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6-7, 13-14 Kitscoty Hall Dinner Theatre 6 Provost Agri-Day & Tradeshow 7 Marwayne Pro Bull Riding 7 Holden "The Gallery" 5th Annual Opening Event 13-14 Ardrossan Farm Fair 13-15 St. Paul High School Rodeo 13-15 Cold Lake Home & Leisure Show 13-15 Sherwood Park - Great Canadian Trade Fair 14 Bonnyville Children's Festival
14 COLD LAKE BULL-A-RAMA SERIES See ad page 62. 14 Tofield Bull Bash 14 Lloydminster Rare & Exotic Sale 14 Galahad Battle River Train Excursion Fundrasier 14 Ferintosh Dreams to Reality Women's Conference 21 Vegreville Perogies & Jam 21 Round Hill Ukrainian Night Supper
21 Hardisty Spring Fling 21 Kikino Quad Rally 21 Cold Lake Swing Into Spring Craft & Vendor Show 21 St. Paul Quilting Bees Quilt Show 21 Vermilion Rotary Garage Sale 20-21 Holden The Murderless Mystery Dinner Theatre 20-22 Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show & Sale 20-22 Vermilion Ukrainian Dance Festival, plus 28 Year End Concert 21-22 Sherwood Park Summit Sports Collectibles Show 22 Josephburg Presents Dinner Concert Series: Del Barber 24 Ranfurly Steak Supper 26 Tofield AB Floor Curling Tournament 27-29 Camrose Spring Classic Indoor Pro Rodeo 28 Tofield Snow Goose Chase Event 28 Vegreville Home Business Show 28 Two Hills Ukrainian Dancing Year End Concert 28 Two Hills Lakeland Motorcycle Tradeshow and Swap Meet 28 Smoky Lake Clay Walker Concert 28-29 St. Paul Spring Has Sprung-2 Day Home Based Business Exposition 29 Waskatenau Pryvett Annual Ukrainian Dance Concert 29 Camrose Spring Concert - The Augustana Choir 30-May 1 Sherwood Park Festival Place - Country Music Artist Clay Walker
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3 VERMILION WOMENS CONFERENCE See ad page 93. 5 Mundare Town-Wide Garage Sale 5 Atmore Heart Ride Hoof-A-Thon
5 LAMONT BULL-A-RAMA SUPREME See ad page 68. 5 Marwayne Community Garage Sale 5-6 Vermilion Quilt Show
6 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION - TAKE THE “ME” TRAIN KELSEY See ad page 131. 6 Camrose Sugar & Spice Spring Gift & Craft Show 6 Edgerton Legion Colour Day 12 Bawlf Show N' Shine / Village Wide Garage Sale 12 Two Hills Wayside Blessing of the Bikes 12 Viking Community Showcase 12 Redwater Town Wide Garage Sale 12 Glendon May Flowers Craft Show 12 Marwayne Treasure Hunt 12-13 Sherwood Park Quilt Show 13 Mannville Mother's Day Brunch 13 Ryley Lion's Mothers Day Brunch 13 Bawlf Mother's Day Breakfast
13 LAVOY MOTHER'S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST See ad pg 90.
For Regular Weekly Farmers’ Markets & Community Markets
14 Round Hill Spring Market 15-Jun 24 Sherwood Park Strathcona Salon Series - Art Exhibit Gallery@501 18-20 Camrose Alberta 55 plus Spring Provincial Games
19 VIKING CAR-ENA 65TH ANNIVERSARY & INDOOR CAR SHOW See ad page 106. 20 Heisler Spring Market
21 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE CELEBRATION OF SPRING See ad page 22. 24 Josephburg Farm Smarts Camp 26 Bruderheim Garage/Craft Sale 26 Legal Town Wide Garage Sale 26 Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement Quad Rally 26 Rich Lake Family Trail Ride 26 Two Hills Walk/Run for the Hills 26 Camrose Plant Sale & Swap
26 VEGREVILLE SPEEDWAY DRAG RACES See ad page 84. 26-27 JOSEPHBURG UFA COUNTRY CLASSIC LIVESTOCK SHOWS See ad page 82. 26-27 Tofield Community Wide Garage Sales 27 Bruderheim Bark Up & Walk for Dog Guides 27 Camrose Flying Club/COPA Flight Fly-in Breakfast
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1-3 CAMROSE JAYWALKERS JAMBOREE See page 119. 1-2 Camrose Under the Lights Soccer Tournament 1-Sep 6 Camrose Art Walk
1-3 TOFIELD SODBUSTER RODEO & STREET FAIR See page 102.
8-10 Bonnyville CPCA Chuckwagon Races 9 Sherwood Park - Chevy Club Swap Meet - Millenium Place 9 Bruderheim Meteorite Cup Ball Hockey
9 HOLDEN FARMER'S DAY See page 105. 9 Lac La Biche Community Garage Sale 9 Lloydminster Vic Juba Community Theatre-A Tribute to Elvis Concert
9-10 WETASKIWIN REYNOLDSALBERTA MUSEUM - HISTORY ROAD: THE ULTIMATE CAR SHOW See page 116. 10 Bonnyville Senior's Fish Fry
15-16 ST. PAUL CENTERFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 53. 16 Camrose Purple Martin Festival 16 Ardrossan Picnic & Parade
16 RYLEY SUMMER BUST OUT FESTIVAL See ad page 104. 16 Two Hills Community Wide Garage Sale 16 Viking Vikings in the Streets Festival 16 Lloydminster Just Kruzin Show & Shine
23 METIS CROSSING NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY CELEBRATION See page 44. 23 LAMONT COMMUNITY FAIR & PEROGY FESTIVAL See ad page 69.
See page 65. 2 Lamont Town Wide Garage Sale
2 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK BISON FEST See ad page 23.
23 Wetaskiwin Outdoor Movie 23 Lloydminster Downtown Streetfest
2 Mannville Bike & Classic Car Poker Rally 2 Mannville Community Wide Garage Sale
23-24 MARWAYNE LEA PARK JAMBOREE See ad page 78.
2 ANDREW SPECIAL MARKET & TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE
23-24 Holden Junior Cattle Show
23-24 VIKING CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE See ad page 106. 24 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE VINTAGE DAY & THE FRIENDS UKRAINIAN MUSIC FEST See page 22. 24 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION HISTORIC HEISLER HOTEL See ad page 131.
See ad page 73. 2 Lac La Biche Portage College Campus 50th Anniversary 2 Lac La Biche Bike Rodeo for Kids
2 ELK POINT CAR SHOW See page 55. 2-4 Lloydminster 4-H Expo
3 CHIPMAN CAR CRAFTERS SHOW & SHINE See page 70. 3 Venice Picnic 3 Viking Concert in the Park 3 Wetaskiwin Alberta Central Railway Museum 26th Birthday 6 Edgerton 4H Achievement Day
26 Ranfurly Steak Supper 26-28 Beaver Lake Cree Nation Pow Wow
28-Jul 1 SEDGEWICK CHUCKWAGON & CHARIOT RACES
6 MARWAYNE STREET DANCE
See page 132. 29 Vermilion Taste of Vermilion & Canada Day Events 30 Andrew Canada Day Special Market 30 Alliance Centennial Dance
See page 78. 7 Camrose A Tribute to Elvis in Concert 8 Round Hill Farmers' Day Picnic and Twilight Auction 8-9 Camrose Prairie West Fiddle Contest
8-10 MARWAYNE LEA PARK RODEO See page 95. 8-10 Wainwright Fire & Wheels Rally 8-10 Plamondon Jamboree 8-10 Myrnam Crooked Shooters Slow Pitch Tournament 8-10 Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo
2018 Events & Entertainment
22 Mannville Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea 22-23 Moose Lake Walleye Classic 22-23 Camrose Creative Reflections Quilt Show 22-24 Newbrook Community Fair
23 Sherwood Park Hidden Treasures Open Art Studio Tour
2 FORT SASKATCHEWAN LEGACY PARK FAMILY FESTIVAL
8-10 Waskatenau Memorial Baseball Tournament
21-24 WAINWRIGHT 65TH ANNUAL STAMPEDE See ad pg 110.
22-24 PARADISE VALLEY 3 16 VEGREVILLE SPEEDWAY DRAG CITIES FAIR & BULLARAMA See page 95. RACES See ad page 84. 22-24 Lac La Biche Portage La Biche 17 VEGREVILLE FATHER'S DAY Rendezvous EVENT See ad page 84. 23 Camrose Arts in the Park
2 Egremont Community Parade
8-10 COLD LAKE 50TH ANNUAL STAMPEDE See ad page 62.
21 Vegreville Lobsterfest 21 Wainwright Agricultural Fair
Wawright Stampede l Photo by Linda J. Long
10 ST. PAUL MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE See ad page 54. 14 LAMONT PICNIC IN THE PARK See ad page 69.
15-17 DEWBERRY CPCA CHUCKWAGON RACES See page 95. 15-17 PROVOST KINSMEN SPLASH & SMASH See page 135. 15-16 KILLAM INDOOR RODEO & STREET FAIR See ad page 126.
30-JUL 1 KITSCOTY CELEBRATE CANADA DAY FESTIVITIES
See page 95. 30-Jul 1 Tofield Canada Day See ad page 128. Celebrations! 17 Forestburg Diplomat Mine Museum 30-Jul 1 St. Paul Canada Day Open House 17 Wetaskiwin Alberta Central Railway Museum Fathers Day Follow us on 21 Bonnyville National Aboriginal Day @GoEastofEdmonton for 21 Camrose National Indigenous Day Celebrations “What’s on this Weekend!” 21 Lac La Biche National Aboriginal posted every Friday Day
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1 CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS are held in over 20 communities. Read about them in this guide as they are not all listed here, or go online for details at: www.GoEastofEdmonton.com 1 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK CANADA DAY See page 23. 1 DAYSLAND CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS See ad page 124. 1 ALLIANCE CENTENNIAL HOMECOMING See ad page 129. 1 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN 100 YEAR CELEBRATION ALLIANCE
13-15 LAMONT SUMMER SIZZLER RODEO See ad page 68. 13-15 TWO HILLS RUN TO THE HILLS MEMORIAL BIKE RALLY See page 75.
13-15 GIBBONS PIONEER DAYS See page 35. 14 Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Classic Car Show 14 Myrnam Community Garage Sale
22 VICTORIA SETTLEMENT FRONTIER CHRISTMAS See pg 44. 27-29 BONNYVILLE PRO RODEO 26-28 VERMILION AGRICULTURAL FAIR See ad page 92. 27 Bonnyville Chamber Rodeo Chili Cook-Off
See page 44. 7-8 Stoney Lake Stampede 7-8 Alberta Free Fishing Weekend
8 SHERWOOD PARK SAVOUR STRATHCONA COUNTY See page 81. 11 KINSELLA BULLARAMA See ad page 106.
11-14 LLOYDMINSTER COLONIAL DAYS See page 96. 12-15 Tofield Radio Control Flyers
12-15 LAC LA BICHE POW WOW DAYS See page 47. 13-15 Cold Lake First Nations Treaty Days & Fireworks
13-15 BOSCOMBE HILLBILLY JAM See ad page 52.
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27-29 BRUCE STAMPEDE
20-22 RADWAY GRAND NORTH AMERICAN OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP See ad page 39.
27-29 RADWAY POLKA FEST & PIONEER DAYS See ad page 39.
3-4 LAC LA BICHE LAKELAND COUNTRY FAIR & RODEO
See ad page 106.
Glendon Canada Day Celebrations
See page 47. 4 Edgerton Anglican Church Farmers Market and Canned Goods 4 Cold Lake Heritage Day 4 Bruderheim ATV Races
4-5 MALLAIG HAYING IN THE 30S See page 50. 4-5 Smoky Lake Stampede
4-6 IRMA DAZE & SUMMERSPIEL See ad page 108. 5 Cold Lake Aqua Day 5 Wetaskiwin Alberta Central Railway Museum Ice Cream Festival 6 Tofield Lions Club Heritage Classic Car Show 6 Lloydminster Heritage Day 8 INNISFREE FAIR See page 90.
1 Thorhild Stampede 1 Wetaskiwin Alberta Central Railway Museum Canada Day Celebrations 1 Wetaskiwin Edmonton International Raceway 50th Anniversary Special Celebration 1-2 Camrose Cruisers Car Show
6-8 VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL See page 84. 7 METIS CROSSING JAMTRON 4
27-29 METIS CROSSING SASQUATCH GATHERING & MUSIC 2 Camrose Kickn' Country Parade 14-15 BOIAN PICNIC ROMANIAN FESTIVAL See page 44. 2-5 CAMROSE BIG VALLEY PIONEER MUSEUM See ad page 73. 27-29 LEGAL FETE AU VILLAGE JAMBOREE - WIN TICKETS 17-19 Camrose Canadian Forces
1 LAVOY CANADA DAY See page 90. 1 MUNDARE CANADA DAY STREET FESTIVAL See page 71. 1 LAC LA BICHE MISSION CANADA DAY CELEBRATION See page 47.
See page 47.
See page 58.
See ad page 131.
6-7 HAIRY HILL 30TH ANNUAL RODEO See ad page 74. 6-8 EDGERTON SPORTS DAYS & FAIR See page 113. 6-8 PLAMONDON MUD BOGS
9-11 VEGREVILLE COUNTRY FAIR See page 85. 10-11 Chipman North of 16 Blues and Country Music Festival
10-12 WASKATENAU FAIR DAYS See page 42. 10-12 Ashmont Heritage Days 10-12 Viking Brettzky's Hockey Challenge
20-22 HARDISTY 70TH RODEO WITH COMBINE CRUNCH See ad page 134.
27 Wetaskiwin Edmonton International Raceway Super Stocks, Thunders, Feature Stocks, Future Stocks, Baby Grands, Mini Cups
20-22 COLD LAKE AIR SHOW & 28 BRUDERHEIM MODEL T RACES FULL THROTTLE FESTIVAL See page 66.
See ad page 62.
21 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK PARKS DAY See page 23. 21 LUCKY HIGHWAY 13 POKER RALLY See ad page 115. 21 Alberta Canada Parks Day
21 MYRNAM FAIR & FUN DAY See ad page 76. 22 Wetaskiwin Alberta Central Railway Museum Children's Day
28 Wetaskiwin Edmonton International Raceway Luxxur 300 Nascar Pinty's Series 28 Wetaskiwin Reynolds-Alberta Museum - The Hagerty Driving Experience 29 Tofield Tour de l'Alberta 29 Legal Demolition Derby 29 Plamondon Heritage Days
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11 CLANDONALD COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 78.
11 LOUGHEED FAIR See page 133. 11 GLENDON MUDBOGS & DERBY DAYS See page 56. 11 Wetaskiwin Edmonton International Raceway Feature Stocks, Future Stocks, Super Stocks, Wrestling 11 Minburn Ag Society Bench Fair & Heifer Show 11 Holden Legion Pig Roast 11 Boyle Wildberry Festival 11-12 Elk Point Horticultural, Craft & Quilt Show 12 Viking Historic Society Pancake Breakfast & Car Show
12 RANFURLY AGRICULTURAL FAIR See ad page 90. 14-15 ROUND HILL BENCH SHOW See ad page 122.
15-19 LLOYDMINSTER CPCA CHUCKWAGON FINALS See page 96. 7
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Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Villlage - Harvest of the Past event. by Linda J. Long
16-18 KIKINO SILVER BIRCH RODEO See page 47. 17 FLAGSTAFF COUNTY COUNTRY ROOTS TOUR See page 130. 17 Fort Saskatchewan Movie Under the Stars
17-18 WAINWRIGHT COME BY THE HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL See ad page 110.
17-18 VILNA BOOMTOWN DAYS See ad page 45.
17-19 REDWATER DISCOVERY DAYS See inside back cover. 18 Glendon Cruise Night
18 MANNVILLE FAIR & PARADE See page 91. 18 Strathcona County South Cooking Lake Trail Days
18 BRUDERHEIM HEARTLAND AG DAYS See page 67. 18 Wetaskiwin Reynolds-Alberta Museum - Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds
18 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN ROBBERY EXCURSION - HEISLER See ad page 131. 18 Wetaskiwin Loonstock Music Festival
18-19 CAMROSE COUNTY PRAIRIE FUN DAYS & PRAIRIE CRUISE LINE BUS TOUR See ad page 118. 18-19 Kitscoty Yellowhead Gospel Jamboree
18-19 MUNDARE AGRI-DAYS FAIR See ad page 72. 18-19 ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS 19 Cold Lake Show & Shine Car Show
19 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE UKRAINIAN DAY See page 22. 19 Wetaskiwin Alberta Central Railway Museum Railway Day
19 VICTORIA SETTLEMENT - THE GREAT ALBERTA POTATO DERBY See page 44. 23-26 Bonnyville Extreme Mudfest
24-26 METIS CROSSING VOYAGEUR DAYS See page 44. 24-26 Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement Rodeo 24-26 Plamondon Boreal Biker Rally 25 Lloydminster Border City Petting Zoo Appreciation Day 25-26 Strathcona County Western Canadian Antique Tractor Pull & Show 25-26 Hylo / Venice Harvest Days
25-26 LAMONT COUNTY BABAS & BORSHCH UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL See ad inside front cover. 8
2018 Events & Entertainment
GO ENTER THE PHOTO CONTEST - See page 1. 25-26 Bashaw Chuckwagon Races 26 Sedgewick Rough Stock Rodeo
30-Sept 2 ST. PAUL LAKELAND RODEO ASSOCIATION (LRA) FINALS See ad page 52. 31 Ryley Downtown Festival
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1 GLENDON PYROGY FESTIVAL See page 56. 1 Wetaskwin Edmonton International Raceway Super Late Models Twin 100 Lap Special-Feature Stocks, Future Stocks, Legends / Wetaskiwin 1-2 Wetaskwin Reynolds-Alberta Museum Harvest Festival 1-3 Strathcona County Wilderness Centre Dark Sky Preserve 1-3 Miquelon Provincial Park Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve 1-3 Tofield & Ryley Ry-Tof Slo-Pitch Tournament 1-3 Kikino Quad Rally/Mud Bog/Triple 'R' Triathlon/Kids' Rodeo 2 Edgerton Anglican Church Farmers Market and Canned Goods
2 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK MILKY WAY DAY See page 23. 2 Round Hill Show and Shine 3 Fort Saskatchewan Sheep Leaving Parade 7-8 Sherwood Park Creative Festival West Millenium Place 8 Vermilion Art in the Park
8 VEGREVILLE SPEEDWAY DRAG RACES See page 84.
13 ANDREW GARLIC FESTIVAL & SPECIAL MARKET See ad page 73.
20 Sherwood Park Festival Place - Black 8 Gibbons Town Wide Garage Sale 8 Bonnyville Fall Fair & Farmer's Market & White Dinner Auction 20 Chipman Fall Harvest Wagon Ride 9 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE HARVEST OF 20 Lac La Biche County Alberta Parks Presents Annual ZOMBIE Run THE PAST See page 22. 21 Marwayne Fall Fair 15 Lac La Biche County Lakeland Dark 21 Round Hill Fall Chicken Supper Sky Celebration FREE 23 Lloydminster Harvest Feastival 15-16 Sherwood Park Great Edmonton 26-28 Camrose Battle River Canine Model Train Show - Millenium Place Association Dog Show 15-16 Wetaskiwin Reynolds-Alberta 26-28 Sherwood Park Festival Place Museum - Metal Art Show and Sale Christmas in October Craft Show 16 Terry Fox Run across the region 27 Kitscoty Christmas Craft Show 22 Bonnyville Fall Supper 27 Tofield Monster Mash Family Dance 22 Lloydminster Rare & Exotic Fall Sale 27 BATTLE RIVER RAILWAY 22 Wainwright Scarecrow Festival 22-23 Sherwood Park Touch of Talent HAUNTED TRAIN (IF YOU DARE) FORESTBURG See ad page 131. Craft Show - Millenium Place 28-30 ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS 27 Plamondon Halloween Dance and Spooktacular - Festival Centre 29 Bruderheim Cultural Evening
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6 Cold Lake Pre-Christmas Craft & Home Business Sale
6 SMOKY LAKE GREAT WHITE NORTH PUMPKIN FAIR & WEIGHOFF See page 43. 6 Lac La Biche Regional Museum and Discovery Centre Gala 7 Tofield Flys Pink Local Walk/Run 12 Kitscoty Annual Steak Fry 13 Bonnyville Heather Rankin In Concert 13 Cold Fall Bull-A-Rama
27 VIKING MUSEUM AREA 51 ALIEN ABDUCTION See page 107.
27 Wetaskiwin Reynolds-Alberta Museum - Are You Afraid of the Dark? Halloween Haunting 28 Ardrossan Haunted Halloween Skate
28 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSION OCTOBERFEST HEISLER See ad page 131. 29 Round Hill Halloween Market 30 Ranfurly Steak Supper 31 Sherwood Park Haunted House Gallery@501
Awesome Halloween Events are posted online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
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2 Kitscoty Yuk Yuk Comedy Event 2-3 Wainwright Christmas Expo 2-4 Lac La Biche Oilmen's Bonspiel 3 Bonnyville Craft Show 4 Edgerton Anglican Church Fall Supper 4 Myrnam Christmas Craft Show 9-Dec 21 Sherwood Park Jason Frizzell - Art Exhibit - Gallery@501
10 VILNA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR See ad page 45. 11 Remembrance Day Services 12-16 Lac La Biche Metis Week 16 Edgerton Grey Cup Bonspiel
16-18 LLOYDMINSTER 30TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR & CHAMBER EXPO See ad page 97. 16-18 Gibbons Home Town Weekend 17 Cold Lake Craft Show 17 Strathcona Cnty Celebration of Lights 17 Bruderheim Christmas Celebrations 17 Vegreville Home Business Show & Chamber Christmas Craft Show 17 Chipman Coyote Country Christmas Craft Sale and Community Dinner 22 Wainwright Jingle & Mingle 23 Camrose Midnight Madness Downtown 23 Fort Saskatchewan Lights Up! 23 Vermilion Savor Vermilion 23 Vegreville Light Up and Parade 23-24 Cold Lake Craft Show & Santa Claus Parade 23-24 Wainwright Snowball Craft Sale 23-25 Camrose Festival of Trees 23-25 Lac La Biche Festival of Trees & Shopping Extravaganza 23-Jan 7 Fort Sask. Enchanted Forest 24 Cold Lake Festival of Peace 24 Elk Point Christmas Craft Sale 24 Forestburg Christmas Market 24 St. Albert Christmas Market
24-25 STRATHCONA COUNTY JOSEPHBURG CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLAND See page 82. 24-25 MURDER ON THE BATTLE RIVER EXPRESS! TRAIN EXCURSION - FORESTBURG / KELSEY See ad page 131. 25 Andrew Special Christmas Market 28-Dec 1 Kitscoty SPCA Dinner Theatre Performances 29-Dec 2 Bonnyville Festival of Trees 30 Smoky Lake Town Light Up
30-DEC 01 REDWATER KRIS KRINGLE See inside back cover. 30-Dec 01 Lloydminster BRC Finals
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1 Edgerton Library Santa Day & Christmas Flea Market 1 Bonnyville Santa Claus Parade 1 Mannville Christmas Extravaganza Craft Show
There are over 500 km of trails maintained by over ten 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 8-10, 2019. Over 1000 people ski the Birkie each year!
1 SOUTH RURAL STRATHCONA COUNTY CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY See page 81. 1 Tofield Winter Festival 1 Marwayne Lite Up & Christmas Tradeshow 1 Mundare Christmas Extravaganza 1 Legal Christmas Festival "Light up the Park" & Craft N' Trade Fair
1 LAMONT COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP See ad page 69. 1 Lac La Biche Christmas Festival de Noel
1, 8 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS BORDER CITY FARMERS MARKET See ad page 98. 1, 8, 15 St. Albert Christmas Market 2 Paradise Valley Community Christmas 2 Round Hill Christmas Potluck 2 Lac La Biche Christmas at the Mission 7 Waskatenau Christmas Light-Up
7 KILLAM PARADE OF LIGHTS & TREE FESTIVAL & THE BIG ONE CRAFT SALE See page 127. 7 Lac La Biche Light up the Night Santa Claus Parade 8 - Santa Comes to Town
8 BATTLE RIVER CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDE - ALLIANCE See ad page 131.
8 IRMA SANTA DAY See page 108. 10 Round Hill Christmas Market 14 Tofield Christmas Market 15 Cherry Grove Big Buck Night 15 Marwayne Christmas Gala 15-30 Sherwood Park Festival Place Singin' In the Rain Christmas Musical 16 Vegreville Winterfest 20 Lac La Biche Portage College Campus 50th Anniversary Living Sculpture 27-Jan 6 2019 Ardrossan Winter Break Sport Zone 31 Kitscoty New Years Eve Dance 31 Sherwood Park New Year's Eve Festival
Event dates are subject to change without notice.
More events online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
More Cross Country Skiing can be found under TRAILS on page 28.
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. Enjoy a variety of runs with diverse ski & snow terrains. 780-745-2547 www.mountjoy.ca Valley Ski Hill Southwest of Alliance 780-879-2106
• Jan, Feb, March 2019 Events are online • Family Day Festivals • Winter Festivals • Snowmobile Rallies • Stargazing • Ski Hill Promotions
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort East of Cold Lake. Kinosoo Ridge has served as North Eastern Alberta’s premiere downhill ski facility for 35 years. There are 13 runs of varied skiing ability, tubing and terrain parks. 780594-5564 www.kinosoo.ca
Gwynne Valley Ski Area - 10 km east of Wetaskiwin on Hwy 13. 780-352-3515 www.gwynnevalley.ca
Visit our website at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com for great fishing holes.
Elk Island National Park See page 23.
Strathcona Wilderness Centre See page 82.
Go to AlbertaParks.ca for details on cross-country skiing and other winter activities.
Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market
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. 2-5:30 pm 780-812-5840. Bonnyville Saturday Market Centennial Centre 4313 50 Ave. Sat. 11am-2pm year-round. 780-573-3072. Boyle Farmers Market Community Centre 5002 - 3 St. Thurs 12-3pm; May 17-Sept 13. 780-915-5634. Cold Lake 4608-38 Ave. Thurs 4-6:30 pm June 7-Sept. 27 780-826-2192. Gibbons Curling Rink 5104 - 51 Ave. Wed 5-7:30pm June 27-Sept 5. 780-923-3126 Glendon RCMP Hall, 11 - 1 Ave NW. Once monthly, Sat 10-2pm, Mar 24 – Oct 6. 780-812-5840. Lac La Biche Agricom 13412 Hwy 881, Fri. 3-5:30pm Mar-Dec. 780-623-8002. Long Lake Provincial Park Day Use Area open shelter, Sat 11-2pm May 19June 30 biweekly; Jul 7- Sept 1 weekly. 780-689-4078. Redwater Pembina Place 4944-53 St. Tues 4-7pm Jun 5-Sep 4.780-940-6076 Smoky Lake Ag Complex 4612-54 Ave. Sat 10am-12pm Mar 24-Dec 22. 780-656-2463. St. Paul Centennial Senior's Centre 5114 – 49 St. Fri 10am-2pm year-round. 780-614-7700. St. Paul Artisan Market 50 Ave & 50 St Wed. 10am-4pm June 27-Aug 29 780-614-5582
ST. ALBERT FARMERS' MARKET 5 St. Anne St. Sat 10am-3pm June 9Oct 6; special markets weekly Nov 24Dec 15 indoors at 5 St. Anne St. 10am-3pm. 780-458-2833. www.stalbertfarmersmarket.com
SERBEN FARMS STORE farm fresh meat, eggs, vegetables, artisan sausages, Ukrainian foods, canning, honey, jerky, pepperoni
780-656-8585 See website for store hours.
Corner of Hwy 28 & RR 180, 5 km west of Smoky Lake
Deville Market at North Cooking Lake, 21033 Wye Rd., Tues 4-8pm year-round. 780-909-6170
LLOYDMINSTER BORDER CITY FARMERS MARKET Servus Sports Centre, 5202 - 12 St. Thurs 12-6pm year-round. Sat 11-5pm winter only. Christmas Markets: Dec. 1 & 8. See ad page 91. Ross Creek Market Rg Rd 192 and Hwy 16. May-Sept weekends 10-6pm. Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market 401 Festival Lane. Wed. 4-8pm Jan 10 - Dec 19. Summer season at Festival Place parking lot, winter season in the Agora at the Community Centre. 780-464-3354. Sherwood Park Salisbury Greenhouse 52337 Rg Rd 232. Thurs. 4-7:30pm year-round. Sherwood Park Baseline Farmers’ Market #390 Home Depot parking lot. Wed. 4-8 pm May-Sept. 780-760-6807. Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Hwy 16. During Special Events: 10-5pm May-Sept. 780-662-3640 Vegreville Elks Hall, 5002 - 55 Ave. Fri 8:30-11:30am Mar 23-Dec 21. 780-632-2743.
VEGREVILLE PYSANKA PARK MARKET See ad below. Vermilion Elks Hall 5018-49 Ave. Tues. 10-1pm. Mar 20-Dec 18.780-853-4669.
EAST - HWY 15 & 45 ANDREW FARMERS' MARKET Andrew Arena 5013-51 Ave. Sat. 1-3pm April 14-Oct 6. 587-936-3203. Special Markets June 2, June 30, Oct 13, Nov 25. See ad page 73.
Fort Saskatchewan 10030 - 99 Ave. Thurs. 4:30-7:30pm June 14 -Sept 20. 780-998-4355. Two Hills Hall 5300-45 Ave. Sat 10am12pm, Apr-Dec. 587-280-0958.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 14 KINSELLA MARKETPLACE See ad below. Ryley Village Market Hall, 5103-49 St. 1st Thurs of the month Mar-June & SeptDec. 10am-2pm. 780-663-3653.
TOFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET Community Hall Mainstreet, 2-5:30 pm. 2nd Fri in Feb & Dec; 2nd & 4th Fri in Mar Nov. (None in Jan.) 780-662-2651. Tofield Community Market at the Hall, 10-3pm 3rd Sat Mar-Nov. 780-940-2215 Viking Community Hall, Thurs 2-4pm May 3-Sept 27. 780-592-2431. Wainwright Prairie Rose Senior Activity Centre, 731 - 2 Ave. Sat. 10-1pm Mar 10-Dec 8. 780-842-3424
Local produce, crafts, baking & more!
Alliance Community Center, 114 1st Ave East, 3rd Wed monthly, 10am-2pm Mar 21-Dec 19. 780-879-2486.
CAMROSE SATURDAY FARMERS’ 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 7-Sep 27. 780-679-6755. Camrose Rose City, Duggan Mall 6601-48 Ave. Thurs 1-6pm year-round. 780-678-0349.
MIQUELON LAKE FARMERS’ MARKET at the Park Centre. Fri 4-8pm June 29-Aug 31. 780-781-5501.
Kinsella Rec & Ag Grounds
EVERY SUNDAY June - September
“Under the Egg”, Vegreville
11 am - 4 pm
Homemade Vendors Welcome!
Call 780-254-0120 for more information.
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SOUTHEAST - HWY 13
Pysanka Park KINSELLA Market MARKETPLACE June 14 - Sept 13 Thursdays 5-8 pm
Hardisty Market Elks Hall 5016 - 52 Ave. 2nd Wed Apr-Dec. 780-888-3690. Provost Market Agri-plex 5211 - 43 St, Fri. 10am-2pm May 11 - Sept 28. 780-753-0950 ROUND HILL MARKETS Ag Society Hall, Easter Mar 26, Spring May 14, Halloween Oct 29, Christmas Dec 10. 780-672-6271. Sedgewick Lake Park, July - Sept Sat 10am-2pm. 780-385-3659. Wetaskiwin Mall 3725 - 56 St. Wed. 10-2 pm Jan 10-Dec 19; Sat 12-4 pm, Jan 13-Dec. 22 780-360-1110
Several of these businesses also attend various Farmers’ Markets listed on this page.
• Erdmann’s Gardens - pg 36 • Rocky Meadows Pies, Jellies - pg 60 • Mundare Sausage - pg 9 & 71 • Kathy’s Greenhouse - pg 78 • Confetti Sweets - pg 81 • Prime Cuts Meat & Deli - pg 89 • Old School Cheesery - pg 93 • Serben Farms Store - see ad on left. • Viking Meats - pg 107 • Dobbin’s Cottage Garden - pg 111 • Irvings Farm Fresh - pg 122 • Souptime.ca 100% Natural Gourmet Soups. Gluten free. Ready in 30 minutes.
@goeastofedmonton for market reminders & updates!
COMFORT FOOD Drinks
• Blondi’s Bistro Marwayne Pg. 79 • Crimson Creek Café Redwater Pg. 37 • Java Blossom Viking Pg. 107 • Sacred Arts Camrose Pg. 121 • Timber Café Lloydminster Pg. 98.
Savour the BEST of Local DeSSeRTS Food in East Central Alberta!
Crimson Creek Cafe
Go East of Edmonton is proud to be home of top quality and award winning local breweries, wineries and distilleries.
• Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Bonnyville Pg. 59 • Mundare Bakery Mundare Pg. 72 • Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery Smoky Lake • On the Border Bakeshop Lloydminster Pg. 99 • Pudding Lane Bakery Holden Pg. 105 • The Lefse House Camrose Pg. 121
Brewery - Edgerton
distillery - camrose
winery - strathcona county
Notable Liquor Stores • Gofer Liquor Store Smoky Lake Pg. 43 • Lakeview Liquor Store Hardisty Pg. 134 • Marwayne Liquor Store Pg. 79 • Salty’s Liquor Store Vegreville Pg. 88 • Two Hills Liquor Store Pg. 75
Ribstone Brewery - See pg 109. Back40 Distillery - See pg 121.
TO Y S U B TOO EA ST ? H EA D
Barr Estate Winery - See page 81.
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780-471-1010 4824 - 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Fine Dining • Footloose Caboose Tofield • Picante Café Cold Lake • The Moonshine Cafe Tofield • Twisted Fork St. Paul
We picked our Top 4 but there are always many more! 2 3 4
Redwater Smoky Lake
Bonnyville St. Paul 5 Two Hills Myrnam Mundare 13 14 15 Derwent 16 Marwayne 11 12
Delicious Desserts • Crimson Creek Café Redwater • Mom’s Ice Cream Corral Tofield • On the Border Bakeshop Lloydminster • The Wooden Spoon Cakeshop Sedgewick On the Border Bakeshop
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Tofield Holden Viking 35 Irma37 Camrose Kinsella 38 39 40 Killam Sedgewick Wainwright Heisler 41 42 44 Hardisty Forestburg 45
All the yummy choices are listed by Highway. HIGHWAY 28
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REDWATER Crimson Creek Café......................37 SMOKY LAKE Betsy’s Burger Shack...................43 Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant......43 Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery.....43 ST. PAUL Twisted Fork...................................52 BONNYVILLE Jennie’s Diner & Bakery................59 COLD LAKE Casino Dene..................................61 Picante Café..................................63
Follow us on for “Tasty Tuesday” with Featured Restaurants every week!
HIGHWAY 15 & 45
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FORT SASKATCHEWAN Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1.......................66 The Downtown Diner.....................66 MUNDARE Mundare Bakery............................72 Quality Pizza & Subs.....................72 TWO HILLS Two Hills Pizza & Wings.................75 Burger Palace................................75 MYRNAM CJ’s Café........................................76 DERWENT Derwent Pizza................................77 MARWAYNE Blondi’s Bistro...............................79 Marwayne Hotel............................79 Kat Traks Sweet Shop...................79
Perfect Pizza • Derwent Pizza Derwent • Mundare Pizza Mundare • Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza Ft Saskatchewan, Vegreville • San Marco Pizzeria Wainwright
Read the EAT SHOP STAY in each community for details about these Best Eats!
San Marco Pizzeria
Burger Bliss #eateastofedmonton HIGHWAY 16
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• Betsy’s Burger Shack Smoky Lake • Fireside Grill Czar • Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Bonnyville • The Downtown Diner Fort Saskatchewan
EDMONTON Uncle Ed’s Restaurant & Deli.........9 SHERWOOD PARK The Park Centre - Sawmill............81 Confetti Sweets............................81 VEGREVILLE Boston Pizza..................................89 Everything Tea...............................15 Lil Red Ice Cream Wagon..............89 Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1.......................89 LLOYDMINSTER East Market Noodle House..........99 On the Border Bakeshop...............99 Timber Café...................................98
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Betsy’s Burger Shack
TOFIELD Footloose Caboose.....................102 Mom’s Ice Cream Corral.............101 The Moonshine Café ..................101 HOLDEN Pudding Lane Bakery & Cafe......105 VIKING Viking Burger Queen...................107 KINSELLA Hitching Post Café......................106 IRMA Long Branch Trading Co..............108 WAINWRIGHT San Marco Pizzeria.....................111
Check out the expanded Restaurant Profiles and more Culinary Trails online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Eat
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CAMROSE Sacred Arts.................................121 The Lefse House..........................121 HEISLER Heisler Hotel - Big Willy’s Bar.....125 KILLAM Krossing Hotel - Smitty’s............127 Jam Tarts Café.............................127 FORESTBURG Cjs Deli & Restaurant..................128 SEDGEWICK The Wooden Spoon Café.............132 HARDISTY The Leaf Sports Pub & Grill ........133 Deena’s Country Kitchen...........134 CZAR Fireside Grill & Sports Lounge...135 13
For specials foll @goe ow us
Modern Mix Hwy 29, St. Paul
120 The Best boutiques are right here in your own backyard! Pamper yourself with Jewelry, Fashions & Shoes, and decorate your home with unique Home Décor!
unique & boutique
shop til you drop!
Twig Boutique Hwy 13, Camrose
HIGHWAY 28: Thorhild - Nook in the Woods page 39; Waskatenau - HJC’s Retail page 42; St. Paul - Modern Mix page 52, St. Brides Trading Post page 50, Simplistic Gifts page 52; Cold Lake - The Finishing Touch page 62.
HIGHWAY 15 & 45: Fort Saskatchewan - Roland’s Jewelry page 65; Lamont - Flower Pot page 70; Marwayne - No Need to Nock page 79, Country Blessings Gifts & Decor page 79, Home Hardware page 79. HIGHWAY 16: Vegreville - Ceramic Cottage page 88, Everything Tea page 15 & 88, Framed Custom Framing page 88; Regent Health page 89, Vegreville Natural Health Centre page 88; Lloydminster - Dawn Interiors page 99, Olive & Birch page 99, Home Hardware page 98, The Collective Art Market page 98. The Country Store page 98.
Globe Footwear Hwy 14, Wainwright
HIGHWAY 14: Tofield - Busy B Bargains page 102, The Prairie Willow Co. page 101; Viking - Java Blossom Flowers Ltd. page 107; Irma - Long Branch Trading Co. page 108, Irma Home & Garden Decor page 108; Wainwright - Front Porch Mercantile page 111, Globe Footwear page 111, The Iron Raven page 111, Optifuel Nutrition page 111; Gibson’s Home Hardware page 112 HIGHWAY 13: Camrose - Bellissima page 120, One Tooth Activewear page 120; Sole City Shoes page 120, Twig Boutique page 120, Wisemen’s Way Bookstore page 121; Buckskins Emporium page 121; Daysland - The Lady Bug Pick Nic page 125; The Rusty Daisy Gift Co. page 125, Killam - Budding Ideas page 127, Guardian Drugs page 127; Forestburg - Coutt’s Home Hardware page 129. Hardisty Rustic Stars page 134. 14
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Flower Pot Hwy 15, Lamont Pg.
Everything Tea Hwy 16, Vegreville
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time for a tea party! By Bobbi Menard
It started small, not quite as small as a single scoop of tea leaves, but close. Everything Tea & Gifts in Vegreville has grown from humble beginnings in the home of Karen and Gary Sorensen into a quaint yet spacious tea emporium.
300 varieties of tea –
When guests go looking for something new, they can turn to the organized tea menu as a guide. Invariably, Karen puts her highly honed tea matching skills to work. “It only takes me a few questions to help you find the right cup of tea. We start with caffeinated or decaf and then it is always just another question or two until you've got it narrowed down.”
Karen launched Everything Tea, after she answered the from around the question, “What is the one thing I would be doing, if I world.” Gary points out that with a little bit of education and could?” With some dedicated internet sleuthing and tasting, customers are able to confidently try out varieties from fruit after reaching out to some of the world's great wholesale tea teas, matcha – the trendy powdered green tea leaves – and white merchants, Karen opened up shop in her home about a year after teas, to true British classics. “The Yorkshire Harrogate is very answering the fateful question. It didn't take long for growing popular,” he says of the delicately robust black tea. demand to convince Karen and Gary that it was time to expand from a home-based business. In less than two years after the launch they Many customers choose to try a cup and relax for a few moments at purchased their current location at 4921 - 51 Avenue, one block one of the tables in the store. “The east of Vegreville’s mainstreet. Here, the experience is all about the tea, says shelves are stocked with more than 300 Karen. “But, we do serve scones and varieties of tea - and every implement pies too.” and accessory imaginable to deliver a cozy and refreshing cup. If you are unable to pick just a single offering, there are a multitude of three Thrilled visitors from as far afield as piece sampler packs with intriguing Europe say that Everything Tea is one of combinations and options. These are the best tea shops they have ever created in-store with charming labels experienced. Dedicated tea drinkers from that Karen designs, inspired by the across Canada are known to call in their flavours and origins of each tea. orders on a regular basis. "We have our listings on the website and take orders by Summer is the best kept secret for email," explains Gary. Karen & Gary Sorensen, Everything Tea, Vegreville quenching your thirst. Fruit teas can be served iced for some of the most refreshing non-alcoholic beverages But, the big experience is found inside the store. Walking through available. “We have just so many iced-teas,” says Karen as she the front door of the barely post-war building, you are immediately rattles off the very beginning of the suitable flavour list, “Hibiscus, introduced to charming displays of teapots, tea cups and spoons. fruit teas with a green tea base, green teas on their own.” There is also a large selection of charming signs and other décor to build your own perfect space for enjoying your tea at home. Karen If making your own ice-tea seems a step too far, then Everything Tea and Gary have been in business for around a decade now and & Gifts has an authentic granita machine for summer treats. Think of they've grown to know their suppliers. “The majority of our vendors a granita as being a sophisticated and alluring slushee. Relying on are Canadian and we try our best to get Canadian made when we the natural sugars in fruit juice, to slightly alter the freezing point of can,” says Karen. water, these granitas are a sophisticated and delightfully delicious reason to stop in, while on a road trip East of Edmonton. When it comes to the tea, the leaves come from around the world. The globally popular Earl Grey is a firm favourite for those who come Summer or winter, be prepared to spend a happy, relaxing time in looking for the familiar. exploring teas from around the world and choosing delightful gifts for family and friends. For more on Everything Tea see also page 88 in the Vegreville Section.
Go East Shopping Feature
EAST OF EDMONTON
Take a Second Look on 46 St, Camrose
12 The Iron Raven
Discover your favourite collector’s item, or that perfect piece to complete your home décor! Or take home a relic toy!
Wainwright - see ad pg 111.
13 The Lady Bug
Pick Nic Ltd. Daysland see ad page 125.
See map opposite page.
• 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 •
DEN OF ANTIQUITY
LAVOY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
*Antiques *Art *Books *Collectibles *Housewares *Music *Gifts *Furnishings
Open 7 days a week in Summer months Winter hours - by chance or appt.
YE OLD FIRE STATION ANTIQUE SHOP 4909-50 Ave, Kitscoty
‘a little bit of everything’
YOUR TREASURE CHEST
Antiques, Gifts, New & Used Items
You’ll be surprised by what you find! Open May 1 - September 30
5107 - 50 St.
TAKE A SECOND LOOK on 46 St. Gifts & Collectibles
4916 - 46 St, Camrose, AB
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Fort Saskatchewan Lamont 17 Mundare 7
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Yvonne’s Gone Quilting, St. Paul
13 This map highlights the locations of both Antique & Quilting Shops.
Quilting • April 21 St. Paul Quilting Bees Quilt Show • May 5-6 Vermilion Quilt Guild Show • May 12-13 Sherwood Park Quilt Guild Show • June 22-23 Camrose Creative Reflections Quilt Show • July 28 Radway (Redwater Guild) Quilt Show • August 12 Elk Point Quilt Show
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!
See more events pages 5-9.
EAST OF EDMONTON
1 Country Clay & Garden Works, Redwater
Spade to Spoon, Irma
10 Bruderheim Kitscoty
Country Clay & Garden Works
Greenhouse Bedding Plants, Perennials, Hanging Baskets, & more!
780-826-4500 April 27 - June 15 daily 9 am - 8 pm June 16 - Sept 30 call for hours.
For more info see ad page 37.
supplies, hanging baskets, gifts, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and more!
20 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28 & 3 km S on Hwy 41.
Moe’s Gardens Visit these greenhouses & Greenhouse for your garden Hanging Baskets, Trees Bedding Plants, Shrubs Giftshop & more!
21212 Twp Rd 580 (NE of Redwater)
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2802 - 50 Avenue
Lloydminster, AB www.hhlloyd.com
*Four Greenhouses *Garden Décor & Giftware *Café with Garden Patio
Open May-Sept. 587-281-4884
780-875-7762 See ad page 98.
Maple Park Farm Greenhouses & Garden Centre *Bedding Plants *Perennials *Trees & Shrubs
(780) 662-3820 www.mapleparkfarm.com 8 km east of Tofield on Hwy 14 to RR 184; 2 km south (Twp Rd 502); 3/4 km east
Hwy 14 - 6 miles east of Irma.
*Greenhouse *Giftware *Outdoor
Weddings 25 min. east of Edmonton & Sherwood Park
780-662-2494 www.has ngslakegardens.com
Bruderheim 4916-45 St Opens April 21st Fort Sask Co-op Satellite Loca on Opens May 1st (See map on website)
* Call to book a Plan ng Party * DIY Plan ng Zone and leave the mess with us! For up-to-date informa on check out our website
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Fort Heritage Precinct, Fort Saskatchewan
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. Top Picks are highlighted below and on the map.
LEGAL MURAL TOURS 780-961-3773 See page 36.
COLD LAKE - CASINO DENE
BORDER CITY PETTING ZOO
780-594-7900 See ad page 61. 306-825-4472 See ad page 100.
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
BATTLE RIVER TRAIN EXCURSIONS
BODO ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER & SITE
8 Lac La Biche
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780-467-9276 Wetaskiwin See page 116. 780-384-4150 See ad page 131.
Bonnyville Museum 780-826-4925 Cold Lake Museums 780-594-3546 Elk Point Mural 780-724-3810
FORT GEORGE & BUCKINGHAM HOUSE HISTORIC SITE
780-724-2611 See ad page 44. Frog Lake Massacre National Historic Site Heinsburg Gibbons Museum 4709-48 Ave. 780-923-2148. Heinsburg - Historic Water Tower 780-943-2333 Lac La Biche Museum & Discovery Centre 780-623-1727
LAC LA BICHE MISSION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
780-623-3274 See page 47. Lac La Biche Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Artifacts 780-623-5666 Mallaig & District Museum 780-635-3804
MÉTIS CROSSING 780-656-2229 See ad page 44.
10 MUSÉE ST. PAUL MUSEUM 780-645-5562 See ad page 54. Plamondon & District Museum 780-798-3193 Radway Krause Grain Elevator 780-736-3542 RCMP Memorial Statue - SE of Waskatenau. 780-358-2208 Redwater Museum Downtown. 780-942-3206
VICTORIA SETTLEMENT HISTORIC SITE 780-656-2333 See ad page 54.
Vilna Poolhall & Barbershop 780-636-3620
EAST - HWY 15 & 45 Andrew Grain Elevator Interpretive Centre Downtown. 780-365-2237 Andrew Museum 365-3687 Bruderheim - Old Walker School Museum 780-796-3731 Dewberry Valley Museum Next to village office. 780-847-3053
12 FORT SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM & HISTORIC SITE 780-998-1783 See ad page 64. Lamont County Churches Historic Tours 780-895-2233 Mundare - Basilian Fathers Museum 780-764-3887
13 ROMANIAN PIONEER MUSEUM OF BOIAN 780-768-3932 See ad page 73. Shandro Museum Willingdon. By appt only 780-603-0616 Two Hills & District Historical Museum 780-657-2438
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Museums, Historic Sites & More Rich Lake Museum 780-645-1941 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
NORTHEAST HWY 28 & North
Métis Crossing, Smoky Lake County
EAST - HWY 16
SOUTHEAST - HWY 13
Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre 306-825-5655 Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange and Cross Roads Museum 780-763-2304 Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum Grain Elevator 780-745-2150 Ranfurly Museum 780-658-2107 Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501 780-410-8585 Strathcona County Bremner House 780-416-6739 Strathcona County Museum 913 Ash St. Sherwood Park 780-467-8189
Alliance Museum 780-879-3911 Chauvin Museum 4810-1st Ave. 780-858-3881 Diplomat Mine Museum
UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE 780-662-3640 See ad page 22.
VEGREVILLE REGIONAL MUSEUM 780-632-7650 See ad page 86.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 14
16 THE GALLERY IN THE
LUTHERAN CHURCH Holden 780-688-2464 See ad page 105.
CENTRAL RURAL EAST ALBERTA MUSEUMS (CREAM) - Create a driving tour
with 16 museums along Highway 16 Vegreville, Innisfree, Vermilion Highway 14 - Tofield, Ryley, Holden, Viking, Irma, Wainwright, Edgerton Highway 13 - Camrose Sedgewick, Lougheed See ad page 21.
SW of Forestburg. 780-582-3758 Forestburg Historical Museum 780-582-2298 Kingman Regional School Museum 780-672-8220
LOUGHEED IRON CREEK MUSEUM Grain Elevator
780-386-2337 See ad page 133. Meeting Creek - Canadian Northern Railway Station. 780-672-3099 Provost & District Museum 780-753-6667 St. Norbert's Rosenheim Church South East of Provost. 780-753-0240 Strome Sodbusters Archives Museum 780-376-3688
REYNOLDS ALBERTA MUSEUM Wetaskiwin
780-312-2065 See page 116. Alberta Central Railway Museum Wetaskiwin 780-352-2257 Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame Wetaskiwin 780-361-1351 Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum 780-352-0227
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Roadside Attractions Map not to scale. Lac La Biche
Smoky Lake Victoria Settlement
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Central Rural East Alberta Museums
Camrose & District Centennial Museum
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 16 - Sept Labour Day Wed-Sat 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 780-745-2150/2412/2287 June-Aug 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
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 9:30-4:30 Mon-Fri, 10-4 pm Sat-Sun Sept-April 1-4 pm Sat-Sun
Wainwright Rail Park* 4 Ave South (Canola Rd) 780-842-7951
5 36 Innisfree
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.vegrevillemuseum.ca
The Legion of the Frontiersmen* west of Tofield on Hwy 14 780-913-7563/780-887-6934 May-Sept Sat. 1-3 pm
Sedgewick Archives Gallery & Museum; Goose Creek School 4813-47 St 780-384-3741/3571/3504 Year-round Tues & Thurs 1:30-4:30 pm www.sedgewick.ca
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Ryley Museum 5103-49 St 780-663-3653/2441 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.
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village -
History is Alive!
