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Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival 2019 Sat 10-5pm & Sun 11-4pm

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13 Cold Lake The Chevelles Live Rock n' Roll Performance 13 Vegreville The Off Ramp Boys 13 Lloydminster Rare & Exotic Spring Sale 13 Derwent Spring Trade Show 13 St. Paul Spring Craft & Vendor Show 13 Fort Saskatchewan Spring Market 13 Camrose Rich Hope Concert 13 Bonnyville C2 Indoor Community Garage Sale 13 Hardisty Spring Fling 14 Lamont Colours of Spring Fashion & Flowers 15 Round Hill Easter Market 16 Fort Saskatchewan The Celtic Tenors 17 Camrose The Celic Tenors 18 Boyle Special Easter Market 18 Camrose Hit after Hit Tour – Doc Walker, Charlie Major, George Canyon 18 Sherwood Park Singer Tim Isberg: 25 Years After

20 Cold Lake Swing into Spring Craft & Vendor Show 20 Sherwood Park Classic Albums Live: AC/DC 26 Lloydminster Gold Horse Casino Platinum Blonde 27 Round Hill Ukrainian Night Supper 27 Two Hills Agri Days & Trade Show 27 Two Hills Ukrainian Dancing Year End Concert 27 Flagstaff Airport COPA for Kids 27 Vegreville Home Business Trade Show 27 Bonnyville C2 Bounce House Fun Day 27-28 Elk Point Theatre Project Spamalot 28 Camrose The Bailey Buckaroos 30 Ranfurly Hall Steak Supper

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4 LAMONT BULLARAMA SUPREME XXVI See ad page 70. 4 Brookville Spring Market 4 Lloydminster Rotary Lobsterfest 4-5 Elk Point Theatre Project Spamalot 5 Two Hills Wayside Blessing of the Bikes

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BLUE 14 Ryley Live Music Street Dance

14-15 ST. PAUL CENTERFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL See ad page 53. 14-16 Heinsburg Country Music Camping Weekend

14-15 KILLAM INDOOR RODEO See ad page 127. 14-16 Saddle Lake Chuckwagon Races Enter the Photo Contest at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Photo-Contest

May Continued... 5 Thorhild Ukrainian Dance Year End Concert 5 Camrose Andrea Nixon Concert 10-11 Fort Saskatchewan Theatre Sheeptown Murder Mystery Dinner 10-11 Cold Lake Musical Comedy Acts of Villainy 11 Two Hills Walk/Run for the Hills 11 Elk Point 2nd Chance Trail Ride 11 Fort Saskatchewan Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale 11 Redwater Town Wide Garage Sale 11 Bonnyville C2 Indoor Community Garage Sale 12 Mannville Mother's Day Brunch

12 LAVOY MOTHER'S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST See ad page 92. 12 Bawlf Mother’s Day Breakfast 12 Ryley Mother's Day Brunch 13 Round Hill Easter Market 14-15 Fort Saskatchewan Peoples of the North Saskatchewan Festival 16 Camrose Infinite Improv

25 Elk Point Iron Horse Mini Run 25 Fort Saskatchewan Youthfest 25 Camrose Heritage Railway Plant Sale and Swap 25 Vegreville 3D Archery Fun Shoot 25 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 25-26 Tofield Community Wide Garage Sale

25-26 JOSEPHBURG COUNTRY CLASSIC LIVESTOCK SHOWS

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1-2 VEGREVILLE SPRING CHUCKWAGON AND CHARIOT RACES See ad page 84. 1-3 Lloydminster 4-H Expo

2 CHIPMAN CAR CRAFTERS SHOW AND SHINE See page 72.

See ad page 82. 26 Camrose Flying Club/COPA Flight 137 Fly-In Breakfast 30 Tofield Rodeo Promenade/Street Fair 30-Jun 1 Brookville Garage Sale 31 Camrose Wooden Horsemen Concert

2 Kinsella Odd and Unusual Market 2 St. Paul Jamboree 2 Fort Saskatchewan Touch a Truck 5 Marwayne Street Dance 5 Camrose The Stampeders Rock N' Roll Music

31-JUN 2 TOFIELD SODBUSTER RODEO See page 106.

7-9 COLD LAKE SUMMER STAMPEDE/RODEO See ad page 62.

31 - Jun 2 Camrose Jaywalkers Jamboree

7-9 Myrnam Crooked Shooters Slow Pitch Tournament

7-9 MARWAYNE LEA PARK RODEO See page 99. 7 Lac La Biche Harry Potter Escape Room 8 Edgerton Fire 'N Wheels Rally

17-19 RADWAY FESTIVAL OF STARS See ad page 39. 18 Camrose Heritage Railway Opening Day Event 18 St. Paul Critter Market 18 Bonnyville C2 Bounce House Fun Day 18-Sept 2 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Peter Shostak Exhibit Opens 19 Victoria Settlement A Victorian Birthday 20 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Celebration of Spring 23 Josephburg Farm Smarts Safety Camp 24 Lac La Biche McDonald Rodeo 25 Bruderheim Garage/Craft Sale 25 Legal Town Wide Garage Sale

1 FORT SASKATCHEWAN LEGACY PARK FAMILY FESTIVAL

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1 Egremont Parade 1 Mannville Community Wide Garage Sale

1 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK BISON FESTIVAL See page 31. 1 Lamont Town Wide Garage Sale 1 Bruderheim Meteorite Cup - Ball Hockey Tournament 1 Andrew Special Market & TownWide Garage Sale 1 Bonnyville C2 Bounce House Fun Day

14-16 BONNYVILLE PRO RODEO See ad page 59. 14-16 Provost Kinsmen Splash & Smash

14-16 DEWBERRY CPCA CHUCKWAGON RACES See ad page 78. 15 Round Hill Elks Steak Fry

15 RYLEY SPORTS DAY FESTIVAL See page 109. 15 Fort Saskatchewan Library Used Book Sale 15 Camrose Purple Martin Festival 15 Innisfree Fish Derby

15 KILLAM STREET FAIR See ad page 126. 15 Ardrossan Picnic and Parade 15 Sherwood Park Show & Shine 15 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 15 Bonnyville C2 Indoor Community Garage Sale 15-16 Buffalo Lake Rodeo

15-16 VIKING CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE See ad page 112. 16 Forestburg Diplomat Mine Museum Open House

16 VEGREVILLE FATHER'S DAY SHOW & SHINE See ad page 84 20 Camrose National Indigenous Day Celebrations

See ad page 110. 8 Two Hills Community Wide Garage Sale 8 Fort Saskatchewan Kids Can Catch 8-9 Camrose Prairie West Fiddle Contest 8-9 Reynolds-Alberta Museum History Road: the Ultimate Car Show

See ad page 114. 21 Mannville Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea 21-22 Bonnyville Moose Lake Walleye Classic

12 CAMROSE BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - A DAY ON A TRAIN

21-23 PARADISE VALLEY 3 CITIES FAIR & BULLARAMA

See ad page 129. 13 Lamont Picnic in the Park

See page 98. 21-23 Newbrook Days 22 Metis Crossing National Indigenous People's Day 22 Camrose Arts in the Park 22 Vegreville Airport Fly-In Breakfast 22 Willingdon Fair

13 PROVOST MUSEUM HISTORICAL DAY See page 135. 14 Round Hill Farmers Day Supper & Twilight Auction

Event dates are subject to change without notice.

20-23 WAINWRIGHT STAMPEDE & AGRICULTURAL FAIR


2019 Events & Entertainment June Continued... 22-23 MARWAYNE LEA PARK JAMBOREE See ad page 78. 22-23 Holden Junior Cattle Show 22-23 Forestburg Mud Bogs 22,26 Sherwood Park NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival

23 CAMROSE - BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - HISTORIC HEISLER HOTEL RUN See ad page 129. 23 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Vintage Day & Friends Ukrainian Music Festival 25 Ranfurly Hall Steak Supper

Photo Contest Submission Big Valley Jamboree Parade by Tonya Davison

27-30 BONNYVILLE CPCA CHUCKWAGON RACES See ad page 59. 28 Taste of Vermilion

29-JUL 1 SEDGEWICK CHUCKWAGON & CHARIOT RACES See ad page 132. 29-Jul 1 Beaver Lake Pow Wow 29 Vermilion Canada Day Events 29 Andrew Canada Day Special Market

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1 CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS Bonnyville, Bruderheim, Camrose, Cold Lake, Elk Island Nat’l Park, Elk Point, Gibbons, Glendon, Lac La Biche, Legal, Lloydminster, Mannville, Mundare, Provost, Reynolds-Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin, Sedgewick, Sherwood Park, St. Paul, Tofield, Two Hills, Vegreville, Wainwright. Read about them in this guide or go online for details at: GoEastofEdmonton.com 1 Alliance Show & Shine

1 DAYSLAND CANADA DAY CARS IN THE PARK SHOW & SHINE See ad page 125. 1 Fort Saskatchewan Show N Shine

1 LAVOY CANADA DAY EVENT See ad page 92.

1 THORHILD STAMPEDE AND DEMOLITION DERBY, CAR SHOW & PARADE See page 38. 5-6 HAIRY HILL RODEO See ad page 74. 5-7 Plamondon Mud Bogs

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5-7 EDGERTON SPORTS DAYS See ad page 117.

5-7 STONEY LAKE STAMPEDE See ad page 51.

5-7 VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL See ad page 84. 6 Camrose Heritage Railway Tribute to Scandinavian Settlers

7 SHERWOOD PARK SAVOUR STRATHCONA See page 81. 8-11 Cold Lake Canada West Golf Regionals

10 KINSELLA GRAVELDOME BULLARAMA See ad page 112. 10-13 LLOYDMINSTER COLONIAL DAYS FAIR See ad page 100. 10, 13 Camrose Heritage Railway Garden Tour 11-14 Lac La Biche Pow Wow

12-14 BOSCOMBE HILLBILLY JAM See ad page 50. 12-14 Gibbons Pioneer Days

14 Viking Pancake Breakfast & Indoor Car Show 18 Taste of Wainwright 19 Czar Lake Bullarama 19-20 Sherwood Park Ravenwood Experience Music Festival

19-21 TWO HILLS RUN TO THE HILLS MEMORIAL BIKE RALLY See ad page 75.

19-21 RADWAY GRAND NORTH AMERICAN OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP See ad page 39. 19-21 HARDISTY RODEO See ad page 134.

19-21 BOYLE RODEO See ad page 40. 19 Myrnam Steak Supper

20 MYRNAM PARADE See ad page 76. 20 Elk Island Nat’l Park - Parks Day 20 Lloydminster Show & Shine 20 Alberta Parks Day Miquelon PP & Cooking-Lake Blackfoot PRA

12-14 LAMONT SUMMER SIZZLER RODEO See ad page 70. 13 BONNYVILLE CLASSIC CAR SHOW & C2 INDOOR COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE See page 57.

20-21 Boyle Special Rodeo Market 22-25 St. Paul Camp Calvin Concert 22-Sept 9 Camrose Art Walk

13-14 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races

25-27 VERMILION AGRICULTURAL FAIR

20-21 BOIAN PICNIC BBQ & ENTERTAINMENT See ad page 74.

14 HEISLER BATTLE RIVER TRAIN See ad page 95. 26-28 LEGAL FETE AU VILLAGE TRIP - WHAT'S IN THAT FIELD See ad page 129. 14 Victoria Settlement Frontier Christmas

26-28 Bruce Stampede 26-29 Metis Crossing Sasquatch Gathering 27 Cold Lake Truck & Car Show 27 Reynolds-Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin The Hagerty Driving Experience 28 Tofield Tour de l'Alberta

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26-28 RADWAY POLKA FEST & PIONEER DAYS, (QUILT SHOW on 27th). See ad page 39.

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1-4 CAMROSE BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE See ad page 119. 2-3 LAC LA BICHE LAKELAND COUNTRY FAIR & RODEO See ad page 48. 2-4 Frog Lake Chuckwagon Races

2-4 FORESTBURG 100TH ANNIVERSARY See ad page 130. 3 IRMA DAYS & FAIR See ad page 112.

3 FORESTBURG BATTLE RIVER TRAIN CENTENNIAL MINI RUNS See ad page 129.

3-4 MALLAIG HAYING IN THE 30S See page 51.

3-4 SMOKY LAKE STAMPEDE See page 42. 4 Cold Lake Aqua Day 4 Boyle Special Shoreline Market 5 Tofield Heritage Show n' Shine 5 Lloydminster Heritage Day

7 CAMROSE - BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - A DAY ON A TRAIN See ad page 129. 8 Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Musical Ride

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Cody with #goeastofedmonton at the Bonnvyville Gear Grabbers Car Show at the C2 - Centennial Centre

August Continued... 8-10 VEGREVILLE COUNTRY FAIR & CANADIAN PONY CHUCKWAGON FINALS See ad page 84. 9-10 BOYLE WILDBERRY FESTIVAL See ad page 40. 9-11 WASKATENAU FAIR DAYS See ad page 41. 9-11 Cold Lake The Verge Arts Festival

9-11 ASHMONT HERITAGE DAYS See page 51. 9-11 Viking Brettzky's Hockey Challenge 10 LOUGHEED FAIR See page 133.

10 CLANDONALD COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 78.

10 GLENDON MUDBOGS & DEMO DERBY See page 56. 10 Boyle Special Wildberry Market 10 Holden Legion Pig Roast

11 RANFURLY AGRICULTURAL FAIR See ad page 92. 13-14 ROUND HILL BENCH SHOW See ad page 124. 13 Lloydminster Denim & Diamonds Gala

14-18 LLOYDMINSTER DENHAM RAM TOUGH CPCA FINALS See ad page 100.

14 INNISFREE FAIR See page 92. 15 St. Paul Rock the Block 15-18 Bonnyville Extreme Mudfest 16 Fort Saskatchewan Movie Under the Stars 16 South Cooking Lake Trail Days 16-17 WAINWRIGHT COME BY THE HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL See ad page 114.

16-17 VILNA BOOMTOWN DAYS FAIR See ad page 45. 8

16-18 MUNDARE AGRI-DAYS See ad page 72. 16-18 Cold Lake Cruise Weekend 16-18 Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo

17 MANNVILLE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FAIR & PARADE See page 93. 17 Glendon Cruise Night

17 BRUDERHEIM HEARTLAND AG DAYS See ad page 68. 17 Andrew Beat the Heat Market

17 REDWATER DISCOVERY DAYS PARADE See inside back cover. 17 Reynolds-Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds

17-18 CAMROSE PRAIRIE FUN DAYS & COUNTY BUS TOUR See ad page 119.

17-18 ST PAUL - ELK POINT ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS See ad page 50. 18 Canadian Northern Railway Family Day at Meeting Creek Station 18 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Ukrainian Day 18 Victoria Settlement The Great Alberta Potato Derby

24 STAWNICHY'S MUNDARE SAUSAGE 60TH ANNIVERSARY See ad page 10. 24 Sedgewick Gathering of the Clans 24 Fort Saskatchewan Grow Your Own Festival 24 Bonnyville Drag Races 24 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races

24-25 LAMONT BABAS & BORSHCH UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL See ad inside front cover. 24-25 Kitscoty Yellowhead Gospel Jamboree 24-25 Strathcona Vintage Tractor Pull at Bremner House

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12 ANDREW GARLIC FESTIVAL & SPECIAL MARKET See ad page 73. 14 GIBBONS TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE See page 35. 19 COLD LAKE FALL BULLARAMA See ad page 62.

19 CAMROSE - BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - THE HAUNTED TRAIN

See ad page 129. 20 Round Hill Fall Chicken Supper 20 Marwayne Fall Fair 1 Round Hill Threshing, Show & Shine 25-26 Fort Saskatchewan Carnage 1 Elk Island Nat’l Park Milky Way Day Caverns Halloween Event 25-27 Camrose Battle River Canine 2-7 Lac La Biche World Archery 3D Show Championship 2 Fort Saskatchewan Sheep Leaving 26 Newbrook Harvest Supper 26 KITSCOTY CHRISTMAS CRAFT Parade 7 Bonnyville Fall Fair & Farmer's SHOW See page 98. Market 26 Cold Lake Craft Fair 7 Vermilion Art in the Park 26 Brookville Halloween Dance 7 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 27 CAMROSE - BATTLE RIVER 8 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village TRAIN TRIP - OKTOBERFEST Harvest of the Past See ad page 129. 13 Bonnyville C2 Concert: Quantum 28 Round Hill Halloween Market Tangle 29 Ranfurly Hall Steak Supper 14 GIBBONS TOWN WIDE 30-Nov 3 Lloydminster Stockade GARAGE SALE See page 35. Roundup 14-15 Reynolds-Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin Metal Art Show and Sale 14 Bonnyville Drag Races 21 Brookville Fall Market 21 Fort Sask Downtown Fall Festival

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9 VILNA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR See ad page 45. 11 Remembrance Day Ceremonies 15-17 Gibbons Hometown Christmas

15-17 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR & CHAMBER EXPO See ad page 105. 16 Bruderheim Welcome Christmas Celebrations 16 Cold Lake Craft Show 16-17 Cold Lake Comedy Show 16 Fort Saskatchewan Perogy Supper, Christmas Tea & Pudding 16 Holden Christmas Market 17 Provost Winterlude 21 Wainwright Jingle & Mingle 21 Vermilion Christmas Nightlight Parade 22 Round Hill Elks Turkey Bingo 22 Edgerton Grey Cup Dine & Dance 22 Fort Saskatchewan Holiday Lights Up Celebration 22 Vermilion Savor

22-23 VERMILION FESTIVAL OF TREES See page 95. 22-23 Wainwright Snowball Craft Sale 22-24 Camrose Festival of Trees 23 Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade 23 Lac La Biche Shopping Extravaganza

23 ALLIANCE - BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - MURDER ON BATTLE RIVER EXPRESS See ad page 129. 23-24 Cold Lake Craft Fair

23-24 STRATHCONA COUNTY JOSEPHBURG CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLAND See ad page 82. 23-24 Fort Saskatchewan Christmas Marketplace

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23, 30 St. Albert Christmas Market 24 Andrew Christmas Market

24 CAMROSE - BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP MURDER ON BATTLE RIVER EXPRESS See ad page 129. 24 Boyle Special Christmas Market 24 Camrose The Bailey Buckaroos 27-30 Kitscoty SPCA Dinner Theatre 29 Cold Lake Santa Claus Parade 29 Camrose Midnight Madness Downtown

29-30 REDWATER KRIS KRINGLE & FESTIVAL OF TREES See inside back cover. 29-30 Bonnyville C2 Yuk Yuk's Comedy Night 29-Dec 1 Tofield Winter Festival 29-Jan 7 Fort Saskatchewan Enchanted Forest

30 LAMONT COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP See ad page 71. 30 Forestburg Christmas Market 30 Redwater Christmas Craft Sale 30 Marwayne Christmas Tradeshow

6-7 Lloydminster Bull Riders Canada Finals

6 KILLAM PARADE OF LIGHTS See ad page 126. 7 Legal Christmas Craft n' Trade Fair & Light Up in the Park 7 Mannville Christmas Extravaganza 7 Ryley Christmas Light Up 7 Bruderheim Firefighter's Ball 7 Mundare Christmas Extravaganza

7 FORESTBURG - BATTLE RIVER CHRISTMAS TRAIN TO ALLIANCE SANTA DAZE See ad page 129. 7 Edgerton Library Santa Day & Christmas Flea Market 7 Dewberry Christmas Craft Sale

7,14 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 102.

7 South Cooking Lake Christmas Craft Sale 7 St. Paul Christmas/Tree Lighting 7,14,21 St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market 8 Paradise Valley Community Christmas 9 Round Hill Christmas Market 13 Sherwood Park Musical Oklahoma 14 Irma Santa Day 14 Marwayne Christmas Gala 14 Cold Lake Cherry Grove Big Buck & Sportsmen Show 14 Brookville Christmas Market

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1 Marwayne Lite Up 1-21 Cold Lake Christmas Production 1 South Strathcona County Christmas in the Country 4-8 Bonnyville Festival of Trees 6-7 Camrose Heritage Railway Christmas Gift Shop Sale & Tea

for Event Updates Promoted Every Week!

• Family Day Festivals • Winter Festivals • Snowmobile Rallies • Stargazing • X-Country Skiing • Downhill Skiing • Ice Fishing

TOP PICKS Elk Island National Park See page 31.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre See page 80.

Go to AlbertaParks.ca for details on cross-country skiing and other winter activities.

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Winter-Activities

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Sixty years is a long time for many businesses, but if you ask Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage, they are just getting warmed up. Since 1959, many Albertans hosting family dinners, barbeques, and other gatherings have turned to Stawnichy’s to supply high quality meats and other Ukrainian favourites to treat their friends and families. Stawnichy’s world famous Ukrainian ham garlic sausage has since become synonymous with “Mundare Sausage.” This was the product that landed Stawnichy’s on everyone’s dinner tables, and was soon followed up with other Ukrainian heritage foods including perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht and a variety of other specialty meat products. Let's look back at this remarkable story and appreciate how it all began… In 1959, Woytko and Anne Stawnichy launched a grocery and convenience store in Mundare, a small Ukrainian community about 45 minutes east of Edmonton. The store featured Woytko’s ham garlic sausage made from a traditional Ukrainian family recipe – a recipe that called for the handmade sausages to be finished in a single smoker. The store quickly became a fixture in the local community and surrounding area, and six years later, their son Ed, along with his wife Jane, joined the family business.

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The Original Store, 1959

Ed Stawnichy preparing sausage by hand.

