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
Only an hour's drive from Edmonton on Highway 16, Vegreville has a rich history and diverse group of unique features for residents and visitors to enjoy. More than 5,700 people call Vegreville home, which means that travellers have a wide array of options from day-tripping, last minute jaunts and planned vacations.
The breathtaking and symbolic Pysanka is located at the Elks/Kinsmen Community Park at the east end of town, on the north side of Highway 16. Take your picture and share it with the hashtag #vegrevillepysanka. This amazing, 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. It is one of Canada's great cultural moments of community building.
Build a Vegreville tour of significant stops and visit the internationally recognized Rotary Peace Park. It features a Peace Grove of 12 trees, where you can relax and enjoy the park created through the dedication of tireless volunteers and community builders. This park 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.
Just steps away from the park you can 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.
Nearby, is another one of its kind Canadian attraction: the Our Lady of the Highway Shrine along Highway 16.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.
Explore 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. Make sure to stop by the Travel Alberta Accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on Volodymyr Drive, to meet the friendly knowledgeable staff and check out the great Ukrainian 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. It’s a very popular fishing hole.
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's Major Events - Fun All Summer Long!
Enjoy the exciting Father's Day Event on June 17 with a huge Show 'n Shine, awesome demolition derby, and much more! Call 780-632-3950 to enter or visit www.vegag.ca
Celebrate Ukrainian Cullture at Vegreville's 45th Annual Ukrainian Pysanka Festival July 6-8. Enjoy three days of cultural immersion at the Vegrevillle Exhibition Grounds. Free Main Gate Admission! There will be four amazing grandstand shows, dance competitions, Pioneer Village demonstrations, Cultural showcase stage, Authentic Ukrainian cuisine, shop at the Yarmarok Market for Ukrainian souvenirs, and dance the night away at the evening Zabavas. Camping is available. Call 780-632-2777 or visit www.pysankafestival.com
The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a highly anticipated event for young and old alike. It kicks off with a spectacular parade Thursday morning. Highlights include a fantastic midway, grandstand performances, and the ever popular Canadian Chuckwagon Finals. Check out the 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 9-11. Call 1-888-611-0161 or visit www.vegag.ca
Check out the Drag Racing events taking place at the Vegreville Speedway at the Airport: May 26, (rainout date May 27), June 16, September 8 (rainout date September 9). Visit www.vdra.org
EAT SHOP STAY
Vegreville is a destination for great shopping and dining. Save big and fill your belly at Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta. It features gourmet dishes for delivery or takeout and serves families, teams and parties. Good times, good friends and great food can be found at Boston Pizza off Hwy 16A. Check out the downtown area for a unique pottery painting experience at Just-a-Dab Paint Your Own Pottery. The perfect place to enjoy birthday parties, a get-together, and much more. Next door you’ll want to explore Off the Rails Antique Mall which has a great selection of vintage items, unusual confectionary items, and while there take a photo in its jail! The Vegreville Natural Health Centre offers genuine herbs, grains, supplements to help you live a natural and healthy lifestyle. Delightfully refreshing and soothing in nature, tea has a magical effect, Everything Tea is the place to be! Prime Cuts is home to Vegreville Garlic Sausage and carries a great selection of specialty items including perogies and local artisan cheese. There's no better way to get framed than at Framed Custom Framing whether its sports jerseys, keepsakes, needlepoint, photos or art. Next door authentic Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, icons are available at the Ceramic Cottage. Regent Health is an all purpose wellness store chalked full of all your favourite brands of nutritional supplements and natural beauty products. Another way to lift your spirits is at Salty's Liquor Store, open daily, with a fabulous selection of cold beer, coolers and wine with in-store tastings. Vegreville Mechanical automotive repair service will keep you on the road while Canadian Tire will not only serve your RV needs, but also fishing licences, bait, sporting goods and outdoor living. If you're looking for a place to stay, the Pomeroy Inn and Suites and Hotello are within walking distance of Canadian Tire. Don’t miss the Pysanka Park Market between June and September under the open skies every Thursday evening. The Little Red Ice Cream Wagon next to the big Pysanka (egg), off Highway 16A, is a welcome addition to the park.
Name: Town of Vegreville
Office Address: 4829 - 50 Street, Vegreville, Alberta
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