Rural Roots and Routes

HOMEGROWN BOUNTY

Antique shops, gift stores, greenhouses, artisans, diners and farm-gate fare lead the curious shopper on a cross-country treasure hunt. Visit the Old School Cheesery south of Vermilion for fresh artisan cheeses or The Cheesiry east of Kitscoty for a unique boutique offering Old World inspired artisanal sheep’s milk cheese as well as farm fresh flowers. 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 (open year round on Hwy 897 & TWP 514), while Castle Gardens Greenhouse offers unique planters and an antique selection for all tastes.

The  F'Laura N Company Greenhouse near Kitscoty (3/4 mile south of Hwy 16 on RR42)will also be a treat.  

 


Museums

Vermilion Heritage Museum

Welcome to the Vermilion Heritage Museum. It is here where you can step through the decades of Vermilion's past, and take a peek at the evolution of the town. If you like what you see in here, then travel over to Vermilion to see the real thing.

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. The cost of admission to learning this invaluable information is by donation. Please feel free to mail us at: The Vermilion Heritage Museum, 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. Check out their Facebook Page.

Dewberry Valley Museum

A great collection of pioneer, fur trade, Riel Rebellion and prehistoric artifacts.

Admission by donation. Centre Street, Dewberry. (780) 847-3053.

http://www.villageofdewberry.ca/museum.html

Morrison Museum of the Country School

Located in Islay, Alberta which is 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 Address: Box 4, Islay, Alberta, T0B 2J0

 

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Our urban neighbours’ festivals and fairs are a welcoming sight all summer long beginning with Marwayne Rodeo Week in early June and ending with Clandonald Country Fair in mid-August, with the 3 Cities Fair, Lloydminster Colonial DaysVermilion Fair, and Celebrate Kitscoty all squeezed in between. Enjoy the spectacular fireworks celebrating Canada Day together with the residents of the City of Lloydminster, Town of Vermilion or Village of Kitscoty.  

Vistas, recreation and relaxation await you when you experience the County of Vermilion River and the entire Vermilion River Region.

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Upcoming Community & Regional Activities

DATES EVENT & LOCATION INFO
January 18, 2019 "Hay" Clandonald  5:30 pm  More Details
April 5-6, 2019 Pro Bull Riding, Marwayne  More Details

April 5, 6, 12, 13 2019

Kitscoty Hall Dinner Theater

 

June 7-9, 2019

65th Annual Lea Park Rodeo, Lea Park

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June 14-16, 2019

CPCA Chuckwagon Races, Dewberry Races 6:30 Fri & Sat; 
2:00 Sun
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June 21-23, 2019 Three Cities Fair AND Bullarama, Paradise Valley More details
June 22-23, 2019 Lea Park Jamboree
More Info: Ron 780-847-3556
 10am-8pm
Concession, Camping, Covered Seating, Dancing Area.  More Details
June 29, 2018 Taste of Vermilion, Vermilion More Details
July 26 - 28, 2018 112th Annual Fair, Vermilion Download the Event App!
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August 10, 2019 Country Fair, Clandonald More Details
August 24-25, 2019 Yellowhead Gospel Jamboree, Kitscoty  
October 20, 2019 Marwayne Ag Fall Fair 5:00 - 7:00 pm
October  Harvest Feastival, Lloydminster Exhibition 5:00 - 7:30 pm
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October 26, 2019 Kitscoty Christmas Craft Show  
October  Fall Supper, Clandonald Hall 5:00 - 7:00 pm
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December 8, 2019 Community Christmas, Paradise Valley  
December 1, 2019 Lite Up, Marwayne  

For a comprehensive listing of community events and happenings in the Town of Vermilion, check out the Good Life Institute