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Fabulous food, friendly service and all the comforts of home Making your visit special is always our goal

A place you can feel at home

75 clean, comfortable rooms When it’s time to unwind,

6505 - 48 Avenue, Camrose Phone 780-672-9171 Fax 780-672-0130 Toll Free 1-877-477-9171 www.norsemeninn.com Email: norsemen@norsemeninn.com

Fine or casual dining in the Odin Dining Room or Hagar’s Cafe


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Camrose's allure and vitality are rarely rivaled…and this dynamic and warmhearted community nestled in central Alberta just begs to be discovered! The City has a population of over 18,000 and a trading area of over 140,000. The Camrose County, population of approximately 8,000, surrounds the City on all four sides. The top five largest ancestries for the area are Scandinavian, German, English, Scottish, and Irish. Both CNR and CPR provide daily rail service, and Highways 13, 21 and 26, and Secondary 833 lead directly to Camrose. The City has a certified airport with a paved, lighted runway over 4,000 metres (4,500 ft. ) long. Plus the Edmonton International Airport is only 72 km (46 miles) away. The Camrose region is committed to the preservation and protection of natural park areas, a clean and healthy environment, and to the safety of all residents. Citizens take pride in the tremendous natural corridors that provide picturesque backdrops for the City's and County's extensive outdoor parks and recreational grounds. The Camrose region is vibrant and alive…offering arts and culture, sports and recreation, and numerous festivals and events. A passionate entrepreneurial spirit thrives here; as a result, you can always count on exceptional, friendly service from our many specialty retailers. It's no wonder Camrose has earned the enviable reputation of being one of the 'nicest' areas in

Western Canada!

Things to do in Camrose...........................4-13 Events......................................................7-11 Accommodations.................................. 15-16 Campgrounds & RV Parks .....................17-18 Downtown Boutique Shopping ............20-29 Maps..................................... 24-25, 40, 44, 46 Dining....................................................32-33 Recreation.................................................. 34 Golfing........................................................36 Things to do in Camrose County............ 39-43

At Your Service... Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre 5402 - 48 Ave............................ 780-672-4217 City of Camrose 5204 - 50 Ave.. 780-672-4426 Camrose Police Service 6220 - 48 Ave.............................780-672-4444 RCMP 6410 -48 Ave..................780-672-3341 St. Mary’s Hospital 4607 - 53 St...............................780-679-6100 Camrose Ambulance Service....780-672-6138 Camrose Fire Department .......780-672-2906 Camrose County Administration Office 3755 - 43 Ave.............................780-672-4446 Emergency Services .................................911

4522 - 53 Street, Box 1483 Camrose, Alberta T4V 1X4 Ph: 780-672-4255 www.tourismcamrose.com www.facebook.com/tourismcamrose www.twitter.com/tourismcamrose The Official Guide of Tourism Camrose ©2016 Tourism Camrose, all rights reserved. Designed & Published by The Marketer Ph. 780-632-6191 E: jolenedesign@tourismsolutions.ca www.tourismsolutions.ca Duplication or reproduction in whole or in part of this publication is strictly prohibited without written permission from the publisher. All efforts have been made by the publisher to ensure that the information in this publication is current and accurate. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in this publication, and the opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher.

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January 22-23

Canadian Bull Congress

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gress Canada's Premiere Bull Con s twoThi 6. 201 in rs yea 30 celebrating ed breeders, day event allows purebr agricultural commercial cattlemen and exhibitors related product and service to exchange resources and information.

February 22-24

Growing Rura Tourism Conferenl ce

BANK ON IT – CRE's 16 features key note spe th annual conference akers and co presenter sessions. ncurrent Alberta Shows Off exhibits and tastings. Entrepreneurship Ch allenge compete to win $1 0,000!

March 25-27 and October 21-23

Battle River Canine Shown

formatio These two CKC all-breed Con held in the and Obedience dog shows 1000 dogs spring and fall attract over to compete from across North America judges. before very highly acclaimed

May 29

Camrose Fly-I

n Breakfast This terrific lo officially kick ng-standing annual even s of t Usually abou f summer in Camrose. t 100 variou participate, s ai rcraft mak fly-in breakf ing it one of the larges asts in Weste t rn Canada. Open to the pu bl ic an d used as a fundraiser to teach th to younger e joy of flying children. 4

February 10-14

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Men's Provincial curling action returns to Camrose - Feel the energy. Hear the excitement. See the extrao rdinary precision. Watch the best in Alberta curling compete. It all adds up to a major Camrose curling event you won't want to miss!

March 11-13

Camrose Regional Trade Show

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April 22-24

Camrose Spring Clas sic Pro Rodeo

Grand Entry/Openin g, Wild Pony Race, Bareback, Steer Wr estling, Saddle Bronc, Tie Down Roping, Jr. Steer Riding, Ladies Barrels, Team Roping, Bull Riding. Dance Sat urday evening

June 3-4 59th Annual

boree Jaywalkers Jaclom se off Main

It's so popular we for this one! ys Street for two da sides full of th Three blocks bo n lk sales, concessio fantastic side-wa t music, games of ea booths, lots of gr rides chance, midway for all ages.

For more events visit www.tourismcamrose.com


June 3-5

Night Classic Soccer Tournament

annual Camrose The Night Classic is the r III outdoor Tie IV/ r Tie U12-U18 cer teams from soc 100 r tournament - ove Camrose to to el across Alberta trav ts. The kids love it ligh the er und e pet com urday ends at 3 am, as the last game on Sat to stay up late! ty uni ort a great opp

July 1

Canada Day Celebration

One of the best Cana da Day Celebrations in centra l Alberta. Breakfast starts the day at 8:30 am. Fireworks close the day around 11:15 pm, with lots of entertai and activities in betw nment een.

July 28-31

BVJ – Big Valley Jamboree

fun starts the y Jamboree the At the Big Valle riding & the ll bu rive. From moment you ar ggest names bi rkshop to the songwriters' wo on main stage -- there's ic ing in country mus ng fun and excit literally somethi e clock. For 2016 nd th happening arou see page 31. headliners

August 27-28

Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour

Climb aboard our deluxe coach bus for a day packed full of sites and tastes of the county, complete wit h tour guide. Take a selfie inside the jail cell notorious convicted murde of a rer scrutinize the evidence was he guilty??? The best pric ed tourism package in the whole cou nty!

June 18

Purple Martin Festival This one-day festival raises awareness about the role of Purple Mar tins and other wildlife in our communities , and promotes a nest boxes program for the Martins. Keynote speakers, workshop discussions, field trips, and a chance to learn from fellow Martin enthusiasts.

July 28

n’ Camrose Kickde ra Country Pa

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August 20-2

Founders Day 1 s Festival Enjoy ex

hibits, de hospitality, food monstrations, antiques, walking tours: , and the ever popular Dow Old Sparling Va ntown Promenade, lleyv Ghostwalk (act iew Cemetery, ually a bus rid e). Plan to visit bo th demonstrations museums for art , entertainmen t and cultural food.

