2024 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide

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Karissa Kisilevich | Kyla Jenson

Jennifer Filip & Board of Directors

We’re thrilled to present our 2024 edition and extend a warm welcome to all of our readers, both new and returning. It’s our pleasure to guide you to amazing destinations for memorable family moments. In 2023, we received outstanding feedback from travellers who said that Go East of Edmonton helped them experience the “Best Summer Ever!” With hundreds of testimonials from readers over the past few years, we believe we are bringing you “Alberta’s Best Roadtrip Adventures!”

Highlights for 2024…

Events Calendar – has more major and unique events than before!

Major Attractions – see more great signature attractions in our guide this year. Roadtrippers – you’re going to love this! In 2024, we are expanding the Roadtrip Adventure Game to include more activities and additional locations where you can Stop, Enter, and Win Roadtrip Rewards!

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Featuring more photos, additional pages, and a completely redesigned and rewritten Roadtrip Guide, it’s undoubtedly the Ultimate Travel Guide covering every corner of Northeast Alberta’s Lakeland and East Central Alberta! We are certain that you will enjoy our 2024 Guide, and we take great pride in our team who are not only the most experienced in local tourism but also the most passionate, providing you the very best of everything there is to see and do across the region!

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18-20 Forestburg Raceway New Racers 20 UKRAINIAN VILLAGE CELEBRATION OF DANCE See ad page 83 24-26 Viking Town-Wide Garage Sale 24-26 Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement Pro Rodeo 25-26 Tofield Community Wide Garage Sales 25 Ashmont Critter Sale 25 Josephburg Ag Society Classic 25 Forestburg Town Wide Garage Sale 26 Camrose Fly In Breakfast 30 Flagstaff County Fresh Market - Killam 31 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry 31-2 Camrose Soccer Under the Lights 31-2 VEGREVILLE DASH TO SUMMER See ad page 105. 6 3-4 Sherwood Park Travis Dolter Performance 4 Elk Island Wahkotowin Outdoor Market 4 LAMONT BULLARAMA SUPREME 4 Vegreville From the Ground Up Market 4 Vegreville Home Business & Makers Market 4 Marwayne Community Wide Garage Sale 4 Mundare Town Wide Garage Sale 4 Cold Lake Bullarama 4 Bawlf Garage Sale & Show n’ Shine 5, 12, 19, 26 Boyle Spring Fling Barrel Racing 8 SOUTH COOKING LAKE ROADSIDE STAND TOURS See ad page 98 10-12 Bruderheim Wildrose Rabbit Show 11 Myrnam Community Garage Sale 11 Elk Point 2nd Chance Trail Ride 11 Two Hills Wayside Bike Blessing 11 ANDREW MOTHER’S DAY MARKET See ad page 88. 11 Hay Lakes Spring Market 11 Camrose Equine Expo 12 Metis Crossing Mother’s Day Brunch 12 Ryley Mother’s Day Brunch 12 Vegreville Legion Breakfast 18 BATTLE RIVER RAIL SIP N' RIDE TRAIN EXCURSION See ad page 147. 18 Lac La Biche Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park "Music in the Forest” 1 Vegreville Bean Bag Tournament 1 Andrew Townwide Garage Sale & Market 1 Mannville Community Wide Garage Sale 1 Legal Town-Wide Garage Sale 1 FORT SASKATCHEWAN LEGACY PARK FAMILY FESTIVAL See page 80. 1 Fort Saskatchewan Visit our Sheep 1 Lamont Town Wide Garage Sale 1 Chipman Car Crafter Swap Meet 1, 15, 19, 20 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 2 CHIPMAN CAR CRAFTERS SHOW N' SHINE See ad page 86. 2 Venice Picnic 6-9 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Races & Pro Rodeo 7 Round Hill Farmers Day Picnic 7-9 CAMROSE JAYWALKERS JAMBOREE See page 140. 7-9 MARWAYNE LEA PARK RODEO See ad page 93. 8 Egremont Days, Parade & Car Show 8 Lloydminster Streetfest 8 Wainwright Fire N Wheels Rally 8 HOLDEN FARMER'S DAY See ad pg 128. 8 Bruderheim Treasure Hunt / Garage Sale 8 Mundare Ride for Dad Stop 8-9 Athabasca Riverboat Assn Jet Boat Rally 2024 Vegreville Country Fair Starts June 1... GoRoadtripGame.ca See inside back pages of this Travel Guide or visit PLAY & WIN YOUR #1 MOST COMPREHENSIVE EVENTS CALENDAR!

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Major Events are colour coded to the Highway Sections.

7 15 Lac La Biche Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Music in the Forest 15 KILLAM BLACKTOP BONANZA STREET FAIR See ad page 148. 15 Vegreville Community Garage Sale 15-16 Two Hills Father’s Day & Ball Tournament 15-16 Forestburg Raceway Bracket Races 15-16 SHERWOOD PARK WHOLLY HANDMADE See ad page 98. 16 Metis Crossing Father’s Day Brunch 16 Rosalind Breakfast & Fire Truck Pull 16 New Norway Sports Day & Parade 16 VEGREVILLE FATHER'S DAY EVENT See ad page 105. 19 Camrose Purple Martin Festival 19-23 Two Hills Alberta RV Assn Annual Rally 20-23 Strathcona County YEGPin Pinball & Arcade Expo 21 National Indigenous Day 21 Camrose National Indigenous Day Celebrations 21-23 Saddle Lake Cree Nation Pow Wow 21-23 WAINWRIGHT STAMPEDE & FAIR See ad page 132. 21-23 PARADISE VALLEY 3 CITIES FAIR 8-9 VIKING COMMUNITY FESTIVAL & CLOVERLODGE STAMPEDE See pg 129. 9 Vegreville Legion Breakfast 10 Streetfest Lloydminster 13 Provost Museum Heritage Days, Show n’ Shine & Pig Roast 13-16 Camrose County Cherry Lane Father’s Day Buffet Dinner 14-15 RYLEY SPORTS DAY See page 127. 14-15 KILLAM INDOOR RODEO See ad page 149. 14-16 Dewberry Chuckwagon & Chariot Races 14-16 PROVOST KINSMEN SPLASH & SMASH See ad page 154. 14-16 Saddle Lake Chuckwagon & Chariot Races 15 Across the region Lemonade Day 15 Holden Junior Cattle Show 15 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIPHISTORIC HEISLER HOTEL See ad page 147. 15 Ardrossan Parade & Picnic 15 Lloydminster Just Kruzin Show n’ Shine 15 Hardisty Trail Run 15 La Corey Farm Fair JUNE continued... 22-23 Paradise Valley Chuckwagon & Chariot Races 21-24 Two Hills County Acoustic Acres Harmony Hoedown Music Festival 22 Lakeland Ride for Dad 22 NEWBROOK FAIR See ad page 50. 22 Two Hills Community-Wide Garage Sale 22-23 Camrose MS Bike Tour 23 ST. PAUL MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE See ad page 62. 23 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE VINTAGE DAY See ad page 83. 24-30 Strathcona County PGA Tour Americas ATB Classic 26 Vermilion Taste Of Vermilion 29 ANDREW CANADA DAY SPECIAL MARKET See ad page 88. 29-01 Forestburg Area 53 Trucking Races 29-JULY 1 SEDGEWICK CHUCKWAGON & CHARIOT RACES See page 150. 30 Thorhild Rodeo Kick-off Dance Ride for Dad June 8, 22 Bike Week Two Hills July 18-28 Ride to Reynolds August 10
Lac La Biche Summer Days Parade Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fest Show & Shine
Two Hills Bike Week by Leah Ross Thorhild Stampede by Frank Koenig


Major Events are colour coded to the Highway Sections.

August 1 Camrose Kick’n Country Parade 1-4 Camrose Big Valley Jamboree 2-5 LAC LA BICHE SUMMER SPORTS DAYS See ad page 45. 3-4 SMOKY LAKE STAMPEDE See ad page 56. 3-4 Irma Elks Gun & Antique Show 3-4 MALLAIG HAYING IN THE 30S See page 61. 4-5 BELLIS RANDY RUSS MEMORIAL BARREL RACE See ad page 56. 5 Tofield Heritage Classic Show & Shine 5 Pelican Point Heritage Days 6, 13, 20, 27 Bon Accord Music in the Park 7 Lloydminster Heritage Day 7-11 VEGREVILLE COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 105. 8-11 Viking Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge 8-11 TOFIELD WESTERN DAYS See ad page 124. 9-10 CLANDONALD COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 92. 9-11 BON ACCORD HARVEST DAYS PARADE & FIREWORKS See page 49. 9-11 Mannville Vintage Trailer Rally 9-11 WASKATENAU FAIR DAYS See ad page 57. 10 Edgerton Museum Day 10 GLENDON PARADE, DERBY & MUDBOGS See page 66. 10 WETASKIWIN REYNOLDS MUSEUM RIDE TO REYNOLDS See page 136. 10 LOUGHEED FAIR & SHOW N’ SHINE See page 151. 11 Strathcona County The Great Canadian Gran Fondo Cycling Challenge 11 RANFURLY AGRICULTURAL FAIR See ad page 107. 12-13 Round Hill Bench Show 14 INNISFREE FAIR See page 108. 14-19 Cold Lake Extreme Mudfest 16 Fort Saskatchewan Movie Under the Stars 16 Fort Saskatchewan Keato Meadow Corn Maze - tentative opening weekend 16-18 MUNDARE AGRI-DAYS FAIR 13-14 LAMONT SUMMER SIZZLER RODEO See ad page 85. 13-14 Lamont Summer Fest 2024 13-14 Andrew Ag Society Baseball Tournament 13-20 ANTIQUE WEEK See page 35. 14 Smoky Lake Family Fun Rodeo 14 Strathcona County Biking Like a Viking 14 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE MUSIC FEST See ad page 83. 18 Two Hills Bike Week Kick Off Party 18-21 FORT SASKATCHEWAN GRAND NORTH AMERICAN OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP See ad page 80. 18-28 TWO HILLS BIKE WEEK See ad page 91. 19 Czar Lake Bullarama 19 Cold Lake Full Throttle Festival 19-20 Myrnam Fair & Fun Days 19-21 VILNA COWBOY FEST See ad pg 59. 19-21 Two Hills Flattrack Motorcycle Races 19-21 HARDISTY RODEO See ad page 153. 20 Two Hills Classic Car Show 20 Elk Island National Park Parks Day 20 Alberta Parks Day 20 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 20 Thorhild Trade Show & Market 20 Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Parks Day 20 Lloydminster Auto Club Show & Shine 20 Frog Lake Ride on the Reserve Car Show 20 BATTLE RIVER “A PRAIRIE TOWN” TRAIN EXCURSION See ad page 147. 20 BONNYVILLE CONCERT AT THE C2 20-21 Raceway Bracket Races Forestburg 20-21 Sherwood Park Highland Gathering 20-21 COLD LAKE AIR SHOW See page 72. 21 Boian Picnic BBQ & Entertainment 21-27 Lloydminster Sask Summer Games 24 Two Hills Chili Cook-Off 25 Islet Lake Outdoor Expo 25-27 VERMILION AG FAIR See ad pg 112. 26-28 LEGAL FETE AU VILLAGE See pg 32. 27 RADWAY PIONEER DAYS & SHOW N SHINE See ad page 52. 27-28 BRUCE STAMPEDE See ad page 129. 28-30 Frog Lake First Nations Pow Wow 31-5 IRMA DAYS & SUMMERSPIEL See ad page 131.
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS - See GoEastofEdmonton.com events calendar for list of Canada Day events. 1 Elk Island Canada Day 1 ATHABASCA MAGNIFICENT RIVER RATS FESTIVAL See page 39. 1 Athabasca Classic Cruisers Car Show 1 Wainwright Canada Day featuring Corb Lund 1 Two Hills Soapbox Derby 1 Irma Canada Day Celebrations & Town Wide Water Fight 1 Alliance Sports Day 1 Thorhild Stampede & Car Show 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Bon Accord Music in the Park 5 Stoney Lake Pasture Party 5-7 Stoney Lake Rodeo 5-7 Goodfish Lake Chuckwagons & Chariot Races 5-7 Viking Chuckwagon & Chariot Races 5-6 HAIRY HILL RODEO See ad page 89. 5-7 VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL See ad page 104. 5-7 EDGERTON SPORTS DAYS See pg 135. 5-7 Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Race Weekend 6-7 Alberta Free Fishing Weekend 7 Irma Gratton Coulee Show n’ Shine 7 Sherwood Park The Studio Car Show & Market 7 Viking Museum Pancake Breakfast & Show n’ Shine 10 Kinsella Bullarama 10-13 Lloydminster Lloyd Ex Fair 12 Taste of Wainwright 12-13 Gibbons Pioneer Days 12-13 Sherwood Park Ravenwood Music Festival 12-13 LAC LA BICHE COUNTRY FAIR & RODEO & ALBERTA WIFE CARRYING CONTEST (on 13th) See ad page 46 & 47. 12-14 Kehewin Cree Nation Pow Wow 12-14 Plamondon Mud Bogs 12-14 VEGREVILLE MEDIEVAL FAIRE & ARTISAN MARKET See ad page 104. 13 ANDREW BEAT THE HEAT MARKET See ad page 88. 13 Lac La Biche Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Music in the Forest 13 REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM ULTIMATE CAR SHOW See page 136. 8
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WEEKENDS FORT SASKATCHEWAN KEATO MEADOW CORN MAZE See ad page 78. 1 Elk Island National Park Star Party 1 Two Hills Alberta Day Celebrations 1 Round Hill Car Show & Threshing Demo 1 Cherry Grove Car Show 1 JOSEPHBURG AREA ROADSIDE STAND TOURS See ad page 98. 1-30 Alberta Culture Days 2 Bruderheim Alberta/Heritage Days 2 Fort Saskatchewan Sheep Leaving Parade 3 Bon Accord Music in the Park 6-7 Bonnyville Chuckwagon & Chariot Races 7 GIBBONS TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE See page 48. 7 Vermilion Art in the Park 7-8 Forestburg Area 53 Raceway Chapman Memorial Bracket Races 7 KILLAM SCARECROW FESTIVAL See ad page 148. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 VEGREVILLE CORN MAZE See ad page 104. 7 Glendon Pyrogy Festival & Cruise Night 7 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE HARVEST OF THE PAST See ad page 83. 8 SAVOUR STRATHCONA COUNTY See page 94. 15 Vegreville Legion Breakfast 16 Lloydminster Fall Fest 16-22 Lac La Biche World Archery Field Championship 21-22 STRATHCONA COUNTY ARTIST HOME STUDIO TOUR See ad page 96. 21-22 SHERWOOD PARK NOSH FOOD FEST See ad page 98. 21-22 Raceway Bracket Races Forestburg 27 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry 29 Vegreville Fall Open Horse Show 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation • Harvest Festivals & Markets • Fall Fairs • Beautiful Roadtrips • Corn Mazes: Keato Meadow Corn Maze See ad page 78. Vegreville Corn Maze See ad page 104. 16-17 VILNA BOOMTOWN FAIR DAYS See ad page 59. 16-18 Show & Shine Car Show Cold Lake 16-18 Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo 16-18 Kikino Chuckwagons & Chariot Races 17 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIPEXPLORE FARM TO FORK See ad page 147. 17 Two Hills Fair & Parade, Lawn Tractor Races, and Vintage Tractor Show 17 South Cooking Lake Trail Days 17 MANNVILLE FAIR & PARADE 17 Rosalind Cherry Lane Concert on the Course 17 Sir Winston Churchill Prov. Park Lac La Biche Music in the Park 17 Camrose Show n’ Shine 17-18 LAKELAND ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS - FARMS & FLAVOURS OF LAKELAND See ad page 76. 17-18 Camrose County, Strathcona County, Lac La Biche Open Farm Days 17-18 Vegreville Bunnock Tournament 18 VILNA SHOW N’ SHINE See ad page 57. 18 STRATHCONA COUNTY ROADSIDE STAND TOURS See ad page 98. 20 LAC LA BICHE RODEO See ad page 46. 20 KILLAM MOVIE IN THE PARK See ad page 148. 23-24 Vegreville Speedway Drag Races 24 Bruce Hotel Show n’ Shine 24 Cherry Grove Lawn Tractor Races 24 SEDGEWICK GATHERING OF THE CLANS HIGHLAND FESTIVAL Seeadpg151. 25 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE UKRAINIAN DAY See ad page 83. 24-25 STRATHCONA COUNTY VINTAGE TRACTOR PULL See ad page 97. 24-25 Raceway Bracket Races Forestburg 24-25 SHERWOOD PARK WHOLLY HANDMADE See ad page 98. 24-25 Cold Lake City-Wide Garage Sale 29-Sept 1 ST. PAUL LAKELAND RODEO ASSN FINALS See ad pg 62. 30 Vegreville Alberta Day Celebration 30-31 COLD LAKE FEAST AT THE BEACH See ad page 73. 31-01 Ryley-Tofield Slo-Pitch Tournament 31-01 REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM HARVEST FESTIVAL See page 136. 9 Over 500 Annual Events online at GoEastofEdmonton.com
4-7, 11-14 Fort Saskatchewan Keato Meadow Corn Maze - See ad page 78. 4-6 SMOKY LAKE PUMPKIN FAIR See ad page 57. 5 Elk Point Iron Horse Ultra 5-6 BRUDERHEIM FALL FESTIVAL / OKTOBERFEST 5-6 Forestburg Area 53 Raceway Bracket Races 11 Provost Museum Pumpkin Fest 12 ANDREW GARLIC FESTIVAL See ad page 88. 13 Vegreville Legion Breakfast 19 Ohaton Harvest Supper and Dance 19-20 SHERWOOD PARK WHOLLY HANDMADE See ad page 98. 25 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry 26 Hay Lakes Family Halloween Dance 26 NEWBROOK HARVEST SUPPER & DANCE See ad page 50. 27 RADWAY RCW WRESTLING See ad page 52.
2 RADWAY MILLENIA SUPPER & DANCE See ad page 52. 2 Rosalind Harvest Hootenanny 2 BONNYVILLE CRAFT SHOW See ad pg 68. 2 BATTLE RIVER OKTOBERFEST TRAIN EXCURSION See ad page 147. 2 VILNA HARVEST SUPPER & DANCE See ad page 59. 2-3 SHERWOOD PARK NOSH FOOD FEST See ad page 98. 3 Hay Lakes Bazaar & Bake Sale 10 Vegreville Legion Breakfast 11 Remembrance Day Ceremonies 15 Savour Vermilion 17 Rosalind Jolly Jingles Christmas Market 15-17 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR See ad page 122. 20-24 Lac La Biche Festival of Trees 22 Viking Dinner & Dueling Pianos Performance 22-24 Gibbons Hometown Christmas Weekend
GoEastofEdmonton.com Event dates are subject to change without notice.
Keato Meadow Corn Maze


For a complete list of Farmers’ Markets visit:







Strathcona County Roadside Stand Markets by Experience Alberta

May 8, August 18, Sept 1 - pg 98

Sherwood Park Farmers’ Markets Wed. 3-7pm - pg 97

Sherwood Park Wholly Handmadeand NOSH Food Fest - pg 98

Vegreville Pysanka Park Market

Thurs. 4:30-7:30 pm - pg 105

June 20-Aug 29

Kitscoty - Farmstead Outdoor Market 2nd Tues May-Sept pg 118

Lloydminster Border City Farmers’ Thurs. 12-5pm - pg 120


Rose City Farmers Market

Thurs. 12-4pm - pg 142

Mirror Lake Outdoor Farmers Market Tues 3-6pm pg 142

Camrose Saturday Market Sat 10-1pm - pg 142

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Farmers Market

Fri 4-8pm, Sat 10-2pm - pg 142

Wainwright Farmers Market Sat (monthly) 10-3 - pg 132

Event dates are subject to change without notice.

GoEastofEdmonton.com/things-to-do/winter-adventures/ • Family Day Festivals • Winter Festivals • Snowmobile Rallies • X-Country Skiing • Downhill Skiing • Ice Fishing • Dark Skies & Night Sky Viewing For 2025 Events visit 23 Metis Crossing Holiday Market 23 Camrose Midnight Madnesss 23-24 Lac La Biche Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 24 ANDREW CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 88. 29 Radway Christmas Market 29 Vegreville Legion Steak Fry 29 Fort Saskatchewan Holiday Light Up 29 Vegreville A Very Vegreville Christmas 29-07 Fort Saskatchewan Enchanted Forest 30 COLD LAKE CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW See ad page 68. 30 Lamont Community Christmas Light Up 30 STRATHCONA COUNTY CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLAND 30 Bruderheim Christmas Light Up 30 Tofield Winter Festival 30 Bonnyville Santa Claus Parade 30-01 BATTLE RIVER TRAIN TRIP MURDER ON THE BATTLE RIVER EXPRESS See ad page 147. 30-01 Bonnyville Festival of Trees 1 Thorhild Christmas Light-Up 6 Christmas Light-Up Waskatenau 6 Kingman Lutefisk Supper 6-8 KILLAM CHRISTMAS AT THE CROSSROADS & PARADE OF LIGHTS See ad page 148. 6-8 SHERWOOD PARK WHOLLY HANDMADE See ad page 98. 7 Mundare Christmas Extravaganza 7 Hay Lakes Christmas Market 7 STRATHCONA COUNTY CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY 7 Mannville Christmas Extravaganza 7-8 Bon Accord Winter Wonderfest 8 New Norway Christmas Market 8 Vegreville Legion Breakfast 13 NEWBROOK CHRISTMAS MARKET & LIGHT UP See ad page 50. 14 Alliance Santa Daze and Parade of Lights 14 BATTLE RIVER SANTA DAZE TRAIN TO ALLIANCE See ad page 147. 14 IRMA SANTA DAY See page 131. 14, 21 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 120. 18 Irma Christmas Light Parade 22 Metis Crossing Christmas Eve Brunch 10 Over 500 Annual Events online at GoEastofEdmonton.com
it fresh and support local across the region...from local makers, bakers and growers – you can find it all here!
Photo by City of Camrose
Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market Fri 3-5:30pm - pg
Lake Farmers’ Market
10-Noon - pg
Farmers’ Market
Lamont Farmers’ Market Wed 3:30-7pm - pg 84
Farmers’ Market Sat. see dates pg 88
Sherwood Park Farmers Market
11 Biking in Vermilion Provincial Park by ©Paul Lavoie ZenSeekers.com M.D. of Bonnyville
Lakeland Canoe Circuit by Jessica Tricker

Spray Parks

With over 25 Spray Parks across the region – you don’t have to look too far to cool off on those sunny days of summer See the complete list with photos and locations on our website.


Go Paddling!

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.

Go paddling at Elk Island National Park - Astotin Lake Book a Big Canoe Tour by ridgewilderness.com

Visit AlbertaParks.ca and learn about the many Parks for paddling, including the only Canoe Circuit in Alberta at Lakeland Provincial Park in the Lac La Biche region. 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.

North Saskatchewan River achieves Canadian Heritage River Status

In March 2024, the Governments of Canada and Alberta acknowledged the entire stretch of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta as part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, a well-deserved honour. With a history spanning thousands of years, the river undoubtedly holds deep cultural significance to numerous Indigenous nations in the region and has played a significant role in the development of the entire province of Alberta. All the while, it continues to provide beautiful scenery and outstanding recreational opportunities for the region.

Experience the river for yourself…

Explore the history at Fort Heritage Precinct, Metis Crossing, Victoria Settlement, and Fort George & Buckingham House.

Book a voyageur canoe trip with Saskatchewan River Voyagers or at Metis Crossing (see pages 54 & 58).

Trek the scenic North Saskatchewan Riverside Trails at Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan.

Camp along the river at Fort Lions Campground, Metis Crossing, Northern Lights RV Resort, Elk Point River Park, and Lea Park Campground. (See camping section).

Discover more activities along the North Saskatchewan River at www.goeastofedmonton.com/outdoor-adventures/northsaskatchewan-river-adventures/

12 SUP on Moose Lake, Bonnyville
Vegreville Lions Club Spray Park North Saskatchewan River near Elk Point

Burnt Rock Adventures Co. brand name canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, plus bikes, apparel and accessories. Vermilion. (See ad page 113).


Go fishing at over 100 lakes, ponds and rivers with over 10 species of fish that await your hook, many of which are great in both summer and winter Test your rod on the North Saskatchewan River for Alberta Sturgeon; or for the more popular: Northern Pike, Goldeye and Walleye, which can also be caught in the Athabasca River and many others!

Mach 1 Sports - bikes, boards, clothing & accessories. Cold Lake. (See ad page 72).

Boat & Paddling Rentals

Astotin Lake (Elk Island National Park) RentalsCanoes, kayaks, SUP by ridgewilderness.com - pg 24.

Burnt Rock Adventures Co.

Vermilion. See ad page 113. Off Road Rentals - 24/7 SUP, kayaks, paddle boats, fishing boats, UTV’s, ATV’s, snowmobiles and more. Lac La Biche -

(See ad page 45).

Hamilton House Inn & Adventures - Rents canoes on a private lake near Cold Lake.

(See ad page 70).

Wicked Watersport RentalsRents kayaks, SUPs, pedal boats, pontoon boats, & go fly-boarding on Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake.

(See ad page 73).

Cold Lake: Hamilton House Inn & Adventures offers fishing charters and shoreline boat tours - (See ad pg 70).

Anglers Bait Tackle & More offers summer fishing tours located at Evergreen Birch Lodge. (See pg 75). Edgewater Experiences - offers fishing packages on a 30 ft. cabin cruiser. (See ad on right).

Saskatchewan River Voyagers - offers voyager canoe trips on the North Saskatchewan River. Plus, fishing excursions. Located south of Vilna at Northern Lights RV Resort. (See ad page 58).


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

For a
list of
Holes visit GoEastofEdmonton.com/Fishing Fishing Holes
Alberta FREE Fishing Weekend July 6 & 7! ALBERTA SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS for complete details visit:
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13 Fly-boarding
Lake Trout fishing on Cold Lake by Darren Kisilevich
with Wicked Watersport Rentals at Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake
EdgewaterExperiencesEdgewaterExperiences www.edgewatersuites.ca 1-866-660-4191


Here are just a few of the many great local community trails around the region:

Northeast 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.

Southeast of Edmonton

• In Camrose, there are 38 km of trails winding gracefully through the Stoney Creek Valley.

• 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.

• 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 Trails10-15 km trek on the most scenic trails in Flagstaff Cnty (See ad pg 153).


East of Edmonton

• Fort Saskatchewan’s Scenic River Valley trail system has over 19 km of trails.

• Strathcona County Regional Trail is 22 km long and connects the Strathcona Science Park to Fort Saskatchewan along the North Saskatchewan River

• Vegreville’s Community linked trail system leads all around town and to the popular Pysanka Park.

Explore 1000+ km of trails at 100+ Parks, Campgrounds & Natural Areas.

East of Edmonton 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 97).

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 95).


Alberta Parks

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.

Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park – over 10 km of trails, known for its Boardwalk trails, old growth forest and lakeside views.

Lakeland Provincial Park - over 25 km of trails. The longest trail in the Park - starts at Shaw Lake day use area where you can connect to many lakes with backcountry camping.

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.

Get Geared Up!

Burnt Rock Adventure Co. - see pg 113.

Mach 1 Sports - see pg 72. Off Road Rentals - see pg 45.

GO ATVing!

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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16 Club House: 780-662-2499 miquelonhillsgolf.com 18 Hole Golf Course *Serviced Seasonal RV Sites Available Located near: Camrose, Hay Lakes, Toeld and Sherwood Park Adjacent to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park 20340 TWP 494A, Camrose County 780-374-3633 74 Years of Golfing Excellence dayslandgolf.com Come play the Island Green! 18 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE www.CoalCreek.ca P. 780.663.2473 FULL SERVICE RV PARK RR 182 & Twp Rd 492, SW of Ryley From rolling hills to black sandtraps, to an island green, there’s a lot to be challenged by at 50 golf courses in the region! Check out the Stay & Play Packages offered by some courses featured in this section. PHOTO CONTEST WINNER BEST LAND ADVENTURE Vermilion Golf Course by Harm Tjardes


Ardmore Golf Club


Bonnyville Golf & Country Club


Cold Lake Grand Centre Golf Club


Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club


Elk Point Golf Club


Gibbons Goose Hummock Golf Resort 780-921-2444

Long Lake - Northern Ridge Golf



Athabasca Golf & Country Club


Boyle - Skeleton Lake Golf & Country Club


La La Biche Golf & Country Club



Kitscoty Golf Club 780-846-2950


Redwater Golf Club 780-942-3993

Smoky Lake Golf Club


St. Paul Golf Club 780-645-4077

Vilna Golf Course 780-636-3660

EAST - HWY 15 & 45

Fort Saskatchewan Golf & Curling Club


Fort-In-View Golf Course

306-825-5494 (See ad page 117).

