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Camrose is a vibrant growing city nestled in the heart of Alberta with a population of over 18,000 people. With exciting opportunities, arts, sports and recreation and numerous festivals and events; there's always something for everyone! Camrose has an amazing historic district with many of the homes and buildings in the area having been artfully restored, reflective of their construction in the early 1910s. The historic downtown shopping core has some of the most unique shops. The Bailey Theatre, Alberta's oldest operating theatre, is prominently located on the north end of Main Street. Camrose is home to the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. You will also find the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on campus, host to live performances. Camrose's state of the art recreation facilities features three ice surfaces, curling rink, swimming pool and fitness centre; and is home of the Junior A Kodiaks Hockey Club, U of A Vikings and numerous world class sporting events throughout the year. Camrose Regional Exhibition is host to the Big Valley Jamboree, Growing Rural Tourism Conference, International Bull Congress, as well as many other provincial, national and international events. The Camrose region has an excellent selection of golf courses all within a 45 minute radius of the City. Camrose also features one of the most affordable Golf & Stay Packages. For more about Camrose and events, please visit www.tourismcamrose.com Jennifer Filip - Executive Director, Tourism Camrose 4522 - 53 Street, Box 1483 Camrose, Alberta T4V 1X4 Ph: 780-672-4255 www.tourismcamrose.com @tourismcamrose


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Table of Contents City Attractions...................................4-5; 11-16 Events & Entertainment...............................6-10 City Recreation Facilities.................................17 City Map.....................................................18-19 Accommodations.......................................20-21 Dining.........................................................22-23 Shopping....................................................24-25 Golfing.......................................................26-27 Camrose County Attractions...............................................28-30 Camping...................................................31-32 Summer Activities........................................33 Winter Activities.............................................34 Daytrips from Camrose..............................35-36


City of Camrose 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

Camrose County Camrose County welcomes you! Please enjoy your visit to our slice of rural Alberta. Here you will find lakes, river valleys, and quiet roads through rolling hills and grain fields. Distinctive hamlets and villages give you a taste of the “back to the basics� pace of small town life. Enjoy the brilliant stars and northern lights, awe-inspiring thunder storms and crisp winter days. Watch closely as you drive through Camrose County and you will most likely see some of our resident wildlife; moose, deer, coyotes, snowy owls and bald eagles. Our communities are friendly, and each have unique opportunities to enjoy. You can find golf courses, fishing ponds, model airports, playgrounds and museums to explore. Shop for that special item at a cozy tea house, or rural store. Summer weekends are full of ball tournaments, camping, ice cream cones at the lake, parades and community breakfasts. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast, local hotel or in one of many campgrounds. Make plans to attend Prairie Fun Days and you will get to see much of what the County offers in either a self-driving tour or riding in style on our Coach Bus. Local food is available, and the chance to see the history of the region alongside the current technologically advanced world of modern farming. Thank you for taking time to visit. Come once and you will come again! Don Gregorwich Reeve of Camrose County



Bill Fowler Visitor Information Centre 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. 5402 - 48 Ave, Camrose, AB.

Mirror Lake Park

Get acquainted with our past

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.

Twenty educational and historic points of interest depicting the development stages of Camrose, are strategically placed along the 3 km walking paths surrounding the beautiful reflective Mirror Lake.

Mirror Lake Express Train Ride 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.



Learn more about our dynamic city by visiting

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January 25-26 - Canadian Bull Congress February 11-13 - Growing Rural Tourism Conference February 15-17 - Nordly Film & Art Festival February 21 - Aaron Goodvin March 8-10 - Camrose Home Show March 22-24 - Battle River Canine Association Dog Show May 26 - Camrose Flying Club/ COPA Flight 137 Annual Fly-in Breakfast May 31 - June 2 - Jaywalkers Jamboree May 31 - June 2 - Under the Lights Soccer Tournament June 8-9 - Prairie West Fiddle Contest June 15 - 10th Annual Purple Martin Festival


June 20 - National Indigenous Day Celebrations June 22 - Arts in the Park July 1 - Canada Day Celebrations July 22 - September 9 - Art Walk August 1 - Camrose Kickn' Country Parade August 1-4 - Big Valley Jamboree August 17-18 - Prairie Fun Days County Bus Tour September 27-28 - Alberta Culture Days October 25-27 - Battle River Canine Association Show November 22-24 - Camrose Festival of Trees November 29 - Midnight Madness Downtown Camrose