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. Be sure to stop by our gallery in the Visitor Centre where we will be featuring the works of celebrated Ukrainian-Canadian artist, Peter Shostak. Throughout his career Peter Shostak has painted to remember the stories and experiences of the early Ukrainian settlers across the Prairies. Containing a unique collection of his artwork, including two pieces being exhibited for the first time, you will be introduced to the art of Peter Shostak as you explore the stories and memories captured by the paintings. Admission is charged. Show your current Experience Alberta's History pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society MB card and get in free ! (Open May 19 to Sept 3)
Photo by Leanne Delong
2018 Special Events Celebration of Spring - Monday, May 21 Join the excitement of opening weekend with one of Alberta's largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas.
Vintage Day and the Friends Ukrainian Music Fest Sunday, June 24 - Drive back in time with a special display of historic vehicles on Vintage Day! New this year, Vintage Day will also feature the Friends Ukrainian Music Fest! Experience a live concert blending traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian music at the 33rd annual Music Fest presented by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society. Ukrainian Day - Sunday, August 19 - 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 â€“ Alberta Provincial Council.
Harvest of the Past - Sunday, September 9 Celebrate Alberta's agricultural roots with a traditional harvest to close the end of the UCHV summer season. Witness an oldfashioned threshing bee complete with vintage farm equipment and grain deliveries to the historic elevator and more!
Elk Island National Park
Adventure at its Best! Less than 35 minutes east of Edmonton lies a year-round oasis where bison roam freely, sun glistens off lakes and ponds, and stars light-up the night sky; Elk Island National Park. This gentle wilderness of aspen woodlands, prairie meadows and pockets of wetland is a wildlife-watchers paradise; free roaming bison, elk, deer, moose, and more than 250 bird species call this place home.
Photo: ©Parks Canada/Elk Island National Park
A short drive to Elk Island National Park rewards visitors with countless recreation opportunities; hike or bike over 80 km of trails, rent canoes and paddle around the islands on Astotin Lake, take in a free program, or borrow a geocaching kit and enjoy a nearly 200 square kilometre scavenger hunt. Fun doesn't end as the sun begins to set; stay warm by a fire and look into a sky filled with stars and dancing Northern Lights. Without the glow of city lights around you'll see more than you knew existed! With so much to do why not stay the night? Book a campsite and bring your tent or RV to the Astotin Lake Campground or pack a backpack and make the 6 km hike into Oster Lake Backcountry Campground. If you want the experience of camping but need a few more creature comforts oTENTik's are available at Elk Island! oTENTik’s are a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin; bring a sleeping bag and discover the joys of camping without any fuss.
2018 Special Events
Located 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 Bison Fest June 2 780-922-5790 Canada Day July 1 Campground Reservations: Parks Day July 21 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) Milky Way Days September 2 www.parkscanada.gc.ca/elkisland
oTENTik Camping Photo: ©Parks Canada/Elk Island National Park
Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
©SteveRicketts.ca l Elk Island National Park
This 300 sq km (116 sq mi) dark sky preserve, just east of Edmonton, encompasses Elk Island National Park and neighbouring Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. By reducing artificial light, the preserve increases the visibility of the night sky. Whether you stargaze around the campfire or attend the preserve's annual Milky Way Days in September, you'll find that the night sky shines brighter in the Beaver Hills Biosphere. See page 31 to learn more about the Biosphere.
Golf eAST OF Get Your Golf Deals...
a 2 for 1 Deal - See ad page 76.
a 50% off Deal – See ad page 72.
5 • Coal Creek Golf Resort -
a Special Discounted Rate – See ad page 103.
8 • Elk Island Golf Course
a 2 for 1 Deal – See ad page 23.
NORTHEAST HWY 28 & North 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
780-942-3993 See inside back cover.
EAST - HWY 15 & 45 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
TWO HILLS LIONS GOLF CLUB 780-657-3451.
WHITETAIL CROSSING Mundare. 780-764-3999 www.whitetailcrossing.ca See ad page 72.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 14
COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT 780-663-2473 Ryley. www.coalcreek.ca See ad page 103.
EDGERTON GOLF COURSE 780-755-2462. See ad page 113.
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 109.
Wainwright Golf Club 780-842-3046 Wainwright - Arm Lake Rec Area 780-842-4727
MYRNAM/DERWENT GOLF CLUB 780-366-2190 See ad page 76.
8 4 Two Hills 10 9 Mannville
Vegreville Ryley 5 Wainwright Daysland 7 6 Edgerton 13 11 Sedgewick 12 Forestburg
www.twohillsgolf.com See ad page 75.
REDWATER GOLF CLUB
Smoky Lake Golf Club 780-656-2121 St. Paul Golf Club 780-645-4077 Vilna Golf Course 780-636-3660
2 • Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club 4 • Whitetail Crossing Golf Club -
Whitetail Crossing Golf Club, Mundare
Coal Creek Golf Resort, Ryley
Go East of Edmonton and you will find some of the most unique golf courses in all of Alberta. For example, try to land your ball on the island green at Daysland, and seeing is believing the beautiful black sand traps at Coal Creek Golf Resort. Check out all of the deals and featured Golf Courses highlighted below and on the map, as well as throughout the magazine.
EAST - HWY 16
SOUTHEAST - HWY 13
Camrose Golf Course 780-672-2691 Camrose Whistle Stop Golf Course 780-672-6490
ELK ISLAND GOLF COURSE 780-998-3161 See ad page 23. www.elkislandgolf.com
Kitscoty Golf Club 780-846-2950 Lloydminster Golf & Country Club 306-825-5494 Lloydminster - Rolling Green Fairways 780-875-4653
MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & RV RESORT 780-763-2252 www.mannville.com See ad page 91.
Paradise Valley (Three Cities) Golf Course 780-745-2287 Sandy Beach Regional Park Lloydminster. 306-825-2092 Strathcona County Belvedere Golf & Country Club 780-467-2000 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
Follow us on VEGREVILLE KINSMEN GOLF @GoEastofEdmonton 10 CLUB 780-632-3140 www.vegkgc.com See ad page 85. for weekly updates! Vermilion Golf Club 780-853-4444
DAYSLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 780-374-3633 www.dayslandgolf.com See ad page 125.
FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE 780-582-3693 See ad page 128.
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
SEDGEWICK GOLF COURSE
780-384-3670. See ad page 132. Wetaskiwin Loons Golf Course & RV Resort 780-352-3300 Wetaskiwin Montgomery Glen Golf & Country Club 780-408-8687
ENTER THE PHOTO CONTEST See page 1.
Go for the Gear! For a great selection of hunting, fishing and camping supplies visit Poacherâ€™s Corner in Glendon (see ad page 56). For all of your paddling needs visit Up The Creek Kayaks & Canoes in Bonnyville (see ad page 59).
OUTDOOR ADVeNTUReS Elk Island National Park - Astotin Lake l Photo by Leanne Delong
Rent it! Battle River Crossing Resort, Flagstaff County
Elk Island National Park - Rent canoes, SUPs, and kayaks. See page 23. Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast - Rents canoes on a private lake near Cold Lake. See ad page 60. L&D Marine Rentals - Rents sea-doos, kayaks, pontoon and fishing boats on Moose Lake, Bonnyville. See ad page 59. Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park - Rents canoes, kayaks and SUPs. See ad page 49. Wicked Watersport Rentals - Rents a pontoon boat, single and double kayaks, SUPs, pedal boats, flyboarding and more on Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake. See ad page 63.
BeACHeS CaMping Fishing Hiking
Take a Charter! Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast at Cherry Grove, near Cold Lake offers fishing charters and shoreline boat tours. See ad page 60. Wicked Watersport Rentals - New this year they are offering charters on Cold Lake. See ad page 63.
Flyboarding at Kinosoo Beach (Cold Lake), Wicked Watersport Rentals
Camping at Black Nugget Lake
GO caMPING Your BEST Guide to Camping for all of East Central Alberta!
#GuruofGo on the North Saskatchewan River
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, Vermilion River and Beaver 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.
OVER 150 CAMPGROUNDS NORTHEAST- HWY 28 ARDMORE ARDMORE CAMPSITE - 10 sites. Services: (N). Recreation: ATV trail, golf. 5013 - 48 St. 780-826-4509
Moose Lake M.D. of Bonnyville
Camp Lake, Viking
For locations of beaches, lakes, parks, and Recreation Areas refer to the Campground Listings in this Guide and detailed Map inside back cover. 26
> ROCKY MEADOWS COUNTRY GETAWAY Open year-round. 60 sites Services: (P/W/S). 50 amp pull-thru services
BELLIS BEACH LAKE - Open: May - Oct. are under construction. Yearly site rental with 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
boating, beach, bird watching, baseball, volleyball, horseshoes, soccer trails, fishing, playground. SE of Bonnyville. 780-826-4140. See ad page 57.
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. 780-594-7856 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. 780-594-7856
> MOOSE LAKE PELICAN POINT M.D. 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. See ad page 57. > 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:
services May thru September. Group site and shelter. Flush toilets, showers, laundry, free WiFi (limited access). Recreation: inflatable water slide and play area, spring-fed pond, children's playground, access to seasonal café and paintball, farm yard mini-golf, 1 km hiking trail, Saskatoon U-Pick and RV Rental. Located 13.4 km north of Bonnyville and 3.4 km west on Twp. Rd. 624A. 780-826-6053 See ad page 60. POPLAR ESCAPE RV – 780-812-4507 RUSTIC RV PARK 403-815-9795 SPRING BEACH CAMPGROUND – 200 sites. Services: (P/W/S). 780-826-6277 > 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. See ad page 58.
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. 30 sites. 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
LEGEND > Indicates campground has an advertisement.
- 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.
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. See ad page 57. > COLD LAKE PROV. PARK - May - Oct. 117 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, dump station, group camping, flush toilets, showers, store. Ser vices: (PW/N). Recreation: bird watching, boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, trails. 5 km NE of Cold Lake off Hwy 28. 780-594-7856. See ad page 49.
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. 780-201-6455 > 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. 780-594-7856. See ad page 49.
> CRANE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARKS - Open: May-Sept. 2 campgrounds, FROG LAKE/FISHING LAKE
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. See ad page 57. > ETHEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: MayOct. 11 sites, caretaker, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). Recreation: boat launch, fishing, horseshoes, playground, swimming. 22 km NW of Cold Lake. 780573-9569. See ad page 57. 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. See ad page 57. 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 RV PARK – 780-573-3108 COUNTRY CAMPING – 587-201-0184 RUNWAY RV PARK – 780-815-3246 SHELTER BAY RESORT – 780-639-3069 EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE – 780-639-3114 > HAMILTON HOUSE RV PARK – 4 sites. Services: (P/W/S) weekly and monthly rates. Picnic table, group use firepit. Access to some B&B amenities. Recreation: canoe rentals, fishing charters, lake and beach tours. 10 minutes southeast of Cold Lake in Cherry Grove. 780-594-7257 See ad pg 60.
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
RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 36 sites, showers, Services: (P) Recreation: playground, beach, fishing. N of Frog Lake off Hwy 897. 780-205-4724
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. See ad page 57.
> MINNIE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARK - 18 sites – day use, firewood.
GO FISHING Lake Trout fishing on Cold Lake with Brian Hamilton, Hamilton House B&B Fishing Charter
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.
Services: (P/N) Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing, playground, swimming. 5 km NE of Glendon on Hwy 660. 780-573-6666. See ad page 57.
HEINSBURG WATERTOWER CAMPSITE - 6 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, hiking, ATV, equestrian, boat launch, canoeing, North Sask. River. Southside of Heinsburg.
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, 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. 780-623-5235 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. 780-623-5235 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
Alberta Provincial Campgrounds Reservation: 1-877-537-2757 www.albertaparks.ca See ad page 49.
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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). Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail - The trail is located at Range Road 211 and Township Road 530 (Baseline Road), on the east side of the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. The trail is 2 km long with benches, lookout points and a picnic area at the trail head. Big Knife Provincial Park - 10.5 km are available year-round with scenic views of the Battle River Valley. Southwest of Forestburg. 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 23. 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. Miquelon Provincial Park - Explore 10 trails totalling 19 km of multi-use trails for summer and winter. North of Camrose. 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 82.
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 LAKELAND CANOE CIRCUIT – 38 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 - 61 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). 2 tipis and 15 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. 780-6234144. See ad page 49. SPRUCE POINT RESORT – 780-623-3930 PLAMONDON WHITE SANDS RESORT 780-798-2254 YOUNG'S BEACH - 780-623-2604
LEGAL CENTENNIAL RV PARK – Located at the south end of 43 Street off of 50 Avenue. 16 sites First Come, First Served basis. Reservations are only accepted for group camping. 780-961-3773.
LONG LAKE > GEORGE'S RV CAMPGROUND
Year-round RV stalls. Off Hwy 831 on Long Lake Road. 780-473-2511. See ad page 38. 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. 780-576-3959 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 REDWATER COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND Open: April-Oct. 10 sites, dump station and water station nearby. Services: (N). On Hwy 38 (48 Ave) in town. 780-942-3519
ST. PAUL/COUNTY OF ST. PAUL 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
> 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. > 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. STONEY LAKE COMMUNITY CAMPSITE (P/N), Rg Rd 81 off Hwy 646. 780-614-0775 > BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND South of St. Paul on the North Sask. River. Complete listing under Myrnam page 30. See ad pg 76. www.bearridge.ca
SMOKY LAKE COUNTY 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
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
SPEDDEN GARNER LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May Oct. 61 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, sports field, trails, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 5 km N of Spedden off Hwy 28. 780-594-7856
THORHILD CENTENNIAL PARK - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, playground. Services: (N). West side of town. 780-398-3688 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
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 > PARADISE COVE RESORT - Open: Year-round. 150 sites (100 seasonal sites w/P), day use area, dump station, firewood, outhouse toilets, showers, caretaker, 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.
WASKATENAU > PINE CREEK CAMPGROUND & REC. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 8 sites, picnic shelter, flush toilets, showers. Services: (P/N) NE corner of Waskatenau next to ball diamonds. 780-358-2208. See ad page 42.
EAST - HWY 15 & 45 ANDREW 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
BRUDERHEIM BRUDERHEIM (VICTORIA TRAIL) CAMPGROUND - Open May-Oct. 22 sites, dump station. Services: (PWS/N). 780-796-3731
SEASONAL CAMPING The East of Edmonton region has more than 10 campgrounds with seasonal rentals available in 2018.
fifty plus rV PARK Bluebird RV Park - Tofield 780-446-9842. See ad page 102.
On the River
CLANDONALD CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, dump station on grounds near Community Hall. Services: (P/W). 780-853-8339
See ad page 129.
DEWBERRY DEWBERRY CAMPGROUND - Open May Sept. 39 sites, Services: (PWS/N) Monthly/weekly rates. 1st Ave north. 780-847-3034
FORT SASKATCHEWAN FORT LIONS CAMPGROUND (TURNER PARK) - Open: May - Oct. 24 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 15 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, trails (68 km paved), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, canoeing. 10701 River Road. 780-998-4074 > ELK ISLAND RETREAT LTD. A place to enjoy nature, 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: Nature trails, horseshoe pits and volleyball net. Near Elk Island National Park.780-998-0708 www.elkislandretreat.com
> ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK ASTOTIN LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: Year-round. 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 campsites available. Info: 780922-5790. Reservations: 1-877-737-3783 or www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca See page 23.
Battle River Crossing Resort - Forestburg 780-583-2100. Bear Ridge Campground - Myrnam, on the North Saskatchewan River 780-275-0363. See ad page 76. Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Park) - Marwayne, where the Vermilion River meets the North Saskatchewan River. 780-847-2273. See ad pg 78. Rocky Meadows Country Getaway - by the Beaver River near Bonnyville 780-826-6053. See ad page 60.
By the Lake George's RV - Long Lake 780-473-2511. See ad page 38. Paradise Cove Resort - Whitefish Lake 780-636-2819. See ad pg 45. Vezeau Beach - Moose Lake 780-826-6337. See ad page 58.
On the Golf Course Coal Creek Golf Resort - Ryley 780-663-2473. See ad page 103. Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort - Mannville 780-763-2252 See ad page 91.
Myrnam-Derwent Golf Club - 780-366-2190 See ad page 76.
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LAMONT LAMONT RV PARK - 780-895-2220
MARWAYNE > JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK (LEA PARK) - Open: April - Oct. 132 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 of Marwayne on Sec. Hwy 897. 780-847-2273. See ad page 78. MARWAYNE CAMPGROUND - Open: April Nov. 24 sites, day use area, dump station, flush toilets, showers, free wifi. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 2nd Ave & 2nd St South. 780-847-3784
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780.645.3035 1.800.522.4105 5115 - 44 Street, St. Paul, Alberta
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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. (See ad page 51). 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. 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.
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
MYRNAM > BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND 25 sites (May-Sept fully treed seasonal sites), caretaker, dump station, firewood, toilets. Services: (N), water available. Recreation: boating, canoeing, fishing, tubing, swimming, multi-use trails, wildlife viewing, horseshoe pits, game sites, playground, golf nearby. South of St. Paul or North of Myrnam on the North Sask. River off Hwy 881. www.bearridge.ca See ad page 76.
> JACKFISH LAKE REC. AREA 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. See ad page 77. MYRNAM CAMPGROUND - 5 sites. Dump station. Services: (N) By arena. 780-366-3910
> MYRNAM DERWENT GOLF & CAMPGROUND - 17 sites. Services: (PW/N). From Hwy 45 N on RR 85, E on Twp Rd 554. 780-646-2822. See ad page 76.
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
GELETA PARK - 5 sites. Day use area, playground. Services: (N). Hwy. 36 S of town. 780-657-3542 > SANDY LAKE PARK - Open: May – Sept. 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. See ad page 77.
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. See ad page 73. WILLINGDON CAMPGROUND & RV PARK 15 sites, flush toilets, showers. Services: (PWS). In town on Hwy 45. 780-657-3358
Border City Petting Zoo – Lloydminster. See ad page 100.
Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway Bonnyville. See ad page 60.
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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 90.
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
- Open yearround. 60 sites. Coin operated showers, washers and dryers, fenced on all sides. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 780-763-6404. Situated on Hwy 16 & 881. See ad page 92.
> 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 91.
PARADISE VALLEY 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
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 82.
· walking / hiking · snowshoeing · kayaking / canoeing · cross-country skiing · golfing · camping · bird watching · cycling / mountain biking · wildlife / nature photography
· 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 · Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail · Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
Reservations for Alberta Parks Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca 1-877-537-2757 See ad page 49. Miquelon Provincial Park I ©Alberta Parks IRMA GOLF CLUB RV PARK - 12 sites 30 www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca. See amp (P/W). 780-754-2184 complete listing under Fort Saskatchewan on RYLEY page 29. RYLEY CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Sept. 20 serviced sites, pull thru sites. Water and > ELK ISLAND RETREAT LTD. A place to enjoy nature, and quiet. This dump station nearby. No firewood. Services: privately owned campground features 36 full 15 & 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, service RV sites, tipis, trapper cabins and tent baseball. 47 St. & 50 Ave. 780-663-3653
> ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK
sites. Coin-op showers and laundry, firewood - chrg. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Weekly, monthly and seasonal rates available. No large dogs. Recreation: Nature trails, horseshoe pits and volleyball net. Near Elk Island National Park. 780-998-0708. 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
TOFIELD > BLACK NUGGET LAKE
CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Oct. 75 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 103. > 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 102. BUZZARD GULCH CAMPGROUND 780-663-2376
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, mini- > COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT RV golf, interpretive programs, trails(20km), PARK - 47 large sites. Daily, weekly, monthly biking, x-c skiing, beach, swimming, rates and seasonal sites available. Services: canoeing. In town, follow signs. 50 amp (P/W/S) Recreation: Discount 780-853-4372 available on green fees. 780-663-2473. See ad page 103. LINDBROOK STAR GAZER CAMPGROUND EDGERTON – Open May-Sept. 40 sites, showers, > EDGERTON GOLF COURSE toilets. Services (P/N). Recreation: CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 27 Horseshoes, playground, swimming pool, sites, caretaker, firewood, golf, playground, volleyball. W of Tofield – 51123 Rg. Rd. licensed dining. Services: (P) East on Hwy 200. 780-662-4439 610. 780-755-2462. See ad pg 113. TOFIELD CAMPGROUND - Open May-Oct. 18 sites, indoor washroom/shower facilities, > EDGERTON SAND CASTLE CAMPGROUND – Open May – Oct, 12 dump station. Services: (P). Self-registration sites, dump station, picnic area, play area, on-site. In town near mainstreet, trails and fairground. 4730-51 Ave. 780-662-3269 Services: (PWS), 50 Ave & Hwy 894.–
SOUTHEAST - HWY 14
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. 780-842-4454 > 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 See ad page 109. 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
CAMROSE > CAMROSE EXHIBITION TRAIL RV PARK - 107 sites, standard & pull through sites, laundry & shower facility, internet (Wifi), 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 117.
Camping BASHAW GOLF CLUB 780-372-2333 BASHAW COUNTRY 9 GOLF & CAMPGROUND 780-372-2427 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. 780-877-3767 JOHNSON'S BEACH CAMPGROUND Bashaw 780-372-3884 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. 780-672-7274 > 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. 780-672-4446. See page 123. 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 123. WHISTLE STOP GOLF COURSE & CAMPGROUND – 780-672-6490 WILLOW GROVE – 780-372-2193
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. 780-853-8221 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
> DAYSL AND (EDGERTON DAY) VIKING 780-755-3933. See ad page 113. CAMPGROUND - 12 sites, cookhouse, RIBSTONE CAMPSITE – Open May – Sept. 5 EASTVIEW PARK - Open: May - Oct. 18 sites, sites, picnic shelter. Services (N). On Hwy 14, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic group camping, firewood. Services: (P/N). 1 shelter, day use area. Services: 30 amp 15 km E of Edgerton turnoff. km south of Daysland on Rg Rd 163. (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, 780-384-4118. See page 114. HOLDEN horsehoe pits, soccer, golf. Main St. to 55 > DAYSLAND GOLF COURSE > HOLDEN CAMPGROUND - Open: Ave. 780-336-4747 CAMPGROUND – 29 sites, flush toilets, Year-round. 8 sites, day use area, dump showers, group sites, trails. Services: s t a t i o n . S e r v i c e s : 3 0 a m p ( P / N ) . > CAMP LAKE PARK - Open: May - CAMROSE COUNTY Recreation: playground, spray park, ball Sept. 71 sites, caretaker on site, concession, BASHAW CAMPGROUND 16 sites. Flush (PWS/N). 780-374-3633. See ad page 125. diamonds. 48 St and 52 Ave. 780-688- day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, trailer dump, wood. Services: (N). On ROZI’S RETREAT – Open year round On Hwy toilets, showers, group camping, picnic Hwy 53. 780-372-3911 13. 780-373-2385. 3928. See page 114. shelters, cookhouses, concession. IRMA Services: 15, 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: > IRMA CAMPGROUND - 50 sites, playground, basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, See the expanded Campground Guide, group camping, flush toilets, showers, dump horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, beach, station, day use area. Services: 30 amp swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water special features and much more online at (PWS/N). Baseball. In town. 780-754-3665. skiing, sailing, canoeing. 16 km east of Viking www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Camping See ad page 108. on Sec. Hwy. 619 then 2.4 km north. 780-336-3414. See ad page 103. 32
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Camping FORESTBURG / FLAGSTAFF HUGHENDON GOLF CAMPGROUND 780-856-2066 COUNTY >ALLIANCE VILLAGE CAMPGROUND KILLAM > KILLAM CENTENNIAL PARK - 780-879-3911. See page 114.
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BATTLE RIVER CAMPGROUND – Open May CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 20 sites, – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 3 km S of SH day use area, dump station, firewood – free, 602 on Hwy 36. 780-879-3911 flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, group > B AT T L E R I V E R C R O S S I N G camping, baseball, playground. Services: 30 RESORT & CAMPGROUND - Open mid- amp (P/N). 4616-57St. 780-385-3977. May-Sept. 40 sites & 6 group camping areas. See page 114. Large group tent area. Caretaker, day use, LAGOONA BEACH RV PARK 780-385-2280 pull thru sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, birdwatching, kayaking, tubing, trails, hiking, biking, playground, basket disc golf course. Off Hwy 36, west on Twp Rd 410 to Rg Rd 144 go south 4.8 km (south of Forestburg ). 780-583-2100. See ad page 129. 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. 403-884-2666. > BURMA PARK - 32 km south of Hwy 13 on SH 872. 403-578-4040. See page 114.
LOUGHEED CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, picnic shelter, baseball, museum. Services: 15&50 amp (PWS). Southside of Hwy 13. 780-386-3970
NEW NORWAY 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. 780-672-4446 SILVER CREEK GOLF COURSE & CAMPGROUND 780-855-3982 THE WILLOWS RETREAT 780-855-2523
> DIPLOMAT TROUT POND PROVOST CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, firewood, BANNISTER CAMPGROUND Open May-Oct. gazebo nature trail, fishing. 8 Km West of 53 sites, flush toilets, picnic shelter, site stoves. Services: (PWS) 30 amp. Recreation: Forestburg & 8 Km South on Hwy 855. next to Rec Centre, bowling alley, pickleball, 780-384-4118. See page 114. > EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA DMF - 16 tennis courts, skateboard park and ball diamonds. 53 Ave. in Provost Sports Park. CAMPGROUNDS See ad page 114. 780-753-2261 FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – 17 sites. Showers. ROUND HILL Services: (PWS) Just off SH 856 on 50 Ave. ROUND HILL CAMPGROUND - Open May Sept. 10 powered sites, firepits, flush toilets, 780-582-3693 FORESTBURG KINSMEN RV PARK – Open showers at Rec. Bldg. Services: (P/N) April - Oct. 28 sites, flush toilets, showers, Recreation: ball diamonds. 780-672-6271
firewood, group camping, dump stations, SEDGEWICK playground. Services: 30 amp (PWS). > SEDGEWICK LAKE PARK – Open 4901-47St. – 780-385-5900 May–Sept, 60 sites, beach, day use area, > GALAHAD VILLAGE dump station, firewood, flush toilets, shower, group camping, picnic shelter. Services: 30 CAMPGROUND - 6 sites. Services: amp (PWS) Recreation: wading pool, paved (P/W). 780-384-4118 See page 114. trail, golf, bird watching, canoeing, swimming, HEISLER VILLAGE CAMPGROUND playground. 1 km North of Sedgewick on Hwy 10 sites. Services: (PWS). 780-889-2165 > HUBER DAM – Open May-Sept. 25 869. 780-384-2256. See ad page 132. 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 114. > STROME CAMPGROUND – 25 sites. Services: (N). In village off Hwy 13. 780-384-4118. See page 114.
