Use this as your complete guide to areas East of Edmonton on your 2021 Roadtrips! Don’t forget to post your photos on social media with the hashtags #goroadtrips2021 and #goeastofedmonton.
Within One Hour of Edmonton
Bordering Edmonton city limits, Sherwood Park offers plenty to see and do as you head east from the capital city. History buffs will enjoy Sherwood Park’s Heritage Mile, a street dating back to a time before Sherwood Park even existed. The Strathcona County Museum and Archives showcases rotating exhibits that portray the County’s natural and human history. Enjoy the outdoors at Broadmoor Lake Park, golf at Broadmoor Public Golf Course or head inside for a variety of family and sport activities at Millennium Place. Sherwood Park is home to ten major shopping plazas, as well as smaller boutiques like Real Spirit Women’s Boutique and JACEK Chocolate Couture. When you are ready for a break from shopping, stop at the Barr Estate Winery, Roasti Coffee Co., Branches Fresh Food, or Confetti Sweets to tempt your taste buds. For one stop shopping, eating, and entertainment, visit the Sherwood Park Mall, which is also the sticker station for the Roadtrip Adventure Game.
Sticker Station: Sherwood Park Mall
Beyond Sherwood Park, adventure awaits in Strathcona County. Take the kids to any of the eight spray parks in the County. Visit the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and create your own outdoor adventure. Experience the Beaver Hills Biosphere for a unique nature-based outdoor opportunity. Travel through Strathcona County and visit the eight rural hamlets, each with its own distinctive rural characteristics. The community of Ardrossan, just off of Highway 16 hosts the Ardrossan Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays from June through to September. Visit the Strathcona County events page for a schedule and details of events being held throughout the county.
Sticker Station: Strathcona Wilderness Centre
City of Fort Saskatchewan
The City of Fort Saskatchewan is located just north of Strathcona County. Fort Saskatchewan offers a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions and small-town warmth. Head downtown to find the sticker station dispenser at Fort Heritage Precinct, showcasing the history of the North West Mounted Police (note: the museum is closed for this season). There is plenty of green space in the area to relax or enjoy the city’s events and festivals. Photo opportunities abound with the city’s flock of sheep that visit each summer. Be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtags #goroadtrips2021 and #goeastofedmonton to enter to win monthly and bonus prizes! There are plenty of places to eat, shop and stay in Fort Saskatchewan, including Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza.
Sticker Station: Fort Heritage Precinct
Town of Bruderheim
Head east from Fort Saskatchewan on Highway 15, then north, to find the Town of Bruderheim. This is the home of the Bruderheim Meteorite – the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada. A piece of the meteorite is displayed in a showcase at Bruderheim Firehall. Plan to visit Old Walker School – it was a four-room schoolhouse built in 1908 of birch veneer that served until 1927, when it was destroyed by fire. A new school was built, which is now a museum and a designated Provincial Historic Resource. Bruderheim has plenty of outdoor opportunities, including the Bruderheim Heritage Trail, Cosmic Skatepark, Spring Creek Wetland Interpretive Centre and Queen’s Park. Bruderheim Starlight Campground offers twenty four full service camping sites.
Sticker Station: Bruderheim Shell
Village of Andrew
From Bruderheim, continue east on Hwy 45 to the Village of Andrew. Another photo opportunity awaits as you pose with the World’s Largest Mallard. Bring your binoculars to the designated wildlife viewing areas south and east of town. Visit the Andrew Museum to explore the town’s history. Plan your visit for a Saturday afternoon, so you do not miss the Andrew Farmers’ Market. Then head to the Duck Stop for some regular or glow bowling. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the baseball diamond, skateboard park and the fully services Centennial RV Park.
Sticker Station: Andrew Grocery
Town of Lamont
Just 10 minutes east of Bruderheim, you will find the Town of Lamont, which offers a full range of services and amenities. Hillside Park offers a chance to cool down at the spray park or have a picnic at the playground. Relax and enjoy some fishing at the Lamont Fish Pond, home to trout which are restocked each spring. If you are looking for unique gifts and treasures to take home with you, stop and shop at Trendy Petals or Lamont Home Hardware. Plan your overnight stay at Archie’s Motel in the heart of Lamont.
Sticker Station: Lamont Petro Canada
Town of Mundare
From Lamont, continue on Hwy 15 for a short twenty minute drive to the Town of Mundare. Here you will find the World’s Largest Sausage standing at 42 feet high. The sausage replica was built by the Stawnichy family in 2001. Stop by the Stawnichy Mundare Sausage store to stock your cooler with sausage, along with other Ukrainian foods and goodies. Picnic, play or stay at the Ukraina Park and learn more about Ukrainian heritage and history at the Basilian Fathers Museum.
Sticker Station: Quality Pizza & Sub
Town of Vegreville
Hop back on Hwy 16 and head east for the short drive to Vegreville. A must see and selfie stop is the World’s Largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) at the Elks/Kinsmen Park. While there go for a free paddle boat ride! Join the Vegreville Agricultural Society for the Country Fair August 4-8, plus their weekly Pysanka Park Market, held each Thursday evening. There is no shortage of shops to explore in Vegreville, offering a wide variety of goods and services. Located on main street, Skyline Greenhouse offers vegetables, sweets, treats, and more. Vegreille Natural Health Centre will provide you with knowledge and advice regarding supplements and other natural health care products. Take home a piece of Vegreville from your source for Ukrainian giftware, the Ceramic Cottage. For more great gift ideas stop at Vegtel Engraving Ltd, Everything Tea & Gifts, and Vegreville Drug Mart. Visit Tower Tack & Western Wear to take some of the country home with you. Need to stock the RV? Prime Cuts Meats & Deli has sausage, kubby patties and other cuts of meat for the barbecue. Get the rest of your groceries at Adam’s No Frills on the east side of town. Pair your meal with something from the Liquor Den or Salty’s Liquor. Don’t want to cook? Boston Pizza and Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta have you covered, offering eat in or take out services. If you require mechanical services, while you are in town, call on Ray’s Mechanical & Uhaul or Vegreville Mechanical Ltd. For all of your RV parts visit the boys at Young Farts RV Parts. Stay up-to-date with all of the latest news and events in and around Vegreville by tuning in to Country 106.5 radio when you are in the area.