For a complete list of events and details visit www.tourismcamrose.com

Yes, we have three different markets for you to enjoy shopping for local produce, jams, crafts, baking and more! Rose City Farmer's Market Thursdays 1:00pm – 6:00pm Duggan Mall 6601 – 48 Ave Camrose, AB Camrose & District Farmer's Market Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm Duggan Mall 6601 – 48 Ave Camrose, AB Downtown Camrose Market Thursdays Seasonal June 6 - September 27 4:30pm - 7:30pm Downtown Camrose

Food Artisans of Camrose County Did you know that Camrose & County has an abundance of local food producers? Do you know where you can find them? You don’t need to go far to find local beer, beef, poultry, bison, lamb, pork, cheese, eggs, fruits, veggies, herbs, honey, tea, preserves, and even baked goods! It's all right here in our community. Stay tuned and we'll connect you, so you can keep supporting and enjoying local like you do! This initiative is funded by Camrose County Agricultural Services and run by a volunteer committee with the goal of connecting our community with all of the fantastic local food products that are right on their doorstep. Buy local, Eat local, Support local! #eatlocalcamrose

©Photo by Grey Arrow Farm



Growing Rural Tourism Conference is an initiative of the Camrose Regional Exhibition. Tourism is Alberta's third largest industry, ranking behind the Petro-Chemical Industry and Agriculture. It is estimated that there are currently 150,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs in this industry. While this is a very positive position for the industry, the benefits generated by the industry have been traditionally accrued by locations on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and by the major cities of Alberta. Few of these benefits have been realized by the rural communities that populate the rest of Alberta until now! Rural communities in Alberta and across Canada have begun looking towards tourism as a viable industry to diversify their local economies. The Growing Rural Tourism Conference brings together groups who have embraced innovative Tourism strategies and partnerships, and those looking at how they might bring new sources of revenue and employment to their own communities. Renowned Rural Tourism experts and participants from a broad cross-section will share successes, challenges, and ideas for future growth. Comments from participants indicate that the conference is a powerful tool in initiating strategic tourism planning. The conference is to be held on February 11 - 13, 2019, and is an opportunity to recognize and showcase the role that communities play in the rural tourism industry. For more information visit www.growingruraltourism.ca

Nordlys Film & Arts Festival The Nordlys Film & Arts Festival takes place every Family Day Weekend at the historic Bailey Theatre in downtown Camrose. Nordlys (Norwegian for “northern lights”) breaks up the dark days of winter with an eclectic blend of award-winning films from Canada and around the world. Attendees will also be treated to Q&As with special guest filmmakers, a Saturday night feature concert and musical interludes with talented local performers. Join us February 15 – 17, 2019 at the Nordlys Film & Arts Festival and prepare to travel to far-flung destinations from the comfort of your theatre seat. For more information visit: www.nordlysfestival.com



Featured Events

Jaywalkers Jamboree 62nd Annual Jaywalkers Jamboree will take place May 31 - June 2, 2019. The Jaywalker's Jamboree features dozens of entertainers, from local dance clubs, bands and singers. Food vendors serve up an array of foods, from Norwegian lefse (a potato and flour flatbread) slathered in butter and cinnamon sugar, to good old favourites like hot buttered corn on the cob, burgers, fries and mini doughnuts. Pancake breakfast is offered each morning. West Coast Amusements will be on-site providing midway rides and games for all ages. There's also a special midway area for children, face-painting and much more. You'll also enjoy the incredible sidewalk sales!

Purple Martin Festival On June 15, 2019, you will have the opportunity to take a walking or bus tour to purple martin colonies in Camrose. Watch the birds hunt and socialize and maybe even take a peek inside a nest! The purple martin gurus will provide new purple martin landlords and landlords-to-be with all of the information they need to attract and care for their avian friends. Experienced birders and landlords share the tips and tricks that contribute to their success. 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 15 to learn how you can help. www.tourismcamrose.com. www.tourismcamrose.com


Featured Events

BVJ Kickn Country Parade There's fun for the whole family at the annual BVJ Parade on August 1, 2019! Pull up a curb in downtown Camrose and watch the parade floats roll by. There'll be lots of smiles and a variety of entertainment. Don't forget to practice your waving technique, because there'll be plenty of parade participants to greet as they move along the parade route. Come see the crazy cast of characters!

