Make More May Memories

Faye ForgesAnnouncement, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Events, Glamping, Greenhouse & Garden Centres, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrip Adventures, Seasonal Campground, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Year-round Camping

Photo Credit:  Parks Canada/Elk Island National Park Summer is here, and there are so many wonderful things to see and do!  We hope you have an a-MAY-zing time in our region. Go on a Camping Adventure! Get ready for great camping and summer adventures!  Choose from a variety of camping and glamping options in the Go East of Edmonton region. Pelican Point Campground – Camrose County Visit our camping section to find your favourite park and click through to the online reservations. …

North Saskatchewan River Adventures

Jolene KisilevichCamping, East of Edmonton, Elk Point, Fishing, Fort Saskatchewan, Historic Site, Indigenous Experience, Interpretive Centre, Iron Horse Trail, Lakeland Region, Marwayne, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Seasonal Campground, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Two Hills County, Vermilion River County, Waskatenau, Water Adventures

Adventures from Edmonton heading East along the North Saskatchewan River… In March 2024, the Governments of Canada and Alberta acknowledged the entire stretch of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta as part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, a well-deserved honour. With a history spanning thousands of years, the river undoubtedly holds deep cultural significance to numerous Indigenous nations in the region and has played a significant role in the development of the entire province of Alberta. All the while, …

Get Inspired With Our New Travel Guide! Plus, Marvelous May Events and More!

Faye ForgesAnnouncement, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Electric Vehicle, Events, Gifts, Greenhouse & Garden Centres, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrip Adventures, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures

Summer is coming, and major events are happening!   There are plenty of activities to do in our region this month including markets, Mother’s Day brunches, and more.  It’s also a special time for us as we are finally ready to say…. The New 2024 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide is Here!!!   It’s our biggest and best guide ever!  With new featured roadtrips and more events and attractions to explore, you can expect to have an amazing summer in …

Electric Roadtrips East of Edmonton

Jolene KisilevichAthabasca County, Bon Accord, Bonnyville, Camrose, Cold Lake, East of Edmonton, Electric Vehicle, Elk Island National Park, Gibbons, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 16, Highway 2, Highway 28, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, Legal, Lloydminster, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrip Adventures, Roadtrips, Sherwood Park, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vegreville, Wainwright, Waskatenau, Wetaskiwin

Did you know that you can explore our beautiful region in an Electric Vehicle (EV)?   The range of new EVs have been extending in recent years, with some now having ranges of 640 km (400 miles) or more.  If your EV doesn’t quite have that range, you’re still in luck, as there are over 20 areas with recharging stations in our region. Tips for an EV Roadtrip External battery packs, similar in size to a jerry can, allow you to …

North Saskatchewan River Adventures

Jolene KisilevichCamping, Elk Point, Fort Saskatchewan, Historic Site, Indigenous Attraction, Indigenous Experience, Marwayne, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, North Saskatchewan River, Outdoor Adventures, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vermilion River County, Water Adventures

Majestic North Saskatchewan River achieves Canadian Heritage River Status In March 2024, the Governments of Canada and Alberta acknowledged the entire stretch of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta as part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, a well-deserved honor. With a history spanning thousands of years, the river undoubtedly holds deep cultural significance to numerous Indigenous nations in the region and has played a significant role in the development of the entire province of Alberta. All the while, it continues to provide …

Awe-Inspiring April Activities

Faye ForgesCampgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Glamping, Golfing, Greenhouse & Garden Centres, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrip Adventures, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures

Spring is in the air – and with longer days and warmer temperatures, you will naturally want to go exploring.  Our region is filled with great places to visit and things to do. We also have exciting news to share and some great ideas for interesting roadtrips.  Keep reading to learn more! Coming soon…The New 2024 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide It will be our biggest and best guide ever!  Summer is going to be great with Go East …

Snowshoeing at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

Marvelous March Things To Do

Faye Forges#SkiNorthAB, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Cross Country Skiing, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Metis Crossing, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrip Adventures, Seasons, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Train Excursion, Winter Adventures

Snowshoeing at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park by Janine Adele Photography Maybe It’s Winter, Maybe It’s Spring With all the recent snowfall, it appears that winter isn’t ready to leave just yet, so make the most of it with our Winter Adventures.  Whether you want to go skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing or something else, we have the info on where to experience those winter activities in the region. But let’s not forget about Spring!!  Our Events Calendar is starting to fill up …

