Local golf courses include:
Wetaskiwin Golf Course
Here is a fun course to play! The course is exceptionally well manicured and the food and beverage hospitality is first rate. The Wetaskiwin golf course features a nice mix of holes: short, tight par-4’s, demanding par-3’s and fine par-5’s. Water comes into play on several holes; this course will demand your best game. For more information contact John Wilson at (780) 352-5342 or 1-800-419-2913 or visit their site.
Loons Golf Course
Located at the junction of Hwy 13 East and 814 north. Open daily May to October 7am-9pm. 9 hole challenging course, driving range, licensed premises, pro shop, equipment and power cart rentals, RV parking available. For more information phone Larry Moussa at (780) 352-9821.
There are a number of fine golf courses within a 30 minute drive of the City of Wetaskiwin.
The spectacular Reynolds-Alberta Museum is unlike any other museum in Canada. Enjoy hands-on activities, artifact displays and demonstrations, audio-visual shows, interpreter-led programs and seasonal special events. Be sure to visit the aviation display hangar, giftshop and Galaxy Café. The Museum is located 1 km west of Wetaskiwin on Highway 13.
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame
Located adjacent to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. "The Hall" is the only aviation museum in Canada dedicated to preserving the names and deeds of the people who have made a lasting contribution to our country’s rich aviation history. There are more than 156 inducted members whose biographies, photos, and memorabilia are displayed with the aircraft that they loved. Also included in the display are videos and trophies, including the Trans Canada McKee Trophy, which is the highest and oldest award in Canadian Aviation. "The Hall" has a major collection of related material including books, videos, tapes and printed matter.
Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum
Ph: (780) 352-0227; Fax: (780) 352-0226
Discover the entire story of Wetaskiwin at the Wetaskiwin & District Museum where visitors can re-live the city’s lifestyle over the past century. The museum offers a large variety of exhibits on local history and pioneer life. Explore native culture, window shop along Pioneer Main Street, or browse in the gift shop. View exhibits of the War Years, Swedish Emigration and notable women. Guided school and group tours are available. No admission fees. Winter hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm and closed Sundays. Summer hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays year round.
4904-51 Street, Wetaskiwin
Documents and photographs from as far back as the 1890’s are stored at the City of Wetaskiwin Archives. You can trace your family history using 1902 tax or school records or find an 1895 picture of your great-grandfather among the more than 100,000 photographs in this collection. Records of businesses and community organizations are also among the holdings.
Alberta Central Railway Museum
Phone/fax: (780) 352-2257
Nestled away on a scenic and pastoral quarter section of land 14 kilometers southeast of Wetaskiwin sits the Alberta Central Railway Museum. This museum is dedicated to the history of rail travel in Western Canada and has a varied collection of CPR rolling stock. Treat yourself to lunch on a 1920 café car, and then take in a demonstration of the telegraph service used by CP Rail in the 1960s. Be sure to catch a train ride and explore Alberta Central rails!
Bed and Breakfasts:
Heritage House Bed and Breakfast
4714-48 Avenue, Ph: 352-8327
Heritage House Bed and Breakfast is located just two blocks off main street Wetaskiwin in a quiet residential area. Choose from three unique heritage rooms and relax while you await a full breakfast menu serving something for everyones tastes. This is a beautiful heritage home with access to a lovely outdoor garden where you can enjoy the surroundings, read a book, and just dream your days away.
Wetaskiwin Lions RV Campground
The Wetaskiwin LIONS COMMUNITY R.V. CAMPGROUND has 27 fully serviced sites, 22 sites with power and water only, and 25 un-serviced sites, plus an area for tenting. There is also a full washroom and shower facility on site. Other activities include a playground, two cook houses, trout pond, and a sani-dump. A newly constructed walking path from the campground joins onto City sidewalks and leads you to the recreation grounds. Further information can be obtained by calling (780) 352-7258,
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit their website at www.lionscampground.com
Prairie Breeze Inn & RV CAMPING
Located across from the world famous Reynolds – Alberta Museum. Our campground includes 47 spacious, serviced sites. There are 14 unserviced/tenting sites in a seperate attractive area. Clean hot showers are also availalbe as well as fire wood for those nightly fires to further enhance your camping experience. Further information can be obtained by calling 1-780-352-7220 or view our website at www.prairiebreeze.ca.
Best Western Wayside Inn
4103-56 Street, Wetaskiwin AB, T9A 1V2.
Ph: 780-312-7300 Fax: 780-312-7302
Wetaskiwin’s only 3-star rated full-service hotel offers 28 modern rooms all with remote control cable TV, air conditioning, and in-room coffee. Fridges, microwaves, and non-smoking rooms available. 24 hr fax/photocopy available. O’Brians Family Restaurant and Silver Buckle Lounge on premises. Banquet facilities available. Most major credit cards accepted.
Super 8 Motel
3820-56 St., Wetaskiwin AB, T9A 2B2.
