Highways 15 and 45 offer something for everyone with a wide variety of attractions, activities, events, and entertainment. Young and old, adventurers and history buffs will all find something that suits them on this trip!
The City of Fort Saskatchewan is your first stop, just minutes northeast of Edmonton. Easy to access and home to exciting attractions, this is the perfect start to a road trip.
The Fort Heritage Precinct is an amazing recreation of an RCMP fort from yesteryear. The Precinct is ideal for a guided tour and you are encouraged to book ahead. You’ll get so many fascinating facts and insights into the history and development of Fort Saskatchewan. Be inspired by the work of those who came before us and learn how their work influenced our region.
For a grown-up Fort Saskatchewan experience, visit The Fort Distillery for handcrafted spirits. Responsibly enjoy unique vodka, gin, or espresso vodka in their beautiful cocktail lounge.
Check your maps and head to North Bruderheim Provincial Recreation Area for some fun on OHVs and ATVs in a family-oriented play area for off-road motorsport enthusiasts. This carefully maintained recreation area offers some of the best OHV trails in the province.
It’s a change of pace just down the road in Lamont and area, where you will find a concentration of historic churches and architecture on a self-guided tour. There are more than 40 churches in Lamont County, many with notable architecture.
The Town of Mundare is your next stop, at the intersection of Hwy 15 and Secondary Highway 855. Mundare is home to the World’s Largest Sausage. Be sure to stop into Mundare Sausage for Ukrainian foods, including perogies, kubie burgers, pepperoni and make sure to grab some sausage for the road!
Work up an appetite by playing a round of golf at Whitetail Crossing, known as one of the best-groomed golf courses in Alberta.
If history interests you more, check out the Basilian Fathers Museum on the eastern edge of Mundare, showcasing Ukrainian religious culture and heritage. This unique collection has a mix of permanent and temporary exhibits.
It’s time to head north on secondary Highway 855 to the Village of Andrew—home of the World’s Largest Mallard. Beneath the wings of a giant mallard duck sculpture, get an Instagram-worthy shot that can’t be found anywhere else on earth.
If you go to Andrew on a Saturday, between April and October, you can also visit the Andrew Farmers’ Market that features abundant fresh produce. It’s one of the most popular farmers markets in the region.
Now you’ve reached the intersection with Highway 45!
It’s time to head to the only Romanian museum in Alberta—the Romanian Pioneer Museum at Boian. This delightful museum shows the rich history of Romanian immigrants to Alberta. If you plan ahead, you can even book classes in the Romanian language!
Next, head down Hwy 45 to the Town of Two Hills for an entirely different cultural experience. The town is widely known as the “rider-friendly community.” Motorcyclists from across Alberta come to Two Hills for events and to venture out on the highway with other enthusiasts. Don’t own a bike? You can visit the Fallen Riders Chapel, a touching memorial.
When you keep traveling east, the next stop is the Village of Myrnam, where you will find a popular roadside attraction of the miniature and life-size Ukrainian Catholic Church as you enter the village off Hwy 45 onto Hwy 881.
Are you ready for some of the best pizza East of Edmonton? The hamlet of Derwent is the home of Derwent Pizza. Residents from near and far to make the trip for the generously loaded deep dish pizzas. Many people swear that it is the best pizza in all of Alberta!
Next stop is the Village of Marwayne, a quaintly beautiful community with great local shopping that is hard to find anywhere else. You can choose to camp at the delightful Lea Park Campground and explore the area, or take in a round of golf.
It’s the perfect way to end a road trip that has something for everyone.