some great fun, this is an event you won't want to miss on August 3-6. There are numerous other major events taking place throughout the year in Camrose including the awesome Car Show by Camrose Cruisers on July 1st and Canada 150 Celebrations to be held throughout the calendar year. See the next page for a condensed list of events, but also check out their website at www.tourismcamrose.com for much more to do while you are visiting Camrose and area. Camrose is home to two interesting museums that are open during the summer months. The Camrose & District Centennial Museum is where community treasures and stories are aplenty within thirteen heritage and replica buildings. Check out the many special events including Visit a Viking Village on July 1 continued on page 110...
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JUNE cont’d 17 - Purple Martin Festival - learn about attracting these graceful social birds to your backyard 21 - National Aboriginal Day featuring dancers Red Thunder The Next Generation 21 - Ten Strings and a Goat's Skin Passport across Canada Series Canada 150 Celebration
APRIL 21 - Flo with the Skatton Club Mellow Mood - Passport Across Canada Series Canada 150 Celebration 28-30 - Camrose Spring Classic Pro Rodeo 29 - Images of Canada: Celebrate the beauty of Canada in this multimedia presentation involving both graphic arts and musical performance.
JULY 1 - Canada Day Celebrations Centennial Museum - Pancake breakfast, all day fun with fireworks 1 - Camrose Cruisers Show & Shine, Drive In Movie and Cruise Night
MAY 6 - Slow Leaves - Old country-folk. Passport Across Canada Series Canada 150 Celebration 13 - Heritage Railway Station & Park opens for the summer 17 - Centennial Museum opening day - celebrating Norwegian Independence Day and Camrose's Norwegian heritage 28 - Camrose Fly-In Breakfast Largest fly-in breakfast in the west, delicious pancakes
JUNE 2 to Sept 5 - 22nd Annual Camrose Art Walk 2-3 - 60th Annual Jaywalkers Jamboree - midway and sidewalk sales 2, 3 & 4 - Night Classic Soccer Tournament 9-10 - Prairie West Fiddle Contest
3 - Camrose Chamber's Kick'n Country Parade 3-6 - Big Valley Jamboree celebrating 25th year anniversary! 8-13 - 23rd International Kodaly Symposium & Music Festival 9 - Leela Gilday - Passport across Canada Series Canada 150 Celebration 19 - Camrose Heritage Station 150 Garden Party - Station Swing Band 26-27 - Prairie Fun Days Camrose County
AUGUST cont’d 26-27 - Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour of the Camrose County - Limited Tickets. To reserve your seat call 780-608-6243.
SEPTEMBER 22-23 - Complete ELVIS 29-30 - Alberta Culture Days in Camrose
OCTOBER 1 - Centennial Museum Machinery Day threshing grain 13 - Neil Diamond Tribute - Nearly Neil 27-29 - Battle River Canine Show
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DECEMBER 9 - The Ennis Sisters - folksongs with a traditional Irish Newfoundland twist Passport Across Canada Series Canada 150 Celebration 15 & 16 - Shumka Clara's Dream Alberta's Ukrainian Nutcracker Passport Across Canada Series Canada 150 Celebration 31- New Year's Eve Gala - Canada 150 Finale Event - Light up the Night
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and Celebrate Everything Cowboy from July 24-28. Visit the 1906 one room school where Miss Penny Nickel will test your penmanship. Blacksmiths are often at work during the summer months while historical characters wander the site. Follow them on Facebook for detailed information about upcoming events. (See also page 22).
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Bring your children, and your grandparents! The 1911 Canadian Northern Railway Depot and thirteen spectacular heritage gardens are home to dozens of events for the whole family. Many families originally arrived on the prairies by train. Now the Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park offers intergenerational events all year long including a Victorian Luncheon & Garden Tour, storytelling and a Tribute to Prairie Women. Children can play to their heart's content in the Secret Garden. Garden enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the grounds as well. History and artifact lovers will be entertained for hours on their own or with a personal interpreter. After the tour, relax in the tea room and browse the gift shop. (See also page 22). There’s plenty of music happening around Camrose. Augustana University of Alberta holds regular student and faculty music concerts - vocal, choral and instrumental - as well as dramatic productions throughout the year. Camrose Resort Casino, The Bailey Theatre, and Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts are other venues that provide regular musical entertainment.