HARDISTY > FISH LAKE CAMPGROUND
– 20 sites, day use area, free firewood, group camping, horseshoe pits, gazebo, bird watching, canoeing, picnic shelter, fishing, playground. Services: 30 amp (P) – 2.5 Km West of Hardisty off Hwy 13 on RR102 – 780-384-4118. See page 114. HARDISTY LAKE PARK – 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. ROLLING HILLS RV PARK -780-888-7770
LIONS COMMUNITY RV CAMPGROUND – 74 sites plus tenting areas, full washroom and shower facility on site, cook houses, coin laundry, games room, dump station. Services: (P/W/S) Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits and a catch and release trout pond. Close to city walking/biking paths. 2.4 km east of junction Highway 2A and Highway 13 east. 780-352-7258 LOONS GOLF & RV PARK 780-352-3300 PRAIRIE BREEZE INN RV & CAMPING 780-352-7220 COAL LAKE SOUTH PARK Open May - Sept. 25 sites. Day use area, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: Boat launch, fishing. Near Gwynne on Hwy 13, North on Hwy 822. 780-352-1830
Photo Contest Winner BEST Wildlife Little cub near Myrnam by Colleen Berg Photography
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!
Best spots to see wildlife include Elk Island National Pa r k a n d B e a v e r H i l l s Biosphere Area, the North Saskatchewan River valley, L ac L a Biche Region; amongst many Alberta Parks and natural areas all over the region. Pelican, Lac La Biche. ©Photo by Mel Skladan Photography
www.AlbertaCampsites.com YOUR CAMPING GUIDE TO ALL OF ALBERTA Moose near Minburn. ©Photo by Colleen Berg Photography
Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park I ©Alberta Parks
Unique Sleeps CANADIAN BIGHORN RESORT – A uniquely inspired resort on a working Bighorn Sheep ranch offering 10 igloo domes and two rustic style cabins. Opening by summer 2018. 587-201-7243. North of Bonnyville. See ad page 60. ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK OTENTIKS – 5 oTENTiks. (an A-Frame tent & cabin in one). 1-877-737-3783. See page 23.
Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts NORTHEAST HWY 28 & North BONNYVILLE Best Western Inn 780-826-6226 Comfort Inn & Suites 780-826-2020 Days Inn 780-815-4843 Holiday Inn Express 780-687-8888 Microtel Inn & Suites 780-687-2120 Neighbourhood Inn 780-826-3300 Western Budget 780-812-2131
ELK ISLAND RETREAT TIPI CAMPING – 2 tipis and two trapper
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cabins. 780-998-0708 See more details on page 29.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
Best Western 780-594-4888 780-594-0989 See ad page 61. Evergreen Birch Lodge 780-639-3114
HAMILTON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 780-594-7257 See ad page 60. Holiday Inn 780-654-3688 Lakeland Inn 780-594-3311 Lakeshore Inn 780-639-0000 Ramada 780-594-7747
FOOTLOOSE CABOOSE LODGE
WATERFRONT HARBOUR BED & BREAKFAST 780-654-2132
Luxuriously appointed railroad caboose. Tofield. 780-662-2372. See ad page 102.
See ad page 63. Western Budget 780-594-2130
JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK (Lea Park
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Campground). 2 camping cabins. Marwayne. 780-847-2273. See ad pg 78.
BCM Inns 780-632-1888 CANALTA HOTEL 780-623-4490 See ad back cover. Parkland Motels 780-623-4424 RAMADA HOTEL 780-623-2250 See ad back cover.
KIKINO SILVER BIRCH RESORT & CABINS – Beach front & deluxe cabins. See campground listing. 780-623-3252.
MIQUELON PROVINCIAL PARK 4 Yurts. North of Camrose. 780-672-7274. ©Alberta Parks
REDWATER Best Western 780-580-6201 Paradise Inn & Suites 780-580-6671
ST. PAUL CANALTA HOTEL 780-645-5581 See ad back cover. Hampton Inn 587-465-1300
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL PROVINCIAL PARK Alberta's only Island
SMOKY LAKE SMOKY LAKE INN
park offers 15 lakefront cabins and two tipis. Lac La Biche. 780-623-4144. See ad pg 49.
780-656-3615 See ad page 43.
STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE – The Lodge is available for
780-656-3515 See ad page 43.
retreat or group bookings, complete with kitchen, dining room and meeting facilities. 780-922-3939. See ad page 82.
SUPER 8 HOTEL
Book direct to get the BEST price!
EAST - HWY 15 & 45 BRUDERHEIM Studio 6 Hotel 780-575-0030
VEGREVILLE Pomeroy Inn & Suites 780-632-2094 Hotello by Pomeroy 780-632-2878
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LAMONT ARCHIE'S MOTEL
Days Inn 780-853-4771 Best Western Plus 587-285-8033 Pomeroy Inn & Suites 780-853-3066 Comfort Inn & Suites 780-998-4000 Super 8 Hotel 780-853-4741 Hampton Inn & Suites 780-997-1001 Holiday Inn 780-997-9700 SOUTHEAST - HWY 14 Lakeview Inn & Suites 780-998-7888 TOFIELD Southfort Inn 780-589-2000 Beaverhill Motel 780-662-3910 Stars Inns & Suites 780-912-2100 Super 8 Hotel 780-998-2898 VIKING The Kanata Inn 780-998-2770 Lamplighter Motel 780-336-4772
780-895-2225 See ad page 70.
HEARTLAND HOTEL 780-579-2001 See ad page 68.
MARWAYNE HISTORIC MARWAYNE HOTEL 780-847-4029 See ad page 79.
TWO HILLS JUNCTION INN 780-657-3341 See ad page 75.
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Best Western 780-845-9934 Days Motel 780-842-3297 R & R Inn & Suites 780-842-2277
RAMADA WAINWRIGHT 780-842-5010 See ad back cover.
SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 CAMROSE Best Western 780-679-2376
CANALTA HOTEL CAMROSE 780-672-7303 See ad back cover. Norsemen Inn 780-672-9171 R & R Inn & Suites 780-672-2292
RAMADA CAMROSE 780-672-5220 See ad back cover.
BCM Inns 306-825-4400 FORESTBURG Best Western Plus 780-875-8884 Days Hotel & Suites 780-875-8989 Battle River Inn 780-582-3676 Holiday Inn 780-870-5050 Hampton Inn & Suites 780-874-1118 HARDISTY Meridian Inn & Suites 780-875-3030 R & R Inn & Suites 780-888-0004 MicroTel Inn & Suites 780-687-2120 HEISLER Ramada Lloydminster 780-871-6940
HEISLER HOTEL B&B
SHERWOOD PARK -
780-889-2220 See ad page 125. Best Western Plus Inn & Suites KILLAM 780-416-7800 KILLAM CROSSING HOTEL Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre 780-385-2290 See ad page 127. 780-464-4900 Days Inn & Suites 780-570-8080 WAGON WHEEL MOTEL Four Points By Sheraton 780-385-3838 See ad page 126. 780-705-3552 Hampton Inn by Hilton 780-449-1609 PROVOST CANALTA PROVOST Holiday Inn Express & Suites 780-753-2255 See ad back cover. 780-417-3183 Greenhead Motel 780-753-2201 PARK CENTRE & HOTEL R & R Inn & Suites 780-753-8300 780-467-1234 See ad page 81. Ramada 780-467-6727 WETASKIWIN Super 8 780-464-1000 Best Western 780-312-7300 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Super 8 Hotel 780-361-3808 opening 2018
See the complete Accommodations Guide with more details online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Stay
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 community, 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, 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, farm, fire equipment, and a memorial garden. Take in the numerous festivals and events yearround, like Canada Day, and Pioneer Days on July 13-15, the summer’s main event. Hunt for treasures at one of Alberta's largest Community Garage Sales with hundreds of vendors who come from all over Alberta. Don’t miss it on September 8! On November 16-18 the Hometown Christmas is a weekend of family fun activities. OUTDOORS Take a walk among the birds, beavers and wild berries on the 2 km winding path bordering the Sturgeon River. 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.
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Legal residents are passionate about their community. If you love Legal as much as they do, venture over to Pepins Point to find your new home. Experience the French culture first hand at the Fete au Village July 27-29, and enjoy the many other events, tournaments and ceremonies held during the year for residents and visitors alike.
First and foremost, Legal is famous for being a friendly welcoming community. With a population of 1,345 Legal is located 20 minutes north of St. Albert on Highway 2, or a short drive west of Gibbons or Redwater. Legal is committed to preserving its French culture which dates back to 1894, when the first settlers from France and then Quebec came to the area. Legal prides itself on being a safe, active and bilingual community.
OUTDOORS Smell the flowers while you browse the shops on Main Street, enjoy the local cuisine, or take in the wonders of the mural walk. You can breathe the fresh air when you visit Citadel Park, a 12 acre indoor/outdoor recreation area, complete with an arena, curling complex, ball diamonds, soccer fields, skateboard park, and barrier free walking trails. Stop by for a picnic or bring your RV for an overnight stay at Centennial Park. Drop a fishing line in the stocked trout pond while the children climb on the nearby play structures, or watch the sunset while you enjoy the company of your friends and family around a campfire. Legal is here for you to explore!
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Come admire the 37 Legal murals which are painted on the walls of buildings on almost every corner in town. The murals portray the history, events and challenges of the francophone families, the organizations and the religious communities. Legal is the “French Mural Capital of Canada”, and in fact it has the highest concentration of murals per capita in the world. The first mural was painted in 1998, with the last mural depicting Louis Riel and the Irish Immigration to Canada, was completed in 2013. There is a printable map of the murals on www.legal.ca. So bring your friends and family, you will not be disappointed. Remember to tag Town of Legal in your photos when you share your experience in the French Mural Capital of Canada.
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2018 Events • Town Wide Garage Sale – May 26 • Fete au Village – July 27-29 Parade, petting zoo, inﬂatables, live entertainment, soapbox derby & ﬁreworks
• Demolition Derby – July 29 • Legal & District Chamber of Commerce Annual Craft N' Trade Fair – December 1 www.legalchamberofcommerce.ca
• Christmas Festival “Light up the Park” – December 1 We host many more sport events, tournaments, and ceremonies throughout the year – join us!
visit Legal.ca 780-961-3773 36 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
Mural Walk • Skateboard Park • Walking Trail System • Indoor/Outdoor Arena • Campground
Outdoor Swimming Pool
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Redwater is proud to be home to North America's largest free-standing oil derrick, identified as Discovery Derrick No. 1, which stands in the heart of the town. The Redwater Museum showcases a large collection of photos and artifacts and in the summer is home of the Tourist Information OU Centre. The museum also has an exhibit that tells the DY I story of “When Oil Hit Redwater.” It is a fascinating look at a history of boom and bust during the 1950s.
Redwater is home to Pembina Place, a first-class recreation and cultural facility. Be sure to check out the hometown video at www.redwater.ca, highlighting 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. For the more adventurous, visit Redwater's own sand hills located only five minutes east of town, featuring one of the largest sand fields in the region. With over 100 km of trails, enjoy KNO dune W nature hikes, birdwatching, equestrian and recreational use; it's a great place for ATV riders and nature lovers.
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Located 35 minutes northeast of Edmonton, the Town of Redwater is a vibrant, welcoming community home to over 2,200 people. Surrounded by outdoor amenities, parklands and recreation opportunities, the residents of Redwater enjoy a healthy, relaxed lifestyle.
Show n’ Shine at Discovery Days
Redwater is home to North America’s Largest Free-Standing Oil Derrick
EAT SHOP STAY Redwater offers many of the same The town hosts many annual events, including a amenities that are common in larger towns and Town-Wide Garage Sale, weekly summer Farmers' cities. Come on down to “The Creek” – Crimson See inside back Markets, Discovery Days on August 17-19, various Creek Café, a fully licensed family bistro, and enjoy a cover. golf tournaments, and the popular Kris Kringle & specialty coffee or try a grilled panini. Be sure to check Festival of Trees in December. The Christmas Craft & out Den of Antiquity on the Antique Tour (see ad page 16). Bake Sale in December offers an array of home-baked goodies for Visit Country Clay & Garden Works while exploring the sale. Join the town-wide Christmas Party in December and help Greenhouse Tour for all of your bedding plants, perennials and more them celebrate their Moonlight & Mistletoe festival night. Dine and (see also page 18). Have a comfortable stay at Paradise Inn & dance the night away with live entertainment. Suites and Best Western Plus Inn & Suites.
Come on down to “The Creek” today!
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 Bedding plants, perennials, roses, and hanging baskets.
Open May & June - 7 days a week 9 am - 9 pm
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.
780-580-Café 4824 - 50 Ave Redwater, AB email@example.com
Half Moon Lake Park
OUTDOORS Half Moon Lake Park Natural Area in the south west area of the County; provides a scenic campground with 13 campsites. Visitors can walk the trails, have a picnic in the day use area, and have fun at the playground. Take your boat out for a day on the water. Come out to Radway Fish Pond to have a relaxing day of fishing - it's re-stocked annually!
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
Thorhild County A Small Community with a Big Heart - Thorhild County is located 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton via Highway 28. The rural nature of the County, offers residents and visitors with family friendly activities and events you are sure to enjoy.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS At the Thorhild Museum, step through the doors into a general store and view exhibits depicting the pioneers who settled in the area. Thorhild Centennial Park is where you will find the Thorhild swimming pool, camping, tennis courts, playground and ball diamonds.
Year Round RV Sites
Georgeâ€™s RV Park
1 mile from Long Lake Provincial Park.
Radway AgriCentre Music Festivals are a series of must attend events for music lovers. The Egremont community hosts it celebration including a parade, June 2. The Newbrook Community Fair is on June 22-24, get there early for the parade and stay late for the steak supper. The wild action of the Thorhild & District Stampede takes place on July 1.
Long Lake Provincial Park was established in 1957 and has become a popular destination with full amenities. Whether it is a day trip to the beach or camping for a week, you will soon return. Nearby activities include Northern Ridge Golf Resort, trail rides, and a paintball park. Georgeâ€™s RV offers year-round RV sites. White Earth Valley Natural Area is a 2055-hectare naturalist's gem. The 17 km White Earth Trail winds through a variety of rich habitats, with an abundance of diverse plants and wildlife. Hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and geocaching are just some of the activities that your family will encounter. It is accessible from adjacent Long Lake Provincial Park during the operating season, with year-round access from Township Road 621. Long Lake Ski Area is nestled within the trees with a spectacular view of the lake. The 12 runs are open from December until April for downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding and tobogganing. Rentals, lessons, and a cafeteria are on site. Visit www.skilonglake.com
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Visit ThorhildCounty.com or call 1-877-398-3777 for information.
SHOP Check out the hidden gem - Nook in the Woods, southwest of Thorhild. The store carries a wide variety of unique products serving customers now for 22 years. Get your fresh veggies and plants from Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses west of Thorhild (see pages 18 and 36). You can also look for them at various Farmers’ Markets.
59204 Rg. Rd. 223 (on paved Opal Road) Box 720, Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0
The Village of Boyle is a small vibrant community of 845 people, and is located just north of Thorhild County on Highway 63, the main route to Fort McMurray. Boyle has many businesses and services to offer visitors as well as an RV park; recreational facilities which include an arena, curling rink, community centre, skateboard park and playground. Check out their Farmers’ Market while in town on Thursdays from noon - 3 pm till mid-September. Don’t miss the Boyle Wildberry Festival Jamboree on August 11. Close to Boyle, Long Lake Provincial Park features over 200 campsites, a huge beach, playground, a fast food concession, and a farmers’ market on Saturdays in July and August. Enjoy cycling, hiking, geocaching, great boating and fishing—so bring the entire family!
Unique country store with many items...
Located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Edmonton, explore Radway for some history, and for its great music festivals.
Fax 780-398-2082 Sonia or Ernst Zellweger ~ Thorhild, AB
Radway ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Wooden country grain elevators are a rare site on the prairie landscape today. See the last of the five grain elevators that once marked the skyline of Radway. The 1929 Krause Milling Company Grain Elevator, which was a successful milling company during the Great Depression, is being restored by the Radway & Area Historical Archives Association. Call 780-7363542 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, three major music events will be held in Radway, see ad below for more details.
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*Large Selection of Teas & Spices *Cheese, Wine & Beer Kits *Gourmet Foods *Jewellery *Upholstery Services *Watkins Products *Gift Items *Essential Oils *Clothing *Freeze Dried Foods Independent Amsoil Dealer (Synthetic Oil, filters, etc.)
Radway AgriCentre Music Festivals 14th Annual Indoor Country Classic Music Weekend
Festival of Stars
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For information call 780-372-3087
Book your next wedding or event at the Radway AgriCentre.
Information call 780-906-6862
Call Cathy at 780-203-8062 *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
Polka Fest & 43rd Annual Pioneer Days July 27-29, 2018 16th Annual
Fri, Sat & Sun: Mixed slow pitch tournament and beer gardens, pancake breakfast, bench show, quilt show, parade, concession, steak supper, polka fest and dance extravaganza.
Radway Agricultural Society (RAS)
AgriCentre – 5108 - 51 St, Radway
For more information call:
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Recommended Experiences • August 4-5th: Smoky Lake Stampede • August 10-12th: Waskatenau Fair Days • August 17-18th: Vilna Boomtown Days • October 6th: Great White North Pumpkin Fair & Weigh-Off • November 30th: Smoky Lake Town Light Up • Learn about Métis Culture at the Métis Crossing National Historic Site • Discover our heritage at the riverside Victoria Settlement • Overnight at any of the 15 Campgrounds • Fish or Swim in the dozens of beautiful Lakes • For more events and contact information go to www.smokylakeregion.ca
North Saskatchewan River crossing on Hwy 831 near Waskatenau, Smoky Lake County ©Photo by Steve Ricketts Photography
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Waskatenau Ball Teams Guinness World Record Longest Softball Game
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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Waskatenau Waskatenau, (pronounced WAS-ET-NA) 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 & 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. Just south of town near the North Saskatchewan River is the 58 km Victoria Trail, which was once an Indigenous trail leading to the Victoria Settlement – a Methodist mission established in 1862. The RCMP Memorial Statue is located along Victoria Trail, 15 km east
SHOP For a unique shopping experience visit HJC’s in Waskatenau – a variety store with a focus on fashion, coffee, and other things that are useful in a small town, like small appliances. They have just added an online shopping site to help you with your shopping needs.
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...
Restaurant *Daily Specials
Lounge *VLT’s *Food ‘til 9:00 pm
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
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.
Brian & Leesa Jones
Home of the Legendary Shack Attack Burger!
Convenience Store, Gas, Diesel 5504 - 44 Ave. 780-656-3738 NOW
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
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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. Smoky Lake Inn For the highest quality pork, chicken, lamb, eggs, vegetables, and honey visit Serben Farms at their farm store to find all these, along with high quality local beef, artisan cheeses, soups, pickles, jams, Ukrainian foods and much more! (See ad page 10). Enjoy a meal at 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 and the new Gofer Liquor featuring a growler bar with 12 items on tap!
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Just 15 km south of Smoky Lake, Alberta. Métis Crossing celebrates the history and living culture of the Métis in western Canada.
Only 1 hr NE of
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. Join them during National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration on June 23, Jamtron 4 on July 7, Sasquatch Gathering 2018 on July 27-29, and plan to take in the exciting Voyageur Days on August 24-26. This is a two-day, one-night 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.
Victoria Settlement 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 and pioneer settlement to life. It is the site of the oldest building still on its original foundation in Alberta. Join them for Frontier Christmas July 22 - yes it’s Christmas in July! For zany potato fun for all ages take in the Great Alberta Potato Derby on August 19. Sink your teeth into a baked potato, roast a hotdog and try a good old fashioned potato sack race and more!
The Village of Vilna is a historic little boomtown Hwy that capitalizes on its prime location and its large trading area of farms, lake resorts, and First Nations' reserves.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
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 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.
Vilna Boomtown Days Fair August 17 & 18, 2018
A good ole’ small town country fair... parade, bench show, lots of prizes, great food, and games for every age! 10 am - 4 pm Everything you need to get your Christmas shopping done, and some fun with Santa, gingerbread cookie decorating and prizes!
Visit our website for more details & exciting events throughout the year...
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.
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
Vilna is the site of the World’s Largest Mushrooms
November 10, 2018
A simple walk down Main Street is akin to a history lesson come to life. A mainstreet restoration YOU KNOW project has revitalized many downtown ID 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 was constructed in the 1920s and the inside still has many of its original features including furniture, advertisements, and oiled wood floors. Bring your camera when you visit Vilna's Mushroom Park, site of the World's Largest Mushrooms. Vilna's annual Boomtown Days Fair in August features a parade, games, and activities for all ages. Don’t miss the Christmas Craft Fair in November - bring the kids and have some fun with Santa and cookie decorating!
Paradise Cove Resort
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"The Resort of Northeast Alberta"
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Escape The Ordinary!
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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!
July 1 - Lac La Biche Mission Canada Day Celebration 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 at McArthur Park Beach hosted by Lac La Biche County at 11 pm.
July 6-8 - Plamondon Mud Bugs See the mud fly at the annual Mud Bog competition!
July 12-15 - Lac La Biche Annual Pow Wow Days Tradition is on display the entire weekend from multicultural entertainment to midway! Enjoy pancake breakfasts, talent shows, beer garden, and fish fry.
August 3 & 4 Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo Bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, ladies roping & more. Stay for Music on the Porch and shop world class arts, crafts & produce. Plus bouncy houses and petting zoo.
August 16-18 - Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo Kikino Métis Settlement’s biggest event: chuckwagon races, kids’ activities, bingo, nightly steak suppers, all wrapped up with a huge fireworks display over Whitefish Lake.
Visit our website for many more events! Pick up a copy of our Visitor Guide or visit our website for the online guide.
780-623-1747 or 1-877-806-5632
230,000 sq ft multi-use recreation facility for all of your fitness, sport, and social needs. Enjoy soccer, curling, hockey, fitness and so much more!
Lac La Biche Region
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. You can also stay year-round in the new full service lake-view cabins. In summer, you can book lake-view Tipis complete with raised platform beds and access to full service bathrooms and a kitchen. Nearby, play a round of golf at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club. Another beautiful area to explore is Lakeland Provincial Park & Provincial Recreation 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.
The Lac La Biche Region, located north of Vilna on Highway 36, is surrounded by wilderness, consisting of sandy beaches, boreal forest, and lakes. It is a great place for spending time outdoors where Mother Nature is at your doorstep. YOU
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 officially bilingual communities in Alberta. Enjoy their many events throughout KNO the year. In March, catch the popular French provincial W hockey tournament – Hockey en Fete. In June, check ID out the Jamboree and in July enjoy the ever popular Plamondon Mud Bogs. Dress up in period costumes and head out to the Heritage Days event in July. In August, come out for the Boreal Biker Rally – a family motorcycle rally. Visit the Plamondon Museum which honours the first bilingual community that was a mix of (pictured above) French and Métis.
Lac La Biche is home to the 12 ft statue of David Thompson
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Lac La Biche is home to many exciting events throughout the year. Celebrate Canada Day at the Lac La Biche Mission, with children's events and tours of the National Historic Site. In July plan to attend the annual Lac La Biche Pow Wow Days. In August enjoy the Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo. Get into the Christmas spirit by attending the Festival of Trees in November and in February attend the epic Winter Festival of Speed – an awesome ice racing spectacle on the frozen surface of Lac la Biche.
Drive 30 minutes south of Lac La Biche or 30 minutes north of Vilna on Highway 36 to reach Kikino. The Silver Birch Resort and Rodeo are both located on the tranquil shores of Whitefish Lake. Miles of trails for hiking, biking, quadding and birdwatching are waiting for your enjoyment. Nearby Paradise Cove Resort is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and offers complete facilities for camping, fishing, and recreation.
The Lac La Biche Region has several historical attractions, including the Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site where interactive tours provide visitors with a glimpse into what 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 honours the famous fur trader and map-maker. Nearby, on the lower level of McArthur Place, overlooking the lake and McArthur Park, is the Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre with interactive displays, wildlife mounts, and changing exhibits. The Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Art & Artifacts showcases a variety of aboriginal tools and artwork, hide tanning, Métis art and more.
EAT SHOP STAY In the hamlet of Lac La Biche you will find all you need for shopping, dining, sporting goods and more. For unique gifts and homemade items, the Lac La Biche Farmers' Market held every Friday afternoon is an ideal stop. Those looking to extend their stay can find accommodations at the Canalta Hotel and the Ramada amongst several other hotels.
For those looking for an active break, Portage Pool has five swimming lanes, and the wading pool and whirlpool are ideal for children. You can also check out the Bold Center, a magnificent
Visitor Information located at the Museum, 10307 - 100 Street, (lower level of McArthur Place) Open year round. 780-623-1727
Canalta Lac La Biche - see ad outside back cover.
©Photo by Mel Skladan
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OUTDOORS With over 100 lakes and more than 1000 campsites in the area, the region is a perfect place for outdoor adventure. Camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and boating are just some of the 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.
Ramada Lac La Biche - see ad outside back cover.
