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...

Cross-country skiing has been estimated to burn 600 (recreational) to 1,120 (mountaineering) calories per hour.