2021 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide

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Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada, presents...

8th Annual

Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival

Saturday, August 21, 2021 • Virtual interviews with some favourite festival performers, artists, characters • The official live launch of several digitized local history books including the 1980 award-winning Andrew history book, Dreams & Destinies • Curb-side pick-up of our famous festival Colouring Book • Pre-paid, curb-side pick-up of Ukrainian Combo Plates available

For details & updates


@babasandborshch 45




Hazel Anaka 780-365-2434 or 780-221-2434 E: babasandborshch@gmail.com

Lamont 855

Fort Saskatchewan

Festival Information:



Sherwood Park

Chipman Elk Island National Park



Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village



Only 1/2 hr east of Edmonton!


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2021 Online Events Calendar Due to potential cancellations, we are not publishing an Events Calendar in the Travel Guide this year. Please visit the #1 Regional Events Calendar updated weekly at:

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/events NOTE: Some events are listed or mentioned in the community stories throughout this Travel Guide.

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welcome Dear Loyal Readers of Go East of Edmonton;

Cover Photo Sunset over Floating Stone, St. Paul County by Candace Reichl Contributing Photography & Videography Road 55 Productions, Edmonton, AB @roadfiftyfive www.road55.ca Published annually by




Publisher Marketing Manager Kevin D. Kisilevich Design & Digital Media Manager Jolene Kisilevich

It is with great enthusiasm that we bring you the 2021 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide. Over the past while, many people contacted us to ask, “Are you doing a Travel Guide for 2021?” As the world changed in 2020, we adapted, got creative, but never stopped in continuing to promote the very best of the region for you to explore. The answer was always “YES” to that question. You will be surprised and amazed to see what we have put together (during a pandemic), when you read through this impressive 150 page Travel Guide. The unwavering support for tourism from the communities and businesses are a vital part of the success of this one-of-a-kind Go-to-Guide for the whole region! There’s nothing quite like the freedom of a family roadtrip, a COVID friendly activity – your car, your family, your trip, your way = 2021's best adventures waiting to be explored by YOU! Make us your Roadtrip Adventure Destination with the NEW ‘Roadtrip Adventure Game’ that takes you through over 40 communities - each with something unique and interesting to see all over the region. We live, work and play here! We have travelled all over the region to experience the very best attractions and businesses to share with you. Remember to Eat, Drink, Shop at our local businesses, bring your camera and enter our Photo Contest. Go outdoors, go camping, go golfing or hit the trails. Experience adventures around every corner of the region and most importantly this year, we encourage you to follow Alberta Health & Safety guidelines as you #goeastofedmonton. Kevin D. Kisilevich, #GuruofGo On behalf of The Go East of Edmonton Tourism Team

Research, Design & Writing Kristen Gunsnowski Wanda Magnan Rebecca Isbister

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COMMUNITY INDEX 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.


Alliance..............................139 Ardrossan .............................92 Andrew.................................82 Athabasca / Boyle..................34 Beaver County / Bruce...........118 Bonnyville.............................55 Bruderheim...........................66 Camrose.............................126 Camrose County..................131 Chauvin..............................123 Chipman...............................81 Clandonald...........................8 7 Cold Lake..............................59 Daysland............................134 Derwent...............................86 Dewberry..............................8 7 Edgerton.............................123 Elk Point...............................52 Flagstaff Region...................133 Forestburg..........................135 Fort Saskatchewan.................64 Gibbons...............................40

Glendon...............................54 Hairy Hill / Boian / Willingdon.....83 Hardisty..............................141 Hay Lakes............................125 Holden................................117 Innisfree................................99 Irma....................................120 Killam.................................138 Kinsella...............................118 Kitscoty...............................110 Lac La Biche Region................38 Lamont County.......................78 Lamont .................................79 Legal.....................................31 Lloydminster........................111 Lougheed............................141 Mannville.............................101 Marwayne..............................87 Minburn County....................100 Mundare...............................8 1 MD of Bonnyville.....................53 Myrnam................................85

Paradise Valley.......................110 Provost.................................143 Radway.................................42 Redwater................................4 1 Round Hill.............................132 Ryley....................................116 Sedgewick............................1 40 St. Paul Region........................49 Sherwood Park........................89 Smoky Lake Region..................44 Strathcona County....................89 Thorhild County........................42 Tofield..................................1 14 Two Hills..................................84 Two Hills County.......................86 Vegreville................................93 Vermilion..............................103 Vermilion River Region............109 Vilna / Bellis.............................48 Viking...................................119 Waskatenau............................44 Wainwright............................121

CONTENTS DRINK EAT SHOP 4 Markets & More 5 Best Eats 6 Love Local 7 Sip Local 8 Shop Local 9 Unique Boutiques 10 Quilting Tour 11 Antique Tour

ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOORS 12 Museums & Culture 14 Golfing 16 Trails 18 Camping & Outdoor Adventures ROADTRIP ADVENTURE GAME 69 Centre Pullout


ROAD TRIPS by Region

HWY 2 & 55






HWY 15 & 45

HWY 16



Regional MAP

Inside Back Cover

These routes are colour coded as if you are driving from Edmonton heading East. Each Highway Driving Tour features communities, businesses, attractions and events along these major routes.












Photo Contest Submission: Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, Lac La Biche by Dick Tam

For more events follow us Visit over 30 Farmers’ and Community Markets in the region for fresh produce along with unique hand-crafted gifts, ethnic food, baking and local preserves.


Boyle Farmers’ Market

Andrew Farmers’ Market

Ardrossan Farmers’ Market



EAST - HWY 15 & 45






Community Centre 5002-3 St. Thurs 12-3pm. May 20 - Sept 9. Special Markets: Aug 1, Aug 7, Oct 7, Nov 21. See ad page 35.

4402-54 Ave. Tues. 2-6pm Jan 5-Dec 21. See ad pg 55.

Andrew Arena 5013-51 Ave. Sat. MARKET Memorial Hall, 60 First 1-3pm May 1-Oct 2. Special Markets: Ave. Outdoors. Tues 4:30-7:30pm Oct 9 & Nov 21. See ad page 83. June 1-Sept 28. See ad page 92.


50 Ave. Sat. 11-2pm Jan 2-Dec 18. Special Market: Sept 11 11- 4 pm. See ad pg 55.

Lakeland Agricom 13412 Hwy 881. Fri. 3-5:30pm Mar 26-Dec 10. Special Markets Dec 10 3-7pm. See ad page 38.


GLENDON FARMERS’ MARKET 5302-51 Ave. Sat 10-2pm. May 1, June 5, Sept 11 & 25,Oct 2 & 16, Nov 6. See ad pg 54.


SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 CAMROSE SATURDAY MARKET Duggan Mall. 6601-48 Ave. Sat 10-1pm Jan 2-Dec 18.

CAMROSE DOWNTOWN MARKET 49 Ave block b/w 50&51 St. Wed 2-6pm. Jan 13-May 26. Thurs 4-7pm. Jun 10-Sep 30. See ad pg 130.


Posts & shares weekly updates on the featured Farmers’ Markets

LLOYDMINSTER BORDER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET Servus Sports Centre 5202-12 St. Thurs. 12-4pm year-round. Sat. 11-5pm winter only. Christmas Markets: Dec. 4, 11 & 18 See ad page 113. ROSS CREEK MARKET 10-6pm RR 192 & Hwy 16. May-Sept weekends. See ad page 11.

VEGREVILLE PYSANKA PARK MARKET 4500 Pysanka Ave. Jun 17- Sept 9 Thurs. 5-8pm. See ad page 93.

#WhatsonthisWeekend #shopeastofedmonton #shoplocalbusinesses NORTHEAST HWY 2 & 55 Athabasca Farmers’ Market Riverfront, 50th Ave & 48 St. 10-2pm May 22-Oct 9 every Saturday.

NORTHEAST - HWY 28 Cold Lake Farmers’ Market Exhibition Park Agriplex, 4608-38 Ave. Thurs 3:30-6:30 pm Jan 14-Dec 16. Gibbons Curling Rink 5104 - 51 Ave. Wed 5-7:30pm. June 23-Sept 8. Long Lake Provincial Park Day Use Area open shelter. Sat. 11-2pm May 22-Sept 4. Redwater Pembina Place 4944-53 St. Tues. 4-6:30pm. Jun 22-Sept 7. Special Markets: Aug 21 12-4pm, Dec 4 10-3pm Smoky Lake Farmers’ Market Ag Complex 4612-54 Ave. Sat. 10-12pm. Mar 27-Dec 18. Special Markets: July 31, Oct 2, Dec 11.


St. Paul Friday Market Centennial Senior's Centre 5114-49 St. Fri. 10-2pm Feb 5-Dec 17. St. Paul Midweek Market Senior Citizen Club, 4809 47 St Wed. 2:30-6:30pm Mar 3-Dec 22 Vilna Farmers’ Market Cultural Centre Hall 5431-50 St. 11-1pm Sunday Mar 28-Nov 7 every 2nd week. Special Markets: Aug 21 & Nov 13.

EAST - HWY 15 & 45 Fort Saskatchewan Farmers’ Market 10030-99 Ave. Thurs. 4-7pm June 10-Sept 23. Special Markets: July 1, Nov. 27, 28

EAST - HWY 16 Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market Wed 2-7pm. Indoors: 160-201 Festival Way at The Market, Centre in the Park Oct May. Outdoors: 3000 Emerald Drive, Canadian Tire parking lot May 19-Oct 13. Special Market: July 1, 10-5 pm.

*Market dates & hours subject to change due to COVID Guidelines.

Sherwood Park Salisbury Greenhouse 52337 Rg Rd 232. Thurs. 4-7:30pm Jan 7-Dec 23. Sherwood Park Baseline Farmers’ Market #390 Home Depot parking lot. Wed. 4-7:30 pm June 2-Oct 6. Vegreville Elks Hall 5002-55 Ave. Fri. 8:30-11:30 Mar 19-Nov 26 Special Markets: Dec. 3, 17, 23 Vermilion Elks Hall 5018-49 Ave. Tues. 10-2pm. Mar 16-Dec 21. Thurs. 4-7pm. Mar 18-Dec 16.

SOUTHEAST - HWY 14 Ryley Village Market Hall, 5103-49 St. 1st Thurs of the month Mar-June & Sept-Dec. 10-2pm

SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 Alliance Community Center 114-1st Ave East. 3rd Wed 10-2pm. Mar 17-Dec 15. Camrose Rose City Duggan Mall 6601-48 Ave. Thurs 1-5pm year-round. Miquelon Lake Market at the Park Centre. Fri. 4-8pm June 25-Sept 3. Provost Market Agri-plex 5211-43 St. Fri. 10-2pm. May 7, Jun. 4 Monthly. Jun 25-Sept 17 weekly. Special Markets: Mar 26, Oct 8, Nov 19-Dec 10 Every 3rd Week held at the Provost Rec Centre.

For more details visit our Farmers’ Markets Section online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop

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Camrose Twisted Fork, St. Paul







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Create your own Culinary Tour at

www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop • Casino Dene Aurora Bar & Lounge

Highway 28

Highway 16 Cold Lake

Highway 13

1 SMOKY LAKE - pg 46-48

9 VEGREVILLE - pg 96

16 CAMROSE - pg 128

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Great Bear Café Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant Smoky Lake Golf Club Restaurant ST. PAUL Twisted Fork - pg 50 BONNYVILLE - pg 56-57 Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Journey North Cider Co. Taproom COLD LAKE - pg 63 Cold Lake Brewery Taproom

Highway 15 5 FORT SASKATCHEWAN - pg 66

10 11 12

Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1 Boston Pizza MANNVILLE - pg 102 Something Sweet VERMILION The Red Brick - pg 105 LLOYDMINSTER - pg 112 Spiro’s Restaurant Timber Café

Highway 14 13 TOFIELD Uncle Rogers - pg 115 14 BRUCE Bruce Hotel - pg 119 15 IRMA Long Branch Trading - pg 120

Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1

6 MYRNAM CJ’s Café - pg 85 7 DERWENT Derwent Pizza - pg 86 8 MARWAYNE - pg 88 Marwayne Hotel Kat Traks Sweet Shop

Fiona’s Coffee, The Lefse House

17 ROSALIND - pg 132 Double Dam Restaurant

18 FORESTBURG - pg 135 The Social Butterfly “Vals”

19 SEDGEWICK - pg 140 The Wooden Spoon Café

20 LOUGHEED - pg 141 Diamond J Bakery

Support Local with #takeout #curbsidepickup #patiodining For dining posts follow us on

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


for “#TastyTuesday” #eateastofedmonton 5




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

Fort Saskatchewan



1• Erdmann’s Gardens - pg 41 2 Serben Farms Store - pg 46 3• Linda’s Market Gardens - pg 46

Lazuli Farms

Storch Knives

Gallery of Gifts - pg 79 E.T’s Craft Shop - pg 83 Storch Knives - pg 102 Farmstead Market & More - pg 110 Underground Local Treasures - pg 106 Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery - pg 107

- pg 131

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Smoky Lake Bruderheim 28 Lamont

Cold Lake

Kathy’s Greenhouse

34 12 11 Round Hill 10 Camrose Viking Camrose County 13 33 Rosalind 24


15 Marwayne 5 14 Mundare 6 21 7 27 Mannville 31 Kitscoty 8 9 16 18 19 17 23 Vegreville Vermilion

Skyline Greenhouse Store

Linda’s Market Gardens Ltd.



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Bonnyville Willingdon


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4• Rocky Meadows U-Pick - pg 58 5• Harvest Market - pg 79 6• Pitchfork Gardens - pg 79 7• Mundare Sausage - pg 82 8• Prime Cuts Meat & Deli - pg 96 9• Skyline Greenhouse - pg 96 10• Viking Meats - pg 119 11• Irvings Farm Fresh - pg 132 12• Lazuli Farms - pg 129 13• Food Artisans of Camrose County


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20• Linda’s Market Gardens - pg 46 • Lamont Home Hardware 21 Garden Centre - pg 80 22 • Lloydminster Home Hardware Garden Centre - pg 112 23• Lloyminster Alberta iMarket - pg 113 24• Lougheed Pop-up Greenhouse & Bedding Plant Sale - Curling Rink


#eateastofedmonton 26

May 8-22 11-7pm everyday (Lougheed Museum Society) - pg 141



Bruderheim 4916-45 St


Open year-round for Fresh Hydroponic Greens


Order fresh greens and veggies online at nakedgreens.ca * Call to book a Plan ng Party

Fort Sask Co-op Satellite Loca on (Open May & June) For up-to-date informa on visit:

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

29 Journey North Cider Co. - pg 57 30 Cold Lake Brewing

& Distilling Co. - pg 63 31 Copper Cork Distillery - pg 108

See Map for Sippin’ locations.

32 Ribstone Creek Brewery - pg 124 33 Detention Brewing Co. - pg 130 34 Camrose Crafted - pg 130

For Sippin’ posts follow us on


for “#ThirstyThursday” #sipeastofedmonton

More Craft Beverages: • Bonnyville: Beaver River Brew • Camrose: Back40 Distillery, Norsemen Brewing Co., Battle River Brewery, True North Cider • Fort Saskatchewan: The Fort Distillery • Lac La Biche: Fat Unicorn Brewery • Lloydminster: 4th Meridian Brewing Co. • St. Paul: Lakeland Brewing • Strathcona County: Barr Estate Winery • Sherwood Park: 70 Acre Brew Co., Elk Island Distillery • Two Hills County: Birds & Bees Winery • Viking: Section 35 Distillery

For Sippin’ articles and videos visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop


Shop EAST OF EDMONTON No Need to Nock, Marwayne


#shopeastofedmonton #ThriftyThursday #TrendyThursday

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12 11 13 Sherwood Vegreville Park Vermilion Kitscoty 14 Tofield 15 Viking Camrose 16 18 Daysland 17 Irma 19 21 Killam Wainwright




Smoky Lake 3 Willingdon St. Paul 5 Lamont Myrnam 6 4 7 Marwayne Mannville


Shares and Posts Flash Sales, Anniversary Sales, Clearance Sales, New Arrivals and more from the featured businesses listed on page 9. Be sure to follow us so YOU don’t miss out on great deals and great finds!

20 Forestburg 22 Hardisty

Olive & Birch, Lloydm


See the Regional Shopping Guide & Directory online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Shop Over 100 Featured Shops, Markets and webpages in our Shopping Section online!


f the Over 50 pages o periences Best Shopping Ex n! across the regio


GoEastofEdmonton.com/Shop #shopeastofedmonton

Twig Boutique, Camrose

Elevation Boutique, Vermilion

Highway 14

Sentimental Salvage & Design, Myrnam

See Map for shop locations.

Highway 16 8

Highway 28 1 2 3

THORHILD - Pg. 42 Nook in the Woods SMOKY LAKE - Pg. 48 Home Hardware ST. PAUL - Pg. 49 St. Brides Trading Post

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SHERWOOD PARK - Pg. 92 Sherwood Park Mall VEGREVILLE - Pg. 97-98 Ceramic Cottage Everything Tea & Gifts Vegtel Engraving Vegreville Natural Health Centre Tower Tack & Western Wear Vegreville Drug Mart MANNVILLE - Pg. 102 13 881 Confectionery Crocus Coulee Reworn KITSCOTY - Pg. 110 Farmstead Market & More

LAMONT - Pg. 79-80 Trendy Petals Home Hardware Gallery of Gifts WILLINGDON - Pg. 83 E.T.’s Craft Shop MYRNAM - Pg. 85 Sentimental Salvage MARWAYNE - Pg. 88 No Need to Nock Nurture’s Organic Country Blessings Gifts

VERMILION - Pg. 104-107 Night Owl Sweet & Treats Lighten Up Therapy & Wellness Elevation Boutique Picture This & That Pet Boutique & Salon Craig’s Cornerstone: Vermilion Jewellers, Fresh Apparel, Uniquely U Styles, Harbrook & Paisley, MACK Clothing for Kids, Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery Underground Local Treasures LLOYDMINSTER - Pg. 113 Dawn Interiors Olive & Birch Lloydminster Home Hardware

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TOFIELD - Pg. 115 Busy B Bargains VIKING - Pg. 119 Java Blossom Flowers IRMA - Pg. 120-121 Long Branch Trading Irma Home Decor WAINWRIGHT - Pg. 123 Gibson’s Home Hardware

Highway 13 18

19 MACK Clothing, Vermilion




Lakehouse Naturals Soap Co., Camrose

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CAMROSE - Pg. 128-129 Kaoz Kidz/Kaoz Klozet Lakehouse Naturals Soap Twig Boutique Buckskins Emporium DAYSLAND - Pg. 135 The Lady Bug Pick Nic The Rusty Daisy FORESTBURG - Pg. 136 Coutts Home Hardware KILLAM - Pg. 139 Budding Ideas Guardian Drugs HARDISTY - Pg. 143 Rustic Stars


For shopping posts follow us on @GoEastofEdmonton

for “#ThriftyThursday” & “#TrendyThursday” #shopeastofedmonton

Sew Heavenly Quilting, Elk Point




Quilting Fabric, Notions, Patterns, Long Arm Quilting 4824 - 50 Ave. (in the big church)

Elk Point, AB




Tues-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 11-4




Mon-Fri 10-5 pm Sat 1 & 3 10-4 pm Sat 2 & 4 Quilting Classes E: zieglerfashion@telus.net

www.ZieglerFashion.com 780-632-7890 5008-50 St, Vegreville



Home of the Materials Girls Longarm Quilting Service Quilts, Notions, Patterns & Books, Kits, Fabric, Quilting Classes, DMC Floss 780-385-0974 or 780-385-2153 5007 - 50 St, Killam www.CraftyCreationsQuiltGallery.com



Open 10-5 Tues-Fri

Bellis 10


Fort Saskatchewan Willingdon 5 3 13 Lamont

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St. Paul

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Ross Creek Market


• 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 •



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

Mainstreet Bellis




Ross Creek


Where everything old is new again!

