October’s Beautiful Roadtrips, Great Golf & Autumn Adventures!

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North Saskatchewan River in Two Hills County

Now’s the time to enjoy the natural fall colours display all across the region. Go on a Beautiful Roadtrip! Check our Itineraries / Roadtrips  page for ideas, OR go to Trip Ideas for the recent articles.

Great Places for a Fall Shopping Experience

When you shop at a local store East of Edmonton, you will find it unique, uncrowded, safer, and a “real” shopping experience that will be a breath of fresh air compared to Big City or online shopping.

Here are a few of many great places to enjoy this fall and for upcoming Holiday shopping.

Irma Home and Garden Décor – Irma

Craig’s Cornerstone – Vermilion

Twig Boutique – Camrose

Nook in the Woods – Thorhild

 E.T.’s Craft Shop – Willingdon

Sip & Savour Great, Local Food & Drinks!

You’ll want to stay a while and fully enjoy these local eateries…


Serben Farms Store – Need to pick up goodies for the big celebration? You can’t go wrong with Serben Farms Store near Smoky Lake. We recommend their specialties flavoured jerky, artisan cheese and pies everyone is bound to love.

Twisted Fork – With its amazing food, smooth cocktails, you must stop at this St. Paul gem where the fall menu is absolutely scrumptious! The best part? It’s locally inspired!

Can’t go wrong with a beverage! 


Fruitful spirits? They are Copper Cork’s specialty! With 10 different flavours, the hard part is deciding which to purchase.

Cold Lake Brewing and Distilling continues to offer the same great taste of beer and spirits – handmade with unique flavours at its new location.

A drink from Journey North Cider is the perfect way to make the most of fall – after all, apples are in harvest!

Check out all of these and more in our Shopping and Dining Guide. Plus, you’ll find unique places to stay!

Autumn Adventures

Great ideas here just east of Edmonton: 6 Things to do in Strathcona County with Kids this Fall

Go Golfing

Coal Creek Golf Resort

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 across the region.

Get Spooky









Looking for a spooky way to celebrate Halloween? Vegreville is home to The Haunted Hike! Claiming to be Alberta’s most terrifying Haunted House, it’s a must visit with rooms scaring you every weekend in October! For hours of operation and admission, visit The Haunted Hike.

Get Lost in a Natural Labyrinth

Have a safe outdoors adventure and go crazy finding your way through a corn maze.

Vegreville Corn Maze
(Until October 10)

You must check out this premier fall festival, chock full of things to do. Every weekend has a different theme! You must get a photo with mascot Mazy, it’ll make for a unique memory.  Kids will love the pony rides or petting zoo from Thistle Hill Farm and the Vegreville Visual Artists Bale Maze and Rock Hunt will unlock the explorer in all of us.

Celebrate your day out with a treat from DLC lemonade or Little Red Ice Cream Wagon. Looking to keep the fun going? Your admission includes entry to the Vegreville Regional Museum! 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢-𝗠𝗔𝗭𝗘-𝘪𝘯𝘨. 

Tickets: $5/person | 5 & under FREE. Available the gate, cash only.
Location: Very east end of town on Hwy 16A. Need directions via Google?
Open: 11-5 Saturday and Sunday.

New – Smoky Lake Corn Maze
(Until October 24)

Itching to try somewhere new? You’re in luck! Experience a new way to have fun and get lost at the Smoky Lake Kinette Corn Maze. You’ll want to come experience this fun activity and everything else there is going on (hint: it’s a lot!).

Do plan to attend the Smoky Lake Fall Farmers Market on October 2nd and pick up fresh food and other goodies from local producers!

Tickets:$5 admission, under 5 is free.
Location: East across the street from George McDougall Hospital, Smoky Lake. Google Directions.
Open 11 am – 5 m Saturdays and Sundays

Find other details at their Facebook page.


Check the Events Calendar for upcoming Farmers Markets! Like the Camrose Winter Market, at the Bailey Theatre beginning October 14th – it will run until December 23rd from 3pm-6pm.

Enter the Annual Photo Contest by October 31!

For more details, to enter and see all the entries so far, go to our Photo Contests page.

Watch for the Winners to the Roadtrip Adventure Game!

You’ve played our adventure game and gone on some wicked adventures. Even better, our winners will be announced by Thanksgiving! Check our Facebook page and website for upcoming details.

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

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