Expansive Casino Resort in the Heart of Camrose
Camrose, Alberta, is a peaceful place, with tree-lined streets and its Stoney Creek, which meanders through the verdant city. But step into Best Western Plus Camrose Resort & Casino, only a five-minute drive away, and you'll be surprised at the contrasting hubbub. The attached casino has 200 new slot machines, as well as blackjack, roulette, and poker tables. Its main stage often hosts concerts and theater productions, from rock groups to shows such as The Marvelous Wonderettes, an off-Broadway ode to pop hits from the '50s and '60s. And inside the hotel itself, there's a mini indoor water park, replete with a water slide and a spraying fountain.
Upon arrival, you'll receive a welcome gift bag with hot chocolate, a souvenir mug, popcorn, and playing cards. Use your C$30 food and beverage credit to nosh on Alberta rib-eye-steak sandwiches and hearty lasagna at Eats Restaurant before trying your luck at the casino. In the morning, fill up with a complimentary continental plate.
Camrose, Alberta: “Rose City” and Historical Downtown Close to Edmonton
The city of Camrose is filled with landscaped public parks, and wild roses grow abundantly next to its plentiful walking trails and lakes. This natural splendor has earned the area—located in the southeastern Canadian province of Alberta—the nickname "Rose City." Mirror Lake, in the center of the city and near the hotel, makes a great spot for a picnic or a contemplative stare, and if you're traveling with kids, there's a gentle train ride that runs along the water on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Or take a self-guided tour through Camrose’s revitalized historical downtown, where original storefronts house quaint shops and restaurants.
Camrose is an hour's drive from Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta known for its nightlife and culture. Edmonton hosts numerous year-round festivals, such as the early August Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival and the Accordion Extravaganza! in September. It’s also home to West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America. There, you’ll find an enormous water park, an ice rink, a golf course, and an aquarium.