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.
From the West: From Vegreville, take Highway 16 due east for approximately 8 km. Turn north on Akasu Road (watch for the sign!). Follow Akasu Road for 5 km.
From the East: From Ranfurly, take Highway 16 due west for approximately 12 km. Turn north on Range Road 133 and follow for 2 km.
Note: The road is not recommended for RVs or large trucks.
(Excerpted from Kalyna Country 2008 Visitor’s and Events Guide)