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November 18

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e get you in th festivities to Three days of ristmas, includes: live spirit of Ch World; t; Children's entertainmen corated de ly ul tif au ; be Castle Shoppe ead house displays; br trees; ginger irits Santa; and Sp t Sale. af Cr as of Christm

All of these events occur every year around the same time frame, so keep them in mind for future years as well.

For more events visit www.tourismcamrose.com

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Welcome Welcome to the City of Camrose! We are honored that you have made the journey to visit our beautiful city. While you are in Camrose, take time to enjoy a variety of activities and opportunities that will make this a memorable trip. For example, you can spend time in our scenic urban parks enjoying over 37 km of trails that provide beautiful scenery of creeks, treed valleys, and Mirror Lake (home to our famous swans). We also have lots of other ways to keep active. You can enjoy golf, baseball, dance, slo-pitch, beach volleyball, soccer, football and swimming. In the winter we have activities like cross country skiing, hockey, indoor and outdoor skating, indoor volleyball, and curling for everyone to enjoy. Shopping in Camrose is outstanding! A passionate entrepreneurial spirit thrives here in Camrose and as a result, you can always count on exceptional, friendly service from our many specialty retailers. Our distinctive Main Street experience has it all – from original artwork, glamourous gowns and designer shoes to furnishings and decor to make your home beautiful. Major box stores located throughout the City provide great varieties of goods and services to regional shoppers. We have a flourishing arts and culture atmosphere in Camrose so be sure to catch a show at our stateof-the-art Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre or at the historic Bailey Theatre. There are also many annual events that you can attend...something is always happening in Camrose! For more information about Camrose, be sure to stop by our Visitor Information Centre at 5402-48 Avenue, visit our website at www.camrose.ca and check us out on Facebook and Twitter (@CityofCamrose). Thank you for visiting Camrose! Norm Mayer Mayor, City of Camrose

Come to Camrose County where the bright lights are the brilliant stars above you on a clear, country night. We offer you a tasty slice of rural Alberta complete with lakes, river valleys, roadways through rolling hills and waving grain fields all presided over by a bright blue sky dotted with white fluffy clouds. Our friendly communities feature an excellent selection of golf courses and modern campgrounds with all the amenities so you can relax and enjoy the fresh air. Family entertainment is easy to find in Camrose County. Visit our lakes with their sandy beaches and go canoeing or boating. Find your way through a lush green corn maze. Check out the model airplane traffic at Alberta's Littlest Airport. Try your hand at trout fishing at our County's newest park, the Nature Conservation Center. Take part in rich community events like ball tournaments, horse competitions, community breakfasts and parades or spend some time in our community museums looking at the past. Tour our County during Prairie Fun Days and soak up our hospitality and create memories for you and your family. Bring your camera or your artist's easel and capture glorious sunsets, birds and wildlife and natural prairie scenery. Treasured memories await you and your loved ones here in Camrose County. Become part of our family. Welcome! Come once and you will come again! Don Gregorwich, Reeve of Camrose County

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2016 Calendar of Festivals & Events Mon

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Russian Classics Roger Admiral, Piano Lougheed Centre

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Rose City Square The Wet Secrets Dance - Robby Burns - Bailey Theatre

JANUARY 24

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Canadian Bull Congress

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The King Lougheed Centre

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Augustana Jim Witter the Choir Dessert Piano Men ~~~~ Night Lougheed Centre Robin Phillips Presents Vocal Masterclass 2016 Rock Around the Augustana Clock Soccer Tournament

Festivals & Events

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31 2016 Rock Around the Clock Soccer Tournament Sun

Mid-January to March - Alberta and the Great War Travelling Exhibition at the Centennial Museum

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Concordia Symphony Spectacular! - Lougheed Centre

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Enchanted Bridal Show

Koba’s Great Big Show Live Bailey Theatre

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4 Moon vs

5 Chamber

Sun Lougheed Centre

Music Recital Augustana

FEBRUARY 7

Fri

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12 Dine in the Dark - A

6 Rose City Roots presents Jeff Lang Bailey Theatre 13

Masked Dining Experience Bobs & Lolo Lougheed - Camrose Resort Casino ~~~~ Centre Rose City Square Dance ~~~~ Valentine Dance Emeralds ~~~~ Dance Luis Mario Ochoa Norsemen Inn Lougheed Centre

Alberta Boston Pizza Cup Encana Arena, Camrose

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Bok Brass Concert Augustana Growing Rural Tourism Conference

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20 Fred Penner -

Royal Wood Lougheed Centre

Alberta Boston Pizza Cup Encana Arena

Mannskor and A Joyful Noise, in Concert! - Augustana

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Night Out at the Oscars My Fair Lady presented by the Churchmice Players

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Bailey Theatre

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Celebrity Imposters Camrose Resort Casino

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The Night Train Tribute to Guns & Roses Camrose Resort Casino

Dr. Jacques DesprĂŠs Presents Piano Masterclass - Augustana

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1st Annual Charity Snow Golf Tournament Habitat for Humanity My Fair Lady presented by the Churchmice Players

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Mid-January to March Alberta and the Great War Travelling Exhibition at the Centennial Museum

For more details visit www.tourismcamrose.com

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Festivals & Events

2016 Calendar of Festivals & Events Sun

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Square Dance - New Dancer’s Jamboree

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Camrose & District Fish and Game Banquet

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Irish Rovers Bailey Theatre

Journey Tribute Camrose Resort Casino

Vocal Arts Festival Augustana

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Camrose Regional Trade Show Footloose (the musical) - Augustana drama production

13 Studio Piano

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Camrose Regional Trade Show

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Rose City Police 60th Square Dance Anniversary - St. Patrick’s Day Ball Footloose (the musical) - Augustana drama production

& Organ Recital - Augustana

Footloose (musical)

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Battle River Canine Show

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31 Vocal Jury Recital Augustana

Battle River Canine Show Sun

Arts Gala Event Cirque Mechanics Lougheed Centre Tribute to Roy Orbison - Camrose Resort Casino

Suddenly Mommy - Lougheed Centre

Tribute to Roy Orbison

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5 Cultivating the

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Ballet Jorgen Sleeping Beauty - Lougheed Centre

Camrose & District Community Band Concert Lougheed Centre

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MARCH 6 Rose City

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Mid-January to March Alberta and the Great War Travelling Exhibition at the Centennial Museum

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Kenny & Dolly 2 Camrose Resort Casino Augustana Student Grant Art Exhibition

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APRIL 3

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Sangkor Women’s Ensemble Sangkor Spring Concert Augustana

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6 The Augustana Choir & Mannskor present “Sing Out” Augustana

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Paint n Sip Circuit

Choir Spring Concert Camrose Spring Classic Rodeo

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25 Paint n Sip Circuit Malories (6-9)

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Celebrating Women Conference

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Time Out Café (6:30-9)

24 The Augustana

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23 Welcome to the

Island - Stan Foster & Band Camrose Spring Classic Rodeo Paint n Sip Circuit

Camrose Legion (1-4)

For more details visit www.tourismcamrose.com

30 Rotary Club Gala Dinner


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Rose City Roots presents Ginger St. James - Bailey Theatre

MAY 8

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Museum opening Celebrating Norwegian Independence Day

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Camrose National Youth Choir of Canada Heritage Railway Station & Park in Concert opening for season Augustana

