Town of Vegreville
Experience. Relax. Enjoy.
Visitor Information CentreVisitor Information Centre located by the Pysanka, off Hwy 16A; Open May 1- Sept. Labour Day, 780-632-6800 or 780-632-3100
A rich history plus many new amenities make this growing community of over 5,700 residents a great place to live or visit. Vegreville is located on Highway 16, only one hour east of Edmonton.
ATTRACTIONSThe symbolic Pysanka is located at the Elks/Kinsmen Community Park. This breathtaking giant Ukrainian Easter Egg was built in 1974 as a monument to honor the RCMP and its long history of bringing peace and security to the area.
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 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 a fireplace. You can book this beautiful and serene park for your next family function.
Nearby, along Highway 16, Our Lady of The Highway Shrine is the only one of its kind in Canada. Our Lady is 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.
The Town of Vegreville Aquatic and Fitness Centre offers something for everyone: swimming pool, a twister waterslide, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, racquetball court, indoor ice arena, and a dance studio. Within walking distance, you will find the Lions Club Community Spray Park & Playground, a tennis court, and the Vegreville Agricultural Society Grounds.
OUTDOORSExplore your surroundings at the Vegreville Municipal Campground and Elks/Kinsmen Park. Cast your rod in the picturesque trout pond. Hike or bike around Vegreville and be sure 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 the playground, skateboard park or at the outdoor fitness park. Or take the kids to Inflated Fun Zone to work out some wiggles. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to meet the friendly knowledgeable staff and check out the great souvenirs.
Enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Rainbow Park Reservoir located just south of town. This scenic parcel of land boasts a man-made lake that is stocked with trout by Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
Tee off at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course, which features fantastic greens, challenging fairways, and lots of water that comes into play on five of the nine holes. Are you ready for the challenge?
The story of Vegreville's historic downtown is told through plaques that line the sidewalks leading past unique boutiques and gift shops in buildings that date back to the early 1900s. Enjoy the beautiful Rotary Rendezvous Park at the corner of 50th Street and 50th Avenue, and to the south you will see the Canada 150 Anniversary Mural Mosaic Art Piece.
Vegreville offers great shopping and dining. Check out the downtown area for a pottery painting experience at Just-a-Dab Paint Your Own Pottery; next door you’ll want to explore Off the Rails Antique Mall. Try a new hobby and take up quilting, stop in at The Quilt Rack while on the Go East Quilting Tour. Take home some sausage and perogies from Prime Cuts. Check out Everything Tea for a delicious hot beverage and a great selection of teas, gifts, and décor. The Ceramic Cottage offers unique, Ukrainian ceramic items perfect for collections and gift-giving. Check out Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta near downtown for a delicious take-out dining option, as well as Boston Pizza along Highway 16A. For those who need vitamins, supplements, or natural ingredients, Vegreville Natural Health Centre is your destination. Get your local produce and more at the weekly Pysanka Park Summer Market Thursday evenings or the regular farmers’ market on Friday mornings. Vegreville is proud to be home of the new Red Cup Distillery. Upholding the east of Edmonton tradition, this craft distillery produces a “wheat shine” (moonshine) that you’ve got to try! Love arts? Visit the Vegreville Visual Artists Gallery at 4928 - 50 Ave along Highway 16A or find them on Facebook.
EAT SHOP STAY
For your mechanical needs head over to Maddigan Chrysler and Vegreville Mechanical. Love cars? The Garage is a one-of-a-kind antique car dealer for all of your needs. Stop in at Canadian Tire for your household, automotive, and home renovation needs. Stay at both motels and hotels, including the new Hotello and Pomeroy Inn and Suites.
Vegreville’s Major Events - Fun All Summer Long!
Enjoy the exciting Father's Day Event in June with a huge Show 'n Shine, awesome demolition derby, and much more! Call 780-632-3950 to enter.
Celebrate Ukrainian culture at the Vegreville Pysanka Festival. Enjoy three days of cultural immersion from Friday to Sunday, July 7-9, at the Vegreville Agricultural Society grounds.
Highlights of the event include: displays, a dance showcase, Ukrainian cuisine, and so much more. All venues (except grandstand shows and evening dances) are free for the public. For more information call 780-632-2777.
The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a highly anticipated event for young and old alike. It has a fantastic midway, grandstand performances, and the ever popular Canadian Chuckwagon Finals. Be sure to check out the parade on Thursday, horse show, bandshell and children's activities, petting zoo, tractor pulls (Saturday), kids mini tractor pulls, strong person competition, beer gardens, trade show, mouth-watering food, and don't forget the fireworks on Saturday night. Join in on August 10-12. Call 1-888-611-0161.
On August 19-20 try your hand at the age old fun game of Bunnock during the Canadian Bunnock Championships.
Check out the Vegreville Drag Racing events taking place at the Vegreville Regional Airport: May 27, June 17, August 19 & 27 and Sept 9. www.vdra.org
On August 25 & 26, 2017 the Vegreville and District Chamber of Commerce will once again present the VEGGFEST Music & Culture Festival. Back for its 3rd year, this premier event will provide an explosive end to the Alberta summer. For more information visit www.veggfest.ca.
Pick up the Vegreville Canada 150 Passport. Visit events around town during the year and have an opportunity to win the 150 Experience Vegreville Prize Package. Full details are online at facebook @VegrevilleCanada150.
Vegreville Featured Businesses
AttractionsVegreville Regional Museum see also CREAM Museum Tour
Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta
Prime Cuts Meat & Deli
MEDIACountry 106.5 FM
The Garage, Inc.
Vegreville Natural Health Centre
Name: Town of Vegreville
Office Address: 4829 - 50 Street, Vegreville, Alberta
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