Prairie Fun Days County Bus Tour Join us on a guided tour in the comfort of a deluxe Bi-West coach on August 17 & 18, 2019! Learn more on page 29.


Fun Days 2019

Photo Credit: Vanessa Gratrix

Battle River Watershed Festival Celebrate the watershed at this annual, funfilled festival. Games, crafts, guest speakers, free BBQ lunch, and Saskatoon pie! The festival is held every August in a different community across the watershed.

Photo Credit: Vanessa Gratrix


For dates and more event information visit www.tourismcamrose.com

Historic Downtown Camrose The historical downtown district of Camrose is a place that you don't just visit, you experience it. Downtown Camrose has done a wonderful job of restoring historic commercial buildings and period houses. While these buildings now have new duties, their original use is not forgotten. They have exterior plaques that tell of their part in the history of downtown Camrose. These buildings are now being used to house unique boutiques and specialty retailers that offer everything from clothing stores for all ages, to home décor, furniture (old and new), specialty dining, and craft stores and much more. You can relax and take your time while shopping because you don't have to worry about parking, it is all free here. They have a variety of specialty coffee shops and cafes where you can get together with friends to enjoy great food and excellent, friendly service. There are a lot of enjoyable events that take place in downtown Camrose. The Chamber of Commerce's Jaywalkers Jamboree in June is a major regional event with rides and vendors throughout the Downtown. A downtown market begins the second Thursday of June and runs until September. The Camrose Show and Shine, the Scarecrow Festival, and Midnight Madness in November are a small sample of the good times to be had. You can go to www.downtowncamrose.com to find out about upcoming events and all sorts of interesting information about downtown Camrose. Downtown Camrose is proud to be the home of the Bailey Theatre, the oldest theatre in Alberta. The theatre has been renovated into a state of the art performing arts facility. Strolling down the streets of downtown Camrose you get the feeling that it is not just the buildings that have been restored. The friendly service of the business people makes you feel like you are in your own home town. Downtown Camrose is “alive at the centre” and is waiting for you to come visit. www.tourismcamrose.com


Attractions The Bailey Theatre

The Bailey Theatre is Alberta’s oldest historic performing arts theatre alive with music and performance. The 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. 5041 50 Street, Camrose. Call their box office to arrange a tour at 780-672-5510 or visit www.baileytheatre.com for a full list of performances.

Churchmice Players For almost 40 years Churchmice Players have entertained the community with extraordinary t h e a t r i c a l p e r f o r m a n c e s . Tw o m a j o r Chruchmice productions debut in 2019. Mamma Mia! It's taken the world by storm and the storm hits Camrose in February! With a cast of over 50 talented performers, and on the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, you will be thrilled! Visit camroselive.ca or call 780-608-2922 for tickets. The show starts February 7, 2019. Addams Family, the Musical - a fun, hilarious comedy comes to the historic Bailey Theatre stage in October 2019. Join Chruchmice performers as they bring the Addams Family alive again - laugh and spend an unforgettable evening in the charming Bailey Theatre. Visit www.baileytheatre.com or call 780-672-5510 for tickets.



Attractions Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Located on the grounds of the beautiful, historic Augustana Campus University of Alberta is no t r a d i t i o n a l t h e a t r e . Ke e p i n g 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, Shumka’s Nutcracker ŠPhoto by Crown Photography & Film 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. 4501 - 50 Street, Camrose. Ph. 780-679-1153.

Chuck MacLean Arts Centre The Chuck MacLean Arts Centre is home to the Camrose Arts Society. Programs run from September to December and January to June. A full list of courses becomes available every year in September and January. The Centre has a number of classes taking place in the facility including painting, drawing, photography, dance and more. 4809 - 52 Street, Camrose Ph. 780-672-9949 www.camroseartssociety.ca A u g u s t a n a 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, and The Bailey Theatre, 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.

