2017/18 Edson and Area Visitors Guide 2017 Visitor Guide electronic - Page 3

On behalf of the Town of Edson I want to welcome you to our community. I hope you have a chance to experience some of the fantastic cultural and recreational opportunities we have to offer. Experience history with a visit to the Galloway Station Museum and Travel Centre located in the beautiful RCMP Centennial Park. It’s the perfect place to learn more about Edson’s origin and to gather information about everything this region has to offer. There are some great adventures to be had for the outdoor enthusiast. Check out our great ski trail system, head out snowmobiling, play a round of golf on our beautiful 18 hole course, or explore our local hiking/walking trails. Sports fans can also check out why Edson is world famous for our Slo-Pitch. Vision Park has 24 regulation ball diamonds and is host to many tournaments, including the annual Edson Kinsmen Slo-Pitch Tournament! Welcome to Edson! Enjoy some local music this summer with the Rotary Sundays in the Park performances. On select Sundays throughout the summer there will be local musicians, family games, and great food served up at RCMP Centennial Park for our summer concert series. Edson is also a great place to do business. The Town is proud to work with our local Chamber of Commerce to ensure that our business community is provided with the best environment in order to promote growth and success. Check out our website for more details on our community at www.edson.ca, or download our mobile app on Apple and Android devices for business and event listings, facility information and more! Whether you’re looking to relocate to our community, set up a new business, or just visit, Edson is a place you can do it all! Mayor Greg Pasychny HEART OF THE YELLOWHEAD The next 52 pages will tell you almost everything you need to know about Edson and Yellowhead County, but you won’t really know this area until you experience it firsthand. Use this publication as a guide to discover the multitude of family-friendly events and facilities in the area. You will see photos of awe-inspiring Yellowhead County landscapes, read about Canada’s largest Slo-Pitch Tournament, learn about a past full of pioneers and explorers, and be inspired to hike, bike, ski and play in Edson’s backyard. Photo by Lauren Brown (www.facebook.com/LaurenBrownPhotography1989) The 2017 Edson and Area Visitor Guide is a publication of the Edson & District Historical Society who holds sole copyright. No part of this publication may be produced without the permission of the publishers. If you have a business or event that is not listed or for additional copies of this guide, please contact the Galloway Station Museum & Travel Centre at 780-723-5696. Cover photograph by Rachelle Roberto Photography (Rachellerobertophotography.com). www.gallowaystationmuseum.com 1