OUTDOORS Golf the beautiful Camrose Golf Course. The tree-lined fairways situated along the banks of Stoney Creek provide a variety of challenges for the seasoned golfer while still remaining suitable for beginners. Check out the terrific Stay and Play Package deal on www.tourismcamrose.com Mirror Lake Park is the starting point of 38 km of paved/shale walking trails that wind gracefully through the Stoney Creek Valley and the central part of the city. Presenting outstanding natural settings for picnics with the family, cycling, or long walks with your best friend. You can enjoy cross country ski trails in the winter. Rudy Swanson Recreation Park is home to several outdoor facilities including ball diamonds, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, shale walking trails, the water spray park, and skateboard park.
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EAT SHOP STAY Downtown Camrose is truly a premier shopping district with a vast assortment of boutique style shops. The beautifully landscaped mainstreet is lined with trees, ornate flowers and benches – setting the stage for a great day of shopping or spending quality time with family or friends. The Twig Boutique is a prime example where you can find unique women's clothing. Another great stop for women's clothing is Bellissima. For a pair of shoes to go with your new wardrobe, Sole City Shoes is a great option with nearly 7000 sq ft of ladies & mens brand name quality footwear. Wisemen's Way is a Christian bookstore with an impressive array of gifts and books. Find some great treasures at Take a Second Look on 46 St. while on the Go East Antique Tour (see ad page 16).
popular Camrose Farmers’ Market is Saturday at the Duggan Mall. And there’s another market nearby at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park on Fridays. (See page 8 for more details). For those looking to night over or extend their stay, enjoy a room at Norsemen Inn. Be sure to enjoy a meal in the restaurant and try a sample of the craft beer brewed on-site. The Camrose Resort Casino - a first class gaming facility – offers entertainment, dining and a great place to stay located next to the exhibition grounds. Or relax at the Canalta Hotel or Ramada at the west end of the city (see ad outside back cover). Stay a day or stay awhile with your big rig at the Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park – a full service campground with modern facilities.
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Camrose County Camrose County is located a short drive southeast of Edmonton. This area is well known for its mixed farming, as well as for its population of 8,000 people who live in friendly communities or in the countryside surrounded by rolling hills and dancing grain fields.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Camrose County's living heritage program is a rural museum without walls. The program gathers regional historical data from ancient history to present day. Grab a cup of tea and surf the County’s Living Heritage website www.county.camrose.ab.ca/content/living-heritage-program. Read teaspoons of recollection and experiences of those in the County. This is an ever-evolving collection of stories, structures and adventure points — connecting people, places, and nature with history, geography, and the environment within Camrose County. The Living Heritage of the County can also be experienced on the Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour August 26 & 27 during Prairie Fun Days. Explore the scenery, culture, ag-tourism and more. Selfguided and guided tours are available.
Round Hill Located northeast of Camrose along Highway 834 is the friendly hamlet of Round Hill. Newly developed ball diamonds, campsites, and full service recreation buildings make this an ideal place to camp during special events. For those golfing, Coal Creek Golf Resort is only 10 minutes away. In August the Agricultural Society hosts the community’s largest event, Round Hill Bench Show. Don’t miss the annual Threshing Day Event in September. Also be sure to stop in to Irvings Farm Fresh for the #1 rated Best Bacon in Edmonton by Vue Weekly newspaper readers!
OUTDOORS The county has an excellent selection of golf courses from nine to 27 holes, all within a half hour drive of each other. Set up camp at one of these parks: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park at the north end of the County, Tillicum Park adjacent to Dried Meat Lake just southeast of the City of Camrose, and Pelican Point Park on the north shore of Buffalo Lake at the southern boundary of the County. Modern campgrounds near lakes create the perfect setting for spending time on the beach or canoeing or just plain kicking back. Soak up the get-back-to-nature hospitality and create memories with your family. There are also numerous campsites in the hamlets and villages within the County. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy fishing for Northern Pike at Buffalo Lake and Dried Meat Lake. In the heart of the County, you will find the Nature Conservation Center, a re-claimed gravel pit that is now a beautiful day use recreation area (pictured on bottom of page 113). Winter activities include opportunities for cross-country skiing on groomed trails at Miquelon Provincial Park; snowmobile rallies are held throughout the county; and outdoor skating is available at numerous village or hamlet skating rinks.
