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Dear Visitors of Go East of Edmonton, Please Note: This Travel Guide was printed in early March before the pandemic escalated in Alberta, so the following pages are our annual 2020 Travel Guide with everything to see and do across the region. The COVID-19 situation is ever-changing, and depending on when you read this letter, our tourism partners: activities, attractions, and businesses listed, or advertised in this Travel Guide, may or may not be fully operational. We are saddened to announce that summer events listed and advertised in the Travel Guide have been forced to cancel as of April 23, 2020 by AHS.

What do we do now? How can we best serve our loyal readers and also ensure that we are encouraging everyone to Stay Safe and Stay Healthy? Here’s our updated message as of June 17th...

To all of the residents in the Go East of Edmonton Region: We encourage you to plan your staycation and support the local businesses. The businesses in our region are one of the most important assets that make our area so unique - they need your help! There are over 150 businesses advertised in this travel guide. Many shops and restaurants are reopening while they still may have online shopping, take-out, curbside pickup, and free delivery within their community. We want to reinforce just how important it is to support local businesses and attractions through these challenging times. Social distancing does not mean we stop supporting one another. Our sense of community will grow as we make it through these difficult times together.

To all of our loyal visitors: Go East of Edmonton Tourism Region is a safe place to visit, and we welcome you to shop, stay and play! Please take protective measures against the COVID-19 virus and make informed decisions, including practising social distancing.

How to get updates on what is open and operating? Visit our website: www.GoEastofEdmonton.com and you can sign up for our Newsletter to be updated every month. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoEastofEdmonton Every week we post about businesses and activities that are operating across the region. We know this is a very difficult time for our communities, and that COVID-19 is top of mind for travellers, businesses and event organizers in our region. Go East of Edmonton Regional Tourism is here to support you. We want to assure you that we are all in this together and now more than ever, it’s time to support each other through the times ahead. Stay safe and take care, The Marketer, publishers of the Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide Jolene & Kevin Kisilevich

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Welcome to the 2020 Edition of the Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide! Just like our front cover, we are hoping this year is just like a carnival of great times with family and friends as you use this Guide to Go East of Edmonton.

Front Cover Photo Vermilion Agricultural Fair by Jason Whiting @videre_images Contributing Photography & Videography Road 55 Productions, Edmonton, AB @roadfiftyfive www.road55.ca

Whether it’s the first time you’re picking up our magazine, or if you are a loyal reader – you’ll see that we have gone all out to expand and feature the BEST of the East of Edmonton region. From the Special Feature - Top 20 in 2020 to the extra pages we added in many sections, this is our biggest and best issue ever! If you’re a loyal reader, you might be the people who told us “there is no better Travel Guide in Alberta”, and others who have said “you have thought of everything possible to help us plan a road trip!” Need more inspiration? Check out our NEW website featuring NEW Road Trip Videos, Travel Destinations, Campgrounds, Events and Attractions and so much more. Guaranteed you will find more uncrowded and unexplored things to do here than you thought possible. After this there is only one thing left to do...GO...Go East of Edmonton in 2020!

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Publisher Marketing Manager Kevin D. Kisilevich

Design & Digital Media Manager Jolene Kisilevich

Marketing Representative Len Bullock

Events & Communications Donna Jenson

Editing/Writing Hannah Lintott

Advertising Design Wanda Magnan

Special Events Assistant Cody Kisilevich

Kevin & Cody Kisilevich posing for the Highway 16 Road Trip Video.

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Go East RTO (Regional Tourism Organization) – Award Winning Tourism Marketing & Development The official DMO - Destination Marketing Organization for East Central Alberta. The Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide is the official Guide to the Region. Contact: Donna Jenson, Office Administrator 780-632-7699 E: donna.goeast@gmail.com Mailing Address: 50230 Rg Rd. 200 Beaver County, AB T0B 4J2 This publication is copyright by The Marketer. Reproduction in whole or in part is not allowed without written permission. We reserve the right to edit advertising and articles as necessary. Articles & events contained in the publication are compiled on the basis of information supplied and researched from various sources. Dates and information are subject to change at any time. Community populations have been accessed from a recent Census, unless stated otherwise. Extra care is taken to ensure copy accuracy but it is not guaranteed.

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Alliance..............................140 Ardrossan / Josephburg...........88 Andrew.................................79 Athabasca / Boyle..................39 Beaver County / Bruce...........118 Bonnyville.............................61 Bruderheim...........................72 Camrose.............................126 Camrose County..................130 Chipman...............................77 Clandonald...........................8 4 Cold Lake..............................65 Daysland............................134 Derwent...............................84 Dewberry..............................8 4 Edgerton / Chauvin...............124 Elk Point...............................58 Flagstaff Region...................132 Forestburg..........................135 Fort Saskatchewan.................70 Gibbons...............................45

Glendon...............................60 Hairy Hill / Boian / Willingdon.....80 Hardisty..............................142 Holden................................117 Innisfree................................98 Irma....................................120 Killam.................................137 Kinsella...............................120 Kitscoty...............................106 Lac La Biche Region................41 Lamont County / Lamont .........74 Legal.....................................38 Lloydminster........................108 Lougheed............................140 Mannville.............................100 Marwayne..............................84 Minburn County......................99 Mundare...............................7 8 MD of Bonnyville.....................59 Myrnam................................82 Paradise Valley.....................106

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Provost.................................143 Radway.................................47 Ranfurly..................................98 Redwater................................4 6 Round Hill.............................130 Ryley....................................116 Sedgewick............................1 39 St. Paul Region........................54 Sherwood Park........................86 Smoky Lake Region..................50 Strathcona County....................86 Thorhild County........................47 Tofield..................................1 14 Two Hills Region.......................81 Vegreville................................90 Vermilion..............................102 Vermilion River Region............106 Vilna / Bellis.............................53 Viking...................................119 Waskatenau............................50 Wainwright............................121


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NORTHEAST Hwy 2 & 55 Legal to Lac La Biche

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Hwy 16 Sherwood Park to Lloydminster

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2 Bonnyville Indoor Community Garage Sales 2 Lloydminster Rotary Club Lobsterfest 2 Mallaig Mother's Day Craft & Vendor Show

2 LAMONT BULLARAMA SUPREME XXVI See ad page 74. 2 Bruderheim - Thiel’s Greenhouses Dig N Dirt

2 RADWAY SPRING SOCIAL DINNER & DANCE See ad page 47. 2 Mundare Town Wide Garage Sale

11 Round Hill Spring Market 12 Fort Saskatchewan Peoples of the North Saskatchewan Festival 13 Vermilion Women’s Conference 16 St. Paul Critter Market 16 Lloydminster Border City Barrel Racing

Summer Events in 2020 have been forced to cancel due to AHS Regulations.

18 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE CELEBRATION OF DANCE See page 75. 21 Josephburg Farm Smarts Safety Camp 21 Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Andrew Judah "Music in the Forest" 22 Lloydminster Gold Horse Casino The Lala’s Burlesque Show 23 Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement Quad Rally 23 Elk Point Spring Fling Wrestling 23 Marwayne Spring Community Garage Sale

23-24 JOSEPHBURG AG SOCIETY CLASSIC See ad page 88. 23-24 Tofield Community Wide Garage Sales 29 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry

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2-3 BELLIS SPRING FLING See ad page 49. 2-3 Elk Point Theatre Project "Into the Woods”

3, 10, 17, 24, 31 BOYLE SPRING FLING BARREL RACING JACKPOTS See ad page 40.

3 TWO HILLS WAYSIDE BIKE BLESSING

See ad page 81. 7 Fort Saskatchewan Mother’s Day Potluck 8-9 Fort Saskatchewan Sheeptown Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre 8-10 Lloydminster Gold Horse Casino Pow Wow "Honouring Our Mothers" 9 Bonnyville Bon Jovi Concert 9 St. Paul Ag Society Exotic Animal Auction 9 Elk Point 2nd Chance Trail Ride 9 Fort Saskatchewan Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale 10 Vegreville Legion Pancake Breakfast 10 Mannville Mother’s Day Brunch 10 Ryley Lion’s Club Mother's Day Brunch

29-JUNE 2 TOFIELD PROMENADE, STREET FAIR & SODBUSTER RODEO See page 115. 30 Rich Lake Family Trail Ride

1-AUG 31 VEGREVILLE ART WALK

See ad page 90. 4 Sherwood Park Festival Place Folk Concert 5 Daysland Farmers Day BBQ

5-7 MARWAYNE LEA PARK RODEO

30-31 VEGREVILLE SPRING CHUCKWAGONS & CHARIOT RACES

See page 106. 5-7 Athabasca Hawg Flatts Bike Rally 5-7 Camrose Under the Lights Soccer Tournament

See ad page 97.

5-7 CAMROSE JAYWALKERS JAMBOREE

30 ELK POINT IRON HORSE MINI 42K RUN See page 58.

30 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 30-31 Vegreville VWF 3D Archery Fun Shoot 30 Marwayne Treasure Hunt 31 Camrose Flying Club/ COPA Flight 137 Annual Fly-in Breakfast Event dates are subject to change without notice.

Photo Contest

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BEST Event Photo #2 Smoky Lake Stampede by Francis Parker

See page 127. 6 Lac La Biche Community Garage Sale 6 Bonnyville Indoor Community Garage Sales 6 Lloydminster Border City Barrel Racing Series 6 Egremont Parade 6 Mannville Community Wide Garage Sale, Bike Rally & Elks Dinner 6-Sept 7 Fort Saskatchewan Visit our Sheep

6 FORT SASKATCHEWAN LEGACY PARK FAMILY FESTIVAL See page 70. 6 Amazing Race Athabasca 6 Andrew Town Wide Garage Sale & Market 6 Lamont Town Wide Garage Sale 6 Marwayne Street Dance

7 CHIPMAN CAR CRAFTERS SHOW N’ SHINE See page 77. Swap Meet on the 6th. 7 Metis Crossing Mathew’s Run 11, 18, 25 Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Concerts in the Park

11 PROVOST MUSEUM HERITAGE DAYS See page 143. 12 Round Hill Farmers Day & Twilight Auction 12-13 St. Paul Centerfield Music Festival 12-13 Viking in the Streets Festival 12-14 Myrnam Slowpitch Tournament 12-14 Plamondon Jamboree 12-14 Provost Kinsmen Splash & Smash

13 HOLDEN FARMER’S DAY See ad page 117. 13 Hardisty Town Wide Garage Sale 13 Flagstaff County Battle River Crossing Resort Poker Float 13-14 Cadogan Rodeo

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JUNE continued... 13-14 COLD LAKE STAMPEDE See ad page 64.

13-14 VIKING CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE See ad page 120. 13-14 REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM HISTORY ROAD: THE ULTIMATE CAR SHOW See page 126.

19-21 Newbrook Fair

19-21 PARADISE VALLEY 3 CITIES FAIR & BULLARAMA See ad page 107. 20 Lloydminster Border City Barrel Racing Series 20 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 20 Willingdon Fair 20 Camrose Arts in the Park 20 Camrose Purple Martin Festival 20 Vegreville Community Garage Sale & Lemonade Day

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17 Wainwright Stampede Kick-Off 17-21 Viking Good Sam’s RV Club Jamboree

18-21 WAINWRIGHT STAMPEDE & FAIR

20 ARDROSSAN PARADE & PICNIC See ad page 88. 21 Metis Crossing National Indigenous People’s Day

21 VEGREVILLE FATHER'S DAY EVENT See ad page 97.

See ad page 122.

Photo Contest Entry for Best Event Show ‘n Shine at Lac La Biche Pow Wow Days by Frank Koenig

27-28 Forestburg Mud Bogs

27-28 HOLDEN AG SOCIETY JUNIOR CATTLE SHOW See ad page 117.

28 Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Music in the Forest feat. Rory Taillon 28 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Vintage Day Show & Shine

29-01 SEDGEWICK CHUCKWAGON & CHARIOT RACES See page 139. 30-JULY 1 ATHABASCA MAGNIFICENT RIVER RATS FESTIVAL See page 39. 30 TASTE OF VERMILION See page 102.

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14 Vegreville Legion Pancake Breakfast 14 Sherwood Park Car Show See ad page 56.

Fort Saskatchewan Canada Day “Go East Dude” by Candace Reichl.

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19 Camrose Indigenous Day Celebrations 21 Forestburg Diplomat Mine Museum 19 Mannville Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea Open House

19-20 KILLAM INDOOR RODEO & STREET FAIR See ad page 137. 19-20 RYLEY LIVE MUSIC STREET DANCE & SPORTS DAY FESTIVAL See ad page 116.

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21 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP HISTORIC HEISLER HOTEL See ad page 133. 23 Ranfurly Steak Supper

24 METIS CROSSING CULTURAL GATHERING CENTER GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION See ad page 51.

1 Bonnyville, Bruderheim, Camrose, Cold Lake, Elk Island National Park, Elk Point, Gibbons, Glendon, Lac La Biche, Legal, Lloydminster, Mannville, Mundare, Provost, Reynolds-AB Museum Wetaskiwin, Sedgewick, Sherwood Park, St. Paul, Tofield, Two Hills, Vegreville, Wainwright. 1 Lac La Biche Mission Canada Day Celebration 1 Alliance Sports Day 1 Athabasca Classic Cruisers Show & Shine 1 Thorhild Stampede 1 DAYSLAND CANADA DAY See ad page 134. 2, 9, 16, 23 Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Concerts in the Park 3-5 Plamondon Mud Bog 3-5 Goodfish Lake Rodeo

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26-27 Bonnyville Moose Lake Walleye Classic 26-28 Saddle Lake Pow Wow 27 Cold Lake Provincial Park Music in the Park 27 Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Drag Races 27 Lloydminster Border City Barrel Racing Series 27 Smoky Lake Special Market & Kid's Day 27 Metis Crossing Canadian Multiculturalism Day 27 Lloydminster Street Fest 27 Two Hills Community Wide Garage Sale

27-28 MARWAYNE LEA PARK JAMBOREE See ad page 85.

3-5 VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL

See ad page 97. 3-5 Stoney Lake Stampede

3-5 EDGERTON SPORTS DAY

See page 125.

3-4 HAIRY HILL RODEO See ad page 80. 4 Bonnyville Indoor Community Garage Sales 4 Camrose Cruisers Car Show 4-5 Stoney Lake Rodeo

5 SAVOUR STRATHCONA COUNTY See page 87.


23-26 BONNYVILLE WPCA CHUCKWAGON RACES Every Friday at 8:15 am

See ad page 64.

24-25 BONNYVILLE PRO RODEO See ad page 64.

24-26 RADWAY PIONEER DAYS www.Country106.ca

JULY continued...

See ad page 47.

24-26 BRUCE STAMPEDE See ad page 118. 24-26 LEGAL FETE AU VILLAGE See page 38. 25 Sherwood Park Highland Gathering & Games 25 Lloydminster Border City Barrel Racing Series

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1 Strathcona County Mennonite Farm Heritage Picnic 1 IRMA DAYS & FAIR See ad page 120.

See ad page 108. See page 73. 10, 26 Cold Lake Prov. Park Musical Performances 25 Cold Lake Truck & Car Show 10-12 Gibbons Pioneer Days

1 SMOKY LAKE HERITAGE DAYS SPECIAL MARKET See ad page 49. 1-2 SMOKY LAKE STAMPEDE

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11-12 LAMONT SUMMER SIZZLER RODEO See ad page 74. 16 Taste of Wainwright 17 Czar Lake Bullarama

17-18 MYRNAM STEAK SUPPER, GAMES NITE & PARADE See ad page 83. 17-19 LAC LA BICHE POW WOW DAYS See page 42. 17-19 Onion Lake Pow Wow

17-19 TWO HILLS RUN TO THE HILLS MEMORIAL RALLY See ad page 81. 17-19 HARDISTY RODEO See ad page 141.

17-19 FORT SASKATCHEWAN GRAND NORTH AMERICAN OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP See ad page 71. 18 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 18 Lloydminster Specialty Vehicle Club Show 18 Strathcona County Mennonite Farm Open House & Country Music Concert 18 Lloydminster Border City Barrel Racing Series 18 Athabasca Regional Airport Fly-In BBQ 18 Parks Day Elk Island National Park

18-19 BOIAN ANNUAL PICNIC BBQ & ENTERTAINMENT See ad page 80. 18-19 Alberta Parks Day

18-19 COLD LAKE AIR SHOW See page 66. 19-20 Sherwood Park Ravenwood Experience 22 Vermilion Fair Kickoff 22-Sept 9 Camrose Art Walk

23-25 VERMILION AGRICULTURAL FAIR See ad page 102.

Event dates are subject to change without notice.

26-Aug 1 Lloydminster - Saskatchewan Summer Games 28-Aug 3 Irma Sports Days, Summer Curling Bonspiel 30-Aug 2 Camrose Big Valley Jamboree

1-2 MALLAIG HAYING IN THE 30S See ad page 53. 1-3 Irma Elks Gun Show 1-3 Lac La Biche Mid Summer Sports Days 2 Miquelon Lake Park Car Show 2 Boyle Special Shoreline Market

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30 Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Concerts in the Park

2 SMOKY LAKE PRE-FIREWORKS & BBQ

31-AUG 1 LAC LA BICHE LAKELAND COUNTRY FAIR & RODEO

See ad page 48. 2 Cold Lake Aqua Day

See ad page 44.

2-3 BELLIS RANDY RUSS MEMORIAL BARREL RACE See ad page 48.

3 Tofield Heritage Classic Show & Shine

For Regular Weekly

Farmers’ Markets & Community Markets See page 20.

3 SMOKY LAKE DEMO DERBY See ad page 48. 3 Lloydminster Heritage Day 6, 13, 20, 27 Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Concerts in the Park

6-8 VEGREVILLE COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 97.

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7-8 BOYLE WILDBERRY FESTIVAL & MARKET See ad page 40. 7-8 CLANDONALD COUNTRY FAIR

14-16 MUNDARE AGRI-DAYS FAIR See ad page 78. 15 South Cooking Lake Trail Days 15 Reynolds-Alberta Museum Ride to Reynolds

15 VILNA BOOMTOWN DAY FAIR

D E N O P OST

See ad page 84.

7-9 WASKATENAU FAIR DAYS

See ad page 49. 7-9 Viking Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge 7-9 Cold Lake The Verge Arts Festival 7-9 Marwayne Slow Pitch Tournament

See ad page 49.

15 MANNVILLE FAIR & PARADE See page 100. 15 Glendon Cruise Night

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August continued... 7 Cold Lake Provincial Park Music in the Park

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15 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - EXPLORE 3, 10, 17 Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Concerts in FARM TO FORK See ad page 133. the Park 15-16 BELLIS SUMMER SIZZLER 8 GLENDON DERBY & MUDBOGS 3-6 ST. PAUL LAKELAND RODEO ASSN See ad page 49. See page 60. FINALS See ad page 56. 8 Sir Winston Churchill Prov. Park Music in the Park 15-16 ST. PAUL & SMOKY LAKE OPEN 4-5 COLD LAKE FEAST AT THE BEACH 8 Bonnyville Indoor Community Garage Sales FARM DAYS See ad page 56.

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15-16 Vegreville Bunnock Tournament 15-16 Heart Lake First Nation Pow Wow

See ad page 68. 4-7 Kikino Quad Rally/Mud Bog/TripleTriathlon/Kids Rodeo 5 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 5 Glendon Pyrogy Festival 5-6 Reynolds-Alberta Museum Harvest Festival 5-7 Ryley-Tofield Slo-Pitch Tournament 6 Cherry Grove Swap Meet & Car Show 6 Round Hill Show n' Shine & Threshing Demo 6 Elk Island National Park Milky Way Day 7 Fort Saskatchewan Sheep Leaving Parade 12 Strathcona County Mennonite Farm Heritage Day

12 GIBBONS TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE See page 45. 12 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Harvest of the Past

12 BONNYVILLE FALL FAIR & FARMER'S MARKET See ad page 63.

8 Fort Saskatchewan Downtown Garage Sale 8 Holden Legion Pig Roast 8 LOUGHEED ANNUAL FAIR See page 140. 8 Rochester Fair

9 RANFURLY AGRICULTURAL FAIR See ad page 98.

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9 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - A DAY ON THE TRAIN See ad page 133. 11 Lloydminster Denim & Diamonds Gala 12 Innisfree Fair

11-12 ROUND HILL BENCH SHOW See ad page 130.

16 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Ukrainian Day 16 Cold Lake Show & Shine Car Show 16-17 Lac La Biche Alberta Open Farm Days 20 St. Paul Rock the Block 21-22 Hylo Harvest Days

21-23 METIS CROSSING VOYAGEUR DAYS See ad page 51.

22 Fort Saskatchewan Grow Your Own Festival 22 Sedgewick Gathering of the Clans 22 Vegreville Splashback to the 50's

14-16 REDWATER DISCOVERY DAYS See page 46. 8

12-30 KILLAM SCARECROW FESTIVAL See ad page 138. 13 Vegreville Legion Pancake Breakfast 18-20 Lac La Biche Lakeland Dark Sky Celebration 19 Fort Saskatchewan Breakfast & Bake Sale 19 Lloydminster Fall Fest 20 Fort Saskatchewan Terry Fox Run 25 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry 26 Lloydminster Fall Rare & Exotic Sale 27 Strathcona Wilderness Centre Fall Play Day

22-23 LLOYDMINSTER #LLOYDFEST2020 See ad page 108.

12-16 LLOYDMINSTER DENHAM RAM 22-23 Forestburg Drag Races TOUGH CPCA FINALS See ad page 108. 22-23 Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Drag Races 13-15 WAINWRIGHT COME BY THE HILLS 22-23 LAMONT BABAS & BORSHCH MUSIC FESTIVAL See ad page 122. UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL Inside front cover.

13-16 Bonnyville Extreme Mudfest 14 Fort Saskatchewan Movie Under the Stars 14-16 Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo

12 Athabasca County Kapawinihk Wilderness Triathlon 12 Wainwright Scarecrow Festival 12 Marwayne Fall Community Garage Sale 12 Vermilion Art in the Park

22-23 Kitscoty Yellowhead Gospel Jamboree

29 ANDREW BEAT THE HEAT MARKET See ad page 79. 29-30 Strathcona County Vintage Tractor Pull

Event dates are subject to change without notice.

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OCTOBER 2020

20-22 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR See ad page 113.

* VEGREVILLE HAUNTED HIKE WEEKENDS See ad page 96.

21 Vegreville A Very Vegreville Christmas 21 Bruderheim Welcome Christmas Celebrations 1-31 Daysland Scarecrow Festival 21 Holden Christmas Market 3 SMOKY LAKE PUMPKIN FAIR & 22 Boyle Special Christmas Market SPECIAL MARKET See ad page 49. 22 Andrew Christmas Market 3 Cold Lake October Craft Sale 25-28 Kitscoty House of Paws Dinner Theatre 3 Tofield Fly's Pink 26 Wainwright Jingle & Mingle 3-4 Reynolds-AB Museum Metal Art Show & Sale 27 Lac La Biche Light Up & Santa Claus Parade 3-5 Elk Point Iron Horse Ultra 27 Vermilion Christmas Parade & Events 8 Boyle Special Thanksgiving Market 9 Provost Museum Pumpkin Fest 10 ANDREW GARLIC FESTIVAL See ad pg 79. 11 Vegreville Legion Pancake Breakfast 17 Derwent Fall Perogy Supper & Trade Show 17 Cold Lake Fall Bull-A-Rama 18 Round Hill Fall Chicken Supper 23 Lloydminster Oktoberfest 23-25 Camrose Battle River Canine Assn Show 24 Lac La Biche Rotary Wine Tasting Fundraiser 24 Kitscoty Christmas Craft Show

25 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP OCTOBERFEST See ad page 133. 26 Round Hill Halloween Market 27 Ranfurly Steak Supper 30 Newbrook Harvest Supper 30 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry

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30 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP - HAUNTED TRAIN-SYLVANIA BALL See ad page 133.

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30-31 Fort Saskatchewan Play Carnage Caverns 31 Lac La Biche Halloween Dance & Murder Mystery

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6-8 CAMROSE COUNTY BUCKSKINS EMPORIUM CHRISTMAS GALA See ad page 129. 7 Bonnyville Craft Show 8 Vegreville Legion Pancake Breakfast

Event dates are subject to change without notice. 27 Camrose Downtown Midnight Madness 27 Fort Saskatchewan Holiday Light Up 27 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry 27 Round Hill Turkey Bingo 27-28 Wainwright Snowball Craft Sale 27-29 Tofield Winter Festival 28 Lac La Biche Festival of Trees and Shopping Extravaganza 28 Forestburg Christmas Market 28 Marwayne Christmas Trade Show 28 Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade 28 Lamont Community Christmas Light Up

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3-5 KILLAM CHRISTMAS AT THE CROSSROADS See ad page 138. 3-6 Bonnyville Festival of Trees 4 Edgerton Royal Purple Toy Bingo 4-5 Redwater Kris Kringle & Festival of Trees 4-5 Fort Saskatchewan Pottery Guild Sale 5 Plamondon Christmas Festival de Noel 5 Strathcona County Christmas in the Country 5, 12, 19 Smoky Lake Special Christmas Market 5 St. Paul Community Christmas/Tree Lighting 5 Mannville Christmas Extravaganza 5 Dewberry Christmas Craft Sale 5 Edgerton Santa Day & Christmas Flea Market 5 Ryley Christmas Light Up 5 Mundare Christmas Extravaganza 5 Legal Christmas Craft, Trade Fair & Light Up 6 Paradise Valley Community Christmas 12 Alliance Santa Daze and Parade of Lights 12 Sherwood Park Festival Place 'Elf The Musical' 12 Lloydminster PBR Bull Riding

12, 19 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 110. 12 Marwayne Christmas Gala 12 Cherry Grove Big Buck & Sportsmen Show 12 Irma Santa Day

12 BATTLE RIVER CHRISTMAS TRAIN TRIP See ad page 133. 13 Vegreville Legion Pancake Breakfast 14 Round Hill Christmas Market 17 Lloydminster Parade of Lights 31 Sherwood Park New Year's Eve 31 Boyle New Year's Eve Community Dance 31 Derwent New Year’s Eve Dine and Dance 31 Fort Saskatchewan New Year’s Eve In The Fort

28-29 STRATHCONA COUNTY JOSEPHBURG CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLAND See page 88. 28-29 Fort Saskatchewan Christmas Marketplace 28-29 Cold Lake Christmas Craft Show

28-29 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP MURDER ON THE BATTLE RIVER EXPRESS See ad page 133.

