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County of Vermilion River
Municipal district
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division No. 10
Established 1944
Incorporated 1964 (County)
 • Land 5,519.75 km2 (2,131.19 sq mi)
 • Total 8,267
 • Density 1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)

The County of Vermilion River is a municipal district located in the eastern part of central Alberta, Canada in Census Division #10. The municipal district was formerly named the County of Vermilion River No. 24 prior to an official name change that became effective on September 13, 2006.

The administrative offices of the County of Vermilion River are located at Kitscoty. The Vermilion River flows through the County and is the namesake of the region.

The Yellowhead Highway and Buffalo Trail are major transportation routes in the County. Several communities in the County such as Vermilion and Kitscoty are serviced by CN Rail.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the County of Vermilion River recorded a population of 8,267 living in 2,981 of its 3,268 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change from its 2011 population of 7,905. With a land area of 5,519.75 km2 (2,131.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.5/km2 (3.9/sq mi) in 2016.

The population of the County of Vermilion River according to its 2015 municipal census is 8,116, a 2.7% change from its 2008 municipal census population of 7,900.

In the 2011 Census, the County of Vermilion River had a population of 7,905 living in 2,801 of its 3,008 total dwellings, a 5.9% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 7,462. With a land area of 5,518.18 km2 (2,130.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, the County of Vermilion River had a population of 7,467 living in 2,796 dwellings, a 0.8% decrease from 2001. The county has a land area of 5,518.71 km2 (2,130.79 sq mi) and a population density of 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi).

In 2001, the County of Vermilion River had a population of 7,524 in 2,754 dwellings, a 0.4% decrease from 1996. On a surface of 5,518.54 km² it had a density of 1.4 inhabitant per km².

Communities and localities


Several golf courses are located in the county, among them Lloydminster Golf and Country Club, Lea Park Golf Club, Rolling Green Fairways Golf Course & Campground, Paradise Valley Golf Course and Vermilion Golf Course.

Campgrounds are found at Jubilee Regional Park, Vermilion Provincial Park, Nothing Barred Ranch and Iron River Ranch.

The Vermilion Heritage Museum is located in the town of Vermilion. Other museums include Climbing Through Time Museum in Paradise Valley, Dewberry Valley Museum in Dewberry and Morrison Museum of the Country School in Islay.

The Lea Park Professional Rodeo is held every yer in June.

Other recreational activities are hiking in the Vermilion Provincial Park and Nothing Barred Ranch (cross-country skiing in winter), fishing for rainbow trout at the Vermilion Provincial Park Trout Pond or pike and perch at Raft Lake.

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