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Camrose & Area

Travel Guide

2017 Things to Do • Where to Eat Where to Stay • Maps

780-672-4255 www.tourismcamrose.com


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


Welcome Welcome to Camrose! Please take some time to enjoy the wide range of activities and opportunities available in our beautiful city. Whether you spend your time in one of our scenic urban parks, shop the unique boutiques on our Historical Main Street, enjoy a round of golf, or sample our local sporting and cultural events, we hope that your stay with us is a good one. Be sure to visit our Visitor Information Centre on 48th Avenue at Mirror Lake Park, where you'll find the latest information about upcoming events, accommodations, and all things to see and do in our community. You can also connect with us online at www.camrose.ca or www.tourismcamrose.com or by visiting Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@CityofCamrose). Thank you for visiting Camrose. We are more than happy to have you as our guest and hope that you take the time to visit us again soon. Norm Mayer Mayor, City of Camrose

Welcome to what will be a terrific experience as you travel into our Living Heritage communities within the Camrose County. "Living Heritage" is an armload of genuine rural experiences to enjoy and marvel at, as you move throughout our diverse part of central Alberta. From the natural landforms such as river valleys and lakes, glacial formed rolling hills, and natural prairie grasslands filled with birds, wildlife and untouched flora and fauna, to the eye catching trappings of modern society you will find we are a destination for everyone. Learn more about our “Living Heritage� communities at http://www.county.camrose.ab.ca/content/living-heritage-program Our history is rich and ready to be explored. Our friendly communities will welcome you to take part in local events, to shop for that special item at cozy teahouses while enjoying first rate hospitality in locally owned and operated B&B's, hotels, campgrounds and restaurants. One visit will not be enough! Don Gregorwich Reeve of Camrose County www.tourismcamrose.com

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Nestled in the heart of central Alberta, this dynamic and warm-hearted community begs to be discovered! Spend time in our beautiful picnic parks or quiet nature campgrounds; challenge the 38 km of walking trails; cheer on your favourite team at our state of the arts recreational facilities, or take part in one of the numerous amazing community events such as Big Valley Jamboree and Jaywalkers Jamboree. Camrose County surrounds the City on all sides, and combined with the City of Camrose, boasts a population of over 27,000. Our businesses provide services to a trading population of 140,000 through rural Alberta going all the way to the Saskatchewan border. The top five largest ancestries for the area were Scandinavian, German, English, Scottish, and Irish, however now we take great pride in being a diverse multicultural community. Four Highways 13, 21, 26, 56 plus Secondary Highway 833 lead directly into Camrose. The CNR and CPR both provide daily rail service, and in fact share some common trackage. Camrose has a certified airport with a paved, lighted runway over 4,000 metres (4,500 ft. ) long; and the Edmonton International Airport is only a short drive away, just 72 km (46 miles). A passionate entrepreneurial spirit thrives in Camrose County and the City of Camrose. Visit us once and you'll agree that Camrose is

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Events Calendar.........................................5-9 Things to do in Camrose.........................10-13 Things to do in Camrose County............ 14-16 Golfing........................................................22 Accommodations.................................. 23-24 Campgrounds & RV Parks .....................25-26 Outdoor Adventures.............................27-28 Dining....................................................30-32 Recreation Facilities....................................33 Shopping...............................................34-38 Maps......................................................39-42

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

4522 - 53 Street, Box 1483 Camrose, Alberta T4V 1X4 Ph: 780-672-4255 www.tourismcamrose.com /tourismcamrose

@tourismcamrose

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2017 Calendar of Festivals & Events

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1 Canada 150

*HRST - Heritage Railway Station & Park *RCL- Camrose Royal Canadian Legion *LPAC - Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre *DOWN - Downtown or Mainstreet *RSPK - Rudy Swanson Park

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Project - *BT Samson’s Delilah - *BT Dine in the Dark 2 Dinner Calforex Cup Camrose Biathlon Range - *AUG Event - *CRC

20 Overdue Blues

Songs of Love & Loss - *LPAC

- *LPAC

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International Food Fair

28 Hand Made Paper Making Workshop - *HRST Hardanger Fiddle Benefit Concert - United Church Jersey Boys Dinner Show - *CRC Canadian Bull Congress - *CRE

New North Collective Passport Across Canada Series (Nunavut) - *LPAC Play Estate Wine Makers 5 Course Dinner - *CRC Ken Stead - *BT

- *AUG

29 Camrose Camerata

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Chamber Choir *Bethel Lutheran Church

Jersey Boys Lunch Show - *CRC Bailey Buckaroos - *BT

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15 The Sound of

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Colours - *AUG Jim Churchmice Players Presents: Growing Rural Tourism Conference - *CRE Byrnes - *BT Mary Poppins

- *LPAC

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A Lad’s Journey - *LPAC Mac Daddy - Fleetwood Mac Experience - *BT 11 Communicating 9 10 with Nature - *HRST Jimmy the Big Band Valentine’s Janitor - *BT Dinner & Dance - *BT Churchmice Players Presents: Mary Poppins - *LPAC

