Fort Vermilion

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763 (2018 Municipal Census)

One of Alberta’s oldest communities, Fort Vermilion was founded in 1788 as a trading post by the North West Company. Fort Vermilion boasts a cultural mix and a diversity of language, religion and ethnic backgrounds: Beaver, Dene, and two Cree First Nations account for almost one-third of our population. Mennonites of German/Dutch heritage account for almost another third!

A number of historical buildings are still standing, ready for visitors to experience a glimpse of life on the edge of the frontier!


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