Town of VermilionNEW IDEAS FOR LIVING
Travel two hours east of Edmonton to the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 41 to experience the growing community of Vermilion. With a population of over 4,500, it features excellent cultural and recreational facilities,
plus new retail and commercial developments.
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Vermilion Provincial Park
Go kayaking at the Vermilion Provincial Park! Or, enjoy the many trails including Wild Rose Trail, Cathedral Trail, Fescue Trail, and Lakeside Trail, you will hike to your heart’s content! There are also a number of trails for cross-country skiing and horseback riding. Five kilometers of the trails are paved paths for rollerblading and biking, and also accommodate guests in wheelchairs.
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Address: 4606-52 Street, Vermilion, AB
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VERMILION Attractions & Events
Step back in time at the Vermilion Heritage Museum, located in a historic school with seven galleries and two display buildings.
The town is proud of its Vermilion Agricultural Fair, one of the oldest and largest traditional fairs in Western Canada held in July! More than 26,000 annual attendees at the fair events including a parade, midway, trade shows, animal judging, pony chuckwagons and chariot races, entertainment, and agricultural / horticultural displays. Popular livestock shows are light horse, beef, sheep, goat, poultry, and the heavy horse show. And the exciting antique and modified tractor pulls!
The Good Life Institute provides more entertainment for you with Vegas In Vermilion in February; Race of Vermilion in March; Taste of Vermilion in June during the Canada Day Celebrations; ART in the Park in September, and SAVOUR in November! Visit the http://thegoodlifeinstitute.ca for details.
EAT, Shop & Stay
Visitors will enjoy Vermilion where friendly faces greet customers within an array of shopping and dining establishments in four districts: along Highway 41, in Junction Sixteen 41, on Railway Avenue and through Vermilion’s beautiful old-style downtown. Shop for the latest in ladies and men’s fashions, accessories, western wear, giftware, and home décor. Vermilion has several dining options from a fabulous sit down meal to food on-the-go! A local favourite, The Red Brick café supports local artists and sources from regional producers for its healthy meals. As you follow the Go East Sippin’ Trail, stop at the Copper Cork Distillery to check out the magnificent towering copper still and try some of the finest spirits made with locally sourced ingredients. They have something for everyone to enjoy. Vermilion is proud to be home of Old School Cheesery Ltd. Visit their new cheese plant and retail store located on 49 Avenue, and try the delicious locally made Alberta artisan cheese. Watch for updates on the Vermilion Farmers’ Market that takes place monthly. Grab a delicious fruit smoothie at Booster Juice at the downtown Co-op Gas Bar. Before heading out on your next daytrip or getaway, check out Cornerstone Co-op with locations in Vermilion for all of your grocery, pharmacy, liquor, gas and propane needs. Treat yourself and the kids to ice cream, flavoured popcorn, and fun retro candy at Night Owl Sweets and Treats. And don’t forget about the cotton candy! Check out the unique Lighten Up Shop for all things gifts, home decor, crystals and more. They also carry a variety of health food supplies such as supplements, natural body products, and essential oils. Plan to grab a healthy lunch here too at The Hungry Hippie – it’s a local favourite for salad and sandwiches.
For great boutique shopping, be sure to visit Craig’s Cornerstone consisting of three 100-year-old buildings in the heart of Vermilion’s historic downtown. Walk through six amazing shops at Craig’s Cornerstone. The boutiques foster an indoor shopping atmosphere unlike anything else in the region. Uniquely U Styles is your stop for the latest in ladies fashions with over 5000 sq ft to browse through. Sage Apparel is another great option to find something new for both women and men. Shop for brand name shoes, handbags and accessories at Harbrook and Paisley. For the younger ones, head to MACK - Modern Age Clothing for Kids and you will find cute outfits, shoes, swimwear and more. For handcrafted and locally made products and gifts, visit Underground Local Treasures. Located in the same space you will also find beautiful art from local and area artists and artisans of all kinds at Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery.
Go golfing at the Vermilion Golf Club located on the south side of Highway 16. Camp at the Vermilion Provincial Park, the town’s community treasure, which spans over nine miles (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. The park is open year-round and boasts 23 km of hiking and biking trails, a spray park, mini-golf, soccer fields, a trout pond and playgrounds to enjoy. Once winter arrives, enjoy the Nordic skiing trails where Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic gold medalist, trained.
Visit Burnt Rock Adventure Co. to get geared up for your next fun adventure. They stock equipment from bikes to kayaks, skateboards and more! Inquire about summer rentals. Have a great stay in town at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Super 8 Hotel or Days Inn.