Bonnyville

Travel Guide

This small community in eastern Alberta is a perfect place to experience the peace and biodiversity of northern Canada without getting too far from civilization.

Located far north in Alberta’s “Lakeland” area, Bonnyville is a small town surrounded by a natural landscape of wooded lakes. Camp along the shore of one of the dozens of lakes. Fish or ice-fish, depending on the season. Watch for the area’s fauna, like moose and osprey.

In 1907, four French pioneers set up camp where Bonnyville resides today. The many lakes and abundance of game, and trees for lumber and fuel were some of the reasons they decided to establish a new town here. Visit the Bonnyville Museum to learn more about Bonnyville’s founders and to see relics from throughout the town’s history. A vintage log cabin, an old water tower and a schoolhouse are just a few of the thousands of artifacts in the museum’s collection.

Camp on the shore of an area lake to enjoy Bonnyville’s natural surroundings. Vezeau Beach along Moose Lake to the west of town offers a campground along a long, sandy beach. If you have fishing equipment, rent a boat or fish from the shore. Pike, perch and trout are all common in the waters around Bonnyville.Take a walk on the 5-mile (8-kilometer) trail that wraps around Jessie Lake south of town. Watch for birds; the area features three-quarters of Alberta’s bird species, including eagles and ospreys. Look for mammals as well, such as muskrats and an occasional moose.

During the winter, drive northeast to the 144-square-mile (372-square-kilometer) Cold Lake, which is the area’s largest. Every winter, the lake freezes solid, allowing you to walk and even drive out on the surface. Learn from locals how to ice fish. Head to the southeastern shore to find Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort, where you can ski or snowboard in the fresh powder of a northern Canada blizzard.

Arrive in Alberta through Edmonton International Airport, then rent a car and drive about 3.5 hours northeast to reach Bonnyville. Winters are long and summers are humid, but Bonnyville offers natural attractions for visitors in either season.

The Neighbourhood Inn
The Neighbourhood Inn
3 out of 5
5011-66 Street, Bonnyville, AB
The price is CA $80 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 9
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Wetlands Trail and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Centennial Centre. Bonnyville Golf and Country Club and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (83 reviews)
"Breakfast was sparse...waffle machine but no batter..."

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2021

The Neighbourhood Inn
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Bonnyville
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Bonnyville
3 out of 5
5409 Lakeland Road, Bonnyville, AB
The price is CA $104 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated in Bonnyville, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Centennial Centre and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Wetlands Trail. Bonnyville Golf and Country Club and Moose ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (193 reviews)
"GREAT HOTEL"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Bonnyville
Best Western Bonnyville Inn & Suites
Best Western Bonnyville Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
5401 43rd Street, Bonnyville, AB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $93 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in the heart of Bonnyville, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Centennial Centre and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Wetlands Trail. Bonnyville Golf ...
4.4/5Excellent! (103 reviews)
"Beds were very comfortable and hotel was quiet"

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2021

Best Western Bonnyville Inn & Suites
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Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
This family-friendly Banff aparthotel is located in a national park, within 3 mi (5 km) of Canadian Ski Museum West and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff ...
4/5Very Good! (2,682 reviews)
"Good hotel, rooms are very spacious! Didn't like that the pool was down set of stairs (should be mentioned in description). Had an issue with one of the cleaners before checking out but it was addressed at check out. Overall good experience and staff were very friendly."

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2021

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
Hidden Ridge Resort
3.5 out of 5
901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB
The price is CA $149 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Situated in a national park, this aparthotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Banff Lake Louise Tourism ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,564 reviews)
"Loved Hidden Resort,Banff. Would vacation at this property again. Views were spectacular. Property was very clean. Loved the fireplace in the room. Hot pool was fantastic. Staff were ALL friendly and helpful. Bed was very comfortable. Close to bicycle and walking trails. Bus transportation available ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2021

Hidden Ridge Resort
Pocahontas Cabins
Pocahontas Cabins
2.5 out of 5
Highway 16 East, Pocahontas, AB
The price is CA $159 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
This family-friendly Pocahontas cabin is located in a national park, 4.3 mi (7 km) from Jasper National Park East Gate, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Jasper National ...
4.1/5Very Good! (955 reviews)
"Good maintenance"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2021

Pocahontas Cabins
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