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4 Seasons of Fun! GO ATVing...

GO Sledding...

GO Skiing...

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail (278 km) - a part of the Trans Canada Trail. This uninterrupted corridor of abandoned CN Rail Line welcomes all types of trail users. ATVs and snowmobiles are very popular on this trail. The western branch starts in Waskatenau, the eastern branch starts in Heinsburg, and the northern branch heads to Cold Lake. Visit www.ironhorsetrail.ca for more details.

There are over 500 km of trails maintained by over 10 snowmobile clubs in communities throughout the area. For trail maps contact: Alberta Snowmobile Assn. www.altasnowmobile.ab.ca 780-427-2695

Long Lake Ski Area offers 13 downhill & snowboarding runs with a rope tow & T-bar lifts. Ski equipment rentals. Designated tobogganing area. Snowmaking, cafeteria, ski & snowboard lessons. www.skilonglake.com 1-866-576-2161

GO Geocaching...

Mount Joy Snow Resort Southwest of Lloydminster 780-745-2547 www.mountjoy.ca

Redwater Sandhills Prov. Rec. Area (100 km), east of Redwater North Bruderheim Prov. Rec. Area (14 km), north of Bruderheim Lakeland Prov. Rec. Area (140 km), southeast of Lac La Biche

GO Boating... Whether it’s sailing across a lake, houseboating, on a sea-doo or a fishing boat; you’re bound to have fun! Besides the numerous lakes in the region you can also enjoy canoeing, kayaking and rafting at various locations including the North Saskatchewan River, Battle River and Vermilion River. While on your paddling adventure soak in the spectacular scenery of these lakes and rivers!

A popular outdoor “treasure hunting” activity that involves using a GPS unit to find hidden caches. www.geocaching.com

Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort East of Cold Lake 780-594-5564

GO Hiking, Biking, X-Country Skiing... East of Edmonton there are over 20 National & Provincial Parks & Recreation Areas with trails. In addition to this there are numerous other trails at campgrounds and other designated natural areas to enjoy. In total there are over 1000 km of trails at over 50 locations across the region. See our Campground Section (pages 25-28) to find details about these parks and trails.

Rent it... Strathcona Wilderness Centre - Rent complete x-country ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages. Ski lessons are available along with waxing services, food concession and lounge area. 12 km of groomed & track set trails. Located 16 km E of Sherwood Park. 780-922-3939 Elk Island Polaris - Sales & Rentals - Fort Saskatchewan Rent ATVs and Snowmobiles (see ad page 49). See MAP inside back cover for Parks & Natural Area locations.

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Go Golfing! 2013 Facebook Photo Contest 3rd prize winner. Photo by Lisa Mueller Baby calf bison at Elk Island National Park

GO Birdwatching & Wildlife Viewing... East of Edmonton there are endless natural areas for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. Parks, trails, lakes, rivers and wetlands are prime locations to see some of the 250 species of birds such as herons, pelicans, bald eagles, plus bears, bison, moose, elk, wolves and more! Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area - has 4 staging areas that act as trailheads within the 97 sq km of total trail network for hiking, cycling, equestrian, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing (100 km groomed trails, 60 km non-groomed). Total 170 km. It is a haven for birdwatching and is the host site of the Canadian Birkebeiner (see page 61). Call 780-922-3293 www.dotheblackfoot.ca Elk Island National Park - Visit Elk Island this summer and take in a round of golf at the 9-hole course, camp at the Sandy Beach Campground, attend the Park’s summer events, canoe around Astotin Lake, or sit back and enjoy a fun-filled interpretive program. 100 km of trails ranging from 300 metres to 16.5 kilometres can be used for bird and wildlife watching, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Elk Island provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in North America. Don’t forget your camera! More info: 780-992-5790 www.pc.gc.ca/elkisland

Wainwright Riverdale Mini Park

If the words Texas Scramble and Shotgun Start mean anything to you, there's a good chance you've played some of the region's more than 40 golf courses. You may be a club member or a visitor. You may play weekly or enter special tournaments. In any case, you're enjoying one of the most popular and challenging pastimes out there.

Lakeland Golf Association Get ready to golf!

780-645-4077 2. Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club 1-888-594-5341 6 1. St. Paul Golf Club

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780-724-3733

4. Lac La Biche Golf Club

780-623-4288

5. Mannville Golf Club

780-763-2252

6. Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club

780-366-2190

7. Smoky Lake Golf Club

780-656-2121

8. Two Hills Lions Golf Club

780-657-3451

9. Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Club 780-632-3140

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A family favourite - don’t miss the Border City Petting Zoo just east of Lloydminster (see ad page 78).

