Camrose as a Winter Getaway

While we may not have mountains, there are plenty of things to do and see in and around Camrose. Recently Tourism Camrose partnered with Alberta Parks and Seekers-Media to showcase some of the fun winter activities, both outdoor and indoor.  The initial feature was on Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and the incredible skating and snowshoeing opportunities available. With Camrose only a 20 minutes drive, why not stay overnight and enjoy a few more activities.  So, if you only have the weekend available, what can you do in 48 hours? Here’s what Jeremy Derkson had to say….Find Your Winter Stoke in Camrose

Visit Downtown Camrose

Take all the time you need to window shop and browse as the parking Downtown is free!

Step inside over 27 independently owned and operated unique boutique style shops in Downtown Camrose and experience customer service the way it was intended to be!

  • Art, Books, Crafts, Music & Theatre
  • Decorating, Interior Design & Collectables
  • Clothing
  • Shoes & Luggage
  • Culinary & Unique Coffee Shops
  • Spas

Stores are open Monday to Saturday every week from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Some are open late Thursdays

New for 2017 select Downtown businesses are open Sundays 12:00pm – 4:00pm

More things to do in Camrose


Prairie Fun Days

Enjoy self-driving tours! Explore Camrose County at your leisure during Prairie Fun Days. Stop by our office and pick up a map to begin your self-guided adventure.

Please note there is a correction to the Meeting Creek location.  Jeff Strandquist will be reciting cowboy poetry at 2 pm. Glenys Smith will offer guided walking tours of the Linear Park at 8:30am and 10:00 am. Early-goers should see lots of birds, and later tour will be flora and fauna.

Lucky Route 13 – Photo Contest Closes September 30th

Ride the scenic Central Alberta Highway 13 this summer and win prizes for the best photographs in a summer long photo scavenger hunt! Contest closes September 30th!
Tourism Camrose is excited to be working in partnership with communities along Highway 13 from Wetaskiwin to Provost for the inaugural 2017 Tour and Photo Scavenger Hunt this summer! The goal of this cooperative project is to attract and increase tourism all the way down Highway 13 to the Saskatchewan border.
In order to raise interest in the route and add even more fun; we will have a photo scavenger hunt over the summer riding months. Each participating community has identified two iconic places that riders must take pictures of (one being a selfie to prove they actually were there).


If you are traveling through our region, we invite you to visit our communities and enter our Lucky Route 13 Photo Scavenger Hunt 2017! 

Camrose Purple Martin Festival

The 8th Annual Camrose Purple Martin Festival will be held Saturday June 17, 2017 at the Stoney Creek Centre.

Speakers and presentations

  • Mountain Bluebirds: Trails and Tales
    Lois Johnson, Master Bander and 40-year bluebird trail manager
  • Hanging Out With Hawk Owls
    Gerald Romanchuk, Masterbirder and wildlife photographer

Panel discussions for:

  • Beginner martin landlords and naturalists
  • More experienced martin landlords and naturalists

Tours led by Experienced Naturalists and Purple Martin Landlords

  • Bus tour to Purple Martin sites in the city
  • Backyard Wildlife Walking tour (including inspection of a Purple Martin house)

Children/Youth activities

  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Outdoor Activities

Download the 2017 Purple Martin Festival Registration Form