Town of Vegreville

EXPERIENCE. RELAX. ENJOY.

Vegreville has a rich history with many new shops and services which makes this growing community of over 5,700 residents a welcoming stop to come make some memories and have some fun! Only an hour's drive from Edmonton on Highway 16, it's a great place for daytripping, a getaway, or a planned vacation.

HIGHLIGHTS


Shop at the Park!

Pysanka Park Market runs Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm June 25 - August 27
Baking, veggies, crafts and more!

Visitor Information


Located by the Pysanka, off Hwy 16A; Open June 1- Sept 30, 2020.

780-632-6800 or 780-632-3100

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Discover Downtown!

Stroll through historic downtown shopping district. Find a selection of unique gifts, souvenirs, fashions, food and more!

Vegreville Attractions & events


The breathtaking and symbolic Pysanka is located at the Elks/Kinsmen Park at the east end of town, on the north side of Highway 16. This amazing, giant Ukrainian Easter Egg was built in 1974 as a monument to honor the RCMP and its long history of bringing peace and security to the area.

Build a Vegreville tour of significant stops and visit the internationally recognized Rotary Peace Park. It features a Peace Grove of 12 trees, where you can relax and enjoy the park created through the dedication of tireless volunteers and community builders. It offers serenity and a large picnic area and shelter with a fireplace. You can book this beautiful and serene park for your next family function.  Just steps away from the park you can enjoy the unique collections at the Vegreville Regional Museum that showcase the community life of the area.

Nearby, is another one of its kind Canadian attraction: the Our Lady of the Highway Shrine along Highway 16. Our Lady is beautifully sculpted from Italian white marble. Behind the monument are exquisitely marked stones displaying the Stations of the Cross in a tranquil park setting. The Knights of Columbus maintain this area for your enjoyment and reflection.

The Vegreville Aquatic and Fitness Centre offers something for everyone: swimming pool, a twister waterslide, aqua rock climbing wall, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room, racquetball court, indoor ice arena, and a dance studio. Within walking distance, you will find the Lions Club Community Spray Park & Playground, a tennis court, and the Vegreville Agricultural Society Grounds.

Enjoy the exciting Father’s Day Event with a huge Show ‘n Shine, awesome demolition derby, and much more!

Celebrate Ukrainian Culture at Vegreville’s Ukrainian Pysanka Festival. Enjoy three days of cultural immersion at the Vegrevillle Exhibition Grounds. Free Main Gate Admission! There will be four amazing grandstand shows, dance competitions, Pioneer Village demonstrations, Cultural showcase stage, Authentic Ukrainian cuisine, shop at the Yarmarok Market for Ukrainian souvenirs, and dance the night away at the evening Zabavas. Camping is available.

The annual Vegreville Country Fair is a highly anticipated event for young and old alike. It kicks off with a spectacular parade Thursday morning. Highlights include a fantastic midway, grandstand performances, and the ever popular Canadian Chuckwagon Finals. Check out the horse show, bandshell and children’s activities, petting zoo, tractor pulls, kids mini tractor pulls, strong person competition, beer gardens, trade show, mouth-watering food, and don’t forget the fireworks on Saturday night.

Check out the Drag Racing events taking place at the Vegreville Speedway at the Airport.

Outdoors

Explore your surroundings at the Vegreville Municipal Campground and Elks/Kinsmen Park. Cast your rod in the picturesque trout pond. Walk or bike around Vegreville and be sure to check out the path near the winding Vermilion River, which is part of the Community Linked Trail System. Let the kids burn off some energy at the playground, skateboard park or at the outdoor fitness park. Make sure to stop by the Travel Alberta Accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on Pysanka Avenue, to meet the friendly knowledgeable staff and check out the great Ukrainian souvenirs.

Enjoy many species of birds while fishing at the Rainbow Park Reservoir located just south of town. This scenic parcel of land boasts a man-made lake that is stocked with trout by Alberta Fish and Wildlife. It’s a very popular fishing hole.

Tee off at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course, which features fantastic greens, challenging fairways, and lots of water that comes into play on five of the nine holes. Are you ready for the challenge?

The story of Vegreville's historic downtown is told through plaques that line the sidewalks leading past unique boutiques and gift shops in buildings that date back to the early 1900s. Enjoy the beautiful Rotary Rendezvous Park at the corner of 50th Street and 50th Avenue, and to the south you will see the Canada 150 Anniversary Mural Mosaic Art Piece.

 

EAT

For eats and sweets, Vegreville is the place to be! Don’t miss the Pysanka Park Market under the open skies every Thursday evening between June and August, off Hwy 16A. Also, next to the big Pysanka, you’re invited to enjoy authentic homemade Ukrainian perogies and sausage by Baba’s Best Cooking Co. during the summer months. For dessert, treat yourself with ice cream, mini donuts or kettle popcorn from the Little Red Ice Cream Wagon, also on-site near the Pysanka. For more tasty local food, visit Skyline Greenhouse on main street. Where you can stock up on fresh tomatoes, greens, veggies, and other local products. Right next door is Prime Cuts Meat & Deli, home to Vegreville Garlic Sausage. They also carry a great selection of specialty Ukrainian items including perogies and cabbage rolls. Love Pizza? Look no further, there are several great choices to choose from! You can save big and fill your belly at award winning Perry’s 2 for 1 Pizza and Pasta featuring delicious gourmet dishes for delivery or takeout. Pizza & Wings on the south end of town has rave reviews of their fried chicken, and who doesn’t love to have a relaxing tasty meal at Boston Pizza or enjoy an evening in their sports bar.

 

 

 

shop stay

Shop downtown Vegreville! Go treasure hunting at Lucille’s Antiques & Treasures and enjoy a coffee while you browse. Visit Vegtel Engraving Ltd. for unique gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, and so much more. Next door you can visit Vegreville Natural Health Centre featuring genuine herbs, grains, and supplements to help you live a natural and healthy lifestyle. A popular stop is Everything Tea. Delightfully refreshing and soothing in nature, tea has a magical effect, making this store the place to be! Authentic handmade Ukrainian ceramics, tablecloths, wooden ornaments, and icons are available at the Ceramic Cottage. For fashions and quilting drop into Ziegler Fashions & The Quilt Rack. For a large selection of gifts, souvenirs, and travel needs shop at Vegreville Drug Mart. After that, you’ll want to drop into Regent Health, an all-purpose wellness store chock full of all your favourite brands of nutritional supplements and natural beauty products.

On the east side of town, stock up or replenish your groceries and supplies for your road trip at Adam’s No Frills. They have you covered with value pricing that’s simply hard to beat. Across the street from the Vegreville Pysanka, Tower Tack & Western Wear will leave you looking great with their knowledgeable staff, and everything you need for western fashions and accessories.

On the west side of town, for a great selection of wine, local craft beer and specialty spirits, visit Liquor Den. For a fabulous selection of cold beer, coolers, and wine, with in-store tastings, stop at Salty’s Liquor Store, which also has the largest walk-in cooler in the area. Nearby, you can stay at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. For a complete list of businesses, clubs and services visit www.VegrevilleDirectory.ca.

 

 

 

services

Vegreville Mechanical will keep you on the road as it’s one of the most experienced automotive repair shops. Do you require maintenance or repair to your quad, ATV, golf cart, or snowmobile? Let the experts at Saskiw Mechanical help you out when you need to get going (see ad page 30). Need RV repairs? Then you’re in luck, as Ray’s Mechanical & U-Haul is licenced for light and heavy duty repair to help you out when you’re in need. Located in a giant warehouse, Young Farts RV Parts proclaims the lowest prices in Alberta, and carries both new and a huge inventory of used RV parts. Listen to the award winning Country 106.5 radio station–your source for local news, sports, weather, and more. Tune in every Friday morning at 8:15 am for the “Go East of Edmonton Regional Events Rundown.” Listen to the #guruofgo as he highlights the best things to see and do around the region online at www.country106.ca/community/go-east-of-edmonton.

 

 

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