Lloydminster Rolling Green Fairways



(See ad page 109).

Strathcona CountyBroadmoor Golf Course

Sherwood Park 780-467-7373

Northern Bear Golf Club





780-755-2462. (See page 135).

Irma Golf Club 780-754-2184

Tofield Golf Course 780-662-3457



Wainwright Riverdale Mini Park



Camrose Golf Course



GOLF COURSE 780-672-6490



Marwayne Lea Park Raven View Golf Course 780-847-2651

Mundare - Whitetail Crossing


Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club


Two Hills Lions Golf Club



Country Side Golf Course


Legends Golf & Country Club


Fox Run Golf Course


Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course

780-632-3140 Vermilion Golf Club 780-853-4444

Wainwright Golf Club 780-842-3046

Wainwright - Arm Lake Rec Area


Forestburg Golf Course


Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course


Hughendon Golf Club


New Norway Silver Creek Golf Course


Provost & District Golf Club


Rosalind - Double Dam Golf Course


Sedgewick Golf Course


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Over 150 Campgrounds & Over 100 Lakes


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ATHABASCA LIONS CAMPGROUNDOpen: May to Oct. 20 sites and tenting area. Baseball diamond. Services (N) Located 2.5 kmfromAthabasca(acrosstheroadfromthe GolfClub)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 Services: (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.GoNorthonRR250.780-675-2273

GHOST LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 4 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. Headwest2km.780-675-2273

ISLAND LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 12 sites. Day use area. Services: (N) Recreation: small boat launch, pier, bird watching, playground, 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. 780-6752273

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 RR213andthenEastonTwpRd672. 780-675-2273


Sept. 3 sites. Day use area. Services: (N)

Recreation: natural 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.651headingwest.780-675-2273


May to Sept 8 sites, Day use area Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, pier, fishing. From Athabasca: West on Hwy 2for15kmtoHwy812headsouth13kmto TwpRd.652headWest7km.



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. TurnrightonRR214tothepark.









BOYLE RV PARK - 27 sites, toilets Services: (PW)780-689-3643

HOPE LAKE CAMPGROUND -Open:Mayto Sept 53 sites Daily, seasonal, group camping available. Caretaker, day use area, cookhouse, firewood Services: (N)

Recreation: Boat launch, playground, pier, beach, hiking trails, ATV compound, swimming, fishing & fish cleaning stn. From Boyle: North on Hwy 63, 6 km to Skeleton NarrowsRoad,thennorth11kmonRR191. 780-675-2273


CAMPGROUND - Open: May to Sept. 6 sites, Day use area Services: (N) Recreation: small boat launch, bird watching. From Boyle: North on Hwy 63 to Twp. Rd. 665. Go east to Rg. Rd. 181 head south to Blue Heron Estates. Turn east on Twp. Rd. 664 and go 3 km south on RR 180. 780-675-2273

POACHER'S LANDING PROV. REC. AREAOpen May to Sept. 6 sites. Firewood, toilets, picnic/cook shelter, non-potable water Services: (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 BicheRiverWildlandProvincialPark. 780-623-7189



CHUMP LAKE CAMPGROUND –OpenMaySept 53 sites, beach, day use area

Wolf Lake - M.D. of Bonnyville
The best uncrowded beaches in Alberta...


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

Wapasu Lake - Day Use - Minburn County

For locations of BEACHES, LAKES, PARKS, and Recreation Areas refer to the Campground Listings in this Guide and on the Regional Map - pages 2 & 3.

Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, fishing, trails – hiking, ATV. 1 km west and2kmnorthofCaslan.


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


GROUNDS See Ad page 45. Open: Year-round. 4 sites with wall tents on deck platforms, includes beds, water, heater, firepit,picnictableandtoilet.Sleepsupto

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) Recreation: beach, playground, horseshoes, boat launch, fishing, ATV trails. From Hwy 36, go east of Twp Rd 624onWhitefishLake.780-623-3252




See AD page 42.


Open: May-Sept. 15 sites w/PWS, 59 sites w/15&15/30amp, 15 sites N, group use area 9 sites w/ drinking water & P/N, day use, firewood, showers, flush toilets store. Services: 15/30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: boat launch, fishing, beach, playground, swimming. 6 km east of Lac LaBicheonHwy663.780-623-9222


See AD page 45. Open: May-Sept. 30 sites, picnic tables, central firepit and picnic shelter Services: (P) Potable water fill station. 3 Group sites. 780-6233829.Reserveat laclabichecounty.perfectmind.com/

CAMP 3F GROUP CAMP – Open: MaySept. 4 cabins available, group camping, flushtoilets.Fishing. Services: (N). 2km N of Plamondon on HWY 858 and 5 km


CROW LAKE PROV. PARK - Open MaySept 30 sites, firepits Firewood available. Services: (N) Recreation: Hand boat launch, canoeing, kayaking, nonmotorizedboats. 780-743-7437


See Ad page 45. Open: May - Sept. 40 sites, firewood, picnic area. Services: (P/N) Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, swimming. SE of Lac LaBiche.Firstcome,firstserved. 780-623-3829


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 first-come, first-serve 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 trails100km.1-877-537-2757. www.albertaparks.ca

LAKELAND PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May-Sept 262 sites 4 different campgrounds; Pinehurst Lake - Open May - Sept - 125 sites (15/30 amp). Drinking water available, firewood sales, campground store/registration bldg Reserve at shop.albertaparks.ca

Touchwood Lake - 87 sites, dump station. First-come, first-serve. Seibert Lake - 42 sites. First-come, first-serve. Ironwood - 8 sites, dump station, firewood First-come, first-serve Services: (N) Spencer L akebackcountry access only 3 sites

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&NofLac LaBiche.1-877-537-2757

>> OWL RIVER CAMPGROUNDSee Ad page 45. Open May - Sept. 10 sites, Group site Services: (N)

Recreation: Day use area, picnic shelter Firewood.Firstcomefirstserve. 780-623-3829


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 BicheoffSH881. 780-623-4144










SPRUCE POINT - 780-623-3930

YOUNG’S BEACH -780-623-2604


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 of50Avenue.780-961-3773.

CENTENNIAL FISHING POND & DAY USE PARK –locatedwestoftheRVPark. Recreation: Fishing pond, playground, 3 kmwalkingtrails.


Cold Lake Motor X Track

Cold Lake Bike Park


at Kinosoo Ridge Resort, M.D. of Bonnyville - see page 70.




Services: (N). Recreation: Iron Horse Trail, golf, fish pond, mini golf 5013-48 St.780-826-4509


BELLIS LAKE - Open: May - Oct. 25 sites, day use area, toilets, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: canoeing, fishing, picnic area, playground. 2 km S ofBellisturn-offonHwy28.


KADUK LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Oct. 13 sites, toilets, picnic shelter, firewood Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, fishing. 7 km N of Bellis. 587-335-5510


>> M.D. OF BONNYVILLE www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca www.letscamp.ca See AD pg 69.


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 Mooselake. 1-877-537-2757.


- Sept. 59 sites, picnic area, dump station, day use area, firewood, covered cookshack, group camping. Services: 30 amp, (P/N) R e c r e a t i o n :

playground, trails, hiking, boat launch, birdwatching,swimming,fishing. 10kmWHwy660,then2kmS. 1-877-537-2757

MURIEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: May - Sept. 95 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 of SE Bonnyville. 780-826-4140. Reserve at https://letscamp.ca/camps/muriel-lake


M.D. PARK - Open: May-Sept. 58 sites, 2 group sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, dump stn. Services: (N). ATV friendly, trails, Recreation: 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.Reserveat letscamp.ca/camps/pelican-point


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. 30 amp, (PWS). Services: Recreation: playground, golf course, boat launch, beach, jump pillow, fishing. 5kmWofBonnyvilleonHwy28–nextto visitor centre. 780-826-6337. Reserve at https://letscamp ca/camps/vezeaubeach-campground




COLD LAKE M.D. PARK - Open MaySept. 159 sites, caretaker, day use area, group camping, tenting, overflow, firewood, flush toilets, coin showers / laundry, dump stn. 30 amp Services: (P/N) beach, boating, Recreation: fishing, swimming, soccer, volleyball, playground,picnic.2301-1Ave. 780-639-4121.Reserveat https://letscamp.ca/camps/cold-lake

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). bird watching, Recreation: boat launch, beach, fishing, playground, 11.5 km of trails. 5 km NE of Cold Lake offHwy28.780-594-7856


PARKS - 9 Open: May-Sept. East - 2 sites, 30 amp, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: (P/N). West - 24 sites, 30 amp, 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. Reserve at letscamp.ca

ENGLISH BAY PROV. REC. AREA –OpenMay-Sept,57sites. Services: (P). Recreation: boat launch, beach, swimming. 16kmNofColdLake. 780-594-7856

ETHEL LAKE M.D. PARK - Open: MaySept 11 sites, caretaker, firewood, picnic area. (N). Services: Recreation: camp kitchen, boat launch, fishing, horseshoes, playground, swimming From Cold Lake 8 km W on Hwy 55 and 10kmNonHwy897. 780-573-9569. https://letscamp.ca/camps/ethel-lake >> EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE –See AD page 75. Open: Apr 1 – Oct 31 12 Sites Two night, weekly or monthlyrentals.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 63408RR423.780-639-3114.

FRENCH BAY ON COLD LAKE M.D. PARK – 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 - a 60' high towering structure with several skill levels to choose from and Disc Golf 15kmNEofColdLake.780-573-7828


LAND ADVENTURES Aerial Adventure Park
Photo by Ewan Nicholson Biking at Cold Lake Provincial Park by Kael Rennie


>> HAMILTON HOUSE INN & ADVENTURES RV PARK See AD –page 70. 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 CherryGrove.780-594-7257or


WOLF LAKE M.D. CAMPGROUNDOpen: May – Sept. 59 sites, caretaker, picnic area, dump station, outhouses, day use area, firewood. (N). Services: Recreation: playground, boat launch, fishing. North of Bonnyville. West of Iron River on Hwy 55, then 30 km N on R.R. 473 780-826-0556 Reserve at https://letscamp.ca/camps/wolf-lake

350 FARMS GLAMPING –431-777-9210

BODINA RESORT –780-826-7165

BAYWOOD RV PARK – 780-573-3108 or780-812-6612



RUNWAY RV PARK –780-815-3246


ELK POINT REC. PARK - Open: MayOct. 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 Hwy646bygolfcourse.


ELK POINT RIVER PARK – Open May to Oct. 8 sites, day use area, picnic shelter, viewing deck. Services: (P/N) 3.5 km southofElkPoint. 780-724-3810

ELKS WILDERNESS PARK - 12 sites, 3 day use, firewood, water On Kehewin Lake,9kmNofElkPoint. 780-724-2281

East of Edmonton

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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, Métis Crossing and Lac La Biche Region; amongst many Alberta Parks and natural areas all over the region.

KEHEWIN PROV. REC. AREA - Open May-Sept 33 sites, boat launch, firepits, fish cleaning station, pier, toilets.Nopotablewater



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 kmEofElkPointonHwy 646. 780-594-7856.


RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 46 sites, showers Services: (P/N) Recreation: playground,beach,fishing. NofFrogLakeoffHwy897. 780-227-6111 www.rielbeach.ca



RESORT - 102 sites Services: 30/50 amp(P) Recreation: golfing, Jurassic Forest Interpretive Centre. 1-23210, TownshipRoad564. 780-921-2444.




Open: May-Sept. 29 sites, firewood, day-use area, outhouses, caretaker on site Services: (30amp). Recreation: boating, canoeing, beach, beach volleyball, 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.Reserveat letscamp.ca/camps/chicken-hill-lake


PARK Open: May-Sept. East - 11 sites –day use, store, caretaker, toilets, firewood. Services: (P/N) West - 7


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


Bluebird RV Park - Tofield - pg 125

CampN RV - Lloydminster campnrv.ca


Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway - N of Bonnyville - pg 66

Bear Ridge CampgroundNorth of Myrnam bearridge.ca

Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Park)Marwayne - pg 93


Coal Creek Golf Resort - Ryley - pg 16

Miquelon Hills Golf & CampgroundCamrose County - pg 16

Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resortpg 109

Whistle Stop Golf & Campground

Camrose - pg 17 & 139


Paradise Cove ResortWhitefish Lake - pg 60

M.D. of Bonnyville - pg 68

Evergreen Birch Lodge ResortCold Lake - pg 75

Riel Beach - Frog Lake rielbeach.ca

sites, boat launch, outhouse, firewood Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing, playground, volleyball, paddle board rentals, swimming, day-use, change rooms.5kmNEofGlendononHwy660. 780-573-6666.letscamp.ca


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


GEORGES RV CAMPGROUND Yearround RV s Off Hwy 831 on Long ites LakeRoad.780-966-3511.


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. Golf courses, fishing, public beach, convenience store nearby TWP 631A 19222 – Long Lake Provincial Park Road.403-669-3579

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



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


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





See AD page 61

ST PAUL RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 40 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: golf, baseball, by swimmingpool. 4800-55St. 780-614-4244


CAMPGROUND - Open: mid-May to mid-Oct 82 sites, day use area, firewood, fishpond, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, wifi, caretaker Ser vices: 30&50 amp (PWS)

Recreation: soccer field, multi-use trails.Locatedat4012-53Ave. 780-614-4244


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. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation: playground,

PHOTO CONTEST WINNER BEST WILDLIFE White Bison at M tis Crossing é by Dave Veldkamp


B&Bs and Unique Sleeps


GROUNDS Kikino - pg 45


Lac La Biche pg 44


Smoky Lake County - pg 54

Plus, Sky Watching Domes

- pictured right and Trappers Tents


RESORT Cold Lake - pg 75


& SUITES Cold Lake - pg 74



Cold Lake - pg 75


volleyball, trails, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, fishing, Boyne Lake. From AshmontwestonHwy28,NonRR120for 8km,turnrightonTwpRd603.



Open: May - Sept. 34 sites, day use area, firewoodforsale,picnicshelter,gazebofor group use, tenting area, caretaker, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: new playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. From Hwy 881,turnwestTwp562for4.8km, south 1.6km. 780-645-2639. campreservations.ca


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. 12kmWofElkPointonHwy646. 780-724-2381. campreservations.ca

WESTCOVE CAMPGROUND at Vincent Lake – Open:May-Sept.66sites,dayuse fee, dump station, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, wifi, caretakeronsite,tentingarea. 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, on Twp Rd 590 and N W onRR100.780-645-6688. campreservations.ca


Cabins. Marwayne - pg 93


Domes, yurts, cabins, tipi.

Near Elk Island National Park - pg 94


CENTRE - The Lodge

Strathcona County - pg 95

OBSIDIAN RIDGE - Hillside Suite, GeoDomes, Vintage RV rentals. Beaver County - pg 125


Camrose County - pg 138


Tipi camping - pg 154.

For a list of Hotels & Motels visit GoEastofEdmonton.com/ Places-to-Stay

STONEY LAKE COMMUNITY CAMPSITE (P/N),boatlaunch.RgRd81offHwy646. 780-614-5995


A fully treed secluded seasonal campground located south of St. Paul on theNorthSaskatchewanRiver www.bearridge.ca



SMOKY LAKE COUNTY smokylakeregion.ca

See page 58.

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 LakeonHwy 855;then4kmWest. 780-656-6580campreservations.ca

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,then3kmNE 780-656-6580 campreservations.ca


See AD page 54. 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: AprilOct.8 sites, treed,dayuse area,firewood. Services: Recreation: (N). playground,


beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 6.4 km E of Smoky Lake on Hwy 28; 3.2 kmNand0.4kmW 587-335-5510

SHEMELUK LAKE - Day Use Only picnic area, fishing, electric motor/rowing boats. 3 km east of Smoky Lake on Hwy 28,10kmNonRR165.

SMOKY LAKE GOLF RESORT – Open May-Oct 14 sites Showers, picnic tables, firepits. Services: 30 amp (PWS). Recreation: golf, playground. 1 minute N oftown.780-656-2121

SMOKY LAKE RV PARK - Open: AprilOct. 12 sites, showers. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: nearby playground, baseball, museum, spray park.4612-54Ave. 780-656-0394


GARNER LAKE PROV PARK -Open:May - Sept. 61 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, picnic shelter, showers. S e r v i c e s : (P/N) R e c r e a t i o n : playground, volleyball, sports field, trails, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 5 km N of Spedden off Hwy28.780-594-7856


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: MaySept. 11 seasonal sites, day use area, firepits, caretaker on site, store, picnic shelter S e r v i c e s : 30 amp(P) Recreation: playground, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch. 14 km W ofThorhildalongHwy 18&12kmS. 780-961-3308



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


- See AD page 58. Open year-round. 70 sites, firewood, heated washrooms & showers. Cabins. Services: (20&30 amp P/W), dump sation Recreation: Indoor activity centre, movie room, hot tub, hiking trails, ATV trails, multi sport courses-pickleball, playround, children’s zipline, splash pool. 14125 Hwy 652 southofVilna.780-656-6559



See AD page 60. - Open: Year-round. 150sites(100seasonalsitesw/P),dump station, firewood, outhouse toilets, showers, caretaker, store. Services: 15 & 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: beach, swimming, boat launch, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. Hwy 36 proceed 22 km N, 10 km E to dead-end, follow signs (atWhitefishLake). 780-636-2819.



See AD page 52. Open: April - Oct. 8 sites, picnic shelter, firepits, tables, green space camping. Services: (P/N) NW corner of Waskatenau next to balldiamonds.780-358-2208.

Elk Island Retreat Obsidian Ridge Hillside Suite Metis Crossing Sky Watching Domes



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



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



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


DEWBERRY CAMPGROUND - Open May -Sept. 39 sites. (PWS/N) Monthly/weekly rates.1stAvenorth.780-847-3034


ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK - ASTOTIN LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: Mid-MayOct. Day use area, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, dump station. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, trails (80km of hiking trails), canoeing. 780-922-5790.Reservations: 1-877-737-3783orreservation.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, and 3 comfycabins. A beautiful hexadomeevent tent is available for small weddings, corporate retreats and other events. There are also 36 fully serviced RV sites. Long term rates available. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N) Coin operated showers & laundry, firewood, free WIFI. Recreation: Naturetrails,horseshoepitsandvolleyball net. NorthonRR212offofHwy16. 780-998-0708 elkislandretreat.com


(TURNER PARK) - See AD page 80.

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 RV PARK -780-895-2220



Open: AprilOct. 132 sites, seasonal and long term sites. Dump station, 2 camping cabins, firewood, family reunion/wedding building, 2 camp kitchens, showers, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelters, free wifi. Ser vices: 30 amp, (P/PWS/N)

Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, horseshoes, hiking, swimming, boating, boat launch, fishing on North Sask. River. 17kmNofMarwayneonSH897. 780-847-2273.


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. Bon Accord is recognized as Alberta’s Dark Sky Community - a great place for stargazing just north of Edmonton. Check out the stellar Sky Watching domes at Metis Crossing pictured on left page.

Learn more about our Night Sky Adventures at:


Alberta Parks

Alberta Parks are a great place for Dark Sky viewing in addition to all of the great summer activities and camping that they offer Did you know about the Hesje Astronomical Observatory located at the Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station (AMLRS) within Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. Visit AlbertaParks.ca to learn more and to reserve an Alberta Parks campsite visit shop.AlbertaParks.ca or call 1-877-537-2757


CAMPGROUND 93. See AD page

Open: April - Nov. 16 sites full service sites 30 amp, 8 full service 15 amp, free Wifi, dump station, flush toilets, showers. Services: 15/30 amp (PWS). 2nd Ave & 2nd St South. 780-8473784


DRAHOMANOW REC AREA - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets Open weekends only or by appt Playground, baseball. Services: (N). SouthofMundare. 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


May – Sept 25 sites, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, concession building rental Services: (P/N) Recreation: baseball, playground. North sideonHwy 855.780-603-1073



Rentals are for full season. May-Sept. Recreation: canoeing, fishing, tubing, multi-use trails, playground. N of Myrnam ontheNorthSask.River bearridge.ca


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.campreservations.ca


Dump station. (N) By arena. Services: 780-366-3910

MYRNAM DERWENT GOLF & CAMPGROUND - 17 sites. Services: (PW/N). From Hwy 45 N on RR 85, E on TwpRd554.780-366-2190


>> COUNTY OF TWO HILLS www.thcounty.ab.ca

See AD page 90.

GELETA PARK - 5 sites. Day use area, washrooms, showers (N) Services: 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. 780768-2330.www.campreservations.ca



MUSEUM RV PARK - Open May-Sept. 6 sites, water Services: (P/N). 4 miles northofHwy45onRR143. 780-768-3932.


PARK - 15 sites, flush toilets, showers. Services: (PWS). In town on Hwy 45. 780-657-3358

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Hesje Astronomical Observatory at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park ©AB Parks David Thompson Monument in Lac La Biche by Zeyad Eludin Background photo Milky Way over Astotin Lake by brianrosephotographycanada.com


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.

Park Information: parks.canada.ca/pn-np/ab/elkisland 780-922-5790

For Camping: reservation.pc.gc.ca 1-877-737-3783

For Canoe, Kayak, SUP Rentals: RidgeWilderness.com/rentals





CAMPGROUND & REC. PARK See AD page 108. Open: May - Sept. 59 sites, day use, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, on-site manager, concession. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horseshoe pits, trails. Hwys 16 and 870 junction at Innisfree, then 1 km S at BirchLake.780-592-2414. campreservations.ca.


PARK See AD page 107.

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


KITSCOTY REGIONAL PARK - Open: May - Oct. 19 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter and shower building. Services: 30 amp (P/N), internet. Recreation: baseball, golf, horseshoe pits, trails, park. In town. campreservations.ca


Day Use Recreation Only: Open June to Sept. Canoeing, firepits, Wildlife viewing.

Activities: hike or bike over 80 km of trails. Float your own boat or rent a canoe, kayak or SUP at the Astotin Lake Recreation area and paddle around islands. Watch for Big Canoe Tours starting June 2024. 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! GoEastofEdmonton.com/things-to-do/camping

South of Kitscoty on 897, West on TWP 490for5.5km.www.vermilion-river.com





CAMPN RV CAMPGROUND Open year round. 50 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, laundry, rec centre, tourist information, online reservations. Services: 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 ofRR22. 780-875-4663 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



See AD page 109. 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 onTwp510A.780-763-2252.


See AD page 110. Open year-round. 60 sites. Coin operated showers,

Wahkotowin Visitor Information Centre & Gift Shop

Summer hours: 9-6 pm Mon-Thurs; 9-8pm Fri-Sun

located just north of Highway 16.

Park Bus is planning to offer trips from Edmonton to the Park in 2024 for details visit: www.parkbus.ca/elkisland

washers and dryers, fenced on all sides. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 780-7636404.SituatedonHwy16&881.


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, horseshoepits.1kmE.780-745-2287

>> STRATHCONA COUNTY strathcona.ca/Adventure 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 Rd524. 780-922-3293


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. Beautiful glamping accommodations include: 4 Geodesic domes, 2 modern yurts, and 3 comfy cabins. A beautiful hexadome event tent is available for small weddings, corporate retreats and other events. There are also 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 onRR212offofHwy16. 780-998-0708 elkislandretreat.com




CENTRE See AD page 95.

Walk in tenting sites for individuals & groups.Water,firewood.Lodgeholdsupto 41 people. Services: (N) Recreation: interpretive programs, ski rentals, trails, hiking,biking,discgolf,x-cskiing.16kmE of Sherwood Park on Baseline Rd, Twp. Rd.530&RR212.780-922-3939.


>> VEGREVILLE MUNICIPAL CAMPGROUND at the Pysanka Park. See AD page 100. Open: May - Sept. 65 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic area, visitor centre. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails, hiking, biking, mini-golf, paddle boat, fishing. In town next to Pysanka off Hwy16A 780-632-6800.


RESERVOIR - Day use only. Fishing trout pond, toilets, birdwatching. Along Hwy 16 NofVegreville.780-632-6800



VERMILION PROV. PARK - Open: MayOct. 124 sites, 3 group sites, day use area, potable water, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers. Services: (PWS/N) 3 sites for off-season camping with reduced services. Recreation: playground, spray park, canoeing, baseball, horseshoe pits, mini-golf, trails (20km), biking, x-c skiing. Adjacent to town,followsigns. 780-853-4372

Sunset on Astotin Lake by Brian Rose Photography Canada


Camrose County - Cherry Lane B&B (See ad pg 139).

Bonnyville Baptist Disc Golf Course

Bruderheim Disc Golf Course

Camrose Stoney Creek Disc Golf Course

Cold Lake 4 Wing Disc Golf

Killam Disc Golf Course

Kitscoty Disc Golf Course

Lac La Biche Disc Golf Course

Lloydminster Bud Miller All Seasons Park

Provost Partipark 9

Strathcona Wildnerness Centre

Sherwood Park - Greengrove 6 Baskets

Wainwright CFB Disc Golf Course


Bonnyville - Rocky Meadows

Country-Getaway (See ad page 66).

Vegreville Pysanka Putt Putt (See ad pg 100).

Ardmore Mini Golf

Mannville Mini Golf

Vermilion Provincial Park

Wainwright Riverdale Mini Golf


Aerial Adventure Park at Kinosoo Ridge Resort (See page 70).

Beaver CountyBeaverhill Sporting Clays (See ad on right).





Openmid-May-Sept.83sites,1groupsite, day use area, shower house w/flush toilets, dump station, firewood, store, boat launch, fish cleaning stations, pit toilets. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, swimming, playground, water sports, sport fishing, birdwatching, hiking, 13.5 km of trails. SE ofChauvinonHwy17.780-858-6915

KING’S PARK CAMPGROUND Open May 15-Oct 15, 12 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station. Services: (PWS). In town by WaterTower.780-858-3881



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



See page 135.

– Open May – Oct, 12 sites, dump station, picnic area, play area, Services: (PWS), 50 Ave&Hwy894.780-755-3933.


5 sites, picnic shelter. Services (N). On Hwy 14,15kmEofEdgertonturnoff.


HOLDEN CAMPGROUND - Open: May-Oct. 8 sites, day use area, dump station. Services: Recreation: 30 amp (P/N). playground, spray park, ball diamonds. 48 Stand52Ave.780-688-3928.


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


>> BEAVER COUNTY beaver.ab.ca / letscamp.ca

See AD page 126.

RYLEY CAMPGROUND - Open: MaySept. 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



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: Recreation:30amp(PWS/N).

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 Reserve atbeaver.ab.ca


See AD page 125.

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. 780-4469842or780-701-5171.


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.


CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept. 40 sites, showers, toilets. Services (P/N). Recreation: Horseshoes, playground, swimming pool, volleyball. W of Tofield –51123 Rg. Rd. 200. 780-662-4439

TOFIELD CAMPGROUND - Open MayOct. 31. 18 sites, indoor washroom/ shower facilities. New monthly rate. Services: 30 amp (P) and Wifi. First come, first serve, no reservations. Coin operated RV dump and potable water available. Self-registration at time of arrival. Located at 4730-51 Ave. near mainstreet, trails and sportsgrounds. 780-662-3269


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.MainSt.to55Ave.780-3364747

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. 15, 30 amp, Services: (P/N). playground, Recreation: basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, 2 beaches, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing. 48118



ARM LAKE REC. AREA - OpenMay-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


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 805-15 St. Wainwright. 780-842-3541

FABYAN CAMPSITE - Open: May - Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 12 km W of Wainwright in River Valley along Hwy 14. 780-842-4454

RIVERDALE MINI PARK - Open: May –Sept. 110 sites, concession/dining, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, caretaker on site. Services: 30 amp (PWS). Recreation: playground, 18 holegolfcourse,mini-golf,horseshoepits, hiking, beach, swimming, canoeing on Battle River. 16.4 km N of Wainwright on Hwy41. 780-842-2996



25 2024 Go East of


>> CAMROSE COUNTY www.county.camrose.ab.ca

See AD page 137.


BASHAW CAMPGROUND 16 sites. Flush toilets, trailer dump, wood. Services: (N). On Hwy53.780-372-3911

BASHAW GOLF CLUB 780-372-2333


>> CAMROSE RV PARK See AD page 140. 107 sites, standard & pull through sites,laundry&showerfacility,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 13eastontheCREGrounds.