Bawlf Located 24 km east of Camrose on Highway 13, the Village of Bawlf is home to over 400 residents. The grain elevator that still stands today was built in the mid 1980s to replace the three lost to a fire in 1982. It has changed ownership several times over the years but remains as a landmark, as signified in the Village logo. Visitors may want to stop by the Bawlf Country Store for grocery items, or have lunch or dinner at the Homestyle Bakery & Café. Join bargain shoppers during Bawlf’s Village Wide Garage Sale on May 13 with a kids petting zoo and other fun games to enjoy! Stay for the Mother’s Day breakfast on May 14. Bawlf offers several other events during the year at the Bawlf Community Centre. Skate at the outdoor skating rink in winter and camp at the Jubilee Park Campground in summer with ball diamonds and playground. More info: Village Office 780-373-3797 www.bawlf.com
Your Place to Live • Work • Play Parks & Camping • Nature Conservation Center (day use) • Pelican Point Park & Campground • Tillicum Park • Nordic Campground (New Norway) • Roundhill Campground • Ross's Flats • Willow Grove Campground • Ferry Point Camp Site • Meeting Creek Campsite • Windsor Lake Campground
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Events • Canada 150 Celebrations on July 1 throughout the County • Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour of Camrose County & Prairie Fun Days – August 26 & 27, 2017 • Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour of Camrose County • Round Hill Bench Show – August 15 & 16, 2017 • Round Hill Harvest Show n’ Shine & Threshing Demo September 3, 2017 • Local Farmers’ Markets – throughout the Summer Season For more information: Phone: 780-672-4446 Camrose County, 3755 - 43 Avenue, Camrose Alberta T4V 3S8 Email: email@example.com • Website: county.camrose.ab.ca
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Daysland The town of Daysland is located 32 km southeast of Camrose on Highway 13. Home to over 800 residents, it serves as the education, medical, and shopping center for a large mixed farming district. The town's quiet streets are lined with stately trees and there are many parks and natural areas to enjoy. Daysland was named after Edgerton W. Day, who purchased the land for the community from the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1904 â€” he became the town's first mayor in 1905. Over 100 community volunteers organize a variety of cultural events throughout the year.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Come to town for a movie, a night of musical entertainment, or to watch a ball or hockey game. Daysland's cultural life is one of the major attractions for residents and visitors. Our facilities include the Palace Theatre, the Senior Drop-In Centre, the Community Hall, Daysland School, and the Public Library.
The historic Palace Theatre, built in 1952 and located on Main Street, was recently resurrected by a dedicated group of volunteers; it now hosts movies and monthly entertainment including live theatre, cinema, musicals and visual art events. Visit DaysArts.ca for the DaysArts Concert series and the movie schedule. Daysland is a very family friendly community â€” there is a K-12 school, and sports teams including hockey and baseball. There is an active hospital featuring surgery options, as well as a medical clinic that serves not only Daysland but patients from as far away as St. Albert. Providence Place is a state-of-the-art seniors aging in place facility. For Canada's 150th anniversary this year, the community will host several special events. In the spring, drive by our display of tulips. For Canada Day, celebrations will include family activities, food, and a car show.
OUTDOOR Recreational facilities include a beautiful walking trail known as the Crocus Trail. It consists of 3.5 kilometres of scenic, maintained trail for you to enjoy. The trail has been open since 1993 thanks to the generous donations and support of the community and volunteers. There is a nine-hole golf course featuring a new island green built in 2014, which provides a challenge for golfers of all levels of experience. The course also has a licensed clubhouse, restaurant, and campsites with hook-ups available (see page 26).
