Vegreville's unique attraction, in being the only one of its kind in all of Canada. The shrine, located just east of town on Highway 16A, is seven feet high and was sculpted in Italy from Carrara Marble (Italian White Marble). It was erected by the Vegreville Knights of Columbus.
Before embarking upon a voyage, many famous explorers asked the blessings of Our Lady to protect and direct them in their journeys. The shrine on Highway 16A exists to serve the same purpose. The statue is dedicated to glorify the Blessed Virgin Mary , who acts as a "Heavenly Guide" along the highways of life - including those dangers that hinder our daily travels along the cement, asphalt, gravel or dirt roads.