City of Wetaskiwin
Head 35 minutes south of Edmonton to the City of Wetaskiwin, to start your Highway 13 roadtrip into East Central Alberta. Wetaskiwin offers all urban amenities with the charm of a small town. The City has a growing population of 12,621 and over 700 businesses serving the area.
Whether you know them as a City where “Cars cost Less” or home to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, one thing is for sure, Wetaskiwin welcomes you to an adventure. There is plenty to see and do! The historic water tower, built in 1909, is one of the oldest in all of Canada. The 42 metre high structure holds over 400,000 litres of water, and is a beacon to one and all who enter the city. Visit the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame, Alberta Railway Museum, Reynolds-Alberta Museum or the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Take in the Rawhide Rodeo in June. In July, check out the 50th Anniversary Celebration, and the NASCAR Pinty’s Racing Series at the Edmonton International Raceway. In August, you can dance to the music at the Loonstock Music Festival.
Feeling adventurous and want to feel the wind in your hair? Take an open cockpit biplane ride at the Reynolds Alberta Museum. Go zooming across the track at the Edmonton International Raceway (located just outside Wetaskiwin), home to Stock Car racing every weekend in the summer. Have you ever surfed on the prairies, the Manluk Centre's board-rider surf system is the only one if it's kind in Western Canada! The Centre also includes a leisure pool, lazy river, 25 metre competition pool, waterslides, tots pool, spray park and fitness facility.
Wetaskiwn is a golfers paradise, offering two superb local golf courses and seven others within 35 minutes of the city. Did you know? There is an 18-hole disc golf course at Peace Hills Park. The Wetaskiwin Recreation Grounds are a year round hub of activity for youth, adults and families with tennis, horseshoes, skatepark and football. By-the-Lake Park is a must see in Wetaskiwin - a beautiful 17 acre park with trails, picnic and play areas for the kids.
EAT SHOP STAYTake a historic downtown walking tour which features 13 turn of the century buildings restored to their original splendour. There are many unique stores and restaurants which offer mouth watering local favourites. If you're in the market for some new wheels then shop the famous Wetaskiwin Automile located along Highway 2A. Spend a night at one of their three campgrounds and RV parks, or relax at a hotel or motel. Whatever your pleasure there is an experience for everyone in one of Alberta’s oldest cities.
Name: City of Wetaskiwin
Address: 4705-50 Ave. Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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