Marwayne, AB. – Angles for Success
Directions: From Lloydminster, take the TransCanada Yellowhead west to the junction of Hwy 897, then north to Marwayne. Approximately 45 minutes from the City.
Settled in 1903, there are currently about 550 people living in the village of Marwayne, AB. Many people residing here are employed in the area’s oil patch. Some people commute to the city of Lloydminster and take advantage of Marwayne’s lower cost of living.
Marwayne is full of active volunteers – the residents are heavily involved in the town’s sporting events and facilities, the community’s Jubilee School (Kindergarten to Grade Twelve) and several community groups. In Marwayne, your children can play hockey, ball, take dance or figure skating lessons or take up curling or golf. The Village also has its own gym, with extensive hours so that you can fit your exercise in before or after work.
There are two grocery stores in Marwayne. The town also has a hotel/pub, a Chinese food restaurant, gas stations, truck wash, Laundromat, bank and coffee shop. A lawyer from Vermilion maintains an office in Marwayne and is in town one day per week.
A 9-hole golf course is only a short drive away. You’ll find the Jubilee Regional Park / Lea Park just 10 miles North of Marwayne on #897 in the scenic Vermilion River Valley. In addition to the golf course, the park has campsites and cabin rentals available. It contains 50 designated camp sites [most with power hookups], tables and stoves or fire rings, as well as many more random sites. The Park features a shower building, 2 camp kitchens with stoves, tested drinking water, trapper’s cabin museum, resident park warden, antique farm machinery museum, ball diamond, hiking trails, fishing, public telephone, and an RV dumping station. In addition, specific areas along with camp kitchens may be reserved for reunions or larger groups. Concession buildings are available for rent for group meals or storage with fridges, freezers, stoves, grills and barbecues.
Every June, the park hosts the Lea Park Rodeo, a C.P.R.A. sanctioned rodeo. Since 1955, the Lea Park Rodeo has been held here. Some of the top professional cowboys in the world are attracted to the scenic setting of Lea Park for the two-day event. In addition to the rodeo performance, try to take in the pancake breakfast and dance. The Agricultural Fair is held every August; a great chance to get out and visit with your neighbours.
Local folk legend has it that Jesse James or a gangster associate, spent some time hiding out in the river valley near what is now Lea Park in the early 1900’s. True or not, it certainly lends some interesting history to the area!
Marwayne serves as the gateway to excellent fishing, hunting and camping in the region. Numerous lake communities are only a few hours’ drive away.
Newcomers are welcome here. You’ll find Marwayne to be a small and friendly community where friends and neighbours watch out for each other’s children and stop to say hello downtown.