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

For 2021 events visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Events-Calendar

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Enjoy our Top Picks for Major Attractions and Adventures across the Region! They are listed in alphabetical order.

Pages 33 & 87

Page 133

Photo by Dick Tam

Ride the rails on seven delightful themed trips. Located southeast of Camrose in Flagstaff County.

Be sure to explore the inte rnationally recognized UN ESCO Biosphere Reserve, which includes Elk Island National Park, num erous local and Provincial Parks, and encom passes most of Strathcona Cou nty. Elk Island National Park is a year-round oasis of outdoor activities and a paradise for free-roaming wildlife vie wing.

#takeittothelake in the Lac La Biche and M.D. of Bonnyville regions (see also page 59). Each region has outstanding wilderness campgrounds, lakefront campsites, Alberta Parks, and fishing lakes!

Page 42 Page 111

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Whether you choose the Gold Horse Casino in Lloydminster or Casino Dene in Cold Lake (see page 66), you will experience excellent entertainment, delicious dining, and —of course—great games!


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Page 30 Behold the beautiful black sand traps at Coal Creek Golf Resort, rated as one of the best courses in Alberta. Try other favourites such as the scenic Mannville Riverview Golf Course, or try your luck at the Island Green at Daysland Golf Club.

Page 24

A part of the Trans-Canada Trail, the Iron Horse Trail is a four-season multi-use trail that is very popular with ATV users. It stretches for over 300 km across the M.D. of Bonnyville, Smoky Lake and St. Paul County regions. More designated ATV trails can be found at Redwater, Bruderheim, Lac La Biche, and Athabasca regions.

Page 68 Page 38

Come admire the 37 historical and cultural murals painted on the walls of buildings on almost every corner in town. It's a sight to see in this francophone bilingual community.

Page 51

Larger than life… there are over 25 of the World’s Largest, Canada’s Largest, and One-of-a-Kind roadside attractions across the region. Vegreville Pysanka, Glendon Pyrogy, and Andrew’s Mallard Duck are some of the most popular to see and get your #selfie.

Paddle into the past at this former homestead of Métis settlers, located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Camp in a trapper’s tent, experience land-to-table cuisine, music and dance, special events, and more. 12

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Downtown Camrose is well-known for its unique boutiques, shops, and events. Other downtown destinations include Vegreville (page 90), Vermilion (page 103), Wainwright (page 122), and more around the region.

Be sure to see this aweinspiring museum with an incredible collection of airplanes, cars, trucks, farm and industrial equipment, interactive displays, spectacular events, and much more!

Fabyan Train Trestle

Fabyan Train Trestle by Cindy Usenik

Check out the stunning Fabyan Train Trestle overlooking the Battle River near Wainwright, or the magnificent Beaver River Train Trestle on the Iron Horse Trail near Cold Lake (page 66). Plus, one more at Waskatenau (page 50).

Pages 121

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See authentic history come alive with costumed roleplayers at this open-air museum that tells the story of east-central Alberta’s Ukrainian pioneers. Enjoy mouth-watering Ukrainian food and special events during the year. Located in Lamont County, which is the Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada.

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• Andrew Mallard Duck (Hwy 855) • Chauvin Softball (Hwy 610) • Dewberry Chuckwagon (Downtown) • Glendon Pyrogy (Hwy 882) • Mundare Sausage (Hwy 855) • Lloydminster Sundial (Bud Miller Park) • Lloydminster Border Markers (Hwy 16) • Vegreville Pysanka (Hwy 16) • Vilna Mushrooms (2 blocks off Mainstreet) • Willingdon Label Pin Replica (Hwy 45)

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• Bonnyville Angus Shaw Statue (Located at the Bonnyville Museum) • Elk Point Peter Fidler Statue (Hwy 41) • Fabyan Train Trestle (near Wainwright off Hwy 14) • Heisler Baseball Glove (along Highway 855) • Saddle Lake Cree Indian Metal Sculpture • Smoky Lake Pumpkin Park (Downtown) • St. Paul U.F.O. Landing Pad (Hwy 28) • Waskatenau R.C.M.P. Memorial Statue (South & East on the Victoria Trail) • Wainwright Free Standing Clock Tower (Downtown)

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Photo-Contest

• The Bison - North America's largest land mammal Wainwright (Hwy 14) - See Canada’s largest buffalo statue at the entrance to town and live buffalo at the Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock. Elk Island National Park (Hwy 16) - See herds of bison throughout the park. • Hairy Hill Bison Statue - (Mainstreet) • Innisfree - Replica of the Cut Bank Penguin, Ernie (Downtown) • Lac La Biche - Steel Feather (Bold Centre roundabout) • Lamont County - Church Capital of North America - There are more churches here per capita than anywhere in North America. • Legal Murals - French Mural Capital of Canada over 35 around the community • Myrnam Dove (Downtown) • Lac La Biche - David Thompson Monument (Churchill Drive, Lac La Biche) • Redwater Oil Derrick (Just off Hwy 28) • Smoky Lake Great Bear (Esso in Smoky Lake) • Thorhild Sunflower (on Hwy 827 in Thorhild) • Vegreville - Our Lady of the Highway Shrine (Hwy 16)


NORTHEAST HWY 2 & 55

NORTHEAST HWY 28

PLAMONDON MUSEUM

GIBBONS MUSEUM See ad page 45. MUSÉE ST. PAUL MUSEUM

See ad page 44.

LAC LA BICHE MUSEUM & DISCOVERY CENTRE

See ad page 56.

See ad page 41.

BONNYVILLE MUSEUM

LAC LA BICHE MUSEUM OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES’ ART & ARTIFACTS

See ad page 62.

See ad page 44.

EAST - HWY 15 & 45

COLD LAKE MUSEUMS See ad page 67.

LAC LA BICHE MISSION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

ROMANIAN PIONEER MUSEUM OF BOIAN

See ad page 41.

See ad page 80.

Musée St. Paul Museum

HIGHWAYS 16, 14 & 13 Camrose & District Centennial Museum* 4522-53 St 780-672-3298 www.camrose.ca/museum

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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 Edmonton

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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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Irma Museum* north end of mainstreet 780-754-2261 780-806-6027 Victoria Day-Labour Day Sun 2-4 pm www.irma.ca

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Holden Historical Society Museum* 4928-50 Ave 780-688-3593 Mid-May to mid-Sept Fri-Sun 12-4 pm www.village.holden.ab.ca 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

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Kingman Regional School Museum Mainstreet 780-672-6969/780-662-2647 Year round Mon-Wed 2-4:30 pm or by appt.

www.CreamMuseums.ca

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Lougheed Iron Creek Museum* east side of Lougheed 780-386-2337/3970 or 780-888-2123 www.villageoflougheed.com

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Vegreville Regional Museum* 1 km east of Vegreville Hwy 16A 780-632-7650 www.vegrevillemuseum.ca

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Vermilion Heritage Museum* 5310-50 Ave 780-853-6211 Victoria Day-Labour Day 1-5 pm daily

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Viking Museum* north end of mainstreet 780-336-3066 or 780-385-0910 Victoria Day-Labour Day

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Wainwright Museum 1001-1 Ave 780-842-3115 May-Aug 9:30-4:30 Mon-Sat,10-4 Sun Sept-Dec 10-4 pm Sat, Sun

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Tofield Museum* 5020-48 Ave, service road off Hwy 14 780-662-3269 June-Aug Tues-Sat 10-5 pm www.tofieldalberta.ca

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Ryley Museum 5103-49 St 780-663-3653/3693 July-Aug Wed, Fri, Sat 1-5 pm; open 3rd Sat in June www.ryley.ca

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The Legion of the Frontiersmen* 20510 Hwy 14 780-913-7563/780-887-6934 May-Sept Sat. 1-3 pm

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Taste the difference hand-built makes. Always 100% gluten-free. 4701 - 36 Street, Camrose, AB 780-271-2826 or 780-983-5167

www.Back40Distillery.com 40@back40distillery.com

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Inquire at these Liquor Stores for your local craft beer, spirits, wine & more! • Salty’s Liquor Store • Gofer Liquor Store Vegreville page 95 Smoky Lake page 52 • Liquor Den • Liquor Choice Vegreville page 96 Mundare page 78 • Marwayne Liquor Store • Lakeview Liquor Store Hardisty page 142 page 85 • Innisfree Liquor page 98 16

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Local, Hand-Crafted Spirits of the Prairies Visit our website to find our products in your local liquor store. Swing by our lounge for a cocktail and tasting flight. # 128 - 8818, 111 St, Fort Saskatchewan 587-588-9237 www.thefortdistillery.com

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Ribstone Creek Brewery Edgerton See page 125.

For Sippin’ articles and videos visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/ Sippin-East-of-Edmonton

Tours available by appointment

780-819-WINE(9463)

51526 Range Road 231, Sherwood Park, AB

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop

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• Serben Farms Store - page 52 • Rocky Meadows U-Pick, Café - page 63 • Mundare Sausage - page 79 • Prime Cuts Meat & Deli - page 93 • Skyline Greenhouse - page 93 • Viking Meats - page 120 • Irvings Farm Fresh - page 130

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Betsy’s Burger Shack...................52 Great Bear Café.............................52 Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery.....52 Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant......52 Smoky Lake Golf Club Restaurant.24 VILNA Cookies Kozy Kafe.............53 ST. PAUL Twisted Fork....................56 St. Paul Golf Club Tin Cup Restaurant ................................57 BONNYVILLE Jennie’s Diner & Bakery................62 COLD LAKE Clarks Eatery.................................68 Picante Cafe..................................68 Casino Dene Aurora Bar & Lounge...........................................66

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Modo Mio Italian Restaurant.........72 Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1........................72 MUNDARE Quality Pizza & Sub.........................78 TWO HILLS Pizza & Wings..................................81 MYRNAM CJ’s Café.........................................83 DERWENT Derwent Pizza.................................84 MARWAYNE Marwayne Hotel.............................85 Kat Traks Sweet Shop....................85


Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Pan Seared Scallops at Twisted Fork, St. Paul

• Betsy’s Burger Shack Smoky Lake • Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Bonnyville • Derwent Pizza Derwent • Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville

Derwent Pizza

Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops, Cranberry Harissa Chutney with steamed Rice at Picante Café, Cold Lake

Prime Rib entrée at Spiro’s, Lloydminster

#eateastofedmonton

See expanded Restaurant Profiles and more at

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop • Casino Dene Aurora Bar & Lounge HIGHWAY 16 Pg. Cold Lake

12 VEGREVILLE

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Baba’s Best Cooking Co...............92 Lil Red Ice Cream Wagon.............92 Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1.......................93 Pizza & Wings.................................93 MANNVILLE Something Sweet........................101 Mannville Golf Restaurant..........100 VERMILION The Red Brick...............................104 LLOYDMINSTER East Market Noodle House.........112 Spiro’s..........................................110 Gold Horse Casino Bar & Gill.......111

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Footloose Caboose.................115 Uncle Rogers............................115 IRMA Long Branch Trading Co.........121

Follow us on for “Tasty Tuesday” with Featured Restaurants every week! Read the EAT SHOP in community pages for details about these Best Eats!

HIGHWAY 13

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18 MIQUELON Golf Course Restaurant ....................................25

19 CAMROSE The Lefse House.......129 20 ROSALIND

Double Dam Restaurant...............25

21 FORESTBURG The Social Butterfly “Vals” ........135

22 KILLAM 23

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Krossing Hotel - Smitty’s...........138 Jam Tarts Café.............................138 SEDGEWICK The Wooden Spoon Café...........140 Quirks Bakery & Cafe................140 Barrio Cusina...............................140 CZAR Hayshaker Saloon...........143

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See more Farm Stores on page 18.

Market operations are subject to change, check online for details.


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Elk Point, AB

780-724-4272

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#goquilting #shopeastofedmonton

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Quilting and sewing shops in the area offer special classes and personalized service in addition to the variety of designs, fabrics and kits for your special quilting projects.

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780-632-7890 5008-50 St, VEGREVILLE

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www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Shop/Quilting-Tour

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Harbrook & Paisley, Vermilion

The Iron Raven, Wainwright

Dawn Interiors & Fashions, Lloydminster

Pamper yourself with Jewelry, Fashions & Shoes, and decorate your home with unique Home Décor!

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Nook in the Woods............47 SMOKY LAKE Home Hardware................52 ST. PAUL St. Brides Trading Post.....54

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Buckskins Emporium, Camrose

Trendy Petals....................77 Home Hardware................77 WILLINGDON E.T.’s Craft Shop.............80 MYRNAM Sentimental Salvage........83 MARWAYNE No Need to Nock...............85 Nurture’s Organic.............85 Country Blessings Gifts...85

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Ceramic Cottage................94 Everything Tea....................94 Vegtel Engraving................94 Vegreville Natural Health..94 Tower Tack...........................95 Vegreville Drug Mart..........95 Regent Health....................95 MANNVILLE 881 Confectionery...........101 VERMILION Night Owl Sweets & Treats..............................104 Lighten Up Therapy & Wellness.........................104 Elevation Boutique...........104 Vermilion Jewellers..........105 Fresh Apparel...................105

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Shop

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Uniquely U Styles............105 Harbrook & Paisley.........105 MACK Clothing for Kids....105 LLOYDMINSTER Dawn Interiors.................112 Olive & Birch....................112

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Busy B Bargains..............114 VIKING Java Blossom Flowers....120 IRMA Long Branch Trading ......121 Irma Home & Garden Decor................121 WAINWRIGHT The Iron Raven................122 Energy Crystals & Books.124 Gibson’s Home Hardware.......................124

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Kaoz Kidz.........................128 Lakehouse Naturals Soap Co.........................128 Twig Boutique..................128 Sole City Shoes...............129 Buckskins Emporium.....129 DAYSLAND The Lady Bug Pick Nic.....135 The Rusty Daisy..............135 FORESTBURG Coutts Home Hardware.......................136 KILLAM Budding Ideas.................138 Guardian Drugs...............138 HARDISTY Rustic Stars....................142

For Shop locations see map opposite page.


Loree’s Antiques, St. Paul

Thorhild 1

2 Bellis Redwater 25 Smoky Lake 26 3

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For shopping posts follow us on @GoEastofEdmonton for “Thrifty Thursday” & “Trendy Thursday” 21 The Iron Raven Wainwright see ad page 122.

22 The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd.

Daysland see ad page 135.

Discover your favourite collector’s item or that perfect piece to complete your home décor!

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

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

www.denofantiquity.ca

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#shopeastofedmonton

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

Mainstreet Bellis

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780-636-3937

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11 Mannville Vegreville Miquelon 7 Ryley Wainwright 3 6 4 Camrose Daysland 13 12 8 Edgerton 14 Rosalind Sedgewick

35 min. east of Edmonton on Hwy 16 Present this ad & receive

2 FOR 1 GREEN FEES

Monday - Thursday with rental of a power cart. (Holidays excluded)

Licensed clubhouse with café 780-998-3161 www.ELKISLANDGOLF.com

Go East of Edmonton and you will find some of the most challenging and unique golf courses in all of Alberta.

2 1 km NW of intersection Hwy 28 & 855 PRO SHOP 780-656-2121 Premier 9-hole Course, par 36 Practice Facilities Carts & Club Rentals Available Licensed Dining Room & Patio 14 full service RV Sites Stay & Play packages available!

BOOK ONLINE @ smokylakegolf.com

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Valid with power cart rental, coupon applies to WEEKDAY GREEN FEES only.

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Golfing

3 • Fully Licensed • Family Friendly • Virtual Mini-Golf • Private Party Bookings for Corporate, Christmas, Birthday, Stag/Stagette Parties • Mens & Ladies Winter League 780-678-3575 5025 - 51 St. Camrose

clubhousevirtualgolf.com

Smoky Lake Golf Club

Tee off with these deals and featured Golf Courses highlighted in this section.

Smoky Lake Redwater 2 9 10 St. Paul Elk Island


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18 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE

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FULL SERVICE RV PARK RR 182 & Twp Rd 492, SW of Ryley

P. 780.663.2473

HWY 28 & NORTH

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REDWATER GOLF CLUB 780-942-3993 See inside back cover.

ST. PAUL GOLF CLUB

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MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & RV RESORT 780-763-2252 See ad page 100.

Located 2 km N of the Jct of Hwy. 16A & 47 St, Vegreville

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EDGERTON GOLF COURSE

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WAINWRIGHT RIVERDALE MINI PARK 780-842-2996

780-645-4077 See ad page 57.

EAST - HWY 16

• RV friendly • Driving Nets • Pro Shop • Year-Round Facility Rental • Licensed Clubhouse • Monday Ladies Night • Tuesday Mens Night

9 hole (par 36), grass greens with challenging water hazards & bunkers Tee Times Call: 780-632-3140 @vegkgc www.vegkgc.com E: vegkgc@yahoo.ca

www.CoalCreek.ca

Other Golf Courses featured throughout this guide include...

Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course

780-755-2462. See ad page 125.

See ad page 123.

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SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 SEDGEWICK GOLF COURSE 780-384-3670 See ad page 139.

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Everything you need for summer fun!

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

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

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. Open Year Round for food, beverage & events.

For bookings call

780-375-2154

18525 Highway 609, Rosalind 25 min southeast of Camrose near the Battle River Valley

www.DoubleDamGolfCourse.com

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

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Long Lake Provincial Park, Thorhild County

Over 150 Campgrounds – Over 100 Lakes NORTHEAST HWY 2 & 55 ATHABASCA >> ATHABASCA COUNTY www.athabascacounty.com See AD page 39.

LEGEND

Services (PWS/N) P=Power W=Water S=Sewer N=No Hookups

>> Indicates campground has an advertisement. - Most campgrounds have firepits, picnic tables and shaded/wooded sites. - This campground guide also includes Trail & Recreation information. - Services, dates to open/close, and phone numbers listed are subject to change.

Know before you go... www.AlbertaFireBans.ca

Reservations for Alberta Parks: Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca or 1-877-537-2757 General Info: www.albertaparks.ca For locations of BEACHES, LAKES, PARKS, and Recreation Areas refer to the Campground Listings in this Guide and detailed Map inside back cover. 26

ATHABASCA LIONS CAMPGROUND Open: May to Oct. 20 sites and tenting area. Baseball diamond. Services (N) Located 2.5 km from Athabasca (across the road from the Golf Club) 780-675-5587/780-213-0803 BAPTISTE LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 12 Tenting sites. Day use area, picnic shelter. Services: (N) Recreation: Boat launch, playground, pier, fishing. From Athabasca: West 17 km on Hwy 2 (becomes Hwy 812) continue west (becomes Twp Rd 664). 780-675-2273 FORFAR RECREATION PARK - Open: May to Sept. 73 sites. Daily to Seasonal available. Group area with cookhouse. Caretaker, day use area, firewood. Ser vices: (N) Recreation: Boat launch, playground, pier, beach, swimming, trails, ATV compound, fishing & fish cleaning stn. From Athabasca: South on Hwy 2, 18 km to Hwy 663 West 23km. Go North on RR 250. 780-675-2273 GHOST LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 5 sites, Day use area. Services: (N) Recreation: small boat launch, pier, fishing and fish cleaning stn. From Athabasca: West on Hwy 2, continue North to Twp.Rd. 683. Head west 2 km. 780-675-2273 ISLAND LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 12 sites. Day use area. Services: (N) Recreation: small boat launch, pier, bird watching, fishing and fish cleaning stn. From Athabasca: West on Hwy 2, go north to Twp

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Rd 681 (becomes Twp Rd 682) follow east to RR 235, head south, at Twp Rd 680 go west 1.5 km. 780-675-2273 JACKFISH LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: May to Sept. 35 sites. Day use area, Group camping, cookhouse, Firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: B o a t l a u n c h , p l a y g r o u n d , p i e r, swimming. 10 km From Athabasca: East on Hwy 55 two km to Airport Road head north. Go east on Twp Rd 670. Go north on RR 213 and then East on Twp Rd 672. 780-675-2273 LONG LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 4 sites. Day use area. Services: (N) Recreation: small boat launch, hiking, fishing. From Athabasca: South on Hwy 2 for 18 km to Hwy 663, west 15 km to Twp Rd 650. Follow as it (becomes RR 250) to Twp. Rd. 651 heading west. 780-675-2273 NARROW L AKE CAMPGROUND Open: May to Sept. 10 sites, Day use area Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, pier, fishing. From Athabasca: West on Hwy 2 for 15 km to Hwy 812 head south 13 km to Twp Rd. 652 head West 7 km. 780-675-2273 RIVERSIDE RECREATION PARK O p e n S u m m e r. T h r e e s h e l t e r s . Ser vices: (N) Recreation: boat launch, quad trails, walking trails, playground. From Athabasca North on Hwy 813, turn east on Twp Rd 684. Turn right on RR 214 to the park. 780-689-9512 ATHABASCA OPEN CAMP & RV PARK 780-499-3670 BLUEBERRY HILL RV PARK 780-675-3733 KATHERINE’S CAMPING CORNER 780-690-0714


BOYLE BOYLE RV PARK - 27 sites, toilets. Services: (PW) 780-689-3643 HOPE LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 51 sites. Daily, seasonal, group camping available. Caretaker, day use area, cookhouse, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: Boat launch, playground, pier, beach, hiking trails, ATV compound, swimming, fishing. From Boyle: North on Hwy 63, 6 km to Skeleton Narrows Road, then north 11 km on RR 191. 780-675-2273 NORTH BUCK L AKE NARROWS CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 6 sites, Day use area Services: (N) Recreation: small boat launch, bird watching. From Boyle: North on Hwy. 63 to Twp. Rd. 665. Go east to Rg. Rd. 181 head south to Blue Heron Estates. Turn east on Twp. Rd. 664 and go 3 kms south on RR 180. 780-675-2273 POACHER'S L ANDING PROV. REC. AREA - Open May to Sept. 6 sites. Firewood, toilets, picnic/cook shelter, non-potable water. Ser vices: (N) Recreation: Boat launch, horse corrals, hand launch, loading ramp, playground, hitching rails, trails for ATV, equestrian, hiking, biking, snowmobiling. North of Boyle at Athabasca River next to La Biche River Wildland Provincial Park. 780-623-7189 SHORELINE CAMPING & FISHING RESORT – 780-689-4363

CASLAN CHUMP LAKE CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 53 sites, beach, day use area. Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, fishing, trails – hiking, ATV. 1 km west and 2 km north of Caslan. NORTH BUCK LAKE PROV. 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

KIKINO 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 www.laclabichecounty.com See ad page 42.

FORK LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Sept. 43 sites, firewood, picnic area. Ser vices: (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 PROV. PARK – includes campsites at Dabbs Lake, Helena Lake, Blackett Lake, Jackson Lake, Kinnard Island. Lakeland Canoe Circuit– 38 rustic backcountry campsites located throughout the hiking, biking Trails and Canoe network of lakes in Lakeland Prov. Park. Canoe Circuit area & Shaw Lake Day Use area is open year-round, multi-use trails 100 km. 780-623-7189. www.albertaparks.ca LAKELAND PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 282 sites. 4 different campgrounds; Pinehurst Lake - 126 sites, Touchwood Lake - 93 sites, Seibert Lake 43 sites, Ironwood - 20 sites, dump station, firewood. Services: (N). Spencer Lake - 3 campgrounds. Recreation: 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, Community facility for rent. 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. DIESELS OWL HOOT CAMPSITE – 780-623-2134 SPRUCE POINT RESORT – 780-623-3930 YOUNG'S BEACH - 780-623-2604

LEGAL CENTENNIAL RV PARK – Open: Apr-Oct. 16 sites. Services: (P/N) Reservations are only accepted for group camping. Located at the south end of 43 Street off of 50 Avenue. 780-961-3773. CENTENNIAL FISHING POND & DAY USE PARK – located west of the RV Park. Recreation: Fishing pond, playground, 3 km walking trails.

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PLAMONDON

CAMP 3F GROUP CAMP – Open: MaySept. 4 cabins available, group camping, BEAVER LAKE PROV. REC. AREA flush toilets. Services: (N). Recreation: Open: May-Sept. 89 sites, group use area Fishing. 2 km N of Plamondon on HWY 5 sites, day use, firewood, showers, store. 858 and 5 km NE on TWP Road 682. Services: (PW/N). Recreation: boat 780-798-3478 launch, fishing, beach, playground, PLAMONDON WHITE SANDS RESORT swimming. 6 km east of Lac La Biche on 780-798-2254 Hwy 663. 780-623-7189 CROW LAKE PROV. PARK - Closed for 2020 Season. Check AlbertaParks.ca

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Get Geared up at... For a great selection of hunting, fishing and camping supplies visit Poacher’s Corner in Glendon (see ad page 60), or swing by Franchere Sporting Goods on Highway 660 west of Bonnyville (see ad page 63).

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NORTHEAST HIGHWAY 28 ARDMORE ARDMORE CAMPSITE - 10 sites. Services: (N). Recreation: Iron Horse Trail, golf, fish pond. 5013 - 48 St. 780-826-2449

BELLIS

Battle River Crossing Resort, Flagstaff County

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, Athabasca 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.

