2022 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide

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Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival

August 27-28, 2022 Ukrainian-Canadians together with Ukraine! Українці- канадці разом з Україною! 27-28 серпня, 2022 WHERE: Lamont Recreation Complex 4844-49 St, Lamont, AB

Де: Lamont Recreation Complex

WHY: To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Lamont County as “The Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada” and all those Ukrainians who followed

Чому: Щоб відзначити наше 130-ліття в “Колисці українського поселення в Канаді” (в муніципалітеті Ламонт/Lamont County)

WHAT: Music, dance, food, presentations, workshops, displays PLUS the Saturday night Zabava featuring Calgary's Tryzub Ukrainian Dancers, Korinnya Ukrainian Folk Ensemble & Bandurysty; Ukrainian buffet by Ironwood Catering; & The Diamonds dance band. For Zabava Tickets: www.babasandborshch.ca

Що: Музика, танці, харчування, виклади, покази, виставки ПЛЮС Забава всуботу увеворі, за участю танцювального ансамблю Тризуб та народного ансамблю Коріння та бандуристи з Калґарі; українська вечеря виготовлено Ironwood Catering; і танцювальний оркестр The Diamonds.

www.babasandborshch.ca www.uccab.ca

4844-49 St, Lamont, AB

Lamont - Baba’s & Borshch Ukrainian Festival & Ukrainian Day - pg 2 Boyle Wildberry Festival - pg 36 Cold Lake Feast on the Beach Food Truck & Music Festival - pg 68 Treaty 6 Contemporary Art Festival - pg 70 Fort Saskatchewan - Grand North American Fiddle Festival - pg 76 Vegreville Ukrainian Pysanka Festival - pg 95

Radway Pioneer Days - pg 48 Vilna Boomtown Days - pg 54 Clandonald Country Fair - pg 88 Vegreville Country Fair - pg 101 Vegreville Father’s Day Event Show n’ Shine - pg 101 Ranfurly Agricultural Fair - pg 103 Vermilion Agricultural Fair - pg 106 Killam Street Fair - pg 145

Lamont Bullarama - pg 80 Lamont Summer Sizzler Rodeo - pg 80 Hairy Hill Rodeo - pg 85 Vegreville Dash to Summer - pg 101 Toeld Western Days - pg 121 Bruce Stampede - pg 125 Wainwright Stampede - pg 128 Killam Indoor Rodeo - 146 Hardisty Rodeo - pg 149

Photo Contest Winner: Best Event - Vegreville Country Fair by Jennifer Clyne ©Rotimson Photography

throughout this Travel Guide!

Hundreds of events online!

See the 2022 Events Calendar at

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welcome Dear Loyal Readers of Go East of Edmonton, We want to wish everyone a very warm welcome to our 2022 edition of this very special Travel Guide. It is hard to believe that this is the 25th annual Travel Guide that we have published. It’s amazing to think we have persevered for so many years, and never stopped through the pandemic to reach this milestone. Even more amazing is that this is our Biggest and Best issue ever at 160 pages of Summer Adventures, just waiting for you! We won’t go into the depth and detail of how many overtime hours it takes to create this one-of-a-kind Guide year after year, but 2022 has numerous changes – new creative design, new content, new businesses, and the return of many major events, so it’s very exciting to share all of this with you!

Publishers Kevin & Jolene Kisilevich Go East Production Team Kristen Gusnowski Danielle Charette Rebecca Isbister Wanda Magnan Cody Kisilevich Contributors are recognized throughout the Travel Guide. Background photo: North Saskatchewan River north of Myrnam Top left: Jolene & Kevin at Elk Island Retreat

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We would also like to thank many people for helping us reach this major milestone, including our boys Brandon & Cody, other family members, and the Go East Tourism Board members and staff. Another big part of the success of this Guide is the unwavering support for tourism from across this region from communities, advertisers, photographers and many other contributors over the years. To everyone, we sincerely appreciate your support. While much has changed over the years since we first started, one thing remains the same, our passion for tourism in this region. We welcome you to celebrate with us the wonderful people and places that make this region a great place to live, work and play.


P.O. Box 455, Vegreville, Alberta T9C 1R6 Phone 780-632-6191 1-888-632-8755 info@goeastofedmonton.com 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. 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.



We would like to thank you, the loyal reader who continually tells us how great this guide is, and how we helped families have a great getaway in our region. Readers tell us there is no other Guide quite like ours in Alberta, and in fact very few magazines anywhere reach 25 years anymore. In a world that is digital and online everywhere – this printed Travel Guide is the exception to the rule – it has withstood the test of time and is even more popular than ever before!

Celebrating 25 years of Enjoyour y summer! Kevin & Jolene


Must do in 2022! Alberta’s Best Roadtrip Adventures are here for you to enjoy in every part of our region. Daytrips, Camping Trips, Motorcycle Trips…plan your trip your way, it’s time to go…Go East of Edmonton! After the great success of the Roadtrip Adventure Game in 2021 – it is back again, even better and more fun than last year. You can also use the New Go Roadtrips Savings Pass this summer, and get deals and discounts at over 100 businesses when you eat, drink, shop and stay across the region. For even more fun on your Roadtrip Adventures…be sure to post your trips with #goeastofedmonton and #goroadtrips2022 and you’ll be entered in for bonus prizes and our Photo Contest this year. In total, we have over $6000 in prizes that will be given away for all of our Roadtrip Adventure Contests.

About the Front Cover… We are pleased to share with you the past 10 front covers of our Guide below. What started out as an East Central Alberta Travel Guide became Go East of Edmonton in 2013, and its popularity soared! In 2022, we are very pleased to choose for the front cover, a picture of the majestic North Saskatchewan River. Not only is this picture an Indigenous Tourism Experience at Métis Crossing, but this river is of great historical significance as pioneers, settlers and people of all cultures travelled the river to explore, trade and homestead in our region. The North Saskatchewan River is one of our most favorite and scenic parts of the region East of Edmonton. Furthermore, Métis Crossing is a must see attraction that we are proud to promote; and we acknowledge with respect that our region lies on the traditional lands of the Treaty Six Nations, and the Homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Tourism Excellence! Front Cover Photo: Métis Crossing Experience on the North Saskatchewan River Photo by Paul Lavoie - ZenSeekers.com

REGIONAL MAP 6 Roadtrips Map 7 Community Index

DRINK EAT SHOP 8 Roadtrip Savings Pass 9 Go Local 10 Sip Local 11 Eat Local 12 Sensational Shopping 13 Antiques & Quilting

ATTRACTIONS 14 Attractions 16 Big Places to Go 17 Kid Places to Go

OUTDOORS 18 Go Golfing 20 Trek the Trails 22 Go Camping & Outdoor Adventures 32 Stay

ROADTRIP SECTIONS 33 Go Northeast of Edmonton 73 Go East of Edmonton 119 Go Southeast of Edmonton

ADVENTURE GAME 151 How to Play, Enter, Win, plus Gameboards

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Highway 15/45 Fort Saskatchewan...............74 Bruderheim.........................77 Lamont ..............................79 Lamont County.....................81 Chipman.............................82 Mundare.............................83 Andrew...............................84 Hairy Hill / Boian / Willingdon..85 Two Hills..............................86 Myrnam..............................87 Two Hills County....................86 Derwent..............................87 Clandonald..........................88 Marwayne...........................88 Highway 16 Strathcona County................90 Sherwood Park.....................90 Vegreville............................95 Innisfree...........................1 02 Minburn County..................103 Mannville..........................104 Vermilion..........................106 Vermilion River Region.........112 Kitscoty.............................112 Paradise Valley...................112 Lloydminster......................114


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Highway 14 Tofield..............................120 Ryley................................122 Holden.............................123 Beaver County....................124 Viking / Bruce.....................125 Irma.................................127 Wainwright........................128 Edgerton / Chauvin.............130 Highway 13 Wetaskiwin........................132 Hay Lakes / Round Hill ........132 Camrose County.................133 Camrose...........................136 Flagstaff Region.................142 Forestburg........................140 Donalda............................140 Daysland...........................144 Killam...............................145 Sedgewick........................147 Lougheed..........................148 Hardisty............................148 Provost.............................150


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Journey North Cider Co., Bonnyville

Twig Boutique, Camrose

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Get it fresh and support local across the region...from local makers, bakers and growers – you can find it all here!

Ardrossan Farmers’ Market

NORTHEAST Serben Farms Store

Skyline Greenho

use Store

Blue Horse Gallery - pg 52 Gallery of Gifts - pg 80 E.T’s Craft Shop - pg 85 Storch Knives - pg 105 Underground Local Treasures - pg 110 Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery - pg 111 Farmstead Market & More - pg 112 Lloydminster Alberta iMarket - pg 116

Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses - pg 44 Linda’s Market Gardens - pg 50 Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouse - pg 65 Maple Park Farm - pg 121

Erdmann’s Gardens - pg 44 Moose Wood Acres - pg 46 Serben Farms Store - pg 50 Linda’s Market Gardens - pg 50 Rocky Meadows U-Pick - pg 66 Harvest Market - pg 80 Pitchfork Gardens - pg 82 Prime Cuts Meat & Deli - pg 98 Skyline Greenhouse Store - pg 98 Old School Cheesery - pg 108 Viking Meats - pg 125 Irvings Farm Fresh - pg 132 Food Artisans of Camrose County - pg 134

Wholly Handmade & NOSH Food Festivals See ad page 92.

Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair See ad page 117.

Boyle Farmers’ Market Thurs 12-3pm - pg 36 Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market Fri 3-5:30pm - pg 40 Bonnyville Tuesday Market 2-6pm - pg 64 Bonnyville Saturday Market 11-2pm - pg 64

EAST Andrew Farmers’ Market Sat. 1-3pm - pg 84 Sherwood Park Farmers’ Markets Wed. 3-7pm - pg 94 Ardrossan Farmers’ Market Tues 4:30-7:30pm - pg 94 Vegreville Pysanka Park Market Thurs. 5-8pm - pg 101 Lloydminster Border City Farmers’ Thurs. 12-5pm - pg 116

SOUTHEAST Camrose Saturday Market Sat 10-1pm - pg 135 Camrose Downtown Market Thurs 4-7pm - pg 135

For a complete list of Farmers’ Markets visit:



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Enjoy Gourmet Burgers, Fine Dining, Perfect Pizza, Delicious Desserts and the Best Bakeries & Cafés featured throughout this Travel Guide!

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Shop local and pamper yourself with the latest Fashions, Jewelry, Footwear & Accessories. Find the perfect item for your home, plus unique gifts & souvenirs.

Uniquely U Styles, Vermilion Straight & Arrow Boutique, Plamondon

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Straight & Arrow Boutique, Plamondon - pg 40 Nook in the Woods, Thorhild County - pg 46 E.T.’s Craft Shop, Willingdon - pg 85 No Need to Nock, Marwayne - pg 89 Irma Home & Garden Decor, Irma - pg 127 Buckskins Emporium, Camrose County - pg 139 Rustic Stars, Hardisty - pg 150

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Lac La Biche - pg 40 > Vermilion - pg 106 Cold Lake - pg 70 > Camrose - pg 136 Sherwood Park - pg 91 > Wainwright - pg 129 Vegreville - pg 95

Smoky Lake - pg 50 > Lloydminster - pg 114 St. Paul - pg 56 > Daysland - pg 144 Bonnyville - pg 64 > Killam - pg 145 Fort Saskatchewan - pg 74


Sew Heavenly, Elk Point

Like It Never Was, Irma

Take up a new hobby in quilting! Get personalized service and amazing designs, fabrics & kits for your special quilting projects.

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

• Den of Antiquity, Redwater - pg 44 • Heritage Corner Shoppe, Bellis - pg 54 • Loree’s Antiques, St. Paul - pg 58 • Vera’s Treasures, Fort Saskatchewan - pg 76 • Elk Island Thrift Store, Lamont - pg 80 • The Country Store, Lloydminster - pg 116 • Like It Never Was, Irma - pg 127

• Sew Heavenly Quilting, Elk Point - pg 60 • Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre, Ft Sask. - pg 76 • The Chicken Coop, Mundare - pg 83 • Ziegler Fashions & Quilt Rack, Vegreville - pg 99 • Village Treasures, Mannville - pg 104 • Creative Klutter Quilt Shop, Irma - pg 127 • Crafty Creations Quilt Gallery, Killam - pg 146

Go East of Edmonton Region is

A Top Ukrainian Cultural Destination Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Showcasing 130 years of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village The history of Ukrainians in Alberta stretches back 130 years, when the first Ukrainians to Canada settled in the Edna-Star region (Lamont County). The story of early Ukrainian settlement and culture is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, where visitors can explore historic buildings and chat with firstperson interpreters and tour guides. This year, visitors will be able to explore more historic buildings and visit with first-person interpreters and guides, as attractions like the UCHV lift restrictions that were in place for the last two summers (see page 81).

Discover the roots and community history of the CREAM – Central Regional East Alberta Museums located along Highways 16, 14 and 13–there are 17 museums to explore! Railway, agricultural & settlement exhibits and machinery are featured collections in this area (see the CREAM Museum Highway Tours on page 118).

Basilian Fathers Museum in Mundare, features an intriguing collection showcasing Ukrainian heritage (see page 83). Ukrainian themed World’s Largest Roadside Attractions: Perogy in Glendon, Pysanka in Vegreville and Kubasa in Mundare. Ukrainian Festivals: Vegreville Pysanka Festival - pg 95 Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival & Ukrainian Day - pg 2 Ukrainian Businesses: Baba’s Bistro - pg 84 Smoky Lake Old Fashioned Bakery - pg 54 Ceramic Cottage - pg 95, Prime Cuts Meat & Deli - pg 98

Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian is Alberta’s only Romanian Museum showcasing artifacts, documents and family histories of the first Romanian immigrants to Alberta (see page 85). 14

Reynolds-Alberta Museum This international award-winning museum is all about celebrating machines, located in the City of Wetaskiwin. Visitors will get to see a wide variety of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, tractors, industrial & agricultural equipment and more (see page 132).



Battle River Train Excursions - Ride the rails on seven delightful themed trips. Located southeast of Camrose in Flagstaff County. Book a train trip today! (See page 143).

See more

throughout this Travel Guide!


A Top Indigenous Tourism Attraction – Métis Crossing Named by major media as one of the Top places to visit in Alberta and Canada in 2022.

Photo by Paul Lavoie ZenSeekers.com

Explore Francophone, Indigenous history and unique collections at these museums: Plamondon Museum - pg 37; Lac La Biche Museum & Discovery Centre, Portage College Museum Of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art & Artifacts, Lac La Biche Mission National Historic Site - pgs 40-41. Plus, Musée St. Paul Museum pg 58, Bonnyville Museum pg 65 and Cold Lake Museums pg 69.

Métis Crossing - has expanded for 2022 with a new Lodge, Wildlife Park and is now a year round destination with international exposure. Learn about the distinct Indigenous story of the Métis people. Located on the majestic North Saskatchewan River in Smoky Lake County (see page 51 and Front Cover). Hideaway Adventure Grounds - Learn about Métis culture and indigenous traditions in a pristine wilderness. Choose from many year-round, as well as, seasonally themed adventure packages. Stay on-site and enjoy wall tent camping. Located on the Kikino Métis Settlement (see page 41). Where Alberta’s settlement history began! Revel at the rebuilt and impressive Fo r t H e r i t a g e P r e c i n c t i n Fo r t Saskatchewan. Step back in time to the days of the Fur Trade in Treaty 6 Territory at the 1875 Northwest Mounted Police Fort (see page 74).

Legal - a bilingual community featuring over 35 murals portraying the history of francophone families (see page 34). Plamondon - a bilingual community featuring Mini Parc Heritage Park - miniature replicas of Plamondon’s first buildings and homesteads in Lac La Biche County (see page 37). Northern Alberta Bilingual Routes - Explore thematic routes with over 200 bilingual attractions (see page 63).

Indigenous Businesses (Indigenous owned or Indigenous goods &/or experiences) Blue Horse Gallery - pg 52 St. Brides Trading Post - pg 56 Waterfront Bed & Breakfast - pg 70 Hawke Prohibition Distillery - pg 90 Elk Island Retreat - pg 94




• Vilna Mushrooms (2 blocks off Mainstreet) • Glendon Pyrogy (Hwy 882) Share your photos with • Andrew Mallard Duck (Hwy 855) #goeastofedmonton • Mundare Sausage (Hwy 855) #goroadtrips2022 • Vegreville Pysanka (Hwy 16) • Lloydminster Border Markers (Hwy 16) • Chauvin Softball (Hwy 610) • Donalda Oil Lamp (Hwy 53)

• 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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Sherwood Park


Fort George & Buckingham House

Two Hills


Elk Island National Park

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Elk Point


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Fort Saskatchewan

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Andrew Lamont




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Goodfish Lake





Smoky Waskatenau Lake #

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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.

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Find a complete list of the Roadside Attractions at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

@christinesimader #goroadtrips2021

Photo Contest Submission: Jurassic Forest by Christy Tocheniuk

Smoky Lake Golf Club

Forestburg Golf & RV Park 9-holes, grass greens, driving range and practice putting green, power cart rentals, licensed clubhouse. Fully serviced campsites with pull through sites. Seasonal Camping available.


Never Too Young Photo Contest Submission: Driving Range Smoky Lake Golf Club by Christy Tocheniuk

To book a tee time or campsite call:



If the words Texas Scramble and Shotgun Start mean anything to you, there’s a good chance you’ve played some of the region’s more than 40 golf courses. Take advantage of the Stay & Play Packages offered by some courses featured in this section.

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

*Out-of-Town Campers offered

2 for 1 Green Fees *2 for 1 Green Fees Special on all Mondays



To book your tee time call:



4431 - 55 Ave., Viking


Celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year – Coal Creek Golf Resort


EAST - HWY 16 continued...

Athabasca Golf & Country Club 780-675-4599 Boyle - Skeleton Lake Golf & Country Club 780-689-2455 La La Biche Golf & Country Club 780-623-4288

Strathcona County -

NORTHEAST - HWY 28 Ardmore Golf Club 780-826-4509 Bonnyville Golf & Country Club 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 See page 42. Long Lake - Northern Ridge Golf 780-576-3939 Redwater Golf Club 780-942-3993 Smoky Lake Golf Club 780-656-2121

ST. PAUL GOLF CLUB 780-645-4077 See page 57. Vilna Golf Course 780-636-3660

EAST - HWY 15 & 45 Fort Saskatchewan Golf & Curling 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 Elk Island Golf Course 780-998-3161 Kitscoty Golf Club 780-846-2950 Lloydminster Golf & Country Club 306-825-5494 Rolling Green Fairways 780-875-4653

MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & RV RESORT 780-763-2252 See ad pg 104.