Feelin’ Groovy Jaybirds - *BT Starring Jim Witter - *LPAC

February 5

- *HRST

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18 Ole Uffda Loppet - Stoney Creek Centre Alberta Curling Mixed Doubles Provincials - *RSPK

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Nordly Films & Art Festival - *BT

Churchmice Players Presents: Mary Poppins - *LPAC

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Alberta Curling Mixed Doubles Provincials - *RSPK Nordly Films & Art Festival - *BT

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24 25 Habitat Camrose 2nd Annual Who Made Who “Putt Up A House” Charity AC/DC Tribute Snow Golf Tournament Show - *CRC Snowed in Comedy Tour - *BT

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Bailey’s Buckaroos - *BT

Festivals & Events

21 Red Moon Rd - *BT Hamelin a new Fable - *LPAC Workshop Sunny Boy Bread & Sausage Making

Band - *BT Brent Butt Passport Across Canada Series (Saskatchewan)

Calforex Cup Camrose Biathlon Range - *AUG

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January

8 Songbook

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Camrose Kick Off Event: Canadian Winter Fun - *RSPK

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Legend:

*AUG - U of A Augustana *BT- Bailey Theatre *CMAC - Chuck MacLean Arts Centre *CRC- Camrose Resort Casino *CRE- Camrose Regional Exhibition *CCM- Camrose Centennial Museum

More details at www.tourismcamrose.com

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2017 Calendar of Festivals & Events Sun

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3 Ellen Doty

4 Old Man

- *BT

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Rae Spoon

Luedecke - *BT

11 The Everly Brothers

Experience Dinner Show - *CRC

Somewhere in Between - *BT Camrose Regional Trade Show - *CRE

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12 The Everly Brothers

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- *CRC

Songbook Sunday - *BT Camrose Regional Trade Show - *CRE

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Festivals & Events

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(drama production) - *AUG

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Battle River Canine Assn Dog Show - *CRE

- *BT

26 Bailey’s Buckaroos - *BT Camrose & District Community Band in Concert - *LPAC Battle River Canine Assn Dog Show - *CRE

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24 25 Leeroy Stagger - *BT CCAA Curling National Championship - *RSPK

Elvis & Friends

The Greek Show

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The Greek Show (drama production) - *AUG Steven Sage Bokashi Give ‘Em Passport Across Hell Boys Composting *HRST *BT Canada Series (Ontario)- *LPAC

Experience Lunch Show

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Augustana Student Vocal Arts Festival - *AUG

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Augustana Student Vocal Arts Festival - *AUG

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Conference - *CRE Watermelon Slim - *BT Ikons Tribute to Kiss Show - *CRC

A Day at the Movies: Mannskor & Sangkor in concert - *AUG

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National Film Day Free Films - *BT

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20 21 Flo with the Skatton Club Mellow

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Mood - Passport Across Canada Series (Quebec) - *BT

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28 Let’s go to the Hop

29 IKONS Tribute to KISS - *CRC Tribute Dinner Show - *CRC Images of Red Dirt Skinners - *BT Canada - *CMAC Camrose Spring Classic Indoor Pro Rodeo - *CRE

30 The History of Ukrainian Dance in Canada - *LPAC Bailey’s Buckaroos - *BT Camrose Spring Classic Indoor Pro Rodeo - *CRE

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Emilie Claire Barlow - *LPAC

Augustana Choir Spring Concert - *AUG

For more details visit www.tourismcamrose.com


2017 Calendar of Festivals & Events Sun

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5 Royal Foundry - *BT

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Passport Across Canada Series (Manitoba) - *BT Rotary Gala - *CRC

13 Ole Uffda’s Spring Run Off - * An Evening with Patsy Cline Dinner Opening Day for the Camrose Historic Railway Show - *CRC Station & Park

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Camrose & District Centennial Museum, Grand Opening celebrating Norwegian Independence Day - *CCM

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26 My Canada

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with Stan Foster - *CRC

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*AUG - U of A Augustana *BT- Bailey Theatre *CMAC - Chuck MacLean Arts Centre *CRC- Camrose Resort Casino *CRE- Camrose Regional Exhibition *CCM- Camrose Centennial Museum

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*HRST - Heritage Railway Station & Park *RCL- Camrose Royal Canadian Legion *LPAC - Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre *DOWN - Downtown or Mainstreet *RSPK - Rudy Swanson Park

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28 Bailey’s Buckaroos - *BT Camrose Flying Club/ COPA Flight 137 Annual Fly-in Breakfast

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2 Streampunk Party - *BT

June

Jaywalkers Jamboree - *DOWN

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7 Save the Earth Day

Tickler Comedy Night - *CRC

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Prairie West Fiddle Contest - *BT

16 17 8th Annual Purple Martin Festival - *Stoney Creek Centre Arts in the Park - *Mirror Lake Park Classic Cars 1/8 miles drag races at Forestburg airport

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25 Bailey’s Buckaroos - *BT

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Celebrations - *AUG 10 Strings and a Goat’s Skin Passport Across Canada Series (P.E.I.) - *BT

Classic Cars 1/8 miles drag races at Forestburg

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30 Eh Canada Rock Tribute Show - *BT

