TOWN OF ELK POINTTHE RIGHT PLACE TO BE
Located on Highway 41, two hours northeast of Edmonton, Elk Point is a friendly progressive community of over 1500 people.
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Address: 4914 50 Avenue, Elk Point, AB
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Elk Point is the “right place to be” for much more than its history, which dates back to the fur trade and is celebrated by the 32-foot statue of explorer Peter Fidler and by Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, located eleven kilometers east via Highway 646 which features the original fort sites and a multimedia interpretive centre. Take a trip through time and visit this unique historic site, the location of two competing fur trade posts. More recent history is depicted on a 100-foot mural.
Elk Point boasts an extensive community event schedule. Enjoy the annual Auto Club Show & Shine that packs Main Street with gleaming chrome. Elk Point is a premiere location to celebrate Canada Day on July 1, with events for the whole family. A pancake breakfast, RCMP Detachment tours, a parade and afternoon stage show are followed by safe and fun kids activities and family participation events, including chili cook-off and more. Take in the action packed Stoney Lake Rodeo. In late November, the town becomes a winter wonderland for the annual Christmas Extravaganza with shopping specials, Santa, and special events that end with a brightly lighted parade, followed by fireworks.
The scenic four-season, multi-purpose Iron Horse Trail stretches from Waskatenau to Cold Lake, bringing wagon trains, ATV enthusiasts, snowmobilers, and hikers to the community. The trail is also home to the Iron Horse Mini and Iron Horse Ultra 100 marathons. As well, a walking trail around town is especially popular with pole walking. For the sporty type, visit the ball diamonds and the A. G. Ross Arena, which have a tradition of hosting provincial tournaments for minor sports. The newly enlarged C. G. Baker Riding Arena also has a full event schedule of team roping, barrel racing, and gymkhana. Try out a local favourite at the pickleball courts!
Elk Point Recreation Park is a hub of activities, with the 9-hole golf course, ball diamonds, and soccer fields. Luckily, the adjacent campground’s tree-shaded power sites offer Play & Stay options for golfers. Excellent camping opportunities are also available at the Elks Wilderness Park at Kehewin Lake, north on Highway 41; Stoney Lake, west on Highway 646; and Whitney Lakes Provincial Park, east on Highway 646.