Reeve's Welcome

Welcome from Cindy Trautman, Reeve

On behalf of the Council and Administration of Camrose County, I would like to welcome you to the Camrose County Web Site. We invite you to browse through our site and learn more about what Camrose County has to offer.

Camrose County is located in the East Central region of Alberta, with its northwestern boundary located about 40 kilometres southeast of Edmonton when travelling on Highway 21. From this point, the County covers an area approximately 128.5 km (80 miles) long from the north to south by 48.25 km (30 miles) wide. Within this area there is about 390,000 hectares of land classified as pasture, to very good arable soils throughout most of the district. This area is well known for its mixed farming attributes, as well as for its population of 8,458 people of mixed races originating from many different countries who live together in very harmonious and active communities.

Within the boundaries of the County are the City of Camrose, the Town of Bashaw and the Villages of Bittern Lake, Bawlf, Edberg, Ferintosh, Hay Lakes, and Rosalind as well as the hamlets of Armena, Duhamel, Kelsey, Kingman, Pelican Point, Meeting Creek, New Norway, Ohaton, Round Hill and Tillicum Beach.

Camrose County offers many recreational opportunities: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park at the north end of the County, Tillicum Beach Park adjacent to Dried Meat Lake, just southeast of the City of Camrose and Pelican Point Park on the North shore of Buffalo Lake at the southern boundary of the County. There are numerous campsites in the hamlets and villages within the County. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy fishing for Northern Pike at Buffalo Lake and Dried Meat Lake. There are a number of challenging Golf Courses within Camrose County. Winter activities include groomed cross country ski trails at Miquelon Provincial Park, numerous snowmobile rallies throughout the county and outdoor skating is available at numerous village or hamlet skating rinks.