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

VEGREVILLE KINSMEN GOLF CLUB 780-632-3140 Vermilion Golf Club 780-853-4444

P. 780.663.2473

Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course

www.CoalCreek.ca • 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


EDGERTON GOLF COURSE 780-755-2462. See page 131. Irma Golf Club 780-754-2184 Tofield Golf Course 780-662-3457

MIQUELON HILLS GOLF COURSE 780-662-2499 VIKING GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 780-336-3424 Wainwright Riverdale Mini Park

780-842-2996 Wainwright Golf Club 780-842-3046 Wainwright - Arm Lake Rec Area 780-842-4727

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

DAYSLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 780-374-3633 FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE 780-582-3693 Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course 780-888-2288 Hughendon Golf Club 780-856-2066 New Norway Silver Creek Golf Course 780-855-3982 Provost & District Golf Club 780-753-6478

ROSALIND - DOUBLE DAM GOLF COURSE - 780-375-2154 Sedgewick Golf Course 780-384-3670

18 Hole Golf Course *Serviced Seasonal RV Sites Available *Licensed Restaurant & Patio *Book your Tournament &/or Event Today! Adjacent to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park 20340 TWP 494A, Camrose County

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

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


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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 pages 6 & 7 for locations.

Here are just a few of the many great local community trails around the region. East of Edmonton North of Edmonton • Hike or Bike the Athabasca Landing Trail – part of the northern leg of the Trans Canada Trail which starts by Fort Saskatchewan and leads north to Athabasca.

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. • Donalda - Hike the scenic Willow Canyon Coulee Trail • Northeast of Wainwright the Wainwright Wildlife Society Trail winds along the Battle River with viewpoints along its 6 km of multi-use trail. • Hardisty Nature Trails 10-15 km trek on the most scenic trails in Flagstaff County


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.

Trails in the Beaver Hills Biosphere Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail – Located east of the Strathcona Wilderness Centre on Rg Rd 211 and Twp Rd 530, a 2 km trail with benches, lookout points and a picnic area allow you to experience biodiversity, culture and the story of the land (see page 92). Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area – A trail network of 170 km used for hiking, cycling, equestrian, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing hosting the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival. Elk Island National Park – with over 80 km of trails, take in the diverse landscape and observe the aspen woodlands, glistening lakes and prairie meadows. Miquelon Lake Provincial Park – 18 km of well-groomed and interconnected trails great for birdwatching. Ministik Lake Sanctuary – is Alberta’s oldest preserve, featuring 75 sq km of trails that are less frequented allowing you to enjoy a quaint experience. North Cooking Lake Natural Area – Located at 52209 Rg Rd 213, it has great trails for birdwatching and a quiet stroll through the wetlands, forests, and prairie land. Strathcona Wilderness Centre – 12 km of trails at this fourseason outdoor adventure centre with disc-golf, hiking, wildlife watching, tent camping, picnicking and more (see page 94).

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

Alberta Parks Trail info: AlbertaParks.ca

Trails Northeast of Edmonton Cold Lake Provincial Park – known for its beach, the park is also home to 11.5 km of trails to hike or bike. Garner Lake Provincial Park – a 5 km trail to hike or bike while enjoying the interpretive signs highlighting local wildlife and vegetation. Moose Lake Provincial Park – 7 km of trails with stunning Jackpine forests and lakeside views, close to Bonnyville. Long Lake Provincial Park – home to 17 km of trails in the White Earth Valley Natural Area to hike, view wildlife, horseback ride or go geocaching and is accessible year-round.

Trails East of Edmonton Vermilion Provincial Park – 12 well-maintained trails spanning the distance of 23 km makes this park and campground a favourite for all outdoor enthusiasts.

Trails Southeast of Edmonton Dilberry Lake Provincial Park – 13 km of trails located southeast of Chauvin allow you to experience the area’s lush aspen forest. Big Knife Provincial Park – the 8.5 km of uncrowded trails near Forestburg allow you to escape the city and get into nature.

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail (278 km) – Stretching from Waskatenau to Heinsburg and up to Cold Lake, this abandoned CN Rail Line welcomes all types of trail users. Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area (140 km) – in the Lac La Biche region, these trails are shared by ATV and snowmobiles. Highlights include Dabbs Lake Trail, the Wishbone Trails and the Puller Lake Trails. Lakeland Breakers Trail System (35 km) – Located in Two Hills County north of Beauvallon, these trails can be used in summer or winter. These trails are also known as the Cougar Patch or Beauvallon Cabin Trails. Find trail maps at lakelandbreakers.com North Bruderheim Provincial Recreation Area – a designated OHV/ATV recreation area with 14 km of terrain is located just north of Bruderheim and east of Highway 830 on Twp Rd 565. Poachers Landing Provincial Recreation Area – Popular for hiking, ATVs, and snowmobiles, this network of trails and bridges north of Boyle, is located along the Athabasca River. Redwater Provincial Recreation Area (100 km) – 5 minutes from Redwater is one of the largest sand dune fields in the region. Used extensively by ATV and snowmobile riders this area contains many looping trails.

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The Best Guide to Camping Northeast, East & Southeast of Edmonton LEGEND Services (PWS/N) P=Power W=Water S=Sewer N=No Hookups >> Indicates campground has an advertisement. Most campgrounds have firepits, picnic tables and shaded/wooded sites. This campground guide also includes Trail & Recreation information. Services, dates to open/close, and phone numbers listed are subject to change.

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NORTHEAST HWY 2 & 55 ATHABASCA 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: Boat launch, playground, pier, 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 LAKE 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 - Open Summer. Three shelters. Services: (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. Ser vices: (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 LAKE NARROWS CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 6 sites, Day use area Ser vices: (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 km south on RR 180. 780-675-2273

For locations of BEACHES, LAKES, PARKS, and Recreation Areas refer to the Campground Listings in this Guide and on the Regional Map - pages 6 & 7.

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, 67 sites, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: 15/30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails, boat launch, swimming, beach, fishing. 4 km N of Caslan off Sec. Rd. 663. 780-689-2074

KIKINO >> HIDEAWAY ADVENTURE GROUNDS See AD page 41. 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 38. BEAVER LAKE PROV. REC. AREA Open: May-Sept. 89 sites, group use area 5 sites, day use, firewood, showers, flush toilets store. Services: 15/30 amp (PW/N). Recreation: boat launch, fishing, beach, playground, swimming. 6 km east of Lac La Biche on Hwy 663. 780-623-9222 CROW LAKE PROV. PARK - Open May Sept. 30 sites, firepits. No firewood available. Services: (N) Recreation: Hand boat launch, canoeing, kayaking, non motorized boats. 780-743-7437 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: M a y- O c t . 2 6 2 s i t e s . 4 d i f f e r e n t campgrounds; Pinehurst Lake - Open June 30-Sept - 125 sites, Touchwood Lake - 87 sites, Seibert Lake - 42 sites, Ironwood - 8 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: 15/30 amp (P/N). 2 tipis, 5 summer cabins and 10 year-round cabin rentals, Community facility for rent.

Recreation: trails, boat launch, beaches, bird watching, biking, hiking, playground, swimming, fishing. 13 km NE of Lac La Biche off SH 881. 780-623-4144 DIESELS OWL HOOT CAMPSITE – 780-623-2134 SPRUCE POINT - 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.

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

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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


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. Ser vices: (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.letscamp.ca See AD pg 61. 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. 57 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 66. Open year-round. 60 sites Services: (P/W/S). 50 amp, pull-thrus. Seasonal & yearly site rental. Group site and shelter. Flush toilets, showers, laundry, free WiFi (limited access). Recreation: inflatable water slide and play area, spring-fed pond, 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 - Sept. 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


COLD LAKE COLD LAKE M.D. PARK - Open May Sept. 155 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 - Oct. 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. 780-594-7856 CRANE LAKE EAST & WEST M.D. PARKS - Open: May-Sept. East - 26 sites, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: (P/N). West - 24 sites, dump station, firewood, caretaker, concession. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, swimming. 25 km W of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55 & 5 km N on RR 444. 780- 573-6443. ENGLISH BAY PROV. REC. AREA – Open May-Sept, 57 sites. Services: (P). Recreation: boat launch, beach, swimming. 16 km N of Cold Lake. 780-594-7856 ETHEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: MaySept. 11 sites, caretaker, firewood, picnic area. Services: (N). Recreation: camp kitchen, boat launch, fishing, horseshoes, playground, swimming. From Cold Lake 8 km W on Hwy 55 and 10 km N on Hwy 897. 780-573-9569.

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

>> EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE – See AD page 69. Open: Apr 1 – Oct 31. 12 Sites. Two night, weekly or monthly rentals. Caretaker, firewood, fire pits and picnic tables, free Wifi, free laundry services, free private showers, free black water pump outs. Services: 15/30 amp(PWS) Recreation: beautiful landscape with wildlife viewing, petfriendly walking trail’s past horse ranch, bird sanctuary. Free storage for seasonal RV site renters. Non-gated easy access. 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. Nearby, Kinosoo Ridge Aerial Adventure Park opens in 2022, a 60' high towering structure with several skill levels to choose from. 15 km NE of Cold Lake. 780-573-7828

>> HAMILTON HOUSE INN & ADVENTURES RV PARK – See AD page 72. 4 sites. Services: (P/W/S) weekly and monthly rates. Picnic table, group use firepit. Access to some B&B amenities. Recreation: lawn games, on-site hot tub, canoe rentals, fishing charters, lake tours, hiking, and biking. 10 minutes southeast of Cold Lake in Cherry Grove. 780-594-7257 or 780-812-6525 WOLF LAKE M.D. CAMPGROUND Open: May – Sept. 67 sites, caretaker, picnic area, dump station, outhouses, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, boat launch, fishing. West of Iron River on Hwy 55, then 30 km N on R.R. 473. 780-826-0556. BODINA RESORT – 780-826-7165 BAYWOOD RV PARK – 780-573-3108 or 780-812-6612

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Minnie Lake M.D. Park, Glendon

COUNTRY CAMPING – 587-201-0184 MANATOKAN LAKE CAMPGROUND 780-812-5521 RUNWAY RV PARK – 780-815-3246

ELK POINT ELK POINT REC. PARK - Open: May Oct. 17 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, multi-use Iron Horse Trail. On edge of town on Sec Hwy 646 by golf course. 780-724-3810 ELK POINT RIVER PARK – Open May to Oct. 8 sites, day use area, picnic shelter, viewing deck. Services: (P/N) 3.5 km south of Elk Point. 780-724-3810 ELKS WILDERNESS PARK - 12 sites, 3 day use, firewood, water. On Kehewin Lake, 9 km N of Elk Point. 780-724-2281 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.

FROG LAKE/FISHING LAKE RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 46 sites, showers. Ser vices: (P/N) Recreation: playground, beach, fishing. N of Frog Lake off Hwy 897. 780-227-6111

GIBBONS >> GOOSE HUMMOCK GOLF & RV RESORT - See AD page 42. 102 sites, firepits, public washrooms, central septic services Services: 30/50 amp(P) Recreation: golfing, Jurassic Forest Interpretive Centre. 1-23210, Township Road 564. 780-921-2444.



LONG LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May – Sept. 220 sites, showers, concession, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, day use area, group camping, laundromat. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, golf, interpretive programs, trails (26 km) hiking, biking, equestrian, beach, swimming, boat launch & rentals, motorboating, canoeing, fishing. 38 km N of Waskatenau on SH 831. 780-576-3959 NORTHERN RIDGE GOLF & RV RESORT 780-576-3939

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. East - 11 sites – day use, store, caretaker, toilets, firewood. Services: (P/N) West - 7 sites, boat launch, outhouse, firewood Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing, playground, volleyball, paddle board rentals, swimming, day-use, change rooms. 5 km NE of Glendon on Hwy 660. 780-573-6666.

MALLAIG BEACH CAMPSITE - Open: May - Labour Day. 24 sites. firewood, cook shack, fish cleaning stand. Services: (N). Recreation: children’s play area, beach, swimming, boating, fishing. Just south of Mallaig on Vincent Lake. 780-645-5263



WATERTOWER CAMPSITE - 6 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, hiking, ATV, equestrian, boat launch, canoeing, North Sask. River. Southside of Heinsburg.



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 55. ST. PAUL RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 40 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: golf, baseball, by swimming pool. 4800 - 55 St. 780-614-4244 ST. PAUL IRON HORSE TRAIL CAMPGROUND - Open: mid-May to mid-Oct. 82 sites, day use area, firewood, fishpond, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, wifi, caretaker. Services: 30&50 amp (PWS). Recreation: soccer field, multi-use trails. Located at 4012 - 53 Ave. 780-614-4244

LONG LAKE >> GEORGE'S RV CAMPGROUND See AD page 46. Year-round RV sites. Off Hwy 831 on Long Lake Road. 780-966-3511.

>> RAMARK PARK See AD page 46. Open May – Sept Private Seasonal RV Park. 50 sites Services: PW (30/ 50 amp), Sewage Removal, 10 x 12 Shed with each site. Coin Operated Laundry Recreation: Large Green space, - horse shoe pits, volleyball net. Small rental cabin available for extra guests. ATV cutline trail right out of property. Golf courses, fishing, public beach, convenience store nearby. TWP 631A 19222 – Long Lake Provincial Park Road. 403-669-3579 www.ramarkparkmodels.com

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Alberta hing FREE Fis d Weeken 3! July 2 & Fishing at Long Lake Provincial Park by Colin G-C

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.

For a complete list of FISHING HOLES visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Fishing ALBERTA SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS for complete details visit: www.albertaregulations.ca

FLOATING STONE LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Sept. 65 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. 34 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 A fully treed secluded seasonal campground located south of St. Paul on the North Saskatchewan River. www.bearridge.ca

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

Hamilton House Inn & Adventures


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SMOKY LAKE >> SMOKY LAKE COUNTY www.smokylakeregion.ca See AD page 49. 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 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 51. Open: May - Sept. 41 sites, 10 trappers tents, firewood, showers, picnic area, playground, gift shop, special events. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation: horsehoe pits, trails, hiking, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing on the North Saskatchewan River. 15 km south of Smoky Lake on Hwy 855, 1 km East on Victoria Trail off Hwy 855. 780-656-2229 MONS LAKE REC. AREA - Open: April Oct. 8 sites, treed, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 6.4 km E of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 28; 3.2 km N and 0.4 km W. 587-335-5510 SHEMELUK LAKE - Day Use Only picnic area, fishing, electric motor/rowing boats. 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, playground. Services: (N). West side of town. 780-398-3741 HALFMOON LAKE PARK - Open: May Sept. 11 seasonal sites, day use area, firepits, caretaker on site, store, picnic s h e l t e r. S e r v i c e s : 3 0 a m p ( P ) Recreation: playground, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch. 14 km W of Thorhild along Hwy. 18 & 12 km S. 780-961-3308

VILNA BONNIE LAKE VILNA REC. AREA Open: May - Oct. 32 sites, firewood, picnic shelter, toilets. Services: 15/30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, golf, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing. 2 km E of Vilna along Hwy. 28 and 2 km N. 780-656-8984

>> NORTHERN LIGHTS RV RESORT - See AD page 53. Open year-round. 50 sites (some sites 20 amp available), firewood, heated washrooms & showers, playground. Services: (P/N). Recreation: movie room, hot tub, hiking trails, ATV trails, multi sport coursespickleball, children’s zipline. 14125 Hwy 652 south of Vilna.780-656-6559 www.northernlightsrvresort.com

>> PARADISE COVE RESORT >> FORT LIONS CAMPGROUND See AD page 54. - Open: Year-round. (TURNER PARK) - See AD page 76.

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.

Open: May - Oct. 42 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers, on-site manager. Services: 50, 30, 20 amp(PWS/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, trails (68 km paved), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, canoeing. 10701 River Road. 780-9984074 www.fortlionscampground.ca

LAMONT LAMONT RV PARK - 780-895-2220


REC. AREA See AD page 48. Open: April - Oct. 8 sites, picnic shelter, firepits, tables, green space camping. Services: (P/N) NW corner of Waskatenau next to ball diamonds. 780-358-2208.

EAST HWY 15 & 45

PARK) See AD page 89. Open: April Oct. 132 sites, dump station, 2 camping cabins, firewood, family reunion building, 2 camp kitchens, showers, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelters, free wifi. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, horseshoes, hiking, swimming, boating, boat launch, fishing on North Sask. River. 17 km N of Marwayne on SH 897. 780-847-2273.


CAMPGROUND See AD page 89.

ANDREW RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 16 sites, dump station, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30/50amps. (PWS/N) Recreation: playground. In town next to Duck. 780-365-3687

Open: April - Nov. 24 sites, day use area, dump station, flush toilets, showers, free wifi. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 2nd Ave & 2nd St South. 780-847-3784


DRAHOMANOW REC. AREA - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets. Open weekends only or by appt. Playground, baseball. Services: (N). South of Mundare. 780-632-7486 MUNDARE RV CAMPSITE – Open Year round. 18 sites. Services: (PWS) Next to rec. centre and spray park. 5116 – 50 Ave. 780-764-3929 UKRAINA PARK CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 25 sites, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, concession building rental. Services: (P/N) Recreation: baseball, playground. North side on Hwy. 855. 780-603-1073

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

CLANDONALD CLANDONALD CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, dump station on grounds near Community Hall. Services: (P/W). 780-853-8339 RUSYLVIA HALL CAMPGROUND - Open May-Sept. 6 sites. Services: (P/N). Recreation: 3 ball diamonds, playground. Located 10 km west of Clandonald 780-787-2201.

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

FORT SASKATCHEWAN ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK - ASTOTIN LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: Mid-May Oct. Day use area, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, dump station. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, golf, trails (80km of hiking trails), canoeing. 780-922-5790. Reservations: 1-877737-3783 or reservation.pc.gc.ca

»» ELK ISLAND RETREAT - See AD page 94. Escape into nature in this peaceful, quiet private campground just a short drive from Edmonton and minutes from Elk Island National Park. Stay in a beautiful glamping accommodation: 4 Geodesic domes , 2 modern yurts, 3 comfy cabins, or in a 24' traditional tipi. 36 fully serviced RV sites. Long term rates available. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Coin operated showers & laundry, firewood, free WIFI. Recreation: Nature trails, horseshoe pits and volleyball net. North on RR 212 off of Hwy 16. 780-998-0708



Burnt Rock Adventures Co. Features brand name canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, plus bikes, apparel and accessories. Downtown Vermilion. See ad page 109. Poacher’s Corner - Carries a large selection of camping and fishing gear in Glendon. See ad page 62.