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Paint n Sip Circuit Malories (6-9)

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Paint n Sip Circuit Sacred Arts (2-5)

Paint n Sip Circuit

Camrose Fly-In Breakfast Sun

Plant Sale and Swap Heritage Railway Station & Park

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Festivals & Events

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Camrose Legion (6-9)

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4 Polka/Dance Fest -

Camrose Seniors Centre Jaywalkers Jamboree

JUNE

Night Classic Soccer Tournament

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10 11 Paint n Sip Circuit Camrose Rec Centre (6-9)

MS Bike Tour Leduc to Camrose

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21 National

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Circuit

Purple Martin Festival Battle River Quilt Show

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Malories (6-9)

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Camrose Car Show & Shine - TBC

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Paint n Sip Circuit

June 3 September 6 Art Walk

Paint n Sip Circuit

Paint n Sip Circuit

Camrose Railway Sacred Arts (2-5) Museum

Centennial Museum (2-5)

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Aboriginal Day (10-3)

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MS Bike Tour Leduc to Camrose

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Canada Day Celebration

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Centennial Museum (6-9)

For more details visit www.tourismcamrose.com

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Annual City Gardens Tour & Victorian Luncheon

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Festivals & Events

2016 Calendar of Festivals & Events Sun

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Museum Garden Tours with Victoria Dessert

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Tribute to Retired Farmers

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Tribute to Prairie Women

Country Parade

Big Valley Jamboree

BVJ Kick-Off Party

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June 3 - September 6 Art Walk July 4 - August 19 Creative Arts Summer Program

Big Valley Jamboree

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Founders Days Festival includes Chocolate Festival & Culture Craze

AUGUST 21

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Founders Days Historical Church Service

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Prairie Fun Days Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour of Camrose County

Prairie Fun Days Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour of Camrose County

June 3 - September 6 Art Walk July 4 - August 19 Creative Arts Summer Program

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Scarecrow Festival

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For more details visit www.tourismcamrose.com


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Community Foundation Dinner Battle River Canine Show

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NOVEMBER 13

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Halloween Ghost Walk Fundraiser

Battle River Canine Show

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Festivals & Events

Machinery Day - Centennial Museum

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5 Sahakarini White Elephant Norsemen Inn Christmas Gift ~~~~ Empower Women in Sale & Tea Business Conference

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Festival of Trees

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Midnight Madness Christmas Craft Sale

Christmas Craft Sale

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Sat

3 Annual Cookie Walk, Tea & Christmas White Elephant Sale

Event dates are subject to change without notice. Check the website for updates and new events added monthly.

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Stop in for a visit at the Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre, and check out the 27 foot long hand-built replica of a Viking longship. The carved brick wall on the outside west entrance – the Bill Fowler Nature Mural entitled “Life Around the Lake”, depicts images from nature around Mirror Lake. Heritage Points of Interest Get acquainted with our past - twenty educational and historic points of interest depicting the development stages of Camrose, are strategically placed along the three km walking paths surrounding the beautiful reflective Mirror Lake.

Mirror Lake Park is also the starting point of 36 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.

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If you like Museums, we have two splendid sites. The Camrose & District Centennial Museum features 13 heritage and replica buildings, brimming with extraordinary community artifacts including a running 1912 Case Steam Engine, along with many other antique vehicles, tractors and implements. Children and adults love to visit the one room school, the pioneer home, blacksmith shop, fire hall and many others. Annual events feature Miss Penny, a 1915 school teacher; blacksmiths and other pioneer characters. Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm from May 17 thorough to the end of September. (Further details on page 14). The Heritage Railway Station and Park: Anything Trains! Wander inside the 1911 3rdClass station and tap-out a Morse code message on the telegraph key or have an authentic Victorian tea party in the marvellous King George room. Outside grounds are spectacular with bunkhouse, historical pictures and colorful gardens of old-fashioned heritage flowers. The Railway Garden, complete with model buildings and trains is surrounded by glorious roses. Open TuesdaySaturday 10am-5pm from the May long weekend until the end of August. (Further details on page 14).

Did you know Camrose has a first-class gaming facility? The Camrose Resort Casino offers 200 slot machines, 12 gaming tables, and a poker ro o m ; a n d r e g u l a r l y fe a t u r e s l i v e entertainment, so plan enough time to play the tables and then take in one of the many tribute/dinner theatres.

Camrose Golf Course Have you time for a game? This wellestablished 18-hole course is tucked right in the city so it is easy to get to. See page 36.

Rudy Swanson Recreation Park Home to several outdoor facilities including Kin Park Ball Diamonds, soccer pitches, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, shale walking trails, the water spray park and skateboard park. This area contains a state-of-the-arts sports complex with two regulation-size ice surfaces, and connects to a 9 - lane curling rink, a third arena and the aquatic centre. The Field House sports an indoor three-lane rubberized track for fitness enthusiasts. See recreation details on page 34 and map page 44. www.tourismcamrose.com

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Captivating experiences & wondrous sights await you at the Nestled in the historical university district, the 1911 Canadian Northern depot is surrounded by 13 spectacular heritage gardens, including our newly developed Victory Garden, connecting World War memory with community. Observe how organic garden methods result in exceptional flower and vegetable gardens. Our unique Morgan Garden Railway features a twin track traveling through scale model communities, a magnet for children of all ages. History comes alive as you take self guided or tour with costumed interpreters. Enjoy light self serve refreshments mid May until the end of June. Saturdays in July and August a full heritage dessert menu will be served, featuring locally grown fruit and berries. Booked garden tours with Victorian Dessert available for groups. Book a summer Victorian Tea with child or friend. Be sure to visit our extensive track car collection and browse the White Elephant Gift Shop filled with unique treasures. Open Tues through Sat 10 am - 5 pm May long weekend till end of August 780-672-3099

4407 - 47 Ave., Camrose

Enjoy our summer events: Annual Garden Tour & Victorian Luncheon July 9; Tribute to Prairie Women July 30; Founders Day Garden Party & Chocolate Festival August 20. See our website for more events.

For complete event info visit:

www.canadiannorthern.ca

Camrose & District Centennial Museum Experience your pioneer spirit while wandering our 12 heritage and replica buildings, filled with an extensive collection of community treasures.

2016 SPECIAL DATES Mid January - March Alberta and the Great War - travelling exhibition May 17 - Grand Opening: celebrating Norwegian Independence Day July 1 - City of Camrose Canada Day Celebration Leading up to BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE - Dress cowboy! Children’s activities everyday at 2 pm

Open:

(please check our website & FB page for details & dates)

July 28 - Camrose Kickn’ Country Parade August 20 - Founders Days Culture Craze August 21 - Founders Days Church Service October 1 - Machinery Day! October 2 - Putting the tractors to bed October 28 - Halloween Ghostwalk fundraiser

May 17 - October 1, 2016 Wednesday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm (closed Monday & Tuesday)

Off season (October - April) Wednesday, Thursday & Friday noon - 4 pm

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780-672-3298 4522 - 53 St., Camrose (across from St. Mary’s Hospital)

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Best Western Plus Camrose Resort Casino 3201-48 Ave.

Accommodations

Accommodations Norsemen Inn 6505 - 48 Ave.