It really is Ed’s story, though, that provides the foundation of the modern company and how Stawnichy’s continues to do business. Ed was a musician, community booster, and an astute businessman. His legendary commitment to the people he met, his staff, quality product at reasonable prices, and to his hometown, drove the Stawnichy’s success story. The most significant part of the story lies in Ed’s culture of customer service that permeates the business to this day. “He was someone who could talk to the premier of the province, and moments later to a homeless person – and show them each the same level of care and respect”, says Kyler Zeleny, one of Ed’s grandchildren who helps run Stawnichy’s today. “He had a knack for dealing with people that you just don’t see anymore.” In 1979, Ed demonstrated his vision and nerve by closing down the corner store in Mundare, and fully committing to the new production facility he had just built across the street. It has remained in the same location since 1979, but the facilities have been significantly upgraded three times to keep pace with demand.


Grand Opening of Stawnichy’s new facility in Mundare, 1979.

Ed’s children, grandchildren, and extended family continue to work in the fourth generation business. They carry on Ed’s vision that Stawnichy’s become a symbol of reliability and quality. It was Ed’s decision that only the best cuts of meat were to be used in all products: shanks and butts, not secondary cuts. This practice of using the best cuts of meat remains a point of pride to present day. It was also Ed’s mandate that these cuts of meat be locally sourced in Alberta whenever possible – and this led to a point in the 1980's where Stawnichy’s was the largest purchaser of pork in the entire province.

A look inside the facility today.

This commitment to working with local suppliers introduced Ed to producers throughout the province and created a resilient supply chain and reputation for honesty in business. Ed built a brand that was so successful, that all someone had to do was say they were getting “Stawnichy’s,” and everyone knew exactly what they were talking about. This exceptional Alberta success story continues to inspire people to take a roadtrip to Mundare for “Stawnichy’s.” Since Ed’s passing in 2009, Jane, his daughters Cheryl and Colette, and the rest of the Stawnichy family continue to carry on his tradition and commitment to high levels of customer service.

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Edmonton Expansion Ed recognized that many people came from Edmonton to Mundare to purchase product, and that many of Stawnichy’s products were being sold in grocery chains and other stores. He saw the need for a distribution point closer to this business hub, and in 1986, Ed opened Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage House in northwest Edmonton. It served as a pickup point for phone orders, and combined with a deli counter, customer demand in Edmonton steadily grew. The operation quickly outgrew the original location and in 1992, Stawnichy’s opened Uncle Ed’s Ukrainian Restaurant and their deli – Mundare Sausage House – on 50 Street in east Edmonton. They once again expanded in 2006, to their present location at 4824-118 Avenue in east Edmonton, where it remains today.

“It was the deli counter and meats that had us moving (to a bigger location). The restaurant is important, but customers still wanted the sausage and perogies for their homes as well,” says Colette. The secret to growth and meeting increasing demand was Ed’s astounding ability to meet, train, and retain staff who were just as committed to customer service as he was. Many of the Stawnichy’s “family” of staff have forged 30 to 40-year careers with the company. That loyalty has built expertise in product knowledge and created a community of incredibly loyal and devoted customers.

The Future Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage heads into its 60th year with one foot firmly entrenched in its remarkable history, and another poised for the future. The company has built a product line that includes over 80 different kinds of meat items and Ukrainian foods. It is constantly anticipating consumer food trends with new product offerings – including the development of vegetarian and gluten free options of traditional favourites. It is environmentally conscious and always looking at ways to make operations more sustainable, and there are also plans for further expansion as demand further grows for their products. The business carries on Ed’s commitment to local community involvement through its foundation and its fundraising program. Over the decades, sports teams, school groups, community groups, and the like have raised millions of dollars for their causes through selling Stawnichy’s products. Suffice to say, Ed would be very proud and amazed at where his company is headed in the coming decades! Written by Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage and Go East of Edmonton

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• Timber Café Lloydminster

• Café Haven Sherwood Park

• The Red Brick Vermilion

• Beantrees Cafe Cold Lake

• Blondi’s Bistro Marwayne

Betsy’s Burger Shack

The Red Brick

• Betsy’s Burger Shack Smoky Lake • Burger Baron Tofield • Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Bonnyville • Pure Café Vegreville • Derwent Pizza Derwent • Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza Ft Saskatchewan, Vegreville

• Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Bonnyville • Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery

All the yummy choices are listed by Highway.

Smoky Lake

• The Lefse House Camrose • Something Sweet Coffee & Bakeshop

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Derwent Pizza

Betsy’s Burger Shack...................44 Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant......44 Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery.....44 Smoky Lake Golf Club Restaurant.24 ST. PAUL Twisted Fork..................................52 St. Paul Golf Club Tin Cup Restaurant................................53 BONNYVILLE Jennie’s Diner & Bakery................59 COLD LAKE Beantrees Cafe.............................62 Casino Dene Aurora Bar & Lounge...........................................61

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Modo Mio Italian Restaurant.........67 Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1........................67 TWO HILLS 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

Read the EAT SHOP in each community for details about these Best Eats!


TOP PICKS

• The Moonshine Cafe Tofield • Twisted Fork St. Paul • Hart House Camrose • Gold Horse Casino Bar & Grill

Modo Mio Italian Restaurant Fort Saskatchewan

Lloydminster

• Casino Dene Aurora Bar & Lounge Cold Lake

Cold Lake

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Bonnyville St. Paul 2 Two Hills Myrnam 6 7 Derwent 8 Marwayne Mannville 9

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Café Haven.....................................80 ELK ISLAND Golf Course Cafe........24 VEGREVILLE Pure Cafe.......................................90 Loco Burro Fresh Mexican Grill.....90 Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1.......................90 Baba’s Best Cooking Co...............90 Lil Red Ice Cream Wagon.............90 MANNVILLE Something Sweet..........................94 Mannville Golf Restaurant............93 Confectionery 881........................93 VERMILION The Red Brick.................................96 LLOYDMINSTER Spiro’s...............102 East Market Noodle House.........103 Gold Horse Casino Bar & Gill.....101 Timber Café..................................102

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Burger Baron...........................107 Footloose Caboose.................107 The Moonshine Café...............107 VIKING Java Blossom...........................111 IRMA Long Branch Trading Co.........113

Follow us on for “Tasty Tuesday” with Featured Restaurants every week!

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Miquelon Golf Course Restaurant................................25 CAMROSE The Lefse House........................120 Hart House..................................120 ROSALIND Double Dam Restaurant.............25 KILLAM Krossing Hotel - Smitty’s...........126 Jam Tarts Café.............................127 SEDGEWICK The Wooden Spoon Café...........132 HARDISTY Lakeview Golf Course Restaurant ..................................134

See expanded Restaurant Profiles and more at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Eat

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Bonnyville Tuesday Market 4402-54 Ave. Tues. 2-5:30 pm year-round. 780-812-5840.

BONNYVILLE SATURDAY MARKET Centennial Centre 4313 50 Ave. Sat. 11am-2pm year-round. 780-573-3072. See ad page 59.

BOYLE FARMERS MARKET Community Centre 5002 - 3 St. Thurs 12-3pm. May 16-Sept 12. 780-915-5634. See ad page 40. COLD LAKE 4608-38 Ave. Thurs 4-6 pm June 6-Sept. 26. 780-573-7541. See ad page 62. Gibbons Curling Rink 5102 - 51 Ave. Wed 5-7:30pm. June 26-Sept 11. 780-923-3126 Glendon RCMP Hall. 5302 51 Ave. Once monthly. Sat 10-2pm. Mar 16 Oct 19. 780-812-5840. LAC LA BICHE Agricom 13412 Hwy 881. Fri. 3-5:30pm Apr-Dec. 780-623-8002. See ad page 48. Long Lake Provincial Park Day Use Area open shelter. Sat. 11-2pm. May 18-Aug 31. 780-212-0096. Redwater Pembina Place 4944-53 St. Tues. 4-6:30pm. Jun 4-Sep 3. 780-940-6076 Smoky Lake Ag Complex 4612-54 Ave. Sat. 10-12pm. Apr 6-Dec 21. 780-656-2463.

ST. ALBERT FARMERS' MARKET 5 St. Anne St. Sat 10-3pm. June 8Oct 12. Special markets weekly Nov 23-Dec 21 indoors at 5 St. Anne St. 10am-3pm. 780-458-2833. www.stalbertfarmersmarket.com St. Paul Centennial Senior's Centre 5114 – 49 St. Fri. 10am-2pm year-round. 780-614-5973. St. Paul Artisan Market 50 Ave & 50 St Fri. 10am-3pm June 28-Aug 30. 780-614-5582. Pictured above from left-right Andrew Special Market Border City Farmers Market Vegreville Pysanka Park Market Irvings Farm Fresh

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SOUTHEAST - HWY 14

ANDREW FARMERS' MARKET Andrew

Ryley Village Market Hall, 5103-49 St. 1st Thurs of the month Feb-June & SeptDec. 10am-2pm. 780-663-3653. TOFIELD FARMERS' MARKET Community Hall Mainstreet, 2-5:30 pm. 2nd Fri in Mar & Dec; 2nd & 4th Fri in Apr - Nov. 780-662-2651. Tofield Community Market at the Hall, 10-3pm 3rd Sat Mar-May, Sept-Nov. 780-940-2215 Viking Community Hall 5021 54 Ave. Thurs. 2-4pm. May 2-Sept 26. 780-592-2431. Wainwright Prairie Rose Senior Activity Centre. 731 - 2 Ave. Sat. 10-1pm. Mar 2-Dec 7. 778-549-8692

Arena 5013-51 Ave. Sat. 1-3pm April 13-Oct 5. 587-936-3203. Special Markets June 1, June 29, Aug 17, Oct 12, Nov 24. See ad page 73. Fort Saskatchewan 10030 - 99 Ave. Thurs. 4:30-7:30pm June 13 -Sept 19. 780-998-4355. Fort Saskatchewan Downtown Market 102 St & 100 Ave. Sat. 102pm. Jul 6 -Aug 31. 780-998-4355

EAST - HWY 16 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. 7 & 14. See ad page 102. Ross Creek Market Rg Rd 192 and Hwy 16. May-Sept weekends Sherwood Park Farmers' Market 401 Festival Lane. Wed. 4-8pm. Jan 9 - Dec 18. 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 29-Oct 9. 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. 8:30-1am. Apr 5-Dec 6. 780-632-2743. VEGREVILLE PYSANKA PARK MARKET Volodymyr Drive. June 13 Sept 12 Thurs. 5-8 pm. Vermilion Elks Hall 5018-49 Ave. Tues. 10-1pm. Mar 19-Dec 17. 780-853-4669.

www.goeastofedmonton.com/Markets-More

SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 Alliance Community Center 114 1st Ave East. 3rd Wed 10-2pm. Mar 20-Dec 18. 780-879-2486. CAMROSE SATURDAY FARMERS' MARKET Duggan Mall. 6601-48 Ave. Sat 9-1pm year-round. 780-781-5501 www.camrosefarmersmarket.ca Camrose Downtown Market 49 Ave block b/w 50&52 St. Thurs 4:307:30pm. Jun 6-Sep 26. 780-679-6755. Camrose Rose City Duggan Mall 660148 Ave. Thurs 1-6pm year-round. 780-678-0349. MIQUELON LAKE FARMERS' MARKET at the Park Centre. Fri. 4-8pm June 29Aug 31. 780-781-5501. Hardisty Market Elks Hall 5016 - 52 Ave. 2nd Wed Apr-Dec. 780-888-3690. Provost Market Agri-plex 5211 - 43 St. Fri. 10-2pm. May 10, Jun. 7&21, Jul 5 -Oct 4 Weekly. 780-753-0950 ROUND HILL MARKETS Ag Society Hall, Easter Apr 15, Spring May 13, Halloween Oct 28, Christmas Dec 9. 780-672-6271. Sedgewick Lake Park, July - Sept Sat 10am-2pm. 780-384-3504. Wetaskiwin Mall 3725 - 56 St. Wed. 10-2pm. Jan 9-Dec 18. & Sat 12-4pm. Jan 12-Dec. 21 780-360-1110

Dates subject to change without notice.

Several of these businesses also attend various Farmers’ Markets listed on this page.

• Erdmann’s Gardens - pg 36 • Serben Farms Store - pg 44 • Rocky Meadows Pies, Jellies - pg 60 • Mundare Sausage - pg 10 • Kathy’s Greenhouse - pg 78 • Prime Cuts Meat & Deli - pg 91 • Old School Cheesery - pg 94 • Viking Meats - pg 112 • Irvings Farm Fresh - pg 124

Serben Farms Store

NORTHEAST HWY 28/NORTH

• Gofer Liquor Store Smoky Lake pg 44 • Marwayne Liquor Store - pg 79 • Innisfree Liquor - pg 92 • Salty’s Liquor Store Vegreville pg 88 • Lakeview Liquor Store Hardisty pg 133


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Go East and enjoy the great local flavours from our Award Winning, unique and first-in-class breweries, wineries and distilleries. Visit their tasting rooms or look for them in liquor stores across Alberta. Enjoy responsibly!

4701 - 36 Street, Camrose, AB 780-271-2826 or 780-983-5167

www.Back40Distillery.com 40@back40distillery.com

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Edgerton

Ribstone Brewery, Edgerton, AB See pages 115 & 117.

Quality Spirits Hand-Crafted in Fort Saskatchewan - # 128 - 8818, 111 St, Bottle Sales - Cocktails - Food 587-588-9237 www.thefortdistillery.com

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Wines available on-site and in Liquor Stores around Alberta

barr.ca Tours available by appointment

780-819-WINE(9463)

51526 Range Road 231, Sherwood Park, AB

www.goeastofedmonton.com/Sippin-East-Alberta

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Nook in the Woods............39 ST. PAUL St. Brides Trading Post.....50 BONNYVILLE Lakeland Variety...............58 COLD LAKE TNT Clothing......................63

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Roland’s Jewelry...............67 The Blu Poppie..................67 MARWAYNE No Need to Nock...............79 Nurture’s Organic.............79 Country Blessings Gifts...79

Ceramic Cottage...............88 Everything Tea..................88 Tower Tack.........................88 Vegreville Drug Mart.........88 8 VERMILION Branded.............................96 Elevation Boutique...........96 Vermilion Jewellers..........97 Pg. Fresh Apparel....................97 Uniquely U Styles..............97 Harbrook & Paisley...........97 MACK.................................97 9 LLOYDMINSTER Home Hardware..............102 Dawn Interiors................103 Olive & Birch....................103

#shopeastofedmonton

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Busy B Bargains..............107 The Prairie Willow Co......107 Petal Pushers..................107 VIKING Java Blossom Flowers....111 IRMA Long Branch Trading ......113 Irma Home & Garden Decor................113 WAINWRIGHT The Iron Raven................116 Gibson’s Home Hardware.......................116

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Cloud 9 Day Spas...........120 Sole City Shoes..............122 Tish’s Fashions...............122 Twig Boutique.................122 Buckskins Emporium.....122 DAYSLAND The Lady Bug Pick Nic...125 The Rusty Daisy.............125 KILLAM Budding Ideas.................127 Guardian Drugs...............127 FORESTBURG Coutts Home Hardware.......................131 HARDISTY Rustic Stars....................133

For Shop locations see map opposite page.

www.goeastofedmonton.com/Shopping


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Loree’s Antiques Hwy 29, St. Paul

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Tish’s Fashions Hwy 13, Camrose

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19 The Iron Raven

Wainwright - see ad pg 116.

Discover your favourite collector’s item or that perfect piece to complete your home décor! 22UNIQUE COUNTRY ANTIQUES • QUILTS

• • C F O O L L L K E A C R T T I 57017 RR 211 • B L Hwy 38 & Victoria Trail N. C E U Redwater S P • B 780.998.1470 or 780.990.7794 B O Y A G R O Open 10-5 weekends May - Oct. N Phone first for weekdays or out-of-season hours. D E S S • PETTING ZOO • INTERIOR DECORATION •

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DEN OF ANTIQUITY

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*Antiques *Art *Books *Collectibles *Housewares *Music *Gifts *Furnishings

www.denofantiquity.ca

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The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd. Daysland -

Open 7 days a week in Summer months Winter hours - by chance or appt.

Mainstreet Bellis

780-636-3937

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Gifts & Collectibles

4916 - 46 St, Camrose, AB

www.goeastofedmonton.com/Antique-Tour

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Quality plants, produce and gifts await your arrival. Visit these great places for your garden gifts and supplies, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and more. Get growing with Go East of Edmonton!

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Kathy’s Greenhouse is excited to be offering birthday planting parties this year! From succulent planters to hanging baskets, the choice is yours! These parties are for all ages. Book your planting party today!

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Greenhouse Bedding Plants, Perennials, Hanging Baskets, & more!

780-942-3282

21212 Twp Rd 580 (NE of Redwater)

Lloydminster, AB

April 26 - June 15 daily 9 am - 8 pm June 16 - Sept 30 call for hours.

hhlloyd.com See ad page 102.

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Greenhouses & Garden Centre *Bedding Plants *Perennials *Trees & Shrubs

(780) 662-3820

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780-875-7762 2802 - 50 Avenue

780-826-4500

Maple Park Farm

Open May-July 780-806-3068

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GARDEN • GIFT • CAFÉ & PATIO

20 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28 & 3 km S on Hwy 41.

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Summer is sweet at Home Hardware

Hanging Baskets, Trees Bedding Plants, Shrubs Giftshop & more!

For more info see ad page 37.

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www.mapleparkfarm.com 8 km east of Tofield on Hwy 14 to RR 184; 2 km south (Twp Rd 502); 3/4 km east

www.goeastofedmonton.com/Greenhouse-Tour

*Greenhouse *Giftware *Outdoor

Weddings 25 min. east of Edmonton & Sherwood Park

780-662-2494 www.has ngslakegardens.com

Bruderheim 4916-45 St Opens April 20th Fort Sask Co-op Satellite Loca on Opens May 1st (See map on website)

780-796-3501

* 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

www.ThielsGreenhouse.ca and Like & Follow us on...


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Plan a and stay at... Bed & Breakfast

in Cold Lake Packages with discounts available!

www.waterfrontharbour.ca 780-654-2132 (See also page 63)

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Mon-Fri 10-5:30 pm Sat 1 & 3 10-4 pm; Sat 2 & 4 Quilting Classes @ Ziegler Fashions & the Quilt Rack

780-632-7890 5008-50 St, VEGREVILLE

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DISCOVERY CENTRE 780-623-1727 See ad page 49.

1 LAC LA BICHE PORTAGE COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ABORIGINAL ARTIFACTS

780-623-5666 See ad page 48.

1 LAC LA BICHE MISSION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 780-623-3274

2 MÉTIS CROSSING 780-656-2229 See ad page 41.

3 VICTORIA SETTLEMENT HISTORIC SITE 780-656-2333 www.victoriasettlement.ca

4 MUSÉE ST. PAUL MUSEUM 780-645-5562 See ad page 49.

5 FORT GEORGE & BUCKINGHAM HOUSE HISTORIC SITE 780-724-2611 www.fortgeorgebuckinghamhouse.ca

780-826-4925 See ad page 58.

7 COLD LAKE MUSEUMS 780-594-3546 See ad page 62.

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Bodo

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MUSEUM & HISTORIC SITE 780-998-1783 See ad page 66.

9 ROMANIAN PIONEER MUSEUM OF BOIAN

780-768-3932 See ad page 74.

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780-662-3640 www.ukrainianvillage.ca

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13 DIPLOMAT MINE MUSEUM SW of Forestburg. 780-582-3758

14 FORESTBURG HISTORICAL MUSEUM 780-582-2298 See page 131.

15 LOUGHEED IRON CREEK MUSEUM 780-386-2337 See page 133. See more museums next page. Cold Lake Air Force Museum

11 VEGREVILLE REGIONAL MUSEUM 780-632-7650 See ad page 85. See more museums next page.

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For a complete list of all Community and Provincial Museums visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Attractions


PICKS 16 LEGAL MURAL TOURS

20 THE GALLERY IN THE

780-961-3773 See page 36.

LUTHERAN CHURCH Holden 780-688-2464 See ad page 110.

17 CASINO DENE Cold Lake 780-594-7900 See ad page 61.

21 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN

EXCURSIONS Forestburg 780-384-4150 (pictured on right) See ad page 129.

18 BORDER CITY PETTING ZOO Lloydminster 306-825-4472 See ad page 104.

22 BODO ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER & SITE

19 GOLD HORSE CASINO

780-753-6353 www.bodoarchaeology.com

Lloydminster 306-825-3777 See ad page 101.

See map opposite page for locations.

local history exhibits & demonstrations • archives & local art • historic buildings & machinery 1

Camrose & District Centennial Museum 4522-53 St 780-672-3298 May 21 - August 31 Tues-Sat 10-5 pm www.camrose.ca/museum

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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

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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

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Innisfree Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum 5203-50 Ave (mainstreet) 780-592-3886 or 780-592-2116 Victoria Day-Labour Day Tues-Sun 10-2 pm

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

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Elk Island National Park - Rent canoes, SUPs, and kayaks (see page 31). Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast - Rent canoes on a private lake near Cold Lake (see ad page 64). L&D Marine Rentals - Rent sea-doos, kayaks, and fishing boats on Moose Lake, Bonnyville (see ad page 59). Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park - Rent canoes, kayaks and SUPs.

Border City Petting Zoo – Lloydminster (see ad page 104).

Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway Bonnyville (see ad page 60).

Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast at Cherry Grove, near Cold Lake offers fishing charters and shoreline boat tours (see ad page 64). Scenic cruises on Cold Lake are also available from Cap’n Ron Charters. You can book up to a maximum of 8 people (see ad page 63).

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• RV friendly • Driving Nets • Pro Shop • Year round Facility Rental • Licensed Clubhouse with year round Pure Café Restaurant • Monday Ladies Night • Tuesday Mens Night

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18 Hole Golf Course & Campground Full service sites, shower and laundry house. Group camping. General camping available. Daily, weekly, or seasonal.

Licensed Clubhouse, daily specials, huge patio overlooking the water, live entertainment, night golf twice a month, board games, big screen TVs, horseshoes, volleyball and bocce.

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18525 Highway 609, Rosalind 30 min southeast of Camrose near the Battle River Valley

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18 Hole Golf Course *Serviced Seasonal RV Sites Available *Licensed Restaurant & Patio Adjacent to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park 20340 TWP 494A, Camrose County

Club House: 780-662-2499 www.miquelonhillsgolf.com

For a complete list of over 40 Golf Courses across the region visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Golfing

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NORTHEAST- HWY 28 ARDMORE ARDMORE CAMPSITE - 10 sites. Services: (N). Recreation: Iron Horse Trail, golf, fish pond. 5013 - 48 St. 780-826-4509

BELLIS BELLIS BEACH LAKE - Open: May - Oct. 25 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: beach, swimming, canoeing, fishing, picnic area, playground. 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

> MD OF BONNYVILLE

Open Year-round 10 Pull thru-sites, 2 cabins, group camping, fully equipped lodge with kitchen, common area and exercise rooms, along with showers, bathrooms and laundry. Services: (N). Recreation: Wildlife viewing, hiking, berry picking, ATV trails & rentals, Fish pond, swimming, lake excursions on a pontoon boat. 8 kms north of La Corey on hwy 41, and north on RR 461. 587-201-7243. See ad page 60. FRANCHERE BAY REC. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 198 sites, showers, cookshack, day use area, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, dump station. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, playground, fishing, trails. 2 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, covered cookshack, group camping. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails, hiking, 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. 35 sites, 2 groups sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, picnic area, dump station. Services: (N). Recreation: trails, boat launch, canoeing, swimming, beach, fishing, playground, 6 km of trails. 16 km W on Hwy. 660 then 6.5 km S at Moose lake. 780-573-8828. MURIEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: May Sept. 93 sites, caretaker, firewood, day use area, group camping, dump station, laundromat, store, toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: boating, beach, bird watching, baseball, beach-volleyball, horseshoes, soccer, 13 km of trails, day-use horse staging area, BOYLE fishing, playgrounds. SE of Bonnyville. BOYLE RV PARK - 27 sites. Services: 780-826-4140. > ROCKY MEADOWS COUNTRY (PW) 780-689-3643 GETAWAY Open year-round. 60 sites SHORELINE CAMPING & FISHING Services: (P/W/S). 50 amp pull-thru RESORT – 780-689-4363

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children's playground, access to seasonal café and paintball, farm yard mini-golf, 1 km hiking trail, river floating, Saskatoon UPick 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 SPRING BEACH CAMPGROUND 780-826-6277 VEZEAU BEACH PARK - Open: May - Oct. 24 sites, 2 tent sites, 3 overflow, 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.

BONNYVILLE > CANADIAN BIGHORN RESORT –

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CAMPGROUNDS - See ad page 55.

services are under construction. Yearly site rental with 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,

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CHUMP LAKE CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 30 sites. Recreation: boat launch, fishing, trails – hiking, ATV. 1 km west and 2 km north of Caslan.

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.


GO RVing NORTH BUCK LAKE REC. AREA - Open May-Oct, 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

COLD LAKE COLD LAKE M.D. CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 71 sites, caretaker, day use area, group camping, tenting, overflow, firewood, flush toilets, coin showers/laundry. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation: beach, boating, fishing, swimming, soccer, volleyball, playground, picnic. 2301 - 1 Ave. 780-639-4121. COLD LAKE PROV. PARK - May - Oct. 117 sites, (26 sites (P/W), 79 sites (P), 12 walk-in tent, day use area, firewood, dump station, group camping, flush toilets, showers, store w/firewood, ice, ice cream & camping supplies. Services: (PW/N). Recreation: bird watching, boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, 11.5 km of trails. 5 km NE of Cold Lake off Hwy 28. 780-594-7856. CRANE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PA R K S - O p e n : M a y - S e p t . 2 campgrounds, East - 29 sites, caretakers on call, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). West - 24 sites, dump station, concession. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, swimming. 25 km W of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55 & 5 km N. 780- 573-6443. ETHEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: MayOct. 11 sites, caretaker, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). Recreation: camp kitchen, boat launch, fishing, horseshoes, playground, swimming. 22 km NW of Cold Lake. 780-573-9569. FRENCH BAY PROV. REC. AREA – Open May-Sept. 10 sites – day use, firepits, picnic area. Services: (N). NO firewood. Recreation: boating, beach, fishing, swimming. 15 km NE of Cold Lake. 780-594-7856 MANATOK AN L AKE CAMPGROUND Open year-round. 20 sites. Services: 30 amp (PWS). Recreation: beach, boat launch, fishing. NW of Iron River off Hwy 55. 780-812-5521 WOLF L AKE M.D. CAMPGROUND 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 R.R. 473. 780-826-0556.

ENGLISH BAY PROV. REC. AREA – Open May-Oct, 57 sites. Services: (P). Recreation: boat launch, beach, swimming. 16 km N of Cold Lake. 780594-7856 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 > 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: lawn games, on-site hot tub, canoe rentals, fishing charters, lake and beach tours. 10 minutes southeast of Cold Lake in Cherry Grove. 780-594-7257 See ad page 64. > MORNING STAR RETREATS – Open: Apr 1 – Oct 31. 10 Sites. Daily, weekly or monthly rentals. Caretaker, free fire wood, fire pits and picnic tables, free Wifi, free laundry services, free private showers, free black water pump outs. Services: 15, 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: beautiful landscape with wildlife viewing, petfriendly walking trail’s past horse ranch, bird sanctuary. Free storage for seasonal RV site renters. Non-gated easy access. 5 Star Rating by Alberta Campsites. Also rents cabins and cottages. 3 minutes to Kinosoo Beach and splash park, close to shopping. Located 3.5 km W of Cold Lake on 1st ave. Address: TWP 63408 RR 423. 780-639-3114. See ad page 64.

ELK POINT ELK POINT REC. PARK - Open: May - Oct. 17 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, multi-use Iron Horse Trail. On edge of town on Sec Hwy 646 by golf course. 780-724-3810 ELK POINT RIVER PARK – Open May to Oct. 8 sites, day use area, picnic shelter, viewing deck. Services: (P/N) 3.5 km south of Elk Point. 780-724-3810 ELKS WILDERNESS PARK - 12 sites, 3 day use, firewood, water. On Kehewin Lake, 9 km N of Elk Point. 780-724-4402 KEHEWIN PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May – Sept. 35 sites, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 14 km N of Elk Point on Hwy. 41. 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.

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Alberta FREE Fishing Weekend July 6-7! Photo by Darren Kisilevich - Fishing at Pinehurst Lake, Lakeland PRA

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.

Photo by Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast, Cold Lake

FROG LAKE/FISHING LAKE RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 36 sites, showers, Services: (P) Recreation: playground, beach, fishing. N of Frog Lake off Hwy 897. 780-205-4724

ALBERTA SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS for complete details visit: www.albertaregulations.ca

For a complete list of FISHING HOLES visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Fishing

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Moose Lake M.D. of Bonnyville

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.

CHICKENHILL LAKE M.D. PARK – Open: May-Sept. 26 sites, firewood, day-use area, outhouses, caretaker on site Services: (N). Recreation: boating, canoeing, beach, fishing, playground. 13 km S on Hwy 882 & 3 km E. 780-573-8941. MINNIE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARK Open: May-Sept. 18 sites – day use, firewood. Services: (P/N) Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing, playground, swimming, day-use, change rooms. 5 km NE of Glendon on Hwy 660. 780-573-6666.

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.

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SILVER BIRCH RESORT - Open: Yearround. 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 > LAC LA BICHE COUNTY CAMPGROUNDS - See ad page 47.

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. Lakeland Breakers Trail System (35 km) Along the North Saskatchewan River, these summer trails are open for Hikers, ATV's, and Equestrian users. Cabins provide shelter and Canoe groups can use these for overnite rest stops. In winter snowmobilers enjoy these trails. Located in Two Hills County north of Beauvallon, these trails are also known as the Cougar Patch or Beauvallon Cabin Trails. Find trail maps at www.lakelandbreakers.com

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BEAVER L AKE PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA - Open: May-Oct. 98 sites, 10 group use, 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. 780-623-7189 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 FORK LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Sept. 43 sites, firewood, picnic area. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, swimming. SE of Lac La Biche. 780-404-6196 HEART LAKE CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 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. albertaparks.ca LAKELAND PROV. RECREATION AREA Open: May - Oct. 204 sites. 4 different campgrounds; Pinehurst Lake - 126 sites, Touchwood Lake - 93 sites, Seibert Lake 43 sites, Ironwood - 20 sites, group camping, dump station, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: Canoe Circuit area & Shaw Lake Day Use area is open year-round, multi-use trails 100 km. In the PRA there is ATV/OHV/snowmobile trails designated, but no OHV use permitted in campgrounds. Beach, boat launch, fishing, hiking, swimming. S & E of Lac La Biche. 780-623-7189 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, 5 summer cabins and 10 year-round cabin rentals. Recreation: trails, boat launch, beaches, bird watching, biking, hiking, playground, swimming, fishing. 13 km NE of Lac La Biche off SH 881. 780-623-4144. SPRUCE POINT RESORT – 780-623-3930 PLAMONDON WHITE SANDS RESORT 780-798-2254 YOUNG'S BEACH - 780-623-2604

LEGAL CENTENNIAL RV PARK – Open: Apr-Oct. 16 sites. Services: (P/N) Recreation: Fishing pond, picnic tables, playground, walking trails – about 3 kms, small firepits. Reservations are only accepted for group camping. Located at the south end of 43 Street off of 50 Avenue. 780-961-3773.

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Year-round RV sites. 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, 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

Reservations for Alberta Parks: Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca or 1-877-537-2757 General Info: www.albertaparks.ca


RVing PLAMONDON CAMP 3F GROUP CAMP – Open: MaySept. 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. 780798-3478 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 See ad inside back cover.

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. STONEY LAKE COMMUNITY CAMPSITE (P/N), Rg Rd 81 off Hwy 646. 780-614-0775 > BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND - A fully treed secluded seasonal campground located south of St. Paul on the North Saskatchewan River. www.bearridge.ca See ad page 76.

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CAMPGROUNDS - See ad page 43. ST. PAUL > ST. PAUL COUNTY CAMPGROUNDS HANMORE LAKE Open: May – Sept. 2 See ad page 51. 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 midOct. 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. 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. 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. 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,

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campgrounds 53 sites. Day use area, firewood, group camping, picnic shelter 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 ISLAND LAKE REC. AREA - 6 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, 10 trappers tents, 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 See ad page 41. MONS LAKE REC. AREA - Open: April Oct. 8 sites, treed, 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. Showers, picnic tables, firepits. Services: 30 amp (PWS). Recreation: golf, shuffleboard, horseshoe pit, playground, licensed clubhouse. 1 minute N of town. Play & Stay Golf & RV Packages. 780-656-2121 See ad pg 24. SMOKY LAKE RV PARK - Open: May Sept. 12 sites, 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, 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

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).

• Elk Island National Park - 80 km of trails • Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area -170 km of trails • Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area - 140 km of trails

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. 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, with 12 km of trails. Enjoy snowshoeing, crosscountry 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 80.

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.

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THORHILD CENTENNIAL PARK - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, playground. Services: (N). West side of town. 780-398-3741 > HALFMOON LAKE PARK - 20 sites, day use area, picnic shelter. Services: (N) Recreation: playground, hiking, biking, beach, swimming. 14 km W of Thorhild along Hwy. 18 & 12 km S. 780-961-3308 See ad page 38.

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. 1 km E of Vilna along Hwy. 28 and 2 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: April - Oct. 8 sites,

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showers. Services: (P/N) NE corner of ANDREW RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 16 sites, dump station, flush toilets, Waskatenau next to ball diamonds. showers. Services: 30/50amps. (PWS/N) 780-358-2208. See ad page 41. Recreation: playground. In town next to Duck. 780-365-3687

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CLANDONALD CLANDONALD CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, dump station on grounds near Community Hall. Services: (P/W). 780-853-8339

DEWBERRY DEWBERRY CAMPGROUND - Open May -Sept. 39 sites, Services: (PWS/N) Monthly/weekly rates. 1st Ave north. 780-847-3034

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A popular destination only 20 minutes north of Camrose and less than an hour from Edmonton lies Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. The Park is home to a rich mosaic of poplar, aspen and white spruce forests and flowering shrubs. This landscape provides many opportunities to view an abundance of wildlife, especially of the winged variety – Miquelon attracts more than 200 bird species annually. It is also designated as part of the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. Other opportunities for recreation include canoeing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the 18 km of wellmaintained back country trails. Partake in the numerous interpretive education programs that run throughout July and August or lead your own adventure by borrowing a Discovery Pack from the Park Centre. Finish the day with a marshmallow roast over a roaring campfire under the night sky. Stay the night in one of the 273 campsites or treat yourself to comfort camping in a yurt! If you’re more interested in an adventure packed day trip, try Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. This massive landbase runs along the southern boundary of Elk Island National Park and offers free access to 170 km of back-country trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Home of the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival, the site offers some of the best crosscountry skiing in Alberta. Come for the day with a picnic basket, a pair of binoculars in hand, and a spirit for nature exploration any day of the year. Check out the events in these parks at www.albertaparks.ca 30

BRUDERHEIM (VICTORIA TRAIL) CAMPGROUND - Open May-Oct. 24 sites, dump station. Services: (PWS/N). Recreation: baseball, oval race track. 780-796-3731

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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 Known for its beautiful natural setting, its quietness, and cleanliness, this small private campground features 36 full service RV sites, 2 yurts (new), 2 trapper cabins, 1 tipi and a few tent sites. Coin-op showers & laundry, firewood $. 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. North on RR 212 off of Hwy 16. 780-998-0708. www.elkislandretreat.com > ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK ASTOTIN L AKE 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: 780-922-5790. Reservations: 1-877-737-3783 or www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca See page 31.

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. Services: 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

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 Rentals are for full season. 25 large treed & secluded sites (May-Sept). Recreation: boating, canoeing, fishing, tubing, swimming, multi-use trails, wildlife viewing, horseshoe pits, game sites, playground, golf nearby. 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. 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.

TWO HILLS > COUNTY OF TWO HILLS CAMPGROUNDS - See ad page 77. GELETA PARK - 5 sites. Day use area, washrooms, showers. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, tennis/basketball courts, beach volleyball, soccer field, baseball diamonds. Hwy. 36 S of town. 780-657-3542


GO RVing 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. 780768-2330.

firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, caretaker. Services: 30, 50 amp, (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, minigolf, museum. 44 St (Hwy 16 E) & 45 Ave. 306-825-3726

MANNVILLE > MANNVILLE RV PARK - Open year-

round. 60 sites. Coin operated showers, washers and dryers, fenced on all sides. WILLINGDON Services: 30 amp (PWS). 780-763B O I A N - R O M A N I A N H E R I TA G E 6404. Situated on Hwy 16 & 881. MUSEUM RV PARK - Open May-Sept. 6 See ad page 94. sites, water. Services: (P/N). 4 miles north > MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & of Hwy 45 on RR 143. 780-768-3932. RV RESORT – Open May – Sept. 63 WILLINGDON CAMPGROUND & RV sites, caretaker, flush toilets, firewood, PARK - 15 sites, flush toilets, showers. group camping, pull-thrus, restaurant/ Services: (PWS). In town on Hwy 45. store, showers, seasonal sites. Services: 780-657-3358 50 amp (PWS) Recreation: golf course, horseshoe pits. 3.5 km N of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881, 2 km E on Twp 510A. 780-7632252. See ad pg 93.

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

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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 780-5922414. See ad page 92.

> WAPASU LAKE CONSERVANCY PARK Day Use Recreation Only: Open May to Sept. Beach, firepits, picnic tables, canoeing, non motorized boating, playground, picnic shelter, swimming, 4 km of trails, birdwatching, washrooms, wildlife viewing. 4 km S of Hwy 16 on RR 115. See page 83.

COOKING LAKE / BLACKFOOT PROV. REC. AREA - Back country camping for Youth/Education Oriented Groups onlyreservations required. Recreation interpretive 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 80.

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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 LINDSAY EVANS REGIONAL PARK Day Use Recreation Only: Open June to Sept. Canoeing, firepits, Wildlife viewing. South of Kitscoty on 897, West on TWP 490 for 5.5 km. www.vermilion-river.com

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» ELK ISLAND RETREAT Known for its beautiful natural setting, its quietness, and cleanliness, this small private campground features 36 full service RV sites, 2 yurts (new), 2 trapper cabins, 1 tipi and a few tent sites. Coin-op showers & laundry, firewood $. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Weekly, monthly and seasonal rates available. No large dogs. LLOYDMINSTER Recreation: Nature trails, horseshoe pits CAMP ‘N RV CAMPGROUND and volleyball net. Near Elk Island 780-875-4663 National Park. North on RR 212 off of Hwy ROLLING GREEN FAIRWAYS GOLF 16. 780-998-0708. COURSE & RV PARK - West side of www.elkislandretreat.com 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,

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MAJOR ATTRACTION 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. 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 4 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.

Photo: ©Parks Canada - Elk Island National Park

New for 2019: Renovations to the Elk Island National Park Visitor Centre and Gift Shop are almost complete: the completely redesigned space will be open to the public in May 2019. Be sure to stop and visit the brand new Elk Island National Park Visitor Information Centre and Gift Shop!

2019 Special Events Bison Fest - June 1 Canada Day - July 1 Parks Day - July 20 Milky Way Days - Sept. 1

Located 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 780-922-5790 Campground Reservations: 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) www.parkscanada.gc.ca/elkisland

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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. See ad pag 84.

CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 27 sites, caretaker, firewood, golf, playground, licensed dining. Services: (P) East on Hwy 610. 780-755-2462.

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> EDGERTON SAND CASTLE CAMPGROUND – Open May – Oct, 12

VERMILION HIDDEN LAKE CAMPGROUND – 780-744-2289 VERMILION PROV. PARK - Open: Yearround. 111 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers. Services: (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, spray park, baseball, horseshoe pits, mini-golf, interpretive programs, trails(20km), biking, x-c skiing, beach, swimming, canoeing. In town, follow signs. 1-877-537-2757

SOUTHEAST - HWY 14 CHAUVIN DILLBERRY PROVINCIAL PARK Open mid-May - Oct. 83 sites, flush toilets, dump stn. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, swimming, playground, sport fishing, sand dunes, x-country skiing, hiking, 13.5 km of trails. 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

sites, dump station, picnic area, play area, Services: (PWS), 50 Ave & Hwy 894.– 780-755-3933. See ad page 117. RIBSTONE CAMPSITE – Open May – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. Services (N). On Hwy 14, 15 km E of Edgerton turnoff.

HOLDEN HOLDEN CAMPGROUND - Open: Yearround. 8 sites, day use area, dump station. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, spray park, ball diamonds. 48 St and 52 Ave. 780-688-3928.

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» IRMA CAMPGROUND - 50 sites, group camping, flush toilets, showers, dump station, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Baseball. In town. 780754-3665. See ad page 112. IRMA GOLF CLUB RV PARK - 12 sites 30 amp (P/W). 780-754-2184 RYLEY > BEAVER COUNTY CAMPGROUNDS

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!

- see ad page 108. RYLEY CAMPGROUND - Open: May Sept. 20 serviced sites, pull thru sites. Water and dump station nearby. No firewood. Services: 15 & 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball. 47 St. & 50 Ave. 780-663-3653

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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 108. > BLUEBIRD RV PARK - Open: May 1 Sept. 30, 35 sites, (5 pull thrus), handicap accessible clubhouse, coin operated laundry, private shower, private bathroom, mini kitchen and common area, winter storage available, gated community. Services: 30/50 amp (PWS). Recreation: Golfing and fishing nearby. N of Miquelon Lake. 780-446-9842 or 780-701-5171. See ad page 107. COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT RV PARK - 66 large sites. Daily, weekly, monthly rates and seasonal sites available. Services: 50 amp (P/W/S) Recreation: Discount available on green fees. 780-663-2473. See ad page 25. LINDBROOK STAR GAZER CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 40 sites, showers, toilets. Services (P/N).

Recreation: Horseshoes, playground, swimming pool, volleyball. W of Tofield – 51123 Rg. Rd. 200. 780-662-4439 TOFIELD CAMPGROUND - Open MayOct. 18 sites, indoor washroom/shower facilities, dump station. Services: (P). Self-registration on-site. In town near mainstreet, trails and fairground. 473051 Ave. 780-662-3269

VIKING EASTVIEW PARK - Open: May - Oct. 18 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits, soccer, golf. Main St. to 55 Ave. 780-336-4747 > CAMP LAKE PARK - Open: May Sept. 71 sites, caretaker on site, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelters, cookhouses, concession. Services: 15, 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, b a s k e t b a l l , v o l l e y b a l l , m i n i - g o l f, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing. 16 km east of Viking on Sec. Hwy. 619 then 2.4 km north. 780-336-3414. See ad page 108.