GO Ziplining! Enjoy the exciting sky tour on the 6 lines at Métis Crossing south of Smoky Lake (see ad page 18).

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10. Vermilion Golf Club

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13 COLOURED locations represent featured golf courses. Golf Courses are also located on the Regional Map inside back cover.

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18 Hole Championship Course Puddicombe Golf Design P. 780.663.2473 Grand Forks Road & RR 182, sw of Ryley

www.CoalCreekGolfResort.com

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SMOKY LAKE GOLF CLUB 1 km NW of intersection Hwy 28 & 855

Go Hunting Go Golfing! NORTHEAST - HWY 28 & 29

EAST - HWY 16

Ardmore Golf Club 780-826-4509 Bonnyville Golf & Country Club 780-826-4886 COLD LAKE GOLF & WINTER CLUB 780-594-5341 ELK POINT GOLF CLUB 780-724-3733. See ad page 45. Gibbons - Goose Hummock Golf Resort 780-921-2444 GRAND CENTRE GOLF CLUB 780-594-2121 LAC LA BICHE GOLF CLUB 780-623-4288 Long Lake - Northern Ridge Golf 780-576-3939 Mann Lake Golf Club 780-645-0377 REDWATER GOLF CLUB 780-942-3993 SMOKY LAKE GOLF CLUB 780-656-2121 ST. PAUL GOLF CLUB 780-645-4077 Vilna Golf Course 780-636-3660

Kitscoty Golf Club 780-846-2950. Lloydminster Golf & Country Club 306-825-5494 Lloydminster - Rolling Green Fairways 780-875-4653 MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF COURSE & RV PARK - 9 holes, seasonal, full service sites. 780-763-2252. See ad page 71. Paradise Valley (Three Cities) Golf Course 780-745-2287 Sandy Beach Regional Park Lloydminster. 306-825-2092 Strathcona County Broadmoor Golf Course 780-467-7373 Country-side Golf Course 780-467-4653 Fox Run Golf Course 780-998-4653 Legends Golf & Country Club 780-449-4911 Northern Bear Golf Club 780-922-2327 Sherwood Park Golf & Country Club Estates 780-467-5060 VEGREVILLE KINSMEN GOLF CLUB 780-632-3140 VERMILION GOLF CLUB 780-853-4444

EAST - HWY 15 & 45 ELK ISLAND GOLF COURSE 780-998-3161 Fort Saskatchewan - Fort-In-View Golf Course - 780-998-1234 Fort Saskatchewan Golf & Curling Club - 780-998-3372 Marwayne Lea Park Raven View Golf Course 780-847-2651 Mundare - Whitetail Crossing 780-764-3999 MYRNAM/DERWENT GOLF CLUB 780-366-2190 TWO HILLS LIONS GOLF CLUB 9 holes. 780-657-3451. See ad page 58.

SOUTHEAST - HWY 14 COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT SW of Ryley. 780-663-2473. EDGERTON GOLF COURSE 780-755-2462. See ad page 90. IRMA GOLF CLUB 780-754-2184 Tofield Golf Course 780-662-3457 Tofield - Miquelon Hills Golf Course 780-662-2499. Viking Golf Club 780-336-3424 WAINWRIGHT RIVERDALE MINI PARK 780-842-2996. See ad page 89. Wainwright Golf Club 780-842-3046 Wainwright - Arm Lake Recreation Area - 780-842-4727

SOUTHEAST - HWY 13 Camrose Golf Course 780-672-2691 Camrose Whistle Stop Golf Course 780-672-6490. Daysland Golf & Country Club 780-374-3633 FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE 9 holes, campground – Hwy 856 – 780-582-3693. See ad page 99. Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course 780-888-2288 HUGHENDON GOLF CLUB 780-856-2066. Provost & District Golf Club 780-753-6478 Rosalind Double Dam Golf Course 780-375-2154 Sedgewick Golf Course 780-384-3670

Take advantage of some great deals offered by courses featured in this section. Fore!

• Premier 9-hole, par 36 One • Professional practice range • Licensed lounge and kitchen • Putting green • Cart & club rentals • 14 full service RV Sites with Play & Stay packages available

of the Top 9 hole courses in Western Canada! BOOK ONLINE at: www.smokylakegolf.org PRO SHOP 780-656-2121

2 FOR 1 COUPON

Valid anytime in 2014 with the rental of a power cart.

