"Markerville - Interesting area near Sylvan Lake" Sylvan Lake by Bwana_Brown
Sylvan Lake Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 37 photos
The decision by my youngest daughter and her husband to sell their house in Red Deer, Alberta in order to move to the countryside and build a new house near the tiny hamlet of Markerville brought me to the Sylvan Lake area to give them a hand in both November and December, 2007.
Markerville itself is a tiny but picturesque hamlet situated on the small Medicine River. This 15-ft (4.6-m) tall monument in the centre of the cluster of buildings caught my attention as I slowly drove through one day. The steel Cream Can/Wheat Sheaf memorial was designed and made by a local firm (Freedom Fabricating) in 1988 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Icelandic settlers here. It acknowledges the very important creamery they established along with the significance of the local grain harvests that also followed their arrival.
This page gives my impressions of this picturesque area with brief descriptions of some of its attractions. However, since my main chores involved building a house, I did not have a lot of extra time for extensive sightseeing!
- Pros:Enjoyable countryside, still lots of wild animals around
- Cons:Everywhere in Alberta is expensive to live in due to the booming economy
- In a nutshell:There is a lot to be seen along the back roads if you take your time!
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