>> CHERRY LANE BED & BREAKFAST CAMPING - 6 sites, See AD page 138. picnic tables, firepits, showers, washrooms. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: Volleyball, playground, disc golf. 19312 TownshipRoad440. 780-678-9368

DOUBLE DAM CAMPGROUND – Open: May-Oct. 100 Sites, sani-dump, laundry mat, showers, over-sized sites, daily, weekly, monthly and Seasonal sites. Services: Full Service and “Value Village” with no services. 20, 30 amp, Group sites PW Recreation: Golfing. Licensed clubhouse, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts. RR 18525 Sec Hwy 609 Rosalind.780-375-2154

EDBERG CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 5 sites. Camp kitchen, dump stn. S of CamroseonHwy609.780-877-3999

FERINTOSH CAMPGROUND - Open MaySept. 19 sites. Day use area, firewood., camp kitchen, dump station. Services: (P/N). On Lassen Drive in Ferintosh on Hwy 21SofCamrose.780-672-4765


AD page 136. Open: May - Sept. 22 sites. Day use area, group camping. Services: (P/N). Recreation: fishing. NW of Camrose. 780-878-3200



MIQUELON LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: MayOct. 273 sites, 7 group sites, 4 Comfort camping sites (yurts), caretaker, day use area, showers, dump station, potable water, firewood, flush 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, birdwatching. From Hwy 21,20kmEonHwy623. 780-672-7274




Day Use Recreation only. Open year-round. 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.


May - Oct. 6 sites, camp kitchen, flush toilets, dump station. Services: (P/N).

Recreation: baseball. Along Hwy 21. 780-672-4765


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 eastofBashawonHwy53&6kmS. 1-877-537-2757.


ROUNDHILLCAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 10 powered sites, firepits, flush toilets, showers at Rec. Bldg. Services: (P/N) Recreation: balldiamonds. 780-672-6271



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 Hwy956.780-672-4765


Open May - Sept. 64 sites, seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily rentals. Water hookup, washrooms, showers, RV SaniDump, Septic Truck Service, WiFi at the licensed clubhouse restaurant. Services: (20/30/50A P & 50A/S) Recreation: golf course, playground with 65' zipline, driving range.47258Hwy833,Camrose. 780-672-6490Reserveat campreservations.ca

WILLOW GROVE –780-372-2193



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


CAMPGROUND – 29 sites, flush toilets, free firewood, showers, group sites, trails. Services: (PWS/N).780-374-3633.

ROZI’S RETREAT – Open year round On Hwy13.780-373-2385.

>> FLAGSTAFF COUNTY AREA & FORESTBURG See AD page 144. flagstaff.ab.ca

ALLIANCE VILLAGE CAMPGROUND - 4 sites. Public washrooms, showers, dump stn. Services: (P/W). 780-879-3911.

BATTLE RIVER CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 3 km S ofSH602onHwy36.780-879-3911

BIG KNIFE PROVINCIAL PARK – Open mid-May-Sept. 40 sites, 11 walk-in tenting sites, day use, dump station, potable water, boat launch. Recreation: playground, fishing, 7 km of multi-use trails, power and non-power boating. Services: (N), 5 miles west of Forestburg


on Hwy 53, then 7 miles south on Sec. Hwy855.403-742-7516


CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, gazebo. Services: (N) Recreation: nature trail, fishing. 8 Km West of Forestburg & 8 Km SouthonHwy855.780-384-4100

FORESTBURG GOLF & RV PARK – 17 sites. Washroom and showers. Services: (PWS) Golf. Just off SH 856 Recreation: on50Ave.780-582-3693


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. (P/W). Services: 780-384-4100


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). InvillageoffHwy13.780-384-4118


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. ervices: 30 amp (P) – 2.5 Km S WofHardistyoffHwy13onRR102.



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.& Hwy881goS.780-888-2700.





Open: May-Sept. 55 sites, day use area, dump station, free firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, group camping. Services: (PWS/N) 30 amp Recreation: baseball, playground, skateboard park, pavedtrail. 4616-57St.780-385-3977.




LOUGHEED CAMPGROUND – 15 sites, picnic shelter, baseball, museum. Services: 15&50 amp (PWS).

Recreation: picnic shelter, baseball, museum, trout pond nearby. Southside of Hwy13.780-386-3970


BANNISTER CAMPGROUND Open MayOct. 53 sites, flush toilets, picnic shelter, site stoves. Services: (PWS) 30 amp. Recreation: next to Rec Centre, bowling alley, pickleball, tennis courts, skateboard parkandballdiamonds.53Ave.inProvost SportsPark.780-753-2261


10 sites, tipi camping, flush toilets, showers, dump station. Services: (P). Hwy899.780-753-6353

CAPT AYRE LAKE & RESORT - Open May-Sept. 83 sites, day use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, dump station. Services: (P). Recreation: beach, horseshoe pits, paddle boat rentals. 17 km W of Cadogan along SR 600&1.4kmS.780-857-2105




Open May-Sept. 50 sites, day-use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, dump stn, laundromat, museum. Service: (PWS) Recreation: motor-boating, beach. 3kmwestofCzar. 780-857-2435



Open:May–Sept,59sites,beach,dayuse area,dumpstation,firewood,flushtoilets, 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 SedgewickonR.R.124.780-384-2256.



– 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. Hwy2A&Hwy13east.780-352-7258

Whistle Stop Golf Course & Campground, Camrose County
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#1 Métis Crossing

We invite you to visit Alberta’s Premier Cultural Destination – Métis Crossing, where you can learn about the rich & distinct Métis culture. Open year-round, you can immerse yourself in hands on activities, experiences and packages. Choose from unique adventures and signature experiences. Watch for monthly and seasonal events, activities and workshops. Stay in the new Skywatching Domes, the boutique Luxury Lodge or the campground Located on the North Saskatchewan River in Smoky Lake County (see pages 53 & 54).

Check our Calendar of Events for Pow Wow dates (see pgs 7 & 8).

Visit GoEastofEdmonton.com/IndigenousExperiences and see our new Indigenous Experiences Video. Plus, it’s your complete guide to “Indigenous Experiences” where you can find attractions, events, culinary and shopping activities from across the region.

#2 Ukrainian CulturalHeritageVillage

Step back in time at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum depicting early Ukrainian settlement in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. Explore restored historic buildings, including charming farmsteads, churches, and bustling artisan workshops. Engage with knowledgeable interpreters clad in period attire as they bring history to life. Enjoy delicious Ukrainian food, special events, pre-booked programs, and themed weekends. Open Wed to Sun from 10 to 5pm and embark on an exciting cultural journey into the past. Located 1/2 hr east of Edmonton on Highway 16 (see pages 82 & 83).

HideawayAdventure Grounds

Learn about Metis culture and indigenous traditions in a pristine wilderness. Choose from many yearround, as well as, seasonally themed adventure packages. Stay on-site and enjoy wall tent camping. Located on Kikino Metis Settlement (see page 45).

Prairie Gardens

Prairie Gardens farm is home to the new "Payhonin National Healing Forest", where you can experience the Turtle Island conservation tour and program of Indigenous group experiences (see page 49).

BodoArchaeological Site & Centreis one of the largest and most wellpreserved archaeological areas in Western Canada dating back 5000 years ago, and includes a bison pound used over the last 500 years! (See page 154). Plus...

Basilian Fathers Museum (Ukrainian heritage) Mundare - pg 87

Lamont County Historical Church Tour - pg 82

Vegreville Ukrainian Pysanka Festival - pg 104


Indigenous Crafts, Gifts & Art St. Brides Trading Post - pg 63 Dreamcatchers Gift & Art Gallery - pg 78

PHOTO CONTEST WINNER BEST EVENT PHOTO Kehewin Pow Wow by Sharon Taylor Photography
Celebration of Dance Event at UCHV by Travel Alberta

#3 French Mural Capital of Canada

The town of Legal features over 35 murals portraying the history of Francophone families (see page 38).

Northern Alberta Bilingual Routes Tourisme Alberta - Explore thematic routes with over 200 bilingual attractions (see page 64).

#4 Fort Heritage Precinct –

Where Alberta’s settlement history began! Step back in time to the days of the Fur Trade in Treaty 6 Territory at the 1875 Northwest Mounted Police Fort located in Fort Saskatchewan (see page 78).

Victoria Settlement - Smoky Lake - pg 54

Fort George & Buckingham House -

Elk Point - pg 65

Lac La Biche Mission - pg 44

See more attractions

#6 Reynolds-AlbertaMuseum

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. Open year-round with special events in the summer (see pag e 136).

#8 Roadside Attractions Check out

the amazing Roadside Attractions that are inspired by the culture of our local communities (see page 31)

#5 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 147).

#7 Prairie Gardens &AdventureFarm

Visit this award-winning working family farm filled with adventures north of Bon Accord. Book in advance for your Farm-to-Table Dinners, Festivals and Adventure Farm tickets at PrairieGardens.org (see page 49).

Greenhouses - pg 32

Farms & Local Food - pg 33

Experience Alberta Roadside Stand Tours - pg 98

Bar OA FarmsDinner series - pg 98

Open Farm Days Events

Aug 17-18 pgs 9 & 76

Corn Mazes - pg 9

Plus... Explore multi-cultural history and unique collections at these Local Museums: Cream Museums - pg 30, Plamondon - pg 40, Lac La Biche - pg 44, St. Paul - pg 62, Bonnyville - pg 68, Cold Lake - pg 73, Strome - pg 144



Central Rural East Alberta

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

Chauvin & District Museum*

4810 - 1Ave

OpenAug 5-Sept 4

Mon,Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 1-4 pm; Wed 6:30-9 pm



Edgerton Museum* SW corner of Edgerton


Victoria Day-Labour Day

Mon-Fri 1-4 pm

Sat-Sun 2-4 pm


Holden Historical Society Museum*



Mid-May to mid-Sept Fri-Sun 12-4 pm


Innisfree Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum*

5203-50Ave (mainstreet)

780-592-3886 or 780-592-2116

Victoria Day-Labour Day Tues-Sun 10-2 pm

Irma Museum* north end of mainstreet



Victoria Day-Labour Day Sun 2-4 pm


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


Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum*



Mon-Sun 10-5 pm daily

Provost & District Museum* 5360 - 49Ave. 780-753-6667

May 18 - Sept 14

E: promuse@mcsnet.ca


Ryley Museum*

5103-49 St




1-5 pm; www.ryley.ca

The Legion of Frontiersmen*

20510 Hwy 14



Victoria Day-Labour Day Sat. 1-3 pm

Tofield Museum*

5020-48Ave, service road off Hwy 14 780-662-3269


Tues-Sat 10-5 pm


Vermilion Heritage Museum*



Victoria Day-Labour Day

Viking Museum* north end of mainstreet

780-336-3066 or 780-385-0910

Victoria Day-Labour Day 10-5 pm 7 days a week

Wainwright Museum*



May 2-Aug 31

Tues-Sat 10-4pm

*Call for summer or winter hours & visits by appointment.

Wed, Fri, Sat
CreamMuseums.ca ElkIsland NationalPark
Paradise Valley
Holden Ryley Tofield Wetaskiwin Camrose Edmonton Mundare Vegreville Sedgewick # 26 21 2 21 Wainwright Vermilion Innisfree Ranfurly Mannville Hardisty Czar 41 16 16 14 13 14 17 36 623 617 619 833 834 854 626 855 857 870 881 881 631 619 614 610 883 833 Lloydminster Sherwood Park 3 2 8 1 4 5 6 7 12 13 1417 9 11 10 UkrainianCultural HeritageVillage
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Wainwright Museum
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Provost Museum Pictured above Top: The Legion of Frontiersmen Bottom: Holden Museum

ilna Mushrooms (Hwy 28)

ac La Biche Archery Arrow (Twp Rd 672)

• Glendon Pyrogy (Hwy 882)

• Andrew Mallard Duck (Hwy 855)

• 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)

• 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)

• Cold Lake CFB Aircraft on display at CFB 4-Wing Gateway Park and at the main downtown intersection

• St. Paul U.F.O. Landing Pad (Hwy 28)

• Lamont County - Church Capital of North America - more churches here per capita than anywhere in North America.

• Daysland Crocus Flower (at Welcome Sign)

• Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site(Hwy 855) Canada’s only surface coal mining museum.

• Mundare Sausage (Hwy 855)

• Vegreville Pysanka (Hwy 16)

• Lloydminster Border Markers (Hwy 16)

• Chauvin Softball (Hwy 610)

See more BIG Attractions throughout this Travel Guide. Dove statue Map not to scale. St.Paul ElkPoint Heinsburg OnionLake Dewberry Clandonald FortGeorge &Buckingham House Derwent Kitscoty Lloydminster Vermilion Mannville Irma Kinsella Viking Bruce Holden Ryley TwoHills SaddleLake Lavoy Myrnam HairyHill Ranfurly Chipman Tofield Camrose Wetaskiwin Wainwright ParadiseValley Fort Saskatchewan Sherwood Park ? ? Smoky Lake Lamont Andrew Vilna Ashmont Mallaig Boscombe GoodfishLake LacLaBiche Bellis Kikino Willingdon Gibbons Waskatenau Boyle Newbrook 45 38 63 41 36 36 45 15 28 14 16 16 17 641 Vegreville 29 # 41 14 28 ? Glendon Bonnyville ColdLake 29 45 28 ElkIsland National Park 28 N Bruderheim Radway Legal Victoria Settlement Metis Crossing Marwayne 17 646 IronHorseTrail # 21 Fabyan TrainTrestle Our Lady of the Highway Shrine 36 Sedgewick Forestburg Lougheed Hardisty Alliance Killam Strome Heisler Daysland Bawlf Provost Bodo Czar Edgerton Chauvin 856 834 53 56 13 13 Thorhild Athabasca 18 St. Albert Edmonton 2 55 2 855 DiplomatMine InterpretiveSite Redwater Innisfree Mundare 26
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Prairie Gardens Bon Accord pg 49 Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses pg 48. Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouse Bonnyville pg 68 Maple Park Farm (pictured) Tofield pg 126 Debbie’s Country Greenhouse Viking pg 130 Lamont Home Hardware Garden Centre pg 84 No Frills Adam’s Garden Centre Vegreville pg 106 Lloydminster Home Hardware Garden Centre pg 121 Elle Rain Elk Point pg 65 Lela & West Clothing Co. Marwayne pg 93 Real Spirit Apparel Sherwood Park pg 96 Sole Train | Envy Boutique Vegreville pg 103 Craig’s Cornerstone (pictured) Vermilion pg 114 Sheepskin Loft Lloydminster pg 121 Twig | Kicks to Kids Camrose pg 143 Kid’s Clothing, Ladies & Mens Fashions, Accessories, Footwear & more!
Learn more at GoEastofEdmonton.com/Roadtrips/The-Great-Greenhouse-Tour Nook in the Woods Thorhild County pg 50 Dragonfly Treasures Resin Art Cold Lake pg 72 E.T.’s Craft Shop Willingdon pg 89 Lighten Up Shop Vermilion pg 113 Farmstead Market & More Kitscoty pg 118 Irma Home & Garden pg 131 Buckskins Emporium (pictured) Camrose pg 139 Rusty Daisy Daysland pg 146
Local Breweries & Distilleries 33 The Red Brick (pictured) Vermilion pg 112 Something Sweet Mannville pg 110 Long Branch Trading Co. Irma pg 131 Copper Cork Distillery Vermilion pg 116 Old Station Honey & Mead New Sarepta pg 136 Detention Brewing Co. (pictured) Rosalind pg 138 Brewery Districts: Camrose pg 142 Sherwood Park pg 96 TASTY TRIPS IceCandy,Cream&more! CLattes, &ocktails more! Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses pg 48 Prairie Gardens Bon Accord pg 49 Moose Wood Acres Thorhild County pg 50 Smoky Lake Bakery pg 55 Serben Farms Store pg 55 Mundare Bakery pg 87 Stawnichy’s Sausage pg 88 Bar OA Farms Strathcona County pg 98 Prime Cuts Meat & Deli Vegreville 102 Viking Meats & Bakery (pictured) pg 130 Irvings Farm Fresh (pictured) Round Hill pg 169 Diamond J Bakery Lougheed pg 151 Métis Crossing (pictured) pg 53 Smoky Lake Inn (pictured) pg 54 The Ridge M.D. of Bonnyville pg 70 Baba’s Bistro Mundare pg 88 Unwind Bar & Grill Andrew pg 89 Vito’s Steak & Pizza Vegreville pg 102 Spiro’s Lloydminster pg 120 Uncle Rogers Tofield pg 125 Bruce Hotel pg 129 Learn more at GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop/ Recommended Roadtrip Heidi’s Haus Legal pg 38 Jennie’s Diner & Bakery (pictured) Bonnyville pg 68 JD’s Sweets & Treats Lamont pg 84 Confectionery 881 Mannville pg 110 Nite Owl Sweets & Treats Vermilion pg 113 Mainstreet Scoops Kitscoty pg 118 The Sour Moose (pictured) Tofield pg 125 The Sweeterie Camrose pg 143 Chilly Willy’s Ice Cream Shack Heisler pg 148
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Legal is a friendly, bilingual community located 20 minutes north of St. Albert on Highway 2. The town values its French culture, which dates back to 1894, when the first settlers from France and then Quebec came to the area.



Legal is proud to be the “French Mural Capital of Canada”, with the highest concentration of murals per capita in the world. Admire and capture over 35 painted murals on the walls of buildings found throughout the town. The murals portray the history, events and challenges of the francophone families, the organizations, and the religious communities.

Explore the murals via a self-guided tour with an online map available at legal.ca or download the Balado Discovery app Experience and enjoy the French culture during F te au Village on July 26-28, 2024. ê


Visit the 12-acre Citadel Park, complete with an arena, ball diamonds, soccer fields, skateboard park, and walking trails. Stop by for a picnic, or camp at Centennial Park

Enjoy the company of friends and family as you watch the sunset around a campfire. Drop a fishing line in the stocked trout pond, while the children climb on the nearby play structures Browse the mainstreet shops, savor delightful treats at Heidi’s Haus, sample local cuisine, and appreciate the vibrant mural art walk. Legal is here for you to explore!

Heidi’s Haus

4907-50 Ave., Legal

See ad below for hours.


See pgs 155-160.


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4907-50 Ave, Legal

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The Athabasca region, located 90 minutes north of Edmonton, provides year-round opportunities for daytrips and staycations. Residents can enjoy stunning green spaces, lakes, and the scenic Athabasca River, perfect for those seeking a rural lifestyle.



Experience the great outdoors at Athabasca’s riverfront park, featuring picnic areas, firepits, a spray park, playground, skateboard park, and seasonal food trucks. Discover locally made items at the Athabasca Farmers’ Market, every Saturday from May to September by the picturesque Riverfront. Watch for the Jet Boat Rally Events on June 8-9, and don’t miss the Magnificent River Rats Festival on Canada Day long weekend at the park. Look out for the Athabasca County Fly-In BBQ on July 6th events happening at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex, which offers a fitness and aquatic centre, sports fields and more!


Explore stunning lakes for camping and water activities. Choose from 3 boat launches to access the Athabasca River. Golf enthusiasts have three golf courses to choose from, or try disc golf at Rocky Lane Fairways. Hike along the Athabasca Landing Trail and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Tawatinaw Valley. Discover 17.5 km of trails at Muskeg Creek Walking Trails

Experience an adventure of a lifetime Grand Rapids Wilderness Adventures tucked away in the Boreal Forest along the Athabasca River.



Head east on Highway 55 to the Village of Boyle. Explore the vibrant Boyle Farmers’ Market held every Thursday from noon to 3 pm at the Boyle Community Centre Enjoy Barrel Racing Jackpots and get other event updates from @BoyleAg on FB & IG. Enjoy excellent recreational facilities including the RV park, spray park, and playgrounds. Outdoor enthusiasts will love camping, hiking, golfing, and fishing near Boyle. Long Lake Provincial Park is a popular destination just a short 15-minute drive south on SH 831, perfect for a quick escape.

Discover Athabasca’s vibrant downtown with its diverse shops, charming cafes, and beautiful flower baskets. A must-stop is Paddymelon Gifts, Espresso & Eatery. Visit the perfectly named shop – A Little Bit of Everything. Bubels is a fantastic department store catering to all your needs including fashions, toys, sports memorabilia, party decor and more. Next door, it’s any sport any time, that’s the motto for Cheap Seats Sporting Goods. Enjoy a delicious meal at Johnny’s Eatery While downtown, discover the captivating stories and historical landmarks that showcase Athabasca’s rich history. Learn more at visitathabasca.ca or call 780-675-2273.


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The Lac La Biche Region is your playground of opportunities, situated just 30 minutes east of Boyle on Highway 55, and less than an hour north of Vilna on Highway 36. The hamlets of Lac La Biche and Plamondon serve as the urban hubs for the municipality spanning over 12,000 square kilometres. Experience the picturesque farmland, panoramic lake views and tranquil forests in the area



Travel 30 km west of Lac La Biche along Highway 55 to discover the hamlet of Plamondon, one of Alberta’s four officially bilingual communities. Explore the Plamondon Museum, dedicated to the French and Métis peoples who formed the first bilingual community Contact the museum to visit the charming Mini Parc Heritage Park and see miniature replicas of the town’s original buildings and homesteads, situated east of Plamondon at 100 Old Trail Road. Don’t miss the excitement of the Plamondon Mug Bogs event from July 12-14, 2024.

In this small community, visitors have access to various amenities and services. They can easily find accommodations, fuel, supplies, and food. Check out the country store, Straight & Arrow Boutique situated south of Plamondon, which offers a variety of stylish clothing and accessories. Thrift Up! is a consignment store that is highly favored by guests of Plamondon Whitesands Resort. When it comes to dining options, Love Eats specializes in Mexican cuisine, while The Pelican serves Chinese dishes and delicious finger foods such as mozza sticks.

Lac La Biche County

Lac La Biche Mission

67453 Mission Road

Site 640 Comp 2 RR 2, Lac La Biche

Tue-Sun 10am–4:30 pm

Mon Closed


Lac La Biche Region

Lac La Biche Museum


101 Ave (Main St)

Lac La Biche (Jubilee Hall)

Open daily 9am–5pm


See pgs 155-160.


The interactive tours at Lac La Biche Mission offer a unique insight into life in the early 19th century. Near McArthur Park, the Lac La Biche Museum & Visitor Information Centre showcases 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. On the shore of Lac La Biche lake stands the David Thompson Statue, a tribute to the renowned fur trader and map-maker.

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The region boasts over 100 lakes and more than 1000 campsites, making it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Begin your adventure at McArthur Park in Lac La Biche, where you can enjoy the beach, spray park, bikes, canoes and kayak rentals. Explore the 22 km of paved trails surrounding the lake. Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park is the only island park in the region, featuring beautiful trails through old-growth forests, sandy beaches, and designated camping areas. You can also opt to stay in lake-view cabins that are fully equipped or reserve lake-view tipis featuring raised platform beds, with full-service bathrooms and kitchen access. Nearby, enjoy a game of golf at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club Another beautiful location worth visiting is Lakeland Provincial Park & Provincial Recreation Area The renowned 38 km canoe circuit encompasses seven lakes, providing an unforgettable adventure.


Experience a fun-filled time at the Lakeland Country Fair on July 12 & 13, with a variety of entertaining activities, including the thrilling Alberta Wife Carrying Championship on Saturday (find more details on page 47). Mark your calendars for Lac La Biche Summer Days on August 2-5, 2024, where you can enjoy a parade, midway, kids fish derby and more! From May to August, Alberta Parks hosts monthly “Music in the Forest” events, as well as the annual Dark Sky Celebration in September Visit albertaparks.ca for more details. Cheer on the participants that come into town for the World Archery Field Championships in September.

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In the hamlet of Lac La Biche, you can find everything you need from shopping to dining, sporting goods, and a great rest stop. The Farmers’ Market held every Friday afternoon offers unique gifts and locally made items, while the Canadian Native Friendship Centre has authentic Indigenous made artwork and gifts. Lac La Biche Sporting Goods, Highpoint Clothing, and the Fat Unicorn Brewery Tap & Grill are all worth a visit! For a rest stop like-no-other, check out Beaverhill Shell Off Road Rentals is perfect if you’re looking to experience water and off-road adventures. Stay and play with your family at the Executive Home in Lakeview Estates – a great option located near the golf course and 2 km from Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. Set up camp at one of the County’s campgrounds: Fork Lake, Owl River, or the Bold Centre campground. Enjoy a comfortable stay at Canalta Hotel or Ramada in Lac La Biche by booking at CanaltaHotels.com.


Drive 30 minutes south of Lac La Biche to reach the Silver Birch Resort and Rodeo Grounds at Located on the tranquil Kikino shores of Whitefish Lake, there are miles of trails for hiking, biking, quadding, and birdwatching. Chuckwagon & Chariot racing action takes place on August 16-18, 2024. Enjoy wall tent camping or try out their micro cabins in a pristine forest at Hideaway Adventure Grounds. Book one of the many authentic Indigenous experiences year-round with the seasonal adventure packages - great for individuals or groups.

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July 12 & 13, 2024

Horticultural Bench Show

Children’s Activities

Bouncy Houses

Music on the Porch

Petting Zoo, Rodeo Wife Carrying Competition on the Saturday

Follow us on @laclabicheagriculturesociety

July 12 & 13, 2024

September 20, 2024

Every Friday 3-5:30pm

Easter till Christmas

Agricom & Pavilion

Concession Music

Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

November 23 & 24, 2024

Bareback, Saddle Bronc

Barrel Racing, Team Roping Bull Riding, Junior Events, Concession and more!

Sunday, August 18, 2024

Pancake Breakfast 10am-Noon

Culinary Demonstrations 1 pm-4pm

780-623-7888 E: llbagsociety@gmail.com
La Biche
13412 Hwy 881, Lac

The wife carrying race is held in conjunction with the

Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 PM

• Teammates are not required to be Competitors: legally married and must be a minimum of 20 years of age.

• Competitors run the race course two Competition: teams at a time with the three fastest teams qualifying for prizes.

• Length of race course is 254m/278 yards Course: with dry and wet obstacles.

• Winning team gets the wife’s weight in beer Prize: and 5 times her weight in cash with the runner up teams 1/2 or 1/3 that amount.

• $25 per couple. Entry Fee:

• www.laclabicheagsocietycom Register:

First Alberta Competition sanctioned by the North American Wife Carrying Championship in accordance with the North American rules and regulations.

5Xher weightin CASH!!! Winning
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Check out WifeCarrying on LacattheAgricomLaBiche Rodeo Grounds. For more details visit: LacLaBicheAgSociety.com

Gibbons is a vibrant and growing community “Rooted in Family”. Nestled along the picturesque Sturgeon River valley, the town serves as a central hub at the junction of Highways 28 and 28A.



Gibbons is proud to be home to numerous parks, trails and playgrounds, including the inclusive playground at Memorial Park. Echo Glen Park boasts over 2 km of scenic walking trails that run alongside the Sturgeon River Valley Visitors can enjoy picnic spots, outdoor cooking stoves, and an enhanced fishing area at the fish pond. While in town, take the kids to the skateboard park and spray park. Popular events include Pioneer Days on July 12 & 13, and the Town-Wide Garage Sale on September 7, 2024.


Visit the historic themed playground at Riverview Park, located at the end of the River Valley trail, a part of the Historic Athabasca Landing Trail. To explore more green space and history, make sure to stop by Oliver Park, where you can find the Gibbons Museum with its colllection of historic buildings.


Discover the ultimate family getaway at Goose Hummock Golf & RV Resort and Jurassic Forest, an exclusive destination situated just north of town. Explore a 40-acre prehistoric preserve and get up close with life-size dinosaurs, all while enjoying additional attractions like mini golf, a learning centre, and a premium golf resort.



4814 50 Ave., Gibbons

Open daily

8am - 9pm 780-923-2221

Eat: Sal’s Famous, Primo Pizza & Donair Shop: Savey’s Discount Outlet

To the east of Gibbons and southeast of Redwater lies the Redwater (Sandhills) Provincial Recreation Area, home to one of the region’s largest sand dune fields. With over 100 km of trails, it’s perfect for nature hikes, birdwatching, horseback riding, and ATV enthusiasts. Nearby, off Highway 38 and Victoria Trail, the Den of Antiquity awaits, offering a selection of unique country antiques and collectibles. See the Antique Roadtrip Tour on page 35. Additionally, the Town of Redwater welcomes visitors to explore its golf club, museum, and the site of North America’s tallest free-standing oil derrick.

...you could find yourself permanently Rooted in Gibbons. Visitor Information Centre
Mon-Fri June-August Gibbons Museum
4708 - 48Avenue Come experience what Gibbons has to offer... www.gibbons.ca
pgs 155-160.
48 See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-gibbons
780-923-3331 See
Riverview Park North of Bon Accord. 59032 RR 233 From Bon Accord 26 km N on Lily Lake Rd, 1.6 km E and 1.6 km N or 8 km S of Hwy 18 on RR 233. Watch for Signs! GREENHOUSE Open: 10am-7pm May 1-June 8* (*tentative closing date)
Sat 10-6pm SHOP
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Veggie Store July 1 - Aug
Wed & Fri only 12-8pm,

Bon Accord Foods 4915-50 St. Open daily 9am-9pm 780-921-2511

See pgs 155-160.


