Known as the town with the giant Egg, Vegreville is home to the world’s largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg). This town, located between Edmonton and Lloydminster is an agricultural hub of the province and one of the most historic in all of western Canada. With a history dating back to 1894, Vegreville, has long been home to many different cultures, creating a diverse tapestry of a community.
The World’s Largest Easter Egg! Pysanka comes from the verb pysty – to write. Why an egg? The story began in 1973 when the Alberta government established the Alberta Century Celebrations Committee to coordinate the centennial celebrations of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to be held in 1974. The committee was to distribute funds to communities that wished to build a monument to the R.C.M.P.
7 km from hotel
Vegreville Regional Museum
Discover local history at the Vegreville Regional Museum. Located on the site of the internationally renowned solonetzic soils research station of Agriculture Canada (1956-1995), the museum highlights community development, chronicling how the region’s unique social fabric has contributed to the harmony of community life since the 1890s.
2 km from hotel
Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Club
The Vegreville Golf Course, both a public and member course which plays 3,370 yards. Could it be anything else but picturesque, mature and challenging?
3 km from hotel