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
Sunset on Lac Bellevue l Photo by KC Lloyd
St. Paul Region Visitor Centre adjacent to UFO Landing Pad, St. Paul Along Hwy 29 (50 Ave & 53 St), 780-645-6800 Open May Long Weekend to mid-September 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 The world's first UFO landing pad can be found in St. Paul. It was built as a 1967 Canadian Centennial project. Adjoining the pad is the Visitor Information 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 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 10. (See ad page 54). One of Canada's best and biggest little music Festivals returns to St. Paul in 2018 - This time...with more music, more dancing, more food...more FUN! Centerfield Music Festival presented by MCSNet kicks off summer with some of music's brightest stars in country and rock & roll June 15 & 16. Two days, ten bands?? Batter-Up! All happening at the historic Jaycee Ballpark. 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. In early July enjoy the Stoney Lake Stampede, located southeast of St. Paul. Just north of town, the Boscombe Country Corral hosts the annual Hillbilly Jam on July 13-15. The very popular Haying in the 30s takes place in Mallaig early August. A week later and just down the road take in Ashmont Heritage Days. 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.
OUTDOORS An abundance of lakes, tourist attractions, camping facilities and golf courses await visitors in the county region. Enjoy an 18hole round of golf at the St. Paul Golf Course with a fully stocked pro-shop and full service Tin Cup Restaurant.
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ST. BRIDES TRADING POST
Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade ~ Consign
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
#1 supplier of beads and native crafts. Large selection of fabric & native prints, electronics, and much more! Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Highway 36.
Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Highway 36. www.stbridestradingpost.ca 50 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
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Stoney Lake Stampede July 7 & 8, 2018
County Campgrounds • Stoney Lake 780-724-2381
• Lac Bellevue 780-645-2639
• Floating Stone Lake 780-726-3428
• Westcove at Vincent Lake 780-645-6688 All with Power Sites and excellent Facilities.
• Whitney Lakes Provincial Park
Mallaig Haying in the 30's August 4-5, 2018
Golf at... • Mann Lakes Golf Course • Elk Point Golf Course • St. Paul Golf Club
Iron Horse Trail
Ashmont Heritage Days August 10-12, 2018
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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. Heinsburg is a scenic spot along the North Saskatchewan River. In spring and fall, tap your toes during
BOSCOMBE HILLBILLY JAM NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
July 13, 14 & 15, 2018 - Outdoor Music Festival • Admission & Camping by donation • Pancake Breakfasts • Stage Shows • Band Scramble • Sunday Gospel • Concession • Prize Draws • Bring Lawn Chairs
Twp Rd 600 & RR 103 - 13 km E of Ashmont on Hwy 28 780-726-2444
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. The Iron Horse Trail, is a multi-use, recreational trail that runs the length of what was the Canadian National Railway line. This is the longest continuous stretch of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. The trail begins in Waskatenau, going all the way to the Saskatchewan border, with a north east branch to Cold Lake and a south east branch that ends in Lindbergh. 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 14-stall 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. Multiple staging areas, rest stops and some accommodations are distributed the length of the trail making it perfect for planning a multi-day excursion.
EAT SHOP STAY Twisted Fork offers locally inspired cuisine showcasing local farmers and producers with a seasonal menu and a different special each day. The peanut butter turtle cheesecake is to die for! Or you can sample the spicy pickle fries with some Lakeland Landing Pad Lager from the local Lakeland Brewing Company. For some fresh produce, be sure to visit the impressive St. Paul Farmers' Market held every Friday morning year-round at the St. Paul Recreation Centre. continued on page 54...
Simplistic Gifts Specialty shop with a bit of everything! Teas & Accessories, Balloons, Purses Custom Clothing & Signs, and more! Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-4pm
5030 - 50 Ave, St. Paul
5028 - 50 Ave., St. Paul
St. Paul’s Ladies & Men’s Fashion Store Alia, Tan Jay, Tribal, Red Coral, Men’s Dress Wear Mon-Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm 780-645-5900
Welcome to the
Town of St. Paul Home of the UFO Landing Pad
Annual Community Events Family Day
June 15 & 16
Centerﬁeld Music Festival
June 30/July 1
Rock the Block LRA Rodeo
Sept. Long Weekend
• Visitor Information Centre • Museum • Farmers’ Market • Golf Course • Splash Park • Iron Horse Trail • Campgrounds • Parks & Playgrounds • Indoor Swimming Pool
Town of St. Paul A PEOPLE KIND OF PLACE
Ph. 780-645-4481 Find us on Facebook @TownofStPaulAlberta or visit our website at www.town.stpaul.ab.ca
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Haying in the 30's - Mallaig
Celebrates 20th Anniversary!
Haying in the 30’s l Photo by Jo-Anne C. Cooper
Located off Highway 28 east of Ashmont, is Mallaig, a quaint hamlet within the County of St. Paul. It is the home of the remarkable Haying in the 30's event. This year marks the 20th Anniversary on August 4 & 5. You’re invited to come and experience reliving the past as it was in the old days. While LOTS goes on during these 2 days, this event has one goal – to help cancer victims undergoing treatment with financial assistance for costs of transportation and lodging. All expenses for this 2 day event are funded by sponsors and volunteers, and 100% of donations are given to cancer victims. To see a detailed schedule of events and to learn more visit www.hayinginthe30s.com. Be sure to visit the Mallaig Museum to explore the history of the community. Enjoy camping at Mallaig Beach on Vincent Lake just south of Mallaig, or the staging area along the Iron Horse Trail which is open year round. Check in with the local ag society for other events held during the year. 54 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
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. This year Fort George is offering two new experiences which can be booked at a time that suits your group, these include: Geocaching History Scavenger Hunt and A Picnic with Mr. Bear. Contact Fort George for more information.
Located near St. Paul is the ultimate Pow Wow Station - St. Brides Trading Post specializing in a large supply of beads, drums, home tan and commercial hides, furs, natural products, pipes and more. They carry Manitobah Mukluks, Pendleton blankets and Montania Mountain jackets, accessories, jewellery, books and so much more. Back in town, there’s something for everyone at Simplistic Gifts. Specializing in custom wall art, signs, decals, apparel, custom clothing, handmade soy candles and more. Mz.C's Modern Mix is a “mix” of new modern ladies and men's fashions, and consignment with new inventory coming in weekly. 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). When you are all shopped out, relax and book a stay at the Canalta Hotel in St. Paul. There is also a new Hampton Inn opening by spring 2018 in St. Paul. Looking to purchase an RV, or need parts and service? Be sure to visit Smyl RV next to Smyl Motors in St. Paul (see ad page 29).
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Located on Highway 41, two hours northeast of Edmonton, Elk Point is a friendly progressive community of over 1500 people. YOU
Elk Point is home of the 32' Peter Fidler Statue
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS More than 200 years of history wait to be discovered at Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, located eleven kilometers east of Elk Point via Highway 646. (Read more about it on the opposite page). Located on Highway 41 north of town stands a 32-foot statue of explorer Peter Fidler. More recent town history is depicted on a 100-foot mural.
Visitor Information located on Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail Open mid-May thru September. 780-724-3810
Elk Point OUTDOORS The community is located along 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 round 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 – seven kilometers long with 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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Elk Point boasts an extensive community event schedule. On June 2 enjoy the annual Auto Club Show & Shine that packs Main Street with gleaming chrome. Elk Point is a premiere location to celebrate Canada Day on July 1, with events for the whole family. A pancake breakfast, RCMP Detachment tours, a parade and afternoon stage show are followed by safe and fun kids activities and family participation events, including chili cook-off and more. Take in the action packed Stoney Lake Rodeo on July 7 & 8. The town's Horticultural, Craft and Quilt Show on August 11 & 12 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. Don’t miss the 25th Annual FG Miller Christmas Craft Sale on November 24.
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Glendon Mud Bogs & Derby
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand underneath a 25-foot tall Pyrogy? Luckily you can experience it in Glendon. The village is located 8 km north of Highway 28 on Sec Highway 882.
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, two new modern playgrounds, including a zip line, and of course the must-see giant Pyrogy. Canada Day Celebrations include a community bonfire, where you can roast your own wieners and marshmallows, and a Farmer's Market in Pyrogy Park. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display held at the school grounds. Glendon Mud Bogs and Derby on August 11 is the place to be. For a small community, the village knows how to put on a smashing good show. This event, organized by the Glendon Agricultural
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Society, is a one-day event that hosts demolition drivers from across Alberta, all vying to win the big money and claim the championship. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, Farmer's Market, Village Parade, charity bar-bque, all leading up to the demolition action which takes place 2 miles north of Glendon World’s Largest Pyrogy l Photo by Joan Dey on Highway 882. Glendon's Show and Shine is being held on August 18 and is a great opportunity to show off your vehicle of days gone by. Show and Shine fans can vote for their favorites. Glendon Pyrogy Festival on September 1 celebrates the unbeatable Ukrainian culture. There is live entertainment throughout the afternoon. Children are kept entertained with a balloon artist and temporary tattoo artist. Everyone feasts on Pyrogy Plates featuring the famous Glendon made pyrogies and locally produced sausage. The highlight of the day is the Pyrogy Eating Contest, but be sure to save room for dessert. The annual pie sale features light flaky pastry and homemade pie fillings. A great ending to a perfect pyrogy day!
OUTDOORS Before you head out, drop into Poacher's Corner in Glendon. It is a popular stop for your hunting gear, fishing bait and camping supplies. Bring your ATV and travel down the Iron Horse Trail as it works its way through Glendon. Set up your camping gear at Minnie Lake M.D. Parks. A small, warm lake with a beach, swimming platform, ice cream shack and playground. Everything you need for a lazy summer afternoon. Just 30 minutes down the road is Wolf Lake M.D. Park for a rustic backcountry camping experience. For a complete list of activities and adventures throughout the area check out the Adventure Guide online at Photo by Norm Mitche ll www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.
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June 8-10 take in the action of the CPCA Chuckwagon Races. Enjoy the 7th Annual Gear Grabbers Classic Car Show July 14. On July 27-29, enjoy the Pro Rodeo and taste the chili sensations at the Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook Off on July 27! ‘It's all about mud and music’ in Bonnyville on August 23-26 with the four-day Extreme Mudfest a mix of mud-racing and music. Confirmed performers include Theory of a Deadman and Terri Clark.
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Bonnyville Located just over two hours northeast of Edmonton, Bonnyville is a bustling community with over 6,000 residents.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS 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! 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. It also features the pioneering families of the area. Nearby, the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre is a hub for recreation, fitness, events and entertainment.
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. Swing your clubs at the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club. Camp across the road at the Vezeau Beach Lakeside Campground. The M.D. of Bonnyville offers a variety of camping experiences with campgrounds at Chicken Hill Lake, Moose Lake and Muriel Lake - all within 20 minutes of town, so bring your toys and enjoy some family fun. (See ad page 57). In winter go ice fishing or snowmobile along Alberta's Iron Horse Trail or the Bonnyville Snowdusters snowmobile trails.
EAT SHOP STAY A must stop is at Jennie’s Diner & Bakery, a Classic 1950's restaurant. Put on the tunes and enjoy Breakfast Poutine, Rockabilly Burger, Hound Dog, or Presley Platter to name a few. Jennie's also has a full service bakery for your sweet tooth. Stock up on some farm fresh jams, jellies, pies, fudge and more from Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway (see ad page 60). Drop Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce Shaw House Visitor Information Centre located on Hwy 28, Vezeau Beach Park. Open year round. 780-826-3252.
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• Canada Day Celebration - July 1 • CPCA Chuckwagon Races - June 8-10 • Bonnyville Pro Rodeo - July 27-29 • Fall Fair & Farmer’s Market - Sept 8 • Festival of Trees - Nov 29 - Dec 2
Enjoy our natural beauty! • Abundant lakes & trails • Campgrounds, • Birdwatching at Jessie Lake • Scenic Bonnyville Golf & Country Club.
See the larger than life statue of Angus Shaw and experience our history at the Bonnyville & District Museum. 1-866-826-3496
Moose Lake, Bonnyville, AB
24 full service sites, sandy beach, laundry, showers, firewood, fishing, boat launch, dock - all on site! For reservations call 780-826-6337 Located beside the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club
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into their farm, or check out the Saturday Farmersâ€™ Market at the Centennial Centre. Another market runs Tuesdays, see Markets & More on page 10 for more details. Moe's Garden & Greenhouse is a full service garden centre just off Highway 41 near Bonnyville. The lush oasis has a great variety of annuals, perennials and hanging baskets to choose from. See the Greenhouse Tour on page 18. Up The Creek Kayaks and Canoes sells high quality kayaks, canoes and paddling equipment for recreation, fitness, fishing or adventure buffs. L & D Marine Rentals is a one-stop local marine, retail, repair, and power equipment sales shop. Whether you are looking to rent a sea-doo, pontoon boat, ski boat; they can suit your needs. They also offer free delivery of equipment and fuel up services on Moose Lake. If youâ€™re looking for some places to stay in Bonnyville check out our Accommodations Guide on page 34. For awesome getaways in the M.D. of Bonnyville area - see the next page.
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For a truly unique experience Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway, and Canadian Bighorn Resort, both near Bonnyville, and Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast near Cold Lake, offer an exceptional getaway experience! From playing mini-golf, paintball and picking berries with the family at Rocky Meadows, to sleeping under the stars in an igloo dome, amongst a working bighorn sheep ranch at Canadian Bighorn Resort – how cool is that! For a pure woodland oasis Hamilton House B&B features a private lake where you can soak up the sun on your own private beach, or take in the fresh air and relax in an outdoor hot tub. They also have hiking and biking trails to enjoy, and can even take you on a fishing charter. These unique stays are excited to welcome you! !
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Energy Centre is the hub of activity in the City of Cold Lake. This state-of-the-art facility hosts sporting events, concerts, trade shows, and more.
The Cold Lake Agricultural Society has numerous annual events, including a Bull-A-Rama Spring Series and a June Rodeo – celebrating its’ 50th Anniversary this year on June 8-10! 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.
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.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS History buffs won't want to miss the Cold Lake Museum, which shares space with the Cold Lake Air Force Museum. There are four large exhibits highlighting the military, natural resource development, pioneer and aboriginal history of the region. Chamber of Commerce - Visitor Information Centre, 4009 - 50 St. Open year round. 1-800-840-6140
OUTDOORS As a year-round 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! The M.D. of Bonnyville operates the popular Cold Lake M.D. Park, a lakeside campground right in the city limits. If you want a less urban setting, check out Crane Lake M.D. Parks, or for an intimiate lakeside camping experience book a site at Ethel Lake M.D. Park. (See ad page 57). For the avid golfer, enjoy the Grand Centre Golf Club or the Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club nestled just off Veteran's Drive on 4 Wing Cold Lake. continued on page 62...
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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. 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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The Beaver River Trestle south of Cold Lake is a highlight of the Iron Horse Trail. The trestle is 1/2 km long and 60 metres high.
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For winter family fun, Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort features downhill skiing, snowboarding and a tubing park. It is North Eastern Alberta’s premiere downhill ski facility serving the area for 35 years. Nearby for the cross-country skier, you can rent equipment at Hamilton House B&B to enjoy 12 km of trails around the lake.
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EAT SHOP STAY Find all your needs for shopping, dining and where to stay from downtown through the Highway 28 corridor in Cold Lake. Casino Dene is where you can play, dine, unwind, and stay. Over 250 slot and VLT machines, table games, and poker tournaments. Dine at the new lounge or grab a bite at Bistro Plus located in the Courtyard Marriott Hotel adjacent to the casino. It’s Cold Lake's newest hotel, so whether you are staying for business or pleasure, your stay will be more comfortable, productive and enjoyable. The Finishing Touch is a treasure trove of home décor with hundreds of unique items. They showcase the Kameleon jewellery line as well as the Simply Noelle clothing line. Gourmet food and kitchen accessories, giftware and artwork are also part of the offering at this beautiful store. See more EAT STAY & PLAY on Lakeshore Drive on the following page.
Cold Lake - The Biggest Military Air Show in Canada! The countdown is on for the Full Throttle Festival on Friday, July 20 that will showcase family activities, live entertainment, a fly past and beer gardens. It will be the preview to the biggest military air show in Canada on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. The air show is featuring a salute to the 60th Anniversary of NORAD. The world famous Snowbirds will headline the show along with the SkyHawks parachute team. There will be a CF 18 demonstration team, and the USAF F-22 will be joined by outstanding Canadian Armed Forces displays. It is the best lineup the air show has ever had; you won’t want to miss it!
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Lakeshore Drive & Kinosoo Beach
Life’s Better at the Beach! Explore more than 400 square kilometres of water on Alberta's seventh largest lake, and enjoy the beauty of the Cold Lake Marina and Kinosoo Beach. Named one of Canada's top 25 beaches by Canadian Geographic Magazine, Kinosoo Beach is a three block stretch of fine sand on the City of Cold Lake's north end.
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How to get here? After you enter Cold Lake’s main shopping areas keep heading north on Highway 28. Go past the turn off to Highway 55 and follow Highway 28 all the way to Lakeshore Drive and Cold Lake Marina. Turn north on Lakeshore Drive to Picante Café and Waterfront Harbour Bed & Breakfast with awesome views of the lake. The Picante Café never disappoints! With a daily changing menu, incredible reviews and great service – many say it’s the best restaurant in the city – this dining experience will be delightful. The Waterfront Harbour Bed & Breakfast is where comfort and sleep are top priority with stunning panoramic lakefront views. Relax in one of five unique rooms with their own private bathroom to satisfy individuals, couples and families. Follow Lakeshore Drive further north to reach the main beach where you’ll find the Splash Park, beach volleyball courts, children's playground, concession and Wicked Watersports Rentals. Here you can rent boats or a charter, single and double kayaks, flyboards and other recreational equipment.
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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 Alberta's Heartland offering a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions and small-town warmth.
RCMP March West reenacting part of the historic trail ride during last yearâ€™s Canada 150 celebration at the Fort Heritage Precinct. Photo by Leanne Delong.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Downtown you will encounter the Fort Heritage Precinct (pictured above) nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The Precinct is made up of beautiful parks and trails, a historical 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
Fort Saskatchewan Courthouse, what school days on the prairie were like, and how the men of the NWMP lived and worked. You can book a tour for you and your family on Monday through Saturday, from the May to September long weekends (Monday to Friday over the fall and winter seasons). Within easy walking distance of the Fort Heritage Precinct are unique shops, restaurants and the river valley trail system.
The Farmers' Market downtown features over 40 vendors every Thursday from mid-June to midSeptember (see Farmers’ Markets on page 10).
Numerous events take place from May to September and the City has one of the best Canada Day celebrations in the region. Other major events in the City include the Legacy Park Family Festival on June 2nd, and the Movie Under the Stars on August 17th.
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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 Gallery is staffed by volunteers so check their website for seasonal updates to their hours. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of performances to delight audiences. For indoor recreation, the Dow Centennial Centre has a gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, and fitness centre. And don't forget to make a splash in the swimming pool over at the Harbour Pool.
Watch for the world famous sheep that graze the parks in the Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays through Sundays, and witness the Sheep Leaving Parade in September.
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There are more than 75 kilometres of paved trails that are ideal for walking, cycling and cross-country skiing. Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and the local golf courses and driving ranges.
EAT SHOP STAY 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 50s 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 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, with top brands to choose from.
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The Downtown Diner
Bruderheim 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.
Have you heard that Lori & Keith, owners of The Downtown Diner are excited to be moving to a bigger and better location on 100 Avenue in downtown Fort Saskatchewan? The whole culinary community can't wait to get a taste! People in Fort Saskatchewan and all around the area love The Downtown Diner! Follow them on facebook for updates.
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COMFORT FOOD CLASSICS FAMOUS FOR... The Downtowner Burger, The Diner Dog, Old Fashioned Milkshakes, Banana Splits & more! www.thedowntowndiner.com 780-998-1435 10202 - 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan
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 Meteorite, 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 Meteorite Cup - Ball Hockey event in June, the Model T Ford Races in July and Bruderheim Heartland Ag Day in August.
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 the town office. SHOP STAY Thiel’s Greenhouse is the scene for all things green in east central Alberta. Call to book your private planting party or group fundraiser! Here you will find seasonal ornamentals, vegetable plants, spectacular container gardens and hanging baskets. (See Greenhouse Tour on page 18 for more information). Bruderheim is home to the Studio 6 Hotel – the largest structure of its kind in North America built out of 80 steel shipping containers (sea-cans). Free continental breakfast is available and all 63 rooms come with kitchenettes and free wireless internet access.
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 19) o Garage Craft Sale (May 26) o 1st Annual Bruderheim Bark Up & Walk For Dog Guides (May 27) o Meteorite Cup - Ball Hockey (June 9) o Canada Day (July 1) o Model T Ford Races (July 28) o ATV Races (Aug 4) o Bruderheim Heartland Ag Day (Aug 18) o Cultural Evening (Sept 29) o Remembrance Day (Nov 11) o Welcome Christmas Celebrations (Nov 17)
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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Lamont Summer Sizzler Rodeo
Celebrating 100 Years! Lamont & District Agricultural Society
Just a quick trip east of Edmonton, Lamont County has a combination of beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage and unique events that The Lamont & District Agricultural Society will be celebrating their Centennial this summer at the Summer Sizzler Rodeo. In their make it the perfect destination for day trips and weekend getaways. 100 years they have built the Lamont Recreation Center, ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS As the Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in community hall and hockey rink. Their Summer Sizzler Rodeo just Canada, Lamont County is proud of its heritage. Ukrainians and non- celebrated 25 years and on May 5 it will mark the 25th Anniversary Ukrainians alike come from across the globe to fully immerse of the Bull A Rama Supreme. They successfully moved to their own themselves in Ukrainian culture, food, music, and performances property and with each year it grows. Last year the barns were during the annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival. This is a moved to a permanent location and named the Stadnick Stables must-see event for everything Ukrainian, celebrated in the heart of the and Carters Corrals. Additionally, they erected a fully functional largest settlement of Ukrainians outside of the Ukraine. This year’s concession on the grounds. To celebrate this milestone they are festival will be held in Lamont on August 25-26. Don’t miss it! planning to add new events to the rodeo, including a family movie on With over 40 historical churches, Lamont County is known as the Friday night. They look forward to seeing many friendly faces on July “Church Capital of North America”. Take a day or a weekend to 13-15 weekend to help them celebrate this milestone! experience the County’s beautiful countryside and fascinating history, as you discover each historical gem during our self-driving tour. The church brochure is available on the Lamont County website at www.lamontcounty.ca/church-tour.
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 & again.
Bull A Rama Supreme XXV 25th ANNIVERSARY!
Bull Riders of Canada tackle 30 of the meanest bulls! 7 pm at the Rodeo Grounds.
July 13 - 15
*Rodeo *Combine Crunch *Market Garden *Beer Gardens *Centennial Celebration *DANCE IN THE DIRT at 9 pm Saturday Bus parking and turnaround available.
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Followed by an 18+ Rodeo Dance at 9 pm Rebecca 780-870-5865 Bus service to and from Fort Saskatchewan and Vegreville ting 100 Y bra
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Junction of Hwy 15 & Hwy 831 (Elk Island Nat’l Park Rd), go 2 miles south to Twp Rd 552 right hand side. Watch for signs. FREE Camping available for both events.
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Lamont Perogy Festival
Lamont 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 Don’t miss Picnic in the Park on June 14. It takes place at Hillside Park with bouncy houses for the kids and free food. Take in the Lamont Community Fair & Perogy Festival on June 23. Lamont is proud to be the host community for Lamont County's 6th Annual Baba's & Borshch Ukrainian Festival on August 25-26. 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 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 just 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 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 longterm, watch for the opening of their Heartland Grill. Find the perfect gift and flowers for all occasions at the Flower Pot. Both photos above by ©FocalPoint Photography
Chipman Car Crafters Show n’ Shine
Chipman Nestled in Coyote Country just 45 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15, Chipman is a quiet friendly, affordable family community with about 275 residents. It has easy access to Elk Island National Park and is considered to be a commuter community to larger centres nearby.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Plan to attend one of the hugely popular Chipman Players Dinner Theatre performances, held each spring at the Chipman National Hall. Don't miss the annual Show and Shine event sponsored by the Chipman Car Crafters on June 3. 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. 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 ad below for event dates. See members of the Edmonton Soaring Club fly motorless aircrafts — visitors can watch or experience gliders soaring through the air with professional pilots who lift off from the Chipman airstrip.
Honour the past, live the present, create the future
VILLAGE OF CHIPMAN
Join us for these community 2018 events...
• Chipman Golden Seniors Perogy Suppers - Alternating Months • Chipman Players Annual Dinner Theatre - March 3, 9, 10, & 17 • Spring Cutter Rally/Trail Ride - March 24 • Chipman Car Crafters Annual Show & Shine - June 3 • North of 16 Blues and Country Music Festival - August 10-11 • Fall Harvest Wagon/Trail Ride - October 20 • Chipman Lions Club Old Time Harvest Dance - In late October • Coyote Country Christmas Craft Sale and Community Dinner - November 17
4816 - 50 Street Box 176, Chipman, AB T0B 0W0
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Mundare is home to the Worldâ€™s Largest Sausage
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The community has invested to achieve a revitalized Main Street, which often hosts parties throughout the year including the July 1 Street Festival with international performers. You can also join them for Agri-Days in August, and take in the December Christmas Extravaganza and frosty parade.
The Town of Mundare is just a 45 minute drive east of Edmonton, easily accessible from the Yellowhead Highway. It's a great day trip destination, and also a great place to live.
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 KNO W 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.
OUTDOORS There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy including a skateboard and spray park, and the 18-hole Whitetail Crossing Golf Course. Lots are for sale around the golf course and around
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Visitor Information Centre, Basilian Fathers Museum 5335 Sawchuk Street 780-764-3887 Open year round.
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town; check out the listings with local realtors. Ukraina Park is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors. The park has three baseball diamonds, a playground, and sites for camping.
