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Exploring Camrose and Camrose County

by Karen Ung

For the perfect weekend getaway, head to the friendly city of Camrose. Beautiful parks, historic sites, and good eats await – just one hour from Edmonton, at the north end of the Boomtown Trail.

From top left, clockwise: Cherry Lane B & B Foot Golf Course, Meeting Creek Grain Elevator, Stoney Creek Trestle Bridge, Historic Downtown Camrose

We’ve put together a photo gallery for a fun weekend in Camrose and Camrose Country here. For complete details for this itinerary, read our story on Go East of Edmonton’s website.

Friday Night

Enjoy a gourmet dinner on the patio at Hart House Wine & Tapa, then take a short (800-metre) walk to the trestle bridge in the Stoney Creek Valley.



Where to Stay

Cherry Lane B&B has four gorgeous themed rooms in a lovingly restored heritage home, as well as a rustic cabin, and campground on its 45-acre property half an hour from town.

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park has spacious, forested campsites 20 minutes from Camrose. Read about our experience camping at Miquelon Lake here.

Saturday

Hit the Saturday Farmer’s Market at Duggan Mall (10 am – 1 pm) and get everything you need for a picnic at Mirror Lake Park. Next, explore historic downtown Camrose, get an ice cream at MainStreet 1908, and visit the gardens at Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park.



Where to Stay

Pelican Point Park offers lakeside camping on the north shore of Buffalo Lake. The sand is perfect for sandcastles and the water is clean and warm. If you brought fishing rods, don’t miss Pleasure Island Fish Pond on your way there!

For more information to help you plan your trip, see our story on Go East of Edmonton.

Sunday

After soaking up the sun at Pelican Point Park, paddle at Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre, and visit an old train station and grain elevator at Meeting Creek. If time allows, drive home on the Boomtown Trail to experience more historic sites (we love Dry Island Buffalo Jump and Big Valley).



Plan to spend at least a couple days in Camrose and Camrose County! It’s a wonderful town and country getaway with all the amenities you need, and lots of opportunities to enjoy nature.

Disclosure

This article was written in partnership with Go East of Edmonton and Tourism Camrose. Thank you to Cherry Lane B & B and Café and Pelican Point Park for hosting us! As always, all words and opinions are my own.

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