Rural Roots and Routes


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.  



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.


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



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.  

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Upcoming Community & Regional Activities

January 17, 2020 "Hay" Clandonald  5:30 pm  
April 3-4, 2020 Pro Bull Riding, Marwayne  More Details

March 31 - April 1,      7 - 8, 2020

Kitscoty Community Dinner Theatre


April 24-26, 2020

Dewberry Dinner Theatre


June 6, 2020

Marwayne Street Dance


June 5-7, 2020

65th Annual Lea Park Rodeo, Lea Park

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June TBD

CPCA Chuckwagon Races, Dewberry Races 6:30 Fri & Sat; 
2:00 Sun
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June 19-21, 2020 Three Cities Fair AND Bullarama, Paradise Valley More details
June 27-28, 2020 Lea Park Jamboree
More Info: Ron 780-847-3556
Concession, Camping, Covered Seating, Dancing Area.  
June 30, 2020 Taste of Vermilion, Vermilion More Details
July 23-25, 2020 114th Annual Fair, Vermilion Download the Event App!
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August 8, 2020 Country Fair, Clandonald More Details
August 22-23, 2020 Yellowhead Gospel Jamboree, Kitscoty  
October TBD Marwayne Ag Fall Fair 5:00 - 7:00 pm
October TBD Harvest Feastival, Lloydminster Exhibition 5:00 - 7:30 pm
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October 24, 2020 Kitscoty Christmas Craft Show  
October TBD Fall Supper, Clandonald Hall 5:00 - 7:00 pm
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November 28, 2020 Christmas Trade Show, Marwayne  
December 5, 2020 Christmas Craft Sale, Dewberry  
December 6, 2020 Community Christmas, Paradise Valley  
December TBD Lite Up, Marwayne  
December 12, 2020 Christmas Gala, Marwayne  

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