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EAT SHOP Mainstreet is the place to be! For all of your quilting supplies visit The Chicken Coop while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see 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. Then head across the street to Mundare Bakery. They offer homemade soups and sandwiches. They also offer a selection of gluten free products - which are simply amazing! Plus heritage selections, such as paska, babka, kolach and strudel. Rave reviews come in for Quality Pizza & Sub, plus be sure to enjoy some ice cream for dessert.
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Mundare Agri-Days Bench Show
whole lotta garlic, a fabulous farmers market, children's activities and a town-wide scarecrow contest.
OUTDOORS Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the baseball diamonds, badminton and tennis courts, outdoor rink, and KNO skateboard park. Set up camp at the fully serviced RV W park. The Lions Club Park has horseshoe pits and bocce ball for your Plan to attend the enjoyment. 20th Annual Garlic Festival! Centennial Park is the site of flower gardens and a large gazebo, popular for weddings, gatherings, and performances. The mini golf along 50th Avenue is popular in the summer.
Andrew is home to the World’s Largest Mallard
The Village of Andrew is located at the junction of Highways 855 and 45, only 60 minutes east of Edmonton. Enjoy the small town charm and a stroll down Ed Stelmach Avenue, named in honour of local son and Alberta's 13th Premier.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Take your picture with the World's Largest Mallard – it's an Instagram moment you can't find anywhere else. Bring your binoculars to the designated wildlife viewing areas south and east of Andrew. Explore history and enjoy a visit to the Andrew Museum in the train station with themed rooms of displays and artifacts. Go back in time with a visit to the Andrew Grain Elevator Interpretive Centre, a fully operational prairie grain elevator.
SHOP From spring to fall, shop for fresh produce, gifts and crafts at the Saturday Farmers' Market.
Willingdon The Hamlet of Willingdon is located on Highway 45, 117 km northeast of Edmonton. Visit the World's Largest Lapel Pin, located at the Tourist Park Campground, right along Highway 45. The campground is complete with full service sites, flush toilets, and showers. Nearby, the arena and agricultural grounds are popular during the year for cattle and horse shows.
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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, at the Andrew Community Centre. 2018 is the 20th Anniversary of this event that includes a
FARMERS’ MARKET GARLIC FESTIVAL Every Sat. 1-3 pm April 14 - October 6, 2018 at the Andrew Arena
Town-Wide Garage Sale June 2 June 30 Canada Day Market October 13 Garlic Festival Market Nov 25
Saturday, October 13
at the Andrew Community Centre Bench Show, Huge Farmers’ Market, Pancake Breakfast, Pyrogy Lunch, All Day Entertainment, Kids Activities, Supper & Dance, Silent Auction
For more info contact Anna Lee 587-936-3203
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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
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
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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Town of Two Hills 780-657-3395 www.townoftwohills.com
A ractions • Two Hills & District Museum highlighting the area's Ukrainian heritage.
• DM Geleta Park - camping, day use area, ball diamonds, soccer ﬁelds, outdoor exercise equipment, and playground for the kids.
• Pioneer Park - A quiet recreation area with benches to enjoy the beautiful ﬂowers and view of Main Street.
• Two Hills Lions Golf & Country Club Challenging 9 holes course with 4 ponds, 26 sand traps, putting green, and pull & power cart rentals. Weekends Golf/Camping packages!
Join us... • Agri Days & Trade Show - April 21st • Ukrainian Dancing year end Concert - April 28th • Lakeland Motorcycle Tradeshow and Swap meet - April 28th • Wayside Blessing of the Bikes - May 12th • Walk/Run for the Hills Events - May 26th • Community Wide Garage Sale - June 16th 9 am - 4 pm • Canada Day - July 1st • 11th Annual Run to the Hills Memorial Bike Rally - July 13, 14, 15th • Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park - May - October • Farmers Market at Two Hills Centennial Hall - Every Saturday between April-December from 10 am - 2 pm • Remembrance Day Ceremonies – November 11th
More information can be found at www.townoftwohills.com / Community Events
BURGER PALACE Restaurant & Drive-In Open: Mon-Sat 6am-8pm 5015 - 54 Ave, Two Hills
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a peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy a number of events all year long. Popular in July is the Community-Wide Garage Sale and Myrnam Fair & Fun Day – the kids will love it! Other activities include the annual slo-pitch tournament in June, and the popular Christmas Craft Show in November.
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. Present their ad below to take advantage of 2 for 1 golfing for 9 holes, and camping is available at the course. 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. In winter enjoy curling, and don’t miss the annual Antique Snowmobile Show & Ride in February hosted by the Myrnam River Ridge Riders.
Myrnam Located at the junction of Highways 45 and 881, Myrnam is an active community with many opportunities for family recreation. It’s located on a flyway where you can birdwatch for Canada Geese and other migratory birds.
EAT SHOP Drop into C.J.’s Café to satisfy your hunger and take advantage of their coupon - see ad below. Make sure to grab some homemade cinnamon buns on the way out! There’s also a gas station, convenience store and a liquor outlet to serve your needs.
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
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 21 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 8-10th • Canada Day Celebration • Community Garage Sale July 14th • Myrnam Christmas Craft Show Nov 4th • 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
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Photo Contest Winner BEST Land Adventure Plain Lake Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church by Davin Gegolick Photography
Derwent Visit the quaint Village of Derwent, located on Highway 45, 50 km east of Two Hills.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Join them in March for their 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. No visit to Derwent is complete without trying their superb Super Loaded Pizza at the Derwent Hotel, located at the end of mainstreet.
Two Hills County 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 Santé, and there are two boat launches. Or, 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.
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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.
County of Two Hills Region Only 1.5 hours from Edmonton or Lloydminster
(To Smoky Lake)
Willingdon ? (To Lamont)
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Lac Sante Shores
Duvernay Boat Launch L Brosseau Hwy. 637
District of Kaleland
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County of 45 Two Hills Beauvallon
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Myrnam & Derwent Golf Course
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Derwent District of Rusylvia
Hwy. 631 (To Vegreville)
(To Innisfree) (To Hwy. 16)
*Jackfish Lake/J.Dudar Park *Sandy Lake Park Gazebo & Stall Rental - Jackfish 780-208-0223 Sandy Lake 780-768-2330 *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
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.
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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.
Marwayne Marwayne, located 10 minutes north of the Yellowhead Highway, at the intersection of Highways 45 and 897 is a community of just over 600 friendly people that are proud of its small-town atmosphere. Situated in a picturesque location, Marwayne provides a familyoriented, welcoming lifestyle with city amenities nearby. The area is a leader in agri-business and the oil and gas industry.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Marwayne is honoured to have two businesses that have been granted Municipal Historic Distinction. One being The Historic Marwayne Hotel built in 1926 (which we have been told by some may be haunted) and the second one is No Need to Nock, a café, gift and clothing store which is located in the historic stone building on Railway Avenue. Marwayne is proud of its volunteers and strong community-minded citizens, and aims to provide quality services to both residents and visitors alike. Enjoy the many sporting events, dances and activities that take place at the hall, arena, curling rink and in the downtown core.
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 15-17, 2018! 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 awhile 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 95.
Marwayne Street Dance
Their ongoing yearly events include the indoor Professional Bull Riding on April 7; the town Community-Wide Garage Sale and Treasure Hunt on May 5; the Marwayne Rodeo Street Dance on June 6; the Fall Fair in October, and December rounds out the year with the Light Up Marwayne & Christmas Tradeshow on the 1st.
June 23 & 24, 2018 Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Park), Marwayne For more information call
780-847-3556 780-808-0283 780-847-2291
Marwayne Welcomes You!
fuel as well as Western & Chinese cuisine. Ten kilometres south of Marwayne is Kathy's Greenhouse. The garden center and farm market has plenty to offer so stop on by for a visit.
OUTDOORS The Marwayne Chamber of Commerce Campground is located at the end of Centre street by the Arena and Community Hall. The Campground offers full-service camping sites with power, washroom & shower facilities, WiFi and a dumping station. Take a short 10 minute drive north of Marwayne on Highway 897 to find exciting events and scenic views at Lea Park. Enjoy the Lea Park Professional Rodeo on June 8-10, and Lea Park Jamboree on June 23-24. Make sure you take the drive to the top of Snake Hill and take in a spectacular view of the North Saskatchewan River, Lea Park Raven Golf Course, and overlooking the Lea Park Campground and Rodeo Grounds. It’s a great place for a family reunion or to just stay the weekend. At Lea Park Jubilee Regional Campground, enjoy free WiFi, full-service camping sites with power, washroom & shower facilities, or stay in a camping cabin. Try your luck at fishing on the North Saskatchewan River, take in a game of golf, or leisurely traverse the numerous trails in the area.
NO NEED TO NOCK Fashions & Accessories Unique Gifts and Rustic Décor
Village Office 780-847-3962
Renovated Rooms, Pub & Eats, Karaoke Fridays 11-11 pm Sun-Thurs 11-2 am Fri-Sat +BBQ’d Steak Nites
780-847-4029 11 Railway Ave
Marwayne Agency Located at No Need to Nock
Mon 10-3pm, Tue-Fri 10-4pm www.atb.com 780-847-2110 27 Railway Ave S.
Soup - Sandwiches - Salads - Wraps
Look for the Historic Stone Building
Marwayne Hotel Tannas Bros. Hardware Ltd. We’re here for all of your hardware needs ....and more!
780-847-3784 19 Railway Ave. N.
The Laundry Coin Operated Washers & Dryers
Custom Laundry Service 8:30 am - 8:30 pm Daily
780-872-0011 Mainstreet Marwayne
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EAT SHOP STAY Marwayne has a revitalized downtown core where visitors can see newly renovated store fronts and streetscapes enhancements including park benches to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Grab a coffee, visit local shops, have a meal at one of the local restaurants or even stop in for a cold one at the local Hotel. For overnight stays, the Historic Marwayne Hotel offers renovated rooms with all the charm of a 1926 year old hotel. Make tracks to Kat Traks Sweet Shop on Railway Avenue where you can indulge in 152 flavours of fudge, salt water taffy, famous Foothills ice cream, and more. Get your vehicle washed at the same time and fill up with propane. Also located on Railway Avenue is Country Blessings Gifts & Décor where you'll find quaint gift items for all occasions. Not far away is Tannas Bros. Home Hardware where you'll find everything you need for home improvements and more. You can stock up on wine, beer and spirits at the Marwayne Liquor Store. ATB Financial can take care of your banking needs and is conveniently located at No Need to Nock where you can find great fashions, accessories and gifts. If you need to do laundry head downtown to The Laundry, and in-between loads fuel up at the Marwayne Service & Café where you can get regular and diesel
Gifts & Décor Unique gift ideas for every occassion.
Wine, Beer & Spirits Mon-Sat 10 am - 8 pm Sun Noon-5pm
Look for the red door on Railway Ave.
27 Railway Ave. N.
KAT TRAKS *Hot & Ready Foods *Fudge/Taffy *Ice Cream *Bottled Water *Car & Truck Wash *Propane 780-847-4405 20 Railway Avenue
Marwayne Service & Café Western & Chinese Cuisine Regular & Diesel Fuel 780-847-3003 Hwy 897, Marwayne
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Strathcona County Set in the centre of Alberta's energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is comprised of the bustling urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of parkland, farms, peaceful acreages, and smaller hamlets.
Mile from the Broadmoor Boulevard traffic circle to Main Boulevard in Sherwood Park.
The Strathcona County Museum & Archives in Sherwood Park showcases rotating exhibits that portray Strathcona County's natural and human history. Explore special exhibits, old RCMP jail cells and the First Nations display.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Sherwood Park's Heritage Mile is a street that has heritage buildings dating back to a time before Sherwood Park even existed. Walk, bicycle, jog or drive â€œthe mileâ€? and see the historical 1920 Smeltzer House Centre for the Arts and Culture, Monument Park, Smyth Farm, and more. You can tour the Heritage
Visit Centre in the Park where the Community Centre is a yearround hub for events, cultural and learning activities. It includes the library, the art gallery @501, indoor event spaces and outdoor plazas. It is located on Festival Lane near County Hall, just off Sherwood Drive.
Nearby Festival Place – a vibrant multi-use centre for the arts – hosts over 100 professional performances and summer’s Qualico Patio Series each year. Millennium Place is a multi-purpose recreation facility located off Broadmoor Boulevard and offers activities for people of all ages. Take in the annual Great Canadian Trade Fair here on April 13-15. In July, start with the festivities of Sherwood Park's Canada Day Festival and Parade. Take in Savour Strathcona County on July 8 – the annual event is a celebration of gourmet cuisine, art and culture. The event features Strathcona County independent restaurants and food trucks who are encouraged to use local ingredients. Meet local artists/artisans who will have their creations on display and for sale. Enjoy entertainment and activities throughout the evening.
Combine shopping, entertainment and a stay at The Park Centre Hotel, a boutique 38-room hotel with walking access to Festival Place and the Sherwood Park Mall. Enjoy the Namaste Wellness and Day Spa, grab a fresh choice at the Glow Juicery and Café, or enjoy fine dining at the Sawmill Prime Rib and Steak House – all located at The Park Centre Hotel. See page 34 of our Stay (Accommodations Guide) for a complete listing of Sherwood Park Hotels.
Rural Strathcona County ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS There are eight rural Hamlets throughout Strathcona County including: Antler Lake, Hastings Lake, Josephburg, Collingwood Cove, Ardrossan, Half Moon Lake, North Cooking Lake, and South Cooking Lake. You're never too far away from urban amenities, while feeling at home amidst the beautiful parkland, lakes and wilderness throughout the county. A great event for the whole family to attend is Ardrossan's Old Fashioned Picnic & Parade on June 16. Stop at South Cooking Lake for Trail Days on August 18, and Christmas in the Country markets and family activities on December 1 across the southern part of Strathcona County.
In Sherwood Park, visit the beautifully landscaped, 27 acre Broadmoor Lake Park with summer and winter recreational activities. Just next door is the stunning Broadmoor Public Golf Course.
EAT SHOP STAY Check out the Broadmoor Public Golf Course many new shopping and dining outlets all over Sherwood Park. It boasts 10 major shopping plazas Bremner House, a designated historic resource that's over 100 located along Broadmoor Blvd., Highway 16 (Emerald Hills), years old, is located north of Highway 16 on RR 225. It is the site of Baseline Road, Sherwood Drive, and Wye Road. A few local the annual Strathcona Vintage Tractor Pull on August 25 & 26 favourites include Confetti Sweets, specializing in freshly baked with over 100 vintage tractors. The house is open to the public cookies; it's a great place to treat yourself. Be sure to visit one of the annually for this event, and during Christmas in the Heartland on fabulous farmers markets in and around Sherwood Park. November 24 & 25. Brookville Community Hall, located on Highway Wednesdays year-round you can take in the Sherwood Park 16, is the site of many activities including pyrogy suppers, dinner Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Festival Place in the summer, and live performances, garage sales, and more. and inside the Community Centre for the winter. (See Markets & More on page 10 for more markets and details). Visit Strathcona OUTDOORS The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is a four-season County’s only Alberta cottage winery – Barr Estate Winery – where outdoor adventure centre, located 16 km east of Sherwood Park you can purchase high-quality fruit wine and see how it's made and open daily year round. Go Tipi Camping at Elk Island Retreat, during a tour of the winery. With over 10 top brands of hotels, Sherwood Park is the place to stay when travelling the area. continued on page 82...
Strathcona County’s Only Alberta Cottage Winery
Hand Crafted & Sustainably Farmed Wines available on-site and in Liquor Stores around Alberta Tours available by appointment
780-819-WINE(9463) Boutique Hotel 2016 & 2017 AHLA free wiﬁ & continental breakfast Housekeeping Award Recipient in the heart of Sherwood Park 780-467-1234 2016 Sherwood Drive www.parkcentrehotel.com
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stay in an Otentik at Elk Island National Park, or enjoy RV and tent camping at lakeside campgrounds in the County. Swing your clubs at the six golf courses in the County. The recently designated UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve includes a large portion of Strathcona County. Learn more about the Biosphere when you have a picnic or take a hike on the new Beaver Hills Biodiversity Interpretive Trail. (See ad page 31.)
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Take your pick of major outdoor attractions: Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, or Cooking LakeBlackfoot Recreation Area with over 170 km of summer and winter multi-use trails.
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The central portion of Strathcona County includes the beauty, the wildlife, and the trails in the Sherwood Park Natural Area, off of Range Road 231. Located at the southeast corner of the County is the Ministik Bird Sanctuary which protects many threatened species birds and wildlife. The Bird Sanctuary is also a destination for snowmobilers where the Tri-County snowmobile club grooms and maintains over 50 km of trails.
Josephburg ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The small hamlet of Josephburg, located north of Highway 16 on Highway 830, is a friendly agricultural community near Alberta's Industrial Heartland, offering many community events hosted throughout the year by the Josephburg Agricultural Society (JAS). JAS produces the County's largest livestock event, the Country Classic, with Horse and Beef shows that see more than 100 youths and their families attend from all over western Canada to learn and compete. JAS also hosts a popular dinner concert series called Josephburg Presents. Recording artists and performers grace the stage of the Moyer Recreation Centre over the winter months to sell-out crowds, who enjoy a dinner along with the show. Christmas in the Heartland is the community's welcome to winter, taking place on the last Saturday and Sunday of November. With eight unique venues steeped in tradition, this driving tour celebrates the holidays with festival markets with artisans and crafters, sleigh rides, entertainment, ice carvings, nativity displays and more family activities at community halls and churches in north Strathcona County. (See ad below for dates).
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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. 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.
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Build a Vegreville tour of significant stops and visit the internationally recognized Rotary Peace Park. It features a Peace Grove of 12 trees, where you can relax and enjoy the park created through the dedication of tireless volunteers and community builders. This park 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. You can book this beautiful and serene park for your next family function.
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Vegreville Visitor Information Centre located by the Pysanka, off Hwy 16A; Open May 1- end of Sept, 780-632-6800 or 780-632-3100 Only an hour's drive from Edmonton on Highway 16, Vegreville has a rich history and diverse group of unique features for residents and visitors to enjoy. More than 5,700 people call Vegreville home, which means that travellers have a wide array of options from daytripping, last minute jaunts and planned vacations.
ATTRACTIONS The breathtaking and symbolic Pysanka is located at the Elks/Kinsmen Community Park at the east end of town, on the north side of Highway 16. Take your picture and share it with the hashtag #vegrevillepysanka. This amazing, 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. It is one of Canada's great cultural moments of community building.
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Nearby, is another one of its kind Canadian attraction: the Our Lady of the Highway Shrine along Highway 16.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.
Lions Club Community Spray Park Photo by Taneen Rudyk.
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. Make sure to stop by the Travel Alberta Accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on Volodymyr Drive, to meet the friendly knowledgeable staff and check out the great Ukrainian souvenirs. 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. Itâ€™s a very popular fishing hole.
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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.
Just steps away from the park you can 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. (See ad below and the CREAM tour on page 21.)
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? Admission by donation
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. (See pages 88-89 for downtown shopping). 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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Vegrevilleâ€™s Major Events - Fun All Summer Long! Enjoy the exciting Father's Day Event on June 17 with a huge Show 'n Shine, awesome demolition derby, and much more! Call 780632-3950 to enter or visit www.vegag.ca Celebrate Ukrainian Cullture at Vegreville's 45th Annual Ukrainian Pysanka Festival July 6-8. Enjoy three days of cultural immersion at the Vegrevillle Exhibition Grounds. Free Main Gate Admission! There will be four amazing grandstand shows, dance competitions, Pioneer Village demonstrations, Cultural showcase stage, Authentic Ukrainian cuisine, shop at the Yarmarok Market for Ukrainian souvenirs, and dance the night away at the evening Zabavas. Camping is available. Call 780-632-2777 or visit www.pysankafestival.com
Check out the Drag Racing events taking place at the Vegreville Speedway at the Airport: May 26, (rainout date May 27), June 16, September 8 (rainout date September 9). Visit www.vdra.org
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The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a highly anticipated event for young and old alike. It kicks off with a spectacular parade Thursday morning. Highlights include a fantastic midway, grandstand performances, and the ever popular Canadian Chuckwagon Finals. Check out the 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 9-11. Call 1-888-611-0161 or visit www.vegag.ca
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Vegreville is a destination for great shopping and dining. Save big and fill your belly at Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta. It features gourmet dishes for delivery or takeout and serves families, teams and parties. Good times, good friends and great food can be found at Boston Pizza off Hwy 16A. Check out the downtown area for a unique pottery painting experience at Just-a-Dab Paint Your Own Pottery. The perfect place to enjoy birthday parties, a gettogether, and much more. Next door youâ€™ll want to explore Off the Rails Antique Mall which has a great selection of vintage items, unusual confectionary items, and while there take a photo in its jail! (See also the Antique Tour page 16). The Vegreville Natural Health Centre offers genuine herbs, grains, supplements to help you live a natural and healthy lifestyle. Delightfully refreshing and soothing in nature, tea has a magical effect, Everything Tea is the place to be! (See feature story on page 15). Prime Cuts is home to Vegreville Garlic Sausage and carries a great selection of specialty items including perogies and local artisan cheese. There's no better way to get framed than at Framed Custom Framing whether its sports jerseys, keepsakes, needlepoint, photos or art. Next door authentic Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, icons are available at the Ceramic Cottage. Regent Health is an all purpose wellness store chalked full of all your favourite brands of nutritional supplements and natural beauty products. Another way to lift your spirits is at Salty's Liquor Store, open daily, with a fabulous selection of cold beer, coolers and wine with in-store tastings. Vegreville Mechanical automotive repair service will keep you on the road while Canadian Tire will not only serve your RV needs, but also fishing licences, bait, sporting goods and outdoor living. If you're looking for a place to stay, the Pomeroy Inn and Suites and Hotello are within walking distance of Canadian Tire.
Vegreville Donâ€™t miss the Pysanka Park Market between June and September under the open skies every Thursday evening. (See ad page 10). The Little Red Ice Cream Wagon next to the big Pysanka (egg), off Highway 16A, is a welcome addition to the park. Open summer months.
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Lavoy is a peaceful hamlet located just 15 km east of Vegreville.
Innisfree Located one hour 15 minutes east of Edmonton and one hour west of Lloydminster, Innisfree is perfect for a day-trip or weekend retreat. More than 100 years strong, Innisfree is a communitydriven village rich with history and pride. Innisfree was first named Delnorte, and was a bustling trading centre in the early 1900s. In 1911, the community's name was changed to Innisfree at the request of the the President of the Bank of Commerce, who promised a bank branch if the community underwent the name change.
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delicious pancake breakfast in Lavoy. Join them on July 1 for their Canada Day Celebration, 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.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS 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 the CREAM tour on page 21). Check out some of the events during summer including the Innisfree Fishing Derby in July and Innisfree Fair Day on August 8th.
Ranfurly Ranfurly, a small but quaint hamlet within Minburn County is located 20 minutes east of Vegreville on Highway 16.
ATTRACTIONS Get a feel for the area's history when you visit the Ranfurly Museum, housed in a former classroom and filled with artifacts and treasures. Ranfurly's famous Steak Suppers are held seasonally on the last Tuesday of the month. There are also two annual bingos to test your luck! Be sure to take the kids to the parade during the Agricultural Fair in August, celebrating 35 years in 2018.
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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 camping experience at the Recreation Park located 2 km south on Birch Lake. An excellent place to unwind, and see colourful summer sunsets. If you like the beach, then you'll also find nearby Wapasu Lake a terrific place for leisure and water recreation. SHOP Be sure to lift your spirits at the Innisfree Hotel & Liquor Store and enjoy a visit to the Innisfree Art & Gift Gallery.
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The Village of Mannville is surrounded by scenic river valleys and beautiful rolling fields. This community of over 828 is located almost two hours east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 16 and Secondary Highway 881.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Mannville is a popular destination for history buffs with unique museums and artifacts around the community. 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. 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. Visit the Mannville Crossroads Museum to view an amazing doll collection from around the world and learn about the history of the area.
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, visit the highly rated, 9-hole Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort. 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,
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Visitor Information at Crossroads Museum, 1 km north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881. Open Summer. 780-763-2304 Photo by Angela Mouly, Vermilion Voice Newspaper
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. Coming to Mannville this year is the 1st Annual Bike & Classic Car Poker Rally on June 2, hosted by the Mannville Elks Lodge. The day ends with a pig roast supper served at the gazebo. 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.
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Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort Features a 9-hole course with grass greens, practice putting green, barbeque & banquet facilities, licensed restaurant, outdoor patio, playground, and scenic walking trails.
Upcoming Events & Attractions... • Mother's Day Brunch – (Riverview Golf Course) - May 13
Serviced seasonal lots and camp sites available. Located 6 km northeast of Mannville, off HWY 881.
• Community Wide Garage Sale - June 2
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• Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea - June 22
• Canada Day Festivities - July 1 • Agricultural Society Fair & Parade - August 18 • Christmas Extravaganza (Craft Show) - December 1 • Mannville Figure Skating Carnival - February 2019
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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.
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SHOP STAY Be sure to stop in to Village Treasures, a quilting shop full of fabrics and patterns for your next project. The shop is part of the Go East Quilting Tour - see page 17 for more details. Did you know? Mannville is home to a fully serviced RV Park conveniently located on Highway 16 & 881. Mannville RV Park makes your stay comfortable with showers, a laundry facility and offers 21 sites with year-round hook ups.
Vermilion 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.
Mannville RV Park Situated on Highway 16 and 881, Mannville
60 Fully Serviced Sites Power, (30 AMP Breakers) Water and Sewer (21 Sites Year Round Hook-ups) (27 Sites with Shade Trees, Overﬂow: 33 Gravel Sites) • Fenced on all Sides with Exit and Enter Driveways • 3 Coin Operated Showers: 1 Shower, 1 Sink, 1 Toilet in each • 3 Commercial Coin Operated Washers and Dryers • Easy Access to Highway 16 and 881 • Close Proximity to: UFA Fuel, Confectionery, Liquor Store, Grocery Store and 2 Banks.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Take in the Vermilion Agricultural Fair, one of the oldest and largest traditional fairs in Western Canada, celebrating their 112th Anniversary this year on July 26-28. Join more than 26,000 annual attendees at Fair events including 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
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include; Celebrate Canada Day at the Taste of Vermilion on June 29, Art in the Park on September 8, Savor Vermilion on November 23, and Candy Cane Countdown in December.
