2017/18 Edson and Area Visitors Guide 2017 Visitor Guide electronic - Page 41

Welcome to Yellowhead County! On behalf of Yellowhead County, I would like to welcome you to our community – a large and diverse area that stretches from the Pembina River and the Cowboy Trail in the east to the Northern Rockies near Jasper Park and the Cardinal Divide in the west where many of the early explorers began to make their final leg of the journey across what is now Canada. This is an exciting year as we celebrate Canada’s 150th across the country and welcome guests from all over the world to our backyards. We are proud to be part of this area’s rich and diverse history – participating in the stories that have helped develop Yellowhead County into what it is today – and we’ll be happy to help create the stories that we’ll be telling for generations to come. With abundant open wilderness, lush agricultural areas, and countless lakes, rivers and streams, this is an area of the province we’re happy to call our home! Yellowhead County has something for anyone wanting to explore some of the most majestic and eclectic landscapes Canada has to offer. Opportunities exist for hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, quadding, skiing, and numerous community festivals and events. Gerald Soroka Mayor of Yellowhead County Photo by Leanne Sharman www.leamanexchange.com wildfire.alberta.ca www.gallowaystationmuseum.com 39