Go Paddling

Elk Island National Park - Astotin Lake l Photo by Leanne Delong

Watercraft Rentals & Repairs Elk Island National Park Rent canoes, SUPs, and kayaks (see page 33). Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast - Rent canoes on a private lake near Cold Lake (see ad page 66). L&D Marine Repairs All types of marine engine & Sea-Doo repairs (see ad page 63). Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Rent canoes, kayaks and SUPs (see listing page 27). Franchere Sporting Goods - Boat rentals (see ad page 63).

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BELLIS LAKE - Open: May - Oct. 25 sites, day use area, toilets, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: canoeing, fishing, picnic area, playground. 2 km S of Bellis turn-off on Hwy 28. 587-335-5510 KADUK LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May Oct. 13 sites, toilets, picnic shelter, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, fishing. 7 km N of Bellis. 587-335-5510

BONNYVILLE >> M.D. OF BONNYVILLE www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca www.campreservations.ca See AD pg 59. FRANCHERE BAY PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept. 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, paddle board rentals, fishing, playground, 6 km of trails. 16 km W on Hwy. 660 then 6.5 km S on RR 474. 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, fishing, playgrounds. SE of Bonnyville. 780-826-4140.

>> ROCKY MEADOWS COUNTRY GETAWAY - See AD page 63. Open year-round. 60 sites Services: (P/W/S). 50 amp, pull-thrus. Seasonal & yearly site rental. Group site and shelter. Flush toilets, showers, laundry, free WiFi (limited access). Recreation: inflatable water slide and play area, spring-fed pond, children’s playground, access to seasonal café, 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 VEZEAU BEACH M.D. PARK - Open: May - Oct. 23 sites, 1 tent site, 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. CANADIAN BIGHORN RESORT – 587-201-7243. POPLAR ESCAPE RV – 780-812-4507 SPRING BEACH CAMPGROUND 780-826-6277

COLD LAKE COLD LAKE M.D. PARK - 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, s w i m m i n g , s o c c e r, v o l l e y b a l l , playground, picnic. 2301 - 1 Ave. 780-639-4121. COLD LAKE PROV. PARK - May - Sept. 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. PARKS - Open: May-Sept. 2 campgrounds, East - 29 sites, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). West - 24 sites, dump station, firewood, caretaker, concession. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, swimming. 25 km W of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55 & 5 km N on RR 444. 780- 573-6443. ENGLISH BAY PROV. REC. AREA – Open May-Sept, 57 sites. Services: (P). Recreation: boat launch, beach, swimming. 16 km N of Cold Lake. 780-594-7856 ETHEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: MaySept. 11 sites, caretaker, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). Recreation: camp kitchen, boat launch, fishing, horseshoes, playground, swimming. From Cold Lake 8 km West on Hwy 55 and 10 km N on Hwy 897. 780-573-9569.


>> EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE – FROG LAKE/FISHING LAKE See AD page 69. Open: Apr 1 – Oct 31. RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 36 sites, 10 Sites. Daily, weekly or monthly rentals. Caretaker, firewood, fire pits and picnic tables, free Wifi, free laundry services, free private showers, free black water pump outs. Ser vices: 15/30 amp(PWS) Recreation: beautiful landscape with wildlife viewing, pet-friendly walking trail’s past horse ranch, bird sanctuary. Free storage for seasonal RV site renters. Nongated 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. 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 >> HAMILTON HOUSE RV PARK – See AD page 66. 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 tours, hiking, and biking. 10 minutes southeast of Cold Lake in Cherry Grove. 780-594-7257 WOLF LAKE 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. BODINA RESORT – 780-826-7165 BAYWOOD RV PARK – 780-573-3108 COUNTRY CAMPING – 587-201-0184 MANATOKAN L AKE CAMPGROUND 780-812-5521 RUNWAY RV PARK – 780-815-3246 SHELTER BAY RESORT – 780-639-3069

showers. Services: (P) Recreation: playground, beach, fishing. N of Frog Lake off Hwy 897. 780-205-4724

GIBBONS LONGRIDERS RV PARK 780-923-3300

GLENDON CHICKEN HILL 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. From Hwy 28 S on SH 882 for 6.4 km, E on Twp Rd 594 for 3.3 km and S on RR 482 for 1 km. 780-573-8941. MINNIE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARK Open: May-Sept. 17 sites – day use, store, caretaker, toilets, firewood. Services: (P/N) Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing, playground, volleyball, paddle board rentals, 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.

LONG LAKE >> GEORGE'S RV CAMPGROUND -

See AD page 47. Year-round RV sites. Off Hwy 831 on Long Lake Road. 780-473-2511. 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 ) . Re c r e a t i o n : p l a y g r o u n d , volleyball, golf, horseshoe pits, interpretive programs, trails (26 km) hiking, biking, equestrian, beach, swimming, boat launch & rentals, motorboating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 38 km N of Waskatenau on SH ELK POINT 831. 780-576-3959 ELK POINT REC. PARK - Open: May - Oct. NORTHERN RIDGE GOLF & RV RESORT 17 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. 780-576-3939 Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, multi-use Iron MALLAIG Horse Trail. On edge of town on Sec Hwy MALLAIG BEACH CAMPSITE - Open: May - Labour Day. 24 sites. firewood, cook 646 by golf course. 780-724-3810 ELK POINT RIVER PARK – Open May to shack, fish cleaning stand. Services: (N). Oct. 8 sites, day use area, picnic shelter, Recreation: children’s play area, beach, viewing deck. Services: (P/N) 3.5 km swimming, boating, fishing. Just south of Mallaig on Vincent Lake. 780-645-5263 south of Elk Point. 780-724-3810 ELKS WILDERNESS PARK - 12 sites, 3 REDWATER day use, firewood, water. On Kehewin REDWATER COMMUNITY Lake, 9 km N of Elk Point. 780-724-4402 CAMPGROUND - Open: April-Oct. 11 KEHEWIN PROV. REC. AREA - Closed for sites, dump station and water station 2020 season. Check AlbertaParks.ca nearby. Services: (N). Swimming and WHITNEY LAKES PROV. PARK - Open showers nearby. On Hwy 38 (48 Ave) in May – Sept. Whitney Lake 53 sites. Ross town. 780-942-3519 Lake 149 sites. Services: (P/N). Day use ST. PAUL area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, > > ST. PAUL COUNTY group use areas, picnic shelter, showers. www.county.stpaul.ab.ca Recreation: playground, volleyball, horseshoes, trails (40km), hiking, beach, www.campreservations.ca swimming, canoeing. 27 km E of Elk Point See AD page 55. on Hwy. 646. 780-594-7856.

In 2020, some campgrounds will delay their opening till late May or late June. For updates visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/things-to-do/Camping

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.

Fishing Charters Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast at Cherry Grove, near Cold Lake offers fishing charters and shoreline boat tours (see ad page 66). Anglers Bait Tackle & More offers Summer Fishing To u r s f r o m M a y t o September (see ad page 69).

Alberta FREE Fishing Weekend July 4 & 5!

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

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Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail (278 km) is a part of the Trans Canada Trail. This uninterrupted corridor of abandoned CN Rail Line welcomes all types of trail users. ATVs and snowmobiles are very popular on this trail. The western branch starts in Waskatenau, the eastern branch starts in Heinsburg, and the northern branch heads to Cold Lake. (See ad page 51). 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 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. Poachers Landing Provincial Recreation Area Located on the Athabasca River north of Boyle, it has a network of trails and bridges wind through sand and pine terrain as well as poplar forest. Popular for hiking, ATVs, and snowmobiles, with a riverside campground including an equestrian staging area. Redwater 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.

Small Engine Service ATVs, SXS, Golf Carts, Motorcycles, Generators, Lawn & Garden, Snowmobiles jsaskiw84@gmail.com 5224 - 52 Ave, Vegreville

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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 CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Sept 7. 50 sites, caretaker, day use area, dump station, group camping, firewood for sale, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers, gazebo. Ser vices: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, trails, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, fishing, Boyne Lake. From Ashmont west on Hwy 28, N on RR 120 for 8 km, turn right on Twp Rd 603. 780-726-3428. LAC BELLEVUE CAMPGROUND Open: May - Sept 7. 29 sites, day use area, firewood for sale, picnic shelter, gazebo for group use, tenting area, caretaker, showers. Services: 30 amp ( P / N ) . Re c r e a t i o n : p l a y g r o u n d , horseshoe pits, volleyball, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. From Hwy 881, turn west Twp 562 for 4.8 km, south 1.6 km. 780-645-2639. STONEY LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: May - Sept 7. 45 sites, caretaker, day use area, 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 area, swimming, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 12 km W of Elk Point on Hwy 646. 780-724-2381. WESTCOVE CAMPGROUND at Vincent Lake – Open: May - Sept 7. 66 sites, day use fee, dump station, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, wifi, caretaker on site, tenting area. Services: 15/20 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, basketball, tennis, equipment rentals, trails, hiking, biking, horseshoes, pickleball, beach, spray park, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. From Hwy 881 N of St. Paul, W on Twp Rd 590 and N on RR 100. 780-645-6688. STONEY LAKE COMMUNITY CAMPSITE (P/N), boat launch. Rg Rd 81 off Hwy 646. 780-646-3170

>> BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND See AD page 83. A fully treed secluded seasonal campground located south of St. Paul on the North Saskatchewan River. www.bearridge.ca

SMOKY LAKE >> SMOKY LAKE COUNTY

HANMORE LAKE Open: May – Sept. 2 campgrounds 53 sites. Day use area, toilets, 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 - 9 sites, toilets, 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 See AD page 51. Open: May - Sept. 41 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. 15 km south of Smoky Lake on Hwy 855, 1 km East on Victoria Trail off Hwy 855. 780-656-2229 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 SHEMELUK LAKE - Day Use Only picnic area, fishing, boating up 10 hp. 3 km east of Smoky Lake on Hwy 28, 10 km N on RR 165. 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 SMOKY LAKE RV PARK - Open: April Oct. 12 sites, showers. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: nearby playground, baseball, museum, spray park. 4612 - 54 Ave. 780-656-0394

SPEDDEN GARNER LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May - Sept. 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

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

www.smokylakeregion.ca See AD page 48.

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BONNIE LAKE VILNA REC. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 32 sites, firewood, picnic shelter, toilets. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 2 km E of Vilna along Hwy. 28 and 2 km N. 780-636-3620

volleyball, trails (68 km paved), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, canoeing. 10701 River Road. 780-998-4074

LAMONT >> LAMONT COUNTY www.lamontcounty.ca See AD page 75. LAMONT RV PARK - 780-895-2220

Athabasca County

VILNA

>> ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK -

>> PARADISE COVE RESORT See AD page 53. - Open: Year-round. ASTOTIN LAKE CAMPGROUND 150 sites (100 seasonal sites w/P), day See AD page 33. - Open: Year-round. 71 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.

sites, day use area, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers, walk in tenting. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, golf, interpretive programs, trails (80km of hiking trails), snowshoeing, canoeing. oTENTiks and equipped campsites available. Info: 780922-5790. Reservations: 1-877-7373783 or reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca

WASKATENAU MARWAYNE >> PINE CREEK CAMPGROUND & >> JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK (LEA REC. AREA See AD page 50. Open:

PARK) See AD page 85 . 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 SH 897. 780-847-2273. MARWAYNE CAMPGROUND - Open: April - Nov. 24 sites, day use area, dump station, ANDREW ANDREW RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. flush toilets, showers, free wifi. Services: 16 sites, dump station, flush toilets, 30 amp (PWS). 2nd Ave & 2nd St South. showers. Services: 30/50amps. (PWS/N) 780-847-3784 Recreation: playground. In town next to MUNDARE Duck. 780-365-3687 DRAHOMANOW REC. AREA - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets. Open BRUDERHEIM weekends only or by appt. Playground, BRUDERHEIM (VICTORIA TRAIL) baseball. Services: (N) from Mundare CAMPGROUND - Open May-Oct. 24 junction of Hwy 16 & Hwy. 855, 13 km S, 3 sites, dump station. Services: (PWS/N). km E. 780-632-7486 Recreation: baseball, oval race track. MUNDARE RV CAMPSITE – Open Year 780-796-3731 round. 18 sites. Services: (PWS) Next to CLANDONALD CLANDONALD CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, rec. centre and spray park. 5116 – 50 Ave. dump station on grounds near Community 780-764-3929 UKRAINA PARK CAMPGROUND – Open Hall. Services: (P/W). 780-853-8339 May – Sept. 25 sites, flush toilets, showers, DEWBERRY picnic shelters, concession building rental. DEWBERRY CAMPGROUND - Open May Services: (P/N) Recreation: baseball, Sept. 39 sites, Services: (PWS/N) playground. North side on Hwy. 855. Monthly/weekly rates. 1st Ave north. 780-603-1073 780-847-3034 April - Oct. 8 sites, picnic shelter, firepits, tables, green space camping. Services: (P/N) NE corner of Waskatenau next to ball diamonds. 780-358-2208.

EAST HWY 15 & 45

FORT SASKATCHEWAN

»» ELK ISLAND RETREAT www.elkislandretreat.com 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, 2 tipis and 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. FORT LIONS CAMPGROUND (TURNER PARK) - Open: May - Oct. 24 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 15 amp(PWS/N). Recreation: playground,

MYRNAM >> BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND

www.bearridge.ca See AD page 83. 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. N of Myrnam on the North Sask. River off Hwy 881. 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.

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).

• Cooking Lake-Blackfoot

Provincial Rec. Area - 170 km of trails

• Elk Island National Park - 80 km of trails

• Lakeland Provincial Rec. Area - 140 km of trails

Alberta Parks Trail information is online at www.AlbertaParks.ca Athabasca Landing Trail is a part of the northern leg of the Trans Canada Trail. The 170 km trail is partially completed and starts by Fort Saskatchewan on the west side of the North Saskatchewan River, through Gibbons and leads north to Athabasca. It is a multiuse non-motorized trail for year-round use. 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. 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. In the winter you can rent complete x-country ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages. See ad page 86.

White Earth Valley Natural Area is a naturalist’s gem with a 17 km winding trail. 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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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 www.thcounty.ab.ca See AD page 82. 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 SANDY LAKE PARK - Open: May – Sept. 37 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, pavilion with kitchen, day use area , caretaker on site. Services: 15 amp (PW/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits. 9 km W on Hwy. 45 & 13 km N on Sec. Rd. 860. 780-768-2330.

WILLINGDON BOIAN - ROMANIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM RV PARK - Open May-Sept. 6 sites, water. Services: (P/N). 4 miles north of Hwy 45 on RR 143. 780-768-3932. WILLINGDON CAMPGROUND & RV PARK 15 sites, flush toilets, showers. Services: (PWS). In town on Hwy 45. 780-657-3358

LLOYDMINSTER CAMP ‘N RV CAMPGROUND 780-875-4663 ROLLING GREEN FAIRWAYS GOLF COURSE & RV PARK - West side of Lloydminster off Hwy 16. 780-808-1667 SANDY BEACH REGIONAL PARK 20 km N on Hwy. 17. 306-825-2092 WEAVER PARK - Open: April - October. 63 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, caretaker. Services: 30, 50 amp, (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, minigolf, museum. 44 St (Hwy 16 E) & 45 Ave. 306-825-3726

MANNVILLE >> MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & RV RESORT See AD pg 100. Open May – Sept. 63 sites, caretaker, café, flush toilets, firewood, group camping, pull-thrus, restaurant/ store, showers, seasonal sites. Services: 50 amp (PWS) Recreation: golf course, horseshoe pits. 3.5 km N of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881, 2 km E on Twp 510A. 780-763-2252.

>> MANNVILLE RV PARK See AD page 101. Open year-round. 60 sites. Coin operated showers, washers and dryers, fenced on all sides. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 780-763-6404. Situated on Hwy 16 & 881.

PARADISE VALLEY

EAST HIGHWAY 16 INNISFREE >> INNISFREE REC. PARK

Go Wildlife Viewing East of Edmonton has some of Alberta’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Look for over 250 species of birds, such as herons, pelicans and bald eagles; also bears, beavers, bison, moose, elk, deer and more! Best spots to see wildlife include Elk Island National Park and Beaver Hills Biosphere Area, the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Lac La Biche Region; amongst many Alberta Parks and national areas all over the region.

picnic shelter, pull thrus, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horseshoe pits, trails. Hwys 16 and 870 junction at Innisfree, then 1 km S at Birch Lake. 780-592-3886 or 780-592-2414.

>> WAPASU LAKE CONSERVANCY PARK See AD page 99. 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. KITSCOTY REGIONAL PARK - Open: May Oct. 19 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter and shower building. Ser vices: 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

>> VERMILION RIVER COUNTY www.vermilion-river.com See AD page 107.

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>> STRATHCONA COUNTY

See AD page 98. Open: May - Sept. 67 www.strathcona.ca/youcanvisit sites, day use, flush toilets, group camping, See AD page 89.

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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, horseshoe pits. 1 km E. 780-745-2283

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

>> ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK See feature on the right or complete listing under Fort Saskatchewan on page 31.

»» ELK ISLAND RETREAT www.elkislandretreat.com 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, 2 tipis and 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. HALFMOON LAKE RESORT – 780-922-3045 KAWTIKH RV RETREAT 780-922-5168

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Photo: ©Parks Canada - Elk Island National Park

> > STRATHCONA WILDERNESS IRMA CENTRE See AD page 86. Walk in tenting >> IRMA CAMPGROUND sites for individuals & groups. Water, See AD page 120. 50 sites, group

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.

VEGREVILLE > > VEGREVILLE MUNICIPAL

camping, flush toilets, showers, dump station, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Baseball. In town. 780-754-3665. IRMA GOLF CLUB RV PARK - 12 sites 30 amp (P/W). 780-754-2184

RYLEY >> BEAVER COUNTY

CAMPGROUND in the Elks/Kinsmen www.beaver.ab.ca Park. See AD page 91. Open: May - Sept. www.campreservations.ca 65 sites, concession, day use area, dump See AD page 118.

station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic area, visitor centre. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails, hiking, biking. fishing. In town next to Pysanka off Hwy 16A 780-632-6800. VEGREVILLE RAINBOW PARK RESERVOIR - Day use only. Fishing trout pond, toilets, birdwatching. Along Hwy 16 N of Vegreville. 780-632-6800

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, canoeing, baseball, horseshoe pits, mini-golf, trails (20km), biking, x-c skiing. In town, follow signs. 1-877-537-2757

SOUTHEAST HIGHWAY 14 CHAUVIN DILLBERRY PROVINCIAL PARK Open midMay - 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

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

>> EDGERTON SAND CASTLE CAMPGROUND See AD page 125. – Open May – Oct, 12 sites, dump station, picnic area, play area, Services: (PWS), 50 Ave & Hwy 894. 780-755-3933. 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.

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

TOFIELD BLACK NUGGET LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: May - Oct. 75 sites, caretaker on site, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group sites, showers, picnic shelter / cookhouses. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: birdwatching, playground, horseshoe pits, electric motor boating, canoeing, trout pond fishing, backcountry hiking. Located next to Coal Creek Golf resort. 10 km east of Tofield on Hwy. 14 to Rg Rd 182 then 11 km south on paved road. 780-663-2421.

>> BLUEBIRD RV PARK See AD page 114. 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. 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. 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 May-Oct. 18 sites, indoor washroom/shower facilities, dump station. Services: (P). Self-registration on-site. In town near mainstreet, trails and fairground. 4730-51 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, horseshoe pits, soccer, golf. Main St. to 55 Ave. 780-336-4747

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©Parks Canada

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. Be sure to stop at the all-new Elk Island Visitor Information Centre and Gift Shop to feel furs of different animals that call the park home, capture a selfie with a bison, learn about how to interact with wildlife safely and shop for Parks Canada official merchandise or crafts made by local Indigenous artisans. Located 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 Canada Day - July 1 780-922-5790 Parks Day - July 18 Campground Reservations: Milky Way Days - Sept. 6 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) www.parkscanada.gc.ca/elkisland reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca

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2020 Go East of Edmonton Campground Guide 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, basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, 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.

WAINWRIGHT ARM LAKE REC. AREA - Open May-Sept. 124 sites, caretaker, concession, dump stn, 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 stn, firewood, flush toilets, showers, laundromat, picnic shelter. Services: 15 amp (PWS/N) WiFi. Recreation: playground, trails. At 80515 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 See AD page 123. 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 WAINWRIGHT GOLF CLUB RV PARK 780-842-3046

SOUTHEAST HIGHWAY 13 >> CAMROSE COUNTY www.county.camrose.ab.ca See AD page 131. BAWLF JUBILEE PARK 780-373-3797 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

>> CAMROSE EXHIBITION TRAIL RV PARK

See AD page 120. 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. >> DOUBLE DAM CAMPGROUND – See AD page 25. 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,

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volleyball courts. RR 18525 Secondary Highway 609 Rosalind, AB. 780-375-2154 EDBERG CAMPGROUND - Open May Sept. 5 sites. Camp kitchen, dump stn. S 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 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 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. Reduced services in winter. 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 NATURE CONSERVATION CENTRE 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. NEW NORWAY CAMPGROUND - Open May - Oct. 6 sites, camp kitchen, flush toilets, dump station. Services: (P/N). Recreation: baseball. Along Hwy 21. 780-672-4446 PELICAN POINT PARK - Open May - Sept. 56 sites, caretaker, concession, 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 S. 780-672-4446. ROSS FLATS CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 10 sites. Services: (N). At Duhamel on Hwy 13. 780-672-4446 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 SILVER CREEK GOLF COURSE & CAMPGROUND 780-855-3982 THE WILLOWS RETREAT 780-855-2523 TILLICUM BEACH PARK – Open May – Sept. 7 sites, day use area, showers, flush toilets. Services: (P) Recreation: playground, trails, baseball, boat launch. 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

DAYSLAND DAYSLAND (EDGERTON DAY) CAMPGROUND - 12 sites, large overflow camping, cookhouse, group camping, firewood. Services: (P/N). Recreation: Playground. 1 km south of Daysland on Rg Rd 163. 780-384-4100


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.

>> HARDISTY LAKE PARK

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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.

swimming, playground, spray park. 1 km North of Sedgewick on R.R. 124. 780-384-2256.

Bluebird RV Park

See AD page 141. Open May – Oct. 58 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, group camping, flush toilets, showers. Services: (PWS). Recreation: beach, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, >> FLAGSTAFF COUNTY AREA & playground, picnic shelter, dump station, golf, baseball, swimming. In town from 47 FORESTBURG St. & Hwy 881 go S. 780-888-2700. www.flagstaff.ab.ca/tourism ROLLING HILLS RV PARK See AD page 132. ALLIANCE VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 4 780-888-7770 sites. Public washrooms, showers, dump KILLAM stn. Services: (P/W). 780-879-3911. KILLAM CENTENNIAL PARK BATTLE RIVER CAMPGROUND – Open Open: May-Sept. 55 sites, day use area, May – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 3 km S dump station, free firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, group camping. of SH 602 on Hwy 36. 780-879-3911 Services: 30 amp Recreation: baseball, >> BATTLE RIVER CROSSING playground, skateboard park, paved trail. RESORT & CAMPGROUND (PWS/N). 4616-57St. 780-385-3977. See AD page 135. Open mid-May LAGUNA BEACH RV PARK Sept. 40 sites, 6 group camping areas. 780-385-2280 Large group tent area. Caretaker, day use, pull thru sites, firewood, picnic shelter. LOUGHEED Services: (P/N) Recreation: beach, LOUGHEED CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, birdwatching, kayaking, tubing, trails, picnic shelter, baseball, museum. hiking, biking, playground, basket disc golf S e r v i c e s : 1 5 & 5 0 a m p ( P W S ) . course. Off Hwy 36, west on Twp Rd 410 Recreation: picnic shelter, baseball, to RR 144 go south 4.8 km (south of museum, trout pond nearby. Southside of Hwy 13. 780-386-3970 Forestburg). 780-583-2100 BIG KNIFE PROVINCIAL PARK – Open PROVOST & AREA mid-May - mid-Oct. 51 sites, day use, BANNISTER CAMPGROUND Open MayRecreation: playground, fishing, boat Oct. 53 sites, flush toilets, picnic shelter, launch, 7 km of trails, firewood, dump site stoves. Services: (PWS) 30 amp. station, motorboats, canoeing, tap water. Recreation: next to Rec Centre, bowling Services: (N), 8 Km West & 13 Km South alley, pickleball, tennis courts, skateboard park and ball diamonds. 53 Ave. in of Forestburg on Hwy 855. Provost Sports Park. 780-753-2261 403-742-7516 BODO COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND – DIPLOMAT TROUT POND CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, firewood, 10 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump gazebo. Services: (N) Recreation: station. Services: (P). Hwy 899. nature trail, fishing. 8 Km West of 780-753-6353 CAPT. AYRE LAKE & RESORT - Open Forestburg & 8 Km South on Hwy 855. May-Sept. 83 sites, day use, flush toilets, 780-384-4100. group camping, picnic shelter, dump FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – 17 sites. Café, station. Services: (P). Recreation: showers. Services: (PWS) Recreation: beach, horseshoe pits, paddle boat rentals. 17 km W of Cadogan along SR Golf. Just off SH 856 on 50 Ave. 600 & 1.4 km S. 780-857-2105 780-582-3693 FORESTBURG KINSMEN RV PARK – HUGHENDON GOLF CAMPGROUND Open April - Oct. 28 sites, flush toilets, 780-856-2066 showers, firewood, group camping, dump SHORNCLIFFE LAKE CAMPGROUND stations, playground. Services: 30 amp Open May-Sept. 50 sites, day-use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, (PWS/N). 4901-47St. – 780-582-3668 GALAHAD VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 6 dump stn, laundromat, museum. Service: sites, group camping, toilets, showers. (PWS) Recreation: motor-boating, beach. 3 km west of Czar. 780-857-2435 Services: (P/W). 780-384-4100 IRENE PARLB Y PARK (HEISLER) SEDGEWICK CAMPGROUND - 10 sites, showers. >> SEDGEWICK LAKE PARK Services: (PWS). Recreation: playground, See AD page 139. Open: May–Sept, 59 baseball, basketball, walking trails. In sites, beach, day use area, dump station, town at Haultain Avenue & Greenfield firewood, flush toilets, shower, group Street. 780-889-3774 camping, picnic shelter. Services: 30 STROME CAMPGROUND Services: (N). amp (PWS) Recreation: wading pool, In village off Hwy 13. 780-384-4118. paved trail, golf, bird watching, canoeing,

The East of Edmonton region has over a dozen campgrounds with seasonal rentals available in 2020.

