City of Lloydminster
Straddling the Alberta-Saskatchewan border and represented by the world's tallest border markers, Lloydminster has the distinction of being Canada's Border City. Make Lloydminster your destination for great experiences and first-class shopping,
located 2.5 hours east of Edmonton on Highway 16.
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Gold Horse Casino
This new casino features a Bar & Grill, Deli, Event Centre, all your favourite slots, popular live games, and some awe inspiring electronic table games. Open from 12 pm daily.
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Attractions & Events
One of the unique calling cards of Lloydminster is that it’s home to the World’s Largest Border Markers. The border markers, each standing 100 feet tall, are visible from miles away. The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre (CLOSED TEMPORARILY - moving to a new location) houses a museum, art gallery, wildlife display, science centre and more. You can choose to stroll through the permanent exhibits in the Imhoff Art Gallery and Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit, or the OTS Heavy Oil Science Center. Lloydminster is the place to be for exciting events! Enjoy musicals and concerts held year-round at the Vic Juba Community Theatre. Don’t miss out on the Canada Day celebrations presented by MNP at Bud Miller All Seasons Park.
Join the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association for the Lloyd Ex Fair in July. You’ll experience jam-packed fun, attractions and entertainment, all for one low admission price at the gate. Watch their website for Super Pass options and deals on midway rides at www.lloydexh.com. The Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds is proud to present the Denham Ram Tough CPCA Finals in August. If you’re new to chuckwagon racing, prepare yourself for a wild week of heart-pounding 5/8-mile excitement, nail-biting suspense and wholesome fun for the whole family. These horses were born to race, and when the whistle blows, you’ll see just how fast they can run!
Lloydfest is a colourful two-day event that showcases Lloydminster’s cultural diversity. There will be food, fun, craft, music, traditional performances and local entertainment. Admission is free! Come, let’s share and celebrate the diverse cultures together in one place and on one stage in August!
The Lloydminster Christmas Craft Fair is the region’s largest gift and variety show in November. With something for everyone of all ages, you won’t want to miss the more than 400 booths of tables, crafts, gifts, antiques, sports and toys. Whatever it is, you’ll find it here!
To wrap up the year, don’t miss the action during the PBR Bull Riding Winter Classic. This one night of heart-stopping bull riding action takes place in December.
Gold Horse Casino is the newest member of SIGA’s (Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority) family of casinos. The new casino is a 33,750 square feet entertainment venue. Gold Horse Casino is open 9 am daily, and is located just off Highway 16 in Lloydminster. This new casino features over 250 slot machines, 6 live table games, 2 poker tables, 4 electronic table games at The Circuit, Bar & Grill, Deli, and an Event Centre. Top notch entertainment is held year round in the event centre where you can also book this space for events, meetings, weddings or banquets. Close to nearby hotels and shopping, this casino is sure to become a premier entertainment destination in the border city.
If you’re looking for outdoor fun, there are many amenities to enjoy in the 200-acre Bud Miller All Seasons Park. Splash in the spray park, have a game of beach volleyball, enjoy the walking trails, or play a round of mini-golf or disc golf. If regular golf is your passion, there are two challenging courses in the city to test your skills; the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre and Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course. Looking for a place to cool off during the hot summer months? Come down to the Lloydminster Outdoor Pool and splash and play on the two waterslides, all while beating the heat!
If you’re looking to stay indoors, take a dip in the indoor pool at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre and enjoy the 150-foot waterslide, diving board and whirlpool. Better yet, head over to the Lloyd Lanes Bowling Alley for glow bowling offered on Fridays and Saturdays.
For those who love to support local farmers and artisans, be sure to check out the indoor and outdoor farmers markets. The Border City Farmers Market is a local year round hot spot and super popular with their Make it...Bake it...Grow it theme! The market boasts an array of locally grown vegetables, honey, chocolates, health and wellness products, clothing and handmade crafts, to name a few.
The East Market Noodle House has the best selection of Vietnamese specialties with the freshest of ingredients and gluten free options. Whether you’re craving a vermicelli bowl or spring rolls, you’ll enjoy this local favourite.
Did someone say Greek and hungry? Plan a pleasurable stop at Spiro’s, a third-generation eatery where they pride themselves on creating a classy family dining atmosphere. You’ll find an exclusive selection of Greek delicacies made in-house from age-old recipes. For a unique culinary experience Timber Café offers specialty coffee, loose-leaf tea, light lunch options, craft cocktails and more.
The Country Store is in one of the oldest homes in Lloydminster and specializes in country décor, antique furniture and treasures from the past. It will not disappoint, so head on over to this farmhouse-inspired general store. Make this a must-stop on the Antique Tour (see ad page 23).
Olive & Birch is Lloydminster’s destination store for beautiful blinds and drapery, distinctive home décor, captivating accessories and unique gifts. When you walk through the doors, you are welcomed into a haven of perfect choices. They offer a range of products from renowned home, kitchen and beauty brands such as Hunter Douglas, Hillberg & Berk, Staub, Thymes Skin Care and more. Stop in today to pamper yourself!
Dawn Interiors & Fashions is a unique boutique shopping experience that caters to the enjoyment of your home. At Dawn Interiors they believe to ‘decorate is to celebrate’. Celebrate the beauty of your home, your life and your family with Dawn Interiors. They also carry ladies fashions and accessories to add to your wardrobe. For pampering, try their all natural bath & body products and essential oils.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, there is a variety of hotels throughout Lloydminster. If camping is what you are looking for, stay at Weaver Park Campground or Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course and RV Park.
Whether you visit the Border City for one day or many, there’s a lot to take in. And while you’re here, be sure to tag your adventures with #DiscoverLloydminster and #goeastofedmonton.