LAMONT MAP EDMONTON

LAMONT MAP EDMONTON

Directions: Exit Edmonton on Hwy 16 east, turn onto Hwy 21 north toward Fort Saskatchewan, and continue on 89th Avenue/Hwy 15 east.

Distance: 67.3 km, or about 57 minutes, from Edmonton.

Info: 1-877-895-2233; www.lamont.ca;www.lamontcounty.ca.

Incorporated as a town in 1968, Lamont was named in 1906 in honour of Justice J. H. Lamont, a native of Ontario who became a lawyer and moved to Prince Albert in 1899. He became its member of parliament for a year and later ran for the legislative assembly when Saskatchewan became a province. From 1905 to 1907, Lamont served as Saskatchewan’s first attorney general and was later appointed judge of the Supreme Court of Saskatchewan. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1927.

Lamont County is part of the Kalyna Country Ecomuseum, a living outdoor museum that encompasses some 20,000 kilometres. Home to Canada’s oldest and largest agricultural settlement of Ukrainians, and encompassing 27 townships, Lamont County has more churches per capita than any other region in North America representing a wide range of Christian denominations, including Eastern Rites. The county is home to more than 40 churches that mark the intensely spiritual heritage of the eastern European settlers who journeyed here in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Lamont County Church Tour takes visitors through villages and towns and along country roads where early pioneers built churches to express their deep faith. You can expect to see a variety of architectural styles, interior detail, and art, as well as freestanding bell towers and the unique onion-shaped domes that Ukrainian settlers built in the Byzantine tradition.

Maps and a self-guided driving tour brochure, called Church Capital of North America, Lamont County, are available at the Lamont County office. You can also access the brochure at www.kalynacountry.com or by calling 1-877-895-2233 or 1-888-452-5962.

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