June 2 to September 5 22nd Annual Art Walk

For more details visit www.tourismcamrose.com

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2017 Calendar of Festivals & Events Sun

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1 Camrose Cruisers Car Show - *DOWN Canada Day Celebrating Canada 150, unveiling of our Confederation Mural - *CCM

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June 2 to September 5 22nd Annual Art Walk

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13 Annual Rose

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& Lily Show

Hobo Day

- *Masonic Hall

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Interpretive Garden Tours followed by a Victorian Dessert and Tea - *HRST

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Everything Cowboy - *CCM

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3 Camrose Kickn’

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Sodor Day

Country Parade

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Big Valley Jamboree - *CRE

9 Leela Gilday - Passport Across

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23rd Int’l Kodály Symposium & Music Festival: Singing the Circle - *AUG & LPAC

- *CRE

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23rd International Kodály Symposium and Music Festival: Singing the Circle

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18 19 Camrose Heritage Station 150 Garden Party - *HRST Discover the Village - Celebrating the Centennial Museum Founders - *CCM

June 2 to September 5 22nd Annual Art Walk

- *AUG & LPAC

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26 Prairie Fun Days

Founders Historic Church Service

Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour Camrose County

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Camrose County

Prairie Cruiseline Bus Tour Camrose County

- *CCM

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Canada Series (Yukon) - *LPAC

Big Valley Jamboree

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- *HRST

- *DOWN

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*AUG - U of A Augustana *BT- Bailey Theatre *CMAC - Chuck MacLean Arts Centre *CRC- Camrose Resort Casino *CRE- Camrose Regional Exhibition *CCM- Camrose Centennial Museum

*HRST - Heritage Railway Station & Park *RCL- Camrose Royal Canadian Legion *LPAC - Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre *DOWN - Downtown or Mainstreet *RSPK - Rudy Swanson Park

For more details visit www.tourismcamrose.com


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June 2 to September 5 22nd Annual Art Walk

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Complete ELVIS - *CRC

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September

Alberta Culture Days

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Machinery Day - *CCM

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Tribute (Nearly Neil) - *CRC

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27 Halloween Rocks

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Battle River Canine Assn Dog Show - *CRE

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Elephant Christmas Gift Shop Sale and Tea - *HRST John Welsh Band - Passport Across Canada Series (BC) - *BT

24 Midnight Madness

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2 Annual Cookie Walk, Tea & Christmas White Elephant Sale

December 4

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Downtown Camrose - *DOWN Camrose Festival of Trees - *CRE

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3 Opening of the White

November 19

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Festivals & Events

October 29

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Tribute - *CRC Battle River Canine Assn Dog Show - *CRE

- *HRST

Small Business Christmas Party Extravaganza - *CRC

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9 The Ennis Sisters - Passport Across Canada Series (East Coast) - *BT

Small Business Christmas Party Extravaganza - *CRC

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Shumka Clara’s Dream - Alberta’s Ukrainian Nutcracker - Passport Across Canada Series (Alberta) - *LPAC

31 New Year’s Eve Gala - *CRC Canada 150 Finale Event: Light Up the Night - *RSPK

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. 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 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.

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See more fun things throughout this guide!


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 p i o n e e r c h a ra c te rs . S u m m e r h o u rs Wednesday through Sunday from May 17 to labour day weekend from 10 am - 5 pm; Winter hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12 noon to 4 pm. (Further details on page 13). 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 colourful gardens of old-fashioned heritage flowers. The Railway Garden, complete with model buildings and trains is surrounded by glorious roses. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm starting May 13 until the end of August. (Further details on page 13).

Did you know Camrose has a firstclass 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.

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 33 and map page 40.

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 22. www.tourismcamrose.com

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Mirror Lake Express Train Rides This popular little train,

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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.

Treasure Hunting by Geocaching Geocaching, a grown up game of hide and seek or treasure hunting, is less than 20 years old. It starts with someone hiding a waterproof container, called a geocache or cache, in the woods or in nature somewhere. The coordinates of the hidden cache are recorded with a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit and these are then logged in on a dedicated geocaching website. “Finders” go online and search for geocaches that might be in an area they are planning to visit or travel through. They log the cache locations into their own GPS. Then using only their GPS receiver they navigate to locate the cache. The challenge with finding a cache is that it could be the size of a shoebox or

the size of a tic-tac, it could be easy or camouflaged to look like a stump or a rock or a piece of discarded garbage. There are various levels of difficulty from 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most difficult. The rules for the Finders are simple: 1. Record the date and your “geocache code name” in the logbook provided inside the cache. 2. You may “take a treasure that is inside but must leave something in trade for it .” 3. When done, you must return the cache back exactly where you found it. 4. When home, log back in to the geocache on line site once again and record your find. Geocaching can take you to amazing and beautiful places, and is an anytime anyplace adventure. There are more than 2.5 million geocaches waiting to be found in over 180 countries around the world and there are several caches right here in the Camrose County. For more information and to register for free, check out a geocache site on line such as www.geocaching.com.