BOAT RENTALS Franchere Sporting Goods Carries camping and fishing gear, plus boat rentals near Bonnyville. See ad page 66. Hamilton House Inn & Adventures - Rents canoes on a private lake near Cold Lake. See ad page 72. L&D Marine Rentals & Repairs - Offers all types of marine engine & Sea-Doo repairs, plus boat rentals. See ad page 66. Wicked Watersport Rentals Rents kayaks, SUPs, pedal boats & go fly-boarding on Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake. See ad page 72.

MYRNAM BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND Rentals are for full season. May-Sept. Recreation: canoeing, fishing, tubing, multi-use trails, playground. N of Myrnam on the North Sask. River. www.bearridge.ca 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. www.campreservations.ca 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

Photo Contest Submission: Paddling on the Battle River by Brandi Frowen

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.



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! Park Information: www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/elkisland For camping visit reservation.pc.gc.ca or call 1-877-737-3783.



www.thcounty.ab.ca See AD page 86.

See ad page 115. Open year round. 50 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, laundry, rec centre, tourist information, online reservations. Ser vices: 15/30/50 amp (PWS). Recreation: playground, off leash area, hiking/biking trails, horse shoes, movies, books and yard games. Nearby trout pond and golf. 5 min west of Lloydminster along Hwy 16 at the corner of RR 22. 780-875-4663 www.campnrv.ca 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

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. www.campreservations.ca TWO HILLS CHAOS MOTOCROSS -Open: May-Oct. Tenting and RV sites available. Toilets. Ser vices: (N). Recreation: Motocross track and trails from bikes and ATV’s. South of Two Hills. 780-818-1369.

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 102. Elk Island National Park by Shane Turgeon

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.


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. 780-592-2414. www.campreservations.ca.

>> WAPASU LAKE CONSERVANCY PARK See AD page 103. 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.


Ardmore Campsite - See listing page 24. Jurassic Forest Mini Golf - Gibbons. See ad page 42. Riverdale Mini Park - Wainwright. See listing page 30. Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway - Bonnyville. See ad pg 66. Vermilion Provincial Park -See listing page 29.



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. campreservations.ca 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 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

MANNVILLE >> MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF & RV RESORT See AD page 104. 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 105. 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 See AD page 94. Escape into nature in this peaceful, quiet private campground just a short drive from Edmonton and minutes from Elk Island National Park. Stay in a beautiful glamping accommodation: 4 Geodesic domes, 2 modern yurts, 3 comfy cabins, or in a 24' traditional tipi. 36 fully serviced RV sites. Long term rates available. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Coin operated showers & laundry, firewood, free WIFI. Recreation: Nature trails, horseshoe pits and volleyball net. North on RR 212 off of HWY 16. 780998-0708 www.elkislandretreat.com HALFMOON LAKE RESORT – 780-922-3045 KAWTIKH RV RETREAT 780-922-5168

> > STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE See AD page 94. 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 127. 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 96. Open: May - Sept. www.campreservations.ca 65 sites, concession, day use area, dump See AD page 124.

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: May-Oct. 111 sites, 3 sites available for winter camping, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers. Services: (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, spray park, canoeing, baseball, horseshoe pits, minigolf, trails (20km), biking, x-c skiing. In town, follow signs. 780-853-4372

SOUTHEAST HIGHWAY 14 CHAUVIN DILLBERRY PROVINCIAL PARK Open midMay - Sept. 83 sites, flush toilets, dump station, showers, firewood, store, fish cleaning stations. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, swimming, playground, sport fishing, sand dunes, x-country skiing, hiking, 13.5 km of trails. SE of Chauvin on Hwy 17. 780-858-6915 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 131. – 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: May-Oct. 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 - Sept. 88 sites, 8 group sites, large sites available, 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, volleyball, basketball, tether ball, horseshoe pits, non powered boating, canoeing, trout pond fishing, backcountry hiking, birdwatching. Located next to Coal Creek Golf resort. 49117 Rge Rd. 182 www.campreservations.ca


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>> BLUEBIRD RV PARK See AD page 120. 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) and Wifi. First come, first serve, no reservations. Self-registration at time of arrival. Located at 4730-51 Ave. near mainstreet, trails and sportsgrounds. 780662-3269

VIKING EASTVIEW PARK - Open: May - Oct. 18 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horseshoe pits, soccer, golf. Main St. to 55 Ave. 780-336-4747



VIKING cont’d... CAMP LAKE PARK Open: May - Sept. 73 sites, 12 group 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, 2 beaches, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing. 48118 Rge Rd 112. www.campreservations.ca


Pelican fishing for lunch and caught a Jackfish on Cold Lake.

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.

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 White Bison at Visions, Hopes and Dreams Wildlife Park, Métis Crossing

>> CAMROSE COUNTY www.county.camrose.ab.ca See AD page 133. 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 139. 107 sites, standard & pull through sites, laundry & shower facility, internet (Wifi), firewood, confectionary and RV supplies. Services: 30, 50 amp (P/W/S). Recreation: short walk to CRE Events Building and Camrose Resort Casino. Golf course nearby, children’s playground. Located just off Hwy 13 east on the CRE Grounds. 780-678-2888. Turkey Vulture flying over Dillberry Lake Prov. Park

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>> CHERRY LANE BED & BREAKFAST CAMPING See AD page 133. - 6 sites, picnic tables, firepits, showers, washrooms. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: Volleyball, playground. 19312 Township Road 440. 780-678-9368

>> DOUBLE DAM CAMPGROUND – See AD page 133. 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. 780-672-4765

>> HAY LAKES TELEGRAPH PARK See AD page 132. 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: May-Oct. 273 sites, caretaker, day use area, showers, dump station, firewood, toilets, picnic shelter, group camping, store/visitor centre. Reduced services in winter. Services: 15/30 amp (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. 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

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DAYSLAND (EDGERTON DAY) CAMPGROUND - 12 sites, large overflow camping, cookhouse, group camping. 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. DONALDA CAMPGROUND - Open year round. 9 service sites, camp kitchen, shower facility. Additional non-serviced sites available. Short/long term rentals. Services: (P/N). Recreation: Willow Canyon Hiking Trails, ball diamonds, skate park, camp kitchen, showers, flush toilets. 1205 Bond Street. 403-741-8196. ROZI’S RETREAT – Open year round On Hwy 13. 780-373-2385.

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


KILLAM CENTENNIAL PARK Open: May-Sept. 55 sites, day use area, >> FLAGSTAFF COUNTY AREA & dump station, free firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, group camping. FORESTBURG See AD page 142. Services: 30 amp Recreation: baseball, www.flagstaff.ab.ca/tourism ALLIANCE VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 4 playground, skateboard park, paved trail. sites. Public washrooms, showers, dump (PWS/N). 4616-57St. 780-385-3977. stn. Services: (P/W). 780-879-3911. LAGUNA BEACH RV PARK 780-385-2280 BATTLE RIVER CAMPGROUND – Open LOUGHEED May – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 3 km S LOUGHEED CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, picnic shelter, baseball, museum. Services: of SH 602 on Hwy 36. 780-879-3911 15&50 amp (PWS). Recreation: picnic >> BATTLE RIVER CROSSING shelter, baseball, museum, trout pond RESORT & CAMPGROUND nearby. Southside of Hwy 13. See AD page 140. Open mid-May 780-386-3970 Sept. 40 sites, 6 group camping areas. Large group tent area. Caretaker, day use, PROVOST & AREA pull thru sites, firewood, picnic shelter. BANNISTER CAMPGROUND Open MayServices: (P/N) Recreation: beach, Oct. 53 sites, flush toilets, picnic shelter, site birdwatching, kayaking, tubing, trails, s t o v e s . S e r v i c e s : ( P W S ) 3 0 a m p . hiking, biking, playground, basket disc golf Recreation: next to Rec Centre, bowling course. Off Hwy 36, west on Twp Rd 410 alley, pickleball, tennis courts, skateboard to RR 144 go south 4.8 km (south of park and ball diamonds. 53 Ave. in Provost Sports Park. 780-753-2261 Forestburg). 403-740-9196 BIG KNIFE PROVINCIAL PARK – Open BODO COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND – 10 mid-May-Sept. 51 sites, day use, sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station. Recreation: playground, fishing, boat Services: (P). Hwy 899. 780-753-6353 launch, 7 km of trails, dump station, CAPT. AYRE LAKE & RESORT - Open Maymotorboats, canoeing, tap water. Sept. 83 sites, day use, flush toilets, group Services: (N), 5 miles west of Forestburg camping, picnic shelter, dump station. on Hwy 53, then 7 miles south on Sec. Ser vices: (P). Recreation: beach, horseshoe pits, paddle boat rentals. 17 km Hwy 855. 403-742-7516 W of Cadogan along SR 600 & 1.4 km S. DIPLOMAT TROUT POND CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, gazebo. 780-857-2105 Services: (N) Recreation: nature trail, HUGHENDON GOLF CAMPGROUND fishing. 8 Km West of Forestburg & 8 Km 780-856-2066 SHORNCLIFFE LAKE CAMPGROUND Open South on Hwy 855. 780-384-4100 FORESTBURG GOLF & RV PARK – 17 May-Sept. 50 sites, day-use, flush toilets, sites. Washroom and showers. Services: group camping, picnic shelter, dump stn, (PWS) Recreation: Golf. Just off SH 856 laundromat, museum. Service: (PWS) Recreation: motor-boating, beach. 3 km on 50 Ave. 780-582-3693 FORESTBURG KINSMEN RV PARK – west of Czar. 780-857-2435 Open May - Oct. 28 sites, flush toilets, showers, firewood, group camping, dump stations, playground. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). 4901-47St. – 780-582-3668 GALAHAD VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, group camping, toilets, showers, dump station, gazebo. Services: (P/W). 780-384-4100 IRENE PARLB Y PARK (HEISLER) CAMPGROUND - 10 sites, showers. Services: (PWS). Recreation: playground, baseball, basketball, walking trails. In town at Haultain Avenue & Greenfield Street. 780-889-2263 STROME CAMPGROUND Services: (N). In village off Hwy 13. 780-384-4118





SEDGEWICK LAKE PARK Open: May–Sept, 59 sites, beach, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, shower, group camping, picnic shelter. Cabin rentals available. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: wading pool, paved trail, golf, 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

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HIDEAWAY ADVENTURE GROUNDS Wall tents. Kikino - pg 41

METIS CROSSING Trappers tents - pg 51

JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK (Lea Park Campground) Cabins. Marwayne - pg 89

ELK ISLAND RETREAT Domes, yurts, cabins, tipi. Near Elk Island National Park - pg 94





STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE - The Lodge Elk Island Retreat Yurt

Strathcona County - pg 94 ALBERTA

Smoky Lake Region - pg 51




Cold Lake - pg 70

Smoky Lake - pg 52




Learn more about the Travel Routes that take you through the Go East of Edmonton Region!

Near Cold Lake - pg 72

SOUTH AFRICA HOUSE GUEST LODGE Wainwright - pg 130 CHERRY LANE BED & BREAKFAST Camrose County - pg 133


CANALTAHOTELS.COM South Africa House Guest Lodge

SMOKY LAKE INN - pg 50 SUPER 8 HOTEL Smoky Lake - pg 50


8 Hotels across the region. 1-855-933-1933 Canalta Lac La Biche, St. Paul Canalta Camrose, Provost The Landing - St. Paul Ramada Lac La Biche Ramada Wainwright Ramada Camrose

St. Paul - pg 59 STUDIO 6 Bruderheim - pg 78 HEARTLAND HOTEL Lamont - pg 80 MARWAYNE HOTEL - pg 89 CAMROSE HOTELS - pg 138

WAGON WHEEL MOTEL Killam - pg 145


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Legal Mural


Legal is a friendly bilingual community located 20 minutes north of St. Albert on Highway 2. The town prides itself on preserving its French culture, which dates back to 1894 when the first settlers from France and then Quebec came to the area.

Legal is the “French Mural Capital of Canada”, which has the highest concentration of murals per capita in the world. Admire over 35 Legal murals 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.

An online map of the murals is available at www.legal.ca or download the Balado Discovery app and explore the murals on a self-guided tour. Experience and enjoy the French culture during Fete au Village on July 22-24, 2022. For more event updates and details visit www.legal.ca. 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. Watch the sunset while you enjoy the company of your friends and family around a campfire.

Drop a fishing line in the stocked trout pond while the children climb on the nearby play structures. Browse the shops on main street, enjoy the local cuisine, or take in the wonders of the mural walk. Legal is here for you to explore!

Legal Super Mart 4743 - 50 Ave., Legal Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm Sat-Sun 9am-7pm 780-961-3332 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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GO SEE & DO! Explore the downtown Athabasca area – with a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Keep an eye out for stories and images of the rich history dotting buildings and marking historical residences. Pick up a brochure for the Historical Walking Tour. Enjoy the outdoors at Athabasca’s riverfront area featuring picnic areas, a spray park, playground, a skateboard

park, and seasonal food trucks. Don’t miss the Magnificent River Rats Festival here on July 1 & 2, 2022. Venture out to one of many beautiful lakes to camp, and enjoy paddling or go boating. Bring your own or check out the local boat rentals. Access the Athabasca River at one of the 3 boat launches. Go golfing at one of the 3 golf courses in the region. Hike along the Athabasca Landing Trail and experience the Tawatinaw Valley. The Muskeg Creek Walking Trails are situated within the Town of Athabasca and offer 17.5 km of trails to explore. 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.

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. Take a road trip east on Highway 55 to the Village of Boyle for the Boyle Farmers’ Market. See next page for their Special Event Markets.

A Little Bit of Everything #101, 5003-50 St., Athabasca Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-5pm Sun 11am-4pm 780-213-2111 See pages 151-159.


The Athabasca region is located just 90 minutes north of Edmonton, providing year-round opportunities for daytrips & staycations. The residents of the region benefit from a rural lifestyle with access to beautiful green spaces, lakes, and the scenic Athabasca River.

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Boyle & District Agricultural Society Betterment Committee


Every Thursday - Noon to 3 pm

May 19 to September 8 Boyle Community Centre

August 5 & 6, 2022

BOYLE AG GROUNDS Located 1 km East of Boyle along Hwy 663 INDOOR AND 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 SPRING FLING BARREL RACING SERIES May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, June 5 CAROLYN WINTERBURN MEMORIAL BARREL RACE May 28 BADASS BARREL RACING & POLE BENDING JACKPOTS June 18 & 19 and July 16 & 17 BOYLE GYMKHANA August 27 & 28

Friday, December 2 4 - 7 pm

Recreation facilities include RV park, tennis courts, ball diamonds, community center, youth & fitness center, hockey arena & curling rink, spray park, playgrounds, & seniors drop in center.

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

780-689-3643 www.boylealberta.com

The Lac La Biche Region is your playground of opportunity, located 30 minutes east of Boyle on Highway 55, and less than one hour north of Vilna on Highway 36. The hamlets of Lac La Biche and Plamondon are the urban service areas for a municipality covering more than 12,000 square kilometres. Enjoy the scenic rolling farmland, panoramic lake views and tranquil forests.


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Take a roadtrip 30 km west of Lac La Biche off of Highway 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 peoples. 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. This small community offers accommodations, fuel and supplies, food, and shopping services. Ladies can enjoy boutique shopping just south of Plamondon at Straight & Arrow Boutique featuring new women’s clothing and accessories. A visit to this boutique promises to be a great personal shopping experience! (See ad page 40).


North Country Co-op Gas Bar 9917 - 102 Ave., Plamondon Open Mon-Sat 8am-8pm Sun 9am-5pm 780-798-3771 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market Every Friday 3-5:30 pm Easter til Christmas at the Lakeland Agricom For any upcoming events in 2022 visit:



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

Step back in time! 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 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. 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 up to seven lakes making it an exceptional experience.

Lac La Biche Museum & Visitor Information Centre 9910 - 101 Ave., Lac La Biche Open daily 9am-6pm 780-623-2818 See pages 151-159. 40

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Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area

Popular annual events include Canada Day, Lac La Biche Summer Days, Lakeland Country Fair & Rodeo and Kikino Rodeo. For event updates and details visit www.laclabichecounty.com.

In the hamlet of Lac La Biche you will find all you need for shopping, dining, and sporting goods. For unique gifts and locally homemade items, the Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market held every Friday afternoon is an ideal stop. Authentic Indigenous made artwork and gifts are available at Indigenous Spirit Creations at the Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre. Get your gear at Lac La Biche Sporting Goods. Always worth a stop is Highpoint Clothing and The Mill Artisanal Bakery. Get deals and discounts on Shopping & Dining when you use the Go Roadtrips Savings Pass. It’s free to sign up and easy to use. See page 8 or visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com. Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay at the Canalta Hotel and Ramada in Lac La Biche, book your stay at CanaltaHotels.com.

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 yearround with the seasonal adventure packages - great for individuals or groups.

Located on Main Street 9910 - 101 Ave Lac La Biche

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Come experience what Gibbons has to offer...


...you could find yourself permanently Rooted in Gibbons. Gibbons Outdoor Movie Night

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

Gibbons Museum Gibbons is a vibrant and growing community located at the focal point of Highways 28 and 28a, situated along the picturesque Sturgeon River valley.

There are plenty of parks, playgrounds and trails in Gibbons. You can enjoy Echo Glen Park, which includes over 2 km of natural walking trail along the Sturgeon River Valley. The park also has a picnic area with outdoor cooking stoves and a fish pond that is stocked yearly with trout. Take the kids to the historic themed playground at Riverview Park that compliments the end of the River Valley trail (part of the Historic Athabasca Landing Trail). For more green space and history, visit 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. Gibbons also has a range of facilities including a skateboard park, a spray park, and a leading-edge fitness centre. Popular events include Pioneer Days, Outdoor Movie Nights and the Community Garage Sale. Visit www.gibbons.ca for event details.


Gibbons Petro Canada 4820 - 50 Ave., Gibbons. Open daily 8am-9pm See pages 151-159.

Just north of town, located next to Goose Hummock Golf Resort and Jurassic Forest is the very new Goose Hummock RV Resort – a premium family vacation destination. Book your campsite today!

