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Pamper yourself with Jewelry, Fashions & Shoes, and decorate your home with unique Home Décor! Top Left: Buckskins Emporium, Camrose Top Right: Harbrook & Paisley, Vermilion Left: Twig Boutique, Camrose
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Nook in the Woods............16 SMOKY LAKE Home Hardware................17 ST. PAUL St. Brides Trading Post.....19
Trendy Petals....................27 Home Hardware................27 WILLINGDON E.T.’s Craft Shop.............29 MYRNAM Sentimental Salvage........29 MARWAYNE No Need to Nock...............30 Nurture’s Organic.............30 Country Blessings Gifts...30
Ceramic Cottage................33 Everything Tea....................33 Regent Health....................33 Vegtel Engraving................33 Vegreville Natural Health..33 Tower Tack...........................34 Vegreville Drug Mart..........34 MANNVILLE 881 Confectionery.............35 VERMILION Night Owl Sweets & Treats.................................36 Elevation Boutique.............36 Vermilion Jewellers............38 Fresh Apparel.....................38 Uniquely U Styles...............38 Harbrook & Paisley............38
MACK Clothing for Kids......38 Lighten Up Therapy & Wellness.........................39 LLOYDMINSTER Dawn Interiors....................42 Olive & Birch.......................42
Busy B Bargains.................43 VIKING Java Blossom Flowers.......44 IRMA Long Branch Trading .........44 Irma Home & Garden Decor...................44 WAINWRIGHT The Iron Raven...................45 Energy Crystals & Books...45 Gibson’s Home Hardware..........................45
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Kaoz Kidz.........................46 Lakehouse Naturals Soap Co...........................46 Twig Boutique..................46 Sole City Shoes...............48 Buckskins Emporium.......48 DAYSLAND The Lady Bug Pick Nic.......50 The Rusty Daisy................50 FORESTBURG Coutts Home Hardware.......................50 KILLAM Budding Ideas...................51 Guardian Drugs.................51 HARDISTY Rustic Stars......................52
For Shop locations see map opposite page.
Loree’s Antiques, St. Paul
2 Bellis Redwater 24 Smoky Lake 25 3
23 8 Vegreville
26 Fort Saskatchewan Willingdon St. Paul 5 28 Lamont 6 Myrnam 4 27 7 Marwayne Mannville
29 15 21 17 22 19 Irma Wainwright Killam 18 Forestburg 20 Hardisty
Discover your favourite collector’s item or that perfect piece to complete your home décor!
21 The Iron Raven Wainwright see ad page 45.
24 • UNIQUE COUNTRY ANTIQUES • QUILTS • C F O O L L L K E A C R T T I 57017 RR 211 • B L Hwy 38 & Victoria Trail N. C E U Redwater S P • B 780.998.1470 or 780.990.7794 B O Y A G R O Open 10-5 weekends May - Oct. N Phone first for weekdays or out-of-season hours. D E S S • PETTING ZOO • INTERIOR DECORATION •
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22 The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd. Daysland see ad page 50.
DEN OF ANTIQUITY www.denofantiquity.ca
3 St. Paul 1
6 Vegreville Tofield
4824 - 50 Ave. (in the big church)
Elk Point, AB
Tues-Fri 10-5:30 Sat 11-4
Quilting and sewing shops in the area offer special classes and personalized service in addition to the variety of designs, fabrics and kits for your special quilting projects.
Fort Saskatchewan Mundare 4
Note: Dates subject to change without notice or even cancel due to COVID-19.
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• Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Bonnyville • Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery Smoky Lake
• The Lefse House Camrose • Something Sweet Coffee & Bakeshop J en n
• Quirks Bakery & Café Sedgewick •The Wooden Spoon Café & Cakeshop Sedgewick • Diamond J Bakery Lougheed
1 Smoky Lake 2 Vilna
Bonnyville St. Paul 3 Two Hills Myrnam Mundare 8 9 Derwent 10 Marwayne 7 Innisfree 11 Mannville 13
• Serben Farms Store - page 17 • Mundare Sausage - page 28 • Prime Cuts Meat & Deli - page 32 • Skyline Greenhouse - page 33 • Thiel’s Greenhouses - page 26 • Viking Meats - page 44 • Irvings Farm Fresh - page 48
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1 SMOKY LAKE
Serben Farms Store
ffee & Ba
Betsy’s Burger Shack...................17 Great Bear Café.............................17 Old Fashioned Bread & Bakery.....17 Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant......18 VILNA Cookies Kozy Kafe.............18 ST. PAUL Twisted Fork....................19 BONNYVILLE Jennie’s Diner & Bakery................20 COLD LAKE Clarks Eatery.................................23 Picante Cafe..................................23 Casino Dene Aurora Bar & Lounge...........................................23
6 FORT SASKATCHEWAN 7 8 9 10 11
Modo Mio Italian Restaurant.........26 Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1........................26 MUNDARE Quality Pizza & Sub.........................28 TWO HILLS Pizza & Wings..................................29 MYRNAM CJ’s Café.........................................29 DERWENT Derwent Pizza.................................29 MARWAYNE Marwayne Hotel.............................30 Kat Traks Sweet Shop....................30
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Pan Seared Scallops at Twisted Fork, St. Paul
• Betsy’s Burger Shack Smoky Lake • Jennie’s Diner & Bakery Bonnyville • Derwent Pizza Derwent • Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville
Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops, Cranberry Harissa Chutney with steamed Rice at Picante Café, Cold Lake
Prime Rib entrée at Spiro’s, Lloydminster
See expanded Restaurant Profiles and more at
www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Drink-Eat-Shop • Casino Dene Aurora Bar & Lounge HIGHWAY 16 Pg. Cold Lake
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Baba’s Best Cooking Co...............32 Boston Pizza..................................32 Lil Red Ice Cream Wagon.............33 Perry’s Pizza 2 for 1.......................32 INNISFREE Innisfree Hotel...............................35 MANNVILLE Something Sweet..........................35 VERMILION The Red Brick.................................36 LLOYDMINSTER East Market Noodle House.........42 Spiro’s..........................................39 Gold Horse Casino Bar & Gill.........40
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Uncle Rogers..............................43 IRMA Long Branch Trading Co...........44
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19 CAMROSE The Lefse House.........48 20 FORESTBURG
The Social Butterfly “Vals” ..........50
21 KILLAM 22
Krossing Hotel - Smitty’s.............51 Jam Tarts Café...............................51 SEDGEWICK The Wooden Spoon Café.............52 Quirks Bakery & Cafe...................52 Barrio Cusina.................................52 CZAR Hayshaker Saloon........................52
Go East of Edmonton and “sip” the local flavours from our Award Winning, unique and first-in-class breweries, wineries and distilleries. Visit their tasting rooms or look for them in liquor stores across Alberta.
