Alberta Parks

Vermilion Provincial Park

Get Here

  • Vermilion Provincial Park is located 190 km east of Edmonton on Highway 16,  65km west of Lloydminster. The drive from Edmonton is about 2 hours or less than 1 hour from Lloydminster.

At the Park

  • Vermilion Provincial Park is located just north of the town of Vermilion, set in the gently rolling terrain of the Vermilion River valley. The river meanders across a glacial melt-water channel in the park's western end. North-facing valley slopes are forested with aspen; drier south-facing slopes are grasslands.
  • There are approximately 23 km of trails in the park that provide access to forest, grasslands and marshes that support many species of birds and other wildlife.
  • Undulating terrain provides good variety for skiers - easy trails to challenging hills.  The groomed trails attract novice to advanced skiers.
  • With the Vermilion Nordic Ski Club based out of the historic, renovated 1905 CN Station, the park hosts several ski events each year.
  • This park is a hidden gem for cross-country skiers and saw the beginning of Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott’s ski career! This area is now called the Beckie Scott Nordic Centre.


  • Catch up with the Vermilion Nordic Ski Club at one of their many events held throughout the season.
  • Try your luck at ice fishing or finish the day with fun on the hills.  Tobogganing is great over the rolling terrain of Vermilion Provincial Park!   


  • Vermilion Provincial Park has a few sites available for winter camping.
  • The town of Vermilion also offers a small selection of accommodations such as motels and Bed & Breakfasts.


  • Check the trail conditions report provided by Vermilion Nordic Ski Club.
  • Interesting fact... In 1974, the parents of Canadian Olympian and Nordic Champion Beckie Scott helped establish the groomed trail system at Vermilion Provincial Park. 

Did You Know...

Children as young as 3 or 4 years old can learn and enjoy cross-country skiing. Keep it fun and pair skiing with other wintertime activities.