Antique Market Place, Collectables, Buy, Sell, Consign

Open: Mon-Sat 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays and Sundays)


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




A variety of vendors with something for everyone! •Antiques •Vintage items •Collectibles •Tools •Woodworking items •Home decor •Arts & Crafts

587-778-9545 9934 - 103 St. Fort Saskatchewan


•Furniture New •Sporting Goods vendors •Fishing gear welcome! •Household items Day & •Baked goods weekend •Clothing rates •Jewelry available. •And more!



Located east of Edmonton at Highway 16 & Range Road 192 Open May-Sept. Weekends & Holiday Mondays 10 am-6 pm

17 The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd.

Daysland - see ad page 135.



Explore Francophone, Indigenous history and unique collections. PLAMONDON MUSEUM


See ad page 39.


See ad page 38.

See ad page 38.

See ad page 50.



Plamondon Mini Parc Heritage Park

See ad page 60.

HIDEAWAY ADVENTURE GROUNDS - Let John Ritchie take you on an immersive experience where he shares his “homeland” with legendary hospitality and storytelling. Learn about Métis culture and indigenous traditions in a pristine wilderness. Choose from many year-round, as well as, seasonally themed adventure packages. Stay onsite and enjoy wall tent camping. Located on the Kikino Métis Settlement. See ad page 39.

MÉTIS CROSSING Located on the majestic North Saskatchewan River in Smoky Lake County. Métis Crossing offers visitors the opportunity to participate in guided cultural interpretive experiences, sharing the distinct indigenous story of the Métis people in an interactive way. See ad page 45.

LEGAL - a bilingual community featuring over 35 murals portraying the history of francophone families. See ad page 31. PLAMONDON - a bilingual community featuring Mini Parc Heritage Park - miniature replicas of Plamondon’s first buildings and homesteads in Lac La Biche County (pictured above). See also page 39. NORTHERN ALBERTA BILINGUAL ROUTES Explore thematic routes with over 200 bilingual attractions. See ad page 32.

ST. BRIDES TRADING POST is Northeast Alberta’s largest supplier of Aboriginal art & craft supplies. See ad page 49.


FORT HERITAGE PRECINCT Take a guided tour of this impressive Fort showcasing the history of the Northwest Mounted Police. Located in downtown Fort Saskatchewan. See ad page 65.

Don’t miss the Ukrainian themed World’s Largest: Perogy in Glendon, Pysanka in Vegreville and Kubasa in Mundare. Plus, mark your calendars for the Vegreville Pysanka Festival (see ad page 93) and Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival (see inside front cover).

*Due to COVID-19 Attractions & Museum operations are subject to change. Contact Attractions to confirm hours of operation. 12


Tofield Museum

Lougheed Iron Creek Museum

local history exhibits • heritage demonstrations • archives & local art • historic buildings community history books • classic farm machinery 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


Chauvin & District Museum* 4810 - 1 Ave Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 1-4 pm; Wed 6-8 pm 780-858-3881 www.chauvinmuseum.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

Elk Island National Park





Edgerton Museum* SW corner of Edgerton 780-842-4846/8847 or 780-806-6435 Victoria Day-Labour Day Mon-Fri 1-4 pm Sat-Sun 2-4 pm www.edgerton.ca



Holden Historical Society Museum* 4928-50 Ave 780-688-3593/780-720-5839 Mid-May to mid-Sept Fri-Sun 12-4 pm www.village.holden.ab.ca

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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


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


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


Wainwright Museum* 1001-1 Ave 780-842-3115 Call for hours of operation.







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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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Edgerton Chauvin

Hardisty Czar

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Provost & District Museum* 5360 - 49 Ave. 780-753-6667 May 21 - Sept 18 Fri & Sat 1-6 pm www.provostmuseum.com


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

7 Kingman Regional School

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

Paradise Valley





The Legion of the Frontiersmen* 20510 Hwy 14 780-913-7563/780-8876934 May-Sept Sat. 1-3 pm





Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum* 780-745-2150/2412 June-Aug Fri-Sun10-5 pm daily




Ryley Holden

833 623



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


Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Sherwood Park






*Call for summer or winter hours & visits by appointment. Note: Museum operations are subject to change as per COVID guidelines. 13

Coal Creek Golf Resort

*Bright and spacious lounge with dra beer & cocktails available. *Chinese Restaurant on-site. *Full Service Campground 1 block away.

*Out-of-Town Campers offered

To book your tee time call:



2 for 1 Green Fees

4431 - 55 Ave., Viking

*2 for 1 Green Fees Special on all Mondays


P. 780.663.2473


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

2 FOR 1 Green Fees 14

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


Go East of Edmonton and you will find some of the most challenging and unique golf courses in all of Alberta! Remember to call ahead and book your tee time in advance, and follow the AHS Covid Guidelines in effect at local golf courses across the region.

Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course

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




2 Cold Lake 2 Boyle Lac La Biche 6 4 Ardmore Smoky Lake Long Lake 9 5 11 13 Vilna Redwater Bonnyville Gibbons 8 10 12 St. Paul Fort Mundare 7 Elk Point Saskatchewan 14 16 18 Two 17 Myrnam 15Marwayne Hills Edmonton 23 22 Mannville Vegreville 21 Strathcona 24 19 20 Tofield County Vermilion Kitscoty 28 25 Ryley Irma Miquelon 29 30 27 Wainwright Camrose 34 35 Viking 31 32 39 Daysland 33 26 Edgerton New Norway 41 36 42 Sedgewick Rosalind Forestburg


Hardisty 38 Provost Hughenden 40

NORTH - HWY 55 1 Athabasca Golf & Country Club 780-675-4599 2 Boyle - Skeleton Lake Golf & Country Club 780-689-2455 3 La La Biche Golf & Country Club 780-623-4288


4 Ardmore Golf Club 780-826-4509 5 Bonnyville Golf & Country Club 6

7 8 9

780-826-4886 Cold Lake Grand Centre Golf Club 780-594-2121 Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club 780-594-5341 Elk Point Golf Club 780-724-3733 Gibbons - Goose Hummock Golf Resort 780-921-2444 Long Lake - Northern Ridge Golf 780-576-3939 Redwater Golf Club 780-942-3993

10 11 SMOKY LAKE GOLF CLUB 780-656-2121

12 St. Paul Golf Club 780-645-4077 13 Vilna Golf Course 780-636-3660

EAST - HWY 15 & 45 14 Fort Saskatchewan Golf & Curling

15 16 17 18

Club 780-998-3372 Fort-In-View Golf Course 780-998-1234 Marwayne Lea Park Raven View Golf Course 780-847-2651 Mundare - Whitetail Crossing 780-764-3999 Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club 780-366-2190 Two Hills Lions Golf Club 780-657-3451

EAST - HWY 16 19 Kitscoty Golf Club 780-846-2950 20 Lloydminster Golf & Country Club 306-825-5494 Rolling Green Fairways 780-875-4653


& RV RESORT 780-763-2252 See ad pg 101.


CLUB 780-632-3140

23 Strathcona County -

BROADMOOR GOLF COURSE Sherwood Park 780-467-7373 Northern Bear Golf Club 780-922-2327 Country Side Golf Course 780-467-4653 Legends Golf & Country Club 780-449-4911 Fox Run Golf Course 780-998-4653 24 Vermilion Golf Club 780-853-4444


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

25 COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT 780-663-2473

26 EDGERTON GOLF COURSE 780-755-2462. See ad pg 124.

27 Irma Golf Club 780-754-2184 28 Tofield Golf Course 780-662-3457 29 MIQUELON HILLS GOLF


CLUB 780-336-3424 31 Wainwright Riverdale Mini Park 780-842-2996

32 Wainwright Golf Club 780-842-3046 33 Wainwright - Arm Lake Rec Area 780-842-4727

SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 34 Camrose Golf Course 780-672-2691 Camrose Whistle Stop Golf Course 780-672-6490


CLUB 780-374-3633 36 FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE 780-582-3693 See ad pg 136.


COURSE 780-888-2288 See ad pg 142.

38 Hughendon Golf Club 780-856-2066

39 New Norway Silver Creek Golf Course 780-855-3982

40 Provost & District Golf Club 780-753-6478


GOLF COURSE - 780-375-2154 42 Sedgewick Golf Course 780-384-3670

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


Hiking & Biking Explore 1000+ km of trails at 100+ Parks, Campgrounds & Natural Areas. Read the Community stories and the Campground Listings, as they have details about local parks and trails. See MAP inside back cover for locations.

East of Edmonton • Fort Saskatchewan’s Scenic River Valley trail system has over 19 km of trails. • Vegreville’s Community linked trail system leads all around town.

Here are just a few of the many great local community trails around the region. Northeast of Edmonton • The Cold Lake Bike Park has 6 km of year-round trails and jump features for mountain bikers of all skill levels. • In Lac La Biche, the lakefront trail stretches over 10 km from downtown all the way to Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park.

Southeast of Edmonton • In Camrose, there are 38 km of trails winding gracefully through the Stoney Creek Valley. • Northeast of Wainwright the Wainwright Wildlife Society Trail winds along the Battle River with viewpoints along its 6 km of multi-use trail.

Trails in the Beaver Hills Biosphere - East of Edmonton Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail – See the interpretive signage to experience biodiversity, culture, the story of the land and the vision of the Biosphere. The trail is 2 km long with benches, lookout points and a picnic area at the trailhead. The trail is located at Rg Rd 211 and Twp Rd 530 (Baseline Road), east of the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. See ad page 90.

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park – its 18 km of trails are well-groomed and interconnect through the park, allowing visitors to birdwatch in the protected area. Its trails are named after wildlife that frequent the area. Ministik Lake Sanctuary – is Alberta's oldest preserve and features 75 sq km of trails rolling through a terrain of wetland lakes, meadows and boreal forest. A park less frequented, it’s perfect for those looking for a quaint experience in nature.

Cooking L ake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area - has 4 staging areas that act as trailheads within the 97 sq km of a total trail network of over 170 km for hiking, cycling, equestrian, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Host site of the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival. Elk Island National Park – has diverse landscapes amidst the 80 km of trails. Located 20 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16, its 11 trails will take you through landscapes of gentle wilderness of aspen woodland, glistening lakes and prairie meadows.


North Cooking Lake Natural Area – A mixture of wetlands, forests and prairie land, with great trails for birdwatching and a quiet stroll. Located at 52209 Rg Rd 213 which is south of Wye Road (Hwy 630).

#mygeeroadtrip2020 by Brenda Blair Trail at Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Strathcona Wilderness Centre – is a four-season outdoor adventure centre, with 12 km of trails. Enjoy 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 89.

Check out our NEW Regional Trail Guide! Explore trails from across the region at:

Alberta Parks Trail info: AlbertaParks.ca

Trails Northeast of Edmonton

M.D. of Bonnyville

Alberta Parks Cold Lake Provincial Park - is known for its beach adventures, but don’t forget about its trails. With 11.5 km of formal trail to hike or bike. Garner Lake Provincial Park – is a popular park with its immaculate sites. Take the 5 km trail by foot or bike, and read the interpretive signs highlighting local wildlife and vegetation. Located 5 km north of Spedden. Moose Lake Provincial Park – has a lot to offer with its 7 km of trails. Visitors can expect to find stunning Jackpine forests and lakeside views. It’s located close to Bonnyville, perfect if you need supplies. Long Lake Provincial Park - Enjoy the lakeview trail (pictured below) and access the White Earth Valley Natural Area with 17 km of winding trails. Hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and geocaching are just some of the activities that your family will enjoy. It’s also accessible year-round from Township Road 621.

ATVing! 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. Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area (140 km) – in the 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. Highlights include the Dabbs Lake Trail, the Wishbone Trails and the Puller Lake Trails, which all showcase the best of this spectacular ATV destination.

Trails East of Edmonton Vermilion Provincial Park – being well-maintained, Vermilion Provincial Park and its campground is a favourite among families. It features 12 trails spanning a distance of 23 km and is also a favourite among mountain bikers, or those just looking to spend time outside.

Burnt Rock Adventure Co. Before you hit the trails, check out the brand name bikes, apparel and accessories. Plus watercraft and paddle sports, in downtown Vermilion. See ad page 108.

Trails Southeast of Edmonton Dilberry Lake Provincial Park – Its 13 km of trails traverse the unique prairie landscape. Some trails wander through areas of lush aspen forest. In season, many wildflowers are in bloom - a beautiful sight to behold. Located southeast of Chauvin on Highway 17. Big Knife Provincial Park – is your ideal destination if you want to get away from the city and into nature. With 8.5 km of trails, expect an uncrowded adventure as you explore a unique landscape. Located near Forestburg, Big Knife is accessible from Township Road 855.

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 overnight 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 - just north of Bruderheim and east of Highway 830 along Twp Rd 565, is a designated OHV/ATV recreation area with 14 km of terrain. 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 that 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.

Chaos Motocross Inc. - from Pee Wee to Expert tracks and trails for bikes and ATV’s. Camping available, south of Two Hills. See ad page 84.




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Over 150 Campgrounds – Over 100 Lakes NORTHEAST HWY 2 & 55 ATHABASCA


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. 18


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 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. 1-877-537-2757

KIKINO >> HIDEAWAY ADVENTURE GROUNDS See AD page 39. Open: Year-round. 4 sites with wall tents on deck platforms, includes beds, water, heater, firepit, picnic table and toilet. Sleeps up to 4 people. Group camping. Caretaker. Powered group shelter. Services: (N) Recreation: Trails, Year-round Adventure Pkgs & Experiences. Winter camping. Located on Kikino Métis Settlement, 14132 Twp Rd 624, close to Whitefish Lake. 780-623-8885 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). Re c r e a t i o n : b e a c h , p l a y g r o u n d , horseshoes, boat launch, fishing, ATV trails. From Hwy 36, go east of Twp Rd 624 on Whitefish Lake. 780-623-3252

LAC LA BICHE >> LAC LA BICHE COUNTY www.laclabichecounty.com See AD page 36.

BEAVER LAKE PROV. REC. AREA Open: May-Sept. 89 sites, group use area 5 sites, day use, firewood, showers, store. Services: (PW/N). Recreation: boat launch, fishing, beach, playground, swimming. 6 km east of Lac La Biche on Hwy 663. 1-877-537-2757 CROW LAKE PROV. PARK - Closed for 2021 Season. Check AlbertaParks.ca 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. 780-623-9436 or 780-623-8503 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. 1-877-5372757. 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. 1-877-537-2757 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. 1-877-537-2757 DIESELS OWL HOOT CAMPSITE – 780-623-2134 SPRUCE POINT - 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.

Sturgeon Fishing on the North Saskatchewan River by Len Nadurak

Alberta FREE Fishing Weekend July 3 & 4!

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. To book a Fishing Charter see page 22.

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

For a complete list of FISHING HOLES visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Fishing Fishing at Stoney Lake in St. Paul County by Marcia Sawchuk.

PLAMONDON CAMP 3F GROUP CAMP – Open: MaySept. 4 cabins available, group camping, flush toilets. Fishing. Services: (N). 2 km N of Plamondon on HWY 858 and 5 km NE on TWP Road 682. 780-798-3478 PLAMONDON WHITE SANDS RESORT 780-798-2254


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

BELLIS 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. 780-650-0412 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 53. Lac La Biche Region

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 the Beaver River. 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.

Camp Lake, Beaver County (Viking)

The best uncrowded beaches in Alberta... there are dozens of great beaches around the region. Here are some of the top picks: Northeast of Edmonton • Kinosoo Beach and Cold Lake Provincial Park • Moose Lake Provincial Park and M.D. of Bonnyville Parks • Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, Lac La Biche • Garner Lake Provincial Park, Smoky Lake County • Floating Stone Lake, St. Paul County • Long Lake Provincial Park, Thorhild County East and Southeast of Edmonton • Wapasu Lake - day use, Minburn County • Pelican Point, Camrose County • Camp Lake, Beaver County • Dillberry Lake Provincial Park, Chauvin • Hardisty Lake Park


FRANCHERE BAY PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept. 198 sites, showers, cookshack, day use, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, dump stn. 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. 1-877-537-2757. 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. 1-877-537-2757 MOOSE LAKE PELICAN POINT M.D. PARK Open: May-Sept. 35 sites, 2 group sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, dump stn. Services: (N). Recreation: trails, boat launch, canoeing, swimming, beach, paddle board rentals, fishing, playground, 6 km 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 stn, 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 58. Open yearround. 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, playground, farm yard mini-golf, 1 km hiking trail, river floating, Saskatoon U-Pick and RV Rental. Located 13.4 km north of Bonnyville and 3.4 km west on Twp. Rd. 624A. 780-826-6053 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, jump pillow, fishing. 5 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28 – next to visitor centre. 780-826-6337. 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, dump stn. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation: beach, boating, fishing, swimming, soccer, volleyball, playground, picnic. 2301 - 1 Ave. 780-639-4121. COLD LAKE PROV. PARK - May - Sept. 117 sites, (26 sites (P/W), 79 sites (P), 12 walk-in tent, day use area, firewood, dump stn, 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. 1-877-537-2757 CRANE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARKS - Open: May-Sept. East - 26 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. 1-877-537-2757 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 W on Hwy 55 and 10 km N on Hwy 897. 780-573-9569.

Pelican Point playground on the beach, Camrose County

Find beaches and other fun activities throughout the region as you read through this Camping & Outdoor Adventures Section.

>> EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE – FROG LAKE/FISHING LAKE See AD page 61. Open: Apr 1 – Oct 31. RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 46 sites, showers. Services: (P/N) Recreation: playground, beach, fishing. N of Frog Lake off Hwy 897. 780-227-6111



day use, firewood, water. On Kehewin Lake, 9 km N of Elk Point. 780-724-2281 KEHEWIN PROV. REC. AREA - Open May-Sept. 33 sites, boat launch, firepits, fish cleaning station, pier, toilets. No potable water. 780-594-7856. WHITNEY LAKES PROV. PARK - Open May – Sept. Whitney Lake 53 sites. Ross Lake 149 sites. Services: (P/N). Day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group use areas, picnic shelter, showers. Recreation: playground, volleyball, horseshoes, trails (40km), hiking, beach, swimming, canoeing. 27 km E of Elk Point on Hwy. 646. 780-594-7856.