780-233-7300 4708 - 48 Avenue

Nestled in the heart of Sturgeon County, Bon Accord enjoys its proximity to the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert, and Fort Saskatchewan. The community is situated along Highway 28, which is a major route to destinations in northeast Alberta. The name is derived from the French phrase “Bon Accord”, the ancient motto of Aberdeen, Scotland, the ancestral home of the first settler.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Bon Accord has numerous parks to enjoy.

veggies at Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses (see ad next page). Take some time and visit this family friendly community - you are always welcome!

Visit downtown for a variety of services: Chelsea’s Family Restaurant & Pub, Food Town, Bon Accord Pharmacy and Golden City Bistro. Bon Accord is home to numerous home-based business clients providing unique items such as pottery, dog treats, candles, photography, dog grooming and much more. Just minutes away you will find a family owned and operated attraction – Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm. Further north of Bon Accord you will also find a large variety of local

• Canada Day Pancake Breakfast • Music in the Park • Harvest Days • Winter Wonderland


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Chelsea’s Family Restaurant & Pub 4930 - 50 Ave., Bon Accord Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 12-9pm 780-921-2233 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with


The sky’s the limit at Bon Accord – enjoy the spectacular aurora borealis at given times of the year, only minutes from Edmonton. Community residents have the best of both worlds, a rural environment with immediate access to all amenities and services of a large urban center. A solar farm has been constructed along Highway 28, and the Town will be installing electric vehicle charging stations demonstrating an environmentally progressive community!

Popular annual events include Family Day Celebrations, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Programs, Canada Day Pancake Breakfast, Music in the Park, Harvest Days, Halloween Howl, Winter Wonderland and more. Visit www.bonaccord.ca for event updates and details.

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Located 35 minutes northeast of Edmonton, the Town of Redwater is a vibrant, welcoming community home to over 2,200 people. Surrounded by outdoor amenities, parklands, and recreation opportunities, the residents of Redwater enjoy a healthy, relaxed lifestyle. Redwater Golf Club

Play a round of golf at the Redwater Golf Club and set up camp at the Redwater Campground. Beat the heat with the kids in the outdoor swimming pool. Ride the Redwater Sand Hills Natural Area, 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 North America’s largest freestanding oil derrick, Discovery Derrick No. 1, located in the heart of the town. Explore Redwater Museum showcasing a wide collection of photos and artifacts. 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. Watch for updates on Discovery Days, and the weekly summer Farmers’ Market every Tuesday 4-6:30 pm at Pembina Place, a first-class recreation and cultural facility.

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Visit downtown for a selection of restaurants ranging from fast food and dining. Check out the local shopping outlets and take a quick roadtrip to Den of Antiquity featuring unique country antiques, collectibles and more. 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 beautiful hanging baskets and planters, along with a wide variety of vegetables and potatoes. Their products are available on-site, at Farmers’ Markets in Edmonton or shop online.

• 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 daily May - Oct. D N Phone first for out-of-season hours. E S S • PETTING ZOO • INTERIOR DECORATION •

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Redwater Golf Club 4944-53 St., Redwater Open daily 9am-8pm 780-942-3993 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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Step through the doors into a general store of the past at the Thorhild Museum and view exhibits depicting the pioneers who settled in the area.


Trail at Long Lake Provincial Park

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

COMPLETE FARM STORE stocked with local meats, cheese, ice cream, pickles, baking & seasonal treats. Open Wed-Sat 10-5 pm 780-206-8010

Nook in the Woods 59204 Rg Rd 223 Open 6 days a week 10am-6pm Closed Tuesdays. 780-398-2075 See pages 151-159.

59510 RR 231, Thorhild County

Did you know? 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. More developments are coming soon. 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 is a popular destination with full amenities including camping and a relaxing beach. Park your RV for the summer by booking a seasonal site at Ramark Park or at George’s RV Park. Nearby is a golf course, and the White Earth Valley Natural Area with 17 km of multi-use trails. 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! Nearby, visit Moose Wood Acres - a farm store offering quality meat products and local foods including cheese, baking and more!

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


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

Unique country store with many items...

Seasonal Private RV Park 30 & 50 AMP, Water, Sewage Removal 10x12 shed on each site May - September

1.5 hrs Northeast of Edmonton 403-669-3579 TWP 631A 19222 – Long Lake Provincial Park Rd 46


*Large Selection of Teas & Spices *Cheese, Wine & Beer Kits *Gourmet Foods *Jewellery *Clothing *Upholstery Services *Watkins Products *Rawleighs Products *Gift Items *Essential Oils *Socks & Slippers *Mercy MSM

Independent Amsoil Dealer (Synthetic Oil, filters, etc.)

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Radway is located 40 minutes northeast of Edmonton within Thorhild County along Highway 28. 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. Enjoy fishing? Come out to Radway Fish Pond to have a relaxing day of trout fishing. The Radway Agricultural Society is proud to host several events throughout the year at the AgriCentre which acts as a hub for the community. It makes a great venue for music events, weddings and family reunions with camping available. Don’t miss the very popular Pioneer Days in July with activities for the whole family. FREE G PIN CAM

Radway Agricultural Society May 7 - Millenia Supper & Dance June 11-12 - Sportsman’s Trade Show

July 22-24 - Radway Pioneer Days ball tournament, quilt show, bench show, pancake breakfast, Summer Market, Show & Shine, bouncy castles, parade, beer gardens, steak supper & dance, free camping

Oct 28 - RCW Wrestling Nov 25 - Christmas Market Jan 2023 - RCW Wrestling Apr 2023 - Easter Market & RCW Wrestling Call 780-938-6345 to book the AgriCentre for your next event! Perfect for weddings and family reunions for all sizes.

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 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton on Highway 28. Go hiking on the Nature Trail that starts at the wooden train trestle (dating back to 1919), and follows the creek for a 1/4 mile. The point of the old rail line is also 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. The top-notch facility, Pine Creek Ball Park is considered one of the top baseball facilities and hosting sites in Alberta. Set up camp at the Pine Creek Campground, which has powered camping stalls, a camp kitchen, and shower facilities. Plus, don’t miss Fair Days in August!

STICKER STATION T&T Iron Horse Restaurant - Hwy 28 at Waskatenau Open Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri-Sun 8am-9pm 780-358-2333. See pages 151-159.

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

smoky lake REGION

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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 horse-drawn sleigh when the snow falls.


Greenhouse open daily 10am-7pm May 1 till end of June Ukrainian Food, Ice cream & more!

59314 Hwy 28, Smoky Lake

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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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Open Mon-Sat 9am - 6pm

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


Smoky Lake


The Smoky Lake Region is a beautiful area full of opportunities for outdoor recreation and major events that are held throughout the year.

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

Métis Crossing is Alberta’s first major Métis cultural interpretive destination and has received worldwide recognition as one of the top attractions to visit in 2022! Created as a place for Métis people to share Métis stories, it is also a place for family-fun and cultural learning. Situated on over 688 acres of land, comprised of river lot titles from the original Métis settlers in the late 1800s. It is located just off Hwy 855, only 10 minutes south of Smoky Lake, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. The new Visions, Hopes and Dreams Wildlife Park welcomed the return of Heritage species that last roamed these hills around 1865 including: Woods Bison, Plains Bison, White Bison, Elk, White Elk, and Percheron horses. The Cultural Gathering Centre showcases traditional Métis Craftsmanship and is home to the gift shop, dining with Indigenous culinary experiences, and is popular for special events, weddings and gatherings. Stay at the new 40 room, boutique luxury Lodge to relax and reconnect in a special blend of comfort and Métis History. For campers, enjoy both powered RV campsites, tent camping, as well as comfort camping in Traditional Métis Trappers tents, that are furnished with beds & wood heaters. (See more next page). farm fresh meat, eggs, vegetables, artisan sausages, Ukrainian foods, canning, honey, jerky, pepperoni Corner of Hwy 28 & RR 180, 5 km west of Smoky Lake

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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. Be sure to snap a photo at the Pumpkin Park located next to the Smoky Lake Visitor Centre CN Train Station. The Visitor Centre is open weekends and holidays from July 1 to August 31. 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. Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Smoky Lake Golf Course. 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. Take in the popular events – Smoky Lake Stampede on July 30-31st, and the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair on October 1st. Another exciting activity to take the kids to is the Smoky Lake Corn Maze. Visit www.smokylakeregion.ca for event details.

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Open daily 10-5 pm 780-656-5540 38 Wheatland Ave., Smoky Lake

Comfortable adult accommodations in the heart of Smoky Lake. Well appointed rooms, full-ensuites, Smart TV’s, Google Home and free WiFi 4604 McDougall Drive, Smoky Lake

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Stop by the Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli for a selection of delicious Ukrainian baked goods – proud to be serving the community for 50 years! Fill your cooler with local food at Serben Farms Store, and get beautiful hanging plants and more at Linda’s Market Gardens. Shop at the Farmers’ Market Saturdays 10 am-12 pm April to December. Top up your growler at Gofer Liquor and browse through their huge selection. Check out the beautiful Indigenous artwork available for purchase at Blue Horse Gallery & Studio. Pick up your fishing tackle at Smoky Lake Home Hardware. Relax and enjoy some amazing coffee along with homemade soups and sandwiches at Tipsy Cow. Stop into the Esso to see the giant bear and dine at the Great Bear Café. 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. 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 daily 8am-9pm 780-656-3738 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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The Village of Vilna, is a historic little boomtown featuring restored heritage storefronts and buildings. It is located on Hwy 28 east of Smoky Lake, with a large trading area of farms, lake resorts, and First Nations’ reserves.

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Home to Alberta’s oldest operating pool hall and barbershop – this provincially designated historic building was constructed in the 1920s and still has many of its original features. Stop into Cyr’s store for Visitor Information and gift shopping at the end of mainstreet. Bring your camera when you visit Vilna’s Mushroom Park, site of the World’s Largest Mushrooms. Join the Vilna Agricultural Society this summer as they host Boomtown Fair Days August 19-21, 2022 as they celebrate milestones including the 100th Anniversary of the Village! Plus, watch for their Farmers Markets held at the Cultural Centre on Sundays. Just east of Vilna on Hwy 28 is the Bonnie Lake Campground, great for fishing, swimming, and boating. Sink a few balls at the Vilna Golf Course. Travel east of Vilna through the hamlet of Spedden and be amazed by the 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. South of Vilna is Northern Lights RV Resort where they offer unlimited camping year-round (see ad page 53).

Paradise Cove Resort


"The Resort of Northeast Alberta"

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Bellis is located just west of Vilna along Highway 28. Stop in and check out the huge *Antiques antique selection at Heritage *Art *Books Corner Shoppe. Just 2 km *Collectibles south of the Bellis turn-off is *Housewares *Music *Gifts Bellis Beach Lake, a quaint *Furnishings little lake with good perch and Open Mon-Sat 10-5pm (Closed Tues & Sun.) rainbow trout fishing. Travel Winter hours - by chance or appt. through Bellis to Kaduk Lake, Mainstreet Bellis 780-636-3937 another wonderful spot for camping and fishing. From Bellis, travel south on Highway 857 and visit the historic Dickie Bush Church on the hill overlooking an immense fertile valley. Take Township Road 584 east up the slight rise, and then down, down, down into the seemingly bottomless Kubasa Canyon.

in the

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 & Floating Stone Non-serviced Sites 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.

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The County of St. Paul is located two hours northeast of Edmonton and has a diversified economy with tourism, agriculture, and oil and gas activity. The main trade centres are the towns of St. Paul and Elk Point.


Floating Stone Campground at the Beach

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. 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. 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 multi-use Iron Horse Trail that runs through town. It features a staging area that boasts a 14 stall shelter for wagon and horse riders looking to make a stop in town, plus a yearround 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 southeast branch that ends in Heinsburg. It’s popular year-round with horseback 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. continued on page 58...

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

2022 Annual Community Events Shiver Fest

Family Day

Centerfield Music Festival

June 17-18 July 1

Canada Day LRA Rodeo

Sept. Long Weekend October 31

Safe and Sweet Tree Lighting

December 2

Check our Facebook & Website for Updates

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

St. Paul Golf Course 18 Challenging Holes Modern Clubhouse with Tin Cup Restaurant Cart Rentals, Pro Shop, Lessons

4601 - 57 Street, St. Paul 780-645-4077 www.stpaulgolfcourse.com

Ph. 780-645-4481



The County operates four recreation camping facilities: Westcove, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake, and Floating Stone Lake, all complete with serviced sites, and an on-site caretaker. Online reservations can 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. Watch for the St. Paul Midweek (Wednesdays) Farmers’ Market, and the Friday Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm at the Centennial Senior Centre.

Twisted Fork


For eclectic treasures, give yourself lots of time to visit Loree’s Antiques & Collectibles. 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. 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, regalia and more. When you are all shopped out, relax and book a stay at the Canalta Hotel or The Landing Hotel & 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 29). If you’re looking to buy lake lots, recreational or residential property contact Lakeland Realty.

Visitor Information Centre 5012 - 53 St., St. Paul Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm Closed Mondays. 780-645-6800 See pages 151-159.

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


Welcome to Elk Point – a friendly, progressive community of over 1500 residents, on Highway 41 two hours northeast of Edmonton.

Snap a photo of the 32-foot Peter Fidler statue, which celebrates the history of the 1790s fur trade. Discover its story at Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, 11 km east of town via Hwy 646. Check their website for hours of operation at www.fortgeorgebuckinghamhouse.ca. Over a century of history, from the North West Rebellion to the 1980s, is depicted on a 100-foot mural near the Town of Elk Point Library on 50th Ave. Enjoy 4 seasons of recreation on the Iron Horse Trail, go golfing and play sports at Elk Point Recreation Park. Stay at a great selection of campgrounds and lakes around Elk Point.

4824 - 50 Ave. (in the big church)

Elk Point, AB


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

HomeTown Grocers 5022 - 50 St., Elk Point Open daily 8am-9pm 780-724-3776 See pages 151-159.

Peter Fidler Statue

The Riverside Campground a mile south of town is located on the scenic bank of the North Saskatchewan River with an awesome viewing deck. Elk Point’s spray park is a popular cooling-off spot for local kids and visitors alike, located north of A.G. Ross Arena. Visit award winning, Golden Loaf Bakery or any of six local eateries including the new taco shop. The best slushes and soft ice cream cones are at Home Town Grocers. Pick up your camping groceries at Cornerstone Co-op. Get your fishing license and all the gear at RONA. Check out the great selection of fabrics at Sew Heavenly Quilting. If you would like to make this your home or summer retreat, visit Lakeland Realty (see ad page 58).


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, 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, 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.

E: info@elkpointchamber.ca www.elkpoint.ca Visit Elk Point’s Visitor Information Centre, located on Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail

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.


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.

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. Grab a delicious bite to eat at Bistro 56 in Glendon!

The place to go is Pyrogy Park, home of the World’s Largest Pyrogy. The park is equipped with picnic areas, washroom facility and gazebo, two new modern playgrounds, including a zip line, and of course, the must-see giant Pyrogy. Plan to attend the Glendon Parade, Derby & Mud Bogs on August 13, 2022. For more events and Farmers’ Market dates visit www.villageofglendon.ca.

Korner Mart and Gas 203 Railway Ave., Glendon Open Sun-Thurs 8am-8pm Fri & Sat 8am-9pm 780-207-1460 See pages 151-159.

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

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

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.

Angus Shaw Statue

Vezeau Beach Kids Jumping Pillow

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. Plan to be in town for the Rodeo and Chuckwagon Races on June 2-5, 2022 and the Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Show N’ Shine and Drag Racing Weekend on July 22-24, 2022. For other community events visit www.town.bonnyville.ab.ca. #TakeItToTheLake in nature’s playground. Did you know? The M.D. of Bonnyville operates 12 campgrounds in the Bonnyville and Cold Lake Region, including Chicken Hill Lake, Moose Lake continued...

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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.

Festival of Trees November 26 & 27, 2022

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Bonnyville continued... and Muriel Lake - all within 20 minutes of town. Be sure to bring your toys and enjoy some family fun. On the east side of Bonnyville you can camp at the Vezeau Beach M.D. Campground. There is a boat launch, a huge kids jumping pillow and enjoy a beautiful view of Moose Lake. Here also, is the Shaw House M.D. of Bonnyville Visitor Centre. Nearby, you can also rent boats and sea-doos from L & D Marine Rentals. From Vezeau Beach you can 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. The Iron Horse Trail continues through Bonnyville where you can go ATVing or horseback riding.

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

Home of Aurora Visual Arts Association • Local Artists and Artisans Bonnyville Museum 4401 - 54 Ave., June (Closed Mon-Tues.) Open Wed-Sun 10-4pm July & Aug open daily 10am-4pm 780-826-4925

• Art Shows, Workshops and Classes Ardmore Golf Club 5105 - 50 St., Ardmore Open daily 9am-9pm 780-826-4509 See pages 151-159.

• Artwork for sale on-site Operated by the Bonnyville & District Historical Society

Open from May - August


The kids will get the best shower from the Big Moose at the Splash Park (4100 Lakeshore Drive). Book a tee time and swing your clubs at the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club.

Go birdwatching at Jessie L ake, which 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.

For hours, please call

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


Bonnyville continued... 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. Just a block off mainstreet, get pampered at the Elegance 719, a destination spa and salon. Relax at the outdoor patio at Journey North Cider Co, five minutes west of Bonnyville on Highway 28. Enjoy the orchard view at the family-friendly restaurant with mouth-watering appetizers, and savoury eats paired nicely with their Internationally Award Winning crafted ciders. 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 fullservice 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. If you’re needing a tune up on your marine engine including SeaDoo 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, with rentals at Franchere Bay Recreation Area. For a truly unique experience Rocky Meadows CountryGetaway, 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.

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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.

Cold Lake Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre 4009 - 50 Street, Cold Lake. Open year round. 1-800-840-6140


Cold Lake M.D. Campground

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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, a Heritage Gallery, an Oil & Gas Gallery, and an 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.

