Make Summer Memories
We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Here’s our 12 summer travel ideas to keep you having fun all season long.
1. Hit the Trails
If you’re looking to escape the summer crowds, the East of Edmonton region has many hidden gems to explore. With a 1000+ km of trails at 100+ Provincial Parks, & Natural Areas, there’s plenty to experience.
2. Go Camping…or, Glamping!
Summer is the best time of the year to go camping and get outdoors at your ‘home away from home’. Browse our great recommendations to enjoy that special adventure.
3. View unique Roadside Attractions
The largest mushroom? A bejewelled Pysanka? All the attractions in the East of Edmonton region are a sight to see. Get creative – they make for great photos!
4. Cool off at a Spray Park!
With the hot weather upon us, you gotta beat the heat at a spray park. Take your pick of 29 parks in the East of Edmonton region.
5. Hit the Links
When the sun is shining, you’ll want to be out and working on your golf game. Beat the crowds and tee off at some of the best courses in the province.
6. Discover Indigenous History!
Where else else can you go camping and step back into the past to learn about Indigenous peoples of our province?
7. What an Adventure
Take the most scenic route you can – hop on a bike and have an adventure in the forest. With many trails starting at town’s edge like in Vermilion, you’re never far from fun.
8. Take a Weekend Trip
There are certain places where you gotta spend more than a few hours. Camrose is one of those gems. In fact, it’s perfect for a weekend getaway… Take the family to Wainwright and have some meaningful fun time together. Those looking to stay closer to home will have a blast exploring Vegreville!
9. Experience ‘Wow’ on the lake
Wherever you end up, a cool lake is a great spot to beat the summer heat. Swim, boat, fish, kayak, there’s plenty to do on the water! Perhaps you’re looking to recharge and chill? Or, maybe you’re looking to get out and do something new! No matter what your plans are, stock up for your lakeside trip with apparel and accessories from Cold Lake boutiques for your adventure inspiration.
10. Go on a Classic Daytrip or Getaway
Our Classics have earned this name for a good reason. Experiencing these long-favoured adventures in the region, classics will inspire you to keep coming back for more fun.
11. Check out Fun Events
We saved some of the best trip inspiration for last…And for a good reason. With events lasting all summer long, there’s always something fun to do and this’ll be the year of Super Summer Festivals! Be sure to enjoy the spectacle of Canada Day events across the region. All events are found on our calendar – it’s updated weekly.
12. Play the Roadtrip Adventure Game!
This year’s game is back, even bigger and better. With more places to see and prizes to win, you’ll have a blast adventuring around! Post your trip with #goroadtrips2022 to win! Contest rules and regulations can be found here.
Post your trip with #GoRoadtrips2023 to win! Contest rules and regulations can be found here.
- Grab a copy of the Travel Guide so you can get started planning your Go East adventures today!
- If you prefer to get a head start from home, find a digital copy of the #1 Travel Guide for the region here.
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