Swing into September

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The leaves are changing, the days are getting cooler – head out and enjoy the short season of beautiful colours. There are plenty of ways for you to get out and enjoy September all over the region, with great outdoor activities and wonderful shopping & dining.


You don’t have to go far to enjoy some of the best and uncrowded courses in the province. Whether you have a favourite or are looking to try somewhere new, the Go East of Edmonton region has a course waiting for you! Test your skills surrounded by beautiful fall colours. See our blog for featured regional golf courses or a complete listing for all courses.


The colours are beautiful, the air is crisp and the best part…there campgrounds are OPEN! Enjoy the last days of camping weather! Check out your options here.

You might need to bring some extra layers, but don’t let that spoil your chances to take advantage of the outdoors – mosquito-free! The September clear skies and falling leaves are best enjoyed from your campsite. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the early stargazing this season, best enjoyed by the warm, cozy campfire.

Stunning Stargazing

Have you missed the dancing Northern Lights? September and fall means now is the start of the optimal stargazing time in Alberta. With its open spaces, you can find more than 700 square kilometres of dark sky preserves in the Go East of Edmonton region. From now to mid-May are the best times to see this natural wonder and enjoy the beauty of the stars, constellations and anything else you can spot!

David Thompson Monument in Lac La Biche by Zeyad Eludin

Alberta Culture Days

You don’t need to go far to enjoy the wonderful cultures of communities across Alberta share. What began as Alberta Arts Day has grown into an annual celebration with hundreds of events province-wide. This year, The Culture Days is a month-long celebration virtually, and safely in-person. The events may look different, but we can still celebrate the province we call home.

Find more details about the Lac La Biche Multi-Cultural Showcase here. Happening next weekend, Vermilion Art in the Park is a great way to celebrate local artists and even participate in art creation classes. Check out the event Saturday, September 12th from 11 am – 3 pm, details linked above.

Harvest Farm Fresh

As we approach Thanksgiving, there is an abundance of fresh food ready for harvest. Our region has some of the best local producers and farmers markets for no matter what you desire.

In Smoky Lake County, you will find Serben Farms who sells a wide variety of fresh produce, homemade sausage and other yummy products. These vendors and more can be found throughout the region at the local Farmers Markets. If you’re looking to support local and pick up quality food, check out our complete listing of Go East region Farmers Markets.


With back to school and the fall season, if there’s ever a time of year to pick up some new fashions, it’s now! These in-between months are perfect for finding a staple pair of boots or a new stylish piece and the perfect opportunity to also support local shops! We recommend checking out Sole City Shoes in Camrose, Craig’s Cornerstone in Vermilion,

Tower Tack and Western Wear in Vegreville. For a complete list of all unique boutiques and recommended shops, check out our shopping guide.

Drinks & Dining

Fall also brings delicious comfort food. Enjoy classic dining options in the retro style of Jennie’s Diner & Bakery. Or head out to Spiros in Lloydminster celebrating over 50 years of Greek and western-inspired cuisine.  If tried and true options are your jam, you’ll enjoy Uncle Rogers! Check out our Dining Guide for top picks to eat East of Edmonton.

Thirsty? Be sure to try our local spirits from some of our Award Winning local Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries. Savour all the local flavours for beverage ideas inspiration. Looking to get sippin? We’ve got the guide for you!

Summer Photo Contest

It’s back! We’re looking for your snaps to celebrate summer & #mygeetrip2020 !

Entries must be submitted by October 31st, find all contest information here. Need inspiration from past years? Checkout out the Dreaming of Summer Contest submissions.

Need more Inspiration for your Trip? We’ve got you covered!

  • Videos – Be inspired to travel East of Edmonton.

Hurry & visit these places during the Roadtrip Adventure Game!

Roadtrip Game Adventurers: Time is running out – you have till September 7th to play!


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