2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner. Swimming pool, waterslide, hot tub, fitness centre, business centre, free hot breakfast buffet, free Wifi, high speed internet, 42� flat screen televisions, microwave, fridge, safe and deluxe amenities package. Family, executive and Jacuzzi suites available. Ample parking for trucks and buses. Catering and banquet facilities for up to 300 people. Pet friendly. Casino on-site.

780-679-2376 Toll Free: 1-888-784-8441 www.camroseresortcasino.com See ad outside back cover.

Canalta Hotel Camrose 4710 73 St. Recipient of the 2015 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, 2015 AHLA Housekeeping Award, 2015 Employer of Choice, and Certified Guest Service Gold Property. Close to Camrose Golf Course and restaurants. Amenities include heated indoor pool, water slide, hot tub, complimentary breakfast, business center, gym, free WIFI, on-site laundry, pet friendly. Family, suites and kitchenettes available. Free parking. 780-672-7303 Toll Free: 1-877-672-7303 www.canaltahotels.com/locations/camrose See ad inside back cover Travellers Inn Camrose 6216 - 48 Ave. 780-672-3377 www.travellersinncamrose.com

Standard rooms, mini-suites and executive suites, Wi-Fi, in-room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, convention facilities. Fine or casual dining in the Odin Dining Room or Hagar's CafĂŠ. Lounge facilities in the Gravity Lounge and The Tap Room Bar & Brewery. On site micro brewery, Norsemen Brewing Co.

780-672-9171 Toll Free: 1-877-477-9171 www.norsemeninn.com See ad inside front cover.

R & R Inn and Suites 6508 - 48 Ave. All rooms designed with comfort in mind, from single rooms, junior suites to executive suites with jacuzzi. Located near shopping & restaurants and only minutes from downtown. Guest laundry. Fitness center and sauna coming soon. 6 Movie Channels, huge parking at rear for big rigs.

780-672-2292 Toll Free: 1-866-552-2292 www.rrinnsuites.com See ad below.

Ramada Camrose 4702 - 73 St. Recipient of the 2015 Employer of Choice Award Recipients and Certified Guest Service Gold Properties. AB Hotel & Lodging Assoc. Housekeeping Award 2015. Great hot continental breakfast, indoor pool/water slide/hot tub, jacuzzi suites, free WIFI and local calling, large fitness center, oversized parking, business center, on-site laundry, close to major amenities, pet friendly.

780-672-5220 Toll Free: 1-888-672-5208 www.canaltahotels.com/locations/camrose See ad inside back cover

44 Spacious Rooms & Suites. Main floor drive-up access. Handicap room. Business service. Hard wired & WiFi. Microwave & fridge in all rooms. Deluxe continental breakfast to start your day!

R & R Inn and Suites Camrose

1-866-552-2292 VISIT US @ RRINNSUITES.COM www.tourismcamrose.com

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Public Art & Sculptures Stardust Motel 6009 - 48 Ave. 780-672-1765

Ferintosh Manor Bed & Breakfast 213 McGill Street, Ferintosh Relax in a peaceful setting overlooking Little Beaver Lake in a lakeview heritage home. The B&B is open for retreats, meetings, weddings, birthday parties and family reunions. The 1930's home offers a unique look into the past. Bedrooms feature period furniture; and spacious (ensuite) bathrooms. 780-877-2645 Bittern Lake Bed & Breakfast 780-672-8124 Birkett Street, Bittern Lake Bittern Lake Lodge & Outfitting 780-672-8124 www.bitternlakeoutfitting.com Campus Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast 780-672-0552 4602 - 49 Street, Camrose Down Home Bed & Breakfast 780-877-2383 RR#1, Ferintosh Haselwood Bed & Breakfast 780-672-9141 Haselwood Mill Road, Bittern Lake Heritage BnB on 49th phone or text 780-819-7744 4621 - 49 Street, Camrose www.heritagebnb.com Lone Ranger Bed & Breakfast 780-608-6769 Camrose Rosebush B&B Lodge, Teahouse & Campground 780-877-3793 Southwest of Camrose on Hwy 56.

Experience History at the 3 day historical festival — Camrose Founders Days! Exhibits, demonstrations, antiques, hospitality, food, and the ever popular walking tours: Downtown Promenade, Old Sparling Valleyview Cemetery, Ghostwalk (actually a bus ride). PLUS: Children's Festival at the Camrose Railway Station (free train rides), Cultural Jamboree at the Camrose Centennial Museum (art, crafts, entertainment, food) and much more! Watch our website for updates! www.camrosefoundersdays.com and find us on Facebook.

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Viking Longship Artists: Olaus Straumsnes, Bob Holmberg, Cynthia Zukiwsky, and Augustana University College Location: Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre The Hand Off Artist: Sculpture by John Beaver Location: Mirror Lake walking path in front of Mirror Lake Centre Rose Incinerator Artist: Sculpture by John Beaver Location: Mirror Lake Centre North entrance Bill Fowler Nature Mural I Artist: Wall sculpture by James Marshall Location: On Mirror Lake walking path in front of the Ukrainian Church Dancers Artist: Sculpture by David McNary Location: In front of the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre (lower level of Co-op) Two Vikings Sculpture Pieces Artist: Sculpture by Steve Swanson Location: Augustana Campus, University of Alberta. One at the corner of 50th Street and the other outside the classroom building Martin Luther Bronze Sculpture Artist: Sculpture by Danek Mozbzenski Location: Augustana Campus, University of Alberta Bill Fowler Nature Mural II Artist: Wall sculpture by James Marshall Location: Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre The Meeting Place Artist: Sculpture by David McNary Location: Across from the Knights of Columbus Hall on Grand Drive Justice Artist: Sculpture by John Beaver Location: East side of the Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre on the Mirror Lake walking path 2000 Alberta Summer Games Stained Glass Pieces Artists: Camrose Composite High School Students Location: Aquatic Centre, Camrose Public Library, and Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre

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Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Off Hwy 21 follow Hwy 623 to park entrance. (65 km southeast of Edmonton). Located in the dry mixedwood sub-region of the Boreal Forest Natural Region, at the south end of the Cooking Lake Moraine (also known as the Beaver Hills). Miquelon attracts more than 200 bird species annually. Activities include: camping, comfort camping, birding, wildlife viewing, photography & painting, trails, interpretive summer programs, and winter activities. 780-672-7308 www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca See county map page 46.

Nature Conservation Centre After mining 500,000 cubic metres of gravel, Camrose County reclaimed this depleted pit and transformed it into a natural fish pond. It’s all here - swimming, non motorized boating, scuba diving, fishing, nature walks, bird watching, fire pits, picnics, or just laying around in the sun. A full family experience! 780-672-4446 www.county.camrose.ab.ca See county map page 46.

Campgrounds & RV Parks

Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park 4250 Exhibition Drive, located at the east end of Camrose, just off Hwy 13 next door to the CRE & Casino. Stay for a night or stay for a long time. Our campground will provide you with the beauty and comforts of home without you ever having to cut the grass. 107 fully serviced lots ensure ample space for individuals or group parking, summer or winter. 780-678-2888 www.camroservpark.com See ad below & map page 45.

