2013 GO EAST of Edmonton Travel Guide Published annually by
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G O EAST of Edmonton! Greetings from GO EAST RTO On behalf of the Board of Directors of GO EAST RTO, I am pleased to introduce you to the new GO EAST of Edmonton Travel Guide. In 2012 tourism operators in the region formed the GO EAST RTO (Regional Tourism Organization) to be the official tourism organization to lead tourism marketing and development for the region. Go East actually stands for Growing Opportunities - East Alberta Sustainable Tourism. Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide is your go-to source for travel and vacation information for East Central Alberta. It is the most comprehensive guide to everything to see and do this year, and we are very excited to present this to you so you can...GO EAST of Edmonton! Kevin D. Kisilevich Tourism Marketing & Development Manager GO EAST RTO 4
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These routes are colour coded as if you are driving from Edmonton heading East. Each Highway Driving Tour features communities, businesses and attractions along these major routes.
daytrips & driving tours
Paradise Valley Irma
Killam Sedgewick Lougheed Hardisty
INSIDE BACK COVER
Highway 15 & 45 Tours Bodo
sections features Prize Giveaways Events Ag & Culinary Tourism Attractions Golfing
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What’s New? History brought to Life Celebrate 100 yrs of Conservation
Highway 16 Tour
Southeast of Edmonton
Rivers Run Through It Chipman Centennial
Outdoor Adventures Campgrounds Fishing Accommodations Business Directory Community Directory and Pullout Map
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Highway 14 Tour
Hurry to Bruce’s 100th Stampede!
Highway 13 Tour
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2 major concerts
golf Coal Creek Golf Resort 2 - 18 hole passes includes cart & driving range. Value $200 (Drawn by June 30)
Mannville Riverview Golf Course 4 sets of 4 - 9 hole golf passes Value $320 (Drawn by June 30)
Friday, July 19th - Hey Romeo 5 pairs of tickets Value $400
Saturday, July 20th - Honeymoon Suite & PRISM 5 pairs of tickets Value $600 (Drawn by June 30)
Flagstaff County Rodeo Giveaway 2 passes to all of these July 19 & 20 Killam Rodeo - June 14-15 Boyle Weekend Rodeo Passes Hardisty Rodeo - July 12-14 4 sets of Family of 4 passes Sedgewick Rodeo - Aug. 24-25 Value $360 (Drawn in May, June & July 15)
Value approx. $75 (Drawn by May 30).
Tofield Foundation Pomeroy Inn & Suites - Vegreville locally sourced dinner 2 event/meeting room packages (every 2nd Friday in July-Oct) meeting room up to 25 people 2 sets of 4 tickets Value $100 including coffee (Drawn by June 30)
Hairy Hill Rodeo July 5 & 6 10 pairs of tickets Value $400 (Drawn by June 15)
Vegreville Country Fair Aug. 8-10 2 Family passes Value $100 (Drawn by July 30)
Value $750 (Drawn by Sept. 30)
The Cheesiry 4 tickets for a Cheese Factory Tour and 10% off coupon for each of the tours.
Redwater Golf Club 2 - 9 hole golf passes
See page 39 for more concert details.
Value $50 (Drawn by June 30)
Bear Ridge Campground 2 nites free camping all inclusive
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village 20 Family Admission Passes
Value $60 (Drawn by June 30)
Elk Island Retreat 1 night of Tipi Camping for up to 6 people with Bannock & Mint tea (served at your site)
Value $400 (Drawn by June 30)
Bodo Archaeological Centre & Site 2 Adult Dig-It Camp Tickets Dig with an archaeologist at a 500 year old bison bone bed.
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Events & Entertainment
Vegreville Father’s Day Show & Shine, photo by VEDB
27 HEINSBURG JAMBOREE
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5 Tofield Bull Bash 5-10 Vermilion Fire Festival 6 Ryley Canadian Country Music Legends: Pete Hicks 8- 10 Camrose Growing Rural Tourism Conference 12 Kitscoty Hall Dinner Theatre 12 Viking Bull Bash 12-14 Sherwood Park Great Canadian Trade Fair 12-14 Vermilion Ukrainian Dance Festival 13 Lloyd Rare & Exotic Spring Sale 13 Holden Beaver Regional Arts presents: Duane Steele 13 Kitscoty Hall Dinner Theatre 14 Marwayne Jamboree & Dance 15-19 Sherwood Park Music Festival
17 BONNYVILLE CENTENNIAL CENTRE: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH 18 Mannville Communities in Bloom Gary Fjellgaard & Friends Concert 19 Camrose Celebrating Women Conference 19-20 Vermilion Art Show & Sale 19-20 Holden Beaver Arts Theatre (Pie-Rats of the Carob-Bean) 19 Kitscoty Hall Dinner Theatre 20 Round Hill Ukrainian Night 20 St. Paul Bear Aware & Avoidance 20 Derwent Spring Trade Show & Garage Sale 20 Sherwood Park Festival Place Folk Singer - J.R Shore 20 Daysland Palace Theater (Jack and the Bean Stalk) 20 Kitscoty Hall Dinner Theatre 21 Strathcona County Heartland Fiddles & Opry 21 Sherwood Park Music Festival Grand Concert 25-27 Vermilion Rotary Garage Sale 26 -28 Fort Saskatchewan Chamber Trade Show
See ad page 49. 27 Tofield Snow Goose Chase
27 LAMONT BULLARAMA & NO BULL TRADE SHOW See ad page 56. 27 Heisler Elks Pork BBQ & Auction 27 Sherwood Park Mayor's Celebration for the Arts
27 BONNYVILLE CENTENNIAL CENTRE: MONSTERS OF MOCK "THE TRIBUTES” 27 Brookville Dinner and Show 27-28 Vermilion Home Garden & Golf Show 27-28 Tofield Spring Nature Festival
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MAY TO FALL GREENHOUSE GARDENS & GIFT TOUR See page 16.
2 BONNYVILLE CENTENNIAL CENTRE: TROOPER 2 Vermilion Women's Conference & Trade Show 3-4 Killam Town Wide Garage Sale
4 TWO HILLS BULL-A-RAMA See ad page 63. 4-5 Vermilion Quilt Show 4-5 Holden Beaver Arts Theater (Out of Sight ... Out of Murder) 9-10 Fort Saskatchewan Peoples Of The North Saskatchewan Festival 10 Vermilion Steak Fry & Beer Tasting 10 Vegreville Mothers Day Market 10-12 Holden Beaver Arts Theater (Out of Sight ... Out of Murder)
11 REDWATER TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE 11 LEGAL TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE 11 Innisfree Village Garage Sale 11 Tofield Fiddler's Jamboree 11 Vegreville Ukrainian Dance Recital 11 Strathcona County Mothers Day Horse Show
Performing Arts 11 Ardrossan 24th Annual Lobster Dinner & Dance 11 Bawlf Community Garage Sale 11 Brookville Spa Day 11 Vegreville Weddings of the Century 12 Waskatenau Pryvett Ukrainian Dance Concert 12 Innisfree Mothers Day Breakfast 12 Mannville Mothers Day Brunch 12 Bawlf Lions Mother's Day Breakfast
13 ROUND HILL SPRING FARMERS MARKET 16 -17 Vermilion Wizard of Oz 17 Sedgewick Norwegian Independence Day 17 -18 Tofield Holy Trinity Anglican Church Annual Plant Sale 17 -19 St. Paul Alberta Francophone Games 18 Camrose Opening Day for the Station & Park
20 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE CELEBRATION OF DANCE See page 22. 24 Vermilion Free Drive-In Movie
24-26 CAMROSE CRUISER'S CAR SHOW 24-26 Bonnyville Pro Rodeo 24-26 St. Albert Rainmaker Rodeo 25 Elk Point Riverland Challenge 25 Two Hills Walk/Run for the Hills 25 Boscombe Country Corral - Talent Show 25 Lloydminster Recreational Driving Horse Show 25 St. Paul Learning to Geocache 25 Holden Museum Buns and Jam & Black on White 25 Flagstaff Regional Airport Free Plane Ride for Kids 25 Josephburg Rabbit Show 25 Brookville Spring Bazaar 25-26 Cadogan Rodeo 26 Camrose Fly in Breakfast 26 Strathcona County World of Horses Presentation 26 Cooking Lake Blackfoot 9th Annual Ultra Marathon
31-June 1 CAMROSE JAYWALKERS JAMBOREE 31-June 2 TOFIELD SODBUSTER RODEO Promenade (Street Fair)
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1 MARWAYNE COMMUNITY WIDE AUCTION SALE 1-7 Camrose Plant Sale & Swap 1 -Aug 31 Camrose Art Walk 1-Aug 31 CAMROSE MIRROR
LAKE EXPRESS TRAIN RIDES 1-SEPT 2 FORT SASKATCHEWAN SHEEP GRAZING See ad page 51. 1 FORT SASKATCHEWAN ANNUAL LEGACY PARK FAMILY FESTIVAL & 5K FUN RUN AND WALK See ad page 51. 1 Andrew Town-Wide Garage Sale
1 ELK POINT SHOW AND SHINE 1 Mannville Community Garage Sale 1 Killam Cyclones Swim Meet 1-3 Lloydminster 4-H Expo 2 Redwater Ride For Hunger 2 Chipman Show'n Shine 6-8 Brookville Garage Sale
7 MARWAYNE AG FAIR 7-9 MARWAYNE RODEO WEEK 7-9 MARWAYNE LEA PARK RODEO See ad page 66. 7-9 Myrnam Crooked Shooters Slow Pitch Tournament 7-9 Camrose Under the Lights Soccer Tournament 7-9 Waskatenau Gary Starchuk/Dwayne Semeniuk Memorial Mens Baseball Tournament 7-9 Cold Lake Stampede 7-9 Killam Slo Pitch Tournament 8 Vegreville Canadian Cancer Society Vegreville Relay For Life
For Regular Weekly Farmers’ Markets & Community Markets See page 14.
Detailed Events at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
Lea Park Rodeo
Rodeos & Bullaramas 8 LLOYDMINSTER STREETFEST See ad page 84. See ad below.
8 HOLDEN FARMER'S DAY See ad page 89.
8 FLAGSTAFF REGIONAL AIRPORT 30TH ANNIVERSARY See page 109. 8-9 Camrose MS Bike Tour 8-9 Thorhild Vintage Flat Track Tim Horner Memorial 8 Vermilion Heritage Museum Celebration 9 Cold Lake Cruisin the Dub Car Show 9 Chipman Fair Days
9 TWO HILLS FARMER’S DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT 14 Lloydminster Just Kruzin " Drive In Theatre " 14 Killam Chili Cook Off
14-15 KILLAM RODEO See ad page 106.
14 -16 DEWBERRY CPCA CHUCKWAGON RACES See ad page 80. 14-15 Edmonton Craft & Beer Festival 14-16 Provost Kinsmen Splash & Smash 14-16 Saddle Lake Rodeo & Pro Chuckwagon Races 15 Two Hills Rib Cook Off / Community Garage Sale
15 DERWENT FARMERS DAY FUNDRAISER PEROGY SUPPER 15 Lloydminster Sat. Show & Shine 15 Innisfree Fishing Derby 15 Cold Lake Maple Flag Open House 15 Ryley Sports Day & Family Fair 15 Lloydminster Just Kruzin Show & Shine 15 Killam's Annual Street Fair 15 Strathcona County Pony Club Horse Show 15 Ardrossan Old Fashioned Parade & Picnic 15 Fort Saskatchewan DBC June City Wide Garage Sale 15 Strathcona County Nature Playday at Strathcona Wilderness Center 15-16 Lloydminster Exhibition Race 15-16 Lougheed Horse Shoe Tournament
15 -16 FORESTBURG GIANT MUD BOG 16 VEGREVILLE FATHERS DAY SHOW & SHINE See ad page 71.
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Show & Shines
16 Vermilion Triathlon 17 Irma 4-H Beef Achievement Day
20-23 WAINWRIGHT STAMPEDE & RODEO See ad page 98. 21 Bonnyville Aboriginal Day
21 PARADISE VALLEY BULLARAMA See page 81. 21-23 PARADISE VALLEY 3 CITIES FAIR See page 81. 21-23 NEWBROOK COMMUNITY FAIR See ad page 38.
21-23 VIKING IN THE STREETS
Vintage Flat Track Motorcycle Races, Thorhild
Just Kruzin’ Show & Shine
Races & Rallies
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1 CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS are held in most communities. Visit www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
1 FORT SASKATCHEWAN CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
See ad page 94. 22 Viking Car/Truck/Antique/ Farm Equipment Show
See ad page 51.
22 VICTORIA SETTLEMENT VICTORIAN GEOCACHE MURDER MYSTERY See ad pg 21. 22 VEGREVILLE DOWNTOWN MARKETS See ad page 71.
1-2 Thorhild Stampede & Rodeo 1 Lac La Biche Mission Canada Day Celebration 1 Alliance Sports Day
22 Glendon Rodeo 22 -23 Cold Lake St. Jean Baptiste Weekend 22-23 Rich Lake Ranch Rodeo 23 Camrose Purple Martin Festival
See page 109.
23 BODO OPEN HOUSE - BODO ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTRE AND SITE See page 98. 24 Bodo Traditional Skills Day 25 Bodo Traditional and Medicinal Plant Hike 26 Bodo Archaeological Guest Lecture 27 Bodo Kids Night 27 Camrose National Aboriginal Day 28 Mannville Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea 28-30 Andrew Sport Off Days 28-July 1 Elk Point Fun Fly
29 ANDREW SPORT-OFF FARMERS' MARKET See ad page 14. 29 Glendon Pyrogy Festival 29 Bellis Iron Horse Motorcycle Show & Shine 29-30 Lea Park Jamboree & Dance 29-Aug 05 Irma Days & Summerspeil
30-July 1 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS See page 22.
1 BRUDERHEIM CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS See ad page 55.
1 SEDGEWICK CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS & SPORTS DAY 1 SHERWOOD PARK CANADA DAY PARADE 1 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS 1 Brookville Pancake Breakfast 2 Fort Saskatchewan Trans Canada Trail River & Ravine Guided Walk
5-6 HAIRY HILL RODEO See ad page 62.
5-7 VEGREVILLE PYSANKA FESTIVAL See ad page 71. 5 Vegreville Pysanka Days Special Market 5-7 Cherry Grove Little Britches Rodeo & Pony Chariot Racing
5-7 EDGERTON SPORTS DAYS See ad page 101. 5-7 Goodfish Lake Rodeo
See ad page 95. 6-7 Stoney Lake Rodeo
7 VICTORIA SETTLEMENT JAMBOREE See ad page 21. 10 KINSELLA BULLARAMA See ad page 95.
10-13 LLOYDMINSTER COLONIAL DAYS FAIR See ad page 84.
12-14 BOSCOMBE HILLBILLY JAM - OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL See ad page 46. 12-14 HARDISTY RODEO, CHUCKWAGONS 13 Camrose Garden Tour & High Tea 13 Myrnam Community Garage Sale 13-14 Thorhild Vintage Flat Track Summer Series Race
15 SHERWOOD PARK SAVOUR STRATHCONA COUNTY 17 Alliance Ag Society Horse Show And Bench Fair
18 TASTE OF WAINWRIGHT See ad page 99. 18-21 Bonnyville World Professional Chuckwagon Racing
18-27 TASTE OF EDMONTON 18 Strathcona County Playday at Broadmoor Lake Park
19-21 MARWAYNE PRAIRIE EGG GATHERING See page 80. 19-21 VILNA COWBOY FEST See ad page 42. 19-21 Gibbons Pioneer Days Festival 19-21 Lac La Biche Lakeland Country Fair & Roughstock Rodeo
19-21 BOYLE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY CONCERTS & RODEO See ad page 39. 19-21 Two Hills Run to the Hills Rally 19-28 Edmonton K-Days
Derwent Farmers Day Fundraiser
Saturday, June 15, 2013
5-7:30pm Derwent Rec Centre
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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Vegreville Country Fair
Country Fairs 20 VEGREVILLE DOWNTOWN MARKETS See ad page 71. 20 ELK POINT FORT GEORGE & BUCKINGHAM HOUSE BEARS AND BERRIES FESTIVAL See ad page 21.
20 ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK PARKS DAY See page 23. 20 Egremont 70th Anniversary Celebration
20-21 BOYLE RODEO FARMERS MARKET See ad page 39. 20- 21 MYRNAM FAIR & FUN DAY See ad page 60. 21 Gibbons/Legal Tour de l' Alberta Bike Race 21 Cooking Lake Blackfoot Devon Walkers Annual Hike & Parks Day 23-27 Strathcona County Under the Big Top
25-27 VERMILION AG FAIR See ad page 82.
26-27 LEGAL FETE AU VILLAGE See ad page 35. 26-27 Rich Lake Professional Rodeo
Bounty in Beaver County
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1-4 CAMROSE BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE 2 Lac La Biche Street Festival 2-4 Lac La Biche Pow Wow 3 Smoky Lake Heritage Days Market 3-4 Mallaig Haying in The 30s
3-4 SMOKY LAKE STAMPEDE See ad page 41. 3-5 Edmonton Heritage Fest 5 Tofield Lions Club Heritage Classic Car Show 5-7 Tofield Miniature Aircraft Display And Fun Fly
7 VEGREVILLE GOURMET AFFAIR See ad page 71. 8-10 VEGREVILLE COUNTRY FAIR See ad page 71.
26 -28 LAMONT SUMMER SIZZLER RODEO See ad page 56. 8-11 Edmonton Folk Music Fest 26-28 BRUCE STAMPEDE 100TH 9-11 Camrose Founders Days Festival 9-10 CLANDONALD COUNTRY ANNUAL See ad page 93. 26-28 Vegreville Bluebird Country FAIR See ad page 65. Jamboree 9-11 WASKATENAU FAIR DAYS 27 Camrose Train Day Festival for 9-11 EXPERIENCE THE BOUNTY Children IN BEAVER COUNTY
27 Bonnyville Third Annual Gear Grabbers Classic Car Show 27 Killam Charity Auction
See ad page 87.
9-11 WILLINGDON FAIR & TEAM PENNING See ad page 62. 10 Glendon Derby Daze 10 Ashmont Heritage Days
10 LOUGHEED 90TH ANNUAL FAIR See ad page 110.
10 Boyle Wildberry Festival
20 Bonnyville Summer Harvest Market 21 Killam Flagstaff End of Summer 11 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE UKRAINIAN Celebration Movie in the Park 23-25 Ardmore Extreme 2013 DAY See page 22.
11 RANFURLY FAIR See ad pg 76. Aug 12-16 Strathcona County Under the Big Top
13-14 ROUND HILL BENCH SHOW See ad below. 14 WAINWRIGHT AG FAIR 14 Innisfree Fair Day 14 Strathcona County Playday at Broadmoor Lake Park 14-18 Lloydminster Westridge GMC CPCA Finals & Cabaret 15 Cold Lake Fall Fair & Bench Show
16 FORT SASKATCHEWAN SOBEYS MOVIE UNDER THE STARS See ad page 51. 16 Redwater Movie in the Park
16-18 REDWATER DISCOVERY DAYS See page 117. 16-17 WAINWRIGHT COME BY THE HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL See ad below. 16-18 Plamondon Mug Bog 16-18 Kikino Silver Birch Rodeo
16-18 CHIPMAN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS See ad page 57. 17 MANNVILLE AGRICULTURE SOCIETY FAIR & PARADE 17 Glendon Cruise Night
17 -18 MUNDARE AGRI-DAYS FAIR See ad page 58. 17 MUNDARE QUILT SHOW See ad page 59. 17 South Cooking Lake Trails Days 90th Anniversary 17 Chipman Centennial Car Show 17 Fort Saskatchewan City Wide Garage Sale
17-18 VILNA BOOMTOWN DAYS See ad page 42. 17-18 TWO HILLS RODEO WEEKEND See ad page 63. 17 -18 KITSCOTY DAYS CELEBRATION See page 81. 18 FORT GEORGE & BUCKINGHAM HOUSE FIELD AND FORT DAY See ad page 21. 18 Cold Lake Cruisers Car Club Show & Shine 19-23 Strathcona County Under the Big Top
11 Camrose Founders Day Festival at the Station
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See ad page 55. 24 Strathcona County Celebrates its People 24-25 Camrose Prairie Fun Days
24-25 VEGREVILLE CANADIAN BUNNOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS See ad page 74. 24-25 Thorhild Vintage Flat Track Hot August Days Race
24-25 SEDGEWICK RODEO 24-25 ANDREW BABAS & BORTSCH UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL See page 2 & 53. 24-25 Strathcona County Vintage Tractor Pull at Bremner House
25 FORT GEORGE & BUCKINGHAM HOUSE FORTS DES PRAIRIES JAMBOREE See ad page 21.
25 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE FRIENDS UKRAINIAN MUSIC FEST See page 22.
29-SEPT 1 - ST. PAUL LAKELAND RODEO ASSOCIATION FINALS See ad page 47. 31-Sept. 2 Tofield Total Ry-Tof Slo Pitch Tournament
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1 Kikino Triathalon 2 Fort Saskatchewan A Picnic and Farewell Sheep Parade Downtown
3-8 STRATHCONA COUNTY / CAMROSE TOUR OF ALBERTA CANADIAN PRO CYCLING EVENT 6-8 VEGREVILLE CANADIAN PONY CHUCKWAGON FINALS See ad page 71.
Detailed Events at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Viking Farmers’ Market
Quilt Shows 7 VEGREVILLE DOWNTOWN MARKETS See ad page 71. 7 Mallaig Sportsman Trade Show
7 GIBBONS TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE See ad page 35. 8 Round Hill Threshing Day & Show & Shine
8 UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE HARVEST OF THE PAST & HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL See page 22. 8 Bonnyville Harvest Fair & Country Market 9 Cooking Lake Blackfoot Challenge Bike Race 14-15 Thorhild Vintage Flat Track Fall Classic 25 Fort Saskatchewan Women in Business 28 Vilna Quilt Show
28 WAINWRIGHT SCARECROW FESTIVAL 28 Lloydminster Rare & Exotic Fall Sale 28 Fort Saskatchewan Fall Festival 28 Vermilion River Rowing Regatta 28 Brookville Fall Bazaar 29 Strathcona County Walk 29 Marwayne Jamboree & Family Dance
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5 Lloydminster PBR Bull Riding 5 Smoky Lake Pumpkin Festival 6 Tofield Flys Pink 11 Sedgewick Thanksgiving Pie Sale
11 BOYLE THANKSGIVING MARKET 11 Provost Pumpkin Fest 11 Vegreville Thanksgiving Market 12 Cold Lake Fall Bull-A-Rama
12 ANDREW GARLIC FESTIVAL See ad page 14. 18 Kitscoty Fire Dept. Steak Fry 18 Brookville Pyrogy Supper 19 Mannville Old Timers Roundup Supper and Dance
Vermilion Night Light Christmas Parade
19 DERWENT CRAFT FAIR 22 LLOYDMINSTER HARVEST FEASTIVAL 26 HEINSBURG JAMBOREE
16 St. Paul Christmas Market 22 Vegreville Christmas Parade & Light-Up Celebrations 22 Waskatenau Christmas Market 22-24 Camrose Festival of Trees & Spirits of Christmas Craft Sale
7 REDWATER CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE
See ad page 49. 26 Ryley Fire Dept. 100th Anniversary
26 NEWBROOK HARVEST SUPPER See ad page 38. 27 Heisler St. Martin's Parish Famous Sausage Supper 28 Round Hill Halloween Farmers Market 29 Lloydminster Vic Juba Theatre: Arlene Dickinson 31 Lloydminster Stock Dog Trials 31-Nov. 2 Lloydminster 35th Annual Stockade Roundup 31-Nov 10 Edmonton River City Round Up
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1 Kitscoty Rugrats Annual Yuk Yuk's Comedy Night 1 Brookville Halloween Dance 2 Two Hills High Tea 2 Bonnyville Craft Show 2-3 Cold Lake House & Home Show 2 Vermilion Rotary Harvest Gala 3-10 Edmonton North Lands Farm Fair International 6-10 Edmonton North Lands Canadian Finals Rodeo 9 Vilna Christmas Craft Show 9 Killam Ag Society's Second Annual Steak and Lobster Night 9 Alliance A Day at the Gallery 11 Remembrance Day Ceremonies held throughout the region
15-17 25th LLOYDMINISTER CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR See ad page 12.
15-17 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS EXPO See ad page 84. 16 Vegreville Christmas Craft Sale
16 NEWBROOK CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 38. 16 Sedgewick Craft & Bake Sale
23 HEINSBURG JAMBOREE See page 49.
23 COLD LAKE CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW See ad below. 23 BRUDERHEIM CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE See ad page 55. 23 Vegreville Spirit of Christmas 23 Lloydminster Christmas Bash 23-24 Waskatenau Town & Country Curling Bonspiel 26-Dec. 17 Bonnyville Christmas Market 27 Cold Lake Family Fun Night Christmas Fun 28 Vermilion Candy Cane Countdown Night Light Parade 29-30 Forestburg Moonlight Madness & Christmas Market 30 Gibbons Christmas Craft Sale 30 Tofield Christmas Craft Market
30-Dec. 1 STRATHCONA COUNTY CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLAND 30 Brookville Spa Day
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1 Gibbons Hometown Christmas 1 Tofield Community Carol Festival
3 BONNYVILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 14. 5-8 Bonnyville Festival of Trees 5 Ryley Community Market 6 Waskatenau Christmas Light-Up 6 Tofield Breakfast with Santa 6 Vegreville Christmas Market
6-7 REDWATER KRIS KRINGLE CELEBRATION 6-7 KILLAM PARADE OF LIGHTS AND FREE MOVIE AT THE THEATRE See page 109. 7 Camrose Cookie Walk, Tea & Christmas White Elephant Sale
2014 Events online at www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
7 Lloydminster Here Comes Santa Clause
7 HEINSBURG ANNUAL CRAFT SALE See ad page 49. 7 Legal Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair & Christmas Festival 7 Innisfree Santa Tea
7 MANNVILLE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA 7 Mundare Town Wide Christmas Extravaganza 7 Killam Annual Craft Fair
7 LLOYDMINSTER Christmas Markets See ad page 14. 7 BOYLE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MARKET 7 St. Paul Christmas Market
10 BONNYVILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 14. 13 Vegreville Christmas Market 14 Marwayne Winter Festival 14 Killam Christmas Party
14 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 14. 14 Alliance Santa Daze 14 St. Paul Christmas Market 14 Irma Santa Days 15 Mannville Elks Bachelor/Widower Supper
16 ROUND HILL CHRISTMAS FARMERS MARKET 17 BONNYVILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET See ad page 14. 20-22 Wainwright 5th Annual Nativity Collection Display 20 Vegreville Christmas Market
21 LLOYDMINSTER CHRISTMAS MARKETS See ad page 14. 21 Wainwright Christmas Market 31 Smoky Lake Ag Society New Year’s Eve Party
Cold Lake Annual Christmas Craft Show Saturday,
November 23, 2013 Cold Lake Exhibition Park Contact Pat 780-594-4610 Share with us on
GO Get it Fresh! For all your fresh produce needs visit one (or more!) of the over 30 Farmers' Markets in the region. In addition expect to find unique handcrafted gifts, ethnic food, baking, and local preserves. Refer to the Events Section of this Guide for locally sourced food events and Special Event Farmers' Market listings (ex. Easter, Mother's day, Christmas) taking place in many communities including Andrew, Boyle, Wainwright and Lloydminster. Many Fairs and Festivals also feature special markets.
Every Saturday 1-3 pm
Mar. 30 - Oct. 12 • Andrew Arena SPECIAL MARKETS March 30 1-3 pm Easter Market June 1 11-3 pm
FARMERS’ MARKETS & COMMUNITY MARKETS
GARLIC FESTIVAL Saturday, October 12
at the Andrew Community Centre Bench show, huge Farmers’ Market, pancake breakfast, pyrogy lunch, all day entertainment, kids and adult ac vi es, supper & dance, silent auc on.
Andrew Town Wide Garage Sale
June 29 11-3 pm Sport Off October 12 10-4 pm Garlic Festival Market For more info contact Sonia 780-365-3741
ANDREW FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday 11-3pm Andrew Arena 5013-51 Ave. Open April 7-Oct 6. 780-365-3741. See ad on left. Bonnyville Tuesday Market - Tues 3-6:30. 4402-54 Ave. year round. BONNYVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET Centennial Centre 4313 - 50 Ave. Sat. 11- 2 year round. See ad below. BOYLE FARMERS’ MARKET Community Centre 5002 - 3 St. Thurs 1-4pm; May 16-Sept 12 780-689-2146. See pg 39. Camrose - Duggan Mall, 6601-48 Ave. Jan-Dec Sat 9-2pm, Thurs 2-7 780-781-5501 Cold Lake - Thurs 4-6pm. 4608-38 Ave. June-Sept. Edmonton Old Strathcona Old Bus Barn 10310-83 Ave. Sat. 8-3pm Jan. 5-Dec. 21 780-439-1844 Edmonton Downtown City Market Sat. May 18-Oct. 12 104 St. & Jasper Ave. 10-3pm; Oct. 19-May at City Hall 10-3pm. 780-429-5713 Elk Point - United Church - Fri 11-3 pm April-Dec. Fort Saskatchewan - 10030 - 99 Ave. Thurs. 4:30-7:30pm June 20Sept 5. 780-998-4355. Innisfree - Senior’s Citizens Hall 1st & 3rd Wed March-Dec. Gibbons - Curling Rink 5004 - 51 Ave. 5:30-7:30pm. Wed. June 26Sept. 18 780-923-3126 Glendon - RMCP Hall Sat. 10-12:30, May 11-Sept 21 every 2nd wk. Lac La Biche - Agriplex Fri. 3-5:30pm Mar. 22-Dec.13 Legal - Citadel Centre (Gazebo) 51 Ave & 47 St. Thurs. 3-7pm June 13Sept. 12. 780-961-3096 LLOYDMINSTER BORDER CITY MARKET Servus Sports Centre, 5202 - 12 St. Thurs 2-6pm yearround. Sat 1-5pm winter only. See ad on left. Long Lake Provincial Park - Day Use Area open shelter Sat. 11-2pm May 18-Aug. 31 Biweekly May & June Morinville - 10010-101 Ave parking lot. Jun-Sept. Fri. 12-6pm Provost - Agri-Plex 5211-43 St. Open April 19, May 10 Fri. 10-2pm. June 5Oct. 2 1st Wed. of month 3-7pm. June 14-Sept. 27 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fri. 10-2pm. Redwater - Pembina Place 4944-53
BONNYVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET Sat Centennial Centre 11am-2pm 4313-50 Ave A year round market specializing in products grown & made locally.
Numerous special events.
St. Tues. 4-7pmJune 11-Aug 27. 780-942-2404 Round Hill Hall - 4 special markets. See events section. 780-672-6271. ROSS CREEK MARKET - Along Hwy 16 east of Edmonton. See ad below. Ryley - Community Hall, 5103-49 St. Every 1st Thurs except no market July & Aug. 10-2pm Feb-Dec. 780-6633653 Sherwood Park - Festival Place, 100 Festival Way (parking lot). Wed 5-8 May 15-Oct. 2; July 1 780-464-3354 Sherwood Park - Salisbury Greenhouse R.R. 232 south off Wye Rd. Thurs. 4:30-8pm year long. Sherwood Park - Home Depot parking lot (Baseline Rd). Wed. 4-8 May-Sept. Smoky Lake - Sat 10-12pm. Ag Complex 4612-54 Ave. Mar-Dec. ST. ALBERT FARMERS’ MARKET St. Anne & St. Thomas Streets. Sat. June 15-Oct. 5.10-3pm. Nov.-Dec. St. Albert Place 10-3pm. 780-458-2833 www.stalbertfarmersmarket.com St. Paul - Rec. Centre 5310 - 48 Ave. Fri.8:30-1pm;May 17-Oct. 11. St. Paul - Shopping Centre 4210 50 Ave. Tues. 2:30-5:30pm June 11Oct. 7. TOFIELDCOMMUNITY MARKET Community Hall Mainstreet, 2nd Fri in Feb, Mar. & Dec; 2nd & 4th Fri in April-Nov. 2-5pm. 780-662-2651. Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village - Hwy 16. Weekends & special events: 10-6pm May-Sept. 780-662-3640 Vegreville - Elks Hall, 5002 - 55th Ave. Fri 8:30-11:30am Mar 5-Dec 20 780-632-2743 VEGREVILLE DOWNTOWN MARKETS June 22, July 20, Sept 7. 780-6323891. See ad page 71. Vermilion - Tues. 10-1pm. 5018 - 49 Ave. Mar. 19-Dec 17. 780-853-4669 Viking - Community Hall, Thurs 2-4 Mar 14-Oct 31. 780-592-2431. Wainwright - Prairie Rose Centre 731 - 2 Ave. 1st Sat each month. 10-1pm. Mar 2-Dec. 7. 780-842-3424 Waskatenau - Community Centre. Sat. 1:30-3:30pm July 27-Sept. 21. 780-895-2618.
