Town of Viking
"Home of the Sutters"
Visitor Information CentreVisitor Information Centre at the CN Station Gallery & Arts Centre, downtown. Open April-Nov. 780-336-3466
Description:Viking is a charming small town that makes for a great place to visit. The Town of Viking is known as the home to the Sutter brothers. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL at the same time, often as team captains.
ATTRACTION & EVENTSTake a trip back in time at the Viking Museum. Stroll through the village of restored buildings dating back through the years of 1905-1938, including a one-room schoolhouse, log store, church, farmhouse, and hospital. Don't forget to see the large collection of tools, implements, and vintage International Harvester tractors (see also CREAM Museums). The Museum celebrated their 50th Anniversary last year and inconjunction with their anniversary, they are restoring a Milk Wagon. The milk wagon is listed in the provincial archives as the last operating horse-drawn delivery milk wagon in Western Canada and was used in Viking until 1965. The Milk Wagon should be ready for display in June this year.
Come explore the displays, products and services offered at the annual Viking Community Business Showcase on May 12 at the Viking Carena. The Viking Car-ena is celebrating a milestone this year – the 65th Anniversary – join them on May 19 for the Celebration and Indoor Car Show. Did you know? In the early 1950s, they gave away 43 cars that were won as fundraisers for the building of the Car-ena. Hence the name Car-ena. In June, is the ever-popular Vikings in the Streets Festival with bed races, axe throwing, parade, and more.
On June 23 & 24, check out the Cloverlodge Stampede, held just north of the golf course. With many kids activities, this outstanding rodeo has been running for 39 years. In August, you'll want to make plans to take in the Brettzky’s Hockey Challenge and the Viking Museum’s Pancake Breakfast & 8th Annual Car Show on August 12. In October it’s a very scary fun time at the Haunted Museum - this year’s theme Alien Abduction!
OUTDOORSExperience 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.
If you are extending your stay, try the fully-serviced RV park or stay at one of the nearby motels. Allow enough time for a round of golf at the Viking Golf & Country Club. A little east of town off Highway 619 lies Camp Lake Park, another popular campground with a boat launch.
EAT SHOPViking is home to many unique businesses that make it a great road trip destination. Viking Meats, for example, is a great place to stop for homemade sausages, groceries, and even fireworks. Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts, and even has a cappuccino bar – making it a great place for a break between stops. For homemade pizza and burgers plan to eat at Viking Burger Queen.
Name: Town of Viking
Office Address: (Located in the Viking Carena Complex) 5120 - 45 Street, Viking, Alberta
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