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Town of Viking

"Viking - Home of the Sutters" is a phrase known to NHL hockey fans throughout North America. Six Sutter brothers played in the NHL during the 1980s all six have been the captain of their respective teams. As their playing careers have come to a close, they have turned their talents to coaching, managing and scouting in the NHL ranks.

The Sutter brothers played minor hockey in the Viking Carena, a hockey arena built with funds raised by raffling a car a month in 1950 and 1951, thus the name "Carena." The arena officially opened on July 9, 1952 with the late Foster Hewitt, "Mr. Hockey Night in Canada" taking part in the opening ceremonies and was reopened in 2007 after a fire led to its rebuilding.

There is much to see and do in Viking. Come and stay at our fully-serviced RV park, or one of our motels. Visit Viking's Farmers Market and enjoy home baking and fresh produce. Enjoy a round of golf at the Viking Golf and Country Club. Visit the Viking Historical Museum in the old hospital building. Have a look through the new Carena Complex, completed in 2008. The Carena includes an 850-seat NHL size ice surface arena, a fitness/wellness centre for all ages, the municipal library, Viking preschool and an indoor walking/running track.

Come enjoy the many events in the community throughout the year including golf tournaments, curling bonspiels, rodeo & bull riding events, and summer festivals.

The Town of Viking has been Provincial , National and International winners in Communities In Bloom, a national program designed to foster civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation.

The restored CN Station is now the Viking Tea House and Station Gallery where you can enjoy a fine cup of tea with a meal and then spend time browsing the art gallery with it's unique collection of Scandinavian Rosemaling items. Adjacent to the station is a park development that incorporates Troll Park and the Naturalization Park. Troll Park was planned with a Scandinavian theme- trolls in Scandinavian folklore are supernatural beings represented as dwarfs. The Park also contains many Scandinavian native plants. The Naturalization Park area assists in preserving and enhancing our environment for future generations by teaching students and adults the importance of working in harmony with the environment.

Experience Viking's civic pride and the beauty of the streets, boulevards and gardens, or take a stroll down their historical walking trails - maps are available at the Viking Museum or at the Visitor Centre. Viking is a beautiful place to bring your family - there is something for everyone.

With a population over 1,040, the Town of Viking is located approximately 140 km southeast of Edmonton on Highway 14 at the intersection of Highway 36.

An active, beautiful community with a rich Scandinavian history, the Town of Viking celebrated its 100th anniversary in July 2009.

For more information, call (780) 336-3466 or visit the Town of Viking.

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