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

Help us Celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2017! 2017 SPECIAL DATES May 17 - Grand Opening celebrating Norwegian Independence Day July 1 - City of Camrose Canada Day Celebration; unveiling of our Confederation Mural July 26-29 - Everything Cowboy (leading up to the Big Valley Jamboree). Children's activities everyday at 2:00 pm August 3 - See us in the Camrose Kickn' Country Parade August 19 - We're celebrating the Museum Founders! August 20 - Church Service at our St. Dunstan’s Church October 1 - Machinery Day

Open: May 17 - September 3, 2017 Wednesday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

(closed Monday & Tuesday) Off season (September - April)

We are open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday noon - 4 pm

780-672-3298

www.camrose.ca/museum

(across from St. Mary’s Hospital)

4522 - 53 St., Camrose

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 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, creating not only a magnet for children of all ages but also offers inspiration for Artists and Photographers. History comes alive as you take a self-guided tour with costumed interpreters. Enjoy light self-serve refreshments mid-May until the end of June. Book garden tours with Victorian Dessert available for groups. Be sure to visit our extensive track car collection and browse the White Elephant Gift Shop filled with unique treasures. Everyone will enjoy our Percy like train rides (Thursdays and Saturdays) and our Children's Secret Garden where kids can play on a wooden replica of a train while playing dress up and letting their imaginations run wild. Enjoy our Summer Events: Plant Sale & Swap May 27; Hobo Day July 15; Canada 150 Garden Party Aug 19. Open Tues through Sat 10 am - 5 pm May long weekend till end of August 780-672-3099

4407 - 47 Ave., Camrose

For complete event info visit:

www.canadiannorthern.ca

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Things to do in the

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Nature Conservation Centre - In the summer of 2010,

Nature in the Making

Camrose County completed the reclamation of a decommissioned gravel pit and was innovative and forward thinking by incorporating numerous amenities to provide wildlife habitat and a community attraction. Camrose County hopes the Nature Conservation Centre will set the benchmark for all gravel pit reclamations as they believe this project epitomizes what environmentally friendly and beautiful results can emerge from such humble beginnings. After yielding approximately 500,000 cubic metres of gravel, this 37-acre now boasts a nature conservation centre, complete with stocked rainbow trout, children's playground and sand pit, walking trails, migrating and songs birds of the seasons, and picnic areas and day camping sites. A great place to get away from the busy-ness of life and listen to the silence of nature. Definitely an unsung jewel in the prairies! No reservation needed. See map page 42.

New Camrose County's Living Heritage Project

is a rural museum without walls! The Living Heritage project is an ever evolving collection of stories, structures and adventure points; connecting people, places, and nature; with history, geography, and the environment within Camrose County. Grab a cup of tea, and wander around the County a little. If you'd like to digitally connect, click on The Living Heritage Project here: http://www.county.camrose.ab.ca/content/living-heritage-program. You will keep in mind that memories may have wandered at times; and in collecting these written and verbal stories, we make no promises that things unfolded exactly as told. These are teaspoons of recollection as we heard them, and we are simply sharing where ever we can. Find us on Facebook and Twitter if that's more your thing. But better yet, experience some of our treasures in person. There will be gravel roads and fresh air involved! Find out why around here, we believe in respecting the footprints of the past. We choose to follow them into our future.

Boomtown Trail

Go East of Edmonton

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 39.

See our travel guide for the best of East Central Alberta. Exciting events, camping, golfing, shopping, dining and more. For daily updates and contests; subscribe to our website, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. See ad page 31.

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Many more County ideas on page 16, 26, 27 and 42.


Prairie

Spend a weekend in the Country!

Fun Days 2017 Saturday & Sunday

August 26 & 27, 2017 Explore...scenic Camrose County on a self-guided driving excursion.

Enjoy...special events and scrumptious goodies all weekend.

Experience...friendly downhome hospitality that will warm your soul.

Encounter...the fun each day from 10 am to 5 pm.

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.

One day adventure only $30/person Double your fun - 2 days just $55! Call Janine at 780-608-6243 or email: prairiecruiseline@gmail.com to reserve your seat. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! www.tourismcamrose.com

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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 42. 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, take in the scenic viewpoints, or stroll with their pets to catch various birding activities at 30 birdhouses along the path. Take Highway 13 east of Camrose for 3 km, turn south onto RG RD 195 for 1/2 mile. Pond is on the east side of the road. Little Beaver Lake – Offering up many recreational opportunities, Little Beaver Lake is open to kayakists and canoeists alike and a quiet campground is located on the shores. In the winter, sledders can be seen travelling across the frozen lake as they enjoy a day of fun and adventure. Abundant forested areas and wetlands surrounding the lake ensure that bird watching is at its best – where the chickadees are so friendly they will often eat out of your hand. Highway 21 south of Camrose turn into Town of Ferintosh, then onto MacQuarrie Avenue, then turn right onto McGill St. Lake is situated at the end of this street. Phone contact 780-672-4446 Camrose County.

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Meeting Creek Linear Trail and Park – Here you will discover a perfect environment for naturalists, bikers/hikers, artists, photographers, kids and historians. Besides taking advantage of getting back to nature you'll visit a 1913 Heritage Railway Station and a 1917 Heritage Grain Elevator (indoor areas by appointment only). Location: 5002 50 St, Meeting Creek, AB 780-672-3099

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 15.