ROSS CREEK MARKET New, Used & Antiques Range Rd 192 & Hwy 16 6 km East of Ukrainian Village
Open May - October weekends 10 am - 6 pm Phone (780) 662-0033
GO Eat Local! Westlock
St. Paul 855
Mundare 36 Ross Creek Lindbrook 834 Vegreville Lavoy Toeld
Sherwood Park 630
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Lougheed Hotel - Pub Style Restaurant
Support local food growers, farmers’ markets, local restaurants and local food events! Eat well and support local agriculture! Right here in the region you can find the finer things in life: gourmet food, artisanal cheese, decadent chocolate, quality wine and craft beer now available at Ribstone Creek Brewery in Edgerton (see ad page 101). Gourmet Affair (page 71) and Taste of Wainwright (page 99) both feature local cuisine at its finest. And of course, any day is a good day for chocolate and cheese or old favourites like Ukrainian sausage from Prime Cuts in Vegreville (see ad page 74) or Stawnichy’s with locations in Mundare & Edmonton (see ad page 58). For truly unique dining experiences checkout Footloose Caboose near Tofield, where you can dine in a restored railway dining car (see ad page 86). Take your pick of over 40 different kinds of Schnitzel at the Lougheed Hotel. In fact this pub style restaurant serves the largest variety of fresh pan fried Schnitzel in North America! (See ad page 110). And for a taste sensation The Honeypot in Wainwright is always pleasing to the palate (see ad page 96).
Birds & Bees organic winery and meadery
Take a Culinary Tour into the region...
get it fresh and get to know where your food comes from!
Scandinavian Bakery & Coffee Shop Mon-Fri 9:30-5pm 5210-51 Ave, Camrose
CABBAGE ROLL HAVEN Ukrainian & German Cabbage Rolls, Nalysnyky, 19 kinds of Perogies, Garlic Meatballs, Soups, Lasagna, Cobblers, Christmas Cakes, Relishes, Pickles, Jams, Jellies & Catering For Flyer or Catering or Pre-orders Call Debra
•Honeys •BBQ Glazes •Vinaigrettes
Come visit our Bou que to taste our wonderful Italian inspired raw milk cheese. We make a (minimum 2 month aged)
Percorino, Fresco and Feta. Located 15min west of Lloydminster on Hwy 16 & south on Rg. Rd. 24 half a mile. We are the farm with 3 silos.
Open: May 15 - Dec. 24 Wed-Sat. 10-5:30pm Jan-May 11: Thurs-Fri 3-6pm, & Sat 9-noon
Greenhouse Tour 3
Bon Accord Gibbons
Spedden 5 28
Elk Point 41 7
Create your own Self-Guided Tour!
Daysland Killam Forestburg
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Country Clay & Garden Works
Bruderheim - 4916-45 St (opens April 28) Fort Sask. - Sobey’s Parking Lot (opens May 2) 780-796-3501
Hanging Baskets, Trees Bedding Plants, Shrubs Giftshop & more!
1 mile East of Spedden & 1/2 mile North on RR 122 oﬀ Hwy 28
20 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28 & 3 km S on Hwy 41.
780-826-4500 May 1 - June 30 daily 9am-8pm July 1 - Sept. 30 call for hours.
10 *Four Greenhouses *Pond & Garden Displays *Coffee Shop *Hard Ice Cream 2802 - 50th Avenue
780-875-7762 For more info see ad page 85.
Lougheed Gift & Garden
a Gardener’s Paradise... 5027-49 St, Lougheed 780-386-2402 9-5:30 pm 6 days a week Extended hours 7 days a week May & June
Botanical Gardens! Tour Our Themed Gardens
Gift Store ~ U-Pick
1-866-618-7337 • Boyle
NE of Redwater For more info see ad page 36.
For all of your landscaping needs:
trees, fruit trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals
Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouse
Greenhouse & Gardens Bedding Plants, Perennials, Hanging Baskets, & more!
Quality plants, produce & gifts await your arrival. Visit these great places for your Garden Gifts & Supplies, Annuals, Perennials, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Vegetables, Shrubs and more!
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Bedding Plants, Perennials, Hanging Baskets & More! 780-724-4858 Hwy 41 south of Elk Point, to Willow Range Rd, east for 10 km to RR60.
Glen View Greenhouse
•Fragrant Roses •Prairie Hardy Fruit & Berries •Organic Vegetables •Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers & Veg •Wide Variety of Herbs •Garden Seeds
April 26 mid July Mon-Sat 99
3.2 km S of Miquelon Lake Prov. Park on Hwy 623 & Twp Rd 491.
Holden Colony Greenhouse See ad page 13.
Bedding plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, farm gate vegetable sales, gift shop & more!
Hwy. 897 & Twp. 514 - Kitscoty (10 km N of Kitscoty; 10 km S of Marwayne) 780-847-2586 email@example.com
*Greenhouse *Giftware *Outdoor
Weddings 25 min. east of Edmonton & Sherwood Park
780-662-2494 www.has ngslakegardens.com
Antique Tour 2
Elk Point 41
Two Hills Myrnam
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Create your own Self-Guided Tour!
1• UNIQUE COUNTRY ANTIQUES • QUILTS •
Treasures of the past waiting to be discovered by you! From furniture, to collectibles, home décor, books, jewellery, records, china and so much more!
The Old Farm
C F O O L L L K E A C R T T I • B 57017 RR 211 L C Hwy 38 & Victoria Trail N. E U S Redwater P • B B 780.998.1470 O Y A G R O D N 10am - 5pm May 4 - Oct. 27 E S S • PETTING ZOO • INTERIOR DECORATION •
DEN OF ANTIQUITY
ANTIQUES Greenhouse - Garden Gifts 5509 - 54 Ave. (just west of Hwy 28), Cold Lake
Antiques & Collectibles Excellent Selection of Antique Furniture 4913 - 49 Street, Elk Point
YE OLD FIRE STATION ANTIQUE SHOP
4909-50 Ave, Kitscoty
LAVOY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
R.G. Stewart ‘Old Creamery Rd’ Antiques
780-724-4192 or 780-645-9678 firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you are tired of the big box store shopping experience, it's time to discover the best of what this region offers. There are treasures to discover at the area antique shops; from furniture to tea cups, from crafts to quilting, from jewellery to home décor items, there is something for everyone and every budget. Use the map on this page to plan your next shopping experience.
You’ll be surprised by what you find! Open April-October
Gallery of Gifts, Ceramic Cottage, Everything Tea, Long Branch Trading Company, Village Treasures, Budding Ideas & more. See index
5304 - 56 St., Tofield 780-662-3936 Tues-Sat 9:30am-5pm
for complete list of shopping (page 113).
Maybe you'd rather drink tea or browse through specialty gift shops. Consider these old favourites or brand new ventures: Nook in the Woods, Treasures Past ‘n Present, Everything Tea & Gifts, Vegreville
Heritage & Cultural Attractions Victoria Settlement
Fort George & Buckingham House
Boasting a wealth of cultural heritage, east central Alberta is laced with over 50 museums and historic sites throughout the region with a variety of interesting collections all ages will enjoy. Historic mainstreets, murals and unique roadside attractions are located throughout communities across the region.
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FEATURED MUSEUMS BASILIAN FATHERS MUSEUM 5335 Sawchuk Street, Mundare 780-764-3887. See ad page 59. BODO ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER South of Provost 780-753-6353. See pages 98 & 111. BUFFALO ADVENTURES (Buffalo Park Centre) in the Train Station, Wainwright. 780-842-9247 See ad page 98. CREAM (CENTRAL RURAL EAST ALBERTA MUSEUMS) - Create your own path of history with these 19 museums along Highways 16, 14 & 13. See museum cluster on pg 19. DEWBERRY VALLEY MUSEUM Next to village office. 780-847-3053. DIPLOMAT MINE MUSEUM INTERPRETIVE SITE South East of Forestburg. See page 105. EDGERTON MUSEUM Hwy 894 780-755-2189. See ad page 101. EDMONTON UKRAINIAN MUSEUM OF CANADA 10611 - 110 Ave NW. 780-441-1062. See ad page 21. FORESTBURG & DISTRICT MUSEUM 780-582-2298. See ad page 105. FORT GEORGE & BUCKINGHAM HOUSE 13 km SE of Elk Point on Hwy. 646. See ad page 21. FORT SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM & HISTORIC SITE See ad page 21. GIBBONS MUSEUM 4709-48 Ave. 780-923-3503. See page 35. INNISFREE PRAIRIE BANK OF COMMERCE MUSEUM Mainstreet 780-592-3886. See ad page 76. LOUGHEED IRON CREEK MUSEUM Hwy 13. 780-386-2337. See ad page 110. SMOKY LAKE MUSEUM Off Hwy 28. 780-656-3033. See ad page 41. VICTORIA SETTLEMENT 10 km S of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 855. See ad page 21.
MANNVILLE HISTORICAL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE AND CROSS ROADS MUSEUM 780-763-2304. See ad page 77. PARADISE VALLEY CLIMB THRU TIME MUSEUM – 780-745-2150. See ad page 81. REDWATER MUSEUM Downtown. 780-942-3206. See ad page 117. STRATHCONA COUNTY MUSEUM & ARCHIVES - 913 Ash St., Sherwood Park. See page 68. UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE - Award winning site. See ad page 22. VEGREVILLE REGIONAL MUSEUM 1 Km East of Vegreville, 780-632-7650. See ad page 69. VERMILION HERITAGE MUSEUM 5310 – 50 Ave – 780-853-6211. See ad page 79. VIKING MUSEUM North end of main street.780-336-3066. See ad page 94. WAINWRIGHT MUSEUM 1001 – 1 Ave, Wainwright 780-842-3115. See ad page 98. WAINWRIGHT RAIL PARK & BATTLE RIVER TRESTLE 780-842-3138. See ad page 99.
GRAIN ELEVATORS Andrew Grain Elevator Interpretive Centre Downtown. 780-365-2237 Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum 780-745-2150 Radway Krause Grain Elevator 780-736-3542 Bodo Archaeological Centre
OTHER MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS Alberta Railway Museum 24215 – West of Fort Sask 780-472-6229 Alliance Museum 780-879-3911 Chauvin Museum 4810-1st Ave. 780-858-3881 Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre Lloydminster 306-825-5655 Beaver Lake Cairn Historical Site SW of Mundare. 780-456-0407 Boian Hall & Romanian Heritage Museum Willingdon 780-367-2337 Bonnyville & District Museum 4401-54Ave. 780-826-4925 Canadian Moravian Museum Bruderheim 780-436-8190 Chipman Historical Foundation 780-363-2383 Cold Lake Museums 780-594-3546 Frog Lake Massacre National Historic Site See page 49. Heinsburg - Railway Theme Park 780-943-2333 Lac La Biche Mission National Historic Site 780-623-3274 Lamont County Churches Historic Tours 780-895-2233 Lavoy Akasu Hill - See page 75. Mallaig & District Museum 780-635-3757 McGuire Tractor Museum near Gibbons. 780-973-6296 Métis Crossing North Sask. River & Hwy 855 780-656-2229 Musee St. Paul Museum 5409-50 Ave, St. Paul. 780-645-4401 Provost & District Museum 780-753-6667 Thorhild Museum located in Thorhild Library 210-7Ave. 780-398-3502
Two Hills & District Historical Museum 780-657-2438 Vilna Poolhall & Barbershop 780-636-3620 Ranfurly & District Museum 780-658-2107 Saddle Lake Museum & Cree Indian Sculpture - See page 21. Sherwood Park Heritage Mile 780-464-0801 St. Norbert's Rosenheim Church South East of Provost. 780-753-6697 Strathcona County Bremner House 780-464-8242 Viking Ribstones Historic Park See page 94.
ART GALLERIES & MURALS Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre 4420-50 Ave, Lloydminster. 306-825-5655 Elk Point Mural 100' long historical mural on 50th Ave. 780-724-3810 Fort Saskatchewan Dow Centennial Centre Art Gallery 780-992-6400. Legal Murals 33 larger than life murals. 780-460-1034 Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501 #120, 501 Festival Ave., Sherwood Park. 780-410-8585 The Gallery in the Lutheran Church 4916 - 49 Ave. Holden 780-603-9387 Tofield Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre Art Gallery 5020 - 48 Ave. 780-662-3269 Vegreville Historic CN Station Art Gallery 780-632-2288. See ad pg 72. Viking The Station Gallery & Arts Centre Guild Old CNR Train Station. Mainstreet. 780-336-3466 White Earth Gallery of Art CN Station, Smoky Lake. 780-656-3918
Unique Attractions Battle River Railway Forestburg. 780-582-2493 BORDER CITY PETTING ZOO Lloydminster. 306-825-4472 See ad page 85. Camrose Mirror Lake Express Train Rides 5402 – 48 Ave. 780-672-4255. See page 103. JoJo's Corn Maze East of Camrose. 780-672-2436
Jurassic Forest Dinosaur Experience – North of Gibbons along Hwy 28. 780-470-2446
DISCOVER ROOTS & COMMUNITY... CREAM Central Rural East Alberta Museums Chipman
Elk Island National Park
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Camrose & District Centennial Museum 53 St-47A Ave 780-672-3298 Victoria Day-Labour Day Tues-Sun 10-5 pm www.camrosemuseum.ca
Innisfree Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum 5203-50 Ave (mainstreet) 780-592-3886 or 780-787-0573 Victoria Day-Labour Day Tues-Sun 9-1 pm
Mannville Crossroads Museum* also Tourist Information Booth 1 km north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881 780-763-2304 July-Aug www.mannvillemuseum.com
Camrose Railway Station Museum & Park 4407-47 Ave 780-672-3099 Victoria Day-last Sat in Aug Tues-Sat 10-5 pm www.canadiannorthern.ca
Irma Museum north end of mainstreet 780-754-3755/2261 mid-May to Thanksgiving Wed-Fri, Sun 1-4 pm www.irma.ca
Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum 780-745-2150/2412/2442 May-Sept 10-5 pm daily
Ryley Museum 5107-49 St 780-663-3653/2372/3752 July-Aug Wed, Fri, Sat 1-5 pm; open 3rd Sat in June www.ryley.ca
Edgerton Museum west side of Edgerton 780-755-2189/2248/3945 Victoria Day-Labour Day Mon-Fri 1-4 pm Sat-Sun 2-4 pm Holden Historical Society Museum 4928-50 Ave 780-688-3593 Mid-May to Labour Day Fri-Sun 12-4 pm www.village.holden.ab.ca
Kingman Regional School Museum mainstreet 780-672-8220/6969/ July-Aug Mon-Fri 10-4:30 pm Winter Mon-Wed 2-4:30 pm
Lougheed Iron Creek Museum* east side of Lougheed 780-386-2337/3970 or 780-888-2123 www.villageoflougheed.com Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange* mainstreet 780-763-2304 July-Aug www.mannvillemuseum.com
Sedgewick Archives Gallery & Museum; Goose Creek School 4702-48 St 780-384-3741/3571/3645 Year-round Tues & Thurs 1:30-4:30 pm www.sedgewick.ca Strome Sodbusters Archives Museum 5029-50 St 780-376-3688 June-Aug Th-Sun 12-4 pm
Tofield Museum* 5020-48 Ave, service road off Hwy 14 780-662-3269/3191 Mid-June-Labour Day Wed-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm
Vegreville Regional Museum* 1 km east of Vegreville Hwy 16A 780-632-7650 June-Aug Sat-Sun 1-5 pm Tues-Fri 11-5 pm www.vegreville.com
Vermilion Heritage Museum 5310-50 Ave 780-853-6211 Victoria Day-Labour Day 1-5 pm daily
Viking Museum* north end of mainstreet 780-336-3066 Victoria Day-Labour Day
Wainwright Museum 1001-1 Ave 780-842-3115 May-Aug 9-5 pm daily Sept-April 12-4 pm Thurs-Sun
*Call for summer hours/additional hours. *Call for winter hours & visits by appointment.
As a value-added service to our visitors, we are pleased to offer one hour long introductory guided tours to the site. Tours will provide visitors with an overview of the museum and the history and culture that we present before leaving visitors to continue their explorations on their own. Drop in tours are not offered on our special event days, or on Wednesdays in July & Aug. Tours depart the Visitor Reception Centre beginning at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. Space is limited.
Celebration of Dance I Photo by Government of Alberta
History brought to Life Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
History is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an outdoor living history museum that tells the settlement story of Alberta's early Ukrainian pioneers. Step back in time and interact with costumed role-players depicting authentic pioneer, cultural and agricultural experiences from east central Alberta (1892-1930). Want to see the littlest house on the prairie? Step inside a sod house (burdei) to experience how the earliest Ukrainian pioneers lived when they first arrived in the region starting in 1892. Learn their story of cultivating a 160 acre homestead into a farm, how they constructed churches and schools in rural communities, and how the railway and town site became a part of their world by 1930. Explore more than 30 historic buildings, sample traditional food, enjoy authentic entertainment and visit our gift shop.
Providing fun for family members of all ages, our special event days provide additional activities and entertainment to enhance your visit to our living history museum: Celebration of Dance - May 20, 10am -5pm. Welcome the new summer season with one of Alberta's largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas. Canada Day Weekend Celebrations –June 30 & July 1, 10am – 5pm. Come celebrate Canada's birthday Dominion Day-style at the Ukrainian Village. Ukrainian Day - August 11, 9am – 5pm. A celebration of all things Ukrainian past and present, Ukrainian Day recognizes the rich tapestry of Alberta's Ukrainian community today. Friends' Ukrainian Music Fest - August 25, 10am – 5pm. Celebrate traditional and contemporary Ukrainian and UkrainianCanadian music with a live concert featuring the region's most popular bands and singers. Harvest of the Past & Taste of Heritage Food Fest - Sept. 8, 9am-5pm. One of the best harvest events in Canada will take visitors back to Alberta's agricultural roots. Located: 25 minutes or 50 km (30 miles) east of Edmonton on Highway 16, just 3 km (1.8 miles) east of Elk Island National Park. Open: May 17 - Sept. 2 daily 10am - 5pm. Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $7, Youth (7-17) $4, Family $20. Show your Experience Alberta's History pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card and get in free! For more information: 780-662-3640 www.ukrainianvillage.ca
Canoeing on Astotin Lake I Photo by Erin Walkom
Celebrate 1`00 Years of Conservation! Elk Island National Park
Bison and moose, campfires and trail hikes, spectacular scenery and starry skies. Elk Island provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in North America. Visitors can expect a truly unique Canadian experience only 25 minutes east of Edmonton. Elk Island National Park is Canada's first wildlife sanctuary, established in 1906 by five local residents concerned that the region's elk population was declining. In 1913, under its original name, Elk Park was the sixth park to become a part of Canada's Dominion Parks System; one of our earliest National Parks. Today, Elk Island is world-renowned for its conservation legacy. The survival of both plains and wood bison are a result of the work of Elk Island National Park. Through careful management of this species, Elk Island provides bison that are disease-free and free of cattle genes to conservation projects throughout the world. Visit Elk Island this summer and take in a round of golf at the 9hole course; camp at the Sandy Beach Campground; locate all 8 geocahes and collect a geocoin; canoe around Astotin Lake; or sit
back and enjoy a fun-filled interpretive program. Trails ranging from 300 meters to 16.5 kilometres can be used for bird and wildlife watching, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Don't forget your camera! Special Events: Plan to attend the park's summer events. Celebrating a century of conservation! Canada Day Celebrations – July 1 Canada's Parks Day – July 20 Purchase your park pass: May – September *Entrance Gates * Visitor Centre * Automated Pass Machine Year-round: *Automated Pass Machine * Administration Office For more information: 1-780-992-5790 email@example.com www.parkscanada.gc.ca/elkisland Campground Reservations: 1-877-737-3783 www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca
GO Golfing... Lac La Biche
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
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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. Take advantage of some great deals offered by courses featured in this section. Fore!
Elk Island 15 National Park
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BLUE locations represent featured golf courses. Golf Courses are also located on the Regional Map inside back cover.
Mannville Kitscoty 881
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Hughenden Golf Course
• 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 Geen • Full Service RV Park • Pull & Power Cart Rentals • Equipment Rental
From Wainwright go south on Hwy #41 to #13, west 12 km to Hughenden.
Lakeland Golf Association Get ready to golf!
1. St. Paul Golf Club
2. Cold Lake Golf Club
3. Elk Point Golf Club
4. Irma Golf Club
5. Lac La Biche Golf Club
6. Mannville Golf Club
7. Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club
8. Smoky Lake Golf Club
9. Two Hills Lions Golf Club
10. Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Club 780-632-3140 4
11. Vermilion Golf Club
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For location, coupons and detailed information about each course visit
GO get your Game on! FEATURED GOLF COURSES
OTHER GOLF COURSES
COAL CREEK GOLF RESORT - 18 holes. SW of Ryley. 780-663-2473. See ad on right. EDGERTON GOLF COURSE – 9 holes, Campground – Hwy 610, 1 km east of Edgerton. 780-755-2462. See pg 101. ELK ISLAND GOLF COURSE 9 holes.780-998-3161. See coupon ad page 24. FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE – 9 holes, campground – Hwy 856 – 780-582-3693. See ad page 105. HUGHENDON GOLF CLUB – 9 holes, Campground. 780-856-2066. See ad page 24. KITSCOTY GOLF CLUB - 9 holes. 780-846-2950. See ad page 81. MANN LAKE GOLF CLUB - 9 holes. 780-645-0377. See ad page 24. MARWAYNE LEA PARK RAVEN VIEW GOLF COURSE - 9 holes, campground 780-847-2651. See page 80. REDWATER GOLF CLUB - 9 holes. 780-942-3993. See coupon ad below. SANDY BEACH REGIONAL PARK 9 holes, campground. Lloydminster. 306-825-2092. See ad page 84. WAINWRIGHT RIVERDALE MINI PARK -18 holes, campground. N on Hwy 41. 780-842-2996. See pg 98.
Ardmore - Golf Club 780-826-4509 Bonnyville Golf & Country Club 780-826-4886 Camrose Golf Course - 780-672-2691 Camrose Whistle Stop Golf Course 780-672-6490. Cold Lake Grand Centre Golf Club 780-594-2121 Daysland Golf & Country Club – 780-374-3633 Rosalind Double Dam Golf Course 780-375-2154 Fort Saskatchewan - Fort-In-View Golf Course - 780-998-1234 Fort Saskatchewan Golf & Curling Club 780-998-3372 Gibbons - Goose Hummock Golf Resort 780-921-2444 Hardisty Lakeview Golf Course – 780-888-2288 Long Lake - Northern Ridge Golf 780-576-3939 Lloydminster Golf & Country Club 306-825-5494 Lloydminster - Rolling Green Fairways 780-875-4653 Mundare - Whitetail Crossing 780-764-3999 Paradise Valley (Three Cities) Golf Course - 780-745-2287 Provost & District Golf Club – 780-753-6478 Sedgewick Golf Course – 780-384-3670 Strathcona County Broadmoor Golf Course -780-467-7373 Country-side Golf Course 780-467-9254 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 Tofield Golf Course - 780-662-3457 Tofield - Miquelon Hills Golf Course 780-662-2499. Viking Golf Club 780-336-3424 Vilna Golf Course - 780-636-3660 Wainwright Golf Club - 780-842-3046 Wainwright - Arm Lake Recreation Area 780-842-4727
LAKELAND GOLF ASSN MEMBERS See ad page 24. COLD LAKE GOLF CLUB ELK POINT GOLF CLUB IRMA GOLF CLUB LAC LA BICHE GOLF CLUB MANNVILLE RIVERVIEW GOLF COURSE - 9 holes with seasonal lots. 780-763-2252. See also page 77. MYRNAM/DERWENT GOLF CLUB SMOKY LAKE GOLF CLUB - 9 holes. 780-656-2121. See also coupon ad below. ST. PAUL GOLF CLUB - 18 holes. New clubhouse. 780-645-4077. See also coupon ad on right. TWO HILLS GOLF CLUB 9 holes. 780-657-3451. See also ad page 63. VEGREVILLE KINSMEN GOLF CLUB 9 holes. 780-632-3140. See also coupon ad on right. VERMILION GOLF CLUB See pg 24.
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35 minutes NE of Edmonton on Hwy. 28 Reservations Required
18 Hole Championship Course Puddicombe Golf Design P. 780.663.2473 Grand Forks Road & RR 182, sw of Ryley
St. Paul Golf Club *One of the Most Challenging Courses in NE Alberta
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Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course Enjoy our 9 hole course (Par 36) with grass greens and challenging water hazards & bunkers.
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Located 2 km North of the Junc on of Hwy. 16A & 47 Street, Vegreville
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Rivers Run through it
Welcome to a region of great scenic rivers that are part of the North Saskatchewan River watershed. The North Saskatchewan River is the 11th longest river in Canada and is one of the most beautiful and historic water-courses in the west. The River originates with the Saskatchewan Glacier, an outlet of the well known Columbia Icefield. The North Saskatchewan River flows 1287 kilometres (800 miles) from the Rocky Mountains all the way to its mouth at Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. Of the 1287 kilometres, roughly 250 km flow through east central Alberta, as the river makes its way from Edmonton to the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. These rivers from the region feed the North Saskatchewan - the Battle, Redwater, Sturgeon and Vermilion Rivers. Take in the scenic views of the Sturgeon River Valley north of Edmonton as it winds its way to join the North Saskatchewan River. Spectacular horseback riding along the scenic Sturgeon River is offered by Longriders Horseback Riding near Gibbons. The Battle River is unique in that it is a ‘prairie-fed’ river. The water supply, level and flow is entirely reliant on snow pack and rainfall. Levels drop considerably during drought conditions. The river originates east of Wetaskiwin from Battle Lake, and meanders 800 km east to Saskatchewan where it discharges into the North Saskatchewan River at Battleford. Along the way it serves municipalities, agriculture, industry and recreational purposes. Big
The Majestic North Saskatchewan River north of Myrnam l Photo by TourismSolutions.ca
Knife Provincial Park, adjacent to the river near Forestburg is ideal for boating. The river, which is the most important fishery in the eastern part of Central Alberta, is home to northern pike, walleye, burbot and goldeye. The Vermilion River, also a 'prairie-fed' river takes a winding 255 km route to where it discharges into the North Saskatchewan north of Marwayne at Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Battle River Valley near Hardisty Park). It originates south of Vegreville and then flows northeast through town before heading to Two Hills where it turns southeast toward Vermilion before turning northeast again. At Vermilion Provincial Park, just north of the town of Vermilion, a dam has created a small reservoir popular for fishing and watersports. Water adventures abound. The extensive river valley’s in addition to the many lakes and ponds make our region a top w a t e r s p o r t s destination. For boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and much more, Go East of Edmonton!
Vermilion River at Jubilee Regional Park Photo by J.J. McColm
GO Eco-Touring Eco-Tourism Across the Region There are over 40 Natural Areas which are prime locations for bird Photo Trails by Lynn Beaupre and wildlife viewing. can be found weaving their way through the majority of the parks and wilderness to provide more opportunities to see wildlife. The area's mix of intertwining ecosystems make this type of habitat a photographic opportunity unique only to this region. Scores of birds migrate to the river valleys, lakes and wetlands. The region boasts the most bird species in Alberta and provides birdwatchers and naturalists ample opportunity to see loons, pelicans, kingfishers, turkey vultures, bald eagles, ducks and more. The North Saskatchewan watershed supports the most diverse fish species in
Photo by Lori Jezowski
the province. Expect to see the mammals drawn to the river's shoreline: moose, deer, beavers and more. Further north you may see bears, wolves and even wild elk. The Beaver Hills - a unique region of biodiversity The Beaver Hills area Photo by Lori Jezowski encompassing the Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, Ministik Bird Sanctuary, Beaverhill Lake Natural Area and Elk Island National Park is one of the top 10 places in Canada to see wildlife with over 250 species of birds and the highest concentration of North America’s largest land mammals. See also www.beaverhills.ab.ca for more information.
GO for Four Seasons of Adventures If experiencing more this year is on your Bucket List check out what East Central Alberta has to offer. Try your hand at skeet shooting at Beaverhill Sporting Clays or horseback riding along the Sturgeon River. Get an adrenaline rush at the Métis Crossing zip-line. Test your toys at Redwater Sandhills. Feel fresh powder on your face at Long Lake Ski Hill.
GO ATVing... 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. ATV’s 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. Redwater Sandhills Prov. Rec. Area (100 km), east of Redwater North Bruderheim Prov. Rec. Area (14 km), north of Bruderheim Vermilion Provincial Park, photo by Keri Pullyblank Lakeland Prov. Rec. Area (140 km), southeast of Lac La Biche Northeast Alberta Trail Map showcases the major trails throughout our region. Copies are available at Visitor Centres or by visiting www.albertatrailnet.com
GO Hiking, Biking, X-Country Skiing... National & Provincial - Parks & Designated Trails • 100 km at Elk Island National Park • 26 km at Long Lake Prov. Park north of Waskatenau. Through the Park you can also access the White Earth Valley - 17 km of trails, excellent for mountain biking on its backcountry rolling hills. Also accessible at Twp. Rd. 620 & Rg. Rd. 190. • 20 km at Miquelon Lake Prov. Park south of Tofield • 35 km at Whitney Lakes Prov. Park east of Elk Point. • 6 km at Garner Lake Prov. Rec. Area • 13.5 km at Cold Lake Prov. Park • Near Lac La Biche, 45 km at Lakeland Prov. Rec. Area • 8 km at Sir Winston Churchill Prov. Park • 10 km at Big Knife Prov. Park near Forestburg • 10 km at Dilberry Lake Prov. Park near Chauvin • over 50 km from Fort Saskatchewan heading north on the Athabasca Landing Trail 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). Host site of the Canadian Birkebeiner (see page 68). 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. 16 km E of Sherwood Park (see page 67). Vermilion Provincial Park is the hometown of x-country skiing Olympic Gold Medalist Beckie Scott. Enjoy 15 km of groomed trails. Contact Vermilion Nordic Ski Club at 780-853-5985.
