The Vermilion Provincial Park is our community treasure, reaching out over nine miles (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. The park is open year round – welcome!
Boasting approx 23 kilometers of hiking trails, including Wild Rose Trail, Cathedral Trail, Fescue Trail, and Lakeside Trail, you will hike to your heart’s content! There are also a number of trails for cross-country skiing and horseback riding. Five kilometers of the trails are paved paths for rollerblading and biking, and to also accommodate our guests in wheelchairs. That’s how we roll!
The winter snow transforms our trails into one of Alberta’s finest cross country skiing venues. Our ski season is extended because many of the trails are located along the southern slope of the valley and protected from the sun. So, strap on those snow shoes and let’s go!
For the serious bird watcher, the Vermilion Provincial Park is home to more than 100 different species of birds. And if you’re lucky, you’ll see owls, Canada Geese, and Great Blue Herons too! Nature is bountiful and the park is the proud dwelling to those in their natural habitat, white-tailed deer, porcupines, squirrels, and the every day duck, seen frequently roaming contently, willing to share their home with us.
For the fishing enthusiast, the park features the Claude N. Brennan Memorial Trout Pond, a man-make lake. The pond is circled by a paved walking trail, with several benches around the perimeter for a quick rest stop to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Tasty trout can be caught and cleaned on site at the fish hut. Fishing, anyone?
The Vermilion Provincial Park is a popular spot for tourists who love to camp! Our campground has all amenities you’d need to enjoy overnight camping, and features 98 camping spots, (some wheelchair accessible) as well as group use areas, electrical hook-ups, a sewage dumping station and picnic shelter. Several additional areas are available during the day, including two shale ball diamonds, several soccer fields, children’s wading pool, and a mini-golf course.
A distinctive feature in the park is the fully restored CN train station, used for community and private functions.
You will be able to register your Vermilion Provincial Park individual campsites on-line 90 days in advance by going to www.albertaparks.ca/ and click on “On-line Camping Reservations” OR dialing Toll Free Reservations: 1-877-537-2757.
NOTE: Vermilion Provincial Park Group Sites must be booked by dialing 780-853-4372.