Town of Redwater


Redwater Visitor Information Centre:

Located at the Museum. 4915 - 50 Ave. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, 780-942-3206


Located 35 minutes northeast of Edmonton, the Town of Redwater is a vibrant, welcoming community home to over 2,200 people. Surrounded by outdoor amenities, parklands and recreation opportunities, the residents of Redwater enjoy a healthy, relaxed lifestyle.

Redwater is proud to be home to North America's largest free-standing oil derrick, identified as Discovery Derrick No. 1, which stands in the heart of the town. The Redwater Museum showcases a large collection of photos and artifacts and in the summer is home of the Tourist Information Centre. The museum also has an exhibit that tells the story of “When Oil Hit Redwater.” It is a fascinating look at a history of boom and bust during the 1950s.


The town hosts many annual events, including a Town-Wide Garage Sale, weekly summer Farmers' Markets, Discovery Days, various golf tournaments, and the popular Kris Kringle & Festival of Trees in December. The Christmas Craft & Bake Sale in December offers an array of home-baked goodies for sale.



Redwater is home to Pembina Place, a first-class recreation and cultural facility. Be sure to check out the hometown video at, highlighting many amenities and attractions.

Redwater is a must visit for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting a multitude of recreational opportunities, including numerous parks and sporting venues. Play a round of golf at the Redwater Golf Club or enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool.


For the more adventurous, visit Redwater's own sand hills located only five minutes east of town. The Sandhills Area boasts one of the largest sand dune fields in the region. It can be found in the northeast section of Sturgeon County, straight east of Redwater, near the North Saskatchewan River. With over 100 km of trails, enjoy nature hikes, birdwatching, equestrian and recreational use; it's a great place for ATV riders and nature lovers. It is used extensively by OHV riders but is also environmentally significant and used for both conservation and recreation purposes.

To arrive at this area from Edmonton: Take the Manning Freeway or Highway 21 to Fort Saskatchewan. Continue east on Hwy 15 to the junction of Hwy 830. Turn left (north) on Hwy 830 to Hwy 38. Turn left on Hwy 38, cross the Vinca Bridge and continue west until you see the sign for Victoria Trail. Turn right onto Victoria Trail and follow the road for approx. 2 miles (3.2 km) to Range Road 205. Turn left onto RR 205 and head north approx. 3 mi (5 km) to the staging area.

OR if you are in the Redwater area:  If you enter Redwater from Highway 28 you can continue through Town and head straight east 10 km on Hwy 644. Turn south on Rg. Rd. 205 to Staging Area #1. If you travel another 1.6 km south you will reach Staging Area #2.


Redwater offers many of the same amenities that are common in larger towns and cities. Be sure to check out Den of Antiquity on the Antique Tour. Visit Country Clay & Garden Works while exploring the Greenhouse Tour for all of your bedding plants, perennials and more. Have a comfortable stay at Paradise Inn & Suites and Best Western Plus Inn & Suites.

Name: Town of Redwater
Office Address:  4924 - 47 Street, Redwater, Alberta
Phone:  780-942-3519

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