Uncover summer fun in Camrose, Wainwright, Hardisty, and Killam, Alberta!
For summer fun in East Central Alberta, head to Camrose, Wainwright, Hardisty, and Killam. Nature lovers will enjoy outdoor activities from fishing and paddling to biking and bird watching.
Disclosure: This story is sponsored by Go East of Edmonton, but all words and opinions are my own (as usual).
In Camrose, several scenic parks await. Picnic, paddle, fish, and birdwatch at the Camrose Nature Conservation Centre; explore historic gardens at Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park; or walk to a picturesque trestle bridge at Stoney Creek Valley. Looking for sandy beaches? Head to Buffalo Lake and play at Pelican Point Park. Mirror Lake Park in downtown Camrose and Miquelon Lake Provincial Park also have lovely walking trails.
For more outdoor fun in East Central Alberta, see our feature in Go East of Edmonton!
Hardisty Lake Park is a summer hotspot with a sandy beach, sun shelters, and large playground. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, play golf, or paddle and stay at the campground (power and power/water sites available). Explore the nature trails along the Battle River, renowned for fishing opportunities.
In Killam, the charming town situated between Camrose and Wainwright, Heritage Park has a playground, skate park, and 2.5 km nature trail. See how many species of birds you can spot in the wetlands! Nearby Centennial Park Campground offers serviced and unserviced campsites for extended stays.
Wainwright Stampede, Battle River Trestle Bridge, Arm Lake, Wainwright Memorial Clock Tower, Riverdale Mini Park, Honeypot Eatery & Pub
Wainwright boasts a diverse range of outdoor activities, including fishing, golfing, and the annual Wainwright Stampede. Do some trainspotting at the Battle River Trestle Bridge, Canada’s second longest steel trestle bridge. Petroleum Park showcases one of the province’s first pump jacks, and nearby Wallace Pond has a stocked fishing pond and walking trail. The Wainwright Stampede Parade & Stampede provide excitement and entertainment for the whole family.
Other attractions in Wainwright include Bevan’s Park and Nature Area, Peace Memorial Park & Rotary Skatepark, Wainwright Golf Club, Bud Cotton Bison Paddock, Riverdale Mini-Park (golf, mini golf, riverside beach, and camping), Wainwright Wildlife Society’s Recreational Trail System, Arm Lake Recreation Area, and Clear Lake.
From the Camrose Nature Conservation Centre to Arm Lake Recreation Area, East Central Alberta offers an abundance of outdoor activities. With scenic trails, abundant fishing spots, affordable golf courses and camping, Camrose, Wainwright, Hardisty, and Killam are perfect destinations for your East Central Alberta summer adventure. Start planning your getaway today!
For More Information
To learn more, see our story in Go East of Edmonton: Summer Fun in East Central Alberta.