A history rich with culture, plus many new shops and services, makes Vegreville a welcoming community to create some memories and have some fun! Only an hour drive from Edmonton on Highway 16, it’s a great place for day-tripping, a quick getaway, or an extended vacation.
1. Have fun at Pysanka Park
You will want to make your first stop the Vegreville Information Centre located at the Pysanka Park just off Hwy 16A Vegreville. Pick up your souvenirs, snacks and beverages and let the friendly staff help you plan your visit.
World’s Largest Pysanka
Also located at the Pysanka Park is the World’s Largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg). Pose like you are picking up the Pysanka and post it with #PickUpThePysanka. More than just a great selfie stop, there’s a full day of family fun activities here.
The Visitor Information Centre has five bikes that are free to use and that are meant to make it easier for you to explore Vegreville. Bikes are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Paddle under the Pysanka as you enjoy a leisurely ride around the Elks Pond. Stop in at the Visitor Information Centre to take advantage of Vegreville’s latest FREE attraction. Propelled by human power, you control the speed and fun on the water.
2. Shop Vegreville
Historic Downtown Vegreville
Stroll through historic downtown Vegreville to find a selection of unique gifts, souvenirs, and local delicacies while taking in the stunning murals and interesting historical sidewalk plaques. Visit Vegtel Engraving for unique gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and more. Next door, Vegreville Natural Health Centre features genuine herbs, grains, and supplements to help you live a natural and healthy lifestyle. Find authentic handmade Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, and icons at the Ceramic Cottage. Don’t miss Ziegler Fashions & The Quilt Rack where you can find a large variety of quilting fabrics and supplies. For a large selection of Hallmark gifts, locally made products, souvenirs, and travel needs, shop at Vegreville Drug Mart. For tasty local food, visit Prime Cuts Meat & Deli, home to beloved Vegreville Garlic Sausage. They also carry a great selection of specialty Ukrainian items including perogies and cabbage rolls.
On the east side of town, stock up on your groceries or replenish supplies for your road trip at Adam’s No Frills. They have you covered with value pricing that’s simply hard to beat.
On the west side of town, Envy Boutique carries a beautiful selection of women’s clothing and accessories. Stop in so you can be looking and feeling your best! For a great selection of wine, local craft beer and specialty spirits, visit Liquor Den.
3. Play in the Parks, Trails & More
Vegreville has so many wonderful parks and playgrounds to explore. From the Pysanka Park, home to the World Famous Pysanka, to the Vegreville Lions Community Spray Park and more.
Vegreville’s trail system is one of their best-kept secrets, they wind their way through some of Vegreville’s most beautiful areas.
Enjoy birdwatching and fishing at the Vegreville Trout Pond, located just south of town along Highway 16. It’s a popular spot for rainbow trout stocked annually by Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
4. Check out the Vegreville Farmers Markets
Shop for a great selection of locally grown and crafted products, at two Farmers’ Markets: the Vegreville Farmers’ Market – Fridays, April to December at the Elk’s Hall 5002 – 55 Ave, 8:30-11:30 am, and Pysanka Park Market – Thursdays, June 22 – August 31 from 5-8 pm at the Pysanka Park.
5. Golf Vegreville
Swing your clubs at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Club and watch out for the water hazards…there’s a few of them.
6. Explore History
Nearby along Highway 16, Our Lady of the Highway Shrine is beautifully sculpted from Italian white marble. It’s the only one of its kind in Canada. Behind the monument, exquisitely marked stones display the Stations of the Cross in a tranquil park setting.
7. Dine Vegreville
Love Pizza? Look no further, there are several great choices to choose from! You can save big and fill your belly at the award-winning Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta featuring delicious dishes including pizza, wings, and subs for delivery or takeout. Or, savour a relaxing tasty meal at Boston Pizza and enjoy an evening in their sports bar. Vito’s Steak and Pizza has been proudly serving delicious food for over 20 years – stop in for pizza, steak, pasta, and burgers.
8. Enjoy Exciting Events
Enjoy Vegreville’s major events! In June the Dash to Summer Chuckwagon Races including an Open Horse Show, Chicken Races, Beer Gardens and more. Father’s Day weekend features a Show & Shine, Demo Derby, antique tractors and more. Enjoy the annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival in. Come August 9-13, kick off five days of fun at the 120th Annual Vegreville Country Fair complete with midway, kid’s fun zone, petting zoo, grandstand entertainment, chuckwagons, and so much more! Throw some bones at the Vegreville Bunnock Tournament on August 19-20. Watch for the Vegreville Legion music events, fantastic breakfasts, steak nights and more!
9. Set up Camp
Plan your next camping trip in Vegreville. Camp next to the Pysanka Park at the Vegreville Municipal Campground with 65 sites, including powered RV sites and non-powered sites for tenting. The Vegreville Municipal Campground is located on Highway 16A.
10. Stay a little longer…
Adventure a little longer by staying at the Vegreville Suites located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. A variety of amenities are available such as an indoor pool with a waterslide, 24-hour business centre, WiFi, and complimentary breakfast.