Vermilion is a Canadian town in Vermilion River County, central Alberta, located along Highway 41 (Buffalo Trail) and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway). Vermilion is 192 km east of Edmonton.
The economy is largely service industry to agriculture. Vermilion has all the friendliness and qualities of a small rural community with a population of 4472, yet Vermilion also boasts some surprising big-centre advantages.
Vermilion has a provincial park right on its doorstep and spectacular cross country skiing trails.
Throughout the days of steam, the railway was important to Vermilion. Vermilion was used as a divisional point. It had a water tower to resupply engines, a large roundhouse, an extensive yard, a Y, a turntable, and a bunkhouse for engine crews. With the decline of steam power in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the railway became less important.
The museum has organized the traces of the past into five basic galleries. Here you can view the changing times...