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Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre: The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, located on the grounds of the beautiful, historic Augustana Campus University of Alberta is no traditional theatre. 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. 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! See our event calendar pages 5-9 for a list of performances or check our website www.tourismcamrose.com. More information and ticket sales at www.camroselive.ca. 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. Rose City Roots Society provides great live grassroots music year round. Jaywalkers Jamboree, Camrose Resort Casino, The Bailey Theatre, and Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre are other venues that provide regular musical entertainment. And of course, the Big Valley Jamboree's four full days of the greatest country music during the long weekend in August.

The Bailey Theatre boasts an intimate stage with historic brick wall feature, as well as state-of-the-art lighting, sound and rigging options. Main floor seating can be arranged to accommodate standard theatre seating or configured for dining. The gracefully curved balcony adds an additional five rows of fixed seating. The lower floor has a green room where you can see and hear all the action on stage, plus a full-sized rehearsal hall. Call our box office to arrange a tour – 780-672-5510. 5041 - 50 St., Camrose

The Bailey Theatre 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!

Alberta’s oldest historic performing arts theatre is Alive with music and performance! For our exciting line-up of shows visit www.baileytheatre.com or call our box office at 780-672-5510 or check out the events calendar in the front of this guide.

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Public Art & Sculptures 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) Martin Luther Bronze Sculpture Artist: Sculpture by Danek Mozbzenski Location: Augustana Campus, University of Alberta

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 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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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

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

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

Cra y Cra ers Ltd. cra ycra ersl

Stuck on a project? Come in any me and we can help you out free of charge! 4904 - 50 Street, Camrose 780-678-2335

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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 below.

16 km South of Camrose on Hwy 21 (New Norway) 780-855-3982 www.silvercreekgolfcourse.com See county map page 42.

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.

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.

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$89 per person plus tax based on double occupancy *offer valid for 2017 season

Includes 18 holes of golf, one night’s accommodation at one of our participating hotels and a complimentary gift bag.

Call now to book your Stay & Play Package Special

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Accommodations

Camrose Resort Casino 3201-48 Ave.

Norsemen Inn 6505 - 48 Ave.

2016 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.

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.

780-679-2376 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 Visit our website for more details www.tourismcamrose.com

Accommodations

Featured

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. We will be your home away from home. Relax and Rest with us at the R&R Inn and Suites. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you will appreciate the comfort and convenience. All our rooms are designed with comfort in mind, from our single rooms and junior suites to the executive suites ( which feature a Jacuzzi). Located near shopping centers and restaurants, only minutes from downtown, makes our hotel the perfect destination. 45 Spacious Rooms & Suites. Main floor Drive-Up Access. Handicap Room. Business Service. Wifi Internet access. Guest Laundry. Microwave & Fridge in all rooms. Deluxe continental Breakfast with seasonal Fruits. Huge parking at rear for Big Rigs & RVs.

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

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

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. www.tourismcamrose.com

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Bed & Breakfasts Ferintosh Manor Bed & Breakfast

Rosebush Lodge B&B

213 McGill Street, Ferintosh

Tea & Gift House, Campground & Special Event Facilities This unique property on Highway 56 south of Camrose, is the perfect atmosphere to relax and reconnect. Both the Teahouse and the Bed & Breakfast are housed in two beautifully renovated historic homes. Other unique buildings for your next retreat, wedding or family reunion are ready for your group to come and make memories. The Lodge has three themed rooms, Western, Scandinavian, and Rose, each with a queen bed and private ensuite; plus the Master Suite is complete with a king bed, hide-abed, and Jacuzzi tub. RV'ing or camping instead? ‌.the campground offers you beautiful scenery, plenty of wildlife, relaxing by an evening campfire and the peace & quiet of the country. Campground also features Foot Golf - a nine hole course, using your foot and a soccer ball. Group sites available. Call Val at 780-877-3793.

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. Call Burt or Barrie at 780-877-2645 Bittern Lake Bed & Breakfast 780-672-8124 Birkett Street, Bittern Lake Bittern Lake Lodge & Outfitting 780-672-8124 ww.bitternlakeoutfitting.com Down Home Bed & Breakfast 780-877-2383 RR#1, Ferintosh 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

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Camping

Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park

Miquelon Lake Provincial 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. 780-678-2888 www.camroservpark.com See ad below & map page 41.

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 42.

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! Day camping only. 780-672-4446 www.county.camrose.ab.ca See county map page 42.

Campgrounds & RV Parks

Featured

Nature Conservation Centre

Stay a day...Stay awhile! Camping in Camrose has never been easier...

Full service campground with modern amenities • Big Rig Friendly • Groups & Workers • Park Pavilion with group fire pit (for rent) • 30 & 50 amp power /w/s • Next door to Casino & CRE (exhibi on grounds) • Picnic tables, Fire Pits • Minutes away from shopping, performing arts, • Children’s Playground museums, parks & trails, recrea on centres, • Shower/Laundry Facility ($) golf courses and much more 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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Featured Camping

cont’d

Pelican Point Park

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

(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

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

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 42.