Vegreville Lions Club Spray Park

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across the region – 6 8 Bonnyville Gibbons you don’t have to 5 7 St. Paul look too far to cool Fort Lamont Mundare 10 Elk Point off on those sunny Saskatchewan 11 12 13 days of summer. 14 Ardrossan 16 See map or see the Sherwood 15 Vegreville 17 Park 18 complete list with Vermilion 19 20 photos and locations Tofield Holden Wainwright on our website. Camrose



CHICKEN HILL LAKE M.D. PARK – Open: May-Sept. 29 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. 11 sites – day use, store, caretaker, toilets, firewood. Services: (P/N) Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing, playground, volleyball, paddle board rentals, swimming, day-use, >> HAMILTON HOUSE INN & change rooms. 5 km NE of Glendon on ADVENTURES RV PARK – See AD Hwy 660. 780-573-6666. page 58. 4 sites. Services: (P/W/S) HEINSBURG weekly and monthly rates. Picnic table, WATERTOWER CAMPSITE - 6 sites, day group use firepit. Access to some B&B use area, firewood. Services: (N). amenities. Recreation: lawn games, on- Recreation: playground, hiking, ATV, site hot tub, canoe rentals, fishing equestrian, boat launch, canoeing, North charters, lake tours, hiking, and biking. 10 Sask. River. Southside of Heinsburg. minutes southeast of Cold Lake in Cherry LONG LAKE Grove. 780-594-7257 or 780-812-6525 WOLF LAKE M.D. CAMPGROUND - >> GEORGE'S RV CAMPGROUND Open: May – Sept. 67 sites, caretaker, See AD page 42. Year-round RV sites. picnic area, dump station, outhouses, day Off Hwy 831 on Long Lake Road. use area, firewood. Services: (N). 780-966-3511. Recreation: playground, boat launch, LONG LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May – fishing. West of Iron River on Hwy 55, then Sept. 220 sites, showers, concession, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, 30 km N on R.R. 473. 780-826-0556. picnic shelter, day use area, group BODINA RESORT – 780-826-7165 BAYWOOD RV PARK – 780-573-3108 or 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 , 780-812-6612 volleyball, golf, horseshoe pits, COUNTRY CAMPING – 587-201-0184 MANATOKAN L AKE CAMPGROUND interpretive programs, trails (26 km) hiking, biking, equestrian, beach, 780-812-5521 swimming, boat launch & rentals, RUNWAY RV PARK – 780-815-3246 motorboating, water skiing, canoeing, ELK POINT fishing. 38 km N of Waskatenau on SH ELK POINT REC. PARK - Open: May - Oct. 831. 780-576-3959 17 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. NORTHERN RIDGE GOLF & RV RESORT Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: 780-576-3939 playground, baseball, golf, multi-use Iron Horse Trail. On edge of town on Sec Hwy MALLAIG MALLAIG BEACH CAMPSITE - Open: 646 by golf course. 780-724-3810 ELK POINT RIVER PARK – Open May to May - Labour Day. 24 sites. firewood, cook Oct. 8 sites, day use area, picnic shelter, shack, fish cleaning stand. Services: (N). viewing deck. Services: (P/N) 3.5 km Recreation: children’s play area, beach, swimming, boating, fishing. Just south of south of Elk Point. 780-724-3810 ELKS WILDERNESS PARK - 12 sites, 3 Mallaig on Vincent Lake. 780-645-5263


12 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. 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



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REDWATER COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND - Open: April-Oct. 11 sites, dump station and water station nearby. Services: (N). Swimming and showers nearby. On Hwy 38 (48 Ave) in town. 780-942-3519

ST. PAUL > > ST. PAUL COUNTY www.county.stpaul.ab.ca www.campreservations.ca See AD page 51.

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Burnt Rock Adventures Co. - New shop featuring brand name canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, plus bikes, apparel and accessories. Downtown Vermilion. See ad page 108. Poacher’s Corner - Carries a large selection of camping and fishing gear in Glendon. See ad page 54.

BOAT RENTALS Franchere Sporting Goods Carries camping and fishing gear, plus boat rentals near Bonnyville. See ad page 56.

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Hamilton House Inn & Adventures - Rents canoes on a private lake near Cold Lake. See ad page 58. L&D Marine Rentals & Repairs - Offers all types of marine engine & Sea-Doo repairs, plus boat rentals. See ad page 56.

L&D Marine Rentals & Repairs

Wicked Watersport Rentals Rents kayaks, SUPs, pedal boats on Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake, plus try out flyboarding! See ad page 62. Wicked Watersport Rentals

Hamilton House Inn & Adventures offers fishing charters and shoreline boat tours. See ad page 58. Anglers Bait Tackle & More offers summer fishing tours from May to September. See ad page 61. Edgewater Experiences offers fishing packages on a 30 ft. cabin cruiser. See ad page 62.

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. 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. 29 sites, day use area, firewood for sale, picnic shelter, gazebo for group use, tenting area, caretaker, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. From Hwy 881, turn west Twp 562 for 4.8 km, south 1.6 km. 780-645-2639. STONEY LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: May - Sept. 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. 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. 780-614-5995

>> BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND See AD page 85. A fully treed secluded seasonal campground located south of St. Paul on the North Saskatchewan River. www.bearridge.ca

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SMOKY LAKE >> SMOKY LAKE COUNTY www.smokylakeregion.ca See AD page 47. 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 - 10 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 45. 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. 780-398-2810

VILNA 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

>> PARADISE COVE RESORT See AD page 48. - Open: Year-round. 150 sites (100 seasonal sites w/P), day use area, dump station, firewood, outhouse toilets, showers, caretaker, store. Services: 15 & 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, beach, swimming, boat launch, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. Hwy. 36 proceed 22 km N, 10 km E to dead-end, follow signs (at Whitefish Lake). 780-636-2819.

FORT LIONS CAMPGROUND (TURNER PARK) - Open: May - Oct. 24 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 15 amp(PWS/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, trails (68 km paved), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, canoeing. 10701 River Road. 780-998-4074

LAMONT LAMONT RV PARK - 780-895-2220

>> ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK ASTOTIN LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: May 21-Oct 11 (limited camping services may be available due COVID-19). Day use area, firewood, flush toilets, picnic s h e l t e r, s h o w e r s . S e r v i c e s : ( N ) . Recreation: playground, golf, interpretive programs, trails (80km of hiking trails), canoeing. 780-922-5790. Reservations: 1-877-737-3783 or reservation.pc.gc.ca

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REC. AREA See AD page 44. Open: 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.

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 CHAMBER CAMPGROUND Open: April - Nov. 24 sites, day use area, dump station, flush toilets, showers, free ANDREW wifi. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 2nd Ave & ANDREW RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 2nd St South. 780-847-3784 16 sites, dump station, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30/50amps. (PWS/N) MUNDARE Recreation: playground. In town next to DRAHOMANOW REC. AREA - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets. Open Duck. 780-365-3687 weekends only or by appt. Playground, BRUDERHEIM baseball. Services: (N). South of BRUDERHEIM STARLIGHT Mundare. 780-632-7486 CAMPGROUND - Open May-Oct. 24 MUNDARE RV CAMPSITE – Open Year sites, dump station. Services: (PWS/N). round. 18 sites. Services: (PWS) Next to Recreation: baseball, oval race track. rec. centre and spray park. 5116 – 50 Ave. 780-796-3731 780-764-3929 CLANDONALD UKRAINA PARK CAMPGROUND – Open CLANDONALD CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, May – Sept. 25 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station on grounds near Community picnic shelters, concession building rental. Hall. Services: (P/W). 780-853-8339 Services: (P/N) Recreation: baseball, RUSYLVIA HALL CAMPGROUND - Open playground. North side on Hwy. 855. May-Sept. 6 sites. Services: (P/N). 780-603-1073 Recreation: 3 ball diamonds, playground. MYRNAM Located 10 km west of Clandonald >> BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND 780-787-2201.

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


»» 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 geodesic Domes (new), 2 yurts, 3 comfy cabins, 1 tipi 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.

www.bearridge.ca See AD page 85.

Rentals are for full season. 25 large treed & secluded sites May-Sept. Recreation: boating, canoeing, fishing, tubing, multiuse trails, playground. 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, canoeing, fishing. 5 km W on Hwy. 45 & 6 km S. 780-208-0223. MYRNAM CAMPGROUND - 5 sites. Dump station. Services: (N) By arena. 780-366-3910 MYRNAM DERWENT GOLF & CAMPGROUND - 17 sites. Services: (PW/N). From Hwy 45 N on RR 85, E on Twp Rd 554. 780-366-2190



TWO HILLS >> COUNTY OF TWO HILLS www.thcounty.ab.ca See AD page 86. 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. >> TWO HILLS CHAOS MOTOCROSS See AD page 84. Open: May-Oct. Tenting and RV sites available. Toilets. Services: (N). Recreation: Motocross track and trails from bikes and ATV’s. South of Two Hills. 780-818-1369.

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WINNER Wildlife Photo: Great Horned Owl near Tofield by Chris Bayley

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, Beaverhill Lake Natural Area, the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Lac La Biche Region; amongst many Alberta Parks and natural areas all over the region.

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

EAST HIGHWAY 16 INNISFREE >> INNISFREE REC. PARK See AD page 99. Open: May - Sept. 67 sites, day use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, pull thrus, 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 , b a s e b a l l , 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 100. 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. Photo Contest Submission: Bear in canola field near Myrnam by Karen Arnold

Photo Contest

WINNER Wildlife Photo: Majestic Moose near Mannville by Judy Clark

KITSCOTY 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

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 page 101. 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 102. 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 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. 780-745-2287

>> STRATHCONA COUNTY www.strathcona.ca/youcanvisit 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 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 geodesic Domes (new), 2 yurts, 3 comfy cabins, 1 tipi 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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> > STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE See AD page 89. Walk in tenting sites for individuals & groups. Water, firewood. Lodge holds up to 41 people. Ser vices: (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.


IRMA >> IRMA CAMPGROUND See AD page 120. 50 sites, group 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


CAMPGROUND in the Elks/Kinsmen www.beaver.ab.ca Park. See AD page 95. 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. 1-877-537-2757 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 124. – 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. 780-4469842 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: 30 amp (P). Self-registration on-site. In town near mainstreet, trails and fairground. 4730-51 Ave. 780-662-3269

Photo Contest

WINNER Outdoor Photo: Elk Island National Park by Jackie Gartner

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. Activities: hike or bike over 80 km of trails, rent canoes and paddle around the islands on Astotin Lake. Fun doesn’t end as the sun begins to set; go camping at Astotin Lake Campground, 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! For camping visit reservation.pc.gc.ca or call 1-877-737-3783. Visit Elk Island National Park website for COVID-19 updates on available Park facilities and services. www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/elkisland

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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Enjoy beautiful night skies, stargazing and special astronomy programming and events at four Dark Sky Preserve locations in the region. The Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve includes Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, and Elk Island National Park. Lakeland Provincial Park, just east of Lac La Biche, is Alberta’s newest Dark Sky Preserve.


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Provost, Wainwright, Vermilion, Mannville, Dewberry, Elk Point, St. Paul and Two Hills

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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 - 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). Re c r e a t i o n : p l a y g r o u n d , b a s e b a l l , 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 780-373-3766 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 RV PARK See AD page 129. 107 sites, standard & pull through

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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 132. Open: May-Oct. 100 Sites, sani-dump, laundry mat, showers, over-sized sites, daily, weekly, monthly and Seasonal sites. Services: Full Service and “Value Village” with no services. 20, 30 amp, Group sites PW Recreation: Golfing. Licensed clubhouse, horseshoe pits,

volleyball courts. RR 18525 Sec Hwy 609 Rosalind. 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 See AD page 125. 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 yearround. Canoeing, dock, non motorized boating, boat launch, fishing, fire pits, trails, playground, picnic shelter, swimming, 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. 1-877-537-2757. 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.


See AD page 142. 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 See AD page 133. St. & Hwy 881 go S. 780-888-2700. www.flagstaff.ab.ca/tourism ALLIANCE VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 4 ROLLING HILLS RV PARK 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). 403-740-9196 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, dump station, site stoves. Services: (PWS) 30 amp. motorboats, canoeing, tap water. Recreation: next to Rec Centre, bowling Services: (N), 5 miles west of Forestburg alley, pickleball, tennis courts, skateboard on Hwy 53, then 7 miles south on Sec. park and ball diamonds. 53 Ave. in Provost Sports Park. 780-753-2261 Hwy 855. 1-877-537-2757 BODO COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND – 10 DIPLOMAT TROUT POND CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, firewood, sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station. gazebo. Services: (N) Recreation: Services: (P). Hwy 899. 780-753-6353 nature trail, fishing. 8 Km West of CAPT. AYRE LAKE & RESORT - Open MaySept. 83 sites, day use, flush toilets, group Forestburg & 8 Km South on Hwy 855. camping, picnic shelter, dump station. 780-384-4100 FORESTBURG GOLF & RV PARK – 17 Ser vices: (P). Recreation: beach, sites. Washroom and showers. Services: horseshoe pits, paddle boat rentals. 17 km (PWS) Recreation: Golf. Just off SH 856 W of Cadogan along SR 600 & 1.4 km S. 780-857-2105 on 50 Ave. 780-582-3693 FORESTBURG KINSMEN RV PARK – HUGHENDON GOLF CAMPGROUND Open May - Oct. 28 sites, flush toilets, 780-856-2066 showers, firewood, group camping, dump SHORNCLIFFE L AKE 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 140. 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. 780-889-2263 camping, picnic shelter. Cabin rentals STROME CAMPGROUND Services: (N). available. Services: 30 amp (PWS) In village off Hwy 13. 780-384-4118 Recreation: wading pool, paved trail, golf,


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

Ardmore Campsite See listing page 20. Riverdale Mini Park See listing page 26.

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

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

Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway 780-826-6053. See ad page 58. Vermilion Provincial Park See listing page 25.

Evergreen Birch Lodge Resort, Cold Lake

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

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

Fifty Plus RV Park Bluebird RV Park - Tofield 780-446-9842. See ad page 114.

On the River

Bear Ridge Campground - Myrnam, on the North Saskatchewan River 780-275-0363. See ad page 85. Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Park) - Marwayne, where the Vermilion River meets the North Saskatchewan River. 780-847-2273. See ad page 88. Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway - by the Beaver River near Bonnyville 780-826-6053. See ad page 58.

On the Golf Course

Coal Creek Golf Resort - Ryley 780-663-2473. See ad page 14. Double Dam Campground - (Rosalind), Camrose County 780-375-2154. See ad page 132.

Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort - Mannville 780-763-2252. See photo on right and page 101. Miquelon Hills Campground - Camrose County 780-662-2499. See ad page 15.

By the Lake

George's RV - next to Long Lake Provincial Park 780-473-2511. See ad page 42. Evergreen Birch Lodge Resort - Cold Lake 780-639-3114. See ad page 61. Paradise Cove Resort - Whitefish Lake 780-636-2819. See ad page 48. M.D. of Bonnyville has numerous campgrounds for seasonal rentals. See ad page 53. Vezeau Beach, Bonnyville




10 comfort camping trappers tents overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. 780-656-2229 See ad page 45.

(Lea Park Campground). 2 camping cabins. Marwayne. 780-847-2273. See ad page 88.


2 geodesic domes, 2 yurts, 3 comfy cabins, 1 tipi. 780-998-0708 See more details on page 24.

Alberta’s only Island park offers 15 lakefront cabins and two tipis. Lac La Biche. 780-623-4144.


Elk Island Retreat Geodesic Dome

Wall tent camping that includes a heater, beds, and bottled water for added comfort. 780-623-8885. See ad page 39.


STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE – The Lodge is available for retreat or group bookings, complete with kitchen, dining room and meeting facilities. 780-922-3939. See ad page 89.

MIQUELON PROVINCIAL PARK 4 Yurts. N of Camrose. 780-672-7274.



Full ensuites in Smoky Lake. 780-880-0101. See ad page 46.

780-594-7257 Near Cold Lake. See ad page 58.



1-866-660-4191 See ad page 62.

Cold Lake. 780-654-2132 See ad page 63.

EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE RESORT Luxury lodge. Cold Lake. 780-639-3114 See ad page 61. Waterfront Harbour B&B, Cold Lake Bonne Nuit B&B, Smoky Lake

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780-656-3615 See ad page 48.

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WAGON WHEEL MOTEL Killam. 780-385-3838 See ad page 138.

Smoky Lake. 780-656-3515 See ad page 48. ARCHIE'S MOTEL Lamont. 780-895-2225 See ad page 80.

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

HISTORIC MARWAYNE HOTEL 780-847-4029 See ad page 88.

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Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site

• Smoky Lake Pumpkin Park (Downtown) • Elk Point Peter Fidler Statue (Hwy 41) • Bonnyville Angus Shaw Statue (Located at the Bonnyville Museum) • Wainwright Free Standing Clock Tower (Downtown) • Fabyan Train Trestle (near Wainwright off Hwy 14) • Heisler Baseball Glove (along Hwy 855)


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• Legal Murals - French Mural Capital of Canada over 35 around the community. • Redwater Oil Derrick (Just off Hwy 28) • Lac La Biche - David Thompson Monument (Churchill Drive, Lac La Biche) • St. Paul U.F.O. Landing Pad (Hwy 28) • Lamont County - Church Capital of North America - There are more churches here per capita than anywhere in North America. • Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site - (Hwy 855) Canada’s only surface coal mining museum.


Legal prides itself on being a friendly bilingual community located 20 minutes north of St. Albert on Highway 2. 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.

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Come admire over 35 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 map of the murals on www.legal.ca or download the Balado Discovery app and explore the murals on a self-guided tour. Smell the flowers while you browse the shops on mainstreet, enjoy the local cuisine, or take in the wonders of the mural walk.


Legal Mural

Visit Citadel Park, a 12 acre indoor/outdoor recreation area, complete with an arena, ball diamonds, soccer fields, skateboard park, and barrier-free walking trails. Stop by for a picnic or bring your RV to 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!

STICKER STATION Legal Super Mart 4743 - 50 Ave. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm Sat-Sun 9am-7pm 780-961-3332





Want to create your own adventure? Venture out on one of many beautiful lakes to canoe, kayak or paddle board. Bring your own or check out the local boat rentals. You’ll find three public boat launches that will get you onto the Athabasca River. Camp at one of a dozen campgrounds, including river accessible campgrounds, or book a round of golf at one of three Golf Courses.

The Athabasca region, located just 90 minutes north of Edmonton, provides year-round opportunities for day-trips, or stay and play family fun. The town of Athabasca has a population of 3,000, and promotes a welcoming community spirit. The 8,000 residents throughout Athabasca County benefit from a rural lifestyle with access to green spaces, lakes and the Athabasca River.


Explore the Downtown area – keep an eye out for stories and images of the rich history dotting buildings and marking historical residences, or pick up a brochure for the Historical Walking Tour. Athabasca’s riverfront area features a boat launch, large green space to toss the frisbee around or practice some yoga, picnic areas, a spray park, playground and a skateboard park to keep all ages active. Take time to look up into the night sky. Whether stargazing, or watching for Northern Lights, the area provides many peaceful locations to enjoy views undisturbed by urban lights.


Take a hike along the Athabasca Landing Trail and experience the Tawatinaw Valley and the peace and tranquility it has to offer. The Muskeg Creek Walking Trails are situated within the Town of Athabasca and offer 17.5 km of trails to explore. In summer, hike, mountain bike, bird watch, or count butterflies; and in winter, crosscountry ski or snowshoe. Trails allowing equestrian access can also be found in some provincial park areas and along parts of the Trans Canada Trail system in the area.


The region features a variety of restaurants, quick bites, and café style establishments, as well as seasonal food trucks set up at the riverfront area in Athabasca. Look for homemade goodies, fresh ingredients, and crafted local products at the Athabasca Farmers’ Market every Saturday 10-2 pm from May to September at the Athabasca Riverfront. Or, take a roadtrip heading east on Highway 55 to the Village of Boyle for the Boyle Farmers’ Market that runs on Thursdays from noon to 3 pm May to September. See next page for their Special Event Markets that you won’t want to miss!