WAINWRIGHT ARM LAKE REC. AREA - Open MaySept. 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, 15 km of 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) W iFi. 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 115. WAINWRIGHT GOLF CLUB RV PARK 780-842-3046

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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

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: Year-round. 273 sites, caretaker, day use area, showers, dump station, firewood, toilets, picnic shelter, group camping, store/visitor centre. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, golf, interpretive programs, trails (20 km), hiking, biking, canoeing. From Hwy 21, 20 km E on Hwy 623. 780-672-7274

> MIQUELON HILLS SEASONAL RV SITES 780-662-2499 See ad page 25. BODO COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND – > NATURE CONSERVATION CENTRE BODO

10 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station. Services: (P). Hwy 899. 780753-6353

CADOGAN/CZAR CAPT. AYRE LAKE & RESORT - Open May-Sept. 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 COUNTY > 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 120. BASHAW CAMPGROUND 16 sites. Flush toilets, trailer dump, wood. Services: (N). On Hwy 53. 780-372-3911 BASHAW GOLF CLUB 780-372-2333 BASHAW COUNTRY 9 GOLF & CAMPGROUND 780-372-2427 > DOUBLE DAM CAMPGROUND – Open: May-Oct. 100 Sites, sani-dump, laundry mat, showers, over-sized sites, daily, weekly, monthly and Seasonal sites. Services: Full Service and “Value Village” with no services. 20, 30 amp, Group sites PW Recreation: Golfing. Licensed clubhouse, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts. RR 18525 Secondary Highway 609 Rosalind, AB. 780-375-2154 See ad page 25.

Day Use Recreation Only: Open May to Sept. Canoeing, dock, non motorized boating, boat launch, fishing, fire pits, playground, picnic shelter, swimming, trails, washrooms, wildlife viewing. 11.5 km S on Hwy 56 to TWP 452 and E 8 km to RR 185. See page 123. 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. HAY LAKES TELEGRAPH PARK - Open: May - Sept. 22 sites. Day use area, group camping. Services: (P/N). Recreation: fishing. 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. WHISTLE STOP GOLF COURSE & CAMPGROUND – 780-672-6490 WILLOW GROVE – 780-372-2193

The East of Edmonton region has more than 10 campgrounds with seasonal rentals available in 2019. Enjoy the relaxing life style of your own lot with these full season campsite rentals.

Fifty Plus RV Park Bluebird RV Park - Tofield 780-446-9842. See ad page 107. (Pictured above).

On the River 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 page 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. Morning Star Retreats - Cold Lake 780-639-3114. See ad page 64. Paradise Cove Resort - Whitefish Lake 780-636-2819. See ad page 45.

On the Golf Course Coal Creek Golf Resort - Ryley 780-663-2473. See ad page 25. Double Dam Campground - (Rosalind), Camrose County 780-375-2154. See ad page 25. Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course 780-888-2288. See ad page 134. Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort - Mannville 780-763-2252. See ad page 93. Miquelon Hills Campground - Camrose County 780-662-2499. See ad page 25.

DAYSLAND D AY S L A N D ( E D G E R T O N D AY ) CAMPGROUND - 12 sites, large overflow camping, cookhouse, group camping, firewood. Services: (P/N). Recreation: Playground. 1 km south of Daysland on Rg Rd 163. 780-384-4118. DAYSLAND GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – 29 sites, flush toilets, free firewood, showers, group sites, trails. Services: (PWS/N). 780-374-3633. ROZI’S RETREAT – Open year round On Hwy 13. 780-373-2385.

FORESTBURG / FLAGSTAFF COUNTY ALLIANCE VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 4 sites. Public washrooms, showers, dump station. Services: (P/W). 780-879-3911. BATTLE RIVER CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 3 km S of SH 602 on Hwy 36. 780-879-3911

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RVing BATTLE RIVER CROSSING RESORT & CAMPGROUND 780-583-2100 BIG KNIFE PROVINCIAL PARK – Open mid-May - mid-Oct. 51 sites, day use, Recreatoin: playground, fishing, boat launch, 7 km of trails, firewood, dump station, motorboats, canoeing, tap water. Services: (N), 8 Km West & 13 Km South of Forestburg on Hwy 855. 403-742-7516 BURMA PARK - 32 km south of Hwy 13 on SH 872. 403-578-4040.

DIPLOMAT TROUT POND CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, firewood, gazebo nature trail, fishing. 8 Km West of Forestburg & 8 Km South on Hwy 855. 780-384-4100.

KILLAM KILLAM CENTENNIAL PARK CAMPGROUND – Open: May-Sept. 55 sites, day use area, dump station, free firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, group camping, baseball, playground. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). 4616-57St. 780-385-3977. LAGUNA BEACH RV PARK 780-385-2280

LOUGHEED LOUGHEED CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, picnic shelter, baseball, museum. Services: 15&50 amp (PWS). Recreation: picnic shelter, baseball, museum. Southside of Hwy 13. 780-386-3970

NEW NORWAY > EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA DMF - 16 NEW NORWAY CAMPGROUND - Open

CAMPGROUNDS See ad page 136.

FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – 17 sites. Showers. Services: (PWS) Just off SH 856 on 50 Ave. 780-582-3693 FORESTBURG KINSMEN RV PARK – Open April - Oct. 28 sites, flush toilets, showers, firewood, group camping, dump stations, playground. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). 4901-47St. – 780-582-3668 GALAHAD VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 6 sites. Services: (P/W). 780-384-4100 IRENE PARLB Y PARK (HEISLER) CAMPGROUND - 10 sites, showers. Services: (PWS). Recreation: playground, baseball, basketball, walking trails. In town at Haultain Avenue & Greenfield Street. 780-889-3774 HUBER DAM – Open May-Sept. 25 sites, group camping, camp kitchen, firewood. Services (N). Recreation: fishing, baseball, playground. From HWY 36, E on HWY 599, S on Rg. Rd. 131. 403-740-6097. STROME CAMPGROUND – 25 sites. Services: (N). In village off Hwy 13. 780-384-4118.

HARDISTY FISH LAKE CAMPGROUND – 20 sites, day use area, free firewood, group camping. Recreation: basketball, horseshoe pits, gazebo, bird watching, picnic shelter, fishing, playground, swimming, non-motorized boating. Services: 30 amp (P) – 2.5 Km West of Hardisty off Hwy 13 on RR102 – 780-384-4100. > HARDISTY LAKE PARK – Open May – Oct. 58 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, group camping, flush toilets, showers. Services: (PWS). Recreation: beach, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, playground, picnic shelter, dump station, golf, baseball, swimming. In town from 47 St. & Hwy 881 go South – 780-888-2700. See ad page134. ROLLING HILLS RV PARK 780-888-7770

HUGHENDON GOLF CAMPGROUND 780-856-2066

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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

PROVOST BANNISTER CAMPGROUND Open MayOct. 53 sites, flush toilets, picnic shelter, site stoves. Services: (PWS) 30 amp. Recreation: next to Rec Centre, bowling alley, pickleball, tennis courts, skateboard park and ball diamonds. 53 Ave. in Provost Sports Park. 780-753-2261

CANADIAN BIGHORN RESORT – Two rustic style log cabins. 1 igloo dome opening by summer 2019. 587-201-7243. North of Bonnyville. See ad page 60. HAMILTON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 780-594-7257

JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK (Lea Park Campground). 2 camping cabins. Marwayne. 780-847-2273. See ad page 78. ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK OTENTIKS – 5 oTENTiks.

Near Cold Lake. See ad page 64.

(an A-Frame tent & cabin in one). 1-877-737-3783. See page 31.

LAKESHORE INN BED & BREAKFAST Cold Lake.

ELK ISLAND RETREAT TIPI CAMPING – 2 yurts (comfort

780-639-0000 See ad page 63. METIS CROSSING - 10 comfort camping trappers tents overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. 780-656-2229 See ad pg 41.

camping), 2 trapper cabins, 1 tipi. 780-998-0708 See more details on page 31.

MORNING STAR RETREATS Luxury lodge, rustic cabins & cottages. Cold Lake. 780-573-8948 See ad page 64.

ROUND HILL ROUND HILL CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 10 powered sites, firepits, flush toilets, showers at Rec. Bldg. Services: (P/N) Recreation: ball diamonds. 780-672-6271

SEDGEWICK > SEDGEWICK LAKE PARK – Open:

STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE – The Lodge is available for

May–Sept, 59 sites, beach, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, shower, group camping, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: wading pool, paved trail, golf, bird watching, canoeing, swimming, playground. 1 km North of Sedgewick on R.R. 124. 780-384-2256. See ad page 132.

retreat or group bookings, complete with kitchen, dining room and meeting facilities.780-922-3939. See ad page 80.

WETASKIWIN 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 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

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL PROVINCIAL PARK Alberta's only Island park offers 15 lakefront cabins and two tipis. Lac La Biche. 780-623-4144.

WATERFRONT HARBOUR BED & BREAKFAST Cold Lake. 780-654-2132 See ad page 63.

FOOTLOOSE CABOOSE LODGE Luxuriously appointed railroad caboose. Tofield. 780-662-2372. See ad page 107. MIQUELON PROVINCIAL PARK 4 Yurts. N of Camrose. 780-672-7274.

SMOKY LAKE INN

HISTORIC MARWAYNE HOTEL

780-656-3615 See ad page 44.

780-847-4029 See ad page 79.

SUPER 8 HOTEL

KILLAM CROSSING HOTEL

Smoky Lake. 780-656-3515 See ad page 44. ARCHIE'S MOTEL Lamont. 780-895-2225 See ad page 70. HEARTLAND HOTEL Lamont. 780-579-2001 See ad page 70.

780-385-2290 See ad page 126. WAGON WHEEL MOTEL Killam. 780-385-3838 See ad page 126.

CANALTA HOTELS 7 Hotels across the region 1-855-933-1933 canaltahotels.com

See the complete Accommodations Guide with more details online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Stay


Welcome to Gibbons, located at the focal point of Highways 28A and 28. Settled in 1895 and incorporated in 1959, this community, situated on the edge of the Sturgeon River, became the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail.

ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOORS Gibbons has an abundance of green space including 8 parks, with trails both passive and riverside. Oliver Park is home to the Gibbons Historic Museum. Here you will find historical buildings filled with a century’s worth of fascinating equipment, tools, and artifacts. Gibbons has an extensive range of facilities for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts highlighted by a new skateboard park, outdoor skating rink, and a leading edge fitness center. Located just north of Gibbons you will find Goose Hummock Golf Resort and Jurassic Forest - a prehistoric dinosaur park.

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.

EVENTS Enjoy the festivals and events this summer - Canada Day and Pioneer Days. Hunt for treasures at one of Alberta’s largest Community Garage Sales with hundreds of vendors who come from all over Alberta on September 14! The year wraps up with Hometown Christmas including the Seniors Almost Christmas Dinner, Christmas Market Craft Sale and Hometown Christmas at the Museum with the light up, light parade and a visit from Santa.

Come experience what Gibbons has to offer...

...you could find yourself permanently Rooted in Gibbons. www.gibbons.ca 780-923-3331 Visitor Information Centre open throughout the summer at the

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Centennial Park

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, Redwater or CFB Edmonton. 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.

you share your experience in the French Mural Capital of Canada. 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 26-28, and enjoy the many other events, tournaments, and ceremonies held during the year for residents and visitors alike.

OUTDOORS Smell the flowers while you browse the shops on mainstreet, 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 completed in 2013. There is a printable map of the murals on www.legal.ca, or download the Balado Discovery app and explore the murals on a self-guided tour. Bring your friends and family, you will not be disappointed. Remember to tag Town of Legal in your photos when

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2019 Events • Town Wide Garage Sale – May 25 • Canada Day – July 1 Celebrate Canada’s birthday with family and friends at this free community event.

• Fete au Village – July 26 - 28 For full details on this year’s festivities, visit www.feteauvillage.com

• Christmas Craft n’ Trade Fair & Light Up The Park – December 7 Festive family fun for all ages. For more information on the Craft ‘n Trade Fair visit www.legalchamberofcommerce.ca

We host many more sport events, tournaments, and ceremonies throughout the year – join us!

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Redwater Golf Course

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 (pictured bottom right). The Redwater Museum showcases a large collection of photos and artifacts and in the summer is home of the Tourist Information Centre. The museum also has an exhibit that tells the story of “When Oil Hit Redwater.” It is a fascinating look at a history of boom and bust during the 1950s. The town hosts many annual events, including a Town-Wide Garage Sale, weekly summer Farmers’ Markets, Discovery Days in August, various golf tournaments, and the popular Kris Kringle & Festival of Trees in December. The Christmas Craft & Bake Sale in December offers an array of home-baked goodies for sale. Join the town-wide Christmas Party in December.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

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.

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 dune fields in the region. With over 100 km of trails, enjoy nature hikes, birdwatching, equestrian, and recreational use; it’s a great place for ATV riders and nature lovers.

SHOP Redwater offers many of the same amenities that are common in larger towns and cities. Be sure to check out Den of Antiquity on the Antique Tour (see ad page 17). Visit Country Clay & Garden Works while exploring the Greenhouse Tour for all of your bedding plants, perennials and more (see also page 18). Have a comfortable stay at Paradise Inn & Suites or Days Inn & Suites.

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. Visitor Information located at the Museum, 4915-48 St. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, 780-942-3206

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.

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Road trip using the travel guide - Redwater Discovery Derrick No. 1

More info: Town Office 780-942-3519 www.redwater.ca See ad inside back cover.

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NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Long Lake Provincial Park

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 of the past 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. The pool is open from May to August, offering lessons, public swimming, and aqua fitness programs. Radway AgriCentre Music Festivals are must attend events for music lovers. The Egremont community will host its celebration including a parade on June 1. Come out to the Newbrook Community Fair on June 21-22, get there early for the parade and stay late for the steak supper. The wild action of the Thorhild and District Stampede takes place on July 1.

OUTDOORS Half Moon Lake Park Natural Area is in the southwest area of the County and provides a scenic campground with 20 campsites. Visitors can walk the trails, have a picnic in the day use area, and have fun at the playground. Use the boat launch and take your boat out for a day on the water. Come out to Radway Fish Pond to have a relaxing day of fishing. Each year the Pond is freshly stocked with trout and there is an on-site cook shack and fire pits. Long Lake Ski Area is nestled within the trees with a spectacular view of the lake. Open from December until April for downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding and tobogganing. There are 12 runs for beginners to advanced ski and snowboarders. Rentals, lessons, and a cafeteria are on site.

Year Round RV Sites 1 mile from Long Lake Provincial Park.

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780-966-3511

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 is a golf course, trail rides, a paintball park, and the White Earth Valley Natural Area with 17 km of multi-use trails.


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SHOP Check out the hidden gem - Nook in the Woods, southwest of Thorhild. Give yourself time to browse through this delightful country store, it carries a huge variety of unique products. You’ll be sure to find that perfect gift you are searching for. 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 May 16-September 12. Don’t miss the Boyle Wildberry Festival Jamboree on August 9 & 10. With fun for the whole family enjoy the Boyle Rodeo on July 19-21 (see ad next page for details). 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.

Unique country store with many items...

1-877-398-2075

Fax 780-398-2082 Sonia or Ernst Zellweger ~ Thorhild, AB

www.nookinthewoods.ca

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Located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Edmonton, explore Radway for some history and for its great music festivals.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Wooden country grain elevators are a rare sight 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.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

*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.)

For information call 780-372-3087 Enjoy the music all weekend long.

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 (500+) *Indoors: enjoy the awesome acoustics on a spacious oating hardwood dance oor *Hotels, motels nearby

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July 26-28, 2019 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

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Boyle & District Agricultural Society @BoyleAg

Email: BoyleAgSociety@Outlook.com President: Ashtin 780-689-6568

Preserving our past. Celebrating our Present. Promoting our Future.

Just 1 ½ hours northeast of Edmonton...

August 9 & 10, 2019

July 19, 20 & 21, 2019

Boyle Ag Grounds Located 1 km east of Boyle along Hwy 663

OUTDOOR Planning a wedding, family reunion or corporate celebration? Looking for a location with lots of parking and camping room but still close to town? The Boyle Ag Grounds are available!

Contact Lindy for more information 780-689-1511

@BoyleAg

Recreation facilities include RV park, tennis court, new ball diamonds, upgraded arena & community centre, curling rink, youth & fitness centre, skateboard park & playgrounds. Senior’s drop-in centre.

Camping, boating, waterskiing, trails, golfing, fishing, cross country and downhill skiing and more!

780-689-3643 www.boylealberta.com


Photo Contest Submission RCMP Memorial Statue by Mel Chow

MAJOR ATTRACTION

Iron Horse Trail

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 trail-head 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.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

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.

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 homesteaded by Métis settlers in the late 1800s. Join them during National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration on June 22 and plan to participate in their annual celebration of Voyageur Days on August 24-25. This is a two-day festival highlighting the diversity of Métis culture. Enjoy traditional foods, music and dancing around the campfire. Explore the grounds and buildings and learn about traditional Métis trapping harvest. For the most adventurous, book your spot for Paddle into the Past, a guided voyageur 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. Any visit to Métis Crossing can now include a stay in a traditional tapper’s tent overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Watch for the new Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre scheduled to open in November 2019.

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 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 travelled to Fort Edmonton on Victoria Trail in 1874 (pictured above). 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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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Smoky Lake Museum, located on the north side of town, displays a number of artifacts and historic photographs of the area. A large antique machinery collection and the restored Pakan ferry are also hosted here. 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 Weighoff & Fair, held on October 5. It attracts entries of mammoth gourds from all over. Have your photo taken with giant pumpkins; enjoy the huge Farmers’ Market, Art Show & Sale, kids’ activities, the Show 'n Shine, threshing bee, and the Giant Pumpkin Drop.

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Smoky Lake Pumpkin Festival

Smoky Lake Visitor Centre CN Museum Train Station Open May long to Sept long weekend. 780-656-3674 Town of Smoky Lake www.smokylake.ca Looking for a fun day trip 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.

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

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Smoky Lake Inn Historic Hotel *History & Luxury Modern Rooms

OUTDOORS Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Smoky Lake Golf Course and a home-cooked meal in the clubhouse (see Golf Section page 24). You can also stay at the Smoky Lake RV Park which overlooks a ravine and is situated between the museum and agricultural complex. South of the ag complex you can take the kids to the spray park just off of 54 Avenue. Soak up the sun north of Smoky Lake at the popular Hanmore Lake. The camping area is comprised of two campgrounds, where you can enjoy an assortment of watersports, a beach, and playground areas. Smoky Lake Region is a great place to venture out on Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail. This multi-use trail is perfect for year round adventure. Enjoy hiking, biking, quadding or horseback riding in the summer. Bring out the snowmobile and the horse-drawn sleigh when the snow falls. EAT SHOP STAY Treat yourself to the famous shakes and burgers at Betsy’s Burger Shack and stop by the Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli for a selection of delicious Ukrainian baked goods. Fill your cooler with local food at Serben Farms Store, or Linda’s Market Garden. Shop at the Farmers’ Market Saturdays 10-2 pm March to December. Enjoy a meal at Smoky Lake Inn and stay the night where history and luxury converge, or spend a night at Super 8 along the highway. Top up your growler at Gofer Liquor and browse through their huge selection. For all of your health and wellness needs visit Smoky Lake Pharmacy.

Smoky Lake Pharmacy & Integrated Healthcare 134 White Earth Street, Smoky Lake Ph: 780-656-8542 Fax: 780-656-2118 E: smokylakerx@gmail.com

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Bellis is located just west of Vilna along Highway 28. Stop in and check out the huge antique selection at Heritage Corner Shoppe (see ad page 17). 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.

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OUTDOORS Five minutes east of Vilna on Highway 28 is the Bonnie Lake Campground with opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Gather some friends and 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.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS A simple walk down mainstreet is akin to a history lesson come to life. A mainstreet restoration project has revitalized many downtown heritage storefronts and buildings. Start your stroll by checking out Alberta’s oldest operating pool hall and barbershop. This provincially designated and registered historic building 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!

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The Village of Vilna is a historic little boomtown that capitalizes on its prime location and its large trading area of farms, lake resorts, and First Nations’ reserves.

Paradise Cove Resort

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August 16 & 17, 2019 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!

November 9, 2019 Farmers’ Market coming in 2019!!!

•FULL SERVICE STORE •PROPANE SALES •HOT SHOWERS •PLAYGROUND •FISHING

"The Resort of Northeast Alberta"

Phone (780) 636-2819

www.vilnaagsociety.com info@vilnaagsociety.com 780.636.3960

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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 ever popular Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo. For unique gifts and homemade items, the Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market held every Friday afternoon is an ideal stop. 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 Lake. 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. Visit the Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre in their new location just steps from the main beach at McArthur Park. Enjoy interactive displays, wildlife mounts, new exhibits and an expanded gift shop. The Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Art & Artifacts showcases a variety of aboriginal tools and artwork, hide tanning, Métis art and more. Visitor Information located at the Museum, 9906 - 101 Avenue. Open year round. 780-623-4804 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. In the hamlet of Lac La Biche you will find all you need for shopping, dining, sporting goods and more.

