Description:Camrose County is located a short drive southeast of Edmonton. This area is well known for its mixed farming, as well as for its population of 8,000 people who live in friendly communities or in the countryside surrounded by rolling hills and dancing grain fields.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTSCamrose County's living heritage program is a rural museum without walls. The program gathers regional historical data from ancient history to present day. Grab a cup of tea and surf the County’s Living Heritage website www.county.camrose.ab.ca/content/living-heritage-program. Read teaspoons of recollection and experiences of those in the County. This is an ever-evolving collection of stories, structures and adventure points — connecting people, places, and nature with history, geography, and the environment within Camrose County. The Living Heritage of the County can also be experienced on the Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour August 26 & 27 during Prairie Fun Days. Explore the scenery, culture, ag-tourism and more. Self-guided and guided tours are available.
OUTDOORSThe County has an excellent selection of golf courses from nine to 27 holes, all within a half hour drive of each other. Set up camp at one of these parks: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park at the north end of the County, Tillicum Park adjacent to Dried Meat Lake just southeast of the City of Camrose, and Pelican Point Park on the north shore of Buffalo Lake at the southern boundary of the County. Modern campgrounds near lakes create the perfect setting for spending time on the beach or canoeing or just plain kicking back. Soak up the get-back-to-nature hospitality and create memories with your family. There are also numerous campsites in the hamlets and villages within the County. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy fishing for Northern Pike at Buffalo Lake and Dried Meat Lake. In the heart of the County, you will find the Nature Conservation Center, a re-claimed gravel pit that is now a beautiful day use recreation area.
Winter activities include opportunities for cross-country skiing on groomed trails at Miquelon Provincial Park; snowmobile rallies are held throughout the county; and outdoor skating is available at numerous village or hamlet skating rinks.
Eat Local in Camrose County... and Win!
Do you enjoy finding great local food and shopping locally? You're in for a great summer in Camrose County then! A fantastic new initiative supported by the county, Eat Local in Camrose County... and Win!, will tantalize your taste buds all summer long while also providing opportunities to win amazing food basket prizes!
PrizesIn the months of July, August, September, and October, three food baskets valued at $100 each will be given to winning qualifying participants for each month. One lucky winner will be drawn for the grand prize of a food basket valued at $500!
How to ParticipateParticipation in this contest is as simple as picking up a participation card and having the participating food vendors you already purchase from (and definitely try new ones you might not have been aware of until now!) initial your contest card for you at the time of your purchase.
Pick up a contest card from the county agricultural services office, farmer's markets in Camrose and Bashaw, the Alberta Agriculture office in Camrose, as well as a few other select locations. Contact the County of Camrose directly for information about all locations where these contest cards can be located.
You can keep up to date with details about this delicious contest on the Camrose County website.
Check for the local food producers participating in this contest by clicking this link.
Name: Camrose County
Office Address: 3755 - 43 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta
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