Camrose, Alberta, is a relatively small city which originally grew up along a railroad and now grows along Highway 13. Camrose is a scenic community with many parks, leading to its moniker "The Rose City". Camrose offers a relaxed lifestyle with a large population of retirees.
Camrose is known colloquially as the "Rose City" due to the large number of wild roses which grow in the surrounding parklands. Developed to withstand the drastic Alberta climate, the Camrose Rose was introduced to the city in 1995. An elegant tea rose, the variety boasts abundant pink blooms and rich green foliage, making it the most stunning flower in many rose beds.
The Camrose area was first settled around 1900, and the settlement eventually renamed Camrose in 1906. Its early growth was strong linked to the roalroads, and in the early 1900s, was well known as a railroad hub. Camrose officially became a city in 1955, and is currently home to the Big Valley Jamboree, a large country music festival held every year.