Inquire at these Liquor Stores for your local craft beer, spirits, wine & more! • Liquor Den • Gofer Liquor Store Vegreville page 34 Smoky Lake page 18 • Salty’s Liquor Store • Liquor Choice Vegreville page 34 Mundare page 28 • Marwayne Liquor Store • Lakeview Liquor Store Hardisty page 52 page 30 • Innisfree Liquor page 35 10
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Ribstone Creek Brewery Edgerton See page 45.
For Sippinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; articles and videos visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/ Sippin-East-of-Edmonton
Tours available by appointment
51526 Range Road 231, Sherwood Park, AB
ELK ISLAND RETREAT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 yurts (comfort camping) March to November 30th. 780-998-0708 www.elkislandretreat.com
EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE Lodge, rustic cabins & cottages. 780-639-3114 Cold Lake See ad page 25. Elk Island Retreat
HAMILTON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 780-594-7257 Near Cold Lake. See ad page 22.
LAKESHORE INN BED & BREAKFAST Cold Lake. 780-639-0000 See ad page 24.
MORNING STAR RETREATS Luxury lodge. Cold Lake. 780-573-8948 See ad page 22.
ROCKY MEADOWS COUNTRY-GETAWAY Bonnyville. 780-826-6053 Campground Open Year Round. See ad page 21.
WATERFRONT HARBOUR BED & BREAKFAST Cold Lake. 780-654-2132 See ad page 24. Waterfront Harbour Bed & Breakfast
SMOKY LAKE INN
HISTORIC MARWAYNE HOTEL
780-656-3615 See ad page 18.
780-847-4029 See ad page 30.
SUPER 8 HOTEL
KILLAM CROSSING HOTEL
Smoky Lake. 780-656-3515 See ad page 18. ARCHIE'S MOTEL Lamont. 780-895-2225 See ad page 27. HEARTLAND HOTEL Lamont. 780-579-2001 See ad page 27.
780-385-2290 See ad page 51. WAGON WHEEL MOTEL Killam. 780-385-3838 See ad page 51.
CANALTA HOTELS 7 Hotels across the region 1-855-933-1933 canaltahotels.com
See the complete Accommodations Guide with more details online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/ Places-To-Stay
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Where Culture Meets Adventure!
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It’s all about Arts, Parks, Great Food and Good Spirits!
T OF S A E H T R O N EDMONTON HWY 2 & 55
Paddymelon Gifts, Espresso and Eatery, Athabasca
Legal prides itself on being an active and bilingual community, located 20 minutes north of St. Albert on Highway 2. Come admire the 37 Legal murals which are painted on the walls of buildings on almost every corner in town portraying the history, events and challenges of the francophone families, the organizations and the religious communities. Legal is the “French Mural Capital of Canada”, and it has the highest concentration of murals per capita in the world. While you are experiencing the wonders of the Mural Walk remember to stop in at the local cafe for a snack, and wander the shops on main street.
The Athabasca Region, just 90 minutes north of Edmonton on Hwy 2, offers a range of events, attractions and outdoor adventures for all ages and interests. Located along the banks of the mighty Athabasca River and steeped in history from the fur trade era, the Town of Athabasca offers natural beauty and a welcoming feel from the community. Explore downtown Athabasca by picking up a brochure for the Athabasca Historical Walking Tour, and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurant choices, and you’ll find many local shops throughout this picturesque community.
Elle’s Closet – Ladies…drop in for fashions for everyone with brand names and much more. Paddymelon Gifts, Espresso and Eatery – proclaims itself as the most unique shopping experience in Athabasca. Plus big city coffee with small town charm. Back Alley Book Nook – more than just books, they sell art and comics too. Lolly Pop Thrift Shop - Clean and organized it has all you need to make your thrifty dreams come true. 49th Street Grill – rated as Athabasca’s top restaurant, it’s a travellers choice for some of the best in Greek, Mediterranean and Canadian cuisine.
Plan your trip here: Town of Legal Athabasca Region Lac La Biche Region 14
See our Summer Stories on the Athabasca Region and Lac La Biche Region for more great trip ideas!
Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market
The Lac La Biche Region, located 1 hour east of Athabasca on Hwy 55, or 1 hour north of Vilna on Hwy 36, is surrounded by wilderness, boreal forests, and lakes. In the hamlet of Lac La Biche you will find all you need for shopping, dining, sporting goods!
Lac La Biche Farmers Market - Happening every Friday afternoon at Lakeland Agricom until December 11, the Farmers Market is a one-stop shop for everything from fresh produce and baked goods to preserves, art pieces, one-of-a-kind knickknacks and more. Fat Unicorn Brewery - Taste a locally brewed ale, IPA or lager here, where the brewing philosophy is simple but genius: don't have 10 or 15 different beers, just five or six truly good ones. The Café On Main - The Café On Main goes beyond a typical coffeeshop experience by offering Lebanese dishes like tabbouleh, Lebanese lentil soup and stuffed grape leaves. Indigenous Spirit Creations - Located inside the Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre on Churchill Drive, Indigenous Spirit Creations is where you can shop for authentic Indigenous gifts and souvenirs made by artisans and craftspeople from near and far.
The Village of Boyle welcomes you, located on Highway 63, the main route to Fort McMurray. Don’t miss the Boyle Agricultural Society’s Special Markets coming up in October and November. Be sure to stop into Lo and Behold on mainstreet – it’s your one stop shop for antiques, and vintage and collectors items.
Boyle Agricultural Society Farmers’ Markets
Straight & Arrow Boutique - Located on an acreage just south of Plamondon, Straight & Arrow Boutique sells new, hand-thrifted and consignment women's clothing and accessories in a rustic setting. Plamondon Co-op Hardware & Agro Centre - Pick up supplies for camping, hunting and other outdoor pursuits at Plamondon Co-op Hardware & Agro Centre, a companion store to the Plamondon Coop grocery store. LaBone's Kitchen & Bar - Filled with sports memorabilia, LaBone's offers a wide variety of gourmet entrees and daily specials, all prepared by a Red Seal chef and his talented staff members. Reminiscence - A local florist with flair, Reminiscence sells fresh flowers, giftware and jewelry, making it an ideal stop for anyone shopping with a special occasion or a special someone in mind. Four Seasons Clothing - Four Seasons Clothing is a boutique store selling a wide variety of trendy clothing items, accessories and footwear for both men and women.
Special Markets Every Friday 3-5:30 pm Easter til Christmas at the Lakeland Agricom
Nook in the Woods, Thorhild County
T OF S A E H T R O N EDMONTON HWY 28 Plan your trip here: Town of Gibbons Town of Redwater Thorhild County
Gibbons is located at the focal point of Highways 28A and 28. This community, situated on the edge of the Sturgeon River, became the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail, now known as Mile 26 Park where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and sit with your family reflecting on times from the past. It is a perfect pitstop to fill up, stock up on supplies and be ready for your next roadtrip!