Enjoy the relaxing life style of your OWN LOT with these full season campsite rentals.

Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort

WETASKIWIN LIONS COMMUNITY RV CAMPGROUND – 74 sites, washroom, showers, cook houses, coin laundry, games room, dump station. Services: (P/W/S) Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, trout pond. 2.4 km east of junction Highway 2A and Highway 13 east. 780-352-7258

In 2020, some campgrounds will delay their opening till late May or late June. For updates visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/things-to-do/Camping

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Camping

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These routes are colour coded as if you are driving from Edmonton heading East.

Learn more about the Travel Routes that take you through the Go East of Edmonton Region! See all trips online at www.GoEastofEdmonton/ Trip-Ideas-Stories Photo by Audrey’s Photography - Audrey Przybilla


T OF S A E H T R O N EDMONTON HWY 2 & 55

Legal

Legal is famous for being a friendly welcoming community. The town 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 an active and bilingual community, located 20 minutes north of St. Albert on Highway 2.

ATTRACTIONS

Come admire the 37 Legal murals which are painted on the walls of buildings on almost every corner in town portraying the history, events and challenges of the francophone families, the organizations and the religious communities. Legal is the “French Mural Capital of Canada”, and it has the highest concentration of murals per capita in the world. There is a printable map of the murals on www.legal.ca, or download the Balado Discovery app and explore

Legal Mural

the murals on a self-guided tour. Experience the French culture firsthand at the ever popular Fete au Village on July 24th-26th, and enjoy the many events held during the year.

OUTDOORS

Smell the flowers while you browse the shops on mainstreet, enjoy the local cuisine, or take in the wonders of the mural walk. 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!

2020

Let’s make memories together - come and experience the... • Canada Day – July 1 Celebrate Canada’s birthday with family and friends at this free community event.

• Fete au Village – July 24-26 For full details on

• Christmas Craft n’ Trade Fair & Light Up The Park – December 5 Festive family fun for all ages. For more information on the Craft ‘n Trade Fair visit www.legalchamberofcommerce.ca

this year’s festivities, visit www.feteauvillage.com

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780-961-3773

join us!

visit Legal.ca

Mural Walk • Skateboard Park • Walking Trail System • Indoor/Outdoor Arena • Campground


Forfar Recreation Park Beach

The Athabasca Region, just 90 minutes north of Edmonton on Hwy 2, offers a range of events, attractions and outdoor adventures for all ages and interests. Located along the banks of the mighty Athabasca River and steeped in history from the fur trade era, the Town of Athabasca offers natural beauty and a welcoming feel from the community. The Village of Boyle also welcomes you, located on Highway 63, the main route to Fort McMurray.

ATTRACTIONS

EVENTS

There are many events taking place throughout the year in the Athabasca Region to fill a day trip or weekend excursion. On the Canada Day long weekend, the Magnificent River Rats Festival is a family-friendly music festival boasting more than 16 hours of live music from local and national performers, a marketplace, classic car show, parade, and fireworks. In July, the Athabasca Regional Airport Fly-In BBQ offers an air show, classic car show, and displays celebrating its 10th anniversary. In August, don’t miss the Boyle Wildberry Festival and Jamboree.

Athabasca ~ Boyle OUTDOORS

Venture out on one of many beautiful lakes to canoe, kayak or paddle board. Or, at the Athabasca Landing Trail, take a longer hike and experience the Tawatinaw Valley. Explore the 17.5 km Muskeg Creek Walking Trails within the Town of Athabasca. You can also enter the Kapawinihk Wilderness Triathlon, go camping at one of a dozen campgrounds, or book a round of golf at one of three golf courses.

SHOP

Explore downtown Athabasca by picking up a brochure for the Athabasca Historical Walking Tour, and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurant choices, or pick up a souvenir of your visit! You can also peruse the many hand-crafted items at the Athabasca Farmers’ Market every Saturday from May to September at the Athabasca Riverfront. The Boyle Farmers’ Market runs on Thursdays from noon to 3 pm May to September.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Learn about the regions rich cultural and settlement history at the Amber Valley Museum and the Athabasca Archives.

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Village of Boyle welcomes you! 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.

Spring Fling Barrel Racing Jackpots Every Sunday in May

Farmers’ Markets May 14 to Sept 10 Every Thurs Noon to 3 pm at Boyle Community Centre

Boyle Ag Grounds

Just minutes from Boyle you can enjoy: Camping, boating, waterskiing, trails, golfing, fishing, cross country and downhill skiing and more!

780-689-3643 www.boylealberta.com

Special Markets: Easter - April 9 Shoreline - August 2 Wildberry - August 8 Thanksgiving - October 8 Christmas - November 22

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

INDOOR OR OUTDOOR ARENA RENTALS 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

@boylemarket

August 7 & 8, 2020 Street Dance, Food & Family Fun!

Boyle & District Agricultural Society Email: BoyleAgSociety@Outlook.com President: Ashtin 780-689-6568

Just 1 ½ hours northeast of Edmonton

Save the Date! New Year’s Eve Community Dance December 31, 2020 Boyle Community Center

Watch our Facebook page for Event updates! @BoyleAg


Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

HIGHWAY 55

Lac La Biche Region variety of aboriginal tools and artwork, hide tanning, Métis art and more. Enjoy Portage Pool with five swimming lanes, a 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 your fitness, sport, and social needs.

ATTRACTIONS

EVENTS

The Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site’s interactive tours provide visitors with a glimpse into what life was like in the area in the early 19th century. The David Thompson Statue, honouring the famous fur trader and map-maker, is located on the shore of Lac la Biche Lake. 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 Peoples’ Art & Artifacts showcases a

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 popular Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo. Get into the Christmas spirit by attending the Festival of Trees in November, and in February, attend the epic Winter Festival of Speed—an awesome ice racing spectacle on the frozen surface of Lac la Biche Lake. For unique gifts and homemade items, the Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market held every Friday afternoon is an ideal stop.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

The Lac La Biche Region, located 1 hour east of Athabasca on Hwy 55, or 1 hour north of Vilna on Hwy 36, is surrounded by wilderness, consisting of sandy beaches, boreal forests, and lakes. In the hamlet of Lac La Biche you will find all you need for shopping, dining, and sporting goods.

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Lac La Biche Museum & Visitor Information Centre New Exhibits and Expanded Gift Shop

Located on Main Street 9910 - 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

@llbmuseum @llb_museum

780-623-1727 www.laclabichemuseum.com www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/Lac-La-Biche-Region

@llbmuseum

2020 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide

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Lac La Biche Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

July 31 & August 1, 2020 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

780-623-7888

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www.laclabicheagsociety.com

OUTDOORS

With over 100 lakes and more than 1000 campsites in the area, the region is a perfect place for outdoor adventure. For your fishing, hiking, and boating adventures, start right in Lac La Biche on the 22 km of paved trails around the lake. As Alberta’s only island provincial park, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park has walking and biking trails through old-growth forests, white sandy beaches, and camping areas. You can also stay year-round in the new full-service lake-view cabins. In summer, book lake-view tipis complete with raised platform beds and access to full-service bathrooms and a kitchen. Nearby, play a round of golf at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club. Another beautiful area to explore is Lakeland Provincial Park & Provincial Recreation Area. The 38 km worldrenowned canoe circuit includes seven lakes making it an exceptional experience. Drive 30 minutes south of Lac La Biche to reach the Silver Birch Resort and Rodeo Grounds at Kikino. Located on the tranquil shores of Whitefish Lake, there are miles of trails for hiking, biking, quadding, and birdwatching. Plan to attend the Silver Birch Rodeo in August.

~ Plamondon ~ Take a road trip 30 km west of Lac La Biche off of Hwy 55 and you will reach the hamlet of Plamondon—one of four officially bilingual communities in Alberta. Take in their Jamboree in June, and in July enjoy the popular Plamondon Mud Bogs. Dress up in period costumes and head out to the Heritage Days event. You can also visit the Plamondon Museum which honours the first bilingual community that was a mix of French and Métis.

MORE INFO

Visitor Information located at the Lac La Biche Museum 9910 - 101 Avenue. Open year round. 780-623-1727


Gibbons Gibbons is located at the focal point of Highways 28A and 28. This community, situated on the edge of the Sturgeon River, became the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail, now known as Mile 26 Park where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and sit with your family reflecting on times from the past.

ATTRACTIONS

OF T S A E H T R NO EDMONTON HWY 28 Sturgeon River

Gibbons has an abundance of green space including Oliver Park, home to the Gibbons Historic Museum, where you will find historic buildings filled with a century’s worth of fascinating equipment, tools and artifacts.

EVENTS

Take in the year-round festivals and events like the Canada Day celebration, and Pioneer Days on July 10th–12th. Hunt for treasures at one of Alberta’s largest Community Garage Sales with hundreds of vendors from all over Alberta, happening on the second Saturday of September. Wrap up the year with their Christmas Market and Craft Sale, and Hometown Christmas at the Museum.

outdoors

NEW for 2020 Check out the

Echo Glen Park includes over 2 km of natural walking trail along the Sturgeon River Valley. The park has a picnic area with outdoor cooking stoves and a fish pond that is stocked yearly with trout. Gibbons also has a range of facilities including a skateboard park, a new NHL regulation-size outdoor skating rink, a spray park, and a leading-edge fitness centre. Just north of Gibbons, you will find Goose Hummock Golf Resort and Jurassic Forest.

Come experience what Gibbons has to offer... Learn more about the travel routes that take you through the Go East of Edmonton Region.

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Videos HIGHWAY 28 ROAD TRIP ITINERARY ...you could find yourself permanently Rooted in Gibbons. www.gibbons.ca 780-923-3331 Visitor Information Centre

It’s all about Amazing Culture, Lakes & Trails!

Open Mon-Fri June 1-August

Gibbons Museum 780-233-7300 4708 - 48 Avenue

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NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Redwater Oil Derrick & Redwater Golf Course

Redwater

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

For outdoor enthusiasts, play a round of golf at the Redwater Golf Club, or enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Don’t forget to visit Redwater’s sandhills, featuring one of the largest sand dune fields in the region. Located only five minutes east of town, enjoy over 100 km of trails, nature hikes, birdwatching, horseback riding, and recreational areas —great for ATV riders and nature lovers!

ATTRACTIONS

Redwater is home to North America’s largest free-standing oil derrick, Discovery Derrick No. 1, located in the heart of the town. The Redwater Museum showcases a wide collection of photos and artifacts. In the summer, check out its exhibit telling the story of “When Oil Hit Redwater”: a fascinating look at a history of boom and bust during the 1950s. Redwater is also home to Pembina Place, a first-class recreation and cultural facility.

EVENTS

The town hosts many annual events, including a Town-Wide Garage Sale, weekly summer Farmers’ Markets, Discovery Days on the third weekend 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. During the year, check out the shows and classes from Redwater Art Society – a creative and passionate group of artists whose abilities range from beginners to professional. Anyone, regardless of their or age or talent, is welcome.

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SHOP

Be sure to check out Den of Antiquity on the Antique Tour (see ad page 23). Have a comfortable stay at Paradise Inn & Suites or Days Inn. View Redwater’s hometown video at www.redwater.ca, highlighting many amenities and attractions. More Info: Town Office 780-942-3519. See ad inside back cover. A half hour northwest of Redwater you’ll find a family owned and operated farm – Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses. They grow a wide variety of vegetables, potatoes and bedding plants, hanging baskets and planters. Their products are available at four Farmers’ Markets in Edmonton & area, and also at the farm (see also page 20 for the Greenhouse Top Picks).


Thorhild County is located 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton via Highway 28. The rural nature of the County offers residents and visitors family-friendly activities and events you are sure to enjoy.

Thorhild County

~ Radway ~ Located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Edmonton within Thorhild County, explore this hamlet for some history and for its great 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. Call 780-736-3542 to book a tour of the 1929 Krause Milling Company Grain Elevator, which was a successful milling company during the Great Depression. Come out to Radway Fish Pond to have a relaxing day of trout fishing. Be sure to get your tickets to Radway’s Spring Social. Enjoy a delicious dinner and dance the night away to Millenia. Don’t miss the 45th Annual Pioneer Days July 24th-26th. Enjoy great entertainment with RCW Live Pro Wrestling every 3 months! The AgriCentre acts as a hub for the community and makes a great venue for music events, weddings and family reunions.

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

OUTDOORS

Thorhild Centennial Park is where you will find the Thorhild Swimming Pool, camping, tennis courts, playground, and ball diamonds. Half Moon Lake Park Natural Area is in the southwest area of the County and provides a scenic campground. Enjoy the trails, have a picnic in the day use area, and use the boat launch. Long Lake Provincial Park has become a popular destination with full amenities including camping and a relaxing beach. Nearby is a golf course, and the White Earth Valley Natural Area with 17 km of multi-use trails. In winter, go skiing at Long Lake Ski Area, nestled within the trees with a spectacular view of the lake, popular for downhill skiing, as well as snowboarding and tobogganing.

Long Lake Provincial Park

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. Newbrook is known for the former Newbrook Observatory that captured the first North American photograph of the world’s first satellite, Sputnik No.1 on October 9, 1957. Watch for further developments of the Observatory coming soon. Check out the hidden gem–Nook in the Woods, southwest of Thorhild, you’ll find a huge variety of unique products! The Egremont community will host its parade on June 6th. Come out to the Newbrook Community Fair on June 19th-21st; get there early for the parade and stay late for the steak supper. All the action of the Thorhild and District Stampede takes place on July 1st.

Radway Agricultural Society Presents... Year Round RV Sites 1 mile from Long Lake Provincial Park.

* Radway’s Spring Social Dinner & Dance - May 2, 2020

780-966-3511

featuring... Advance Tickets Only Tickets: $50

59204 Rg. Rd. 223 (on paved Opal Road) Box 720, Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0

Unique country store with many items... *Large Selection of Teas & Spices *Cheese, Wine & Beer Kits *Gourmet Foods *Jewellery *Upholstery Services *Watkins Products *Gift Items *Essential Oils *Clothing *Socks & Slippers Independent Amsoil Dealer (Synthetic Oil, filters, etc.)

1-877-398-2075

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

24th Year!

www.nookinthewoods.ca

* 45th Annual Pioneer Days July 24-26, 2020 Mixed slow pitch tournament, beer gardens, pancake breakfast, bench show, quilt show, parade, concession, and steak supper.

* RCW Live Pro Wrestling coming to Radway every 3 months! FREE G PIN CAM

Call 780-203-8062 or 780-938-6345 to book the AgriCentre for your next event! Perfect for weddings and family reunions from 100-600 people.

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smoky lake REGION

There’s something SmokyLake Stampede August1&2

SmokyLake DemoDerby August3

Pre-FireworksBeer Gardens&BBQ August2 2 action packed days of LRA Rodeo! Parade Pancake Breakfasts Kids Events Steak Supper and Dance with live band on August 1

All ages welcome! 6 pm - 1 am Smoky Lake Pavilion Entertainment Hosted by the Kinette & Kinsmen Club of Smoky Lake

780-690-2483 @smokylakestampede

@kinetteclubofsmokylake

Visit

RandyRussMemorial BarrelRace August2&3

Smoky Lake Rodeo Grounds

Family event for all ages and skill-levels. Sunday High-Stakes Slot Race Monday - Barrel Racing action for all categories of competition. Bellis

smokylakeagsociety.com

780-645-0079

$16,000 in prize money! Gates open 11 am Bouncy Castle Power Wheel Derby for Kids

@smokylakeagriculturalsociety

smokylakeregion.ca

@randyrussmemorialbarrelrace


SmokyLakeFarmersʼMarket April4-Dec19 Every Saturday 10 - Noon at the Agricultural Complex Special Markets: Easter Market - April 11 Kid’s Day - June 27 Heritage Days - Aug 1 Pumpkin Fair - Oct 3 Christmas Markets December 5, 12, 19

780-656-2463 @smokylakefarmersmarket

happening here... VilnaBoomtown DayFair August15

Waskatenau FairDays August7-9

SpringFling-May2&3 BellisSummerSizzler August15&16 A family fun weekend! Parade Horse Show Bench Show Pancake Breakfast BBQ, Family Show Slo-pitch Tournament Kids Games Victoria Trail Agricultural Society

@victoriatrailag

Naturally Inviting! Competitive and non-competitive on well groomed trails. Ages 6 & up. 16 - 256 km of trails Bellis 780-499-6225 enduranceridersofalberta.com

SmokyLake PumpkinFair October3 Great fun for the whole family! Parade, Bench Show, Games for every age, Prizes Christmas Craft Fair - November 14 Farmers’ Market - Check website for upcoming dates! 780.636.3960 info@vilnaagsociety.com vilnaagsociety.com

@enduranceridersofalberta

1-888-656-3730

@smokylakeregion

@vilnafairdays

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off! Farmers’ Markets Kid’s Activities Show ‘n Shine Ethnic Showcase Giant Pumpkin Drop 780-656-0659 smokylake.ca @smokylakepumpkinfair

Photo Credit: Francis Parker, Bonnie Lake, Smoky Lake County


Waskatenau old railway trestle by Carol Rusinek

Waskatenau Smoky Lake Region

Waskatenau (pronounced WAS-ET-NA), originally known as Pine Creek, is considered the Baseball Capital of Alberta. The small, progressive community of 229 residents is located only 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton on Highway 28.

ATTRACTIONS

Be sure to have your photo taken at the wooden train trestle dating back to 1919. This point of the old rail line is now the western trailhead for the Iron Horse Trail, which heads east for 260 km of multi-use activities. 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. 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.

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. The County region has over 10 campgrounds and parks for you to enjoy including the popular Hanmore Lake, comprised of two campgrounds, 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 hiking, biking, quadding and horseback riding in the summer, then bring out the snowmobile and the horsedrawn sleigh when the snow falls.

EVENTS

Waskatenau has hosted various baseball championships from across Western Canada. Come in August to join the community for their family fun Fair Days. Enjoy the parade, games and more.

OUTDOORS

The top-notch facility at the Pine Creek Ball Park is considered 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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History buffs will love a trip on the Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, just 10 miles south of Smoky Lake off Highway 855. Start at Victoria Settlement, where interpreters bring this former Fort and pioneer settlement to life. It is the site of the oldest building still on its original foundation in Alberta. Join them for Paddle into the Past, a Voyageur Canoe Experience offered jointly with Métis Crossing. For more information visit www.victoriasettlement.ca Located just off Highway 855 on the Victoria Trail is Métis Crossing. It is a 512-acre site on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Explore one of Canada’s Indigenous cultures in Métis settlers’ homesteads with historical artifacts, experience the life of a voyageur on the North Saskatchewan River, and camp in their new Metis trappers’ tents. June 24th marks the Grand Opening of the Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre. The new facility will showcase traditional Metis craftsmanship with modern energy efficiencies to be a true Place of Pride and a year-round attraction. A wagon trek arriving from the east, and a voyageur canoe brigade from the west will meet at Métis Crossing to commemorate the opening of this new center. Other events include: June 21 National Indigenous People’s Day; June 27 Canadian Multiculturism Day, July 1 Canada Day, and August 21-23 Voyageur Days.


Smoky Lake

Smoky Lake Pumpkin Park by Linda Treleaven

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

events

OUTDOORS

Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Smoky Lake Golf Course (see Golf Section on 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. Nearby, the kids can have a splash at the spray park.

EAT SHOP STAY

The town of Smoky Lake proudly proclaims itself as the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta. The town is just under an hour and a half drive east of Edmonton on Highway 28.

ATTRACTIONS

It’s an action packed August long weekend for this community. August 1-2, take in the Smoky Lake Stampede and enjoy the parade, pancake breakfasts, kids’ activities, dance, beer gardens, and fireworks. Don’t miss the Demo Derby on August 3rd. Bring the family to the annual Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-off & Fair, held on October 3rd. 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.

Be sure to snap a photo of the Pumpkin Park located next to the Smoky Lake Visitor Centre CN Museum Train Station. Visit the Smoky Lake Museum, located on the north side of town, which displays several artifacts and historic photographs of the area. A large antique machinery collection and the restored Pakan ferry are also hosted here.

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 am-12 pm April 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. Stop into the Esso to see the giant bear and dine at the Great Bear Café. Top up your growler at Gofer Liquor and browse through their huge selection. For all your health and wellness needs visit Smoky Lake Pharmacy and check out the newly opened Smoky Lake Home Hardware.

MORE INFO

BETSY’S

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

Burger Shack Home of the Legendary Shack Attack Burger! Dine-In • Take-Out Drive Thru

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

farm fresh meat, eggs, vegetables, artisan sausages, Ukrainian foods, canning, honey, jerky, pepperoni

780-656-8585 See website for store hours.

Corner of Wheatland Avenue & Highway 855

Smoky Lake, AB

Phone 780-656-4088

Smoky Lake Inn

Historic Hotel

Restaurant

*History & Luxury Modern Rooms *ATM Machine

*Daily Specials *Catering

4 Wheatland Ave.

Convenience Store, Café, Gas, Diesel 5504 - 44 Ave. 780-656-3738

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www.serbenfarms.com

Smoky Lake

Liquor Store

Lounge *VLT’s *Food ‘til 9:00 pm

Corner of Hwy 28 & RR 180, 5 km west of Smoky Lake

email: leesa@smokylakeinn.com

780-656-3615

Downtown Smoky Lake across from Pumpkin Park & the Iron Horse / Trans Canada Trail

Kitchenette, Jacuzzi Suites 5404 - 44 Ave. Located next 780-656-3515 to Super 8

Cold Beer, Spirits, HUGE Wine Selection, Growler Bar 780-656-2164

www.SmokyLakeInn.com

Open Mon-Sat 8:30am - 6pm

Your store for hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint and MORE! 780-656-3690 3 Wheatland Ave Smoky Lake


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.

ATTRACTIONS

EVENTS

Plan to attend the Vilna Farmers’ Market at the Cultural Centre Hall throughout the summer. Take in Vilna’s Boomtown Day Fair on August 15th, featuring a parade, games, and activities for all ages. Don’t miss the Christmas Craft Fair on November 14th–bring the kids and have some fun with Santa and cookie decorating!

OUTDOORS

Five minutes east of Vilna on Highway 28 is the Bonnie Lake Campground, great 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.

Smoky Lake Pharmachoice

Pharmacy & Integrated Healthcare

134 White Earth St, Smoky Lake Ph: 780-656-8542 E: smokylakerx@gmail.com

Vilna Pharmacy 5012 - 50 St, Vilna

Ph: 780-636-3550

~ Bellis ~ 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 23). 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 Township Road 584 east up the slight rise, and then down, down, down into the seemingly bottomless Kubasa Canyon. For some equine action, check out the Spring Fling, Summer Sizzler and Barrel Racing events on pages 48-49.

Vilna Cookie’s Kozy Kafé 4703 - 52 St, Vilna Right along Hwy 28

Full Course Menu, Homemade Pies & Soft Serve Ice Cream Tues-Sat 7:30am-8pm Sun 9am-7:30pm

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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 World’s Largest Mushrooms including furniture, advertisements, and oiled wood floors. Bring your camera when you visit Vilna’s Mushroom Park, site of the World’s Largest Mushrooms.

825-840-2000

Paradise Cove Resort

•DAILY RENTALS •YEARLY RENTALS •SAND BEACH •POWER HOOKUPS •BOAT LAUNCH FACILITY •FULL SERVICE STORE •PROPANE SALES •HOT SHOWERS •PLAYGROUND •FISHING

"The Resort of Northeast Alberta"

Phone (780) 636-2819 Located Approx. 34 Km North of Vilna 2020 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide 53


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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.

BOSCOMBE HILLBILLY JAM

Outdoor Music Festival

July 10-12

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

Catch & release fishing on Lac Bellevue by Cindy Usenik

St. Paul Region

ATTRACTIONS

Welcoming visitors in the Town of St. Paul 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. History enthusiasts will enjoy touring Musée St. Paul Museum, a museum that 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.

EVENTS

Centerfield Music Festival kicks off summer with some of music’s brightest stars in country and rock & roll on June 12 & 13. Enjoy the Saddle Lake Pow Wow June 26-28. In early July take in the Stoney Lake Stampede, located southeast of St. Paul. Just north of town, the Boscombe Country Corral hosts the annual Hillbilly Jam on July 10-12. Have fun at Ashmont Heritage Days in August. East of Ashmont, is the hamlet of Mallaig–home to Haying in the 30's event on August 1 & 2. To help provide financial assistance, 100% of donations from this event are given to cancer victims undergoing treatment. Learn more at hayinginthe30s.com. Be sure to visit the Mallaig Museum to explore the history of the community. Watch for Alberta Open Farm Days - Farm Tours & Events August 15-16. 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. Don’t miss it!

ST. BRIDES TRADING POST

Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade ~ Consign

Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

#1 supplier of beads and native crafts. Large selection of fabric & native prints, electronics, and much more! Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Highway 36.

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Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Highway 36. www.stbridestradingpost.ca

780-645-2040

780-645-2040

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County of St. Paul Inviting sandy beaches to enjoy on hot summer days. Family friendly. Day Use areas, playgrounds, fishing, boating, hiking, recreation...so relaxing.