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•Horseback riding along the scenic Sturgeon River and the Historic Athabasca Landing Trail offered May - October. To book call Gwen 780-264-4041. RV Park •Horse drawn sleigh & wagon rides. 236 full service 16 mins. NE of Edmonton Access at SH 643 & Hwy 28A, 1 km NE of Gibbons. sites open 780-923-3300 yearround www.albertahorses.com
There are over 500 km of trails maintained &/or groomed by over 10 snowmobile clubs in communities throughout the area. For trail maps contact: Alberta Snowmobile Assn. 780-427-2695 www.altasnowmobile.ab.ca
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 Mount Joy Snow Resort Southwest of Lloydminster 780-745-2547(pictured above) Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort East of Cold Lake 780-594-5564 Valley Ski Hill southwest of Alliance. 780-879-2106
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GO Fishing Get ready to sink your hook! Whether youâ€™re in a fishing boat or huddled up in an ice-fishing tent; enjoy these lakes, ponds & rivers for your next fishing excursion. Up to 10 species of fish available from over 100 locations. AMISK LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish. 14 km E of Boyle, then 1 km S. ANGLING LAKE: pike, perch. 0.5 km W from Beaverdam. ARM LAKE: pike, perch. SW of Wainwright. BARNES LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish. 17 km E of Wainwright on Hwy 14, 5 km S on Hwy 610. BATTLE RIVER: pike, walleye, burbot, goldeye BELLIS BEACH LAKE: trout, perch. Off Hwy 28, 2 km S of Bellis. BEAVER L AKE: pike, walleye, yellow perch, whitefish, burbot. 4 km S of Lac La Biche. BLACK NUGGET LAKE: trout. 10 km E of Tofield on Hwy 14, then 11 km S. BONNIE LAKE: pike, perch. 5 km E of Vilna on Hwy 28, 4 km N. BONNYVILLE TOWN POND: trout. Near N shore of Jessie Lake in Bonnyville. BOYLE POND: trout. S of Boyle. BUD MILLER PARK: trout. In Lloydminster. BUFFALO LAKE (METIS SETTLEMENT): pike, perch. W of Hwy 855. CACHE LAKE: pike, perch. 4km E of Vilna an Hwy 28 6 km S. CAPT. AYRE LAKE RESORT: trout 17 W of Cadogan CHATWIN LAKE: whitefish. 5.5 km SW of Bonnyville on Hwy 28, 2.5 km W of Bonnyville Beach Road. CHICKENHILL L AKE: walleye, pike, perch, whitefish, burbot. 13 km S from Glendon on Hwy 882 & 3 km E. CLEAR LAKE: perch, walleye, pike. 9.6 km W of Edgerton. COLD LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, trout, whitefish, burbot. Hwy 28 in Cold Lake. CRANE LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. 20 km W of Cold Lake on Hwy 55, 7 km N on Hwy 892. CRANE LAKE (MOORE): pike, walleye, yellow perch, whitefish, burbot. 15 km N, 5km W, 5km N from Ardmore.
DAYSLAND POND: trout, perch. DILBERRY LAKE: trout. 75 km S of Lloydminster on Hwy 17. DIPLOMAT MINE POND: trout. DRIEDMEAT LAKE: pike, perch. SE of Camrose. ELINOR LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. 40 km SE of Lac La Biche. ERNISTINA LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. 10 km S, 1 km E from Ardmore. ETHEL LAKE: pike, perch, whitefish, walleye, burbot. 13 km N of Cold Lake, 2 km W. FISH LAKE: Perch. 3 Km W of Hardisty. FISHING LAKE: pike, perch. Metis Settlement. FLOATING STONE LAKE: pike, walleye, whitefish, perch, burbot. 4 km E of Ashmont, 8 km N. FORESTBURG RESERVOIR: walleye, pike, yellow perch, burbot. On Hwy 855 SW of Forestburg. FORK LAKE: pike, perch, whitefish, burbot. 6 km E of Ashmont on Hwy 28A, 27 km N. FRENCHMAN L AKE: perch, pike, walleye, whitefish, burbot. NE of Rich Lake off Hwy 55. FROG LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. 3 km N of Frog Lake on Hwy 897. GARNER LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, burbot. 5 km N of Spedden. GIBBONS POND: trout. GOODFISH LAKE: pike, walleye, whitefish, perch, burbot. Hwy 28 N of junction with Hwy 662, 19 km N. HALFMOON LAKE PARK: pike, perch. 14 km W of Thorhild along Hwy 18 & 12 km S. HANMORE LAKE: pike, perch, whitefish. 19 km N of Smoky Lake. HEART LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish. From Lac La Biche, Hwy 881 to Imperial Mills, 16 km E. HASTINGS LAKE: perch, 13 km W of Tofield on Hwy 14, 2 km N. HONEY LAKE: pike, perch. 15 km S of Lac La Biche on Hwy 36, 13 km E, 3 km N. IRMA FISH & GAME POND: trout. In town.
Photo by Lynn Beaupre
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IRONWOOD LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot.NE of Rich Lake off Hwy 55. INNISFREE TROUT POND: trout. Located on Hwy 16 W of Innisfree. ISLAND LAKE: pike, perch, small-mouth bass. 5 km NE of Hanmore Lake. JACKFISH LAKE: trout. 6 km S of Myrnam, 5 km W. KADUC LAKE: perch, pike. 9 km N of Bellis. KEHIWIN LAKE: walleye, pike, perch, whitefish, burbot. Hwy 28 E of St. Paul to Hwy 41, 5 km N. KILLAM TOWN POND: trout. LAC BELLEVUE: walleye, pike, perch. S of St. Paul. LAC DE LORME (George's Lake): trout. 15 km SE of St. Paul. LAC LA BICHE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. Hwy 55 in town. LAC LA BICHE TROUT POND: trout. LAC SAINT CYR: pike, perch. 21 E of Lafond on Hwy 646, 1.5 km N, 1km E. LAC SANTE: pike, perch, walleye, whitefish, burbot. 10 km E, 3 km N of Brosseau. LAMONT TROUT POND: trout. N side of Lamont on Hwy 637. LAURIER LAKE: pike, walleye, perch. 11km N of Heinsburg. Whitney Lake Prov. Park LEGAL RESERVOIR: trout. LITTLE BEAR LAKE: pike, perch, trout. 4 km W of Cold Lake's English Bay, E of Primrose Lake Road. LITTLE PERCH LAKE: pike. S of St. Paul off Hwy 646 & Hwy 881. LITTLE MOOSE LAKE: pike, perch. 2 km W of Two Hills on Hwy 45, 13 km N, 1 km W. LONE PINE LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. 3 km S of Kikino Metis Settlement. LONG LAKE: pike, whitefish, burbot, walleye, perch at Long Lake Prov.Park. LOTTIE LAKE: pike, perch. 9 km S, 1 km W of Ashmont on Hwy 36. LOUGHEED TROUT POND: trout. MANATOKAN LAKE: pike, perch. 19 m N of Bonnyville to La Corey, 10 km W, 3 km N, 2 km W. MANN LAKE: pike, walleye, perch. NE of Ashmont on Hwy 28A. MARIE LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. 5 km NW of Cold Lake's English Bay. MINNIE LAKE: pike, perch. 5 km E of Glendon on Hwy 660. MIQUELON PARK POND: trout. 3 km W of Camrose on Hwy 13, 24 km N to Miquelon Lake Prov. Park. MONS LAKE: pike, perch. 6 km E of Smoky Lake on Hwy 28, 4 km N. MOOSEHILLS LAKE: pike. 6 km E of Elk Point on Hwy 646, 4 km N. MOOSE LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish, burbot. 5 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28. MURIEL LAKE: pike, walleye, whitefish, perch, burbot. 13 km S of Bonnyville. NAMPEI CREEK RESERVOIR: perch. S of Radway 5.5 km, E 100 m on access road. NOR TH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER: walleye, goldeneye, perch, sauger, pike, lake sturgeon, mountain whitefish, burbot NORTH BUCK LAKE: pike, perch. 18 km E from Boyle on Hwy 663. OWEN'S POND: trout. 37 km W of Wainwright on Hwy 14 to Jarrow, 4 km S.
PERCH LAKE: pike, perch. 68 km N of Smoky Lake on Hwy 855, 1 km E. PINEHURST LAKE: walleye, pike, perch, whitefish, burbot. NE of Rich Lake off Hwy 55 PRO ALTA POND: trout. In Provost. RADWAY FISH POND: trout. RAFT LAKE: pike, perch. N of Clandonald. RED LAKE: pike. 2km w & 1.5km N of Garner Lake. REDWATER RIVER: pike. N of Redwater turnoff, joins N Sask. down-stream of Redwater. REED LAKE: pike perch. 5 km N of Garner Lake Prov. Park. RICH LAKE: pike, perch. N of Hwy 55. ROSS LAKE: pike, perch.28km E of Elk Point on Hwy 646. SADDLE L AKE: pike, walleye, burbot, perch, whitefish. N of Saddle Lake community. SEIBERT LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish. N through Glendon to Truman, 48 km N on Forestry Rd. SHEMELUK LAKE: trout. 5 km E of Smoky Lake on Hwy 28, 10 km N, at T-intersection, 15 km W. SHUSTER LAKE: trout. 11.2 km W of Edgerton. SKELETON LAKE: pike, perch. 5km E of Boyle on Hwy 663. ST. PAUL FISH POND: trout. STONEY LAKE: pike, perch. 13 km W of Elk Point. STURGEON RIVER: walleye, pike, perch, burbot, goldeye, sturgeon, whitefish, sauger. TOUCHWOOD LAKE: pike, walleye, perch, whitefish. 46 km NE from Lac La Biche. TWO HILLS TROUT POND: trout. Along Hwy 36 across from Geleta Park. VEGREVILLE ELKS/KINSMEN POND: trout. NE Vegreville, next to Pysanka. VEGREVILLE TROUT POND (Reservoir): trout. S of Vegreville on Hwy 16A. VERMILION PROV. PARK - POND/RESERVOIR: trout, pike, walleye, perch. In Vermilion, follow signs. VIKING TROUT POND: trout. VINCENT LAKE: walleye, pike, perch. 3 km S of St. Vincent on Hwy 881, 3 km W. WALLACE PARK POND: trout. S of Hwy 14 in E Wainwright. WAYETENAW LAKE: pike, perch. 2 km S, 2 km E of Whitefish Lake. WHITE EARTH CREEK: pike, walleye. 11 km E of Smoky Lake, joins N Sask. about 7 km downstream. WHITEFISH LAKE: pike, burbot, walleye, whitefish, perch. 6 km E of Vilna on Hwy 28, 27 km N. WHITNEY LAKE: pike, perch. 27 km E of Elk Point on Hwy 646. WILLINGDON FISH POND: trout. In town. WOLF LAKE: walleye, pike, perch, whitefish. E of Iron River on Hwy 55, turn N
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GO Camping... Whether you are experiencing nature's tranquility from a tent or an RV, there's no better place to do it than at one of our 100+ campgrounds - with over 2500 campsites in total! From wilderness camping to beach-front sites, or fully serviced urban campsites, you'll find it all here. East central Alberta is RV friendly with excellent primary & secondary highways to help make your trip a great getaway! ANDREW ANDREW CAMPGROUND -10 unserviced sites, picnic shelter. West edge of town by community centre. 780-365-3687. ANDREW RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 16 sites, dump station, flush toilets, showers. Ser vices: 30/50amps. (PWS/N) Recreation: playground. In town next to Duck.780-365-3687.
ALLIANCE ALLIANCE CAMPGROUND – 780-879-3911.
BAWLF BAWLF JUBILEE PARK – Open May – Oct, 12 sites, day use are, flush toilets, dump station, free firewood, group camping, Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, fishing. In town Railway Ave & James Street. 780-373-3797. ROZI'S RETREAT – 780-373-2385.
BELLIS BELLIS BEACH LAKE - Open: May - Oct. 25 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: beach, swimming, canoeing, fishing. 2 km S of Bellis turn-off on Hwy. 28 780-656-3730 KADUK LAKE CAMPGROUND - Open: May - Oct. 12 sites, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, fishing. 7 km N of Bellis. 780-656-3730.
BODO BODO COMMUNITY CAMPGROUND – 10 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump station, Services: (P), Hwy 899. 780-753-6353.
BONNYVILLE FRANCHERE BAY REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept. 198 sites, showers, caretaker, day use area, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, dump station. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boating, fishing. 5 km N of Bonnyville on Hwy. 41, 18 km W on Sec. Rd. 660 & 2 km S at Moose lake. 780-594-7856. MOOSE LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May Sept. 59 sites, picnic area, dump station, day use area, firewood, group camping. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails, ATV, boat launch, swimming, fishing. 10 km W Hwy 660, then 2 km S. 780-594-7856. MURIEL LAKE PARK - Open: May - Sept. 93 sites, firewood, day use area, group camping, dump station, laundromat, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: trails, boating, beach, fishing. SE of Bonnyville. 780-826-4140
PELICAN POINT PARK - Open: MaySept. 80 sites, caretaker, day use area, firewood, picnic area, dump station, group camping. Services: (N). Recreation: trails, boat launch, canoeing, swimming, beach, fishing. 16 km W on Hwy. 660 then 6.5 km S at Moose lake. 780-635-3825 VEZEAU BEACH PARK - Open: May Sept. 24 sites, day use area, picnic area, showers, laundromat, caretaker, dump station, flush toilets. Services: 30 amp, (PWS). Recreation: playground, golf course, boating, beach, fishing. 5 km W of Bonnyville on Hwy 28. 780-826-6337. SPRING BEACH RV RESORT – 780-826-6277. ROCKY MEADOWS COUNTRY GATEWAY – 780-826-6053.
BOYLE BOYLE RV PARK - 27 sites. Services: (PW) 780-689-3643. SHORELINE CAMPING & FISHING RESORT – 780-689-4363.
BRUDERHEIM VICTORIA TRAIL REC. PARK - Open: May 1 - Oct. 30. 14 sites, dump station. Services: (PWS). Baseball. 1 km West of 4-way-stop (on 52 ave) 780-796-3357.
CADOGAN CAPT. AYRE LAKE & RESORT - Open May1-Sept 30, 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 & 1.4 km S. 780-857-2105.
CAMROSE CAMROSE EXHIBITION TRAIL RV PARK - 107 sites, standard & pull through sites, laundry & shower facility, internet ( W i f i ) a n d c a b l e T V, f i r e w o o d , confectionary and RV supplies. Services: 30, 50 amp (P/W/S). Recreation: short walk to CRE Events Building and Camrose Resort Casino. Golf course nearby, children's playground. Located just off Hwy 13 east on the CRE Grounds. 780-6782888. See ad page 102. MIQUELON LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: Year-round, 273 sites, day use area, showers, dump station, firewood, toilets, picnic shelter, group camping. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, golf, horseshoe pits, interpretive programs, trails (20 km) hiking, biking, beach, swimming, canoeing. From Hwy 21, 20 km E on Hwy 623. 780-672-7274.
CAMPGROUND GUIDE •Most campgrounds have firepits, picnic tables and shaded/wooded sites. •This campground guide also includes Trail & Recreation information. •Rates, services and phone numbers listed are subject to change.
TILLICUM BEACH PARK – Open May – Sept, 7 sites, day use area, showers, flush toilets, playground. 16 Km East on Hwy 13, 14 Km South on Hwy 956 – 780-672-4446. WHISTLE STOP GOLF COURSE & CAMPGROUND – 780-672-6490.
fishing. West of Iron River on Hwy 55, then 30 km N on access road. 780-916-7821 BODINA RESORT – 780-826-7750. BAYWOOD PARK – 780-573-3108. COUNTRY CAMPING – 780-825-0334. IRON HORSE TRAIL RV PARK – 780-594-4494. SHELTON BAY RESORT – 780-639-3069
NORTH BUCK LAKE REC. AREA - Open May 15 - Oct. 15, 125 sites, day use area, firewood, picnic area. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, trails, boat launch, motor boating, swimming, beach, fishing. 4 km N of Caslan off Sec. Rd. 663. 780-689-4602.
SHORNCLIFFE LAKE CAMPGROUND Open May-Sept 30, 50 sites, day-use, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, dump stn, laundromat, museum. Service: (PWS) Recreation: motor-boating, beach. 3 km west of Czar. 780-857-2435.
DILLBERRY PROVINCIAL PARK Open mid-May - Oct. 83 sites, flush toilets, dump stn. Services: (P/N). Recreation: beach, swimming, sport fishing, sand dunes, x-country skiing, hiking. SE of Chauvin on Hwy 17. 780-853-8221. KING’S PARK CAMPGROUND Open May 15-Oct 15, 12 sites, flush toilets, showers, dump stn, site stoves. Services: (PWS). In town by Water Tower. 780-858-3881.
DAYSLAND GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – 780-374-3633
CLANDONALD CLANDONALD CAMPGROUND - 6 sites, dump station on grounds near Community Hall. Services: (P/W). 780-853-2375.
COLD LAKE COLD LAKE GATEWAY RV PARK - 26 sites, firewood, showers, flush toilets, dump station. Services: 15 amp, (PWS). 4009-50 St. 1-800-840-6140. COLD LAKE M.D. CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept. 71 sites, day use area, group camping, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation - beach, boating, trails, fishing. 2301 - 1 Ave. 780-639-4121 . COLD LAKE PROV. PARK - May - Sept. 117 sites, group camping, flush toilets, picnic area. Ser vices: (P/N). Recreation: trails, beach, fishing. 5 km NE of Cold Lake off Hwy 28. 780-594-7856. CRANE LAKE REC. AREA - Open: May Sept. 2 campgrounds, East-29 sites, day use area, picnic area. Services: (N). West-24 sites, dump station, concession. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boating, beach, fishing. 25 km W of Cold Lake along Hwy. 55 & 5 km N. 780- 573-9940. ETHEL LAKE PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May-Oct. 11 sites, picnic area. Services: (W). Recreation: boating, fishing. 22 km NW of Cold Lake. 780-594-2267 FRENCH BAY PROV. REC. AREA -MaySept. 10 sites, picnic area. Services: (N). Recreation: boating, beach, fishing. 14 km NE of Cold Lake. 780-594-7856. WOLF LAKE REC. PARK - Open: May – Sept. 67 sites, picnic area, dump station, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, boat launch,
DEWBERRY DEWBERRY CAMPGROUND - Open May 1-Sept. 30. 19 full serviced sites $20/day; monthly/weekly rates available. 20 unserviced sites $10/day. 1st Ave north. 780-847-3034.
EDGERTON EDGERTON GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – Services: (P) 780-755-2462 See ad page 101.
EDGERTON SAND CASTLE CAMPGROUND – Open May – Oct, 12 sites, dump station, picnic area, play area, Services: (PWS), 50 Ave & Hwy 894 – 780-755-3933. See page 101.
ELK POINT ELK POINT REC. PARK - Open: May - Oct. 17 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, trails, hiking, biking, ATV, equestrian, x-c skiing, snowmobiling. On edge of town on Sec Hwy 646 by golf course. 780-724-3810. ELK POINT RIVER PARK – Open May to Oct. 8 sites, day use area, picnic shelter, viewing deck. Services: (N) 3.5 km south of Elk Point. 780-724-3810. ELKS WILDERNESS PARK - 12 sites, 3 day use, firewood, water. On Kehewin Lake, 9 km N of Elk Point. 780-724-4402 KEHEWIN PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May – Sept. 35 sites, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 14 km N of Elk Point on Hwy. 41. 780-201-6455. WHITNEY LAKES PROV. PARK - Open May – Sept. Whitney Lake Campground 53 sites. Ross Lake Campground –149 sites, Services at both: (P/N). Day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group use areas, picnic shelter, showers. Recreation: playground, volleyball, horseshoe pits, trails (40km), hiking, beach, swimming, canoeing. 27 km E of Elk Point on Hwy. 646. 780-645-6295.
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FORESTBURG GOLF COURSE CAMPGROUND – Showers. Services: (PWS) Along 50 Ave. - 780-582-3693. FORESTBURG KINSMEN RV PARK – Open April to Oct 28 sites, flush toilets, showers, firewood, group camping, dump stations, playground. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 4901-47St. – 780-385-5900. DIPLOMAT TROUT POND CAMPGROUND – 5 sites, firewood, gazebo nature trail, fishing. 8 Km West of Forestburg & 8 Km South on Hwy 855 – 780-384-4100. BIG KNIFE PROVINCIAL PARK – open midway – mid Sept, 50 sites, day use area, playground, fishing, boat launch, trails (12 km), firewood, dump station, motorboats, canoeing, tap water. Services: (N), 8 Km West & 13 Km South of Forestburg on Hwy 855 – 780-574-2341.
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INNISFREE REC. PARK - Open: May - LAMONT RV PARK - 780-895-2220.
round. 225 RV sites, caretaker on site, day use area, firewood, flush toilets, showers, laundromat, dump station, wifi. Services: 30 & 50 amp (PWS). Recreation: trails hiking, equestrian, fishing, close to golf and Jurassic Forest. 1 km NE of Gibbons off Hwy 28A of Gibbons off Hwy 28A & Sec. RD. 643. 780-923-3300. See ad pg 27.
Sept. 51 sites, flush toilets, group camping, showers. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, biking, equestrian. Turn off Hwys. 16 and 870 junction at Innisfree then 1 km S at Birch Lake. 780-592-3886 or 780-592- 2414 See ad page 76.
CHICKENHILL LAKE M.D. PARK - 30 sites, firewood, day-use area. Services: (N). Recreation: boating, canoeing, beach, fishing. 13 km S on Hwy 882 & 3 km E. 780-826-3171. MINNIE LAKE M.D. PARK - 17 sites, firewood. Services: (N) Recreation: beach, canoeing, fishing. 5 km NE of Glendon on Hwy 660. 780-826-3171. PYROGY PARK - Open: May - Oct. 10 sites, dump station, day use areas. Services: (N) Free. Recreation: In town next to pyrogy. 780-635-3807.
IRMA CAMPGROUND - 50 sites, firewood, group camping, flush toilets, showers, dump station, day use area. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Baseball. In town. 780-754-3665. See ad page 95.
FORT SASKATCHEWAN FORT LIONS CAMPGROUND (TURNER PARK) - Open: May - Oct. 20 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 15 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, trails (25 km paved), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, canoeing. 10701 River Road . 780-998-4074.
ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK SANDY BEACH CAMPGROUND Open: May - Oct. 77 sites, day use area, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers, walk in tenting. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, golf, interpretive programs, trails (100 km of marked hiking trails), x-c skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing. Reservations 1-877-737-3783 or pccamping.ca Group camping available. 780-992-0017 or www.pc.gc.ca/elkisland See page 23.
HARDISTY FISH LAKE CAMPGROUND – 12 sites, day use area, free firewood, group camping, horseshoe pits, gazebo, bird watching, canoeing, picnic shelter, fishing, playground. Services: 30 amp (P) – 2.5 Km West of Hardisty off Hwy 13 on RR102 – 780-384-4100.
HARDISTY LAKE PARK & CAMPGROUND – Open May – Oct. 58 sites, beach, caretaker, day use area, free firewood, group camping, flush toilets, showers, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing, playground, picnic shelter, dump station, golf, baseball, swimming. Services: (PWS). In town from 47 St. & Hwy 881 go South – 780-888-2700.
ELK ISLAND RETREAT LTD. A place to enjoy nature, culture and quiet. This privately owned campground features 36 full service RV sites, tipis, trapper cabins and tent sites. Coin-op showers and laundry, firewood. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Weekly, monthly and seasonal rates available. Recreation: Cultural Programs, Bee Tours, hiking. 3 km west of Elk Island National Park. 780-998-0708 www.elkislandretreat.com
BRAUSENS RV PARK – 780-888-3852.
HAY LAKES TELEGRAPH PARK & HAY LAKES LIONS CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept, 23 sites, day use area, firewood, group camping, horseshoe pits, trails. Services: 30 amp (P/N) 1 Km East of Hay Lakes on Hwy 617 – 780-878-3200. WATERTOWER CAMPSITE - 6 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, hiking, ATV, equestrian, canoeing, North Sask. River. Southside of Heinsburg. 780-943-2333.
HEISLER HEISLER CAMPGROUND – 780-898-3774. RIEL BEACH CAMPGROUND – 36 sites, showers, Services: (P) Recreation: playground, beach, fishing, beach, fishing. 7 Km off Hwy 897 on 5834 – 780-943-2202.
GALAHAD GALAHAD CAMPGROUND – 780-583-3741. BATTLE RIVER CROSSING RESORT – 780-583-2100 .
SILVER BIRCH RESORT - Open: Yearround. 90 sites, seasonal sites, day use area, dump station, flush toilets, showers, group use area, 9 cabins, caretaker. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: beach, playground, horseshoe pits, hiking, boat launch & rentals, fishing. Follow Hwy 28 to Hwy 36, approx 40 km N then E 7 km (on Whitefish Lake). 780-623-3252.
KILLAM KILLAM CENTENNIAL PARK CAMPGROUND – Open May-Sept, 20 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood – free, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, group camping, baseball, playground. Services: 30 amp (P/N). 4616-57St. – 780-385-3977. LAGOONA BEACH RV PARK – 780-385-2280.
KITSCOTY 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. In town. 780-846-2221.
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HOLDEN HOLDEN CAMPGROUND - Open: Yearround. 8 sites, day use area. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, spray park, ball diamonds. 48 St and 52 Ave. 780-688-3928.
HUGHENDON HUGHENDON GOLF CLUB CAMPGROUND – 24 sites, in town. Servcies: (PWS). – 780-856-2066.
FORK LAKE PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept. 43 sites, firewood, picnic area. Services: (P/N). Recreation: boating, beach, fishing. SE of Lac La Biche. 780-623-1747. LAKELAND PROV. REC. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 204 sites. 4 different campgrounds; Pinehurst Lake - 63 sites, Touchwood Lake - 98 sites, Seibert Lake 43 sites, Ironwood - 20 sites; firewood, picnic area, dump station. Services: (N). Recreation: trails 100 km - all types, beach, boating, fishing. S & E of Lac La Biche. 780-623-5235. SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL PROV. PARK - Open: May -0ct. 72 sites, day use area, concession, group camping, picnic area, firewood, flush toilets, showers, dump station. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: trails, boating, beach, fishing. 13 km NE of Lac La Biche off SH 881. 780-623-4144. FISH N' FRIENDS BEAVER L AKE CAMPGROUND- 780- 623-9222. HEART LAKE CAMPGROUND – 780-623-2130. ELINOR LAKE RESORT – 780-623-3993 YOUNG'S BEACH CAMPGROUND – 780-623-4739. KINSMEN PARK BEAVER LAKE GROUP CAMP AREA – 780-623-4227. PLAMONDON WHITE SANDS RESORT 780-798-2254.
LAMONT LEGAL LEGAL RV CAMPGROUND - 16 sites, day use area, firewood, group camping, playground. On east end of town off Hwy 651 (43 St & 50 Ave.) 780-961-3773.
LLOYDMINSTER ROLLING GREEN FAIRWAYS RV PARK – 780-808-1667.
SANDY BEACH REGIONAL PARK 54 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers. Services: 30 amp, (P/W/S). Recreation: playground, baseball, basketball, golf, horseshoe pits, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, canoeing. Rentals: Group rentals, shelter, BBQ. 20 km N of Lloydminster on Hwy. 17. 306-825-2092 See ad page 84. 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.
LONG LAKE GEORGE'S RV CAMPGROUND Year-round RV stalls. Off Hwy 831 on Long Lake Road. 780-473-2511. See ad page 37. 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, horseshoe pits, interpretive programs, trails (26 km) hiking, biking, ATV, equestrian, beach, swimming, boat launch & rentals, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 38 km N of Waskatenau on SH 831. 780-576-3959.
NORTHERN RIDGE GOLF & RV RESORT 780-576-3939.
LOUGHEED LOUGHEED CAMPGROUND – 5 sites. Services: (PWS) 780-386-3970.
MALLAIG 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.
MANNVILLE MANNVILLE RV PARK - 25 sites, pull thrus, showers, laundromat. Services: (P). Recreation: playground, mini-golf, trails for walking pets. All in a secured fenced area. Easy access just off Hwy 16 & 881. 780-853-0007. See ad page 78. RIVERVIEW GOLF CLUB RV PARK serviced seasonal sites. Clubhouse has shower facility, flush toilets. 780-763-2252.
GO Camping...GO RVing... SPRUCE PARK CAMPGROUND - 10 sites,free camping w/picnic shelter. Services: (N) In town.780-763-3500.
MARWAYNE JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK (LEA PARK) - Open: April - Oct. 105 sites, dump station, 2 camping cabins, firewood, family reunion building, 2 camp kitchens, showers, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelters. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, horseshoe pits, hiking, swimming, boating, boat launch, sailing, canoeing, fishing on North Sask. River. 17 km N of Marwayne on Sec. Hwy 897. 780-8472273 or 780-847-3784. See ad page 66. MARWAYNE CAMPGROUND - Open: April - Nov. 24 sites, day use area, dump station, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (PWS). 2nd Ave & 2nd St South. 780-847-3784.
MUNDARE DRAHOMANOW REC. AREA - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets. Open weekends only or by appt. Playground, baseball. Services: (N) Mundare junction, Hwy. 16 & Hwy. 855, 13 km S, 3 km E. 780-632-7486. UKRAINA PARK REC. AREA -26 sites, dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters. Services: (P/N) Recreation: playground. North side on Hwy. 855. 780- 764-3929.
MYRNAM JACKFISH LAKE REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept. 24 sites, showers, dump station, firewood, picnic shelter, caretaker on site, group camping, day use area. Services: 30 amp, (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, beach, swimming, boat launch, electric motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 5 km W on Hwy. 45 & 6 km S. 780-208-0223. See page 61. MYRNAM CAMPGROUND - 5 sites. Dump station. Services: (N) By arena . 780-366-3910. BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND Opening 2013. Pristine wilderness, trails and river front access. Weekend to seasonal sites, RV for rent. North of Myrnam. www.bearridge.ca 780-275-0363. See ad page 64.
PARADISE VALLEY THREE CITIES REGIONAL PARK Open: May - Sept. 8 sites, day use area, group camping, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (PW/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, horseshoe pits. 1km E. 780-745-2283.
PROVOST BANNISTER CAMPGROUND Open May 1-Oct 1. 53 sites, flush toilets, picnic shelter, site stoves. Services: (PWS) 30 amp. Recreation: adj to Comm Centre, Bowling Alley, Tennis Courts, Skateboard Park & Ball Diamonds. 53 Ave. in Provost Sports Park. 780-753-2261.
ROUND HILL ROUND HILL CAMPGROUND - Open May - Sept, 10 powered sites, flush toilets, showers at Rec. Bldg. Services: (P/N) Recreation: Ball diamonds. 780-672-6271.
REDWATER REDWATER RV PARK - Open: April- Oct. 10 sites, dump station and water station nearby. Services: (N). On Hwy 38 (48 Ave) in town. 780-942-3519.
RYLEY RYLEY REC. PARK - Open: May - Sept. 20 sites, pull thru sites, day use area, tap water, sani-station nearby. Services: 15&30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball. 47 St. & 50 Ave. 780- 663-3653.
SEDGEWICK SEDGEWICK LAKE PARK CAMPGROUND – Open May – Sept, 59 sites, beach, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, shower, group camping, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: wading pool, paved trail, golf, bird watching, canoeing, swimming, playground. 1 km North of Sedgewick on Hwy 869 – 780-384-2256.
ST. PAUL BEAR RIDGE CAMPGROUND – opening in 2013, wilderness camping on the North Saskatchewan River, South of St. Paul off Hwy 881 – 780-275-0363 See ad page 64. FLOATING STONE LAKE REC. AREA
- Open: May - Sept 2. 46 sites, caretaker on site, day use fee, dump station, group camping, firewood for sale, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, trails, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing, Boyne Lake. 4 km W of Ashmont on Hwy 28 A, 8 km N on paved road RR 115. 780-726-3428. See ad page 45. LAC BELLEVUE REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept 2. 24 sites, day use fee, firewood for sale, picnic shelter, gazebo for group use, tenting area, caretaker, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 17.7 km S of St. Paul on Hwy. 881 and then 6.4 km W on N side of lake. 780-645-2639. See pg 45. STONEY LAKE REC. AREA - Open: May - Sept 2. 46 sites, caretaker on site, day use fee, dump station, flush toilets, showers, firewood for sale, group camping, bandshell & gazebo rentals, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 12 km W of Elk Point on Hwy 646. 780-724-2381. See page 45.
WESTCOVE REC. AREA Open: May - Sept 2. 94 sites, day use fee, dump station, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, caretaker on site, tenting area. Services: 15&20 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, basketball, BMX park, tennis, equipment rentals, trails, hiking, biking, beach, spray park, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 16 km N of St.Paul or E of Ashmont off Hwy. 28A & 6 km south. 780-645-6688. See ad page 45. ST. PAUL RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 34 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N). Recreation - Golf, baseball. 4800 - 55 St. 780-614-4244. S T. PAU L I R O N H O R S E T R A I L CAMPGROUND - Open: mid-May to midOct. 44 sites, day use area, firewood, fishpond, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers. Services: 30&50 amp (PWS) Wi-Fi. Recreation: multi-use trails. Located at 4012 - 53 Ave. 780-6144244.
