Vegreville/ˈvɛɡrəvɪl/ is a town in centralAlberta, Canada located on Highway 16A approximately 103 km (64 mi) east of Edmonton, Alberta's capital city. It was incorporated as a town in 1906 and that year also saw the founding of the Vegreville Observer a weekly newspaper for the region.
A large percentage of Vegreville's population is of Ukrainian Canadian descent and it is home to the world's largest pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg).
The Town of Vegreville's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 5,758, a 1.3% decrease over its 2010 municipal census population of 5,834.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Vegreville had a population of 5,717 living in 2,429 of its 2,680 total dwellings, a 3.6% change from its 2006 population of 5,519. With a land area of 13.92 km2 (5.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 410.7/km2 (1,063.7/sq mi) in 2011.
In 2006, Vegreville had a population of 5,519 living in 2,538 dwellings, a 2.7% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 13.49 km2 (5.21 sq mi) and a population density of 409.1 /km2 (1,060 /sq mi).
In 2001, the town had a population of 5,376, while in 1996, it was 5,337. A total of 2,436 private dwellings were enumerated in 2001, and the median age was 41.2 years.
Vegreville's pysanka, the largest Ukrainian Easter egg in the world, was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1974 and to celebrate Vegreville's ethnic heritage. On July 6, 2009, the pysanka was one of four attractions featured on the first set of the Canadian Roadside Attractions Series of stamps issued by Canada Post.