Hwy 13 Daysland EAT SHOP STAY With a variety of retail shops, accommodations, cafĂŠs & attractions, plus medical and professional services, Daysland makes for a great daytrip or stopover. For a great place to grab a bite, Henry Family Restaurant offers both Chinese and Western options. The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd is a great place to shop for gifts as they have a great selection of home dĂŠcor, collectibles and antiques. Stay a night at the Daysland Hotel, and wet your whistle any day of the week at the Doghouse Tavern. Those who are camping can drop off their bottles at the Daysland Bottle Depot. For a complete business and services directory, visit the Daysland website at www.daysland.ca
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Killam Killam is a thriving and vibrant town located within Flagstaff County, at the intersections of Highways 36 and 13 in east central Alberta. Killam is an exceptionally clean and quiet municipality with over 1,000 welcoming residents who are committed to their community. Killam offers traditional small town values with the comforts you would come to expect in larger centres.
ATTRACTIONS Shop for bargains at the Town-Wide Garage Sale on May 5 & 6. Plan on attending the 46th annual Indoor Rodeo in June. Start your day with a hearty breakfast and end it with a night of dancing. Throughout the weekend take in the fair, parade, show and shine, and of course, lots of rodeo action. Come winter, the town puts on an amazing Parade of Lights and Christmas Craft Fair. The Killam Agriplex boasts an indoor swimming pool, artificial ice arena, bowling alley, fitness room, multipurpose room and concession.
OUTDOORS Be sure to check out Centennial Park for both winter and summer activities. Enjoy the playground or the sports grounds with four ball diamonds. Fully serviced spots at the Park
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Killam Campground make extending your stay easy. Heritage Park offers a gazebo, nature trail, playground, horseshoe pits, along with a bike and a skateboard park for residents and visitors to enjoy. You’ll love the paved 2.5 km trail for walks or biking through town.
EAT SHOP STAY Enjoy shopping at Budding Ideas Flowers and Gifts as well as at Town and Country Drugs. Stop for a bite to eat at Jam Tarts Café. Plan to stay at the Killam Krossing Hotel – with a Smitty's Restaurant conveniently located on site – or at the renovated Wagon Wheel Motel. With all of the retail necessities, plus some unique shops, cafes, and accommodations, Killam makes for a great place to visit.
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Forestburg The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20 km south of town and offers both a unique natural setting and varied recreational opportunities. Coal mining, agriculture and the railway have been an
important part of the history of the community and still are today as the Village is proud to be the home of the Battle River Railway serving agriculture and tourism in the region.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Forestburg residents have a friendly attitude and a lot of pride in their community, as is evident in the many beautiful yards and well-maintained homes and buildings. Forestburg is proud to be a former National Winner of the Communities in Bloom competition. Forestburg offers an exciting blend of recreational and cultural opportunities and business services. The Forestburg Museum is located on mainstreet and south of town on Highway 855 is the Diplomat Mine Museum. This interpretive centre is home to one of the largest mobile mining land machines. Join them for their annual Open House on the 3rd Sunday in June. This year, don’t miss the special Canada 150th Celebration in August where lots of fun activities are planned – see more details below. The airport is alive on June 10-11 with the 1/8 Mile Drag Races sponsored by the Camrose Cruisers. On June 17 the Mud Bog in the “Burg” is a one-of-a-kind event where you can enter your ATV or truck for a fun run through the mud. Stay on site with camping and concessions available.
Forestburg OUTDOORS For those looking to enjoy some time outside, the town has a golf course and two campgrounds, plus more places to camp in the area, including Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground. Kids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September. EAT SHOP Take a walk along the beautiful tree-lined streets while visiting the community and you will see a diversified selection of businesses offering all services – shopping, dining and accommodations for both residents and visitors alike. Head downtown for a bite at CJ's Deli & Restaurant – a popular local eatery. Across the street, Coutts Home Hardware is the place to pick up your outdoor and camping supplies. Pick up fresh produce and homemade goods at the Forestburg Community Market (see page 8 for market details).
