Hwy 15 & 45 – Scenic Rides, Original Stories and Good Eats!

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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!

Fort Saskatchewan is your first stop, just minutes north 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 the area, many with notable architecture.

Mundare is your next stop, at the intersection of Hwy 15 and Secondary Highway 855. This is the home of the world-famous Mundare Sausage, and Stawnichy’s meats. While you’re here, do some shopping for more than 80 authentic Ukrainian foods, including perogies, sausages, and more. 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 town 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 Two Hills for an entirely different cultural experience. Two Hills 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 travelling east, the next stop is Myrnam, where you will find the Big and Little Myrnam Churches. The name says it all, and the pair of churches is a popular spot for pictures. Where else could you get an image like this?

Are you ready for some of the best pizza East of Edmonton? The town 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!

Derwent Pizza is the last stop before you head out to Marwayne, a quaintly beautiful town 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.