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Lac Bellevue Powered & Non-serviced Sites Floating Stone Tenting areas Stoney Lake Westcove at Vincent Lake

Make Reservations at campreservations.ca

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Ashmont Heritage Days Centerfield Music Festival Heinsburg Historic Water Tower Campsite Iron Horse Trail Lakeland Rodeo Assn Showdown Finals Mallaig Antique Tractor Show Mallaig Haying in the 30's - August Heritage Day weekend * St. Paul & District People’s Museum * Stoney Lake Stampede * Whitney Lakes Provincial Park

* Elk Point Golf & Country Club offers a Play n’ Stay Package * Enjoy golf or footgolf at Mann Lake, a par 34 nine hole course * St. Paul Golf Club is a highly rated 18-hole, challenging course.

Phone: 780-645-3301 Email: countysp@county.stpaul.ab.ca @CountyofStPaulNo.19

www.county.stpaul.ab.ca


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August 15-16, 2020 Join us for... Farm Tours & Culinary Events in St. Paul, Elk Point, Smoky Lake & Vilna For more info call

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

780-645-5782

OUTDOORS

Swing your clubs at the 18-hole 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, plus a year-round campground. 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 Cold Lake and a south east branch that ends in Heinsburg. 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. The County operates four recreation camping facilities: Westcove, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake, and Floating Stone Lake, all complete with serviced sites, and an on-site caretaker. Online reservations can now be made at www.CampReservations.ca. You can also enjoy camping at Mallaig Beach on Vincent Lake just south of Mallaig. Go camping along the North Saskatchewan River east of Elk Point at Heinsburg where the Railway Theme Park holds the impressive restored 60,000 gallon CN water tower & CN station.

EAT SHOP

You’ll find numerous businesses in St. Paul and a large variety of retail shopping and other services along Highway 29. Twisted Fork offers locally inspired cuisine showcasing local producers, local breweries and distilleries. For some fresh produce, be sure to visit the impressive St. Paul Farmers’ Market. For a great selection of fabric, stop by Yvonne’s Gone Quilting on the Quilting Tour (see ad page 21), and for some eclectic treasures visit Loree’s Antiques & Collectibles on the Antique Tour (see ad page 23). There is nothing quite like the Cornerstone Co-op. In St. Paul this is the place to shop with a grocery store and pharmacy, home centre, liquor store, and a gas bar with propane cylinder fills & RV sani-dump (see ad page 34). 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, jewellery, accessories and more. When you are all shopped out, relax and book a stay at the Canalta Hotel or the new Hampton Inn.

MORE INFO

Visitor Centre adjacent to UFO Landing Pad, St. Paul Along Hwy 29 (50 Ave & 53 St) 780-645-6800 Open May Long Weekend to September

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2020 Annual Community Events Shiver Fest

Family Day

Centerfield Music Festival

June 12-13 July 1

Canada Day

August 20

Rock the Block LRA Rodeo

Sept. Long Weekend October 31

Safe and Sweet

December 5

A Community Christmas/ Tree Lighting

• Home of the UFO Landing Pad • Visitor Information Centre • Museum • Farmers’ Market - Wednesdays & 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

Ph. 780-645-4481

@TownofStPaulAlberta

www.town.stpaul.ab.ca


EVENTS

Enjoy Elk Points major events on Canada Day, nearby Stoney Lake Stampede, and the Christmas Extravaganza. See the featured events below.

Elk Point Elk Point is a friendly, progressive community of over 1500 people, located two hours northeast of Edmonton on Highway 41.

ATTRACTIONS

Elk Point’s 32-foot Peter Fidler statue celebrates the history of the 1790s fur trade. Discover its story at Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, 11 km east of town via Hwy 646. Learn more at www.fortgeorgebuckinghamhouse.ca Over a century of history, from the North West Rebellion to the 1980s, is depicted on a 100-foot mural near the Town of Elk Point Library on 50th Ave.

Peter Fidler Statue

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OUTDOORS

The scenic four-season, multi-purpose Iron Horse Trail stretches from Waskatenau to Cold Lake, bringing wagon trains, ATV enthusiasts, snowmobilers, and hikers to the community. The trail is also home to the Iron Horse Mini and Iron Horse Ultra 100 marathons. As well, a walking trail around town is especially popular with pole walking. For the sporty type, visit the ball diamonds and the A. G. Ross Arena, which have a tradition of hosting provincial tournaments for minor sports. The newly enlarged C. G. Baker Riding Arena also has a full event schedule of team roping, barrel racing, and gymkhana. Try out a local favourite at the pickleball courts! Elk Point Recreation Park is a hub of activities, with the 9-hole golf course, ball diamonds, and soccer fields. Luckily, the adjacent campground’s tree-shaded power sites offer Play & Stay options for golfers. Excellent camping opportunities are also 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.

EAT SHOP

Stop into Sew Heavenly Quilting while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 21). Nearby, shop at the Cornerstone Co-op with both a grocery and a liquor store in town. A sweet stop on mainstreet is the Golden Loaf Bakery–named the Alberta Winner in the Sweetest Bakery in Canada Contest!

Photo by No

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Hwy 28 Road Trip Video Tip Check out the awesome new Highway 28 Road Trip Video at

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Videos

Glendon Visitors are always welcome in Glendon, the Pyrogy Capital of the World. The village is located 8 km north of Highway 28 on Secondary Highway 882.

ATTRACTIONS

The place to go is Pyrogy Park, home of the World’s Largest Pyrogy. The park is equipped with picnic areas, a washroom facility and gazebo, two new modern playgrounds, including a zip line, and of course the must-see giant Pyrogy (see photo on page 14).

P ACHER’S CORNER - Camping Supplies - Licenses (AB & Sask) - Fishing Bait - Rifles and Shotguns - Retail Outlet for MUCK Boots - Camo Clothing - Ammunition - Archery Supplies - Oregon Chain - Seasonings - WETT Certified - Scorpion Products - Wood & Pellets Stoves Proud Sponsors of In Alberta Dial Toll Free 1-800-642-3800 www.reportapoacher.com

Box 480, 5202 Railway Ave., Glendon, AB Phone 780-635-2458 Fax 780-635-2448 60 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/Village-of-Glendon

Minnie Lake M.D. Parks

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EVENTS

Canada Day Celebrations include a Farmers’ Market and a community bonfire where you can roast your own wieners and marshmallows in Pyrogy Park. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display held at the school grounds. Glendon Derby and Mud Bogs on August 8th is the place to be! The village knows how to put on a smashing good show. Organized by the Glendon Agricultural Society, this 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 15th and is a great opportunity to show off your vehicle of days gone by. Show and Shine fans can vote for their favorites. Glendon Pyrogy Festival on September 5th 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.

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 camp at Minnie Lake M.D. Parks, a small, warm lake with a beach, swimming platform, ice cream shack and playground. It has everything you need for a lazy summer afternoon. It’s featured on the new Highway 28 video at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Videos North and east of Glendon there is a great selection of Alberta Parks and M.D. of Bonnyville parks and campgrounds. For a complete list of activities and adventures throughout the area check out the Adventure Guide online at www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca. Campgrounds in the M.D. of Bonnyville can now be reserved online at www.CampReservations.ca

World’s Largest Pyrogy Pyrogy Park 780-635-3807 • • • • •

Canada Day Celebrations - July 1 Glendon Derby & Mud Bogs - August 8 Glendon Cruise Nite - August 15 Glendon Pyrogy Festival - September 5 Christmas Market - November

www.villageofglendon.ca


Canada Day Parade by Robert Scoles

Located just over two hours northeast of Edmonton, Bonnyville is a bustling community home to Extreme Mudfest and a selection of rodeo and chuckwagon events.

ATTRACTIONS

Be sure to stop at the Shaw House Visitor Centre where the Bonnyville and District Chamber of Commerce will help you to explore the Lakeland area.

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 from 11-2 pm. The Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre is a year-round hub for recreation, fitness, events and entertainment, including a 32-foot indoor Climbing Wall – designed to portray real rock surfaces with an overhang and maneuverable rocks for the added challenge!

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Bonnyville

Angus Shaw Statue

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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 M.D. Campground, located on Moose Lake. #TakeItToTheLake in nature’s 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. Be sure to bring your toys and enjoy some family fun. (See ad page 59).

NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON

In winter go ice fishing or snowmobile along Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail or the Bonnyville Snowdusters snowmobile trails.

MORE INFO

Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce Shaw House Visitor Information Centre located on Hwy 28, Vezeau Beach Park. Open year round. 780-826-3252.

The Lakeland’s premier, full-service facility for Recreation, Fitness, Sports and Entertainment! INDOOR TRACK & PLAYGROUND . FITNESS CENTRE . C2 CAFÉ . FIELD HOUSE CLIMBING WALL . MOVIE THEATRE . CONFERENCE ROOMS . ICE ARENAS

LAKELAND CONNECT MEDIA INC. You've Been Connected!

Download the “BONNYVILLE RECREATION GUIDE” at www.centennialcentre.ca BONNYVILLE & DISTRICT CENTENNIAL CENTRE 4313 - 50th Ave. I Bonnyville l 780.812.3400 l 877.812.2740

Winner! 2019 Business of the Year Award

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Stay up to date with what’s happening in your community with the BEST news, sports and event coverage in the region at lakelandconnect.ca

Save 1 Month on annual plans visit lakelandconnect.net/marketingplans

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DIGITAL MARKETING SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT ON LOCATION VIDEOS EVENT PROMOTION DIGITAL COMMERCIALS

• 13 Buildings to Explore! • Picnic Areas • RV Parking

NEW home of Aurora Visual Arts Association • Local Artists and Artisans • Art Shows, Workshops and Classes • Artwork for sale on-site Ph. 780-826-4925 4401 - 54 Avenue, Bonnyville

Open: 10 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday (May & June) Daily (July & August)


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You’ll find a multitude of shops, eateries and hotels along Highway 28 all the way through Bonnyville. A must stop is at the corner of 51 Ave & 51 St – Jennie’s Diner & Bakery, a Classic 1950s restaurant. Choose from a foot long hot dog, crispy chicken burger or how about a perogy burger? Jennie’s also has a full-service bakery for your sweet tooth–be sure to check out their cool custom cakes! Shop at the weekly Farmers’ Market and nearby you can view some of the Aurora Visual Arts Association works of art for sale at the Museum. 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. Moe’s Garden & Greenhouse is a full-service garden centre just off Highway 41 west of Bonnyville. The lush oasis has a great variety of annuals, perennials and hanging baskets to choose from (see Greenhouse ad on page 20). Franchere Sporting Goods located on Highway 660 west of Bonnyville is your local source for all things hunting and fishing. Their boat and cabin rentals let you enjoy the season without the commitment and work of buying your own. Inquire at the store for the latest selection, pricing, and availability. For a truly unique experience Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway, north of Bonnyville, offers an exceptional escape! It is much more than just a campground. You can have some fun playing a round of “farm themed” mini-golf with the family, pick some in-season berries to take home with you, enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade pie in the café, and stock up on some farm fresh jams, jellies and fudge. This unique getaway is 13 km north of Bonnyville off Highway 41 near the Beaver River.

Bonnyville, AB

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BONNYVILLE

Visit the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre for fun events and entertainment. Scheduled events taking place throughout the year are Bounce House Fun Days, Indoor Community Garage Sales, concerts and more. Plus you can shop for all things local at the Saturday Farmers’ Market at the Centennial Centre. Check their website for more events and details at www.centennialcentre.ca

COLD LAKE

The Cold Lake Agricultural Society has numerous annual events, including a Bull-ARama Spring Series and a June Rodeo. On Canada Day, Cold Lake celebrates with an annual parade, a variety of family-friendly activities at Kinosoo Beach. At dusk, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show at the Cold Lake Marina. During the show, the lake acts like a mirror, creating an amazing display that should not be missed.

Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre

Enjoy the awesome parade and the Canada Day Celebrations on the 1st of July. Experience the heart-pounding World Professional Chuckwagon Races July 23-26. During the same time you can also check out the Bonnyville Pro-Rodeo from July 24-25. Take in the annual Gear Grabbers Classic Car Show July 13. Don’t miss the new Drag Races June 27, and August 22 & 23. It’s all about mud and music in Bonnyville on August 13-16 with the four-day Extreme Mudfest - a mix of mud-racing and music. The Fall Fair & Farmers’ Market is a fun day for all ages to enjoy. Round out the year with the Festival of Trees December 3-6, and a number of Christmas themed events.

Join us for...

WPCA Chuckwagon Races July 23-26

Bonnyville Pro Rodeo July 24-25 Chili Cook Off, Live Entertainment Beer Gardens & more!

Farmers’ Market Every Sat at the C2 Centre 11-2 pm

Fall Fair & Farmers’ Market Sept 12

Facility Rentals • 780-826-3240 4201-55 St, Bonnyville

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CFB 4 Wing will host the Cold Lake Air Show July 18 & 19. This year, help celebrate 50 years of the Snowbirds aerobatics team. The U.S. Navy will also show off its Blue Angels demonstration team during their only show in Canada in 2020.

Each year on the August long weekend, Cold Lake hosts Aqua Days at Kinosoo Beach. It’s an event with plenty of activities for the whole family. As the summer roars into September long weekend so does the Feast At The Beach Food Truck & Music Festival where the variety of entertainment and food is fantastic. The Grande Parlour is the place to go for arts and culture with performances, exhibits and shows all year long. 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 12th.


The City of Cold Lake, located 3 hours east of Edmonton is surrounded by natural beauty from its clear blue waters with sandy beaches, to the rugged forest backdrop. It’s a four-season playground that attracts those with a sense of adventure.

ATTRACTIONS

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 & Gas Gallery, and Air Force Museum. There are also outdoor displays of aircraft and a radar dome.

Cold Lake M.D. Park

Energy Centre is the hub of activity in the Cold Lake. This state-ofthe-art facility hosts sporting events, concerts, trade shows, and more. Casino Dene is where you can play, dine, unwind and stay. It features over 250 slot and VLT machines, table games, poker tournaments and live entertainment.

OUTDOORS

As a year-round recreation area, Cold Lake is the ideal vacation spot for water enthusiasts, beach goers, fishermen, outdoorsmen, skiers, and those just seeking a unique get-away experience. The camping opportunities are endless!

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Beaver River Trestle by Brandon Born

A Woodland Oasis

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The Beaver River Trestle south of Cold Lake is a highlight of the Iron Horse Trail. The trestle is 1/2 km long and 60 metres high. The Municipal District 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 intimate lakeside camping experience book a site at Ethel Lake M.D. Park (see ad page 59). For the avid golfer, enjoy the Grand Centre Golf Club or the Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club nestled just off Veteran’s Drive on Canadian Forces Base 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Your hosts: Brian & Debbie Hamilton

10 minutes SE of Cold Lake in Cherry Grove For reservations or to book a tour:

Ph: 780-594-7257

www.hamiltonhouse.com

Whether its summer fishing, winter ice fishing tours, or simply looking for specialized lures and bait – Anglers Bait Tackle & More can hook you up! You can also book a summer fishing charter with Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast. In the winter, you can rent cross-country skiing equipment to enjoy a woodland oasis of 12 km of trails around their private lake. For winter family fun, Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort features downhill skiing, snowboarding and a tube park. It is North Eastern Alberta’s premiere downhill ski facility serving the area for 35 years.

PLAY.

DINE.

UNWIND.

Over 239 Slot & VLT Machines, Table Games, and Poker Tournaments

Daily Specials, NEW Aurora Bar & Lounge

Free Live Entertainment Thursday to Saturday Evenings

CasinoDene.com On Hwy 28, 7 km south of Cold Lake, AB 66 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/City-of-Cold-Lake

Open: Mon-Thurs 10 am - 1 am Fri-Sat 10 am - 3 am Sun 10 am - 1 am

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.

Find all your needs for shopping, dining and where to stay from the Highway 28 corridor through the downtown area, and further north to the marina and lakeshore areas.

At Lakeshore Drive, check out Clark’s Eatery for a marvelous dining experience, the Maple Bacon Cranberry Chicken is so good your taste buds will tingle reading this. With incredible reviews and great service – many say Picante Café is the best restaurant in the city – this dining experience will be delightful.

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The Aurora Bar & Lounge at Casino Dene is a signature restaurant with an exceptional dining experience. A must stop in downtown is Cold Lake Brewing and Distilling. Visit the tasting room for handmade beer and spirits with unique flavours (see Sippin’ section page 17). Nearby, the Lakeland Inn is a dining destination with two restaurants plus a sports bar and lounge.

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 15 Long Weekend to Aug 28. 10-4 pm Tues-Sat with Sundays in July & Aug.

MORE INFO

Chamber of Commerce - Visitor Information Centre, 4009 - 50 St. Open year round. 1-800-840-6140 City of Cold Lake www.coldlake.com

780-594-3546 www.coldlakemuseums.org

MORNING STAR RETREATS • ROMANTIC GETAWAYS • FAMILY REUNIONS • WEDDINGS • 1 & 2 ROOM CABINS • 3 & 6 BEDROOM LODGES • RV SITES • TINY HOUSES

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This beach is just 3 minutes away

www.evergreenbirchlodge.com

* Fun, Family Gatherings * Healing & Corporate Retreats *Pet Friendly

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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. 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. Just 3 minutes east of Kinosoo beach you will enjoy the tranquility throughout the 142 acres at Evergreen Birch Lodge and 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 Bed & Breakfast features a private wilderness lake for you to enjoy. You can also take in the fresh air and relax in an outdoor hot tub. They also have hiking and biking trails to go exploring, and can even take you on a fishing charter.

Enjoy one of Canada’s Top 25 Beaches – Kinosoo Beach

These unique stays are excited to welcome you! 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 Cold Lake’s north end.

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An award winning, quiet & elegant B&B offering luxury & comfortable rooms. 805 Lakeshore Drive, Cold Lake - across from the Marina

780-639-0000

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On-Site Spa • Home Cooked Breakfast • Beaches • Shopping • Restaurants

BAIT TACKLE & MORE

Specializing in Lures designed for Cold Lake ~ Bait Available

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How to get here? After you enter Cold Lake’s main shopping areas keep heading north on Highway 28. Go past the turn off to Highway 55 and follow Highway 28 all the way to Lakeshore Drive and Cold Lake Marina. Here you will find a number of exceptional accommodations, unique eateries and shops. Follow Lakeshore Drive further north to reach the main beach where you’ll find the Splash Park, beach volleyball courts, playground, concession and Wicked Watersport Rentals on the beach. Don’t miss the food truck and music festival – Feast At The Beach – on the September long weekend.

*SUMMER FISHING TOURS May - Sept 30 *ICE FISHING TOURS Jan - March *Ice Shacks for Rent @coldlaketackleshack ksgrey77@gmail.com

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Located on the grounds of Evergreen Birch Lodge, 3 min west of Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake

EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE RESORT • FISHING GUIDE ON-SITE • 3 BEDROOM BIRCH LODGE & EAGLES NEST LODGE • 6 BEDROOM EVERGREEN LODGE • 2 BEDROOM COTTAGES • TINY HOUSES • RV SITES

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Just 3 minutes west of Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake North

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Fort Saskatchewan

Hwy 15 & 45 Road Trip Video Tip

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A vibrant city located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan offers a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions, and small-town warmth. Pictured above: Biking trail with the world famous sheep grazing at the Fort Heritage Precinct


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ATTRACTIONS

Downtown you will encounter the Fort Heritage Precinct nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River showcasing the history of the North West Mounted Police, Alberta’s Provincial Gaol (jail), and early settlers in the area through a village of historic buildings (see photo on page 72). The Fort Heritage Precinct is also a great outdoor recreation area where you can enjoy events and festivals, feed the City’s flock of sheep, toboggan down the river valley hills, skate under sparkling winter lights, and enjoy beautiful trails year-round. Unique shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance of the Precinct in the City’s historic downtown. The Fort Heritage Precinct is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm from May long weekend to September long weekend, and Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm from September long weekend to May long weekend.

OUTDOORS

Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic at Turner Park or Legacy Park, rent a stall at the Lions Campground, play at the Kin Family Spray Park, or catch a fish at the Lion’s Community Fish Pond at West River’s Edge. There are more than 75 km of paved trails that are ideal for walking, cycling, and cross-country skiing. Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and the local golf courses.

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MORE INFO Visitor Information Centres 1. Dow Centennial Centre 8700 - 84 St. 780-992-6400 Open year round. 2. Warden’s Residence, Fort Heritage Precinct 10006 - 100 Ave. 780-998-1783 EAST OF EDMONTON

The Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre hosts month-long art shows and exhibits displaying the work of visual artists and craft artisans. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of performances to delight audiences. For indoor recreation, the Dow Centennial Centre has a gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, running track and fitness centre. And don’t forget to make a splash in the swimming pool over at Harbour Pool.

EVENTS

Watch for the sheep that graze the parks around the Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays-Sundays and holidays. Shop at the Farmers’ Market with over 40 vendors downtown Thursdays from mid-June to mid-September, as well as Saturdays in July and August. Other events in the City include the Legacy Park Family Festival (and arrival of the sheep!) on the first Saturday of June, Movie Under the Stars in mid-August, the Sheep Leaving Parade on Labour Day and the holiday season Lights Up! event on in November. New to the City is the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship on July 17th - 19th at the Dow Centennial Centre.

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EAT SHOP

EAST OF EDMONTON

Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta is the place to go for pizza lovers! 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—an authentic grain to glass experience with their handcrafted gin and vodka (see ad page 17). When touring downtown, stop by Vera’s Treasures, where everything old is new again (see Antique Tour page 23). For yarns, fabrics, and more, visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre while on the Quilting Tour (see page 21). Book a stay in the City at one of the many brand name hotels.

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

Bruderheim Model T Races by Gordon Hodgkinson

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

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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 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 and about 700 fragments were found in the area.

EVENTS

Join Bruderheim’s many social events, including the Meteorite Cup Ball Hockey event in June, Canada Day Celebrations, the exciting Alberta Model T Races on July 25th, and Christmas Celebrations held on the third Saturday each November.

OUTDOORS

Follow the paved Bruderheim Heritage Trail that links neighbourhoods and scenic sites throughout the community. Enjoy a skate at the brand new Cosmic Skatepark, or visit the Spring Creek Wetland Interpretive Centre, behind the Town Office, to learn why wetlands and native plants are so important to our 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. The Bruderheim Campground is open from spring thaw to fall freezeup and offers 24 serviced sites with power, water, and sani-dump. Unserviced sites are also available.

Shop

Thiel’s Greenhouses is the scene for all things green in eastcentral Alberta. Here you will find seasonal ornamentals, vegetable plants, spectacular container gardens, and hanging baskets. They now offer fresh hydroponic greens year-round! (See Greenhouses on page 20 for more details). 72

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~ Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite ~ Attractions & Events: - Bruderheim is the Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite — the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canadian history. The meteorite fell March 4th, 1960. - Walker School Museum Join us for these events: o 3rd Annual Steak Night (April 25) o Thiel’s Greenhouses - Dig N Dirt (May 2) o Bruderheim Heartland Ag Day (June) o Canada Day Celebrations (July 1) o Alberta T Racing (Model T Races) (July 25) Fred Rushworth Photography

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 - Fully Serviced Campground - NEW: Cosmic Skatepark

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

www.bruderheim.ca


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EVENTS

Lamont County 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

As the Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada, Lamont County is proud of its heritage and is also known as the “Church Capital of North America” with over 40

historical churches. Take a day or a weekend to experience the County’s beautiful countryside and fascinating history, as you discover each historical gem during your selfdriving tour. The church brochure is available on the Lamont County website at www.lamontcounty.ca/church-tour. Major attractions in the County include Elk Island National Park and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, both sites are perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

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Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike come from across the globe to fully immerse themselves here in Ukrainian culture, food, music, and performances. Enjoy the annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival on August 22 & 23 in Lamont, and check out the many special events at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village including Ukrainian Day and Harvest of the Past. Visit www.ukrainianvillage.ca The Lamont & District Agricultural Society will host the Bullarama Supreme on May 2, and the Summer Sizzler Rodeo July 11-12. Their rodeo grounds are located in the County at the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831, then go two miles south to Township Road 552 (watch for signs).


Lamont Summer Sizzler Rodeo by Diane Gorski

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HIGHWAY 15

Lamont Visit Lamont to experience city living-country style! Located just 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15. Lamont is a great destination if you are wishing to head out for a weekend or short trips. Lamont has a full range of services and amenities, including local parks, tourist and workforce accommodations, and a variety of shopping and dining options.

ATTRACTIONS

Pay a visit to the Mohyla monument which marks the centenary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, located just north of Lamont. A few must-sees are the murals on the north wall of Lamont High School, north and east walls of the Arena, Lamont Health Care Centre, and several other locations around town.

Events

Go bargain hunting at the Town Wide Garage Sale on June 6th. Don’t miss the town’s Parade down main street, during the Lamont & District Agricultural Society Summer Sizzler Rodeo on July 11 & 12. Plan to attend the Lamont County’s 8th annual Baba’s & Borshch Ukrainian Festival in August. To round out the year, the Lamont Community Christmas Light Up is the last Saturday of November. Celebrate the holiday season with musical entertainment, cookie decorating, a Christmas market, bake sales, pictures with Santa, wagon rides around town, a Festival of Trees, and the official light-up of the “Winter Wonder Lights” next to the Lamont Town Office. The kids will love it!

• Town-Wide Garage Sale - June 6 • Lamont & District Ag Society Summer Sizzler Rodeo & Parade - July 11 & 12

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

• Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival - August 22 & 23 • Lamont Community Christmas Light Up Just 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 15. November 28

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Chipman Nestled in Coyote Country just 45 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15, Chipman is a quiet, friendly, affordable family community with about 275 residents. It has easy access to Elk Island National Park and is considered a commuter community to larger centres nearby.

EVENTS

Plan to attend one of the 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.

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Open Mon-Sat 8:30am - 6pm

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Your store for hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint and MORE! 780-895-2454 5109 - 50 Ave Lamont

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Visit Elk Island Thrift Store while on the Go East Antique Tour (see page 23). Check out Trendy Petals for giftware, and treat yourself to some beautiful fresh flowers. Stop into Lamont Home Hardware for all your supplies. Plan to stay at the Heartland Hotel located on the west side of the town of Lamont. It offers comfortable modern rooms for any occasion (see ad page 74). You can also plan to stay in downtown Lamont at Archie’s Motel with kitchen units available.