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Flagstaff Region Welcome to the Flagstaff Region, located 150 km southeast of Edmonton, in east central Alberta. Ten communities are located in the region creating an area with an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, friendly people and a quiet, rural lifestyle.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS While you are visiting, take a break and enjoy the local culture of the region. Step back in time at any of the region’s six museums, including Canada’s only surface coal mining museum – The Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site. Visitors can also “relive the memories” at the Sodbusters Archives Museum in Strome. The annual Country Roots Tour is an exciting opportunity to experience Flagstaff Region’s food, farms and history – the tour has been a sold-out success in previous years; get your tickets before they’re gone! Take a ride with Battle River Train Excursions, where you will enjoy spectacular scenery throughout the region on a vintage passenger train. Enjoy the great views around Alliance, Galahad, and see Canada's largest baseball glove in Heisler. You may even stop in for a
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meal at Heisler Hotel — all on the route through the southern part of the region. See opposite page for all of the impressive 2017 excursions.
OUTDOORS Enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, and camping at the many public and private campgrounds and parks in the region. Check out the facilities at Fish Lake Park located 2 km west of Hardisty – complete with a lakeside gazebo, covered day-use shelter, two large group sites, playground, beach area, fishing and free firewood. Or perhaps drop a line into the Diplomat Trout Pond just 15 minutes from Forestburg. It is stocked annually with rainbow trout and is home to many wildlife and plant species. Just north of Strome is Wavy Lake, a favourite feeding stop for geese and ducks, and a choice area for hunters in the fall. If golfing is your game, then come out to enjoy one of the region's four golf courses. More info: Flagstaff County 780-384-4100 www.flagstaff.ab.ca
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With headquarters in Forestburg, the Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer many theme-based train excursions in 2017. Easter Eggs-travaganza: April 8, 2017 Here comes Peter Cottontail catching a ride on the Bunny Rail! Join in for the Easter Egg Hunt!
The Great Battle River Train Robbery: August 20, 2017 Gather at the restored railway foreman's house in Alliance and jump on the steam train. Along the rails, watch out for masked men on horseback! In Heisler, you will enjoy a picnic with all the fixin's. You will head back to Alliance with full bellies and possibly empty pockets. Oktoberfest Sausage Supper: October 29, 2017 Find your Lederhosen for the wunderbar Oktoberfest train. Board in Kelsey and polka down the tracks to the famous Heisler Sausage Supper.
Heisler Historic Hotel Run: June 10, 2017 Travel into the past with a visit to a vintage hotel where you will enjoy a meal just like Grandma used to make. Tour the Heisler General Store, Picky Pots Stoneware and the historic St. Martin's Catholic Church. Small town hospitality at its finest!
Haunted Train Station: October 31, 2017 Get spooked in our eerie basement at “The Station!” Open from 6-8:30pm 5009-50th Ave., Forestburg. Also open for Adults only on November 1 – not for the faint of heart. FREE FOR EVERYONE both nights!!
Happy 150th Birthday Canada! To celebrate, Battle River Train Excursions welcomes the Alberta Railway Museum's authentic steam train for four special August runs.
Santa Daze: December 9, 2017 A magical Christmas Train experience with Santa's elves, music and much merriment! Bring your skates, explore the market and roast a hotdog at the bonfire. Visit with Santa and end the evening with the Parade of Lights and fireworks.
Old Time Market Days: August 12 & August 13, 2017 Steam through rural Alberta to Forestburg. Enjoy an old time market in the park, a working grain elevator, the community museum, and the W.H Webb art studio and model English village and train.
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Scandinavian Days: May 17, 2017 Syttende Mai is Norway's national holiday! But Norwegians are happy to share their holiday, so we include all Scandinavians, and Scandinavian-wannabes on this trip in our beautiful vintage car. Enjoy Spring in the countryside on your way. Your favourite Scandinavian dishes along with Norwegian stories and music await you at lunch in Forestburg.
Family Fun Run: August 19, 2017 Old fashioned fun is the name of the game for this excursion. Ride the rails from Forestburg to Heisler. Your afternoon will be full of events like the three-legged race, candy toss and chicken coop bingo. Dress your family in vintage clothing at the photo booth. Babies up to Grandmas and Grandpas will love this one!