Open: Mon-Wed 9-5pm Thurs-Sat 9-7pm Sun 12-5pm

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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. Some major 2022 events planned for this summer include: the first annual Treaty 6 Contemporary Art Festival – a Celebration of Indigenous Artists on June 11 at the Cold Lake Energy Centre. Enjoy Indigenous art, music, performances and more! The Cold Lake Air Show is ‘the not to be missed event’ of the summer. Mark your calendars for July 15-17. Take in all of the action at Extreme Mudfest August 11-14, and enjoy the Cold Lake Cruisers Car Show August 21. Come September long weekend don’t miss Feast At The Beach. 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 more event updates this summer visit www.coldlakeag.com. On the southside of Cold Lake, enjoy many great events during the year from the Cherry Grove Agricultural Society including Community Garage Sale & Market on June 19th, Canada Day Fireworks on July 1st and L awn Tractor Races on Aerial Adventure Park August 20th. Nearby, get adventurous at the new Aerial Adventure Park at Kinosoo Ridge! It 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! Roadtrip to Ardmore, west of Cold Lake, and you’ll find fun at the Ardmore Golf Course and Mini Golf.

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

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!


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 61). 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.

The Air Force Museum The Oil & Gas Gallery The Heritage Gallery The Aboriginal Gallery Located at top of Radar Hill Rd, Cold Lake, Alberta

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Treaty 6 Contemporary Art Festival Cold Lake Energy Centre A celebration of Indigenous Artists working in the mediums of visual art, spoken-word, performance art, and music.

June 11, 2022

Artwork: “Fly Up Moon” from 13 Moons Series, For more information visit: by Lana Whiskeyjack treatysixcontemporary.com

local ingredients using crystal clear Cold Lake water. Dine by the Lakeshore at any of these delicious choices: Jonny Waffles, Picante Café and Mamacita’s.

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. 1603 Lakefront House has 2 beautiful pet friendly lakefront suites located right across from the beach. Guests here will enjoy the free use of kayaks, bikes and beach toys. 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, a pure woodland oasis awaits you. Hamilton House Inn & Adventures features a private wilderness lake for you to enjoy. Take in the fresh air and relax in an outdoor hot tub. Explore the hiking and biking trails or book a fishing charter. These unique stays are excited to welcome you!

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Explore more than 400 square kilometres of water on Alberta’s seventh largest lake, and enjoy the beauty of the Cold Lake Marina and Kinosoo Beach. Named one of Canada’s top 25 beaches by Canadian Geographic Magazine, Kinosoo Beach is a three block stretch of fine sand on Cold Lake’s north end.

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.




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.

609 Lakeshore Drive, Cold Lake 1-866-660-4191 or 780-812-8971 E: edgewater609@gmail.com

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A Woodland Oasis Country Retreat Featuring...

Hamilton House

• 5 Guest Rooms • Conference/Party Room


perfect for meetings, family reunions, weddings and other family events.


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• 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

Plus, the Very Popular...

10 minutes SE of Cold Lake in Cherry Grove

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. 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. 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. Enjoy the waters by booking a luxury boating tour on a 30ft cabin cruiser with various packages available from Edgewater Experiences.

Fishing Charters & Private Beach Tours on Cold Lake

For reservations or to book a tour:

Ph: 780-594-7257


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

1-866-660-4191 www.wickedwatersportrentals.ca



Specializing in Lures designed for Cold Lake ~ Bait Available

Wicked Watersport Rentals 780-545-0938

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A vibrant city located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan offers a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions, and small-town warmth. 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 welcoming to individuals and families, visitors, and businesses in this one-of-akind city. This commitment to inclusivity is evidence that the city is creating a place where every single person is respected for who they are.


Fort Saskatchewan Museum

Fort Saskatchewan In addition, don’t forget to make a splash in the swimming pool over at Harbour Pool.

Downtown you will encounter the Fort Heritage Precinct nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. It showcases 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, and enjoy beautiful trails y e a r- r o u n d . U n i q u e s h o p s a n d restaurants are within easy walking distance of the Precinct in the city’s historic downtown. The Fort Heritage Precinct summer hours are Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm from the May long weekend to September.

Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and swing their clubs at the local golf courses.

Dow Centennial Centre 8700 - 84 St., Fort Saskatchewan Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat-Sun 8am-8pm 780-992-6400 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with DREAMING ABOUT

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Popular events in the city include the Legacy Park Family Festival on June 4th. Summer is officially back with the beloved, turf-trimming sheep! Plus, enjoy local food, entertainment and other community activities. (The sheep graze the parks around the Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays-Sundays and holidays throughout the summer). Kick off your Canada Day with the annual Pancake Breakfast, then make your way over to watch the parade, see the Show n’ Shine, Farmers’ Market, and more!


The Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre hosts month-long art shows and exhibits displaying the work of visual artists and craft artisans. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of performances to delight audiences. For indoor recreation, the Dow Centennial Centre has a gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, running track and fitness centre.

Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic at Turner Park or Legacy Park; rent a fully serviced campsite at the Fort Lions Campground located in the river valley. 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, and cycling.

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Love fiddle music? Plan to take in the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship on July 15-17, 2022 at the Dow Centennial Centre. Movie Under the Stars happening August 12th is a community favourite, often attracting up to 1000 people - so come early to pick your spot! Be sure to come back September 5th for the Sheep Leaving Parade and bid the woolly friends farewell. Celebrate the holiday season for the city’s Lights Up! Celebration on November 25th. For more event details visit www.fortsask.ca

For the best pizza in town, stop in at Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta - serving the community for over 30 years! Pick up handcrafted spirits of the prairies from award-winning Fort Distillery — find gin, vodka and espresso vodka. Shop at the outdoor Farmers’ Market downtown, Thursdays from 4-7pm – June 9 to September 15. When touring downtown, stop by Vera’s Treasures, where everything old is new again. For yarns, fabrics, and more, visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre. Also worth a look is Legacy Jewellers, Tarts N Tiques Boutique and Dreamcatchers Gift & Art Gallery. Get deals and discounts on Shopping & Dining when you use the Go Roadtrips Savings Pass. It’s free to sign up and easy to use. See page 8 or visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com Book a stay in the City at one of the many brand name hotels.

Fort Lions Campground Full serviced sites located in the river valley next to downtown Fort Saskatchewan at 10701 River Rd. Connected to the city’s fabulous Trail System with on-site park manager.

Reservations: 780-998-4074 www.fortlionscampground.ca

Community Welcome Fort Saskatchewan - Sherwood Park

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

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Attractions - Bruderheim is the Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite — the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canadian history. The meteorite fell March 4th, 1960. - Bruderheim Museum located in Walker School

Events Bruderheim Garden Days - June 22 Gardening workshops. Hands on activities for children: planting activity, visit with bugs and butterflies and other backyard friends.

Canada Day Parade & Activities - July 1 Family Fall Festival - September 3 2nd Annual Scooter, skateboard and bike competition, market and activities for children.

Recreation Facilities - Bruderheim Heritage Trails throughout the Community - Three Playgrounds - Queen’s Park - Gazebo Park - visit the “Big Chair” - Starlight Campground with Fully Serviced sites & Disc Golf Course - Cosmic Skatepark - Karol Maschmeyer Arena - Outdoor Rink - Soccer Fields - Baseball Diamonds - Bruderheim Ag Grounds - Bruderheim Memorial Community Hall

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The Town of Bruderheim – Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite – is a progressive and welcoming community located just off Highway 15, 20 minutes east of Fort Saskatchewan.

Check out a piece of the Bruderheim Meteorite at the Bruderheim Firehall. Did you know? The meteorite is the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada, which fell back in 1960. The giant rock shook homes and it could be heard from over 5,000 sq km—about 700 fragments were found in the area. 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 780-910-8810 or email bruderheimagsoc@shaw.ca. 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 playgrounds and is a great opportunity to walk, run, or cycle. Enjoy a skate at the Cosmic Skatepark, or visit the Spring Creek Wetland Interpretive Centre, behind the Town Office, and 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. Camp at the Bruderheim Starlight Campground offering fully serviced and unserviced sites. Reservations can be made online at www.campreservations.ca

Bruderheim Shell 4804 - 48 Ave. Open daily 8am-9pm 780-796-3349 See pages 151-159. 78

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Open Mon-Sat 9am - 6pm

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

Bruderheim continued... Bruderheim offers a variety of businesses for your shopping and dining enjoyment. Book your stay today at Studio 6 Hotel—the largest structure of its kind in North America built out of 80 steel shipping containers (seacans). Free continental breakfast is available, and all 63 rooms come with kitchenettes and free wireless internet access.


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 trip. Lamont has a full range of services and amenities, including local parks, tourist and workforce accommodations, and a variety of shopping and dining options.

Come check out the Bike Pump Track 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. 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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Lamont Petro Canada 5411 - 50 Ave., Lamont Open daily 8am-9pm 780-895-7659 See pages 151-159.


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 Area, Lamont Health Care Centre, and several other locations around town. For community event updates and details visit www.lamont.ca.

Lamont Spray Park

Hillside Park Bike Pump Track Spray Park Mallard’s Landing Lamont Trout Pond Bullarama Supreme - May 7 Town-Wide Garage Sale - June 4 Summer Sizzler Rodeo - July 9-10 Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival - August 27-28 Lamont Community Christmas Light Up - November 26

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Catch all the action this summer with the Lamont & District Agricultural Society as they host the Bullarama Supreme on May 7th, and the Summer Sizzler Rodeo on July 9-10, 2022. Complete with kids rodeo, combine crunch, dance and more. Their grounds are located in the County at the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831, then go two miles south to Township Road 552 (watch for signs).


Come August 27-28, 2022, Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike, will come from near and far to be fully immersed in Ukrainian culture, food, music, and performances at the annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival. New this year, they are partnering with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to include their Ukrainian Day Celebrations. This event is to commemorate the 130th Anniversary of Lamont County as “The Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada.” (See inside front cover for more details).

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EAT SHOP STAY! Visit Elk Island Thrift Store for all things vintage and retro, books, clothing and more! Look for the little store with the coral door and you will find Trendy Petals. Shop giftware, home décor and beautiful fresh flowers. Stop into Lamont Home Hardware for all your supplies. Book a relaxing stay at the Heartland Hotel located on the west side of Lamont. For fresh u-pick vegetables, visit Pitchfork Gardens south of Lamont, and north of Lamont is Gallery of Gifts and Harvest Market for great local products.

Gallery of Gifts Creating Local Connections

Sharing the Surplus

*Gifts of Nature *Gifts of Legacy *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 195018 - Hwy 29, Lamont

Harvest Market

Chipman Car Crafters Show & Shine


Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival

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 daytrips and weekend getaways.

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 discover each historical gem during a self-driving tour and experience the County’s beautiful countryside and fascinating history. The church brochure is available at www.lamontcounty.ca/church-tour. Help commemorate the 130th Anniversary of Lamont County as “The Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada” by attending the Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival & Ukrainian Day Celebrations on August 27-28, 2022 (see inside front cover for more details). You can also appreciate Ukrainian culture by visiting Lamont County’s major attraction – Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village – across the Highway is Elk Island National Park, both sites are perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

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. Chipman was first settled in 1892, and named after Clarence Campbell Chipman, secretary to Sir Charles Tupper. Many of the settlers were of Ukrainian ancestry, including Wasyl Eleniak, one of the first Ukrainians to settle in the west.

Chipman 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 Village of Chipman has several events throughout the year for you to enjoy. On June 5th, the Chipman Car Crafters Show & Shine will feature vehicles from vintage cars, trucks, tractors, to 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

Honour the past, live the present, create the future


Join us for these community 2022-2023 events... • 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


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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.


The Town of Mundare is just a 45-minute drive east of Edmonton, easily accessible from the Yellowhead Highway, as well as, along Highway 15. It’s a great day trip destination, and a great place to live.

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

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Baba’s Bistro Specialty Coffee - espresso, lattés Homemade: Soups, Sandwiches, Perogies, Cabbage Rolls, Pies, Baked Goodies (cinnamon buns, scones, muffins, mini pies). Paint Nites, Game Nites & more! Plus, In-house Library.

Open 7 days a week 8 am to 6 pm 780-764-2226


5215 - 50 St., Mundare 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. Enjoy a delicious lunch or supper from Quality Pizza & Sub. They also have mini donuts and hard ice cream! For a homemade meal, dine at Baba’s Bistro. You can enjoy homemade soups, sandwiches, pies, baking, and specialty coffees. For all your quilting supplies, visit The Chicken Coop. Get deals and discounts on Shopping & Dining when you use the Go Roadtrips Savings Pass. It’s free to sign up and easy to use. See page 8 or visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

Baba’s Bistro 5215 - 50 St, Mundare Open daily 8am-6pm 780-764-2226 See pages 151-159.

Andrew Gas Bar 5211 - 50 St, Andrew Open daily 8am-9pm 780-365-3553 See pages 151-159.

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FARMERS’ MARKET GARLIC FESTIVAL Every Sat. 1-3 pm May 7 - Oct 1, 2022 at the Andrew Arena


July 9

Saturday, October 8

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

50th Anniversary Market

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October 8 Garlic Festival Market (Community Centre)

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Christmas Market

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

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The Village of Andrew is located at the junction of Highways 855 and 45, only 60 minutes east of Edmonton. Enjoy the small-town charm and a stroll down Ed Stelmach Avenue, named in honour of 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. 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 a 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.

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, Craft Supplies, right along Highway 45. A must Handcrafted Gift Items stop is E.T.’s Craft Shop, where & Giftware your’re sure to find a unique Open: 5107 - 50 St, craft or gift made by local Willingdon, AB Thurs-Sat vendors - definitely worth a 780-367-2929 10am-5pm roadtrip!

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



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.

Eleven minutes east of Willingdon, is the hamlet of Hairy Hill – home of the popular Hairy Hill Rodeo taking place July 1 & 2, 2022. 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.


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


JULY 1 & 2

8-11 am - Pancake Breakfast 1 pm - Heavy Horse Pull 4 pm - Rodeo, Kids Wild Pony Race, Sheep Riding, Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking, Silent Auction 6:30 pm - ULTRA Lawn Mower Races 9 pm - Dance ©Don Randall

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

For details contact Violet 780.768.3880 or 780.208.9254

Free camping, please bring your

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

Open Sundays Noon-5 pm May Long Weekend to September Long Weekend

Boian Annual Picnic BBQ & Entertainment - July 17, 2022 (COVID regulations permitting)

RV Camping 6 stalls with power hookups, potable water available. Located 4 miles east of Willingdon on Hwy 45 & 4 miles north on Rg Rd 143 Contact: Clayton Hutscal 780-289-5872 or Les 780-463-3427



Visit Pioneer Park to see the bronze statue of local pioneers Mr. & Mrs. Dowhaniuk, commemorating 100 years of Ukrainian settlement. You can also check out the Two Hills Historical Society outdoor museum along Highway 36, featuring a display and items used by the pioneers of the area.


Around town, you can enjoy the sports facilities, several playgrounds, an arena, a recreation centre, and a youth centre.

Ukrainian Settlement Statue at Pioneer Park

Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park

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.

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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 rolling links-style course with challenging narrow fairways, strategic hazards and noticeable beauty.

The Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park located along Highway 45 near town, features a monument honouring fallen riders. Watch for bikers and activities during the Run to the Hills Memorial Rally – July 14-24, 2022. Go fishing at the stocked trout pond with a picnic area on the south side of town. Across the road, camp at DM Geleta Park and enjoy a picnic at the park.

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Enjoy recreational opportunities at Jackfish Lake/J. Dudar Park near Myrnam, west off Hwy 881 and Sandy Lake Park, west of Two Hills off Hwy 45. Both have great services available for campers. Sandy Lake features a pavilion building with a full kitchen and stage. Lakeside resort living is popular around Lac Santé, and there are two boat launches. Or, drop your boat in the North Saskatchewan River at the boat launch in Duvernay.

• Two Hills Lions Golf & Country Club -

Challenging 9 hole course with Weekend Golf & Camping Packages • Run to the Hills Memorial Rally July 14-24, 2022 • DM Geleta Park - Camping & Day Use Area • Wayside Memorial Park - Open May-Oct. • Pioneer Park - A quiet recreation area • Two Hills & District Museum Highlighting the area’s Ukrainian heritage.


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


The dove is the village symbol because in Ukrainian, Myrnam means Peace to Us. Their giant dove overlooks the Dove Peace Park. A perfect oasis to enjoy some homemade baking from CJ’s Restaurant or pick up a variety of snacks from the Myrnam Convenience Store. They also have ice cream! If you’re a crafter stop into Sentimental Salvage & Design.


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As you turn off Hwy 45 onto Hwy 881 you will immediately see a popular roadside attraction, the Ukrainian Catholic Church and its perfectly crafted miniature (as pictured above). Fas Gas 5101-45 Ave, Two Hills Open daily 8am-9pm 780-657-2331 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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~ Derwent ~ 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.

The Myrnam & Derwent Golf Course is unique in a forested location. Relax in the clubhouse, or a fully serviced campsite. A very family friendly venue to golf, bike or explore the countryside. If you’re looking for seasonal camping with beautiful secluded sites, contact Bear Ridge Campground situated along the scenic North Saskatchewan River just north of Myrnam. Of special interest, Myrnam’s school has won several “green” awards, providing vegetables to local restaurants, selling plants from their greenhouses, and is currently building tiny homes and solar powered golf carts at their state-of-the-art CTEC education centre, which offers technical and trades learning.

Village of Myrnam 780-366-3910

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Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club & Campground Only 5 km East of Myrnam • 780-366-2190 For upcoming community events visit:




Clandonald, is a family-friendly country escape, located in the County of Vermilion River, 2 km south of Highway 45 or 10 km east of Highway 41.

The community holds several family friendly events throughout the year. All ages look forward to the Clandonald Country Fair to be held August 6, 2022 with tons of fun for the whole family! 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, a dumping station and a ball diamond.

Marwayne, located 10 minutes north of the Yellowhead Highway, at the intersection of Highways 45 and 897, is a community of just over 600 friendly people that are proud of its small-town atmosphere. Situated in a picturesque location, Marwayne provides a family-oriented, welcoming lifestyle with city amenities nearby.



Clandonald is proud to be home to some unique businesses including Hideaway Hair Salon and Serendipity Massage - where you can enjoy a spa-like experience. You can stay at the The Lodge at Clandonald, and shop for groceries and home decor at the Clandonald Country Store. For sportsmen, Clandonald Fish & Game Assn. operates a gun range. Not far away, Rusylvia Hall and ballpark has three ball diamonds, a playground and six powered campsites.

August 5~Receive Exhibits for Bench Show


Bench Show Pipes & Drum Band Pancake Breakfast Tractor Pedal Pushers Parade Mutton Bustin’ Goldmine Family Entertainment Children’s Races Laser Tag Bingo Golf Ball Draw www.clandonaldagsociety.ca

For more information contact Ron 780-853-7863 or Susanne 780-853-2084

• 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 88


Clandonald Country Store 113 Centre St. Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm Sat afternoon & Sun: Sticker dispenser 780-853-8339 See pages 151-159.