Dumping Stations / Potable Water Camrose Auto Shine 780-672-9274 5222 - 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

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Tillicum Beach Park, Dried Meat Lake

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 Hay Lakes Telegraph Park 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

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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

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

Birdwatching & Picnics Butcher Habitat Conservation Area West end of Railway Avenue in Bittern Lake. Hay Lakes Telegraph Park Turn E off of Hwy 21 onto Hwy 617, 2 km E of Hay Lakes. 780-878-3200

Outdoor Adventures

Summer Activities

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

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 nservation Ce re Co ntre into Town of Ferintosh, from atu Bashaw Trout Pond – Located in N MacQuarrie Avenue turn Bashaw, approximately 0.8 km right onto McGill St. Lake East of the junction of Hwy 21 situated at the end of this & Hwy 53 – corner of 48 St. & street. 45 Ave. Pleasure Island Fish Hay Lakes Telegraph Park – Pond - Camrose & brown and rainbow trout. District Fish and Game Turn E off of Hwy 21 onto Association recently Hwy 617, 2 km E of Hay completed a 2,112 foot Lakes. 780-878-3200 walk, complete with two bridges around Pleasure Lake Swimming Island Fish Pond. Families are Miquelon Lake Provincial Park welcome to sit a while and take in Off Hwy 21 follow Hwy 623 to park the scenic viewpoints, or stroll with their pets entrance. to catch various birding activities at 30 Camrose County Nature Conservation birdhouses along the path. Take Hwy 13 east Centre Sandy beach to walk into water, one of Camrose for 3 km, turn south onto RG Rd spot by the bridge is 60 feet deep for diving 195 for 1/2 mile. Pond on east side of road. and scuba training. Travel 14.5 km east of Tillicum Beach Park (located on Dried Meat Camrose on Hwy 13, then south 8.5 km on Lake). 1 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, turn Green Grove Road (Rg Rd 185). south 14 km. Follow signage. 780-672-4446 www.county.camrose.ab.ca Pelican Point (located on Buffalo Lake) 10 km Pelican Point (located on Buffalo Lake) East of Bashaw on Hwy 53, and 6 km south. Access 10 km E of Bashaw on Hwy 53, and 6 km south.

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Outdoor Adventures

Winter Activities

Outdoor ice skating is a popular family event in rural Camrose and the large flooded rinks on Mirror Lake right in the centre of the City create the perfect atmosphere for a sunny spin on your blades. Access Bill Fowler Mirror Lake Park Visitor Information Centre just north of 48th Ave near 53 St. Lots of space for vehicles in the parking lot and it is all free. Camrose has an additional 13 general public use outdoor rinks located throughout our residential community parks. Refer to: http://www.camrose.com/171/Outdoor-Rinks for current information on locations and conditions. All outdoor skating rinks are open for convenience.

Tobogganing: The beautiful terrain throughout Stoney Creek Valley running through the centre of the City, create natural deep sloping hills that are perfect for tobogganing. Two special hills in the valley are bordered with straw-bales to keep tobogganers safe from accidently sliding into traffic. Cross Country Skiing: Camrose is well known for its excellent Cross Country Skiing Trails - Trails are well maintained and groomed and provide excitement for both beginners to the more experienced skiers looking for additional challenges. No need to travel great distances to get started - some residents actually access a trail right outside their homes, which makes it easy and fun to stay in shape throughout the winter. General public access - please use Camrose Nordic Centre at Stoney Creek Valley - Access from 39 Ave., Parkview Drive. Up to 18 km loops, easy and intermediate. The annual Ole Uffda Classic Loppet (15 Km, 30 Km), or Ole's Fun Loopski for all kids (1.5 Km, 3 Km, 5 Km) is open to the public by registering for the run. The event is part of the Cross Country Alberta loppet series, and one you surely don't want to miss out on with our stunning trail system here in Camrose! Biathlon: U of A Augustana and the Camrose Ski Club maintain a Biathlon Range, access from Camrose Drive & 50 St. 32 shooting lanes for small bore rifles only.

Luge Track:

Our Stoney Creek Valley also provides a perfect location for natural luging. 473 metres of ice track can be accessed from Camrose Nordic Centre.

Programs: The Camrose Ski Club offers several winter programs: Learn to Ski; Youth CrossCountry Skiing; Triathlon; Adult Training; and Luge. Skiing Conditions: Current trail conditions are posted at http://www.camroseskiclub.com/news/trail-conditions/ Take a Walk: local residents and visitors enjoy fresh air on their daily walks around the walking trails at Mirror Lake Park. Trails are cleaned and safe for public use anytime. 28

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Dining

Featured

Dining

Boston Pizza

Hagar's Café

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 (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 coworkers, our casual atmosphere and diverse menu options are sure to please. See ad outside back cover.

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.

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 below.

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

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

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Featured Dining cont’d The Tap Room Bar & Brewery

780-678-2538; 5006-56 St.

780-672-9171 (Norsemen Inn) 6505 - 48 Ave.

