A Demolition Derby is held annually with a full day of family entertainment; kids’ activities and games and of course, the demolition derby. The newest event held in the town is a two-day Mud Bog. There are two race pits, one “Hill in the Hole” pit and of course a deep mud challenge. This annual event is mud flinging, wheel spinning, adrenaline filled good time.
Wembley currently has amenities such as walking trails, a recreation centre, a skating rink, skateboard park, soccer field, lit football field, full size outdoor rink and Sunset Lake Park. The park amenities include a spacious gazebo shelter, fire pit and marshland boardwalks. Sunset also hosts a wonderful playground with multiple climbing structures, slides, swings, balance apparatus and a new Spray Park for those warm summer days. The playground is surrounded by wonderful green space which provides great places for picnics, frisbee, horse shoes and family time alike. This area is an excellent spot for bird watchers to check many local species off their list, hosting species of both marsh lands and Boreal Forests.
Wembley is the gateway to the dinosaurs and is the home of the 41,000 square foot, state-of-the art Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. The Pipestone Creek area, located south of the Town of Wembley, has received international attention due to the discovery of the world’s largest Pachyrhinosaurus (“thick nosed” horned dinosaur) bonebed. The Pipestone Creek site contains hundreds of dinosaur skeletons and is one of the best horned dinosaur bonebeds found in North America. The Dinosaur Museum is a world class museum. The Museum and the Dinosaur Bonebed are a major tourism destination site for travelers from around the world.
According to the Northwestern Polytechnic (formerly Grande Prairie Regional College) paleontology program, it’s a theory that during a migration more than 70 million years ago, a herd of the thick-nosed, plant-eating pachyrhinos tried to cross a river in a flood. The animals may have panicked and similar to the mass mortality of a Quebec caribou herd in the ‘80s, the dinosaurs died in the flood. It’s theorized the carcasses were washed down river until they settled in a final location. Once there, the bones were disarticulated, like a puzzle. Bonebed tours are offered on a regular basis.