Check out the 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. Camp at the Marwayne Legion RV Park located at the end of Centre Street by the Arena and Community Hall. The Campground offers full-service camping sites with power, washroom and shower facilities, WiFi and a dumping station.

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

EAT SHOP STAY! 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. Treat the kids with ice cream or fudge at Kat Traks Sweet Shop.

Kat Tracks Sweet Shop 20 Railway Ave., Marwayne Open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm 780-847-4405 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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Welcomes You!

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

780-847-4029 11 Railway Ave

Marwayne Agency

Wine, Beer & Spirits Mon-Sat 10 am - 7 pm Sun 11 am -5 pm 780-847-4636 27 Railway Ave. N.

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

Located at No Need to Nock

Mon 11-3pm, Tue-Fri 10-4pm www.atb.com 780-847-2110 27 Railway Ave S.


Take a short 10-minute drive north of Marwayne on Highway 897 to find exciting events and scenic views at Lea Park. It is home to the Lea Park Professional Rodeo, be sure to visit www.marwayne.ca for community event details and updates.

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.

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

Full Service RV Sites (30 amp) Washroom & Shower Facilities Free WiFi & Dump Station


Located at the end of Centre Street by the Arena and Community Hall.

19 Railway Ave. N.

Coin Operated Washers & Dryers

Custom Laundry Service 9 am - 8:30 pm Daily

780-872-0011 Mainstreet Marwayne


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

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Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 rural and urban residents. Only a 10-minute drive from the capital city of Edmonton, you will find Sherwood Park, the heart of Strathcona County - bustling with unique shopping and dining selections for you to choose from.

If you desire rural recreational retreats, farms, wide-open nature and smaller hamlets, Strathcona County provides you with great many country getaway options. Whatever you choose to experience, #YOUCAN in Strathcona County.

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, children’s programs, and an Indigenous peoples 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 multiuse centre for the arts, hosts over 100 professional performances and summer’s Qualico Patio Series each year. Millennium Place is a multi-purpose recreation facility located off Broadmoor Boulevard and offers family and sports activities for all ages. Located in southeast Strathcona County on Highway 14 is The Legion of Frontiersmen Museum. Featuring a stone cenotaph (one of 3 in the world) for the fallen 9000 Frontiersmen at the front entrance at Fort Scott, along with the museum that displays Frontiersman history, military memorabilia, antiques and a nature display (see page 118 for more details).


Visitor Information Centre Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce 100 Ordze Ave (off Wye Road). Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm 780-464-0801

Simply the Best for Food Options Strathcona County is a treasure trove of local restaurants and specialty food options. If you want to feel like a star and eat cookies that have been served to celebrities at the Oscars – stop by Confetti Sweets. Or, save yourself the cost of a plane ticket and sample the international culture right here in Strathcona County - say 'hola' to the tacos at Mexico Lindo, send your taste buds to Italy at Café Celeste, or Pasta Pantry, enjoy some Southern barbeque at That BBQ Place, and more! Discover the community’s local flavour and taste the cultural mosaic found here.

Quench your Thirst Strathcona County has a rich history with farming, meaning you get to reap all the rewards! This agricultural background has helped see a new trend of distilleries, wineries, cideries, and breweries opening in the area.

The award-winning Hawke Prohibition Distillery features a full line of rum, vodka and gin (the Lady Sophia Gin is almost too pretty to drink). Pick up a few cans of cider from Fox Hills Cidery – we dare you to try and say no to a tasty caramel apple cider. Or, enjoy fruit wines and a tour at Barr Estate Winery. Find your new favourite drink in Strathcona County.

Find your new Favourite Shopping Spots Sherwood Park has the stores you would expect in a big city but with the friendliness and Real Spirit Apparel uniqueness of a small town. There are several recognizable big brand stores here for you to stop at and pick up whatever you need. Locally owned shopping gems include clothing stores like Revolution Boutique, Real Spirit Apparel, and Max and Maude. You can find even more options at the Sherwood Park Mall. If you’re looking for truly unique pieces to help your home décor stand out, Driftwood Designs, Fox and Willow, and Country in Bloom are great places to find inspiration. The Sherwood Park Bookworm is another gem for any book lover to stop by and explore what’s on the shelves. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs to take home, looking to update your wardrobe with fashionable pieces, or even just looking for fun trinkets or jewellery; you’re sure to find it here in Strathcona County.

70 Acre Brew Co. opened last year and have hit the ground running with their beer and menu options. Stop by to check out what’s on tap, and if it’s nice enough outside, you can enjoy their new patio. Pro tip: make sure to order a pizza; they’re drool-worthy. Along with the local brewery are several distilleries that have created exciting products to enjoy, including the newest addition, Grey Dog Distilling. Grey Dog has a brand-new product that is a must-try – rhumb (made from beet sugars). At Elk Island Spirits Co. the Moose Milk is so good, it’s the finest in Canadian cream liquor.


Mexico Indo

Driftwood Designs

With over 10 top brands of hotels, Sherwood Park is the place to stay when travelling in the area. From family favourites to premium accommodation and conference centres – book your stay today, and discover must-see restaurants and patios to check out, places to shop, and must-stop spots to enjoy – right here in Strathcona County!

For more suggestions of great places to go, follow the weekly blog full of things to do at www.strathcona.ca/weekends.

Find more details on local businesses and adventures at www.strathcona.ca/youcanvisit


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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 seven golf courses in Strathcona County including the Jack Nicklaus signature course, Northern Bear Golf Club.

Over 100 artisans & crafters on display! All products MUST be handmade!


February, April, June, August, October, December

Over 70 local food and beverage vendors! March & November

401 Festival Lane in Sherwood Park 780-908-7223



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. It’s a glamping paradise at Elk Island Retreat, complete with yurts, cabins, geo-domes and tipi camping. Go hiking at Elk Island National Park, or enjoy RV and tent camping at lakeside campgrounds in the County. A standout feature for this area and for Alberta is the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve. Take your pick of major outdoor attractions in the Biosphere: Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, or Cooking LakeBlackfoot Recreation Area with over 170 km of summer and winter multi-use trails. Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail are unique experiences 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, located off Range Road 231.

Strathcona County

Sherwood Park Highland Gathering

Sherwood Park Mall at Guest Services use DSW entrance. 2020 Sherwood Drive Open Mon-Wed & Sat 10am-6pm Thurs-Fri 10am-8pm Sun & Holidays 11am-5pm 780-467-7766 POST your trip with

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Luxurious Geodesic Domes, Modern Yurts, Comfy Cabins & Tipi. Fully serviced RV Sites. Showers, Laundry, Walking Trails Charcuterie Boards (served Thurs-Sun).

780-998-0708 elkislandretreat.com Minutes from Elk Island National Park


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


Take your pick of three fabulous outdoor Farmers’ Markets in Sherwood Park. The Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market takes place at Emerald Hills (3000 Emerald Drive) on Wednesdays from 3-7pm from May 18 - October 5. The Baseline Market is also on Wednesdays from 4-7:30pm at the Home Depot parking lot from June to Sept. The Salisbury Greenhouse Market is on Thursdays from 4-7pm in the summer. With 8 annual events, don’t miss the Wholly Handmade Shopping Extravaganzas and the Nosh Food Fests – where it’s all about local. 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. Be sure to take the whole family to the popular Ardrossan Picnic & Parade on June 18, 2022. Major events in Sherwood Park in 2022 include: the outdoor music festival – Ravenwood Experience on June 25, the Sherwood Park Canada Day Festival and the Sherwood Park Highland Gathering on July 22-24. Located north of Hwy 16, the Josephburg Agricultural Society (JAS) produces many livestock events and a popular concert series. The Moyer Recreation Centre is a hub of activity yearround. 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 10-12, 2023. For updates and details, visit the events calendar at www.Strathcona.ca

A history rich with culture, plus many new shops and services, makes Vegreville a welcoming community to create 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 quick getaway, or an extended vacation.

Nearby along Hwy 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. continued on page 98...

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

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Take a road trip to see the World’s Largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) just off Hwy 16A in Vegreville at the Elks/Kinsmen Park. Pose like you are picking up the Pysanka and post it with #PickUpThePysanka. More than just a great selfie stop, there’s a full day of family fun activities here. You can camp, bike, fish, picnic and get all your visitor info here. Inside the Visitor Information Centre, you can pick up a souvenir and other unique gifts, open May 5 to September 25. Check in here for camping, and other fun activities. Borrow one of three paddle boats available for FREE to pedal around the Elks Pond. Looking to stretch your legs after a long drive? Borrow-a-bike for FREE for an hour or for the day - just bring it back before the Visitor Centre closes. All bikers need to do is provide a valid driver’s license, fill out an online waiver and wear the provided helmet. At the Park, the kids will also enjoy the concession, playground, trails and fishing in the pond. Camp next to the Elks/Kinsmen Park at the Vegreville Municipal Campground with 65 sites including powered RV sites and non-powered sites for tenting.

Mainstreet Vegreville Vegreville Pysanka Festival

3 Days of Cultural Immersion! • Amazing talent at 4 Grandstand Shows • Dance Competitions • Folk Art Displays & Demonstrations • Cultural Showcase Stage • Pioneer Village Demonstrations • Authentic Ukrainian Food • Shop at the Yarmarok (Market) • Evening Zabava Dances Rain or Shine • Camping Available All shows go on • Beer Gardens under

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Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park • Accredited Visitor Information Centre • Ukrainian Souvenirs, Snacks & Food Trucks • Thursday Night Farmers’ Markets • FREE Borrow-A-Bike Program • FREE Borrow-A-Boat (Paddle Boats) • Walking Trails & Accessible Playground • Serviced Campground & Fishing Pond • Public Washrooms, Free Showers & Sani-Station

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Only 1 hour east of Edmonton on Hwy 16

Discover Downtown! Stroll through the historic downtown shopping district. Enjoy the murals and find a selection of unique gifts, souvenirs, fashions, food and more!

splash into summer! 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.

enjoy exciting events all summer long... plus don’t miss the Vegreville Corn Maze

with tons of family fun activities every weekend from Sept 10 to Oct 16.


Visit our website for event details:






4921 - 51 Ave, Vegreville across from CO-OP

587-844-2895 everythingtea@telus.net

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Swing your clubs at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Club. (See Golf Section page 19). Splash into Summer at the Lion’s Club Community Spray Park right next to an awesome playground and the Vegreville Centennial Library. Enjoy birdwatching and fishing at the Vegreville Trout Pond located just south of town along Highway 16. It’s a popular spot for rainbow trout stocked annually by Alberta Fish and Wildlife.


Shop for a great selection of locally grown, locally made products, crafts and more at both Farmers’ Markets: Vegreville Farmers’ Market – Fridays, April to November at the Elk’s Hall 5002 - 55 Ave, 8:30-11:30 am. Pysanka Park Market – Thursdays, June 23 - Sept 8 at the Elks/Kinsmen Park, 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy Vegreville’s major events in 2022! Take in the Dash to Summer Chuckwagon Races – June 4-5, and don’t miss the popular Father’s Day Show n’ Shine on June 19. Celebrate Ukrainian culture during the Vegreville Pysanka Festival – July 1-3. Come August 3-7, kick off five days of fun at the Vegreville Country Fair complete with midway, grandstand entertainment, chuckwagons, and so much more! Throw some bones at the Vegreville Bunnock Tournament August 20-21. Over 60 teams compete in one of the greatest Bunnock events, while enjoying fun social activities. Watch for the Vegreville Legion music events, fantastic breakfasts, steak nights and more! Come fall, meet Mazy at the Vegreville Corn Maze – weekends from Sept 10 – Oct 16. Visitors can enjoy themed weekends featuring everything from pony rides to live music, and local 8 am - 9 pm daily artisans and cuisine, all in 4734-50 Ave., Vegreville support of local non-profit organizations. For updates and @adamsnofrills details visit Vegreville Corn Maze www.nofrills.ca Facebook page.

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Celebrate with the Town of Vegreville when the community comes alive with the spirit of Christmas in November – A Very Vegreville Christmas. The day will feature gifts galore at the annual Christmas craft market, unique handicrafts and art for all tastes, festive family activities, and a special visit from Santa at the annual Holiday Light Up Parade.

Mon-Fri 10-5 pm E: zieglerfashion@telus.net Watch FB & Website for Upcoming Quilt Classes

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

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!


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 awardwinning 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. Vito’s Steak and Pizza has been proudly serving delicious food for over 20 years – stop in for pizza, steak, pasta, and burgers. Unwind Bar & Grill is a great option for a meal out. Try out their Wacky Wing Wednesdays or the Steak Night buffet. They also have amazing caesars!

Proudly serving Vegreville & area since 1990.

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Tues-Sat 11am-3am Sun 10am-6pm

Best Caesers in Town! Dance Floor - Pool Tables VLT’s - Live Entertainment Homemade Burgers & Smoked Pork Friday Steak Nite with Buffet Sunday Brunch Buffet #160, 5341-50 Ave. 780-631-0487 18+ Vegreville

Unwind Ultimate Burger

Visitor Information Centre 4500 Pysanka Ave., Vegreville Open Mon-Wed 9am-5pm Thurs-Sun 9am-8pm 780-632-6800 See pages 151-159.

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Get deals and discounts on Vegreville Shopping & Dining when you use the Go Roadtrips Savings Pass. It’s free to sign up and easy to use. See page 8 or visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com 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 for unique gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and more. Next door, Vegreville Natural Health Centre features 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.

• Prescriptions • Carlton Cards

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.

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

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


MECHANICAL LTD. *Brakes *Transmissions *Engines *Air Conditioning *Inspections: School Bus, Out-of-Province & Insurance

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. Nearby, you can stay at the Vegreville 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.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39 Vegreville 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

Catering and Hall Rental available. Please call for rates and availability.


RAY’S MECHANICAL & UHAUL • Work Guaranteed •

780-632-4140 4829 - 50 Avenue, Vegreville 100 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

Light & Heavy Duty Mechanical, AMVIC Licenced RV Repair, Small Engine Repair New & Used Tire Sales and Installation


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VEGREVILLE COUNTRY June 4 & 5 Chuckwagon & Chariot Races, Open Horse Show, Food Vendors, Outdoor Tradeshow & more!

Veg Auto & Industrial Supply


August 3-7, 2022

• Parade - Wednesday • Midway • Petting Zoo • Horse Show • Chuckwagon & Chariot Races • Tradeshow • Beer Gardens • Tractor Pulls • Live Entertainment • Saturday Fireworks & much more!

June 19 Show n’ Shine, Demo Derby, Antique Tractors, Motorcycles & more!

Friday, August 5th

PYSANKA PARK MARKET Baking, Veggies, Crafts & more!

June 23 - Sept 8 Outdoor Market - Thursdays 5-8 pm at the Vegreville Elks/Kinsmen Park


4753 - 45 Ave., Vegreville

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For a lesson in history, visit the Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum in the village (see the CREAM Museum tour on page 118).


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.

Innisfree is home to Ernie the Cut Bank Penguin. 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.

INNISFREE RECREATION PARK Power & Non-Power Sites, Group Camp, Showers & Firewood Open May Long Weekend to Labour Day Weekend

Reserve at: www.campreservations.ca Ph: 780-592-2414 E: birchlakecampground@gmail.com





You can enjoy year-round facilities in the village including a public trout fishing pond, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and playgrounds. Innisfree also offers a 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. 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. If you like the beach, then you’ll also find nearby Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park, a terrific place for leisure and water recreation. This County Park 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.

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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. Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park

Don’t miss the Ranfurly Agricultural Fair as they celebrate 50 years of being an Ag Society! It’s a great way to spend a Sunday together with the family, and don’t forget to visit their Museum.


Just east of Vegreville on Highway 16A is the internationally recognized Rotary Peace Park featuring 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 Hwy 16 by Vegreville you can enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Vegreville Trout Pond. This scenic parcel of land boasts a man-made lake stocked with rainbow trout. Head east on Hwy 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 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). The County is proud to be home of Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park only 1/2 hr east of Vegreville. It is a scenic oasis making a perfect daytrip for the whole family!

With Live Band. For more info call Kirby at 587-280-0094

Hall Steak Supper 6-7:30 pm - Apr 26, June 10, Oct 25 Easter Ham Bingo April 7 • Christmas Turkey Bingo Dec. 8


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 Hwy 16 and Secondary Hwy 881.


Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort

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. In 1967, a World War II anti-aircraft memorial gun arrived from Winnipeg which 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.

5004 - 46 St., Mannville


Open Weds 10-5pm by appt any other day.


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 63site RV Park offers both daily and seasonal camping; bring your family and experience the tranquillity of camping under the stars.

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

For event updates follow or visit us at: @villageofmannville


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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 Lile Convenience Store...with a whole lot more!”

The community of Mannville hosts several events throughout the year. Watch for the Community Wide Garage Sale, Bike Rally & Elks Dinner, along with Canada Day Festivities and the popular Agricultural Fair & Parade. Be sure to visit their website at www.mannville.com for event details and updates.

Ice Cream / Retro Candy Sweet & Salty Treats Grocery / Household Items

780-853-7306 5127-47 St, Mannville

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Park your RV at Mannville RV Park featuring showers and a laundry facility with year-round hook-ups. 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. Love quilting? Be sure to stop into Village Treasures, a quilting shop full of fabrics and patterns for your next project. Storch Knives has been creating beautiful knives for 50 years! Check out his display of beautiful knives in Vermilion at the Upper Level Pottery and Art Gallery in Craig’s Cornerstone. 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. Cornerstone Co-op is 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 delicious ice cream at Confectionery 881 along 47 Street.

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Confectionery 881 5127 - 47 St., Mannville Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Sun 12pm-9pm 780-853-7306 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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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)

A rustic bakeshop serving the tastiest homemade treats, specialty coffee, breakfast, lunch & gluten friendly items! Open Wed - Fri 8-5pm


5126 - 50 St, Mannville

• Fenced on all Sides with Exit and Enter Driveways • 3 Coin Operated Showers: 1 Shower, 1 Sink, 1 Toilet in each • 3 Commercial Coin Operated Washers and Dryers • Easy Access to Highway 16 and 881 • Close Proximity to: UFA Fuel, Confectionery, Liquor Store, Grocery Store and 2 Banks.

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



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.

Step back in time at the Vermilion Heritage Museum, located in a historic school with seven galleries and two display buildings (see also page 118).


