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Wildwood is a small hamlet with proud roots, a rich history, and
a volunteer base excelled by none.
When the railways and the government were opening the West,
Wildwood got its start as Junkins. It was one of the many little
communities that began along the tracks.
Originally the economy developed around lumbering. The land
had to be cleared before farming practices could become
There are top-notch facilities in Gunner Rehn Ball Park, a pump
track, curling facility, a community hall, and an active Seniors’
pump track pics pool and shuffleboard.
Centre available for exercises, floor curling and carpet bowling,
Over the years there has been an active Royal Canadian Legion
in Branch #149. There is an Agricultural Society that celebrates
an annual fair. There is a Farmers’ Market during the summer
and special Easter and Christmas markets. The Bronc Bustin’
Committee has successfully hosted the annual Wildwood
Bronc Bustin’, drawing world class riders and
providing impressive prize money. The
alternative farming practices of raising elk,
WILDWOOD alpacas and buffalo have bloomed in
Chip Lake has excellent ice fishing in
the winter and has potential for bird
Located on the Yellowhead Highway only 55 EvansburgEvansburg
watching and canoeing in the summer.

When you travel to our neck of the woods, we invite EntwistleEntwistle
minutes west of Edmonton Evansburg and
Entwistle are proud to boast a collaborative
partnership that keeps both communities strong.

you to take part in the activities. Evansburg’s mascot is
the “Grouch”and August, as part of the Pembina Valley Daze,
the community chooses a new “Grouch” to represent the
community. The tradition began in 1961when local artist John Lauer was
commissioned to create a new welcome sign and he listed the population
as “603 people, 29 dogs, 41 cats and one grouch.”Each year a new
grouch is elected and the title comes with real responsibilities.
Evansburg, Wildwood, and Niton are also home to some amazing new
Pump Tracks for bikes, skateboards, and scooters. It’s fun for the whole
family and a great way to get outside. More tracks and recreational
opportunities are being developed by Yellowhead County each year.

Race Trac Gas
Car/Truck/R.V. Wash
timed wand wash spacious, bright, clean bays
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lots of soap and hot water spot-free rinse
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clean, inviting facility, featuring large commercial front-load washers
drop-off laundry service available attendant always on duty
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camping & fishing supplies
Pop, coffee, snacks, slushes, ice
Gas, Diesel & Propane, R.O. Drinking Water
4620 50th Ave., (Hwy 16A), Evansburg, AB
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