Lac La Biche Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo

August 2 & 3, 2019 Farmers’ Market Horticultural Show Art Show & Sale Childrens Festival Country Market BBQ Live Music Concession

Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market Every Friday 3-5:30 pm Easter til Christmas at the Lakeland Agricom

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Enjoy Portage Pool with five swimming lanes, wading pool and a whirlpool. You can also check out the Bold Center, a magnificent 230,000 sq ft multi-use recreation facility for all of your fitness, sport, and social needs. Enjoy soccer, curling, hockey, indoor running track and more.

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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. 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 lakeview 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.

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Take a roadtrip 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 the year. In June, check 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. Visit the Plamondon Museum which honours the first bilingual community that was a mix of French and Métis. 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 Grounds are both located on the tranquil shores of Whitefish Lake. Miles of trails for hiking, biking, quadding and birdwatching are waiting for your enjoyment. Enjoy the annual Silver Birch Rodeo on the third weekend of August. Nearby Paradise Cove Resort is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and offers complete facilities for camping, fishing, and recreation. 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.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS 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 12-14. Take in the Ashmont Heritage Days August 9-11. 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. 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. continued on page 50....

Lac La Biche Museum & Visitor Information Centre ** New Location ** 9906 - 101 Avenue, Lac La Biche on the edge of downtown just steps from the main beach at McArthur Park OPEN 9-5pm Summer 7 days/week Winter Mon - Fri

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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 on August 3 & 4. 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

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July 12-14, 2019 Admission & Camping by donation • Pancake Breakfasts Boscombe Community Stage Shows • Band Scramble • Sunday Gospel Centre Concession • Prize Draws • Bring Lawn Chairs Twp Rd 600 & RR 103 - 13 km E of Ashmont on Hwy 28 780-726-2444

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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.

OUTDOORS An abundance of lakes, tourist attractions, camping facilities and golf courses await visitors in the County region. Swing your clubs at the St. Paul, Elk Point and Mann Lake Golf Course. The County operates four recreation camping 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. It is a scenic spot along the North Saskatchewan River. In spring and fall, tap your toes during jamborees held at the Heinsburg Community Hall. Stop by the Railway Theme Park to see the impressive restored 60,000 gallon CN water tower and CN station. 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. Trailheads in the county are located at St. Paul, 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.

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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.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS 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. One of Canada’s best and biggest little music Festivals returns to St. Paul in 2019 - Centerfield Music Festival kicks off summer with some of music’s brightest stars in country and rock & roll June 14 & 15. All happening at the historic Jaycee Ballpark. Another huge event that comes to town is the Lakeland Rodeo Finals on August 29-September 1, 2019.

OUTDOORS Enjoy an 18 hole round of golf at the St. Paul Golf Course with a fully stocked pro-shop and full service Tin Cup Restaurant. Enjoy the Iron Horse Trail that runs through town and the staging area that 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. 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 Welcome to the town of St. Paul, no matter where you are from you are welcome here! St. Paul has always been a “people kind of place”. St. Paul is located on Highway 29, 2 hours east of Edmonton. Welcoming visitors is the world’s first UFO landing pad. It was built as a 1967 Canadian Centennial project. Adjoining the pad is the Visitor Information Centre.

EAT SHOP You’ll find numerous businesses in St. Paul and a large variety of retail shopping and other services along Highway 29, with many new businesses at the west end of town. Twisted Fork offers locally inspired cuisine showcasing local farmers, local breweries & distilleries, and local producers. They feature a seasonal menu, themed dinners, and a different special each day. The cheesecakes are to die for! For some fresh produce, be sure to visit the impressive St. Paul Farmers’ Market held every Friday morning year round at the Centennial Senior’s Centre. For a great selection of fabric, stop by Yvonne’s Gone Quilting on the Quilting Tour (see ad page 19), and for some eclectic treasures visit Loree's Antiques & Collectibles on the Antique Tour (see ad page 17). 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, jewellery, accessories and books. They also carry Manitobah Mukluks, Pendleton blankets and Montania Mountain jackets (see ad page 50). When you are all shopped out, relax and book a stay at the Canalta Hotel or the new Hampton Inn.

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Town of St. Paul A PEOPLE KIND OF PLACE

2019 Annual Community Events Family Day

Shiver Fest Centerfield Music Festival

June 14 & 15 July 1

Canada Day

August 15

Rock the Block LRA Rodeo

Sept. Long Weekend October 31

Safe and Sweet

December 7

A Community Christmas/ Tree Lighting

• Home of the UFO Landing Pad • Visitor Information Centre • Museum • Farmers’ Market - Fridays • Splash Park • Iron Horse Trail • Campgrounds • Parks & Playgrounds • Indoor Swimming Pool with Summer Programming • Large Retail Shopping to Serve Your Needs

St. Paul Golf Course 18 Challenging Holes Modern Clubhouse with Tin Cup Restaurant Cart Rentals, Pro Shop, Lessons 4601 - 57 Street, St. Paul 780-645-4077 www.stpaulgolfcourse.com

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Visitor Information located on Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail Open mid-May thru September. 780-724-3810 Located on Highway 41, two hours northeast of Edmonton, Elk Point is a friendly progressive community of over 1500 people.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Elk Point’s 32-foot Peter Fidler statue celebrates area history dating back to the fur trade of the 1790s when the rival North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company built Fort George and Buckingham House on the hills above the North Saskatchewan River. Discover their story at Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, 11 km east of town

via Hwy 646. Over a century of more recent history, from the North West Rebellion and the arrival of settlers to the 1980s, is depicted on a 100-foot mural near the Town of Elk Point Library on 50th Ave. Recreation and culture play huge roles in the community. Elk Point Community Choir performs concerts in Elk Point and surrounding communities twice a year, and four dinner theatre performances every March. The Regional Allied Arts Society, which operates the Arts and Leisure Centre, takes their turn on stage at their Christmas Dinner Theatre in late November, and the young performers of the Elk Point Theatre Project will present “Seussical Jr.” this spring.

OUTDOORS A major factor in the community’s growth was the coming of the railroad, and although its tracks are long gone, the four-season, multi-purpose Iron Horse Trail stretches along its length from Waskatenau to Heinsburg and Cold Lake. The scenic south leg of this trail brings wagon trains, ATV enthusiasts, snowmobilers, hikers, the Iron Horse Mini and Iron Horse Ultra 100 marathons to enjoy the community. The newly enlarged C. G. Baker Riding Arena has a full schedule of team roping, barrel racing, and gymkhana events. Last summer saw the opening of the new pickleball courts, which are drawing a crowd of participants to this popular sport, while a walking trail around town is especially popular with pole walking. Elk Point Recreation Park is a hub of activities throughout the spring and summer, with the 9 hole golf course, ball diamonds and soccer fields all kept busy, and the adjacent campground’s treeshaded power sites offering Play & Stay options for golfers. Both the ball diamonds and the A. G. Ross Arena has a longstanding tradition of hosting provincial tournaments for minor sports. Other excellent camping opportunities are available at the Elks Wilderness Park at Kehewin Lake, north on Highway 41, Stoney Lake, west on Highway 646, and Whitney Lakes Provincial Park, east on Highway 646.

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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, washroom facility and gazebo, two new modern playgrounds, including a zip line, and of course the must-see giant Pyrogy.

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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 10 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 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, Farmers’ Market, Village Parade, charity barbeque, all leading up to the demolition action which takes place 2 miles north of Glendon on Highway 882. Glendon Cruise Night is being held on August 17 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 August 31 celebrates the unbeatable Ukrainian culture. There is live entertainment throughout the afternoon. Volunteers make over 5,000 of the famous Glendon pyrogies for this event each year! Everyone feasts on them along with locally produced sausage for a pyrogy plate you won’t soon forget. The highlight of the day is the Pyrogy Eating Contest, but be sure to save room for dessert. The Glendon Community Church 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 www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.

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Located just over two hours northeast of Edmonton, Bonnyville is a bustling community with over 6,000 residents.

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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. Photo Contest Submission by Robert Scoles Bonnyville Canada Day Parade

Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce Shaw House Visitor Information Centre located on Hwy 28, Vezeau Beach Park. Open year round. 780-826-3252. On June 14-16 take in all of the action of the Bonnyville Pro Rodeo. The action doesn’t stop there as the CPCA Chuckwagon Races roll into town June 27-30. Enjoy the annual Gear Grabbers Classic Car Show July 13. ‘It's all about mud and music’ in Bonnyville on August 15-18 with the four-day Extreme Mudfest - a mix of mud-racing and music. Don’t miss the new Drag Races on August 24 and September 14.

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A statue of Angus Shaw, a late 1700s fur trader and explorer, stands guard at the Bonnyville & District Museum, where you can relive the adventures and witness the hardships of life in the fur trade. It also features the pioneering families of the area. Join them for their Canada Day Opening Ceremony event July 1 fr om 1 1-2 pm. Nearby, the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre Angus Shaw Statue is a year-round hub for recreation, fitness, events and entertainment. Scheduled events taking place throughout the year are Bounce House Fun Day, Indoor Community Garage Sales, and Yuk Yuk’s Annual Comedy Night. Plan to attend their concert Quantum Tangle on September 13. Check their website for more fun events and details at www.centennialcentre.ca

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Abundant Lakes & Trails Campgrounds Birdwatching at Jessie Lake Scenic Bonnyville Golf & Country Club

Join us... • Canada Day Celebration - July 1 • Bonnyville Pro Rodeo - June 14-16 • CPCA Chuckwagon Races - June 27-30 • Fall Fair & Farmer’s Market - Sept 7 • Festival of Trees - Dec. 4-8

See the larger than life statue of Angus Shaw and experience our history at the Bonnyville & District Museum. 1-866-826-3496

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The Lakeland’s premier, full-service facility for Recreation, Fitness, Sports and Entertainment!

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INDOOR TRACK & PLAYGROUND . FITNESS CENTRE . C2 CAFÉ . FIELD HOUSE CLIMBING WALL . MOVIE THEATRE . CONFERENCE ROOMS . ICE ARENAS

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OUTDOORS Nearby Jessie Lake is home to hundreds of shore and songbirds (including Great Blue Herons, cranes, ducks and eagles). Viewing platforms and a 10 km interpretive trail enrich your experience. Swing your clubs at the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club. Camp across the road at the Vezeau Beach Lakeside Campground. #Takeittothelake in natures playground. Did you know the M.D. of Bonnyville operates 11 campgrounds in the Bonnyville and Cold Lake Region including 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 55). In winter go ice fishing or snowmobile along Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail or the Bonnyville Snowdusters snowmobile trails.

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June 14-16 Chili Cook Off, Live Entertainment Beer Gardens & more!

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EAT SHOP STAY A must stop is at Jennie’s Diner & Bakery, a Classic 1950s 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 into their farm or check out the Saturday Farmers’ Market at the Centennial Centre. Another market runs Tuesdays, see Markets & More on page 14 for more details. Check out some of the works of art for sale at the Museum from the Aurora Visual Arts Association. Your one stop shop for home décor, parties, gifts, games, outdoors and more, is at Lakeland Variety. Whether you are shopping for yourself, your pets, family, or friends – they have you covered! 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). If you’re needing a tune up on your marine engine including Sea-Doo repairs, give L & D Marine Rentals a call to book your appointment.

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For a truly unique experience Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway, and Canadian Bighorn Resort, both north of Bonnyville, offer an exceptional getaway experience! Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway is much more than just a campground. You can have some fun playing a round of mini-golf with the family, or try your hand at paintball, and be sure to pick some in-season berries to take home with you. This unique getaway is 13 km north of Bonnyville on Highway 41, just south of La Corey. Heading north of La Corey, surrounded by boreal forest is Canadian Bighorn Resort. Their mission is to create a wilderness experience where guests are able to escape the stress and pressures of everyday life, and experience fun, adventure and rejuvenation. Need we say more? Book your getaway today!

Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway Campground open year-round.

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CANADIAN BIGHORN RESORT 2 Rustic Style Cabins, Common Area Lodge, Glamping Units, and RV Sites set on a Bighorn Sheep Ranch. Hiking, ATV Trails, Fishing Pond, Wildlife Viewing and more!

587-201-7243

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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 fourseason 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. It is a multi-theme museum located on the old site of 42 Radar Squadron of CFB 4-Wing Cold Lake. The separate buildings house an Aboriginal Gallery, Heritage Gallery, Oil and Gas Gallery, and Air Force Museum. Each building is connected by a covered walkway which is approximately 700 feet long. There are also outdoor displays of army vehicles and aircraft.

The Cold Lake Agricultural Society has numerous annual events, including a Bull-A-Rama Spring Series and a June Rodeo. 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.

Chamber of Commerce - Visitor Information Centre, 4009 - 50 St. Open year round. 1-800-840-6140 City of Cold Lake www.coldlake.com 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. For the outdoorsman don’t miss the Cherry Grove Big Buck & Sportsmen Show on December 14th.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

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. Casino Dene is where you can play, dine, unwind and stay. Featuring over 250 slot and VLT machines, table games, and poker tournaments. The Grande Parlour is the place to go to for arts and culture in Cold Lake showcasing local talent. The theatre has seating for over 100 guests. Enjoy over 40 one of a kind performances, concerts, art exhibits and workshops all year long.

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Phone: 780-594-7900 or 1-888-594-7228

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The Cold Lake Museums and the Cold Lake Air Force Museum is a combination of four distinct galleries that reflects the history of the Cold Lake Region and CFB Cold Lake.

The Air Force Museum The Oil & Gas Gallery The Heritage Gallery The Aboriginal Gallery Located at top of Radar Hill Rd, Cold Lake, Alberta Open May Long Weekend to Aug 31. 10-4 pm Tues-Sat with Sundays in July & Aug.

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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 55). 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. 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. 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 Bed & Breakfast to enjoy 12 km of trails around the lake.

EAT SHOP Find all your needs for shopping, dining and where to stay from downtown through the Highway 28 corridor in Cold Lake. The Aurora Bar & Lounge at Casino Dene is a new signature restaurant with an exceptional dining experience. Rest assured that a stop for lunch or coffee will be a relaxing time at Beantrees Café. Next door is the Grande Parlour Arts and Culture Venue. It’s the new headliner in town with different performances, shows and musicians playing monthly. Drop into TNT Clothing down by the lakeshore for quality brand name clothing footwear and accessories.

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Lakeshore Drive & Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake

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. Just before you reach the marina look for TNT Clothing at the corner of 8th Avenue and 10th Street. There you will find outdoor apparel, men’s and women's clothing, plus footwear and accessories. Across from the marina is the Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast where you will be relaxed and comfortable in a

beautifully decorated suite. End or begin your day by pampering yourself to a relaxing treatment at their on-site spa. Head on down to Dock 6 at the marina to book a cruise on the lake with Cap’n Ronn Charters as you will be delighted in the beautiful surroundings of scenic Cold Lake. Enjoy the friendly hospitality and be safe and informed with an experienced guide. Further north on Lakeshore Drive is the Waterfront Harbour Bed & Breakfast with awesome views of the lake. This 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, playground, concession and watercraft rentals on the beach.

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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.

Quality Brand Name Clothing, Footwear & Accessories Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5 Sundays & Holidays Seasonal

913 - 8 Ave, Cold Lake 780-639-4823

To arrange a cruise call Capʼn Ronn at 780-812-8895

www.capnronncharters.com Located at the Cold Lake Marina • Max. of 8 guests • Gift Certificates Available

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Just 3 minutes east of Kinosoo beach you will enjoy the tranquility throughout the 142 acres at Morning Star Retreats. Here you will not only take a load off and relax, you will also reconnect with yourself and nature in a very comforting, and natural setting. On the southside of Cold Lake at Cherry Grove you will find a pure woodland oasis. Hamilton House B&B features a private lake where you can soak up the Hamilton House Fishing Charter 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!

• 5 Guest Rooms • Conference/ Party Room perfect for meetings, family reunions, weddings and other family events.

• Full Breakfast • Outdoor Hot Tub • Fireside & BBQ Facilities • Fully Serviced RV Sites • Hiking/Biking & XC Ski Trails with equipment rentals.

Your hosts: Brian & Debbie Hamilton

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• Canoeing on a Private Lake (5 rental canoes) • Fishing Charters • Private Beach Tours

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Visitor Information Centres Dow Centennial Centre 8700 - 84 St. 780-992-6400 or 780-992-6261. Open year round. Warden’s Residence, Fort Heritage Precinct 10006 - 100 Ave. 780-998-1783 A vibrant city located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan is located in Alberta’s Heartland offering a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions, and small-town warmth.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Downtown you will encounter the Fort Heritage Precinct nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The Precinct celebrates three distinct timeperiods: the City’s earliest history is represented by the 1875-1885 North West Mounted Police Fort, while the historical village and continued on page 66...

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1905 Canadian Northern Railway Station capture the experiences of the earliest settlers. The 1937 Warden’s Residence showcases Alberta’s Provincial Gaol (jail) history and serves as the Precinct’s Visitor Information Centre.

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Numerous events take place from May to November 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 1, RiverFest in early August, Movie Under the Stars on August 16, Light Up celebrations on November 29, and Enchanted Forest from November 29, 2019 to January 7, 2020.

The Fort Heritage Precinct is also a great outdoor recreation area where you can feed the City’s flock of sheep, toboggan down the river valley hills, skate under winter lights at Legacy Park, and Watch for the world famous enjoy beautiful trails year round. sheep that graze the parks in the Fort Heritage Precinct Unique shops and restaurants Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays are within easy walking distance of the Precinct in the historic through Sunday afternoons starting in early June and participate in downtown. The Fort Heritage Precinct is open to visitors Monday the Sheep Leaving Parade on September 2. through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm from May long weekend to September long weekend. Thereafter, from mid-September till midThe Farmers’ Market features over 40 vendors downtown every May it’s open 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Thursday from mid-June to mid-September (4:30 pm to 7:30 pm) as well as, every Saturday in July and August (from 10 am to 2 pm). The Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre hosts month-long art shows and exhibits by visual artists, OUTDOORS Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic at Turner Park or potters and artisans. The Gallery is staffed by volunteers so check Legacy Park, rent a stall at the Lions Campground, play at the Kin their website for seasonal hours. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of Family Spray Park, or catch a fish at the Lion’s Community Fish performances to delight audiences. For indoor recreation, the Dow Pond at West River’s Edge. There are more than 75 km of paved Centennial Centre has a gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, trails that are ideal for walking, cycling and cross-country skiing. running track and fitness centre. And do not forget to make a splash Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and the local golf courses. in the swimming pool over at the Harbour Pool.

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EAT SHOP Love pizza? Then Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta is the place to go! Check out their awesome reviews on TripAdvisor. For an authentic Italian experience head over to Modo Mio where the freshest ingredients have been handed down from the old country through generations. Right next door enjoy the Fort Distillery cocktail lounge. It’s an authentic grain to glass experience with their hand-crafted gin and vodka (see ad page 15). All that glitters and gleams is at Roland’s Jewelry – treat yourself or that someone special in your life. Find a unique home décor piece in the vintage boutique store - the blu poppie. For yarns, fabrics and more, visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre while on the Quilting Tour (see page 19). 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.

Tues - Sat 11-9 pm Sun 9-8 pm 172, 8818-111 Street, Fort Saskatchewan l 780-998-1189 l modomioab.ca

Delivery • Take-Out • Catering • Sunday Brunch 9-2pm

•Maple Leaf Canadian Diamonds •Noam Carver Bridal •Bulova, Fossil, Citizen, Nixon •ELLE & Keith Jack Collections •Custom Jewelry Design

Services: •Onsite Goldsmith •Watch Repair •Appraisals •Engraving

10307-100 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan 780-998-3463 rolandsjewelry.ca

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Plan to visit the Old Walker School — it was a four-room schoolhouse built in 1908 of birch 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. 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 a piece 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. Mark your calendars and join Bruderheim’s exciting events including the Meteorite Cup - Ball Hockey on June 1, Canada Day July 1, Bruderhiem Heartland Ag Day on August 17, and wrap up the year with their Christmas Celebrations on November 16.

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The Town of Bruderheim — Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite, the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada — is a progressive and welcoming community with small town values, a variety of services, and a reasonably low cost of living.

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 areas 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 at 780-796-3731. SHOP 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 the Greenhouse Tour on page 18). 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. Follow us at www.facebook.com/GoEastofEdmonton 67


Attractions & Events: - Bruderheim is the Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite — the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canadian history. The meteorite fell March 4th, 1960. Join us for these events: o Garage Craft Sale (May 25) o Meteorite Cup - Ball Hockey (June 1) o Canada Day Celebrations (July 1) o Bruderheim Heartland Ag Day (Aug 17) o Cultural Evening - A Taste of Asia (Sept 28) o Remembrance Day Services (Nov 11) o Welcome Christmas Celebrations (Nov 16)

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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With over 40 historical churches, Lamont County is known as the “Church Capital of North America”. Take a day or a weekend to 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. The Lamont & District Agricultural Society will host the Bullarama Supreme on May 4, and the Summer Sizzler Rodeo July 12-14. Their new rodeo grounds are located at the Junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831, then go two miles south to Twp Rd 552. Watch for signs. They look forward to seeing many friendly faces this year to take in their exciting events.

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OUTDOORS With 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.

Just a quick trip east of Edmonton, Lamont County has a combination of beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage and unique events that make it the perfect destination for day trips and weekend getaways.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS As the Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada, Lamont County is proud of its heritage. Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike come from across the globe to fully immerse themselves in Ukrainian culture, food, music, and performances during the annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival. This is a must-see event for everything Ukrainian, celebrated in the heart of the largest settlement of Ukrainians outside of the Ukraine, held in Lamont on August 24-25. Don’t miss it!