SMOKY LAKE HANMORE LAKE Open: May – Sept. 2 campgrounds (EAST) - 16 sites. (WEST) 33 sites. Day use area, firewood, group camping, picnic shelter, playground. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, Fishing. 16 km N of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 855; then 4 km West. Watch for signs for East/West turnoffs. 780-656-3730. HOWLIN’ COYOTE MOTORCYCLE CAMPGROUND 780-636-3746. ISLAND LAKE REC. AREA - 26 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: (N) Recreation: boat launch, canoeing, fishing. 20 km N of Smoky Lake on Hwy 855, then 3 km NE. 780-656-3730. METIS CROSSING RV PARK - Open: May - Sept. 21 sites, firewood, showers. Services: 30 amp (P/N) Recreation: zipline, horsehoe pits, Trails, hiking. swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing on the North Saskatchewan River. 1km E on Victoria Trail off Hwy 855. 780-6562229. MONS LAKE REC. AREA - Open: April Oct. 8 sites, day use area, firewood. Services: (N). Recreation: playground, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing. 6.4 km E of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 28; 3.2 km N and 0.4 km W. 780-656-3730. SMOKY LAKE GOLF RESORT - Open May - Oct. 14 sites. Washrooms, showers, picnic tables, firepits. Services: 30 amp (PWS). Recreation: golf, snooker, darts, shuffleboard, horseshoe pit, licensed clubhouse. 1 minute N of town. Play & Stay Golf & RV Packages. 780-656-2121. See ad page25. SMOKY LAKE RV PARK - Open: May Sept. 12 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers. Services: 30 amp (PWS) Recreation: playground, baseball, museum. 4612 - 54 Ave. 780-6563674
water skiing, canoeing, Fishing. 5 km N of Spedden off Hwy 28. 780-645-6295.
STRATHCONA COUNTY ELK ISLAND RETREAT LTD. A place to enjoy nature, culture and quiet. This privately owned campground features 36 full service RV sites, tipis, trapper cabins and tent sites. Coin-op showers and laundry, firewood. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Weekly, monthly and seasonal rates available. Recreation: Cultural Programs, Bee Tours, hiking. 3 km west of Elk Island National Park. 780-998-0708 www.elkislandretreat.com COOKING LAKE / BLACKFOOT PROV. REC. AREA - Back country camping for Youth/Education Oriented Groups onlyreservations required. Recreationinterpretive programs, trails (170km), hiking, biking, x-c skiing, equestrian. E of Sherwood Park on RR 210 just past Twp Rd 524. 780-922-3293. HALFMOON LAKE RESORT – 780-922-3045. KAWTIKH RV RETREAT – 780-922-5168
STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE - Walk in tenting sites for individuals & groups (up to 60 people). Water, firewood. Lodge holds up to 41 people. Services: (N) Recreation: interpretive programs, ski rentals, trails, hiking, biking, x-c skiing. 16 km E of Sherwood Park on Baseline Rd, Twp. Rd. 530 & RR 212. 780-922-3939.
STROME STROME CAMPGROUND – 780-376-3558.
THORHILD CENTENNIAL PARK - 8 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers. Services: (N). Recreation - Playground. West side of town. 780-398-3741. HALFMOON LAKE PARK - 20 sites, day use area, picnic shelter. Services: (N) Recreation: playground, hiking, biking. beach, swimming. 14 km W of Thorhild along Hwy. 18 & 12 km S. 780-961-3308.
TOFIELD BLACK NUGGET LAKE CAMPGROUND Open: May - Oct. 66 sites, caretaker on site, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group sites, showers, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: birdwatching, playground, horseshoe pits, electric motor boating, canoeing, fishing, backcountry hiking. Located next to Coal Creek Golf resort. 10 km east of Tofield on Hwy. 14 to Rg Rd 182 then 11 km south on paved road. 780-663-2421.
SPEDDEN GARNER LAKE PROV. PARK - Open: May - Oct. 61 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, picnic shelter, showers. Services: (P/N). Recreation: playground, volleyball, sports field, trails, hiking, biking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating,
BLUEBIRD RV PARK – N of Miquelon lake. Open: May 1 - Sept. 30, 22 sites, 5 pull thrus, handicap accessible clubhouse, coin operated laundry, private shower, private bathroom, mini kitchen and Share with us on
GO Camping...GO RVing... common area. Services: (30&50 amp P/W/S). Recreation: Golfing and fishing nearby. 780-701-5171. See ad page 86. BUZZARD GULCH CAMPGROUND – 780-663-2376. LINDBROOK STAR GAZER CAMPGROUND & RV PARK – 780-662-4439. TOFIELD CAMPGROUND/RV PARK Open May-Oct. 18 sites, indoor washroom/shower facilities, dump station. Services: 15&30 amp (P). In town near mainstreet, fairgrounds, trails. 4730-51 Ave. 780-662-3269.
TWO HILLS GELETA PARK - 5 sites. Day use area, playground. Services: (N). Hwy. 36 S of town. 780-657-3395. SANDY LAKE PARK - Open: May – Sept. 37 sites, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, day use area , caretaker on site. Services: 15 amp (PW/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits, beach. 9 km W on Hwy. 45 & 13 km N on Sec. Rd. 860. 780-768-2330. See page 61. TWO HILLS CAMPSITE - Day use area, picnic shelter. Hwy. 45 NW side of town. 780-657-3395
VEGREVILLE VEGREVILLE ELKS / KINSMEN COMMUNITY PARK - Open: May - Sept. 92 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic area, visitor centre. Services: 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, biking. fishing. In town next to Pysanka off Hwy 16A . 780-632-6800.
Recreation: playground, baseball, golf, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing. 3 km E of Vilna along Hwy. 28 and 3 km N. 780-636-3620 PARADISE COVE RESORT - Open: Year-round. 150 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, caretaker on site, store. Services: 15 amp (P/N). Recreation: playground, beach, swimming, boat launch, water skiing, canoeing, Fishing. Hwy. 36 proceed 22 km N, 10 km E to dead-end, follow signs (at Whitefish Lake). 780-636-2819. See ad page 42.
WAINWRIGHT ARM LAKE REC. AREA - Open May-Oct. 124 sites, Services: 30 amp (PWS/N). Recreation: golf, beach, boating. 15km E of Wainwright on Hwy. 14, 7 km S on Hwy. 610, follow signs. 780-842-4727 DR. MIDDLEMASS CAMPGROUND Open: April - Oct. 30 sites, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, laundromat, picnic shelter. Services: 15 amp (PWS/N) WiFi. Recreation: playground, trails. At 80515 St. Wainwright. 780-842-3541 FABYAN CAMPSITE - Open: May - Sept. 5 sites, picnic shelter. 12 km W of Wainwright in River Valley along Hwy 14. RIVERDALE MINI PARK - Open: May – Sept. 106 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelter, caretaker on site. Services: 30 amp, (PWS). Recreation: playground, baseball, volleyball, golf, mini-golf, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, biking. beach, swimming, canoeing on Battle River. 16.4 km N of Wainwright on Hwy 41. 780-842-2996. See ad page 98.
HIDDEN LAKE CAMPGROUND – 780-744-2289 VERMILION PROV. PARK - Open: Yearround. 111 sites, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, group camping, picnic shelter, showers, wading pool. Services: (PWS/N). Recreation: playground, baseball, horsehoe pits, mini-golf, interpretive programs, trails(20km), biking, x-c skiing, beach, swimming, canoeing. On edge of town from Jct of Hwy 16 & 41. Follow WAINWRIGHT GOLF CLUB RV PARK 780-842-3046 signs. 780-853-4372
VIKING EASTVIEW PARK - Open: May - Oct. 18 sites, firewood, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelter, day use area. Services: 3 0 a m p ( P W S / N ) . Re c r e a t i o n : playground, baseball, horsehoe pits, soccer, golf. Main St. to 55 Ave. 780-3364747 CAMP LAKE PARK - Open: May - Sept. 62 sites, caretaker on site, concession, day use area, dump station, firewood, flush toilets, showers, group camping, picnic shelters, cookhouses, concession. Ser vices: 15, 30 amp, (P/N). Recreation: playground, basketball, volleyball, mini-golf, horseshoe pits, trails, hiking, beach, swimming, boat launch, motor boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing. 16 km east of Viking on Sec. Hwy. 619 then 2.4 km north. 780-336-3414.
VILNA BONNIE LAKE VILNA REC. AREA Open: May - Oct. 44 sites, firewood, picnic shelter. Services: 30 amp (P/N).
PINE CREEK CAMPGROUND & REC. AREA - Open: May - Oct. 8 sites, picnic shelter, flush toilets, showers. Services: (P/N) NE corner of Waskatenau next to ball diamonds. 780-358-2208
WILLINGDON WILLINGDON CAMPGROUND & RV PARK -15 sites, flush toilets, showers. Services: (PWS). In town on Hwy 45. 780-367-2337
Reserve a campsite at provincial campgrounds Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca 1-877-537-2757 See map (inside back cover) for campground locations.
Accommodations East central Alberta offers a style of accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. Bed & breakfasts can be found in quaint villages, amidst farmland and alongside the river valley. Cabins and cottage rentals can also be found throughout the area. For a more urban feel unwind at a hotel or motel. You will also find some great locations for meetings, seminars & retreats.
CABINS & LODGES MARWAYNE JUBILEE REGIONAL PARK LEA PARK 2 camping cabins, 100+ campsites, golf course. See ad pg 66.
MARWAYNE MARWAYNE HOTEL - full renovated rooms. See ad page 66. RYLEY ALBERTA RYLEY HOTEL - Newly renovated, single rooms, 1 bedroom jacuzzi suite, wi-fi, full service restaurant. See ad page 88. SHERWOOD PARK HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES - 90 rooms, executive, studio jacuzzi & spa suites. Off Broadmoor Blvd near Hwy 16. See ad page 68.
STRATHCONA COUNTY STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE - Modern lodge accommodations for up to 41 people. 16km E of Sherwood Park. 780-922-3939. See page 67. TIPI CAMPING - ELK ISL AND RETREAT 2 trappers cabins plus tipis & serviced campsites. 780-998-0708.
HOTELS & MOTELS SMOKY LAKE CANALTA HOTELS SMOKY LAKE INN - Banquet facilities, 8 properties in East Central Alberta restaurant, clean and recently including Ramada, Super 8 and renovated rooms. See ad page 41. Canalta. See ad page 33. TOFIELD BEAVERHILL LODGE - 6 bedrooms (2 beds/room), perfect for corporate functions and retreats. Large common meeting area, catering available. 45 min east of Edmonton. See ad page 27. FOOTLOOSE CABOOSE - Stay in our luxuriously appointed railroad caboose. 20324 Twp. Rd. 502. See ad page 86. TOFIELD HOTEL & LIQUOR MART Modern rooms, kitchen suites. Mainstreet Tofield. See ad page 87. DERWENT VEGREVILLE DERWENT HOTEL - Comfortable & POMEROY - 80 deluxe suites. Fully clean, reasonable rates. See ad pg 65. equipped kitchen suites, breakfast, FORT SASKATCHEWAN waterslide. Ideal for long stays. Off Hwy COMFORT INNS - Free breakfast, 16A. See ad pg 114. swimming pool, waterslide, family suites, jacuzzi suites. See ad page 53. MUSGRAVE AGENCIES HOSPITALITY INNS & SUITES - Continental breakfast, jacuzzi suites, family suites, high speed internet. 9820 - 86 Ave. See ad pg 52. KILLAM KILLAM KROSSING HOTEL - 40 WEST-VIEW MOTEL - 36 rooms, jacuzzi rooms, coffee, fridges, full bath, wi-fi. At suites, 2 bedroom suites. Wireless the corner of Hwy 36 & 13. See ad page internet. 5301-50 Ave. See ad pg 72. VERMILION 107. SUPER 8 MOTEL - 66 rooms, hot tub, KITSCOTY WHEATFIELD INN - Modern guest waterdslide, exercise room. Restaurant rooms, meeting/banquet room & & lounge. 5108 -47 Ave. See ad pg 79. restaurant. See ad page 83. LAMONT Visit ARCHIE'S MOTEL - 22 rooms, 10 kitchen units, wireless internet. 5008 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com 49 Ave. See ad page 56. for more details.
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EDMONTON Edmonton, Canada's Festival City is home to over 30 major annual festivals celebrating sports, culture, music, visual arts and theatre. From the majestic North Saskatchewan River parkland to North America's largest indoor shopping experience, Edmonton is a magical destination. Greater Edmonton offers over 3500 eating establishments serving every type of culinary experience. Enjoy living history museums, vibrant arts, A Taste of Edmonton cultural and family attractions, all within reach of destination hotels that will complete your stay. Edmonton is a surprising metropolis combining urban fun and flavours with small town friendliness. It's no wonder Greater Edmonton has become a destination of choice for so many travellers. Go East of Edmonton for Daytrips and Driving Tours ... Whether you live in Edmonton, or are just visiting, enjoy a daytrip, a driving tour or extended getaway into the region East of Edmonton accessible by a number of connecting highways featured in this magazine. Enjoy even more scenery and outdoor adventures as the North Saskatchewan River continues from Edmonton east towards the Saskatchewan border. Flying In or Out of Edmonton... www.flyeia.com It's just a short drive from Edmonton International Airport to Go East of Edmonton. Just head north on QE 2 Highway and turn east onto the Anthony Henday Freeway and youâ€™re on your way. Edmonton Tourism Visitor Information Centres Gateway Park VIC- on QE 2 Highway, 2404 Gateway Boulevard Downtown VIC - World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Avenue Call 780-496-8400 or 1-800-463-4667 www.edmonton.com
North of Edmonton
From June to September, visit St. Albert's Farmers' Market, Western Canada's largest outdoor market! Two hundred fifty vendors spread over 5 city blocks offer fresh fruit, fine woodworking, vine-ripe vegetables, home baking and handmade works of art. Downtown St. Albert is transformed into a unique outdoor social and shopping extravaganza where buskers and musicians create a carnival-like atmosphere. No wonder nearly 12,000 people visit each week!
St. Albert Visitor Information Centre is open year-round, 71 St. Albert Road. 780-459-1724. Watch out for freely roaming prehistoric creatures! Located just off Hwy 28 north of Gibbons, next to Goose Hummock Golf Resort, Jurassic Forest is home to many life-sized, startlingly realistic dinosaurs whose ancestors ruled the planet 250 million years ago. Situated in a natural old growth forest, with 2 km of wooded walkways, interpretive centre, displays and a childrensâ€™ play area. Just east of Gibbons go camping and horseback riding along the scenic Sturgeon River at Longriders (see ad page 27). 34
Highway 28 Driving Tour North & Northeast of Edmonton
Culture, Lakes & Trails Scenic Byways
Spectacular ice heave on Moose Lake l Photo by Lori Jezowski
MUST SEE MUST DO Go back 250 million years and walk among life-sized prehistoric dinosaurs at Jurassic Forest just north of Gibbons. If art, history and culture turn you on, you're in luck! At least 11 museums and interpretive centres await your visit including the Ft. George-Buckingham House, Victoria Settlement and Metis Crossing sites. Celebrate French Canadian culture during Legal's Fete au Village Festival. Visit the 35 murals gracing the community during a self-guided tour. Grab your clubs to challenge yourself on some of the area's more than nine beautiful golf courses. Adrenalin junkies will love the Redwater Sandhills Natural Area, Iron Horse Trail, chuckwagon races and the zip-line at Metis Crossing! Yee-haw! Don your hat and jeans for some of the best local rodeos and bull-a-ramas around including the Great Canadian Hoe Down during the Lakeland Rodeo Finals in St. Paul. Hundreds of lakes, several Provincial Parks and Natural Areas ensure there is something for everyone---from bird watchers to boaters; from campers to fishermen; from hikers to photographers. Get your photo taken beside the giant oil derrick, pumpkins, mushrooms, pyrogy, UFO landing pad, and historic statues honouring the RCMP and explorers Peter Fidler and Angus Shaw.
Population: 1192 Contact: Town of Legal 780-961-3773 Website: www.town.legal.ab.ca How to get there: 20 minutes north of St. Albert on Hwy 2
HISTORY Settled in 1895 by W.R. Gibbons and family, their home became the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail. ATTRACTIONS Today Gibbons boasts numerous festivals and local attractions including the Gibbons Museum, Poplar Park Spray Pad, Jurassic Forest, Pioneer Days, the Tour de l'Alberta, Goose Hummock Golf Course, and Gibbons Hometown Christmas. Spend the afternoon in Reverend Orlando Roberts log home, the McLean Brothers Store and the McWhirter house admiring the treasures of the past at the Gibbons Museum. The site also houses the Town's first Fire Hall, a functioning windmill, barn, farm and fire equipment and a memorial garden. Hunt for treasures at one of Alberta's largest community garage sales. Hundreds of vendors come from all over Alberta to sell their wares. OUTDOORS Take a walk among the birds, beavers and wild berries on the 2 km winding path bordering the Sturgeon River. Enjoy the cacti and other florae--more at home in the Badlands--which grow wild along the river's west bank. Drop your line into the Gibbons fish pond, a wonderful spot to spend a lazy afternoon.
NORTH OF EDMONTON
Population: 2848 Contact: Town of Gibbons 780-923-3331 Tourist Information Centre open June - August, Wed-Sun. Website: www.gibbons.ca How to get there: Northeast of Edmonton at the junction of highways 28 & 28A and 643.
Be sure to pack your camera when you come to visit the World Capital of French Murals. HISTORY Legal's commitment to preserving the French culture dates back to 1894, when the first settlers from France and then Quebec settled in the area. To experience the French culture, be sure to visit during the Fete au Village Festival. Enjoy French-Canadian cuisine, a parade, demolition derby and chili cook-off as part of the festivities. ATTRACTIONS With over 35 murals proudly displayed throughout town, art lovers and history buffs must visit Legal. Interpretative panels near each mural allow visitors to plan their own self-guided art tour. OUTDOORS Plan on visiting Citadel Park, a 12 acre indoor/outdoor recreation area, complete with an arena, 4-sheet curling complex, ball diamonds, soccer fields, a skate park and walking trails. Stop by Centennial Park and drop a fishing line in the stocked trout pond while the children play nearby on the latest handicap accessible play structures. Enjoy a picnic or a weekend staying at the RV Park. Legal offers miles of green space for family fun, fitness and fresh air.
Summer - Gibbons Farmers Market, Wednesdays May - Aug - Gibbons Museum & Visitors Info Centre June 27 - 30 - Boonstock Music Festival July 1 - Canada Day July 19 - 21 - Pioneer Days Festival July 21 - Tour de l' Alberta Bike Race Sept 7 - Town Wide Garage Sale Nov 11 - Remembrance Day Ceremonies Nov TBA - Saville County Classic Junior Bonspiel Nov 30 - Gibbons and Area Christmas Craft Sale Dec 1 - Gibbons Hometown Christmas
~ Rooted in Family
HISTORY Redwater, named after the nearby Redwater River, is proud of its history. The first homesteads were established by Ukrainian settlers in 1907 followed closely by the English and the French. Redwater Museum, which hosts the Tourist Information Centre in the summer, is an interesting, informative and entertaining step back in time. The museum captures the story of “When Oil Hit Redwater” through its large collection of pictures and artifacts.
Redwater celebrates Discovery Days in recognition of the discovery of oil in the area in 1948 which led to the eventual establishment and growth of the town. ATTRACTIONS Redwater is proud to be home to North America's Largest Free Standing Oil Derrick, which is identified as Discovery Derrick No. 1, which stands today in the heart of town as a focal point of the community.
Population: 2192 Contact: Visitor Information located at the Museum, 4915-50 Ave. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, 780-942-3206 or contact the Town Office, 4924-47 St, 780-942-3519 Website: www.redwater.ca How to get there: 35 minutes northeast of Edmonton See ad inside back cover. The Town of Redwater is a vibrant, welcoming community. Redwater residents enjoy a high quality of life in this community that offers all of the advantages of a friendly rural atmosphere and the convenience of having easy access to city services.
Country Clay & Garden Works Greenhouse & Gardens Bedding plants, perennials, roses, shrubs, hanging baskets, fruit trees
Open May & June - 7 days a week
With 150 businesses, Redwater offers many of the amenities that are common in larger towns and cities. This full-service community is proud to provide health care, emergency services, K-12 schooling, childcare and a variety of great recreational and cultural programs for all ages. The Pembina Place recreational facility is home to the indoor ice arena, golf club, curling club and a state-ofthe-art 450 seat banquet facility complete with full-service commercial kitchen, dance floor and stage. The Town of Redwater hosts many events for you and your family to enjoy, including the Town-Wide Garage Sale, Ride for Hunger, Discovery Days in August and the popular winter event Kris Kringle. Both the Farmers’ Market and Christmas Craft & Bake Sale in December offer lots of home-baked goodies. While visiting Redwater be sure to check out the Antique & Greenhouse Tours for Redwater area businesses. Visit www.redwater.ca to view a promotional video highlighting Redwater's many amenities and attractions. OUTDOORS Redwater also boasts a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. Play a round of golf at the Redwater Golf Club (see ad page 25) or enjoy a dip in our outdoor pool. For a more extreme adventure, visit Redwater Sandhills Natural Area located only 5 minutes east of town which features one of the largest sand dune fields in the region. With over 100 km of trails, the area is a haven for ATV riders and nature lovers alike.
9 am - 9 pm (approx.)
(780) 942-3282 NE of Redwater. 5 km E on SH 644, 3 km N on SH 829, 1 km W on Twp 580 Watch for signs.
Unique country store with many items... *Large Selection of Teas & Spices *Gourmet Foods *Jewellery *Upholstery Fabric *Watkins Products *Gift Items *Essential Oils *Clothing Independent Amsoil Dealer (Synthetic Oil, filters, etc.)
Sonia or Ernst Zellweger ~ Thorhild, AB
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If you want to relax and recharge your batteries, Thorhild County awaits your discovery. A drive through the County will reveal 7 unique hamlets, old churches, homesteads, greenhouses, diversified farms, unique businesses and operations. HISTORY Newbrook is known for the former Newbrook Observatory that captured the first North American photograph of the world's first satellite, Sputnik No.1 on October 9, 1957. The Radway & Area Historical Archives Association is restoring the Krause Grain Elevator in the Hamlet of Radway to its 1929 glory. Book a tour and also see the antique 1928 International one ton truck and an antique Hart-Parr tractor â€“ both in working order. Call 780-736-3542. ATTRACTIONS Be sure to look for the large sunflower in the
park in the Hamlet of Thorhild and visit the Thorhild Museum which displays many fine antiques and mementos from the past. The Egremont Community Club is holding its 70th Anniversary. The celebration is on July 20 in the Hamlet of Egremont. Contact Larry at 780-974-9318. Take in the Newbrook Community Fair, Egremont Days Parade and the Radway Polka Festival. Don't miss the Thorhild Stampede in July. With a number of race weekends in Thorhild including Rodeo Weekend, come enjoy the Vintage Flat Track Motorcycle Races. OUTDOORS The Radway Fish Pond offers facilities for fishing or picnicking. The Hamlet of Thorhild offers an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and ball diamonds right next to the Thorhild Centennial Park Campground.
If you like camping, rustic trails, swimming and relaxing on the beach you'll love the Half Moon Lake Park Natural Area. Or visit Long Lake Provincial Park, a family camping destination with wildlife habitats, trails, swimming and boat rentals. Long Lake Ski Area, is open December to April for snowboarding and downhill skiing on 13 runs, cross country skiing,
NORTHEAST OF EDMONTON
Population: 3547 Contact: County Office 877-398-3777 Website: www.thorhildcounty.com How to get there: Located 1 hour northeast of Edmonton via Hwy 28.
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tobogganing and much more. It offers a rental and repair shop, private or group lessons and a cozy cafeteria. Directly south of Long Lake, White Earth Valley Natural Area is a naturalist's gem for hiking, mountain biking and trail riding in summer; or snowmobiling and Nordic skiing in winter. If it is a scenic drive you are seeking, the Historic Victoria Trail (57 km) near the North Saskatchewan River will take you on a journey back through history. This Historic Trail is the oldest gravel road in Alberta, starting from Hwy 38 west of the Vinca Bridge (east of Redwater) winding all the way to the Victoria Settlement. Interpretive signs mark the route. Various trail users are welcome to use this route which is also open to vehicle traffic. Drive thru picturesque farmland and enjoy panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River. The trail was used by native people, explorers, fur traders, missionaries, and an ever-growing number of pioneer settlers who began moving to the wide open spaces of Canada’s Northwest. Indeed, a who’s who of Canadian history eventually traveled parts or the entire length of the trail during its colourful heyday, including such famous figures as David Thompson, Big Bear, Father Lacombe, Sam Steele, and Sir Sandford Fleming to name but a few.
Newbrook Agricultural & Recreation Society presents...
June 21, 22 & 23, 2013
*Parade *Steak Supper *Pancake Breakfast *Slow Pitch Ball Tournament *Modified Truck & Tractor Pulls *Cowboy Church *Horse Activities *Children’s Games *Dance
Harvest Supper - October 26, 2013 Christmas Market - November 16, 2013
Newbrook Community Hall Rental for small or large gatherings. Kitchen facilities, PA system, reasonable rates, camping area. Center & Grounds
For more information contact 780-576-3314
The Village of Boyle is on the move to attaining Town status. It is experiencing phenomenal growth due to its nearby natural resources, forestry and agriculture. The community is proud to have in its midst the Millar Western planer and sawmill, the Alberta Pacific Pulp Mill and the Boyle Seed Cleaning Co-op. CN Railway plays a vital part in the community's growth as well. ATTRACTIONS While in the area take time to tour Mr. V's Botanical Gardens. Soak in the beauty of 11 spectacular gardens. Check out Lo & Behold antique shop while on the Antique Tour. Plus stock up on some great local products at the Farmers’ Market. OUTDOORS Set up camp at the RV Park and take advantage of all the new or upgraded recreational facilities: new ball diamonds, curling rink, renovated arena, upgraded community centre, new skateboard park and new playground. Nearby you can enjoy two 9-hole golf courses, Long Lake Provincial Park, fishing, a ski resort, and paintball facilities. Warren Park is the site of the Agricultural Society & Rodeo Grounds with indoor arena, holding pens and a public equine centre. The grounds will be rockin’ in July for the Boyle Ag Society’s concerts featuring Honeymoon Suite, Prism and Hey Romeo. An event you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Win tickets to see Honeymoon Suite, PRISM & Hey Romeo! See contest page 7.
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July 19, 20 & 21, 2013 Friday, July 19 - CONCERT Band E nger opening for Hey Romeo with DJ Rudy Gunn Doors open at 7 pm Bands play 8 pm
Saturday, July 20 - CONCERT
Band E nger opening for Honeymoon Suite & Prism Doors open 7 pm Bands play 8 pm BOYLE AG SOCIETY FARMERS’ MARKET Every Thurs. May 16 - Sept. 12 1-4pm Rodeo Farmers’ Market July 20 & 21 Special Thanksgiving Market Oct. 11 Special Christmas Market Dec. 7
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21 - BOYLE RODEO Activities include: Pancake Breakfast, Parade Sat. at 10am, Supper, Beer Gardens, Displays, Concession Vendors, Children’s Events & Activities, Demolition Derby and much more! Friday: Gates open 7 pm Sat & Sun: Gates open 11 am Warren Park - Ag Society & Rodeo Grounds
1 km east of Boyle on Hwy 663
For more information call Keith Sereres 780-689-4257
AFFORDABLE LIVING AT ITS BEST! Recreation facilities include RV park, tennis court, new ball diamonds, upgraded arena & community centre, curling rink, youth centre, skateboard park & playgrounds. Senior’s drop-in centre. Just minutes from Boyle you can enjoy:
Just 1 ½ hours northeast of Edmonton on the way to Fort McMurray...
Camping, boating, waterskiing, trails, golfing, fishing, cross country and downhill skiing and more!
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Population: 278 Contact: Village Office 780-358-2208 Website: www.waskatenau.ca How to get there: 45 minutes NE of Edmonton on Hwy 28 Waskatenau, originally known as Pine Creek, is considered the Baseball Capital of Alberta. Waskatenau is a progressive community that offers a number of businesses, community groups and activities for its residents.
The Smoky Lake Museum, located on the north side of town has a number of interesting artifacts, plus displays of historic & local photography by Nick Gavinchuk, a large antique machinery collection, and the restored Victoria/Pakan ferry. Situated between the museum and Agricultural complex is a full service RV Park, overlooking a ravine. Bring the family to the Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-off and Fair held the first Saturday in October. Plan on spending your Heritage Day weekend at the Smoky Lake Stampede. Activities include parade, pancake breakfasts, kids' stick horse race, Frisbee scramble, dance, fireworks, free overnight parking and more.
ATTRACTIONS Be sure to have your photo taken at the wooden train trestle erected in 1919 when CNR opened its line from Edmonton to St. Paul. This point of the old rail line is now the western trailhead for the Iron Horse Trail, which heads east for 260 km of multi-use activities. Just south of town near the North Saskatchewan River is the Victoria Trail—the oldest road in Alberta---leading to Victoria Settlement. The RCMP Memorial Statue is located along Victoria Trail 15 km east of Hwy 831. The statue is 12 feet wide, 14.5 feet high, 1 inch thick plated steel and was erected by the Victoria Home Guard Society in 1998. Waskatenau has hosted various baseball championships from across Western Canada. The top-notch facility at the Pine Creek Ball Park is considered one of the top baseball facilities and hosting sites in Alberta. OUTDOORS If you love the outdoors, stay in Waskatenau at the Pine Creek Campground which has powered camping stalls, a camp kitchen, fire pits, picnic tables, shower facilities, indoor bathrooms and ball diamonds.
SMOKY LAKE BIGWAY •Groceries •Quality Meats
•Fresh Produce •Fresh Deli & Subs
Open 7 days a week Between 4505 Harvest Gold Drive along Highway 28 North, Smoky Lake 40
780-656-2599 Greg & Sherry Frankard
Smoky Lake Museum
Be sure to visit the Studio 28 Art Gallery in the historic railway station next to the Pumpkin Park. And while you're in the area, check out the distinct onion-domed Ukrainian churches; some of the oldest in Alberta. Ag-tourism operators are plentiful in the Smoky Lake region. On the Greenhouse Tour stop in at Dream Gardens & Greenhouse for all of your gardening needs. (See ad page 16) .
Northside of town by the Agricultural Complex along Hwy 855
Open Victoria Day - Labour Day Sat. & Sun. 1-4 Or by appt: 780-656-3033 or 780-656-3003 (day), 780-656-4135 (eve) Reservations please allow 7 days.
Burger Shack Home of the Legendary Shack Attack Burger!
OUTDOORS Smoky Lake is a great place to venture out on Alberta's Iron Horse Trail. This multi-use trail is perfect for year round adventure. Hike, bike, quad, or take a horseback ride when it's warm, and bring out the snowmobile and the horse-drawn wagon when the snow falls. After a round of golf at the beautiful Smoky Lake Golf Course, enjoy a home-cooked meal in the Clubhouse. Take a break in local lake country to visit all that Smoky Lake has to offer.
Bellis Bellis is located just west of Vilna along Hwy 28. Stop in and check out the huge antique selection at Heritage Corner Shoppe (see ad page 17.) The Bellis area is excellent for blueberry and bog cranberry picking. Just 2 km south of the Bellis turn-off is Bellis Beach Lake, a quaint, little lake with good perch and rainbow trout fishing. Travel through Bellis to Kaduk Lake, another wonderful spot for camping and fishing. From Bellis travel south on Hwy 857 and visit the historic Dickie Bush Church on the hill overlooking an immense fertile valley. Take Range Road 584 east, up the slight rise and then down, down, down into the seemingly bottomless Kubasa Canyon.
Celebrating our 32nd Anniversary!
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History buffs will love a trip on the Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, just 10 miles to the south on Hwy. 855. Start at Fort Victoria, the site of the oldest building in Alberta, still on its original foundation. Work your way west to Métis Crossing complete with gift shop, campground & zipline. Traditionally dressed interpreters tell the story of life in this community during the latter part of 1800s. Enjoy tours of the museum, historic village, restored homesteads with farm machinery display and garden. Open May-September daily. Be sure to take in National Aboriginal Day Celebrations.
•Theme rooms from the pioneer way of life Over 10,000 sq ft of indoor & outdoor •Beautiful taxidermy collection displays from •Large selection of antique tools & machinery 1900-1940. •Large photo collection of local artist Nick Gavinchuk
Dine-In • Take-Out Drive Thru
Homemade Pizza, Donairs, over 24 flavours of Soft Ice Cream & Milkshakes and much more!