Fabulous Festivals and February Fun February is full of some of the best winter festivals. Enjoy Family Day fun and some classic winter adventures. Our Events Calendar has tons of winter festivals, and all the Family Day weekend activities and events from all over the region. Check back often – we have events being added every week!   You’ll Love These Events Leading Up to Valentine’s Day… Feb 3-4: Wholly Handmade showcases over 125 local handmade artisans and crafters in Sherwood Park. Feb 10: Valentine's Wine Tasting Event at Kinosoo Ridge. Feb 14-17: Eat Your Heart Out at Cherry Lane B&B Feb 14: Valentine’s Day Dinner at Métis Crossing Follow us on Facebook for more Valentine’s Day events and dinners!   Fantastic Family Day Weekend Events Everywhere… See all these and more on our Events Calendar. Southeast of Edmonton Feb 15-17 - Camrose Nordly’s Film and Arts Festival Feb 17 - Sedgewick Cutter Rally Feb 18 - Round Hill Winter Olympics Feb 19 - Sedgewick Snowmobile/ATV Rally Feb 19 - Rosalind Hay Ride And Weiner Roast Feb 19 - Wainwright Family Day Event East of Edmonton Feb 18 - Myrnam Antique Snowmobile Show & Shine Feb 19 – Andrew Family Day Event Feb 19 – Town of Bruderheim Family Day Carnival Feb 19 - Elk Island National Park Family Day Feb 19 - Mundare Family Day Event Feb 19 - Vegreville Family Day Event Northeast of Edmonton Feb 17 - Gibbons Family Day Event Feb 17-18 - Metis Crossing Family Day Weekend Feb 18 - Bonnyville Family Fun Day Feb 19 – Lac La Biche Family Day Festival Feb 19 - Legal Family Day Event Feb 19 - St. Paul Family Day Fish Derby Feb 19 - Viking Family Day Event Feb 19 - Elk Point Family Day Feb 17-19: Enjoy the exciting weekend of events at Cold Lake Snow Fever, a premiere winter festival. For more information on these Family Day events, visit our Events Calendar on our website! We have more fun happening this month as well, including these featured events: Feb 21-25 Wainwright Arts Festival. Celebrate various works and versions of art in Wainwright! Feb 24-25: Lac La Biche Winter Festival of Speed. Check out this amazing event – the Western Canadian Ice Racing Championship and much more! Classic Winter Adventures Await… There are so many winter activities to enjoy – you’ll find plenty of adventures on this page: Must Do Winter Experiences. Head out to the lake for some ice fishing – these days, the sport has modern perks like heated portable huts, GPS units and improved tactics to ensure you have the best chances of catching your trophy. It’s a Free Family Fishing Weekend this Family Day weekend Feb 17-19! No fishing license is required this weekend. Want more inspiration for winter activities? Check out our blog posts like this one: Ski Kinosoo to bond with friends and family… Find more winter adventure stories here! Dreaming of Camping Season? With the warmer temperatures we’re experiencing this year, you might be thinking of camping. We’ll be at the Edmonton RV Adventure Sale & Show at the Edmonton Expo Centre from February 8 – 11. Come see us at Booth #226 (Hall E across from the Food Court) to help guide you to great camping spots in our region! Show Hours Thursday, Feb 8: Noon - 9pm Friday, Feb 9: 10am - 9pm Saturday, Feb 10: 10am - 9pm Sunday, Feb 11 10am - 5pm Staycation If you’re needing a getaway, check out some of the best and most unique accommodations east of Edmonton. Book your next Place to Stay! Enjoy top accommodations across the region at Canalta Hotels. Looking for more Trip Ideas in 2024? • Follow us on Facebook where we’re sharing all the great winter activities and local shopping ideas every week! • Did you know that we’re also on TikTok and Instagram too? Follow both accounts so you don’t miss anything! • Check out our Videos – Be inspired to Go East of Edmonton • Visit our Events Calendar to stay up to date on all the fun things to do in our region

Fabulous Festivals and February Fun

Faye ForgesCamping, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Events, Fishing, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Southeast of Edmonton, Winter Adventures

February is full of some of the best winter festivals.  Enjoy Family Day fun and some classic winter adventures.  Our Events Calendar has tons of winter festivals, and all the Family Day weekend activities and events from all over the region. Check back often – we have events being added every week! You’ll Love These Events Leading Up to Valentine’s Day…     Feb 3-4:  Wholly Handmade showcases over 125 local handmade artisans and crafters in Sherwood Park.             …

October’s Big Pumpkins, Beautiful Roadtrips & More!

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Andrew, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Indigenous Experience, Metis Crossing, National Park, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Photo Contest, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Vegreville

Hit the road for the most colourful time of year! Check our Itineraries and Roadtrips page for ideas, or go to Trip Ideas for recent articles.   Enjoy Beautiful Fall Colours on a Roadtrip Adventure… See our videos for inspiration or browse our Highway Roadtrips Guides. Go roadtrippin! Indigenous Experiences East of Edmonton We are pleased to feature this new section on the website that is the most comprehensive guide to Indigenous experiences in the region. We are pleased to work with Indigenous Tourism Operators, and share their culture in …

Northeast Indigenous Experiences

Jennifer FilipAttractions, Fall Adventures, Indigenous Attraction, Indigenous Experience, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Winter Adventures

Northeast of Edmonton INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCES  Spend a day, a weekend, or take a week to immerse yourself in the Indigenous cultural experiences northeast of Edmonton. Heading northeast on Highway 28 you can start your adventure at the Village of Waskatenau. Just south of the village, on Highway 831, you will find the Victoria Trail. This trail is known as the ancient path that was travelled along the river between Edmonton and Fort Victoria. Follow the trail east from Highway 831 …