County of Vermilion River Open House March 5 at the Kitscoty Community Hall

Attractions

Homegrown Bounty

Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners and fresh-farm fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. 

Food and Local Artisan Businesses
  • Old School Cheesery is located in Vermilion.  

  • The Cheesiry east of Kitscoty for a unique boutique offering Old World inspired artisanal sheep’s milk cheese, meat & farm fresh flowers. 
  • Farmstead Market & More. Local storefront in Kitscoty supporting many local and Canadian businesses
Agriculture
  • Check out Open Farm Days annually in AUGUST where you can visit local farms or attend a culinary event. 
 Greenhouses
  • Kathy’s Greenhouse offers fresh garden produce all summer long plus antiques   and giftware (Hwy 897 & TWP 514)

  • F'Laura N Company Greenhouse near Kitscoty (3/4 mile south of Hwy 16 on RR42) & also in Vermilion is open seven days a week during the summer.  

Museums

Vermilion Heritage Museum

Step through the decades of Vermilion's past, and take a peek at the evolution of the town. 

The museum, located on 50th Ave. and 53rd St. Vermilion, Alberta, is open daily throughout the summer from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you would like to visit during the winter, or schedule an appointment, call (780) 853-6211. Admission by donation.  5310-50th Ave, Vermilion, Alberta, T9X 1L1.

Climb Through Time Museum, Paradise Valley

Dioramas in the grain bins make this former grain elevator and annex a unique museum experience. Tea room, giftshop and train station on site.

Admission by donation. Wheelchair accessible. Railway Avenue, Paradise Valley. (780) 745-2150. 

Dewberry Valley Museum

A great collection of pioneer, fur trade, Riel Rebellion and prehistoric artifacts.  Admission by donation. 22 Centre Street, Dewberry. (780) 214-0477.

Morrison Museum of the Country School

Located in Islay, 3 1/2 miles north of the Yellowhead Highway. The Morrison Museum of the Country School offers visitors an opportunity to step back into the days of the country school house. The museum contains a fairly complete collection of items found in a country school in the 1930's and 1940's.  Contact: Mary Ternoster at (780) 744-2260 or Shirley Ronaghan at (780) 744-2271 Mail: Box 4, Islay, Alberta, T0B 2J0

Western Culture

Rodeos and Jamborees

You have many chances to get down and dirty cowboy-style!

And who can resist the sounds of an old time jamboree - music flowing, feet tapping and friendly laughter at the Lea Park Jamboree!

Got your boots on?

See our events listing page for all the festivals and events with dates 

Trail Rides

Head to Graham Town for some trail rides, horse programs, events and weddings

Golfing

Vermilion Golf & Country Club 

  • Just 1 miles south of Vermilion, 9 hole par 35 course and driving range. with licensed kitchen and lounge. See website for booking info. 

Lea Park Golf Course 

  • 9 holes at Lea Park on the banks of the Saskatchewan River.

Kitscoty Golf Course

  • 9 hole undulating course with sand greens just south of the village.  Carts available and booking not required. (780) 522 2950

Rolling Green Fairways 

  • 18 hole, grass greens with pro shop and licensed clubhouse just West of Lloydminster.  Family owned and operated.  Themed club nights, tournaments and banquet availability for 20-300 people.  See website for booking information

Parks & Points of Interest

Vermilion Provincial Park

Campground with 124 sites, some fully serviced.  Many miles of paved and scenic hiking and biking trails traversing the Vermilion River valley.  Fish in the Claude Brennan Trout pond, or visit the splash park or mini golf. In winter the area hosts the Vermilion Nordic Ski Club and 10km of tracked ski trails.  

Jubilee Regional Park

Located at the junction of the Vermilion and the North Saskatchewan Rivers, Lea Park boasts a number of activity options for the whole family: Camp out, paddle, fish, golf, or climb to the top of Snake Hill viewpoint.  Also home to the Lea Park Rodeo (one of the largest outdoor rodeos in Alberta) each June. Google Maps link HERE 

Lindsay A. Evans Regional Park

A tranquil setting for bird watching, picnics and even some canoeing.  Open day use only 7am-11pm from June 1 to after the Sept long weekend. Located south of Kitscoty off Hwy 897, West on TWP 490 for 3.5 miles and it is on your left between RR 34 and 35). Alcohol not allowed. The park is named for Lindsay A. Evans (1891-1976) - a renowned local artist and nature lover dedicated to enhancing his community.  Definitely a great little gem in our County! Google Maps link HERE

McNabb Wildlife Sanctuary

If you are looking for a quiet spot to connect with nature, check out the McNabb Wildlife Sanctuary: bird watching, deer, wildlife and more!  Located at SE-18-49-5-W4M (TWP 492 and RR 55; southeast of Vermilion).  Operated by the County of Vermilion River on land donated by Mr. Colin McNabb in 1992. Google Maps link HERE

Marwayne Trestle Bridge

This beautiful old trestle bridge was part of the CP rail line and can be found near TWP 532 and 530 on RR 34 (northwest of Marwayne) Google Maps link HERE

Winter Activities

Mount Joy Snow Resort

Family friendly, volunteer-run snow resort offering downhill skiing and snowboarding on weekends throughout the winter.  Lessons and rentals available on site and a cosy day lodge with catering Just 20 minutes SW from Lloydminster 

Vermilion Nordic Ski Club

Based out of the renovated 1905 CN Station, located in the Vermilion Provincal Park.  Extensive groomed trail network for both classic and skate skiiling.  Lessons, tours and competitions throughout the season. Trail fees are collected by donation 

Seppala Siberian Tours

Unique winter adventure try a sled dog tour at Seppala Siberian Tours near Kitscoty. Contact Dale Swan 780-872-3575.