May 1, 2019

Bonnyville Real Estate – Experience Life in the Heart of the Lakeland

Located between St. Paul and Cold Lake, Bonnyville in Alberta is a great place to call home. It’s location on the shore of Jessie Lake means that it is a hub for migrating birds, as well as the abundant natural beauty of central Canada and the Lakeland district. There is plenty to see and do in Bonnyville. Here is a comprehensive list on how to best experience life in the heart of the Lakeland.

Recreation in Bonnyville

The location of Bonnyville means that outdoor recreational activities abound. From every kind of water activity to hiking the nature trails to exciting sports, outdoor enthusiasts are in their element here.

Moose Lake Provincial Park

This is a beautiful park where you can enjoy nature and an abundance of activities. Moose Lake Provincial Park features a sandy beach for swimming and playing in the lake, and a lovely campground. There is a boat launch and great fishing in the lake, and there’s a fish cleaning station. There is also a playground and pier. Moose Lake Provincial Park and Moose Lake Campground are located on Highway 41, 3 kilometers north of Bonnyville.

Bonnyville Golf & Country Club

Relax and enjoy a great game of golf on this 18 hole championship golf course. The Bonnyville Golf & Country Club lets you take in gorgeous views of Chatwin Lake and Moose Lake while you play on the beautifully manicured course and driving range. There is also a fully stocked Pro Shop, and a restaurant serving a full menu with daily specials and a golf course view. Find the club on Highway 28, Bonnyville, AB T9N 2H3, Canada.

Vezeau Beach Park

There is no shortage of great campgrounds in the Lakeland area This is another terrific campground on Moose Lake, featuring a beautiful waterfront location, wooded campsites, and a sandy beach. Discover it on Buffalo Trail in Bonnyville.

Parks & Playgrounds

There are plenty of fun parks and playgrounds to bring the kids for some outdoor fun. In addition to “Tot Lots” located throughout the city, Bonnyville boasts 8 great parks to keep children healthy and happy. These are:

  1. Lions Park, 46th St. & Lakeshore Dr.
  2. Little Leap Playground, 40 St. & Lakeshore Dr. in the Lakeshore Park
  3. Pontiac Park, 4304-Lakeshore Dr.
  4. Splash Park, 4100 Lakeshore Dr.
  5. Beaupre Park, 4609-43 Ave.
  6. Caouette Park, 4106-40 St.
  7. Dave Bush Memorial Park, 4707-44 St.
  8. Kinsmen Park, 5214-53 Ave.

Things to do in Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada

Bonnyville Centennial Centre

The Bonnyville Centennial Centre has something for everyone in the community. Focusing on health and fitness as well as being a gathering place for community events, the Centennial Centre is an important part of life in Bonnyville. There is a fully equipped dance studio and fitness center offering a wide range of classes for all ages. There is also a cafe where friends can get together for coffee or lunch. There are also several arenas on the premises.

  • The R. J. Lalonde Arena – The R.J. Lalonde Arena is a 1,800-seat multi-purpose arena that is part of the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre. The Bonnyville Pontiacs ice hockey team of the Alberta Junior Ice Hockey League calls it home, and it is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike to enjoy their favorite sport.
  • Apergy Community Rink – This new, outdoor skating arena is available for use free of charge for skaters to skate at their own risk. The rink and heated skate shack, are open from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. each day.

Other amenities for everyone to take advantage of include the field house, a multi-function space that is perfect for practices, tournaments, games, and league sports. The Bonnyville Centennial Centre also boasts a huge rock climbing wall, an indoor theatre for movies and performances, and indoor playground.

Bonnyville Pro Rodeo

Presented by the Bonnyville Agricultural Society, the Bonnyville Pro Rodeo is great fun for the whole family. The All Pro Canadian Chuckwagon & Chariot Association present the excitement at the Bonnyville Rodeo Grounds during the summer months. In addition to live rodeo, fans can enjoy special events like Pancake Breakfasts, Pony Chucks, Chariot Races, Beer Gardens, and Chilli Cook Offs, just to name a few.

Bonnyville and District Museum

Get your fill of the area’s fascinating past at the Bonnyville and District Museum. The museum consists of 13 different buildings spread over 3 acres of grounds featuring historic artifacts, folk art, and inspiring stories. Stroll the picturesque setting and learn all about when the area was settled and developed. There is a replica of a quaint Durlingville School House, two historic churches, a replica of a period trading post, the Bonnyville water tower, and much more. The museum is located at 4401-54th Ave., Bonnyville, Alberta.

Lyle Victor Albert Performing Art Centre

This spacious theatre is home to a full performance space and art gallery, where local community theatre and other events can take place. The Lyle Victor Albert Centre is named after a playwright who lived on a farm outside of Bonnyville and helped build the facility. The space hosts theatrical and musical performances, community events, and is the temporary home of the Bonnyville and District Fine Arts Society.

Jessie Lake Trail & Bird Watching

Jessie Lake, on the southern border of Bonnyville, is an important spot for a variety of migratory birds. Jessie Lake Trail is famous for its great bird watching, with over 75% of Alberta’s 360 species of birds represented. Jessie Lake is an especially important staging area for waterfowl and shorebirds. Commonly seen species include Franklin’s gulls, eared and horned grebes, marbled godwits, yellow-headed blackbirds, American avocets, and willets. Visitors can get up close and personal with the birds along the waterfront boardwalk, and it is a fantastic place to take photographs.

Bonnyville is a great community to live and work. There is an abundance of lakes and nature, wildlife, and fun recreational opportunities. In addition, there are a full range of community services available. If you’d love to relocate to Bonnyville, Browse our current house and condo listings, and contact us for more information about Bonnyville real estate and the Lakeland area.

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