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.
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
Locals and visitors enjoy Vermilion where friendly faces greet customers within an array of shopping and dining establishments along Highway 41, in Junction Sixteen 41, on Railway Avenue and through Vermilion’s beautiful 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! The Red Brick supports local artists and sources from local producers for its healthy meals in the café. Enjoy a specialty coffee in this cozy space on main street, grab a fresh salad and sandwich at The Hungry Hippie, or enjoy a delicious meal at Hubkins Restaurant.
For those with a sweet tooth, head to Night Owl Sweets and Treats for Foothills Ice Cream, flavoured popcorn, and fun retro candy! As you follow the Go East Sippin’ Trail stop at the Copper Cork Distillery to check out the magnificent towering copper still where you’ll find some of the finest spirits made with locally sourced ingredients.
Look and feel your absolute best at Elevation where they offer a personalized shopping experience and you’ll find all the latest in ladies fashions, accessories and new styles for the summer. Need more relaxation for your mind and body? Lighten Up Shop will put you at ease.
For more 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. Craig’s underwent extensive exterior and interior renovations to modernize and tie in the three buildings to look like a single "modern" department store. When Craig’s Department Store decided to shut the doors in 2017, a few local business owners decided to buy the buildings and restore them to their original façades. The building was uniquely set up to allow numerous locally owned boutiques to open and foster an indoor market atmosphere unlike anything else in the region. Five great shops currently make up Craig’s Cornerstone. Uniquely U Styles features the latest in ladies fashion. Vermilion Jewelers has you covered for every occasion. Shop a variety of styles for shoes and outerwear at Harbrook and Paisley. For kids fashions, head to MACK - Modern Age Clothing for Kids. If you prefer something for yourself, find your new favourite outfit at Sage Apparel.
You can rely on Cornerstone Co-op with many locations in Vermilion for all of your grocery, pharmacy, liquor, gas and propane needs before heading out on your next daytrip or getaway.
Spend a night or two in town at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites, Super 8 Hotel, or Days Inn.
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, reaching out over nine miles (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. The park is open year-round boasting 23 km of hiking trails, a spray park, mini-golf, soccer fields, 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 feature bikes to kayaks, skateboards and more! Inquire about summer rentals.