The County offers residents a relaxed, yet vibrant, lifestyle as a result of both urban and rural influences. Two major centres — Vegreville in the west and Mannville in the east — and the smaller communities spread throughout the County ensure an availability of supplies and services.
Services are geared to all age groups, including day care for young children, clubs for boys and girls, continuing education for adults and a network of drop-in centres for seniors.
In addition, the County of Minburn’s excellent leisure facilities attract sports tournaments throughout the year. The facilities encourage family participation and allow for year-round recreation programs. In addition to organized recreation, the County offers a diverse outdoor experience at its campgrounds, picnic sites and parks.
The County is part of the Go East of Edmonton tourist zone. Visitors will find a wide range of tourist and recreational opportunities in the area.
Hamlet of Lavoy
Lavoy is located approximately 14 km east of Vegreville on the Trans Canada Highway 16. This peaceful community offers features such as Skyline Greenhouse, Marushka’s Bed & Breakfast & Tea Room and Lavoy Antiques & Collectibles.
Hamlet of Ranfurly
Ranfurly is located approximately 30 km east of Vegreville on the Trans Canada Highway 16. This small community features a Recreation & Agricultural Complex which houses the Visitor Centre, the Senior Citizen Club and a small museum that is located in an old classroom.
Hamlet of Minburn
Minburn is located approximately 54 km east of Vegreville on the Trans Canada Highway 16. This quiet picturesque hamlet is nestled within a valley alongside the underground spring of Birch Creek. Minburn experienced its boom in 1906 when the railway station was built there. Now this peaceful community boasts a community hall for various events and an active agricultural society.
Village of Innisfree
This small village is located approximately 39 km east of Vegreville on the Trans Canada Highway 16, and is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. There is the Bank of Commerce Museum in Innisfree, Birch Lake campground just 1 km south of Innisfree and the Innisfree Fish and Game Trout Pond just west of town on Highway 16.
Village of Mannville
Mannville is located an hour and a half east of Edmonton at the crossroads of the Trans Canada Highway 16 and Secondary Highway 881. This small village has many attractions including its famed Mannville Riverview Golf Course, and a large gazebo on Main Street that is used for many community and family functions. For more information visit the Village’s website: http://www.mannville.com/.
Town of Vegreville
The Town of Vegreville is located approximately one hour east of Edmonton on Highway 16A and Secondary Highway 857. Vegreville is a bustling town full of sites and services. For more information visit the Town’s website: www.vegreville.com.
Royal Park – West of Vegreville
Warwick – North of Vegreville
Inland – South West of Vegreville
Brookwood Estates – North East of Vegreville
Wapasu – East of Vegreville
Service clubs, agricultural societies and 25 community halls are centres of activity.