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The breathtaking and symbolic Pysanka is located at the Elks/Kinsmen Park at the east end of town.
Vegreville Visitor Information
Located by the Pysanka, off Hwy 16A; Open May 13- Sept 30, 2019,
780-632-6800 or 780-632-3100
Rotary Peace Park
Featuring a Peace Grove of 12 trees, where you can relax and enjoy the park created through the dedication of tireless volunteers and community builders.
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. Take your picture and share it with the hashtag #vegrevillepysanka. 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. It is one of Canada’s great cultural moments of community building.
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. This park is dedicated to promoting world peace through tourism and is a joint project of the County of Minburn and the Rotary Club of Vegreville. 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. It is also home of the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame.
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 Town of Vegreville Aquatic and Fitness Centre offers something for everyone: swimming pool, a twister waterslide, 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.
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.
Enjoy the exciting Father’s Day Event with a huge Show ‘n Shine, awesome demolition derby, and much more! Call 780-632-3950 to enter or visit www.vegag.ca
Celebrate Ukrainian Cullture at Vegreville’s Annual 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. Call 780-632-2777 or visit www.pysankafestival.com
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. Call 1-888-611-0161 or visit www.vegag.ca
Check out the Drag Racing events taking place at the Vegreville Speedway at the Airport. Visit www.vdra.org