Corner of Wheatland Avenue & Highway 855
Smoky Lake, AB
OLD FASHIONED BREAD BAKERY & DELI A Family Business
We specialize in Traditional Ukrainian Baking
~ Our Decor Features Local Artists ~ Open Tues - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
780-656-3780 114 White Earth Street (downtown), Smoky Lake
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August 3 & 4 Approved by the Lakeland & Wildrose Rodeo Associations
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Rodeo Performances Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 pm Dance 9:30 pm Saturday Kid’s Horse ic t S k Race
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Two new bikes given away each day in Frisbee Scramble!
* ATM Machine
*History & Luxury Modern Rooms
*VLT’s *Offtrack Racing *Food ‘til 9:30 pm
*Daily Specials *Fine Dining Menu *Largest Wine Selection in Northeastern Alberta
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Downtown Smoky Lake across from Pumpkin Park & the Iron Horse Trail
The Village of Vilna is an historic little boomtown that capitalizes on its prime location and its large trading area of farms, lake resorts, and First Nations’ reserves. ATTRACTIONS A simple walk down Main Street is a history lesson because of the restoration of many storefronts and historic buildings. Start your stroll with Alberta's oldest pool hall and barbershop. This 1920s structure is a living museum and provincially designated registered historic resource. Bring your camera when you visit Vilna's Mushroom Park, site of the World's Largest Mushrooms. For some great music, take in the 3rd annual Cowboy Fest & Vilna’s Boomtown Fair for family fun! OUTDOORS Five minutes east of Vilna on Highway 28 is the Bonnie Lake Campground which offers fishing, swimming, and boating. Or, maybe you would rather sink a few balls at the Vilna Golf Course.
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Travel east of Vilna through the hamlet of Spedden and be amazed by the beautiful view of Garner Lake Provincial Park.
Kikino Visitors are invited to come to Kikino on Whitefish Lake and enjoy the beauty of the area located 30 minutes north of Vilna on Hwy 36 or 30 minutes south of Lac La Biche on Hwy 36. ATTRACTIONS The Adrian Hope Silver Birch Resort, owned and operated by settlement members since 1988, is located on the tranquil shores of Whitefish Lake. Join them for the Silver Birch Rodeo in summer!
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A delightful weekend of old time country music, cowboy poets, and cowboy church. Featuring Headliner Musician Daryl Weyman as Johnny Cash Impersonator for the Big Show Saturday night. All weekend: Musicians, cowboy poets and cowgirls - Randy Smith, Ed Brown, Kalya Patrick, Bob Glidden, Windi Scott, BJ Smith & more! Also featuring cowboy poet/preacher Don Wudel.
Vilna Boomtown Family Event! Days Fair August 17-18 Vilna’s annual Fair featuring a parade, games & activities for all ages, bench show, Saturday evening supper and dance, and a spectacular fireworks show!
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OUTDOORS Stay in one of the resort's cabins equipped for year-round use. With over 100 sites and new cabins for rent, families and groups can easily be accommodated. Miles of trails for hiking, biking and bird watching are waiting for your enjoyment. Come experience First Nations’ hospitality at Whitefish Lake Band. Paradise Cove Resort is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and offers complete facilities for camping, fishing and recreation.
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Lac La Biche
Mallaig is a small, quaint little hamlet within the County of St. Paul, located off Highway 28 east of Ashmont. ATTRACTIONS Mallaig is home to the ever popular Haying in the 30’s cancer fundraiser held on the August long weekend. This event is dedicated to assist people in the local area who are diagnosed with cancer. Hay cutting, harvesting, hay baling, horse shoeing, wood splitting are just some of the featured attractions at this event. 100% of donations are given to cancer victims. Winter activities include 5 bonspiels, hockey tournaments, and a figure skating carnival. In summer, you can enjoy softball, ball hockey and a golf tournament at Mann Lakes Golf Course in May. The Sportsman Ag Show in September is the newest event and focuses on hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, RVing and off-roading. Soak in some history at the Mallaig Museum which features a local family every year. Join them during their Pie Social & Auction in spring and the outdoor pancake breakfast in September. OUTDOORS During the summer, you can camp at Mallaig Beach on Vincent Lake just south of town. It's a great place to gather family and friends. Mallaig also has a staging area along the Iron Horse Trail, which is open all year round.
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OUTDOORS Plan to visit the nearby recreational and fishing lakes: Minnie, Moose, Muriel, Seibert, Pinehurst, Spencer and others.
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Ashmont, located at the junction of Hwy 36 & Hwy 28, is a favorite stop for travelers and Iron Horse Trail users. It is also a gateway to camping and fishing experiences at the pristine lakes in the area. Enjoy Heritage Days on the 2nd weekend of August and a round of golf at Mann Lakes Golf Course (see ad page 24).
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ATTRACTIONS The world's largest pyrogy is located in Pyrogy Park, just off Pyrogy Drive. It's a great place to stop for a picnic and a picture. There is a play area for children, fresh water, a trailer dumping station and camping stalls if you plan on extending your stay. Mark your calendars for Derby Daze, Cruise Night and the Pyrogy Festival. Touring along Hwy 28, south of Mallaig, the Boscombe Country Corral is famous for its jamborees and talent competitions.
Visitors are always welcome in Glendon, the Pyrogy Capital of the world! Located in the MD of Bonnyville, Glendon is a gateway to the Lakeland.
Lac La Biche, with its 150 lakes, 250 km of trails and hundreds of camping spots is your destination for adventure in the outdoors. Located 2.5 hours northeast of Edmonton (Hwy. 36 north from Hwy. 28, or Hwy. 55 east from Hwy. 63) this area has a vibrant history, natural beauty and exciting activities. Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area offers a canoe circuit, all types of trails, as well as excellent camping and fishing. Enjoy lakeside views at the Lac La Biche Golf & Country Club next to Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park and stop at the Farmers’ Market on Friday afternoons. For all your sporting good needs stop in at Lac La Biche Sporting Goods (see ad page 28). Relax and enjoy a night or two at the Canalta Hotel Ramada (see ad page 33). For more visitor information call toll free 1-877-623-9696.
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The Town of Bonnyville welcomes you to enjoy all the hospitality, outdoor adventures and opportunities to be found in the community year round. ATTRACTIONS A statue of Angus Shaw stands guard at the Bonnyville & District Museum, where you can relive the adventures and witness the hardships of life in the fur trade. Take in the Pro Rodeo and World Professional Chuckwagon Races. The Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre offers several exciting events throughout the year. Be sure to visit Moe’s Garden & Greenhouse on your Greenhouse Tour (see page 16). Pick up fresh produce and baking at the Farmers’ Markets (see ad page 14).
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OUTDOORS Nearby Jessie Lake is home to hundreds of shore and songbirds (including Great Blue Herons, cranes, ducks and eagles). Viewing platforms and an interpretive trail enrich your experience.
History buffs won’t want to miss the Cold Lake Museum with four large exhibits highlighting the military, natural resource development, pioneer and aboriginal history. For some eclectic shopping a must stop is the The Old Farm Garden & Gift in Cold Lake just west of Hwy 28 (see ad page 17).
In winter go ice fishing or snowmobile along Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail or the Bonnyville Snowdusters snowmobile trails.
The city is also home of the Canadian Air Force Base 4Wing, which is the largest airforce base in Canada. Enjoy the community’s many events including the Cold Lake Air Show, Bullarama, Rodeo, Farmers’ Markets and the Cold Lake Christmas Craft Show in November (see ad page 11). With a population of 14,400, this vibrant business community provides all the amenities of a bigger city without the crowds and traffic. Located three hours northeast of Edmonton and 20 minutes west of the Saskatchewan border on Hwy 28. Bring your toys and enjoy Cold Lake in any season! Visitor Information Centre, 4009 - 50 St. 1-800-840-6140
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ST. PAUL COUNTY Population: 6168 Contact: Visitor Centre adjacent to UFO Landing Pad, 780-645-6800 or 1-888-733-8367 Website: www.county.stpaul.ab.ca How to get there: 2 hrs northeast of Edmonton on Hwy 29
The County of St. Paul has a diversified economy in agriculture, and oil and gas activity. The main trade centres are the towns of St. Paul and Elk Point. ATTRACTIONS Located just off Highway 29, you can pick up the perfect gift at Birds & Bees Organic Winery and Meadery. This winery, formerly known as Ensanté Winery, is Alberta’s first and only organic winery and meadery (see ad page 15). Stop into Saddle Lake, located west of St. Paul, to see the Cree Indian metal sculpture and the Saddle Lake Museum, located on the second floor of the Manitoukihew Centre. The museum showcases both ancient and more modern expressions of the native experience. It displays a sampling of Cree objects associated with the once flourishing fur trade and an impressive collection of wildlife taxidermy. Don’t miss their Pow Wow in June. OUTDOORS An abundance of lakes, tourist attractions and camping facilities
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await you in the County. The County of St. Paul operates four recreation facilities complete with showers and on-site caretaker. Westcove on the shores of Vincent Lake is enhanced by a beautiful sandy beach and naturally wooded areas. Enjoy the picnic areas, youngsters' play centre, and tennis court or stroll along a huge network of hiking areas in this truly family park. The spray park is a favorite for the kids! Lac Bellevue offers the ultimate family camping experience. Take advantage of the park's amenities, playground and spacious beach. Stoney Lake is a Pioneer Park. It offers private camping in an undisturbed wooded area. Floating Stone Lake is located in a naturally wooded area on the south shore of Boyne Lake north of Ashmont. St. Paul County is the birthplace of the Iron Horse Trail, a multi-use trail very popular with outdoor enthusiasts.
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ST. PAUL St. Paul lies in the middle of one of nature's best recreational playgrounds. Take advantage of the wide variety of activities and events offered in town and the surrounding county.
HISTORY St. Paul has a unique multi-cultural flavor; settled primarily by the French-Canadian and Ukrainian immigrants in the early 1900s. Three distinct monuments throughout the town showcase this cultural diversity. Having been incorporated in 1912, 2012 marked the official centennial of the Town of St. Paul. St. Paul is home of the World's First UFO Landing Pad built in 1967 as a Canadian centennial project. Adjoining the landing pad is the Visitor Information Centre. History buffs will enjoy touring Musée St.Paul Museum which showcases the mission of St-Paul-des-Métis, the arrival of the homesteaders and the agricultural history of the area. In 2007, the historic Destrubé House, owned by some of the earliest settlers and located northeast of St. Paul, was moved to the museum site as a new attraction. ATTRACTIONS St. Paul's signature event is the Lakeland Rodeo Association Finals held on the September long weekend, with a full week of festivities leading up to this event. The week has been renamed the 'Great Canadian Hoedown'. Several golf tournaments are held throughout the summer at the St. Paul Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course which tests all skill levels. More than just golf! Try their full menu at the Tin Cup Restaurant with the largest deck patio in town (see golf coupon ad on page 25). Canada Day Celebrations are held annually on July 1 at the St. Paul Recreation Centre to celebrate our nation's confederation. On October 31st, the town organizes a Halloween Spooktacular in conjunction with
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Photo by Carl Christensen the Williams Haunted House, an interactive haunted house set up at the St. Paul Recreation Centre - a scary place to be! For some fresh produce be sure to visit the impressive St. Paul Farmers' Market held every Friday from May to October at the St. Paul Recreation Centre. Just north of town, the Boscombe Country Corral hosts its annual Hillbilly Jam in July and the Ashmont Ag Society has its Heritage Days in August. OUTDOORS The Iron Horse Trail, which runs through the community, is popular year round with horse riders, hikers, cyclists, skiers, snowmobilers, and ATV users. The staging area located next to the trail now boasts a 14-stall shelter for those wagon and horse riders looking to make a stop in St. Paul. This is in addition to the 44 serviced camping sites and the fish pond, with fishing during summer long weekends and skating in the winter. The area has plenty of room for trailers to unload ATV's and snowmobiles. A perfect place to start and end a day on the trail. Opening in 2013, located south of St. Paul on the North Saskatchewan River is the new Bear Ridge Campground in a pristine wilderness setting (see ad page 64).
BOSCOMBE HILLBILLY JAM July 12, 13 & 14, 2013 - Outdoor Music Festival • Admission & Camping by donation • Pancake Breakfasts • Stage Shows • Band Scramble • Sunday Gospel • Concession • Prize Draws • Bring Lawn Chairs
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ELK POINT “The Right Place To Be” SHOW & SHINE June 1, 2013
CANADA’S BIRTHDAY Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Fireworks, A family experience! More experiences on our Community Events page www.elkpoint.ca
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780.724.3810 Just over 2 hours Northeast of Edmonton on Highway 41.
Remote Controlled Airplane Flying A Unique Family Experience! Best Field in Alberta 11 km South of Elk Point (Hwy 41) Take a nature hike at the Elk Point’s River Park Campground.
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ELK POINT Elk Point offers something for history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and families. Stay at one of the motels, enjoy shopping, dining and all the services you will need. Be sure to visit soon!
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HISTORY & ATTRACTIONS A 32 ft statue of Peter Fidler, explorer and map maker welcomes you to Elk Point and indicates an area steeped in the history of the Hudson's Bay fur trade. In town, check out the 100 ft long historical mural dedicated to pioneer history. Explore Fort George-Buckingham House Interpretive Centre, east on SH 646 for a look back in time at depictions of the fur trade, fort operations and pioneer life. See page 21 for more info. OUTDOORS Drive 3 km south of Elk Point to visit River Park which has the only viewing deck on the North Saskatchewan River. Recreation Park, 2 km west of town boasts a 9-hole golf course and club house, powered camping stalls, playground, soccer fields and ball diamonds---perfect for family reunions, large gatherings or couples. The Iron Horse Trail is a popular route for ATV, equine, hiking and snowmobile enthusiasts. The staging area is complete with a tourist information booth, loading ramp, picnic area, fire pit and a gazebo. North of Elk Point is Kehewin Lake and Elk's Wilderness Park. This 7 km long lake is excellent for water skiing. Stoney Lake, west of town has excellent camping and fishing.
Heinsburg Historic Heinsburg, situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River just 20 minutes east of Elk Point, is the liveliest little ghost town in Alberta. HISTORY & ATTRACTIONS Stop by the Railway Theme Park along the Iron Horse Trail to see the impressive restored 60,000 gallon CN water tower and CN station. The Frog Lake Massacre National Historic Site, northeast of Heinsburg, identifies a cairn, grave markers and an interpretive trail commemorating the Frog Lake resistance that took place during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. Tap your toes to Jamborees at the Heinsburg Community Hall! OUTDOORS Heinsburg is the eastern trailhead of the Iron Horse Trail and a great place to begin an adventure. Enjoy camping at the Water Tower Campsite. Check out Whitney Lakes Provincial Park's three lakes for outstanding boating, swimming and camping.
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MUST SEE MUST DO If you love the unusual be sure to check out Fort Saskatchewan's flock of 50 sheep, shepherd and sheep dogs all working together to keep the city's grass looking clean cut. Donâ€™t miss a visit to the North West Mounted Police Fort and Pioneer Village at the Fort Saskatchewan Museum. Experience aboriginal culture through tipi camping at Elk Island Retreat. Calling all Ukrainians and wannabes! Babas & Borscht Ukrainian Festival, Aug 24-25 in Andrew is the place to be for food, fun, family and a focus on all things Ukrainian. Celebrate the anniversaries of Lamont's Bullarama (20th) and the rodeos at Lea Park (59th) and Hairy Hill (25th). Giddyup! Help Chipman celebrate 100 years of existence with a weekend long party in August! Get your feet moving at the family dance featuring The Emeralds. For your fix of history, artifacts and memories visit the Basilian Father's Museum. Did you know that Parks Canada recognized the arrival of the Basilian Fathers as being of national historic and cultural significance?
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For a picturesque golfing experience, challenge yourself at the Two Hills Lions Golf Club. Take your pick of campgrounds at the lakes or on the North Saskatchewan River. If you love to shop, you're in luck. From big city stores to specialty shops in small-town Alberta you can find it all here!
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Dow Centennial Centre
Population: 20,475 Contact: Visitor Information Centre, Dow Centennial Centre 8700 - 84 St. 780-992-6400 or 780-992-6261 Website: www.fortsask.ca How to get there: Bordering Edmonton, located at the junction of Highways 21 and 15 The heart of Fort Saskatchewan is our friendly people! Experience our unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions and smalltown warmth. HISTORY Cross the threshold into Fort Saskatchewan and experience the sights and sounds of a modern, upbeat city with a remarkable
history extending back to the 1875 arrival of the North West Mounted Police. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the first Forts for the North West Mounted Police located at our picturesque museum overlooking the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. At this beautiful three-acre historic village learn about the lives of the North West Mounted Police, pioneers and settlers who shaped our community. It's easy to imagine what laws might have been enforced at the old courthouse, what school days on the prairies were like and how the men of North West Mounted Police lived and worked in the 1875-1885 Fort. ATTRACTIONS Within easy walking distance of the Pioneer Village are unique shops and restaurants and the river valley trail system. Watch for the world famous sheep that graze throughout the river valley Thursdays through Sundays. Residents and visitors can find activities to suit their varied interests. Every month Harbour Pool has regular and special events including the popular Community Loonie Swim.
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Centennial Centre also has a gymnasium, ice arena, fitness centre, soccer field and performance theatre to keep you entertained. The Centre is pleased to offer free WIFI for all your surfing needs while on the premises. The Shell Theatre offers 3 series of performances (Professional, Fort and Family) to delight audiences. For info and tickets call 780-992-6400. Perhaps you'd rather get physical. Try a game of shinny in the comfort of the Sherritt-CEP Arena or work out in the fitness room. Little ones will love the train-themed indoor playground or can learn to skate on the leisure ice surface. Organized and drop-in activities can all be accommodated in this modern facility.
The April Chamber of Commerce Trade Show & Sale is a big hit with vendors and buyers alike. Enter a team in the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser taking place in June in Legacy Park. If you love history and Christmas check out the Christmas Pudding & Tea event at the Museum in November. Canada Day and Remembrance Day both provide opportunities for demonstrating national pride. Be there. The Farmer's Market features over 40 vendors at the CN Station every Thursday afternoon from late-June to mid-September. Numerous annual festivals and celebrations take place from May to September starting with the Peoples of the North Saskatchewan and winding up with the Sheep Leaving Parade on Labour Day.
Visit the Kin Family Spray Park, or take in a round of golf at one of the many local courses. Fort Saskatchewan also offers more than 50 kilometres of paved trails that circle the city and are ideal for walking, bird-watching, cycling, in-line skating and cross country skiing. Energetic children will appreciate the choice of more than a dozen playgrounds and sports fields!
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OUTDOORS If you prefer the outdoors, consider Legacy Park or one of the many picnic sites throughout 75 hectares of green space. Turner Park (also home to the Lions Campground) is a riverside playground with trails, baseball and picnic facilities, only minutes from historic downtown. At the City's western edge, you can visit one of the last remaining prairie remnants in the Capital Region, the Fort Saskatchewan Prairie. If you're feeling Turner Park adventurous, look for West River's Edge where you'll find a stocked pond for fishing, a vast wetland area and the Red Coat Landing boat launch where you can put your canoe or kayak into the North Saskatchewan River.
Population: 3925 Contact: County Office 780-895-2233 Website: www.lamontcounty.ca How to get there: 25 min east of Edmonton on Highway 15 In less than a half hours drive from Edmonton your family could be hiking in the middle of a peaceful National Park or travelling back in time for the day at a living outdoor historical museum. Lamont County's combination of beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage and unique events makes it the perfect destination for day trips and weekend getaways. HISTORY In 1891 Ivan Pylypow and Wasyl Eleniak were the first Ukrainian settlers to arrive in Canada. They founded the first and largest Ukrainian block settlement, in the Star- Edna region of the County. It is not surprising Lamont County has over 40 historical churches scattered throughout its countryside. They provide a rich spiritual and architectural history as well as a real-life depiction of the importance faith played in the life of Ukrainian settlers. ATTRACTIONS The first annual Babas & Borscht Ukrainian Festival August 2425 in Andrew invites Ukrainians and 'wannabes' of all ages to come celebrate the richness of this culture: food, performing and folk arts, demonstrations and displays, history, religion, architecture and agriculture all in a fun, family weekend of activities. Visit www.BabasAndBorscht.com for more details.
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The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village at the western end of the County is a must-see attraction for those looking to understand the history and lifestyle of early Ukrainian settlers. It is an award-winning outdoor living museum with costumed characters, over 30 historic buildings and many special events. Roadside attractions in Lamont County include the World's largest Mallard Duck in Andrew and World's Largest Sausage in Mundare. The hamlet of St. Michael hosts many successful events at its Recreation Centre: Malanka, Oktoberfest, fundraisers and pyrogy suppers to name a few. OUTDOORS Nearby Elk Island National Park allows visitors to reconnect with nature and provides various hiking and cross-country skiing trails; interaction with wildlife, including bison and elk; various first-hand learning experiences; and numerous exhibits and scenic viewpoints. Golfers can test their skill at either the Elk Island Golf Course or at Whitetail Crossing at Mundare. Both offer the avid golfer a great getaway. Share with us on
Population: 1298 Contact: Town Office 780-796-3731 Website: www.bruderheim.ca How to get there: Located 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15
If you're searching for a progressive community with small town values, a variety of services and a reasonable cost of living, you've found it all in Bruderheim. Its location and major transportation links provide convenient connections to nearby key sectors. HISTORY Plan to visit the Canadian Moravian Museum housed in the 1896 original log structure of the first Moravian Church in Canada. Artifacts and documents detail the German settlers of the area and the history of the Moravian Church. Visit www.bruderheim.ca to see excerpts from the local history book, “From Bush to Bushels”. ATTRACTIONS Follow the paved Heritage Trail that links neighbourhoods and scenic sites through the community. Watch for markers offering information on Bruderheim's cultural and natural heritage. The new paved trail system provides a great space for those who love walking, running or cycling. The trails provide access to the wetland area and children's playgrounds. They offer a safe and fun environment for kids of all ages.
Visit the Spring Creek Wetland Interpretive Centre, behind the Town Office, to learn why wetlands and native plants are so important to quality of life. Strap on your skates at the new outdoor rink located at 50 St & 52 Ave. For your comfort, there is a skate shack, benches, picnic tables, leisure ice area and rubberized deck. Bruderheim Heartland Ag Days in August and a Christmas Craft Sale in November will keep you hopping in 2013. OUTDOORS Just 6.4 km north of town is the Bruderheim Natural Area. Discover the trails and walk along the banks of Beaverhill Creek to see an amazing array of wildflowers. Enjoy the many activities—mushroom and berry picking, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
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Canada Day Celebrations July 1, 2013 • Pancake Breakfast • Parade • Children’s Activities • Weiner Roast & Fireworks at dusk
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE November 23, 2013 • Skate Party • Light Up • Festival of Trees
Bruderheim Campground 26 serviced sites - $23/ day Town of Bruderheim, Box 280 T0B 0S0
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LAMONT Population: 1700 Contact: Town office 780-895-2010 Website: www.lamont.ca How to get there: 35 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 15
The town of Lamont was described by settlers as “the nicest open country a person could wish for.” Today it is a progressive community that provides the quiet and tranquility of the country with most of the amenities of a larger centre. HISTORY The earliest settlers to the area arrived from Ontario in 1892. The Bloomfield School sitting on the present site of Lamont Elementary opened for class in 1902. By 1905 CN Rail was surveying the town site and right of way. The settlement was named for a member of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Honourable Mr. Justice Lamont. The earliest church services were held in log cabins and school houses with the first Lamont Church opening in 1906.
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ATTRACTIONS Lamont has a full range of services including accommodations, fine dining and shopping to make your stay a pleasant one. Be sure to visit Lamont during their Bullarama and Summer Sizzler Rodeo. Photo by Andy Simpson
OUTDOORS Lamont is the gateway to Elk Island National Park which provides both citizens and visitors with numerous activities including golfing its beautiful nine hole course. Take a stroll at Hillside Park, have a picnic and enjoy the Spray Park. Visit the Mohyla, located north of Lamont, which A special resource for gift-giving with a focus on Care for the Earth, marks the centenary of Ukrainian Care for the People, settlement in Canada. If you and Care for the Future. Please call to arrange a visit. would like a relaxing day of fishing, Trudy A. Harrold (780) 895-1025 visit the Lamont Trout Pond, 195018 - Hwy 29, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0 located just north of the Town.
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LAMONT SOCIETY A placeAGRICULTURAL for every taste....
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Lamont Summer Sizzler Rodeo & Fair July 26, 27 & 28, 2013
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CONRAD SCHINKINGER MEMORIAL GROUNDS *Parade *Midway *Rodeo *Demolition Derby *Combine Crunch *Bench Show *Market Garden *Tractor Pulls *Beer Gardens *Rodeo Dance by THE CONVERTIBLES with TRACY LORD *Wheelchair Accessible Bus parking and turnaround available. Grant 780-896-2222 / Town of Lamont 780-895-2010
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Population: 294 Contact number: Village Office 780-363-3982 Website: www.chipmanab.ca How to get there: Located on Hwy 15 northeast of Elk Island National Park and less than an hour east of Edmonton Celebrating its’ 100th Anniversary in August, Chipman, nestled in Coyote Country, is a little town with big plans. It is living its motto: honour the past, live the present, create the future. The Chipman Development Corporation is undertaking a major master plan for the community that will have housing, retail, emergency services, recreation, amenities and conservation land. HISTORY First settled in 1892, Chipman was named after Clarence Campbell Chipman, secretary to Sir Charles Tupper. Many of the settlers were of Ukrainian ancestry, including Wasyl Eleniak, one of the first Ukrainians to settle in the west. ATTRACTIONS Visitors will be delighted to see members of the Edmonton Soaring Club floating overhead in their gliders after they have taken off from the Chipman airstrip. Those hungry for Ukrainian cuisine can take in the pyrogy suppers held throughout the year at the Chipman Golden Seniors’ Drop-In Centre. Gentlemen, start your engines. Chipman comes alive during the Motorcycle Rally & Demo Days, fan-favourite Car Crafters Show & Shine and Fair Days in June. Strut your stuff during the Lions Club Harvest Dance in October.
Chipman Centennial From August 16 to 18 visitors, guests and residents will gather to commemorate Chipman's 100 magnificent years; and together celebrate a rich history, admire a strong heritage and applaud a bright future. The weekend promises a reminiscent walk down memory lane and a look into the future inspiring a new generation of our sons and daughters to innovate, build and grow our community. ACTIVITIES & EVENTS • Historical Displays chronicling the life of the village (photographs of founding families, businesses, artifacts) • Chipman School Reunion • Family Dance featuring The Emeralds • Church services and ringing of the bells: St. Mary's Ukrainian Church, St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, St. John's Russo Orthodox Church • Family Fun Ball Games, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Pony rides • Outdoor Movie Night on a big screen; Balloon Release • Chipman Car Crafters Display showcasing vehicles from 1913 to 2013 • Dinner Theatre presented by local talent • Unveiling of the Chipman Centennial Monument • Commemoration of past council and mayors; • 100th Birthday Cake – enough for all! • Transportation around town • Food…Food…Food: Pancake breakfasts, hot dogs, Ukrainian style lunches, steak suppers, concession and picnics galore! Free camping and amenities are being offered. Call (780) 363-3982 to pre-register.
There is no larger heart than that of a small community – one that is tightly connected, and where residents appreciate and do things for one another. Help us honour the past, live the present and create the future.
VILLAGE OF CHIPMAN
Centennial Celebrations August 16-18, 2013 *Historical Displays *Homecoming *Outdoor Movie Night *Dinner Theatre *100 Year Car Display *Free Camping *Dance to the Emeralds & much more!
4816 - 50 Street Box 176, Chipman, AB T0B 0W0
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MUNDARE Population: 855 Contact: Town Office 780-764-3929 Website: www.mundare.ca How to get there: Located 2 km north of the junction of Highways 16 & 855 (45 minutes east of Edmonton)
East of Edmonton on Highway 16 is the charming town of Mundare. A recently completed main street rehabilitation project with new sidewalks, street lights, hanging planters and elm trees create a beautiful setting for residents and visitors alike. HISTORY Experience the history of the Ukrainian settlement and the Basilian Fathers Mission in Canada. The Basilian Fathers Museum is a world class facility of very unique design with an intriguing collection of artifacts and history that attracts over 5000 visitors a year. A permanent exhibit â€“ Service in the Vineyard of the Lord marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Basilian Fathers in Canada. It outlines the history of the Basilian order and traces the development of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada from 1902 to the present. In 2011, Parks Canada recognized the arrival of the Basilian Fathers as being of national historic and cultural significance. The installation of the bronze marker which highlights
Mundare Agri-Days Fair August 17 & 18, 2013 For more information contact Town of Mundare 780-764-3929
the significance of the Basilian Order in Canada, has now been completed. The granite monument is located in front of the Pioneer Chapel, adjacent to the Basilian Fathers Museum in Mundare, AB. The chapel was built in 1904 on the original Basilian homestead in Canada. ATTRACTIONS The Chicken Coop is a must see quilt shop during your visit. And you wouldn't want to leave town without picking up your supply of Mundare's world famous Ukrainian sausage from Stawnichy's Meat Processing. Mundare is also home of the world's largest (12.8 meters high and 6 tons) replica sausage built by the Stawnichy family in recognition of 50 years in Mundare. OUTDOORS Adjacent to the Museum is the beautiful Ukraina Park Recreation Area. The park provides camping stalls with electrical hookups, shower facilities, picnic shelter, and a large fire pit.
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Mon - Fri: 10 am - 4 pm Summer Weekends: 1 - 5 pm 780.764.3887 5335 Sawchuk Street, Mundare, AB
ANDREW Population: 465 Contact: Village Office 780-365-3687 Website: www.villageofandrew.net How to get there: Located at the junction of Highways 855 & 45 (one hour east of Edmonton) Andrew invites visitors to enjoy its small town charm and stroll down Ed Stelmach Avenue, named in honour of local son and Alberta's 13th Premier, the Honourable Ed Stelmach.
The Kalyna Quilters who meet in Mundare at The Chicken Coop have sent out 171 quilts to local groups. Once a year they donate a quilt to a special project. This year member Elaine Xenos designed a photo quilt to commemorate the Village of Chipman Centennial. The group also donated quilting supplies to be sold to the program HE AL International to help the children of Uganda. One hundred thirty-six dresses and seventy-four pairs of shorts have been delivered to the children of Madagascar. Come see their works of art on August 17 during the annual Quilt Show (see ad below).
HISTORY Andrew and nearby Whitford Lake were named after Andrew Whitford, one of the first settlers in the area. The local history book, Dreams and Destinies, chronicles the settlement and first fifty years of Andrew's existence. ATTRACTIONS Andrew is pleased to be the host community for Lamont County's newest event, the Babas & Borscht Ukrainian Festival Aug 2425. This jam-packed 2-day celebration will feature food, performing and folk arts, history, and rich culture of the Ukrainian people. Expect top-notch entertainment, horse-drawn shuttles to transport you between attractions, Baba's Bazaar, a borscht cook-off, Baba's Bistro, Saturday night Zabava (party) and Ukrainian feast and more. For more information email: email@example.com Stop to have your picture taken with the World's Largest Mallard. Bring your camera and binoculars to the designated watchable wildlife area south and east of Andrew. Go back in time with a visit to the Andrew Grain Elevator Interpretive Centre, a fully operational prairie grain elevator. The July Sportoff Event and Garlic Festival in October are two very popular events in the community. The Saturday Farmers’ Market is popular with locals and visitors alike. Stop into the Andrew Arena between April and October from 1-3pm (see ad page 14).
The Chicken Coop 18th Annual Quilt Show August 17, 2013 Seniors Drop-In Centre ~ Mundare, AB
OUTDOORS Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Andrew's baseball diamonds, badminton and tennis court, outdoor rink and skateboard park. A fully serviced RV park invites you to stay and soak up the small town charm. The Lions Club Park offers horseshoe pits and bocce ball. Centennial Park offers a respite with a wild flower garden, Japanese rock garden, and a memorial rose garden. The large gazebo has been the site of several weddings and other gatherings and performances.