Nature Conservation Park

Camping in Camrose has never been easier..... For your comfort and convenience Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park amenities include fully serviced [w/p/s] pull thru and back in sites, children’s playground, picnic tables, fire pits, WiFi internet, cable TV, coin operated laundry and shower facility. The sites are “big rig” friendly and groups are welcome. Whether you are attending an event, exploring the many interesting things to do and see around the Camrose region, or a winter snowbird coming home, our country warmth and hospitality will certainly make your stay an enjoyable one. The park is located at the east end of Camrose, just off Hwy 13 next door to the CRE & Casino.

4250 Exhibition Drive, Camrose Alberta T4V 4Z8 Ph: 780.678.2888 Fx: 780.678.2523 Email: reservations@camroservpark.com www.tourismcamrose.com

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Campgrounds & RV Parks

Pelican Point Park

Tillicum Beach Park, Dried Meat Lake

(On Buffalo Lake) Hwy 53 Camrose County 58 sites - some power sites available, beach, caretaker/manager on site, day-use area, picnic tables, fire pits, firewood for sale, fish cleaning stand. Group camping available, horseshoe pits, interpretive trail, pier on site, water pump, water tap, showers. 780-672-4446 www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca See county map page 46.

1 km east on Hwy.13; 14 km south on Hwy 956 (Tillicum Beach Rd.)

Silver Creek Golf Course & Campground Hwy 21 south A family owned and operated 27 hole golf course complimented with over 200 serviced camping sites. The course is great for all levels of competitors. From the down home atmosphere, the staff at Silver Creek are committed to providing you with a memorable golf and camping experience. 780-855-3982 www.silvercreekgolfcourse.com See county map page 46. Dumping Stations / Potable Water Big Eagle 780-672-3863 3815-47 Ave. $5 (dumping), $5 (water) Camrose Auto Shine 780-672-9274 5221 - 51 Ave. free (dumping), (coin water) Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park 780-678-2888 Non-campers $10 (dumping), $5 (water) Camrose City Sani-Dump 780-672-4426 4520A Exhibition Drive, free

The new re-developed Park is now complete. 7 camping sites w/power, registration is first come first served. Coin operated showers, washrooms, Mesa shelter, walking trails, ball diamond, day use area, playground, fire pits, boat launch, pier, fish cleaning stand, water tap. 780-672-4446 www.county.camrose.ab.ca – under Hamlets See county map page 46.

Bawlf Jubilee Park 780-373-3797 Hwy 13 E of Camrose Bashaw Campground 780-372-3911 Bashaw Golf & Country Club Campground 780-372-2333 Country 9 Golf & Campground 780-372-2427 Ferintosh Campground 780-877-3767 Johnson's Beach Campground 780-372-3884 Bashaw Nordic Campground 780-672-4446 in New Norway on Hwy 21 South of Camrose Pelican Point Lookout Inn 780-372-2367 Ross Flats Campground 780-855-2290 Hwy 21 south Duhamel Rozi's Retreat 780-373-2385 Hwy 13 Bawlf Telegraph Park & Hay Lakes Lions Campground 780-878-3200 Hwy 21 Hay Lakes Whistle Stop Golf & Campground 780-672-6490 Hwy 833 (53 St North) www.whistlestopgolf.com Willow Grove Campground 780-372-2193 Bashaw Willow Rustic Retreat & Learning Centre 780-855-2523 New Norway

University of Alberta Augustana Campus With a student-faculty ratio of 16-1, professors will know you by name. Our 40-acre campus is just a short walk away from city center with all its amenities; plus the 'aspen parkland' terrain provides students with easy access to a variety of outdoor activities including cross-country running, skiing, and biathlon. See ad page 35.

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All roads lead to Camrose and Downtown Camrose is the epicenter of fashion in east central Alberta for the whole family. We have what you are looking for with over 250 businesses to welcome you and serve your needs. Enjoy great food, excellent service and the hospitality that comes with our Downtown. Looking for a makeover or just a relaxing spa day, Downtown Camrose businesses excel at making every day a great day! Our professional services are exceptional. If you need ďŹ nancial expertise, legal advice, real estate and health services, our members are a phone call away. When you are visiting and enjoying our many events, stop by‌ you are welcome here. For more information contact us at

manager@downtowncamrose.com

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There’s plenty of music happening around Camrose:

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Augustana University of Alberta holds regular student and faculty music concerts - vocal, choral and instrumental - as well as dramatic productions throughout the year. Rose City Roots Society provides great live grassroots music year round, as do several of our hotel lounges. And of course, the Big Valley Jamboree’s four full days of the greatest country music during the long weekend in August.

Fringe Benefits “A Plethory of Fun Fashions”

• Offering excellent customer service • Phenomenal fashions • Uniquely designed jewelry • Personal shopping services • Where you will feel as good as you look

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• Hospital Scrubs • Duty Shoes • Camo & Safety Wear • Restaurant Attire • Club Jackets • Quality Sportswear • Promotional Items • Custom Ordering

780-608-2380

5075 - 50 Street, Camrose

Look Professional at Affordable Prices

Did you know? Purple Martin females lay an average of 5 pure white eggs, one egg early each morning for several successive days, then incubation begins and lasts for 14-16 days. Purple Martins now need human intervention to provide safe nesting sites, as their preferred natural choices of holes in dead standing trees are no longer easily available. Camrose citizens have significantly increased the number of these beautiful social birds to nest in our community. Join us at the Purple Martin Festival to learn how you can help.

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visual delight

is your reward when you behold the abundant creativity available at the Candler Art Gallery.

select

from the diverse hand picked selection of:

*ROCKS & CRYSTALS *JEWELERY *METAPHYSICAL BOOKS & MUSIC *UNIQUE HANDMADE GIFTS *PRINTS & POSTERS

visit the upper gallery

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expanded selection of ARTIST SUPPLIES with artists on staff to assist you.

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your memories with our

PICTURE FRAMING SERVICE offering restoration and needlework expertise. 5002-50 Street, Camrose Open 9-5:30 Mon-Fri, 9:30-5pm on Sat. 1-888-672-8401, candler@syban.net

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Polish Mutes and Trumpeter Swans

Spring is officially recognized in Camrose when the local Trumpeter Swans and Mutes are released from their winter compound and set free on Mirror Lake. These majestic beauties add a natural complement to our already picturesque landscapes; and when not nesting, can usually be found close by the spray of the Rotary Fountain on 48 Ave. For over five decades, Camrose has participated in various swan education programs and conservation initiatives.

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The Bailey Theatre in Downtown Camrose is the place to experience it live! The 400 seat historic gem has state-of-the-art light and sound that audiences and performers love!

“ 5041 - 50 St., Camrose

Tours can be arranged by contacting the Bailey Theatre Box Office. Lunch served from 11 - 2 pm weekdays at the Bailey Bistro.