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Bull Riders of Canada tackle the meanest bulls! 6 pm at the Rodeo Grounds

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*Rodeo *Combine Crunch *Beer Gardens *DANCE IN THE DIRT at 9 pm Saturday Bus parking and turn around available. CONRAD SCHINKINGER MEMORIAL GROUNDS 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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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.” With a population of approximately 1700 people, it borders Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, Lamont County’s Industrial Heartland and Elk Island National Park .

OUTDOORS Take a stroll at Hillside Park, fly a kite on top of the massive hill, have a picnic, or enjoy the spray park, playground and walking paths by Mallard’s Landing overlooking the pond. 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.

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. Visit Elk Island Thrift Store while on the Go East Antique Tour (see page 17). For accommodations see Archie’s Motel and Heartland Hotel on page 70. Lamont also has top notch essential services of a larger centre. Its hospital, the Lamont Health Care Centre was named 3rd best hospital for small towns in Canada serving people not only for Lamont but also neighbouring communities. They offer services such as Emergency, Acute and Long-Term Care, Surgery, Medical Clinics, Assisted Living and other health related services and businesses. Lamont is rich with history and over 100 years of stories to share, be sure to see the murals at Lamont Health Care Centre.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS This year there is a new event called the “Colors of Spring – Fashion & Flowers”. Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun and fashion from Bellissima and see what’s new for spring from Thiel’s Greenhouse on April 14. There will also be a live and silent auction. Call the Town Office at 780-895-2010 for tickets. June is a busy month starting with the Town Wide Garage Sale held the first Saturday of June rain or shine. Picnic in the Park at Hillside Park is held the second Thursday of June, weather permitting. Lamont is proud to be the host community for Lamont County’s 7th Annual Baba’s & Borshch Ukrainian Festival in August (read all about it on the inside front cover). To round out the year, the Lamont Community Christmas Light Up is held the last Saturday of November. Throughout the afternoon there will be singing & musical entertainment, pictures with Santa, bake sales, market square, cookie decorating, gingerbread shop, perogy lunch, hot dog sales, and much more ending with the beautiful Christmas light display and fireworks.

• Colors of Spring – Fashion & Flowers - April 14 • Town-Wide Garage Sale - June 1

• Hillside Park • Mallard’s Landing • Lamont Trout Pond

• Picnic in the Park - June 13 • Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival - August 24 & 25 • Lamont Community Christmas Light Up Just 35 minutes east November 30 of Edmonton on Hwy 15.

780-895-2010

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Road trip to World’s Largest Sausage

Chipman Show ‘n Shine @FocalPoint Photography

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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 in June. 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 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

Visitor Information Centre, Basilian Fathers Museum 5335 Sawchuk Street 780-764-3887 Open year round. 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.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The community has invested to achieve a revitalized mainstreet, which often hosts parties throughout the year including the July 1 Canada Day Street Party. You can also join them for Agri-Days in August, and take in the December Christmas Extravaganza and frosty parade. History buffs will enjoy the Basilian Fathers Museum, a world-class facility with an intriguing collection of artifacts and history that attracts over 5000 visitors a year.

Join us for these community 2019 events...

• Chipman Golden Seniors Perogy Suppers - Alternating Months • Chipman Players Annual Dinner Theatre - March 2, 9 & 16 • Chipman Car Crafters Annual Show & Shine - June 2 • Chipman Lions Club Old Time Harvest Dance - In late October • Coyote Country Christmas Craft Sale & Community Dinner - mid November

780-363-3982

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For those looking for physical activities, there is a hockey arena, a curling rink, and a bowling alley in town. A stop in Mundare is not complete without seeing the 42 ft high (6 ton) sausage replica known as the World’s Largest Sausage built by the Stawnichy family in 2001.

OUTDOORS There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy including a skateboard and spray park, and the 18hole Whitetail Crossing Golf Course (see Golf Section page 24). Residential lots are for sale around the golf course and around town; check out the listings with a local realtor. Ukraina Park is also a great place to take in the sunshine. The park has three baseball diamonds, a playground, and sites for camping.

Did you know Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage is celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year? That’s right, they are planning several events throughout the year including a Customer Appreciation Block Party on August 24, 2019 in Mundare. It’s all about celebrating the heritage of quality, good times and great food. (Read their success story on pages 10-11).

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.

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EAT SHOP If you’re looking for “New and Used RV Parts”, Mundare’s got it. Visit them at the corner of Highway 15 and 50 Street. They are proud to offer the lowest prices in Alberta! (See ad in Camping Section page 33). Mainstreet is the place to be! For all of your quilting supplies visit The Chicken Coop while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see page 19).

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. continued on page 74...

Every Sat. 1-3 pm April 13 - October 5, 2019 at the Andrew Arena Town-Wide Garage Sale June 1 June 29 Canada Day Market Beat the Heat Market August 17 (Evening Supper & Dance)

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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. This event includes a whole lotta garlic, a fabulous farmers’ market, children’s activities and a town-wide scarecrow contest.

Photo Contest Submission Roadtrip to Hairy Hill by Jen Cherkas

OUTDOORS Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the baseball diamonds, badminton and tennis courts, outdoor rink, and skateboard park. Set up camp at the fully serviced RV park. 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.

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SHOP From spring to fall, shop for fresh produce, gifts and crafts at the Saturday Farmers’ Market from 1 to 3 pm.

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 20 & 21. Six RV camping stalls with power are available on-site.

Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian

The only Romanian Museum in Alberta!

www.boianalbertamuseum.com

An open air museum that showcases artifacts, documents and family histories of the first Romanian immigrants to Alberta. Open every Sunday Noon-5 pm May 1 - Oct 1

RV Camping 6 Stalls with power hookups, potable water available.

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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. 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, with Trick Riding both days! Go to www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/PrizeGiveaways for a chance to win Hairy Hill Rodeo passes!

Twelve minutes west of Hairy Hill on Highway 45, lies the Hamlet of Willingdon. 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.

31st ANNUAL GIVING AWAY KID’S BIKE EACH DAY!

HAIRY HILL RODEO FRIDAY

6 pm - Rodeo, Kids Wild Pony Race, Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking, Silent Auction 9 pm - Dance

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8-11 am - Pancake Breakfast 1 pm - Heavy Horse Pull 4 pm - Rodeo, Kids Wild Pony Race, Sheep Riding, Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking, Silent Auction 9 pm - Dance ©Don Randall

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Only 1.5 hours east of Edmonton, Two Hills, with a population of over 1,400 is a unique multi-cultural community. Once settled by European pioneers, it is now home to Mennonite families who have emigrated from Mexico, bringing a distinctive Mexican flair to local dining and shopping establishments. The town got its name from the two prominent hills on the western outskirts of the community.

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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 Feeling hungry? Burger Palace is Two Hill’s local Mexican restaurant. They are famous for their delicious Huevo Ranchero and tasty burgers! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. And be sure to grab a shake or an ice cream this summer!

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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, new rec centre, 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 27 at Two Hills Centennial Hall. More than 80 exhibitors are expected in 2019. Bikers are always welcome at the Run to the Hills Rally – celebrating its 12th 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.

BURGER PALACE Restaurant & Drive-In Open: Mon-Sat 6am-8pm 5015 - 54 Ave, Two Hills

PIZZA 780-657-3570

Town of Two Hills 780-657-3395 www.townoftwohills.com

• 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.

• Wayside Memorial Park - Open from May to October • 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!

• Agri Days & Trade Show April 27 • Ukrainian Dancing Year end Concert April 27, 7 pm • Lakeland Motorcycle Tradeshow and Swap Meet May 4 • Wayside Blessing of the Bikes May 5 • Walk/Run for the Hills Event May 11 • Community Wide Garage Sale June 8, 9-4 pm • Canada Day Celebration July 1 • 12th Annual Run to the Hills Memorial Bike Rally July 19-21 • Remembrance Day Ceremonies November 11

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Myrnam off Highway 45 onto Highway 881. Enjoy a number of events all year long. Popular in July is the Community-Wide Garage Sale and Myrnam Steak Supper & Parade – the kids will love it! Other activities include the annual slo-pitch tournament in June, and the popular Christmas Craft Show in November.

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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. Camping is available at the course. Southwest of Myrnam you can also stay at Jackfish Lake Campground. If you’re looking for seasonal camping contact Bear Ridge Campground situated along the beautiful North Saskatchewan River just north of Myrnam. In winter enjoy curling, and don’t miss the annual Antique Snowmobile Show & Ride in February hosted by the Myrnam River Ridge Riders. 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.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS In Ukrainian, Myrnam means 'peace unto us', and the dove, representing peace, is the perfect symbol for the village, which was officially incorporated in 1930. The beautiful Dove Park offers visitors an excellent opportunity to relax and visit in a peaceful atmosphere. A popular roadside attraction is the miniature and life size Ukrainian Catholic Church as you enter

EAT Drop into C.J.’s Café to satisfy your hunger. 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. Ukrainian Catholic Church by Joanne Lemke

Village of Myrnam Located at the junc on of Hwys 45 & 881 780-366-3910

Visit our Beautiful Dove Park

Myrnam Steak Supper Myrnam Parade n’ Shine, kids games, Pancake breakfast, July 19 Show July 20 parade, bean bag tournament, and steak supper and fireworks!

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• Myrnam Crooked Shooters Slow Pitch Tournament June 7-9 • Canada Day Celebration • Community Garage Sale July • Myrnam Christmas Craft Show Nov 3 • Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club 780-366-2190 • Myrnam Campground 5 sites, sewer dump • Myrnam Curling Club • Myrnam River Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club myrnamsnowmobile.ca

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Visit the quaint Village of Derwent, located on Highway 45, 50 km east of Two Hills.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Join them in April for their Spring is in the Air Tradeshow. In October, the popular Derwent Craft Fair takes over with more than 50 exhibitors in attendance! Bring your camera along to capture images of the distinctive Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church. No visit to Derwent is complete without trying their famous Super Loaded Pizza at the Derwent Hotel, located at the end of mainstreet. It’s so good some people say “it’s the best pizza on the planet...totally worth the drive!”

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.

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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.

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Clandonald, the ‘little Hamlet with lots of Heart’, is located in the County of Vermilion River, 2 km south of Highway 45 or 10 km east of Highway 41.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Clandonald Country Fair in August includes a bench show, pancake breakfast, parade, games, and competitions for people of all ages. The agricultural grounds feature a bandshelter, concession booth, washrooms, and campsite building. A modern hall holds many of the community’s social functions. It also has six power and water RV sites, dumping station and a ball diamond. The arena is used year round for outdoor education, 4-H activities, skating, and more.

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 (rumour has it, it 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.

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 14-16, 2019! 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 99.

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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.

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Their ongoing yearly events include the indoor Professional Bull Riding on April 5-6; the town Community-Wide Garage Sale in May; the Marwayne Rodeo Street Dance on June 5; the Fall Fair in October, and December rounds out the year with the Light Up Marwayne & Christmas Tradeshow on the 1st.

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June 22 & 23, 2019 Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Park), Marwayne For more information call

Ron 780-808-0283 Darlene 780-847-2291


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Visitor Information Centres Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce 100 Ordze Ave (Off Wye Road). Open weekdays, year-round 780-464-0801 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. The bustling city of Sherwood Park has many great unique shopping and dining options for you to choose from. The surrounding parkland, farms, and smaller hamlets provide you a great country getaway - whatever you choose to experience, #YOUCAN in Strathcona County.

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 “the mile” and see the historical 1920 Smeltzer House Centre for the Arts and Culture, Monument Park, Smyth Farm and more. You can tour the Heritage Mile from the Broadmoor Boulevard traffic circle to Main Boulevard in Sherwood Park. The Strathcona County Museum and 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. Visit Centre in the Park where the Community Centre is a year round 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.

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Strathcona County - Sherwood Park 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 12-14. July is an exciting time for events in Strathcona County! Starting with the festivities of Sherwood Park’s Canada Day Festival and Parade on July 1. You can also take in Savour Strathcona County on Sunday, July 7 – the annual event is a celebration of local gourmet cuisine, art, and culture. Meet local artists/artisans who will have their creations on display and for sale. Enjoy entertainment and activities throughout the evening while sampling different foods. New this summer is Ravenwood Experience - an outdoor music festival which will showcase a broad spectrum of Indie-folk music that is family-focused, as well as featured workshops, artisans, kids’ zone and food trucks. The venue and show will be held at Broadmoor Lake Park in the centre of Sherwood Park. The festival will run Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th. For more details visit www.ravenwoodexperience.ca 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 Check out the many new shopping and dining outlets all over Sherwood Park. It boasts 10 major shopping plazas located along Broadmoor Blvd., Highway 16 (Emerald Hills), Baseline Road, Sherwood Drive, and Wye Road. Be sure to visit one of the fabulous farmers markets in and around Sherwood Park. Wednesdays year round you can take in the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market in the

Enjoy music Festivals year round in Strathcona County including the new Ravenwood Experience in July.

parking lot of Festival Place in the summer, and inside the Community Centre for the winter. (See Markets & More on page 14 for more markets and details). Visit Strathcona County’s only Alberta cottage winery – Barr Estate Winery – where you can purchase high-quality fruit wine and see how it’s made during a tour of the winery (see Sippin Section page 15). Relax and unwind at the family-run bistro-style café in Sherwood Park - Café Haven. There’s a magical harmony of fantastic home-made plates with realistic prices, and yet a casualness that makes it all real comforting. With over 10 top brands of hotels, Sherwood Park is the place to stay when travelling the area.

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Cultural Heritage Village, or Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Recreation Area with over 170 km of summer and winter multiuse trails. Mark your calendar for the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 7-9, 2020.

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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 15. Stop at South Cooking Lake for Trail Days on August 16, and Christmas in the Country markets and family activities on December 1 across the southern part of Strathcona County.

Photo Contest Submission Trail at Strathcona Wildnerness Centre by Karen South

Bremner House, a designated historic resource that’s over 100 years old, is located north of Highway 16 on RR 225. It is the site of the annual Strathcona Vintage Tractor Pull on August 24 & 25 with over 100 vintage tractors. The house is open to the public annually for this event, and during Christmas in the Heartland on November 23 & 24. Brookville Community Hall, located on Highway 16, is the site of many activities including pyrogy suppers, dinner and live performances, garage sales, and more.

OUTDOORS The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is a four-season outdoor adventure centre, located 16 km east of Sherwood Park and open daily year round. Go yurt camping at Elk Island Retreat, 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 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 1.) Take your pick of major outdoor attractions: Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian

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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 of birds and wildlife. The Bird Sanctuary is also a destination for snowmobilers where the TriCounty snowmobile club grooms and maintains over 50 km of trails.

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 youth 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 sellout 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.

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The County of Minburn has a population of 3,188 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 newly constructed playground and beach area, day-use, and recreational areas along the shores of the lake.

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A rich history plus many new shops and services makes this growing community of over 5,700 residents a great place to come make some memories and have some fun! Only an hour’s drive from Edmonton on Highway 16, it’s a great place for day-tripping, a getaway or a planned vacation.

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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 16A. Take your picture and share it with the hashtag #vegrevillepysanka. This amazing, giant Ukrainian Easter Egg was built in 1974 as a monument to honour 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. Nearby, is another one of a kind Canadian attraction: Our Lady of the Highway Shrine along Highway 16A. Our Lady is beautifully sculpted from Italian white marble displayed in a tranquil park setting. Next door is 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, which recently received updates, is dedicated to promoting world peace through tourism and offers a large picnic area, shelter with a fireplace and a covered BBQ area that can be reserved for private functions. Just east of 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.

Visitor Information Centre located by the Pysanka, off Hwy 16A; Open May to end of Sept, 780-632-6800 or 780-632-3100

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. 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.

Open Year Round Victoria Day - August Tues-Fri 10-6 pm Sat-Sun 1-5 pm Open Victoria Day & Canada Day Sept-May phone for current hours

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A Canadian Tradition Since 1930

New to the Area? New Baby? If you are from the following communities: Photo by Joanna Karczmarek

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 area’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.

Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Leduc, St. Albert, Beaumont, and Vegreville

Admission by donation

780.632.7650 www.vegrevillemuseum.ca Follow us on

Contact: Gayle Martin, Area Manager 780-690-7165 Or Visit:

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Cody (on right) with #goeastofedmonton and his friend at the Vegreville Country Fair.

The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a highly anticipated event for young and old alike on August 8-10. 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, beer gardens, trade show, mouth-watering food, and don’t forget the fireworks on Saturday night.

Celebrate Ukrainian Cullture at Vegreville’s 46th Annual Ukrainian Pysanka Festival July 5-7. 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, and authentic Ukrainian cuisine. Shop at the Yarmarok Market for Ukrainian souvenirs, and Yarmarok Market at Pysanka Festival

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dance the night away at the evening Zabavas. Camping is available.

Don’t miss the Spring Chuckwagon Races & Equine Weekend on June 1 & 2. Enjoy the popular and highly anticipated Father’s Day Event on June 16 with a huge Show 'n Shine, awesome demolition derby, and much more!

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Tea, Gifts & Special Things... Come see our fabulous selection of teas from around the world!

EverythingTeaAndGift.com

780.632.6210 everythingtea@telus.net

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4921 - 51 Ave, Vegreville across from CO-OP

• Prescriptions • Carlton Cards • Lottery • Giftware Open 8:30 am Mon-Fri Open 7 Days a Week Including Holidays

780-632-7660 Vinet’s Village Mall #112, 4925 - 50 Avenue

#3, 6805 Hwy 16A, Vegreville

780-632-1205 or 1-844-900-TACK 88 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

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~ SHOP VEGREVILLE ~ Shop downtown and you’ll find a local favourite - Everything Tea. Delightfully refreshing and soothing in nature, tea has a magical effect, making this store the place to be! For a large selection of gifts, souvenirs, and travel needs shop at Vegreville Drug Mart. Authentic handmade Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, and icons are available at the Ceramic Cottage. On the west end of town, Salty’s Liquor Store carries a fabulous selection of cold beer, coolers and wine with in-store tastings and has the largest walk-in cooler in the area. Located in the same strip mall as Salty’s, Tower Tack & Western Wear will leave you looking great with their knowledgeable staff, and everything you need for western fashions and accessories. Vegreville Mechanical automotive repair service will keep you on the road while Canadian Tire will not only serve your RV needs, but also has fishing licences, bait, sporting goods and outdoor living. If you’re looking for a place to stay, the Pomeroy Inn and Suites is within walking distance of Canadian Tire and close to other stores and restaurants. Vegreville is your Holistic Health Destination! Treat your body with a Bowen Therapy & Massage to relax tired muscles and sooth nerves. After that you’ll want to drop into Regent Health, an all purpose wellness store chock full of all your favourite brands of nutritional supplements and natural beauty products. Or you can visit Vegreville Natural Health Centre which also offers genuine herbs, grains, and supplements to help you live a natural and healthy lifestyle (open some evenings). Complete your travel packing with Essential Oils with Amanda and Kelli Essentials. Feel the healing energy as Cheanise's Niches helps you to live your greatest life potential. Revive, reconnect and rejuvenate with cupping, massage or Reiki at Earth Energy Massage located in the Holistic Centre. Reduce anxiety and depression, and bring relaxation into your life with Stacey Bond Meditation, certified teacher by Lifestyle Meditation. Enjoy a hot stone massage or craniosacral therapy offered by Michele Goodison. Yoga can help to “unplug and reset”, quieting the mind and alleviating stress. With a variety of classes to choose from, Zanti Yoga will help you improve your mind, body and spirit.


Join the Vegreville Holistic Health Community for all your nurturing needs. Feel safe and welcomed in Vegreville, where they have all the healing styles right in town...all you have to do is get some friends, family, or yourself together, and come enjoy some YOU time. Val Miller (RYT500) Registered Yoga Teacher

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Yoga classes are available for all bodies, all genders, all levels and all ages from newborn to 99! 780-603-1612

Earth Energy

Massage Therapy

Charlene Basiliadis, RMT Massage, Specializing in Dynamic Cupping Direct Billing

Catherine Dowhaniuk RMT

Bowen Therapy & Massage 5131 - 50 St. Vegreville 587-280-3420

Michele Goodison Craniosacral Therapy, Raindrop Therapy, Hot Stone Massage 403-827-6204

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Bookings available through www.VegrevilleHC.com

Cheanise Bidulock - Energy Practitioner Mediumship Angel Card Readings Energy Classes Home Parties Healing Sessions

- Healing What’s Yours -

780-632-9616

STACEY BOND *Classes *Workshops *Group Sessions *Meditation Coaching

Amanda & Kelli’s Essentials Enriching lives and restoring health with

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Vegreville 639-317-5968

INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR

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ENJOY!

•Premium Hard Ice Cream Flavours •Old Fashioned Floats •Fresh Sweet N’ Salty Kettle Corn

Open weekends & holidays at Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen (Pysanka) Park off Hwy 16A & local special events June through Sept.

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For event hours & locations follow us on

780-632-1333

Located in the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Clubhouse (2 km N of the Jct of Hwy 16 A & 47 St)

780-603-0277 Daily Specials • Steak Nights • Specialty Coffee Homemade Soups & Burgers • Fresh Cut Fries • Latte

~ EAT VEGREVILLE ~ For eats and sweets Vegreville is the place to be! Prime Cuts is home to Vegreville Garlic Sausage and carries a great selection of specialty items including perogies and cabbage rolls. 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. Make your own tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more at Loco Burro Fresh Mexican Grill, “where it’s nacho Momma’s kitchen but she’ll still approve”! Enjoy fresh, homemade meals at Pure Café where you have a variety of options from homemade soup to handmade burgers!