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 below.

Dining

Sacred Arts

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. See ad inside front cover.

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.

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For Flavours, Festivals & Family Fun East of Edmonton... Connect with us for daily updates and get the online Travel Guide!

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Downtown Area

Dining

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. Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual West End 780-608-1886 4706 - 43 St A&W Restaurant & Drive Thru Pan Flame Indian Cuisine 587-386-0055 780-672-4338 6001- 48 Ave. 6510 - 48 Ave Booster Juice 780-672-0065 Papa's Donair & Sub 780-672-7224 (Cornerstone) #170 6800 - 48 Ave. (Duggan Mall) 6601 - 48 Ave. Brown’s Socialhouse 780-608-7705 Papa John’s Pizza 6805 - 48 Ave 780-608-7999 #355 6805 - 48 Ave. The Canadian Brewhouse Pizza 73 780-673-0073 4725 - 65 St 780-678-8880 6608 - 48 Ave. Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 780-679-0174 Pizza Hut 780-679-0013 5703 - 48 Ave. Smitty's Family Restaurant 6227 - 48 Ave. 780- 672-7610 6115 - 48 Ave. Dominos Pizza Starbucks 780-672-0476 780-672-1313 6550 - 48 Ave. (Cornerstone) #130 6800 - 48 Ave. East Side Mario's 780-608-9629 Subway 780-672-3522 (Cornerstone) #600 7300-48 Ave. (Cornerstone) 6800 - 48 Ave. Edo Japan 780-679-2261 Tim Horton's (Cornerstone) #134 6800 - 48 Avenue 780-608-7626 6602 - 48 Ave. Extreme Pita 780-672-7482 Wendy's 780-672-5835 6602 - 48 Ave. (Cornerstone) #168 6800 - 48 Avenue Fat Burger 780-672-0506 (Cornerstone) Wok Box #110, 6800 - 48 Ave. 780-672-5501 #315 6805 - 48 Ave. Geo's Sports Lounge Wok Express 780-710-0111 780-672-7610 6115 - 48 Ave. 6601 - 48 Ave. (Duggan Mall) Happy Chopstix Golf Courses 780-672-5959 6110 - 48 Ave. Silver Creek Golf Course 780-855-3982 KFC & Taco Bell 780-672-0151 15 min south of Camrose on Hwy 21 (Cornerstone) #150 6800 - 48 Ave The Clubhouse 780-672-5007 Love Sushi and Grill Restaurant (Camrose Golf Course) 5106 - 66 St. 780-672-1828 6112 - 48 Ave. The Station 780-672-6490 (Whistle Stop Lucky Dragon Restaurant Golf Course) 53 Street (N 3 km) 780-672-5012 5716 - 48 Ave.

East End

Dairy Queen 780-672-5328 4954 - 50 St. Camrose Pizza Unlimited 780-672-9943 (Windsor Hotel) 4911 - 51 Ave. Fiona’s Coffee & Gifts 780-672-2889 4968 - 50 St. Hart House Wine and Tapa Bar 780-281-1034 4612 - 49 St. Humpty's Family Restaurant 780-672-5559 5606 - 48 Ave. Monte Carlo Restaurant 780-672-1040 4907 - 48 Ave. OleO’s Ice Cream Castle (summer months) 54 St & 48 Ave. Mirror Lake Park. See ad below. Panago 780-608-4140 5602 - 48 Ave. Pepper's Steak House 780-672-4730 (Alice Hotel) 5078 - 50 St. Rebecca’s Bistro & Sweet Treats 780-679-4188 4868 - 50 St. Rusty Spur Bar & Grill (Mexican) 780-679-2245 5017 - 51 St. Saigon Rose 780-672-3114 4938 - 50 St. Skyway Family Restaurant 780-672-8363 4941 - 50 St. The Bailey Bistro 11-2 pm weekdays 780-672-5223 5041 - 50 St. The Pump House Bar & Grill 780-672-2029 (Alice Hotel) 5078 - 50 St. Yummy Pho 780-672-8832 4969 - 50 St.

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.

OLEO’S

ICE CREAM CASTLE

Taste good old fashioned hard ice cream the way it was meant to taste!

Up to 83 different flavors of

YUM!

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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 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.

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

780-672-9909

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Shopping

Unique Boutique Shops Arts, Books, Crafts, Music & Theatre Candler Art Gallery & Picture Framing

Interiors on Main

Art Supplies - Rocks & Crystals, Essential Oils - New Age Books & Music - Original Art - Custom Framing - Prints & Posters. 5002 - 50 St. 780-672-8401 www.candlerartgallery.com Weekly Specials posted on See ad page 37.

Crafty Crafters Unlocking your Creativity - Yarns, Cross Stitching, Needlepoint, Drawing Supplies, Classes and much more fun. Tues - Fri 10-7, Sat 10-3 4904 - 50 St. 780-678-2335 www.craftycraftersltd.ca See ad page 20.

Wisemen’s Way Bookstore Inc. Bibles, Books, Gifts, Cards, Music, Movies, Lug, Laser Engraved Gifts. Your Christian Bookstore! 5028 - 50 St. 780-672-3455 www.wisemensbookstore.com See ad page 37.