Don’t miss the Vermilion Agricultural Fair this July, featuring the popular Heavy Horse Show, Sheep, Cattle and Poultry Shows, plus midway, tractors pulls and much more! For other community events, be sure to visit www.vermilion.ca. 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. Downtown Vermilion Photo by Zenseekers.com

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4925 - 50 Ave. Vermilion 780-581-8220


Visitors will 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.

Come visit us at our new cheese plant & retail store! 4926 - 49 Ave., Vermilion Visit our website for other store locations, events, markets and on-site tours:

Fresh Brie (Bébé Lune), Cheddar & Fresh Cheese Curds

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 10).

The Red Brick

New to Vermilion is Old School Cheesery Ltd. – visit their new cheese plant and retail store located on 49 Avenue, featuring locally made Alberta artisan cheese. Watch for updates on the Vermilion Farmers’ Market which takes place monthly.

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Café and Health Food Store

Mon Tues Wed Fri 8-7pm Thurs 8-9pm l Sat 8-5pm

Grab a delicious fruit smoothie at Booster Juice at the downtown Co-op Gas Bar and check out 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. Check out the unique Lighten Up Shop with gifts, home decor, crystals and more. They also carry a variety of health food supplies such as supplements, natural body products, and essential oils. Plan to grab a healthy lunch here too at The Hungry Hippie - salad and sandwich shop!

5018 - 50 Ave, Vermilion Ph/Text: 780-581-8944 E: theredbrick17@gmail.com www.theredbrickvermilion.ca

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

825-388-0027 or 780-853-3535

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Get deals and discounts on Vermilion Shopping & Dining when you use the Go Roadtrips Savings Pass. It’s free to sign up and easy to use. See page 8 or visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

Stop in at Perfectly Mentionables for a discreet and professional experience to find garments you’ll love! Visit Burnt Rock Adventure Co. to get geared up for your next fun adventure. They feature bikes to kayaks, skateboards and more! Inquire about summer rentals.


For 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. The boutiques foster an indoor shopping atmosphere unlike anything else in the region. Walk through seven amazing shops at 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 Sage 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.

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

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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. See the miniature replica underneath the Kitscoty water tower.

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, artisans, greenhouses, diners, and farm-gate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. Red Feather Ridge is a rustic, yet sophisticated retreat and conference centre with a 160-seat dining room, offering a beautiful location that is a perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, and reunions. 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. You’ll also enjoy quiet relaxing camping at CampN RV in the County, near Lloydminster.

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 featuring sand greens. Give yourself lots of time to shop at Farmstead Market & More featuring a huge variety of artisanal & locally made products. Treat the kids to ice cream next door at Main Street Scoops!

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. Stay for awhile at one of the beautifully treed sites at Dewberry Campground. Shop for supplies at the Cornerstone Co-op on Centre Street.

Paradise Valley, located 50 km southwest of Lloydminster, or south of Kitscoty on Hwy 897, has a long and rich agricultural history. The village was once home to six grain elevators along the rail line. Only one still stands as a designated Alberta Historical Resource. Now converted to the Climb Thru Time Museum, it showcases a unique look at agricultural life (pictured on the next page). Paradise Valley is also home of the Three Cities Arena and Recreational Park complete with 112 campground, playground and rodeo grounds.

Farmstead Market 4908-50 St. See hours below. Sun: Main Street Scoops next door Noon-9pm 780-205-3961 See pages 151-159.

Open Mon-Wed 10-6pm Thurs 10-8pm Fri 10-6pm Sat 11-5pm

Outdoor Market 1st & 3rd Thurs of the month May-Sept


4908-50 St. Kitscoty


Go back in time! • Climb Thru Time Elevator Museum, Paradise Valley • Dewberry Valley Museum

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

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

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

Go in the Snow! • Mount joy Snow Resort Hwy. 640



Old School Cheesery


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Visit the community websites for event updates. Village of Paradise Valley Established 1929

(780) 846-2244 (780) 853-5492 www.vermilion-river.com






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. There is something for everyone at the Lloydminster Museum & Archives. Their permanent gallery features the Barr Colonists’ journey and settlement in Canada, and the growth of Lloydminster; a temporary gallery that boasts exhibitions and art displays from local, regional and national artists and institutions. The museum offers two art studios for both art creation for all ages, as well as pottery instruction on the wheels. There new location is 4207- 44 Street on the Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster. Gold Horse Casino is located just off Highway 16 in Lloydminster. This casino features slot machines, live table games, poker tables, Bar & Grill, Deli, and an Event Lloydminster is the City where you have the unique ability to be in two places at Centre. Top-notch entertainment is held once – Alberta and Saskatchewan! Make Lloydminster your destination for great year-round in the event centre. Close to experiences and first-class shopping, located 2.5 hrs east of Edmonton on nearby hotels and shopping, this casino is the premiere entertainment destination in Highway 16. the border city.

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If you’re looking for outdoor fun, there are many amenities to enjoy in the 200-acre Bud Miller All Seasons Park. Splash in the spray park, have a game of beach volleyball, enjoy the walking trails, or play a round of mini-golf or disc golf. If regular golf is your passion, test your skills at the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre located in the city, and Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course just outside of the city. Come down to the Lloydminster Outdoor Pool and splash and play on the two waterslides, all while beating the heat! If you’re looking to stay indoors, take a dip in the indoor pool at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre and enjoy the 150-foot waterslide, diving board and whirlpool. Better yet, head over to the Lloyd Lanes Bowling Alley for glow bowling offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

CampN RV Fully serviced sites Open year round Laundry, showers & WIFI Off leash area, Clean facilities Group camping, Event planning



Located 5 min west of Lloydminster along Hwy 16

Did someone say Greek? Plan a pleasurable stop at Spiro’s, a third-generation eatery where they pride themselves on creating a classy family dining atmosphere. You’ll find an exclusive selection of Greek delicacies made in-house from age-old recipes, including their famous Spiro’s Secret Sauce.

5405 - 44 St, Lloydminster 780-871-2851 Check out all of our store locations: Lloydminster - Wainwright - Cold Lake


Open: Mon-Wed 10-5pm Thurs-Sat 10-7pm Sun 12-5pm


Be sure to check the Lloyd Ex Fair on July 13-16, 2022 featuring a parade, midway, live entertainment and chuckwagon races. Visit www.lloydexh.com for more event updates and details.

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Founders of the famous “Spiro’s Secret Sauce” (available for purchase at spiros.ca)

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For those who love to support local farmers and artisans, be sure to check out the Border City Farmers’ Market. The market boasts an array of locally grown vegetables, honey, chocolates, health and wellness products, handmade crafts, to name a few.

An award-winning shopping experience – the Home Hardware store in Lloydminster is truly a unique shopping destination. Enjoy amazing gift shopping, a Mark Cullen approved garden centre complete with a garden patio at Timber Café.

Make some memories at Dobbin’s candy store! Take a trip through time exploring unique and nostalgic candies that are hard to find! Your sweet tooth will thank you!

Another great shopping experience is the Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair in November. It is the region’s largest gift and variety show with something for everyone of all ages.

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 today!

If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are a variety of hotels throughout Lloydminster. If camping is what you are looking for, stay at Weaver Park Campground, Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course & RV Park, or CampN RV located just 5 minutes west of Lloydminster off Highway 16. This campground is situated in a quiet relaxing country setting that is open year round.

Olive & Birch specializes in home décor, captivating accessories and unique gifts. You will find seasonal offerings, trending items and tried-and-true favourites in-store.


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

Both located along Highway 16, the On The Border Bakeshop is too tasty not to try, and check out the wonderful Willow Creek Clothing & Collectibles.

47th Year of Make it...Bake it...Grow it!...Sell it! Enter to win $100 in market money each month! New Vendors Welcome!

Thursdays 12 pm - 5 pm Year Round

Saturdays 11 am - 4 pm Winter Only

Christmas Markets Dec. 10 & 17, 2022 11 am - 5 pm

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

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There’s a lot to take in while visiting the Border City! Be sure to tag #DiscoverLloydminster and #goeastofedmonton when sharing your Border City adventures!

Central Rural East Alberta Museums 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 6:30-9 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

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Edgerton Museum* SW corner of Edgerton 780-842-4846/780-8066435/780-806-3190 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


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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Provost & District Museum* 5360 - 49 Ave. 780-753-6667 May 20 - Sept 17 Fri & Sat 1-6 pm www.provostmuseum.com


Ryley Museum* 5103-49 St 780-886-8144/ 780-663-3653 July-Aug Wed, Fri, Sat 1-5 pm; www.ryley.ca

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Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum* 780-745-2150/2412 June-Aug Mon-Sun 10-5 pm daily




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Tofield Museum

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

Come for a visit...stay for the fun! *RV/Campground *Spray Park *Ball Diamonds *Soccer Fields *Trail System *Parks & Playgrounds *Arena *Curling Rink *Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre *Museum For events and updates, follow us on

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 also page 118).

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.

Just 40 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 14.

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Another museum to visit just west of Tofield is the Legion of Frontiersmen, which includes a stone cenotaph (one of 3 in the world) for the fallen 9000 Frontiersmen at the front entrance at Fort Scott. The museum displays Frontiersmen history, military memorabilia, antiques and a nature display (see also pg 118). Tofield hosts many fun annual events including the Tofield Western Days in August. Other events happening all year long in Tofield can be found at www.goeastofedmonton.com/events

Relax and spend the afternoon birdwatching at nearby Beaverhill Bird Observatory located at Beaverhill Lake – one of the few federally recognized birding areas in Canada. As many as 250 species have been sighted each year, with about half of them making their summer homes in the area! It is an ideal location for avid or casual birders, or those trying out a new hobby!

Maple Park Farm Greenhouse & Garden Centre

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Chill and Grill Café 5208 - 50 St., Tofield Open daily 9am-9pm 780-662-2819 See pages 151-159.


This family-oriented community boasts several recreation facilities and opportunities for all ages. Stroll the walking trails, take the kids to the spray park, play ball, soccer or enjoy an afternoon of golf at the Tofield Golf Course. Enjoy the quiet setting with a picnic in one of the many parks and playgrounds located in town. West of Tofield is a new attraction the K3 Corn Maze and Family Farm.

A wide array of businesses serve this area including the unique saddlery store, ice cream shop, and the well-known Busy B Bargains. There you’ll find a plethora of items that are “next to new.” Every 2nd & 4th Friday catch the Tofield Farmers Market that runs 2-6 pm at the Community Hall. Take a short drive to visit Maple Park Farm for fresh vegetables and cut flowers. Enjoy pleasant family dining at Uncle Roger’s, or watch a sporting event with a group of friends, broadcasted live in the lounge. Looking to stay overnight? Bring the camper and stay at the Tofield Campground located right in town. Black Nugget Lake Park is nearby for an alternate camping experience with a stocked lake for fishing. Coal Creek Golf Resort is adjacent to the park just 15 minutes from Tofield featuring seasonal camping sites. Snowbirds are welcome to stay at the peaceful, gated community of Bluebird RV Park located near Miquelon Lake Provincial Park.


Bedding Plants, Fresh Vegetables, Cut Flowers, Herbs & more!


Mainstreet Ryley


Shop or grab a bite to eat at other mainstreet businesses, including the famous Ryley Sausage. 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.

Tour the Ryley & District Museum housed in two old country schools joined together (see also page 118). You can also visit the working museum of George’s Harness and Saddlery with its antique making and repairing equipment from all over North America.

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

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Did you know? Ryley is home to the only indoor swimming pool and fitness centre in Beaver County with a climbing wall and a hot tub. Kids will love it!

hardball shale diamonds, a concession, as well as, R yley Lion’s Club Playground and Earth Academy Park with walking paths. Park your RV and spend a relaxing weekend at the campground with powered sites.

Enjoy the monthly Village Market, on the second Saturday of the month from 11-3 pm, plus other events held at the Community Centre all year long. See the village website for updates. 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, three slo-pitch and one

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• Lionʼs Club Motherʼs Day Brunch - May 8 Bring mom out for a special brunch at the Ryley Community Centre.

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

For more event information call

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

Country charm and community spirit abound in this cozy village on Highway 14, one hour east of Edmonton. It has plenty to offer with annual events and local attractions. The Village also has an active Agricultural Society and hosts events such as Holden Farmer’s Day with lots of outdoor family fun, plus a Legion Pig Roast and the Christmas Market. Visit holden.ca for community event updates. The Village Campground offers three 30-amp power sites, four unserviced sites, and overflow space all in a quiet, well-kept area. Enjoy baseball diamonds and a spray park nearby. Municipal water taps and an RV dump station are also available.

Holden is proud to be home to the Beaver Regional Arts Society, which offers a variety of entertainment at the Of special interest is the NU2U2 Paragon Theatre. The Beaverhill store, run by a local non-profit Players manage the Paragon Theatre society. Volunteer-staffed, the The Gallery along with providing big-screen store accepts consignment movies, local talent shows, and live theatre events. They also donations of gently used clothing and accessories. Open 12-4 host the Junior Players educational theatre group during the pm Tuesdays and Saturdays on mainstreet. winter season. For event updates visit beaverhillplayers.com

Village of Holden


The Holden Museum is a popular stop located east of the Mainstreet Cenotaph (see also page 118). 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.

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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 • Farmer’s Day June 11, 2022 Enjoy outdoor family fun!

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


Black Nugget Lake by Bryan Kulba

This vibrant hamlet within Beaver County is 150 km east of Edmonton on Highway 14. It is proud to host many events at the Community Centre and Agricultural Grounds. Watch for professional bull riders coming in July! Visit www.facebook.com/KinsellaBullarama for event details.

New this year, Beaver County is participating in the Roadtrip Adventure Game with two awesome campground locations. Either park makes for a great stop to stretch your legs, have a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. The West Sticker Station is at Black Nugget Lake developed out of a former coal mine. It has spacious treed sites or back-tonature 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. Join them as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year! (See Golf Section on page 19). The East Sticker Station is at Camp Lake Park, east of Viking and north of Kinsella, it is the perfect place to enjoy water-skiing, and spending an afternoon swimming or relaxing at one of the lake’s two beaches, plus hiking trails, beach volleyball and more. (For more sticker station information see pages 121 & 126).

The hamlet of Bruce is 115 km east of Edmonton on Highway 14. Join the residents of Bruce in July for one of the oldest rodeos in Canada – Bruce Stampede! Along with the pro rodeo, enjoy pancake breakfasts, parade, dance and local rodeo. Bruce is 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 – book your reservation today!

Franklin Rodeo Co.

Weekend Events: Pancake Breakfasts, Parade, Dance, Local Rodeo

FREE Canada’s Oldest Camping & Parking 1 Day Pro Rodeo July 31 at 1 pm brucestampede.ca Contact: Rob 780-336-6424 or Doug 780-608-5322

• AAA Albertan fresh • Karaoke 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

The charming Town of Viking, located at the junctions of Highways 14 and 36, is known as the home to the Sutter brothers. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL at the same time, often as team captains.


Viking Troll Park - Roadtrip Game photo by @rural_alberta #goroadtrips2021

Take a trip back in time at the Viking Museum: a village of restored buildings including a one-room schoolhouse, log store, church, farmhouse, and hospital. Don’t forget to see the large collection of tools, implements, and vintage International Harvester tractors. The Museum restored a Milk Wagon listed in the provincial archives as the last operating horse-drawn delivery Milk Wagon in Western Canada, and used in Viking until 1965. Pick up a map at the Viking Museum (see also page 118) and experience Viking’s civic pride by touring the beauty of the streets, gardens and Viking Troll Park. You’ll see hundreds of RV’s rolling into town late June for the Good Sam’s Provincial Rally. Make plans to take in the Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge in August and watch for more upcoming events at www.goeastofedmonton.com/events continued on page 126...

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If you are extending your stay, try the fully-serviced Eastview Park Campground. Allow enough time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club (see Golf Section page 18).

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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 their famous Viking Wieners, and pick up some of their delicious cinnamon buns! Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts and décor to decorate your home.

Viking Golf & Country Club 4431 - 55 Ave., Viking Open daily till 9 pm 780-336-3424


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Camp Lake Park Campground (east of Viking & north of Kinsella) From Hwy 870 or 619 turn north on Rg Rd 112 Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm Sun 10am-6pm 780-336-3414

Irma Golf Club From 53 Ave in Irma go east to 92014 Twp Rd 455 Open daily 8:30am-7:30pm 780-754-2184

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As you drive through the beautiful parkland in east central Alberta, on Highway 14, the Village of Irma invites you to stop and stay awhile.

Visit the Irma Museum, comprised of the original Jean (Elford) Paré House (Company’s Coming cookbook author), a tiny Anglican church and a building that carries an impressive collection of over 400 antique lamps (see also page 118).

Events to watch out for are the Irma Days Summer Spiel, Irma School Ag Fair and Soft Ball tournaments during the summer. Follow Irma Agricultural Society’s Facebook page for updates.

For event details and updates call or visit:


Long Branch Trading Company Giftware & Café Imaginative & Irresistable Gifts Soup Sandwiches Salads Desserts Foothills ...made fresh daily Ice Cream Over 50 varieties of tea and April to Oct THE best coffee in town! 780-754-3003 Open Tues-Fri (Call ahead for Sat hours) Mainstreet, Irma

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Go antique shopping at Like It Never Was. 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.

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.

Give yourself lots of time to browse through the impressive collection at Irma Home & Garden Decor. Love quilting? Creative Klutter & Quilt Shop is your one-stop shop for a beautiful selection of fabric, flannels, battings and more.

5140 - 54 Ave., Irma

Irma Golf Course 9 Hole Course with grass-greens.


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. From mainstreet turn east on 53rd Avenue (Twp Rd 455) to find it on the northeast edge of the Village.

Irma Ball Park

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

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

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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.

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 to see the live bison herd at the gates to CFB Wainwright. Anchored in the centre of downtown is Wainwright’s freestanding Memorial Clock Tower, built in 1925, and one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929. 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, long-suffering homesteaders, and moonshine-swilling prisoners of war. Also located at the museum is the Visitor Centre open May 1- August 31 Mon-Sat 10-4 pm. Just west of Wainwright make tracks to the Fabyan Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada, it’s a beautiful sight to see! (See photo page 119).