Ghost Touring in Camrose Be sure to learn more about our rich prairie history. Ghost walks have become massively popular across Canada. Explore the eerie side of Camrose with our own Ghostlady. Immersed in our dramatic pioneer history are stories of intense people who left a powerful mark upon our community. Visit city landmarks including the historic Bailey Theatre. Hear about a tragic 1914 pony race, deemed one of our saddest accidents; learn about a hotel lost to fire and visit an iconic haunted home. There's no shortage of haunted sites in Camrose. Many stories to enjoy! Ph. 780-608-6243 or visit www.ghosttouringcamrose.ca

For a complete list of events & performances visit www.tourismcamrose.com


Attractions Camrose Resort Casino The Camrose Resort Casino - a first-class gaming facility, offers 200 slot machines, 12 gaming tables, and a poker room; and regularly features live entertainment, so plan enough time to play the tables and then take in one of the many tribute/dinner theatres. Ph. 1-888-784-8441 or visit www.camroseresortcasino.com

You have 45 minutes in one of three live-action escape games; solve the mysteries and escape to freedom! Three levels of difficulty, up to six people per game. Open Thursday to Sunday inclusive, for hours visit www.escapesquad.ca 5025 - 51 St., Camrose 780-673-2177

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. Ph. 1-800-661-8714 or visit www.aug.ualberta.ca/visits/



Heritage Railway Station and Park If you like Museums, we have two splendid sites. The Heritage Railway Station and Park: Anything Trains! Wander inside the 1911 3rd-Class station and tap-out a Morse code message on the telegraph key or have an authentic Victorian tea party in the marvelous 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 until the end of August. 4407 - 47 Avenue, Camrose. Ph. 780-672-3099 www.canadiannorthern.ca/Camrose

Camrose & District Centennial Museum 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 Pe n n y, a 1 9 1 5 s c h o o l t e a c h e r ; blacksmiths and other pioneer characters. Summer hours Wednesday through Saturday from May to Labour Day weekend from 10 am - 5 pm. 4522 - 53 Street, Camrose. Ph. 780-672-3298 or visit www.camrose.ca/847/CamroseDistrict-Museum www.tourismcamrose.com


Attractions Camrose Regional Exhibition The Camrose Regional Exhibition is a multipurpose agriculture, entertainment, education and leisure complex situated on 103 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. The facilities are used by provincial and community organizations for conferences, banquets, concerts, educational programs, cattle sales, equestrian events, festivals, trade displays and weddings. In total there are approximately 350 activity days annually at the Camrose Regional Exhibition with an estimated 250,000 - 300,000 people enjoying the many activities and events. 4250 Exhibition Drive, Camrose Ph. 780-672-3640 or 1-800-296-8112 www.cre.ab.ca

Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park The RV Park, located just off Highway 13 east on the CRE grounds adjacent to the Camrose Resort Casino, will provide a great place for campers to park and attend events and activities or explore the many interesting sites in and around the Camrose region. For your comfort and convenience Camrose Exhibition Trail RV Park amenities include fully serviced (w/p/s) pull through sites and back in sites, children's playground, picnic tables, fire pits, WiFi, 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 see and do around the Camrose region, or a winter snowbird coming home, our country warmth and hospitality will certainly make your stay an enjoyable one. For reservations, please call 780-678-2888 or visit www.camroservpark.com



Ready for some Recreation? 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.


Border Paving / EnCana / Max McLean


Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 45 Ave.

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


Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 44 Ave.

Picnic Areas Jubilee Park


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


Skateboard Park Camrose Skateboard Park


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.


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


Rudy Swanson Park, 54 St. - 45 Ave.

Camrose Recreation Centre


Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 45 Ave.

Swimming Pool & Spray Park

Camrose Aquatic Centre/ Spray Park


Rudy Swanson Park, 53 St. - 45 Ave. www.tourismcamrose.com


Camrose Resort Casino One of Alberta’s best hospitality and entertainment destinations. Amenities include swimming pool, waterslide, hot tub, fitness centre, business centre, free hot breakfast buffet, free WiFi, 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. 3201 - 48 Avenue, Camrose. Ph. 780-679-2376 or 1-888-784-8441 www.camroseresortcasino.com Canalta Hotel Camrose Close to Camrose Golf Course, restaurants and great shopping. Also known as one of the top rated locations in Camrose. Amenities include heated indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub, complimentary breakfast, business center, gym, free WiFi, on-site laundry, pet friendly. Family, suites and kitchenettes available. Free parking. 4710 - 73 Street, Camrose. Ph. 780-672-7303 or 1-877-672-7303 www.canaltahotels.com/locations/camrose