Located 35 minutes east of Edmonton, the Town of Redwater is a vibrant, welcoming community where locals enjoy a healthy, relaxed lifestyle. Be sure to check out Den of Antiquity on the Antique Tour (see ad page 5). Have a comfortable stay at Paradise Inn & Suites or Days Inn. View Redwaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown video at www.redwater.ca, highlighting many amenities and attractions.
Thorhild County is located 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton via Highway 28 and is proud to be home of Nook in the Woods unique country store. This country store is definitely worth a roadtrip! Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll enjoy a unique shopping experience while browsing through their huge selection of gifts, clothing, jewellry, food items, Watkins products, essential oils and so much more!
59204 Rg. Rd. 223 (on paved Opal Road) Box 720, Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0
Fax 780-398-2082 Sonia or Ernst Zellweger ~ Thorhild, AB 16
Serben Farms Store
Plan your trip here: Town of Smoky Lake Smoky Lake Region The town of Smoky Lake proudly proclaims itself as the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta. The town is just under an hour and a half drive east of Edmonton on Highway 28.
Treat yourself to the famous shakes and burgers at Betsy’s Burger Shack and stop by the Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli for a selection of delicious Ukrainian baked goods. Fill your cooler with excellent local food at Serben Farms Store. Shop at the Farmers’ Market Saturdays 10 am-12 pm April to December. Enjoy a meal at Smoky Lake Inn and stay the night where history and luxury converge, or spend a night at Super 8 along the highway. Stop into the Esso to see the giant bear and dine at the Great Bear Café. Top up your growler at Gofer Liquor and browse through their huge selection. For all your health and wellness needs visit Smoky Lake Pharmacy and check out the newly opened Smoky Lake Home Hardware.
Burger Shack Home of the Legendary Shack Attack Burger! Dine-In • Take-Out Drive Thru
Homemade Pizza, Donairs, Crispy Chicken: Burgers, Nuggets & Strips Over 24 flavours of Soft Ice Cream & Milkshakes and much more!
Corner of Wheatland Avenue & Highway 855
Smoky Lake, AB
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
Plan your trip here: Village of Waskatenau Village of Vilna
Waskatenau (pronounced WAS-ET-NA), originally known as Pine Creek, is considered the Baseball Capital of Alberta. The small progressive community of 229 residents is located only 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton on Highway 29. It is home to the very popular pit stop - Pepper’s Highway Service including a gas station, convenience store, liquor store and restaurant next door.
Check out the huge antique selection at Heritage Corner Shoppe in Bellis (see ad page 5), then continue east to the Village of Vilna. This historic little boomtown is home to Cookie’s Kozy Kafe, Vilna Pharmacy and a great gift shop Cyr’s Store – full of nostalgia, gifts and collectibles.
4703 - 52 St, Vilna Right along Hwy 28
Full Course Menu, Homemade Pies & Soft Serve Ice Cream Tues-Sat 7:30am-8pm Sun 9am-7:30pm
Breakfast at Cookie’s Kozy Kafe
Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant
*History & Luxury Modern Rooms *ATM Machine
*Daily Specials *Catering
Lounge *VLT’s *Food ‘til 9:00 pm
Cookie’s Kozy Kafé
4 Wheatland Ave.
Convenience Store, Café, Gas, Diesel 5504 - 44 Ave. 780-656-3738
Downtown Smoky Lake across from Pumpkin Park & the Iron Horse / Trans Canada Trail
Kitchenette, Jacuzzi Suites 5404 - 44 Ave. Located next 780-656-3515 to Super 8
Cold Beer, Spirits, HUGE Wine Selection, Growler Bar 780-656-2164
It’s Time to... Go East of Edmonton!
FUN STARTS HERE!
Plan your trip here: St. Paul County Town of Elk Point Drive 2 hours northeast of Edmonton and you’ll find numerous businesses in St. Paul including a large variety of retail shopping and other services along Highway 29. Twisted Fork offers locally inspired cuisine showcasing local producers, local breweries and distilleries. For some fresh produce, be sure to visit the impressive St. Paul Farmers’ Market. For a great selection of fabric, stop by Yvonne’s Gone Quilting on the Quilting Tour (see ad page 6), and for some eclectic treasures visit Loree’s Antiques & Collectibles on the Antique Tour (see ad page 5).
There is nothing quite like the Cornerstone Co-op. In St. Paul this is the place to shop with a grocery store and pharmacy, home centre, liquor store, and a gas bar with propane cylinder fills & RV sani-dump (see ad page 35). Located near St. Paul is the ultimate Pow Wow Station - St. Brides Trading Post specializing in a large supply of beads, drums, home tan and commercial hides, jewellery, accessories and more. When you are all shopped out, relax and book a stay at the Canalta Hotel or the new Hampton Inn.
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
The town of Elk Point is located southeast of St. Paul on Hwy 41. Stop into Sew Heavenly Quilting while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 6). Nearby, shop at the Cornerstone Co-op with both a grocery and a liquor store in town. A sweet stop on mainstreet is the Golden Loaf Bakery–named the Alberta Winner in the Sweetest Bakery in Canada Contest! Sew Heavenly Quilting
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
#1 supplier of beads and native crafts. Large selection of fabric & native prints, electronics, and much more! Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Highway 36.
Located 10 miles west of St. Paul and 1/2 mile south of St. Brides on Highway 36. www.stbridestradingpost.ca
Visitors are always welcome in Glendon, the Pyrogy Capital of the World. The village is located 8 km north of Highway 28 on Secondary Highway 882. Get outfitted to explore the outdoors at Poacher’s Corner - there truly is something for everyone!
Plan your trip here: Village of Glendon Town of Bonnyville M.D. of Bonnyville
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Located just over two hours northeast of Edmonton, you’ll find a multitude of shops, eateries and hotels along Highway 28 all the way through Bonnyville. A must stop is at the corner of 51 Ave & 51 St – Jennie’s Diner & Bakery, a Classic 1950s restaurant. Choose from a foot long hot dog, crispy chicken burger or how about a perogy burger? Jennie’s also has a full-service bakery for your sweet tooth–be sure to check out their cool custom cakes! Shop at the popular weekly Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 11 - 2 pm at the Rodeo Grounds. If you’re needing a tune up on your marine engine including SeaDoo repairs, give L & D Marine Rentals a call to book your appointment so you can get ready to go for next year!
Mythik Games - Focussed on all types of 'play', Mythik provides great food, beverage, esthetics, escape rooms and hundreds of board games. Your place to unplug and reconnect. Sugar Belle Antiques - a house full of antiques and collectables. Enjoy a speciality coffee or tea while you browse. Chantilly Lace - find the latest in fashions at this lovely women’s clothing store. Jennie’s Diner & Bakery - see feature on opposite page. Osaka Sushi - recognized for its outstanding Japanese cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff. This Japanese Restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients. Mom’s Place Family Restaurant - exceptional service with great home cooked meals. Lakeland Grill - located in the heart of Bonnyville, this restaurant offers a wide selection of delicious foods including pizza, pasta, steak, and breakfast. Journey North Cider Co. is opening in Bonnyville this October! An orchard based cidery producing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Don’t miss the Bonnyville Craft Show Saturday, November 7 at the Centennial Centre. West of Bonnyville is Franchere Sporting Goods located on Highway 660, it is your local source for all things hunting and fishing. For a truly unique experience Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway, north of Bonnyville, offers an exceptional escape - open year round!
