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Two Hills Five kilometres east of Willingdon and 10 km north of Hairy Hill 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. The newly renovated Pioneer Agricultural Hall houses new exhibits, photos and implements. Join them for their annual Picnic & Entertainment on July 14 & 15. Six RV camping stalls with power are available on-site. Hairy Hill is located 95 km northeast of Edmonton just off Highway 45. Hairy Hill is now home to a bison statue, taking its place among Alberta’s great roadside attractions. Hairy Hill was named by settlers who found the hills covered in bison hair shed by the herds. 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. The bison statue was dedicated last year in June during the Hairy Hill School Reunion. Tourists can now see the bison statue and a historical information plaque on mainstreet near the Post Office. Don’t miss the popular Hairy Hill Rodeo in July, now in its 30th year.

30th 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

SATURDAY

JULY 6 & 7

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

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Free camping, please bring your own lawn chairs.

Only 1.5 hours from Edmonton, Two Hills, with a population of over 1,400 is a unique multi-cultural community. Once settled by European pioneers, now it has many Mennonite families who give the community a distinctive Mexican flare amongst its shopping and dining establishments. The Town got its name from the two prominent hills on the western outskirts of the community.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Pioneer 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. Around town you can enjoy the sports facilities, several playgrounds, arena, a youth centre and a swimming pool that is open year-round. There are several community events that take place throughout the year. Growing in popularity is the Agri-Day & Tradeshow planned for April 21 at Two Hills Centennial Hall. More than 80 exhibitors are expected in 2018. Bikers are always welcome at the Run to the Hills Rally – celebrating its 11th anniversary this July. 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. OUTDOORS 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. This is a very-well designed rolling links style course with challenging narrow fairways, strategic hazards and noticeable beauty. If you love to go fishing, the Two Hills Fish & Game Association has a stocked trout pond and picnic area at the south side of town for you to enjoy. Across the road you can camp or picnic at DM Geleta Park near the Vermilion River. EAT SHOP STAY Head downtown for shopping and grab a tasty bite to eat at Two Hills Pizza & Wings. If you love cheese bites, or want a milkshake then Burger Palace is the place to be. For those looking to spend a few days in the area, stay at Junction Inn and take advantage of their coupon in their ad (see next page). Get a bottle of fine wine or grab some cold beer at the Two Hills Liquor Store. Stop in for some farm fresh produce at the Two Hills Farmers' Market, held on Saturdays at the Centennial Hall.

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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...

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...