Chipman Car Crafters Show & Shine

OUTDOORS

Take a stroll at Hillside Park, fly a kite on top of the massive hill, or have a picnic while the kids play at the spray park and playground. Feel free to use the exercise equipment, or enjoy the view off Mallards Landing just off the walking paths. Relax with a day of fishing at the Lamont Fish Pond, home to a great population of trout, refreshed every spring. Lamont is also the gateway to Elk Island National Park where you could be spending days hiking, camping, golfing or relaxing while watching the large herds of bison.

Honour the past, live the present, create the future

VILLAGE OF CHIPMAN

Join us for these community 2020 events...

• Chipman Golden Seniors Perogy Suppers - Alternating Months • Chipman Players Annual Dinner Theatre - March 7, 13, 14 , 21 • Chipman Car Crafters Annual Show & Shine - June 7 • Chipman Lions Club Old Time Harvest Dance - In late October • Coyote Country Christmas Craft Sale & Community Dinner - mid November

780-363-3982

4816 - 50 Street Box 176, Chipman, AB T0B 0W0

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History buffs will enjoy the Basilian Fathers Museum, a world-class facility with an intriguing collection of artifacts showcasing Ukrainian culture and religious heritage. 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.

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EVENTS

The community has invested in a revitalized main street, 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.

OUTDOORS

Mundare 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 a great place to live.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy including a skateboard and spray park, and the 18-hole Whitetail Crossing Golf Course. 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.

PARADE, MARKET BENCH SHOW, BALL TOURNAMENT & MORE!

For more information contact Town of Mundare 780-764-3929

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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 resident and Alberta’s 13th Premier.

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Andrew ATTRACTIONS

EAT SHOP

Mainstreet is the place to be! As you’ve been looking in awe of the World’s Largest Sausage, you’ll want to stock up your cooler with the real deal at Stawnichy’s Sausage, and get some Ukrainian baking while there too! Then head on over to Quality Pizza & Sub for a tasty meal, be sure to leave room for some of their yummy ice cream. Stop into Liquor Choice for cold beer and a large selection of wines, coolers, and spirits. For all your quilting supplies visit The Chicken Coop while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 21).

MORE INFO Visitor Information Centre, Basilian Fathers Museum 5335 Sawchuk Street 780-764-3887

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 the town’s history with a visit to the Andrew Museum in the train station featuring themed rooms of displays and artifacts.

EVENTS

Get your bargains at the Town-Wide Garage Sale in June, and stock up on 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. From spring to fall, shop for fresh produce, gifts and crafts at the Saturday Farmers’ Market from 1 to 3 pm.

OUTDOORS

Every Sat. 1-3 pm April 11 - October 3, 2020 at the Andrew Arena June 6 Town-Wide Garage Sale Beat the Heat Market August 29 (Community Centre/

Saturday, October 10

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the baseball diamonds, 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.

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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. Join them for their annual Picnic & Entertainment in July. RV camping stalls with power are 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.

Located 4 miles east of Willingdon on Hwy 45 and 4 miles north on Rg Rd 143.

Boian Annual Picnic BBQ & Entertainment July 18 & 19, 2020 Contact: Andrew 780-367-2521 or Les 780-463-3427

NEW for 2020 HIGHWAY 15 & 45

~ Hairy Hill ~ Hairy Hill is located 95 km east of Edmonton just off Highway 45. The hamlet 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/Contests for a chance to win Hairy Hill Rodeo passes!

32nd 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 Tr

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From Hwy 45 - 2 miles South on Rg Rd 141 & 1/2 mile East

For details contact Violet 780.768.3880 or 780.208.9254

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Rodeo stock provided by Trach Stock Ltd. & Rolling Hills Rodeo Co. LRA & Wildrose Sanctioned own lawn chairs.

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Twelve minutes east of Andrew 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.

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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 recreation centre, and a youth centre.

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

Two Hills Lions Golf & Country Club

The Town of Two Hills, located 1.5 hours east of Edmonton, is a welcoming multi-cultural community. Once settled by European pioneers, it is now home to many Mennonite families who have emigrated from Mexico, bringing a distinctive Mexican flair to local dining and shopping establishments.

Two Hills EVENTS

The popular Agri-Day & Tradeshow is planned for April 25th at Two Hills Centennial Hall. The Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park located along Highway 45 near town hosts the Wayside Bike Blessing on May 3rd. Go bargain hunting at the Community Wide Garage Sale on June 27th. Come July 17-19, bikers roll into town for the Run to the Hills Rally–celebrating its 13th anniversary.

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hazards and noticeable beauty. If you love to go fishing, the Two Hills Fish & Game Association has a stocked trout pond and picnic area on the south side of town. Across the road you can camp at DM Geleta Park, or pick up some fabulous fried chicken at Pizza & Wings and enjoy a picnic at the park.

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Two Hills County Myrnam 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 communities in the region offer a wonderful blend of town and country and all the amenities of urban life while being nestled in a vast agricultural region.

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 pavilion building with a full kitchen and stage. Be sure to check out the special local events held at these facilities. 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.

Located at the junction of Highways 45 and 881, Myrnam is an active community with many opportunities for family recreation.

ATTRACTIONS

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 lifesize Ukrainian Catholic Church as you enter Myrnam off Highway 45 onto Highway 881. Be sure to visit Sentimental Salvage & Design in Myrnam–a creative furniture, art and home décor boutique, and a do-it-yourself projects studio. Drop into C.J.’s Café to satisfy your hunger and make sure to grab some homemade cinnamon buns on the way out.

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EVENTS

Enjoy several events all year long, like the Community-Wide Garage Sale and Myrnam Steak Supper & Parade in July—the kids will love it! Other activities include the annual slo-pitch tournament in June, and the popular Christmas Craft Show in November. In winter, enjoy curling, and don’t miss the annual Antique Snowmobile Show & Ride in February hosted by the Myrnam River Ridge Riders.

OUTDOORS

EAST OF EDMONTON

Enjoy a round of golf at the Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club where camping is also available. Southwest of Myrnam, you can also stay at Jackfish Lake Campground. If you’re looking for seasonal camping with beautiful secluded sites contact Bear Ridge Campground situated along the beautiful North Saskatchewan River just north of Myrnam.

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

Visit our Beautiful Dove Park

SEASONAL CAMPING on the Steak Supper n’ Shine, kids games, July 17 Show bean bag tournament, steak supper and fireworks! Pancake breakfast, Parade parade, and July 18 pyrogy lunch.

North Saskatchewan River • Crooked Shooters Slow Pitch Tournament June 12-14 30 Teams, Sat nite Beerfest

• Myrnam Christmas Craft Show Nov 1 10-3 pm Myrnam Agricultural Society

• Community Garage Sale 2nd weekend July • Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club & Campground 780-366-2190 • Myrnam Curling Club Bonspiels - Jan-Mar • Myrnam River Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club - Snowmobile Show & Ride - Feb

www.Myrnam.ca www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/Village-of-Myrnam

Only 2 hrs east of Edmonton, 10 min north of Myrnam

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~ Derwent ~ Visit the quaint Village of Derwent, located on Highway 45, 50 km east of Two Hills. Join them in April for their Spring is in the Air Tradeshow. The Golden Age Center hosts a community garage sale and perogy sales. In July, enjoy Canada Day festivities. In October, the popular Derwent Craft Fair takes over with more than 50 exhibitors in attendance. The first weekend in December, Santa arrives for a visit for the kids. 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!”

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Marwayne

EAST OF EDMONTON

Marwayne, located 10 minutes north of the Yellowhead Highway, at the intersection of Hwys 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.

ATTRACTIONS

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 gift and clothing store located in the historic stone building on Railway Avenue. Enjoy the many sporting events, dances, and activities that take place at the hall, arena, curling rink, and in the downtown core.

~ Clandonald ~ 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. 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, and more.

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Their ongoing yearly events include the indoor Professional Bull Riding on April 3-4; the town Community-Wide Garage Sale in May; the Marwayne Rodeo Street Dance on June 6; the Fall Fair in October, and December rounds out the year with the Light Up Marwayne & Christmas Tradeshow. continued on page 85...

Dewberry Vermilion River Region - Community Contacts: Dewberry Village Office 780-847-3053 www.villageofdewberry.ca Marwayne Village Office 780-847-3962 See ad page 107. www.marwayne.ca

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The spirit of country comes alive in the Village of Dewberry, located at the junction of Hwy 45 & Sec. Hwy 893. 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 to attend the CPCA Chuckwagon Races in June. Step back in time with a visit to the Dewberry Valley Museum. It houses artifacts, machinery and vehicles, as well as a fully functional Catholic Church. Get active and play ball at the Dewberry Sportsgrounds. Stay for awhile at one of the beautifully treed sites at Dewberry Campground located on the west end of the Village. In winter, go skating or watch hockey at the Dewberry Arena. Shop for supplies at the Cornerstone Co-op on Centre Street. (see ad page 34).


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Lea Park

Jamboree

June 27 & 28, 2020 Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Park), Marwayne For more information call

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The Marwayne Chamber of Commerce Campground is located at the end of Centre Street by the Arena and Community Hall. The Campground offers full-service camping sites with power, washroom and shower facilities, WiFi and a dumping station. Take a short 10 minute drive north of Marwayne on Highway 897 to find exciting events and scenic views at Lea Park. Enjoy the Lea Park Professional Rodeo on June 5-7, and Lea Park Jamboree on June 27-28. Make sure you take the drive to the top of Snake Hill and see the spectacular view of the North Saskatchewan River, Lea Park Raven Golf Course, and overlooking the Lea Park Campground and Rodeo Grounds. It’s a great place for a family reunion or to just stay the weekend. At Lea Park Jubilee Regional Campground, enjoy free WiFi, full-service camping sites with power, washroom and shower facilities, or stay in a camping cabin. Try your luck at fishing on the North Saskatchewan River, take in a game of golf or leisurely traverse the numerous trails in the area.

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Even though Marwayne is a village, it has so much to offer. In its revitalized downtown core, grab a coffee, visit local shops, have a meal at one of the restaurants, or even stop in for a cold one at the hotel and stay the night.

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Strathcona County Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 rural and urban residents. Only a 10-minute drive from the capital city of Edmonton, you will find Sherwood Park, the heart of Strathcona County - bustling with unique shopping and dining selections for you to choose from. If you desire rural recreational retreats, farms, wide-open nature and smaller hamlets, Strathcona County provides you with great many country getaway options. Whatever you choose to experience, #YOUCAN in Strathcona County.

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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 from the Broadmoor Boulevard traffic circle to Main Boulevard in Sherwood Park. The Strathcona County Museum and Archives in Sherwood Park is a showcase of rotating exhibits that portray the County’s natural and human history. Explore special exhibits, old RCMP jail cells, and an indigenous display. Opening this summer is a new attraction located just south of Sherwood Park–The Mennonite Heritage Farm will showcase Mennonite heritage and agrarian culture. Visit Centre in the Park where the Community Centre is a yearround hub for events, cultural and learning activities. It includes the library, Gallery@501 art gallery, indoor event spaces and outdoor plazas, located on Festival Lane, just off Sherwood Drive. Within walking distance, Festival Place – a vibrant multi-use centre for the arts, hosts over 100 professional performances and summer’s Qualico Patio Series each year. Millennium Place is a multipurpose recreation facility located off Broadmoor Boulevard and offers family and sports activities for all ages. 86

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Pictured above: Canada Day at Broadmoor Lake Park, Sherwood Park


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Sherwood Park

OUTDOORS

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. This top rated 18-hole course is right in the heart of Sherwood Park with challenging holes and scenic views.

Take in the annual Great Canadian Trade Fair and Sale here on April 17th-19th at Millennium Place. Start the summer with the festivities at Sherwood Park’s Canada Day Festival and Parade on July 1st. Take in Savour Strathcona County, a celebration of local independent food, art, and entertainment on Sunday, July 5th. From July 19th-20th is the 2nd annual Ravenwood Experience. Enjoy this outdoor music festival at Broadmoor Lake Park showcasing a broad spectrum of Indie-folk music that is familyfocused with artisans, kids’ zone and food trucks. Also in the second year, enjoy all things Celtic at the Sherwood Park Highland Gathering and Games on July 25th.

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Sherwood Park boasts 10 major shopping plazas located along Broadmoor Boulevard, Highway 16 (Emerald Hills), Baseline Road, Sherwood Drive, and Wye Road. Wednesdays, year-round you can take in the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Festival Place in the summer, and inside the Community Centre for the winter. 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 the Sippin’ Section on page 17). With over 10 top brands of hotels, Sherwood Park is the place to stay when travelling the area.

Savour Strathcona County

MORE INFO Visitor Information Centre Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce 100 Ordze Ave (Off Wye Road). Open weekdays, year-round 780-464-0801

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Ardrossan ~ Josephburg

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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. The hamlet of Ardrossan, located just off Highway 16 is home to the new Ardrossan Farmers’ Market. Get your fresh produce and baking every Tuesday during the summer. Take the whole family to the popular Ardrossan’s Old Fashioned Picnic & Parade on June 20th. Stop at South Cooking Lake for Trail Days on August 15th.

The hamlet of Josephburg, located north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 830, has an active Josephburg Agricultural Society (JAS) which 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. JAS also hosts a popular dinner concert series called Josephburg Presents. Recording artists and performers grace the stage of the Moyer Recreation Centre over the winter months to sell-out crowds. Christmas in the Heartland is the community’s welcome to winter, taking place November 28th & 29th. With eight unique venues steeped in tradition, this driving tour celebrates the holidays with festival markets featuring artisans and crafters, sleigh rides, entertainment, ice carvings, nativity displays, and activities at community halls and churches in north Strathcona County. Visit Christmas in the Country markets and family activities on December 5th across the southern part of Strathcona County. Mark your calendar for the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 12-14, 2021.

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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 Strathcona County. Swing your clubs at any of the eight golf courses in the County. A standout feature for this area and for Alberta is the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve. Take your pick of major outdoor attractions: Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, or Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Recreation Area with over 170 km of summer and winter multi-use trails. A portion of Strathcona County includes the beautiful Sherwood Park Natural Area, off Range Road 231. Located at the southeast corner of Strathcona County is the Ministik Bird Sanctuary, protecting many threatened species of birds and wildlife. This sanctuary is also a destination for snowmobilers as the TriCounty Snowmobile Club grooms and maintains over 50 km of trails. You’re never too far away from urban amenities while feeling at home amidst the beautiful parkland, lakes and wilderness throughout the county.

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Pysanka Park Market Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm June 25th- August 27th Baking, veggies, crafts & more!

Only 1 hour east of Edmonton on Hwy 16

Race down the waterslide and challenge the new climbing wall at the Aquatic & Fitness Centre or beat the heat at the Lion’s Club Community Spray Park.

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Vegreville A rich history with many new shops and services makes this growing community of over 5,700 residents a welcoming stop 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. Photos L-R: Downtown Vegrevillle by Khrystyna Olineck, Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park by Len Bullock, Vegreville Country Fair by Jolene Kisilevich

Little Red Ice Cream Wagon

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For eats and sweets, Vegreville is the place to be! Don’t miss the Pysanka Park Market under the open skies every Thursday evening between June and August, off Hwy 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, treat yourself with ice cream, mini donuts or kettle popcorn from the Little Red Ice Cream Wagon, also on-site near the Pysanka. For more tasty local food, visit Skyline Greenhouse on main street. Where you can stock up on fresh tomatoes, greens, veggies, and other local products. Right next door is Prime Cuts Meat & Deli, home to Vegreville Garlic Sausage. They also carry a great selection of specialty Ukrainian items including perogies and cabbage rolls. Love Pizza? Look no further, there are several great choices to choose from! You can save big and fill your belly at award winning Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta featuring delicious gourmet dishes for delivery or takeout. Pizza & Wings on the south end of town has rave reviews of their fried chicken, and who doesn’t love to have a relaxing tasty meal at Boston Pizza or enjoy an evening in their sports bar.

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Shop downtown Vegreville! Go treasure hunting at Lucille’s Antiques & Treasures and enjoy a coffee while you browse (see the Antique Tour page 23). Visit Vegtel Engraving Ltd. for unique gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, and so much more. Next door you can visit Vegreville Natural Health Centre featuring genuine herbs, grains, and supplements to help you live a natural and healthy lifestyle. A popular stop is Everything Tea. Delightfully refreshing and soothing in nature, tea has a magical effect, making this store the place to be! Authentic handmade Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, and icons are available at the Ceramic Cottage. For fashions and quilting drop into Ziegler Fashions & The Quilt Rack (see Quilting Tour page 21). For a large selection of gifts, souvenirs, and travel needs shop at Vegreville Drug Mart. 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.

On the west side of town, for a great selection of wine, local craft beer and specialty spirits, visit Liquor Den. For a fabulous selection of cold beer, coolers, and wine, with in-store tastings, stop at Salty’s Liquor Store, which also has the largest walk-in cooler in the area. Nearby, you can stay at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. For a complete list of businesses, clubs and services visit www.VegrevilleDirectory.ca.

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On the east side of town, stock up or replenish your groceries and supplies for your road trip at Adam’s No Frills. They have you covered with value pricing that’s simply hard to beat. Across the street from the Vegreville Pysanka, Tower Tack & Western Wear will leave you looking great with their knowledgeable staff, and everything you need for western fashions and accessories.

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Vegreville Mechanical will keep you on the road as it’s one of the most experienced automotive repair shops. Do you require maintenance or repair to your quad, ATV, golf cart, or snowmobile? Let the experts at Saskiw Mechanical help you out when you need to get going (see ad page 30). Need RV repairs? Then you’re in luck, as Ray’s Mechanical & U-Haul is licenced for light and heavy duty repair to help you out when you’re in need. Located in a giant warehouse, Young Farts RV Parts proclaims the lowest prices in Alberta, and carries both new and a huge inventory of used RV parts (see ad page 32). Listen to the award winning Country 106.5 radio station–your source for local news, sports, weather, and more. Tune in every Friday morning at 8:15 am for the “Go East of Edmonton Regional Events Rundown.” Listen to the #guruofgo as he highlights the best things to see and do around the region online at www.country106.ca/community/go-east-of-edmonton.

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World's Largest Attractions Year-round Take a road trip any time of year to see the World’s Largest Pysanka just off Hwy 16A in Vegreville, and the World’s Largest Sausage just off Hwy 15 in Mundare. Stop for a #selfie and stay to explore! Historic Downtown Shopping District Year-round Stroll through historic downtown Vegreville to find a selection of unique gifts, souvenirs, and local delicacies while taking in the stunning murals and interesting sidewalk plaques.

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Great Golf April - October Swing your clubs at some of the area’s best golf courses this summer. Enjoy the challenging, scenic and superior amenities at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Club, Mundare Whitetail Crossing Golf Club, and the Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort. Community Wide Garage Sales May - June. If you are an avid garage-sale shopper, or just love a good deal, stop by these Community Wide Garage Sales with dozens of participants. On May 2, check out the Mundare garage sale. In Vegreville on June 20, interactive maps will direct you to all the hot spots, including the refreshing lemonade stands as part of Lemonade Day.

Borrow-A-Bike May 11-September 27 Looking to stretch your legs after a long drive? Stop in at the Visitor Information Centre at the Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park and check out their FREE to borrow bikes. Take a bike for an hour or for the day—just bring it back before the centre closes. All bikers need to do is provide a valid driver’s license, fill out an online waiver and wear the provided helmet. Grab a map for this year’s #ArtWalk2020 and have fun as you #explorevegreville. Splash into Summer May – September Race down the slide and challenge yourself on the new climbing wall at the Aquatic & Fitness Centre, or beat the heat at the Lion’s Club Community Spray Park right next to the expansive Vegreville Centennial Library.

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Spring Chuckwagon & Chariot Races May 30-31 Enjoy the action of the Alberta Professional Chuckwagon and Chariot racers. Camping and concessions are available on-site at the Vegreville fairgrounds.

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Vegreville continued... Vegreville Speedway Drag Races May 30, June 20, July 18, September 5 Get your motor running and head on down to the Vegreville Regional Airport for the awesome Drag Racing events organized by the Vegreville Speedway.

ArtWalk 2020 June - August ArtWalk 2020 is a self-guided showcase of Vegreville Visual Artists work in local participating businesses and organizations. Celebrate the arts in our community as you explore Vegreville with fresh eyes. Pick up a brochure at the Vegreville Visitor Information Centre and enjoy Vegreville’s #ArtWalk2020.

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Father’s Day Event June 21 Enjoy the popular and highly anticipated Father’s Day Event with a huge Show ‘n Shine, awesome demolition derby, lawnmower races, and so much more at the Vegreville fairgrounds. Pysanka Park Markets June 25 – August 27 Come one, come all to the festive Pysanka Park markets held on Thursdays from 5 pm - 8 pm at the Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park. Come for supper, enjoy the music, and shop for delicious local baking, fresh veggies, crafts, and more. Community Canada Day Celebrations July 1st Celebrate Canada Day as a region! Begin with a pancake breakfast, CF-18 flyover, and colour guard ceremony with free cake in Vegreville. Head east to Lavoy to take in a parade and delicious steak supper. Loop back to Mundare for a festive party complete with live music and cap the day off with fireworks in both Vegreville and Mundare. Vegreville Pysanka Festival July 3-5

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Celebrate Ukrainian Culture at Vegreville’s 47th Annual Ukrainian Pysanka Festival. Enjoy 3 days of cultural immersion at the Vegreville f a i r g r o u n d s . Fr e e m a i n g a t e admission opens the door to amazing daily grandstand shows, dance competitions, Pioneer Village demonstrations, a cultural showcase stage, and authentic Ukrainian cuisine. Shop at the Yaramok Market for Ukrainian souvenirs and dance the night away at the evening Zabavas. Camping is available on-site.

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Vegreville Country Fair August 6-8 The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a highly anticipated event for young and old alike. It kicks off with a spectacular parade Thursday morning. Highlights include a fantastic midway, grandstand performances, and the ever-popular chuckwagon races. Check out the horse show, bandshell, children’s activities, petting zoo, tractor pulls, beer gardens, trade show, mouth-watering food, and the fireworks on Saturday night. Vegreville Bunnock Tournament August 15-16 Throw some bones and have a good time at the annual Bunnock Tournament at the Vegreville fairgrounds. Over 60 teams annually compete in one of the largest Bunnock events, while enjoying great social activities. Camping and concessions are available. continued on page 96...

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Mundare Agri-Daze August 15-16 Head to Mundare for a family-friendly fun weekend featuring a grand parade on Saturday morning, a huge ball tournament, fabulous food, a bench exhibit, concessions, market, entertainment, and dance at their annual Agri-Daze. Camping available at Ukraina Park. Splashback to the '50s August 22 Cruise down memory lane at the Vegreville Centennial Library’s Splashback to the 50's Summer Event. Enjoy a rockin’ good time that will include a free family BBQ, sock hop in the street, spray park fun, activities for the kids, and a late-night outdoor ‘drive-in’ movie. ‘They Who Surround Us’ Movie Premiere Fall Walk the red carpet at the Capitol Theatre in Vegreville as we proudly premiere local director/actor Troy Ruptash’s full-length feature film They Who Surround Us, which was filmed in and around the Vegreville area. The movie tells of a Ukrainian farmer’s challenges and features several local talented people in the story. The evening includes refreshments and a Q&A session with film members.

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The Haunted Hike Weekends in October It's a scary good time at this one-of-a-kind Haunted House located in a giant warehouse in Vegreville. Experience a frightening and magical production, rated 5 stars by almost all who enter, calling it amazing, excellent, and reasonably priced. You’ll laugh and scream your head off! Do not miss this event, open every weekend in October. Exact dates and hours TBA. A Very Vegreville Christmas November 21 Celebrate with the Town of Vegreville when the community comes alive with the spirit of Christmas. The day will feature gifts galore at the annual Christmas market, unique handicrafts and art for all tastes, festive family activities, and a special visit from Santa at the annual Christmas Light Up Parade.

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Vegreville Country Fair August 6-8

3 Days of Cultural Immersion!

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• Amazing talent at 4 Grandstand Shows • Dance Competitions • Folk Art Displays & Demonstrations • Cultural Showcase Stage • Pioneer Village Demonstrations • Authentic Ukrainian Food • Shop at the Yaramok (Market) • Evening Zabava Dances • Camping Available • Beer Gardens Rain or Shine

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Innisfree

HIGHWAY 16

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.

EAST OF EDMONTON

ATTRACTIONS

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 15). This summer check out the Innisfree Fishing Derby in July and Innisfree Fair in August.

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You can enjoy year-round facilities 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.

INNISFREE RECREATION PARK

Power Sites, Group Camp, Showers

780-592-2414 or 780-592-3886

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~ Ranfurly ~ Ranfurly, a small but quaint hamlet within Minburn County is located 20 minutes east of Vegreville on Highway 16. 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. Don’t miss Ranfurly’s famous Steak Suppers to be held April 28th, June 23rd, August 9th and October 27th this year. 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 and enjoy the horse show, bench show, kids games and more. Watch their Facebook page for Family Rodeo Series starting in June.

Sunday, August 9, 2020 Pancake Breakfast 8 am, Parade 10 am, Kids Games, Horse Show, Gymkhana, Bench Show, Steak Supper 5 pm

** Family Rodeo Series starting in June ** For more info call Margie at 780-632-5552

Hall Steak Supper 6-7:30 pm - Apr 28, June 23, Oct 27 Easter Ham Bingo April 2 • Christmas Turkey Bingo Dec. 3

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Heading east just outside of Vegreville on Highway 16A is the internationally recognized Rotary Peace Park. It features a Peace Grove of 12 trees, where you can relax and enjoy the park. It also offers a large picnic area, shelter with a fireplace and a covered BBQ area that can be reserved for private functions. On the southside of Hwy 16 by Vegreville you can enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Rainbow Park Reservoir. This scenic parcel of land boasts a man-made lake that is stocked with trout. It’s a very popular fishing hole.