Feature Artists: Thelma Gnida, Vermilion & Sandra Nunes, Edmonton
When in Andrew be sure to visit The Duck Stop
Kalyna Country Quilters quilt raffle and draw for four beautiful quilts all valued at $750 ea.
Enjoy the many recreational & fitness activities of our inclusive facility
Choose regular, glow or bumper bowling
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5103 - 50 Street, Mundare Ph/Fax 780-764-3727
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Work out in the exercise room Meeting/party room & more For more information about Village of Andrew & The Duck Stop
780-365-3687 5021-50 St, Andrew
Experience Country Lakeside Resort Living... Agriculture & Ag-Tourism.... An Eager Workforce....A Growing Community!
Town of Two Hills Enjoy our Attractions & Events...
• Swimming Pool • Golf Course • Museum • Fish & Game Trout Pond • Geleta Park includes Campground, Ball Diamonds, Tennis Court, Centennial Hall, Hockey Arena, Curling Rink, Rodeo Grounds • Playground
• Bullarama - May 4 contact 780.657.3542 • Ukrainian Dance Concert - tba • Walk/Run for the Hills Event - May 25 • Farmer’s Day Memorial Golf Tournament - June 9 • Rib Cook-off/Community Garage Sale - June 15 • Two Hills Agricultural Society Rodeo - August 17 & 18 (parade, bench show, horse show) contact 780.632.1560 or 780.657.3542 • Two Hills Classic Ball Tournament - tba contact 780.603.0163 • High Tea - November 2
4712 - 50 St, Two Hills
Village of Willingdon Visit the World’s Largest Lapel Pin Tourist Park - Campground & RV Park located along Hwy 45. 15 sites, flush toilets, showers, power, water & sewer.
• Shoot Out - August 9 • Willingdon Annual Agricultural Fair August 10 Parade 10:30 am; Fireworks 10 pm • Team Penning ($5000.00 added) August 10 &11 Contact Tracy Lupul 780-717-7247 or Nikole Robinson 780-632-1068
• Willingdon Ag. Society All Seasons Heated Riding Arena For more information
4910 - 52 Ave, Willingdon
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Village of Myrnam Visit our Beautiful Dove Park • Myrnam Crooked Shooters Slow Pitch Tournament June 7-9 • Canada Day Celebration - July 1
County of Two Hills Enjoy our Campgrounds & Recreation... Jackfish Lake/J.Dudar Park
Sandy Lake Park
R.R. 95 & Twp Rd. 534 RV, full & partial hookups, showers, concession booth, pavilion, bandshell, boat launch, firewood, new playground
Rg. Rd. 133 & Twp. Rd. 564 RV hookups, showers, firewood, BBQ, pavilion and new playground
• Community Garage Sale - July 13 • Myrnam Fair & Fun Days July 20 - Steak supper, silent auction, horseshoe tournament, fireworks July 21 - Pancake breakfast, parade, Ranch Rodeo & beer gardens
• Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club • Myrnam Curling Club - Winter Bonspiels • Myrnam Campground 5 sites, sewer dump
• Myrnam River Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club
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Jackfish Lake/J.Dudar Park
Fantastic family reunion facilities! For Reservations call 780.657.2052 Lac Sante RR. 113 Twp Rd. 562 Day use picnic area, boat launch, fishing
Wilderness Adventure...North Saskatchewan River boat launch at Duvernay, day camping at Desjarlais Crossing (old ferry crossing): canoeing, kayaking, fishing, wildlife viewing Lakeland Breakers Cougar Patch, Silverberry Recreation Area
Be sure to visit our museum... Boian Museum Twp. Rd. 562 & RR. 143 780.768.3932 For more information
HAIRY HILL HIGHWAY 45
Hairy Hill is located 95 km northeast of Edmonton just off Hwy 45. HISTORY The unusual name of this hamlet is rooted in history. The buffalo used to sun themselves on these picturesque hills and had rubbing wallows where huge Photo by Stan Cholak amounts of hair would accumulate. In the 1900's when the Canadian Pacific Railway laid its tracks they found all the hair on the large hills and the hamlet had its name. ATTRACTIONS Hairy Hill is well known for its popular Hairy Hill Rodeo now in its 25th year. Near Hairy Hill is Highmark Renewables which produces electricity from cattle manure.
Fill out our survey and be entered to win passes to the Hairy Hill Rodeo! See page 7.
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WILLINGDON Population: 275 Contact: Village Office 780-367-2337 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org How to get there: Located on Hwy 45, 117 km northeast of Edmonton The village is largely settled by Ukrainian and Romanian farmers from the crownland of Bukowina in the AustroHungarian Empire. ATTRACTIONS Be sure to get your photo Photo by Norman Walcheske taken by the World's Largest Lapel Pin located in the Willingdon Tourist Park, right along Hwy 45. The Willingdon Arena is home away from home for horse enthusiasts. Expect to see dressage, gymkhana, roping, cattle penning and more. OUTDOORS Campers will be pleased with the camping facilities at the Tourist Park. If you love to drop a line, visit the Willingdon Fish & Game stocked fish pond located at 53 Ave & 49 St.
Willingdon & District Agricultural Society invites you to...
JULY 5 & 6, 2013 2:00 pm - Heavy Horse Pull 6:00 pm - Rodeo, Kids Wild Pony Race, Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking, Silent Auction 9:00 pm - Dance, Fireworks to follow Saturday 8-11 am - Pancake Breakfast 1:00 pm - Heavy Horse Pull 4:00 pm - Rodeo, Kids Wild Pony Race, Sheep Riding, Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking, Silent Auction 9:00 pm - Dance Friday
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Shoot Out August 9
Team Pennin ($5000.00 addeg August 10&11d)
n ngdo Willi nual n A l FAIR ltura 10 *Sat. Parade 10:30 am *Sat. Fireworks 10 pm u c i r Ag ugust *Pancake Breakfast *Magician *Steak Supper A *Mutton Busting *Karaokee *Beer Gardens & more!
Free camping, please bring your own lawn chairs.
For details contact Violet 780.768.3880 or 780.208.9254 Rodeo stock provided by Rolling Hills Rodeo Co. LRA & Wildrose Sanctioned
GIVING AWAY KIDâ€™S BIKE EACH DAY!
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For more information contact Tracy Lupul 780-717-7247, Rick Ruptash 780-768-2188 or Nikole Robinson 780-632-1068
TWO HILLS TACO HOUSE Homemade Mexican Food
Parade Sat. 10:30 am
Dine-in Take-out Drive-Thru
Open:Mon-Sat 780-657-2535 8am-8pm 5017-50Ave,TwoHills
Two Hills Fabrics Plus Quilting, Clothing, Groceries & more!
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TWO HILLS Population: 1431 Contact: Town Office 780-657-3395 Website: www.townoftwohills.com How to get there: 1 ½ hrs east of Edmonton on Hwy 45
Heritage Park features a bronze statue of Mr. & Mrs. Dowhaniuk which commemorates 100 years of Ukrainian settlement. Today, Mennonite settlers have brought a different feel to Two Hills giving shopping and dining a distinctive Mexican flare. This exciting meld of two cultures makes Two Hills a joy to visit.
Rodeo Weekend offers two action-packed days of activity. Saddle up! There are several other community events that take place throughout the year. See page 60 for more details. While visiting, take a dip at the indoor swimming pool. OUTDOORS The Lions Golf & Country Club is the envy of other courses in northeastern Alberta. Geleta Park campground situated along the banks of the Vermilion River is a great spot to setup camp. The Two Hills Fish & Game Assn has a stocked trout pond and picnic area just south of town for you to enjoy.
HISTORY Two Hills was named for a landmark in the area—two prominent hills on the western outskirts of the community. More information is available in the local history book “Down Memory Trails.”
BURGER PALACE Restaurant & Drive-In Open: Mon-Sat 6am-8pm Sun 6am-2pm
ATTRACTIONS The Two Hills Historical Society maintains a museum featuring items used by the ancestors of the area. Be sure to visit the newly constructed gazebo to view the photo collage representing the history of the area.
5015 - 54 Ave, Two Hills
Two Hills Agricultural Society Presents... Bullarama - May 4th 7 pm Doors open 6 pm, 30 bull riders
Farmer’s Day Weekend Golf Tournament June 9th Two Hills Golf Course
Rodeo Weekend August 17 & 18, 2013 Rodeo - Sat. & Sun. Parade - Sun. Pancake Breakfast - Sun. Horse Show - Sat. Bench Show - Sat. & Sun. Geleta Park, Two Hills
For updates visit www.twohillsagsociety.com
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Two Hills is the 'gateway to the north' as a recognized travel route to Fort McMurray. It has been described as the perfect getaway destination and a wonderful place to live and invest. The town has a wonderful blend of town and country offering all the amenities of urban life while being nestled in an immense agricultural region.
TWO HILLS COUNTY
Jacfish Lake/J.Dudar Park
Population: 2926 Contact: County Office 780-657-3358 Website: www.thcounty.ab.ca How to get there: Located 1 1/4 hour east of Edmonton on Highway 45
Population: 370 Contact: Village of Myrnam 780-366-3910 Website: www.myrnam.ca How to get there: Located at the junction of Highways 45 & 881
Welcome to the County of Two Hills, a diverse region of historical, recreational, agricultural and industrial opportunities situated in beautiful rolling hills. The North Saskatchewan River forms the northern boundary of the county and was the site of many forts and ferries during the early settlement years. HISTORY For almost a decade the Two Hills District was mainly populated by English speaking settlers, who were horse breeders and cattle men. Ukrainian settlers did not arrive in the area until the early 1900s when an influx of thousands of Central Europeans developed most of the area and made it their home. Five kilometers east of Willingdon is the Historic Boian District, featuring St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church and a museum dedicated to local Romanian pioneers. ATTRACTIONS Visit Alberta’s first organic winery - Birds & Bees Organic Winery & Meadery located off Highway 29 north of Brosseau. Watch for signs. OUTDOORS Enjoy recreational opportunities at Jackfish Lake/J. Dudar Park near Myrnam, and Sandy Lake Park west of Two Hills, both just off Hwy 45. Both have great services available for campers. Lakeside resort living is popular around Lac Sante. Drop your boat in the North Saskatchewan River at the boat launch in Duvernay.
Myrnam is an active community with many opportunities for family recreation. Each year many volunteers spend countless hours in support of a large variety of recreational and social activities. HISTORY In 1908 the original Ukrainian settlers established a post office and by 1927 the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a new siding and town site. In Ukrainian, Myrnam means 'peace unto us' and the dove representing peace is the perfect symbol for the village officially incorporated in 1930. ATTRACTIONS The beautiful Dove Park offers visitors an excellent opportunity to relax and visit in a peaceful atmosphere. Several monuments have historical plaques showcasing former residents of the area. Nearby are several campgrounds you can use as launch points to explore the surrounding community. OUTDOORS Myrnam is strategically located in the rolling hills of Central East Alberta. The various grain crops in bloom in early summer are breathtakingly beautiful. Numerous heritage churches can be seen on casual drives throughout the area. Myrnam Fun and Fair Days held each July plus various recreational activities (golf, curling, slow pitch, soccer, and snowmobiling) are great reasons to visit.
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CLANDONALD Clandonald, the 'little Hamlet with lots of Heart' is located in the County of Vermilion River, 2 km south of Hwy 45 or 10 km east of Hwy 41.
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ATTRACTIONS The Country Fair in August includes a bench show, pancake breakfast, parade, games and competitions for people of all ages. The agricultural grounds feature a bandshelter, concession booth, washrooms and campsite building.
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A modern hall holds many of the community's social functions. It also has six power and water RV sites, dumping station and a ball diamond. The arena is used year round for outdoor education, 4-H activities, skating and more.
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Visit the quaint Village of Derwent located on Hwy 45, 50 km east of Two Hills. Join them for the Farmers' Day Perogy Supper in June complete with a silent & live auction (see ad page 9). In July take part in Sports Days. In October, the popular Derwent Craft Fair takes over with more than 50 exhibitors in attendance! The seniors' Golden Age Centre welcomes you and offers health and fitness equipment, billiards and games. Bring your camera along to capture images of the distinctive Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church.
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The spirit of country comes alive in the Village of Dewberry. ATTRACTIONS Be sure to have your photo taken with the World's Largest Chuckwagon located at the entrance to Dewberry. Calling all cowboys - for heart pounding action attend the CPCA Chuckwagon Races in June 14-16! Step back in time with a visit to the Dewberry Valley Museum
established in 1974 by area residents. It houses artifacts, machinery and vehicles as well as a fully functional Catholic Church. OUTDOORS Get active by playing baseball at the Dewberry Sportsgrounds or skating and watching hockey at the Dewberry Arena. Stay for a while at one of the beautifully treed sites at Dewberry Campground located on the west end of the Village. See ads on page 80.
MARWAYNE Population: 612 Contact: Village of Marwayne 780-847-3962 Website: marwayne.ca How to get there: 15 minutes north of the Yellowhead Hwy at the intersection of Hwys 45 and 897
Situated in a picturesque location, Marwayne guarantees a family-oriented,
June 29 & 30, 2013 Jubilee Regional Park (Lea Park), Marwayne For more information call
780-847-3556 780-808-0283 780-847-2291
Lea Park Campground & Cabins Over 100 sites, 2 cabins, great family reunion facilities & much more!
small-town lifestyle with big-city amenities nearby. Innovative in leadership, the oil & gas industry, and agri-business, it is the perfect location to live, work and play. ATTRACTIONS With a new hall and renovated arena, community sporting events and dances have never looked better. In April visit the in-door Professional Bull Riding event. In June grab your bid card for the Community-Wide Auction Sale, also check out the Scarecrow Festival, Ag Fair & Street Dance, and the Lea Park Professional Rodeo. Lea Park is the place to be in July for the Gospel Jamboree and the Prairie Egg Gathering. The annual Harvest Day celebration in October and Light up Marwayne in December round out a year of events in Marwayne.
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Population: 219 Contact number: Village 780-847-3053; Lillian 780-847-3034 for campsite lots Website: www.villageofdewberry.ca How to get there: Junction of Hwy 45 & Sec Hwy 893
OUTDOORS A newly renovated, full-service campground with dumping station, shower facilities, and wireless Internet beckon. Ten minutes north is Jubilee Regional Campground (Lea Park) where the Old Vermilion and North Saskatchewan rivers meet. Enjoy camping, golfing, fishing, trails and the scenic view from the top of Snake Hill.
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9 miles north of Marwayne where the North Saskatchewan River & the Vermilion River meet.
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Bedding plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, farm gate vegetable sales, gift shop & more!
Hwy. 897 & Twp. 514 - Kitscoty (10 km N of Kitscoty; 10 km S of Marwayne) 780-847-2586 email@example.com
STRATHCONA COUNTY Population: 92,490 Contact: 780-464-8095 Website: www.strathconacounty.com How to get there: Situated just east of Edmonton
Highway 16 Driving Tour East of Edmonton
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Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Strathcona County is a great place to live, work, and unwind in. The bustling urban centre of Sherwood Park, major industrial developments, peaceful acreages, fertile farms and a large portion of the Beaver Hills eco-system fall within its boundaries. Together they make up one specialized municipality known as Strathcona County. OUTDOORS The Strathcona Wilderness Centre (pictured above), with 12 km of trails, picnic sites, ski and snowshoe rentals is a great recreation area. The Centre is open 9-4:30 pm Monday - Friday and 9 - 6 pm on weekends. For more information call 780-922-3939. Take a day trip to one of the many major attractions nearby - Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, or Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Recreation Area. Stop at South Cooking Lake for family picnics, hiking and sailing. Located at the southeast corner of the County is the Ministik Bird Sanctuary which protects many threatened species of birds and wildlife. The Ardrossanâ€™s Old Fashioned Picnic & Parade in June is a great event for the whole family to attend. Brookville Community Hall, located on Hwy 16, is the site of many activities including pyrogy suppers, dinner & live performances, spa days, a garage sale and more. Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area (170+km) - has 4 staging areas that act as trailheads within the 97 sq km of total trail network for hiking, cycling, equestrian, crosscountry skiing and snowmobiling. Cycling is permitted on all of the 85 km of hiking trails, but is not allowed on the 85 km of equestrian trails. The park is home to a wide variety of large and small mammals and plantlife. The area boasts 200 species of birds like the Great Blue Heron, the American Pelican and more. The main Waskahegan Staging Area and Visitor Centre is located 45 km East of Sherwood Park on RR 210 just past Twp Rd 524. For more information call 780-922-3293 or visit www.dotheblackfoot.ca Nearby you can also take in the beauty, the wildlife and the trails in the Sherwood Park Natural Area located south on RR 231.
Vegreville Country Fair l Photo by Nicole Lakusta
MUST SEE MUST DO Fore! Golf your way along the Yellowhead with courses at Sherwood Park, Vegreville, Mannville, Vermilion, Kitscoty, Paradise Valley and Lloydminster. If you love birds and animals bring your camera and binoculars to Elk Island National Park and Wapasu Lake Conservancy Project near Innisfree for the wild kind. Or visit the petting zoo near Lloydminster for a closer look all within reach. Outdoors by the numbers: 12 km of trails at Strathcona Wilderness Centre, 50 km of trails in and around Sherwood Park, 15,000 acres of parkland, lakes and wilderness in Strathcona County and 170 km of trails in Cooking LakeBlackfoot Provincial Recreation Area and 23 km of trails in Vermilion Provincial Park. Bitaemo! Visit an historical gem: The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an outdoor, living museum with restored pioneer structures and interpreters in costume and in character. Celebrate the Ukrainian culture at the 40th anniversary of the Pysanka Festival in Vegreville. There's no need to miss your workout while on vacation--visit Millenium Place in Sherwood Park, the Aquatic & Fitness Centre in Vegreville or the Servus Sports Centre in Lloydminster. No pain, no gain! Would you love to see a working switchboard (Mannville) or a bank turned museum (Innisfree) or a wildlife display and outdoor heritage village (Lloydminster)? These are just some of the historic and educational displays scattered through this area. Cheese please! Stop into The Cheesiry Boutique (Kitscoty) for some Italian inspired artisinal sheep cheese.
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SHERWOOD PARK Contact: Visitor Information Centres 1) Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce 100 Ordze Ave (Off Wye Road). Open weekdays, year-round 1-800-464-0801 2) Road King Travel Centre 26 Strathmoor Drive (off Hwy 16). Open year-round, 24 hrs. Website: www.sherwoodparkchamber.com Residents and visitors enjoy the unique combination of Sherwood Park's big city amenities and 15,000 acres of parkland, lakes and wilderness. ATTRACTIONS Sherwood Park's Heritage Mile is a unique way to re-live Strathcona County in the early twentieth century-long before Sherwood Park even existed. Walk, bicycle, jog or drive “the mile” and see the historical Smeltzer House, Monument Park, Smyth Farm, and much more. You can tour the Heritage Mile from the Broadmoor Blvd traffic circle to Main Blvd in Sherwood Park. The newly renovated Strathcona County Museum & Archives located at 913 Ash Street (off Wye Road) in Sherwood Park showcases rotating exhibits that portray Strathcona County's natural and human history. Explore special exhibits, old RCMP jail cells and the First Nations display. Special tours with interpreters are available. Open weekdays 10 am - 4 pm. call 780-467-8189. Centre in the Park is an exciting new development within the heart of Sherwood Park. It includes residential buildings, retail services, walkways, a central plaza and inviting public spaces; located off Sherwood Drive near County Hall.
Sherwood Park Canada Day Parade
OUTDOORS Visit the beautifully landscaped, 27 acre Broadmoor Lake Park. It offers summer & winter recreational activities. Nearby is the Kinsmen Leisure Centre and next door is the Broadmoor Golf Course. Strathcona County's new Community Centre is a place for culture, learning, municipal services and celebration. The building's features include the two-storey library; 4000 sq ft Art Gallery @ 501; the Agora–the large public event space; various flexible meeting rooms; Council Chambers; the Artrium–a corridor and casual setting for art displays; and the Galleria–the interior street linking the entire centre. It also has several adjoining outdoor plazas. Millennium Place is a multi-purpose recreation facility offering activities for people of all ages. Phase 1 is the special event centre and field house for indoor soccer and other events such as trade shows. Twin arenas provide ice for skating and hockey. Phase 2 houses an aquatic centre with competitive pool, wave pool, whirlpool and steam room; gymnasium; and wellness centre outfitted with fitness equipment, an aerobics room and an indoor walking track.
Canadian BirkebeinerTM Ski Festival
February 7 & 8, 2014
ATTRACTIONS The majestic Pysanka is located at the Elks/Kinsmen Park. This breathtaking Pysanka was built as a monument to honor the RCMP and its long history of bringing peace and security to the area.
Vegreville boasts an historic downtown which is captured by plaques laid in the sidewalks. Lining the streets are specialty shops in buildings dating back to the early 1900's. A rich history plus all the new construction and amenities make Vegreville a great place to live or visit! You will be surprised and delighted with Vegreville's signature yearly events: Father's Day Event and Vegreville Relay for Life in June, Pysanka Festival – July, Country Fair and Gourmet Affair in August, Downtown Markets - June – July – September and Christmas Lite-up – November.
In addition to the specialty shops downtown, Vegreville boasts the beautiful Rotary Rendezvous Park at the corner of 50th Street and 50th Avenue. The Aquatic and Fitness Centre offers something for everyone: swimming pool, twister waterslide, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, Elk/Kinsmen Park ©VEDB racquetball court, indoor ice arena, dance studio. Within walking distance are the curling rink, tennis court, and Vegreville Agricultural Society Grounds. Vegreville has an exceptional Museum highlighting local history. Enjoy the unique collections at the Vegreville Regional Museum that showcase the community life of the area. It is also home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Just steps away from the Museum, you can take time to relax at the internationally recognized Rotary Peace Park. The Peace Grove of continued on page 72...
VEGREVILLE REGIONAL Located on the site of the internationally renowned solonetzic soils research station of Agriculture Canada (1956 - 1995), the museum highlights the stories of local history, chronicling how the area’s unique social fabric, including its four largest pioneer groups - English, French, German, Ukrainian, has contributed to the harmony of community life since the 1890s. The Rt. Hon. Donald F. Mazankowski, P.C. Collection: 25 years of distinguished public service of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Open Year Round Admission by Donation June - August Tues-Fri 11-5 pm, Sat-Sun 1-5 pm
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Population: 5758 Contact: Visitor Information Centre located by the Pysanka, off Hwy 16A; Open May 1-Labour Day, 780-632-6800 or 780-632-3100 Website: www.vegreville.com How to get there: Hwy 16 one hour east of Edmonton
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12 trees is dedicated to promoting world peace through tourism and is a joint project of the County of Minburn and the Rotary Club of Vegreville. It offers serenity and a large picnic area and shelter with fireplace. You can book this beautiful serene park for your next family function. Our Lady of The Highway Shrine is the only one of its kind in Canada. Our Lady is www.olsenart.ca beautifully sculpted from Italian white marble. Behind the monument are exquisitely marked stones displaying the Stations of the Cross in a tranquil park setting. The Knights of Columbus maintain this area for your enjoyment and reflection.
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OUTDOORS Explore your surroundings at the Vegreville Municipal Campground and Elks / Kinsmen Park. Cast your rod in our picturesque trout pond. Hike or bike around Vegreville and be sure
VEGREVILLE... to check out the path near the winding Vermilion River which is part of the Community Linked Trail System. Let the kids' burn off some energy at our extensive playground or skateboard park.
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Enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Rainbow Park Reservoir located on the south side of town. This scenic parcel of land just out of town boasts a man-made lake that is stocked by Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Vegreville Pysanka Festival
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Come celebrate with us! The 40th Anniversary Vegreville Pysanka Festival. Enjoy 3 days of cultural immersion, Friday to Sunday, July 5-7 at the Vegreville fair grounds. Displays, dance showcase and of course Ukrainian cuisine and so much more. New this year - all venues (except grandstand shows and evening dances) will be free admission for the public. For more information call 780-632-2777 (see ad page 71). A Fair like no Udder! The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a family favourite taking place August 8-10. Kids will love the rides and parents will enjoy the chuckwagon races and so much more! For more information call 1-888-611-0161 (see ad page 71).
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MINBURN COUNTY Population: 3278 Contact: 780-632-2082 Website: www.minburncounty.ab.ca How to get there: 45 minutes east of Edmonton
The County of Minburn is located in eastcentral Alberta and boasts rich farmland, friendly small communities, bountiful wildlife, beautiful scenery and miles of peaceful country roads. The County is made up of a large rural area and the hamlets of Lavoy and Ranfurly, Villages of Innisfree, Minburn and Mannville and the Town of Vegreville. As a result of these urban and rural influences, the County offers residents a relaxed yet vibrant lifestyle. The County and communities combine to offer a broad range of education, cultural and social services, as well as housing in a variety of price ranges. HISTORY Near Lavoy lies Akasu Country, an age old Historical Site encompassing both Akasu
Lake and Akasu Hill, which was a rest stop for native tribes.
Lavoy Antiques & Collectibles! See page 17 for more details.
Akasu is the Cree Indian word for “sick.” It is believed the name originates from the natives who got sick drinking the water from the lake and the hill was where they came to perish.
The Wapasu Recreation/ Conservancy Park is located near Innisfree. Wapasu, which is Cree for white swan, is a known migratory stop for white swans and home to countless wildlife species. Trails, now developed to the summit of the natural elevation, provide a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding area for all to appreciate. Enjoy the day-use and recreational area along the southeastern shores of the lake. The wildlife awaits!
ATTRACTIONS At 2500 ft above sea level, Akasu (Sickman Hill) is the highest geodetic elevation on the Yellowhead Highway between Edmonton and Winnipeg, Manitoba. It offers an outstanding view point east of Vegreville and overlooks the hamlet of Lavoy. Lavoy is a popular stop on the Antique Tour - you’ll be amazed by what you will find at
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OUTDOORS If you are traveling between May and September, Innisfree also offers a wonderful overnight experience at the Recreation Park located 2 km south on Birch Lake. An excellent place to unwind, you will see colourful summer sunsets that will complete long days of rest and relaxation. If you like the beach, then you'll also find nearby Wapasu Lake, a terrific place for leisure and water recreation.
Population: 233 Contact: 780-592-3886 Website: www.villageofinnisfree.ca How to get there: 1 1/2 hrs east of Edmonton on Hwy 16
Ranfurly Birch Lake Campground
Innisfree is a friendly community, sometimes called "The Hidden Village,” as it is tucked away on the side of a ridge, north of the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16). Located just 1 1/2 hours east of Edmonton, it is the perfect destination for a day-trip or weekend retreat, a leisurely break while en route on the Yellowhead Highway or a memorable holiday in a distinctive part of the Canadian Prairies. HISTORY The President of the Bank of Commerce called the settlement Innisfree because it reminded him of his home 'Lake Isle of Innisfree' in Ireland. It celebrated 100 years of incorporation in 2011.
Ranfurly, a small but quaint hamlet within Minburn County is located 30 minutes east of Vegreville at the junction of Hwys 16 & 36. ATTRACTIONS Get a feel for the area's history when you visit the Ranfurly Museum, housed in a former classroom and filled with artifacts and treasures. The Senior Citizen's Club hosts a monthly pot-luck supper. Ranfurly's Steak Suppers held on the last Tuesday of each month are famous. There are also two annual bingos to test your luck! Be sure to take the kids to the parade during the Agricultural Fair in August.
ATTRACTIONS While in the area be sure to visit the Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum. The curling rink, natural ice skating arena, Trout Fishing INNISFREE HOTEL & LIQUOR STORE Pond, baseball diamonds, tennis ATM, VLT’s, Convenience snacks courts and children's playgrounds Host: Mary Ann & Barry keep residents and visitors alike 780-592-3765 active.
Enjoy Our “Hidden Village” Located 1 hour 15 minutes east of Edmonton and 1 hour west of Lloydminster, Innisfree is perfect for a day-trip or weekend retreat, a leisurely break while en route on the Yellowhead Highway or a memorable holiday in a distinctive part of the Canadian Prairies.
• Innisfree Recreation Park Campground At Hwy 16 turnoff to Innisfree turn south. 51 Campsites (P/N), firewood, picnic shelter, free clean showers, hiking trails, playground, day use area, horseshoe pits, group camping, baseball diamond, pitch and putt, mini golf. Beautiful view of Birch Lake! To make a reservation call 780-592-2414 or 780-592-3886.
• Innisfree Public Library 5000 books available for borrowing & access to 3 million books through the Provincial Borrowing Program.
• Recreation Centre • 3 Regulation Ball Diamonds • Equestrian Riding Area • Curling Centre • Ice Arena/Agriplex • Public Trout Pond Fish Derby 3rd Sat. In June
• Innisfree Fair Day (2nd Wed of August) Parade, Bench Show, Horse Show, Soapbox Derby & more!
780-592-3886 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 5116-50 Avenue, Innisfree, AB T0B 2G0 76 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
• Innisfree Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum
This 1906 historical landmark, located on mainstreet, is also home to a craft store, an art gallery, and tourist information for the municipality of Innisfree. Open Victoria Day - Labour Day
MANNVILLE Mannville Riverview Golf Course... Features a 9 hole course with grass greens, practice putting green, driving range, barbeque & banquet facilities, lounge, outdoor patio, overnight and seasonal camping sites. Reasonable rates for green fees, cart rentals & camping. Located 8 km northeast of Mannville, off Hwy #881. Phone 780-763-2252 to book your tee-time.
2013 Upcoming Events & Attractions... • February 9 Mannville Agricultural Society Snowmobile Rally & Supper • March 1 Mannville Figure Skating Carnival • April 18 Communities in Bloom Gary Fjellgaard & Friends Concert • May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch Mannville Riverview Golf Course • May 24 Invitational Golf Get-Together • June 1 Community Wide Garage Sale • June 5 Royal Purple Day • June 28 Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea • July 1 Canada Day Festivities
• August 17 Agricultural Society Fair & Parade/Market on Main • October 19 Old Timers’ Roundup Supper & Dance • December 7 Christmas Extravaganza (Craft Show) • December 15 Elks Bachelor/Widower Supper • January 25, 2014 Robbie Burns Supper & Performance • February 8, 2014 Braes Community Centre Fundraiser
Explore the Village’s History... • Crossroads Museum & Visitor Information Centre • Historical Telephone Exchange Museum • First Municipal Hospital in the British Commonwealth • Birthplace of the late Sir Peter Gadsden, 652nd Lord Mayor of London • WWII Vintage Aircraft Gun • Churches, Cenotaphs, Homesteader Plaques, School Cairns
Enjoy our Many Facilities... • Mini Golf Course • RV Wastewater Disposal Station • Recreation Centre & Arena • Senior Housing & Long Term Care • Mannville Centennial Public Library • Seniors Centre with free high speed internet service • Shop Local Retail Businesses • Community Gazebo • 3–Bay Truckwash • Mannville School K-12 with Multi-Ability Playground
For more information contact:
Village of Mannville 5127 - 50 Street, Box 180, Mannville, AB T0B 2W0
Phone 780-763-3500 Fax 780-763-3643 email@example.com
www.mannville.ca Brochure: http://www.townlife.com/document/show/5255
MANNVILLE Population: 803 Contact: Visitor Information at Crossroads Museum, 1 km north of Hwy 16 on Hwy 881; Village Office 780-763-3500 Website: www.mannville.com How to get there: Junction of Hwy 16 & Sec Hwy 881, 1 3/4 hrs east of Edmonton
Mannville has affordable residential, commercial and industrial lots available for anyone wishing to escape the fast paced city life and enjoy a slower, more relaxed lifestyle. HISTORY Mannville was named in 1905 after Sir Donald D. Mann, a partner in the contracting firm that built the CNR railroad. In 1906, Mannville was incorporated as a Village. The first municipal hospital in the British Empire was opened in Mannville in 1919 and was the birthplace of the late Sir Peter Gadsden, the 652nd Lord Mayor of London. To honor his memory, The Lord Mayor of London Memorial Tea is held annually on the last Friday in June. Mannville was the family home of renowned poet Mr. Robert Service. Mannville is also the birthplace of Frances Bay (Goffman) an actress who played roles in Happy Days, Foul Play, Happy Gilmore, Seinfeld, and other TV sitcoms. ATTRACTIONS Historic milestones including homesteaders' plaques and military cenotaphs can be seen throughout the Village. In 1967, a World War II (1942) anti-aircraft memorial gun arrived from Winnipeg, Manitoba and is now a landmark anchor to Main Street.