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.

Farmers’ Market May 20 to Sept 9

Spring Fling Barrel Racing Jackpots

Every Thurs Noon to 3 pm at Boyle Community Centre

Every Sunday in May 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

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

Special Markets: Easter - April 1 Shoreline - August 1 Wildberry - August 7 Thanksgiving - October 7 Christmas - November 21

BADASS Jackpots (Boyle and District Agricultural Society Summer)

Barrel Racing and Pole Bending Jackpots June 19 & 20 July 17 & 18 August 21 & 22 Boyle Ag Grounds

August 6 & 7, 2021 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

Watch our Facebook page for Event updates! @BoyleAg

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



The Lac La Biche Mission interactive tours provide visitors with a glimpse into what life was like within the area during 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 Museum in their new location just steps from the main beach at McArthur Park. Enjoy interactive displays, wildlife mounts, and new exhibits. The Portage College Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art & Artifacts features the world’s only permanent collection of works by Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., also known as the Indian Group of Seven. Authentic Indigenous made artwork and gifts are available at Indigenous Spirit Creations at the Lac La Biche Native Friendship Centre.

Fishing from the dock at Beaver Lake by Linda Carruthers

For unique gifts and locally homemade items, the Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market held every Friday afternoon is an ideal stop. Popular annual events include Canada Day, Lac La Biche Pow Wow and the Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo. For event updates and details visit www.laclabichecounty.com. STICKER STATION Visitor Information Centre 9910 - 101 Ave., Lac La Biche Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-7pm Sun 8:30am-5pm 780-623-2818

Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market Every Friday 3-5:30 pm Easter til Christmas at the Lakeland Agricom 780-623-7888

www.laclabicheagsociety.com www.facebook.com/laclabicheagriculturesociety

STICKER STATION North Country Co-op Gas Bar 9917 - 102 Ave., Plamondon Open daily 7am-9pm SEE CENTRE PULLOUT PGS 69-76. 780-798-3771

Located on Main Street 9910 - 101 Ave Lac La Biche

Open Daily (summer) Open Monday - Friday (winter)

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With over 100 lakes and more than 1000 campsites in the area, the region is a perfect place for outdoor adventure. Start right in Lac La Biche at McArthur Park – enjoy the beach, spray park, and rentals of bikes, canoes and kayaks. Check out 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 in full-service lake-view cabins, or book lake-view tipis complete with raised platform beds and access to full-service bathrooms and a kitchen. Nearby, play a round of golf at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club. Another beautiful area to explore is Lakeland Provincial Park & Provincial Recreation Area. The 38 km world-renowned canoe circuit includes seven lakes making it an exceptional experience. 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. Nearby, enjoy wall tent camping in a pristine forest at Hideaway Adventure Grounds. Book one of the many authentic Indigenous experiences year-round with the seasonal adventure packages great for individuals or groups.

~ 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. You can also visit the Plamondon Museum which honours the first bilingual community that was a mix of French and Métis. Be sure to visit the charming Mini Parc Heritage Park and walk among miniature replicas of Plamondon’s first buildings and homesteads. The Park can be found on the east side of Plamondon, located off 100 Old Trail Road.

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RUSTIC CAMPING - an Authentic Family Experience on the Kikino Métis Settlement Located 2 hrs NE of Edmonton

Wall Tent Camping & Self-contained camping sites on 160 acres of pristine aspen woods. Book Online or Call 780-623-8885

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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.

Come experience what Gibbons has to offer...


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. Popular annual events include Pioneer Days and the Community Garage Sale. Visit www.gibbons.ca for community event details and updates.


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 town, you will find Goose Hummock Golf Resort and Jurassic Forest park, which will delight the kids.

...you could find yourself permanently Rooted in Gibbons.

STICKER STATION Gibbons Petro Canada 4820 - 50 Ave. Open Mon-Fri 5am-10pm Sat. 6am-10pm Sun. 7am-10pm 780-923-2221

www.gibbons.ca 780-923-3331 Visitor Information Centre Open Mon-Fri June 1-August



Gibbons Museum 780-233-7300 4708 - 48 Avenue

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. Redwater Sandhills Area Trails

Redwater Golf Club

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. Popular annual events include Discovery Days, and their weekly summer Farmers’ Markets every Tuesday 4-6:30 pm at Pembina Place. Visit www.redwater.ca for event updates and details.


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!


Visit downtown for a selection of cafes and local shopping outlets. Be sure to check out Den of Antiquity on the Antique Tour (see ad page 11). Have a comfortable stay at Paradise Inn & Suites or Days Inn. 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 on-site, at four Farmers’ Markets in Edmonton & area, or you can shop online. (See also page 6 for the Greenhouse Tour).



Visitor Information – Town of Redwater 780-942-3519 www.redwater.ca See ad inside back cover.


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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–definitely worth a roadtrip!



Long Lake Provincial Park

Thorhild County 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 enjoyable events.

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


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.

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~ 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. Radway is an events destination at the Agri Centre. The AgriCentre acts as a hub for the community and makes a great venue for music events, weddings and family reunions with camping available. Tentatively, RCW wrestling and Pioneer Days are planned for this summer. Stay tuned and check Radway Agricultural Society on Facebook for updates.

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Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church - Sandhills Crippsdale Natural Area

Krause Milling Company Grain Elevator - Radway

Half Moon Lake *Campground *Trails *Boat Launch

Newbrook Observatory

Half Moon Lake Natural Area

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Long Lake Provincial Park *Campground with Full Amenities *Beach *Boat Launch

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Victoria Trail White Earth Valley Natural Area

45 minutes northeast of Edmonton via Hwy 28

Waskatenau old railway trestle by Carol Rusinek

Hanmore Lake Campground


Smoky Lake

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.



Have your photo taken at the wooden train trestle dating back to 1919. This point of the old rail line is now the western trail-head for the Iron Horse Trail, which heads east for 260 km of multi-use activities. Just south of town near the North Saskatchewan River is the 58 km Victoria Trail, once an Indigenous trail leading to the Victoria Settlement. The RCMP Memorial Statue is located along Victoria Trail, 15 km east of Highway 831. It 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.

STICKER STATION T&T Iron Horse Restaurant Hwy 28 at Waskatenau Open Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri-Sun 8am-9pm 780-358-2333



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.

picnic shelter flush toilets firepits/tables located NE corner of Waskatenau next to ball diamonds


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.

~ Metis Crossing ~ 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 on original river lots. Engaging visitors through their heads, hearts, hands and hunger, Métis Crossing offers self-guided tours with general admission, Signature Experiences and Traditional Art Workshops that offer a unique view into the culture of the Métis people. All booked Experiences give access to the Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre which showcases traditional Métis craftmanship and is home to a Gift Shop, culinary treats and travelling exhibits, including Hiding in Plain Sight, on loan from the Library Archives of Canada until November 2021. The Métis Crossing campground has something for all adventurers, including tent, powered and non-powered RV sites and comfort camping with Traditional Métis Trappers Tents. In addition to the family playground, and new for Summer 2021 is the Children’s Story walk following a young Métis boy as he explores Métis Crossing. Also new, is the River Lot Farmyard with goats, sheep and chickens. Opening in Fall 2021, The Lodge at Métis Crossing will offer 40 guest rooms, a breakfast bistro and lounge with an outdoor deck overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. Celebratory dates are June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, and July 1st Canada Day. For event updates and details visit www.metiscrossing.com


*Dates & events are subject to change due to COVID guidelines.




Located 90 min Northeast of Edmonton

Our Distinct Indigenous Story


Located 40 min North of Elk Island National Park

PADDLE INTO THE PAST one of the many Signature experiences available




Immersive, family friendly activities that blend culture, history and the outdoors. New! River lot farmyard with animals.

Plan your road trip and spend the night camping alongside the North Saskatchewan river. Book a traditional trapper tent or bring your own. RV’s welcome! The Lodge – opening Fall 2021.

Experience land-to-table cuisine crafted from flavours harvested locally.




Be sure to snap a photo at 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.


Smoky Lake Region hosts many popular events including the Smoky Lake Stampede, and the ever popular Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair. Visit www.smokylakeregion.ca for event updates and details.


Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Smoky Lake Golf Course (see Golf Section on page 14). 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.

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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.

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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, and at Linda’s Market Garden famous for fresh produce, strawberries, and more. Shop at the Farmers’ Market Saturdays 10 am-12 pm April to December. continued on page 48...

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



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Enjoy a delicious 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. Check out what Smoky Lake Home Hardware has in-store. For all the comforts of home, stay at Bonne Nuit Bed & Breakfast complete with full ensuites.



Smoky Lake Esso Next to Super 8 Hwy 28 & 44 Ave. Open 24 hrs daily 780-656-3738


Smoky Lake Inn

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*History & Luxury Modern Rooms *ATM Machine

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Liquor Store

Lounge *VLT’s *Food ‘til 9:00 pm

4 Wheatland Ave.

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


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

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

~ Vilna ~ The Village of Vilna is a historic little boomtown that capitalizes on its prime location and large trading area of farms, lake resorts, and First Nations’ reserves. A mainstreet restoration project has revitalized many downtown heritage storefronts and buildings. Start your stroll by checking out Alberta’s Tammy, Lori & Cherie – The Travelling Baba’s oldest operating pool hall and barbershop. This provincially designated and registered historic building was constructed in the 1920s and the inside still has many of its original features including furniture, advertisements, and oiled wood floors. Bring your camera when you visit Vilna’s Mushroom Park, site of the World’s Largest Mushrooms. Vilna Agricultural Society hosts a Fair Day, and Farmers’ Market at the Vilna Cultural Centre, check their website for upcoming dates and details at www.vilnaagsociety.com 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

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~ 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 Antique Tour on page 11). 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 48 seemingly bottomless Kubasa Canyon.

Paradise Cove Resort


"The Resort of Northeast Alberta"

Phone (780) 636-2819 Located Approx. 34 Km North of Vilna

St. Paul Region

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. Iron Horse Trail by Cindy Usenik


St. Paul Agricultural Society puts on a great show for the Lakeland Rodeo Association Finals. Check their website for event details and updates at www.stpaulagsociety.com. Alberta Open Farm Days is set for August 14 & 15, 2021. For jamborees at the Boscombe Community Hall visit their Facebook page for updates at www.facebook.com/boscombecommunity. East of Ashmont, is the hamlet of Mallaig–home to Haying in the 30's event–providing financial assistance to cancer victims undergoing treatment. Learn more at hayinginthe30s.com.


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. You can find spray parks in St. Paul at Lagasse Park and at Westcove Campground at Vincent Lake. Be sure to check out the newly opened St. Paul Skate Park. 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.


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, which showcases the town’s origins as a Métis colony, the arrival of the homesteaders and the agricultural history of the area. Explore the historic Destrubé House–a building that was owned by some of the earliest settlers northeast of St. Paul.

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Open: Mon-Sat 10-5pm

Northeastern Alberta’s of Aboriginal Art, Craft Supplies, Fabric, Tipis, Regalia & much more!


Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Hwy 36.

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St. Paul Region continued from page 49... The County operates four recreation camping facilities: Westcove, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake, and Floating Stone Lake (as pictured on the front cover), all complete with serviced sites, and an on-site caretaker. Online reservations can 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.



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. For some eclectic treasures visit Loree’s Antiques & Collectibles on the Antique Tour (see ad page 11). 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 26). Located near St. Paul is the ultimate Pow Wow Station - St. Brides Trading Post – it is Northeastern Alberta’s largest supplier of Aboriginal art, crafts, supplies, fabric, regalia and more. When you are all shopped out, relax and book a stay at the Canalta Hotel or The Landing Hotel and Conference Centre. Or, get ready for camping at Smyl RV with parts, service and sales of new and used RVs. Book one of their RV Rentals for this summer (see ad page 23). If you’re looking to buy lake lots, recreational or residential property contact Lakeland Realty (see ad page 52). MCSNET, based in St. Paul, is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2021 Roadtrip Adventure Game.

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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

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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


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




Enjoy 4 seasons of recreation on the Iron The 32-foot Peter Fidler statue celebrates the Horse Trail, go golfing and play sports at Elk history of the 1790s fur trade. Discover its story at Point Recreation Park. Stay at a great Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial selection of campgrounds and lakes around Elk Historic Site, 11 km east of town via Hwy 646. Point. Take the kids to the spray park located Check their website for hours of operation at Peter Fidler Statue at 5502 - 51 St, north of the A.G. Ross Arena. www.fortgeorgebuckinghamhouse.ca. Over a century of history, from the North West Rebellion to the 1980s, is depicted on a 100EAT SHOP foot mural near the Town of Elk Point Library on 50th Ave. Visit award winning, Golden Loaf Bakery or any of six local restaurants. Lick a curly cone or slurp a slush from Home Town Check out the Brian and Joe Show Videos featuring attractions Grocers, and pick up your camping groceries at Cornerstone Coand businesses at www.elkpointchamber.ca, and visit their op. If fresh-caught fish is your choice, see RONA for hooks, bait and Facebook page for upcoming events. licenses. Stop into Sew Heavenly Quilting while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 10). If you’re looking to buy lake lots, recreational or residential property contact Lakeland Realty.


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780-614-9447 5014-50 Ave, Elk Point Office: 780-724-3030

Elk Point Subway 4802 - 49 Ave. Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat-Sun 9am-9pm 780-724-2253


ELK POINT It’s the right place to be ALL YEAR ROUND! Travel down the Iron Horse Trail - A multi-use trail for all seasons! Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing, ATV Touring, Wagon Train Treks, Hike a Mile… or across Canada! Take a break at Elk Point Recreation Park - Nine-hole Golf Course,

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Soccer Fields, Baseball Diamonds, Walking Trail, Club House, Powered Campsites – Golfers, check out the Play & Stay option!

Camp at our Water Features – Elks Wilderness Park and Kehewin Lake Provincial Recreation Area on Kehewin Lake, Stoney Lake Pioneer Park on Stoney Lake, Whitney Lakes Provincial Park, Elk Point River Park on the North Saskatchewan River Check us out online at www.elkpointchamber.ca to learn more about our favourite attractions and businesses on the Brian and Joe Show videos, and watch our Elk Point Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for upcoming events, to be announced!


Just over 2 hours northeast of Edmonton on Hwy 41.

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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.




Grab a bite to eat at the new Bistro 56 – according to the “Travelling Babas”, the food is delicious! Stock up on snacks at the Korner Mart and 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. Tammy, Lori and Cherie - the Travelling Babas at Bistro 56

The place to go is Pyrogy Park, home of the World’s L argest Pyrogy. The park is equipped with picnic areas, washroom facility and gazebo, two new modern playgrounds, including a zip line, and of course, the mustsee giant Pyrogy. Plan to attend the Glendon Farmers’ Market taking place over the summer - see dates below, and visit www.villageofglendon.ca for more details on upcoming events.


Bring your ATV and travel down the Iron Horse Trail as it works its way through Glendon. There is now a paved portion of the Iron Horse Trail that runs through the village making it great for walks, bicycling and wheelchairs. 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. Just 30 minutes down the road is Wolf Lake M.D. Park perfect for a rustic backcountry camping experience. For a complete list of activities and adventures throughout the area, check out the Adventure Guide online at www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.

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Bonnyville Located just over two hours northeast of Edmonton, Bonnyville is a bustling community – perfect for a get-away or camping trip!


Angus Shaw Statue

Splash Park


Camp at the Vezeau Beach M.D. Campground, located on Moose Lake. Next to the campground, you can stop at the Shaw House Visitor Centre where the Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce will help you to explore the Lakeland area. Open in summer or call 780-826-3252. From Vezeau Beach you can now take the Moose Lake Trail going northeast that will take you all the way around the lake to the junction with the Iron Horse Trail along Highway 660. You’ll get the best shower from the Big Moose at the Bonnyville Splash Park (4100 Lakeshore Drive).


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. 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. Bonnyville is well known for its selection of rodeo and chuckwagon events, be sure to check www.bonnyvilleagsociety.com for updates and details. Check Facebook for updates on the Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Show N’ Shine and Drag Racing Weekend August 27-29, 2021. For other community events that take place throughout the year visit www.town.bonnyville.ab.ca.

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Enjoy our natural beauty! • • • •

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

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Bonnyville Tuesday Farmers’ Market Every Tuesday 2-6 pm at the Beaver River Fish & Game Bldg

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

See the larger than life statue of Angus Shaw and experience our history at the Bonnyville & District Museum.

For event details & updates visit: 1-866-826-3496



Bonnyville continued from page 55... Once you get tired of the water, a family cycle on the Jessie Lake Trail enhances your adventure. 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. #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 53). In winter, go ice fishing or snowmobile along Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail or the Bonnyville Snowdusters snowmobile trails.


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! Just a block off mainstreet, you can get pampered at the new Elegance 719, a destination spa and salon. Relax at the outdoor patio at Journey North Cider Co, five minutes outside of Bonnyville on Highway 28. Order a charcuterie board and a flight of ciders and enjoy the orchard view. Organize an afternoon outing and take a full tour. Bring the family and play it up in the game room with foos ball or shuffleboard.

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Vezeau Beach M.D. Campground #1 46300 Twp Rd 611 5 min west of Bonnyville on Hwy 28 Open daily 9am-9pm 780-826-6337


Bonnyville & District


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

Home of Aurora Visual Arts Association • Local Artists and Artisans • Art Shows, Workshops and Classes • Artwork for sale on-site Operated by the Bonnyville & District Historical Society

Open from May - August For hours, (due to COVID-19) please call

780-826-4925 or visit www.bonnyvillemuseum.ca 4401 - 54 Avenue, Bonnyville 56 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

BE A PART OF THE ADVENTURE Join us in the taproom for a variety of unique flavours and pairings. Our in-house kitchen features apple inspired menu items and cider infused dishes.

Open Wednesday thru Sunday.

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Bonnyville continued from page 56... Shop at the weekly Farmers’ Markets and nearby you can view some of the Aurora Visual Arts Association works of art for sale at the Museum. 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 Tour on page 6). 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. Franchere Sporting Goods located on Highway 660 west of Bonnyville is your local source for all things hunting and fishing. 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, 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.

OPEN YEAR ROUND *Nightly, Weekly & Monthly Rates *Full Service 30 and 50 amp available *Seasonal Sites *Group Site

Road trip east from Bonnyville and you’ll find fun at the Ardmore Golf Course and Mini Golf. In close proximity to Cold Lake, enjoy many great events during the year from the Cherry Grove Agricultural Society and stay at an amazing country retreat at Hamilton House Inn & Adventures.

STICKER STATION Ardmore Golf & Country Club 5105 - 50 St. Open daily till 9 pm 780-826-4509


A Woodland Oasis Country Retreat Featuring... • 5 Guest Rooms • Conference/Party Room perfect for meetings, family reunions, weddings and other family events.

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

• Canoeing on a Private Lake (5 rental canoes) Your hosts: Brian & Debbie Hamilton

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For reservations or to book a tour:

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


You may see jets in the skies on weekdays, but you can also see aircraft displayed on pedestals at CFB 4-Wing Cold Lake, and at the main downtown intersection. History buffs won’t want to miss the Cold Lake Museums. It is a multi-theme museum located on the old site of 42 Radar Squadron at the top of Radar Hill Road. 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. The Energy Centre is the hub of activity in the Cold Lake. This state-of-the-art facility hosts sporting events, concerts, trade shows, and more. Casino Dene is where you can play, dine, unwind and stay. It features over 250 slot and VLT machines, table games, poker tournaments and live entertainment. It’s located 7 km south of Cold Lake on Highway 28. The Cold Lake Agricultural Society hosts the largest Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market in the Lakeland every Thursday from 3:30-6:30 pm at the Agriplex. For major event updates this summer visit www.coldlakeag.com.