Wainwright Bison Statue - Roadtrip Game photo by @rural_alberta #goroadtrips2021

Don’t miss the ever popular – Wainwright Stampede! It’s 3 days of action packed family fun and entertainment this June 24-26, 2022! For other community events and details visit www.wainwright.ca. Check out the restored pump jack in Petroleum Park or enjoy Wallace Park with walking trails, picnic tables, and a playground surrounded by three connecting ponds. Bring your rod… the ponds are stocked with rainbow trout each spring! Stay active at the Peace Memorial Multiplex with its indoor running Wainwright Stampede 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. The Rotary Splash Park will create many fun, happy memories for your children. Swing your clubs at the Wainwright Golf Course offering 18-holes as well as new virtual golf simulators. For the outdoor enthusiasts fishing and water sports are abundant in and around Wainwright.

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The Historic Downtown, with a collection of beautifully restored heritage buildings, has an array of eateries featuring locally inspired cuisine and from around the globe. If you like the wellknown, many branded restaurants are available to satisfy your culinary desires.

Open: Mon-Wed 10-5pm Thurs-Sat 10-7pm Sun 12-5pm

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Dobbin’s Candy Store 214 - 10 St., Wainwright See ad for hours on the right. 780-842-1560 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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Enjoy shopping along the flower-filled mainstreet, courtesy of provincial champions Communities in Bloom. There is a variety of unique shops, boutiques and services available to satisfy all of your shopping needs. Find something for your sweet tooth at Dobbin’s. They carry nostalgic, retro, ethnic, and TikTok trending candies from all around the world, plus unique gifts and toys. The kids will be begging you to go! Gibson’s Home Hardware has everything from camping supplies to fishing and hunting licenses. Watch for the new Wainwright Farmers’ Market held monthly on Saturdays at the Wainwright Communiplex featuring locally made products and home based businesses.

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For your grocery and other supplies check out the Cornerstone Co-op. This community-minded business has a food store, liquor store, home centre and a gas bar with propane cylinder fills. You can also visit the big box retailers on the highway which is a quick 2-minute commute from downtown. Lots of camping is available, but if you prefer more luxurious accommodations, Wainwright is pleased to offer modern hotels and unique bed and breakfasts. After a restful sleep at the Canalta Hotels Ramada, wake up to their free continental breakfast. Enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool and hot tub, or have fun splashing down their waterslide. Come get cozy and feel truly secluded at South Africa House Guest Lodge showcasing African art to create a truly exhilarating experience. Book a suite today or book the whole lodge!

South Africa House Guest Lodge Experience the splendour of Africa! 5 unique suites, or entire lodge available for booking. Beautiful living area, chef’s kitchen, & cozy bar. Host events & weddings. Outdoor patio, bbq, hot tub & firepit area.

822, 18th Street, Wainwright 780-842-8982

Edgerton Golf Course

Surrounded by rich agricultural land and oil & gas production, Edgerton is conveniently located south of Highway 14 and 25 minutes from Wainwright. Here 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. Drop-in at the Ribstone Creek Brewery open Thursday to Saturdays for tours and tastings (see also Sip Local page 10). 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.

In rolling hills between the Parklands and the Prairies, 10 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. Chauvin’s full-service 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 Open: Victoria Day to Labour Day Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat 1-4pm, Wed 6:30-9pm & by appt

4810 - 1st Ave. 780-858-3881


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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 Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 3-7pm and Sat 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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Head 40 minutes south of Edmonton, or 30 minutes west of Camrose to Wetaskiwin to visit the International Award-Winning museum – Reynolds-Alberta Museum, which is all about celebrating machines. Visitors will experience a wide variety of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks & tractors, industrial and agricultural equipment and more.

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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. 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, and much more. 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 with wonderful walking trails, a stocked fishing pond, and 25 camping sites. 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.

Village of Hay Lakes Welcomes you to their jewel of the community...

We can’t wait to see you! Reynolds-Alberta Museum 6426 40TH AVE, WETASKIWIN, AB | 780.312.2065


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


Hay Lakes Tempo Gas Station Railroad Ave. Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Sat-Sun 9am-6pm 780-640-1161 See pages 151-159. 132

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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, visit Irvings Farm Fresh Store 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 also page 118).

Pelican Point...”one of the top picks of best uncrowded beaches in Alberta.” #goroadtrips2021 by @christinesimader

Enjoy the 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 and RV (see ad page 19). Or, challenge yourself at Double Dam Golf Course & Campground where it’s much more than golfing or camping. It’s full of fun family activities all summer long. Silver Creek Golf & RV Resort by New Norway is another great choice.

Camrose County is located a short drive southeast of Edmonton. This area is wellknown 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.

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 Buckskins Emporium southeast of the City of Camrose, and 6 miles NE of Camrose Pelican Point Park on the north shore of From Hwy 833 go east on Twp Rd 474 to 19453 Buffalo Lake at the County’s southern boundary. North of Miquelon Lake Open daily 10am-5pm 780-672-0953 Provincial Park is Bluebird RV Park, a See pages 151-159. 50+ peaceful seasonal RV campground (see ad page 120). South of Camrose, POST your trip with check out Cherry Lane B&B, featuring a #goroadtrips2022 café, RV camping, retreats and more! The #goeastofedmonton County is also home to a newly opened brewery Detention Brewery, located in the old Rosalind School (see ad page 135). Nearby, you can enjoy the patio and Caddyshack Restaurant at Double Dam Golf Course. 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 transformed into a beautiful day use recreation area. Located 8 km east of Highway 56 on Township Road 452.

Café open Thurs to Sat 11-4 pm, Sun 11-2 pm Saloon open for dinner Thurs to Sat 5-9 pm

780-678-9368 cherrylanebb.com


19312 Twp Rd 440 Camrose County 30 km south of Camrose


• 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!

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

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

Battle River Brewery Norsemen Brewing Company

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

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

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

Half Korked An urban winery & wine kit supply store. 6223 - 48 Ave., Camrose www.halfkorked.ca

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

Downtown Camrose Market - Summer Thursdays 4-7 pm May 26 - Sept 15 Outdoors on 50th St between 49 Ave & 50 Ave Winter Market Thursdays 3-6 pm Oct-May 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, & brewery tours Rosalind, AB

Fridays 4-7 pm June 10 - Sept 9 Outdoors 5020 - 52 St, Bashaw

Bashaw Farmers’ Market


Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Farmers’ Market

Call or text: 780-781-8563 info@detentionbrewing.ca

Fridays 4-8 pm Jun 24 - Sept 30 Outdoors




Downtown Camrose by PlayOutsideGuide.com

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. Camrose Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre is open May long to September long weekend Mon-Fri 8:30 am -7 pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays 10 am - 5:30 pm. 780-6724217. 5402 - 48 Avenue at Mirror Lake Park. At the same location, you can also enjoy delicious Oleo’s Ice Cream Shop.

Wild Rose Co-op Gas Bar Downtown location only 4818 - 51 St., Camrose Open daily 8am-9pm 780-672-8683 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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Get your tickets at the Visitor Centre to 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! The Train runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 8 pm from June 1 to August 31 at Mirror Lake Park. 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 page 118).

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. Swing your clubs at the beautiful Camrose Golf Course. The tree-lined fairways situated along the banks of Stoney Creek provide a variety of challenges for the seasoned golfer while still remaining suitable for beginners. Rudy Swanson Recreation Park is h ome 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. continued on page 138...

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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!

Downtown Shopping by Linda Hoang (linda-hoang.com)

Only 1 hour east of Edmonton!

Odin Dining Room at Norsemen Inn

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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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There are numerous events taking place throughout the year in Camrose including the everpopular Jaywalkers Jamboree in June. Get your tickets to the premier outdoor music festival Big Valley Jamboree. Whether you’re a true-blue country music fan or just enjoy getting out for some great fun, this is an event you won’t want to miss happening July 28-31, including the Camrose Kickn’ Country Parade. More music events take place at the Augustana Campus (University of Alberta). Camrose Resort Casino, The Bailey Theatre, and Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre are other venues that provide regular musical entertainment.

Delight yourself in unique Scandinavian baked goods at The Lefse 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. Sprinkle a little joy into your day. Whether you’re on a roadtrip, or celebrating a birthday, or another special occasion, The Sweeterie offers many things fun and sweet!

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. 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. Nature has all the answers to treat your mind and body with the huge selection from Lakehouse Naturals Soap Company. From their beautifully handcrafted soap bars and bath bombs, you’re guaranteed to feel refreshed! Stock up on your groceries at the Wild Rose Co-op Food Store and fill up at the Co-op Gas Bars downtown, and on the east side of the city. If you’re looking for fresh local produce, there are numerous farmers’ markets in and around Camrose – plus numerous local breweries and distilleries – see page 135 for complete details. More local items and be found with the Food Artisans of Camrose County – a collective of local growers, producers, and processors. Learn more about this tasty initiative on page 134.

Canalta Hotel Make the most of your stay with spacious rooms, complimentary breakfast, hot tub, waterslide & more. 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 138

Learn more at www.ExploreCamrose.ca

Experience Scandinavian hospitality in our charming Bakery & Coffee Shop.

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



5210 - 51 Ave., Camrose, AB

4812-48 St, Camrose 780-373-CAKE (2253)

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your christmas shopping destination!

Shop online or in store.

www.lakehousenaturals.ca 4926 - 50 Street, Camrose


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The Village of Donalda is located on the northern most point of the Canadian Badlands, 65 kilometres southeast of Camrose, or 37 km west of Forestburg on Highway 53. Overlooking the Meeting Creek Coulee, Donalda has a view of one of Alberta’s most iconic landscapes. Opportunities abound for artists, photographers, hikers, and naturalists. Explore nature on the hiking trail that takes you along the coulee rim and down to Willow Canyon. This beautiful location also provides the perfect backdrop for Donalda’s tourism gem, the World’s Largest Oil Lamp Replica, that illuminates the night sky, and the renowned museum it represents. Plan a camping trip, check out their gallery, and join them for their events during the summer!

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. 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 143).

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 (see Golf Section page 18). continued...


DONALDA Home of the World’s Largest Oil Lamp Replica • Willow Canyon Coulee Hiking Trail & Chalet • Donalda Campground • Donalda Museum • Donalda Art Gallery • Community Gardens • Unique Shops • Willow Canyon Drive-In Movie - May-Aug • Mother’s Day Equine Poker Rally - May 7-8 • Donalda Ranch Rodeos - tba • Canada Day Celebration - July 1 • Donalda Coulee Show & Shine + Museum Days - Aug 6 • Willy Bronze Poker Rally - Sept 24-25 • A Village Christmas Market - Dec. 4

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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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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 the Battle River Crossing Resort & Campground. Visit the Forestburg Museum located on mainstreet, in a 1927 Masonic Temple, restored by the Forestburg Historical Society. South of town, on Highway 855 is the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site–Canada’s only surface coal mining museum. This interpretive centre is home to one of the largest mobile mining land machines made from riveted construction in 1927. Shop at Coutts Home Hardware for your outdoor, camping and fishing supplies, plus you’ll find giftware and toys for the kids! For community event updates and details be sure to visit www.forestburg.ca.

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. For more information on community events and details contact the Village Office at 780-879-3911 or visit www.villageofalliance.ca

Forestburg Small Town, Big Heart

Forestburg Pool 780-582-3866 Forestburg Golf Course 780-582-3693

Forestburg Multi-Plex 780-582-3664 Area 53 Raceway & Forestburg Mud Bog

Forestburg Train Station 780-781-9260 Forestburg & District Museum 780-582-2298

www.forestburg.ca 780-582-3668



Battle River Train Excursions


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

You can 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.

Enjoy fishing, hiking, boating and camping at the many public and private campgrounds and parks in the region. Check out the facilities at Fish Lake Park just 2 km west of Hardisty – complete with a lakeside gazebo, covered day-use shelter, two large group sites, playground, beach area, fishing and free firewood.

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


Friends of the Battle River Railway presents

Battle River Train Excursions! It’s the Experience — come ride the rails with us! Did you know you can rent our train? With 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.

2022 Excursions: NEW: Sip N' Ride Excursion May 21

Historic Heisler Hotel Excursion - June 18 A Day on the Train - August 6 Explore Farm to Fork by Train August 13

Oktoberfest Train - October 22 Murder on the BR Express November 26 & 27 We also 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. Watch for our community rides offered during the holiday season! See 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

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.

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 18). 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.

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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 their schedule palacetheatre-daysarts.ca, plus watch their Facebook page for upcoming weekly movie nights with the best popcorn ever – with real butter! continued...

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:

daysland.ca 780-374-3767 144 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com

Daysland Golf Club 5538-50 St, Daysland Open daily till 9 pm 780-374-3633 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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

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Daysland continued... Pamper yourself at HOM of Well Being – a day spa located on main street Daysland. They provide a variety of services as well as an array of all natural bath and wellness products. Enjoy boutique shopping at The Rusty Daisy and The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd. With a variety of retail shops, accommodations, cafés and attractions, Daysland makes for a great daytrip or stopover.

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 committed to their community.

Purses l Flowers l Home Décor l Gif ts MAINSTREET DAYSLAND

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Visit Centennial Park for great summer activities. Complete with serviced campsites, a playground and sports grounds with four ball diamonds – kids are sure to enjoy themselves! continued on page 146...

Open Wed-Fri 10-4pm & Sat 10-2pm (Closed for lunch 12-1pm except on Sat. Closed all of January & July.)

DAY SPA Manicures, Pedicures & Facials Waxing & Tinting Therapeutic, Relaxation & Meditation Massage Natural Bath, Body & Wellness Products

Diverse Business Community Unique Shopping Options Professional Services Excellent Recreation Facilities

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Killam continued from page 145... Families will also 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. 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. Don’t miss the 50th Celebration of the Killam Indoor Rodeo - June 17 & 18, 2022. Along with the rodeo, take in the Street Fair, parade, show & shine, mutton busting and more! 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 Town & Country Guardian Drugs. Visit Crafty Creations Quilt Gallery for your quilting projects, and stay at the cozy Wagon Wheel Motel. Before you head out, get your snacks at the Wild Rose Co-op Grocery.

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

Home of the Material 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

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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 & #36 146 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


Killam & District Agricultural Society presents

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

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.

Watch for exciting community events throughout the summer including the Emerson Drive concert at the Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre on June 3, 2022. Be sure to check www.sedgewick.ca for more details and event updates. Treat yourself for lunch and something sweet at the local favourite The Wooden Spoon Café and Cakeshop. Get your roadtrip supplies at Wild Rose Co-op Food Store and check out their Home & Farm Centre.

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Enjoy Sedgewick Lake Park – a popular camping, picnicking and bird-watching destination with 59 well-manicured sites, camping cabins, an outdoor wading pool and a spray park. Watch for the weekly Lakeside Market throughout the summer on Saturdays. Within walking distance of the park is the Sedgewick Golf Course. Relax at the licensed clubhouse after a round of golf.

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The Village of Lougheed, incorporated in 1911, is located just under two hours southeast of Edmonton on Highway 13 near the beautiful Battle River Valley.

Visit the Iron Creek Museum consisting of several heritage buildings, chock-full of items from founding families as well as the local elevator that houses several unique displays. Year-round, head to the Lougheed Field House to shoot some hoops, play pickleball and more. Lougheed Country Fair is a popular event in August, be sure to check Facebook for event updates. Check out their stocked Trout Fishing Pond, offering camping, a picnic area, and playground. Full-service camping sites are located in the recreation area - a great place to host family reunions. Lougheed also has a model aircraft field, walking path, and four baseball diamonds for your enjoyment. Stop into the award winning Diamond J Bakery and treat yourself with their delicious baking!

Located in the heart of the rolling hills of the Battle River Valley, Hardisty is a two-hour drive southeast of Edmonton. Hardisty is known as a major part of Alberta’s Energy Hub, and is the home of the Tank Farm - a robust industrial development.

The beautiful scenery around Hardisty provides a backdrop for plenty of outdoor activities and fun events taking place yearround. Plan to attend the Hardisty Rodeo on July 15-17. It promises to be a buckin’ good time, complete with a Street Fair, chariots and chuckwagons, outdoor dance, and the very popular combine crunch! Golfing, camping, boating, swimming, and baseball are just a few of the fun activities 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. Another great activity that you can enjoy is hiking on the Hardisty Nature Trails. These trails are the most challenging and the most scenic trails in Flagstaff County! They can also be enjoyed by horseback riding. See next page for all of the access points.

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

200 km SE of Edmonton in the beau ful Ba le River Valley 148



Spend the day canoeing down the Battle River, which runs adjacent to town, and enjoy wildlife viewing at the riverside campground. continued on page 150...

Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course 4807 - 49 St., Hardisty Open daily till 9 pm 780-888-2288 See pages 151-159. POST your trip with

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The most challenging and the most scenic trails in Flagstaff County!

Multiple Access Points Park at the following locations: • Hardisty Arena - Gibson Energy Centre • Hardisty Lake Park • Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course • Hwy Street behind the Lake Cabins • East of the Hwy 881 overpass to access any given trail For Trail Map & Trail Events visit:

hardistytrailrun.ca 2 hrs East of Edmonton

July 15-17, 2022

Friday - Street Fair 10-3 pm, Slack 5 pm, Chariots & Chucks 7 pm, Outdoor Dance 9 pm Saturday - Parade 10:30 am, Rodeo 1 pm Chariots & Chucks 5 pm, Outdoor Dance 9 pm Sunday - Rodeo 1 pm, Chariots & Chucks 5 pm Combine Crunch 7 pm

hardistyrodeo.com For more event details or updates call or visit:

• Beach & Swimming at Hardisty Lake Park • Softball Diamonds • Library • Community Hall • Gibson Energy Centre



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.


Provost & District Museum

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 page 118). For more history, be sure to visit the St. Norbert’s Rosenheim Church as they celebrate their 100th Anniversary on June 4-5, 2022. This church is 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! 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. Visit their website for programs and hours of operation at www.bodoarchaeology.com.

Provost & District Museum

Play a round at the popular Provost Golf Club. Stay at the Provost Canalta Hotel–it has all the amenities that you need to make the most of your stay. Camp in town at Bannister Campground, located in the Sports Park, while the kids enjoy the nearby skateboard park. Around town, you can also 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, taking place June 17-19, 2022. It is rural Alberta’s largest motorsport and monster truck event. Be sure to visit www.townofprovost.ca for more community events and updates. continued from page 148...

• Crescent Point Place Regional Activity Centre -

Hardisty has a full array of businesses to serve your needs. For the largest selection of beer and w i n e i n t h e c o u n t y, v i s i t L a ke v i e w L i q u o r S t o r e featuring over 250 wines in stock. Find the perfect gift at the ‘little country gift shop’ Rustic Stars, carrying a variety of décor, apparel and giftware.

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

780-888-0008 5104 - 50 St, Hardisty RusticStars.ca


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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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