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
The City of Cold Lake, located 3 hours east of Edmonton is surrounded by natural beauty and is a four-season playground that attracts those with a sense of adventure. Just 3 minutes east of Kinosoo beach you will enjoy the tranquility throughout the 142 acres at Evergreen Birch Lodge and Morning Star Retreats. Here you will not only take a load off and relax, you will also reconnect with yourself and nature in a very comforting, and natural setting. On the southside of Cold Lake at Cherry Grove you will find a pure woodland oasis. Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast features a private wilderness lake for you to enjoy. You can also take in the fresh air and relax in an outdoor hot tub. They also have hiking and biking trails to go exploring, and can even go cross-country skiing in the winter!
Your hosts: Brian & Debbie Hamilton
10 minutes SE of Cold Lake in Cherry Grove For reservations or to book a tour:
MORNING STAR RETREATS • ROMANTIC GETAWAYS • FAMILY REUNIONS • WEDDINGS • 1 & 2 ROOM CABINS • 3 & 6 BEDROOM LODGES • RV SITES • TINY HOUSES
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This beach is just 3 minutes away
* Fun, Family Gatherings * Healing & Corporate Retreats *Pet Friendly
CALL US AT 780-573-8948
Find all your needs for shopping, dining and where to stay from the Highway 28 corridor through the downtown area, and further north to the marina and lakeshore areas. The Aurora Bar & Lounge at Casino Dene is a signature restaurant with an exceptional dining experience. A must stop in downtown is Cold Lake Brewing and Distilling. Visit the tasting room for handmade beer and spirits with unique flavours (see Sippin’ section page 11). Nearby, the Lakeland Inn is a dining destination with two restaurants plus a sports bar and lounge.
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
At Lakeshore Drive, check out Clark’s Eatery for a marvelous dining experience, the Maple Bacon Cranberry Chicken is so good your taste buds will tingle reading this. With incredible reviews and great service – many say Picante Café is the best restaurant in the city – this dining experience will be delightful.
Across from the marina is the Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast where you will be relaxed and comfortable in a beautifully decorated suite. End or begin your day by pampering yourself to a relaxing treatment at their on-site spa.
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
Further north on Lakeshore Drive is the Waterfront Harbour Bed & Breakfast with awesome views of the lake. This is where comfort and sleep are top priority with stunning panoramic lakefront views. Relax in one of five unique rooms with their own private bathroom to satisfy individuals, couples and families.
Janvier Gallery - exquisite Indigenous artwork located outside Cold Lake on Cold Lake First Nations Polished Pumpkins Children's Clothing - Selling an assortment of children’s accessories as well as many brand names in maternity and children's clothes from preemie to size 16. Baptism, Special occasion boys suits and shoes. Bliss Lingerie - Bra's 28aa to 56k Alberta's best selection. professional fittings, hard to find sizes, sport, maternity nursing, full support Shapewear hosiery, bridal and more. Puur Athletics - Puur Athletics is a unique boutique offering ethically produced,beautiful and fun clothing specific to yoga, dance, gym, swimming, flow, surfing, movement! Cold Lake Brewing and Distilling - see featured ad page 11. Clark's Eatery - see featured ad page 23. Picante Café - see featured ad page 23.
Beantrees Café - A cozy coffee shop that serves made from scratch sandwiches, soups, desserts with locally roasted coffee, bubble tea, lattes, frappes and specialty teas and drinks. Fresh Fusion Bistro - A cozy bistro, focussing on Mediterranean and Asian influences.
Mamacitas - highly rated authentic Mexican food restaurant.
Jonny Waffles on the Water - Enjoy breakfast, fried chicken, ice cream and more with great views of the lake!
Pourhouse Bar and Grill - Neighbourhood bar with VLT's, pool table, and full menu for lunch and dinner. Open 7 days a week.
Shopping Event - Cold Lake Craft Show, Saturday, November 21 at the Energy Centre
Click here www.GoEastofEdmonton.com/Trip-Ideas-Stories
Plan your trip here: City of Cold Lake Casino Dene – see featured ad page 23.
See our Summer Stories on Bonnyville Cold Lake Region for more great trip ideas!
Hamilton House – A Woodland Oasis & Adventures – 17 km of Cross Country ski trails. See ad page 22. Anglers Fishing Tours and Anglers Bait & Tackle Shop – ice fishing adventures and the tackle shop. See ad on right. Evergreen Birch Lodge – Outdoor trails. See featured ad below. Muriel Lake M.D. Park – Cross Country ski trails Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort – down hill skiing, snow boarding and the tube park.
Pioneer Offroad Rentals – snowmobile rentals Iron Horse Trail and the TransCanada Trail link for great snowmobiling Sylvestre Sports rents cross country skis Pandora's Locks – You and your team will have 45 minutes to decipher the clues, solve the puzzles, and escape the room! Can you escape? Time is ticking.
*SUMMER FISHING TOURS May - Sept 30 *ICE FISHING TOURS Jan - March *Ice Shacks for Rent
Marina Bowling Centre Cold Lake Plus don’t miss the Big Buck Night on December 11 and 12 at the Cherry Grove Hall.
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
Canadian Bighorn Resort – cabins, snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails
Located on the grounds of Evergreen Birch Lodge, 3 min west of Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake
EVERGREEN BIRCH LODGE RESORT • FISHING GUIDE ON-SITE • 3 BEDROOM BIRCH LODGE & EAGLES NEST LODGE • 6 BEDROOM EVERGREEN LODGE • 2 BEDROOM COTTAGES • TINY HOUSES • RV SITES
Rated 5/5 Stars in 2019
• Fire Pits & BBQ Facilities • Dog Park • Playgrounds • 4.6 km of Walking Trails • Covered outdoor seating for 60 people
Just 3 minutes west of Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake North
CALL US AT 780-639-3114
EAST OF EDMONTON5 HWY 15 &
Plan your trip here: City of Fort Saskatchewan Town of Bruderheim
Fort Distillery A vibrant city located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan offers a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions, and small-town warmth. Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta is the place to go for pizza lovers! Check out their awesome reviews on TripAdvisor. For an authentic Italian experience, head over to Modo Mio where the freshest ingredients have been handed down from the old country through generations. Right next door, enjoy the Fort Distillery cocktail lounge—an authentic grain to glass experience with their handcrafted gin and vodka (see ad page 11). When touring downtown, stop by Vera’s Treasures, where everything old is new again (see Antique Tour page 5). For yarns, fabrics, and more, visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre while on the Quilting Tour (see page 6). Book a stay in the City at one of the many brand name hotels.