Minburn County Keep heading east on Highway 16 and by the hamlet of Lavoy you will see Akasu Hill. This Hill is a historical site encompassing both Akasu Lake and Akasu Hill. The Hill was a rest stop for native tribes, Akasu being 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). Continue heading east to the Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park near Innisfree which 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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Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park

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 including the hamlet of Lavoy–home to Skyline Greenhouse. You can visit them on-site or check out their store in Vegreville located on main street (see ad page 93). Treat mom on Mother’s Day with a delicious pancake breakfast in Lavoy and join them on July 1 for their big Canada Day Celebration.

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Mannville The Village of Mannville is surrounded by scenic river valleys and beautiful rolling fields. This community of over 828 residents is located almost two hours east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 16 and Secondary Highway 881.

ATTRACTIONS

Mannville is home to the first AGT building in Northern Alberta, which is now the Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange Museum.

Mannville Riverview Golf Clubhouse

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 also be seen throughout the village. In 1967, a World War II 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.

Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort Upcoming Events & Attractions... • Mannville Figure Skating Carnival - March 2020 • Mother's Day Brunch – (Riverview Golf Course) - May 10 • Library Luncheon - June 5 • Community Wide Garage Sale, Bike Rally & Elks Dinner - June 6 • Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea - June 19 • Canada Day Festivities - July 1 • Agricultural Society Fair & Parade - August 15 • Christmas Extravaganza (Craft Show & more) - December 5

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

Village of Mannville

5127 - 50 Street,

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780-763-3500

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Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in May or shop for bargains at the Community Wide Garage Sale. Join the festive activities during the Canada Day Celebrations and at the annual Agricultural Fair in August. Fair day begins with a pancake breakfast followed by a parade, Market on Main, bench show and supper. In October, seniors are honoured at the annual Old Timers Roundup supper and dance. In December, the Christmas Extravaganza is a craft show you won’t want to miss.

“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

@confectionery881

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Visit the highly rated, 9-hole Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort just 6 km northeast of Mannville, winding across the Vermilion River. The course includes a clubhouse with a licensed restaurant, pro-shop and banquet services. A fully serviced 63-site RV Park offers both daily and seasonal camping; bring your family and experience the tranquility of camping under the stars. Enter for your chance to win Free Golf & Camping at the Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Contests In the village, 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 is also home to a fully serviced RV Park conveniently located on Highway 16 & 881 featuring showers, a laundry facility, and 21 sites with year-round hook-ups. Mannville has many winter recreational activities to offer, including a successful Minor Hockey program, figure skating club, curling club and public skating club. Weekly bingo and an active seniors centre help keep away the winter chills.

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Mainstreet Mannville is home to 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 (see page 21 for the Go East Quilting Tour). Now part of the Cornerstone Co-op, the Mannville food store was originally established over 100 years ago. A great place to stop in for baking, produce and groceries. Before you head out for your next road trip, be sure to stock up on snacks, soft drinks, and ice cream at Confectionery 881 along 47 Street.

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

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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Vermilion

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Travel two hours east of Edmonton to the junction of 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.

ATTRACTIONS

Step back in time at the Vermilion Heritage Museum, located in a historic school with seven galleries and two display buildings (see CREAM Museum tour on page 15).

Vermilion Ag Fair by Cheryl Pawlyna

EVENTS

The town is proud of its Vermilion Agricultural Fair, one of the oldest and largest traditional fairs in Western Canada, celebrating their 114th Anniversary this year on July 23rd-25th. Join more than 26,000 annual attendees at the fair events including a parade, midway (as featured on the front cover), 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. And don’t miss the exciting antique and modified tractor pulls! The Good Life Institute provides more entertainment for you with Vegas In Vermilion in February; Race of Vermilion in March; Taste of Vermilion on June 30th during the Canada Day Celebrations; ART in the Park on September 12th, and SAVOUR on November 20th! Visit the http://thegoodlifeinstitute.ca/ for details.

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For more information call Vermilion Agricultural Society

780-853-4108 vermilionag.ca

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The Vermilion Provincial Park is the town’s community treasure, reaching out over nine miles (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. The park is open year round boasting 23 km of hiking trails, a spray park, mini-golf, a 9-hole golf course, soccer fields, trout pond and playgrounds to enjoy. Camping at the Vermilion Provincial Park is also very popular. Once winter arrives enjoy the Nordic skiing trails where Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, trained. continued on page 104...


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Locals and visitors enjoy Vermilion where friendly faces greet customers within an array of shopping and dining establishments along Highway 41, in Junction Sixteen 41, on Railway Avenue and through Vermilion’s beautiful downtown. Shop for the latest in ladies and men’s fashions, accessories, western wear, giftware and home décor. Vermilion has several dining options from a fabulous sit down meal to food on-the-go! The Red Brick supports local artists and sources from local producers for its healthy meals in the café. Enjoy a specialty coffee in this cozy space on main street, or enjoy a delicious meal at Hubkins Restaurant or Anthony’s Grill.

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For those with a sweet tooth, head to Night Owl Sweets and Treats for Foothills Ice Cream, flavoured popcorn, and fun retro candy! As you follow the Go East Sippin’ Trail stop at the Copper Cork Distillery to check out the magnificent towering copper still where you’ll find some of the finest spirits made with locally sourced ingredients (see ad page 16). Look and feel your absolute best at Elevation where they offer a personalized shopping experience and you’ll find all the latest in ladies fashions, accessories and new styles for the summer. Need more relaxation for your mind and body? Lighten Up Therapy and Wellness will put you at ease.

For more great boutique shopping be sure to visit Craig’s Cornerstone consisting of three 100-year-old buildings in the heart of Vermilion’s historic downtown. Craig’s underwent extensive exterior and interior renovations to modernize and tie in the three buildings to look like a single "modern" department store (as pictured on page 103). When Craig’s Department Store decided to shut the doors in 2017, 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 unlike anything else in the region. Five great shops currently make up Craig’s Cornerstone. Uniquely U Styles features the latest in ladies fashion. Vermilion Jewelers has you covered for every occasion. Shop a variety of styles for shoes and outerwear at Harbrook and Paisley. For kids fashions, head to MACK - Modern Age Clothing for Kids. If you prefer something for yourself, find your new favourite outfit at Fresh Apparel. You can rely on Cornerstone Co-op with many locations in Vermilion for all of your grocery, pharmacy, liquor, gas and propane needs before heading out on your next daytrip or getaway (see ad page 34).

MORE INFO Visitor Information Centre, Open in Summer 780-853-4511 visitorinfocentre@vermilion.ca

Lighten Up Therapy and Wellness

Clinical Hypnotherapy, Massage Therapy, Infrared Sauna, Crystal Readings, Reiki, Reexology, Body Balancing & more. 4931 - 50 Ave, Vermilion 780-853-2999 lightenuptherapy.ca

The Red Brick Café and Health Food Store Mon-Wed, Fri 7:30-7pm Thurs 7:30-9pm Sat 8-5pm 780-581-8944 5018 - 50 Ave, Vermilion

104 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Shop


Jewelry for every Occassion vermilionjewellers.com

The Art of Fine Footwear

Men’s & Women’s Clothing Boutique

Ladies Wear Petites, Regular & Plus Sizes Over 4000 sq ft of all the latest fashions.

0-16 years Clothing, Shoes, Swimwear & Outerwear

MACK Modern Age Clothing for Kids


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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, & Vermilion Rivers.

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Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners, and farmgate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. The County is proud to be the home of the Old School Cheesery where it specializes in hand-made artisan cheese, and is the first in Alberta to be accredited as an Économusée - an artisan who opens their workshops to the public to share their traditional skills and passion for their trade. Look for their cheese in many grocery stores, including the local Cornerstone Co-op. 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’s beautiful location is the perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, and reunions with a 160-seat dining room (see ad on page 102).

EVENTS

The Vermilion River Region hosts many events each summer, including the Professional Bull Riding in Marwayne in April, the Lea Park Rodeo north of Marwayne in June, CPCA Chuckwagon Racing in Dewberry also in June, and several fairs that highlight the region’s agricultural and western roots.

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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 to challenge golfers of all skill levels. In winter, Mount Joy Snow Resort (mountjoy.ca), southeast of Kitscoty, offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. 106 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/County-of-Vermilion-River

Paradise Valley 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 the name Paradise Valley because of the rolling prairies, and the poplar and willow trees that surround the community. The village was once home to six grain elevators along the rail line. Now 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 the CREAM Museum tour on page 15). 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 19-21 with a Bullarama on the 19th.

Kitscoty Located at the junction of Highways 16 and 897 is the village of Kitscoty. The village 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. 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 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. Kitscoty has great sports facilities including an arena, curling rink, ball diamonds and a 9-hole golf course. The Regional Park is great for camping equipped with horseshoe pits, and beautiful walking trails. Even more walking trails can be found at Centennial Park.

Climb Thru Time Museum by Jason Whiting, @videre_images

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Lea Park Rodeo by Jason Whiting, @videre_images

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Lloydminster Lloydminster is the City where you have the unique ability to be in two places at once – Alberta and Saskatchewan! Make Lloydminster your destination for great experiences and first-class shopping, located 2.5 hrs east of Edmonton on Highway 16.

ATTRACTIONS

One of the unique calling cards of Lloydminster is that it’s home to the World’s Largest Border Markers. The border markers, each standing 100 feet tall, are visible from miles away. The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre houses a museum, art gallery, wildlife display, science centre and 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.

Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association July 8-11, 2020 Lloyd Ex Fair

August 12-16, 2020 Denham Ram Tough CPCA Finals *Facilities available to accommodate any size function (conference, annual meetings, wedding, etc.)

5521 - 49 Avenue Lloydminster, SK 108 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

306-825-5571 www.lloydexh.com

Lloyd Ex Fair by Jason Whiting, @videre_images

EAST OF EDMONTON

EVENTS

Lloydminster is the place to be for exciting events! Enjoy musicals and concerts held year-round at the Vic Juba Community Theatre. Don’t miss out on the Canada Day celebrations presented by MNP at Bud Miller All Seasons Park. Join the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association for the Lloyd Ex Fair. From July 8th to 11th, you’ll experience jam-packed fun, attractions and entertainment, all for one low admission price at the gate. Watch their website for Super Pass options and deals on midway rides at www.lloydexh.com. The Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds is proud to present the Denham Ram Tough CPCA Finals from August 12th-16th. If you’re new to chuckwagon racing, prepare yourself for a wild week of heart-pounding 5/8-mile 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! In July and August, Lloydminster will be on the provincial stage, showcasing the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games. This week long event will highlight nearly 2,000 athletes, coaches, family and friends in 14 unique sports, including Special Olympics Swimming.


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Lloydfest is a colourful two-day event that showcases Lloydminster’s cultural diversity. There will be food, fun, craft, music, traditional performances and local entertainment. Admission is free! Come, let’s share and celebrate the diverse cultures together in one place and on one stage, August 22nd – 23rd. See you at #LloydFest2020! The Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair is the region’s largest gift and variety show. With something for everyone of all ages, you won’t want to miss the more than 400 booths of tables, crafts, gifts, antiques, sports and toys. Whatever it is, you’ll find it here from November 20th to 22nd. To wrap up the year, don’t miss the action during the PBR Bull Riding Winter Classic. This one night of heart-stopping bull riding action is on December 12th.

#Lloydfest by Jason Whiting, @videre_images

EAST OF EDMONTON

Gold Horse Casino is the newest member of SIGA’s (Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority) family of casinos. The new casino is a 33,750 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 over 250 slot machines, 6 live table games, 2 poker tables, 4 electronic table games at The Circuit, Bar & Grill, Deli, and an Event Centre. 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 border city. continued from page 110...

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OUTDOORS

If you’re looking for outdoor fun, there are many amenities to enjoy in the 200-acre Bud Miller All Seasons Park. Splash in the spray park, have a game of beach volleyball, enjoy the walking trails, or play a round of mini-golf or disc golf. If regular golf is your passion, there are two challenging courses in the city to test your skills; the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre and Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course. Looking for a place to cool off during the hot summer months? Come down to the Lloydminster Outdoor Pool and splash and play on the two waterslides, all while beating the heat!

Thursdays are half price wine.

If you’re looking to stay indoors, take a dip in the indoor pool at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre and enjoy the 150-foot waterslide, diving board and whirlpool. Better yet, head over to the Lloyd Lanes Bowling Alley for glow bowling offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

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45th Year of Make it...Bake it...Grow it! • Enter to win $100 in market money each month! • FREE Cake & Coffee Thursdays • New Vendors Welcome!

For those who love to support local farmers and artisans, be sure to check out the indoor and outdoor farmers markets. The Border City Farmers Market is a local year round hot spot and super popular with their Make it...Bake it...Grow it theme! The market boasts an array of locally grown vegetables, honey, chocolates, health and wellness products, clothing and handmade crafts, to name a few. 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 (see ad page 112). Did someone say Greek and hungry? 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 an exclusive selection of Greek delicacies made in-house from age-old recipes. For a unique culinary experience Timber Café offers specialty coffee, loose-leaf tea, light lunch options, craft cocktails and more. continued on page 112...

Thursdays 12 pm - 6 pm Year Round

Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm Winter Only

Christmas Markets December 12 & 19 11 am - 5 pm

Servus Sports Centre, 5202 - 12 St, Lloydminster, AB More info: Lorisa Upham 639-536-0387 Email: bordercityfarmersmarket@outlook.com

www.bordercityfarmersmarket.ca 110 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop

Special Thanks from Go East of Edmonton

to Jason Whiting, Lloydminster for his amazing photography that we used in this 2020 Edition including the Fair Front Cover photo! See his photos online at: @videre_images @videre.ism


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The Country Store is in one of the oldest homes in Lloydminster and specializes in country décor, antique furniture and treasures from the past. It will not disappoint, so head on over to this farmhouse-inspired general store. Make this a must-stop on the Antique Tour (see ad page 23). 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, 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, Thymes Skin Care and more. Stop in today to pamper yourself!

EAST OF EDMONTON

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, try their all natural bath & body products and essential oils. If you’re looking for a place to stay, there is a variety of hotels throughout Lloydminster. If camping is what you are looking for, stay at Weaver Park Campground or Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course and RV Park. Whether you visit the Border City for one day or many, there’s a lot to take in. And while you’re here, be sure to tag your adventures with #DiscoverLloydminster and #goeastofedmonton.

306-825-3600

MORE INFO

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.

NEW for 2020 HIGHWAY 16

Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair

Fresh Authentic Vietnamese 4811 - 49 Ave Downtown, LLOYDMINSTER, SK

HIGHWAY 16 ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

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Road Trip Videos! Learn more about the travel routes that take you through the Go East of Edmonton Region.

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Where Culture Meets Adventure!


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Tofield Take a drive to Tofield and discover a hidden gem just 40 minutes from Edmonton. This thriving community boasts a population of nearly 2,100 and features a variety of local and unique businesses serving the area.

ATTRACTIONS

Open from June through Labour Day, the Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre and Museum features numerous interpretive displays on the rich natural and cultural history of the area, as well as a supply of tourist information for your travels. (See CREAM Museum tour on page 15).

Learn more about the travel routes that take you through the Go East of Edmonton Region.

Snowbirds Welcome • Reservations Required • Gated Community • Winter Storage A quiet RV Park for people over 50 in a beautiful country location with seasonal, monthly & weekly rates.

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Videos HIGHWAY 14 ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

bluebirdrvpark.ca 780-446-9842 or 780-701-5171

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www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/Town-of-Tofield


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Tofield hosts many annual events including the Bull Bash in April, Rodeo in early June, celebrations on Canada Day, Show’ n Shine in August, the Winter Festival in late November, sports tournaments, family Halloween dance, and summer programs. The Beaverhill Lake Snow Goose Festival makes its return April 25-26, celebrating the spring migration of thousands of geese, cranes, swans, and shorebirds through the Beaverhill Lake area.

OUTDOORS

Mount Lefroy Dining Car Railroad Caboose Lodging Telegraph Insulator & Antique Barbed Wire Displays Gift Shop

MORE INFO 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.

Open: Fri - Sun 5-8 pm Breakfast: Sun 9 am - 2 pm Closed for winter season: Nov - April

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Beaverhill Lake area is one of the few federally recognized Bird Sanctuaries in Canada. 250 species have been sighted during migration, and about half that number nest and make their summer home in the area. This is a perfect place to relax and spend the afternoon birdwatching. Stroll the walking trails around the community, bring the kids to the spray park, play a round of golf, and enjoy a picnic in one of the many parks and playgrounds. Bring the camper and stay in the Tofield Campground with 18 sites equipped with indoor washrooms and showers. Black Nugget Lake Park is nearby with a stocked lake for fishing, as well as Coal Creek Golf Resort, adjacent to the park, featuring seasonal camping sites. Snowbirds are welcome to stay at the peaceful, gated community of Bluebird RV Park located near Miquelon Lake Provincial Park.

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A wide array of businesses serve this area, from clothing, hardware, and automotive, to the unique saddlery store and ice cream shop. Check out Busy B Bargains for a plethora of items that are “next to new.” Browse through a great selection of fabric with friendly service at Quilting Country on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 21). Shop for local produce at the Farmers’ Market at the Hall. Uncle Roger’s is a great place to enjoy pleasant family dining, or watch a sporting event with a group of friends, broadcasted live in the lounge. For something a little different, try a cozy evening at the Footloose Caboose Lodge and enjoy a meal in their dining car.

We accommodate special events!

780.662.2372 or 1.888.308.6776 www.footloosecaboose.com

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Tour the Ryley & District Museum housed in two old country schools joined together. Ryley is also home to the only indoor swimming pool and fitness center in Beaver County with a climbing wall and hot tub.

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EVENTS

Stop by the Village Market during the year on the first Thursday of the month at the Community Centre. On June 19th and 20th, the village will host the two-day Sports Day festival featuring a live music street dance on Friday. On Saturday, enjoy a free pancake breakfast, parade, market, ball tournament, dinner, dance and fireworks. Cheer on your favourite 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.

Ryley Ryley is located in the centre of Beaver County, 50 minutes east of Edmonton. The village and its nearly 500 residents enjoy a tranquil, small community atmosphere.

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Ryley is the only village to unveil a Canada 150 Mosaic Mural (pictured above). Admire it on Main Street, and while you’re here, visit the working museum of George’s Harness and Saddlery with its antique making and repairing equipment from all over North America.

OUTDOORS

With a great variety of facilities, the Ryley Sports Grounds are an active place yearround. Enjoy phase one of the skating/BMX Park, curling rink, outdoor skating rink, slowpitch and hardball shale diamonds, concession, Ryley Lion’s Club Playground, and Earth Academy Park. You can also spend a weekend at the campground.

Welcome to the VILLAGE OF RYLEY

Enjoy our Attractions...

Join us for these 2020 events... • Beaver Heritage & Agricultural Society Spring Splash - April 18

• Home of Ryley Sausage & Georgeʼs Harness & Saddlery • Ryley Indoor Swimming Pool • Ryley Sports Grounds • Ryley & District Museum • Ryley Lionʼs Club Playground • Ryley Campground

Dinner, live entertainment and auction.

• Lionʼs Club Motherʼs Day Brunch - May 10 Bring mom out for a special brunch at the Ryley Community Centre

• Live Music Street Dance - June 19 Live music street dance on Friday with activities, local food and beer gardens.

• Sports Day Festival - June 20 Free breakfast to start off the morning. Family entertainment & activities, market, baseball, dinner, dance, beer gardens and fireworks.

Ryley Village Market - 1st Thursday of

• Ry-Tof Slow Pitch Tournament - September 5-7 • Christmas Light Up - December 5

the month, Mar-June & Sept-Dec 10-2pm

Light up of the 46' tall Christmas tree, market, skating and more!

Located 50 minutes east of Edmonton.

For more event information call

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780-663-3653 or visit www.ryley.ca


Country charm and community spirit abound in this cozy village on Highway 14, one hour east of Edmonton. It has plenty to offer with annual events and local attractions.

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EVENTS

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 that is available at the Holden Community Hall after each show. The Beaverhill Players manage the Paragon Theatre along with providing monthly big-screen movies, local talent shows, live theatre events, and they host the Junior Players educational theatre group during the winter season. The Junior Cattlemen Show is held at the Holden Complex on June 27th & 28th featuring competitions in grooming, and handling, followed by a dinner and entertainment. A pancake breakfast is served on the Sunday.

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/Village-of-Holden

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The Gallery

The Holden Agricultural Society manages the Complex, Arena, and MultiRecreational Centre and will host the Holden Farmer’s Day celebration June 13th. Don’t miss the Legion Pig Roast on August 8th, and the Christmas Market on November 21st.

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The Village campground offers three 30-amp power sites, four unserviced sites, and overflow space all in a quiet, well-kept area. Enjoy baseball diamonds and a spray park nearby. Municipal water taps and an RV dump station are also available.

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Of special interest is the NU2U2 store, which is run by a non-profit society. Staffed by volunteers, it takes donations of consignments of gently used clothing and accessories. Open 12-4 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays on mainstreet.

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

The Holden Museum is a popular stop located east of the Mainstreet Cenotaph. (See the CREAM Museum tour on page 15). Another attraction is The Gallery, set in a historic 1915 converted church building which is the venue for artisans of all kinds, including arts, crafts, and country décor. The venue is also perfect for artistic shows hosted on a regular basis. Open weekends or by appointment.

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OUTDOORS

Go camping in Beaver County! Developed out of a former coal mine, Black Nugget Lake Park has spacious treed sites or backto-nature tenting with scenic hiking trails. The lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, and trout fishing. Also, next door is the 18hole Coal Creek Golf Resort with full-service seasonal campsites available (see Golf Section on page 25). Just minutes from Viking, Camp Lake Park is the perfect place to enjoy water-skiing, and spending an afternoon swimming on one of the lake’s two beaches, along with hiking trails, beach volleyball and much more.

BRUCE STAMPEDE Black Nugget Lake by Tammy Fisher

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 for visitors and provide a chance to enjoy the country.

Franklin Rodeo Co.

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~ Bruce ~ One of the oldest rodeos in Canada is held in Bruce, located 15 km east of Holden on Highway 14. The Bruce Stampede Pro Rodeo takes place on July 26 at 1 pm. Indulge in a steak supper at the Bruce Hotel - claimed to serve the best steak in Alberta!

107th Annual

July 24-26, 2020 Weekend Events: Pancake Breakfasts, Parade, Dance, Local Rodeo

Canada’s Oldest 1 Day Pro Rodeo July 26 at 1 pm

FREE Camping & Parking brucestampede.ca

Contact: Rob 780-336-6424 or Doug 780-608-5322

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The charming 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.

Viking Museum

Viking OUTDOORS

Pick up a map at the Viking Museum and experience Viking’s civic pride by touring the beauty of the streets and gardens. If you are extending your stay, try the fully-serviced Eastview Park Campground. Allow enough time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club. A little east of town off Highway 619 lies Camp Lake Park, a popular campground with a great beach and playground.

SHOP

Viking is home to many unique businesses that make it a great road trip destination. Shop at Viking Meats for a full-service meat shop and deli counter known for their famous Viking Wieners. They also carry a full line of groceries including unique gourmet spices and sauces, teas, giftables and fireworks to light up your holidays.

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

EVENTS

In June, is the ever-popular Vikings in the Streets Festival with parade, farmers market, pancake breakfast and family-friendly events. Also, check out the Cloverlodge Stampede, held just north of the golf course. You’ll see hundreds of RV’s rolling into town June 17th21st for the Good Sam’s RV Club Jamboree. Make plans to take in the Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge on August 7th-9th.

Viking Museum

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Take a trip back in time at the Viking Museum: a village of restored buildings including a oneroom schoolhouse, log store, church, farmhouse, and hospital. Don’t forget to see the large collection of tools, implements, and vintage International Harvester tractors. The Museum recently took on a project to restore a Milk Wagon which 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. (See also CREAM Museum tour on page 15).

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Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts and décor to decorate your home. Have you heard of Bad Teacher? You’ll love the flavours of this apple spiced honey liquor from Section 35 Farm Distillery (see Sippin Section on page 16). While in town, you can pick up their products at the local liquor store.

Irma

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

As you drive through the beautiful parkland in east central Alberta, the Village of Irma invites you to stop and stay awhile.

attractions

Learn about the history of the area during a visit to the Irma Museum, comprised of the original Jean (Elford) Paré house (Company’s Coming cookbook author), plus a tiny Anglican church and another building that carries an impressive collection of over 400 antique lamps. (See CREAM Museum tour on page 15).

EVENTS

41St Annual

June 13 & 14, 2020 Sat. 6 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting Fireworks at dusk Lakeland & Wildrose Sun. 8 am - Pancake Breakfast Approved 11 am - Christian Cowboy Service 1 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting

780-336-2138 or 780-385-0556

Beer Gardens, Hot Food Concession, Camping Available

Visitors flock to Irma during the August long weekend for Irma Daze which features a parade, ranchers’ and kids’ rodeo, plus the ever popular Irma Summerspiel. This event features teams from all over Alberta competing in curling, stick curling, golf, slow-pitch, target shooting, and other sporting events. A new event added to this weekend is the Irma Elk Gun Show held at the arena. In December, Santa Day will give visitors a chance to go on a hayride, take in a Christmas market and more. You can also enjoy the town’s indoor ice arena, and a four-sheet curling rink in the winter.

Located just no rth of the Viking Golf Cour se in the NE corner of the Town of Viking.

