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See the World’s Largest Ukrainian Easter Egg in Your Vegreville Rental Car



Located just 64 miles east of Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton, Vegreville is home to the world’s largest Easter egg (known as pysanka, a Ukrainian Easter egg), the annual Pysanka Festival and Vermilion Provincial Park. Snap a photo of this enormous attraction while you explore the beautiful Vermilion River countryside in your Vegreville rental car.

The Vegreville Egg
The city of Vegreville boasts the largest Ukrainian Easter egg in the world. Called a pysanka, the egg was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and to celebrate the city’s ethnic heritage. Standing at three and half stories high and weighing two and a half tons, the Vegreville egg is one of the main tourist attractions along the Yellowhead Highway. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to see this oddity, located at the north side of Alberta’s Highway 16A in Elk’s Park.

Pysanka Festival
If you couldn’t get enough of Vegreville’s enormous egg, there’s even an annual festival dedicated to the arts and traditions of the Ukrainian culture. The festival offers grandstand shows, Ukrainian food and music, evening dances, beer gardens, a marketplace, workshops, pioneer demonstrations and much more. Take a drive in your Vegreville rental car to experience authentic, hearty comfort food including fresh baked bread in real outdoor ovens. With five grandstand shows, there’s something everyone can enjoy. Learn to make your own colorful pysanka in the folk arts workshop area, then take a stroll through the marketplace and take home an authentic Ukrainian blouse and much more.

Vermilion Provincial Park
If you’re looking for fresh air and scenic views, take a drive in your Thrifty rental car to the Vermilion River. Formed from spring runoff and rainfall just south of the town, this river flows northeast through Vegreville, continuing toward the town of Two Hills. The park is located at the junction of Highways 16 (Yellowhead) and 41 (Buffalo Trail). It’s a perfect place to relax with a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the aspen parkland and prairie grasslands. You might even catch a glimpse of white-tailed deer, red fox and other wildlife prevalent in the area. The park offers a variety of seasonal activities such as cross-country skiing in winter and horseback riding and hiking during summer. Other activities include rollerblading, biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing.