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Smoky Lake Visitor Centre next to Pumpkin Park, 1555 West Railway Drive, 780-656-3674. Open summer. Looking for a fun daytrip into Alberta's countryside? The Smoky Lake Region is a beautiful area full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Camping, biking, hiking, and horseback riding are common forms of entertainment—and events are held throughout the year.

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. It is probably the oldest ferry service site in Alberta, and one of the original vessels is found at the Smoky Lake Museum. Plan on spending your August long weekend at the Smoky Lake Stampede. Activities include a parade, pancake breakfasts, kids' activities, dance, fireworks, and more. The town of Smoky Lake proudly bills itself as the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta. Bring the family to the annual Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-off & Fair, held on October 6. It attracts entries of mammoth gourds from across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Have your photo taken with giant pumpkins; enjoy the huge Farmers' Market, Art Show & Sale, kid's activities, the downtown Show 'n Shine, museum threshing bee, and the Giant Pumpkin Drop.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Smoky Lake Region

OUTDOORS Smoky Lake Region is a great place to venture out on

Smoky Lake Inn Historic Hotel *History & Luxury Modern Rooms

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 the Smoky Lake RV Park which overlooks a ravine and is situated between the museum and agricultural complex. 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. continued on page 44...

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Lounge *VLT’s *Food ‘til 9:00 pm

Burger Shack

Liquor Store *Largest Wine Selection in Northeastern Alberta *ATM Machine *Catering

4 Wheatland Ave. Downtown Smoky Lake across from Pumpkin Park & the Iron Horse Trail

780-656-3615

Kitchenette, Jacuzzi Suites 5404 - 44 Ave. 780-656-3515

OPEN Cold Beer, Chilled Wines, Spirits Growler Bar 12 items on tap! Located next to Super 8.

email: leesa@smokylakeinn.com

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www.SmokyLakeInn.com

Dine-In • Take-Out Drive Thru

Homemade Pizza, Donairs, Crispy Chicken: Burgers, Nuggets & Strips Over 24 flavours of Soft Ice Cream & Milkshakes and much more!

Corner of Wheatland Avenue & Highway 855

Smoky Lake, AB

Phone 780-656-4088

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