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region |alberta central VILLAGES, TOWNS & CITIES Cold Lake Marina Set along the shores of Lac St. Anne, Alberta Beach is popular with visitors for its camping facilities, shallow swimming waters and recreational activities. albertabeach.com Cold Lake has the largest inland marina in Western Canada. coldlake.com A mecca for tour companies, Hinton offers everything from heli-tours to ATV rides, plus wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting trips. hinton.ca Lacombe features one of the best-preserved pioneer-era streets in Alberta. lacombe.ca The main street in Lloydminster forms the Alberta- Saskatchewan border. lloydminster.ca Great dining, shopping, festivals and an art gallery can be found in Red Deer. reddeer.ca In the historic Rocky Mountain House, the North West Company and rival Hudson’s Bay Company both built trading posts in 1799. rockymtnhouse.com Sylvan Lake is packed with sunbathers in the summer months. Cool off in the lake or at the waterpark, then recharge with a delicious meal at a local restaurant. There are great camping and picnic areas in Jarvis Bay Provincial Park. sylvanlake.ca Vegreville’s Ukrainian heritage is displayed proudly in the form of a 9.63-metre-tall pysanka (Easter egg) at Elks Kinsmen Community Park on the east end of town. vegreville.com Giant Pysanka in Vegreville 48 A Cree word meaning “the hills where peace was made,” Wetaskiwin is the home of Reynolds- Alberta Museum, which celebrates the spirit of the machine. westakiwin.ca