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Visit our website to see upcoming classes and courses.

www.CraftyCraftersltd.ca Yarn Needles Cross Stitch Needlepoint DMC Thread Paint & Dyes

Brushes Glues Accessories PomPoms Wiggly Eyes Felts

Drawing Supplies Kits Premade Crafts Lessons/Classes Special Orders and More

Hours of Play Tues - Fri: 10 am - 7 pm Sat: 10 am - 3 pm

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Stuck on a project? Come in any me and we can help you out free of charge! 4712 - 52 Avenue, Camrose 780-678-2335

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Mainstreet performance at Jaywalkers Jamboree

Mirror Lake Express Train Rides This popular little train, 92 feet long and carrying 24 passengers, was beautifully crafted by a resident of Camrose. It is truly an amazing work of art! Plan to be in Camrose on a Tuesday or Thursday evening during the summer months, enjoy a delicious ice-cream, and take a leisurely train ride along the picturesque shores of Mirror Lake.

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www.cre.ab.ca

The Camrose Regional Exhibition is a multipurpose agriculture, entertainment, education, and leisure complex situated on 117 acres of land located one kilometer east of Camrose on Highway 13. The location is a convenient 45 minute drive from the Edmonton International Airport and a three-hour drive to the City of Calgary.

2016 DATES TO REMEMBER • Canadian Bull Congress – January 22-23 • Growing Rural Tourism Conference – Feb. 22-24 • Camrose Regional Trade Show – March 11-13 • Celebrating Women Conference – April 8 • Camrose Spring Classic Pro Rodeo – April 22-24 • Big Valley Jamboree – July 28-31 • Festival of Trees Gala Dinner – November 19 • Festival of Trees – November 18-20

780-672-3640 or 1-800-296-8112

4250 Exhibition Drive, Camrose, AB T4V 4Z8

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Dining

Dining Boston Pizza 780-672-7701 6046 - 48 Ave. Boston Pizza Sports Bar - Team Headquarters - It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s where you go for great drinks and outstanding food after the game. Eats Restaurant 780-679-0904 (Best Western Plus Camrose Resort Casino) 3201- 48 Ave.

Home to the Friday night Seafood Buffet and Sunday brunch. Enjoy freshly made entreés, daily specials and themed buffets throughout the year. With superior food quality and exceptional service, Eats represents great value for our guests. For an intimate dinner for two or a celebration with friends, family or co-workers, our casual atmosphere and diverse menu options are sure to please. See ad outside back cover.

Fiona's Coffee & Gifts

Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and late night dining. Joker’s Den Pub provides a unique setting to gather with friends, take in live entertainment, enjoy the action on the big screens or challenge friends to a fun game of pool. The Joker’s Den Pub provides a full menu, liquor service and features regular live entertainment. See ad outside back cover.

Odin Room 780-672-9171 (Norsemen Inn) 6505 - 48 Ave. For special occasions, meetings, or just stepping out - the Odin dining room with its warm hospitality and terrific food is sure to satisfy the most discerning palate. See ad inside front cover.

Sacred Arts

780-672-2889 4968 - 50 St. An eclectic cozy coffee house and café right in the middle of downtown offering delicious fresh sandwiches, vegetarian & vegan, and gluten free.

Gravity Lounge 780-672-9171 (Norsemen Inn) 6505 - 48 Ave. Enjoy the warmth and coziness of our Gravity Lounge, as you relax and catch your favourite sporting events on our big screen TV. We offer a full menu, complimentary snacks, a great happy hour and daily drink specials. See ad inside front cover.

Hagar's Café

780-672-9171 (Norsemen Inn) 6505 - 48 Ave. Hagar’s Café is known for its incredible buffet and the freshest salad bar in town. This family friendly restaurant is sure to cook you up something you will love. See ad inside front cover.

The Lefse House

780-672-7555 5210 - 51 Ave. Authentic Scandinavian lunches and irresistable snacks in our quaint and friendly coffee shop and gift gallery that’s reminiscent of the old country. It’s an experience in itself. See ad page 33.

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Joker's Den Pub 780-679-0904 (Camrose Resort Casino) 3201- 48 Ave.

780-678-2538; 5006-56 St. At Sacred Arts, we believe the foundations of healthy living starts with what we put into our bodies. Sacred Arts offers many facets of well-being, including diet and nutrition, yoga and wellness treatments, and simply being in a beautiful, inspiring space. Along with your favourite coffee and tea creations and delicious smoothies, we offer vegetarian, vegan and raw options that everyone can enjoy. See ad page 25.

Stockmen’s Chophouse 780-672-7872; 6404 - 48 Ave. Co-owners Jenni and Chef Jesse invite you to come and experience the area's premiere dining destination. We are proud to feature an eclectic menu of locally sourced, in house prepared fine fare that is served in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere.

The Tap Room Bar & Brewery 780-672-9171 (Norsemen Inn) 6505 - 48 Ave. See ad inside front cover. When it’s time to unwind, simplicity is beautiful. Beer Taps. A bar. A brewery. All in the same room. Discover what makes our fresh craft-brewed beer so special. This is beer you can’t find anywhere else. Our brewpub will make you want to come back again and again.

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East End The Metal Kettle 780-672-5223 Bay 11, 4617- 41 St. Subway 780-672-7891 4935 - 49 St. Tim Horton's 780-672-5087 3601- 48 Ave. West End A&W Restaurant & Drive Thru 780-672-4338 6001- 48 Ave. Booster Juice 780-672-0065 (Cornerstone) #170 6800 - 48 Ave. The Canadian Brewhouse 780-678-8880 6608 - 48 Ave. Dominos Pizza 780-672-1313 6550 - 48 Ave. East Side Mario's 780-608-9629 #600 7300-48 Ave. (Cornerstone) Edo Japan 780-679-2261 (Cornerstone) #134 6800 - 48 Avenue Extreme Pita 780-672-7482 (Cornerstone) #168 6800 - 48 Avenue Fat Burger 780-672-0506 (Cornerstone) #110, 6800 - 48 Ave. Gallery Restaurant 780-672-5007 (Camrose Golf Course) 5106 - 66 St. Geo's Sports Lounge 780-672-7610 6115 - 48 Ave. Happy Chopstix 780-672-5959 6110 - 48 Ave. Ocean Side Restaurant 780-672-3641 6501 - 48Ave KFC & Taco Bell 780-672-0151 (Cornerstone) #150 6800 - 48 Ave

Love Sushi and Grill Restaurant 780-672-1828 6112 - 48 Ave. Lucky Dragon Restaurant 780-672-5012 5716 - 48 Ave. Mary Browns Famous Chicken & Taters 780-608-7748 6805 - 48 Ave. McDonald's Restaurant 780-672-9453 6603 - 48 Ave. McDonald's Restaurant 780-672-0589 (Walmart) #400 6800 - 48 Ave. Papa's Donair & Sub 780-672-7224 (Duggan Mall) 6601 - 48 Ave. Papa John’s Pizza 780-608-7999 #355 6805 - 48 Ave. Pizza 73 780-673-0073 4725 - 65 St Pizza Hut 780-310-1010 6102 - 48 Ave. Smitty's Family Restaurant 780- 672-7610 6115 - 48 Ave. Starbucks 780-672-0476 (Cornerstone) #130 6800 - 48 Ave. Subway 780-672-3522 (Cornerstone) 6800 - 48 Ave. Tim Horton's 780-608-7626 6602 - 48 Ave. Wendy's 780-672-5835 6602 - 48 Ave. Silver Creek Golf Course 780-855-3982 15 minutes south of Camrose on Hwy 21 The Station 780-672-6490 (Whistle Stop Golf Course) 53 Street (N 3 km) Wok Box 780-672-5501 #315 6805 - 48 Ave.