Eat: Chelsea’s Family Restaurant, Golden City Bistro Shop: Pottery by Heather

Four Seasons of Family Fun! Prairie Gardens was founded in 1956 as a tree nursery and now spans 50 acres of countryside 3 minutes north of Bon Accord. Visit this sustainable family farm, diverse with greenhouses, adventure farm fun, and gardens. Explore their orchards of fruits, berries, nuts, and shop for flowers, herbs, fruit trees, pumpkins and vegetables, all grown at the farm The Prairie Gardens Farm School offers homesteading, orchard and plant workshops, and school field trips for kids. The Adventure Farm offers farm animal interactions, kids mazes, train rides, gem mining, and more. There are Corporate Retreat packages, farm-to-table dinners, child’s birthday parties and tailor-made Indigenous Group Experiences that you can reserve. Order your tickets in advance for their Springtime Easter Festival, Fairy Berry, Sweet Corn, and Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festivals – visit prairiegardens.org

NOR THEAST OF EDMONTON 49 See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-bon-accord BuildingforTomorrow! Dark SkyWalkingTrail | Parks & Playgrounds | EVChargers 780-921-3550 bonaccord.ca
of Bon Accord • Canada Day - July 1 • Music in the Park - Tuesdays: July, Aug & Sept 3 • Harvest Days - August 9-11 • Winter Wonderfest - December 7, 8 JOIN US 2024 Greenhouse / Garden Centre Gift Shop /Adventure Farm Animals Kids Activities / Orchards / Flowers Produce / U-Pick Tours Farm Festivals / Indigenous Experiences PrairieGardens.org FESTIVALS & ADVENTURE FARM TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE: 56311 Lily Lake Road, BonAccord | 780-921-2272
Music in the Park

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



Plan a trip to Thorhild Centennial Park & Campground and remember to pack your picnic essentials and swimsuits! Enjoy the outdoor pool and playground during your stay At Halfmoon Lake Campground, immerse yourself in nature by exploring the trails, relaxing in the day-use area, or launching your boat.

See the Radway Krause Milling Company Grain Elevator and Flour Mill elevator, which is the last standing reminder of Alberta’s flour milling history. Check out the craftsmanship of Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church and St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church – both are registered historical sites located near the Hamlet of Egremont. Eager for more historical insights? The Thorhild Museum exhibits depict the pioneers who settled in the area, and the Newbrook Observatory offers an out-ofthis-world glimpse into the history of astronomy in the region. It captured the first North American photograph of the world’s first satellite, Sputnik No.1, on October 9, 1957. Visit newbrookhistoricalsociety com for more details. Don’t miss the Newbrook Fair on June 22 –fun for the whole family!

In the northern corner of the County you’ll find Long Lake Provincial Park–a popular destination complete with amenities such as camping and a serene beach. Come winter, the Long Lake Ski Area becomes the go-to place, ideal for beginners and young skiers. Beside the park lies a golf course and the White Earth Valley Natural Area, boasting 17 km of multi-use trails.


stocked with local meats, cheese, ice cream, pickles, baking & seasonal treats.

Open Wed-Sat 10-5 pm



See pgs 155-160.


Eat: Marvelous Munchies Bakeshop

Shop: Nook in the Woods, Moose Wood Acres


Half Moon Lake Park

Marvelous Munchies Bakeshop

614 – 1 Street, Thorhild Wed-Sat 11am-5pm

Sun-Tue ClosedSticker box 250-921-4203


Selection of Teas & Spices
Wine & Beer Kits
*Upholstery Services *Watkins Products
*Rawleighs Products
*Essential Oils
*Gift Items
& Slippers
MSM Independent Amsoil Dealer (Synthetic Oil, filters, etc.) 59204 Rg. Rd. 223 (on paved Opal Road) Box 720, Thorhild,AB T0A3J0 1-877-398-2075 Unique country store with many items... www.nookinthewoods.ca 28th Year! Sonia or Ernst Zellweger Thorhild, AB County
Thorhild outdoor swimming pool. 59510 RR 231, Thorhild County


Today, wooden country grain elevators are a rare sight on the prairie landscape. See the last of the five grain elevators that once marked the skyline of Radway. Tour the 1929 Krause Milling Company Grain Elevator, which operated during the Great Depression. Book a tour by calling 780-736-3542.

Waskatenau (pronounced WAS-ET-NA), originally known as Pine Creek, is considered the Baseball Capital of Alberta The small, progressive community of 247 residents is located 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton on Highway 28.


Saturday, July 27

breakfast, parade, quilt show, bench show, summer market, show n’ shine, vehicle parts swap meet, bouncy castles, beer gardens, steak supper & dance

The Radway Agricultural Society is proud to host several events at the Agri Centre, serving as a central hub for the community. The centre is an excellent venue for music events, weddings, and family reunions, with camping available. Also, don’t miss the popular Pioneer Days on July 27th! Enjoy fishing? Come to Radway Fish Pond for a relaxing day of trout fishing. Call


Set out on a hike along the Nature Trail starting at the historic 1919 wooden train trestle, and following the creek for a quarter mile. This location is also the western trailhead for the Iron Horse Trail, which stretches east for 260 kilometers of multiuse 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. As you go east on Victoria Trail, you will pass by the new Pine Creek Retreat on your way to see the RCMP Memorial Statue It is 15 km east of Highway 831 and 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 the Victoria Trail in 1874.


Fuel up at Peppers Highway Service next to the Restaurant

T&T Iron Horse Restaurant

Hwy 28 at Waskatenau

Daily 8am-9pm


See pgs 155-160.

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

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


52 NOR THEAST OF EDMONTON Radway Agricultural Grounds
The friendly hamlet of Radway is located 40 minutes northeast of Edmonton within Thorhild County along Highway 28.
780-938-6345 to book the AgriCentre for your next event! Perfect for weddings and family reunions for all sizes. FREE CAMPING
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The Smoky Lake Region is a beautiful area full of opportunities for outdoor recreation, attractions, and major events that are held throughout the year (see pages 56 & 57).


Métis Crossing is where the Métis spirit comes alive! Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural interpretive centre in Alberta and is a premier centre for Alberta Métis cultural interpretation, education, gatherings, family fun, and more. Métis Crossing is equipped to host large gatherings and intimate tours, open for guests year-round from all over the world. Sitting on 512 acres of land, comprised of river lot titles from the original Métis settlers in the late 1800s.

Dive into interactive activities, experiences and packages at Métis Crossing. Keep an eye out for their monthly and seasonal events and workshops. Signature experiences include Paddle into the Past, a canoe journey with a seasoned Métis guide; Whispers from the Stars, an evening of ancestral tales and stargazing; and Meet the Métis, an immersion in traditional cultural activities. Through the Eye of the Hunter offers a blend of nature exploration and archery. Discover the Visions, Hopes, and Dreams Wildlife Park Tour, a sanctuary for heritage species such as the Wood Bison, Plains Bison, White Bison, Elk, White Elk, and Percheron horses, which last roamed these hills around 1865.

The Cultural Gathering Centre is a testament to Métis craftsmanship, featuring a gift shop, a restaurant serving Indigenous-inspired cuisine, and spaces for special events, weddings and more. The Lodge (pictured above) at Métis Crossing is a 40-room boutique luxury lodge where you can relax and reconnect in a special blend of comfort and Métis History. For a rustic experience, campers can choose from powered RV sites, tent camping, or comfort camping in traditional Métis Trappers tents equipped with beds and wood heaters. For a unique overnight experience, book a stay in one of the Skywatching Domes (see photo on page 22). Métis Crossing is located just off Hwy 855, only 10 minutes south of Smoky Lake, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. Discover more at MetisCrossing.com.


Victoria Settlement Historic Site is situated in an area with a fascinating past. It served as a camping ground for buffalo hunters, Métis river lot farms, a Methodist mission, a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading fort, and a growing community. This land has witnessed the history of Alberta unfold over the years. Come by for a unique tour guided by historical interpreters, engage in traditional activities, and explore the historic 1864 Clerk’s Quarters. The site is nestled in a beautiful parkland with picnic areas and walking trails offering an enjoyable experience for all. Situated 5 km east of Métis Crossing, the site welcomes visitors from May - September, Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. For programs and experiences visit victoriasettlement.ca

54 NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON 780-656-3615 Historic Hotel *History&Luxury ModernRooms *ATMMachine Restaurant *DailySpecials *Catering Liquor Store Lounge *VLT’s *Food‘til9:00pm SmokyLakeInn 4 Wheatland Ave. Downtown Smoky Lake across from Pumpkin Park & the Iron Horse / Trans Canada Trail 5504 - 44 Ave. Convenience Store, Café, Gas, Diesel Kitchenette, Jacuzzi Suites 5404 - 44 Ave. 780-656-3515 780-656-3738 Cold Beer, Spirits, HUGE Wine Selection, Growler Bar Located next to Super 8 780-656-2164 www.SmokyLakeInn.com email: leesa@smokylakeinn.com
Victoria Settlement Historic Site The Lodge at Métis Crossing
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Métis Crossing & Victoria Settlement Paddle into the Past Experience

The Town of Smoky Lake is a charming town located less than 90 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 28, and proudly proclaims itself as the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta.


Don’t forget to take a picture at the Pumpkin Park next to the Smoky Lake Visitor Centre CN Train Station, a designated Historic Resource since 2022. Stop by the Visitor Centre on weekends and holidays between July 1 to August 31. The Visitor Centre is conveniently situated next to Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail, which provides a variety of activities throughout the year. During the summer, you can enjoy hiking, biking, quadding, and horseback riding. When winter arrives, you can switch to snowmobiling, or take a horse-drawn sleigh ride.


Get ready for the excitement of the Smoky Lake Stampede on August 3 & 4, and don’t miss out on the fun-filled Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair from October 4-6. For an unforgettable adventure with the kids, make sure to visit the Smoky Lake Corn Maze during the Pumpkin Fair.


There are numerous campgrounds and parks in the County region waiting for you to discover. Hanmore Lake is a popular choice, offering two campgrounds, a beach, and playground areas. Enjoy the stunning views of the ravine at the Smoky Lake RV Park, nestled between the museum and the agricultural complex, where kids can have a blast playing at the nearby spray park. Explore the Smoky Lake Museum with its vast collection of artifacts and historic photographs. Don’t miss the large collection of antique machinery and the restored Pakan ferry.

Anderson Supermarket 71 Wheatland Ave, Smoky Lake Mon-Thur & Sat 9am-6pm Fri 9am-7pm Sun 10am-5pm 780-656-2189 55 TOP THINGS TO DO farm fresh meat, eggs, vegetables, artisan sausages, Ukrainian foods, canning, honey, jerky, pepperoni serbenfarms.com 780-656-8585 See website for store hours. Corner of Hwy 28 & RR 180, 5 km west of Smoky Lake SERBEN FARMS STORE See pgs 155-160. See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-smoky-lake Check out our Eat Shop Stay Smoky Lake Video GoEastofEdmonton.com/Videos Have a great time golfing or camping at the beautiful Smoky Lake Golf Course. There are a number of businesses to dine, shop and unwind in Smoky Lake! ROADTRIP TIP: Plan your roadtrips with our new Videos!
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NaturallyInviting Parade, Pancake Breakfasts, Wild Pony Race, Mutton Busting, Ladies Barrel Racing, Bareback Riding Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Junior Events, Kids Events, Steak Supper, Dance with live band, Beer Gardens, Fireworks August 3 & 4, 2024 Smoky Lake Stampede 780-690-2483 @smokylakestampede Randy Russ Memorial Barrel Race Family event for all ages and skill-levels. August 4 & 5, 2024 780-645-0079 | Follow us on Smoky Lake Farmers Market 780-656-2463 | Follow us on Every Saturday 10-Noon at the Agricultural Complex March 23 - Dec.21
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Waskatenau Fair Days

August 9-11, 2024

Parade, Horse Show, Pancake Breakfast, Steak BBQ Supper, Slo-pitch Tournament, Kid’s Sand Dig and Kid’s Activities 780-358-2208 | victoriatrailag.com

Vilna Show N Shine

Sunday, August 18 12-3 pm

Trophies, 50/50, Free BBQ, Live Music, Silent Auction

vilnacars@gmail.com | 780-656-0553 | vilna.ca

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Giant PumpkinWeigh-Off!

October 4-6, 2024

Huge Farmers’ Market, Corn Maze

Kid’s Activities, Show ‘n Shine

Ethnic Showcase, Midway, Beer Gardens

Giant Pumpkin Drop, Sunday is Family Day and so much more!

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Nestled east of Smoky Lake along Highway 28, you’ll discover the hamlet of Bellis. Explore their large antique selection at Heritage Corner Shoppe (see our Antique Tour Roadtrip on page 35). It’s a convenient stop along the Iron Horse Trail to grab a cold drink and snack. Just 2 km south is Bellis Beach Lake, perfect for perch and rainbow trout fishing. Continue to Kaduk Lake for more camping and fishing opportunities!


Continue heading east of Vilna on Highway 28, and you will find the picturesque Bonnie Lake Campground. This delightful spot offers fantastic opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. If you’re up for a game of golf, head over to the Vilna Golf Course. Explore the stunning Garner Lake Provincial Park by travelling east from Vilna, passing through the hamlet of Spedden. The view will leave you amazed. Head north from Vilna and discover fantastic recreation and resort amenities at Paradise Cove Resort, located on the beautiful Whitefish Lake.

Situated just south of Vilna, you’ll find the Northern Lights RV Resort. This amazing resort offers unlimited camping yearround and is the hosting place for Saskatchewan River Voyagers. Book a canoe trip on the North Saskatchewan River and look for gemstones! Guaranteed to be a memorable experience!

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Vilna & District

July 19-21, 2024

Featuring Alfie Myhre, Byron Myhre, BJ Smith, Bob Glidden, Doris Daley, Doc Mehl and more at the Vilna Cultural Centre.

Fun for the whole family!

August 16 & 17, 2024

Parade, Bench Show, Bouncy Houses, Petting Zoo, Country Fair Games for every age, Farmers Market, Beer Gardens, Lunch & Entertainment and more!

November 2

Follow us on Rent the Cultural Center for your next event!

Check our website for full schedule.

Half and full day & weekend rates available with use of kitchen. Meeting room also available.

Visit: vilnaagsociety.com

Discover the charming Village of Vilna, a quaint historic boomtown with beautifully restored heritage storefronts and buildings. Nestled on Highway 28, east of Smoky Lake, this hidden gem is surrounded by a vast trading area encompassing farms, lake resorts, and First Nations reserves.



Get a snapshot of the World’s Largest Mushrooms when visiting Vilna’s Mushroom Park (see photo on page 31). Join the Vilna Agricultural Society this summer as they present the exciting Cowboy Fest on July 19-21 and Boomtown Fair Days on August 16-17. Plan a visit to the Cultural Centre on Sundays during the summer to experience the lively Farmers Markets. Visit Cyr’s Nostalgia & Gifts at the end of Main Street for both Visitor Information and unique gifts. For great camping adventures in the County region around Vilna, see page 58.


Dive into the past at Alberta’s oldest running pool hall & barbershop in the Village. This provincially designated historic building was constructed in the 1920’s and still maintains much of its original charm. Enjoy a friendly game of pool or snooker on pre-World War 1 pool tables. Step back in time with a complimentary tour of the attached residence that showcases life in the 1930’s. Enjoy BBQ burgers and refreshing soft drinks available throughout the summer season!

•SANDBEACH •POWERHOOKUPS •BOATLAUNCHFACILITY •FULLSERVICESTORE •PROPANESALES •HOTSHOWERS •FISHING "The Resortof NortheastAlberta” Phone780-636-2819 LocatedApprox.34KmNorthofVilna Paradise Cove Resort
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Vilna Pool Hall by Helen Midgley

Ashmont Heritage DaysAugust long weekend

Lakeland Rodeo Association

Showdown Finals Aug 29 - Sept 1

Mallaig Antique Tractor Show

Mallaig Haying in the 30'sAugust long weekend

Stoney Lake Rodeo - July 5-7

Stoney Lake Pasture Party - July 5

Heinsburg Historic Water Tower

Iron Horse Trail

Musee St. Paul Museum

Whitney Lakes Provincial Park Elk Point Golf & Country Club Mann Lake Golf Course St. Paul Golf Course

Family-friendly Beaches and Activities waiting for you! Jump in Jump in 24-hour Attendants | Free Wi-Fi |Shower Facilities | Tent, Powered and Non-powered Sites Reserve Day-Use Areas and Gazebos | Bundled Firewood Available for Purchase Ph: 780-645-3301 E: countysp@county.stpaul.ab.ca county.stpaul.ab.ca @CountyofStPaulNo.19 in the County of St. Paul
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St. Paul County, situated two hours northeast of Edmonton, boasts a diverse economy driven by tourism, agriculture, and oil and gas industries. The primary trade hubs within the county are the towns of St. Paul and Elk Point.



Musée St. Paul Museum offers a fascinating experience for history enthusiasts, as it highlights the town’s beginnings as a Métis colony, the arrival of the homesteaders and the agricultural heritage of the region. Discover the historic Destrubé House, once owned by early settlers northeast of St. Paul. Plan to attend their Open House on June 23, 2024.


The Town of St. Paul is home to the world’s first UFO landing pad, built-in 1967 for Canada’s Centennial celebrations. It’s a great photo opportunity for the whole family! Adjoining the pad is the Visitor Information Centre that carries not only travel information, but also has local artists’ creations on display and available for purchase...and you might be able to purchase an alien as a souvenir!


Enjoy a round of golf at St. Paul Golf Course, featuring a wellequipped pro shop and the delightful Tin Cup restaurant. Explore the Iron Horse Trail that passes through town, complete with a staging area that includes a 14-stall shelter for horse and wagon riders, and a campground that welcomes visitors all year. Enjoy the refreshing spray parks at Lagasse Park in St. Paul and at Westcove Campground near Vincent Lake. The St. Paul Skate Park is a haven for kids seeking fun and adventure.


See pgs 155-160.

The St. Paul Agricultural Society hosts an impressive event for the Lakeland Rodeo Association Finals. The rodeo action takes place from August 29 to September 1. The Haying in the 30’s event, a significant fundraiser for cancer patients, will take place in Mallaig on August long weekend, located east of Ashmont. Visit hayinginthe30s.com for more details. ROADTRIP TIP

Eat: Tin Cup Restaurant, Twisted Fork, Burger Baron

Shop: St. Bride’s Trading Post, Cornerstone Co-op Mall

The Landing Hotel, Stay: Canalta Hotel, St. Paul County Campgrounds

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5012 - 53 St., St. Paul Tues-Sun 10am-6pm Closed
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The Cornerstone of Our Community Clancy Richard Arena, St. Paul High School Rodeo April 12-14, 2024 Clancy Richard Arena, St. Paul 780-645-4373 | agsociet@telus.net ©Penny Stratford Photography stpaulagsociety.com
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63 NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide ST. BRIDES TRADING POST Buy~Sell~Trade~Consign 780-645-2040 E: stbridestrading@mcsnet.ca Northeastern Alberta’s of Aboriginal Art, Craft Supplies, Fabric, Tipis, Regalia & much more! www.stbridestradingpost.ca Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Hwy 36. Open: Mon-Sat 10-5pm



St. Paul offers a wide variety of businesses and services along the Highway 29 corridor. Twisted Fork restaurant serves locally inspired cuisine and preserves. In 2023, Twisted Fork became a Preserve - Economusee Artisan at Work. Learn more at artisansaloeuvre.com and discover certified artisans highlighting local products. The town of St. Paul is one of many francophone communities in the region. You can learn about bilingual tourist routes at tourismealberta.ca

Watch for the Farmers’ Markets on Wednesdays and Fridays. Loree’s Antiques & Collectibles is a must-visit for eclectic treasures. See our Antique Roadtrip Tour on page 35. Cornerstone Co-op is the go-to place for shopping, with a grocery store, pharmacy, home centre, liquor store, and gas bar. The Canalta Hotel and The Landing Hotel & Conference Centre are excellent accommodation choices, featuring amenities like complimentary breakfast, fitness centers, swimming pool, and high speed internet.


St. Paul County operates four excellent recreation and camping facilities, including Westcove, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake, and Floatingstone Lake, all complete with serviced sites, and

an on-site caretaker. Online reservations can be made at CampReservations.ca. Enjoy camping at Mallaig Beach near Vincent Lake, or choose a spot along the North Saskatchewan River in Heinsburg, east of Elk Point. Here, the Railway Theme Park showcases a restored 60,000-gallon CN water tower and a CN station. Just north of Heinsburg lies the Frog Lake (Massacre) National Historic Site, and on the north shore of Frog Lake, discover the scenic Riel Beach Campground (rielbeach.ca).


The Iron Horse Trail, a multi-use recreational trail, follows the former Canadian National Railway line and is the longest continuous stretch of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. Starting in Waskatenau, it extends to Cold Lake with a southeast branch ending in Heinsburg, attracting horseback riders, hikers, cyclists, skiers, snowmobilers, and ATV users year-round. Trailheads in St. Paul, Mallaig, Elk Point, Lindbergh, and Heinsburg, along with various staging areas, rest stops, and accommodations, make it ideal for planning a multi-day excursion.

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



Experience a fun day of golfing and enjoying sports activities at Elk Point Recreation Park, then head over to the newly stocked trout pond for some fishing. Explore four seasons of recreation on the Iron Horse Trail. Choose from a variety of campgrounds and lakes near Elk Point, such as the Riverside Campground by the scenic North Saskatchewan River, just a mile south of town. The viewing deck offers a fantastic view of the surroundings. Kids can cool off at Elk Point’s spray park located north of A.G. Ross Arena.


You will find the impressive 32-foot Peter Fidler statue just north of town on Highway 41, honouring the intriguing period of the fur trade in the 1790s. Be sure to check out the 100-foot mural near the Town of Elk Point Library on 50th Ave which captures the essence of over a century of history, from the Northwest Rebellion to the 1980s.


Explore the rich history of fur trading at Fort George & Buckingham House, situated 11 km east of town via Highway 646. In 1792, high on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, competing fur trade companies built two forts: one called Fort George and the other Buckingham House. Here, Indigenous women, men, and children laboured, ate, and shared cultures alongside Scottish, English, and francophone Canadian men. Uncover intriguing stories of life 225 years ago through interactive exhibits, then walk the winding woodland trail with a knowledgeable guide to where the forts once stood. Explore this fascinating era in Alberta’s history! Open May-September: WedSunday 10-5 pm with themed weekends throughout the summer. For more details visit fortgeorgebuckinghamhouse.ca.

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Exciting events happening in Elk Point include the 2nd Chance Trail Ride on May 11, the Mainstreet Car Show in early June, Canada Day festivities, and the Stoney Lake Annual Rodeo on July 5-7. Don’t miss the new Elk Point Allied Arts Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons. Stay updated on these events by following the Elk Point Chamber of Commerce on Facebook. Plus, there are a variety of businesses to enjoy a day of shopping! If you’re a quilter, be sure to visit Sew Heavenly Quilting for quality longarm quilting of your creations (see our Quilting Roadtrip Tour on page 34).


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Open daily 8am-9pm


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Glendon, known as the Pyrogy Capital of the World, warmly welcomes visitors to explore its charm. Situated 8 km north of Highway 28 on Secondary Highway 882, this village offers a unique experience for all who visit.



The Pyrogy Park is a must-visit destination, home to the iconic World’s Largest Pyrogy The park is equipped with picnic areas, a washroom facility, gazebo, and two modern playgrounds featuring a zip line! Don’t miss out on the exciting Glendon Parade, Derby & Mud Bogs on August 10, as well as the Perogy Festival & Glendon Cruise Night on September 7.


Embark on a journey along the Iron Horse Trail. Experience the paved section of the Trail that winds through the village, offering a fantastic opportunity for leisurely walks, bike rides and wheelchair accessibility

Searching for the perfect summer destination to getaway? Check out Minnie Lake M.D. Parks, where you can enjoy a cozy campsite by the serene lake With its sandy beach, refreshing s w i m m i n g p l a t f o r m , delightful ice cream shack, and fun-filled playground. Experience the ideal rustic backcountry camping adventure at Wolf Lake M.D. Park, conveniently only a quick 30-minute drive away.


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Fri-Sat 8am-9pm

Sun 10am-6pm


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• Canada Day Celebrations - July 1

• Glendon Parade, Derby & Mud Bogs - Aug 10

World’s Largest Pyrogy at Pyrogy Park

For more event details & updates call or visit:

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Bonnyville, situated a little over two hours northeast of Edmonton, is a vibrant community ideal for a perfect getaway or camping adventure!



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.


Experience the ultimate shower for your kids at the Splash Park, located at 4100 Lakeshore Drive. Reserve a tee time and enjoy a round of golf at the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club. Immerse yourself in nature by birdwatching at Jessie Lake, where you can spot a variety of beautiful shorebirds and songbirds, such as Great Blue Herons, cranes, ducks, and eagles. Enhance your visit with viewing platforms and a scenic 10 km interpretive trail. The walking trail now includes a Fitness Trail and Outdoor Gym.


The Pro Rodeo & Chuckwagon Races roll into town on June 6-9, 2024. Plan to return for the fantastic Canada Day Celebration and stay tuned for more details on Concert at the C2 on July 20th. For some racing action take in the Bonnyville Gear Grabbers Drag Races on July 5-7. Head north of Ardmore to Treasures of Yesterday, and don’t miss the first annual Antique Week event from July 13-20. Visit farms and explore attractions across Alberta’s Lakeland, and around Bonnyville during Lakeland Open Farm Days on August 17 & 18. (See ad page 76).

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On the west side of Bonnyville you can camp at the Vezeau Beach M.D. Campground. Next door is the M.D. of Bonnyville Visitor Information and Interpretive Centre, located in the Shaw House. It is adjacent to the recently constructed dual-vehicle boat launch and 15-slip dock. Pick up a souvenir by local artisans in the Trading Post or kick back and relax on the deck overlooking Moose Lake while enjoying a coffee or ice cream. Take the kids to the jumping pillow by the playground — it’s a great place to soak up some sun and fun! Have a bike? Take a hike! The Shaw House is the hub of the M.D.’s Moose Lake trail system Learn more at bit.ly/ParksAndRecMap.

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#TakeItToTheLake in the M.D. of Bonnyville, which operates 12 campgrounds in the Bonnyville and Cold Lake Region, including Chicken Hill Lake, Moose Lake and Muriel Lake - all within 20 minutes of town. Be sure to bring your toys and enjoy some family fun. Pelican Point M.D. Park is now ATV-friendly! Bring your quad or side-by-side for a trip full of exploring and fun.


Explore a diverse selection of shops, restaurants, and accommodations along Highway 28 and throughout Bonnyville. Don’t miss out on Jennie’s Diner & Bakery, a charming 1950s-style eatery Explore the weekly Farmers’ Markets for fresh local produce, baked goods, and more. Stop by Moe’s Garden & Greenhouse, a full-service garden centre near Highway 41 west of Bonnyville. For a unique experience, visit Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway, just north of Bonnyville for farm-themed mini-golf, fresh berries, delicious jams, jellies, and fudge. Grab your roadtrip snacks and fuel up at Lakeland Co-op – Bonnyville’s only full-service gas station!

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Bonnyville Centennial Centre

November 2, 2024 • 10-4pm

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Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre (C2)

4313 50 Ave, Bonnyville

Mon-Fri 8am-9pm

Sat 8am-9pm

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M.D. of Bonnyville Visitor Information Centre

(Shaw House at Vezeau Beach) #2 46300 Twp Rd 611

Open daily 8:30am-9pm


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Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of waves lapping gently at the shore, the golden sunlight bouncing off a lake, still, reflecting all that surrounds it, smooth as a mirror. The towering pine forest offers shade, while the warm, soft sand offers a playground for the young and the young at heart. Imagine now the grin-inducing sound of jets overhead, the heartpumping adrenaline fueled adventure of flying down Kinosoo Ridge’s Tube Park during the snow season. Take in the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring swirling and dancing purples and greens in the black velvet, starstudded sky as the Northern Lights play over the boreal forests and lakes. When you visit the Municipal District of Bonnyville, you’re signing up for all of this and more. Summer or winter, serene and relaxing or adventure packed, we have everything you need here!


Standing at 60 feet tall, the Kinosoo Ridge Resort Aerial Adventure Park offers amazing views of Cold Lake once you get to the top and promises to be an exhilarating experience. The climbing structure offers

various skill levels for reaching the top, as well as a course on the lower level designed for the little ones. See photo on page 20. Take a swing and improve your aim with their Target Golf course. With 10 tee boxes and scattered targets, this activity caters to golfers of all ages and skill levels. Want to make a weekend of it? Grab a campsite just down the road at the M.D.’s French Bay Park. You can walk over for a climb, ice cream, or to enjoy some delicious eats.

