Town of Bonnyville
Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce Shaw House Visitor Information CentreLocated on Hwy 28, Vezeau Beach Park. Open year round. 780-826-3252.
Located just over two hours northeast of Edmonton, Bonnyville is a bustling community with over 6,000 residents.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Be sure to stop at the Shaw House where the Bonnyville and District Chamber of Commerce (Bonnyville’s Accredited Visitor Information Provider) will support your discovery journey in exploring the Lakeland area. Plus provide great tips on local events and activities.
A statue of Angus Shaw, a late 1700s fur trader and explorer, stands guard at the Bonnyville & District Museum, where you can relive the adventures and witness the hardships of life in the fur trade. It also features the pioneering families of the area. Join them for their Canada Day Opening Ceremony event July 1 from 11-2 pm. Nearby, the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre is a year-round hub for recreation, fitness, events and entertainment. Scheduled events taking place throughout the year are Bounce House Fun Day, Indoor Community Garage Sales, and Yuk Yuk’s Annual Comedy Night. Plan to attend their concert Quantum Tangle on September 13. Check their website for more fun events and details at www.centennialcentre.ca
On June 14-16 take in all of the action of the Bonnyville Pro Rodeo. The action doesn’t stop there as the CPCA Chuckwagon Races roll into town June 27-30. Enjoy the annual Gear Grabbers Classic Car Show July 13. ‘It's all about mud and music’ in Bonnyville on August 15-18 with the four-day Extreme Mudfest - a mix of mud-racing and music. Don’t miss the new Drag Races on August 24 and September 14.
OUTDOORS Nearby Jessie Lake is home to hundreds of shore and songbirds (including Great Blue Herons, cranes, ducks and eagles). Viewing platforms and a 10 km interpretive trail enrich your experience. Swing your clubs at the Bonnyville Golf & Country Club. Camp across the road at the Vezeau Beach Lakeside Campground.
#Takeittothelake in natures playground. Did you know the M.D. of Bonnyville operates 11 campgrounds in the Bonnyville and Cold Lake Region including Chicken Hill Lake, Moose Lake and Muriel Lake - all within 20 minutes of town, so bring your toys and enjoy some family fun.
In winter go ice fishing or snowmobile along Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail or the Bonnyville Snowdusters snowmobile trails.
EAT SHOP STAY A must stop is at Jennie’s Diner & Bakery, a Classic 1950s restaurant. Put on the tunes and enjoy Breakfast Poutine, Rockabilly Burger, Hound Dog, or Presley Platter to name a few. Jennie’s also has a full service bakery for your sweet tooth. Stock up on some farm fresh jams, jellies, pies, fudge and more from Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway. Drop into their farm or check out the Saturday Farmers’ Market at the Centennial Centre. Another market runs Tuesdays, see Markets & More. Check out some of the works of art for sale at the Museum from the Aurora Visual Arts Association. Your one stop shop for home décor, parties, gifts, games, outdoors and more, is at Lakeland Variety. Whether you are shopping for yourself, your pets, family, or friends – they have you covered! Moe’s Garden & Greenhouse is a full service garden centre just off Highway 41 near Bonnyville. The lush oasis has a great variety of annuals, perennials and hanging baskets to choose from. (See the Greenhouse Tour). If you’re needing a tune up on your marine engine including Sea-Doo repairs, give L & D Marine Rentals a call to book your appointment.
ADVENTURE, FUN & REJUVENATION! For a truly unique experience Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway, and Canadian Bighorn Resort, both north of Bonnyville, offer an exceptional getaway experience! Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway is much more than just a campground. You can have some fun playing a round of mini-golf with the family, or try your hand at paintball, and be sure to pick some in-season berries to take home with you. This unique getaway is 13 km north of Bonnyville on Highway 41, just south of La Corey. Heading north of La Corey, surrounded by boreal forest is Canadian Bighorn Resort. Their mission is to create a wilderness experience where guests are able to escape the stress and pressures of everyday life, and experience fun, adventure and rejuvenation. Need we say more? Book your getaway today!
Name: Town of Bonnyville
Office Address: 4917 - 49 Avenue Bag 1006 Bonnyville AB T9N 2J7
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