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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 with great beaches are endless around Cold Lake!

New Aerial Adventure Park at Kinosoo Ridge opening this summer.


Enjoy luxury boating tours on a 30ft cabin cruiser. Packages include watersport activities, dinner cruises, fishing packages and more.

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. Surrounding the Cold Lake Museum, the Cold Lake Bike Park has 6 km of mountain bike trails for all skill levels. Cold Lake Provincial Park also has an 11.5 km trail system for hiking and mountain biking. 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 53). 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. Coming this summer, is the new Aerial Adventure Park at Kinosoo Ridge. The Park is a 4-level customized climbing structure featuring a range of climbing elements that will challenge both adults and kids. In the winter at Kinosoo Ridge, take to the hills and go skiing and enjoy the tubing park at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. It is Northeast Alberta’s premiere downhill ski facility!



www.edgewatersuites.ca 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.

Enjoy the waters by booking a luxury boating tour on a 30ft cabin cruiser with various packages available from Edgewater Experiences. Whether its summer fishing, winter ice fishing tours, or simply looking for specialized lures and bait – Kim Grey of Anglers Bait Tackle & More can hook you up! With many years experience angling on Cold Lake and nearby lakes, he has a passion for fishing and sharing his knowledge. Book a tour or check out his Bait & Tackle shop. Brian Hamilton of Hamilton House Inn & Adventures knows all the secret spots on Cold Lake for fishing. Book half day or full day fishing packages. In the winter, you can rent cross-country skiing equipment to enjoy a woodland oasis of 12 km of trails around their private lake (see ad page 58). Wicked Watersport Rentals Inc. is all about fun on the water specializing in one-on-one personal Flyboard lessons. Rent the Wicked Party Pontoon Boat or a stand-up paddle board, kayaks, or pedal boat, located on Kinosoo Beach.

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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.

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

780-594-3546 www.coldlakemuseums.org


The Aurora Bar & Lounge at Casino Dene is a signature restaurant with an exceptional dining experience. Shop downtown Cold Lake for great finds at Polished Pumpkins Children’s Boutique, Bliss Lingerie and Puur Athletics. Cold Lake Brewing and Distilling has moved down to the lakeshore, only 1 block from the Marina. New location, new vibe, and the same great taste. All products are made with local ingredients using crystal clear Cold Lake water. The new tap room will feature a wide variety of beers, as well as cocktails and a new menu. Dine by the Lakeshore at any of these delicious choices: Clark’s Eatery, Fresh Fusion Bistro, Picante Café and Mamacita’s.

Cold Lake


Cold Lake Marina 802 Lakeshore Drive Open daily 8am-10pm June-Aug 780-639-2396



Specializing in Lures designed for Cold Lake ~ Bait Available

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Close to the marina 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. Nearby, you can rent fully self-contained suites and cottages overlooking the marina at Edgewater Cottages & Suites where a variety of Experience Packages are available. Just 3 minutes east of Kinosoo Beach, you will enjoy the tranquility throughout the 142 acres at Evergreen Birch Lodge Resort. 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 Inn & Adventures 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. These unique stays are excited to welcome you!


Rated 5/5 Stars in 2019

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

Wicked Watersport Rentals 780-545-0938

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. How to get here? After you enter Cold Lake’s main shopping areas, keep heading north on Highway 28. You’ll go past the Tri-City Mall and past the turn off to Highway 55. Keep following Highway 28 all the way to Lakeshore Drive and Cold Lake Marina.

Enjoy comfort and luxury on the shores of beautiful Cold Lake.

Edgewater Cottages & Suites Surrounded with mature gardens and serene viewing decks overlooking the marina with amazing sunsets. Self contained suites, fully equipped with everything to ensure your stay is truly memorable. Offering luxury boating and dinner cruises and other fun packages.

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Craft handmade beer and spirits using crystal clear Cold Lake water.

NEW LOCATION! Rooftop Patio with perfect views of Cold Lake Marina

Full Service Taproom and Off-sales Tues-Wed 2-8 pm Thurs-Sat 12-10 pm Private Tours available by appointment.


At Lakeshore Drive, 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, a rope off swimming area and concession with ice cream, burgers and snacks. Wicked Watersport Rentals is conveniently located right on the beach. Where to Park? Street parking is available along 1st Avenue and Tamarack Street right along the beach front. Come early on sunny days as parking fills up quickly.

1014 - 8 Avenue, Cold Lake


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Fort Saskatchewan 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.


Here, everyone is welcome. Community leaders, neighbours, and business owners share a commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion. It’s a value to make the community better able to welcome individuals and families, visitors, and businesses into this oneof-a-kind city. This commitment to inclusivity isn’t the only goal, but evidence that the city is creating a place where every single person is respected for who they are.


Dow Centennial Centre has a gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, running track and fitness centre. In addition, don’t forget to make a splash in the swimming pool over at Harbour Pool.

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Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic at Turner Park or Legacy Park, rent a site 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.

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 ABOUT of performances to delight audiences. For indoor recreation,DREAMING theSUMMER

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STICKER STATION Fort Heritage Precinct 10006 - 100 Ave. Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Sun-Mon: Sticker dispenser available. 780-998-1783


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. 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 summer hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm from the May long weekend to September long weekend.

Love fiddle music? Plan to take in the virtual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship on July 17-18, and enjoy hearing music from all over the world. This event is booked to take place at the Dow Centennial Centre for 2022 (see ad next page). For other community events visit www.fortsask.ca



Fort Saskatchewan continued from page 65... Watch for the sheep that graze the parks around the Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays-Sundays and holidays. Shop at the outdoor Farmers’ Market with over 40 vendors downtown Thursdays from mid-June to mid-September, as well as, Saturdays in July and August.



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, pick up hand-crafted spirits of the prairies from award-winning Fort Distillery — find gin, vodka and espresso vodka. When touring downtown, stop by Vera’s Treasures, where everything old is new again (see Antique Tour page 11). For yarns, fabrics, and more, visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre while on the Quilting Tour (see ad page 10). Also worth a look is Legacy Jewellers and Tarts N Tiques Boutique. Book a stay in the City at one of the many brand name hotels.

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.


Plan to visit the Old Walker School — it was a four-room schoolhouse built in 1908 of birch veneer that served until 1927, when it was destroyed by fire. A new school was built on the same site, and it still stands today at the north end of Queen Street. The school is now a museum and a designated Provincial Historical Resource—to visit, book an appointment by calling 780-919-8810 or email bruderheimagsoc@shaw.ca. 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 from over 5,000 sq km—about 700 fragments were found in the area. For community event updates and details visit www.bruderheim.ca 37th Annual AN NU


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Categories: Junior, Youth, Senior, Intermediate, and Championship 780-906-6862


STICKER STATION Bruderheim Shell 4804 - 48 Ave. Open Mon-Sat 5am-10pm Sun 6am-10pm 780-796-3349


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Follow the paved Bruderheim Heritage Trail that links neighbourhoods and scenic sites throughout the community. Watch for markers offering information on Bruderheim’s cultural and natural heritage. The trail system provides access to children's playgrounds and different areas of town, and is a great opportunity to walk, run, or cycle. 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 quality of life. Those with a love for nature and gardening will be thrilled to explore Queen’s Park at the south end of Queen Street. Heritage signs in the park give visual depictions of the town’s history. The Bruderheim Starlight Campground is open from spring thaw to fall freeze-up and offers 24 serviced sites with power, water & sani-dump. Unserviced sites are also available. Reservations can now be made online at www.bruderheim.ca or by calling the Town Office at 780-796-3731.


Thiel’s Greenhouses is the scene for all things green in east central Alberta! Here you will find seasonal ornamentals, spectacular container gardens, hanging baskets, and you can now order fresh greens at NakedGreens.ca (see ad page 6). Bruderheim is home to the Studio 6 Hotel—the largest structure of its kind in North America built out of 80 steel shipping containers (sea-cans). Free continental breakfast is available, and all 63 rooms come with kitchenettes and free wireless internet access. Note: Hwy 15 Roadtrip continues on page 79.

Bruderheim Attractions - 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

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 - Cosmic Skatepark

Winter in Bruderheim: - Ice hockey at the Outdoor Rink - Public skating and shinny hockey at the Karol Maschmeyer Arena

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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 self-driving 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. Join Baba Magda virtually this year as she celebrates the 8th Annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival (see ad inside front cover). The Lamont & District Agricultural Society is known for hosting the Bullarama Supreme showcasing Canada’s top bull riders and the fun Summer Sizzler Rodeo. For event updates and details visit www.lamontagsociety.com For fresh u-pick vegetables grown in raised beds, visit Pitchfork Gardens south of Lamont, and north of Lamont is Gallery of Gifts and Harvest Market for great local products and gifts of nature.

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.


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. For community event updates and details visit www.lamont.ca


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.



Come check out the Bike Pump Track opening this summer, and cool off at the spray park located in Hillside Park. You can also fly a kite on top of the massive hill, or have a picnic while the kids play at the 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.

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Hunt for caches in Lamont County, and discover what’s in your backyard. For all of the details visit www.LamontCounty.ca/Visitors

Note: This Hwy 15 Roadtrip is a continuation from page 66.

Gallery of Gifts

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Creating Local Connections

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*Gifts of Nature *Gifts of Heritage *Gifts of Abundance For a visit call: Trudy A. Harrold 195018 - Hwy 29 780-975-4688

*Local Products *Foods for Health *Certified Organics For a visit call: 780-975-4688

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Visit Elk Island Thrift Store while on the Go East Antique Tour (see page 11). Look for the little store with the coral door, and you will find Trendy Petals. Shop for giftware, home decor, and treat yourself to some beautiful fresh flowers. Stop into Lamont Home Hardware for all your supplies. Stay in downtown Lamont at Archie’s Motel with kitchen units available or stay at the Heartland Hotel on the west side of Lamont.

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

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.

The Village of Chipman has several events throughout the year for you to enjoy. The Chipman Car Crafters Annual Show & Shine features hundreds of vehicles 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. Other events include Harvest Dance and the Chipman Golden Seniors Perogy Suppers. Be sure to check the village’s website for event updates and details at www.chipmanab.ca


History buffs will enjoy the Basilian Fathers Museum, a worldclass facility with an intriguing collection of artifacts showcasing Ukrainian culture and religious heritage. The museum is also the town’s Visitor Information Centre. 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. For community event updates and details, including the popular Agri-Days, visit www.mundare.ca.



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• Chipman Golden Seniors Perogy Supper - Watch the Website for Dates • Chipman Players Annual Dinner Theatre - March • Chipman Car Crafters Annual Show & Shine - June • Chipman Lions Club Old Time Harvest Dance - In late October • Coyote Country Christmas Craft Sale & Community Dinner - mid November


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

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Basilian Fathers Museum OPEN YEAR ROUND 780.764.3887


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.


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! For all your quilting supplies, visit The Chicken Coop while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 10).

World’s Largest Mallard



Andrew 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 the local resident and Alberta’s 13th Premier.


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. continued...

STICKER STATION Andrew Grocery 5025 - 51 St. Open daily 10am-6pm 780-606-0086

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~ Willingdon ~


Andrew Agricultural Society 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 popular Saturday Farmers’ Market from 1 to 3 pm. Visit www.andrewagsociety.com for event updates and details.


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.

Every Sat. 1-3 pm May 1 - Oct 2, 2021 at the Andrew Arena


Saturday, October 9

at the Andrew Community Centre Bench Show, Huge Farmers’ Market, Pancake Breakfast, Pyrogy Lunch, All Day Entertainment, Kids Activities, Supper & Dance, Silent Auction

Beat the Heat Market August 28 (Community Centre/ Evening Supper & Dance)

October 9 Garlic Festival Market (Community Centre)

Nov 21

Christmas Market

(Community Centre)

For more info contact Anna Lee 587-936-0840 www.andrewagsociety.com


E.T.’S CRAFT SHOP Craft Supplies, Handcrafted Gift Items & Giftware

5107 - 50 St, Willingdon, AB


Summer: Thurs-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-3 Winter Thurs-Sat 10-5

~ Hairy Hill ~ Eleven minutes east of Willingdon, is the hamlet of Hairy Hill – home of the popular Hairy Hill Rodeo. Fun fact: the hamlet 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 a bison statue and a historical information plaque on mainstreet.

~ Boian ~ Located between Willingdon and 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. RV camping stalls with power are on-site.

Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian

The only Romanian Museum in Alberta!


An open air museum that showcases artifacts, documents and family histories of the first Romanian immigrants to Alberta.




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. A must stop is E.T.’s Craft Shop, where your’re sure to find a unique craft or gift made by local vendors.

Open every Sunday Noon-5 pm May 1 - Oct 1

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

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


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

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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 Lions Golf & Country Club



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, an arena, a new recreation centre, and a youth centre.


MX Tracks and Novice to Expert Trails

Located on the west side of Two Hills, is the picturesque and challenging Lions Golf & Country Club, the envy of many other courses in northeast Alberta. This is a very-well designed rolling links-style course with challenging narrow fairways, strategic hazards and noticeable beauty. If you love to go fishing, the Two Hills Fish & Game Association has a stocked trout pond and a picnic area on the south side of town. Across the road, camp at DM Geleta Park and enjoy a picnic at the park. Get your wild side on at Chaos Motocross Inc. located south of Two Hills. They feature Pee Wee, Junior and National Level dirt biking tracks and trails.

South of Two Hills east off Hwy 36 on Twp 534 Open Friday to Sunday weekly.


Additional days can be arranged.

Fas Gas 5101 - 54 Ave., Two Hills Open daily 6am-10pm 780-657-2331

Camping available.

780-818-1369 E: chaosmx@shaw.ca See website for times, rates and additional information



• Two Hills Lions Golf & Country Club -

Challenging 9 hole course with Weekend Golf & Camping Packages • DM Geleta Park - Camping & Day Use Area • Pioneer Park - A quiet recreation area • Two Hills & District Museum Highlighting the area’s Ukrainian heritage. • Wayside Memorial Park - Open May-Oct.





The beautiful Dove Park offers visitors an excellent opportunity to relax and visit in a peaceful atmosphere. A popular roadside attraction is the miniature and life-size Ukrainian Catholic Church as you enter 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. Open everyday, C.J.’s Café will satisfy your hunger and make sure to grab some homemade cinnamon buns on the way out. Myrnam Convenience Store is also open everyday, perfect for your roadtrip snacks and supplies.


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

STICKER STATION C.J.’s Cafe 5009 - 49 St., Myrnam Open daily 11am - 6pm 780-366-3336


Ukrainian Catholic Church by Joanne Lemke

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 Play 9 holes and go camping at

Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club & Campground Only 5 km East of Myrnam • 780-366-2190

For upcoming events and details visit:

Myrnam Agricultural Society Myrnam Curling Club Bonspiels - Jan-Mar Myrnam River Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club - Snowmobile Show & Ride - Feb


BearRidge.ca SEASONAL CAMPING on the

North Saskatchewan River

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


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.


~ Derwent ~

Two Hills County

Photo C ontest BEST Su nset


Harvest 2 R 020 by Amanda Palsitt

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

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 with amenities of urban life while being nestled in a vast agricultural region.


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

Enjoy Campgrounds & Recreation by Visiting: Jackfish Lake / J. Dudar Park – Fishing, Camping, Gazebo & Stall Rental: 780-208-0223 Sandy Lake Park – Camping, Gazebo & Stall Rental: 780-768-2330 Lac Santé – Day-use Picnic Area, Boating & Fishing North Saskatchewan River (Boat Launch at Duvernay; Desjarlais Crossing) – Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Snowmobiling & ATV Trails Boian Museum Birds & Bees Organic Winery & Meadery




STICKER STATION Clandonald Country Store 113 Centre St. Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm Sun: Sticker dispenser available. 780-853-8339




Clandonald, is a very active ‘little Hamlet with lots of Heart’. It is located in the County of Vermilion River, 2 km south of Highway 45 or 10 km east of Highway 41. All ages look forward to the Clandonald Country Fair held annually in August. The agricultural grounds feature a modern hall with commercial kitchen and 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. For sportsmen, Clandonald Fish & Game Assn. operates a gun range. Not far away, Rusylvia Hall and ballpark has 3 ball diamonds, a playground and 6 powered campsites.

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.


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, that it may be haunted) and the second, 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.


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~ Dewberry ~ • Come for a Unique Shopping Experience • Spend the day and GeoCache away • Set up camp at the quiet Campground • Enjoy the Naturalized Playground, Gazebo, Picnic Area and lots of open green space Friends of Clandonald l 780-581-0842


The hamlet of Dewberry is located between Clandonald and Marwayne, 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. The hamlet is known for its annual CPCA Chuckwagon Races held at the Sports Grounds. Check the Dewberry Chuckwagon Racing Heritage Society on Facebook for updates. Stay for awhile at one of the beautifully treed sites at Dewberry Campground located on the west end of the Village. Shop for supplies at the Cornerstone Co-op on Centre Street (see ad page 26). 87



and shower facilities, WiFi and a dumping station. Take a short 10minute drive north of Marwayne on Highway 897 to find exciting events and scenic views at Lea Park. Lea Park is home to the Lea Park Professional Rodeo, be sure to visit www.marwayne.ca for community event details and updates. It is also home of the Lea Park Jamboree which plans to be back for 2022. 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.


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.


Kat Tracks Sweet Shop 20 Railway Ave., Marwayne Open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-8pm Sun 11am-5pm 780-847-4405



Welcomes You!


Country Blessings

Marwayne Hotel Renovated Rooms, Pub & Eats, Karaoke Fridays 11-11 pm Sun-Thurs 11-2 am Fri-Sat +BBQ’d Steak Nites




19 Railway Ave. N.

Look for the red door on Railway Ave.

11 Railway Ave

The Laundry Marwayne Agency

Wine, Beer & Spirits Mon-Sat 10 am - 8 pm Sun Noon-5pm 780-847-4636 27 Railway Ave. N.

Coin Operated Washers & Dryers

Located at No Need to Nock

Custom Laundry Service

Mon 11-3pm, Tue-Fri 10-4pm www.atb.com 780-847-2110

8:30 am - 8:30 pm Daily


27 Railway Ave S.

NO NEED TO NOCK Women’s Fashions, Accessories & Unique Gifts

All Natural Products

Mainstreet Marwayne

& Organic Market

Health Food, Snacks, Vitamins, Local Artisan Products, Gifts & Jewelry, Coffee Bar

Unique gift ideas for every occassion. 780-847-3333

Sweet Shop *Hot & Ready Foods *Fudge/Taffy *Ice Cream *Bottled Water *Car & Truck Wash *Propane 780-847-4405 Open Daily 20 Railway Avenue

Marwayne Village Office 780-847-3962 @villageofMarwayne


Mon & Tues 10 - 6 pm Thurs 12-6 pm Fri 10-6 pm Sat 10-4 pm

107 Centre Street

27 Railway Ave S.



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Flower Shop & Gift Store

Tannas Bros. Hardware Ltd. We’re here for all of your hardware needs ....and more!


Broadmoor Public Golf Course


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.

Strathcona County

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.


