Explore the JEDI Region!
Not only is the County of Wetaskiwin the perfect place to do business it is also being discovered as a premiere tourism destination. Nestled in forested, hilly parkland, it is rich in natural attractions boasting several lakes, campgrounds, golf-courses, hiking trails, craft breweries, distilleries and restaurants.
Food & Drink
Longshot Distilling Company
A craft distillery and full service family-friendly restaurant located on a pristine rural property 4.5km East of Winfield on Highway 13 on the South side of the highway, after Twin Lake turn off, but before RR32. Visit https://www.longshotdistillingcompany.ca/ for more information.
A craft brewery and taproom located at the Village at Pigeon Lake. The create a variety of beer from easy drinking favorites to small-batch seasonal experiments. Visit https://www.familiabrewing.com/ for more information.
Grey Owl Meadery
A family owned meadery located on Highway 22 near Buck Lake, that makes meads from locally sourced clover & wildflower honey and some of their own estate honey extracted right on site. Visit https://greyowlmeadery.com/ for more information.
Located in the Village at Pigeon Lake, the ECOcafé has built a solid reputation for innovation, quality, and leadership. Believing in “Food as a Community” – which means consuming and producing healthy naturally raised foods and supporting the rural community sustainability through a supply chain of Independent local farmers who share their vision about the environment and the philosophy of eating healthy safe foods. Visit https://www.ecocafepigeonlake.com/ for more information.
Located in the Village of Pigeon Lake, Chef N’ offers a quaint country cooking experience with great service and quality drinks. Visit https://chefnpigeonlake.com/ for more information.
Holey Grail Donuts & Bakery
Located in the Village of Pigeon Lake, this family owned bakery has a history of being part of the community. Visit https://holeygrailbakery.ca/ for more information.
Located in the Village of Pigeon Lake, Daisy McBeans is a community hub that offers everything from ice cream to hearty homemade soups. Visit https://villageatpigeonlake.com/daisy-mcbeans for more information.
Village Pizza & Subs
Located in the Village of Pigeon Lake, Village Pizza is a hot-spot serving made in-house pizza and subs. Visit https://villageatpigeonlake.com/village-pizza for more information.
Pendryl General Store
Located west of Winfield on Highway 13, the Pendryl General Store is known far and wide for their “Heaven in a Slice” pizza. Visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pendrylpizza4you/ or call 780-382-2179 for more information.
The Glens Grill & Farm to Table Catering Inc.
Located 1 km west of the junction of highway 2A and highway 13, at the Montgomery Glens Golf Course, The Glens Grill has been serving the Wetaskiwin area since 2007. Their dining room and Farm to Table Catering have all your dining needs covered. Visit http://www.theglensgrill.com/ for more information.
Blackmore Shooting Sports
A shotgun sporting clay facility shooting range located off of highway 20, 9 km south of the hamlet of Winfield. Their course meanders through 35 acres of black spruce, mature tamaracks, cotton woods and poplar trees. The natural setting also looks over a small creek. Visit https://blackmoreshootingsports.com/ for more information.
Gwynne Valley Ski Area
Located in the Gwynne valley, the Gwynne Valley Ski Area is the perfect place to have fun with your family! With reasonable lift rates and seasons passes, they offer an inviting environment for adults, children and seniors to ski and snowboard. Visit https://www.gwynnevalley.ca/ for more information.
Edmonton International Raceway (EIR)
Located a few miles west of Highway 2A on Township Road 464, EIR is recognized as one of Canada’s premier race facilities and is Western Canada’s only NASCAR sanctioned race track. Visit https://www.edmontonraceway.com/ for more information.
Alberta Central Railway Museum
Alberta Central Railway Museum is a public museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting Canadian Pacific Railway artifacts and history prior to 1965. Here you can visit the gift shop, take a train ride and tour the exhibits including the station that is a scaled down version of the 1907 Wetaskiwin CPR depot. Visit https://abcentralrailway.com/ for more information.
Reynolds Alberta Museum
Reynolds Alberta Museum is an international award-winning museum all about celebrating machines. Located just west of Wetaskiwin on Highway 13, the museum hosts multiple events each year that are fun for the whole family! They also offer facility and theater rentals. Visit https://reynoldsmuseum.ca/ for more information.
The County is home to several beautiful trail systems. Such as the Pipestone Creek Conservation Land located east of Wetaskiwin https://www.ealt.ca/pipestone-creek, CPR Canyon Hiking trail also known as Chickadee Trail near Gwynne and multiple trials in the Pigeon Lake area.
The County operates six overnight campgrounds, Battle Lake, Buck Lake, Twin Lakes, Coal Lake South, Mound Red and Red Deer Lake. The campgrounds are typically open from May until September of each year. There are also multiple day use areas as well as private and Provincially operated campgrounds. Visit https://www.county.wetaskiwin.ab.ca/268/Municipal-Campgrounds for more information.
Village Creek Country Inn
Nestled in the heart of the Village at Pigeon Lake, this hotel has all of the warmth and charm of country living complete with a spa. Visit https://www.villagecreekcountryinn.com/ for more information.
Westview RV Park & Willow Inn
A family owned and operated RV Park and Inn located just west of Wetaskiwin on highway 13. Visit https://www.westviewrvpark.com/ for more information.
The region is home to numerous golf courses.
- The Black Bull, 3.5 miles west of Ma-Me-O Beach on highway 13, directly across from the Village at Pigeon Lake
- Blackstone Mini Golf, located just off of range road 11 north of the Village at Pigeon Lake
- Dorchester Range Golf Course, located west of the Village at Pigeon Lake and south on range road 11
- Pigeon Lake Golf Club, located in Mulhurst Bay
- Willow Greens Golf Resort, located near Ziener Park & Pigeon Lake Family Campground
- Loon’s Golf & RV Park, located at the intersection of highway 13 & highway 814 in Wetaskiwin
- Montgomery Glen Golf and Country Club, 1 km west of the junction of highway 2A and highway 13
- Pipestone Links Golf Course & RV Park, located 4 km south of Millet just off of highway 2A
- Raven Meadows Golf & Resort, located one mile south of highway 13 on highway 22 near Alder Flats
- Triple Creek Golf Club, 4 km east of Millet on highway 814
Pigeon Lake Music Festival
The annual Pigeon Lake Music Festival is taking place on August 4-6, 2023 at Hilah Ayers Wilderness RV Park near Mulhurst Bay. Visit http://www.plmf.ca/ for more information.
Rodeos & Ag Society Events
The region is home to the following rodeos and Ag Society events:
- Winfield Ugetuk Days – August 10-13, 2023
- Wetaskiwin Rawhide Rodeo – June 9-11, 2023
- Wetaskiwin Ag Society Truck & Tractor Pull – August 18 & 19, 2023
- Buck Lake Stampede – July 7, 8 and 9, 2023
- Lakedell Ag Society annual Country Fair each September