Cathel Books Gently used Books, New Puzzles, Games & Gifts. 5017 - 50 St. 780-608-1501 See ad page 38.

Martha’s Music “Where Dreams Begin” Instruments Books - Lessons - Rentals - Sound Systems. 5033 - 50 St. 780-679-0826 www.marthasmusic.ca

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Decorating & Collectables Your source for the exceptional in Furnishings, Home Décor and Design. 4965 - 50 St. 780-672-3622 www.interiorsonmain.com

Take a Second Look on 46 Street Gifts & Collectables. 4916 - 46 St. 780-672-7222 www.secondlookconsignment.ca See ad page 37.

Clothing & Shoes Bellissima Fashions Your “go-to location” for Jospeh Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, and other unique designers from around the world. 4840 - 50 St. 780-672-0292 www.bellissimafashions.com See ad page 38.

Bra Necessities Specializing in Undergarment fittings. No appointment necessary. Sizes ranging from A - L Cup, 28 - 54 Band, Cup Sized Swimwear, Sleepwear, Loungewear, Men’s SAXX Underwear & Gifts. 4955 50 St. 780-672-2701 Shop Online www.branecessities.net

Cobblers The only clothing store you need on mainstreet in Camrose. 4917 - 50 St. 780-672-2233 info@cobblers.ca

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in Downtown Camrose Eateries

Custom ‘n Classics

Great locally Roasted & Specialty Coffee delicious Tea and Fresh Organic Baked Goods. 4968 - 50 St. 780-672-2889

Fiona’s Coffee & Gifts

Fashion Hospital scrubs by Koi, Cherokee, Dickies and Heart Soul - Restaurant Attire Sports Wear - Embroidery - Screening 5075 - 50 St. 780-608-2380 custom60@telusplanet.net

Duff Layton’s Mens Wear Largest selection of Mens Wear in the city quality casual and dress clothing. 4930 - 50 St. 780-672-2797

Fringe Benefits Unique, affordable fashions for the Contemporary Woman. 5001 - 50 St. 780-608-2345

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McSliquors Fantastic selection of Craft Beers and Wines! 4907A - 48 Ave. 780-608-1947

Sacred Arts Yoga Studio - Events - Whole Foods Café - Art Gallery - Inspired Retail 5006 - 50 St. 780-678-2538 www.sacredarts.ca See ad page 31.

The Lefse House

from Kicks to Kids Maternity, Baby & Children A complete selection of unique products to take you from pregnancy & beyond. 4929 - 50 St. 780-672-5437 www.fromkickstokids.com

Velkommen to our Scandinavian all Natural Bakery, Coffee and Gift Shop. 5210 - 51 Ave. 780-672-7555 www.thelefsehouse.ca See ad page 30.

Day Spas Cloud 9 Day Spas

Sole City Shoes Nearly 7000 sq ft of name brand Footwear for ladies and men. 4851 - 50 St. 780-672-8371 www.solecityshoes.com See ad page 38.

‘Massage & Esthetics’ It really is all about you! 4863 - 51 St. 780-672-5300 www.cloud9dayspas.com

Explore the eerie side

Tish’s Fashions & Finery “Experience the Elegance Within” Mother of the Bride - Weddings and Graduations 4895 - 50 St. 780-672-6092 www.tishsfashions.net

Twig Eclectic Fashions, Jewelry & Gift wear. 4953 - 50 St. 780-672-3301 www.shoptwig.ca See ad page 38.

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Downtown Camrose Take a walk with me... the Camrose Ghost Lady

GhostTouring Camrose 780-608-6243 www.ghosttouringcamrose.ca

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TAKE A SECOND LOOK on 46 St.

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Featured

...declaring His glory...

*Books *Bibles *CDs

& DVDs *Lug Bags Supplies *Cards *Gifts *Personalized Laser Engraved Gifts *Church

Gifts & Collectibles

4916 - 46 St, Camrose, AB

5028 - 50 St., Camrose, AB 780-672-3455 or 1-888-644-3455 wisemen3@telus.net

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 on June 17 to learn how you can help. www.tourismcamrose.com.

visual delight

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

visit the upper gallery

and view the

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS & POTTERY

expanded selection of ARTIST SUPPLIES with artists on staff to assist you. *ROCKS & CRYSTALS *JEWELERY *METAPHYSICAL BOOKS & MUSIC *UNIQUE HANDMADE GIFTS *PRINTS & POSTERS Open 9-5:30 Mon-Fri, 9:30-5pm on Sat. 5002-50 Street, Camrose

1-888-672-8401, candler@syban.net

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Cathel Books Gently Used Books Buy • Sell • Trade New Games, Puzzles & Gifts available 5017 - 50 Street Camrose, AB 780-608-1501

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.

Nearly 7000 sq ft of ladies & mens brand name quality footwear. e is everyon e r o t S ! oe The Sh talking about

780-672-8371 4851 - 50 St, Camrose www.solecityshoes.com

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You’ll find designer fashion dress shoes, holiday sandals to everyday casual walking, comfort footwear.


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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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