Motel 6 Camrose Featuring award-winning contemporary room design and furnishings, inclusive of flat panel televisions and micro-fridges. Kitchenette rooms are available upon request. Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi, complimentary morning coffee in the lobby, free parking and pets are always welcome at no additional cost. Children 17 and under stay free when occupying the same room as an adult family member. Located less than a 5 minute drive from Camrose Golf Course. Camrose Railway Museum & Park and the Augustana Campus University of Alberta are 1.2 miles away. 6216 - 48 Ave. Ph. 780-672-3377 Norsemen Inn Standard rooms, mini-suites and executive suites, WiFi, in-room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, convention facilities. Fine or casual dining in the Odin Dining Room or Hagar's Café. Lounge facilities in the Gravity Lounge and The Tap Room Bar & Brewery. On-site micro brewery, Norsemen Brewing Co. 6505 - 48 Avenue, Camrose. Ph. 780-672-9171 or 1-877-477-9171 www.norsemeninn.com 20


Hotels & Motels continued... Ramada Camrose One of the top-rated locations in Camrose! Great hot continental breakfast, indoor pool, waterslide, 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. 4702 - 73 Street, Camrose. Ph. 780-672-5220 or 1-888-672-5208 www.canaltahotels.com/locations/camrose

R & R Inn and Suites 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 this 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. Huge parking at rear for Big Rigs & RVs. 6508 - 48 Avenue, Camrose. Ph. 780-672-2292 or 1-866-552-2292 www.rrinnsuites.com

Klemme House B&B This Heritage Home was built in 1912, and offers 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms, each with a clawfoot tub. Within walking to distance to the scenic Jubilee Park with extensive walking, hiking, biking, and cross-country ski trails. Across the street from the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Close to Historic Downtown Camrose, with many restaurants and shops, and a live theatre. Also, within walking distance of the major sports centres in Camrose. 4602 - 49 Street, Camrose. Ph. 780-781-1065 www.klemmehouse.ca Rosebush Lodge B&B The Rosebush Lodge is a beautifully renovated historic home consisting of three themed rooms, each with a private ensuite. The Tea & Gift House is open mid-May through early October and has fresh home cooking. If you prefer the great outdoors, the campground is the perfect retreat. The whole family can try a round of Foot Golf on their 9 hole course. Enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery on the property – the perfect atmosphere to relax and reconnect. 19312, Township Rd 440, Camrose County. Ph. Val at 780-877-3793. Ferintosh Manor B&B

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. 213 McGill Street, Ferintosh. Phone Burt or Barrie at 780-877-2645.

Bittern Lake Lodge & Outfitting 780-672-1705 www.bitternlakeoutfitting.com Down Home Bed & Breakfast RR#1, Ferintosh 780-877-2383

Heritage BnB on 49th 4621 - 49 Street, Camrose. Phone or text 780-819-7744 www.heritagebnb.com Lone Ranger Bed & Breakfast 780-608-6769 Camrose



Boston Pizza 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. 6046 - 48 Avenue. Ph. 780-672-7701 www.bostonpizza.com/en/menu.camrose.html

Eats Restaurant 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. 3201- 48 Ave. (Camrose Resort Casino). Ph. 780679-0904 www.camroseresortcasino.com/eats-restaurant

Gravity Lounge Gravity Lounge

Enjoy the warmth and coziness of Gravity Lounge, as you relax and catch your favourite sporting events on the big screen TV. We offer a full menu, complimentary snacks, a great happy hour and daily drink specials. 6505 - 48 Avenue (Norsemen Inn). Ph. 780-672-9171 www.norsemeninn.com

Hagar's Café Hagar’s Cafe

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. 6505 - 48 Ave. (Norsemen Inn) Ph. 780-672-9171 www.norsemeninn.com

The Lefse House Authentic Scandinavian lunches and irresistible snacks in the quaint and friendly coffee shop and gift gallery that's reminiscent of the old country. It's an experience in itself. 5210 - 51 Avenue, Camrose. Ph. 780-672-7555 www.thelefsehouse.ca The Lefse House

Joker's Den Pub 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. 3201- 48 Ave. (Camrose Resort Casino) Ph. 780679-0904 www.camroseresortcasino.com/jokers-den-pub

Odin Room 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. 6505 - 48 Avenue (Norsemen Inn) Ph. 780-672-9171 www.norsemeninn.com