The Town of Bruderheim — Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite, the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada — is a progressive and welcoming community with small town values, a variety of services, and a reasonably low cost of living. Bruderheim is home to the Studio 6 Hotel—the largest structure of its kind in North America, built out of 80 steel shipping containers (seacans). Thiel’s Greenhouses is the scene for all things green in east-central Alberta. They are open year-round for fresh hydroponic greens !
Bruderheim 4916-45 St Open year-round for Fresh Hydroponic Greens
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Fort Sask Co-op Satellite Loca on (Open May & June) For up-to-date informa on check out our website
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Heartland Hotel Visit Elk Island Thrift Store while on the Go East Antique Tour (see ad page 5). Check out Trendy Petals for giftware, and treat yourself to some beautiful fresh flowers. Stop into Lamont Home Hardware for all your supplies. Plan to stay at the Heartland Hotel located on the west side of the town of Lamont. It offers comfortable modern rooms for any occasion. You can also plan to stay in downtown Lamont at Archieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Motel with kitchen units available.
Open Mon-Sat 8:30am - 6pm
EAST OF EDMONTON
Visit Lamont to experience city living-country style! Located just 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15. Lamont is a great destination if you are wishing to head out for a weekend or short trips. Lamont has a full range of services and amenities, including local parks, tourist and workforce accommodations, and a variety of shopping and dining options.
Plan your trip here: Town of Lamont
Your store for hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint and MORE! 780-895-2454 5109 - 50 Ave Lamont
Nestled in Coyote Country just 45 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15, Chipman is a quiet, friendly, affordable family community with about 275 residents. It has easy access to Elk Island National Park and is considered a commuter community to larger centres nearby.
The Village of Andrew is located at the junction of Highways 855 and 45, only 60 minutes east of Edmonton. Enjoy the small-town charm and a stroll down Ed Stelmach Avenue, named in honour of local resident and Alberta’s 13th Premier. Here you can stock up on groceries, have a great meal at the Andrew Bar and visit the local antique shop!
Plan your trip here: Village of Chipman Town of Mundare Village of Andrew
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The Town of Mundare is just a 45 minute drive east of Edmonton, easily accessible from the Yellowhead Highway. It’s a great day trip destination, and a great place to live. Mainstreet is the place to be! As you’ve been looking in awe of the World’s Largest Sausage, you’ll want to stock up your cooler with the real deal at Stawnichy’s Sausage, and get some Ukrainian baking while there too! Then head on over to Quality Pizza & Sub for a tasty meal, be sure to leave room for some of their yummy ice cream. Stop into Liquor Choice for cold beer and a large selection of wines, coolers, and spirits. For all your quilting supplies visit The Chicken Coop while on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 6).
Located at the junction of Highways 45 and 881, Myrnam is an active community with many opportunities for family recreation. Be sure to visit Sentimental Salvage & Design in Myrnam–a creative furniture, art and home décor boutique, and a do-it-yourself projects studio. Drop into C.J.’s Café to satisfy your hunger and make sure to grab some homemade cinnamon buns on the way out.
The Town of Two Hills, located 1.5 hours east of Edmonton, is a welcoming multi-cultural community. Once settled by European pioneers, it is now home to many Mennonite families who have emigrated from Mexico, bringing a distinctive flair to local dining and shopping establishments. Two Hills Pizza & Wings serves up the best chicken around!
No visit to Derwent is complete without trying their famous Super Loaded Pizza at the Derwent Hotel, located at the end of mainstreet. It’s so good some people say “it’s the best pizza on the planet...totally worth the drive!”
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Twelve minutes east of Andrew on Hwy 45, lies the hamlet of Willingdon. Visit E.T.’s Craft Shop for craft supplies and local handcrafted gift items and giftware,located on mainstreet.
Plan your trip here: Two Hills County Town of Two Hills Village of Myrnam
Plan your trip here: Village of Marwayne
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Marwayne, located 10 minutes north of the Yellowhead Highway, at the intersection of Hwys 45 and 897, is a community of just over 600 friendly people that are proud of its small-town atmosphere. Situated in a picturesque location, Marwayne provides a family-oriented, welcoming lifestyle with city amenities nearby. Even though Marwayne is a village, it has so much to offer. In its revitalized downtown core, grab a coffee, visit local shops, have a meal at one of the restaurants, or even stop in for a cold one at the hotel and stay the night. Check in with Kathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenhouse for Christmas floral arrangements!
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Country Blessings Flower Shop & Gift Store Unique gift ideas for every occassion. www.Country-Blessings.ca
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Barr Estates Winery, Strathcona County
Sherwood Park boasts 10 major shopping plazas located along Broadmoor Boulevard, Highway 16 (Emerald Hills), Baseline Road, Sherwood Drive, and Wye Road. Wednesdays, year-round you can take in the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Festival Place in the summer, and inside the Community Centre for the winter. With over 10 top brands of hotels, Sherwood Park is the place to stay when travelling the area.
You Need a BBQ - A newer retailer to Sherwood Park, you can elevate your BBQ game with world championship experience by joining a class or by purchasing high end equipment to make your grilling dreams come true. Mud, Sweat & Gears - You can bike in the winter thanks to Mud, Sweat and Gears, or stock up on your skiing and snowboarding necessities with the latest releases in stock. Roasti - This local roastery and coffee shop imports their own beans for the freshest, highest quality coffee. Stop in at Roasti for a pourover and take a look at their open-concept roastery found within Sherwood Park. Kobachi - Sensible, health-conscious dishes are found at Kobachi; enjoy sushi that has been locally sourced and sustainable with no impurities in the heart of Sherwood Park. Branches Fresh Food - Feel those tropical vibes when you have brunch in a greenhouse. Voted best brunch and a top spot for date night, you can't go wrong when you pick Branches Fresh Food at Greenland Garden Center. Shack à Patate - When you're craving a traditional hamburger and milkshake with fries on the side, you'll want to pick Shack à Patate in Sherwood Park. Treat yourself to one of their poutines as well, you deserve it! Sherlock Holmes - Recently opened, this is the pub you have been waiting for in Sherwood Park. Enjoy the traditional British fare or try something new from their mouth-watering menu. Barr Estates Winery (see page 11) - This local winery is made with fruit grown on their property found in Strathcona County. Sample Barr Estate's raspberry, rhubarb, or strawberry wine and try to pick a favourite. It's harder than it sounds.
Kobachi Restaurant, Sherwood Park
Plan your trip here: Strathcona County
See our Summer Story on Strathcona County for more great trip ideas!
Confetti Sweets - From cakes all the way to scones, you're sure to find something to satisfy your craving at Confetti Sweets. Come away with more than just dessert when you browse through the local vendor market they have at their store in Sherwood Park. Jacek Chocolate - Come for the chocolate, stay for the designs. Make sure you stop at JACEK Chocolate Couture with plenty of time because you're going to have a hard time deciding which chocolate you want to leave with.