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The Town of Sedgewick is an engaging, dynamic community welcoming families and businesses. Located just east of Killam along Highway 13, the town offers many services and activities.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS A popular stop on the town's mainstreet is the Sedgewick Archives and Museum – a provincial historic site, built in 1906 as a former merchant bank. Sedgewick Community Hall hosts monthly community events and hosts the July 1st Canada Day breakfast. The Sedgewick Seniors Centre is conveniently located on Main Street with continuous event planning such as cards, floor curling, and regular meet-ups. Sedgewick Public Library is within the Sedgewick Recreation Centre which facilitates bowling, curling, hockey, lacrosse, public skating, shinny, baseball, football and private events.
Stock Rodeo in August. Meanwhile, the Sedgewick Golf Course The Sedgewick Ag Society hosts an array of sporting events holds tournaments in July, August and September. Flagstaff Players including a Cutter Rally, Snowmobile/Quad rally in February, are putting on their rendition of the Princess Bride on April 1. The Chuckwagon Races from June 30 – July 2 and the annual Rough Sedgewick Archives and Museum will have an Easter pie sale on April 13 and the fourth annual Killam Sedgewick Sprint and Try-it Triathlon will be on May 27.
OUTDOORS Sedgewick Lake Park features over sixty full service
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campsites with a wading pool, birdwatching, trails, and a weekly Lakeside Market throughout the summer on Saturdays. It's great for family gatherings and reunions and is within walking distance of the Sedgewick Golf Course. Enjoy a licensed clubhouse after a round golf. The Flagstaff Regional Airport is ideal for flying enthusiasts with a courtesy vehicle available.
2017 Events Princess'sBrideRendition‒April1 Flagstaff Players – Performing Arts Production
EasterPieSale‒April13 Sedgewick Archives & Museum (1-4 pm)
KillamSedgewickSprint& Try-itTriathlon‒May27(4th Annual) Chuckwagon&ChariotRaces‒ June30-July2 (Sedgewick Ag Society) Main Street Park
Sedgewick Golf Club
CanadaDay‒July1 join us for Canada 150 Celebrations beginning at 8 am for a pancake breakfast at the Community Hall
SedgewickGolfCourseTournaments Seniors – July 6; Men's Cash Scramble – July 22; Junior – August 8; Mixed Cash Scramble – Sept 23 Sedgewick Lake Park
Wading Pool at Sedgewick Lake Park
The Iron Creek Museum (pictured left) consists of several heritage buildings, which were moved on site. They are full of items from founding families as well as the local elevator that houses several displays. The museum is open in the summer; however, they occasionally host an old time Christmas concert in the school and light up the wood furnace — just like the old days. During the winter, the Lougheed Field House is the community's hub of activity where people can enjoy various activities and a gym. Enjoy basketball, badminton, pickleball, hockey, dodgeball and more.
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Lougheed The Village of Lougheed, incorporated in 1911, is located just under two hours southeast of Edmonton on Highway 13, near the beautiful Battle River Valley. With a strong economy in agriculture and oil and gas activity, Lougheed serves the area with a selection of shopping, dining, supplies and services.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Every August the Village looks forward to the Lougheed Country Fair. It has been running for over 90 years. The fair includes exhibits showing the talents of the community, including quilting and knitting displays; there is also a pancake breakfast, parade, as well as, horse and cattle shows.
OUTDOORS For residents and visitors alike the village has something to offer in all seasons. The community is proud of the camping and picnic locations, trout pond, horseshoe pits, model aircraft field and four baseball diamonds. Residents and visitors can also enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and curling in this friendly community. EAT The Lougheed Bar & Grill is a great place to stop in town for a meal; the restaurant serves comfort food from burgers to steak and wing night.
• Fully Serviced Campsite (15 & 50 amp on all sites) • Day use camping Trout Pond • Museum • Community Hall • Seniors Centre • Curling Club and more! Open for commercial & residential development.
