City of Camrose
A Vibrant and Sophisticated City with Small Town Friendliness
Visitor Information CentreBill Fowler Visitor Information Centre, 5402 - 48 Avenue 780-672-4217. Open year round.
Description:The City of Camrose, with a population of over 18,000, is just a one hour drive east of Edmonton. Once you get here, you will experience a city that is vibrant and alive with all of the amenities of a big city without the big-city traffic jams.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTSThe premier outdoor music festival of the region, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is the annual Big Valley Jamboree. Whether you're a true-blue country music fan or just enjoy getting out for some great fun, this is an event you won't want to miss on August 3-6. There are numerous other major events taking place throughout the year in Camrose including the awesome Car Show by Camrose Cruisers on July 1st and Canada 150 Celebrations to be held throughout the calendar year. See the next page for a condensed list of events, but also check out their website at www.tourismcamrose.com for much more to do while you are visiting Camrose and area.
Camrose is home to two interesting museums that are open during the summer months. The Camrose & District Centennial Museum is where community treasures and stories are aplenty within thirteen heritage and replica buildings. Check out the many special events including Visit a Viking Village on July 1 and Celebrate Everything Cowboy from July 24-28. Visit the 1906 one room school where Miss Penny Nickel will test your penmanship. Blacksmiths are often at work during the summer months while historical characters wander the site. Follow them on Facebook for detailed information about upcoming events.
Bring your children, and your grandparents! The 1911 Canadian Northern Railway Depot and thirteen spectacular heritage gardens are home to dozens of events for the whole family. Many families originally arrived on the prairies by train. Now the Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park offers intergenerational events all year long including a Victorian Luncheon & Garden Tour, story-telling and a Tribute to Prairie Women. Children can play to their heart's content in the Secret Garden. Garden enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the grounds as well. History and artifact lovers will be entertained for hours on their own or with a personal interpreter. After the tour, relax in the tea room and browse the gift shop.
There’s plenty of music happening around Camrose. Augustana University of Alberta holds regular student and faculty music concerts - vocal, choral and instrumental - as well as dramatic productions throughout the year. Camrose Resort Casino, The Bailey Theatre, and Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts are other venues that provide regular musical entertainment.
OUTDOORSGolf the beautiful Camrose Golf Course. The tree-lined fairways situated along the banks of Stoney Creek provide a variety of challenges for the seasoned golfer while still remaining suitable for beginners. Check out the terrific Stay and Play Package deal on www.tourismcamrose.com
Mirror Lake Park is the starting point of 38 km of paved/shale walking trails that wind gracefully through the Stoney Creek Valley and the central part of the city. Presenting outstanding natural settings for picnics with the family, cycling, or long walks with your best friend. You can enjoy cross country ski trails in the winter.
Rudy Swanson Recreation Park is home to several outdoor facilities including ball diamonds, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, shale walking trails, the water spray park, and skateboard park.
Downtown Camrose is truly a premier shopping district with a vast assortment of boutique style shops. The beautifully landscaped mainstreet is lined with trees, ornate flowers and benches – setting the stage for a great day of shopping or spending quality time with family or friends. The Twig Boutique is a prime example where you can find unique women's clothing. Another great stop for women's clothing is Bellissima. For a pair of shoes to go with your new wardrobe, Sole City Shoes is a great option with nearly 7000 sq ft of ladies & men’s brand name quality footwear. Wisemen's Way is a Christian bookstore with an impressive array of gifts and books. Find some great treasures at Take a Second Look on 46 St. while on the Go East Antique Tour.
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The Lefse House carries unique Scandinavian baked goods. Another great place for delicious baked goods, along with fair trade coffee, is Fiona's Coffee and Gifts. Sacred Arts is a community hub with an art gallery, a café, and a yoga studio.
If you’re looking for fresh local produce, there are lots of farmers’ markets in and around Camrose. The Downtown Market and the Rose City Market at the Duggan Mall are both on Thursdays. The popular Camrose Farmers’ Market is Saturday at the Duggan Mall. And there’s another market nearby at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park on Fridays.
For those looking to night over or extend their stay, enjoy a room at Norsemen Inn. Be sure to enjoy a meal in the restaurant and try a sample of the craft beer brewed on-site. The Camrose Resort Casino - a first class gaming facility – offers entertainment, dining and a great place to stay located next to the exhibition grounds. Or relax at the Canalta Hotel or Ramada at the west end of the city.
Stay a day or stay awhile with your big rig at the Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park – a full service campground with modern facilities.
Camrose Featured Businesses
AccommodationsThe Norsemen Inn
Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park
Canalta Hotels - Camrose Canalta and Camrose Ramada
Cloud 9 Day Spas and Boutique
Wisemen's Way Bookstore
AttractionsCREAM Museum Tour
Name: Tourism Camrose
Office Address: 5402 48A Ave, Camrose, Alberta
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