Dining

Downtown Area Brenda's Restaurant 780-679-4188 4868 - 50 St. Dairy Queen 780-672-5328 4954 - 50 St. Camrose Pizza Unlimited 780-672-9943 (Windsor Hotel) 4911 - 51 Ave. Hart House Wine and Tapa Bar 780-281-1034 4612 - 49 St. Humpty's Family Restaurant 780-672-5559 5606 - 48 Ave. Malories Bistro and Wine Tasting 780-678-3248 4937 - 50 St. Monte Carlo Restaurant 780-672-1040 4907 - 48 Ave. OleO’s Ice Cream Castle (summer months) 54 St & 48 Ave. Mirror Lake Park Panago 780-608-4140 5602 - 48 Ave. Pepper's Steak House 780-672-4730 (Alice Hotel) 5078 - 50 St. Rusty Spur Bar & Grill (Mexican) 780-679-2245 5017 - 51 St. The Bailey Bistro 780-672-5223 5041 - 50 St. 11 - 2 pm weekdays The Feedmill Restaurant & Bar 780-672-1155 4919 - 47 St The Pump House Bar & Grill 780-672-2029 (Alice Hotel) 5078 - 50 St. Saigon Rose 780-672-3114 4938 - 50 St. Skyway Family Restaurant 780-672-8363 4941 - 50 St. Tripolis Tasty Choice 780-679-6211 5004 - 48 Ave. Yummy Pho 780-672-8832 4969 - 50 St.

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Experience Scandinavian hospitality in our charming Bakery & Coffee Shop. 780-672-7555 www.thelefsehouse.ca

Open Mon-Fri 9:30-5pm 5210 - 51 Ave., Camrose, AB www.tourismcamrose.com

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Where to Find it?... ARENAS

Border Paving / EnCana / Max McLean

780-672-3242

Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 45 Ave.

ARTS & HERITAGE

Camrose & District Centennial Museum 4522 - 53 St.

780-672-3298

Camrose Heritage Railroad Station & Park 4407 - 47 Ave.

780-672-3099

Chuck MacLean Arts Centre 4809 - 52 St. 780-672-9949 Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre 4501 - 50 St.

780-679-1153

BALL DIAMONDS

Winter Activities •Outdoor ice skating on cleaned and flooded Mirror Lake. Access Bill Fowler Mirror Lake Park Visitor Information Centre just north of 48th Ave near 53 St. Lots of free parking. As well, Camrose has 13 additional general public use outdoor rinks located in community parks, and 3 safe tobogganing runs.

Camrose Composite High School 6205 - 48 Ave. Duggan Park 73 St. & Marler Drive Kinsmen Park - Rudy Swanson Park 55 St. - 44 Ave. West End 5900 Grand Drive

CURLING RINK

Rose City Curling Centre

780-672-4152

Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 44 Ave.

PICNIC AREAS Jubilee Park

780-672-9195

50 Street between 44 & 47 Ave. Mirror Lake Park 5402 - 48 Ave.

780-672-4217

SKATEBOARD PARK

Camrose Skateboard Park

780-672-9195

54 St. and 46 Ave

SKI HILLS

Camrose Ski Club Gwynne Valley Ski Area

www.camroseskiclub.com 780-352-3515

39 km West on Highway 13 Stoney Creek Centre 5320-40 Ave.

•Groomed trails for cross country skiing and other sports at Camrose Golf Course easy 4 km loop. Access from the golf clubhouse (5105-66 St). Camrose Nordic Centre at Stoney Creek Valley – Access from 39 Ave. Parkview Drive. Up to 18 km loops, easy and intermediate.

780-672-9195

SOCCER FIELDS

Camrose Composite High School 6205 - 48 Ave. Jack Stuart School 200 Mount Pleasant Drive Rudy Swanson Park 44 Ave. & 55 St. Sifton School 4807 - 43 St. U of A Augustana Campus 4901 - 46 Ave. 780-679-1100

SPORTS FACILITIES

Community Centre/Field House

780-672-3430

Rudy Swanson Park, 54 St. - 45 Ave.

Camrose Recreation Centre

780-672-9195

Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 45 Ave.

SWIMMING POOL & SPRAY PARK Camrose Aquatic Centre/ Spray Park Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 45 Ave.

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780-672-9909

•Biathlon Range from Camrose Drive & 50 St. – 32 shooting lanes for small bore rifles only. •Luge Track – 473 metres of ice track for natural luge. Access from Camrose Nordic Centre.


Camrose's Lougheed Performing Arts Centre is located on the beautiful grounds of the historic University of Alberta Augustana Campus. The Cargill Main Theatre with 572 comfortable seats on two sloped floors is suitable for full scale musical dance performance productions. The Mayer Community Room can be theatre style or cabaret style. Specializing in promoting artistic excellence at its best! Keeping sustainability in mind, the facility is home to the largest integrated photo voltaic array in Canada and the first Theatre in North America to employ only LED lighting; on stage, in the dressing rooms, throughout the interior, and on the exterior of the facility. Contact 780-608-2922 for rental inquiries or date availabilities. Full service computerized box office. Purchase tickets in person, on the phone or online 24-7 at www.camroselive.ca. Also for event dates, see event calendar pages 7-11 of this guide or check www.tourismcamrose.com.

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Golfing

Golfing Camrose Golf Course

Silver Creek Golf Course

5105-66 Street 780-672-2691 www.camrose.ca/golf See golf package page 37.

16 km South of Camrose on Hwy 21 (New Norway) 780-855-3982 www.silvercreekgolfcourse.com See county map page 46.

This well-established 18-hole course is tucked right in the city so it is easy to get to. With three holes interplaying with Mirror Lake you may find yourself having to compete with the deer and trumpeter swans for access to the greens, but the course is so peacefully stunning that your wait will seem worthwhile. Established in 1922, the Camrose Golf Course is a City of Camrose owned and operated, 18 hole public course. The course provides all amenities required by both the recreational golfer and the golfer seeking additional challenges to their game.

Coal Creek Golf Resort 780-663-2473 43 km North of Camrose on Hwy 834 Double Dam Golf Course 780-375-2154 East on Hwy 13, 18.5 km South on Hwy 56, 11 km East on Hwy 609

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This beautiful 27 hole golf course, completely surrounded by thousands of acres of rolling grain lands, will rejuvenate your spirit just by taking time to breathe in the fresh country air. Splashed by magnificent colors of flower gardens throughout, 27 holes strategically wind around the former farm’s historic barn, now clubhouse and restaurant. Having a day at Silver Creek Golf Course is like a feast for the soul! Just a short 15 minute drive from Camrose, complete with fully-stocked pro shop, power carts, licenced restaurant, and plenty of overnight campsites. Miquelon Hills Golf Course 780-662-2499 Kingman, follow 833 north of Camrose Whistle Stop Golf & Campground 780-672-6490 North on 53 Street in Camrose (on Hwy 833)

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Boomtown Trail Boomtown Trail is a tourism region where history and culture comes to life. The Boomtown Trail runs down Highways 21 and 56, stretching from immediately north of Camrose down to Bassano and Strathmore in the south. See map page 40.

Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre An unsung jewel in the prairies! After yielding approximately 500,000 cubic metres of gravel, this 37-acre depleted gravel pit now boasts a tranquil nature conservation centre, complete with stocked rainbow trout, new children’s playground and sand pit, walking trails, migrating and songs birds of the seasons, and picnic/ day camping sites. A great place to get away from the busy-ness of life and listen to the silence of nature. No reservation needed. See map page 46.

Alberta's Littlest Airport Aviators check out this amazing model aircraft flying site complete with RC model aircraft supplies, just a short ½ hour drive east of the City of Camrose. Plan to attend the annual airshow during the July long weekend when we know for sure someone will be flying. Camping is available. See also Prairie Fun Days for additional days pilots will be navigating the skies. See map page 46.

Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour Book your seats on our luxury bus touring through the County of Camrose. Get inside historic churches, one room school houses and museums. Hear about the ghosts at a 1930's Mansion, and stand behind the bars of a famous Alberta jail. Picnic lunch, craft beer tasting, and learn about pairing foods with delicious wines. See page 42.

Meeting Creek Station - August 27

Many more County ideas on pages 42, 43 & 46.

During Prairie Fun Days enjoy tours of the station and historic grain elevator. Ride the Track Car, take guided or self-guided nature walks along Linear Park Trails, enjoy homemade pie and children’s activities. Horse and wagon rides for all ages will be available.

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Camrose County continued...

Birdwatching & Picnics Butcher Habitat Conservation Area West end of Railway Avenue in Bittern Lake.

Hay Lakes Lions Campground & Telegraph Park Turn E off of Hwy 21 onto Hwy 617, 2 km E of Hay Lakes. 780-878-3200

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Off Hwy 21 follow Hwy 623 to park entrance. 780-672-7274

Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre Travel 14.5 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, then south 8.5 km on Green Grove

Road (Rg Rd 185). www.county.camrose.ab.ca Little Beaver Lake, on Hyw. 21 turn into Town of Ferintosh, from MacQuarrie Avenue turn right onto McGill St. Lake situated at the end of this street. Pleasure Island Fish Pond Camrose & District Fish and Game Association recently completed a 2,112 foot walk, complete with two bridges around Pleasure Island Fish Pond. Families are welcome to sit a while and take in the scenic viewpoints, or stroll with their pets to catch various birding activities at 30 birdhouses along the path. Take Hwy 13 east of Camrose for 3 km, turn south onto RG Rd 195 for 1/2 mile. Pond on east side of road. Tillicum Beach Park (located on Dried Meat Lake). 1 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, turn south 14 km. Follow signage. 780-672-4446 Pelican Point (located on Buffalo Lake) 10 km East of Bashaw on Hwy 53, and 6 km south.

Fishing Coal Lake North Provincial Area in the Gywnne Valley, turn N off Hwy 13 onto 822. Continue north on 822 then west on 616. Pleasure Island Fish Pond - The fish pond is stocked with rainbow and brown trout twice a year and has 10 fishing stations to try your luck at. The pond is equipped with four diffuser aeration systems that operate 24 hours all year long to ensure healthy fish. Take Hwy 13 east of Camrose for 3 km, turn

south onto Rg Rd 195 for 1/2 mile. Pond on east side of road. Dried Meat Lake Take Hyw 13 1 km east of Camrose, turn south and follow for 14 km. Follow signage. 780-672-4446

Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre Annually stocked with trout. Travel 14.5 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, then south 8.5 km on Green Grove Road (Rg Rd 185) www.county.camrose.ab.ca Bashaw Trout Pond – Located in Bashaw, approximately 0.8 km East of the junction of Hwy 21 & Hwy 53 – corner of 48 St. & 45 Ave.

Lake Swimming Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Off Hwy 21 follow Hwy 623 to park entrance.

Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre Sandy beach to walk into water, one spot by the bridge is 60 feet deep for diving and scuba training. Travel 14.5 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, then south 8.5 km on Green Grove Road (Rg Rd 185). www.county.camrose.ab.ca Pelican Point (located on Buffalo Lake) Access 10 km E of Bashaw on Hwy 53, and 6 km south. Tillicum Beach Park (located on Dried Meat Lake). 1 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, turn south 14 km. Follow signage. 780-672-4446

Geocaching Sites The sport, like a huge outdoors treasure hunt, is less than 20 years old. The idea is someone hides a container in the woods noting the coordinates with a GPS unit, and finders try to locate the container with only the use of his or her GPS receiver. The rules for the finders are simple: “Take something, leave something.” There are various levels of difficulty from 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most difficult, and the geocache once found is always put back exactly where it was found for the next geocacher (finder). There are more than 2.5 million geocaches waiting to be found in over 180 countries around the world, and geocaching is primarily run on-line at www.geocaching.com. There are several caches in the Camrose County.

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All aboard the Prairie Cruiseline! Explore glorious Camrose County as you never have before, stress-free, in the comfort of our deluxe Bi-West coach with tour guide, Hazel Cail. Relax, enjoy and savour time with friends - let us pamper you! Itinerary showcases unique sites, tastes and adventures across the length and breadth of gorgeous Camrose County.

Exceptional entertainment, exquisite food & drink, rare behind the scene tours of modern farms and fascinating historical buildings will capture your interest and imagination.

August 27 & 28, 2016 One day adventure only $30/person Double your fun - 2 days just $55!

Tickets are limited!

Price includes lunch each day, snacks, beverages, wine tasting, a comfortable seat on our deluxe coach, tours, entertainment and much more!

This is YOUR best entertainment value of the summer!

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Prairie Fun Days 2016 Saturday & Sunday August 27 & 28, 2016

Explore glorious Camrose County as you never have before during this self-guided driving excursion filled with special events all weekend!

See Hay Bale Art with numerous creative & humorous sculptures along the way. Pick up a ballot at each site and vote for your favorites. Discover Nature by walking the trails that will connect you to the natural prairie as it was 100 years ago. Take in the serenity of the countryside and along winding roads of the Battle River. Experience the History within the beautifully ornate historic churches of the Round Hill, Edberg and Duhamel districts. Take a walk through memory lane and learn incredible local stories in museums at Bashaw and Kingman. Revisit your childhood within the walls of the Verdun and Hampton oneroom school houses. Join in the Fun with many family activities and tours including the Meeting Creek Railway Station and Hay Lakes Telegraph Park.

Enjoy tours and sampling at local market gardens. Pick up some fresh produce and also some great gardening tips Many sites will indulge your palate by providing samples and goodies (some are complimentary) For additional information please contact Janine at 780-608-6243.

Want help navigating the routes? Then book your passage early on the Prairie Cruiseline and leave reading the map to us. We promise a bus trip to be remembered! Contact Janine, Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tours to book your seat, 780-608-6243.

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Alberta Edmonton

Camrose

Camrose Distance Chart 90 km from Edmonton 129 km from Red Deer 151 km from Wainwright 274 km from Calgary

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2016 Camrose & Area Travel Guide