Wetaskiwin got its name from a Cree phrase meaning “the hills where peace was made.” It is believed that a peace agreement between the warring Cree and Blackfoot tribes was made in the area. A stop between the growing outposts of Calgary and Edmonton, Wetaskiwin flourished due to its proximity to the Canadian Pacific Railway; the city was incorporated in 1906. Today Wetaskiwin boasts progressive commercial, agricultural and industrial ties, while a restored downtown area highlights the community's historic roots.
Wetaskiwin Visitor Information Centre 4910 55A Ave. WETASKIWIN, AB T9A 0T4. Phone:(780)361-4417