Sherwood Park’s Heritage Mile is a street with 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. The museum is located at the corner of Wye Road and Ash Street. 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. The Visitor Information Centre is located at the Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce, at 100 Ordze Ave (off Wye Road). Accessible on weekdays. 780-464-0801 2021 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide 89

Strathcona County ~ 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. In fact, there are 7 golf courses in Strathcona County including the Jack Nicklaus signature course, Northern Bear Golf Club. Around Strathcona County, you can find 8 spray parks to cool off in the summer. Visit https://www.strathcona.ca/recreationevents/parks-and-trails/spray-decks/ for locations.


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, go hiking at Elk Island National Park, or enjoy RV and tent camping at lakeside campgrounds in Strathcona County. A standout feature for this area and for Alberta is the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve. Take your pick of major outdoor attractions in the Biosphere: 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. Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail are unique experiences to be found in this area. Located at the southeast corner of Strathcona County is the Ministik Bird Sanctuary, which protects many threatened species of birds and wildlife. A portion of Strathcona County includes the beautiful Sherwood Park Natural Area, off Range Road 231. 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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Community Welcome Fort Saskatchewan - Sherwood Park


Welcome To Your New Home

Sherwood Park Mall at Guest Services use DSW entrance. 2020 Sherwood Drive Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sun & Holidays 11am-5pm 780-467-7766

To Receive Your Free Welcome Package Contact Val - 587-357-2072 Val.welcome@hotmail.com


To Grow Your Business Be Part Of Our Community Welcome Package

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Strathcona Wilderness Centre 52535 Rg Rd 212, Ardrossan Open daily 9am-4:30pm 780-922-3939

Strathcona County

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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. Drop into the Sherwood Park Mall on the Roadtrip Adventure Game. It’s the shopping and entertainment destination in the heart of Sherwood Park. Wednesdays, year-round you can take in the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Emerald Hills in the summer, and inside The Market at Centre in the Park in the winter. Visit Strathcona County’s winery – Barr Estate Winery – where you can purchase high-quality fruit wine and see how it’s made during a tour of the winery. Opening in 2021 is the new Sherwood Park craft brewery – 70 Acre Brew Co.





Stop in at Roasti Coffee Co. for a pour-over and take a look at their open-concept roastery found within Sherwood Park. This local roastery and coffee shop imports their own beans for the freshest, highest quality coffee. Voted best brunch and a top spot for date night, you can’t go wrong when you pick Branches Fresh Food at Greenland Garden Center. From cakes, to scones, and totally awesome cookies, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your craving at Confetti Sweets. Come for the chocolate, stay for the designs at JACEK Chocolate Couture. Make sure you have plenty of time because you’re going to have a hard time deciding which chocolate you want to leave with. Real Spirit Women’s Boutique is located in the heart of Sherwood Park. They offer unique, trendy, affordable stylish clothing and jewellery. With over 10 top brands of hotels, Sherwood Park is the place to stay when travelling in the area. For more details on these businesses visit www.strathcona.ca/tourism


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 Ardrossan Farmers’ Market. Get your fresh produce and baking every Tuesday during the summer.

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Many great events take place throughout Strathcona County. In the hamlet of Josephburg, located north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 830, the active Josephburg Agricultural Society (JAS) produces many livestock events and a popular concert series. The Moyer Recreation Centre is a hub of activity year-round. Christmas in the Heartland is a celebration of Christmas traditions and festival markets in community halls in north Strathcona County. Christmas in the Country follows shortly after and is the south Strathcona County Christmas celebration and markets. Mark your calendar for the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 11-13, 2022. Please visit the Community Events Calendar for updates and details at www.Strathcona.ca

Vegreville A rich history with many new shops and services makes Vegreville’s growing community of over 5,700 residents a welcoming stop to 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.

ATTRACTIONS & outdoors


unique roadside ATTRACTIONS - Take a road trip any time of the year to see the World’s Largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) just off Hwy 16A in Vegreville. Stop for a #selfie and stay to explore. Nearby, along Highway 16, Our Lady of the Highway Shrine is the only one of its kind in Canada. Our Lady is beautifully sculpted from Italian white marble. Behind the monument are exquisitely marked stones displaying the Stations of the Cross in a tranquil park setting. Great Golf — April to 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. (See Golf Section page 14). Splash into Summer — May to September Beat the heat at the Lion’s Club Community Spray Park right next to the expansive Vegreville Centennial Library. continued on page 96...

48th Annual

Vegreville Pysanka Festival

July 2, 3, 4, 2021

Fri, Sat, & Sun 780-632-2777

Festival Activities in-person and virtual




Royal Canadian Legion


Branch No. 39 Vegreville

Baking, veggies, crafts & more!

5037 - 52 Ave., Vegreville Open: Wed-Thurs 3-10 pm, Fri 3-8 pm, Sat.12-6 pm (hours subject to change)

Legion Breakfast ~ 2nd Sunday of the month 9-11:30 am Legion Steak Fry ~ Last Friday of the month 5:30-7 pm

LEGION ACTIVITIES: PlayNation Poker ~ Wednesday evenings 7 pm Bingo ~ Thursday evenings 6:30 pm Family Game Night / Darts ~ Friday evenings 7 pm Catering and Hall Rental available. Please call for rates and availability.


Pysanka Park Market June 17 - Sept 9 Thursdays 5-8 pm at the Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park

For event details and updates visit:

Aug 4-8 2021

For updates and details visit & follow us at:

Country Fair Chuckwagons Drive-In Movie Horse Show Parade Fireworks

vegag.ca 780-632-3950 or 1-888-611-0161 *Dates & events are subject to change due to COVID guidelines. 93

Don’t miss our... Pysanka Park Markets Drive-In Movie Nights Vegreville Corn Maze & more!


Splash into Summer!

Love the Art!

Discover Downtown!

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.

Celebrate Vegreville Visual Artists talent in our community as you explore and enjoy Vegreville with fresh eyes.

Stroll through historic downtown shopping district. Find a selection of unique gifts, souvenirs, fashions, food and more!


Only 1 hour east of Edmonton on Hwy 16

Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park ~ Home of the World’s Largest Pysanka ~ • Accredited Visitor Information Centre • Ukrainian Souvenirs, Snacks & Food Trucks • Thursday Night Farmers’ Markets • FREE Borrow-A-Bike Program • Walking Trails & Accessible Playground • Serviced Campground & Fishing Pond • Public Washrooms, Free Showers & Sani-Station

Vegreville Elks Pond - NEW THIS YEAR - Paddle Boats!

For event updates fo ow us 780-632-6800 @explorevegreville


ATTRACTIONS & outdoors continued... Cast your line at Rainbow Park — Year-round. Enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Rainbow Park Reservoir located just south of town off Highway 16. This scenic parcel of land boasts a man-made lake that is stocked with trout by Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Camp at Vegreville Municipal Campground — May-Sept. With 65 sites in total, including both powered and nonpowered sites. Camp next to the Elks/Kinsmen Park with concession, playground, trails and a great place for the kids to play. Paddle Boats — May to September New this year are three paddle boats available for use at the Elks Pond. Enjoy peddling around the water as you take in the view from a new perspective.


Borrow-A-Bike — May to September 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 #ArtWalk2021 and have fun as you #ExploreVegreville. ArtWalk 2021 — June to August ArtWalk 2021 is a self-guided showcase of Vegreville Visual Artists work in the front windows of local participating businesses and organizations. Celebrate the arts in the community as you explore Vegreville with fresh eyes. Pick up a brochure at the Vegreville Visitor Information Centre and enjoy Vegreville’s #ArtWalk2021. farmers’ Markets — Shop for a great selection of locally grown, locally made products, crafts and more at both markets. Vegreville Farmers’ Market - March to November 26, 2021 at the Elk’s Hall 5002 - 55 Ave, Fridays 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Pysanka Park Market - June 17 to September 9, 2021 Come one, come all to the festive Pysanka Park markets held on Thursdays from 5- 8pm at the Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park. VEGREVILLE REGIONAL MUSEUM — Summer. Enjoy the unique collections that showcase the local history of the area. Follow www.facebook.com/vegrevilleregionalmuseum for updates. VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL — July 2 to 4 Celebrate Ukrainian culture with in-person and virtual festivities. Follow www.facebook.com/PysankaFestival for updates. Vegreville Country Fair — August 4 to 8 It may look different this year, but there’s still much to take in! Follow www.facebook.com/VegrevilleAgSociety for updates on events.

*Garlic Sausage *Ham Sausage *Kubby Patties *Fresh Meat Cuts *Specialty Items

PRIME CUTS MEAT & DELI LTD. 5029 - 50 Street, Vegreville


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Tea, Gifts & Special Things...

STICKER STATION Visitor Information Centre 4500 Pysanka Ave., Vegreville Open Mon-Wed 9am-5pm Thurs-Sun 9am-8pm 780-632-6800

SEE CENTRE PULLOUT PAGES 69-76. Vegreville Legion EVENTS — Year-round Take in a bingo night Thursday evenings, or enjoy Family Game Night on Fridays. Watch for their fantastic breakfasts and Steak Fry’s.

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. You’ll laugh and scream your head off! Do not miss this event, open every weekend in October. Exact dates and hours TBA.


4921 - 51 Ave, Vegreville across from CO-OP

780.632.6210 everythingtea@telus.net

Check website for hours.

CERAMIC COTTAGE Ukrainian Ceramics, Pysanky & Supplies, Wooden Ornaments, Matreyshka Dolls, Embroidery Pa erns, Tablecloths, Linens, Framed Eggs, Porcelain Dinnerware, Icons, Jewelry & CDs

Custom Orders Welcome

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A Very Vegreville Christmas — November 20, 2021 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. Be sure to like and follow Explore Vegreville on social media and check out www.vegreville.com to stay updated on the latest news, events, and attractions you can enjoy in the region! Visit the Visitor Information Centre open May 6th - September 26th located at the Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park.

Selection! Savings! Service! Great selection of Ice Cold Beer, Coolers, Wine, Spirits & other Liquor Products


Vegreville Corn Maze — September – October Weekends In addition to a family-friendly corn maze experience, visitors can enjoy themed weekends featuring everything from pony rides to live music, to local artisans, to local cuisine all in support of local nonprofit organizations. Visit www.facebook.com/vegrevillecornmaze for updates and details.

Come see our fabulous selection of teas from around the world!

Sun-Thurs 10am-10pm Fri-Sat 10am-11pm

780-632-2500 #1, 6805 Hwy 16A West, Vegreville


thehauntedhike.ca for dates and times

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RAY’S MECHANICAL & UHAUL Light & Heavy Duty Mechanical, AMVIC Licenced RV Repair, Small Engine Repair New & Used Tire Sales and Installation



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For tasty local food, visit Skyline Greenhouse on mainstreet 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 the award-winning Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta featuring delicious dishes including pizza, wings, and subs for delivery or takeout. Or, savour a relaxing tasty meal at Boston Pizza, and enjoy an evening in their sports bar. Stroll through historic downtown Vegreville to find a selection of unique gifts, souvenirs, and local delicacies while taking in the stunning murals and interesting historical sidewalk plaques. Visit Vegtel Engraving Ltd. for unique gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, and so much more. Next door, 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 and Gifts. Delightful gifts, plus refreshing and soothing tea make this store the place to be! Find authentic handmade Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, and icons at the Ceramic Cottage. And don’t miss Ziegler Fashions & The Quilt Rack where you can find a large variety of quilting fabrics and supplies. For a large selection of gifts, locally made products, souvenirs, and travel needs, shop at Vegreville Drug Mart. On the east side of town, stock up your groceries or replenish 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 have you looking great with their knowledgeable staff, and everything you need for western fashions and accessories. 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, stop at Salty’s Liquor Store, which also has the largest walk-in cooler in the area.

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Nearby, you can stay at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. A variety of amenities are available such as an indoor pool with a waterslide, 24-hour business centre, WiFi, and complimentary breakfast.

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wonderful camping experience at the Innisfree 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.

More than 100 years strong, Innisfree is a community-driven village rich with history and pride. 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.



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

Fill up your vehicle at the large rest area just off Highway 16 when pulling into the village, and while there, you will see a great view of Birch Lake. In the village, enjoy a home-cooked meal at the Innisfree Hotel & Liquor Store.


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Innisfree is home to the Cut Bank Penguin, Ernie. Ernie was given to the village by the Hollywood production team from the movie Cut Bank, filmed in Innisfree and starred Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton and John Malkovich. Come by and see local attractions, 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 13).


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Vegreville Mechanical will keep you on the road as it’s one of the most experienced automotive repair shops. 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 23).




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The County of Minburn has a population of 3,188 and is located 45 minutes east of Edmonton. The countryside is full of rich farmland with bountiful wildlife, beautiful scenery, and miles of peaceful country roads. Interspersed throughout are small and friendly communities including the hamlets of Lavoy and Ranfurly. 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. Watch the Ranfurly Agricultural Society’s Facebook page for upcoming events, including their famous steak suppers.


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 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 Highway 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 stocked with trout. Keep heading east on Highway 16 by the hamlet of Lavoy and 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

Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park

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 that provides nature enthusiasts a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding area. Enjoy the playground, beach area, day-use, and recreational areas along the lakeshore.

Mannville You’ll find the Village of Mannville 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.


Mannville Riverview Golf Clubhouse

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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.


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 tranquillity of camping under the stars.


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

5004 - 46 St., Mannville Open Weds 10-5pm by appt any other day.


Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort Features a 9-hole course with grass greens, practice putting green, barbeque & banquet facilities, licensed restaurant, outdoor patio, playground, and scenic walking trails.

Explore & Enjoy... • Crossroads Museum & Visitor Information Centre • Historical Telephone Exchange Museum • WWII Vintage Aircraft Gun • Mannville Centennial Public Library

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

• 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

• Community Wide Garage Sale, Bike Rally & Elks Dinner - June • Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea - June • Canada Day Festivities - July • Agricultural Society Fair & Parade - August • Christmas Extravaganza (Craft Show & more) - December

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In the village, children will enjoy a fun ball game at the ball diamonds, the multi-ability playground, or a family picnic at the community gazebo. The Village is also home to the fully serviced Mannville RV Park conveniently located on Highway 16 and Secondary Highway 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. The community of Mannville hosts several events throughout the year, be sure to visit their website at www.mannville.com for event details and updates.

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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. Love quilting? Be sure to stop into Village Treasures, a quilting shop full of fabrics and patterns for your next project (see ad page 10 on the Go East Quilting Tour). Now part of the Cornerstone Co-op, the Mannville food store was established over 100 years ago. A great place to stop for baked goods, 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. If you are looking for an outfit that no one else will have – head over to Crocus Coulee Reworn! This unique shop takes used women’s clothing and upcycles pieces into beautiful new items. Did you know? Storch Knives has been creating beautiful knives for 50 years! His products are hand-crafted cutlery and specialty knives of exacting workmanship. Check out his display of beautiful knives in Vermilion at the Upper Level Pottery and Art Gallery in Craig’s Cornerstone.

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Mannville RV Park Situated on Highway 16 and 881, Mannville

60 Fully Serviced Sites Power, (30 AMP Breakers) Water and Sewer (21 Sites Year Round Hook-ups) (27 Sites with Shade Trees, Overflow: 33 Gravel Sites) • Fenced on all Sides with Exit and Enter Driveways • 3 Coin Operated Showers: 1 Shower, 1 Sink, 1 Toilet in each • 3 Commercial Coin Operated Washers and Dryers • Easy Access to Highway 16 and 881 • Close Proximity to: UFA Fuel, Confectionery, Liquor Store, Grocery Store and 2 Banks.

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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 13).


The Vermilion Agricultural Society is hosting a fantastic Fireworks Show this summer. Visit www.vermilionag.ca for more details and upcoming events. For other community events, be sure to visit www.vermilion.ca.


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.


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Go golfing at the Vermilion Golf Club located on the south side of Highway 16. Camp at the Vermilion Provincial Park, 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, soccer fields, trout pond and playgrounds to enjoy. Once winter arrives, enjoy the Nordic skiing trails where Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, trained.


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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 Sip Local on page 7).

Take your pet for their very own spa day at the Pet Boutique & Salon while you spend the day shopping! They feature pet grooming gifts and more to pamper your pet. The kids will love Picture This & That store in the Lakeland Mall featuring Melissa & Doug Toys and games, plus puzzles, unique gifts and more!


Locals and visitors enjoy Vermilion where friendly faces greet customers within an array of shopping and dining establishments in four districts – along Highway 41, in Junction Sixteen 41, on Railway Avenue and through Vermilion’s beautiful old-style 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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Pet Boutique & Salon Grooming, Pet Food, Treats, Toys, Pet Themed Home Decor & Gifts

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EAT SHOP stay continued from page 105... 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 while restoring them to their original facades (as pictured on page 107). The buildings are uniquely set up to allow numerous locally owned boutiques to open and foster an indoor market atmosphere unlike anything else in the region. Walk through seven amazing shops at


Tues & Wed 1-5 pm Thurs-Sat 1-9 pm Tap Room, Tastings, Off-Sales, Tours 4930 - 50 Ave., Vermilion Premium Handcrafted Spirits made from locally harvested Prairie Grains

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Craig’s Cornerstone. Uniquely U Styles features the latest in ladies fashion. Vermilion Jewellers 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. For handcrafted and locally made products and gifts visit Underground Local Treasures. Head upstairs and you will find the beautiful Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery featuring local and area artists and artisans of all kinds. 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 26). Visit the new store Burnt Rock Adventure Co. to help get you geared up for your next fun adventure. They feature bikes to kayaks, skateboards and more!

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Have a great stay in town at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Super 8 Hotel or Days Inn.


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Ve rm i l i o n R i ve r Go back in time! • Climb Thru Time Elevator Museum, Paradise Valley • Dewberry Valley Museum

Enjoy the Parks! • Lea Park Campground • Lindsay A. Evans Park • Vermilion Provincial Park

Go Golfing! • Kitscoty Golf Course • Lea Park Golf Course

Taste Local Food! • Kathy’s Greenhouse • Old School Cheesery • Red Feather Ridge • The Cheesiry

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Vermilion River County 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.


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 specializing 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 108).


Go camping at the Lea Park Campground and play a round of golf on-site, located just 9 miles north of Marwayne. There are four other golf courses throughout the County to challenge golfers of all skill levels. For a quiet afternoon, take a trip south of Highway 16 to picnic and birdwatch at Lindsay Evans Park. In winter, Mount Joy Snow Resort (mountjoy.ca), southeast of Kitscoty, offers downhill skiing and snowboarding.

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Located at the junction of Hwys 16 and 897, is the Village of Kitscoty. It 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. You can see a miniature replica of the cromlech in front of the Village Office and underneath the water tower. Stroll through Heritage Park where you can view 100 varieties of lilacs and plaques honouring the pioneering spirit of the community. From Heritage Park follow the eco-friendly walking trail to scenic Centennial Park for viewing tranquil wetlands while resting on a bench or enjoying a picnic. The Kitscoty Regional Park Campground offers beautifully treed sites with power, nestled between the golf course and ball diamonds. Book your campsite online with www.campreservations.ca. Within walking distance is the Kitscoty Golf Club, where you can try something different by taking in a round of golf featuring, not sand traps but, sand greens. Kitscoty has several businesses including the new Farmstead Market & More featuring a variety of artisanal and locally made products. North of Kitscoty is Kathy’s Greenhouse–fall in love with the beautiful plants and find the perfect treasure at the gift shop.