200 km SE of Edmonton in the beau ful Ba le River Valley
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Hardisty's slogan is “More Than You Can Imagine,” which is fitting considering the beautiful scenery that provides a backdrop for plenty of outdoor activities and fun events taking place year-round. Located in the heart of the rolling hills of the Battle River Valley, Hardisty is approximately a two hour drive from Edmonton. Agriculture and the energy sector make up a large portion of Hardisty's economy. The Hardisty Tank Complex is home to many companies including: Gibson Energy, Enbridge pipelines, Flint Hills Resources, Interpipeline, Spectra energy, Husky Energy, Plains Marketing, Canadian National Resources Ltd. and TransCanada. The USD Group and Railserve offroading site transports oil by rail. In light of announcements about the Keystone XL pipeline going forward, there is anticipated increased economic activity for the future.
OUTDOORS The campground and public beach at the remarkable Hardisty Lake are right in town; campers and day visitors are welcome all summer long. The sandy beach is reminiscent of what
you'd see in a warmer climate — it's a great place to spend an afternoon. Canoes, kayaks, and small motorised boats are welcome on the lake. Nearby, play 9 holes at the Lakeview Golf Course – a short walk from the lake. The Battle River runs adjacent to town — where you can spend the day canoeing down the river or watching wildlife at the riverside campground. Winter activities in the community include snow shoeing and cross-country skiing, star gazing and watching the Northern Lights.
EAT SHOP STAY Local businesses, including hotels and motels, are ready to welcome first-time visitors, family and friends to our charming town. Our community is fully serviced with eating establishments, shopping, and healthcare facilities. Lakeview Liquor Store has over 200 wines in stock and the largest selection of beer and wine in the county. For a place to have a hearty meal, try
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Amateur rodeo, golf, camping, boating, swimming, hockey, skating, curling, ball hockey, walking, and softball are just a few of the activities common in the community. The Rodeo Assocation's 69th Annual Hardisty Rodeo from July 1416 will include a great lineup of athletes and entertainers, along with the Combine Crunch. The Town of Hardisty is also excited to be part of the Belt Drive Betty & The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Lucky Highway 13 bike route in 2017. The Hardisty Public Library has a wide variety of lending materials as well as public computers. Various events are held throughout the year at the Hardisty Community Hall.
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Attractions Located right in town is a remarkable 52 site fully serviced campground and beautiful sandy beach at Hardisty Lake. Campers and day visitors are welcome all summer long. This lake is perfect for canoes, kayaks and small motorised boats. Enjoy the gazebos, playground and family beach. Just a short walk away is the Lakeview Golf Course located in the Battle River Hills 9 hole grass green with a fully licensed restaurant. The Town of Hardisty is excited to be part of the
Belt Drive Betty™ / Busted Knuckle Chronicles™ Lucky Highway 13 bike route in 2017. With scenic highways from both directions this route will be one of the best in Alberta!
• Walking Trails • Softball Diamonds • Arena • Curling Rink • Library • Community Hall • Spectacular Winter Activities including star gazing and watching the Northern Lights
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The Leaf Sports Pub and Grill, located in the old train station. It’s popular with locals and tourists alike. With the renewed activity in the energy sector, along with a robust industrial and residential development plan, Hardisty offers many growth opportunities. With the excellent K-9 school & Toddler’s Inn Playschool, many non-profit organizations, a very reasonable cost of living, and a full array of established businesses to serve your needs – Hardisty might be the place you’ve been looking for to raise your family.
Provost is a town located just 20 km west of the Saskatchewan border town, Macklin. The community has a strong agricultural and energy sector background.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Travelling back in time is as simple as visiting the Provost & District Museum located at the southwest corner of town. This museum was opened in 2006 and because of the hard-working and dedicated citizens who continue to labour in its continued development and upkeep, you'll be sure to enjoy every moment of your time discovering the history of Provost. In April the Agri-Day and Tradeshow gets more popular every year. In June, take in the Taste of Provost and be sure to drop by during Provost Kinsmen's Splash and Smash Event on the Father's Day weekend. It's rural Alberta's largest motorsport and monster truck event, complete with a midway, plus don’t miss the Museum Day activities. Wave your flag at the Canada 150 Parade on July 1st. In October take in the Pumpkin Fest, and enjoy Winterlude in November.
