County of Two Hills Region

Including The Village of Derwent, Village of Willingdon, Hamlet of Hairy Hill & Boian
Welcome to the County of Two Hills, a diverse region of historical, recreational, agricultural and industrial opportunities situated in beautiful rolling hills near the North Saskatchewan River. The Two Hills region is the “gateway to the north” and a recognized travel route to Fort McMurray. The communities in the region offer a wonderful blend of town and country, offering all the amenities of urban life, while being nestled in an immense agricultural region.

Two Hills Historical Society

features a display and items used by the pioneers of the area.

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Find Places to Stay In & Around Two Hills.

County of Two Hills Office


Office Address: 4818 - 50 Avenue, Two Hills, Alberta

Phone: 780-657-3358 or toll-free 1-877-657-3359

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County of Two Hills Attractions & Events


Heritage Park in Two Hills features a bronze statue of local pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. Dowhaniuk, commemorating 100 years of Ukrainian settlement. The Two Hills Historical Society outdoor museum along Highway 36 features a display and items used by the pioneers of the area. There are several community events that take place throughout the year. Growing in popularity is the Agri-Day & Tradeshow in April. Bikers are always welcome at the Run to the Hills Rally in July. Proceeds from this event have been used to create the Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park located along Highway 45 near town. Did you know? Two Hills was named the winner of the Most Rider Friendly Community Contest in 2015. Another event you don’t want to miss is the Country Fair Weekend in Two Hills, offering two action-packed days of family fun!

Outdoors

Enjoy recreational opportunities at Jackfish Lake/J. Dudar Park near Myrnam, west off Highway 881 and Sandy Lake Park, west of Two Hills off Highway 45. Both have great services available for campers. Sandy Lake features a newly renovated pavilion building for special events with a full kitchen and stage. Lakeside resort living is popular around Lac Santé. Drop your boat in the North Saskatchewan River at the boat launch in Duvernay. Further down the river experience pristine wilderness camping at the Bear Ridge Campground. Located on the west side of Two Hills, is the picturesque and challenging Lions Golf & Country Club, the envy of many other courses in northeast Alberta. If you love to go fishing, the Two Hills Fish & Game Association has a stocked trout pond and picnic area just south of town for you to enjoy.

Eat, Shop & Stay

Get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the county, including Two Hills Pizza, and Burger Palace. For those looking to spend a few days in the area, stay at Junction Inn. Get a bottle of fine wine at the Liquor Store.

Village of Derwent


Attractions & Events


Visit the quaint Village of Derwent, located on Highway 45, 50 km east of Two Hills. Join them in April for their Spring Trade Show & Garage Sale. In June, fill your plate at the Farmers’ Day Perogy Supper. In October, the popular Derwent Craft Fair takes over with more than 50 exhibitors in attendance!

The seniors’ Golden Age Centre welcomes everybody and offers health and fitness equipment, billiards and games. Bring your camera along to capture images of the distinctive Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Hamlet of Willingdon


Attractions & Events


Visit the World’s Largest Lapel Pin, located at the Tourist Park, right along Highway 45. The Willingdon Arena is home away from home for horse enthusiasts. Expect to see dressage, gymkhana, roping, cattle penning and more.

Five kilometres east of Willingdon is the Historic Boian District, featuring St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church and a museum dedicated to local Romanian pioneers. The Romanian Pioneer Museum of Boian is located on RR 143, four miles north of Highway 45. It is an open-air museum, which preserves artifacts, documents, and family histories of the first Romanian immigrants that came from Bukovina to Alberta between the years 1895 and 1915. New this year: the museum is adding a railway track with handcar exhibit. They will also be opening the newly renovated Pioneer Agricultural Hall in May with new exhibits, photos and implements. Join them for their annual Picnic & Entertainment in July. Six RV camping stalls with power are available on-site.

Outdoors

Campers will be pleased with the facilities at the Tourist Park located along Highway 45, complete with P/W/S sites, flush toilets, and showers. If you love to fish, visit the Willingdon Fish & Game stocked fish pond located at 53 Avenue and 49 Street.

Office Address: 4910 - 52 Ave., Willingdon, Alberta

Phone: 780-367-2337

Hamlet of Hairy Hill


Attractions & Events


Hairy Hill is located 95 km northeast of Edmonton just off Highway 45. Hairy Hill is now home to a bison statue, taking its place among Alberta’s great roadside attractions. Hairy Hill was named by settlers who found the hills covered in bison hair shed by the herds. In the 1900s when the Canadian Pacific Railway laid its tracks they found all the hair on the large hills and the hamlet had its name. The bison statue was dedicated last year in June during the Hairy Hill School Reunion. Tourists can now see the bison statue and a historical information plaque on mainstreet near the Post Office. Don’t miss the popular Hairy Hill Rodeo! Many other great events happening all year long can be found on the Go East of Edmonton website events listing page.

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Nearby Along HWY 15 & 45
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