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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 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–a designated Alberta Historical Resource. It’s been converted to the Climb Jason Whiting, @videre_images Thru Time Museum, which showcases a unique look at agricultural life (see the CREAM Museum tour on page 13). Paradise Valley is also home of the Three Cities Arena and Recreational Park complete with campground, playground and rodeo grounds.

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 firstclass shopping, located 2.5 hrs east of Edmonton on Highway 16.


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.


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

Lloydminster walking trails, or play a round of mini-golf or disc golf. If regular golf is your passion, test your skills at the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre located in the city, and Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course just outside of the city. 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!


Gold Horse Casino 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 premiere entertainment destination in the border city.

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over to the Lloyd Lanes Bowling Alley for glow bowling offered on Fridays and Saturdays.


Be sure to check the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Assn website at www.lloydexh.com for their event updates and details. Please also visit www.lloydminster.ca/calendar for other community event details and updates taking place in the city.

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. Did someone say Greek? Plan a pleasurable stop at Spiro’s, a thirdgeneration 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, including their famous Spiro’s Secret Sauce.

Local Espresso Elixirs Kombucha Sushi Light Lunch Options Homemade Soup Ice Cream Beer Wine Craft Cocktails

For a unique culinary experience, Timber Café offers specialty coffee, loose-leaf tea, light lunch options, craft cocktails and more. It’s your local Lloydminster gathering spot for conversation, connection & community.


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 11). 2802-50th Avenue Lloydminster hhlloyd.com/timber 780-875-7843

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Olive & Birch has been a staple in Lloydminster for over 30 years. Specializing in beautiful blinds and drapery, distinctive home décor, captivating accessories and unique gifts. You will find seasonal offerings, trending items and tried-and-true favourites in-store. Stop in today to pamper yourself!

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Shop online at Alberta iMarket – a new online store featuring locally made, locally grown products from across northeast Alberta.


Dawn Interiors & Fashions is a unique boutique shopping experience with products for you to celebrate the beauty of home and family. At Dawn Interiors they believe to ‘decorate is to celebrate’. Along with bedding, blinds and home decor, they also carry ladies fashions and accessories to add to your wardrobe. If you enjoy cooking, be sure to inquire about Dawn’s new ‘A Prairie Farmhouse’ cookbook.

For a real shopping extravaganza experience, watch for the 33rd Annual Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair to be held November 19-21, 2021. It is the region’s largest gift and variety show with something for everyone of all ages. Over 400 booths to shop at! For event updates and details follow them on Facebook, or visit the Go East of Edmonton website events calendar.


An award-winning shopping experience Timber Café, Lloydminster Home Hardware – the Home Hardware Store in If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are a variety of hotels Lloydminster has been owned and operated by the Rurka family throughout Lloydminster. If camping is what you are looking for, stay since 1999, and has grown from a nuts and bolts hardware store at Weaver Park Campground or Rolling Green Fairways Golf into a trend-setting unique shopping destination. Enjoy amazing gift Course and RV Park. Whether you visit the Border City for one day or shopping, a Mark Cullen approved garden centre with four many, there’s a lot to take in. And while you’re here, tag your greenhouses complete with a garden patio at Timber Café. adventures with #DiscoverLloydminster and #goeastofedmonton.

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Beaverhill Bird Observatory

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Take a drive to Tofield and discover this hidden gem just 40 minutes from Edmonton. This thriving community boasts a population nearing 2100 residents, and features a variety of local and unique businesses serving the area.


The Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre and Museum facility, located on the service road to Tofield, is a great place to begin your visit. The facility is home to numerous interpretive displays on the rich natural and cultural, history of the area, as well as a supply of tourist information to assist your further travels. Tofield Museum, located in the same facility, is one of the most popular sites in the area. Although the facility typically opens to the public from June through the end of August, tours of the facility are available by appointment year-round (see CREAM Museum Tour on page 13). Tofield hosts several events throughout the year from a Farmers’ Market, Bull Bash, Rodeo, Canada Day, Show 'n Shine, Slo-Pitch Tournament and Winter Festival. Visit the Town of Tofield website at www.tofieldalberta.ca for event updates and details.

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.

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Tofield is a family-oriented community that boasts several recreation facilities and opportunities for all ages. Summer or winter – there is something for everyone in Tofield. 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.

Looking to stay overnight? Bring the camper and stay in the Tofield Campground equipped with 18 sites, 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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Just 40 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 14.

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 at Quilting Country on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 10). Enjoy pleasant family dining at Uncle Roger’s, or watch a sporting event with a group of friends, broadcasted live in the lounge. There are plenty of things to explore in Tofield...it’s worth the drive!


Calling all birdwatchers: Beaverhill Lake area is one of the few federally recognized Bird Sanctuaries in Canada. Up to 250 species have been sighted during migration, including Snow Geese, Canada Geese, cranes, swans and various species of shorebirds. About half of the birds nest and make their summer home in the area. This is a perfect place to relax and spend the afternoon birdwatching. Plus, mark your calendars for the Beaverhill Lake Snow Goose Festival which makes its return after 10 years scheduled for late-April 2022!

780-662-3269 www.tofieldalberta.ca



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Ryley is proud to be home to one of Canada’s 150 Mosaic Murals. Admire it on mainstreet, and while you’re here, taste the famous Ryley Sausage, and visit the working museum of George’s Harness and Saddlery with its antique making and repairing equipment from all over North America. Shop or grab a bite to eat at other mainstreet businesses. Tour the Ryley & District Museum housed in two old country schools joined together. (See CREAM Museum Tour on page 13). Ryley is also home to the only indoor swimming pool and fitness centre in Beaver County with a climbing wall and a hot tub. The monthly Village Market, on the first Thursday of the month, and many other programs and events are held at the Community Centre all year. See the village website for updates at www.ryley.ca.



With a great variety of facilities, the Ryley Sports Grounds are an active place year-round. Enjoy phase one of the skating/BMX Park, home to two pickleball courts, an active curling rink, an outdoor skating rink, three slo-pitch and one hardball shale diamonds, concession, as well as, Ryley Lion’s Club Playground and Earth Academy Park with walking paths. You can also spend a weekend at the campground with powered sites.

STICKER STATION Ryley Foods 5011 - 50 St. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm Sat 9am-7pm Sun: Sticker dispenser available. 780-663-3535

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


Welcome to the VILLAGE OF RYLEY

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

Ryley Village Market - 1st Thursday of the month, Mar-June & Sept-Dec 10-2pm

Join us for these 2021 events... • Beaver Heritage & Agricultural Society Spring Splash - April Dinner, live entertainment and auction.

• Lionʼs Club Motherʼs Day Brunch - May 9 Bring mom out for a special brunch at the Ryley Community Centre and no dishes!

• Live Music Street Dance - June 18 Enjoy the old time live music street dance on Friday with local food and beer gardens.

• Sports Day Festival - June 19 Free breakfast to start off the morning. Family entertainment & activities, market, baseball, dinner, dance, beer gardens and fireworks.

• Ry-Tof Slow Pitch Tournament - September Long Weekend • Christmas Light Up - December 4 Light up of the 46' tall Christmas tree, market, skating and more!

Located 50 minutes east of Edmonton. 116 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

For more event information call

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

*Dates & events are subject to change due to COVID guidelines.



and they host the Junior Players educational theatre group during the winter season. For event updates visit www.beaverhillplayers.com The Village also has an active Agricultural Society and hosts events such as Holden Farmer’s Day, Legion Pig Roast and the Christmas Market. Visit www.village.holden.ab.ca for community event updates.

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.


The Village Campground offers three 30-amp power sites, four un-serviced 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. The Gallery

Holden is proud to be home to the Beaver Regional Arts Society, which offers a variety of entertainment at the Paragon Theatre. The Beaverhill Players manage the Paragon Theatre along with providing big-screen movies, local talent shows, live theatre events,


Of special interest is the NU2U2 store, run by a local non-profit society. Volunteer-staffed, the store takes consignment donations of gently used clothing and accessories. Open 12-4 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays on mainstreet.

Welcome to the Village of Holden Share the Charm of Country Living For event details & updates visit or call:





The Holden Museum is a popular stop located east of the Mainstreet Cenotaph. (See the CREAM Museum tour on page 13). Another attraction is The Gallery, set in a historic 1915 converted church building – the venue for artisans of all kinds, including arts, crafts, and country décor. The venue is also perfect for art shows, and plans to be open weekends or by appointment.

Visit our... • Museum History comes alive in this 1911 building.

• The Gallery See displays of local arts, crafts and country décor in a historic 1915 Church.

• Gazebo Park Enjoy a walking path, picnic area, bird viewing mound and purple martin colony.

• Spray Park • Campground

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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. Next door is the 18-hole Coal Creek Golf Resort with full-service seasonal campsites available (see Golf Section on page 14). 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 ~ The hamlet of Bruce is 115 km east of Edmonton on Highway 14, proud to be home of the Bruce Hotel, an icon in Central Alberta for over 100 years. The small, yet regal hotel once hosted weary travellers in its 10 rooms. Now, the present-day building fills nearly every weekend with hungry diners indulging in a fantastic steak supper. Claimed to serve the best steak in Alberta – definitely worth a roadtrip! Bruce is also known for hosting one of the oldest rodeos in Canada. Visit www.brucestampede.ca for event updates.

~ Kinsella ~ 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 a chance to enjoy the country.


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. This community is proud to have an active Performing Arts Guild and hosts many events at the Community Centre and Agricultural Grounds. Watch for professional bull riders! Visit the Kinsella Graveldome Bullarama Facebook page for event updates and details at www.facebook.com/KinsellaBullarama

Viking 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.



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

Viking Museum

Eastview Park Campground. Allow enough time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club (see Golf Section page 14). A little east of town off Highway 619, lies Camp Lake Park, a popular campground with a great beach and playground.


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, and baking. Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts and décor to decorate your home. Pick up some locally made spirits from Section 35 Farm Distillery at the local liquor store, you’ll want to look for the Bad Teacher!


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 13).

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• AAA Albertan fresh • Karaoke nights & Trivia nights cut steaks • Specialty nights with Shrimp, • Fresh & homemade food Ribs or Sausage • All-you-can-eat salads, • 1000's of Western collectables side dishes, desserts and antiques

Viking Golf Course 4431 - 55 Ave. Open daily till 9pm 780-336-3424


VIKING MEATS (1994) Ltd.

Yogi & Shirley Miskew

• Fresh Meat & Deli Counter • Groceries • In-Store Bakery • Homemade Sausage • BBQ Beef Roast & Party Trays • Wild Game Processing 5140 - 54 St., Service Rd Hwy 36, Viking


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400 antique lamps. (See CREAM Museum tour on page 13). Check out the Irma Agricultural Society’s Facebook page for community events and updates.


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.

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


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


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 11). More unique gifts can be found at Long Branch Trading Company, where you can also enjoy lunch and the best coffee in town! Plus, don’t forget to treat the kids with their delicious Foothills ice cream.

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Visit the VILLAGE OF IRMA Plan Your Stay at Irma Campground Full service sites available nestled on the north end of the Village, with showers, washrooms & dump station. Sites are booked on a first come first serve basis. For event details and updates call or visit:



5140 - 54 Ave., Irma

Swing your clubs at the

Irma Golf Course 9 Hole Course with grass-greens.


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.



Big box retailers and a vibrant collection of unique shops, boutiques and services are available to satisfy all of your shopping needs. 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


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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 more (see Quilting Tour on page 10).

cylinder fills (see ad page 26). Enjoy shopping along the flower-filled mainstreet, courtesy of provincial champions Communities in Bloom, or visit the highway retailers in a quick 2-minute commute. Take advantage of the great selections at a slower pace and save both time and money by shopping in Wainwright!


Wainwright is the Buffalo Capital of Canada. Stop and take your photo at Canada’s largest Buffalo Statue and go to the Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock and see the live bison herd at the gates to CFB Wainwright. Anchored in the centre of downtown is Wainwright’s free-standing Memorial Clock Tower, built in 1925, and one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929.


The Historic Downtown, with a collection of beautifully restored heritage buildings, has an array of eateries featuring cuisine from around the globe, as well as from our own backyard. If you like the well-known, many branded restaurants are available to satisfy your culinary desires. Be sure to try the award-winning Ribstone Creek Brewery while you are here!

While here, be sure to make tracks to the Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada. Experience prairie history as it comes alive at the Wainwright Museum, located in the original CNR train station. Share the stories of the pioneers, prisoners of war, military and the railway as well as aboriginal buffalo hunters, Hollywood movie crews, dedicated wildlife conservationists, long-suffering homesteaders, and moonshine-swilling prisoners of war. Visit the restored pump jack in Petroleum Park or enjoy Wallace Park with its walking trails, picnic tables, benches and playground surrounded by 3 connecting ponds. Bring your rod… the ponds are stocked with rainbow trout each spring! Stay active at the Peace Memorial Multiplex with its 2 NHL-sized ice surfaces, an indoor running track and climbing wall. The attached Communiplex houses an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, weight room, squash and racquetball courts as well as a performing arts theatre. Hockey, figure skating, curling, crosscountry skiing and sledding are just a few of the winter-sports that keep the community warm throughout the winter season.

*Giftware *Garden Décor *Annual Christmas Showcase *Animal Health Products *Much, Much More...

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

Over 5000 sq ft of display

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STICKER STATION Wainwright Golf Course 1505 - 2 St., Wainwright Open daily till 9 pm 780-842-3046

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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. The “teacups to tractors” Edgerton Museum is a “must-see” attraction, it showcases buildings of artifacts, antique tractors and vehicles (see CREAM Museum Tour page 13). Drop-in at the Ribstone Creek Brewery open Fridays and Saturdays for tours and tastings (see also Sip Local page 7).

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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. For community events and details visit www.edgerton.ca, and see their ad on page 124.

In the summer, the Rotary Splash Park will build many fun, happy memories for your children. The many parks, playgrounds, outdoor sports venues, golf course and even model-airplane flying keep everyone from toddlers to seniors entertained throughout the season.

STICKER STATION Herbie’s Confectionery 5120 - 49 Ave., Edgerton Open Mon-Sat 6am-10pm Sun & Holidays 8am-9pm 780-755-3930

For the outdoor enthusiasts fishing, water sports, hunting and outdoor skating rinks are abundantly found in and around Wainwright. Lots of camping is available but if you prefer more luxurious accommodations Wainwright is pleased to offer cozy bed and breakfasts, comfortable motels and modern hotels.


For community events details and updates visit www.wainwright.ca and www.wainwrightstampede.com.



Arm Lake by Sarah Marshall


Chauvin In rolling hills between the Parklands and the Prairies, ten kilometres west of the Saskatchewan border on Highway 610, Chauvin is oil and gas, ranching, and grain country. Come for a visit to the Chauvin Museum, and take a self-guided tour of historical homes and landmarks. Drop-in for sports and events at the Repsol Community Centre with a modernized hockey arena, three sheet curling ice and a Community Hall. Chauvin’s fullservice King’s RV Park is close by to a Heritage Rangeland Natural Area and Alberta’s Salt Lake. A picture with roadside attraction Suzy, the World’s Largest Softball is a must! For more information contact: Village Office at 780-858-3881 www.villlageofchauvin.ca

Chauvin & District

MUSEUM 114 years of history! Open: Victoria Day to Labour Day Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat 1-4pm, Wed 6-8pm & by appt

4810 - 1st Ave.

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Making the Dream Work at Ribstone Creek Brewery

780-755-3933 Village@edgerton.ca 5037-50 Ave., Box 57, Edgerton, Alberta T0B 1K0

www.edgerton.ca Ribstone Creek Brewery Locally founded in 2012. Stop by and visit the award-winning brewery! The taproom is open every Friday from 3pm-7pm and every Saturday from 11am-6pm. Call 780-755-3008 for more info. Sand Castle Campground

Edgerton Sports Days A packed annual event held the rst weekend of July. Sports Days has something for everyone, including Bullarama, reworks, fastball and slow pitch tournaments, pony chariots, bunnock tournaments, Agricultural Bench Show & Art Exhibit, antique tractor pulls, and much more! Sand Castle Campground Located within Village limits, featuring 12 fully serviced lots and the Sand Castle Play area. Available for long term camping. Call 780-755-3933 for more information and to make a reservation.

Hole 9 at Edgerton Golf Course

Edgerton & Community Golf Course One of the best 9 hole grass green courses around! Features camping facilities, clubhouse, cart rentals, and putting green. Situated in the sandhills and sheltered by woodlands, we like to call it the “Jewel in the Woods”. Edgerton & District Historical Society Museum Working to promote and protect Edgerton’s history. Home to the rare Hugo Viewegar Autochromes and an amazing historical collection, featuring pieces of history from Teacups to Tractors. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day.

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Be sure to check out www.edgerton.ca for more events details & updates!


Nature Conservation Centre, Camrose County

Hay Lakes The Village of Hay Lakes is in a great location, situated along Highway 21, approximately 32 km north of Camrose, and 50 km southeast of Edmonton – making it only 30 minutes or less to great attractions, shopping and outdoor activities.

Plan to camp at the jewel of the community – Telegraph Park & Campground, which sits just outside of the Village boundaries on Highway 617. This is a pristine 80-acre park that has wonderful walking trails, a stocked fishing pond, and 25 camping sites. Just east of Hay Lakes, you can enjoy the trails at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and go golfing at Miquelon Hills Golf Course. Fill up your car at the Tempo Gas & Carwash, and shop for goodies and spirits at the Super Mart and Liquor Mart as you visit Hay Lakes.

STICKER STATION Hay Lakes Tempo Gas Stn. Railroad Ave. Mon-Fri 6am-7pm Sat-Sun 9am-6pm 780-640-1161

Hay Lakes is proud to offer quality family living for all ages with local businesses, Hay Lakes school, senior’s activities and popular recreation facilities. The dedicated volunteers from the Agricultural Society keep the Recreation Centre running with popular activities including baseball, 4-H club events, a riding arena, curling, outdoor skating and much more.

~ Wetaskiwin ~ A MUST SEE ATTRACTION Reynolds Alberta Museum

Head 40 minutes south of Edmonton, or 30 minutes west of Camrose to Wetaskiwin to visit the international award-winning museum which is all about celebrating machines. Visitors will experience a wide variety of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks & tractors, industrial and agricultural equipment. For more information visit www.reynoldsmuseum.ca


Village of Hay Lakes Welcomes you to their jewel of the community... Telegraph Park & Campground Pristine 80-acre park featuring walking trails, a stocked fishing pond, and 25 camping sites.

www.villageofhaylakes.com On Hwy 21, 32 km north of Camrose and 50 km southeast of Edmonton


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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.


Ride the train with Mirror Lake Express Train Rides. This popular little train is 92 ft long, carries 24 passengers, and was beautifully crafted by a local Camrose resident. Truly an amazing work of art! Check the Camrose Chamber of Commerce website or Facebook page for updates on the train in 2021. For history buffs, the Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park gives you a chance to tour the 1911 Canadian Northern Railway Depot and 13 spectacular heritage gardens. (See also CREAM Museum tour on page 13). The city plays host to many signature events, be sure to visit www.goeastofedmonton.com/Explore-Camrose for event updates and details.


Downtown Camrose is truly a premiere 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. Ladies, Twig Boutique is a great shop for unique clothing and accessories. To complete your new wardrobe, find your footwear at Sole City Shoes known for having 7000 sq ft of quality footwear. continued on page 128...