A rich history with many new shops and services makes this growing community of over 5,700 residents a welcoming stop to come make some memories and have some fun! Only an hour’s drive from Edmonton on Highway 16, it’s a great place for day-tripping, a getaway, or a planned vacation.
Tower Tack & Western Wear
For tasty local food, visit Skyline Greenhouse on mainstreet where you can stock up on fresh tomatoes, greens, veggies, and other local products. Right next door is Prime Cuts Meat & Deli, home to Vegreville Garlic Sausage. They also carry a great selection of specialty Ukrainian items including perogies and cabbage rolls. For pre-cooked homemade Ukrainian meals or catering services contact Baba’s Best Cooking Co. Love Pizza? Look no further, there are several great choices to choose from! You can save big and fill your belly at award winning Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta featuring delicious gourmet dishes for delivery or takeout. Who doesn’t love to have a relaxing tasty meal at Boston Pizza or enjoy an evening in their sports bar. For your sweet tooth look up Little Red Ice Cream Wagon on their Facebook page to see when and where they will serving up some delicious fresh sweet ‘n salty kettle corn and mini donuts!
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Go treasure hunting at Lucille’s Antiques & Treasures and enjoy a coffee while you browse (see the Antique Tour page 5). Visit Vegtel Engraving Ltd. for unique gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, and so much more. Next door you can visit Vegreville Natural Health Centre featuring genuine herbs, grains, and supplements to help you live a natural and healthy lifestyle. A popular stop is Everything Tea. Delightfully refreshing and soothing in nature, tea has a magical effect, making this store the place to be! Authentic handmade Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, and icons are available at the Ceramic Cottage. For fashions and quilting drop into Ziegler Fashions & The Quilt Rack (see Quilting Tour page 6). For a large selection of gifts, souvenirs, and travel needs shop at Vegreville Drug Mart. You’ll want to drop into Regent Health, an all-purpose wellness store with all your favourite brands of nutritional supplements and natural beauty products.
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On the east side of town, stock up or replenish your groceries and supplies for your road trip at Adam’s No Frills. They have you covered with value pricing that’s simply hard to beat. Across the street from the Vegreville Pysanka, Tower Tack & Western Wear will leave you looking great with their knowledgeable staff, and everything you need for western fashions and accessories.
Vegreville Corn Maze October 10-11- Harvest Husks October 17-18 - Spooky Stalks
On the west side of town, for a great selection of wine, local craft beer and specialty spirits, visit Liquor Den. For a fabulous selection of cold beer, coolers, and wine, with in-store tastings, stop at Salty’s Liquor Store, which also has the largest walk-in cooler in the area. Nearby, you can stay at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites located within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
Mainstreet Halloween Trick or Treat Event - October 31
The Haunted Hike October Weekends: 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-Nov 1
A Very Vegreville Christmas November 21 - Christmas Craft Sales, Parade and much more!
Plan your trip here: Town of Vegreville
Need RV repairs? Located in a giant warehouse, Young Farts RV Parts proclaims the lowest prices in Alberta, and carries both new and a huge inventory of used RV parts. Listen to the award winning Country 106.5 radio station–your source for local news, sports, weather, and more. Tune in every Friday morning at 8:15 am for the “Go East of Edmonton Tourism Talk.” Listen to the #guruofgo as he highlights the best things to see and do around the region online at www.country106.ca. For a complete list of businesses, clubs and services visit www.VegrevilleDirectory.ca.
See our Summer Story on the Town of Vegreville for more great trip ideas!
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9 am - 9 pm daily 4734-50 Ave., Vegreville
Located one hour and 15 minutes east of Edmonton and one hour west of Lloydminster, Innisfree is perfect for a day-trip or weekend retreat. More than 100 years strong, Innisfree is a communitydriven village rich with history and pride. Be sure to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal at Innisfree Hotel.
The Village of Mannville is surrounded by scenic river valleys and beautiful rolling fields. This community of over 828 residents is located almost two hours east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 16 and Secondary Highway 881. Mainstreet Mannville is home to Something Sweet Coffee & Bakeshopâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;a perfect reason to veer off Highway 16 and enjoy a specialty coffee with homemade treats. Be sure to stop into Village Treasures, a quilting shop full of fabrics and patterns for your next project (see page 6 for the Go East Quilting Tour). Now part of the Cornerstone Co-op, the Mannville food store was originally established over 100 years ago. A great place to stop in for baking, produce and groceries.
780-853-7306 5127-47 St, Mannville
Before you head out for your next road trip, be sure to stock up on snacks, soft drinks, and ice cream at Confectionery 881 along 47 Street.
Plan your trip here: Village of Innisfree Village of Mannville
Travel two hours east of Edmonton to the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 41 to experience the growing town of Vermilion. With a population of over 4,500, it features excellent cultural and recreational facilities, plus new retail and commercial developments.
Locals and visitors enjoy Vermilion where friendly faces greet customers within an array of shopping and dining establishments along Highway 41, in Junction Sixteen 41, on Railway Avenue and through Vermilion’s beautiful downtown. Shop for the latest in ladies and men’s fashions, accessories, western wear, giftware and home décor. Vermilion has several dining options from a fabulous sit down meal to food on-the-go! The Red Brick supports local artists and sources from local producers for its healthy meals in the café. Enjoy a specialty coffee in this cozy space on main street, or enjoy a delicious meal at Hubkins Restaurant or Anthony’s Grill. For those with a sweet tooth, head to Night Owl Sweets and Treats for Foothills Ice Cream, flavoured popcorn, and fun retro candy! As you follow the Go East Sippin’ Trail stop at the Copper Cork Distillery to check out the magnificent towering copper still where you’ll find some of the finest spirits made with locally sourced ingredients (see ad page 10).
Mon-Wed 8am-7pm Thurs 8am-9pm Fri 8am-7pm Sat 8am-5pm 780-581-8944 5018 - 50 Av e, Vermilion
Look and feel your absolute best at Elevation where they offer a personalized shopping experience and you’ll find all the latest in ladies fashions, accessories and new styles for the summer. Need more relaxation for your mind and body? Lighten Up Therapy and Wellness will put you at ease. For more great boutique shopping be sure to visit Craig’s Cornerstone consisting of three 100-year-old buildings in the heart of Vermilion’s historic downtown. Craig’s underwent extensive exterior and interior renovations to modernize and tie in the three buildings to look like a single "modern" department store (as pictured on page 37). When Craig’s Department Store decided to shut the doors in 2017, a few local business owners decided to buy the buildings and restore them to their original façades. The building was uniquely set up to allow numerous locally owned boutiques to open and foster an indoor market atmosphere unlike anything else in the region. Five great shops currently make up Craig’s Cornerstone. Uniquely U Styles features the latest in ladies fashion. Vermilion Jewelers has you covered for every occasion. Shop a variety of styles for shoes and outerwear at Harbrook and Paisley. For kids fashions, head to MACK - Modern Age Clothing for Kids. If you prefer something for yourself, find your new favourite outfit at Fresh Apparel. NEW: Upper Level Pottery Gallery located upstairs at Craig’s Cornerstone is bringing Artists and Artisans of all mediums together under one roof. You are invited to come and enjoy the artistic diversity and unique talents that are being showcased in the region.
