County of Vermilion River
Rural Roots & Routes
Visitor Information CentreVermilion Visitor Information Centre, 4606-52 St, Vermilion; Hwy 41 780-853-6593 Open year round.
We welcome you to experience the Vermilion River Region, which spans thousands of hectares of aspen parkland, tracts of rolling prairie and the river valley vistas of the North Saskatchewan, Battle, and Vermilion Rivers. Treasures galore await visitors including events and attractions that range from agri-tourism to culture and recreation.
Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners, and farm-gate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt.
The Vermilion River Region hosts many professional events each summer, including the Lea Park Rodeo, CPCA Chuckwagon Racing in Dewberry, Professional Bull Riding in Marwayne, and several fairs that highlight the region’s agriculture and western roots. Grab your Stetson, pull on those cowboy boots, and mosey on over for a visit!
For top action in July, take in the Vermilion Agricultural Fair, one of the oldest and largest traditional fairs in Western Canada – celebrating their 110th Anniversary this year! Events include a parade, trade shows, animal judging, pony chuckwagon and chariot races, entertainment, and agricultural/horticultural displays. The heavy horse show had 110 competitors last year as a part of the North American Six Horse Hitch series, putting them on the circuit with the Calgary Stampede. Other livestock shows are light horse, beef, sheep, goat, poultry and for this year and they are hoping to have rabbits and alpacas.
Travel two hours east of Edmonton to Experience New Ideas for Living at the corner of Highway 16 and Highway 41 in the growing community of Vermilion. With a population of over 4500, it features excellent cultural and recreational facilities, new retail business and restaurants and brand new accommodation. Shop at a variety of unique boutiques as you stroll down Vermilion’s beautiful downtown mainstreet. Love quilting? Then visit Extraordinary Extras on the Go East Quilting Tour.
Step back in time at the Vermilion Heritage Museum, which is located in an historic school with seven galleries, plus two display buildings.
OUTDOORSFor a quiet afternoon, take a trip south of Highway 16 to picnic and bird-watch at Lindsay Evans Park. There are five golf courses throughout the County of Vermilion River to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Enjoy the outdoors in Vermilion with trails, spray park, mini golf, a 9 hole golf club, soccer fields, trout pond and playgrounds. Camping at the Vermilion Provincial Park is also very popular. Once winter arrives, enjoy a 15 kilometer cross-country ski trail where Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, trained. Mount Joy Snow Resort (mountjoy.ca), southeast of Kitscoty, offers downhill skiing and snow board action. For a unique winter adventure, take a sled dog tour at Seppala Siberian Tours, located near Kitscoty.
Vistas, recreation, and relaxation await you in the Vermilion River Region .
Vermilion County Featured Businesses
Accommodations/Event VenuesRed Feather Ridge
Name: County of Vermilion River
Office Address: 4912 - 50 Ave., Kitscoty, Alberta
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