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 south of Vermilion for fresh artisan cheese
- 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
- Check out Open Farm Days annually in AUGUST where you can visit local farms or attend a culinary event.
Kathy’s Greenhouse offers fresh garden produce all summer long plus antiques and giftware (Hwy 897 & TWP 514)
Castle Gardens Greenhouse offers unique planters and an antique selection for all tastes.
- 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.
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.
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.
A great collection of pioneer, fur trade, Riel Rebellion and prehistoric artifacts. Admission by donation. Centre Street, Dewberry. (780) 847-3053.
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
Rodeos and Jamborees
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
Head to Graham Town for some trail rides, horse programs, events and weddings