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Don't miss the Pysanka Park Market between June and September under the open skies every Thursday evening, off Highway 16A. Also next to the big Pysanka you’re invited to enjoy authentic homemade Ukrainian perogies and sausage by Baba's Best Cooking Co during the summer months. For dessert, also on-site near the Pysanka, treat yourself with ice cream from the Little Red Ice Cream Wagon (as enjoyed by the kids pictured above). New this year they will be offering flavoured kettle corn including green apple, chocolate caramel, apple cinnamon, blue raspberry and more!

The Pure Café at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Clubhouse

*Catering *Pre-Cooked Homemade Meals *Authentic Ukrainian Cuisine

Baba’s Best invites you to come to the Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen (Pysanka) Park off Hwy 16A this summer for

Perogies & Sausage! For hours & updates follow Baba’s Best Cooking Company or call

780-208-2151

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OUTDOORS Explore your surroundings at the Vegreville Municipal Campground and Elks/Kinsmen Park. Located here is the Travel Alberta Accredited Visitor Information Centre where you can meet the friendly knowledgeable staff and check out some Ukrainian souvenirs. By the Pysanka, cast your rod in the picturesque trout pond. Let the kids burn off some energy at the playground, skateboard park or at the outdoor fitness park. From here you can hike or bike around Vegreville on the path near the river which is part of the Community Linked Trail System. Take the kids to the Lions Club Community Spray Park & Playground located on 47 Ave with access off 49 Street. Enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Rainbow Park Reservoir located just south of town off Highway 16. This scenic parcel of land boasts a manmade lake that is stocked with trout by Alberta Fish and Wildlife. It’s a very popular fishing hole. 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? (See ad in Golf Section page 25.)

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Located one hour and 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 community-driven 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 President of the Bank of Commerce, who promised a bank branch if the community underwent the name change.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Treat mom on Mother’s Day with a delicious pancake breakfast in Lavoy. Join them on July 1 for their big 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 ad page 17). 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 Museum tour on page 21). Check out some of the events during summer including the Innisfree Fishing Derby in July and Innisfree Fair on August 14, 2019.

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 36 years in 2019.

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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 with a stop at Innisfree Hotel & Liquor Store, and enjoy a visit to the Innisfree Art & Gift Gallery.

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Visitor Information at Crossroads Museum, 1 km north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881. Open Summer. 780-763-2304

“The Little Convenience Store...with a whole lot more!” Hard Ice Cream Grocery Snacks & Soft Drinks Candy / Chocolate Household Items 780-853-7306 5127-47 St, Mannville

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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. For more information call 780-763-2304.

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Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort Upcoming Events & Attractions... • Mannville Figure Skating Carnival - March 2019 • Mother's Day Brunch – (Riverview Golf Course) - May 12 • Breast Cancer Awareness BBQ - May 2019 • Community Wide Garage Sale - June 1 • Library Luncheon - June 7 • Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea - June 21 • Canada Day Festivities - July 1 • Agricultural Society Fair & Parade - August 17 • Christmas Extravaganza (Craft Show & more) - December 7

Features a 9-hole course with grass greens, practice putting green, barbeque & banquet facilities, licensed restaurant, outdoor patio, playground, and scenic walking trails. Serviced seasonal lots and camp sites available. Located 6 km northeast of Mannville, off HWY 881. For more information and bookings call 780-763-2252 For Online Tee Time booking visit... http://mannville.com/river-view-golf-course/book-a-tee-time-online

Explore & Enjoy... • Crossroads Museum & Visitor Information Centre • Historical Telephone Exchange Museum • WWII Vintage Aircraft Gun • Mannville Centennial Public Library • Recreation Centre & Arena • Community Gazebo • Mini Golf Course • RV Wastewater Disposal Station • Shop Local Retail Businesses • Senior Housing & Long Term Care Facility • Seniors Centre • Mannville School K-12 with Multi-Ability Playground

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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 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,

A rustic bakeshop serving the tastiest homemade treats, specialty coffee, breakfast, lunch & gluten friendly items! Open Mon - Fri 7:30-4:30pm Sat 10-4pm

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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.

RV Park Office: 780-763-6404 RV Park Manager: 780-853-1129 or 780-763-2222 RV Park Owner: 780-853-0007 Box 60, Mannville, AB T0B 2W0

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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.

EAT SHOP STAY Mannville is proud to be home of Something Sweet Coffee & Bakeshop. A perfect reason to veer off Highway 16 and enjoy a specialty coffee with homemade treats. Be sure to stop into 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 19 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 hookups. Before you head out for your next roadtrip, be sure to stock up on snacks, soft drinks and other grocery items at Confectionery 881 along 47 Street. Cheese please! Located between Mannville and Vermilion and south of Highway 16 is the Old School Cheesery specializing in quality artisan cheese. Visit their farm store to pick up their For store locations, events, flavoured cheese curds. Nearby, markets and on-site tours visit: is Red Feather Ridge, a www.oldschoolcheesery.com beautiful retreat and conference 780-853-5617 Vermilion, AB centre. A perfect place to host a Fresh Brie, Cheddar & Fresh Cheese Curds party, wedding or reunion.

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Travel two hours east of Edmonton to the junction of Hwy Highway 16 and Highway 41 to experience the growing town of Vermilion. With a population of over 4,500, it features excellent cultural and recreational facilities, plus new retail and commercial developments.

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EAT SHOP Find a variety of shopping and dining establishments along Highway 41, on Railway Avenue and through Vermilion’s beautiful downtown mainstreet. Look and feel your absolute best at Elevation where you’ll find all the latest in ladies fashions, accessories and new styles for the summer. Just a bit south of mainstreet, Branded is the place for the newest trends in western wear for the whole family with accessories and tack. The Red Brick is more than a health-food store that sells coffee and homemade baked goods. It supports local artists and sources from local producers. Enjoy a healthy meal in this cozy space. The Red Brick partly chose its name from the fact that Vermilion was well known for the brick factory that manufactured red bricks from 1906 -1914, and was one of the earliest businesses in Vermilion.

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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 113th Anniversary this year on July 25-27. Join more than 26,000 annual attendees at fair events including a parade, trade shows, animal judging, pony chuckwagons and chariot races, entertainment, and agricultural/horticultural displays. Popular livestock shows are light horse, beef, sheep, goat, poultry, and the heavy horse show. Other popular events during the year include Canada Day, the Taste of Vermilion on June 28, Art in the Park on September 7, Christmas Parade and Festival of Trees starting on November 21, with Savor Vermilion on the 22nd. 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 Museum tour on page 21). Enjoy the outdoors in Vermilion with trails, a spray park, mini golf, a 9 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.

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VERMILION us... Join• May 2 - 11th Annual Women’s Conference Great speakers, shopping booths with wonderful food and prizes.

• June 29 - Canada Day Events 11 am till midnight • July 25-27 - Vermilion Ag Fair - Parade on 25th • October 19 - Small Business Awards • November 21 - Christmas Nightlight Parade • November 22-23 - Festival of Trees • December 7 - Chamber Christmas Gala Need Info? Vermilion Chamber Regional Directory has all the shopping, dining & services.

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This development consists of three 100 year old buildings in the h e a r t o f Ve r m i l i o n ’ s h i s t o r i c downtown that were originally built by three separate businesses, Craig’s Brothers (east building), Nelson Hill Hardware (centre building), and Stevens Department Store (west building). Craig’s eventually bought out the Nelson Hill building in about 1958, and the Stevens building in 1968 and renovated to expand the Craig’s Department Store into all three buildings. In the early 1970s Craig’s underwent extensive exterior and interior renovations to modernize and tie in the three

buildings to look like a single "modern" department store. When Craig’s Department Store decided to shut the doors in 2017, after providing the region with exceptional service for 112 years, a few local business owners decided to buy the buildings and restore them to their original façades. The building was uniquely set up to allow numerous locally owned boutiques to open and foster an indoor market atmosphere that provides a shopping experience that is unlike anything found elsewhere in the region. The current businesses that make up Craig’s Cornerstone are Uniquely U Styles, Vermilion Jewellers, Harbrook & Paisley, MACK Modern Age Clothing for Kids, and Fresh Apparel. As a dedicated group of shop owners, they are very proud to keep up the tradition of unique brands, and exceptional service that defined Craig’s for generations.

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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. 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.

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 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. 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. (See their ads on page 94).

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. 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 store, banking, hotel, post office, restaurants and more. A must visit north of Kitscoty is Kathy’s Greenhouse . Browse through their garden centre, fall in love with the beautiful plants, and find the perfect treasure in their gift shop.

The Vermilion River Region hosts many professional events each summer, including the Professional Bull Riding in Marwayne on April 5-6, the Lea Park Rodeo on June 7-9 north of Marwayne, CPCA Chuckwagon Racing in Dewberry on June 14-16, 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 birdwatch 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! Photo Contest Submission Hidden Lake Campground near Vermilion by Jackie Gartner

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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 21-23 with a Bullarama on the 21st.

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 prairies, and the poplar and willow trees OUTDOORS Work on polishing your game at the 9 hole golf that surround the community. course. In winter grab your skis ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The a n d s n o w b o a r d s a n d h e a d town was once home to six grain northeast of Paradise Valley to elevators along the rail line. Now Mount Joy Snow Resort.

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Photo Contest Submission Colonial Days Fair by Daria Webb more. You can choose to stroll through the permanent exhibits in the Imhoff Art Gallery and Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit, or the OTS Heavy Oil Science Center. Sixty to ninety minute interpretive tours are also available.

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Families will love the Border City Petting Zoo located just 5 miles east of Lloydminster. From lemurs, reptiles, and lions, to pot belly pigs and other petting zoo animals - you’re guaranteed to have a great time! 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. 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. Visitor Information - Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce 4419 - 52 Ave. 780-875-9013 Travel Alberta Visitor Centre Open May-Sept. on Hwy 16 at the east end of Lloydminster.

ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOORS Canada’s Border City is represented by the world’s tallest border markers and its border-straddling is a unique calling card. The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre houses a museum, art gallery, wildlife display, science centre and

EVENTS In March, get ready for spring and camping season at the Lloydminster Showcase full of RV’s, outdoor activities, landscaping and home improvements. Other major events include a variety of concerts year round at the Vic Juba Community Theatre. This July 10-13, don’t miss Lloydminster’s 116th Colonial Days Fair. For an entire day of jam packed fun, attractions, and entertainment, all for one low admission price at the gate – visit Lloydminster’s Colonial Days! Watch their website for Super Pass options and deals on midway rides at www.lloydexh.com.

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The Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds are proud to present the 26th Anniversary of the Denham Ram Tough CPCA Finals from August 14-18, 2019. 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 race and when the whistle blows, you’ll see just how fast they can run!

Don’t miss the Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair on November 15-17. This is the region’s largest gift and variety show & sale! It truly has something for everyone and all ages. With more than 400 booths and tables of crafts, gifts, antiques, sports and toys – you’ll find it here! To wrap the year up don’t miss all of the action during the Bull Riders Canada Finals at Lloydminster Exhibition on December 6-7.

Now Open! With the recent grand opening in January 2019, Gold Horse Casino is the newest member of SIGA’s (Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority) family of casinos. SIGA is a non-profit organization where the profits go back to the beneficiaries. The new casino is a 48,000 square feet entertainment venue. Gold Horse Casino is open 9 am daily, and is located just off Highway 16 in Lloydminster. This new casino features a Bar & Grill, Deli, Event Centre, all your favourite slots, popular live games, and some awe inspiring electronic table games! Top notch entertainment is held year round in the event centre where you can also book this space for events, meetings, weddings or banquets. Close to nearby hotels and shopping, this casino is sure to become a premier entertainment destination in the region.

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You’re invited to attend the first annual Lloydfest on August 24 and 25 at Lakeland College in Lloydminster, and admission is free! Visitors can look forward to a very colorful and exciting International Festival with the display of costumes, traditional wear, and regalia portrayed in a street parade. Then hit the College grounds to enjoy the aroma of international food, displays of arts and crafts. The ambience will be filled with music and stage performances from local artists and visitors. Have fun with activities for the kids including games for the whole family. Festival runs 11:30-9 pm on Saturday and noon to 6 pm on Sunday. See you at #lloydfest2019!

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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.

EAT LLOYDMINSTER The Border City Farmers Market is a local year round hot spot and super popular with their Make it...Bake it...Grow it theme! 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.

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The East Market Noodle House 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, you’ll enjoy this local favourite. Plan a pleasurable stop at Spiro’s; a third generation eatery where they pride themselves on creating a classy family dining atmosphere. You’ll find a special selection of Greek delicacies made in-house from age-old recipes. For a unique culinary experience Timber Café offers specialty coffee, loose-leaf tea, Kombucha, light lunch options, sushi, craft Timber Café cocktails and more.

44th Year of Make it...Bake it...Grow it! • Enter to win $100 in market money each month! • FREE Cake & Coffee Thursdays • New Vendors Welcome!

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SHOP LLOYDMINSTER 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. Make this a must stop on the Antique Tour (see ad page 17).

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Olive & Birch is Lloydminster’s destination store for beautiful blinds and drapery, distinctive home décor, captivating accessories, and unique gifts. When you walk through the doors of Olive & Birch you are welcomed into a haven of perfect choices. They offer a range of products from renowned home, kitchen and beauty brands such as Hunter Douglas, Hillberg & Berk, Staub, Henckel, Lampe Berger, Thymes Skin Care and more. Stop in today to pamper yourself!

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Dawn Interiors & Fashions is a unique boutique shopping experience that caters to the enjoyment of your home. At Dawn Interiors they believe to ‘decorate is to celebrate’. Celebrate the beauty of your home, your life and your family with Dawn Interiors. They also carry ladies fashions and accessories to add to your wardrobe. For pampering they have 100% natural home spa products, hand made soaps, bubble bath, bath salts and silky soft lotions by Rocky Mountain Soap Co and Bee by the Sea. 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 complete with a garden patio at their Timber Café. Whether your in a boat or on ice, Wildside Outdoors carries everything you need for your fishing trip. They have a great selection of rods, reels and line. They also have everything you need to go into your tackle box, from every type of hook, lure, jig and all the accessories in between. And they have bait, fresh and frozen. Plus everything else for hunting, archery and more. This is your one stop shop! Cody with #goeastofedmonton at Border City Petting 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 2,100 and features a variety of local and unique businesses serving the area.

facility is home to numerous interpretive displays on the rich natural and cultural history of the area. You’ll also find tourist information to assist your further travels and the Tofield Museum which is one of the most popular in the area. (See CREAM Museum tour on pg 21).

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 from June through Labour Day, the

Tofield hosts many fun annual events including the Bull Bash in 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.

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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., The Moonshine Café and Petal Pushers – Tofield's only boutique, flower shop, and specialty café in a beautiful historic building right on mainstreet. Those looking to stay overnight should try the cozy railroad caboose 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 14 for more details). Snowbirds are welcome to stay at the peaceful, gated community of Bluebird RV Park, located near Miquelon Provincial Park.

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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 powered sites, indoor washrooms and showers. 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 featuring seasonal campsites (see ad page 25).

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Beaver County A leisurely half-hour drive east of Edmonton brings you to one of Alberta’s hidden gems – Beaver County. The unique ag-tourism, heritage and cultural attractions will provide a memorable experience while also offering visitors a chance to relax and enjoy the country.

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. One of the oldest rodeos in Canada is held in

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OUTDOORS Developed out of a former coal mine, Black Nugget Lake Park has spacious treed sites or back-tonature tenting. Sites range from full hook-ups to basic with no services; it does have two picnic shelters/cookhouses for your convenience. Complete with a boat launch, enjoy boating (non-powered), canoeing, kayaking, trout fishing or take advantage of the scenic hiking trails and enjoy some birdwatching. The children will enjoy a sand-covered playground and large playing field or enjoy a game of basketball, volleyball, tetherball or horseshoes with a few friends. Also, next door is the 18 hole Coal Creek Golf Resort with new full service seasonal campsites available. So don't forget to pack your clubs. (See Golf Section on page 25). Camp Lake Park

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Bruce, located 15 km east of Holden on Highway 14. The Bruce Stampede takes place on July 26-28, 2019.

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.


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.

• Home of Ryley Sausage & Georgeʼs Harness & Saddlery • Ryley Indoor Swimming Pool • Ryley Sports Grounds • Ryley & District Museum • Ryley Lionʼs Club Playground • Ryley Campground the month, Feb-June & Sept-Dec 10-2pm

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, Christmas Market, 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 skating/BMX Park, active curling rink, outdoor skating rink, three slopitch and one hardball shale diamonds, a 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

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Ryley is the only village to unveil a Canada 150 Mosaic Mural. Admire it on main street, and while you’re here taste the famous Ryley Sausage, and visit the working museum of George’s Harness and Saddlery with its antique making and repairing equipment from all over North America. Shop or grab a bite to eat at the other main street businesses. Tour the Ryley & District Museum housed in two old country schools joined together (see the CREAM Museum tour on page 21). Ryley is also home to the only indoor swimming pool in Beaver County and has a climbing wall and hot tub. The bustling Community Centre hosts the monthly Village Market on the first Thursday of the month, and many other programs and events all year long. On June 14 and 15, the village hosts the two day Sports Day Festival featuring a live music street dance on the Friday and on Saturday a free pancake breakfast, parade, market, ball tournament, family events, a dinner, dance, and fireworks.

• Lionʼs Club Motherʼs Day Brunch - May 12 Bring mom out for a special brunch at the Ryley Community Centre

• Live Music Street Dance - June 14 Old time live music street dance on Friday with local food and beer gardens.

• Sports Day Festival - June 15 Free breakfast to start off the morning. Family entertainment & activities, market, baseball, dinner, dance, beer gardens and fireworks.

• Ry-Tof Slow Pitch Tournament - September Long Weekend • Christmas Light Up - December 7 Light up of the 46' tall Christmas tree, market, skating and more!

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Theatre along with providing monthly big screen movies, local talent shows, live theatre events and hosts the Junior Players educational theatre group during the winter season. Another attraction is The Gallery, set in an historic 1915 converted church building which is the venue for artisans of all kinds, including arts, crafts, and country décor. Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 124pm. The venue is also perfect for artistic shows hosted on a regular basis. For further information contact 780717-3657.

The Holden Junior Cattlemen Society hosts an annual event “The Junior Cattlemen Show” at the Holden Complex on June 22 & 23. On Saturday the juniors enjoy competitions in grooming, handling, and showing their animals. Dinner and entertainment follow the Holden Spray Park competitions and a pancake breakfast is served on the Sunday before the Confirmation Classes. For further information call 780-618-6895. The Holden Agricultural Society manages the Country charm and community spirit abound in this cozy village on Complex, Arena and Multi-Recreational Centre and will host the Highway 14, one hour east of Edmonton. It has lots to offer with Holden Farmers Day celebration on June 8. Don’t miss the Legion annual events and local attractions. Pig Roast on August 10, and Christmas Market on November 16.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Holden Museum is a popular stop located east of the Mainstreet Cenotaph and is open mid-May to Labour Day (Fri-Sun 12 to 4 pm or by appointment). See also the CREAM Museum tour on page 21.

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 and a spray park nearby. Municipal water taps and an RV dump station are also available.

The Beaver Regional Arts Society offers a variety of entertainment at the Paragon Theatre. The Season Series is four performances and a home-cooked dinner which is available at the Holden Community Hall after each show. The Beaverhill Players manage the Paragon

SHOP Of special interest is the NU2U2 store, which is run by a nonprofit society. Staffed by volunteers, it takes donations of consignments of gently used clothing and accessories. Open 124pm Tuesdays and Saturdays on mainstreet.

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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.

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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 CREAM Museum tour page 21). The Museum recently took on a project Viking Museum’s restored Milk Wagon to restore a Milk Wagon which was completed in the spring of 2018. 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. If you are extending your stay, try the fully-serviced Eastview Park Campground or stay at one of the nearby motels. Allow enough In June, is the ever-popular Vikings in the Streets Festival with time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club. A little east parade, farmers market, pancake breakfast and family friendly of town off Highway 619 lies Camp Lake Park, a popular events. Also, in June, check out the Cloverlodge Stampede, held campground with a great beach just north of the golf course. With many kids activities, this and playground. outstanding rodeo is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year! On July 14 don’t miss the Viking Museum Pancake Breakfast & 9th Annual Car Show. You’ll want to make plans to take in the EAT SHOP Viking is home to many Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge on August 9-11, and in October it’s unique businesses that make it a a very scary fun time at the Haunted Museum event. great roadtrip destination. Shop at Viking Meats for a full service meat shop and deli counter. Be OUTDOORS Pick up a map at the Viking Museum or at the Town of sure to take home their famous Viking office in the Viking Carena Complex and experience Viking’s Viking Wieners. They also carry a civic pride, and tour the beauty of the streets and gardens. continued on page 112...

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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 33rd annual spiel in 2019 with teams from all over Alberta competing in curling, stick curling, golf, slow-pitch, target shooting, and other sporting events.

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, military and the railway as well as Indigenous buffalo hunters, Hollywood movie crews, dedicated wildlife conservationists, long-suffering homesteaders, and moonshine-swilling prisoners of war (see also the CREAM Museum Tour page 21). Don’t forget to make tracks to the Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada.

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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 17). More unique gifts can be found at Long Branch Trading Company – where 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”. Get your bedding plants, hanging baskets, and planters at Spade to Spoon, located on Highway 14, six miles east of Irma, and specializing in locally grown, fresh garden produce and beautiful flowers (see the Greenhouse Tour page 18).