Step back in time at the Vermilion Heritage Museum, which is located in an historic school with seven galleries, plus two display buildings (see the CREAM tour on page 21). Enjoy the outdoors in Vermilion with trails, a spray park, mini golf, a nine-hole golf course, 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.
Visitor Information Centre - 4606 - 52 St. Hwy 41 Open May 18-Sept. Labour Day, 780-581-2419 www.vermilion.ca
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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.
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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). Have a great stay in town at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Super 8 Hotel, or Days Inn.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners, and farm-gate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. Check out Open Farm Days, annually in August where you can visit local farms or attend a culinary event. In particular, the County is proud to be home to the Old School Cheesery and neighbouring Red Feather Ridge Retreat & Conference Centre. Located south of Vermilion on Buffalo Coulee Road, Old School Cheesery (Twp. Rd. 482 west), is where they ©Alberta Parks l Vermilion Provincial Park
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Fresh Brie (Bébé Lune), Cheddar & Fresh Cheese Curds
Great speakers, shopping booths with wonderful food and prizes.
• June 29 - Canada Day Events 11 am till midnight • July 26-28 - Vermilion Ag Fair - Parade on 26th • October 17 - Small Business Awards • November - Festival of Trees, Nightlight Parade • December - Candy Cane Countdown, Winter Craft Sale
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handcraft nature's bounty into quality artisan cheese. They have a wide variety of cheese curds, brie, and cheddar blocks made from pasteurized locally produced cow's milk. All natural ingredients are used in the flavouring process as well. Book an onsite tour today! Red Feather Ridge, named for the red tailed hawks that soar over the Grizzly Bear Coulee, is a rustic, yet sophisticated retreat and conference centre. It is set in a beautiful location and is the perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, reunions with a 160 seat dining room, meeting and breakout room, and lounge area with fireplace. There is also an unserviced camping area for guests.
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The Vermilion River Region hosts many professional events each summer, including the Professional Bull Riding in Marwayne on April 7, the Lea Park Rodeo on June 8-10 north of Marwayne, CPCA Chuckwagon Racing in Dewberry on June 15-17, 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. In winter, Mount Joy Snow Resort (mountjoy.ca), southeast of Kitscoty, offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. There's no better place in the area to learn to ski or snowboard. Take to the hill with their eager and friendly volunteers who will have you carving the slopes like a pro!
Kitscoty Located at the junction of Highways 16 and 897 is the village of Kitscoty. Kitscoty is named after a famous cromlech, or burial chamber — three large stones in a tripod arrangement — found near a settlement in England known as Kits’ Coty House.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Kitscoty Community Hall is equipped with a separate banquet and conference rooms, and is available for weddings, dinner theatres, or any large event. Celebrate Canada Day during the Celebrate Kitscoty event 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 can be found 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.
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Paradise Valley only one still stands, - the original Alberta Wheat Pool elevator, which is a designated Alberta Historical Resource. It’s been converted to the Climb Thru Time Museum, with a unique look at agricultural life (see also page 21). 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 22-24.
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 OUTDOORS Work on polishing the poplar and willow trees that your game at the nine hole golf course. In winter grab your skis surround the community. and snowboards and head ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The northeast of Paradise Valley to town was once host to six grain Mount Joy Snow Resort . elevators along the rail line. Now
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Summer Fun at Lloydminster Exhibition! Colonial Days Fair In July 2018, Lloydminster will be hosting its 115th 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. 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 11-14th, don’t miss Lloydminster’s 115th 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! 96 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
Denham’s Ram Tough CPCA Finals 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 26th Anniversary of the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association’s newly branded Denham’s Ram Tough Finals from August 15-19th! 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 15th 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 Cabaret on Saturday night. Sunday afternoon brings these finals to an exciting close where the 2018 Canadian Champion will be named after Sunday’s race. Visit Lloydminster’s 26th Anniversary CPCA Finals this August 15-19th. For more information call 306-825-5571 or visit www.lloydexh.com/cpca-finals
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Check out the Servus Sports Centre for fitness, summer and winter sports plus special events, or take a dip in the pool at the Lloydminster Leisure Centre.
In March, get ready for spring and camping season at the Lloydminster Showcase full of Rv’s, outdoor activities, landscaping and home improvements. 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. In Antiques, Collectibles summer don’t miss the Colonial and Country Décor Days Fair and Denham’s Ram Tough CPCA Finals (see also page 96). Come October, local food producers are showcased during Harvest Feastival, and don’t miss the ever popular Lloydminster 780-875-4438 5101 - 49 St., Lloydminster, AB C h r i s t m a s C r a f t F a i r i n November.
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Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair
Celebrates 30th Anniversary! The 30th annual Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds promises to be the biggest and best ever! There will be over 450 vendors offering up homemade gifts, crafts, antiques, sporting items, toys and so much more from Nov. 16-18. Each day there will be two cash draws of $500, and one of $1,000. This is truly a premier shopping destination event!
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As the eastern gateway to the Go East of Edmonton Tourism Region, Lloydminster is a thriving retail centre with something for everyone. Across Lloydminster you will find over 10 great choices for hotels, all close to dining and shopping outlets. See the Accommodation Guide on page 34.
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The Collective Art Market is a gallery and boutique store that promotes and sells the work of 30+ Lloydminster area artists, artisans and authors. Shop local and find the perfect gift from painters, potters, jewellers, fibre artists, sculptors, woodworkers, glass artists, leather workers, photographers and more! The Country Store is located in one of the oldest homes in Lloydminster and specializes in country décor, antique furniture and treasures from the past. It won't disappoint, so head on over to this farmhouse inspired general store. continued on page 100...
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The Border City Farmers Market is open year round on Thursdays, and Saturdays in the winter, at the Servus Sports Centre. Vendors are always welcome and offer a full range of health and wellness products, locally grown vegetables, honey, chocolates, clothing, and handmade crafts to name a few. The East Market Noodle House Pho Restaurant has the best selection of Vietnamese specialties with the freshest of ingredients and gluten free options. Whether you're craving a vermicelli bowl or spring rolls, this is an excellent hot spot. You can have your cake and eat it too at On The Border Bake Shop. All of their delicious cakes and treats are made from scratch and baked in-house with the finest of ingredients including Belgium chocolate, vanilla beans from Madagascar and the freshest produce and dairy.
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Bedding, accessories, art, fine china and spa products are the mainstay of this unique business; but they also carry ladies fashions, purses and accessories to add to your wardrobe. Olive & Birch
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Olive & Birch home décor store has seasonal offerings, trending items, tried and true favourites with a full range of products from renown brands Hunter Douglas, Hillberg and Berk, Staub, Henckel, Lampe Berger, and Thymes Skin Care. It's the perfect marriage between nature, home, and partnership with owners Tasha Beauchesne and Kalla Gerling, winner of the 2017 Downtown Business of the Year. The company has a full-fledged wedding registry and can customize gift baskets for all your needs and wants. “To decorate is to celebrate,” and Dawn Interiors & Fashion has been creating a unique and special shopping experience for their clientele since 1988. Owner Dawn Hames and her expert staff have been awarded the Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Business of the year twice as well as the Gold Star of Service Excellence.
An award winning shopping experience...the Home Hardware Store in Lloydminster is owned and operated by the Rurka family since 1999, and has grown from a nuts and bolts hardware store into a trend-setting unique shopping destination. Enjoy amazing gift shopping, a Mark Cullen approved garden centre with four greenhouses, and especially the quaint coffee shop – Timber Café with specialty coffee, loose-leaf tea, cold pressed juices, fresh baked treats, as well as breakfast and lunch.
OUTDOORS Head outdoors to enjoy the 200 acre Bud Miller All Seasons Park. 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. You can also stay at Weaver Park Campground or at Rolling Greens RV Park. And everyone loves the zoo!
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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 southeast of Edmonton on Highway 14. This thriving community boasts a population nearing 2100, and features a variety of local and unique businesses serving the area. Tofield's community leaders are actively looking to the future with planned residential and commercial growth.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS 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 Labour Day, the facility is home to numerous interpretive displays on the rich natural and cultural, history of the area. You'll also find a supply of tourist information to assist your further travels, and the Tofield Museum is one of the best in the area! (See also page 21). Tofield hosts many fun annual events including the Bull Bash and Snow Goose Chase Event in
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April, the Rodeo in June, Tour de la Alberta in July, Heritage Classic Show ‘n Shine in August, plus ball tournaments in September, and the Winter Festival in December.
OUTDOORS This family-oriented community boasts several recreation facilities and opportunities for all ages. Summer or winter – there is something for all ages here in Tofield! Stroll the walking trails, bring the kids to the spray park, hockey or curling, year-round soccer, or play 9 holes at the Tofield Golf Course. Enjoy the quiet setting with a picnic in one of the many parks and playgrounds located in town. Bring the camper and stay at the Tofield Campground, also located right in town. The campground has 18 sites, indoor washrooms and showers, as well as power to all sites. Black Nugget Lake Park is nearby for an alternate camping spot with a stocked lake for fishing, as well as Coal Creek Golf Resort, adjacent to the park. continued on page 102...
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Hwy 14 Relax and spend the afternoon birdwatching. Beaverhill Lake is one of the few federally recognized Bird Sanctuaries in Canada. Two hundred and fifty species have been sighted during migration, and about half that number nest and make their summer home in the area. It is an ideal location for the casual birder to try out the hobby.
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EAT SHOP STAY A wide array of businesses serves this area, including drugstores, grocery, hardware and automotive shops, along with a unique saddlery store and ice cream shops. Businesses just minutes from town include: Beary Beary Honey, Hastings Lake Gardens and Maple Park Greenhouses & Garden Centre (see Greenhouse Tour page 18). Check out Busy B Bargains for a plethora of “next to new everything.” Don't miss a visit to The Prairie Willow Co. and The Moonshine Café – Tofield's only boutique and specialty café in a beautiful historic building right on mainstreet. Those looking to stay overnight should try the cozy railroad cabooses at Footloose Caboose Lodge, and enjoy a meal in their dining car. Shop for local produce at the Farmers’ Market at the Community Hall. See page 10 for more details. Footloose Caboose Lodge
Camp Lake Park
Just minutes from Viking, Camp Lake Park is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. Choose from powered or non-powered sites, and don't forget to take advantage of either one of the two cook house/shelters. While visiting Camp Lake Park campers can enjoy all sorts of boating, water-skiing, canoeing or kayaking. Use one of the hiking trails and take in some birdwatching. You can spend an afternoon swimming on one of the lake's two beaches, or enjoy a game of beach volleyball. Camp Lake has a large sand covered playground, a playing field for the children, basketball hoop, volleyball net, tetherball and horseshoe pits. Enjoy the day use area for a relaxing daytime visit with the children or a few friends.
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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Home to the Towns of Tofield and Viking, the Villages of Ryley and Holden, and the Hamlets of Bruce and Kinsella – Beaver County offers a quality lifestyle with a unique blend of country and urban living. During your travels, discover small town charm, friendly people and local treasures including: Lions Garden, Studio 14 Art Gallery, and local museums in each of the towns and villages. While you’re here, enjoy community markets, festivals, bull bashes and rodeos. OUTDOORS Developed out of a former coal mine, Black Nugget Lake Park has spacious treed sites or back-to-nature tenting. Sites range from full hook-ups to basic with no services; it does have two picnic shelters/cookhouses for your advantage. Complete with a boat launch, enjoy boating (non-powered), canoeing, kayaking,
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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.
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 Creek Golf Resort, so don't forget to pack your clubs.
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Ryley Ryley, is in the centre of Beaver County, 50 minutes east of Edmonton. The village and its nearly 500 residents enjoy a tranquil, small community atmosphere.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Ryley is the only village to unveil a Canada 150 Mosaic Mural. Admire it on mainstreet, and while you're here taste the famous Ryley Sausage, and visit the working museum of George’s Harness and Saddlery with its antique harness making and repairing equipment from all over North America. Shop or grab a bite to eat at the other mainstreet businesses. Tour the Ryley & District Museum housed in two old country schools joined together. Ryley is also home to the only indoor swimming pool in Beaver County and has a climbing wall and hot tub. The monthly Village Market, on the first Thursday of the month, and many other programs and events are held at the Community Centre all year long.
On June 16 the village will host the Summer Bust Out Festival featuring a free pancake breakfast, parade, market, family events, a dinner, dance and fireworks. Another fun family event is the Downtown Festival in August. Cheer on your favorite team in the Ry/Tof (Ryley/Tofield) Annual Slo-pitch Tournament held September long weekend. In December come out for the lighting of the 46-foot Christmas tree, with hot chocolate, skating and more.
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, concession, Ryley Lion's Club Playground and Earth Academy Park with walking paths. You can also spend a weekend at the campground. To learn more about Ryley, check out the Ryley video at: www.ryley.ca
Welcome to the VILLAGE OF RYLEY
Enjoy our Attractions... • Home of Ryley Sausage & Georgeʼs Harness & Saddlery • Ryley Indoor Swimming Pool • Ryley Sports Grounds • Ryley & District Museum • Ryley Lionʼs Club Playground • Ryley Campground
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Join us for these 2018 events... Summer Bust Out Festival - June 16 Enjoy local food, family entertainment & activities, market, baseball, dinner, dance, beer gardens & fireworks.
Downtown Festival - August 31 A great night of fun events and entertainment for the whole family.
Ry-Tof Slow Pitch Tournament - September 1-3 Christmas Light Up - December Light up of the 46' tall Christmas tree, carol festival and free skating.
For more event information call
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Country charm and community spirit abound in this cozy village on Highway 14, one hour east of Edmonton. It has lots to offer with annual events and local attractions.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Holden Museum is a popular stop located east of the Main Street Cenotaph, is open mid-May to early September (Fri-Sun 12 to 4 pm or by appointment). See also the museum CREAM tour on page 21.
The Holden Junior Cattlemen Society hosts an annual event “The Junior Cattlemen Show” at the Holden Complex on June 23-24. On Saturday the juniors enjoy competitions in grooming, handling, and showing their animals. A dinner and entertainment follow the competitions and a pancake breakfast is served on the Sunday before the Confirmation Classes. For further information call 780618-6895. The Holden Agricultural Society manages the Complex, Arena and Multi-Recreational Centre and will host the Holden Farmers Day celebration on June 9. Don’t miss the Legion Pig Roast on August 11, and Christmas Market in November.
Holden OUTDOORS The Village campground offers three, 30 amp power sites, four unserviced sites, and overflow space all in a quiet, wellkept area. Enjoy baseball diamonds, a spray park nearby. Municipal water taps and an RV dump station is also available. EAT SHOP Of special interest is the NU2U2 store, which is run by a non-profit society. Staffed by volunteers, it takes donations of consignments of gently used clothing and accessories. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on Main Street. For a fresh cup of coffee and some baking, stop into Pudding Lake Bakery & Coffee Shop also on mainstreet.
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The Beaver Regional Arts Society offers a variety of entertainment at the Paragon Theatre. The Season Series includes four performances and a home cooked dinner is available at the Holden Community Hall after each show. The Beaverhill Players manage the Paragon Theatre along with providing monthly big screen movies, local talent shows, live theatre events and hosts the Junior Players educational theatre group during winter season. Studio 14 Art Gallery hosts local art and education groups located in the historic Lutheran Church building venue, a setting for arts of all forms. For further information contact 780-688-2464.
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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 media outlets as “Alberta’s Best Barbecue”.
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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.
Friday, July 27 BBQ Supper and Evening Entertainment Saturday, July 28 - Local Rodeo Local Rodeo, Slack & Rodeo Dance
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Kinsella Bring your dauber and lucky charm to the weekly satellite bingo held every Tuesday at 7 pm. 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 Kinsella’s popular Bullarama in July. The Kinsella Marketplace is a shopper’s haven, and is open Kinsella is a hamlet within exclusively from 11-4 pm every Beaver County located 150 km Sunday from June to September (see ad page 10). east of Edmonton on Hwy 14.
EAT Enjoy a home cooked meal at ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS An active seniors club offers the Hitching Post Café. Just floor curling, card playing and another reason to love a small socializing for its members. town.
July 11, 2018 Concession and Beer Gardens - 3 pm Bullarama - 7 pm featuring Kids Pony Ride & Dance
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Viking Viking is a charming small town that makes for a great place to visit. The Town of Viking is known as the home to the Sutter brothers. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL at the same time, often as team captains.
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 21). The Museum celebrated their 50th Anniversary last year and inconjunction with their anniversary, they are restoring a Milk Wagon. The milk wagon is listed in the provincial archives as the last operating horse-drawn delivery milk wagon in Western Canada and was used in Viking until 1965. The Milk Wagon should be ready for display in June this year. Come explore the displays, products and services offered at the annual Viking Community Business Showcase on May 12 at the Viking Carena. The Viking Car-ena is celebrating a milestone this year – the 65th Anniversary – join them on May 19 for the Celebration and Indoor Car Show. Did you know? In the early 1950s, they gave away 43 cars that were won as fundraisers for the building of the Car-ena. Hence the name Car-ena. In June, is the ever-popular Vikings in the Streets Festival with bed races, axe throwing, parade, and more.
CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE June 23 & 24, 2018
Sat. 6 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting Beer Gardens, Fireworks at dusk Lakeland Hot Food Concession, & Wildrose Sun. 8 am - Pancake Breakfast Camping Available Approved 11 am - Christian Cowboy Service Located just no rth of the 1 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting Viking Golf
780-336-2138 or 780-385-0556
Course in the NE corner of the Town of Viking.
On June 23 & 24, check out the Cloverlodge Stampede, held just north of the golf course. With many kids activities, this outstanding rodeo has been running for 39 years. In August, you'll want to make plans to take in the Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge and the Viking Museum’s Pancake Breakfast & 8th Annual Car Show on August 12. In October it’s a very scary fun time at the Haunted Museum - this year’s theme Alien Abduction!
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.
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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.
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. Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts, and even has a cappuccino bar – making it a great place for a break between stops. For homemade pizza and burgers plan to eat at Viking Burger Queen. Visitor Information Centre at the CN Station Gallery & Arts Centre, downtown. Open April-November 780-336-3466
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• Community Showcase, Viking Carena – May 12 • Viking Car-ena 65th Anniversary & Indoor Car Show – May 19 • Concert in the Park, Viking East View Park – June 3 • Vikings in the Streets Festival – June 16 • Cloverlodge Stampede – June 23 & 24
• Canada Day Slow Pitch Ball Tournament Viking Ball Diamonds - 2 days – July long weekend
• Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge Viking Carena – August 10-12
• Historical Society Car Show and Pancake Breakfast, Viking Museum – August 12 • Area 51 Alien Abduction!, Viking Museum – October 27
www.viking.ca Junction of Highway 14 & 36
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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 the CREAM tour on page 21).
Take in Irma Daze on August 4-6 which features a parade, Ranchers' Rodeo, Kids' Zone activities, and bench show 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.
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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
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. The nine-hole Irma Golf Course has additional camping facilities. The Irma Summerspiel will celebrate its 32nd annual spiel in 2018 with teams from all over Alberta competing in curling, stick curling, golf, slo-pitch, target shooting and other sporting events. EAT SHOP If you’re looking for a nostalgic piece to add to your home or a unique gift for that special someone be sure to visit Like it Never Was. (See Antique Tour on page 16). More unique gifts can be found at Long Branch Trading Company – there you can also enjoy lunch and the best coffee in town! Nearby, Irma Home & Garden Decor carries an impressive collection of home and garden décor - known as “the store with the open door”. Irma is home to not one, but two greenhouses! Off the Beaten Path Greenhouse is located north of Irma on Highway 881. Get your bedding plants, hanging baskets, and planters. Spade to Spoon is located on Highway 14, six miles east of Irma, and specializes in locally grown, fresh garden produce and beautiful flowers. (See the Greenhouse Tour on page 18.)
VILLAGE OF IRMA “Home of Great Fastball” Plan Your Stay at 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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Join us... Irma Daze & Summerspiel August 4, 5 & 6, 2018 Santa Day - Dec 8, 2018 Irma Agricultural Society For more info call 780-209-0212
Home of the proposed new K-12 Irma School
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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
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 delightâ€Śtaste 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...
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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performing arts theatre. Hockey, figure skating, curling, crosscountry skiing and sledding are just a few of the winter-sports that keep the community warm throughout the winter season. Historic Downtown Wainwright features a collection of beautifully restored heritage resources including a business district full of 1929 era buildings. Anchored in the centre of downtown is Wainwright's free standing Memorial Clock Tower. This “Roman Tower” architectural monument built in 1925 was one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929. Wainwright's flower-filled Main Street, courtesy of provincial champions Communities in Bloom, has a vibrant collection of shops, boutiques and services that provides a shopping experience for all to enjoy. Downtown Wainwright has a flavor of its own. An array of eateries features cuisine from around the globe as well as from our own backyard. Many of the restaurants and cafes are located in heritage buildings with décor tailored to embrace the stories of the town through historic photos and memorabilia.
EAT SHOP STAY San Marco Pizzeria is the best in town for authentic Italian fare. Sink your teeth into the awe-inspiring pizza, pasta and other savoury dishes for a special evening out. Upcycle, recycle, own history and have your antiques appraised at The Iron Raven. Vintage décor, fine arts and handicrafts are part of the unique offerings here. Head to Globe Footwear to find top name brands with exceptional quality and style for the whole family. Visit Front Porch Mercantile to find trendsetting clothing, accessories, décor items and farmhouse finds. Gibson's Home Hardware has everything from camping supplies to fishing and hunting licenses. Optifuel Nutrition is a premium health supplement company which has all natural organic products, the expertise of a personal fitness trainer and abundance of athletic apparel to choose from. If you're into locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, and microgreens then check out Dobbin's Cottage Gardens which has produce subscriptions, and patronage awards for its customers. Stop in at the award-winning Ribstone Creek Brewery while you are here (just a short drive nearby in Edgerton).
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Lots of camping is available but if you prefer more luxurious accommodations, Wainwright is pleased to offer cozy bed and breakfasts, comfortable motels and modern hotels including Ramada Wainwright. To make your stay complete you will find great restaurants, full service gas stations and big-box retailers.
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OUTDOORS If you are an outdoor enthusiast, fishing, water sports and hunting are abundantly found in and around Wainwright. Visit the restored pump jack in Petroleum Park or enjoy Wallace Park with its walking trails, picnic tables, benches and playground surrounded by 3 connecting ponds. Bring your rod… the ponds are stocked with rainbow trout each spring! In the summer, the Rotary Splash Park will build many fun, happy memories for your children. Wainwright's parks, playgrounds, outdoor sports venues, golf course and even model-airplane flying keeps everyone entertained throughout the season. Make reservations and bring your RV to stay in one of the 30 fully serviced sites at Dr. Middlemass Campground, it's in the heart of Wainwright, near the Spray Park. Just north of town, the Riverdale Mini Park is a very popular campsite and golf course located on the Battle River.
Edgerton Surrounded by rich agricultural land and increasing oil and gas production, Edgerton is a great place to live. Located south of Highway 14 and 25 minutes from Wainwright, you will find old-fashioned hospitality and small town convenience that appeals to residents and visitors alike.
ATTRACTIONS The “teacups to tractors” Edgerton Museum is a “must-see” attraction, showcasing buildings of artifacts, antique tractors and vehicles (see also page 21). The Museum hosts an Antique Tractor Show & Pull as part of the July Sports Days. Check out the bull-a-rama, chuckwagon races, fireworks and beer gardens. Drop in at the Ribstone Creek Brewery open Fridays and Saturdays for tours and tastings. OUTDOORS If you love camping, fishing, boating and water sports visit Barnes, Arm or Shuster Lakes just 10 minutes from town. The Edgerton Golf Course is a ‘jewel in the woods’ that all ages and experience levels will enjoy. The Golf Course can also be booked for private functions. Arm Lake l Photo by Linda Long
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
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All Summer Long... Experience the often overlooked, panoramic destination highways in east central Alberta. You knowâ€Śthe kind of roads you look for where the journey is your authentic destination. Enjoy this tasty slice of rural Alberta as you wind along lakes, through river valleys and rolling hills. Drop into our quaint towns and villages along Highway 13 and discover our well kept secrets.
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Wetaskiwin Visitor Information Centre 4910 - 55A Street Open year round. 780-361-4417 Head 35 minutes south of Edmonton to the City of Wetaskiwin, to start your Highway 13 roadtrip into East Central Alberta. Wetaskiwin offers all urban amenities with the charm of a small town. The City has a growing population of 12,621 and over 700 businesses serving the area.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Whether you know them as a City where “Cars cost Less” or home to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, one thing is for sure, Wetaskiwin welcomes you to an adventure. There is plenty to see and do! The historic water tower, built in 1909, is one of the oldest in all of Canada. The 42 metre high structure holds over
Wetaskiwin 400,000 litres of water, and is a beacon to one and all who enter the city. Visit the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame, Alberta Railway Museum, Reynolds-Alberta Museum or the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum. Take in the Rawhide Rodeo in June. In July, check out the 50th Anniversary Celebration, and the NASCAR Pinty’s Racing Series at the Edmonton International Raceway. In August, you can dance to the music at the Loonstock Music Festival.
OUTDOORS Feeling adventurous and want to feel the wind in your hair? Take an open cockpit biplane ride at the Reynolds Alberta Museum. Go zooming across the track at the Edmonton continued on page 117...
