Lavoy, Alberta Canada
Akasu is an age old Historical Site encompassing both Akasu Lake & Akasu Hill. The Hill was a rest stop for native tribes. Akasu is the Cree Indian word meaning “sick”. It is believed the name originates from natives who got sick drinking the water from the lake and the hill was where they came to perish. Akasu (Sickman Hill) is the highest geodetic elevation between Edmonton & Winnipeg, Manitoba (2500 ft. above sea level). It is an outstanding viewpoint east of Vegreville, and overlooks the hamlet of Lavoy. The turn off (Rg Rd 133) is just east of Lavoy on Hwy 16, watch for the signs. (Note: the road is not recommended for RVs or large trucks). A new historical brochure is available from the County Office. The peaceful community of Lavoy features Skyline Greenhouse, Marushka’s Bed & Breakfast & Tea Room and Lavoy Antiques & Collectibles — a must to see!