Lloydminster is the City where you have the unique ability to be in two places at once – Alberta and Saskatchewan! Make Lloydminster your destination for great experiences and first-class shopping, located 2.5 hrs east of Edmonton on Highway 16. For those who love to support local farmers and artisans, be sure to check out the indoor and outdoor farmers markets. The Border City Farmers Market is a local year round hot spot and super popular with their Make it...Bake it...Grow it theme! The market boasts an array of locally grown vegetables, honey, chocolates, health and wellness products, clothing and handmade crafts, to name a few. The East Market Noodle House has the best selection of Vietnamese specialties with the freshest of ingredients and gluten free options. Whether you’re craving a vermicelli bowl or spring rolls, you’ll enjoy this local favourite. Did someone say Greek and hungry? Plan a pleasurable stop at Spiro’s, a thirdgeneration eatery where they pride themselves on creating a classy family dining atmosphere. You’ll find an exclusive selection of Greek delicacies made in-house from ageold recipes. For a unique culinary experience Timber Café offers specialty coffee, loose-leaf tea, light lunch options, craft cocktails and more.
You can rely on Cornerstone Co-op with many locations in Vermilion for all of your grocery, pharmacy, liquor, gas and propane needs before heading out on your next daytrip or getaway.
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Olive & Birch is Lloydminster’s destination store for beautiful blinds and drapery, distinctive home décor, captivating accessories and unique gifts. When you walk through the doors, you are welcomed into a haven of perfect choices. They offer a range of products from renowned home, kitchen and beauty brands such as Hunter Douglas, Hillberg & Berk, Staub, Thymes Skin Care and more. Stop in today to pamper yourself!
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Dawn Interiors & Fashions is a unique boutique shopping experience that caters to the enjoyment of your home. At Dawn Interiors they believe to ‘decorate is to celebrate’. Celebrate the beauty of your home, your life and your family with Dawn Interiors. They also carry ladies fashions and accessories to add to your wardrobe. For pampering, try their all natural bath & body products and essential oils. The Country Store is in one of the oldest homes in Lloydminster and specializes in country décor, antique furniture and treasures from the past. It will not disappoint, so head on over to this farmhouse-inspired general store. Make this a must-stop on the Antique Tour (see ad page 5).
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If you’re looking for a place to stay, there is a variety of hotels throughout Lloydminster. Whether you visit the Border City for one day or many, there’s a lot to take in. And while you’re here, be sure to tag your adventures with #DiscoverLloydminster and #goeastofedmonton.
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Gold Horse Casino is the newest member of SIGA’s (Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority) family of casinos. The new casino is a 33,750 square feet entertainment venue. Gold Horse Casino is open 9 am daily, and is located just off Highway 16 in Lloydminster. This new casino features over 250 slot machines, 6 live table games, 2 poker tables, 4 electronic table games at The Circuit, Bar & Grill, Deli, and an Event Centre. Top notch entertainment is held year round in the event centre where you can also book this space for events, meetings, weddings or banquets. Close to nearby hotels and shopping, this casino is sure to become a premier entertainment destination in the border city.
Plan your trip here: City of Lloydminster
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Java Blossom Flowers, Viking
Long Branch Trading Co., Irma
Take a drive to Tofield and discover a hidden gem just 40 minutes from Edmonton. This thriving community boasts a population of nearly 2100 and features a variety of local and unique businesses serving the area. Check out Busy B Bargains for a plethora of items that are “next to new.” Browse through a great selection of fabric with friendly service at Quilting Country on the Go East Quilting Tour (see ad page 6). Shop for local produce at the Farmers’ Market at the Hall. Uncle Roger’s is a great place to enjoy pleasant family dining, or watch a sporting event with a group of friends, broadcasted live in the lounge. For something a little different, try a cozy evening at the Footloose Caboose Lodge and enjoy a meal in their dining car.
Ryley is located in the centre of Beaver County, 50 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 14. The village and its nearly 500 residents enjoy a tranquil, small community atmosphere. Successful niche businesses include George’s Harness and Saddlery and Ryley Sausage. Stop in for lunch at River Rock Cafe.
Country charm and community spirit abound in this cozy village on Highway 14, one hour east of Edmonton. Be sure to visit The Gallery, set in a historic 1915 converted church building which is the venue for artisans of all kinds, including arts, crafts, and country décor. The venue is also perfect for artistic shows hosted on a regular basis. Open weekends or by appointment. Of special interest is the NU2U2 store, which is run by a non-profit society. Staffed by volunteers, it takes donations of consignments of gently used clothing and accessories. Open 12-4 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays on mainstreet.
Plan your trip here: Town of Tofield Village of Holden Village of Ryley
The charming Town of Viking is known as the home to the Sutter brothers. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL at the same time, often as team captains. Viking is located at the junction of Highways 14 & 36.
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Viking is home to many unique businesses that make it a great road trip destination. Shop at Viking Meats for a full-service meat shop and deli counter known for their famous Viking Wieners. They also carry a full line of groceries including unique gourmet spices and sauces, teas, giftables and fireworks to light up your holidays.
Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts and décor to decorate your home. Have you heard of Bad Teacher? You’ll love the flavours of this apple spiced honey liquor from Section 35 Farm Distillery (see Sippin Section on page 10). While in town, you can pick up their products at the local liquor store.
Plan your trip here: Town of Viking Village of Irma
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. If you’re looking for a nostalgic piece to add to your home, or a unique gift for that special someone, be sure to visit Like It Never Was (see Antique Tour on page 5). More unique gifts can be found at Long Branch Trading Company, where you can also enjoy lunch and the best coffee in town! Nearby, Irma Home & Garden Decor carries an impressive collection of home and garden décor. Love quilting? Creative Klutter & Quilt Shop is your one stop shop for a beautiful selection of cotton fabric, flannels, fleeces, battings and backings. This shop is also a hidden trove for crystals, books and other unique items (see Quilting Tour on page 6).
The Iron Raven - see ad below. Wainwright is located on Highway 14, just over a two-hour drive east of Edmonton. The town has a historic feel, with a wide selection of boutiques and restaurants, plus opportunities to view wildlife or learn more about Canada’s rich prairie railroading history.
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Feeling thirsty? Stop in at the award-winning Ribstone Creek Brewery in Edgerton, just a short drive east of Wainwright !
Park & Trestle Restaurant - Wainwright’s favourite place to Eat, Drink and be Social. Offering pub style comfort food. From their sauces to their hand cut steaks, they use the freshest ingredients and local producers to support the community.
