Town of WainwrightROAM TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT...
Once you get here, you will experience a town that is vibrant and alive with all of the amenities of a city without the hustle and bustle.
A vibrant collection of shops, boutiques, and services that provides a shopping experience for all to enjoy in Historic Downtown Wainwright!
Visitor Information Centre at Wainwright Museum 1001 - 1st Ave. (Old CN Station)
WAINWRIGHT ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Prairie history comes alive as you explore the Wainwright Museum, located in an original CNR train station. Don’t forget to make tracks to the Battle River Train Trestle, the second longest train trestle in Canada.
Wainwright is the Buffalo Capital of Canada so stop and take your photo at Canada’s largest Buffalo Statue in town. Stay active at the Peace Memorial Multiplex with its 2 NHL-sized ice surfaces, indoor running track, and climbing wall. The attached Communiplex houses an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, weight room, squash and racquetball courts as well as a performing arts theatre.
Historic Downtown Wainwright is the place to be! It features a collection of beautifully restored heritage resources including a business district full of 1929 era buildings. Anchored in the centre of downtown is Wainwright’s free-standing Memorial Clock Tower. This “Roman Tower” architectural monument built in 1925 was one of the only structures left standing after the Great Fire of 1929. Wainwright’s flower-filled mainstreet, courtesy of provincial champions Communities in Bloom, has a vibrant collection of shops, boutiques, and services that provides a shopping experience for all to enjoy. Downtown Wainwright has a flavour of its own. An array of eateries features cuisine from around the globe as well as from your own backyard. Many of the restaurants and cafes are located in heritage buildings with décor tailored to embrace the stories of the town through historic photos and memorabilia.
Art lovers will enjoy the Arts Festival in February. Be sure to take in the Wainwright Stampede in June— 4 days of action-packed family fun and entertainment. Visitors will enjoy one of the ‘Top 5 largest rodeos in Canada’ including CPCA Chuckwagon Races, Stampede Parade, Cabaret, a fun-filled midway, Agricultural Fair, breakfasts, BBQs, and much, much more! Canada Day celebrations at CFB Wainwright are complete with kids’ activities, a concert, and fireworks. July is a food lovers delight…taste a bit of rural culinary pleasure at the Taste of Wainwright. In August, enjoy Come by the Hills Music Festival located at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre. September is the Scarecrow Festival, stuff your scarecrow and compete for the top prize! In November, salute the veterans and military with Red Friday Remembrance Day celebrations. The Christmas season includes Jingle & Mingle with the Santa Claus Parade and lots of craft fairs.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, visit the restored pump jack in Petroleum Park or enjoy Wallace Park with its walking trails, picnic tables, benches, and playground surrounded by three connecting ponds, great for fishing. In the summer, the Rotary Splash Park will build many fun, happy memories for your children. Make reservations and bring your RV to stay in one of the 30 fully serviced sites at Dr. Middlemass Campground. Just north of town, the Riverdale Mini Park is a very popular campsite and golf course located on the Battle River.
EAT, Shop & Stay
Upcycle, recycle, own history and have your antiques appraised at The Iron Raven. Vintage décor, fine arts, and handicrafts are part of the unique offerings here. Gibson’s Home Hardware has everything from camping supplies to fishing and hunting licenses. For your grocery and supplies check out the Cornerstone Co-op. This community-minded business has a food store, liquor store, home centre and a gas bar with propane cylinder fills. After a full day of shopping you may need a break for your mind and body. Energy Crystals and Books can help you put your body at ease. Feeling thirsty? Stop in at the award-winning Ribstone Creek Brewery just a short drive in nearby Edgerton.
Lots of camping is available but if you prefer more luxurious accommodations, Wainwright is pleased to offer cozy bed and breakfasts, comfortable motels and modern hotels including Ramada Wainwright. To make your stay complete you will find great restaurants, full service gas stations and big-box retailers.