~ Kinsella ~ This vibrant hamlet within Beaver County is 150 km east of Edmonton on Highway 14. An active seniors club offers floor curling, card nights, movie and game nights, plus Tuesday night bingo. Join the Kinsella Performing Arts Guild in November, January and February for a variety of performers from hypnotists and magicians to dancers and musicians. A home cooked meal is served with every performance. Kinsella Bullarama is an exciting one evening bull riding event held in July. Top bulls and riders compete for prize money, vests and buckles. The Kinsella Marketplace is held every Sunday in July and August. Check it out for fresh vegetables, baking, woodworking, canning and crafts. Hinecker’s Fiddle Festival is held in February. Fiddlers from all over Alberta come to Kinsella to showcase their talents and entertain the community.

Nestled on the north end of the Village, next to ball diamonds and the arena. 30 (P/W/S) sites, 20 (P) sites, large overflow area. Showers, washrooms & dump station. Sites are booked on a first come first serve basis.

5140 - 54 Ave., Irma

Irma Days & Fair - August 1 Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Fair, Kids’ Zone, Ranchers’ & Kids’ Rodeo. Summerspiel & ball games continue on the August long weekend.

Irma Elks Gun Show - Aug 1 & 2 Irma Arena

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780-754-3665

Turkey Shoot, Craft Show, Christmas Luncheon, Kids’ Movie & Santa Irma Agricultural Society 780-209-0212

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Extend your visit and stay at the fully serviced campground conveniently located near the recreation area. Irma is also home to four baseball diamonds and a nine-hole golf course which has additional camping facilities.

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Wainwright 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

Prairie history comes alive as you explore the Wainwright Museum, located in an original CNR train station (see also the CREAM Museum Tour page 15). Don’t forget to make tracks to the Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada (pictured on page 13).

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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 23). 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. Love quilting? Creative Klutter & Quilt Shop is your one stop shop for a beautiful selection of cotton fabric, flannels, fleeces, battings and backings. This shop is also a hidden trove for crystals, books and other unique items (see Quilting Tour on page 21).

Wainwright Stampede by Linda J. Long

Irma

Wainwright is the Buffalo Capital of Canada so stop and take your photo at Canada’s largest Buffalo Statue in town. Stay active at the Peace Memorial Multiplex with its 2 NHL-sized ice surfaces, 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 is the place to be! It 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 your 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. continued on page 122...

*Giftware *Garden Décor *Animal Health Products *Much, Much More...

4918 - 49 Ave., Irma 780-754-3642 irmalumber@mcsnet.ca

Over 5000 sq ft of display! www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/Village-of-Irma

Highway 14 Road Trip Video Tip

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Art lovers will enjoy the Arts Festival in February. Be sure to take in the Wainwright Stampede in June— 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! Canada Day celebrations at CFB Wainwright are 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 10th Annual 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 the Santa Claus Parade and lots of craft fairs.

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. For your grocery and supplies check out the Cornerstone Co-op. This community-minded business has a food store, liquor store, home centre and a gas bar with propane cylinder fills (see ad page 34). After a full day of shopping you may need a break for your mind and body. Energy Crystals and Books can help you put your body at ease. Feeling thirsty? Stop in at the award-winning Ribstone Creek Brewery just a short drive in nearby Edgerton.

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If you are an outdoor enthusiast, 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, great for fishing. In the summer, the Rotary Splash Park will build many fun, happy memories for your children. Make reservations and bring your RV to stay in one of the 30 fully serviced sites at Dr. Middlemass Campground. Just north of town, the Riverdale Mini Park is a very popular campsite and golf course located on the Battle River. Lots of camping is available but if you prefer more luxurious accommodations, Wainwright is pleased to offer cozy bed and breakfasts and modern hotels.

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

MORE INFO

Visitor Information Centre at Wainwright Museum 1001 - 1st Ave. (Old CN Station) 780-842-3115 See www.Facebook.com/wainwrightmuseum

Edgerton Surrounded by rich agricultural land and oil & 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 15). Drop-in at the Ribstone Creek Brewery open Fridays and Saturdays for tours and tastings (see also Sippin’ Section page 17).

Events

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. In December don’t miss the Library Santa Day & Christmas Flea Market.

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 ~ 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 main street). Drop-in for sports and large events taking place at the Repsol Community Centre which has a modernized hockey arena, three sheet curling ice and Community Hall. 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 www.villlageofchauvin.ca

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NEW for 2020 Check out the

Camrose The City of Camrose, with a population of over 18,000, is just a one hour drive southeast 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.

ATTRACTIONS

Ride the train with Mirror Lake Express Train Rides as pictured above. This popular little train is 92 ft long, carries 24 passengers, and was beautifully crafted by a resident of Camrose. It is truly an amazing work of art! Plan to visit 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.

Learn more about the travel routes that take you through the Go East of Edmonton Region.

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For the history buffs, Camrose & District Centennial Museum is where community treasures and stories are aplenty within thirteen heritage and replica buildings. As well, the Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park gives you a chance to tour the 1911 Canadian Northern Railway Depot and thirteen spectacular heritage gardens. After the tour, relax in the tea room and browse the giftshop. (See CREAM Museum tour on page 15). continued on page 128...

Reynolds Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin

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Head 40 minutes south of Edmonton to Wetaskiwin to start your Highway 13 Road Trip at the Reynolds Alberta Museum. This international award-winning museum is all about celebrating machines. Visitors will experience a wide variety of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks & tractors, industrial and agricultural equipment. Check out the many must see special events like the June 13-14 History Road-The Ultimate Car Show or the Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds on August 15. For more information visit www.reynoldsmuseum.ca


2020 Downtown Events include: Jaywalkers Jamboree - June 5-7 Downtown Camrose Market June 11 to September 17 (Thursdays) Camrose Kickn’ Country Parade - July 30 Midnight Madness Downtown Camrose November 27

You’re invited to visit the historical downtown district of Camrose. The historic buildings house unique boutiques and specialty retailers that offer everything from clothing stores for all ages, to home décor, furniture, antiques, crafts stores and specialty dining. You won’t be disappointed! See the next two pages to help you plan your shopping trip to Camrose. Only 1 hour east of Edmonton!

Plus check out our Golf Stay & Play Packages!

www.tourismcamrose.com @tourismcamrose

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SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

There are numerous events taking place throughout the year in Camrose including the ever popular 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 including the Camrose Kickn’ Country Parade on July 30th. More music events take place at the Augustana Campus (University of Alberta). Enjoy 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.

SHOP

Downtown Camrose is truly a premier shopping district with a vast assortment of boutique style shops. The beautifully landscaped mainstreet is lined with trees, ornate flowers and benches - setting the stage for a great day of shopping or spending quality time with family and friends.

Children newborn to size 14 Lazy One, Levis, Converse

Helium Balloons, Kidz Toys, Diamond Paintings *Kaoz Kidz Used Section*

www.kaozkidz.com 4910 - 50 Street, Camrose 780-781-5255

Twig Boutique is a premier example of a unique boutique you’ll love for women’s clothing and accessories. 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-onone service for over 45 years. Give yourself lots of time to browse through their 7000 sq ft of quality footwear. Looking for something special for the youngsters? Kaoz Kidz has you covered whether it’s brand name clothing, toys, diamond paintings, helium balloons and a gently used section. We all love relaxation in a tranquil setting, so why not enjoy unique bath and body products made with natural, ethically sourced ingredients? Nature has all the answers to treat your mind and body with what it deserves at Lakehouse Naturals Soap Company. 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. Christmas is a very special time at this shop - be sure to join them for their Christmas Gala on November 6-8, 2020.

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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. Camrose is proud to be the home of the Back 40 Distillery where two of their four products have won Alberta Beverage Awards. Do you like warm apple pie? Then you must try their Ol’ Apple Betty - it’s a crowd favourite! (See Sippin’ Section page 16).

Experience Scandinavian hospitality in our charming Bakery & Coffee Shop.

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

780-672-7555

www.thelefsehouse.ca

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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. A new market, Camrose Campus Market at U of A Augustana Campus runs on Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm, Oct-May. Plus there’s another Farmers’ Market nearby at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park on Fridays. (See Markets & More on page 20 for more details). Follow Food Artisans of Camrose County on Facebook for upcoming contests to win products from local producers.

OUTDOORS

Mirror Lake Park is 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. 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. Golf indoors? That’s right, you can! Head over to The Club House Virtual Golf where the weather is always good to play a round of PGA golf with friends & family (see ad in the Golf Section on pg 25).

MORE INFO

your christmas shopping destination!

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

107 Fully Serviced Sites located on the Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds adjacent to Camrose Resort Casino.

780.678.2888 reservations@camroservpark.com

•Pull Thrus •Shower & Laundry Facility •WiFi •Children’s Playground •Park Pavilion with Firepit •Short & Long Term Sites

www.camroservpark.com www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/City-of-Camrose

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Camrose County Camrose County is located a short drive southeast of Edmonton. This area is well known for its agriculture, as well as for its population of 8,458 people who live in friendly communities or in the countryside surrounded by rolling hills, scenic views, and dancing grain fields.

OUTDOORS

The County has an excellent selection of golf courses from 9 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. 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 on page 25).

~ Round Hill ~ Located northeast of Camrose along Highway 834 is the friendly hamlet of Round Hill, complete with camping and recreation facilities. 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 am - 4 pm, located 2 minutes east of Round Hill on Twp Rd. 484. Just a short drive northwest of Round Hill, be sure to visit the Kingman Museum (see CREAM Tour on page 15).

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 114). Soak up the get-back-to-nature hospitality and create memories with your family. There are also numerous campsites in the hamlets and villages within the County. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy fishing for Northern Pike at Buffalo Lake and Dried Meat Lake. In the heart of the County, you will find the Nature Conservation Center, a re-claimed gravel pit that has been transformed into a beautiful day use recreation area. Located 8 km east of Highway 56 on Township Road 452. Winter activities include opportunities for cross-country skiing on groomed trails at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, snowmobile rallies that are held throughout the county, and outdoor skating is available at numerous village or hamlet skating rinks.

SHOP

For a real unique shopping trip visit Buckskins Emporium located just outside Camrose (see ad page 129). Camrose County is proud to have an abundance of local food producers and has created a guide to the Food Artisans of Camrose County. Read more about this on the following page. Photos at top: Left: Downtown Camrose Market featuring the Food Artisans of Camrose County Right: Nature Conservation Centre by J. Derksen

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Nature Conservation Centre Alberta's Littlest Airport - Kelsey Kingman Museum and Tea House Meeting Creek Railway Museum Many historic churches & schools Plus excellent Camping and great Golng!

Did you know that Camrose & County has an abundance of local food producers? Find local beer, beef, poultry, bison, lamb, pork, cheese, eggs, fruits, veggies, herbs, honey, tea, preserves, and even baked goods! It’s all right here in our community.

Buy Local, Eat Local, Support Local!

Watch for Agricultural Tour Events!

Follow us on Facebook for updates or visit our website county.camrose.ab.ca

780-672-4446

For your Guide to Local Produce Visit:

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Flagstaff Region 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.

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.

OUTDOORS

SHOP

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

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The Flagstaff Region has an abundance of local makers, artisans and retailers of local products. To showcase and enhance the exposure of these businesses, the County has formed a program named Flagstaff Crafted (see ad page 142). To see a complete list of their participants visit www.flagstaffcrafted.ca and support a local business today!


With headquarters in Forestburg, the Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer a great lineup of theme-based excursions in 2020. All of their trips have great experiences. We featured this new trip below so you can see all of the fun and excitement you can have on one of their excursions.

Battle River Train Excursions now offers a variety of train charter options for individual groups or businesses. Great for customer appreciation events, business retreats and group functions. You can also rent the Train Station in Forestburg which is great for family reunions, weddings and more. For more information about private charters, rentals or any of their train excursions, visit their new website at battlerivertrain.com

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Explore Farm to Fork by Train, Saturday, August 15 Travel by train to meet your rural neighbours on this unique Open Farm Days event in partnership with Flagstaff County and the Ellis Bird Farm. Meet with local farmers, out in their fields, where they will talk about the crops they grow, and the methods they use to provide food for your table. As you roll down the tracks, listen to the local wildlife experts from Ellis Bird Farm tell you about the wildlife and birds in the area. Enjoy locally grown snacks and beverages in the open-air gondola car. When you arrive in the Village of Forestburg you will be treated to a locally sourced full-course meal. Take a tour of the locally owned Heritage grain elevator, dive into history at the Forestburg Museum or enjoy the artistic works of local artist Bill Webb at his studio. Wrap up your day with a cool train-themed drink at the saloon before heading back down the tracks.

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Daysland is located 40 km southeast of Camrose on Highway 13. Home to more than 800 residents, the community serves as the education, medical and shopping centre for a large mixed farming district.

ATTRACTIONS

The historic Palace Theatre, built in 1952 and located on main street is the place to go for your entertainment needs. DaysArts has a series of 6 concerts between November and April featuring a variety of live performances which may include many different genres of music as well as drama, dance or comedy. Watch their Facebook page for weekly movie nights with the best popcorn ever (with real butter!) and a kids camp each summer.

EVENTS

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 all ages. Partake in kids’ activities, grab a burger, listen to music provided by local talent, and enjoy Greasy D’s Rod & Kustom 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, and Christmas Market offer a variety of events throughout the year.

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Experience nature’s beauty through a stroll on the scenic 3.5 km Crocus Trail. 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. Daysland has 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 try your luck to hit the island green at the Daysland Golf Club (see Golf Section page 25.)

SHOP

For great boutique shopping, be sure to visit these shops on mainstreet: The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd and The Rusty Daisy. You’re guaranteed to find that unique gift, home décor, flowers and much more! With a variety of retail shops, accommodations, cafés and attractions, Daysland makes for a great daytrip or stopover.

Forestburg The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose with a population of 875. It is a short drive south of Killam from Highway 13, and west of Highway 36. Coal mining, agriculture and the railway have been an important part of the history of the community, and still are today as the Village is proud to be the home of the Battle River Railway serving agriculture and tourism in the region (for Train Trips see page 133).

ATTRACTIONS

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The Social Restaurant Butterfly Val’s Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm

780-582-3541

•Take In ~ Eat Out •Daily Specials •Buy & Sell Gifts, Collectables & Artwork •Custom Baking •Catering •Ukrainian Foods •Prepared Meals to go •Val’s Famous Fruitcake

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South of town on Highway 855 is the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site–Canada’s only surface coal mining museum. This interpretive centre is home to one of the largest mobile mining land machines made from riveted construction in 1927. Join them for their annual Open House on the 3rd Sunday in June.

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On June 27th & 28th, 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. Plan to attend the popular Christmas Market in November with over 40 vendors.

OUTDOORS

Kids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September. The town also has a golf course and two campgrounds. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20 km south of town and offers a unique natural setting with varied recreational opportunities including these great campgrounds: Big Knife Provincial Park, and Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground. Go floating at the Resort on June 13th for their second annual Poker Float. It was great fun and enjoyed by many last year!

EAT SHOP

Coutts Home Hardware is the place to pick up your outdoor and camping supplies. Plan to dine at The Social Butterfly Val’s where you can enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal. While you’re there check out the gifts, collectables, view the beautiful artwork, and take home some of Val’s Famous Fruitcake.

Forestburg www.forestburg.ca

780-582-3668

Annual Dinner Theatre in March 780-582-3668 Diplomat Mine Museum Annual Open House June 21 Forestburg Mud Bogs - June 27 & 28 - Camping available. Annual Christmas Market - Nov 28 - Over 40 Vendors! Forestburg Outdoor Swimming Pool May-Sept 780-582-3866 Forestburg Museum Open May-September 780-582-2298 Golf Course / Restaurant / RV Park 780-582-3693 e Tournaments throughout the summer

Battle River Fish & Game 780-789-6959 Kinsmen RV Park 780-582-3668

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Killam Street Fair Show n’ Shine

Killam EVENTS

Plan on attending the 49th annual Indoor Rodeo in June, a weekend packed with a Street Fair, parade, Show & Shine, and lots of rodeo action. Enjoy the sights of unique scarecrows during their Scarecrow Festival in September. Come winter, the town puts on an amazing event – Killam Christmas at The Crossroads which includes the Parade of Lights and Christmas Craft Fair, all taking place December 3rd-5th.

OUTDOORS

Check out Centennial Park for both winter and summer activities and enjoy the playground and sports grounds with four ball diamonds. Fully serviced sites 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. You’ll love the paved 2.5 km trail for walks or biking through town.

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

Killam is a thriving and vibrant town located within Flagstaff County, at the intersections of Highways 36 and 13. Killam is an exceptionally clean and quiet municipality with over 1,000 welcoming residents who are committed to their community. Enjoy the many events and activities at the Killam Agriplex which also features an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, fitness room and concession for your enjoyment.

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Killam Agricultural Society presents

49th Annual

Welcome to the town of

INDOOR RODEO June 19 & 20, 2020 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 • Mutton Busting • Fireworks

power & water sites, 57St. & 47 Ave. Heritage Park - playground, amphitheatre, nature trail, gazebo, picnic area, horsehoe pits, bike & skateboard park

Baseball Diamonds Killam Agriplex - arena, fully equipped

gym, indoor swimming pool, indoor playground Junc on of 780-385-3977 2 major Highways #13 & #36 www.town.killam.ab.ca

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Check out the website for more details

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EAT SHOP STAY

Tues-Fri 9-5:30 pm Sat 10-4 pm

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

5008 - 50 St., Killam 780-385-3014

Find the perfect gift, or treat yourself at Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts. Make time to browse through the huge Town & Country Guardian Drugs, and enjoy a delicious hearty breakfast or lunch at Jam Tarts Café. Love quilting? Visit Crafty Creations Quilt Gallery on mainstreet (see the Quilting Tour page 21). Plan to stay at the Killam Krossing Hotel – dine at the Smitty’s Restaurant conveniently located on-site, or stay at the cozy Wagon Wheel Motel. Budding Ideas

Breakfast & Lunch

Café and Catering

Open Monday - Friday 7 am - 2 pm

5006 - 50 Street, Killam

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Supportin Communit Event

•40 Rooms - coffee, fridges, full bath, clean, quiet, WI-FI •Smart TVs •Room service available •4 Corners Sports Lounge •Happy Hour •VLTs •Convenience Store open 24/7 •Off sales 10 am - 2:50 am

- Saturday, June 20

Diverse Business Community - September 12-30 Unique Shopping Options Professional Services Excellent Recreation Facilities - December 3-5

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

Conveniently located at the corner of Hwy 36 & 13

780-385-2290

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Sedgewick Lake Park

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. Visit the Sedgewick Archives and Museum – a provincial historic site, built in 1906 as a former merchant bank.

EVENTS

The Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre hosts many community activities and events, such as curling, skating, hockey, bowling, baseball, football, lacrosse, the Ag Society’s rodeos, rock concerts, festivals and more. Don’t miss Gord Bamford on April 18th! Sedgewick Community Hall hosts monthly community events including Flagstaff Players performances, and hosts the July 1 Canada Day breakfast. The Sedgewick Ag Society organizes an array of sporting events including a Cutter Rally, Snowmobile/Quad rally in February, and Chuckwagon Races from June 29th - July 1st. In August, don’t miss Gathering of the Clans – a full day of Scottish Celebrations.

Sedgewick OUTDOORS

Sedgewick Lake Park is a popular camping, picnicking and birdwatching destination with 59 well-manicured sites, an outdoor wading pool and a spray park. It’s great for family gatherings and reunions. You can also enjoy the weekly Lakeside Market throughout the summer on Saturdays. Within walking distance of the park is 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. continued on page 140...

Join us... Chuckwagon & Chariot Races – June 29-July 1, 2020 (Sedgewick Ag Society) Canada Day – July 1, 2020 Gathering of the Clans – August 22, 2020

Sedgewick Golf Course 2020 Tournaments • Men’s Open - June 20 • Seniors Open - July 8 • Men’s Cash Scramble - July 25 • Junior Open - August 5 • Ladies Open - August 22 • Mixed Cash Scramble - Sept 5 • Men’s Night Tuesdays • Seniors Morning Wednesday • Ladies Night Wednesday

www.sedgewickgolf.ca

Battle River Art Club Annual Art Show – April 25, 2020

Sedgewick Lake Park

Wading Pool at Sedgewick Lake Park Spray Park at Sedgewick Lake Park

1.5 hours east of Edmonton

Ph. 780-384-3504

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at the Sedgewick Community Hall

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Sedgewick has a delightful variety of places to feast. Treat yourself for lunch and something sweet at The Wooden Spoon Café and Cakeshop. Offering a full line of fresh baked products, breakfast and lunch, stop into Quirks Bakery & Café at the Wick Motel. Enjoy the newly opened family dining restaurant, Barrio Cusina–aka ‘small town kitchen’. This new dining option offers buffet days and specializes in Filipino, Nigerian and Western cuisine. Savour Sedgewick!

Barrio Cusina Sedgewick

Family Dining Restaurant

Filipino, Nigerian & Western Cuisine Eat In/Take Out • Fully Licensed

780-384-3554 Find us on Facebook

4819 - 48 Ave, Sedgewick, AB

Tues-Thurs 11-8pm; Fri-Sat 11-9pm; Sun 11-8pm Buffet Days: Tues 5-8 pm, Wed 11-1:30 pm, Sat 5-8pm 4814 - 47 St.

780-384-2271

*Fresh Baking Daily *Breakfast & Lunch Menu *Ice Cream Treats

403-702-5435 4719 - 48 Ave, Sedgewick (at the Wick Motel)

~ Alliance ~ 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 for Santa Daze in 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 main street while you explore this clean, picturesque and friendly community. More info: Village Office 780-879-3911 www.villageofalliance.ca

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Iron Creek Museum

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Lougheed

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 local economy in agriculture and oil & gas activity, Lougheed serves the area with a selection of shopping and services, including the award winning Diamond J Bakery, which opened its doors in March of 2018. This bakery was awarded under The Sweetest Bakery in Canada, Alberta’s Donut Category. Treat yourself today with their delicious donuts and buns!

ATTRACTIONS

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. You will be able to spot the elevator from miles away now, as it got a new facelift–tinned in Pioneer orange. (See also the CREAM Museum tour page 15). Year-round, head to the Lougheed Field House to shoot some hoops, play pickleball or dodgeball, take Pound classes, do Yoga and much more.

EVENTS

In May, join the village for their Sports Day. Look forward to the Lougheed Country Fair in August that 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!

OUTDOORS

The community is proud of their Trout pond, offering camping, a picnic area, playground, and a stocked fishing pond. Fullservice camping sites are located in the recreation area a great place to host family reunions. As well, Lougheed has a model aircraft field, walking path, and four baseball diamonds. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and curling are also popular in the community.

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• Fully Serviced Campsite (15 & 50 amp on all sites) • Day use camping Trout Pond • Museum • Community Hall • Seniors Centre • Curling Club and more! Open for commercial & residential development.

200 km SE of Edmonton in the beau ful Ba le River Valley

780-386-3970

www.villageoflougheed.com

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EVENTS

Hardisty 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 southeast of Edmonton. Hardisty is also known as a major part of Alberta’s Energy Hub, and is the home of the Tank Farm - a robust industrial development. With excellent facilities and lifestyle, Hardisty might be the place you’re looking for.

Hardisty Lake Park

The 72nd annual Hardisty Rodeo is on July 17-19th. 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. The community also holds suppers, Christmas parties, fundraisers such as Ladies Night in March, Spring Fling in April, and Slice & Ice in October.

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. 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. 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.

SHOP

Hardisty has a full array of established businesses to serve your needs. For the largest selection of beer and wine in the county visit Lakeview Liquor Store featuring over 250 wines in stock. The ‘little country gift shop’ Rustic Stars is a proud member of Flagstaff Crafted–a program and platform run by Flagstaff County that enhances the exposure of local makers, artisans, and retailers of local products. Rustic Stars offers a wide range of products that include custom vinyl designs, apparel, and giftware. Be sure to visit them during the Christmas season, and be amazed by seeing over 30 themed Christmas trees!

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Provost & District Museum

ATTRACTIONS

Discover the history of the community and area at the Provost & District Museum, located at the southwest corner of town. The museum features historic homes, churches and schools for you to explore (see CREAM Museum Tour page 15). For more history, be sure to visit the St. Norbert's Rosenheim Church, an Alberta Historic Site featuring the largest rural neo-gothic church in Alberta, located just southeast of town. It’s quite the site to see! Just 15 minutes south of Provost on Highway 899, you can join an excavation and experience archaeology first hand. Book a tour at the Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre – one of the largest and most well-preserved archaeological areas in Western Canada. They offer Adult Dig-It Camps, Kids Camps, and School Programs with amazing hands-on activities. The Centre is open from early May to midAugust. Visit www.bodoarchaeology.com to learn more.

OUTDOORS

Play a round at the popular Provost Golf Club. Camp in town at Bannister Campground, located in the Sports Park, and kids will enjoy the nearby skateboard park. Around town, you can enjoy playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields, ball diamonds, and a trout pond. Around Provost there are also several lakes and campgrounds including Dillberry Lake Provincial Park with over 13 km of trails and a beautiful sandy beach.

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON

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. Enjoy a variety of shops, and services in the revitalized downtown area, as well as accommodations and businesses along Highway 13.

~ Czar ~ The Village of Czar is located 30 minutes west of Provost off Highway 13. Enjoy the action at the Czar Lake Bullarama on July 17th at the 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.

MORE INFO

Provost Museum Visitor Information Centre 5360 - 49 Ave May 19 to Sept 19 Tues-Sat 12-6 pm 780-753-6667 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Communities/Town-of-Provost

ATTRACTIONS

EVENTS

Agri-Day & Tradeshow, in early April, gets more popular every year. On Father’s Day weekend, be sure to attend the exciting Provost Kinsmen’s Splash and Smash. It is rural Alberta’s largest motorsport and monster truck event, complete with a midway, plus, don’t miss the Museum Day activities on June 11th. In October, take in the Pumpkin Fest, and enjoy Winterlude in November.

• 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 3 Seniors Day - June Kinsmen Splash & Smash - June 12-14 Cadogan Rodeo - June 13-14 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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