Toll Free Ph: 1-800- 800-8000 Ph: 780-361-3808
Located on the south end of the city on Hwy 2A. New motel located close to mall and restaurants. 49 A/C rooms with cable TV. Free continental breakfast. Photocopying and faxing services available. Guest laundry and meeting room. Pets allowed with permission. Close to Reynolds-Alberta Museum. Clean and friendly. Most major credit cards accepted.
4705 – 56 St., Wetaskiwin AB, T9A 1V6
Ph: 780-352-7141 Fax: 780-352-0481
Home away from Home. Located on Hwy 2A. Newly-renovated affordable accommodations; 14 comfortable, clean, quiet rooms with kitchen units & remote cable TV. Fax machine available. Laundry service, restaurants nearby. Special crew & seniors’ rates available. Most major credit cards accepted.
Prairie Breeze INN & RV Camping
2km west of Wetaskiwin on Hwy #13. Located across from the world famous Reynolds – Alberta Museum.
Prairie Breeze offers quiet rooms with a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy your stay in one of fourteen speacious rooms. Get a good night’s sleep in a queen-sized bed, after relaxing in a private hot bath, or reading a book. A european-style continental breakfast is served in the morning, along with complimentary coffee for your entire day. Further information can be obtained by contacting us or viewing our website at www.prairiebreeze.ca.
Fort Ethier Lodge
3802-56St., Wetaskiwin AB, T9A 2B2 Ph: 780-352-9161
Located on Hwy 2A. 45 clean, modern rooms with A/C and remote cable TV. Non-smoking rooms, suites. Fridges, microwaves and kitchenettes available in some rooms. Complimentary coffee in lobby. Restaurant/lounge adjacent. Meeting room available. 24 hour fax/photocopy. Close to the mall and Reynolds-Alberta Museum. Weekly and monthly rates available. Most major credit cards accepted.
Rose Country Inn
4820-50 St. Wetaskiwin AB, T9A 2G5
Ph: 780-352-3600 Fax: 780-352-2127
Located downtown Wetaskiwin.
The City of Wetaskiwin is located at the junction of Highway 2A and Highway 13. Wetaskiwin is 72 km south of Edmonton, 100 km north of Red Deer, and 232 km north of Calgary.
City of Wetaskiwin
Wetaskiwin, AB, Canada T9A 2E9
Telephone: (780) 361-4400
information call the City of Wetaskiwin at (780) 361-4417.
The census results as of 2006 show a population of 11,653
HEALTH CARE and EMERGENCY SERVICES
HEALTH CARE: Hospital
A new $32 million hospital opened in 1991, which offers a full range of the high quality health services. The hospital has 83 acute care beds and 105 long-term beds (including auxiliary). Wetaskiwin has seven senior homes ranging from independent living to extended care.
Professional services include five medical clinics, a community health unit, and a variety of specialist services ranging from dentists to optometrists and chiropractic practitioners.
Wetaskiwin is served by a full-time Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and volunteer fire fighters.
Two detachments of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), one responsible for the city and one responsible for rural areas, are based in Wetaskiwin.
The local ambulance service operates from the Wetaskiwin Hospital.
Wetaskiwin Emergency Telephone Numbers:
All Emergencies - 911
City, Rural, Hobbema RCMP - 911, 312-7200
Hospital - 361-7100
Connecting highways include Highway 2A to Leduc [north] and Red Deer [south], and Highway 13, to highway 2 (west) and Camrose (east). Highway 2 is the main north-south route linking Calgary and Edmonton.
Wetaskiwin has its own municipal airport with a newly built terminal and a 3,900 foot runway. Edmonton International Airport is just 20 minutes from Wetaskiwin, with commercial and air freight services available.
Bank of Nova Scotia
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Bank of Montreal
Alberta Treasury Branch
Wetaskiwin Credit Union (Drive-through ATM)
Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser (published Mondays)
5104 - 53 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0Y8
Pipestone Flyer (published Thursdays)
5024 - 50 Avenue
Millet, AB T0C 1Z0
Edmonton Sun (daily delivery)
Edmonton Journal (daily delivery)
Wetaskiwin local station
W - 1440
5220 - 51 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 3E2
5216 - 50 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0S8
All Edmonton stations
All Edmonton stations plus cable channels
The Amazing Persona/ local channel
Telephone: 1-800-661-1904/ (780)352-8585
Alberta has a moderate climate that enjoys four distinct seasons. Precipitation averages 425 millimetres (10.7 inches) of which 150 millimetres (5.9 inches) falls as snow. From May to September the mean rainfall averages 300 millimetres (11.8 inches) and is sufficient to ensure a good crop. July is the month of maximum thunderstorm and hail activity. Individual snowfalls rarely exceed 15 centimetres (6 inches) and a snow depth of 30 centimetres (12 inches) occurs on the average of once in 10 years.
Seasonal Average Temperature:
Summer: 17.1 C (62.8 F) Spring: 4.2 C (39.6 F) Fall: 5.1 C (41.2 F) Winter: -16.6 C ( 2.1 F)
Average Annual Precipitation:
Rain: 32.5 cm (12.8 in.) Snow: 99.7 cm (39.3 in.) Total: 132.33 cm (52.1 in.)
Frost Free Days - 109 days per year
Hours of sunshine per year - 2,263.7 hours