Jingle & Mingle - November 12th or 19th - Details TBA
Plan your trip here: Town of Wainwright Village of Edgerton
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Upcycle, recycle, own history and have your antiques appraised at The Iron Raven. Vintage décor, fine arts, and handicrafts are part of the unique offerings here. Gibson’s Home Hardware has everything from camping supplies to fishing and hunting licenses. For your grocery and supplies check out the Cornerstone Co-op. This community-minded business has a food store, liquor store, home centre and a gas bar with propane cylinder fills (see ad page 34). After a full day of shopping you may need a break for your mind and body. Energy Crystals and Books can help you put your body at ease.
Wainwright Christmas Expo Fri, November 6th 2-7pm; Sat, November 7th 10am – 5pm Wainwright Elks Hall, 1401 – 1 Avenue Christmas in the Country Artisan Market December 4, 2-8 pm; December 5, 10 am - 4 pm Lazy Bee Shop. The blue sign is 464079 Rge Rd 84 Contact: email@example.com or 780-842-0762
See our Summer Stories on Wainwright for more great trip ideas!
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8th Annual Winter Vendor Splendor November 8, 2020 9 am - 2 pm Fundraiser for Camrose & Area Animal Shelter Society
Only 1 hour east of Edmonton!
Experience Scandinavian hospitality in our charming Bakery & Coffee Shop.
Open Mon-Fri 9:30-5pm; Sat 10-4pm
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5210 - 51 Ave., Camrose, AB
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Twig Design Sole City Shoes Buckskins Emporium Kaoz Kidz Lakehouse Naturals Soap Co. Trendy Walrus Fringe Benefits Studio 49 Quantum Comics Candler Art Gallery Interiors On Main Bra Necessities Duff Layton’s Men’s Wear Tish’s Fashions
The Borough on Main Hart House Truffles Hager’s Café Retro Fiona’s Mainstreet 1908 FIKA’s Camrose Coffee Fox & Fable Goat Cofee
Plan your trip here: City of Camrose Camrose County See our Summer Stories on the City of Camrose for more great trip ideas!
The Flagstaff Region has an abundance of local makers, artisans and retailers of local products. To showcase and enhance the exposure of these businesses, the County has formed a program named Flagstaff Crafted. To see a complete list of their participants visit www.flagstaffcrafted.ca and support a local business today!
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Daysland is located 40 km southeast of Camrose on Highway 13. Home to more than 800 residents, the community serves as the education, medical and shopping centre for a large mixed farming district. For great boutique shopping, be sure to visit these shops on mainstreet: The Lady Bug Pick Nic Ltd and The Rusty Daisy. You’re guaranteed to find that unique gift, home décor, flowers and much more! With a variety of retail shops, accommodations, cafés and attractions, Daysland makes for a great daytrip or stopover.
The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose with a population of 875. It is a short drive south of Killam from Highway 13, and west of Highway 36. Coutts Home Hardware is the place to pick up your outdoor and camping supplies. Plan to dine at The Social Butterfly Val’s where you can enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal. While you’re there check out the gifts, collectables, view the beautiful artwork, and take home some of Val’s Famous Fruitcake.
The Social Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm 780-582-3541
•Take In ~ Eat Out •Daily Specials •Buy & Sell Gifts, Collectables & Artwork •Custom Baking •Catering •Ukrainian Foods •Prepared Meals to go •Val’s Famous Fruitcake
5002 - 50 Ave, Forestburg
Plan your trip here: Town of Daysland Village of Forestburg Flagstaff County 2020 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide
Killam is a thriving and vibrant town located within Flagstaff County, at the intersections of Highways 36 and 13. Find the perfect gift, or treat yourself at Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts. Make time to browse through the huge Town & Country Guardian Drugs, and enjoy a delicious hearty breakfast or lunch at Jam Tarts Café. Love quilting? Visit Crafty Creations Quilt Gallery on mainstreet (see the Quilting Tour page 6). Plan to stay at the Killam Krossing Hotel – dine at the Smitty’s Restaurant conveniently located on-site, or stay at the cozy Wagon Wheel Motel.
Open Monday - Friday 7 am - 2 pm 5006 - 50 Street, Killam
•40 Rooms - coffee, fridges, full bath, clean, quiet, WI-FI •Smart TVs •Room service available •4 Corners Sports Lounge •Happy Hour •VLTs •Convenience Store open 24/7 •Off sales 10 am - 2:50 am
•Open daily •Daily specials •Ask about our Seniors & Children’s Program •Licensed
5008 - 50 St., Killam 780-385-3014
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Plan yourtrip here: Town of Killam
Tues-Fri 9-5:30 pm Sat 10-4 pm
Conveniently located at the corner of Hwy 36 & 13
The Town of Sedgewick is located just east of Killam along Highway 13. Sedgewick has a delightful variety of places to feast. Treat yourself for lunch and something sweet at The Wooden Spoon Café and Cakeshop. Offering a full line of fresh baked products, breakfast and lunch, stop into Quirks Bakery & Café at the Wick Motel. Enjoy the newly opened family dining restaurant, Barrio Cusina–aka ‘small town kitchen’. This new dining option offers buffet days and specializes in Filipino, Nigerian and Western cuisine. Savour Sedgewick!
The Town of Hardisty is a 2 hour drive southeast of Edmonton on Highway 13. Hardisty has a full array of established businesses to serve your needs. For the largest selection of beer and wine in the county visit Lakeview Liquor Store featuring over 250 wines in stock. The ‘little country gift shop’ Rustic Stars is a proud member of Flagstaff Crafted–a program and platform run by Flagstaff County that enhances the exposure of local makers, artisans, and retailers of local products. Rustic Stars offers a wide range of products that include custom vinyl designs, apparel, and giftware. Be sure to visit them during the Christmas season, and be amazed by seeing over 30 themed Christmas trees!
Plan your trip here: Town of Sedgewick Village of Lougheed Town of Hardisty Town of Provost
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403-702-5435 4719 - 48 Ave, Sedgewick (at the Wick Motel)
The Village of Lougheed is located just under two hours southeast of Edmonton on Highway 13 near the beautiful Battle River Valley. With a local economy in agriculture and oil & gas activity, Lougheed serves the area with a selection of shopping and services, including the award winning Diamond J Bakery, which opened its doors in March of 2018. This bakery was awarded under The Sweetest Bakery in Canada, Alberta’s Donut Category. Treat yourself today with their delicious donuts and buns!
The Town of Provost is located 3 hours southeast of Edmonton and just 20 km west of the Saskatchewan border town, Macklin. The community has a strong agricultural and energy sector background. Enjoy a variety of shops, and services in the revitalized downtown area, as well as accommodations and businesses along Highway 13. For a great meal plan to visit the Czar Hotel located 30 minutes west of Provost off Highway 13.
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