Village Treasures Machine Quilting, Quilt Fabrics, Classes, Books, Patterns & Quilterâ€™s Notions Open: Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm
5009 - 50 St., Mannville www.villagetreasures.ca
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Mannville & Area Liquor Store "Big City Selection Hometown Atmosphere"
*Cold Beer *Wine & Spirits *Large selection of Specialty Wines & Spirits
780.763.3966 5004 - 49th Street, Mannville 78 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
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Mannville is home to the first AGT building in Northern Alberta, now known as Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange Museum. This historical resource is the only one of its kind in the province to have a working 1240 Northern Electric switchboard. Originally built in 1917, the building has been fully restored by the dedicated volunteers of the Mannville Historical Society. You can even experience the switchboard by calling room to room. Visit the Mannville Crossroads Museum to view an amazing doll collection from around the world and learn about the rich history of the area. To learn more about these museums see also page 19. Local area highland drummers/pipers and dancers help celebrate Robbie Burns Night. The special Scottish delicacy of haggis is served with supper at this annual event. In October, seniors are honored at the annual Old Timers Roundup supper and dance. Join in on the festive activities at the annual Agricultural Fair in August. The day begins with a pancake breakfast followed by a parade, Market on Main, bench show and supper. OUTDOORS If your passion is golf, experience exceptional golfing at reasonable rates at the Mannville Riverview Golf Course. The Vermilion River carves throughout the course, making it a truly scenic and memorable experience for everyone. Bring your family and experience the peaceful tranquility of camping under the stars in one of the new fully serviced campsites at the Golf Course. In the Village, children will enjoy a fun round of mini golf, a ball game at the ball diamonds, the multi-ability community playground or a family picnic at the community gazebo. Mannville has many winter recreational activities to offer including a very successful Minor Hockey program, figure skating club, curling club and public skating. Weekly bingo and an active seniors' centre help keep away the winter chills!
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Vermilion - New Ideas for Living.....we believe in Vermilion that people can live fuller, happier, healthier, and more productive lives through educational experiences in a pristine, natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Vermilion is a must in your holiday plans! ATTRACTIONS During your stay in vermilion, check out our Events Calendar online through The Good Life Institute www.thegoodlifeinstitute.ca . A centre for creative, motivational and practical hands-on-learning which will provide you with a wealth of information on festivals, events and hands on learning classes in Vermilion that you and your family can participate in. Fun festivals and events are always in season – including rodeos, spring dance & music festivals and a summer agricultural fair. Join us for our Canada Day celebrations
Population: 4545 Contact: Visitor Information Centre, 4606-52 St, Hwy 41 780-853-6593; Town of Vermilion 780-853-5358 Website: www.vermilion.ca How to get there: 2 hours east of Edmonton on Highway 16 on Friday, June 28, 2013 – a full day experience with fun for the whole family including sidewalk sales, kid's games, face – painting, beef on a bun on Main Street and an outdoor movie at the Vermilion Provincial Park followed by fireworks. Take in the Vermilion Agricultural Society’s 107th Annual Vermilion Agricultural Fair – July 25, 26, 27, 2013. Events include a parade, trade shows, animal judging, Pony Chuck wagon and chariot races, entertainment and agricultural/horticultural displays. OUTDOORS While in Vermilion experience the warmth and charm of our community by strolling down our Main Street which includes brick walkways, unique lighting and several historically significant buildings, all lovingly restored, each featuring an interesting shop or service for you to experience. Our friendly, tree-lined community offers historic appeal with the modern pleasures of an indoor swimming pool, fitness facility with racquetball courts, a 9 hole golf course with driving range and pro shop. In July take a one week family vacation to Vermilion! Camp at the Vermilion Provincial Park and enroll your children at the Vermilion Aquatic Centre for swimming lessons. In winter enjoy a 15 kilometer cross-country ski trail where Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic gold medalist grew up and trained.
Vermilion Heritage Museum
Open May 18 - Sept. 2, 2013 1 - 5 pm or by appointment
Theme Rooms & Stavelock Building
780-853-6211 5310-50 Ave., Vermilion
SUPER 8 - Vermilion •Smoke-free Facility •Indoor Pool, Waterslide, Hot Tub & Exercise Room •All of our Rooms have microwave, fridges & in-room coffee •Free High Speed Internet •Superstart Breakfast •Kitchenettes & Suites available •Meeting Room •Photocopy & Fax Service •Kiosk in Lobby •Free Movie Channel •AHLA Housekeeping Award Winner Nick’s Family Restaurant & Lounge accessed from inside
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Welcome to the
VILLAGE OF MARWAYNE LIFE FROM ALL ANGLES
•Marwayne Campground 16 30-amp sites and 8 15-amp sites, newly renovated, full service, RV dump, showers, wireless internet •Jubilee Regional Campground (Lea Park) - 10 min N of Marwayne •Snake Hill - climb the hill for a spectacular view! •Raven View Golf Course scenic 9 hole course at Lea Park
Prairie Egg Gathering at Jubilee Regional Park
Professional Bull Riding - April 26 Marwayne Arena Community-Wide Auction Sale -June 1 Marwayne Arena Ag Fair - June 1 featuring student photography & art displays Scarecrow Festival starts for Rodeo Week Celebrations, ends June 9 Street Dance - June 5 part of Rodeo Week Lea Park Pro Rodeo - June 7-9 Lea Park Gospel Jamboree - June 29-July 1 Where the Old Prairie Egg Gathering - July 19-21 Ve Box 113, Marwayne, AB T0B 2X0
VistAS, Vistas, Recreation and Relaxation... Hwy. 640
Jubilee Regional Park - Lea Park Rec. Area
rmilion & Nor th Saskatchewan rivers meet.
Welcome to the
VILLAGE OF DEWBERRY THE SPIRIT OF COUNTRY
16 The Cheesiry
Red Feather Ridge
Lindsay Evans Park
41 •Dewberry Valley Museum
Mount Joy Ski Hill
•Dewberry Campground Facility 780-847-3034 17
•Dewberry Sports Grounds •Playground & Sportscourt •Dewberry Senior’s Centre
Lea Park Rodeo June 7-9, 2013
CPCA CHUCKWAGON RACES June 14 - 16, 2013
For more info contact 780-847-2311
780-847-3053 Box 30, Dewberry, AB T0B 1G0
Home to th e World’s L argest Chuckwa gon
780-846-2244 or 780-853-5492 4912 - 50 Ave., Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0
Clandonald Country Fair August 9 & 10, 2013 ”Hay” Clandonald January 17, 2014
Welcome to the
VILLAGE OF PARADISE VALLEY VILLAGE IN THE VALLEY
Vermilion River Region
•Climb Thru Time Museum Grain Elevator Museum housed in the Paradise Valley grain elevator, the museum displays fascinating artifacts and art portraying the birth of agriculture in Western Canada. Wheelchair accessible. Open daily 10am-5pm, May-Sept. 780 745-2150.
•9 Hole Golf Course •3 Cities Regional Park complete with campground, playground and rodeo grounds
Bullarama - June 21 Regional Recreational Park 3 Cities Fair - June 21-23 50 k 780-745-2287 Box 24, Paradise Valley, T0B 3R0
m south west of Lloyd minster, or 50 km northea st of Wain wright.
Welcome to the
VILLAGE OF KITSCOTY BIGGEST LITTLE SPORTS CENTER •Kitscoty Golf Course 9 holes, cart & club rentals, just off Hwy 16. 780-846-2950. •Kitscoty Regional Park 19(P) campsites, RV dump, horseshoe pits, showers, high speed internet. 780-846-2221.
Home of the views and vistas of the Vermilion, Battle and North Saskatchewan River valleys; the Vermilion River Region features scenic drives and rolling countryside that leads you to unique businesses and inviting communities. Discover the beauty and the abundant 4 season recreational opportunities that include: •Lindsay Evans Park •Mount Joy Ski Hill •Lea Park Recreation Area (home to the Lea Park Rodeo grounds, Jubilee Park Campground and Raven View Golf Course) •Vermilion Provincial Park
•Kitscoty Community Hall Banquet Hall seats 450 w/separate conference room. 780-872-9465.
Kitscoty Hall Dinner Theatre - April 12, 13, 19, 20 Kitscoty Canada Day Celebration - July 1 Kitscoty Days Celebration - August 17 & 18
780-846-2221 5011 - 50 St., Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0
Midway between Edmonto Saskatoo n & n on the Yellowhe ad Hwy 1 6.
VERMILION... “See the stars, experience the quiet”
Red Feather Ridge
Neslted in the natural rolling hills *Lodge *Retreat *Conference Centre of the *160 person Dining Room Alberta Parkland. Your hosts: Doug & Cheryl Livingstone
R.R. 2, Vermilion, AB T9X 1Y7
Population: 7905 Contact: 780-846-2244 or 780-853-5492 Website: www.vermilion-river.com How to get there: Yellowhead Hwy 16, Hwys 41, 17 , 45 and 897. Let the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway 16 ribbon of asphalt lead you into the heart of the County of Vermilion River. Spanning thousands of hectares of aspen parkland, tracts of rolling prairie and the river valley vistas of the North Saskatchewan, Battle and Vermilion Rivers, we welcome you to experience the Vermilion River Region. Treasures galore await our visitors - events and attractions ranging from agri-tourism to culture and recreation. ATTRACTIONS Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners and farmgate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. Visit The Cheesiry for a unique boutique offering a unique product – artisanal sheep's milk cheese. Kathy's Greenhouse offers fresh garden produce all summer plus antiques and giftware while Castle Gardens Greenhouse offers unique planters and an antique selection for all tastes. In the Lea Park district you will find Prairie Stoneworks – home to unique stone giftware including the “Build Your Own Inuksuk Kit”. Don't miss out on the hearty homemade fare and welcoming atmosphere at the Back Forty Diner. Plan a meeting, family reunion or a rural getaway at Red Feather Ridge, a modern conference facility with down-home warmth nestled in the natural beauty of rolling hills.
VERMILION AGRICULTURAL FAIR • Chuckwagon Races • Midway • Grandstand Shows • Livestock Shows • Tradeshows • and much more!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
July 25, 26 & 27
OUTDOORS For those seeking outdoor recreation, the County of Vermilion River is a treasure trove of camping, hiking, canoeing and adventure potential. Jubilee Regional Park welcomes you to camp out along the Ol' Vermilion River at Lea Park, climb to the Snake Hill viewpoint or paddle and fish the North Saskatchewan River. For a quiet afternoon you can travel south of Highway 16 to picnic and birdwatch at Lindsey Evans Park. There are five golf courses throughout the County to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Vermilion Provincial Park has miles of trails traversing the Vermilion River valley for both summer hiking and biking or winter cross country skiing adventures. Mount Joy Ski Hill offers downhill skiing and snow board action and for a unique winter adventure take a sled dog tour at Seppala Siberian Tours near Kitscoty.
For more information call Vermilion Agricultural Society
Western culture is celebrated in the annual Lea Park Rodeo, Dewberry Chuckwagon Races, Paradise Valley Bull-a-Rama, Clandonald Country Fair and “Hay” Clandonald. And who can resist the sounds of an old time jamboree - music flowing, feet tapping and friendly laughter! Want to experience the western culture first hand – visit the Nothing Barred Ranch for a trail ride or a tour of the western replica “Graham Town”. Hidden Lake Bed & Breakfast offers camping and trail rides too. In Paradise Valley you can “Climb Thru Time” at the restored grain elevator museum honoring the history of agriculture while the Dewberry Valley and Vermilion Heritage museums offer glimpses into the lives of our pioneer settlers.
Vistas, recreation and relaxation await you when you experience the Vermilion River Region.
KITSCOTY Population: 892 Contact: Village Office 780-846-2221 Website: www.vokitscoty.ca How to get there: Located at the junction of Hwys 16 & 897
Kitscoty has all the businesses and amenities you'd expect in a bustling village: gas station, grocery stores, banking agency, ATM, hotel, post office, beauty salon, insurance agency, and restaurants. It is also home to Automated Tank Manufacturing and the County of Vermilion River Office. HISTORY The first settlers came to the district in 1905, and Kitscoty was incorporated as a village in 1911. Kitscoty originally serviced a trading area stretching from Cold Lake in the north to the Battle River in the south. Kitscoty is named after a famous cromlech--three large stones in a tripod arrangement--found near a settlement in England known as Kit's Coty House. Kit's Coty House or Kitigern's Coty House (translated as Kitgern's Stone House) is the remains of a Neolithic tomb site of Kitigern. ATTRACTIONS Kitscoty is a vibrant village full of opportunity! Visit Ye Old Bank Antiques located in an original building circa 1925, and Ye Old Fire Station Antiques for a step back in time! The Kitscoty Community Hall is available for weddings, dinner theatre, or any large event! The Cheesiry,
OUTDOORS Kitscoty has great sports facilities including an arena, curling rink, ball diamonds and 9 hole golf course. The Regional Park boasts seasonal camping, horseshoe pits, and beautiful walking trails. Be sure to check out the walking trails at the new Centennial Park.
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Paradise Valley Population: 174 Contact: 780-745-2287 Website: www.vermilion-river.com How to get there: Located 50 km southwest of Lloydminster or south of Kitscoty on Hwy 897. Paradise Valley has a long and rich agricultural history. The town was once host to six grain elevators along the rail line. Now, only one still stands, having been converted to the Climb Through Time Museum. The project was spearheaded by numerous people from the community (see the museum pictured pictured on page 81). Early settlers suggested the name Paradise Valley because of the rolling prairie, poplar and willow trees surrounding the community. Paradise Valley is the home of the Three Cities Arena, the site of the Three Cities Recreational Park complete with campground, playground and rodeo grounds - also the site of the annual Three Cities Fair. Polish your game at the 9 hole golf course. Three Cities refers to Paradise Valley and the nearby hamlets of McLaughlin and Rivercourse. Share with us on
located close to Kitscoty, is the place to sample farm fresh sheep and goat cheese and sausage. Check them out!
Straddling the Alberta- Saskatchewan border and represented by the world's tallest border markers, Lloydminster has the distinction of being Canada's Border City. ATTRACTIONS For recreation, enjoy the Lloydminster Leisure Centre & Bud Miller All Seasons Park, and see North America's largest working Sun Dial. The city is rich in attractions and is augmented by the new dynamic, multi-purpose Servus Sports Centre. It is a hub for sports and recreation, personal and professional needs. For a history lesson visit Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre which houses a museum, art gallery, wildlife display, science centre and more! In June take in the Just Kruzin Car Show and Summer Street Fest. An event you canâ€™t miss is the Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair Inc. See page 12 for more details. Did you know the Border City Farmers Market runs year round on Thursdays? See ad page 14.
306-825-2092 20 kilometres north of Lloydminster on Hwy. 17 Come & enjoy a mature park setting with a host of amenities for your family or business outings. Full service campsites, golf course, playground, picnic areas, lovely beach, boating, watersports and hall rental are available May to September.
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Visitor Information Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce 4419 - 52 Ave. 780-875-9013 Travel Alberta Visitor Centre Open May-Sept. on Hwy 16.
Enjoy a variety of concerts at the Vic Juba Community Theatre and then take the kids to the Zoo just east of Lloydminster. To find that unique gift drive north of Lloydminster to visit Tennyâ€™s Treasures on your selfguided Antique Tour (see page 17). If golf is your passion, there are many challenging courses around the city to test your skills.
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Bounty in Beaver County
Population: 5676 Contact: 780-663-3730, 5120-50 Street, Ryley Website: www.beaver.ab.ca How to get there: 30 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 14.
The Poundmaker Trail Coal Creek Golf Resort
MUST SEE MUST DO Make a splash at Miquelon Provincial Park then enjoy a meal at Footloose Caboose. Test your golfing skills at over 7 golf courses: Coal Creek Resort near Ryley, Irma, Wainwright, Edgerton/Chauvin just to name a few. The arts scene is alive and well along this Highway 14 corridor. Catch a performance of the Beaverhill Players based in Holden. If visual arts tickle your fancy, visit the Station Gallery and Arts Centre in Viking. Choose from nineteen different fairs, festivals and rodeos. In its 100th year, the Bruce Stampede is a crowd pleaser. From car shows to a scarecrow festival; from a soap box derby to a Viking Streets Festival, this area knows how to party!
There's plenty to explore in Beaver County – just a leisurely drive half an hour east of Edmonton on Highway 14. Our unique Ag-Tourism, heritage and cultural attractions will provide you a memorable experience that's second to none. Wide-open spaces await an adventure of your making, whatever the season. ATTRACTIONS During your travels, discover small town charm, friendly people and local treasures – hidden gems include Lions Garden, Studio 14 Art Gallery and Viking Farm. While you're here, enjoy community markets, festivals and rodeos. This August 9 - 11, be sure to check out Experience the Bounty in Beaver County, a driving route event where you can sample fresh foods, meet local producers, and enjoy unique attractions and events across the region. Home to the Towns of Tofield and Viking, the Villages of Ryley and Holden, and the Hamlets of Bruce and Kinsella – our community offers a quality lifestyle with a unique blend of country and urban living. OUTDOORS Plan to spend a relaxing weekend outdoors at our full service campgrounds and lakes. Or golf at our local courses including Coal Creek Golf Resort, an 18-hole championship golf course. As you plan your next family adventure, we welcome you.
Ag-tourism at its finest---Plan a self-guided driving tour during Bounty in Beaver County: farms, art, and regional cuisine. Thirsty? Sample the award winning beer and learn how beer is made at Ribstone Creek Brewery in Edgerton. For a history lesson and a cup of tea visit the 1938 Kingman Regional School Museum & Teahouse. 'From teacups to tractors' Edgerton Museum is another fine example of what this area's museums have to offer. Grab your binoculars and camera for outstanding bird watching and wildlife viewing. Parks, nature centres, and natural areas are working hard to preserve and protect unspoiled areas for your enjoyment and education.
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Population: 2182 Contact: Visitor Information at Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre/Museum facility (on service road) - 5020 - 48 Ave. 780-662-3191, Open: Mid-June through Labour Day or contact the Town of Tofield 780-662-3269. Website: www.tofieldalberta.ca How to get there: 35 min east of Edmonton on Hwy 14 Photo by Terry Jantz
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RYLEY... On Father's Day weekend the Village hosts the Ryley Sports Day and Family Fair featuring a free pancake breakfast, parade, baseball, family events, a dinner, fireworks and dance. Cheer on your favorite team in the Ry/Tof Annual Slo-Pitch Tournament held September long weekend. In early December come out for the lighting of a 46 foot Christmas tree, hot chocolate and carols.
Visit Holden for all things artistic and “Share the Charm of Country Living!” ATTRACTIONS Imagine Holden as it existed 100 years ago by viewing a handcrafted miniature model at the Holden Historical Society Museum. It is very detailed and took over 2000 hours to complete. Visit the museum in the 1911 Fire Hall to see an old-style pioneer kitchen, general store, early jail cell, Masonic Lodge, farm & industrial tools, and old-time barber shop exhibits (see page 19 for more details).
OUTDOORS Ryley Sports Grounds is an active place all year round with a great variety of facilities. Enjoy phase one of the new Skate/BMX Park, an active curling rink, outdoor skating rink, three slo-pitch and one hardball shale diamonds, two parks and a concession. You can also spend a weekend at the campground and visit the Ryley & District Museum, which is housed in two country schools joined together (see ad page 19).
The Studio 14 Art Association has established “The Gallery in the Lutheran Church” located at 4916-49 Ave. The Gallery is open in the summer Friday to Sunday from noon to 4 pm. For more information contact 780-603-9387.
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Holden Farmers’ Day is a great event for families. Kids will love the parade and the soapbox derby!
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You can enjoy the performances of the Beaver Regional Arts Society and watch live drama performed annually by the Beaverhill Players and the Junior Beaverhill Players - a children’s theatre group sponsored by the Beaverhill Players. Enjoy upcoming shows in April and May. For more information contact 780-663-2113.
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Hurry to Bruce's 100 Stampede! performing artist. Organizers are looking at adding activities and exhibits at the community centre downtown for seniors who are unable to attend the action at the rodeo grounds. Cowboys and cowgirls will be familiar with names like clown Ricky Ticky Wanchuck, award winning announcer Brett Gardner and the stock provided by Franklin Rodeo. Last year 94 entries competed for over $20,000 in prize money. Association treasurer Paul Dinisyk estimates that the group's 150 members put in about 9000 hours of effort annually into making the Stampede a success each year! Work bees begin in June and account for both the construction of new structures and the maintenance of existing buildings and grounds. With literally hundreds of details to manage before, during and after the event, every bit of energy and enthusiasm is appreciated. A thank you supper and the satisfaction of a job well done, keep volunteers coming back year after year. Organizers also know the Stampede would not happen without the generous support of area businesses and sponsors. If you want to see what the focused energy of dedicated A standby ambulance and veterinarian keep the cowboys, volunteers can do for a small community, mark July 26-28th the crowd and the animals protected. Volunteers handle on your calendar. Every July the hamlet of Bruce comes everything from collecting admission to alive with the Bruce Stampede. The 2013 managing the parking, from providing version promises to be the best ever as the security to flipping burgers, from working 150 members Bruce Sports and Stampede Association th the beer garden to making sure the concert hosts their 100 annual stampede. put in about is a success. The history of the event is long and rich. The first seventy plus years are detailed in more than fourteen pages in the local history book Hurry to Bruce. The first stampede was held in 1913 and was only a small part of the Bruce sports day. How far they've come with a record-breaking attendance of 3000 for the Sunday pro rodeo! A book commemorating the first 100 years is scheduled for completion this year and is sure to be a treasured souvenir for all.
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The weekend, which combines the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) events with local rodeo events and pony chuckwagon and chariot races, is a crowd pleaser. A parade, pancake breakfast, beer garden, dance, barbeque and kids' activities add to the excitement and make this a truly family event. Country band and Canadian Country Music Award winners, Hey Romeo, will perform in concert on Friday night with Domino as the kick-off 92 www.GoEastofEdmonton.com
Bruce residents are especially proud of local boys like Paul Malowany, Shawn Henry and Ted Holden (to name a few) for their achievements on the rodeo circuit. Ernie Dorin aka Mr. Bruce Stampede was a great all-round cowboy who worked tirelessly as an ambassador for the Bruce Stampede as well as for the betterment of professional rodeo.
What explains the continuing popularity of the Stampede? According to the history book, in 1933 Henry Ovens said, â€œThe crowds come to Bruce because the Bruce Stampede is a tradition, carried out fairly, where people get what they come for.â€? This July hurry to Bruce to help the community celebrate 100 years of stampede and volunteering success and get what you came for! By Hazel Anaka
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newspapers since 1913. In addition to a large collection of farm tools and implements, there is an impressive collection of vintage International Harvester tractors (see ad page 19). ATTRACTIONS The Bull Bash of Elite Professional Bull (EPB) Riding will be staged at the Viking Carena Complex on April 12th. Elite Professional Bull riding originated in Montana to promote the sport of bull riding through events across North America.
The Vikings in the Streets Festival slated for June 21-23 will be staged in the streets. Activities include road races, Lutefisk eating contest, golf tournament, pancake breakfast, sidewalk sale, art show, Scandinavian Society display, banquet, silent auction and dance. Mural at Viking Museum
Population: 1041 Contact: Visitor Information Centre at the CN Station Gallery & Arts Centre, downtown. Open April-Nov.. 780-336-3466 Website: www.viking.ca How to get there: Located 1.5 hrs east of Edmonton at the junction of Highways 14 & 36
Located in Viking is the Alberta Rural Sustainable Alternatives Network (ARSAN). The purpose of ARSAN is the development of a sustainable local food system.
Viking—Home of the Sutters—is a phrase known to NHL hockey fans throughout North America. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL at the same time, often as team captains; a testament to their leadership skills. As their playing careers came to an end, they have turned their talents to managing, scouting and coaching in the NHL ranks.
OUTDOORS Experience Viking's civic pride and the beauty of the streets, boulevards and gardens or take a stroll down the historic walking trails. Pick up a map at the Viking Museum or Visitor Centre.
HISTORY Travel into the past at the Viking Museum and stroll through the delightful village of restored buildings: the 1907 one-room school house, 1905 log store, 1938 church, 1919 farm house and 1921 hospital. Researchers can access the archives of local weekly
If you are extending your stay, drop anchor at the fully-serviced RV park or stay at one of the motels. Allow enough time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club. Just north of the golf course get ready for the Cloverlodge Stampede in July! A little east of town off Hwy 619 lies Camp Lake Park, another popular campground.
•Landscape Alberta Award Winner - Troll Park •Naturalization Interpretive Park •9 Hole Golf Course •Eastview RV Park
Viking Museum •1921 Hospital converted to public museum •Restored Heritage buildings •Antique machinery and tools on display •International tractor collection •Pioneer artifacts and photos •All facilities are wheelchair accessible •Proud founding member of CREAM For days & times of operation call (780) 336-3066
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Be sure to check out the Ribstones Historic Site. A short distance east of Viking on Highway 14 is a Point of Interest Sign and directions to a native ceremonial area on a high point of land, thought to be connected with fertility rites for the buffalo. These Ribstones (large rocks) depict buffalo ribs carved by the Indians - a sacred and revered symbol for the people of the First nations and thought to be over a thousand years old.
Multiplex Carena •810 Seat Event Arena •Multipurpose Room for meetings, classes, etc. •Fitness & Wellness Centre •Indoor Walking/Running Track •Concession •Viking Playschool •Viking Municipal Library
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IRMA Population: 457 Contact: Village of Irma 780-754-3665 Website: www.irma.ca How to get there: Just over 1 ½ hrs east of Edmonton, located at the junction of Highways 14 & 881
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July 6 & 7, 2013 Saturday 5 pm - Petting Zoo till 8 pm 6 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting Fireworks at dusk Sunday 9-Noon - Pancake Breakfast 10 am - Christian Cowboy Service 3 pm - Stampede - Miller Stock Contracting Located just north of the Viking Golf Course in the NE corner of the Town of Viking.
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Kinsella Kinsella is a hamlet within Beaver County located 150 km east of Edmonton on Hwy 14. ATTRACTIONS The University of Alberta Research Ranch located north of the hamlet was established in 1960 and is an important part of the research in the plant and animal science departments. An active seniors club offers floor curling, card playing and socializing for its members. Bring your dauber and lucky charm to the weekly satellite bingo held every Tuesday at 7 pm. Get your tickets early to the three performances staged each year by the Performing Arts Guild. They include a delicious home cooked meal and always sell out. Plan to attend Kinsella’s popular events Bullarama and Krazy Daze. OUTDOORS With an outdoor skating rink and ball diamonds there is outdoor fun to be had all year round in this friendly community.
As you drive through the beautiful parkland in east central Alberta the Village of Irma invites you to stop and stay awhile. Plan on visiting Irma in August 2014 when the Village will be hosting the Junior Men's National Fastball Championship. HISTORY & ATTRACTIONS Irma was settled in 1908 with the coming of the Grand Trunk Railway and became a village four years later. There are two stories about how Irma got its name. The first is that it was named after one of the secretaries of a railway official, the other is that it was named after the daughter of U. Wainwright, the second vice president of the Grand Trunk Railway. Learn about the history of the area during a visit to the Irma Museum located at the north end of Main Street. The museum is undergoing an expansion featuring the childhood home of famous Company's Coming Cookbook author, Jean Paré (see also page 19). Stop by the store with the open door along Highway 14—Irma Lumber & Garden Centre with over 5000 sq. ft. of gifts and garden décor.
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IRMA... OUTDOORS If you extend your visit, stay at the fully serviced campground conveniently located near the recreation area. This sports-minded community offers an indoor ice arena, 4 baseball diamonds, and a 9-hole golf course. A 4-sheet curling rink is the hub of activity all winter long and in July during the annual Irma Summerspiel and Irma Daze. Enjoy exciting rodeo events, bench exhibits, a parade and much more.
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In winter, Santa Days will give you a chance to go on a hayride, sit by a roaring bonfire or test your hunting skills on a turkey shoot. Irma offers a whole lot of living and is focused on “Looking to the Future”.
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Population: 5775 Contact: Visitor Information Centre at Wainwright Museum (Old CN Station) 780-842-3115 Website: www.wainwright.ca How to get there: Located at the junction of the Buffalo Trail (Hwy 41) & the Poundmaker Trail (Hwy 14) 2 hours east of Edmonton Adventures are abundant in East Central Alberta, start yours in Wainwright! HISTORY Prairie history comes alive as you explore the Wainwright Museum, located in the original CNR train station. Share the stories of pioneers, prisoners of war, military and the railway. Aboriginal buffalo hunters, Hollywood movie crews, dedicated wildlife conservationists, long-suffering homesteaders, and moonshineswilling prisoners of war - these are a few of the true stories that will captivate you with Buffalo Adventures day trips. Don't forget to make tracks to the Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada as well as the Wainwright Rail Park – home to many CN artifacts and a model steam-era train. Historic Downtown Wainwright features a collection of beautifully restored heritage resources including a business district of 1929 era buildings. Anchored in the centre of downtown is Wainwright's free standing Memorial Clock Tower. This “Roman Tower” architectural monument built in 1925 was one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929. Our flower-filled Main Street, courtesy of provincial champions Communities in Bloom continued on page 100... Kameleon & GemDrops Jewelry • Derek Alexander • Tilley • Bradford
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Buffalo Park Centre The historic, provincially-designated Wainwright Hotel, located on Main Street, is the future home of the Buffalo Park Centre and regional archives. Sharing the stories of our pioneers, Prisoner of War Camp 135 and the Buffalo National Park.
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volunteers, has a vibrant collection of shops, boutiques and services that provides an experience for all to enjoy. ATTRACTIONS Wainwright is the Buffalo Capital of Canada. Stop and take your photo at Canada's largest Buffalo Statue and stop by the Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock and see the live bison herd at the gates to C.F.B. Wainwright. Visit the newly restored pump jack in Petroleum Park or enjoy Wallace Park with its walking trails, picnic tables, benches and playground with 3 connecting trout ponds. Bring your rod! The Peace Memorial Multiplex boasts 2 NHL-sized ice surfaces, an indoor running track and indoor climbing wall. The attached Communiplex houses an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, weight room, squash and racquetball courts as well as a performing arts theatre. Hockey, figure skating, curling, cross-country skiing and sledding are just a few of the winter-sports that keep our community warm throughout the winter season. The new Rotary Splash Park will build many happy summer memories for your children. Parks, playgrounds, outdoor sports venues, golf course and even modelairplane flying keep everyone from toddlers to seniors entertained throughout the season. Festivals and events occur year round in Wainwright. Art lovers will enjoy the Arts Festival in February; businesses showcase their merchandise and services at the Wainwright and District Chamber of Commerce EXPO in April. Rodeo enthusiasts - be sure to join us for the Wainwright Stampede in June. The Stampede, the 5th largest rodeo in Canada, is 4 days of action packed family fun and entertainment including CPCA Chuck Wagon Races, Stampede Parade, Cabaret, a midway, breakfasts, BBQ's, and much more! July is a food lovers delight…taste a bit of rural culinary pleasure at the Taste of Wainwright. In August, enjoy the Come by the Hills Music Festival located at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre. September is the annual Scarecrow Festival, stuff your scarecrow and compete for the top prize! November we salute our veterans and military with Red Friday Remembrance Day celebrations. The Christmas season begins with Wainwright's Snowball Craft Fair and Light Up Night, complete with tree lighting, carollers and lots of shopping! OUTDOORS For outdoor enthusiasts camping, fishing and hunting opportunities are abundant in and around Wainwright. If you prefer more luxurious accommodations Wainwright is pleased to offer cozy bed and breakfasts, comfortable motels and modern hotels. To make your stay complete you will find great restaurants, full service gas stations and big-box retailers.