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Wainwright is the Buffalo Capital of Canada. Stop and take your photo at Canada’s largest Buffalo Statue in town; then visit 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. Rodeo enthusiasts - be sure to take in the Wainwright Stampede in June. 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, BBQs, and much, much more! continued on page 114...

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Canada Day is celebrated annually on July 1st at CFB Wainwright complete with kids’ activities, a concert, and fireworks. July is a food lovers delight…taste 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 with Santa Claus Parade and lots of craft fairs. There are many opportunities to find that perfect gift in the many stores throughout the holiday season! Sports are aplenty at the Peace Memorial Multiplex with its 2 NHLsized 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 performing arts theatre.

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 mainstreet, 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 flavour 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.

SHOP 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. Gibson's Home Hardware has everything from camping supplies to fishing and hunting licenses. Stop in at the awardwinning Ribstone Creek Brewery while you are here (just a short drive in nearby Edgerton).

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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 three 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.

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Hockey, figure skating, curling, cross-country skiing, and sledding are just a few of the winter-sports that keep the community warm throughout the winter season. Come visit and enjoy the friendly hospitality, discover and share in the prairie history of Wainwright. 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 CREAM Museum Tour page 21). The Museum hosts an Antique Tractor Show & Pull as part of the July Sports Days. Check out the bullarama, chuckwagon races, fireworks, and beer gardens. Drop in at the Ribstone Creek Brewery open Fridays and Saturdays for tours and tastings (see also Sippin’ Section page 15). 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.

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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Head 40 minutes south of Edmonton to the City of Wetaskiwin to start your Highway 13 roadtrip into East Central Alberta. While getting the name right may take a while (pronounced Weh-task-awin), feeling at home here sure doesn't. A small city of nearly 13,000 residents, Wetaskiwin offers visitors a beautiful mix of modern amenities, shops, and cozy, small-town comfort.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is a must see for car enthusiasts, especially June 8-9 during History Road – The Ultimate Car Show. Nearby is Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame where you will be inspired to reach for the skies. Stroll through the three floors of unique displays and interactive exhibits at the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum.

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OUTDOORS Feeling adventurous? Take a rip in a race car this summer at the Edmonton International Raceway (located just outside of Wetaskiwin). Did you know? Wetaskiwin is home to two superb golf courses, with seven others within a 35-minute drive. Explore the 2 km paved trail system at By-The-Lake Park, or enjoy a game of disc golf at the 18-hole course at Peace Hills Park. Playgrounds and green spaces abound in Wetaskiwin, making it easy to enjoy the great outdoors with your family. The Wetaskiwin Recreation Grounds is usually humming with activity, and features a tennis/pickleball court, horseshoe pits, skate park and football field. Visitor Information at City Hall, 4705- 50 Ave. 780-361-4400


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Camrose - Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre, 5402 - 48 Avenue 780-672-4217. Open year round.

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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.

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. The Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park gives you a chance to tour the 1911 Canadian Northern Railway Depot and thirteen spectacular heritage gardens. Children can play to their hearts’ content in the Secret Garden. After the tour, relax in the tea room and browse the gift shop. (See Museum Section page 21).

Camrose EVENTS 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.

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ATTRACTIONS Get acquainted with our past - twenty educational and historic points of interest depicting the development stages of Camrose are strategically placed along the 3 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 - 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 to enjoy a delicious ice-cream and take a leisurely train ride along the picturesque shores of Mirror Lake.

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There are numerous events taking place throughout the year in Camrose including the Jaywalkers Jamboree, and 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. Go to www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Prize-Giveaways for a chance to win a complete Big Valley Jamboree Ticket Package!

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Experience Scandinavian hospitality in our charming Bakery & Coffee Shop.

Open Mon-Fri 9:30-5pm; Sat 10-4pm 5210 - 51 Ave., Camrose, AB

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HART HOUSE “We love everything that’s old.. old friends, old times, old manner, old wine”

Camrose’s top social and dining location.

You’re invited to spend a weekend in the country during Prairie Fun Days in August. Take a self-guided trip or book the Prairie Cruiseline.

If you're looking for fresh local produce, there are 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 14 for more details).

EAT Delight yourself in unique Scandinavian baked goods at The Lefse House. Stop in on a Friday and you can treat yourself to their famous cinnamon buns. Make plans to wine and dine at Hart House Wine & Tapa - you will be welcomed into their 1918 home to enjoy a dining experience and hospitality like no other. Camrose is proud to be the home of the Back 40 Distillery where two of their four products have won Judges Selection Awards. Do you like warm apple pie? Then you must try their Ol’ Apple Betty - it’s a crowd favourite! (See Sippin’ Section page 15). OUTDOORS Swing your clubs at the beautiful Camrose Golf Course. The tree-lined fairways situated along the banks of Stoney Creek provide a variety of challenges for the seasoned golfer while still remaining suitable for beginners. 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. Stay a day, or stay awhile with your big rig at the Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park – a full service campground with modern facilities.

107 Fully Serviced Sites located on the Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds

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Downtown Events include: Jaywalkers Jamboree - May 31 - June 2 Downtown Camrose Market June 6 - September 27 (Thursdays) Camrose Kickn’ Country Parade - August 1 Midnight Madness Downtown Camrose November 29

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 page to help you plan your shopping trip to Camrose. Only 1 hour east of Edmonton!

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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 and friends. Twig Boutique is a premier example of a unique boutique you’ll love for women’s clothing and accessories. Tish’s Fashions & Finery is all about looking fabulous. If you have a wedding or graduation coming up, this is the store you’ll want to visit! Watch for specials as they are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. To complete your new wardrobe, find your footwear at Sole City Shoes. Known for having the latest trends, and well trained staff providing excellent one-on-one service for over 45 years. Give yourself lots of time to browse through their 7000 sq ft of quality footwear!

Find some great treasures at Take a Second Look on 46 St. while on the Go East Antique Tour (see page 17). 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.

After a full day of shopping you will want to renew and rejuvenate at Cloud 9 Day Spas & Boutique. A locally owned oasis with an organic and all-natural gift shop. Perhaps a massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure is just what you need. Come through their doors and feel your stress melt away!

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Mother of the Bride • Graduation • Black Tie • Special Occasion Wear

The Shoe Store everyone is talking about! Nearly 7000 sq ft of ladies & mens brand name quality footwear.

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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 8,458 people who live in friendly communities or in the countryside surrounded by rolling hills and dancing grain fields.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Make plans to attend Prairie Fun Days in August, and you will get to see much of what the County has to offer. Choose either a self-driving tour, or hop aboard the Prairie Cruiseline and ride in style on a Coach Bus (see ad page 119).

For popular campgrounds you can enjoy 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, canoeing or just plain kicking back. North of Miquelon Lake Provincial Park is Bluebird RV Park, a 50+ peaceful seasonal RV campground (see ad page 107). 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, (pictured above) a re-claimed gravel pit that has been transformed into a beautiful day use recreation area. Located 8 km east of Highway 56 on Township Road 452. 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.

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OUTDOORS The county has an excellent selection of golf courses from nine to 27 holes, all within a half hour drive of each other. Be sure to swing a round of 18 holes at Miquelon Hills Golf Course. Did you know they offer serviced seasonal RV sites? Or set up camp at Double Dam Golf Course and Campground where it’s much more than golfing or camping. It’s full of fun family activities all summer long. (See Golf Section page 25).

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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 the golf enthusiasts, 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 fresh or frozen pork products, along with a selection of other locally sourced artisanal food items, visit Irvings Farm Fresh Store. They are open Thursday to Saturday from 10 - 4 pm, located 2 minutes east of Round Hill on Twp Rd. 484.

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 – 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! Photo Contest Submission by Kurt Helgoth Quintessential prairie landscape shot as the sun was going down during a roadtrip through Camrose County.

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.

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 for the Village. 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 in May featuring a Show n’ Shine, face painting, a vendor show and many other fun activities! Don’t miss the Mother’s Day Breakfast on May 12th. 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

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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. Daysland boasts two campgrounds for you to stay at while you take part in the summer events and tour the attractions in Flagstaff County. Check out the special weekday Golf & Stay packages this season and hit the island hole at the Daysland Golf Club. (See Golf Section page 25.)

SHOP 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, home décor, and much more. For a complete business and services directory, visit the Daysland website at www.daysland.ca

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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 expect in larger centres.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Plan on attending the 48th 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 & shine, and of course, lots of rodeo action. Enjoy the sights of unique scarecrows during their Scarecrow Festival in September. Come winter, the town puts on an amazing Parade of Lights and Christmas Craft Fair in early December.

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•Open daily •Daily specials •Ask about our Seniors & Children’s Program •Licensed

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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 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, and 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. Tues-Fri 9-5:30 pm Sat 10-4 pm

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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 breakfast or lunch at Jam Tarts Café. Plan to stay at the Killam Krossing Hotel – with 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.

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June 14 & 15, 2019 Centennial Park Campground 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

• Rodeo performances • Pancake Breakfast • Parade • Street Fair • Show & Shine • Dance in the dirt • Fireworks

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Learn some local history at the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site, Canada’s only surface coal mining museum, or fondly relive the good ol’ days of yesteryear at the Sodbusters Archives Museum in Strome. ‘Cowboy up’ and experience the thrills and spills of a Flagstaff rodeo; four weekend events run from mid-June to late August throughout the region. Kids, get a bird’s-eye view of Flagstaff via a free small-engine plane ride during the 2019 COPA for Kids event April 27 at the Flagstaff Regional Airport.

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Hop aboard a vintage passenger train for a spectacular theme-based excursion with the Friends of the Battle River Railway. View the rural vistas around Alliance, Galahad, Forestburg, and witness Canada’s largest baseball glove in Heisler – all on the route through the southern part of the region. See opposite page for a rundown of the 2019 excursions.

Escape the urban hustle and bustle, and quiet your mind amid the rural essence that the Flagstaff Region has to offer. Nestled in east central Alberta, just 150 km southeast of Edmonton, the Flagstaff Region consists of 10 small communities – each with its own distinctive charm. Together, they comprise an area with an affordable cost of living, abundant recreational opportunities, salt-of-the-earth folks and a tranquil lifestyle.

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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 just 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, located in Daysland, Forestburg, Sedgewick, and Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course (as pictured above).


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With headquarters in Forestburg, the Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer a great lineup of theme-based excursions in 2019.

New Train Trips Include: A Day on a Train – June 12 & August 7 Travel by passenger train to small town Alberta, where you will dine in a vintage hotel, visit and hear stories at the historic St. Martin’s Catholic Church, and purchase the famous sausage at the Heisler General Store. A perfect outing for retirees. Train departs from Kelsey and travels to Heisler.

Forestburg Centennial Mini Runs – August 3 Take the train on a short run from Forestburg to Heisler. Then, enjoy your day at the Forestburg Centennial. Visit with living history actors who will regale you with the story of the characters they are portraying. The forefathers of Forestburg will be full of interesting stories of days gone by from the community. Mini run departures at 1 pm and 3 pm.

Trips Departing from Camrose: • Heisler Historic Hotel Run - June 23 • Octoberfest Train to Heisler Sausage Supper - October 27 • Murder Mystery on the Battle River Express - November 24 Other Trips Departing from Forestburg: • Easter Egg-Travaganza April 13 • Christmas Train to Santa Daze in Alliance - December 7 Trips Departing from Alliance: • Murder Mystery on the Battle River Express - November 23 Other Trips Departing from Kelsey: • The Haunted Train & Ghost Walk - October 19 Battle River Train Excursions now offers a variety of train charter options for individual groups or businesses. Great for customer appreciation events, group functions, family reunions, business retreats, weddings and more! See below to book your trip.

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What’s in That Field? – July 14 Ever wonder what’s out in that field? Wildlife? Crops? Machinery? Roll down the tracks and listen to an expert from The Ellis Bird Farm tell us about wildlife in the area. Have tea and snacks at the restored railway foreman’s house in Alliance. Get off the train and listen to actual farmers tell you what is in their fields and the methods they use for growing those crops. Enjoy supper in Forestburg and pop into the saloon for a train themed drink menu made just for you. Train departs from Heisler and travels to Alliance and Forestburg.

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The Village of Forestburg is approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose. It is a short drive south of Killam from Highway 13 and west of Highway 36. Forestburg is located on Treaty 6 territory north of the Battle River, which was a major trading and travel route for the Plains Cree and other First Nations. Around 1904, settlers of British, Scandinavian and German descent began to homestead in the area; and a few years later, enterprising homesteaders opened many small “gopher hole” mines in the banks of the Battle River. After the coming of the railway in 1916 a town site was surveyed and Forestburg was incorporated as a village on August 19, 1919. Today, agriculture, coal mining, oil, gas, and power generation form the basis of Forestburg’s economy with a number of popular activities and events for tourism.

Annual Dinner Theatre in March 780-582-3668 Annual Forestburg Concert Series Diplomat Mine Museum Annual Open House June 16 (Father’s Day) Forestburg Mud Bogs - June 22 & 23- Camping available. Christmas Market - November 30 - 10-2pm Over 40 Vendors!

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Forestburg, 1930s, looking up mainstreet from Railway Avenue L-R Shillinglaw’s Garage, George’s Meat Market, drug store, Crillion theater, Coutts Hardware, grocery store.

Forestburg’s 875 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.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS The Village is proud to be the home of the Friends of the Battle River Railway Station offering themed train rides throughout the year. Book a train ride today! 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. On June 22 & 23 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. Come winter plan to attend the Christmas Market in November with over 40 vendors.

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For 100 years, community spirit has continued to thrive in this vibrant village. You’re invited to their 100th Anniversary Celebration on August 2- 4, 2019. Come to the Museum for tours on both Saturday and Sunday. The Forestburg Museum is located on mainstreet, housed in a 1927 Masonic Temple, restored by the Forestburg Historical Society. For more details on the Celebration visit www.forestburg.ca or call the Village Office at 780-582-3668.

Canada 150 Parade, Mainstreet Forestburg 2017.

OUTDOORS Kids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September. Tee off at the golf course equipped with a restaurant and RV park. You can also setup camp at the Kinsmen RV Park. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20 km south of town and offers both a unique natural setting and varied recreational opportunities including the popular Big Knife Provincial Park. 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. Of interest, Coutts Hardware has been in business on mainstreet Forestburg since 1933, that’s over 85 years and 3 generations of the Coutts family being in business – that’s quite an accomplishment! Be sure to stop in, say “Hi” to Bob Coutts and pick up your camping supplies, fishing license, sporting goods and more at Coutts Home Hardware.

Alliance is a quaint yet vibrant community located in a sweeping and spectacular view of the scenic Battle River Valley. The village is located just off Highway 36 and south of Highway 13 in the southern part of Flagstaff County. Tree lined streets invite you to come visit and explore the virtues of small town living. Enjoy the popular Canada Day event and take in the Battle River Train Excursions planned in Alliance in July, November and December this year. Take in the Museum, walking trails, and complete recreation facilities and parks including the serviced campground. Stock up on supplies at over 10 local businesses on mainstreet while you explore this clean, picturesque and friendly community. More info: Village Office 780-879-3911 www.villageofalliance.ca Follow us at www.facebook.com/GoEastofEdmonton 131


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built in 1906 as a former merchant bank. Sedgewick Community Hall hosts monthly community events including Flagstaff Players performances, and hosts the July 1 Canada Day breakfast. The Sedgewick Seniors Centre is conveniently located on mainstreet with continuous event planning such as cards, floor curling, and regular meet-ups. The Sedgewick Recreation Centre facilitates bowling, curling, hockey, lacrosse, public skating, shinny, baseball, football and private events; and houses the Sedgewick Public Library. The Sedgewick Ag Society hosts an array of sporting events including a Cutter Rally, Snowmobile/Quad rally in February, and Chuckwagon Races from June 29 - July 1. Meanwhile, the Sedgewick Golf Course holds tournaments throughout the summer. On August 24, don’t miss Gathering of the Clans - a full day of Scottish Celebrations.

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.

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS A popular stop on the town’s mainstreet is the Sedgewick Archives and Museum – a provincial historic site,

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 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 the licensed clubhouse after a round of 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!

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Battle River Art Club Annual Art Show – held in spring

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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Join the village for their Sports Day in May. The community always looks forward to the Lougheed Country Fair which will be held in August. The fair includes exhibits showcasing the talents of community members such as quilting and knitting displays, as well as horse and cattle shows. Don’t miss the pancake breakfast and parade! The Iron Creek Museum consists of several heritage buildings, chock-full of items from founding families as well as the local elevator that houses several displays. The museum is open in the summer only; 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 Museum tour page 21). During the winter, the Lougheed Field House is the community’s hub of activity where people can enjoy various activities and use of a gym. Shoot some hoops, play pickleball, dodgeball and more.

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.

Hardisty's slogan is “More Than You 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. 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 The 71st annual Hardisty Rodeo is on July 19-21. Enjoy the Street Fair, Parade, Rodeo, Chariots, Chuckwagons, and the Combine Crunch. If your kids like to have fun on the lake, make crafts, and meet others, then check out the United Church Camp. Other events throughout the year are held at the Hardisty Community Hall. Community suppers and Christmas parties, as well as fundraisers such as Ladies Night in March, Spring Fling in April, and Slice & Ice in October are all presented with lively entertainment.

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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 & gas activity, Lougheed serves the area with a selection of shopping, dining, supplies, and services.

OUTDOORS Golfing, camping, boating, swimming, and baseball are just a few of the activities that Hardisty has to offer. The campground and the public beach at the Hardisty Lake Park are right in town; inviting campers and day visitors all summer long. The beautiful sandy beach is reminiscent of what you would see in a warmer climate. It’s a great place to visit; canoes, kayaks, and small motorized boats are welcome on the lake. Nearby, play 9 holes at the Lakeview Golf Course – with long term camping availability so that you can make it your summer and weekend home. The Golf Course and the Lake Park open at the beginning of May, as weather permits. The Battle River runs adjacent to town – where you can spend the day canoeing down the river or watching wildlife at the riverside campground. Continued on page 135...

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Hardisty Lake Park • A gem located within the borders of the Town of Hardisty • Beach and swimming area • Campsites, public picnic areas, and playground • Adjacent public ball diamond, rodeo grounds, and Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course • Nearby public boat launch • For bookings call 780-888-2700 • Park is maintained by the Hardisty Agricultural Society

Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course • One of the town's best-kept secrets • 9 hole course takes advantage of the area's natural beauty to create a pleasant and challenging course • Clubhouse features a pro-shop with cart rentals and fully licensed restaurant • Seasonal Sites May 1 - Sept. 30 • Seasonal Campers will have the option to keep site from year to year. Park your trailer and stay every weekend, or all season if you wish! Personalize your lot as you see fit. Very reasonable rates. Call 780-888-2288 • For more information visit www.hardistygolf.ca

Gibson Energy Centre (Arena) • A single-pad ice rink located in the heart of town • Open October to end of March • Public Skating available • Curling rink offers up to three sheets • Concession • Interior seating and lobby seating • For bookings call 780-888-5656 • Managed by the Hardisty Agricultural Society

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SHOP Hardisty is fully serviced with eating establishments, shopping, accommodations and healthcare facilities. 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, Toddler’s Inn Playschool, many non-profit organizations, a very reasonable cost of living, and a full array of established businesses to serve your needs, – Hardisty might be the place you’ve been looking for to raise your family or make it your next home.

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 Provost Museum T. Eaton House 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 and 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! 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 on June 13. On October 11 take in the Pumpkin Fest, and enjoy Winterlude on November 17. The downtown revitalization project has been completed giving the mainstreet a wonderful new look. Enjoy a variety of shops, and services in the revitalized downtown area, as well as accommodations and businesses along Highway 13.

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 with over 13 km of trails and a beautiful sandy beach.

A half hour west of Provost off Highway 13 is the popular Czar Lake Bullarama on July 19 at the Czar Lake rodeo grounds. Nearby, Shorncliffe Lake Park is popular for water-skiing and camping, where you can enjoy many events and activities plus the Prairie Panorama Museum. Just 15 minutes south of Provost on Highway 899, you can join an excavation and experience archaeology first hand this summer. Book a tour at the Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre. They offer Adult Dig-It Camps, Kids Camps, and Family Lifeways Camps with amazing hands-on activities. The Centre is open from early May to mid-August. Visit www.bodoarchaeology.com to learn more.

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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.

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Provost Visitor Information Centre 4804 - 57 Ave. Open Summer. 780-753-2261

• Crescent Point Place Regional Activity Centre outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, indoor walking track & more

• Provost Museum - site of seven acres to explore • Provost & District Golf Club - 12 hole course with challenging greens, wooded areas and rolling hills

• Several Parks & Playgrounds • Outdoor Rink • St. Norbert’s Rosenheim Church - the largest rural neo-gothic church in Alberta

• Bodo Archaeological Centre - one of Alberta’s largest and well-preserved archaeological sites

• Nearby lakes - Dillberry Lake Provincial Campground, Czar Lake, Capt Ayre Lake

Major Annual Events AGRI-Day & Tradeshow - April 5 Seniors Day - June Kinsmen Splash & Smash - June 14-16 Canada Day - July 1 Pumpkin Fest - October

3 hours southeast of Edmonton on Highway 13 and only 15 min to SK border.

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2019 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide  

Your #1 Travel Guide for everything to see and do - Northeast, East and Southeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Use this travel guide to plan your d...

2019 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide  

Your #1 Travel Guide for everything to see and do - Northeast, East and Southeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Use this travel guide to plan your d...