Canalta Hotel Make the most of your stay with a 7 star clean program that focuses on keeping the hotel remarkably clean and safe while you visit. 4710 - 73 Street, Camrose www.canaltahotels.com

Norsemen Inn Enjoy affordable and comfortable rooms with fine or casual dining, and a micro-brewery are on-site. 6505 - 48 Avenue, Camrose www.norsemeninn.com

R&R Inn and Suites Only minutes from downtown or the west end for great shopping. 6508 - 48 Avenue, Camrose www.rrinnsuites.com

Ramada Hotel Camrose A pet friendly hotel with suites, waterslide, hot tub and right next to dining and major shopping plazas. 4702 - 73 Street, Camrose www.canaltahotels.com

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Explore Camrose Your Destination for those who



Eat, Drink & Shop! Explore Downtown Explore our beautiful tree lined streets that makes downtown Camrose come alive at the Centre. With over 100 unique local businesses, downtown boasts an impressive array of restaurants and eateries, plus fashion boutiques, health & beauty, farmers’ markets and much more!

Twig Boutique

Only 1 hour east of Edmonton!

The Tap Room at Norsemen Inn

Truffles Restaurant

Explore East Camrose Enjoy Camrose Resort Casino, and some great local eateries, breweries and go camping at Camrose RV Park.

Explore West Camrose Shop, stay and play with major box stores, malls, luxurious hotels and the challenging Camrose Golf Course.




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Don’t forget about fashions for the kids! Kaoz Kidz has you covered from newborns to teens. They stock brand name clothing, toys, diamond paintings, helium balloons and more. They are also home of Kaoz Kloset featuring new and gently used clothing for all ages.

Experience Scandinavian hospitality in our charming Bakery & Coffee Shop.

Open Mon-Sat 10-4pm; Fri 9:30-4pm


5210 - 51 Ave., Camrose, AB

Children newborn to size 14 Lazy One, Levis, Converse Helium Balloons Kidz Toys Diamond Paintings



New and gently used clothing, shoes & accessories. All genders and ages.

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

Nature has all the answers to treat your mind and body with the huge selection from Lakehouse Naturals Soap Company. Whether you choose their handcrafted bars, bath bombs, salts or essential oils, you can be assured you are selecting products made from the finest, Canadian-made, environmentally-friendly natural products. 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 early November 2021.


Delight yourself in unique Scandinavian baked goods at The L efse House. Local favourites include apple pies and krumkake, a Norweigan waffle cookie. Retro Café is the city’s favourite fish and chips stop. Linger a little longer for a game of pool or play some arcade games. Fiona’s Coffee The Lefse House & Gifts, in downtown Camrose is a relaxed place to enjoy your favourite coffee, espresso, or tea; and a healthy, delicious meal. Camrose is proud to be the home of the Back 40 Distillery – a 100% gluten-free distillery. Do you know the country music artist Tracy Millar? You’ll have to give Loretta’s Moonshine a try, a perfect blend of rhubarb and sugar beets! (See Sip Local on page 7). If you’re looking for fresh local produce, there are numerous farmers’ markets in and around Camrose – see page 130 for complete details. Lazuli Farms is a family farm just 10 minutes north of Camrose offering chicken, pork, lamb, and beef plus farm-inspired clothing in their on-farm store. This farm is part of the Food Artisans of Camrose County – a collective of local growers, producers, and processors. Learn more about this tasty initiative on page 131.

• Coffee, Tea • Espresso • Healthy Delicious Meals • Bulk Sales of Coffees & Teas Mon 9am - 5pm Tues-Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm 128 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

4968 - 50 St, Downtown Camrose



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. Mirror Lake, Valleyview Pond, Duggan Pond, and Cascades Pond are open to the public for non-motorized recreation from May to the end of September, and this includes canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and small paddle boats under 12ft.

fashion + giftware main st. camrose 780.672.3301 shoptwig.ca ig-@design.twig


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. 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. 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 RV Park – a full service campground with modern facilities. Need more travel information? The Camrose Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre is open May long to September long weekend Monday to Fridays 8:30am-7pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10am-5:30pm. 780-672-4217. Located at 5402 - 48 Avenue at Mirror Lake Park, just west of downtown Camrose. At the same location, you can also enjoy delicious Oleo’s Ice Cream Shop.

STICKER STATION Oleo’s Ice Cream Shop 5402 - 48 Ave. Open daily Noon-9pm 780-878-8373


your christmas shopping destination!

On-farm Store with farm-raised meats, local foods, and artisanal goods.

780-878-4049 See website for store hours.


20256 Twp Rd 484, Camrose County

10 min N of Camrose

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Beer * Cider * Spirits – Tours & Tastings Rooms Norsemen Brewing Company

Back 40 Distillery An award winning distillery producing fine spirits – vodka, rum, plus Ol’ Apple Betty and Loretta’s Moonshine. 4701 - 36 St, Camrose www.back40distillery.com

Back 40 Distillery

Beer taps. A bar. A brewery. All in the same room. 6505 - 48 Ave, Camrose www.norsemenbrewing.com

Battle River Brewery

NEW! Detention Brewing Craft brewery offering pints, tasting flights, growler fills, cans, kegs and brewery tours. Rosalind, 30 min east of Camrose www.detentionbrewing.ca

NEW! True North Cider Locally crafted apple cider with unique seasonal flavours. 3843B 44 Ave, Camrose www.truenorthcider.com

Coming Summer 2021 to Rosalind, AB

Rose City Farmers’ Market Thursdays 12-4 pm Duggan Mall 6601 - 48 Ave, Camrose

Downtown Camrose Market - Summer Thursdays 4-7 pm June 10 - Sept 16 Outdoors on 50th St between 49 Ave & 50 Ave Winter Market Thursdays 2-6 pm Oct-May Bailey Theatre downtowncamrose.com

Camrose & District Farmers’ Market Freshly brewed in the former Rosalind School

Saturdays 10-1 pm Duggan Mall 6601 - 48 Ave, Camrose camrosefarmersmarket.ca

Offering pints, tasting flights, growler fills, cans, kegs, and brewery tours

Fridays 4-7 pm June 11-Sept 10 Outdoors 5020 - 52 St, Bashaw

@detentionbrewing detentionbrewing.ca

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Camrose & District Farmers’ Market

Brewing high quality beer using simple ingredients. 4720A - 37 St, Camrose www.battleriverbrewery.ca

Bashaw Farmers’ Market

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Farmers’ Market Fridays 4-8 pm Jun 25 - Sept 3 Outdoors

Miquelon Farmers’ Market

• Nature Conservation Centre • Alberta's Littlest Airport - Kelsey • Kingman Museum and Tea House

Did you know that Camrose & County has

• Meeting Creek Railway Museum

an abundance of local food producers?

• Many historic churches & schools

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.

• Plus excellent Camping and great Golfing!

Buy Local, Eat Local, Support Local!

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


For your Guide to Local Produce Visit:


Nature Conservation Center

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.


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. By New Norway, Silver Creek Golf & RV Resort is another great choice. 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.

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For a real unique shopping trip visit Buckskins Emporium located just north of Camrose, and fill your cooler at Lazuli Farms for some great local food (see ads 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. The County is also home to the brand new brewery, Detention Brewing located in the old Rosalind School (see ad page 130).

STICKER STATION Double Dam Golf Course 18525 Hwy 609, Rosalind Open daily till 10 pm 780-375-2154


~ 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. 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. Check the Round Hill Ag Society Facebook page for upcoming events and details. Just a short drive northwest of Round Hill, be sure to visit the Kingman Museum (see CREAM Tour on page 13).

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.

of Hardisty – complete with a lakeside gazebo, covered day-use shelter, two large group sites, playground, beach area, fishing and free firewood. Or perhaps drop a line into the Diplomat Trout Pond just 15 minutes from Forestburg. It is stocked annually with rainbow trout and is home to many wildlife and plant species. Just north of Strome is Wavy Lake, a favourite feeding stop for geese and ducks, and a choice area for hunters in the fall. If golfing is your game, then come out to enjoy one of the region’s four golf courses, located in Daysland, Forestburg, Sedgewick, and Hardisty.


The Flagstaff Region has an abundance of local makers, artisans and retailers of Enjoy fishing, hiking, boating and camping at the many local products. To showcase and enhance the exposure of these businesses, the public and private campgrounds and parks in the region. County has formed a program named Flagstaff Crafted. To see a complete list of Check out the facilities at Fish Lake Park just 2 km west their participants, and to shop the Flagstaff Crafted Gift Guide, visit www.flagstaffcrafted.ca and support a local business today!



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Daysland Edgerton Day Campground

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.

STICKER STATION Daysland Golf Club 5538 - 50 St. Open daily till 9 pm 780-374-3633



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 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 shows. Visit their website for the upcoming 2021-2022 season at palacetheatredaysarts.ca, plus watch their Facebook page for upcoming weekly movie nights with the best popcorn ever – with real butter! The Town of Daysland is known to put on a fantastic Canada Day event, be sure to check their website at www.daysland.ca for event details and updates.

Town of Daysland Only 1/2 hour east of Camrose on Hwy 13

A Prosperous & Sustainable Community...

• Gazebo Park family picnics, walking trail and trout pond • Downtown Shopping • Recreational Facilities • Daysarts Theatre • Daysland Golf Club with the only island green in the region!

For event details & updates visit:

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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 fish pond 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 Roadtrip Adventure Game, and tour the attractions in Flagstaff County. Edgerton Day Campground is located just 1 km south of Daysland on Range Road 163, or stay right in town at the Daysland Golf Course Campground. 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 14).


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! On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Rusty Daisy you can also purchase fresh homemade bread, buns and baking! With a variety of retail shops, accommodations, cafés and attractions, Daysland makes for a great daytrip or stopover.

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 137).


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


MAINSTREET DAYSLAND (Located in old Home Hardware Bldg)

Open Mon to Fri 11-4pm, Sat 11-3 pm


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

5002 - 50 Ave, Forestburg

Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground Only 2 hrs from Edmonton South of Forestburg & Galahad

Treed Campsites, Group Sites, Awesome Tubing, Disc Golf Course, Beaches, Hiking & Biking Trails


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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. For community event updates and details be sure to visit www.forestburg.ca.


Kids will love the outdoor pool in Forestburg open from May to September, check the village website for hours of operation. Take advantage of the Play & Stay packages offered at the Forestburg Golf & RV Park. You can also camp in the village at the Kinsmen RV Park . 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.


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.

STICKER STATION Forestburg Golf Club 5401 - 50 Ave. Open daily till 9 pm 780-582-3693


Area 53 Raceway 1/8 Mile Drag Racing

Forestburg www.forestburg.ca

May 22, 23 & 24 June 26 & 27 July 3 & 4 Aug 21 & 22 Sept 4, 5 & 6 Sept 18 &19 Oct 2 & 3


• Forestburg Museum 780-582-2298 • Diplomat Mine Museum • Forestburg Outdoor Swimming Pool 780-582-3866 • Battle River Fish & Game 780-789-6959 • Kinsmen RV Park 780-582-3668 • Home of the Battle River Train Station

@Forestburg's Area 53 Raceway

Forestburg Golf & RV Park Features a 9-hole course with grass greens, driving range & practice putting green, power cart rentals, licensed clubhouse. Fully Serviced Campsites with Pull through sites Seasonal Camping available

To book a tee time or campsite call:

Special Play & Stay Packages


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Bog in the 'Burg - Mud Bog June 19 & 20, 2021 @Forestburg Mud Bog-FPSA

*Dates & events are subject to change due to COVID guidelines.

ADVENTUROUS TRAIN TRAVELLERS Friends of the Battle River Railway presents

Battle River Train Excursions!

It's the Experience --- come ride the rails with us in 2021. Did you know you can rent our train? W ith headquarters in Forestburg, the Friends of the Battle River Railway (FBRR) are delighted to offer private charters alongside a great lineup of theme-based excursions in 2021. 2021 Excursions: Historic Heisler Hotel Excursion - June 20 A Day on the Train - August 8 Explore Farm to Fork - August 14 Oktoberfest Train - October 31 Murder on the BR Express: 1 November 27 Murder on the BR Express: 2 November 28 Santa Daze - December 11 We offer a variety of train charter options for individual groups or businesses. Great way to ride the rails with a cohort family group or for customer appreciation events, group functions, family reunions, business retreats, weddings and more. Our volunteers and staff are happy to work with you to make your special event happen. Ensuring safe, memorable train experiences for our guests is our number one priority. Come experience Rural Alberta as it was meant to be seen -- by rail!

Friends of the Battle River Railway offers unique themed day excursions throughout the year! As well as private charters to celebrate those special moments or have a day with family and friends. For more information about private charters or any of our train excursions, visit our website

www.battlerivertrain.com Email: friendsbattleriverrail@gmail.com 780-781-9260 www.facebook.com/battleriverrail


Heritage Park


As well, for other community events, check the Killam & District Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for updates on the Killam Parade & Street Fair, Scarecrow Festival and Killam Christmas at The Crossroads.

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. Watch for updates at www.town.killam.ab.ca on the exciting 50th Annual Killam Rodeo planning to take place this summer– 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. Families will enjoy Heritage Park which 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 the prairie town.


Find the perfect gift, home décor, or treat yourself to beautiful flowers at Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts. Truly a must-see destination store! For more great shopping browse through the huge

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Killam & District Agricultural Society presents 50th Annual OUTDOOR VERSION!


Summer 2021 - Watch for Dates! • Rodeo Performances • Pancake Breakfast • Parade • Street Fair • Show & Shine • Mutton Busting • Fireworks

Centennial Park Campground In the middle of Flagstaff County, Killam boasts a strong core of retail businesses. 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

Junc on of 2 major Highways #13 & #36 138 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

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


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Town & Country Guardian Drugs, and enjoy a delicious hearty breakfast or lunch at Jam Tarts. Visit Crafty Creations Quilt Gallery on mainstreet (see the Quilting Tour page 10). Plan to stay at the Killam Krossing Hotel – dine at the Smitty’s restaurant located onsite, or stay at the cozy Wagon Wheel Motel.

STICKER STATION Wild Rose Co-op Grocery 5026 - 50 St., Killam Mon-Fri 8am-8pm Sat-Sun 8am-6pm 780-385-3666


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

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


~ 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. Visit the Museum, enjoy the walking trails, and complete recreation facilities and parks including the serviced campground. Stock up on supplies at over 10 local businesses on mainstreet while you explore this clean, picturesque and friendly community. Take in the Battle River Train Excursions planned for Santa Daze in December this year. For more information on community events and details contact the Village Office at 780879-3911 or visit www.villageofalliance.ca


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Kiam Parade & Strt Fair

- Saturday, June 19

Scarecrow Festival

Diverse Business Community - September 11-30 Unique Shopping Options Kiam Christmas Professional Services at The Croroads Excellent Recreation Facilities - December 2-4

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Sedgewick Archives & Museum


780-384-3554 Find us on Facebook

4819 - 48 Ave, Sedgewick, AB

Dine-in or take-out – treat yourself for lunch and something sweet at the local favourite The Wooden Spoon Café and Cakeshop, or enjoy the patio at Branch 55 restaurant. Drop into the IDA and see the large selection of toys and models at Dave’s Hobbies.


STICKER STATION Sedgewick Golf Course 5400 - 50 St. Open daily till 9 pm 780-384-3670


Sedgewick 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.

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Sedgewick Lake Park is a popular camping, picnicking and birdwatching destination with 59 well-manicured sites, new camping cabins, an outdoor wading pool and a spray park. You can also enjoy the weekly Lakeside Market throughout the summer on Saturdays. It’s great for family gatherings and reunions. 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. The community hosts several events throughout the summer, be sure to check www.sedgewick.ca for updates.

Hardisty Lake Park

Iron Creek Museum


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. Treat yourself today with their delicious donuts and buns!

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.


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 unique displays. You’ll be able to spot the elevator from miles away, as it got a new facelift–tinned in Pioneer orange. (See also the CREAM Museum tour page 13). Don’t miss the Greenhouse & Bedding Plant Sale at the curling rink everyday from 11-7pm May 8-22, 2021, hosted by the museum. Year-round, head to the Lougheed Field House to shoot some hoops, play pickleball, take Pound classes, do Yoga, and more. Lougheed Country Fair is a popular event in August, be sure to check Facebook for event updates.

The Hardisty Rodeo Association is known for putting on a great rodeo, be sure to check www.hardisty.ca for event updates and details.


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. It’s a great place to visit to have fun; canoes, kayaks, and small motorized boats are welcome on the lake. Nearby, play 9 holes at the beautiful Lakeview Golf Course – one of the town’s best kept secrets. Or, spend the day canoeing down the Battle River which runs adjacent to town, and enjoy wildlife viewing at the riverside campground.


The community is proud of their Trout pond, offering camping, a picnic area, a playground, and a stocked fishing pond. Full-service 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.



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STICKER STATION Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course 4807 - 49 St. Open daily till 9 pm 780-888-2288

• 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.

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Hardisty Lake Park



Located in the heart of the beautiful rolling hills of the Battle River Valley!

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

BEACH & SWIMMING Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course • One of the town's best-kept secrets • 9 hole course takes advantage of the area's natural beauty to create a pleasant and challenging course • Clubhouse with fully licensed restaurant • Seasonal Sites May-Sept • For more information call 780-888-2288 or visit them on

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2 hours east of Edmonton

• Walking Trails • Softball Diamonds • Library • Community Hall • Gibson Energy Centre

780-888-3623 www.hardisty.ca

Provost The Town of Provost is located 3 hours southeast of Edmonton and 20 km shy of the Saskatchewan border town, Macklin. The tight-knit 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.


Just 15 minutes south of Provost on Highway 899, you can join an excavation and experience archaeology first hand. Book a tour at the award winning Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre – one of the largest and most well-preserved archaeological areas in Western Canada. The site is a large and rich complex of archaeological resources that date back as early as 5000 years ago. Visit their website for programs and hours of operation at www.bodoarchaeology.com.

Provost & District Museum Grader Display


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 the secluded Dillberry Lake Provincial Park with over 13 km of trails and a beautiful sandy beach. The Village of Czar is located 30 minutes west of Provost off Highway 13, where you can enjoy events and activities, and browse the Prairie Panorama Museum with its eclectic collection of donated artifacts including 3,000 salt-and-pepper shakers, 1,600 spoons, and 2,000 pairs of earrings. Nearby, Shorncliffe Lake Park is popular for water-skiing and camping.

Provost is home to the very popular Kinsmen Splash and Smash. It is rural Alberta’s largest motorsport and monster truck event. Be sure to visit www.townofprovost.ca for community events, details and updates.


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Hardisty has a full array of 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 offers a wide range of products that include home décor, apparel, and giftware. Enjoy a family friendly meal at The Leaf, or enjoy watching your favorite sport in their modern sports pub.

Rustic Stars

Little Country Gift Shop Custom Vinyl Design & Home Décor

Nov-Feb we are your Christmas Store! 780-888-0008 5104 - 50 St, Hardisty Alberta Registry Agent


Discover the community and area’s history at the Provost & District Museum, located at the southwest corner of town. Featuring historic homes, churches and schools for you to explore. The museum’s newest addition includes an impressive grader display dating back to the 1930s. Visit their website for event updates at www.provostmuseum.com. (See also CREAM Museum Tour on page 13). 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 sight to see!

Provost Enjoy our Attractions! • 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 • 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

• Events - for event updates visit our website or @townofprovost

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

780-753-2261 www.townofprovost.ca

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