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 hustle and bustle. Stop in for a visit at the Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre, and check out the 27 foot long hand-built replica of a Viking longship. The carved brick wall on the outside west entrance depicts images from nature around Mirror Lake.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Get acquainted with our past - twenty educational and historic points of interest depicting the development stages of Camrose, are strategically placed along the three km walking paths surrounding the beautiful reflective Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake Park is also 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.
Mirror Lake Express Train Rides, Mirror Lake
Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre, 5402 - 48 Avenue 780-672-4217. Open year round. Mirror Lake Express Train Rides - This popular little train, 92 feet long and carrying 24 passengers, was beautifully crafted by a resident of Camrose. It is truly an amazing work of art! Plan to be in Camrose on a Tuesday or Thursday evening during the summer months, enjoy a delicious ice-cream, and take a leisurely train ride along the picturesque shores of Mirror Lake.
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Camrose Cruisers Car Show - Downtown Camrose
Camrose is home to two museums for you to enjoy during the summer months. The Camrose & District Centennial Museum is where community treasures and stories are aplenty within thirteen heritage and replica buildings. 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. (See also page 21). continued on page 118...
Wetaskiwin continued from page 116... International Raceway (located just outside Wetaskiwin), home to Stock Car racing every weekend in the summer. Have you ever surfed on the prairies, the Manluk Centre's board-rider surf system is the only one if it's kind in Western Canada! The Centre also includes a leisure pool, lazy river, 25 metre competition pool, waterslides, tots pool, spray park and fitness facility. Wetaskiwn is a golfers paradise, offering two superb local golf courses and seven others within 35 minutes of the city. Did you know? There is an 18-hole disc golf course at Peace Hills Park. The Wetaskiwin Recreation Grounds are a year round hub of activity for youth, adults and families with tennis, horseshoes, skatepark and football. By-the-Lake Park is a must see in Wetaskiwin - a beautiful 17 acre park with trails, picnic and play areas for the kids.
EAT SHOP STAY Take a historic downtown walking tour which features 13 turn of the century buildings restored to their original splendour. There are many unique stores and restaurants which offer mouth watering local favourites. If you're in the market for some new wheels then shop the famous Wetaskiwin Automile located along Highway 2A. Spend a night at one of their three campgrounds and RV parks, or relax at a hotel or motel. Whatever your pleasure there is an experience for everyone in one of Albertaâ€™s oldest cities.
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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, story-telling and a Tribute to Prairie Women. Children can play to their heart's content in the Secret Garden. 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 21).
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Games on May 18-20. Don’t miss the Jaywalkers Jamboree on June 1-3. If you love planes you’ll want to be in Camrose on July 17-19 as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be soaring over the city! On July 21 the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally is coming to the city. You’re invited to come along and win great prizes. Camrose Regional Exhibition on the east side of the city hosts numerous events year-round including, the premier outdoor music festival 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 2-5. Tourism Camrose and Camrose County have partnered together to bring you the popular event – Prairie Fun Days held August 18 & 19. Book your ticket to ride the coach bus or go on a self-guided driving tour, and you will experience exceptional entertainment, exquisite food and drink, rare behind-the-scene tours of modern farms and historical buildings in picturesque Camrose County!
There’s plenty of music happening around Camrose. Augustana Campus (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. There are numerous major events taking place throughout the year in Camrose including the Alberta 55 plus Spring Provincial
OUTDOORS Golf the beautiful Camrose Golf Course. The treelined 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
107 Fully Serviced Sites located on the Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds adjacent to Camrose Resort Casino.
•Pull Thrus •Shower & Laundry Facility •WiFi •Children’s Playground •Park Pavilion with Firepit •Short & Long Term Sites
Rudy Swanson Recreation Park is home to several outdoor facilities including the Kin Park Ball Diamonds, soccer pitches, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, shale walking trails, the water spray park and a skateboard park. This area contains a state-of-the-arts sports complex with two regulation-size ice surfaces, and connects to a 9 lane curling rink, a third arena and the aquatic centre. The Field House sports an indoor three-lane rubberized track for fitness enthusiasts.
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Fun Days 2018 Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19 Explore...exceptional locations in scenic Camrose County on a self-guided driving excursion. Enjoy...special events and scrumptious goodies all weekend. Experience...friendly down home hospitality that will warm your soul. Encounter...Join in the fun each day from 10 am - 5 pm.
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Downtown Camrose is your Shopping & Entertainment Destination! You’re invited to visit the historical downtown district of Camrose. The historic buildings house unique boutiques and specialty retailers that oﬀer everything from clothing stores for all ages, to home décor, furniture, antiques, crafts stores and specialty dining. You won’t be disappointed!
See the next two pages to help you plan your shopping trip to Camrose!
Downtown Events include: • Jaywalkers Jamboree - June 1-3 • Downtown Camrose Market June 7 - September 27 (Thursdays) • Camrose Cruisers Car Show -July 1-2 • Camrose Kickn’ Country Parade - August 2 • Midnight Madness Downtown Camrose - November 23
Only 1 hour east of Edmonton!
Visit our website for many more events happening in Camrose this year including the
Canadian Forces Snowbirds coming to Camrose July 17-19th! Plus check out our Golf Stay & Play Packages!
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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.
One Tooth Activewear, named after an ancient tribe, offers high quality yoga, active and lounge wear for both men and women. The Twig Boutique is a prime example where you can find unique women's clothing and accessories. For pants with personality, casual combinations, denim for all occasions, Bellissima is the place to shop. Did you know? Bellissima is a Canadian family run business that has grown from one store with 4 staff members to 23 stores across Canada employing more than 150 people. To complete your new wardrobe, find your footwear at Sole City Shoes. Known for having the latest trends, and well trained staff providing one on one excellent service, for over 45 years!
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Wisemen's Way is a Christian bookstore with an impressive array of gifts, cards, books, music, movies and Hwy more. Find some great treasures at Take a Second Look on 46 St. while on the Go East Antique Tour (see ad page 16). Just a short 10 minute drive northeast of Camrose, this hidden gem, Buckskins Emporium carries a vast array of unique merchandise – it’s definitely worth the drive to this country store.
Don’t leave for home without a stop at The Lefse House. Delight yourself in unique Scandinavian baked goods. Need a moment to relax? Sacred Arts is the place to be! There you will find a community hub with an art gallery, a café, and a yoga studio.
Canalta Hotel Camrose - See ad outside back cover. Ramada Camrose - See outside back cover.
Camrose is proud to be the home of the Back 40 Distillery featuring gluten free hand-built spirits. The ol’ Apple Betty is a must to try!
Experience Scandinavian hospitality in our charming Bakery & Coffee Shop.
For those looking to night over or extend their stay, enjoy a room at the Canalta Hotel or Ramada at the west end of the city with Mr. Mike's restaurant within walking distance (see ad outside back cover). For those who are camping, stay a day, or stay awhile with your big rig at the Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park – a full service campground with modern facilities.
Healthy living and whole foods in the heart of Camrose.
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If you're looking for fresh local produce, there's numerous farmers' markets in and around Camrose. The Downtown Market and Rose City Market at the Duggan Mall are both on Thursdays. The Camrose Saturday Farmers’ Market also at the Duggan Mall goes from 9 am to 1 pm. Plus there's another Farmers' Market nearby at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park on Fridays. (See Markets & More on page 10 for more details).
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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. Make plans to attend Prairie Fun Days on August 18 & 19, and you will get to see much of what the County offers in either a selfdriving tour, or all aboard the Prairie Cruiseline and ride in style on
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. For a full range of pork products, both fresh and frozen, along with a selection of other locally sourced artisanal food items, visit Irvings Farm Fresh Farm Store open Thursday to Saturday from 10 - 4 pm located 2 minutes east of Round Hill on Twp Rd. 484.
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a Coach Bus. Local food is available, and the chance to see the history of the region alongside the current technologically advanced world of modern farming.
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 has been transformed into a beautiful day use recreation area. A must to visit in the County! 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 Annual Village Wide Garage Sale on May 12 featuring a Show n’ Shine, face painting, a vendor show and many other fun activities! Stay for Mother’s Day Breakfast on May 13. Join the community on July 21 for the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally. 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) • Round Hill Campground • Ross's Flats • Willow Grove Campground • Ferry Point Camp Site • Meeting Creek Campsite • Windsor Lake Campground
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Events • Prairie Fun Days – August 18 & 19, 2018 • Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour of Camrose County Farms & Historic Sites – August 18 & 19, 2018 • Local Farmers’ Markets – throughout the Summer Season
For more information: Phone: 780-672-4446 Camrose County, 3755 - 43 Avenue, Camrose Alberta T4V 3S8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: county.camrose.ab.ca
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Daysland Daysland's logo is the unique Prairie Crocus, a symbol of the beautiful Alberta Prairies. Daysland is located 40 km southeast of Camrose on Highway 13. Home to more than 800 residents, Daysland serves as the education, medical and shopping centre for a large mixed farming district. Edgerton W. Day purchased the land for the community from the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1904 â€“ he became Daysland's first mayor in 1905. He donated the golf course land to be preserved as parkland, and now Daysland boasts a scenic 9-hole golf course, with campground and clubhouse for all to enjoy.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The historic Palace Theatre, built in 1952 and located on mainstreet is the place to go for your entertainment needs. Local volunteers work hard to provide a concert series every year, current weekly movies with the best popcorn ever (with real butter), and a kids camp each summer!
Daysland Golf Club Island Green
Join the community for an excellent Canada Day Celebration with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Every year the Daysland Business Association plans a day of fun for people of all ages. Come partake in kids' activities, grab a burger, listen to music provided by local talent and enjoy the car show! They also host weekly barbecues at Gazebo Park, weather permitting through the summer months; a Farmer's Day celebration, Christmas parade of lights, Christmas market, and offer a variety of events throughout the year. Daysland is proud to be a partner with the Lucky Highway 13 - join them as they participate on July 21 for a Poker Rally!
OUTDOORS Come experience nature's beauty and take a stroll on the scenic 3.5 km Crocus Trail. The trail has been opened and maintained since 1993 thanks to the generous community support and volunteers. Look for the purple Crocus Trail flags around town to gain access to this hidden gem. A fishpond located along the Crocus Trail is stocked with trout every spring for the aspiring fisherman to enjoy! The arena and curling rink are host to many great games, and lots of good stories! The Fitness Centre is available 24 hours. Sports for kids include hockey, baseball, soccer, and skating.
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EAT, SHOP, STAY With a variety of retail shops, accommodations, cafés & attractions, plus medical and professional services, Daysland makes for a great daytrip or stopover. Gift shopping is complete with a stop at The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd and The Rusty Daisy, both carry unique gifts and home décor and much more. 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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Heisler Heisler is located 23 km south of Daysland and 20 km north of Forestburg. It is the Premier Village of Alberta; so called because all of the streets and avenues are named after premiers of the Province of Alberta.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Community Hall and Seniors Centre host a variety of leisure activities and there is sure to be one to suit every need. The Village of Heisler provides a wealth of recreational opportunities. Heisler has a four lane bowling alley, ball diamonds, basketball court, and a large playground. Notably, Heisler is home to Canada’s L argest Baseball Glove. There are 10 campground sites serviced with water, sewer and power available in the Village; and only fifteen minutes away is Big Knife Provincial Park where you can enjoy trails, fishing and camping.
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EAT SHOP STAY Drop into the mainstreet general store and be sure to come hungry to The Heisler Hotel Big Willy’s Bar. Enjoy the sports themed pub in the setting of a 1925 Municipal Heritage Hotel. Great food with fabulous reviews! If you book a ticket on the Friends of the Battle River Railway Historic Heisler Hotel Excursion on June 24, you can enjoy a meal just like grandma used to make.
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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. It is a 1.5 hour drive from Edmonton International Airport and a 5 minute drive to the local airport. 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 Plan on attending the 47th 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 Street Fair, parade, show and shine, and of course, lots of rodeo action. Join Killam on July 21 for the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally – promising to be a great time! Come winter, the town puts on an amazing Parade of Lights and Christmas Craft Fair in early December.
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Killam is at the centre of and is a major retail centre in Flagstaﬀ County. Perfect community to plan your holiday! Killam is only... • 30 min drive to 4 golf courses • 1.75 hr drive to Edmonton • 30 min drive to Big Knife Prov Park or Hardisty Lake Campground • 20 min drive to ﬁshing • 10 min drive to two museums
power & water sites, 57St. & 47 Ave. Heritage Park - playground, amphitheatre, nature trail, gazebo, picnic area, horsehoe pits, bike & skateboard park
Baseball Diamonds Killam Agriplex - arena, fully equipped
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• Rodeo performances • Pancake Breakfast • Parade • Street Fair • Show & Shine • Dance in the dirt • Fireworks
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Killam Enjoy the sites of unique scarecrows during their Scarecrow Festival in October. 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’s 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 Find the perfect gift, or treat yourself at Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts, serving the community for over 25 years.
Make time to browse through the huge Town & Country Guardian Drugs store which carries an amazing amount of merchandise. Enjoy a delicious hearty meal at Jam Tarts Café. Plan to stay at the Killam Krossing Hotel – with a Smitty's Restaurant conveniently located on site – or at the cozy Wagon Wheel Motel. With all of the retail necessities, plus some unique shops, cafes, and accommodations, Killam makes for a great place to visit.
Jam Tarts Café and Catering Breakfast, Lunch & Supper Open Monday - Friday 7am-7pm 780-385-2222 5006 - 50 Street, Killam, AB T0B 2L0
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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.
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Forestburg The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose with a population of 875. It is a short drive south of Killam from Highway 13, and west of Highway 36. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20 km south of town and offers both a unique
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 & cultural opportunities and business services. The Forestburg Museum is located on mainstreet, housed in a 1927 Masonic Temple, restored by the Forestburg Historical Society. South of town on Highway 855 is the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site – Canada's only surface coal mining museum. This interpretive centre is home to one of the largest mobile mining land machines made from riveted construction in 1927. Join them for their annual Open House on the 3rd Sunday in June. On June 16 & 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. Mark your calendars next year for August 3-5, 2019 for the Forestburg’s 100th Anniversary! OUTDOORS Kids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September. For those looking to spend more time outside, the town has a golf course and two campgrounds. Other places to camp in the area include Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground, and Big Knife Provincial Park, both located in the Battle River Valley.
Annual Dinner Theatre in March 780-582-3668 Diplomat Mine Museum Annual Open House June 17 (Father’s Day) Forestburg Mud Bogs - June 16 &17 - Camping available. Annual Slo-pitch Tournament August TBA 780-582-3668 Annual Christmas Market - November 24 - Over 40 Vendors! Forestburg Outdoor Swimming Pool May-Sept 780-582-3866 Forestburg Museum Open May-September 780-582-2298 Golf Course / Restaurant / RV Park 780-582-3693 e Tournaments throughout the summer
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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. Plan to attend the Christmas Market in November with over 40 vendors.
Veteran’s Memorial Highway
Did you know? You can create your own NorthSouth Tour of the Go East Region by driving Highway 36. From Alliance in Flagstaff County you can travel North all the way to the Lac La Biche Region on Highway 36. In 2005, Highway 36 was also named Veterans Memorial Highway in honour of the contributions of Alberta’s veterans.
Village of Alliance The scenic view on your way to Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground
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It is with great pleasure that Alliance welcomes you “home” to celebrate 100 years of the good life in “Paradise”, as former Mayor Fankhanel loved to call her beloved community. The year was 1916 when settlers started to arrive and stake their claims. Tom Edwards had the job of buying the right of way for the Canadian Northern Railway - he asked that the townsite be named “Alliance” after his hometown in Ohio, USA. The rail arrived in January 1916 with many townsfolk out to watch with great excitement. On August 26, 1918 the Village of Alliance was incorporated. On June 30 & July 1, 2018, it will be a wonderful celebration in Alliance, a community located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Battle River Valley.
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Alliance Centennial Homecoming June 30 & July 1
Saturday - Dancing in the Dirt 7 pm Sunday - Pancake Breakfast 8-10 am, Friends of the Battle River Railway Train arrives 11 am Parade 11:30 am, Wall of Fame Induction 2 pm *Alliance Museum open *Concessions *Art Show *Historical Displays “100 Years of Reﬂection” *Native Dancers *Readings by Local Authors *Beer Gardens *Ball Games *Antique Car Show *Kiddies Activities *Bouncy House and more! Supper at Community Hall 5 pm For more details contact: Village of Alliance - Ph. 780-879-3911
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Do a roadtrip through scenic Flagstaff County during the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally on July 21.
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Take a ride with the Friends of the Battle River Railway Excursions, where you will enjoy spectacular scenery throughout the region on a vintage passenger train. Enjoy the great views around Alliance, Galahad, Foresturg, and see Canada's largest baseball glove in Heisler – all on the route through the southern part of the region. See opposite page for all of the impressive 2018 excursions.
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 on August 17 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! Call the Flagstaff County office at 780-384-4100 or visit them online.
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.
Friends of the Battle River Railway
. With headquarters in Forestburg, the Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer many theme-based train excursions in 2018. St. Patrick's Day Casino Train - March 17 Dance a jig while you follow the rainbow down the rails to Forestburg to find your pot of gold. Gather at the Train Station, where the luck of the Irish resides. Bet your fun money at real gambling tables and enjoy a cocktail bar and appetizers.
Historic Heisler Hotel Excursion - June 24 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 and historic St. Martin's Catholic Church. Small-town hospitality at its finest! 100 Year Celebration in Alliance - July 1 Come celebrate Alliance's Centennial! The village with an artistic touch invites you to ride the rails and have a once-in-one hundred-year experience! A parade, doll museum, beer gardens, indigenous dancers, historical scavenger hunt, local author readings, arts and craft displays, and a picnic meal will make up this complete day of family fun in rural Alberta. Great Battle River Railway Train Robbery - August 18 Gather at the restored railway foremen's house in Alliance and jump on the train. Along the rails, watch out for masked men on horseback! In Heisler,
Battle River Haunted Train - October 27 Get spooked on this Haunted Train! Spine tingling tales will be told on your way down the tracks to Forestburg, where you will be creeped out in the Station basement. This run is not for the weak of heart; ages 12 and older only on this excursion! When your heart rate slows down, share your scary stories over appetizers and refreshments. Octoberfest - October 28 Find your lederhosen for the wunderbar Octoberfest train. Board in Kelsey and polka down the tracks to the famous 63rd annual Heisler Community Sausage Supper. Murder on the Battle River Express! - November 24, 25 A murder will take place on the Battle River Express.... Find out whodunit with a murder mystery by the Flagstaff Players and a traditional Christmas feast, with a licensed bar. A perfect Christmas party idea for businesses and families looking for something more unique. Santa Daze, The Battle River Railway Christmas Train December 8 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. Don't forget your wish list, as a visit from Santa is guaranteed! End the evening with the Parade of Lights and fireworks. (Ticket includes lunch and wiener roast).
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The "Me" Train, A Time-Out Day - May 6 Take the "Me" Train and enjoy a day for yourself with meditation, gentle yoga, and a lovely meal. Create an inspirational sigh with Vintage Creations. Spend the day taking care of "you".
you will enjoy dinner with all the fixin's, then head back to Alliance with full bellies and possibly empty pockets. (Ticket includes meal).
See below for ordering tickets. Book early as these will sell out fast!
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 (see also page 21). Sedgewick Community Hall hosts monthly community events including Flagstaff Players performances, 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.
The Sedgewick Ag Society hosts an array of sporting events including a Cutter Rally, Snowmobile/Quad rally in February, Chuckwagon Races from June 28-July 1 and the annual Rough Stock Rodeo in August. Meanwhile, the Sedgewick Golf Course holds tournaments in July, August and September.
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.
4819 - 48 Ave, Sedgewick, AB
Sedgewick Archives & Museum
OUTDOORS Sedgewick Lake Park is a popular camping, picnicking, and bird watching destination. The Park has 59 wellmanicured sites and an outdoor wading pool and – new this year – a spray park! You can also enjoy 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. EAT Don’t leave town without treating yourself to something sweet at The Wooden Spoon Café and Cakeshop, you won’t be disappointed!
Lougheed ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Join the village for their Sports Day on May 19. Ride in with your wheels on July 21 as the village is participating in the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally. The community always looks forward to the Lougheed Country Fair which will be held on August 11. The fair includes exhibits showcasing the talents of community members, including quilting and knitting displays; there is also a pancake breakfast, parade, as well as, horse and cattle shows. The Iron Creek Museum consists of several heritage buildings, chalked 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 (see also the CREAM tour on page 21). During the winter, the Lougheed Field House is the community's hub of activity where people can enjoy various activities and a gym. Shoot some hoops, play pickleball, dodgeball and more.
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 a two hour drive from Edmonton. Coming from the southeast, you will be pleasantly surprised by the wide and winding road, and from the northwest, come at dusk to see the lights of the Hardisty Tank Farm part of Alberta’s Energy Hub. Agriculture and the energy sector make up a large portion of Hardisty's economy.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Ready for a party? The Hardisty Rodeo Association will host their 70th Annual Hardisty Rodeo from July 20-22. Enjoy the street fair, parade, chariots, chuckwagons, and combine crunch. You won’t want to miss the grandstand shows featuring Eli Barsi and Aaron Goodvin. Saturday will be bustling as the community is also participating in the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally. Other community events are held at the Hardisty Community Hall, including community suppers, Christmas parties, and fundraisers, all with lively entertainment. continued on page 134...
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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.
OUTDOORS The village has something to offer everyone 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 crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling and curling in this friendly community.
• 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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OUTDOORS Golfing, camping, boating, swimming, hockey,
skating, curling, baseball, and walking are just a few of the activities the community has to offer. The campground and public beach at the remarkable Hardisty Lake are right in town; campers and day visitors are welcome all summer long. The beautiful 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 motorized 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 –
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where you can spend the day canoeing down the river or watching wildlife at the riverside campground. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, stargazing, and watching the breathtaking Northern Lights.
EAT SHOP STAY Hardisty is fully serviced with eating establishments, shopping, accommodations and healthcare facilities. For a place to have a hearty meal try The Leaf Sports Pub and Grill located in the old train station. For the early risers satisfy your taste buds with a home cooked breakfast at Deena’s Country Kitchen. For the largest selection of beer and wine in the county visit Lakeview Liquor Store featuring over 250 wines in stock. Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further, the ‘little country gift shop’ Rustic Stars has a great variety of gifts and home décor.
With the renewed activity in the energy sector, along with a robust industrial and residential development plan, Hardisty offers many growth opportunities. With an excellent K-9 school and Toddler's Inn Playschool, many non-profit organizations, Hardisty offers 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.
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Grandstand Show July 21 featuring
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Czar The Village of Czar is located a few kilometres south of Highway 13 on Highway 41. Enjoy the action at the Czar Lake Bullarama on July 20th 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 yak burger? Specializing in burgers both exotic and domestic. You'll find the menu filled with such offerings as ostrich, wild boar, kangaroo, and 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.
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. Just 15 minutes south of Provost on Highway 899, you can join an excavation and experience archaeology first hand this summer. Book a tour today at the Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre. They offer Adult Dig-It Camps, Kids Camps, and Family Lifeways Camps where you can live like it was 200 years ago! The Centre is open from early May to late August. Visit their website to learn more at www.bodoarchaeology.com
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Agri-Day & Tradeshow, in early April, gets more popular every year. 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. Join the community as they participate in the Lucky Highway 13 Poker Rally on Saturday, July 21. The Town of Provost has completed the ‘revitalization’ of their Downtown (Main Street) and plans are underway to hold a community celebration on August 24, 2018. Watch for more details. In October take in the Pumpkin Fest, and enjoy Winterlude in November.
EAT SHOP STAY Enjoy a variety of shops and services in the downtown area and stay at the Canalta Provost just off Hwy 13.
Welcome to Provost
A thriving community geared for growth!
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Travelling back in time is as simple as visiting the Provost & District Museum located at the southwest corner of town. This museum is walkable, with historic homes, churches and schools for you to explore. You'll be sure to enjoy every moment of your time discovering the history of Provost. History buffs can add a trip to St. Norbert's Rosenheim Church, an Alberta Historic Site, featuring the largest rural neo-gothic church in Alberta, located just southeast of town. Built in 1922, it is an excellent example of architecture from southern Germany. The Rosenheim Historical Society has lovingly and painstakingly restored the building to its original beauty and stature. It’s quite the site to see!
Provost & District Museum
Hwy The Town of Provost is located 3 hours southeast of Edmonton and just 20 km west of the Saskatchewan border town, Macklin. The community has a strong agricultural and energy sector background.
• 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
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AGRI-Day & Tradeshow - April 6 Seniors Day - June Kinsmen Splash & Smash - June 15-17 Canada Day - July 1 Lucky Highway 13 Tourism Poker Run - July 21 3 hours southeast of Pumpkin Fest - October Edmonton on Highway 13 and only 15 min to SK border.
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Major Highway Driving Tours
Distance Chart in Kilometres Towns on or near
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Hwy 2 Legal
Hwy 28 Gibbons Redwater Thorhild Boyle (SH 831) Smoky Lake Lac La Biche Glendon Bonnyville Cold Lake
32 57 60 124 91 200 191 220 260
283 264 286 334 257 300 170 160 170
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Hwy 29/646 St. Paul Elk Point
Hwy 15 Bruderheim Lamont Mundare
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Jubilee Regional Park/Lea Park
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Kehiwin Cree Nation
Kehiwin Lake Prov. Rec. Area
Hamilton House B&B
Elizabeth Metis Settlement
Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouse
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort
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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206 160 300 53
Hwy 16 Edmonton Elk Island Park Vegreville Vermilion Lloydminster
45 105 193 251
251 206 147 60 -
Hwy 14 Tofield Viking Wainwright
54 121 207
241 150 101
Hwy 13 Camrose Forestburg Killam Hardisty Provost
90 175 162 200 281
225 240 200 160 121
MAP SCALE 2.5 cm or 1” = approx. 24 km or 15 miles (Edmonton to Lloydminster = 250 km or 2.5 hrs)
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