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SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

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, with a wide selection of boutiques and restaurants, plus opportunities to view wildlife or learn more about Canada's rich prairie railroading history.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Prairie history comes alive as you explore the Wainwright Museum, located in an original CNR train station. Share the stories of pioneers, prisoners of war, military and the

Wainwright Stampede Photo by Linda J. Long

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railway as well as Indigenous buffalo hunters, Hollywood movie crews, dedicated wildlife conservationists, long-suffering homesteaders, and moonshine-swilling prisoners of war. Don't forget to make tracks to the Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada. (See the CREAM tour on page 21). 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. Festivals and events occur year round in Wainwright. Art lovers will enjoy the Arts Festival in February. Canada Day is celebrated annually on July 1st at CFB Wainwright complete with kids' activities, a concert and fireworks. July is a food lovers delight‌taste a bit of rural culinary pleasure at the Taste of Wainwright. In August, enjoy the Come by the Hills Music Festival located at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre. September is the Scarecrow Festival, stuff your scarecrow and compete for the top prize! In November, salute the veterans and military with Red Friday Remembrance Day celebrations. The Christmas season includes Jingle & Mingle and the Snowball Craft Fair, plus there are lots of opportunities to find that perfect gift in the many stores throughout the holiday season! Sports are a 'plenty at the Peace Memorial Multiplex with its 2 NHL-sized ice surfaces, an indoor running track and climbing wall. The attached Communiplex houses an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, weight room, squash and racquetball courts as well as a continued on page 111...

Wainwright Stampede

Celebrates 65 Years! Rodeo enthusiasts - be sure to join us for the Wainwright Stampede on June 21-24. The Stampede is 4 days of action packed family fun and entertainment. Visitors will enjoy one of the Top 5 largest rodeos in Canada including CPCA Chuckwagon Races, Stampede Parade, Cabaret, a fun filled midway, Agricultural Fair, breakfasts, BBQ's, and more! See ad below for more details.

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2018 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide  

Your Getaway Destination! Welcome to the most comprehensive regional tourism travel guide with over 1000 Things To See & Do. Complete Touris...