Come see what’s cooking at The Ridge! This fullservice restaurant at Kinosoo Ridge Resort offers everything from poutine, pizza, and other favourites to Sunday Brunch featuring mimosas. Summer or winter, The Ridge offers lake views and cozy seats by the fireplace. They proudly use local products and can accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions, providing gluten-free substitutes, dairy-free dishes, and a selection of vegetarian options.

Learn more in the M.D. of Bonnyville Adventure Guide online at www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca

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The City of Cold Lake is situated 3 hours east of Edmonton and boasts stunning natural beauty with its crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches, set against a backdrop of beautiful forests. The city offers a yearround playground for adventure seekers.



On weekdays, you may spot jets in the skies, but in Cold Lake, you can also find historical and current aircraft displayed on pedestals at CFB 4-Wing Gateway Park and the main downtown intersection. For history buffs, the Cold Lake Museums are a must-visit. Situated on the former site of 42 Radar Squadron at the top of Radar Hill Road, the museum comprises outdoor displays of aircraft and separate buildings that house an Aboriginal Gallery, a Heritage Gallery, an Oil & Gas Gallery, and an Air Force Museum.

Cold Lake Chamber of CommerceVisitor Information Centre

4009 - 50 Street, Cold Lake.

Open year round. 1-800-840-6140


A hidden gem is the Janvier Gallery, which exhibits the exceptional works of Alex Janvier, a renowned Indigenous artist. The gallery operates by appointment. Visit alexjanvier.com to learn more.


Casino Dene is where you can play, dine, and unwind. It features over 250 slot and VLT machines, table games, poker tournaments and live entertainment. Enjoy the serene ambiance of the Aurora Bar and Lounge, and experience luxury accommodation at Hotel Dene, situated 7 km south of Cold Lake on Highway 28. The Energy Centre, located along Highway 28, is the hub of activity that hosts various events, including sports, concerts, and trade shows.



This year, the Cold Lake Air Show is back to celebrate the centennial of the RCAF - Royal Canadian Air Force. Enjoy the Full Throttle Festival on July 19 and the Cold Lake Air Show on July 20-21. Experience an exciting weekend filled with high-flying thrills and captivating displays. Explore the car show, kids' zone, unique food vendors, and many other attractions. Learn more at www.coldlakeairshow.com.


Several major events are scheduled for the summer of 2024, such as Canada Day on July 1, Aqua Days on August long weekend, Extreme Mudfest from August 14-19, and the Cold Lake Car Show on August 18. Discover the ultimate familyfriendly event, Feast At The Beach, happening on the shores of Kinosoo Beach over the long weekend in September. Enjoy delicious food trucks and live music, and create unforgettable memories. Over at Cherry Grove you can also attend the Car Show N Shine on September 1st. Don’t miss out on the largest Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market in the Lakeland, taking place every Thursday from 3:30-6:30 pm at the Agriplex. Experience the farms and flavours of the Cold Lake area during Alberta Open Farm Days on August 17-18.


Golf enthusiasts can take pleasure in playing at the Grand Centre Golf Club or the Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club. For a new experience, try target golf at the Kinosoo Ridge Adventure Park. Visitors heading west to Ardmore can have a great time at the Ardmore Golf Course and Mini Golf.


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The Cold Lake Bike Park & Trails, located around the Cold Lake Museum, provides 6 km of non-motorized mountain bike trails catering to riders of all skill levels, complete with a pump track, jump features, and more. Just north of the museum, the Cold Lake Motocross Association operates a 2.8 km stateof-the-art scenic raceway facility suitable for beginners to expert riders. The Iron Horse Trail, which runs west of Cold Lake, features the impressive Beaver River Trestle. This trestle spans ½ a km long and 60 meters high, making it a must-see attraction! Explore the Iron Horse Trail west of Cold Lake, following the old railway line for ATVing, hiking, or biking. Cold Lake Provincial Park also boasts an 11.5 km trail system for hiking and mountain biking. Get adventurous at the Aerial Adventure Park located at Kinosoo Ridge! Learn more on page 20 and 70.

Did you know that the Bonnyville-Cold Lake region offers more than 25 campgrounds? Not only that but you can book great fishing, boating and watersport packages right here. Take your pick of Hamilton House Inn & Adventures, Wicked Watersports, Anglers Bait & Tackle, and Edgewater Experiences

Cold Lake Marina 802 Lakeshore Drive, (by the boat launch)

Open daily 8am-9pm


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TheAir Force Museum

The Oil & Gas Gallery

The Heritage Gallery

TheAboriginal Gallery

Located at top of Radar Hill Rd, Cold Lake,Alberta

Open May Long Weekend to end of August. 10-4 pm

Tues-Sat with Sundays in July & Aug.



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

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Discover the beauty of Cold Lake Marina at Kinosoo Beach, offering over 400 square kilometres of water to explore. Kinosoo Beach, named one of Canada’s top 25 beaches, boasts a three-block stretch of fine sand, and architecturally designed spaces offering shade, picnic tables and much more.

How to get there?

Once you enter the main shopping areas of Cold Lake, continue north on Highway 28. As you travel, you will pass by the Tri-City Mall and the turn off to Highway 55. Keep following Hwy 28 until you reach Lakeshore Drive and Cold Lake Marina. At Lakeshore Drive, you will discover several exceptional accommodations, unique eateries and shops. If you continue north on Lakeshore Drive, you will soon arrive at the main beach. There, you can enjoy various amenities such as a Splash Park, volleyball courts, playground, zipline, rope-off swimming area, and a concession stand offering ice cream, burgers and snacks. For parking, you can find street parking along 1st Avenue and Tamarack Street, right along the beachfront. Come early on sunny days as parking fills up quickly For the closest camping, the Cold Lake M.D. park on the north side of the beach offers lakefront campsites within walking distance of the beach.


Discover a variety of shopping and dining along the Highway 28 corridor, the downtown area, and extending north to the marina and lakeshore areas in Cold Lake. Grab a coffee or lunch at Beantrees Café while exploring downtown shops like Polished Pumpkins Children’s Boutique, and Puur Athletics Visit Dragonfly Treasures Gift Shop located south of Cold Lake on Twp Rd 624 for a stunning selection of resin art and gifts. For a nostalgic trip, explore Fad’s Vintage or travel north of Ardmore to the largest Antique shop in the region, Treasures of Yesterday, to browse through antiques and collectibles. Before hitting the trails, make sure to stop by Mach 1 Sports to gear up – it’s your #1 sporting goods store. Enjoy a meal by the lakeshore at Clark’s Eatery, Mamacita’s, or try patio dining at Cold Lake Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan boasts a vibrant city, a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions and small-town warmth.

The city’s dedication to inclusivity demonstrates its efforts to establish a community where individuals are valued and respected for who they are. It’s a value that creates a welcoming environment for individuals, families, visitors, and businesses within the community.


Downtown you will encounter the Fort Heritage Precinct nestled along the serene banks of the North Saskatchewan River This remarkable site highlights the history of the North West Mounted Police, Alberta’s Provincial Gaol (jail), and the early settlers in the region by featuring a village of historic buildings. The city’s historic downtown is home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants, all conveniently located within walking distance of the Precinct. During the summer, the Fort Heritage Precinct is open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday, starting from the May long weekend until September.


The Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre showcases monthly art shows and exhibits that feature the creations of visual artists and craft artisans. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of performances sure to captivate audiences. For indoor recreation, the Dow Centennial Centre features a gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, running track and fitness centre. And for some aquatic fun, don’t miss out on the swimming pool at Harbour Pool.

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The Fort Heritage Precinct offers an excellent outdoor recreation space where visitors can enjoy events and festivals, feed the city’s flock of sheep, and explore scenic trails throughout the year. Experience the beauty of nature by having a picnic at Turner Park or Legacy Park, and reserve a well-equipped campsite at the Fort Lions Campground situated in the river valley Have fun at the Kin Family Spray Park or try your luck fishing at the Lion’s Community Fishpond at West River’s Edge. Explore over 75 km of paved trails perfect for walking and cycling. Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and play golf at the nearby golf courses.



Celebrate Canada Day by attending the annual Pancake Breakfast, followed by enjoying the parade, Show n’ Shine, Farmers’ Market, and other exciting activities! Enjoy fiddle music at the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship in July at the Dow Centennial Centre. Come August catch Movie Under the Stars. Nearby, Keato Meadow Corn Maze is where family fun and memories collide! Enjoy this 12-acre Corn Maze complete with all kinds of enjoyable activities. SHOP

Shop at the outdoor downtown Farmers’ Market, Thursdays from 4-7pm – June 6 to September 12. While downtown, check out for its variety of yarns, Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre fabrics, and all other sewing goods (see our Recommended Quilting Tour Roadtrip on page 34).

Popular events in the area include the Legacy Park Family Festival held in early June. The return of summer is marked by the presence of the cherished sheep that maintain the turf! Additionally, indulge in local cuisine and entertainment during this event. The sheep can be seen grazing in the parks around the Fort Heritage Precinct from Thursdays to Sundays and during summer. Don’t forget to return in early September to witness the Sheep Leaving Parade and bid the woolly friend’s farewell.

Dow Centennial Centre

8700 - 84 St., Fort Saskatchewan 780-992-6400

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Dow Centennial Centre

Open Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat-Sun 8am-8pm


Eat: Perry’s Pizza, Modo Mio Restaurant Shop: Dreamcatchers

Gift & Art Gallery, Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre 8 Brand Name Hotels, Stay: Fort Lions Campground


Thursday & Friday - Open Jam Sessions

Friday evening - Old Time Country Barn Dance

Saturday - Fiddle Contest, Judges’ Performance, Youth Fiddle Camp, Banquet & Old Time Dance

Sunday - Fiddle Contest, Kikino Métis Dancers, Open Jam Session

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- 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

2024 Events

Treasure Hunt / Garage Sale - June 8

Kick it to the Curb - June 10 & 11

Canada Day - July 1

Alberta Day / Heritage Day - September 2

Fall Festival / Oktoberfest - October 5 & 6

Remembrance Day - November 11

Town Christmas Light Up - November 30

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 situated near Highway 15, a mere 20-minute drive east of Fort Saskatchewan.



Check out the Bruderheim Firehall, where you can view a piece of the Bruderheim Meteorite that fell in 1960. It is the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada. The impact from this large rock shook homes, and could be heard across from over 5,000 sq km area, with approximately 700 fragments found in the area. Learn more about Bruderheim’s history at the Old Walker School, transformed into a museum and a designated Provincial Historical Resource. To explore the museum, call 780-910-8810 or bruderheimagsoc@shaw.ca.


Explore the paved Bruderheim Heritage Trail and watch for informative markers highlighting Bruderheim’s cultural and natural heritage. Enjoy a skate at the Cosmic Skatepark or visit the Spring Creek Wetland Interpretive Centre and learn why wetlands and native plants are important to quality of life. Explore Queen’s Park, featuring heritage signs that vividly portray the town’s history Camp at the Bruderheim Starlight Campground, featuring fully serviced and unserviced sites. You can make online reservations at bruderheim.ca

Just a quick trip east of Edmonton, Lamont County has a combination of beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage, unique attractions and 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 it’s 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 and digital tour guide are available by scanning the QR code or visiting lamontcounty.ca/church-tour.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village


Immerse yourself in Ukrainian heritage at Lamont County’s prime attraction, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, located at 195041 Highway 16 East. This season introduces an exciting addition: the Village now serves as a Sticker Station for the 2024 Roadtrip Adventure Game! Be sure to celebrate the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society’s 40th Anniversary. Enjoy Themed Weekends this summer: Gardens & Planting, Clothing & Costumes and more. Visit ukrainianvillage.ca for more details. Discover Elk Island National Park across from the Villagelearn more on page 24.


Bruderheim Shell

4804 - 48 Ave.

Open daily 8am-9pm


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Candles, crystals, essential oils, tarot cards, beeswax candles, and more!

Check website or facebook for hours and directions!


Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

195041 Hwy 16 East Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

Mon-Tues: Sticker Box

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Experience urban life – country style in Lamont! Conveniently located just 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or a daytrip. Lamont boasts a great selection of services and facilities including serene local parks, accommodations for tourists and workers and an array of shopping and dining options.



Embark on a family adventure at Hillside Park’s Bike Pump Track, where little ones can cool off at the spray park. Fly kites on the massive hill or enjoy a family picnic while the kids play on the playground. Take advantage of the fitness equipment or relax with scenic views at Mallards Landing. Discover the vibrant spirit of Tawâw Park! A place where everyone receives the warm Cree welcome 'Tawâw'—meaning there’s always room for one more Dive into an environment that celebrates inclusivity, honours Indigenous heritage, and provides a safe space for children to play and learn. It’s more than just a park; it is a community where connections thrive, and cultural reconciliation is wholeheartedly embraced. Cast a line at Lamont Fish Pond or explore the natural beauty of Elk Island National Park. Perfect for family adventures, the park offers hiking, camping, and the chance to see bison up close. Find more details on page 24.


Candy Bouquets

Belgium Callebaut Chocolate

Candy Baskets

Retro Candy Boxes

Nuts & Popcorn

Candy Buffets & more!

5031 - 50 Ave., Lamont | 780-895-2072 | www.jd-st.ca


Discover the Mohyla monument, which marks the centenary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, located just north of Lamont. A few must-sees in the area are the murals on the north wall of Lamont High School, the north and east walls of the arena, Lamont Health Care Centre, and several other locations around town. Discover more treasures by bargain hunting at Lamont’s Town-Wide Garage Sale on June 1. For all your vintage and retro desires, make sure to visit the Elk Island Thrift Store (see our Recommended Antique Tour Roadtrip on page 35).


Experience all the excitement this summer with the Lamont & District Agricultural Society as they host the Bullarama Supreme on May 4 and the Summer Sizzler Rodeo on July 1314. Prepare for fun-filled times! Including a kids rodeo, combine crunch, dance and more. Be sure to visit the Lamont Farmers’

Lamont Petro Canada

5411-50 Ave., Lamont

Open daily 8am-9pm


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Market on Wednesdays at the Lamont Recreation Centre from 3:30 - 7 pm for all kinds of great goodies, gifts, and more!


Eat: Gondola’s Steak & Pizza

Shop: JD’S Sweet Treats, Lamont Home Hardware, Elk Island Thrift Store

Lamont Days Inn Stay:

See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-lamont
Majestic bison at Elk Island National Park by brianrosephotographycanada.com
Hwy 831 & Twp Rd 552 JULY 13-14, 2024 30th Anniversary! Saturday Kid’s Rodeo 11 am Rodeo Performance 2 pm Steak dinner 5 pm Combine Crunch 6:30 pm Adult only Dance in the Dirt with Travis Dolter 9 pm Richardson Pioneer Kids Zone open both days 11 am-5 pm Beer Gardens, Concession Sunday Slack 8:30 am Rodeo Performance 1 pm Combine Crunch 4 pm LamontAgSociety.com ~ Free Camping ~ Welcome to the Town of Lamont Bullarama Supreme - May 4 Town-Wide Garage Sale - June 1 July 13-14 Summer Sizzler RodeoSummer Fest 2024 - July 13-14 Lamont Community Christmas Light Up - November 30 2024 Events NEW: Tawâw Park Hillside Park Bike Pump Track Spray Park Mallard’s Landing Lamont Trout Pond Enjoy www.lamont.ca 780-895-2010 Just 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 15 85 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide


Chipman was first settled in 1892 with the arrival of homesteaders from Parry Sound, Ontario, then followed by a wave of settlers from Ukraine. Both groups have played a significant role in the growth of local agriculture and the heritage of this community. Chipman has easy access to Elk Island National Park and is known to be a commuter community to nearby larger centres.

Nestled in Coyote Country, just 45 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 15 lies the Village of Chipman. The village is a welcoming, quiet and affordable community, situated in the heart of a highly productive agricultural area.


Plan to take in the ever-popular Chipman Car Crafters Show & Shine with over 350 vehicles on display! Watch for events to come from the Chipman Agricultural Society: FB @chipmanag. Eyes to the sky! Witness the Edmonton Soaring Club’s members piloting gliders without motors. Visitors can watch or experience the flight, taking off from Chipman airstrip with expert pilots.

CHIPMAN CHIPMAN www.chipmanab.ca | 780-363-3982 For more details: Join us for...
Chipman Players Annual Dinner Theatre - March • Chipman Lions Club Old Time Harvest Dance - October
Chipman Golden Seniors Perogy Suppers EVENTS
Enjoy our Renovated Riding Arena Quonset - available for rent to host your special events! All upcoming events will be posted on the AG Society FB page @chipmanag Check it regularly so you don't miss out! Convenience Store Groceries / Lotto / Uhaul Ice Creams & Slushes Hot Foods / Gift Cards 18.5 l Water and Ice Chipman Agricultural Society Chipman Market Chipman hotel bar & grill 780-363-2120 780-363-3822 New members are always welcome! E: chipmanag@gmail.com Come and visit our honky tonk in the country and enjoy great food, great people, fantastic live local musicians and our signature deck!
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The Basilian Fathers Museum is a must-visit for history enthusiasts, as it showcases a captivating collection of artifacts that highlight Ukrainian culture and religious heritage. The museum also serves as the Visitor Information Centre for the town. A stop in Mundare is not complete without seeing the 42 ft high (6 ton) sausage replica known as the World’s Largest Sausage built by the Stawnichy family – it makes for great Instagram moments and fun selfies! Don’t miss out on AgriDays from August 16-18, showcasing a fantastic parade.


There are numerous outdoor activities to entertain the whole family, including a skateboard and spray park, as well as the 18-hole Whitetail Crossing Golf Course. Residential lots are available for sale near the golf course and throughout the town. You are welcome to explore the listings with a local realtor. Ukraina Park is also an excellent destination to enjoy the sunny weather, offering three baseball diamonds, a playground, and camping sites.

Located east of Edmonton, the Town of Mundare is just a mere 45-minute drive away and is easily accessible via the Yellowhead Highway and Highway 15. It makes for an ideal day trip destination and a desirable place to call home. continued on page 88...

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Pack your cooler and head down mainstreet for great tasty local food! From Stawnichy’s Sausage to Baba’s Bistro and Mundare Bakery – you’re taste buds will thank you!

Lastly, find all of your quilting supplies at The Chicken Coop Check out our Recommended Quilting Tour Roadtrip on page 34.

Baba’s Bistro

5215 - 50 St, Mundare

Open daily 8am-6pm 780-764-2226

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Baba’s Bistro Baba’s Bistro

Specialty Coffee - espresso, lattés

Homemade: Soups, Sandwiches, Perogies, Cabbage Rolls, Pies, Baked Goodies (cinnamon buns, scones, mufns, mini pies).

Paint Nites, Game Nites & more!

Plus, In-house Library

Open 7 days a week 8 am to 6 pm


5215 - 50 St., Mundare

Catering Services Available

See Mundare Google Map at goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-mundare/



Discover the small-town charm and wander along Ed Stelmach Avenue, named in honor of the resident and Alberta’s 13th Premier Don’t miss the opportunity to snap a photo with the World’s Largest Mallard. Explore the village’s fascinating history by visiting the Andrew Museum within the train station. The museum features a collection of themed rooms displaying a variety of exhibits and historical artifacts.


Come October, the Andrew Agricultural Society is excited to host the eagerly awaited Garlic Festival at the Andrew Community Centre. This event includes a whole lot of garlic, a fantastic farmers’ market, children’s activities, and a community-wide scarecrow contest. Shop for fresh produce, unique gifts, and handcrafted items at the celebrated Andrew Farmers’ Market.


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Mother's Day Special Market Townwide Garage Sale

Canada Day Special Market

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The Village of Andrew is situated at the junction of Highway 855 and 45, just an hour’s drive east of Edmonton.
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Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the baseball diamonds and a skateboard park. Bring your binoculars to the designated wildlife viewing areas south and east of Andrew Enjoy the convenience of staying at the fully equipped RV Park Centennial Park offers beautiful flower gardens and a spacious gazebo, making it the perfect location for weddings, gatherings, and performances.

Andrew Village OfficeThe Duck Stop 5021-50 St. Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm; Wed-Fri 6:30pm-9pm Sat 1pm-4pm

Sun: Sticker Box 780-365-3687

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Eat: Unwind Bar & Grill, Andrew Pizza & Pasta Shop: Andrew Grocery, Mystic Mana

Twelve minutes east of Andrew on Highway 45 lies the hamlet of Willingdon. Visit the World’s Largest Lapel Pin, located at the Tourist Park Campground, right along Highway 45. E.T.’s Craft Shop is an essential stop, offering a selection of unique crafts and gifts crafted by local artisans - it’s worth the road trip! ~ Willingdon ~ 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide 89 EAST OF EDMONTON Your crystal journey starts here! Embark on a journey of self-discovery, book your exclusive countryside Experience today! 10 min N of Andrew, AB 780-399-8963 | mysticmana.ca CALL TEXT: Mystic Mana also offers Workshops and Retreats throughout the whole year! Discover the Mystical World of: Mystic Mana Your Source for Ethically-Sourced Crystals, all things Metaphysical & more! Craft Supplies, Handcrafted Gift Items & Giftware 5107 - 50 St, Willingdon, AB 780-367-2929 Open: Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm E.T.’S CRAFT SHOP Get ready for a wild ride at Hairy Hill’s beloved rodeo! Did you know? Settlers named the hamlet after finding bison fur scattered across the hills. And, when the Canadian Pacific Railway was built in the 1900s, the abundance of hair on the hills solidified the hamlet’s name. Visitors today, can snap a photo of the bison statue located on mainstreet. ~ Hairy Hill ~ 34THANNUAL JULY 5 & 6 FRIDAY SATURDAY 8-11am- PancakeBreakfast 9am-RodeoSlack 1pm-HeavyHorsePull 4pm-Rodeo,KidsWildPonyRace, SheepRiding,WildHorseRace, WildCowMilking,SilentAuction 9pm- Dance(PhysicalphotoIDrequired) 6pm- Rodeo,KidsWildPonyRace, WildHorseRace, WildCowMilking 9pm- Dance(PhysicalphotoIDrequired) FromHwy45-2milesSouth onRgRd141&1/2mileEast RodeostockprovidedbyTrachStockLtd.&RollingHillsRodeoCo. LRA&WildroseSanctioned FordetailscontactViolet780.768.3880or 780.208.9254 GIVING AWAY KID’S BIKE EACH DAY! HAIRY HILL RODEO Free camping, please bring your own lawn chairs. ©Don Randall ATM On-Site Dance Floor - Pool Tables - VLT’s Live Entertainment Homemade Burgers & Smoked Pork Friday Steak Nite with Buffet Sunday Brunch Buffet Tues-Thurs 9am-12am Fri 9am-1am Sat 10am-1am Sun 10am-6pm Home of the Reved Up Drinks 5102 Stelmach Ave, Andrew | 780-365-3505 ANDREW HOTEL & lIQUOR bOX Real Canadian’eh Burger

Explore the County of Two Hills, a vibrant area offering a diverse region of historical, recreational, agricultural, and industrial opportunities amidst beautiful rolling hills near the North Saskatchewan River The communities in the area offer a wonderful blend of town and country with amenities of urban life while being nestled in a vast agricultural region.



Experience the great outdoors at Jackfish Lake / J Dudar Park just a short drive from Myrnam. Find your ideal escape at Sandy Lake Park, situated west of Two Hills along Highway 45. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature and enjoy various recreational pursuits. Campers can enjoy excellent services at both locations. Sandy Lake offers a pavilion building with a full kitchen and stage, while Lac Santé boasts lakeside resort living and two boat launches. Duvernay offers a boat launch on the North Saskatchewan River for all your water adventures. Find the open-air museum dedicated to local Romanian pioneers located between Willingdon and Hairy Hill –– Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian

A warm and multicultural community, the Town of Two Hills is located 1.5 hours east of Edmonton. 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.


Explore the rich history and visit Pioneer Park, where you can view the bronze statue of local pioneers, Mr. & Mrs. Dowhaniuk, commemorating a century of Ukrainian settlement. Discover the Two Hills Historical Society outdoor museum, located along Hwy 36, showcasing a display and items used by the pioneers of the area.

See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-two-hills
Moose in a canola field in Two Hills County by Sylvia Pedley


Located on the west side of Two Hills, is the picturesque and challenging Two Hills Lions Golf & Country Club, which is admired by numerous other courses in northeast Alberta. This rolling links-style course provides golfers with a challenging yet enjoyable experience due to its narrow fairways, strategic hazards, and captivating scenery


Explore the stocked trout pond in the southern part of town for a fishing adventure, accompanied by a picnic area. On the opposite side of the road, you can camp at DM Geleta Park and enjoy a picnic. This park features a playground, outdoor exercise equipment, tennis courts, a beach volleyball net, basketball courts, soccer fields, campsites, and baseball diamonds. The Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park can be found along Highway 45 near town. This park is dedicated to honouring the fallen riders and showcases a remarkable monument.


Hear the rumble of bikers roll into town and enjoy activities during BIKE WEEK: Run to the Hills Memorial Rally – it’s 10 days of exciting Motorcycle Events – July 18-28, 2024 Other fun events during the summer include Two Hills Fair & Parade featuring Lawn Tractor Races and a Vintage Tractor Show on August 17, 2024 – guaranteed to be a great time!

Great Canadian Pizza & Wings

5002-50 Ave., Mon-Sat 11am-8pm Sun 11am-7pm


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Agriday Tradeshow

Wayside Blessing of the Bikes

Alberta RV Association Annual Rally

Acoustic Acres Harmony Hoedown Music Festival

Community-Wide Garage Sale

Canada Day Celebrations & Soap Box Derby

Run to the Hills Bike Week

Flattrack Motorcycle Races

Classic Car Show

Chili Cook-off


Shop: Mini Mex Bakery, Two Hills Produce

DM Geleta Park, Stay: Junction Inn

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. ~ Derwent ~ WAYSIDEMEMORIALPARK.CA 91 EAST OF EDMONTON 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide
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Alberta Day Celebrations Fathers Day Ball Tournament


Discover Myrnam, where tranquility meets community spirit. The village’s symbol, a majestic dove which overlooks Dove Park, reflects the essence of peace embedded in its Ukrainian name.

EXPLORE & PLAY As you drive into the Village off Hwy 45 onto Highway 881, behold the Ukrainian Catholic Church, featuring a meticulously crafted miniature church that captivates those who drive by The Myrnam & Derwent Golf Course offers a unique experience in a wooded setting, complete with a clubhouse for relaxation and fully serviced campsites.


Dive into the heart of sustainability at New Myrnam School, a K-12 school that received numerous “green” awards and was shortlisted as one of the Top 10 World’s Best Schools in 2023! Beyond providing local restaurants with fresh vegetables and offering plants from their greenhouses, the school is making waves with their state-of-theart CTEC education center Here, they are building tiny homes and solar-powered golf carts, providing students with technical and trades learning. Myrnam a place where peace, community, and innovation come together harmoniously

Be sure to attend Myrnam events starting with their Community Garage Sale on May 11, Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12, Canada Day and Myrnam Fair & Fun Days on July 19-20.


Eat: CJ’s Restaurant

Shop: Sentimental Salvage & Design

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 exciting events throughout the year. The Clandonald Country Fair on August 10, 2024, is a popular event for all ages. The agricultural grounds offer six RV sites with power and water, a ball diamond, a dump station, and a modern hall with a commercial kitchen. Nearby, Rusylvia Hall has six powered campsites, a playground, and ball diamonds.

Clandonald Country Store

113 Centre St.

Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Sat 10am-2pm

Sat afternoon & Sun: Sticker dispenser


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FRIDAY & SATURDAY August 9 & 10 August 10, 2024 August 9~Receive Exhibits for Bench Show Pipes & Drum Band Tractor Pedal Pushers Mutton Bustin’ Family Entertainment LaserTag Golf Ball Draw For more information contact Ron 780-853-7863. www.clandonaldagsociety.ca Bench Show Pancake Breakfast Parade Goldmine Children’s Races Bingo FREE ADMISSION Clandonald clandonaldalberta.ca Friends of Clandonald l 780-581-0842 • Come for a Unique Shopping Experience • Set up camp at the quiet Campground • Enjoy the Naturalized Playground, Gazebo, Picnic Area and lots of open green space THE LITTLE HAMLET WITH LOTS OF HEART
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Marwayne is a vibrant community situated at the crossroads of Highways 45 and 897, merely a 10-minute drive north of the Yellowhead Highway. This charming town provides a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere, with the convenience of city amenities nearby.


PLAY AT THE PARK Enjoy a funfilled day with the kids at Westview Park, which offers a variety of recreational facilities, including playground equipment, walking trails and a splash park. Located on 2nd Street South, this park is just a short stroll away from the Marwayne Legion RV Park

GET RODEO READY! Dust off your cowboy boots and take in the ever popular 69th Annual Lea Park Professional Rodeo on June 7-9, 2024. The rodeo takes place at Lea Park, just a quick 10-minute drive north on Highway 897, where you can enjoy exciting events and beautiful scenery!


Lea Park Jubilee Regional Campground is the perfect spot for a family gathering or a weekend getaway. Drive to the top of Snake Hill and witness the spectacular view of the North Saskatchewan River. Plus, admire the panoramic view of Lea Park Campground, Rodeo Grounds and Lea Park Raven Golf Course from atop the hill.

780-847-4405 See pgs 155-160.



93 EAST OF EDMONTON Marwayne Legion RV Park 16 Full Service, 30 amp Sites 8 Full Service, 15 amp Sites Free WiFi, Showers & Sani Dump LocatedattheendofCentreStreet AdjacenttoCommunityHall 780-847-3784
19 Railway Ave. N. We’re here for all of your hardware needs ....and more! Tannas Bros. Hardware Ltd. Wine, Beer & Spirits 27 Railway Ave. N. Marwayne Liquor Store Mon-Sat 10 am - 7 pm Sun 11 am -5 pm 780-847-4636 Mainstreet Marwayne Coin Operated Washers & Dryers 9 am - 8:30 pm Daily Custom Laundry Service 780-872-0011 Lea Park Campground Over 100 Sites * 2 Cabins Great Reunion/Wedding Facilities Power and Full Service Sites Seasonal & Long Term Sites 9 miles north of Marwayne 780-847-2273 *Walking Trails *Splash Park *Westview Park *Marwayne Campground & Community Hall *Lea Park Golf Course Village of Marwayne | 780-847-3962 | marwayne.ca Community Wide Garage Sale - May 4 Marwayne PBR - April 2025 69th Annual Lea Park Rodeo - June 7-9, 2024
more details visit: leaparkrodeo.com Marwayne WelcomesYou!
Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm 31 Centre Street www.atb.com Marwayne Agency Women’s Fashions & Accessories
31 Centre Street
Kat Tracks Sweet Shop 20 Railway Ave., Marwayne Open Mon-Sat 9am-7pm Sun 11am-6pm
Photo from LeaParkRodeo.com Splash Park


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful, and vibrant community of over 100,000 rural and urban residents. Only a 10-minute drive from the capital city of Edmonton, you will find Strathcona County–Sherwood Park offers endless opportunities for adventure right at your doorstep!


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Begin your adventures in Sherwood Park at the Strathcona County Museum and Archives, which showcases rotating exhibits portraying 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 year-round hub for events and cultural activities. Amenities include the library, the Gallery@501 art gallery, indoor event spaces, and outdoor plazas on Festival Lane, just off Sherwood Drive. Within walking distance, Festival Place – a vibrant multi-use centre for the arts–hosts over 100 professional performances and summer’s annual Qualico Patio Series.

Right in the heart of Sherwood Park you can visit the beautifully landscaped, 27-acre Broadmoor Lake Park to enjoy summer and winter recreational activities. Just next door is the stunning Broadmoor Public Golf Course – a top-rated 18-hole course complete with challenging holes and scenic views. In fact, there are seven golf courses in Strathcona County, including the Jack Nicklaus signature course at Northern Bear Golf Club, which is the host of the ATB Classic on the PGA Tour Americas circuit.


Explore sports and leisure at Millennium Place, a versatile facility off Broadmoor Boulevard. With top-notch amenities and activities for all ages, it’s the ultimate destination for active fun and relaxation. Around Strathcona County, you can find several spray parks to cool off in the summer Find a list of locations on the Strathcona County website.

Visitor Information Centre

Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce

100 Ordze Ave (off Wye Road).

Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm


94 HWY 16
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 Escape into Nature
See pgs 155-160. Sherwood Park Strathcona County Museum 913 Ash St., Sherwood Park Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Sun-Mon Sticker Dispenser 780-467-8189 Strathcona Wilderness Centre 52535 Rg Rd 212, Ardrossan Open daily 9am-4:30pm 780-922-3939 Learn about Roadtrip Rewards at GoRoadtripGame.ca
Ravenwood Music Festival, Sherwood Park


A stand-out feature for this area and Alberta is the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve. The Biosphere boasts a variety of exceptional outdoor attractions, including Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, and the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Recreation Area With more than 170 km of multi-use trails, this area provides numerous outdoor activities throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy unique experiences with the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail. The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is open year-round and provides camping, trails, picnics, and disc golf The Ministik Bird Sanctuary, situated in the southeast corner of Strathcona County, is dedicated to protecting endangered bird species and wildlife. The Sherwood Park Natural Area, located off Range Road 231, is a beautiful part of Strathcona County to explore.


Elk Island Retreat offers luxurious glamping options like yurts, cozy cabins, and beautiful geo-domes. Explore Elk Island National Park for camping and hiking,– get there early to avoid the crowds, or visit the park on a weekday (learn more on page 24). Half Moon Lake Resort is a popular spot for RV and tent camping. New in 2023 was the opening of their outdoor pool for campers’ use. Consider Kawtikh RV Retreat on Hastings Lake for your next lakeside getaway!

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Explore the selection of local breweries in Sherwood Park for a refreshing drink following your outdoor excursions. Whether you want to relax and recharge or dive right into the brewery scene, the choice is yours. 70 Acre Brew Co. has recently expanded its outdoor seating area, while Manual Labour Beer Co. is another popular choice. Both breweries have already been recognized and awarded for the exceptional quality of their beer For those who appreciate spirits, there are several distilleries such as Grey Dog Distilling and Hawke Prohibition Barr Estates Winery provides educational tasting tours that allow visitors to discover the intricacies of their wine-making process–it’s a cool experience! (pictured above)



If you prefer boutique shopping over food and adventures, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Sherwood Park has plenty of options for you to check out. Interior Matters is locally owned and offers unique home design items, Real Spirit Women’s Boutique has boho-chic fashion, and Country Chic in Sherwood Park Mall features over 50 local handmade vendors. Get creative by visiting them to craft your own DIY signs or plan a sign-making gathering! If you’re looking for big-brand stores, head over to the Emerald Hills Shopping Centre.


Treat yourself to the delicious cuisine of Strathcona County, where a vast array of restaurants are ready to satisfy your every craving. With options like La Patrona for Mexican cuisine or That BBQ Place for southern-style barbeque, the hardest part will be choosing which restaurant to try first. Don’t forget to visit Bodega Tapas Bar for both delicious food and an Instagramworthy aesthetic. Newly opened in 2024 is L’OCA Quality Market, which is home to two new restaurants, Pyro and Oro.

Sherwood Park offers a selection of 10 exceptional hotels, perfect for travellers seeking a comfortable stay Enjoy the hotel pool at Sandman or dine at the Hampton Inn’s restaurant –there’s something for everyone. Book now at the Ramada by Wyndham in Sherwood Park for complimentary breakfast, WiFi, and a convenient location.

Stay in the loop with Strathcona County’s weekly blog at strathcona.ca/weekends. Discover the latest events, attractions, dining, and shopping options.

96 EAST OF EDMONTON September 21 & 22, 2024 10am to 5pm Art Socie ty of Str a thcon a Coun ty Tour the home art studios of Strathcona County artists! Self-guided and FREE! Click on the QR Code for map and guide ALSO FIND US ON: STORE #: 780-951-7268 Unit#5,1995BrentwoodBlvd., SherwoodPark FIND US ON INSTAGRAM Super 8 by Wyndham Edmonton South | 780-433-8688 HOSPITALITY 31 Broadway Blvd Sherwood Park 780-467-6727 Holiday Inn Express St. Albert | 587-290-1837
See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/strathcona-county


Choose from three fantastic outdoor Farmers’ Markets in Sherwood Park. The Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market is held outdoors during the summer months from 3-7pm in Emerald Hills on Wednesdays, and held indoors in the same area from October to May. The Salisbury Greenhouse Market operates on Thursdays from 4-7 pm throughout the year. The Baseline Market takes place on Wednesdays from 4-7:30 pm at the Home Depot parking lot from June to September Don’t forget to check out the Wholly Handmade Shopping Extravaganzas and Nosh Food Fests, showcasing local producers. Visit the Ardrossan Farmers’ Market in the hamlet of Ardrossan, just off Highway 16, for fresh produce and baking every Tuesday from 4:30-7:30 pm in the summer. Discover unique farm culinary experiences at Bar oa Farms in north Strathcona County, and nearby, enjoy family fun adventures at the Keato Meadow Corn Maze opening in mid-August (see ad on page 78).

97 EAST OF EDMONTON 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide Antique Tractor Pull & Show
24 & 25, 2024
Rge Rd 225 (10 km NE of Sherwood Park)
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Antique Equipment
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NOSH Food Fest, Sherwood Park


Experience Alberta offers a road map of stops and activities to do just that. Their curated self-driving tours originate in the Edmonton region with recommended destinations, activities and local tips to fill your day Choose to take a self-driving tour, join a guided experience, or have a trip curated just for you.

Enjoy 3 Roadside Stand Tours in 2024

May 8 (Hwy 14 South Cooking Lake area)

August 18 (Alberta Open Farm Days)

September 1 (North of 16/Josephburg area)

Stop and shop local East of Edmonton, where the locals are always ready with a friendly greeting. These day trips include local vendors for you to meet and support on your day trip.  Think of it as a farmers’ market where you drive from one booth or in this case one driveway to the next. Remember to bring along a cooler on this road trip. You will be glad you did.  A unique shopping and countryside drive packed into three different tour destinations.

Open Farm Days on August 17, the Chicks and Chaps and Bar oa Farms welcome you as an Alberta Open Farm Days host location. 35 minutes East of Edmonton you are welcome to not only enjoy an afternoon in the country but to learn more about where your food comes from.

Your adventure awaits!  Experience Alberta today.

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135 artisans & crafters on display! All products MUST be handmade! February, April, June, August, September, October, December March, September & November Over 100 local food and beverage vendors! Free Admission! whollyhandmade.com 401 Festival Lane in Sherwood Park 780-908-7223



Strathcona County hosts plenty of exciting events throughout the year. On June 15, families can enjoy the popular Ardrossan Picnic & Parade, while from June 20 to 23, the YEGPin Pinball and Arcade Expo promises an exhilarating experience. The Canada Day Festival in Sherwood Park is another event worth celebrating. If you love music, mark your calendars for The Ravenwood Experience on July 12 and 13, as well as the increasingly popular Sherwood Park Highland Gathering on July 20 and 21. On August 11 experience the Great Canadian Gran Fondo cycling event. This events is for all cyclists – the challengers, the casual riders and for the kids. Other upcoming events include Open Farm Days on August 17 and 18, South Cooking Lake Trail Days on August 17, the Strathcona Vintage Tractor Pull and Show on August 24 & 25, and Savour Strathcona, a great foodie event, on September 8.

The Josephburg Agricultural Society hosts livestock events and concert series, while the Moyer Recreation Centre offers yearround activities. Christmas in the Heartland celebrates Christmas traditions and festival markets in north Strathcona County community halls. Christmas in the Country follows shortly after and is the South Strathcona County Christmas celebration and market. Mark your calendars for the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival taking place February 7-9, 2025. Stay updated on events by visiting the Strathcona.ca events calendar and explore the exciting attractions in Sherwood Park and Strathcona County!

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99 EAST OF EDMONTON 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide CERAMIC COTTAGE CERAMIC COTTAGE Ukrainian Ceramics, Pysanky & Supplies, Wooden Ornaments, Matroyshka Dolls, Embroidery Paerns, Tablecloths, Linens, Framed Eggs, Porcelain Dinnerware, Icons, Jewelry & CDs www.goeastofedmonton.com/ceramic-coage 5037 - 52Ave., Vegreville Open: Wed-Fri 3-10 pm Sat.12-6 pm (hours subject to change) Legion Breakfast ~ 2nd Sunday of the month 9-1 pm ~ Last Friday of the month 5:30-7 pm Legion Steak Fry LEGION ACTIVITIES: LegionPoker~Wednesdays7pm Bingo Darts ~Thursdays6:30pm ~Fridays7pm Catering and Hall Rental available. Please call for rates and availability or Email us at rclbr39@telus.net 780-632-3900 Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39 Vegreville
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Take a road trip to see the World’s Largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg), at the Pysanka Park just off Hwy 16A in Vegreville. Strike a pose like you are picking up the Pysanka and share it using #PickUpThePysanka. Beyond being a fantastic spot for selfies, there are numerous family-friendly activities such as camping, biking, fishing, or enjoying an afternoon picnic. Don’t forget to visit the Visitor Information Centre, for souvenirs and gifts, open mid-May to late September

Play a round of mini golf at the Pysanka Putt-Putt, a 9-hole course! Or, rent the paddle boats at the Elks Pond for only $5 per boat. Kids can have a blast at the playground and trails, fishing in the pond and cool off with delicious hard ice cream from the Concession. Explore the area using a complimentary bike from the Visitor Centre for FREE. Camp next to the Pysanka Park, the Vegreville Municipal Campground offers 65 sites, featuring both powered options for Rvs and non-powered sites suitable for tenting.

Just a little east of Pysanka Park on Hwy 16A, you will find Our Lady of the Highway Shrine It is beautifully sculpted from Italian white marble and it’s the only one of its kind in Canada Behind the monument, exquisitely marked stones display the Stations of the Cross in a tranquil park setting.

Visitor Information Centre

*Garlic Sausage

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The Vegreville Rotary Skateboard Park is a new addition to town located north of the Composite High School, accessible from Highway 16A. Splash into Summer at the Lion’s Club Community Spray Park right next to a fantastic playground and the Vegreville Centennial Library Rent a golf cart and swing some clubs at Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course Enjoy birdwatching and fishing at the Vegreville Trout Pond, located just south of town along Highway 16.


Shop for a great selection of locally grown and crafted products, at two Farmers’ Markets: The Vegreville Farmers’ Market –Fridays, April to December at the Elk’s Hall from 8:30-11:30 am, and Pysanka Park Market – Thursdays, June 22 - August 29 from 4:30-7:30pm at the Pysanka Park.


Explore Vegreville’s charming historic downtown at any time of the year to find one-of-a-kind gifts, souvenirs, and local treats, while enjoying the beautiful murals and informative plaques. The Highway 16A corridor and the mall areas on the west side of town are perfect for shopping. Vegreville Suites is conveniently located in-walking distance to various shops and dining options. Nearby, at Canadian Tire you can charge your EV (electric vehicle) on 8 charging stalls including Tesla Superchargers and Flo Charging stations. For a complete list of businesses, services, and clubs visit VegrevilleDirectory.ca

Plan your roadtrips around the amazing events held in Vegreville! See next 3 pages for all of the details.

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EAST OF EDMONTON 103 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide 5209 - 50 Avenue Vegreville | 780-656-0455 Quality Footwear Men’s Apparel & Accessories W-F 10:30-5pm | Sat 10-3pm ~ Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with your purchase ~ 780-785-ENVY (3689) | envyboutiqueveg.ca 5205 - 50 Ave., Vegreville Open Tues-Sat Women’s Fashion & Accessories • Prescriptions • Hallmark Gold Crown • Lottery • Giftware 780-632-7660 Vinet’s Village Mall #112, 4925 - 50 Avenue Open 7 Days a Week 8:30 am Mon-Fri 10-4 pm Weekends 25th
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Enjoy Vegreville’s major events in 2024! From May 31 to June 1 & 2, witness the thrilling Dash to Summer Chuckwagon Races, featuring an Open Horse Show, Chicken Races, Beer Gardens, and more. Mark your calendars for an exciting Community Garage Sale taking place on June . Take dad to 15 the annual Father’s Day Event on June 16, showcasing a Show & Shine, Demo Derby, antique tractors, and more! Join the Canada Day festivities, for a Party in The Park & Colour Run at the Pysanka.

Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture during the 51st annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival on July 5-7. Prepare thyself...for arrival of the Medieval Faires & Artisan Markets coming to Vegreville on July 12-14 at the Vegreville Fair Grounds. Don thy robes, gowns, amour, and burlap, and immerse yourself in Medieval Merriment. Kick-off five days of fun at the annual Vegreville Country Fair from August 7-11, offering a midway, kid’s fun zone, petting zoo, grandstand entertainment, chuckwagons, and so much more! Throw some bones at the Vegreville Bunnock Tournament on August 17 & 18, 2024. Join the community on August 30 for the Alberta Day Event at the Pysanka Park.

In September, gather your friends and family for fun-filled activities at the Vegreville Corn Maze! Lastly, in late November bundle up for the Christmas Light Up & Parade - A Very Vegreville Christmas on main street.

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The County of Minburn 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, Ranfurly, and Minburn.


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 south side 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. Travelling east on Hwy 16 beyond the hamlet of Lavoy, you will come upon Akasu Hill This location holds historical importance, encompassing Akasu Lake and the hill itself Akasu Hill was a place of respite for indigenous tribes, with 'Akasu' meaning 'sick' in Cree. The name is thought to derive from those who fell ill after drinking the lake’s water, with the hill being their final resting place. Akasu, also known as Sickman Hill, represents the highest geodetic point on the Yellowhead Highway between Edmonton and Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 2500 feet above sea level. The County is proud to be home to Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park only 1/2 hr east of Vegreville. Read more about it on the next page.

Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park

Mark your calendar for the Ranfurly Agricultural Fair on Sunday, August 11, 2024. It’s the perfect family outing for a Sunday, and make sure to include a trip to the local Museum.

Ranfurly Ag Society


Agricultural Fair presents...

Sunday, August 11, 2024

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

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Steak Suppers: April, June, August & October, 2024

Advance tickets call Kirby at 587-280-0094

Easter Ham Bingo, Christmas Turkey Bingo




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.


Enjoy year-round amenities, including a public trout fishing pond, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and playgrounds. For a journey through history, visit the Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum within the village (see also the CREAM Museum tour on page 30).

Lake Campground & Recreation Park located 2 km south of Birch Lake. It is an excellent place to unwind and see colourful summer sunsets. Refuel your vehicle at the spacious rest stop located just off Highway 16 as you enter the village. As you visit, a stunning view of Birch Lake awaits you. Dive into the summer celebrations, from Father’s Day festivities at Innisfree Fish Pond to the vibrant Canada Day Celebrations. And remember to bring the kids to the Innisfree Fair on August 14, 2024!


Find the perfect beach destination at Wapasu Recreation Conservancy Park, offering a delightful mix of leisure activities 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 leading to the summit offer a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding region. Visitors can enjoy the playground, beach, day-use facilities, and recreational spaces along the shoreline.

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You’ll find the Village of Mannville nestled among scenic river valleys and beautiful rolling fields. This community of over 828 residents is approximately two hours east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 16 and Secondary Highway 881. From tasty homemade treats and desserts to retro candy and ice cream, Mannville is the perfect place to stop and explore on your Highway 16 roadtrip.



Explore not one but two museums! The Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange Museum proudly showcases a unique working 1240 Northern Electric switchboard from 1917, which is the only one of its kind in the province. The Mannville Crossroads Museum houses an amazing doll collection from around the world.


Escape 6 km northeast to the Mannville Riverview Golf and RV Resort, a highly rated, 9-hole golf course that winds across the Vermilion River The course features a clubhouse with a licensed restaurant, pro shop and banquet services. Offering daily and seasonal camping, visitors can experience the tranquility of camping under the stars.

Explore & Enjoy...

• Crossroads Museum & Visitor Information Centre

• Historical Telephone Exchange Museum

• WWII Vintage Aircraft Gun


Enjoy family-fun activities, a multi-ability playground, and a community gazebo for an afternoon picnic. Plan to picnic and take in Mannville’s Community-wide Garage Sale on June 1, along with Canada Day and the popular Mannville Agricultural Fair & Parade on August 17 - fun for the whole family!

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.

Serviced seasonal lots and camp sites available. Located 6 km northeast of Mannville, off HWY881.

For more information and bookings call 780-763-2252

• Mannville Centennial Public Library

• Recreation Centre & Arena

• Mini Golf Course

• Ball Diamonds w/Covered Concession Area

• RV Wastewater Disposal Station

• Community Gazebo

• Shop Local Retail Businesses

• Senior Housing & Long Term Care Facility

• Seniors Centre

• Mannville School K-12 with Multi-Ability Playground

• Community Wide Garage Sale - June

• Bike Rally & Elks Dinner - June

• Canada Day Festivities - July

• Agricultural Society Fair & Parade - August

• Christmas Extravaganza (Craft Show & more) - December

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Attention shoppers! At Village Treasures, you’ll discover an extensive variety of fabrics and patterns to inspire your next quilting creation (see ad with the Quilting Tour on page 34). If you’re searching for exceptional antique and vintage items for your collection, the Mannville Indoor Vintage Flea Market is an ideal spot to explore. Here, you’ll not only find vintage gems but also a selection of new items priced below retail value (see ad with the Antique Tour on page 35). For fresh baked goods, produce, and groceries, make your ideal stop at Cornerstone Co-op on Main Street (see ad page 134)

“Come to the Little Convenience Store...with a whole lot more!” 780-853-7306 5127-47 St, Mannville CFWE Radio Bingo Seller AGLC Retailer Ice Cream / Retro Candy Sweet & Salty Treats Grocery / Household Items EAST OF EDMONTON 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) RV Park Office: 780-763-6404 RV Park Manager: 780-853-1129 or 780-763-2222 RV Park Owner: 780-853-0007 www.mannvillervpark.com Mannville RV Park Situated on Highway 16 and 881, 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. Box 60, Mannville, AB T0B 2W0 780-853-1172 Open Wed-Fri 8-5pm July & August Tues-Thurs A rustic bakeshop serving the tastiest homemade treats, specialty coffee, breakfast, lunch & gluten friendly items! 5126 - 50 St, Mannville Crocus Coulee Reworn Upcycled, Vintage Clothing & Collectibles 780-581-5128 5004 - 46 St., Mannville OpenWeds10-5pmbyapptanyotherday MANNVILLE & AREA LIQUOR STORE Open 7 days a week! 780-763-3966 4646 - 46 St., Mannville Just off Hwy 881 *Cold Beer *Wine & Spirits Big City Selection Hometown Atmosphere Confectionery 881 5127-47 St., Mannville Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Sun 12pm-9pm 780-853-7306 See pgs 155-160. See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/village-of-mannville

The Red Brick

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 people, Vermilion 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 the CREAM Museum Roadtrip Tour on page 30).


5018 - 50 Ave, Vermilion

Ph/Text: 780-581-8944

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For more information call Vermilion Agricultural Society 780-853-4108 Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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, which spans over nine miles (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley The park is open year-round and boasts 23 km of hiking and biking trails, a spray park, mini-golf, soccer fields, a trout pond, and playgrounds to enjoy Once winter arrives, enjoy the Nordic skiing trails where Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, trained.


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 fashions, accessories, western wear, giftware, and home décor. Enjoy locally made artisan cheese at The Cheesery. Vermilion has several dining options from a fabulous sit-down meal to food on-the-go! A local favourite, The Red Brick café supports local artists and sources from regional producers for its healthy meals. Or, you’re welcome to bring in an ordered meal to and enjoy some local Copper Cork Distillery spirits with your supper.


For a unique boutique shopping experience, don’t miss Craig’s Cornerstone, nestled within three historic buildings over a century old, situated right in the heart of Vermilion’s quaint downtown. Explore six fantastic shops at Craig’s Cornerstone. The boutiques foster an indoor shopping atmosphere unlike anything else in the region. Uniquely U Styles is your stop for the latest in ladies fashions with over 5000 sq ft to browse through Sage Apparel is another great option to find something new for both women and men. Shop for brand-name shoes, handbags and accessories at Harbrook and Paisley. For the younger ones, head to MACK - Modern Age Clothing for Kids and you will find cute outfits, shoes, swimwear, and more. For handcrafted and locally made products and gifts, visit Underground Local Treasures Located in the same space you will also find beautiful art from local and area artists and artisans of all kinds at Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery.

AGRICULTURAL VERMILION Celebrating 118Years! Fair Parade • Midway Heavy Horse Show
Cattle & Poultry
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Equine Show Sheep,
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Antique Tractor Pulls Chuckwagon Races Grandstand Shows Trade
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Don’t miss the popular Vermilion Agricultural Fair on July 2527, 2024. The event features the popular Heavy Horse Show, Sheep, Cattle and Poultry Shows, plus midway, tractor pulls and much more! For more community events, be sure to visit vermilion.ca.


Check out the unique Lighten Up Shop for all things gifts, home decor, crystals and more. Treat yourself to ice cream, flavoured popcorn and fun retro candy at Night Own Sweets & Treats. Visit Burnt Rock Adventure Co. to get geared up for your next fun adventure. Grab a delicious fruit smoothie at Booster Juice at the downtown Co-op Gas Bar Before heading out on your next day trip or getaway, check out Cornerstone Co-op with locations in Vermilion for all of your grocery, pharmacy, liquor, gas, and propane needs. Have a great stay in town at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Super 8 Hotel or Days Inn.

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113 Crystals Jewellery Gifts Home Decor Metaphysical Store 4925 - 50 Ave. Downtown Vermilion 780-853-2999 @lightenupvermilion @lightenupvermilion lightenupshop.ca Quality outdoor products offering an adventurous and active lifestyle! 4917 - 50Ave, DOWNTOWN Vermilion 825-388-0123 Summer rentals available! burntrockadventureco.com
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Paradise Valley is located 50 km southwest of Lloydminster or south of Kitscoty on Highway 897. The village boasts a deeprooted agricultural heritage and was once home to six-grain elevators along the rail line. Only one remains as an Alberta Historical Resource. Now converted into the Climb Thru Time Museum, offering a fantastic glimpse into agricultural life. Be sure to visit Paradise Valley on June 21-23 for 3 Cities Fair and the action packed APCCA Chuckwagon & Chariot Races.


Explore the rural attractions in the County by visiting local greenhouses and farm-gate fare. Tour Chatsworth Farm and other farms during Open Farm Days on August 17. Red Feather Ridge serves as both a rustic retreat and conference centre.

In the northern part of the County, lies the hamlet of Dewberry located between Clandonald and Marwayne at the junction of Hwy 45 & Sec. Hwy 893. Don’t forget to get a picture with the World’s Largest Chuckwagon. The hamlet is known for hosting various events at the Sports Grounds. Relax at one of the scenic campsites at Dewberry Campground. Shop for essentials at the Cornerstone Co-op on Centre Street.

Experience the great outdoors at Lea Park Campground and play a round of golf on-site, only 9 miles north of Marwayne. There are four other golf courses in the County to challenge golfers. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon by heading south of Hwy 16 to Lindsay Evans Park for a picnic and birdwatching. For a serene camping experience, check out CampN RV near Lloydminster in the County

The Vermilion River Region showcases expansive aspen parkland, stretches of rolling prairie, and picturesque river valley views of the North Saskatchewan, Battle, & Vermilion Rivers.
Beautiful view in Vermilion River County by Carmen Wandler Photo by Shane Cartier


Enjoy our...

• Heritage Park

• Centennial Park

• Regional Park


• Golf Course

Watch for these events:

• Community Dinner


• Celebrate Kitscoty

• Christmas Craft Show





Explore the beautiful Heritage Park, where you can view 100 unique lilac varieties and plaques that honour the communities pioneering legacy. Discover the ecofriendly walking trail from Heritage Park to the scenic Centennial Park. Along your journey, enjoy the tranquil wetlands or indulge in a serene picnic. Set up camp at the Kitscoty Regional Park Campground which offers beautifully treed sites with power, nestled between the golf course and ball diamonds. Book your campsite through campreservations.ca. Enjoy swinging your clubs at the nearby Kitscoty Golf Club featuring sand greens, and try your hand at the new 18-basket Disc Golf course. There are multiple tee locations for all skill levels. The course plays along rolling hills, wide open distance shots, water carry/island greens, and plenty of placement shot greens with protected baskets. Disc Golfers must yield right-of-way to Golfers when appropriate to do so. Don’t miss out on exciting events, including Celebrate Kitscoty!


Give yourself lots of time to shop at Farmstead Market & More, where you can find a large selection of artisanal and locally made products. Indulge in a latte and a delicious lunch at their Local The Village of Kitscoty is located at the intersection of Highway 16 and 897. Its name originates from Kits’ Coty House, an English settlement known for its discovery of a famous cromlech. This burial chamber consists of three large stones arranged in a tripod formation. Be sure to stop by and see the miniature replica beneath the Kitscoty water tower.

Bistro, and don’t forget to treat the kids to ice cream next door at Main Street Scoops! Keep an eye out for their fun Outdoor Markets happening every 2nd Tuesday from May to September. Across the street, you’ll want to stop into Only Sourdough Bakehouse & Pizzeria.