Sticker Station: Visitor Information Centre
One to Two Hours From Edmonton
Village of Mannville
Heading east of Vegreville on Hwy 16 for approximately forty minutes will bring you to the Village of Mannville, home to the first AGT building in Northern Alberta, now the Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange Museum. Golf and stay at the highly rated Mannville Riverview Golf & RV Resort, winding across the Vermilion River. Or park your RV at the Mannville RV Park, which is home to 60 fully serviced sites. Looking for unique shops? Look no further than Crocus Coulee Reworn, where used women’s clothing is upcycled into one-of-a-kind pieces and items. Or stop by Storch Knives, where custom handmade knives have been created for fifty years! Indulge in a special treat from Confectionery 881 or Something Sweet while you are in town.
Sticker Station: Confectionery 881
Town of Vermilion
Vermilion is located at the junction of Hwy 16 and Hwy 41, just fifteen minutes east of Mannville. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, shopping, dining or staying in the region, Vermilion has exactly what you are looking for. Visit the Vermilion Heritage Museum to step back in time. The museum is located in a historic school with seven galleries and two display buildings. If you are looking for outdoor activities, camp and explore at Vermilion Provincial Park. Stop at Burnt Rock Adventure Co. for outdoor products that will enhance your adventurous and active lifestyle. Unique stores and shops are abundant in Vermilion. Stop at Night Owl Sweets & Treats or Picture This & That for something special for the kids. Find something special for your fur babies at the Pet Boutique & Salon. Take some time to relax at Lighten Up Therapy & Wellness. Elevation will personalize your shopping experience. Craig’s Cornerstone in downtown Vermilion is home to a unique variety of 7 must-see shops, all under one roof! Dine at The Red Brick Café or taste locally, handcrafted spirits at Copper Cork Distillery.
Sticker Station: Visitor Information Centre
Town of Two Hills
Back on Hwy 45, Two Hills is located thirty minutes east of Andrew. This community was once settled by European pioneers and is now home to many Mennonite families who have emigrated from Mexico, bringing a distinct Mexican flair to local dining and shopping establishments. Visit Pioneer Park, which features bronze statues of local pioneers. Stop by the Two Hills Historical Society outdoor museum, which features a display and items used by the pioneers in the area. Plenty of recreational activities and facilities are available, including the Lions Golf & Country Club. Play and camp at Chaos Motocross Inc., offering tracks and trails for all levels. Or camp at DM Geleta Park and enjoy a picnic at the park.
Sticker Station: Fas Gas
Village of Myrnam
Head twenty five minutes east to the community of Myrnam for a variety of family recreation opportunities. Visit beautiful Dove Park and take some time to relax in the peaceful atmosphere. Stop by the miniature and life-size Ukrainian Catholic Church, a popular roadside attraction. Enjoy golf at the Myrnam/Derwent Golf Club. Camp at the golf course or head to Jackfish Lake Campground. Check out Sentimental Salvage & Design, a creative furniture, art and home décor boutique, as well as a do-it-yourself projects studio. C.J.’s Café & Groceries will satisfy your hunger and provide you with your gameboard sticker.
Sticker Station: C.J.’s Café
2+ Hours from Edmonton
Hamlet of Clandonald
The hamlet of Clandonald is a “little hamlet with lots of heart”, just thirty minutes east of Myrnam. Visit the Clandonald Country Store to get your sticker and shop for some groceries and unique gift items. The agricultural grounds are home to many social functions, as well as RV sites, dumping station and ball diamond. For the sportsman in the family, Clandonald Fish & Game Assn. operates a gun range. Additional campsites, playground and ball diamonds can be found not far away at Rusylvia Hall.
Sticker Station: Clandonald Country Store
Village of Marwayne
A road trip east of Edmonton is not complete without a stop in the community of Marwayne. You will be greeted by the friendly, small town atmosphere while enjoying the picturesque location. Shop, eat, and stay in this unique Alberta village. Businesses include the Historic Marwayne Hotel, No Need to Nock, Country Blessings, Nurture & Organic Market, Kat Traks Sweet Shop, Home Hardware and Marwayne Liquor Store. Or head north of town to the Lea Park Regional Campground & Cabins for your stay. Be sure to drive to the top of Snake Hill for a spectacular view of the North Saskatchewan River. Visit Kathy’s Greenhouse for in-season veggies and berries, just south of Marwayne.
Sticker Station: Kat Tracks Sweet Shop
Village of Kitscoty
Travel south of Marwayne just fifteen minutes, to Hwy 16 and the Village of Kitscoty. This village was named after a famous cromlech, or burial chamber – three large stones in a tripod arrangement – found near a settlement in England known as Kits’ Coty House. You will find a miniature replica of the cromlech in front of the Village Office and underneath the water tower. Take a stroll through Heritage Park, where you can view over 100 varieties of lilacs and plaques honoring the pioneer spirit of the community. Kitscoty Regional Park Campground offers beautifully treed sites with power, nestled between the golf course and the ball diamonds. Play a round of golf at the Kitscoty Golf Club, where you will not find sand traps, but sand greens. Give yourself plenty of time to browse through all of the local crafts and products at Farmstead Market & More – definitely worth the roadtrip, plus it’s the sticker station!
Sticker Station: Farmstead Market & More
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