Dining Guide Downtown Area Dairy Queen 780-672-5328 4954 - 50 St. Camrose Coffee 780-673-7841 4868 - 50 St. Camrose Pizza Unlimited 780-672-9943 (Windsor Hotel) 4911 - 51 Ave. FIKA Coffeehouse 780-678-2075, 4803 - 48 St. Fiona's Coffee & Gifts 780-672-2889 4968 - 50 St. GOAT Coffee Co. 780-781-1631, 3805 - 48 Ave. Hart House Wine and Tapa Bar 780-281-1034 4612 - 49 St. Humpty's Family Restaurant 780-672-5559 5606 - 48 Ave. Mainstreet 1908 780-702-2589 4857 - 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. Rebecca's Bistro & Sweet Treats 780-679-4188 4868 - 50 St. Retro Spur Bar & Grill 780-679-2245 5017 - 51 St. Sacred Arts - Whole Foods Café 5006 - 50 St. 780-678-2538 www.sacredarts.ca Skyway Family Restaurant 780-672-8363 4941 - 50 St. Spotlight Bistro 780-781-1781 Featured on page 25.

The Pump House Bar & Grill 780-672-2029 (Alice Hotel) 5078 - 50 St. Yummy Pho 780-672-8832 4969 - 50 St.

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. Brown's Socialhouse 780-608-7705 6805 - 48 Ave The Canadian Brewhouse 780-678-8880 6608 - 48 Ave. Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 780-679-0174 6227 - 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. Galbi Korean BBQ 6024 - 48 Ave. Geo's Sports Lounge 780-672-7610 6115 - 48 Ave. Happy Chopstix 780-672-5959 6110 - 48 Ave.

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. Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual 780-608-1886 4706 - 43 St Pan Flame Indian Cuisine 587-386-0055 6510 - 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 780-679-0013 5703 - 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. Tasty Fusion 780-673-3286 6102 - 48 Ave. The Chopped Leaf 780-672-2022 114 6800 - 48 Ave. Tim Horton's 780-608-7626 6602 - 48 Ave. Wendy's 780-672-5835 6602 - 48 Ave. Wok Box 780-672-5501 #315 6805 - 48 Ave. Wok Express 780-710-0111 6601 - 48 Ave. (Duggan Mall)

Norsemen Brewing Company When it's time to unwind, simplicity is beautiful. Beer taps. A bar. A brewery. All in the same room. Discover what makes the fresh craft-brewed beer so special. This is beer you can't find anywhere else. The brew pub will make you want to come back again and again. 6505 - 48 Avenue (Norsemen Inn). Ph. 780-672-9171

Back 40 Distillery - 4701 - 36 St, Camrose 780-271-2826 or 780-983-5167 www.back40distillery.com

Battle River Brewery 4720A - 37 St., Camrose 780-781-3715 www.battleriverbrewery.ca



Arts, Books, Crafts, Music & Theatre

Decorating & Collectables Interiors on Main

Candler Art Gallery & Picture Framing Art Supplies - Rocks & Crystals, Essential Oils - New Age Books & Music Original Art - Custom Framing - Prints & Posters. 5002 - 50 St. Ph. 780-672-8401 www.candlerartgallery.com

Paint Pottery Locally owned ceramic store. Come on in, pick out a piece, you get to paint it how ever you like, we fire it and you get to take your masterpiece home. 4904 - 50 St. Ph. 780-673-3101 www.paintpottery.ca

Your source for the exceptional in Furnishings, Home DĂŠcor and Design. 4965 - 50 St. Ph. 780-672-3622 www.interiorsonmain.com

Studio 49 Home & Design Your destination for all things home. 5030 50 St. Ph. 780-673-9511 www.studio49design.com

Take a Second Look on 46 Street

Cathel Books

Gifts & Collectables. 4916 - 46 St. Ph. 780-672-7222 www.secondlookconsignment.ca

Gently used Books, New Puzzles, Games & Gifts. 5017 - 50 St. Ph. 780-608-1501

Clothing & Shoes

Martha's Music "Where Dreams Begin" Instruments - Books - Lessons - Rentals Sound Systems. 5033 - 50 St. Ph. 780-679-0826 www.marthasmusic.ca

Bellissima Fashions Your "go-to location" for Jospeh Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, and other unique designers from around the world. 4840 - 50 St. Ph. 780-672-0292 www.bellissimafashions.com

