Historic Markerville

Historic Markerville is a destination where good old-fashioned fun and country hospitality are offered to visitors of all ages. Markerville is a small scenic hamlet, in a dynamic rural community, and it was settled by the Icelanders in 1888. 

Built in 1902, the Markerville Creamery operated continuously until 1972. During the 70 years of operation, the Creamery won many Butter Making Quality awards and was recognized as a major production contender around the world.  In 1986, the Creamery building was fully restored by the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society as a museum depicting the commercial butter making industry set in 1932. The Kaffistofa, Icelandic for Coffee Shop, serves our community and visitors with ice cream and Icelandic baked goods and menu items.

The Creamery Museum offers guided tours for the public during the spring, summer and fall seasons. We also offer educational programming during May and June. These education programs also include the Hola School. A costumed School teacher relives the school room setting with students during this portion of the tour. The third site of the school programs is a visit to the Historic Stephansson House, where Icelandic Poet Stephan G. Stephansson raised his family and spent many nights writing poetry.

Today, the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic society owns and operates six historic sites. Markerville Creamery (1902), Fensala Hall (1903), Markerville Lutheran Church (1907), Tindastoll Cemetery (1889), The Buttermaker’s House (1913), Hola School (1904) and the library, Idunn (1894).

Come learn how butter was made or set out on a walking tour visiting our history throughout Markerville. Join us Thursday nights in July & August for local live entertainment in the Creamery courtyard.


SUMMER SEASON (mid-May to Labour Day)
Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 114 Creamery Way, Markerville, Alberta, Canada T0M 1M0
Directions: 30 minutes SW of Red Deer

Phone Number: (403) 728-3006