St. Paul Golf Club *One of the Most Challenging Courses in NE Alberta

*Now an 18 hole Golf Course that will Test All Skill Levels! Par 72, Course rating 72.6 Slope rating 128

Phone 780.645.4077 for tee time reservations www.stpaulgolfclub.com

Present this ad and receive 2 for 1 Green Fees with the Rental of a Power Cart

Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course Enjoy our 9 hole course (Par 36) with grass greens and challenging water hazards & bunkers.

Present this ad and receive 2 for 1 green fees valid weekday tee times 8am-3pm

Located 2 km North of the Junction of Hwy. 16A & 47 Street, Vegreville

www.vegkgc.com

For Tee Times Contact 780-632-3140

REDWATER GOLF CLUB ~ EASY WALKING ~

Hughenden Golf Course From Wainwright go south on Hwy #41 to #13, west 12 km to Hughenden.

• 9 Hole Golf Course • Licensed Restaurant • Clubhouse Hwy 13's Best Kept Secret • ProShop with a 10 ra ng • Driving Range by ScoreGolf.com • Prac ce Green • Full Service RV Park • Pull & Power Cart Rentals • Equipment Rental

780-856-2066 www.hughendengolf.ca

Present this ad & receive 2 for 1 green fees Valid Mon-Thurs (excluding holidays) Users must phone for tee times. Tee times 7am-3pm

35 minutes NE of Edmonton on Hwy. 28 Reservations Required

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Photo by Lynn Beaupre

ALBERTA FISHING REGULATIONS: www.albertaregulations.com


Accommodations

East central Alberta offers a style of accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. From rustic cabins to unique bed & breakfasts and new luxury hotels. You will also find some great locations for meetings, seminars & retreats.

FORT SASKATCHEWAN

CABINS, LODGES, B&Bs

HOTELS & MOTELS

MARWAYNE

COMFORT INNS - Free breakfast, 8 properties in East Central Alberta swimming pool, waterslide, family including Ramada, Super 8 and suites, jacuzzi suites. See ad page 51. KILLAM Canalta. See ad outside back cover. KILLAM KROSSING HOTEL - 40 rooms, coffee, fridges, full bath, wi-fi. At the corner of Hwy 36 & 13. See pg 101.

JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK LEA PARK 2 camping cabins, 100+ campsites, golf course. See ad pg 60.

STRATHCONA COUNTY STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE - Modern lodge accommodations for up to 41 people. 16km E of Sherwood Park. 780-922-3939. TIPI CAMPING - ELK ISL AND RETREAT 2 trappers cabins plus tipis & serviced campsites. 780-998-0708.

TOFIELD FOOTLOOSE CABOOSE LODGE Luxuriously appointed railroad caboose. 20324 Twp. Rd. 502. See ad page 80.

CANALTA HOTELS

KITSCOTY

SMOKY LAKE SMOKY LAKE INN - Banquet facilities, restaurant, clean and recently renovated rooms. See ad page 38. TOFIELD HOTEL & LIQUOR MART Modern rooms, kitchen suites. Mainstreet Tofield. See ad page 79.

VEGREVILLE

WHEATFIELD INN - Modern guest rooms, meeting/banquet room & restaurant. See ad page 75.

POMEROY - 80 deluxe suites. Fully equipped kitchen suites, breakfast, waterslide. Ideal for long stays. Off Hwy 16A. See ad pg 106.

LAMONT

VERMILION

ARCHIE'S MOTEL - 22 rooms, 10 kitchen units, wireless internet. 5008 DERWENT DERWENT HOTEL - Comfortable & 49 Ave. See ad page 53. clean, reasonable rates. See ad pg 59. HEARTLAND HOTEL - 56 rooms, complimentary buffet breakfast, minimart. 5702 - 47 Ave. See ad page 53.

SUPER 8 MOTEL - 66 rooms, hot tub, waterslide, exercise room. Restaurant & lounge. 5108 -47 Ave. See ad pg 74.

Looking for some great places to go hunting? East Central Alberta has some of Alberta’s favorite hunting areas.

Go Hunting!

ALBERTA HUNTING REGULATIONS: www.albertaregulations.com

The Go East region encompasses nearly 30 of Alberta’s Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) with locations for both big game and game bird hunters. For details on all the WMUs be sure to check out the new iHunt Alberta app - your complete mobile hunting guide. Sportsmen will also enjoy some of the great outdoor shows and stores across the region - see Mancations on page 11. You can also try your hand at skeet shooting at the very unique facilities of Beaverhill Sporting Clays (see ad below).

Photo by Kathleen Buss

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4 Seasons of Fun! Go East of Edmonton, Alberta