City Center Camrose
4909C - 48 Street
Camrose AB T4V 1L7
Check out all the great businesses in City Center Camrose
For more than 100 years Downtown Camrose has been a center of activity for East Central Alberta.
Today you will find it an attractive, vibrant, and friendly place to visit. Visitors are drawn to Downtown Camrose for many reasons.
A small town atmosphere with an uptown experience is what you get when you visit Downtown Camrose, a must-see while in Alberta!
Be surprised and delighted at the variety you will find in the many unique boutique-type shops as you stroll along Main Street in beautiful downtown Camrose. The streets are wide with plenty of free parking to add to your shopping pleasure.
We encourage you to take a few minutes to wander through our website and check out the many exciting things that make Downtown Camrose an interesting place to shop and to visit. Take a look at the business directory to see what our hundreds of businesses have to offer.
We constantly update our website, so come back soon. If you're a Downtown business owner, resident of Camrose, visitor, or never been here before, please let us know of any information missing from this site that you'd like to see.
The Mission of City Center Camrose is to drive prosperity and nourish the growth of businesses and the community, creating a welcome home atmosphere with an uptown experience.
The Vision of City Center Camrose is flourishing businesses in a vibrant community.
The photo above is an example of what you might see on a summer day in Downtown Camrose.
A new service has been launched by the Camrose Chamber of Commerce. Several choice commercial properties are available in Camrose at the following website. See list at left and select Property.
Jaywalker's Jamboree is Alberta's oldest out-door fair, organized by the Camrose Chamber of Commerce. During the 2 day event, Main Street (50 Street) in Camrose is closed to traffic and becomes an out-door carnival and trade show featuring fantastic deals from local businesses as well as guest vendors.
Many amazing varieties of food vendors are on deck to whet your appetite. Choose from corn on the cob, burgers, fries and hot-dogs, mini-doughnuts, Ukrainian, Mexican, and Asian options, lemonade, cotton candy and much more.
Along with great bargains, there is a fantastic line-up of free entertainment throughout the weekend on both the Main and City Center Stages, as well as wandering musicians and performers.
Children can enjoy their own ride area, face-painting, clowns, the 4-H petting zoo and other activities.
West Coast Amusements will be on-site providing Mid-Way rides and games for all ages.
Pictured above are Dan Olofson, Carol Pedersen, and Paul Pedersen, who is holding an original oil painting by local artist Audrey Pfannmuller. The painting was presented by Olofson to honor the Pedersen's who have recently sold their City Center business, Pedersen's Florists, to new owners. The Pedersen's have been in business for several decades and now look forward to some much earned time off. Paul has served on the City Center Camrose board of directors as treasurer for several years and has been a very involved with the beautification of downtown. He has volunteered countless hours in maintaining the City Center planters by choosing the plants, helping to plant them, and keeping the flowers healthy by ruthlessly weeding the planters throughout the summer. His energy and expertise will be greatly missed. A hearty 'thank you' to Paul for all his hard work!
Pictured above are Blain Fowler, Camrose Booster, Audrey Pfannmuller, City Center Camrose president, and Judy Cranston, winner of the Stamp Around grand prize of $1,500 Downtown Dollars.
Please note: the winners of the Downtown Dollars may use them like cash at any of the participating businesses (list printed inside Stamp Around ballot). Simply accept them from your patron as cash, then call City Center office, 780-672-5191 and a reimbursement cheque will be delivered to you, usually the same day. (Please note there is an expiry date printed on the DT$$.)
Photo courtesy of Dan Jensen, The Camrose Booster.
Midnight Madness took place in Downtown Camrose November 30th. Two wagons were hired this year,which helped eliminate long line-ups in the cold. Santa was seen handing out candy canes and visiting with the children. Carolers sounded beautiful adding to the charm and ambiance of this special occasion. The weather was clear and cold, and toward the end of evening downtown was truly transformed into a winter wonderland as huge snowflakes fell all around.
Another Successful Camrose Cruisers Show n shine event was held May 26th on 51 Street in downtown Camrose. Once again the Cruisers were blessed with good weather for this year's event. Many spectators showed up for the actual cruise around the City Center. Founders Square was utilized fully again with many booths set up for refreshments etc. Thanks to those who showed up for the event.
The weekend of September 23rd & 24th 2011 was a delight for the citizens of Camrose as the sky was full of colourful hot air balloons. Many locals and tourists alike snapped photos and generally enjoyed the 2011 Canadian Hot Air Balloons Championship competition that took place September 22 to 25 in the skies over Camrose. Weather was astoundingly beautiful for the event, though some of the days the flights were hampered because of the wind. Hearing the "puff/whoosh" of the baskets and the heavenly sights no doubt created moments to remember for many. Photo courtesy of Paul Pedersen.
The 55th annual Jaywalkers Jamboree in City Center Camrose on June 1 & 2 was very successful this year. Everyone was blessed with great summer weather, except for a bit of rain on Saturday afternoon. People young and old seemed to be having a great time during the whole event and many businesses reported having had a 'good' day, which indicates that sales were good. Hats off to the organizers, the visiting vendors, and all who attended...good job!
This smiling group of Camrose Composite High School students were the proud recipients of a $200 honorarium cheque, presented by Alana Hogstead representing City Center Camrose. The honorarium was given to the CCHS students as a thank you for their wonderful caroling during Midnight Madness last December. Photo compliments Dan Jensen, The Camrose Booster.
Music On Main was very successful this past summer. The weather was much improved over last year.
Thankfully we had good weather for most evenings except for two exceptions. The kick-off event, July 5th was rescheduled thanks to the wonderful cooperation of the City of Camrose, The Family Dreams musicians, Martha's Music staff, and Mike at Camrose towing. All involved pulled together for a successful evening of outdoor entertainment the next evening (Friday July 6th.) The gran finale evening, August 23rd, featuring the big band sound of Panache, was a stormy evening as well. However, the event was qui9ckly relocated to Martha's Music where the musicians played to substantial group of fans indoors. All other Music On Main functions were lovely summer evenings and well attended.
We are grateful for our numerous supporters of Music On Main who care about creating community in Downtown Camrose. Many thanks to all!
Photo below, Panache on the City Center stage. Courtesy of Alana Hogstead.