Bra Necessities

Camrose Public Library makes a difference in people's lives through connections, community engagement, and inclusion. We provide opportunities for all to share and grow through curiosity and creativity. From books to eBooks, story times to technology tutoring, reference services to snowshoes, you will find it all here at Camrose Public Library. Whether you are here for a day, a week, or just the weekend, you are sure to find something to entertain you! If you are visiting Camrose, just pop in to check out a book or check out a program! Located at 4710 - 50 Ave., Camrose. Ph. 780.672.4214 cpl.prl.ab.ca 24

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. Ph. 780-672-2701 Shop Online www.branecessities.net

Trendy Walrus The only clothing store you need on mainstreet in Camrose. 4917 - 50 St. Ph. 780-672-2233 trendywalrus@gmail.com

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


Clothing & Shoes cont’d

Day Spas

Fringe Benefits

Cloud 9 Day Spas

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

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

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

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

Tish's Fashions & Finery "Experience the Elegance Within" Mother of the Bride - Weddings and Graduations 4895 - 50 St. Ph. 780-672-6092 www.tishsfashions.net (Pictured below.)


Twig Eclectic Fashions, Jewelry & Gift wear. 4953 - 50 St. Ph. 780-672-3301 www.shoptwig.ca

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

Spotlight Bistro Located in the historic Bailey Theatre, The Spotlight Bistro is THE place to go for lunch in downtown Camrose. 5041 - 50 St. 780-781-1781

The Lefse House Velkommen to our Scandinavian all Natural Bakery, Coffee and Gift Shop. 5210 - 51 Ave. Ph. 780-672-7555 www.thelefsehouse.ca



Have you time for a game? This wellestablished 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. 5105-66 Street, Camrose Ph: 780-672-2691 www.camrose.ca/golf

$89 per person plus tax based on double occupancy *oer valid for 2019 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



Silver Creek Golf Course 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 colours 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. 16 km south of Camrose on Hwy 21 (New Norway) Ph. 780-855-3982 www.silvercreekgolfcourse.com

Whistle Stop Golf and Campground Adventures Whistle Stop Golf and Campground, only 2 kilometers from Camrose, offers more than just golf! In addition to our 18 hole course and driving range, there is a campground and a licensed Restaurant clubhouse. "The Station" is a full service banquet facility that seats up to 65 guests. Catering is available for all occasions in the off season from October to April. With many great golf courses in the area, the 64 site campground is perfect for your extended stay golf vacation. For reservations call 780-672-6490 or visit www.whistlestopgolf.com

Silver Creek Golf Course

Whistle Stop Golf & Campground

Bashaw Golf & Country Club Experience friendly service and family atmosphere which has been the trademark at Bashaw Golf and Country Club for over 100 years. Ph. 780-372-2333 www.bashawgolf.com

Country 9 Golf Course

Bashaw Golf & Country Club

42251 Hwy 21 - Beautiful, scenic Country 9 is one of Bashaw's most inviting golf destinations. It includes an established 9 hole course. Country 9 welcomes golfers of all levels, and offers challenges for everyone. Ph. 780-372-2427 www.countrynine.com

Double Dam Golf Course Set in a beautiful valley surrounded by lush trees and wide open fields Double Dam Golf Course is the perfect place to spend time in the outdoors. East on Highway 13. Turn South onto Highway 56. After about 18.5 km turn East onto Highway 609. Follow this paved highway about 11 km to Double Dam Golf Course on the South side. Ph. 780-375-2154 www.doubledamgolfcourse.com

Country 9 Golf Course

Miquelon Hills Golf Course Located adjacent to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park close to Edmonton and Camrose. Miquelon Hills Golf Course is an 18 hole hidden gem. The course is mature and beautifully lined with trees and has an abundance of hills. 20340 TWP 494A Camrose County. Ph. 780-662-2499 www.miquelonhillsgolf.com



Nature Conservation Centre

In the summer of 2010, 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, picnic areas and day camping sites. A great place to get away and enjoy nature. Definitely an unsung jewel in the prairies! No reservation needed. Travel east on Highway 13, right on Highway 56, then turn left on Twp 452 for 8 km. www.county.camrose.ab.ca

Lucky Highway 13 Experience the often overlooked, panoramic destination highways in central Alberta. You know‌the kind of roads you look for where the journey is your authentic destination. Stop in quaint towns and villages along Highway 13 and discover their well kept secrets. In partnership with the City of Wetaskiwin, Tourism Camrose, Village of Bawlf, Town of Killam, Flagstaff County, Town of Sedgewick, Village of Lougheed, Town of Hardisty, Village of Amisk, and Town of Provost. For more information visit www.luckyhighway13.com


Spend a weekend in the Country!


