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:The Town of Viking is home to the Sutter brothers. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL at the same time, often as team captains. Viking is a charming small town that makes for a great place to visit.
Take 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.
ATTRACTION & EVENTS
Come explore the displays, products and services offered at the first annual Viking Community Business Showcase on May 13th at the Viking Carena. In June, is the ever-popular Vikings in the Streets Festival with bed races, axe throwing, parade, and more. At the end of June, check out the Cloverlodge Stampede, held just north of the golf course. With many kids activities, this outstanding rodeo has been running for 38 years. In August, you'll want to make plans to take in the Sutter Hockey Tournament and the Viking Museum’s Pancake Breakfast & Car Show on August 13th, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Viking Historical Society. In October is a very scary fun time at the Haunted Museum Tour.
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.
Viking 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. For those looking for a meal, Simply on Main is a health conscious restaurant that serves delicious homemade soups, salads, wraps, and various other choices. Food with Flair is another option; home style meals are served in the restaurant and a portable concession stand is available for special events. Java Blossom Flowers on mainstreet carries beautiful gifts, and even has a cappuccino bar – making it a great place for a break between shops.
Viking Featured Businesses & Attractions
AttractionsCREAM Museum Tour
AccommodationsCaledonia Motor Inn
Simply on Main Café and Catering
Name: Town of Viking
Office Address: (Located in the Viking Carena Complex) 5120 - 45 Street, Viking, Alberta
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