4103 56th Street, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1V2
Phone: 780/312-7300   |   Fax: 780/312-7302   |   28 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Located in the historic town of Wetaskiwin, the BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn combines small-town comfort with modern-day amenities. Whether your travels are for business or leisure, you're sure to find just what you need at this Wetaskiwin hotel.

You'll find plenty to keep you busy during your stay in Wetaskiwin. History buffs can pass hours on end at one of the town's many museums. Learn about the "Spirit of the Machine" at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. Within walking distance from the BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn, this museum contains thousands of aviation, transportation and agricultural artifacts. Other local attractions include Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, the Wetaskiwin & District Museum and the Alberta Central Railway Museum.

Wetaskiwin offers plenty of ways to take in the great outdoors - from walking paths through historic downtown to scenic golf courses. It's only a short drive to Pigeon Lake's Ma Me O Beach, a popular summer escape. And each year, country music fans flock to the Big Valley Jamboree, which draws some of country's biggest names.

Centrally located between Edmonton and Red Deer, this Alberta hotel offers modern convention and banquet services that can be customized for a group of three to 300 in one of several meeting rooms. Our professional staff will cater to your group's every need.

Our on-site restaurant, O'Brian's, offers casual family dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Barney's, the BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn's pub, let's guests kick back at the end of the day with upscale pub fare, video gaming machines, off-track betting and keno.

The BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn is one of the most accessible hotels in Wetaskiwin, conveniently located on Highway 2A, Wetaskiwin's Auto Mile. Other conveniences include an on-site exercise room, free wireless Internet and a business center. We are also among Wetaskiwin's pet-friendly hotels!

Book your stay at the BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn today and discover all that this Wetaskiwin hotel has to offer! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Bar on-site Barney's Pub and Grill offers an unique upscale pub menu, cool drinks and a great atmosphere.
  • Coffee shop O'Brians Restaurant. Full Service, Steak House, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, O'Brian's Restaurant offers casual dining in a relaxing atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a satisfying breakfast, a great steak or sampling our buffet.
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exercise facility
  • Treadmill
  • Universal gym
  • Game room, video gaming machines
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Children's activities
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Catering
  • Banquet facilities
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Conference services
  • Interior corridor
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; free in-room wireless Internet access; free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms.
  • Conference facilities
  • Ballroom
  • Complimentary newspaper


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Conveniently located, the best western wayside inn in Wetaskiwin, Alberta is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 52.962035  /  Latitude: -113.389795


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Edmonton. Take Highway 2 south to the Highway 2A turn off on the outskirts of Leduc. Proceed approximately 30 minutes south. The BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn is located on the left side of the highway with in the city limits of Wetaskiwin.

From: Red Deer. Take Highway 2 north to the Highway 2A turnoff. Proceed north approximately 30 minutes. The BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn is located on the right side of the highway with in the city limits of Wetaskiwin.

From: Camrose. Take Highway 13 west to the Highway 2A turnoff. Proceed left (south) appoximately three kilometers. The BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn is on the left side of the highway with in the city limits of Wetaskiwin.

From: Ma Me O Beach. Take Highway 13 east to the Highway 2A turnoff. Proceed left (north) approximately two blocks. The BEST WESTERN Wayside Inn is located on the right side of the highway with in the city limits of Wetaskiwin.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Alberta Central Railway Museum

Great for history buffs, and set in the city of Wetaskiwin, the Alberta Central Railway Museum is set in northern Alberta – just south of Edmonton. The museum features an exhibition car, special events, a gift shop, and of course, train rides.

Historic train rides are held on the 1926 first-class observation-buffetsleeper known as Mount Avalanche. Open from May through September, the Alberta Central Railway Museum features events like Children’s Day, Alberta Central Railway Day, Ice Cream Festival, and Canada Day celebrations.

Big Valley Jamboree

A four-day music festival, the Big Valley Jamboree has been thrilling music fans in Camrose since 1993. Music lovers from around the world have flocked to the Big Valley Jamboree to hear their favorite country music artists perform on stage. The Jamboree was voted the Country Music Event of the Year throughout the years by the Canadian Country Music Association.

Plan to attend this incredible event, not only to hear the biggest country music stars sing, but for the tradeshow, fun in the casino and the songwriters workshop. Grab your pen and paper and hang out in the autograph tent to meet your favorite performer in person. There's plenty to do in this 400-acre mini village. Make the most of your time in northern Alberta.

Edmonton International Raceway

Covering 251 acres, the Edmonton International Raceway is located in northern Alberta in Wetaskiwin – a suburb of Edmonton. Formerly Speedway Park, the raceway features Test Drive & Race School Certificates, and is ideal for birthdays and corporate events.

Amateur racers can try the Osman Auction Nascar Feature Stocks, and the Osman Auction Future Stocks for kids. Other races include the Lanko Glass Hit To Pass, Nascar Modifieds, Evolution Racing Mini Cups, and Nascar Thunder Cars.

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Ready for some Alberta history? Check out the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, located in Wetaskiwin. It features an expansive collection of aviation, transportation and agricultural artifacts since opening in 1992. Visit the museum to see the wonderful collection of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles and tractors. Enjoy a day touring this wonderful northern Alberta museum and grounds.

Stroll through the Aviation Display Hangar, browse the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, the "Highway Through Time" and view the world's oldest dragline, a 1917 Bucyrus Class-24 dragline. Take your time in the main building's Exhibition Gallery and view the 100 large artifacts on display. The 1920s grain elevator is a must-see.

Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum

Learn about area settlers with a visit to the the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum. It preserves the heritage of the Wetaskiwin area. Visit the museum to learn about the rich history of the area's settlers, their lifestyles and businesses. The Fur Farming, Vintage Shoes and Period Hats are a few of the exhibits on display at the museum.

During the school year, elementary students enjoy the museum's Children's Legacy Center, with hands-on, learning activities. They learn to make butter, wash clothes with a scrub board, shop in the vintage store and visit the one-room schoolhouse. Enjoy your time in northern Alberta with a tour of the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum. 

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Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Wetaskiwin. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

January 2016

January 16-31, 2016
2016 Jasper in January

This city-wide event features eight days of unique, fun-filled events, including a chili cook-off, brewery tours at Jasper Brewing Company, FOOD-A-PALOOZA, fireworks, street festivals, and many more. Event times vary by day and location.

February 2016

February 12-21, 2016
2016 Silver Skate Festival

Hawrelak Park hosts this annual Edmonton celebration, set to include ice skating, arts, culture, recreation, and all around family-fun. The festivities generally begin in the morning, but event start times vary by day. Be sure to check the schedule during your visit.

July 2016

July 18-31, 2016
24th Annual Big Valley Jamboree

One of the Alberta's biggest country music festivals is back, set to feature headliners like Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and more TBA. The festival is held in the town of Camrose – just a short drive from Edmonton.

July 1-10, 2016
2016 Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

A unique festival to say the least, this annual event is sure entertain and delight, as a collection of puppeteers, artists, and other eclectic performers take to the streets of Edmonton for over a week.

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