Fun Days 2019 Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18

Explore...exceptional locations in scenic Camrose County Enjoy...special events and scrumptious goodies all weekend. Experience...friendly down home hospitality that will warm your soul.

All aboard the

Prairie Cruiseline

Relax, laugh and savour time with friends! Let us pamper you! Join us on a guided tour in the comfort of our deluxe Bi-West coach. Exceptional entertainment, exquisite food and drink, rare behind-the-scene tours of modern farms and historical buildings in picturesque Camrose County!

For more information and to reserve your seat call Jennifer at 780-672-4255 or email: contact@tourismcamrose.com www.tourismcamrose.com


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.

Little Beaver Lake Offering up many recreational opportunities, Little Beaver Lake is open to kayakists and canoeists alike. A quiet campground surrounded by an abundant forested area is located on the shores of the lake and ensures that bird watching is at its best. In the winter, sledders travel across the frozen lake as they enjoy a day of fun and adventure. Location: 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.

Meeting Creek Linear Trail and Park

Pleasure Island Fish Pond C a m r o s e & D i s t r i c t Fi s h a n d G a m e Association recently completed a 2,112 foot walk, complete with two bridges around Pleasure Island Fish Pond. Families are welcome to sit awhile, 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 Range Road 195 for 1/2 mile. Pond is on the east side of the road.

Buckskins Emporium Just a short 10 minute drive northeast of Camrose, this hidden gem carries adult and kids clothing, home dĂŠcor, seasonal decorations, jewellery, body pampering products, kitchen and bath, specialty snacks, steel farm toys and so much more! 19453 Twp Road 474 Ph. 780-672-0953

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 Ph. 780-672-3099



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. 780-678-2888 www.camroservpark.com

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. Travel 14.5 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, then south 8.5 km on Green Grove Road (Rg Rd 185). Ph. 780-672-4446 www.county.camrose.ab.ca

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. Ph. 780-672-7308 www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca



Camping continued... Pelican Point Park (On Buffalo Lake) Hwy 53 in 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. Ph. 780-672-4446 www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca

Tillicum Beach Park, Dried Meat Lake 1 km east on Hwy 13; 14 km south on Hwy 956 (Tillicum Beach Rd.) 7 camping sites w/power, registration is first come first served. Coin operated showers, washrooms, walking trails, ball diamond, day use area, playground, fire pits, boat launch, pier, fish cleaning stand, water tap. Ph. 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. Ph. 780-855-3982 www.silvercreekgolfcourse.com 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

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

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. Ph. 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. Hay Lakes Telegraph Park – brown and rainbow trout. Turn east off of Hwy 21 onto Hwy 617, 2 km east of Hay Lakes. Ph. 780-878-3200

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. Ph. 780-672-4446

Birdwatching & Picnics Butcher Habitat Conservation Area West end of Railway Avenue in Bittern Lake. Hay Lakes Telegraph Park Turn east off of Hwy 21 onto Hwy 617, 2 km east of Hay Lakes. Ph. 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 Hwy. 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 features 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



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 www.camrose.com/171/ Outdoor-Rinks for current information on locations and conditions. 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. 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! 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 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. 34


Boomtown Trail is a tourism region in Alberta, east of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. The road trip takes you down the Hwy 21 & 56 corridors, and stretches from Camrose County in the north to Three Hills in the south. Get ready to travel down the crossroads of the past and the present, a place where history and culture come to life! The trail is an area rich with stories of the First Nation peoples, buffalo hunts and settlements, railway expansion and new-land promises, settlers and boomtowns, and coal mining and dinosaur digs. Not to mention cowboys and characters, farmers and ranchers, and most of all, country towns that are at the heart of everything.

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Kayaking on Black Nugget Lake. Photo by Tammy Fisher.

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2019 Camrose & Area Travel Guide  

After driving along highways 13, 21, 26, 56 or secondary 833, past thousands of acres of prairie farm lands, Camrose, Alberta appears on the...

2019 Camrose & Area Travel Guide  

After driving along highways 13, 21, 26, 56 or secondary 833, past thousands of acres of prairie farm lands, Camrose, Alberta appears on the...