EDGERTON Population: 393 Contact: Visitor Office 780-755-3933 Website: www.edgerton-oasis.ca How to get there: South of Hwy 14 & 25 minutes from Wainwright Surrounded by rich agricultural land and increasing oil and gas production Edgerton is a great place to live. Old-fashioned hospitality and small town convenience appeal to residents and visitors alike. HISTORY The Village was incorporated on September 11, 1917. ATTRACTIONS The “teacups to tractors” Edgerton Museum, open daily in July and August, and weekends in May, June and September is a “mustsee.” It showcases six buildings of artifacts, antique tractors and vehicles. The Museum hosts an Antique Tractor Show & Pull and Slow Races during July Sports Days. Check out the bull-a-rama, fastball and slow pitch tournaments, pony chariot and chuckwagon races, gymkhana, fireworks and beer gardens. OUTDOORS If you love fishing, boating and water sports visit Barnes, Arm or Shuster Lakes just 9.5 km from town. Or enjoy 9 holes of golf at the course nestled in the sandhills.
CHAUVIN Population: 340 Contact: Village Office 780-858-3881 Website: villageofchauvin.ca How to get there: 60 km E of Wainwright on Hwy 610
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HISTORY In 1594 Anthony Henday, the first European to enter Alberta, crossed the AB/Sask border near present-day Chauvin. The area was settled with the coming of the railway in 1908, named for a railway engineer and incorporated as a Village in 1912. ATTRACTIONS Explore Chauvin's rich history through a walking tour of several landmarks: The Village Office, Chauvin Credit Union (original Merchants Bank building), Seniors' Drop In Centre (former movie theatre) and several homes from as early as 1918. In addition there are two former school buildings (Roros and St. Aubins) and three churches (Westminster Presbyterian, Sacred Heart Parish and Rectory, and the Chauvin Gospel Centre). Have your photo taken with Chauvin's roadside attraction, the World's Largest Softball. Or plan a tour of the Museum collection housed in a former schoolhouse. OUTDOORS Stay at Chauvin’s fully serviced Kings Park Campground or nearby enjoy the outdoors at Dillberry Lake Provincial Park.
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Population: 17,236 Contact: Visitor Information Centre, 5402-48 Avenue 780-672-4217 Website: www.tourismcamrose.com How to get there: 1 hour southeast of Edmonton off Hwy 21.
Battle River Country
Located in the heart of Alberta, the City of Camrose rises like an oasis in the midst of thousands of acres of rolling prairie. The beautiful park system, world-class recreational facilities and events are just waiting for you to discover. Camrose is just the right sizedynamic and sophisticated, yet small enough to still have that warm-hearted community 'glad-you-could-make-it-back' feeling. HISTORY The Bailey Theatre, built in 1910 and the oldest surviving theatre in Alberta, stands in its original location on Main Street. After a massive renovation, the Bailey re-opened its doors in May 2011 Elk/Kinsmen Park ©VEDB and announced it was back in the entertainment game; providing music, drama and Monday night classic movies. Stop in for a tour. Bodo Archaeological Centre
MUST SEE MUST DO Be there for Camrose' signature events - Jaywalkers Jamboree, Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose Founders Day Festival and the new Tour of Alberta Pro-Cycling Event. Celebrate the milestones as Lougheed Fair turns 90, Hardisty Rodeo turns 65 and Killam Rodeo turns 42! The Diplomat Mine Museum at Forestburg is Canada's only surface coal mining museum and a must-see. Or visit Sodbuster's Archives and Museum at Strome for a look back at pioneer life. Big Knife Provincial Park and Wavy Lake near Strome offer wildlife viewing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Drop a line at Bawlf's Trout Pond or check out the camping amenities at Jubilee Park. Stop at Killam to stretch your legs at the nature trail, skateboard park or indoor pool. Reward yourself with a picnic at the gazebo.
While in town visit the Camrose Railway Museum's unique displays of local railway heritage. Take time for tea and dessert and stroll through the award winning Morgan Garden Railway Park. Visit the Camrose and District Centennial Museum home to several fascinating turn-of-the-century buildings and “ways-of-life” paraphernalia (see also page 19). ATTRACTIONS Take a stroll around the beautiful Mirror Lake where various species of birds, including the majestic trumpeter swans, make their homes full time or during migratory and breeding seasons. Or go for a ride on the Mirror Lake Express Train during the summer months. Visit the spray or skateboard parks or take an art class at the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre. Camrose has one of the oldest registered ski clubs in Canada and hosts major cross country skiing and biathlon events at the Provincial and National level. OUTDOORS Golf the beautiful Camrose Golf Course. Go hiking or jogging in the warmer months, as well as cross-country skiing in the winter with the comprehensive network of trails throughout the community. The Stoney Creek Valley has been set aside by the City of Camrose for the use and enjoyment of all residents and contains walking trails, a butterfly garden, cross country ski trails, and the Four Seasons Environmental Centre.
For a culinary experience like no other, stop at the Lougheed Hotel serving the largest variety of pan-fried Schnitzel in North America! Hardisty is a year-round recreation paradise with a lake park, campsites, 9-hole golf course, cross-country skiing or walking trails, and ice sports--skating, hockey and curling. Enjoy scenic views of the Battle River, south of Forestburg off Highway 36 and by Hardisty off Highway 13. Uncover First Nations' history and dig with an archaeologist at Bodo Interpretive Site, a 500 year old bison bone bed in East Central Alberta.
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located on the Camrose Regional Exhibition Grounds adjacent to Camrose Resort Casino. •Pull Thrus •Shower & Laundry Facility •Children’s Playground
Round Hill When in the area be sure to check out the improvements at Round Hill. Newly developed ball diamonds, campsites, and full service recreation buildings make this an ideal place to camp during the Big Valley Jamboree. In August they host the Round Hill Bench Show see ad page 10! Also be sure to stop into Irvings Farm Fresh for some tasty back bacon (see ad page 15).
Visit us in Camrose! 2013 Events Canadian Bull Congress – January 18-19 Rock Around the Clock Soccer Tournament – February 1-3 Fox Martial Arts Challenge – February 9 Camrose Regional Trade Show – February 15-17 Camrose Spring Classic Pro Rodeo – March 15-17 Growing Rural Tourism Conference – April 8-10 Celebrating Women Conference – April 19 Camrose Cruiser's Car Show – May 24-26 Camrose Fly-In Breakfast – May 26 Art Walk – June through August Mirror Lake Express Train Rides – Tues & Thurs – June, July, & August Battle of the Bands – Fridays in June Jaywalkers Jamboree – May 31-June 1 Under the Lights Soccer Tournament – June 7-9 MS Bike Tour (Leduc to Camrose) – June 8-9 Purple Martin Festival – June 23 National Aboriginal Day – June 27 Music on Main – Thursdays July - Aug Canada Day Celebration – July 1 Camrose Parade – Aug 1 Big Valley Jamboree – Aug 1-4 Founders Days Festival – Aug 9-11 Prairie Fun Days – Aug 24-25 Tour of Alberta Pro-Cycling Event – Sept 4 Stage 2 Camrose Finish
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BAWLF Population: 403 Contact: Village Office 780-373-3797 Website: www.bawlf.com How to get there: 24 km east of Camrose on Highway 13 HISTORY The Village of Bawlf was established in 1905 with the coming of the railroad and has experienced the growth and challenges of a small prairie village. It was named after Nicholas Bawlf, president of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. Many of the streets and avenues have been given the names of pioneer families. ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOORS The grain elevator that still stands today was built in the mid 1980's to replace the 3 lost to a fire in 1982. It has changed ownership several times over the years but remains as a landmark, as signified in our Village logo. Visitors may want to stop by the Bawlf Country Store for grocery items or have lunch or dinner at the Homestyle Bakery & Café. Bawlf offers special events for Family Day, Mother's Day weekend and the Saturday closest to St Patrick's Day with the Lions Club Pig ‘n Whistle and other times of year at the Bawlf Community Centre. Skate at the outdoor skating rink in winter and camp at the Jubilee Park Campground in summer with ball diamonds and playground.
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STROME Population: 252 Contact: Village office 780-376-3558 Website: www.villageofstrome.com How to get there: Located 90 minutes from Edmonton on Hwy 13 & Sec 856 Strome is a small community that had its beginnings with the coming of the railway. Today it continues to provide services and amenities to village and county residents. HISTORY Strome was first established in 1905 with incorporation as a village happening only five years later in 1910. A weekend celebration and video production marked the 100-year anniversary in 2010. A stop at the Sodbuster's Archives and Museum allows locals and visitors to "relive the memories." ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOORS Strome offers excellent recreational facilities including a curling rink, outdoor skating rink, ball diamonds, a playground and a Community Hall. The Strome Drop-In Centre on Main Street is a favorite seniors' meeting place well utilized for celebrations, card parties, floor curling, lunches and pot-luck gatherings. Just north of the Village is Wavy Lake, a favorite feeding stop for geese and ducks and a choice area for hunters in the fall. 104
FORESTBURG Population: 895 Contact: Village Office 780-582-3668 Website: www.forestburg.ca How to get there: 80 km SE of Camrose on Hwy 53 HISTORY The Village of Forestburg is located approximately 80 km southeast of Camrose, at the junction of Highway 53 and S.R. 856. The scenic Battle River Valley is only 20km south and offers both a unique natural setting and varied recreational opportunities. The rich farmland of the area was settled by British, Scandinavian and German homesteaders in 1905. Coal mining has been a part of the area almost as long as agriculture, as enterprising homesteaders opened first of many small underground "gopher hole" mines in the banks of the Battle River in 1907. After the coming of the railway in 1916, a town site was surveyed, and Forestburg was incorporated as a village in 1919. Today agriculture, coal mining and power generation form the basis of Forestburg's economy, along with increasing oil & gas and tourism activity. ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOORS Forestburg residents have a friendly progressive attitude and a lot of volunteer pride in their community, as is evident in the many beautiful yards and well-maintained homes and buildings. Forestburg is proud to be a former National Winner of the Communities in Bloom competition. A vibrant and friendly community located in the heart of scenic Battle River Country, Forestburg offers an exciting blend of recreational & cultural opportunities and business services. Take a walk along the beautiful tree lined streets while visiting the community and you will see a diversified business community that offers all the stores and services, dining and accomodations, for residents and visitors alike. With a golf course, 2 museums, 4 campgrounds in the area, plus special events, you are sure to enjoy your stay here. See ad next page for more details.
Daysland The Town of Daysland is located 32 km southeast of Camrose on Highway 13. It serves as the education, medical and shopping center for a large mixed farming district. Recreational facilities include a 9-hole golf course with campsite, the scenic "Crocus Trail" walking path, arena and curling rinks with artificial ice, a youth center, Community Hall, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, ball diamonds, and the Seniors' Drop-In Center. One of the attractions and historic landmarks is the Palace Theatre built in 1952, located on mainstreet. In 1999 it was resurrected and is now a functioning movie theatre and a live theatre for music and drama featuring the annual DaysArts Concert series.
Heisler Heisler is called the Premier Village because the streets are named for the people who served as Premier of Alberta. Be sure to stop by and see Canada’s Largest Baseball Glove.
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For the Enthusiast... Stay at one of our two motels or our two serviced campgrounds before heading out to hit the links at the Forestburg Golf Club, nine hole golf course with grass greens and driving range with reasonable rates and friendly service call 780-5823693 for tee me. A er a long day on the course take a short trip to the Big Knife Provincial Park located just outside of the Village for ﬁshing, hiking or just some relaxa on. The Forestburg & District Ag Society has a number of facili es in town available to rent out for your event including an indoor riding arena which features yearly membership and group rental opportuni es and curling club which oﬀers 3 sheets of ar ﬁcial ice. There are Mens, Senior and Mixed Curling leagues and a Junior Program also. Call 780-582-3693 for more informa on.
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For the Sightseer... Begin your scenic weekend by enjoying a walking tour through the Village while admiring the works of our local na onal champion Communi es in Bloom group. Stop in at the Forestburg Museum which is open in early Spring Tuesday-Thursday 10am-5:00pm or you can call for a special tour if it is not open 780-5822298. The museum features a large amount of historical ar facts for Forestburg and the region. Later take a short drive to the Diplomat Mine Museum to see the Marion 360 stripping shovel, the star a rac on in Canada's only museum devoted to surface coal mining!
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KILLAM HIGHWAY 13
Population: 1019 Contact: Town office 780-385-3977 Website: www.town.killam.ab.ca How to get there: Located at the junction of Hwys 13 & 36
Killam offers the "the perfect blend of town and country" by combining a modern urban lifestyle with the traditional values of a rural community. Kevin Martin, 4 time Brier curling champion and Olympic gold medalist is a Killam native son.
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ATTRACTIONS Be sure to check out Centennial Park for both winter and summer activities. Fully serviced spots at the Park Campground make extending your stay easier. Heritage Park offers a gazebo, nature trail, playground, horseshoe pits, bike & skateboard park for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Plan on attending the 42nd annual Indoor Rodeo June 14 & 15. Start your day with a hearty breakfast and end it dancing to the music of Road Pirates. In between take in the fair, parade, show & shine and of course lots of rodeo action.
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780-385-3014 5008-50 Street, Killam
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OUTDOORS Killam residents are particularly proud of their parks and leisure facilities. The sports grounds featuring 4 ball diamonds, an 800 seat Community Centre, and the Killam Agriplex with its indoor swimming pool, artificial ice arena, bowling alley, fitness room,
Town of Killam • Centennial Park Campground -
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power & water sites, 57St. & 47 Ave. • Heritage Park - playground, amphitheatre, nature trail, gazebo, picnic area, horsehoe pits, bike & skateboard park
• Baseball Diamonds • Killam Agriplex - arena, bowling lanes,
• Rodeo performances
indoor swimming pool, indoor playground Killam is at the centre of and is a major retail centre in Flagstaﬀ County. Perfect community to plan your holiday! Killam is only... 30 min drive to 4 golf courses 1.75 hr drive to Edmonton 30 min drive to Big Knife Prov Park or Hardisty Lake Campground 20 min drive to ﬁshing 10 min drive to two museums
Junc on of 2 major Highways #13 & #36
June 14 & 15, 2013 • Daily Breakfast • Chili Cook Oﬀ • Parade • Old Fashion Fair • Show & Shine • Dance with “Road Pirates” • Fireworks Check out the website for more details
Crafty Creations Quilt Gallery
With all of the retail necessities plus some unique shops, cafes, and accommodations, Killam makes for a great daytrip or stopover.
FLAGSTAFF COUNTY Population: 3506 Contact: County Office 780-384-4100 or 877-387-4100 Website: www.flagstaff.ab.ca How to get there: 1.5 hours east of Edmonton on Hwy 13
*Quilt Notions *DMC Floss *Knitting & Crochet Supplies *Quilting, Knitting, X-Stitch Classes Home of the Material Girls Longarm Quilting service Tues.-Fri. 10-5pm 780-385-2153 or 780-385-0974 5007 - 50 St. Killam, AB T0B 2L0
multipurpose room and concession are well used by citizens and visitors.
Jam Tarts Café and Catering Breakfast, Lunch & Supper Open Monday - Friday 7am-7pm 780-385-2222 5006 - 50 Street, Killam, AB T0B 2L0
•40 Rooms - coﬀee, fridges, full bath, clean, quiet, WI-FI •4 Corners Sports Lounge •VLTs, food ll 9 pm •Oﬀ sales •Convenience store
•Open 6 am-9 pm daily •Daily specials •Ask about our Seniors & Children’s Program •Licensed
Conveniently located at the corner of Hwy 36 & 13
Galahad - Alliance Both located off Highway 36 and near the spectacular Battle River Valley, the villages of Galahad and Alliance lie in the southern part of Flagstaff County. Alliance is a village with an artistic touch. Join them for the ever popular events like Canada Day and the Day at the Gallery. Galahad, “The Medieval Village” lies directly in the flight path of many migratory birds and is a haven for hunting.
Flagstaff County has become know as the "Community of communities". Ten small towns and villages located within Flagstaff County create an area that boasts an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, friendly people and a quiet rural lifestyle. Located 150 km southeast of Edmonton, Flagstaff County is situated in the transitional zone between the short grass prairies and Aspen Parkland. Our east central Alberta Municipality is transected by two major provincial routes, Highway 13 and 36 and is serviced by the main line for Canadian Pacific Railways and the historical Battle River Railway. The economy of the Flagstaff Region thrives on its agricultural base and growing Oil and Gas activity in the area. A distinct advantage is the proximity of the "Hardisty Hub", the central pipeline hub where the majority of Alberta's oil production converges for transportation to North American energy markets. The Hardisty Terminal is one of North America's largest terminals. This terminal complex is the starting point of several major pipelines including the Alberta Clipper and Keystone XL. ATTRACTIONS The County boasts a total of 6 museums within its boundaries: The Sodbusters Archives Museum in Strome, the Sedgewick Archives Gallery & Museum, the Lougheed Iron Creek Museum, Forestburg Historical Society Museum, Alliance and District Museum and the Diplomat Mine Interpretative Site. OUTDOORS Outdoor enthusiasts will want to check out the facilities at Fish Lake Park located 2 km west of Hardisty. Complete with a lakeside gazebo, covered day-use shelter, two large group sites, playground, beach area, fishing and free firewood. Or perhaps dropping a line into the Diplomat Trout Pond just 15 minutes from Forestburg appeals to you. It is stocked annually with rainbow trout and is home to many wildlife and plant species. Just across Hwy 855 is the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site and 500 tonne Marion 360 Shovel which is the first piece of mobile equipment to be designated a registered historical resource. Share with us on
LOUGHEED HIGHWAY 13
Population: 254 Contact: Village office 780-386-3970 Website: www.villageoflougheed.com How to get there: 200 km southeast of Edmonton on Hwy 13 The Village of Lougheed, incorporated in 1911, is located in East Central Alberta near the beautiful Battle River Valley. It boasts agriculture as well as natural gas & oil activity and associated supply services, along with downtown stores and more. ATTRACTIONS Every August the Village of Lougheed hosts the largest country fair in the area. This year the Lougheed Fair will be celebrating their 90th
Fully Serviced Campsite • Day use camping Trout Pond • Museum • Community Hall Seniors Centre • Curling Club and more! Open for commercial & residential development.
200 km SE of Edmonton in the beau ful Ba le River Valley
anniversary! This event boasts over 100 entries into its many events. Check out the baking, quilting, knitting, horse and cattle shows, ball game and more. Be there! Be sure to stop by the gardener’s paradise at the Lougheed Gift & Garden right on Highway 13. Lougheed Hotel, also along Highway 13 is the top culinary choice when travelling through the area, with over 40 varieties of pan-fried schnitzel, and authentic German beer. Enjoy! OUTDOORS For residents and visitors alike the Village has something to offer in all seasons. The community is proud of the camping and picnic locations, trout pond, horseshoe pits, model air craft field, Iron Creek Museum and four baseball diamonds. During the winter, the “hub of activity” is at the arena enjoying ice skating and hockey. Residents and visitors can also enjoy cross country skiing, snowmobiling and curling in this inviting and friendly community.
Lougheed Gift & Garden a Gardener’s Paradise...
East side of Lougheed, AB
5027-49 St, Lougheed 780-386-2402 9-5:30 pm 6 days a week
For hours contact: 780-386-2337 780-386-3970 780-888-2123
Extended hours 7 days a week May & June
Lougheed Hotel Haus Falkenstein Largest variety of fresh pan fried Schnitzel in Canada!
*Children Welcome *Pub-style Restaurant 4917 - 51 Ave., Lougheed
ANNUAL FAIR Saturday, August 10th, 2013 *Parade *Bench Show *Ball Games *Cattle Show *Horse Show *Beef Supper for more info: 780-386-3834
Lougheed Agricultural Society Commi ed to suppor ng Agriculture
Celebrating 90 years!
Sedgewick Sedgewick is located just east of Killam along Highway 13. As with many rural communities in the Province, recreation plays a big part in the lifestyle of the area. The town boasts a large recreational facility, housing hockey and curling rinks, bowling alley and library as well as ball diamonds and a racetrack. Together with the Sedgewick Golf Course, these facilities make Sedgewick a popular sports destination. Sedgewick Lake Park is a popular camping, picnicking and bird watching destination. A popular stop on mainstreet is the Sedgewick Archives Gallery Museum, a provincial historic site built in 1906 as a former "Merchants Bank". Close by tour their Goose Creek School, or join them for one of their many events during the year (see ad page 19).
A Recreation Paradise! 780-888-3623
• Home of Alberta’s Oil Hub • 9-Hole Golf Course • Rodeo - 65 Yrs 2nd weekend in July • Walking Trail • Arena, Curling Rink, Library, Community Hall • 5 Service Clubs • 2 So ball Diamonds • Hardisty Lake Park & Campground 58 fully serviced sites, playground, sandy beach with 2 slides in the water, swings on the beach and 3 gazebos for shade, great for waterskiing, free ﬁrewood & more!
Population: 761 Contact: Town of Hardisty 780-888-3623 Website: www.hardisty.ca How to get there: On Hwy 13, 206 km southeast of Edmonton Hardisty is a progressive urban community located in the scenic Battle River Valley. Rolling hills and farmlands provide excellent habitat for native upland birds, whitetail and mule deer, moose and migrating ducks and geese surround the Town. HISTORY Named after Senator Richard Hardisty the area was first settled in 1906 and like many communities owes it existence to the railway. Hardisty is also famous for the TV Special - The Week the Women Went. OUTDOORS Hardisty has its very own lake park with sandy beach, playground, 58 campsites and various amenities. Nearby enjoy the 9 hole golf course and licensed clubhouse, baseball tournaments and walking trails around the Town. Enjoy the 65th annual Rodeo in mid-July. The Battle River offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast from big game hunting to a hike in the hills. A canoe journey can start or end at Hardisty's other campground on the river. In winter go skating, cross-country skiing, play hockey or enjoy the bonspiels at the curling rink.
Provost Located close to the Saskatchewan border, the Town of Provost is the largest centre in the Municipal District of Provost. A hub of the community, the Crescent Point Place Regional Activity Centre has become home to a swim club, minor hockey & figure skating, and the Battle River Hockey League team. With an indoor walking track and meeting rooms, it is used by seniors and community groups. For a glimpse into the areas history, drop by the Provost Museum or nearby in Czar take in the Prairie Panorama Museum. Head south to Bodo to step back in time 500 years. Be sure to drop by during Provost Kinsmen’s Splash and Smash Event on the Father’s Day weekend. Action packed with monster truck competitions, mudraces, lawnmower races, midway, antique tractor pulls and much more! Two hot spots in the summertime are Dillberry Lake Provincial Park north of Provost, and Capt. Ayre Lake & Resort located southwest of the Town of Provost. Great places for cooling off! Or, stay at the Canalta Hotel right on Highway 13 (see ad page 33).
Hughenden Highway 13's best kept secret with a 10 rating by ScoreGolf.com is the Hughenden Golf Course. This friendly course is noted for it’s excellent grass greens and offers well groomed fairways. Stay at their full service RV park (see ad page 25).
BODO The Bodo Archaeological Centre and Site – If you Dig Archaeology, step back in time 500 years…located only 3 hours east of Edmonton and 15 minutes south of Provost on Hwy 899, see an exciting line-up of summer adventures and programs for all ages. Summer programs include daily-guided tours of the archaeological site and center, Adult Dig-It and Family Lifeways Camps, Kids Day Camps, Traditional Plant Hikes and Curriculum Based School Tours. The Adult Dig-It Camp includes 2 or 4-day programs that offer hands-on experience excavating a well-preserved bison bone bed, which represents a bison hunting culture that dominated the grasslands for over 10,000 years. Thousands of artifacts including bison bone, pottery, stone tools, and arrowheads have been discovered at this site. Amateur archaeologists can relax after a day in the field and enjoy locally grown bison, fresh saskatoons and gooseberries and even try prickly pear cactus before settling into your tipi under the stars for the night. The Bodo Archaeological Centre hosts the "3rd Annual Archaeology Week: Archaeology & Traditional Aboriginal Skills” June 23rd (Annual Open House) to 28th in Bodo, Alberta. A variety of archaeology-based educational opportunities, workshops, tours, kids activities, and guest lectures will be offered to the public. Open: May 1- Aug 31 (year round by appointment) 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri and 10am-2pm weekends. See ad page 98 for more details. Share with us on
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Shopping l Dining l Services l Business Index
ANTIQUE SHOPPES Bellis - Heritage Corner Shoppe..............................17 Boyle - Lo & Behold..............................................17 Cold Lake - The Old Farm Garden & Gift....................17 Elk Point- Old Castle Antiques & Collectibles.............17 Kitscoty - Ye Old Fire Station & Antique Shop...........17 Lavoy Antiques & Collectibles.................................17 Lloydminster - Tenny’s Treasures............................17 Redwater - Den of Antiquity....................................17 Tofield - R.G. Stewart ‘Old Creamery Rd’ Antiques..... 17 BAKERY’S, DELI’S & GROCERY STORES Camrose - The Lefse House...................................15 Lamont Grocery...................................................57 Mundare - Stawnichy’s Meat Processing.................58 Myrnam - Corner Stop..........................................64 Smoky Lake Bigway..............................................40 Smoky Lake - Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli......41 Vegreville - Prime Cuts Meat & Deli..........................74 Vilna - D&E Family Grocery ....................................42 BREWERIES & WINERIES Brosseau - Birds & Bees Organic Winery...................15 Ribstone Creek Brewery......................................101 CAMPING & FISHING SUPPLIES Glendon - Poacher’s Corner...................................43 CLOTHING STORES Vegreville - Cole's Western Wear...........................73 COFFEE/TEAHOUSES Fort Saskatchewan - Grammies Coffee Shop............50 Irma - Long Branch Trading Company.......................96 Smoky Lake - Old Fashioned Bread Bakery...............41 Vegreville - Everything Tea......................................72 Vegreville - Simply Fine Sweets.............................15 CRAFTS, GIFTS, HOME & MORE Fort Saskatchewan - Rolands Jewelry .....................50 Fort Saskatchewan - Treasures Past'n Present .........50 Hastings Lake Gardens.........................................16 Highway 16 - Ross Creek Flea Market......................14 Irma - Long Branch Trading Company.......................96 Irma - Lumber & Garden Centre..............................96 Killam - Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts.................106 Kitscoty - Kathy’s Greenhouse & Garden Centre.......83 Lamont - Gallery of Gifts........................................56 Lloydminster Home Hardware................................85 Lloydminster - Tenny’s Treasures............................17 Lougheed Gift....................................................110 Mundare - The Chicken Coop.................................59 Sherwood Park - Greenland Garden Centre.............68 St. Brides Trading Post..........................................47 Thorhild - Nook In The Woods.................................36 Tofield - Busy B Bargains.....................................88 Vegreville - Ceramic Cottage .................................69 GREENHOUSE &/OR FARM FRESH PRODUCE Bonnyville - Moe’s Gardens & Greenhouse...............16 Boyle - Mr. V’s Field & Forest Inc.............................16 Bruderheim - Thiels Greenhouse............................16 Elk Point - Willow Greenhouse...............................16 Hastings Lake Gardens.........................................16 Holden Colony.....................................................13 Kitscoty - The Cheesiry..........................................15 Lloydminster Home Hardware................................16 Lougheed Gift & Garden........................................16
Marwayne - Kathy’s Greenhouse & Garden Centre.....16 Redwater - Country Clay & Garden Works.................16 Round Hill - Irvings Farm Fresh...............................15 Thorhild - Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses..........15 Tofield - Beary Berry Honey....................................15 Tofield - Glen View Greenhouse..............................16 Spedden - Dream Garden & Greenhouse................16 FAST FOODS Fort Saskatchewan - Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta.......50 Lamont - Burger Baron..........................................57 Smoky Lake - Betsy’s Burger Shack........................41 Two Hills - Burger Palace........................................63 Two Hills - Two Hills Taco House...............................62 Vegreville - A&W...................................................72 Vegreville - Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta....................72 FRAME SHOP Killam - Paw Prints Custom Picture Framing..........106 Vegreville - Sharron’s Frame Shop..........................72 GOURMET FOODS Thorhild - Nook in the Woods................................36 Vegreville - Simply Fine Sweets..............................15 HEALTH & WELLNESS Vegreville Natural Health Centre...........................73 Vermilion - Total Image Natural Foods......................79 HORSE & TACK SUPPLIES Vegreville - Cole’s Western Wear.............................73 ICE CREAM Irma - Long Branch Trading Co................................96 Smoky Lake - Betsy’s Burger Shack........................41 LAWN & GARDEN SUPPLIES Irma Lumber & Garden Centre..............................96 Lloydminster Home Hardware................................85 Sherwood Park - Greenland Garden Centre..............68 Spedden - Dream Garden & Greenhouse.................16 LIQUOR STORES Innisfree Hotel & Liquor Store.................................76 Kitscoty - Wheatfield Inn........................................83 Mannville & Area Liquor Store................................78 Smoky Lake Inn & Liquor Store .............................41 Tofield Liquor Mart ...............................................87 Tofield Spirits, Beer, Liquor Store............................87 LODGES/HALLS Tofield - Beaverhill Lodge.......................................27 Vermilion - Red Feather Ridge................................82 QUILT SHOPPES Fort Saskatchewan - Kountry Knits Sewing Centre....50 Irma - Creative Klutter...........................................96 Killam - Crafty Creations Quilt Gallery.....................107 Mannville - Village Treasures..................................78 Mundare - The Chicken Coop.................................59 Two Hills Fabrics Plus............................................62 RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES Bruderheim - Lily's Steak Pizza...............................54 Edmonton - Uncle Ed's Restaurant..........................58 Derwent Pizza & Hotel...........................................65 Killam - Jam Tart Café & Catering..........................107 Killam Krossing Hotel - Smitty’s............................107 Kitscoty - Wheatfield Inn........................................83 Lamont - Gondola's Steak & Pizza...........................54 Lamont - Yaychi’s Restaurant................................54 Lougheed Hotel Haus Falkenstein.........................110 Marwayne Hotel .................................................66
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Myrnam - CJ’s Café..............................................64 Ryley - Alberta Ryley Hotel...................................88 Ryley - Grand Central Pub & Road House .................89 Smoky Lake Inn & Restaurant................................41 Smoky Lake - Noel’s Place.....................................40 Tofield - Footloose Caboose...................................86 Vegreville Boston Pizza..........................................72 Vegreville - Leonel’s Place.....................................72 Vegreville Train Station..........................................72 Viking Subway.....................................................95 Vilna - Side Street Cafe.........................................42 Wainwright - Honey Pot Eatery & Pub.......................96 SHOPPING CENTRES Lloydminster Streetscapes Co................................84 TOYS Wainwright - Toys and Treasures.............................96 UKRAINIAN FOODS Marwayne - Cabbage Roll Haven............................15 Mundare & Edmonton Stawnichy's Meat Processing..58 Smoky Lake - Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli....41 Vegreville Train Station..........................................72 Vegreville - Prime Cuts Meat & Deli..........................74
SALES & SERVICES AUTO & RV REPAIRS, SALES St.Paul - Fountain Tire...........................................46 Two Hills JL Used Car & Truck Sales..........................62 Vegreville Mechanical...........................................74 Vegreville - Blue Sky’s Dodge.................................73 ATV/SNOWMOBILE RENTALS Fort Saskatchewan - Elk Island Sales.......................53 ATVs, RVs, BOATS, SNOWMOBILES SALES & SERVICE Cold Lake / St. Paul - Smyl RV Centre.......................46 Fort Saskatchewan - Elk Island Sales.......................53 Lac La Biche Sporting Goods..................................28 St. Paul - Performance Motorsports........................46 Vegreville - Blue Sky’s Dodge.................................73 CONSTRUCTION Holden Colony.....................................................90 REAL ESTATE Vegreville - Century 21..........................................69 Vilna - TD Canada Trust.........................................42 SERVICE STATIONS Ashmont - Doug’s Service Garage...........................43 Glendon - Korner Mart & Gas..................................43 TRAVEL SERVICE Mundare - Imagine Travel......................................58 GRAPHIC DESIGN, PRINTING, WEBSITE DESIGN The Marketer - TourismSolutions.ca ..............65 & 89
SPECIAL SECTION DIRECTORIES Events.................................................................8 Farmers’ Markets..............................................14 Attractions & Museums .....................................18 Golf Courses......................................................24 Fishing..............................................................28 Campgrounds....................................................29 Accommodations...............................................32 Community Index.............................................116 SEE PULL OUT MAP...........................................116
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