Welcome to Provost ATTRACTIONS
A thriving community geared for growth! • Crescent Point Place Regional Activity Centre outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, indoor walking track & more
• Provost Museum - site of seven acres to explore • Provost & District Golf Club - 12 hole course with challenging greens, wooded areas and rolling hills
• Several Parks & Playgrounds • Outdoor Rink • St. Norbert’s Rosenheim Church - the largest rural neo-gothic church in Alberta
• Bodo Archaeological Centre - one of Alberta’s largest and well-preserved archaeological sites
• Nearby lakes - Dillberry Lake Provincial Campground, Czar Lake, Capt Ayre Lake
Major Annual Events AGRI-Day & Tradeshow - April 7-8 Taste of Provost & Seniors Day - June Kinsmen Splash & Smash - June 16-18 Canada 150 Parade - July 1 Pumpkin Fest - October
3 hours southeast of Edmonton on Highway 13 and only 15 min to SK border.
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OUTDOORS Play a round at the popular Provost Golf Club. Camp in town at Bannister Campground, located in the Sports Park. Nearby, kids will enjoy the skateboard park. Around town, you can enjoy playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields, ball diamonds, and a trout pond. Around Provost there are also a number of lakes and campgrounds including Dillberry Lake Provincial Park.
EAT SHOP STAY Located three hours southeast of Edmonton, enjoy a variety of shops and services in the downtown area and stay at the Canalta Provost right on Highway 13 (see ad on bottom right). Provost Visitor Information Centre 5139 - 48 St. Open Summer. 780-753-2261
Czar - “100th Anniversary” It’s a special year in the Village of Czar located a few kilometres south of Highway 13 on Highway 41. Come to the Centennial Celebration of the Village on July 1st. It’s “an Old Fashioned Picnic” with a parade, show & shine, bed races, kids games, supper and fireworks. Enjoy the action at the Czar Lake Bullarama on July 21 at the rodeo grounds. Shorncliffe Lake Park is only three km west of Czar. Popular for water-skiing and camping, you can also enjoy many events and activities plus the Prairie Panorama Museum.
EAT You’ll be in for a surprise at the Fireside Grill and Sports Lounge. Fancy a camel burger? Or an Australian crocodile leg? Specializing in burgers both exotic and domestic. You'll find the menu filled with such offerings as ostrich, wild boar, shark, caribou, and so much more. For the tamer appetite, try delicious main courses consisting of more traditional meals. Head over to the restaurant and dare to set your taste buds loose on the wild side.
Hands-on History in Bodo! Join an excavation and experience archaeology first hand in East Central Alberta this summer! Book a tour today at the Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre. Adult Dig-It Camps - Uncover First Nations history and excavate with an archaeologist at a 500 year old bison bone bed in East Central Alberta. Kids Camps - Kids can dig deeper at Bodo! Visit Bodo and take part in one of the unique programs designed for children of all ages. Activities include a visit to an archaeolgy lab and an authentic dig site, participating in traditional activities, hiking to a buffalo rubbing stone, and learning about traditional plants. Family Lifeways Camps - Your family can live like it was 200 years ago! This camp provides families with the opportunity to observe & experience life the way it was prior to European contact in Alberta. Bodo Archaeological Society also provides School Programs and Resources, CurriculumBased School Tours, and School In-Class Visits.
A 500 year old stone arrowhead from the Bodo Archaeological Site.
Bodo Archaeological Site and Centre One of Alberta's largest and most well -preserved prehistoric bison kill sites. • Exciting adventures & programs for visitors of all ages. • Guided Tours • Kids Camps
The Bodo Archaeological Site and Centre is located 3 hours east of Edmonton and 15 min south of Provost on HWY 899. Open early May to late Aug, 2017
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Distances are approximate depending on route chosen. Bodo Conversion: Archaeological 10 km = 6.214 miles M Centre & Site 10 miles = 16.09 km # Bodo
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