Local Licensed Bistro Open Mon-Wed 10-6pm Thurs 10-8pm Fri 10-6pm Sat 11-5pm 780-205-3961 4908-50 St. Kitscoty FarmsteadMarket.ca Shop ~ Over 300 local gift, craft & food vendors Eat ~ Lattes, soup, sandwiches, pastries & more Outdoor Market every 2nd Tues May-Sept Farmstead Market 4908 50 St, Kitscoty
hours in ad on left from Mon-Sat. Sun (Mainstreet Scoops) Noon-9pm See pgs 155-160.
Market with featured Entertainment on Mainstreet
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Explore the unique city of Lloydminster, straddling the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and enjoy the unique experience of being in two provinces at once! Make Lloydminster your destination for great experiences and first-class shopping, located 2.5 hours east of Edmonton on Highway 16.



Lloydminster stands out with the World’s Largest Border Markers, standing 100 feet tall and visible from miles away

Discover a wide range of exhibits at the Lloydminster Museum & Archives, catering to all interests. Explore their permanent gallery showcasing the journey and settlement of the Barr Colonists in Canada, as well as the growth of Lloydminster They also have a large travelling gallery that hosts travelling museum exhibitions, temporary displays and art exhibitions. The museum also offers two art studios where people of all ages can create art and receive pottery instruction on the wheels.

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if you’re looking for outdoor fun, the 200-acre Bud Miller All Seasons Park is a must-visit destination! 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, challenge yourself at the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre located in the city, or try out the Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course just outside Lloydminster. For more fun in the sun, stay cool this summer at the Lloydminster Outdoor Pool, featuring two exciting waterslides. If you want to stay indoors, dip in the indoor pool at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre. Experience the thrill of sliding down the 150-foot waterslide, jumping off the diving board, and relaxing in the whirlpool. Better yet, head over to the Lloyd Lanes Bowling Alley for glow bowling available every Friday and Saturday!


Be sure to take in all the family fun at the Lloyd Ex Fair from July 10-13, 2024, featuring a parade, midway, live entertainment, and agricultural shows. Treat yourself to delicious fair delights such as mini donuts, elephant ears, and snow cones – all your summertime favourite foods that the fair has to offer! Visit lloydex.com for more details. Other city events include Streetfest on June 8, the Just Kruzin Show n’ Shine on June 15, and Fall Fest on September 16, 2024 with loads of fun activities!

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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. If you’re passionate about supporting local farmers and artisans, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Border City Farmers’ Market The market boasts an array of locally grown vegetables, honey, chocolates, health and wellness products, and handmade crafts, to name a few Indulge in delicious treats at the On the Border Bakeshop and browse the amazing selection at Willow Creek Clothing & Collectibles, conveniently situated on Highway 16. Experience the ultimate haven of comfort and style at Sheepskin Loft, where customers can explore their exceptional one-of-a-kind gifts and natural footwear options. 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.

Mark your calendars for the 36th annual Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair taking place from November 15-17, 2024. The event features unique handmade crafts, antiques, and local businesses. It is the largest Christmas Market in the region – a true shopping destination event you won’t want to miss!

There are many things to discover when visiting the Border City! Be sure to tag #DiscoverLloydminster and #GoEastofEdmonton when sharing your Border City adventures!


Located in Lloydminster, just off Highway 16, you’ll find the Gold Horse Casino Offering exciting amenities, including slot machines, live table games, and poker tables. Dine at the delicious Bar & Grill Restaurant. At the event centre, visitors can enjoy top-notch entertainment held year-round. Close to nearby hotels and shopping, this casino is the premiere entertainment hub in the border city


If you’re looking for accommodation, Lloydminster provides a variety of hotels to suit your needs. If camping is what you are looking for, Weaver Park Campground within the city is a great choice. Just outside of Lloydminster to the west, you’ll find Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course & RV Park. Discover CampN RV, a superb camping option located just five minutes west of Lloydminster on Highway 16. This campground is open year round, providing a tranquil rural setting for a relaxing retreat.

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Come for a visit – stay for the

Snow Goose Festival - April 27-28

Community Garage Sales - May 25-26

Canada Day - July 1

Western Days - August 8-11

Total Ry-Tof Tournament - Aug 31-Sept 1

Winter Festival - November 30

*RV Park *Spray Park *Parks & Playgrounds

*Ball Diamonds *Soccer Fields

*Trail System *Arena *Curling Rink

*Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre *Museum *and more!

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Just 40 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 14.


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Explore the charming town of Tofield, located just 40 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 14. Boasting a population of over 2100, this vibrant community offers a variety of unique and local businesses that cater to both residents and visitors alike.



Tofield is a family-oriented community offering a variety of recreational facilities and activities for all ages Explore the walking trails, have a blast at the spray park with your kids, and partake in a variety of sports such as baseball, soccer, and golf. Enjoy the quiet setting with a picnic in one of the many local parks and playgrounds.


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Begin your exploration at the Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre and Tofield Museum, located on the service road to Tofield, open from June to August. Here, you’ll find a multitude of interpretive displays showcasing the area’s natural and cultural history, along with a supply of tourist information for your travels. For more nature, experience the annual Beaverhill Lake Snow Goose Festival in late April 2024. Be mesmerized by the incredible sight of thousands of birds as they journey through the stunning Beaverhill Lake area near Tofield.


Come celebrate at one of the many events held throughout the year. From their Community Garage Sale Weekend, Canada Day, Show 'n Shine, Western Days, Slo-Pitch Tournament and their Winter Festival – there are events happening in every season!

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Tofield Spray Park | Photo by zag Creative atozag.ca


For those seeking an overnight stay, bring the family and camper to one of the available campgrounds in the area: Tofield Campground, conveniently located in town, while Tofield Golf Course and Campground is situated across Highway 14. Tofield boasts excellent campgrounds within a 15-minute radius, each offering unique amenities, including Black Nugget Lake (trout fishing, non-motorized boating, and hiking); Lindbrook Star Gazer Campground & RV Park (familyfriendly, heated pool and more); and Coal Creek Golf Resort with seasonal sites at the course For a more luxurious experience, stay at the Oasis at Obsidian Ridge – it’s where nature meets elegance! Their underground Hillside suite, often reserved as their Honeymoon Suite, is perfect for relaxation and located only 17 minutes southwest of Tofield.


Enjoy a meal at Uncle Roger’s, shop at the candy store, and check out the gift selection at the drugstores. For a plethora of “new to you everything” visit Busy B Bargains Shop for local produce at the Friday afternoon Markets held regularly at the Hall and discover nearby businesses including Maple Park G r e e n h o u s e s , a n d Beaverhill Sporting Clays (see ad page 25).

The Sour Moose 5105 - 53 Ave Unit B, Tofield

Tues-Thurs 10am-6pm Fri 10am-7pm

Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Mon: Closed See pgs 155-160.

Snowbirds Welcome • Reservations Required • Gated Community • Winter Storage bluebirdrvpark.ca 780-446-9842 or 780-701-5171 SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON 125 2024 Go East of EdmontonTravel Guide



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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.


Beaver County West

Black Nugget

Lake Campground

49117 Rg Rd 182 (southeast of Tofield) Mon-Sat 10am-8pm Sun 10am-6pm


See pgs 155-160.

Beaver County is once again 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. Black Nugget Lake is developed out of a former coal mine with 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 16). North of the golf course (see Golf Section on page is Maple Park Farm where you can purchase plants, fresh vegetables, and cut flowers Other top attractions in the County include the beautiful Obsidian Ridge and Beaverhill Sporting Clays (see pages 25 & 125). Camp Lake Park east of Viking, and north of Kinsella is the perfect place to enjoy waterskiing pend an , and s ing afternoon swimming or relaxing at one of the lake s two beaches ’ , plus hiking trails, beach volleyball and more.

Black Nugget Campground by Cindy Rougoor Bedding Plants, Fresh Vegetables, Cut Flowers, Herbs & more! Shop Online! 780-662-3820 mapleparkfarm.com
Tofield Greenhouse & Garden
For hours & location visit: 10 min from

Nestled in the heart of Beaver County, Ryley lies just 50 minutes east of Edmonton and boasts a population of around 500 residents. This tight-knit community provides a serene atmosphere.



Take the time to visit the R yley & District Museum, housed in two merged historic rural school buildings (see also page 30).


Ryley boasts the sole indoor swimming pool and fitness centre in Beaver County, complete with a climbing wall and a relaxing hot tub. It’s the perfect place for kids to enjoy!

• Home of Ryley Sausage & Georgeʼs Harness & Saddlery

• Ryley Indoor Swimming Pool

• Ryley Sports Grounds

• Ryley & District Museum

• Ryley Lionʼs Club Playground



The Ryley Sports Grounds offer a wide range of amenities, making it an active destination all year round. Visitors can enjoy the Skating/BMX Park, which features several amenities including two pickleball courts, three slow-pitch fields, a hardball shale diamond field, and a concession stand. The grounds are also home to the Ryley Lions Club Playground and Earth Academy Park, which has walking trails. For a peaceful getaway, the campground offers RV parking with powered sites.


Explore the fascinating George’s Harness and Saddlery Museum, which offers quality leather goods, and a unique opportunity to view antique tools used in saddle making and repair from different regions of North America. When visiting mainstreet, pack your cooler with the famous Ryley Sausage. Plus, shop at the monthly Village Market held at the Community Centre.



Find it on Mainstreet

Ryley (50 St.) near places to 3 Kings Hub Eat: (Bubble Tea & Snack Shop) & Yummy Yummy


• Lionʼs Club Motherʼs Day Brunch - May 12

Bring mom out for a special brunch at the Ryley Community Centre.

• Ryley Sports Day - June 14 & 15

• Ry-Tof Slow Pitch Tournament - Sept. Long Weekend

• Christmas Light Up - December Light up of the 46' tall Christmas tree, market, skating and more!

• Ryley Campground Ryley Village Market: 2nd Sat of the month, Feb-June & Sept-Dec 11am-3pm at the Ryley Community Centre.

• Family Movie Night every 2nd Sun. at 6 pm starting May 12th

• Pickleball at the Curling Rink Tues. & Thurs 10 am & 6 pm

• Chair Yoga Tues 1 pm & Thurs. 8:30 pm

• Bingo First Monday of the month May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5 at 6 pm (put on by the Ryley FCSS)

For more event information call 780-663-3653 or visit www.ryley.ca

Join us for these 2024 events: Enjoy our Attractions: Weekly Events: Welcome to the VILLAGE OF RYLEY
50 minutes east of Edmonton. See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/village-of-ryley

Located on Highway 14, Holden is a charming village just an hour east of Edmonton. Known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, this community is perfect for those searching for a family-friendly environment with plenty of amenities to offer.



The Holden Gallery is located in a historic 1915 converted church. It serves as a venue for arts, crafts, countrythemed décor, and featuring numerous art workshops held here throughout the year The Gallery is open Fri-Sun (and Mon. on long weekends from May to September) from noon to 4 pm or by appointment. For tourists and locals alike, visit the Holden Museum, just east of the historic Holden Cenotaph in the Masonic Hall (see also the CREAM Roadtrip Tour on page 30).


Check out the Holden Farmer’s Day celebration on June 8, 2024 hosted by Holden’s Agricultural Society Enjoy a parade, barbeques, face painting, bouncy castles, races, a family dance, beer gardens, and much more! Don’t miss the Holden Legion’s famous Pig Roast in August, followed by the Christmas Market on November 23rd and the Festival of Trees in December


Tucked away in a serene, tree-rich, and well-maintained area lies Holden Village Campground, featuring sites with 30 amp power. The nearby Sports Grounds, playground, and spray park will keep the children entertained! Additionally, Gazebo Park provides a perfect backdrop for strolls, birdwatching, or picnicking.


Go thrift shopping at NU2U2 –find gently used clothing, accessories and other unique goodies! Dine at Patti’s Place in the Holden Hotel for a great meal. For kids of all ages, the Holden Municipal Library offers programs during the year, including an annual summer reading program.

The Gallery

4916-49 Ave., Holden Fri-Sun 12pm-4pm Mon-Thu Dispenser


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128 SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON Museum Historyisalive inthis1911building! Open MaytoSeptember on weekends, or anyme byappointment. 780-688-3593 AgSociety hostof HoldenFarmer’sDay Saturday,June8,2024 4-HDistrictCaleShow April29,2024 JuniorCaleShowJune15,2024 AttheHoldenComplex andIcearenamul-recreaonalfacility. HomeoftheFamous HomemadeBurgers! NU2U2 Gentlyusedclothing storewhoseproceeds supportcommunity projectsandneeds. Open Tuesdays& Saturdays Noon-4pm 780-245-3921 Setinahistoric1915 convertedchurchhouses uniquecras,poery, painngs,fusedglass, hand-craedfurniture andmore. VisitTheGalleryHolden onFacebook. 780-983-5700 Welcome to Holden Beaverhill PlayersAmateurtheatre staged plays,large screen familymovies,andotherperformances. The Little Village with the Big Heart The Gallery @villageofholden @holdenmunicipallibrary 780-688-3928 holden.ca
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with large
Nature Park, Hall & Library
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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 1-day pro rodeos in Canada – the Bruce Stampede!

The Bruce Hotel makes for a perfect weekend roadtrip to enjoy a delicious steak supper Claimed to serve the best steak in Alberta – be sure to book your reservation today! Join them for their annual Show n Shine on August 24th - last year featured over 100 vehicles!


Since 1914

July 27 & 28, 2024

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

The charming


Highways 14 & 36, is known as the home of the Sutters.



Canada’s Oldest

1 Day Pro Rodeo

July 28 at 1 pm

FREE Camping & Parking


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


104 Main Street, Bruce

• AAA Albertan fresh cut steaks

• Fresh & homemade food

• Karaoke nights

• Specialty nights with Shrimp, Ribs or Sausage

• All-you-can-eat salads, side dishes, desserts


B• 1000's of Western collectables and antiques

Serving Up Amazing Steaks and Good Times Since 1998.

Don’t miss out on the exciting events happening in Viking this summer! Gather your friends and family for the 44th Annual Cloverlodge Stampede on June 8 & 9, and enjoy a weekend filled with fun and entertainment. Alongside the stampede, the Viking Community Festival will also be taking place, featuring a community parade, kids’ events and activities, pancake breakfasts, and beer gardens. Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Chuckwagon & Chariot Races on July 5, 6, & 7 hosted by the Viking District Agricultural Society at the Cloverlodge Stampede Grounds. This 3-day event offers thrilling activities such as a Ball Tournament, an Outdoor Family Dance, and a pancake breakfast. For some exciting hockey action, head to the Viking Carena Complex during the annual Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge from August 8-11. This event, started by Brett Sutter and a team of volunteers, raises funds to support youth sports and activities in the Viking community And when fall arrives, don’t miss the Viking & District Agricultural Society’s Dinner and Duelling Pianos performance on November 22.


Stay at Eastview Park Campground in Viking and experience its charm. Located next to the newly renovated Eastview Park playground, this fully serviced campground is nestled under towering trees. The kids will have lots of fun exploring the Viking Ship-themed playground. Enjoy a picnic or wiener roast at the gazebo, complete with picnic tables for your convenience. Allow enough time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club (see Golf Section page 17).

Viking Museum

5108 - 61 Ave., Viking (northend of mainstreet)

June: Sat & Sun 10am-5pm Mon-Fri Dispenser

July-Aug Daily 10am-5pm


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Franklin Rodeo Co.
Bruce Hotel Show n’ Shine by Barb Kadatz Town of located at the junction of


Take a trip back in time at the Viking Museum, formerly the Viking Hospital. Located at the north end of main street, this village of restored buildings include a one-room schoolhouse, log store, church and farmhouse. Inside the former hospital, you can tour rooms housing collections of history from the Viking and surrounding community At the museum there is a large collection of tools, implements, and vintage International Harvester tractors. Be sure to find the restored Milk Wagon listed in the provincial archives as the last operating horse-drawn delivery wagon used in Viking until 1965.

Debbie’s Country Greenhouse

49120 Rg Rd 123, northeast of Viking

Open May 3-June

Debbie’s Country Florals

5223 50 St., Viking

Open year round


VIKING MEATS (1994) Ltd.

• Fresh Meat & Deli Counter

• Groceries

• In-Store Bakery

• Homemade Sausage

• BBQ Beef Roast & Party Trays

• Wild Game Processing

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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 Don’t miss their 25th Annual Kinsella Bullarama on July 10, 2024 Only 15 minutes . north of Kinsella, off Highway 619 lies Camp Lake Park, a popular campground with a great beach and playground.

Beaver County EastCamp Lake Park

From Hwy 870 or 619 turn north on Rg Rd 112 (E of Viking & N of Kinsella) Mon-Sat 10am-8pm Sun 10am-6pm


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Visit the Station Gallery at the south end of main street to view the artwork of local artists and explore the Viking CN Train Station. It is the only historic operational waiting room and station between Edmonton and Winnipeg. The Station Gallery Guild operates the restaurant and offers sandwiches, soup, pie and coffee during the summer months. Right beside the Station is Troll Park developed by community members that showcases the Scandinavian history of Viking. Plan your stay at the newly renovated Viking Inn. Pickup a map at the Viking Museum and experience Viking’s civic pride by touring the community, businesses and the beautiful tree lined streets. See

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5140 - 54 St., Service Rd Hwy 36, Viking
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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.


Stay at the fully serviced campground (pictured above) conveniently located near the recreation area. The campground is equipped with showers, washrooms, and dump station. Sites are booked on a first come first serve basis. Irma is also home to four baseball diamonds and a with grass- nine-hole golf course greens, 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. For booking your Tee Time, call 780-754-2184.

CURL & PLAY BALL! Celebrate Canada Day and join in on the Town Wide Water Fight! Plus, you don’t want to miss Irma Days & Irma Summerspiel in August. Aside from the sporting events, the Kid’s Rodeo provides fantastic entertainment from Mutton Busting, Greased Pig Races, Goat Milking, Wild Pony Races and more!

Go antique shopping at Like It

Never Was and visit Creative Klutter & Quilt Shop for a beautiful selection of fabric, flannels, battings and more. See our Recommended Quilting & Antique Tour Roadtrips on pages 34 & 35.


WELCOME TO THE Canada Day Celebrations - July 1, 2024 & 2nd Annual Town Wide Water Fight with Irma Fire & Rescue Aug 3 & 4 Irma Elks Gun & Antique Show Irma Days Aug 3-5 July 31-Aug 5 Irma Summerspiel Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Fair, Kids’ Zone, Kid’s Rodeo, Summerspiel, Ball Games - Dec 14 Santa Day - Dec 18 at 7 PM Christmas Light Parade 780-754-3665 For event updates visit: irma.ca/wpsite/news-events/irma-events/ Irma Campground ~ Irma Golf Course Join us! STAY & PLAY 4918 - 49 Ave.,Irma | 780-754-3642 ~ UNIQUE, ODD & UNUSUAL ~ Over 5000 sq ft of display! IRMA HOME & GARDEN DECOR *Giftware *Garden Décor *Annual Christmas Showcase *Animal Health Products *Much,Much More... Over 50 varieties of tea and THE best coffee in town! Giftware & Café Imaginative & Irresistable Gifts Soup Sandwiches
...made fresh daily Patio Dining Foothills Ice Cream April to Oct Long Branch Trading Company 780-754-3003 | Open Tues-Fri | Mainstreet, Irma | Daily Specials COMPANY’S COMING Visit the Irma Museum, comprised of the original
House (Company’s Coming
a tiny Anglican church and a building that carries an impressive collection of over 400 antique lamps
Salads Desserts
Jean (Elford) Paré
cookbook author),
(see also page 30). SPLASH,
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Irma Days
TOP TO DO THINGS Village Convenience Store & Diner 4906-49 Ave (Hwy 14), Irma Mon, Wed-Sun 8am - 9pm Tues: Closed 780-328-3773 See pgs 155-160.


Wainwright is the Buffalo Capital of Canada, where visitors can capture a photo at Canada’s largest Buffalo Statue and go to the Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock to see the live bison at the CFB Wainwright gates. Take a journey into the past and explore the enchanting history of the prairies at the Wainwright Museum, situated in the historic CNR train station. Learn about the pioneers, prisoners of war, military and the railway, including indigenous buffalo hunters, longsuffering homesteaders, moonshine-swilling prisoners of war and Hollywood movie crews. The Visitor Centre is also located at the museum and is open Tues-Sat 10-4 pm, MayAugust. Anchored in the centre of downtown is Wainwright’s Memorial Clock Tower, constructed in 1925, which is one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929. Make tracks just west of Wainwright to the Fabyan Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada. It’s a beautiful sight to see! (Pictured on page 123).

Wainwright is located on Highway 14, just over a two-hour drive east of Edmonton. Discover the rich history of the town as you explore its charming boutiques and restaurants. Take the opportunity to observe wildlife or learn more about Canada’s intriguing prairie railroading history


Calling all rodeo enthusiasts! The Wainwright Stampede is a must-see event that you don’t want to miss! In June, the Stampede offers actionpacked, family fun and top-notch entertainment. Visitors can experience one of Canada’s top five largest rodeos, featuring the CPCA Chuckwagon Races, Stampede Parade, Cabaret, an exciting midway, Agricultural Fair, breakfasts, BBQs, and many other attractions! Visit the Wainwright Stampede’s monthly Farmers Market, offering products from a wide array of local artisans held at the Wainwright Communiplex. Come Canada Day you’ll want to be in town as Corb Lund will be performing!

132 wainwrightstampede.com * 3 Days of Professional CPCA Chuckwagons and CPRA Rodeo * Midway on-site all weekend * Parade / Cabarets * Downtown Kick Off... AND so much more! June 21-23, 2024 71stAnnual ~ ~
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Memorial Clock Tower downtown Wainwright by Linda J. Long
Photo by Harm Tjardes


Check out the restored pump jack in Petroleum Park or enjoy Wallace Park with its 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 track and climbing wall The attached Communiplex houses an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, a 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. Enjoy virtual golf simulators or the scenic 18-hole golf course at Wainwright Golf Course Try your hand at a game of disc golf located at the CFB Garrison Wainwright by the Fish Pond. With such a great variety of recreational facilities, parks, playgrounds, and outdoor sports venues, there is something for everyone to enjoy!



For your groceries and other supplies check out the Cornerstone Co-op with multiple locations: a food store, a liquor store, a brand new home centre, and a gas bar with propane. Visit the tap room at Moonlight Bay Brewery – brewing delicious Alberta beer, with exquisite Alberta ingredients. Tempt your tastebuds with a delicious meal at Honeypot Eatery Don’t miss downtown Wainwright’s event of the summer – Taste of Wainwright ! Taste the best food and drink on July 12, 2024 that Wainwright has to offer.

Discover the Historic Downtown, home to a collection of exquisitely restored heritage buildings. Dine at one of the many eateries featuring international and local cuisine. Big box retailers and a vibrant collection of unique shops, boutiques, and services are available to satisfy all your shopping needs. Enjoy games nights with a customized crib board from Beyond a Beaten Path. For some great gift heck out th online ideas, c eir store at beyondabeatenpath.ca.

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Wainwright Bison Statue - Roadtrip Game photo by IG @rural_alberta

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Lots of camping is available around town, 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 , wake up to their free Canalta Hotels Ramada continental breakfast. Enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool and hot tub or splash down their waterslide.

Cornerstone Co-op Home and Agro Centre

1545 - 15 Ave, Wainwright Mon-Sat 8am-6pm Sun 9am-5pm


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Surrounded by rich agricultural land and oil & gas production, Edgerton is located south of Highway 14 and 25 minutes from Wainwright. Here, you will find old-fashioned hospitality and smalltown convenience that appeals to residents and visitors alike. A local favourite – drop into Edgerton Oasis Hotel Café for homemade soups, burgers and more. The “Teacups to Tractors” Edgerton Museum is a “must-see” attraction, it showcases buildings of artifacts, antique tractors and vehicles. Don’t miss their Museum Day on August 10, full of entertainment, kids’ games, demonstrations, ice cream making and more! 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’ and offers enjoyment for all ages and skill levels. See next page or visit edgerton.ca for updates and more details.

Nestled in the rolling hills between the Parklands and the Prairies, Chauvin lies 10 kilometres west of the Saskatchewan border on Highway 610, known for its oil and gas, ranching, and grain production. The is undergoing a Chauvin Museum complete renovation to the interior of the museum. They have shortened their visitor season to accommodate all of the changes, and will be open from August 5 to September 4. Drop-in for sports and events at the Repsol Community Centre. Chauvin’s full-service King’s RV Park is close 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 or visit www.villlageofchauvin.ca

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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 Visitors will

experience a wide variety of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks & tractors, industrial and agricultural equipment and more. Their current exhibition Driving Thru the '70s is set against a backdrop of 1970s cars, where they share the music, the movies, and 'the vibe' of what the decade was all about. Visit reynoldsmuseum.ca for event details and updates.

Reynolds Museum Ride to Reynolds

Take a leisurely drive along Highway 21 to the Village of Hay Lakes to experience a quintessential Alberta peaceful country setting.


Plan a relaxing day trip, camp for the weekend or take an extended stay to the highlight feature of the community, the Hay Lakes Telegraph Park & Campground

Village of Hay Lakes

The park sits just outside of Hay Lakes, a ¼ mile along Hwy 617. It’s great for easy group camping. Enjoy the walking trails, as well as the fishpond, stocked annually Birdwatching enthusiasts will love the park’s beautiful naturescape While you camp and fish, you can also take in a round of golf at the nearby Miquelon Hills Golf Course, only a 20-minute drive.

Be sure to stop into the Old Station Honey & Mead for a taste of the flavoured meads in New Sarepta.

Hay Lakes Supermarket

8 Main St., Hay Lakes Mon-Sat 9am-7:30pm Sun 9am-6pm


See pgs 155-160.


Eat: Homemade Pizza at the General Store Shop: Vintage & Consignment Shop

Telegraph Park Stay: & Campground

4999 Centre St., New Sarepta, AB | 780-297-3811 SHOP ONLINE OR FIND US AT RETAIL STORES: oldstationmead.com Visit our Tasting Room for Delicious flavoured Meads (Honey Wine) sourced from local growers. www.villageofhaylakes.com Telegraph Park & Campground
80-acreparkfeaturing walkingtrails,astockedfishingpond, and25campingsites. Welcomesyoutotheirjewelofthecommunity...
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Visit Camrose County Digital Tourism Map to find directions and discover all the attractions!


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


Explore a wide range of golf courses with 9 to 27 holes, all conveniently located within a short drive of each other Play a round of 18 holes at Miquelon Hills Golf Course and RV (see ad page ), try out the exciting activities at Double Dam Golf 16 Course & Campground. Silver Creek Golf & RV Resort by New Norway is another excellent choice to consider For camping options, explore Miquelon Lake Provincial Park in the north, Tillicum Park near Dried Meat Lake southeast Camrose, and Pelican Point Park on Buffalo Lake’s north shore at the County’s southern edge.

Café open Thurs to Sat 11-4 pm, Sun 11-2 pm

Saloon open for dinner Thurs to Sat 5-9 pm

19312 Twp Rd 440

North of Miquelon Lake Provincial Park is Bluebird RV Park, a peaceful seasonal campground for those aged 50+ (see ad page Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy excellent Northern 125) Pike fishing at Buffalo Lake and Dried Meat Lake. In the heart of the County, the Nature Conservation Centre offers a beautiful day-use recreation area just 8 km east of Highway 56 on Township Road 452. Enjoy a scenic walk or bike on the nature trail, birdwatch, canoe, and fish for rainbow trout in the pond. Enjoy a campfire and picnic at the gazebo, with playground and washroom facilities nearby. This site offers paved parking, is pet friendly, and is wheelchair accessible.

South of Camrose, check out

Cherry Lane B&B, featuring a café, RV camping, retreats and more! The County is also home to Detention Brewing, located in the old Rosalind School. Nearby, you can enjoy the patio and Caddyshack Restaurant at Double Dam Golf Course.

Cherry Lane B&B & Café (off Hwy 56)

19312 Twp Rd 440

See hours in ad on left.

Mon & Tues Dispenser


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Nature Conservation Centre
30 km south of Camrose
B&B, Cafe, Saloon, RV Camping, DISC GOLF
full service destination for rest, relaxation and reconnecting! 780-678-9368 cherrylanebb.com ~ rosalind ~
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Located northeast of Camrose along Highway 834 is the friendly hamlet of Round Hill, complete with camping and recreation facilities. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the nearby Coal Creek Golf Resort, just a short 10-minute drive away. For a full range of fresh or frozen pork products, Irvings Farm Fresh Store is located 2 minutes east of Round Hill on Twp Rd. 484. Follow Round Hill Ag Society Facebook page for events and mark your calendars for the Round Hill Show N’ Shine on September 1!


Producers of Premium Quality Gluten Free Sausage, Back Bacon & Heritage Berkshire Pork Products

Farm Store: 780-672-2787

Round Hill, AB


Whistle Stop Golf, situated only a 2-minute drive north of Camrose, offers a perfect opportunity for golfing, camping, and dining. Plan your staycation today and don’t miss the chance to explore the nearby hidden gem, Buckskins Emporium A quaint country store that carries a vast array of unique merchandise –it’s definintely worth the roadtrip!

