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City of Camrose

Camrose is a city in the central part of the province of Alberta and is rich in prairies and farmland. This city is also called the ‘Rose City’ as the city has an abundance of wild tea roses. Though a small city, along highway 113 and is at a distance of 90 km from Edmonton.  The Stoney Creek flows through the city to the Battle River to the south part of the city. As per the 2016 census, the population of Camrose was 18742. As per the twinning treaties, Camrose has several sister cities. These include Warwick in Australia, Kentville in Nova Scotia, Chicoutimi in Quebec, Kamifurano in Japan. All these communities have similar geography, size, economics, climate, and culture. There are 2 railways, 4 highways and an airport that meets the transportation demands of Camrose.

Attractions in Camrose

Camrose has many recreational options including a multi-purpose facility for sports. Other facilities include the Camrose Community Centre which has an indoor soccer center and walking track. There are many parks in Camrose such as Spray Park, Kinsmen Park, Camrose Skate park, and Rudy Swanson Park. Camrose is the base of many soccer, recreational groups, 2 fastball fields, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts and. football field. There is a 10.2 km long urban trail system in Camrose along the Stoney Creek Valley. The city of Camrose also takes care of the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre. You may enjoy visual arts, dancing, children’s programs, sculpting, drawing, photography, mixed media in this arts center. It has a board room, 2 art studios, a recital hall, 2 dance studios, and a dark room. Big Valley Jamboree and Nordlys Film & Arts Festival attracts many visitors every year to Camrose.

Major Road Routes in Camrose

  • Highways 13,833 and 26
  • Parkview Drive and 53 Street
  • Camrose Drive to 48 Avenue Hill
  • Street 50 to 53
  • Areas around City Centre
  • Airport zone

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Camrose

The average cost of car insurance in Camrose is $1,294.

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Camrose

RankInsurance CompanyAnnual Cost
3SG Canada$1,152
4Peace Hills$1,244
5Travelers Dominion Product$1,255
6Aviva Traders$1,284

Most Expensive Auto Insurer in Camrose

The above table compares the prices of car insurance in Camrose by various insurance providers. RSA had the most expensive quote for an annual cost of $1554 and this was $434 more than the lowest quote. This was a variation of almost 28% in cost. Economical Insurance had the next highest pricing at a difference of $10.

Cheapest Auto Insurer in Camrose

Millennium Insurance had the least expensive quote at an annual price of $1120. Wawanesa Insurance quoted at just a difference of $17. SG Canada had the next cheapest quote at $15 more than Wawanesa.

Car Insurance in Camrose Neighborhoods

NeighborhoodsCar Insurance Quotes
Bittern Lake$933
Hay Lakes$933

Most Expensive Areas For Car Insurance in Camrose

We compared the quotes for car insurance in various neighborhoods in Camrose using a sample driver and vehicle profile. The neighborhood of Ferintosh stood apart from the rest and had the most expensive car insurance quote at $1132. Though a small village, Ferintosh is home to several municipal offices, businesses and is popular among retirees and young families. This is also the reason why the car insurance rates in Ferintosh are on the higher side when you compare to other quieter communities.

Least Expensive Areas For Car Insurance in Camrose

Our comparison of car insurance quotes by insurers in Camrose revealed that most neighborhoods had similar pricing at $933. These included Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Gwynne, and Hay Lakes.

Getting Around Camrose

The Camrose community bus service operates most days of the week from various locations. These include Mirror Lake Center, Heritage Manor, Wildrose Villa, Downtown Camrose, 46 Street, Jamieson Manor, Augustana, and Parkview Place. St. Mary’s Hospital, Community Centre, Recreation Centre, Marler, Deer Meadows, 65 Street, Dynalife, Sunrise Village, Duggan Mall, Walmart, etc.

Camrose City Initiatives

The Public Works department works under the Infrastructure and Planning division. They take care of the maintenance of the city sidewalks, streets, traffic control, signs, and the Camrose Airport.

Transportation Master Plan for Camrose

The city of Camrose has a transportation plan in place and WSP Canada and MMM Group started work in January 2016. This plan suggests options for aligning upcoming arterial city roads, protecting the right-of-way for future roads, and enhancing existing roads. The TMP will improve traffic and safety to meet the needs of access controls.

Winter Maintenance in Camrose

In winter, the city takes care of snow plowing, sanding, and snow clearing as per area priority rules. Areas around main road routes, Camrose Drive, Airport, and the City Centre have high priority when it comes to winter snow plowing. Then, the next priority is for the collector & arterial roads and school zones. Lastly, the city takes care of residential roads and lanes. The sanding services for main highways, Camrose Drive, hills, arterial roads, curves, collector roads, and school areas get high priority. Then sanding intersections with traffic signs is the next priority. Usually, they do not sand the residential areas unless needed. The city also maintains the areas around parking lots and sidewalks.

Traffic Collisions Report for Camrose (2012 to 2016)

Category of Collision20122013201420152016
Hit & Run179186182160133
Total Collisions708714753694605

The above table is a part of the 2016 annual report by Camrose Police. This table compares the different types of collisions over the years from 2012 to 2016. The pedestrian collisions were pretty inconsistent but on a positive note, there is a significant decline in 2016 over previous years. Bicycle collisions saw a trend of the same figures from 2013 to 2015 and then declined the next year by 3. There were no incidents of motorcycle collisions in 2013 and 2016, however, there were 4 in 2015.

Hit and run collisions increased in 2013 by 7 over previous and then saw a downward trend. These types of collisions decreased to just 133 in 2016 which is a huge dip of 46 over 2012.  The number of collisions at intersections increased from 2012 to 2014 and then suddenly spiked in 2015. But the next year these incidents dramatically declined by 22. If you look at the total number of collisions, 2014 saw the highest number of incidents. This then declined over the following years and was at the lowest of 605 in 2016.

List of Car Insurance Companies and Brokers in Camrose


* Methodology

For the survey, we assumed that the auto insurance premiums are for a 35-year-old man who owns his car Honda Civic model 2012. The credit rating is good and he has basic liability coverage. The annual mileage ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 with no traffic tickets in the last 5 years.

Insurance quotes shown here are examples only. The lowest cost insurance provider depends on numerous factors related to the car, driver, location, and driving conditions. There’s no guarantee that the lowest rate provider in these examples produces the lowest rate for every driver.


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