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region |alberta central OLD-TIME EATS MARKERVILLE CREAMERY MUSEUM UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE Taste the culinary specialty of Iceland without ever leaving the prairies! In the museum’s cafe, Markerville Creamery serves pönnukökur — a dessert crepe with seasonal fruit and whipped cream — and vinatera — a layered torte with whipped cream. Or for those hot summer drives, order some Foothills Creamery ice cream to go — but not before checking out the museum, which features artifacts from the Icelandic settlers whose creamery brought prosperity to their small town. 114 Creamery Way, Markerville, 1-877-728-3007, historicmarkerville.com After a hands-on experience learning about the Ukrainian pioneers who settled in the region in the 1930s, head to the Village’s Kalyna Café for a tasty selection of traditional, handmade Ukrainian food. Sample everything from pyrohy and garlic sausage to holubtsi (cabbage rolls) and borscht! Located 25-minutes/50 km east of Edmonton along Hwy 16, just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park, 780-662-3640, ukrainianvillage.ca SUNNYBROOK FARM MUSEUM Celebrate the early days of Alberta farming by experiencing the province’s agricultural heritage at the Sunnybrook Farm Museum and trying to live like a pioneer. Feed some chickens, taste some homemade baking, view vintage farm machinery and chat with the costumed interpreters. 4701-30 St., Red Deer, 403-340-3511, sunnybrookfarmmuseum.ca BILLYCO JUNCTION Throughout the summer, the farm at Billyco Junction is teeming with organic fruits just waiting to be picked—by you! Bring the family and stock up on rhubarb, strawberries, honeyberries, raspberries, saskatoon berries, OLD-FASHIONED FUN REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM Celebrate the “Spirit of the Machine” with an outstanding collection of vintage vehicles, aircraft, tractors and industrial machines that pay tribute to mechanical genius from the 1890s to today. Soar in an open cockpit biplane, or cruise in a vintage Model T! The current exhibit pays tribute to the McLaughlin family’s contribution to shaping Canada’s auto history and includes beautifully restored vintage vehicles and plenty of family fun. 6426-40 Ave, Wetaskiwin, 780-361-1351, reynoldsalbertamuseum.com ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Walk along the Chimney and David Thompson Interpretive Trails where you’ll encounter Aboriginal encampments and the remains of four historic Hudson’s Bay trading posts. Stop at the Exhibit Gallery to view original artifacts 52 black currants and sour cherries. Their shop is also stocked with preserves, syrup and wine, and you can enjoy a cozy lunch in the café. Open June to September. Located 8 km east of Lacombe on Hwy 12; turn south on Prentiss Road (Rge Rd 260), 403-782-4263, billycojunction.com from the forts, a replica trade room where you can try on period costumes, interactive exhibits and workshops. It’s also a beautiful setting to enjoy biking, camping and canoeing. Located 6 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11A, 403-845-2412, pc.gc.ca CANADIAN PRO RODEO HALL OF FAME Relive the history of over 200 of the top competitors in Canadian rodeo. This museum contains an extensive collection of artifacts and tributes that tell the stories of country legends, including rodeo champions — such as 1978 Steer Wrestling Champion Dave MacDonald — to courageous livestock — such as “Painted Smile,” who was a three- time Canadian and World Champion saddle bronc. These athletes and animals might even inspire you to take up the reigns of their legacies! canadianprorodeohalloffame.ca Reynolds-Alberta Museum