8 pm daily
to October
- Seasonal, Monthly, Weekly and Daily Rentals
Service, Children’s Playground with 65' Zipline
Hole Golf Course - Fun for all Skill Levels
Range - 20 Stall Covered Driving Range
Station - Licensed Clubhouse Restaurant with scenic indoor and outdoor patio seating 780-672-6490 | WhistleStopGolfandCampground.com | @WhistleStop
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Located just a one-hour drive southeast of Edmonton, the City of Camrose is a vibrant and lively destination with a population of nearly 20,000 offering all the amenities of a larger city without the hustle and bustle. Discover the city’s rich history by visiting the Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park where you can immerse yourself in the charm of the 1911 Canadian Northern Railway Depot and admire the beauty of 13 stunning heritage gardens.

Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre

May long to Sept long weekend

Mon-Fri 8:30 am -7 pm


Sat, Sun & Holidays 10 am - 5:30 pm 5402 - 48 Avenue, Camrose at Mirror Lake Park

Watch for the Mirror Lake Express Train Ride that operates in the summer at Mirror Lake Park. For hours check with facebook.com/camrosevisitorinfo

City of Camrose Visitor Centre

5402-48 Ave., Camrose

Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm

Sat & Sun 10am-5:30pm


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Grab some ice cream on-site by the VIC!



Start your journey at Mirror Lake Park, where you can explore 38 km of paved and shale walking trails that wind through the scenic Stoney Creek Valley and the city centre. Take in the stunning natural scenery while enjoying family picnics, biking, or leisurely walks. Visit Mirror Lake, Valleyview Pond, Duggan Pond, and Cascades Pond, which are available for non-motorized recreation activities such as canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and small paddle boats under 12 ft from May to September


Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Camrose Golf Course, where tree-lined fairways along the banks of Stoney Creek offer challenges for all skill levels. Check out the 9-hole disc golf course at Jubilee Park, featuring short and long holes with concrete tee pads. Explore various outdoor activities at Rudy Swanson Recreation Park, such as ball diamonds, soccer pitches, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, shale walking trails, the water spray park, and a skateboard park. Extend your stay at the Camrose RV Park, a full-service campground with modern amenities for your convenience. Nearby, you can try your luck at the Camrose Resort Casino with dining, special events and a full service hotel.

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See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/city-of-camrose



Camrose hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year Start your summer off right with the popular Jaywalkers Jamboree happening from June 7-9, followed by the Camrose Purple Martin Festival on June 19 and celebrate National Indigenous Day on June 21. Support a great cause by joining the Camrose MS Bike Tour on June 22-23. Grab your tickets for the Big Valley Jamboree, the premier music festival for music lovers and those seeking a great time, taking place from August 1-4, 2024! Be sure to experience the awesome Camrose Kickn’ Country parade on August 1. If you’re looking for more musical entertainment, check out the Augustana Campus (University of Alberta), Bailey Theatre, and Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.


If you’re looking for fresh local produce and baking, there are numerous Farmers’ Markets in and around Camrose. Visit EverythingTea.ca and several other unique vendors at the Rose City Farmers’ Market in the Duggan Mall happening every Thursday from noon to 4 pm year-round. From May - September check out the Mirror Lake Outdoor Farmers Market from 3 to 6 pm on Tuesdays. On Saturdays you can visit the Camrose & District Farmers’ Market at the Duggan Mall from 10 to 1 pm; and head over to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Farmers’ Market on Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, and Saturdays 10-2 pm.


The Camrose region boasts a variety of distilleries and breweries to suit every taste Plan a Sip Tour to visit Norsemen Brewing Company, Back 40 Distillery, Battle River Brewery, True North Cider, Half Korked, and Old Prospector Distilling in Camrose. For a unique experience, v i s i t D e t e n t i o n Brewing in Rosalind, just a short drive east of Camrose and don’t miss the Old Station Meadery in New Sarepta for their delicious flavoured honey wine!

Rose City Farmers Market 6601 48Ave., Duggan Mall, Camrose Year Round Indoor Market Thursdays 12 – 4 pm Mirror Lake Outdoor Farmers Market 5415 49Ave., Mirror Lake Senior Center SW Parking Lot, Camrose Open May - Sept Tuesdays 3 – 6 pm (Weather permitting) Book your table now Market Manager 780-678-7805 E:rosecitycamrosemarket@gmail.com Book your table now Market Manager 780-678-1960 E: mirrorlakefarmersmarket@gmail.com
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Farmers’ Market
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Whether you are getting ready to welcome your new baby or looking for something great for yourself or the kids, From Kicks to Kids has it all for you! Shop for timeless fashions in a variety of styles, the perfect go-to pieces for everyday comfort. Sprinkle a little joy into your day. Whether you’re on a roadtrip, celebrating a birthday, or another special occasion, The Sweeterie offers many things fun and sweet! For a specialty coffee stop into Strada Coffee and enjoy lunch at Lefse House.

There are numerous brand name hotels to make visiting Camrose a staycation including Camrose Canalta, Ramada Hotel Camrose, R&R Inn and Suites and newly branded Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Camrose Norsemen.

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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. Twig Boutique will always surprise and delight everyone with their unique and distinctive items. They want you to be able to find the wild, the free and the unique expression of you, for your home, your wardrobe and those dear to you.

Fashions, Gifts, Toys & More!

Open Mon-Sat 4929 - 50 St, Camrose 587-844-2811

Shop Online: fromkickstokids.com

#1. View our Camrose Eat, Shop, Sip & Stay Videos at GoEastofEdmonton.com/videos or scan the QR code below and plan your roadtrip to Camrose today!

#2. Check out more travel ideas at TourismCamrose.com


Escape the urban hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the serene countryside of the Flagstaff Region. Nestled in east central Alberta, just 150 km southeast of Edmonton, this region consists of 10 quaint and charming communities. Together, they offer an affordable cost of living, abundant recreational opportunities, salt-of-the earth folks, and a tranquil lifestyle.


Discover the wonders of nature by exploring the numerous public and private campgrounds and parks available in the area. Create unforgettable memories with fishing, hiking, boating and camping. Explore the fantastic amenities offered at Fish Lake Park, conveniently located just 2 km west of Hardisty Enjoy a lakeside gazebo, covered day-use shelter, two spacious group sites, a playground, a beach area, fishing and complimentary firewood. The Diplomat Trout Pond, only a 15-minute drive from Forestburg, is perfect for fishing enthusiasts. It is restocked annually and is home to many wildlife and plant species. If golfing is your game, enjoy a round of golf at one of the four golf courses in the region – Daysland, Forestburg, Sedgewick, and Hardisty.


Your haven for all things uniquely created by makers, growers, and artisans – Flagstaff Crafted is a program run by Flagstaff County. It enhances the exposure of local makers, artisans, and retailers of local products. Visit flagstaffcrafted.ca to learn more, and you can read about their unique programs on pages 149 & 154. While you’re immersing yourself in the local culture, “relive the past” at any of the region’s six museums including the Sodbusters Archives Museum in Strome.

Take a moment

The Flagstaff Region offers a serene landscape that enhances the tranquility of its numerous golf courses, campgrounds, and fishing hotspots. With an abundance of walking and hiking trails, diverse outdoor and indoor recreation options, excellent shopping, and vibrant community events, it provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and recreational activities for a truly rejuvenating experience.

Goodbye Hustle. Hello Adventure.

I N T H E F L A G S TA F F R E G I O N Flagstaff.ab.ca/EconomicDevelopment
See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/flagstaff-county

Situated 40 km southeast of Camrose along Highway 13, Daysland serves as the central hub for education, medical services and shopping within a vast mixed farming region.



Experience nature’s beauty with a scenic stroll along the 3.5 km Crocus Trail. Follow the purple Crocus Trail flags throughout the town, guiding you to this hidden gem. As spring arrives, the fish pond along the Crocus Trail is freshly stocked with trout, providing an enjoyable opportunity for fishing enthusiasts.


Stay awhile and set up camp at Edgerton Day Campground, conveniently located just 1 km south of Daysland on Rg Rd 163, or opt for a more local experience at the tree lined Daysland Golf Course Campground

Discover the exclusive Golf & Stay deals available on weekdays and challenge yourself to hit the island green at the Daysland Golf Club (see Golf Section page 16).


Step into a world of entertainment at the historic Palace Theatre, where captivating movies, exhilarating concerts, and lively dance classes bring your evenings to life! Built in 1952 and located on main street, a true gem for the town of Daysland!

Don’t miss out on the incredible Canada Day celebration that Daysland has to offer Be sure to check daysland ca for event details and updates.

Daysland Golf Club

5538-50 St., Daysland Daily until 9pm 780-374-3633

See pgs 155-160.


The Lady Bug Pick Nic Dayslander Motel Stay: Roadtrip Game photo by Louise Moyen.

Eat: Henry Family Restaurant Shop: Rusty Daisy

Welcometo... Town of Daysland

Only 1/2 hour east of Camrose on Hwy 13

A Prosperous & Sustainable Community...

Daysland cont’d...


• Gazebo Parkfamily picnics, walking trail and trout pond

• Downtown Shopping

• Recreational Facilities

• Daysarts Theatre

• Daysland Golf Clubwith the only island green in the region!

780-374-3767 For event details & updates visit:


Experience a memorable daytrip or a refreshing stopover in Daysland es. You can enjoy with a range of retail stores and caf boutique shopping at and The Rusty Daisy The Lady Bug Pick Nic Daysland is also becoming known as a destination for wellness with a variety of health care services and the HOM of Well Being Wellness Centre featuring a relaxing day spa.

See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/ communities/town-of-daysland

Call or Text

5038 - 50th St. & GIFT BOUTIQUE



Mainstreet Daysland’s “New Destination Store”

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

The Village of Forestburg is a short drive southeast of Daysland from Highway 856. The community’s history has been shaped by coal mining, agriculture and the railway, which continue to play significant roles today The Village is proud to be home to the Battle River Railway serving agriculture and tourism in the region.



Explore the beauty of Rural Alberta –through the scenic rail journeys offered by Battle River Train Excursions. (See next page for their 2024 Excursions).


Beat the summer heat at the outdoor pool in Forestburg, perfect for kids to enjoy from May to September! Experience the perfect blend of outdoor excitement and serenity at Forestburg Golf & RV Park (pictured above). The Kinsmen RV Park also provides another great option for camping enthusiasts. Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Battle River Valley located only 20 km south of town, offering a range of recreational activities including camping at Big Knife Provincial Park.


Explore the Forestburg Museum, located on main street inside a beautifully restored 1927 Masonic Temple, courtesy of the Forestburg Historical Society The Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site, Canada’s sole surface coal mining museum, can be found south of town on Highway 855. In 1927, this interpretive centre became the residence of a massive mobile mining land machine constructed using rivets.


Enjoy the action this summer of Mud Bog in the ‘Burg, a one-of-a-kind event where you can enter your ATV or truck for a fun run through the mud. Visit forestburg.ca for updates.

5401 - 50 Ave. Forestburg

Open daily till 9pm


See pgs 155-160.


Eat: LRT Café & Ice Cream

Shop: Coutts Home Hardware

Battle River Inn Stay: Forestburg Golf Club


With headquarters in Forestburg, the Friends of the Bale River Railway (FBRR) are delighted to offer private charters alongside a great lineup of theme-based excursions this year


Sip N' Ride Excursion:

May 18

Historic Heisler Hotel Excursion:

June 15

A Prairie Town Train Excursion:

July 20 (**New)

Explore Farm to Fork by Train:

August 17

(Open Farm Day theme - Year of Alpaca)

Oktoberfest Train:

November 2

Murder on the BR Express:

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Santa Daze Train to Alliance:

December 14

To book the train, rent the Train Station, purchase Excursion tickets and more details visit:

IT’S THE EXPERIENCE – MAKE MEMORIES IN 2024 WITH... E: friendsbattleriverrail@gmail.com | 780-781-9260 See Rural Alberta by RAIL!
147 See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/village-of-forestburg
Battle River Train Excursions Battle River Train Excursions

Killam District & Chamber of Commerce

Heisler is located 40 km southwest of Killam on Highway 856. The community features a four-lane bowling alley, ball diamonds, a basketball court, and a large playground Notably, Heisler is home to Canada’s Largest Baseball Glove Set up camp right in the village, or fifteen minutes away is Big Knife Provincial Park where you can enjoy trails, fishing and camping.

Drop into the mainstreet general store and be sure to come hungry to Big Willy’s Bar. Enjoy the sports-themed pub in the setting of a 1925 Municipal Heritage Hotel with great food and great drinks! Then treat yourself at Chilly Willy’s Ice Cream Shack

Killam is a vibrant and thriving town, situated at the major intersection of Highways 36 and 13 in the heart of Flagstaff County. Its small-town charm provides a variety of amenities typically found in larger centres.


Let the kids burn off their energy at Heritage Park – fully equipped with a playground, horseshoe pits, bike and skateboard park, and a nature trail. Explore the wellmaintained paths that stretch over 2.5 km, great for hiking & biking. Set up camp at Centennial Park where the kids can enjoy the playground and sports grounds with four ball diamonds. New this year in Killam is a Disc Golf Course that will be ready to play!


Killam Agriplex recreational facility provides even more fun with an indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, and a concession. Families are welcome to visit the Parents for Fun in Flagstaff Family Resource Centre, which features an indoor playground for drop-in enjoyment.

GoEastofEdmonton.com Parents for Fun in Flagstaff Indoor Play Structure - Programs - Private Rentals Supports and Services for Families www.parentsforfuninflagstaff.com FAMILYRESOURCECENTRE 780-385-2346 | Check website for hours: Host of the Annual Tuesday, Aug20,2024 Fees: Drop-In Per Family $5 - Single Child $10 - 2 or more Children Located in the Killam Agriplex | 5175 - 51 Avenue, Killam Open Tues-Sat at 4:30 pm * Full Menu * Steak Night * Special Events AT The Heisler Hotel Big Willy’s Bar Main Street Heisler 780-889-2220 Open June 1 - Sept. Long Seasonal Takeout Window Tues-Sat 2-7 pm Sun 12-5 pm Featuring Foothills Ice Cream
BLACKTOP BONANZA Street Fair Saturday,June15 Scarecrow Festival Saturday,September7 Friday,December6 parade of lights killam’s CHRISTMAS AT THE CROSSROADS Fri-Sun,December6-8 Join us... Diverse Business Community Unique Shopping Options Professional Services Excellent Recreation Facilities Follow us on for updates
TOP THINGS TO DO Blacktop Bonanza Street Fair

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

Centennial Park CampgroundFully serviced sites, firepits, shower house 57 St. & 47 Ave.

Heritage Park - Playground, amphitheatre, nature trail, gazebo, picnic area, horseshoe pits, bike & skateboard park, cross-country ski trails

Baseball Diamonds

Killam Agriplex - Arena, indoor wade & swimming pool, fitness centre, indoor playground, concession

Juncon of 2 major Highways #13 & #36 For event


The Killam Mobile APP is Here –it’s FREE! 780-385-3977

Catch the Killam Indoor Rodeo featuring mutton busters, and trick riders! On the same weekend, be sure to take part in Saturday’s Blacktop Bonanza Street Fair, Show & Shine, and Parade on Killam’s Main Street – fun for the whole family!


Find one-of-a-kind gifts, stylish home decor and beautiful flowers at Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts. Take your time to browse through the selection of gifts and decor at Town & Country Guardian Drugs. Enjoy a meal at Kong Pizza or grab a coffee at Rogue Coffee Co. Have a cozy and pleasant stay at Wagon Wheel Motel Check out the display of locally crafted gifts, decor, food and more from the Flagstaff Crafted Marketplace at the Killam Wild Rose Co-op Grocery. Learn more at FlagstaffCrafted.ca

Wild Rose Co-op Grocery

5026-50 St., Killam

Mon-Fri 8am-8pm

Sat-Sun 8am-6pm


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Stay at this gem in Killam on your next roadtrip!


14 & 15, 2024
Welcome to the town of
updates visit our website & follow us on: 52nd Annual * Friday & Saturday Performances
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday Slack * Parade
Mutton Busting
Daring Divas Trick Riders * Fireworks
Fun for the whole Family! ConnectwithyourCommunity
Clean - Comfortable - Affordable
See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-killam

The Town of Sedgewick is vibrant community that welcomes families and businesses

Located east of Killam along Highway 13, this community offers a variety of services and activities for its residents and visitors to enjoy



Sedgewick L ake Park is a popular spot for camping, picnicking and birdwatching, offering 59 beautifully maintained sites, cozy camping cabins, an outdoor wading pool and a spray park. Don’t miss out on the Lakeside Market that takes place every Saturday throughout the summer. Browse local goods and crafts while taking in the scenic views of the lake.

Sedgewick Golf Course


The Sedgewick Golf Course is c o n v e n i e n t l y located within walking distance from the park. After a day of golfing, relax and grab a drink or a delicious meal at the licensed clubhouse.


Take a trip back in time at the Sedgewick Archives & Museum – a captivating provincial historic site, built in 1906 as a former merchant bank located on mainstreet.

See pgs 155-160. The

Sedgewick Golf Course

5400 50th St.

Open daily 8am-6pm



Catch all the hoof-pounding action at the APCCA Chuckwagon & Chariot Races in Sedgewick on June 29 to July 1, 2024.


Eat: Wooden Spoon Cafe

Shop: Jodi’s Pantry Lake Park Campground Stay:

SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON 150 Ph. 780-384-3504 Visit sedgewick.ca
& Chariot Races –June 29-July 1, 2024 (Sedgewick Ag Society)
Day – July 1, 2024
of the Clans –August 24, 2024 1.5 hours east of Edmonton
Sedgewick Lake
Community Press/Ally Anderson See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-sedgewick


Mark your calendars for the Gathering of the Clans – a fantastic Scottish Highland Festival taking place on August 24, 2024 in Sedgewick at the Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre.

Heavy Events, Artisan Vendors, Demonstrators, Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancers, Food Trucks, Evening Céilidh Featuring The Derina Harvey Band at the Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre in Sedgewick

Robbie Burns Supper & Dance

February 1, 2025

Tartans & Tunes April 5, 2025

For updates follow us on Saturday, August 24, 2024

Alliance is a charming and lively community, situated in a stunning location that offers breathtaking views of the picturesque Battle River Valley Only 2 5 hours from Edmonton, find the Village located off Highway 36, south of Highway 13 in the southern part of Flagstaff County. Explore the Doll Museum, enjoy the peaceful walking trails, the full size recreation facilities, the playgrounds and parks. Experience a comfortable stay at their serviced campground, complete with 2 ball diamonds. Stock up on supplies at more than 10 local businesses on main street. Take in Canada Day Celebrations, featuring a parade, softball tournament, Gymkhana, show & shine, beer gardens, kids area, and concession. Follow their Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun!

Near the beautiful Battle River Valley, the Village of Lougheed was incorporated in 1911 and is just under two hours southeast of Edmonton on Highway 13.

Visit the Iron Creek Museum consisting of several heritage buildings, chock full of items from founding families as the local elevator that houses several unique displays.

Head to the Lougheed Field House year-round to exercise, shoot some hoops, play pickleball, and much more. Come to the Lougheed Country Fair, a popular event planned for Saturday,f August 10, 2024.

Check out additional enjoyable amenities such as the fullystocked Trout Fishing Pond, camping, a picnic area, and a playground. The recreation area offers full-service camping sites, making it an ideal location for hosting family reunions. Lougheed also has a model aircraft field, a walking path, and 4 baseball diamonds for your enjoyment.

While you’re on Highway 13, enjoy a delicious home cooked meal at the local restaurant with an ice cream shop. Then stop into the award-winning Diamond J Bakery and treat yourself with their heavenly baked items.

For more information, contact the Village Office at 780-879-3911 or visit villageofalliance.ca Lougheed.ca


• Museum

• Day use camping

Fully Serviced Campsite (30 amp on all sites)

• Seniors Centre

Community Hall

Curling Club

Fieldhouse (with turf & weight

Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Horse Show, Bench Exhibits, Kid’s Activities & more!



Trout Pond
Annual Fair
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SE of Edmonton in the beauful Bale River Valley Lougheed
of Lougheed
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Lougheed P arade Photo courtesy of The Community Press

The town of Hardisty is situated in the stunning Battle River Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, and is just a twohour drive southeast of Edmonton. Hardisty is known as a major part of Alberta’s Energy Hub, and is the home Tank Farm - a robust industrial development.

152 Custom Vinyl Design & Home Décor RusticStars Little Country Gift Shop NovtoJanweareyourChristmasStore! 5104 - 50 St, Hardisty 780-888-0008 Alberta Registry Agent OPEN 24 HRS ONLINE RusticStars.ca SOUTHEAST OF EDMONTON ROADTRIP TIP Eat: Leaf Sports Pub & Grill Shop: Rustic Stars Best Western Stay: Hardisty Lake Park
Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course 4807 - 49 St. Open daily till 9pm 780-888-2288 See pgs 155-160. See Google Map at www.goeastofedmonton.com/communities/town-of-hardisty

Located in the heart of the beautiful rolling hills of the

Hardisty Nature Trails

Walk / Hike / Run / Horseback Ride

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

July 19-21, 2024

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

Friday -

Pancake Breakfast 7 am

Street Fair & Car Show 10 am

Slack 5 pm, Chariots & Chucks 7 pm

Wheelbarrow Races 9 pm

Outdoor Dance 9 pm

Saturday -

Parade 10:30 am, Rodeo 1 pm

Chariots & Chucks 5 pm

Outdoor Dance 11 pm

SundayRodeo 1 pm, Chariots & Chucks 5 pm

Combine Crunch 7 pm


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 situated 3 hours southeast of Edmonton and 20 km away from the Saskatchewan border town, Macklin. Provost is well known for its rich agricultural and energy sector background. While visiting, enjoy a variety of shops in the downtown area, as well as accommodations and businesses along Highway 13. Shop for local food at the Farmers Market on Fridays from 10-2 pm in the summer


Provost is excited to announce the launch of their On This Spot history app for the 2024 summer season. Visitors can take a historic walking tour of Downtown Provost, at each spot on the journey users can view now and then historic photos or use the “ghost filter” to create your own selfie against a historic backdrop. Discover more of Provost’s history with the On This Spot App’s driving tour. Start your journey at the Provost & District Museum, then continue southeast on the tour to admire the charm of St. Norbert’s Rosenheim Church. This church is an Alberta Historic Site and features the largest rural neo-gothic church in Alberta. Check out page 30 for the CREAM Museum Roadtrip!


Crescent Point Place Regional Activity Centre has many amenities for you to enjoy Stay active at their facility with amenities like an indoor walking track, a junior Olympic pool, and coming soon will be the town’s newest summer attraction – a splash park located behind the pool! Be sure to check out the outdoor swimming pool on those hot summer days! Play a round at the popular Provost Golf Club. You can also have fun at the local playgrounds, try your hand at frisbee golf, or relax at their tranquil community butterfly garden.


Celebrating its 20th year is the popular Kinsmen Splash and Smash – it is one of rural Alberta’s largest motorsport and mud racing events, and only one of 3 CMRO sanctioned race events in Alberta – on June 14-16. Be sure to visit provost.ca for more community events and updates, including parade, live bands in the beer gardens, and pancake breakfast. Catch all the bull riding action at nearby Czar Lake Bullarama on July 19, 2024.


Provost is surrounded by numerous lakes and campgrounds, one of which is the hidden gem Dillberry Lake Provincial Park with over 13 km of trails and a beautiful sandy beach. Shorncliffe Lake Park at Czar is very popular for water-skiing and camping. Or, camp in town at Bannister Campground, located in the Sports Park, while the kids enjoy the nearby skateboard park. For your comfort and convenience, book a room at the Provost Canalta Hotel, which provides a variety of amenities to enhance your stay.


Visitor Information Centre

4804 57 Ave, Provost

Thu-Mon 10am-6pm


Town Office

4904- 51 Ave, Provost

Tue-Wed 8:30-4:30pm

See pgs 155-160.


Eat: Blended Pub & Grill

Shop: Cazes Gift Shop


Canalta Hotel

Located a short 15-minute drive south of Provost on Highway 899, participate in 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 bodoarchaeology com and plan to stay in a tipi at the Bodo Campsite.

Provost & District Museum


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A) It’ s very important –any changes and updates in the Game will be sent to you. W e are planning some special promotions and new surprises for the Game –so sign up and you won’t miss out!

B) Every player who signs up will be entered in for Bonus Prizes! W e will be announcing $2000+ in Bonus Prizes in 2024.

2. Plan a fun Roadtrip with your family using this T ravel Guide or our website. Y ou can choose one or all of the Highways and Go! See the Game Map. Go Northeast...Go East...Go Southeast of Edmonton !

3. Y ou and your kids can collect F R E E fun Icon Stickers at the Sticker Stations in 46 Communities. See the Sticker Station pages for details. The Game starts June 1 and ends September 1, 2024.

4. Use the Gameboards in this Special Section. Y ou must present your Gameboard at the Sticker Stations to collect your sticker . Note: the maximum number of Gameboards per family is 4. Download extra Gameboards at GoRoadtripGame.ca

5. Sticker Stations close end of day on September 1 –but you have until September 10, 2024 to upload your Gameboards and enter for the prizes.

6. Don’t delay your entrieseach month we will draw Bonus Prizes from the people who have already entered Gameboards. Check the W all of Fame and see who’ s entered and see some great photos from this year ’ s game!

7. Questions? Call 1-888-632-8755 weekdays. Email: info@goeastofedmonton.com anytime. T erms & Conditions: The Roadtrip Adventure Game is F R E E to play . No purchase is necessary to collect stickers and enter for prizes. Minors (school age children) can participate in the game, but the parents must provide consent and/or enter in the Gameboard. Winners are required to have their photos published. Email us if t h e r e i s a n i s s u e p l a y i n g t h e G a m e G a m e r u l e s a n d p r i z e categories are subject to change for the betterment of the Game. For the Comprehensive Game Guide visit GoRoadtripGame.ca


**Note the Address, location, hours and phone numbers are on the Community pages throughout the T ravel Guide and on the website.


Beaver County East Camp Lake Park See page 130. V illage of Irma V illage Convenience Store & Diner See page 131. T own of W ainwright Co-op Home Centre & Agro Centre See page 134. City of Camrose V isitor Centre See page 140. Camrose County Cherry Lane B&B & Cafe See page 138. T own of Daysland Daysland Golf Club See page 145. V illage of ForestburgForestburg Golf Club See page 146. T own of Killam W ild Rose Co-op Grocery See page 149. T own of SedgewickSedgewick Golf Course See page 150. T own of Hardisty Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course See page 152. T own of Provost V isitor Centre See page 154. HIGHW A Y 14 HIGHW A Y 13

V illage of Hay Lakes Hay Lakes upermarket See page 136.

Beaver County W est Black Nugget Lake See page 126. T own of T ofield The Sour Moose See page 125. V illage of Holden The Gallery See page 128. T own of V iking V iking Museum See page 129.


HIGHW A Y 1545

Sherwood Park Strathcona County Museum

City of Fort Saskatchewan Dow Centennial Centre See page 80.

See page 94.

Strathcona County Strathcona W ilderness Centre See page 94.

Lamont CountyUkrainian Cultural Heritage V illage See page 82.

T own of Mundare Baba’ s Bistro

See page 88.

T own of V egreville V isitor Information Centre

See page 102.

V illage of MannvilleConfectionery 881 See page 110.

T own of V ermilion V isitor Information Centre

See page 1 16.

V illage of Kitscoty Farmstead Market & More

See page 1 18.

T own of Bruderheim Bruderheim Shell See page 82. T own of Lamont Lamont Petro Canada See page 84.

V illage of Andrew The Duck Stop (V illage Office) See page 89.

T own of T wo Hills Pizza & W ings See page 91.

V illage of Myrnam Myrnam Convenience Store See page 92. Hamlet of Clandonald Clandonald Country Store See page 92.



V illage of W askatenau T&T Iron Horse Restaurant See page 52.

T own of Smoky Lake Anderson Supermarket See page 55. T own of St. Paul V isitor Information Centre See page 62. T own of Elk Point Home T own Grocers See page 65.

V illage of Glendon Korner Mart and Gas See page 66.

T own of BonnyvilleCentennial Centre C2 See page 68. M.D. of Bonnyville Shaw House V isitor Centre See page 68.


T own of Gibbons Petro Canada

See page 48.

T own of Bon Accord Bon Accord FoodsSee page 49.

T own of Legal Heidi’ s Haus

See page 38.

Thorhild CountyMarvelous Munchies Bakeshop

See page 50.

Lac La Biche County Lac La Biche Mission

See page 40. Lac La Biche Region Lac La Biche Museum See page 40.

June 1 to September 1, 2024

V illage of Marwayne Kat T racks Sweet Shop See page 93.

City of Cold Lake Cold Lake Marina See page 73.

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