The Town of Vermilion is strategically located on the crossroads of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trail Highway #41. Vermilion is a cornerstone within the Eastern Trade Corridor between the high population centre of Edmonton, the City of Lloydminster and the Saskatchewan border, and the resource rich areas of Northeastern Alberta. With Highway #41 descending south to the U.S. border, Vermilion sits on two main transportation routes that host a number of vital supply chains to the region. Vermilion is a key member of Alberta HUB with Alberta HUB being a major player in the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor which is a 2300 mile highway system from the Gulf of Mexico through the United States to the Alberta HUB region.
Agriculture is the foundation on which the Vermilion Region was built. Since the area was first settled in the early 1900’s, agriculture has played a vital role in the development of the region. Agriculture is the region’s second largest industry, pumping over 1 billion dollars into the economy. The industry includes grain, oil seeds, beef, hogs, specialized livestock, and dairy products. The region is host to numerous trade shows, seminars and sales related to the agriculture industry. The Town of Vermilion is home to Lakeland College with one of the largest student managed farms in Canada located at the Vermilion Campus.
The Town of Vermilion is situated in the hub of the Oil and Gas Sector for the Northeast Region. On the crossroads of Yellowhead Highway #16 and Buffalo Trial Highway #41, Vermilion is home to a wide variety of Oil Field Service Companies. Only 30 minutes from the City of Lloydminster, the region has been the focus of Cold Heavy Oil production with many technologies being successfully developed. The drilling of long, horizontal wells at shallow depth was perfected in the 1980’s and the early 1990’s within the greater Vermilion/Lloydminster Region.
Currently the Town of Vermilion is seeing activity as Husky undertakes a pipeline expansions within the County of Vermilion River.
Enbridge Athabasca Map
The Athabasca Pipeline transports crude oil from various oil sands projects to the mainline hub at Hardisty, Alberta.
As the Retail industry continues to expand within the region, the Vermilion Retail and Service Sector shows continual growth with the addition of several new businesses to our community.
Along Highway 41 some of the retailers and service providers include Tim Horton’s, A & W, Boston Pizza, 7 Eleven, Solo Liquor and many other local businesses. As well, the Lakeland Mall and Downtown Vermilion play host to a variety of retail stores, personal and health services, professionals, dining, entertainment and government facilities.
In 2013, the Town of Vermilion began pre-selling commercial lots just north of the main intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 41. Adjacent to the east side highway #41 - Junction Sixteen 41 will have Vermilion see substainial growth within the Retail and Service Sector.
Available Land in Vermilion!
Our new business parks are fully-serviced and ready for development, with several properties offering Yellowhead highway #16 or Highway #41 exposure or Airport access.
- East Point Business Park
- Yellowhead Business Park
- Junction Sixteen 41
- Phase 1 - 100% Sold! - Now selling Phase 2!