Experience Culture, History, and Adventures at Métis Crossing and Lac La Biche

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Highway 28, Historic Site, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

Head to Métis Crossing for authentic cultural experiences in a retreat-like setting, then go north and play in Alberta’s lake country. Written by Karen Ung As we walk down the old Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, at first glance, it appears little has changed since the 1800s. Original homesteads remain, filled with period furniture and artifacts, chickens cluck in the yard, and a Red River Cart sits out front ready to haul goods to the trading post. The …

Making the Most out of a Daytrip: Strathcona & Lamont Counties

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Andrew, Antique Tour, Attractions, Bruderheim, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Entertainment, Fall Adventures, Farms and Markets, Flea Market, Glamping, Golfing, Highway 15, Highway 16, It's Time To Go, Lamont, Lamont County, Local Food, Mundare, National Park, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Quilt Shop, Roadside Attraction, Sherwood Park, Shopping, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

With summer starting to wane, you’ll want to make the most of it and enjoy some daytrips and getaways while there is still time! The Strathcona & Lamont Counties are within a 40-minute drive from Edmonton, yet they have some of the best and safe family-fun activities. Read on for ideas to plan your getaways in these neighbouring regions! Highlights Take a Biosphere Break at the Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve A standout and hidden gem – the UNESCO-certified nature reserve …

10 Classic Daytrips & Getaways from Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Athabasca County, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Fall Adventures, Fishing, Golfing, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, It's Time To Go, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont County, MD of Bonnyville, Minburn County, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Wainwright, Water Adventures

Looking for great getaway ideas this summer? Check out our featured partners for your daytrip and getaway inspiration – there’s everything from attractions, outdoor activities and trails – to some of the most special local shops and restaurants to satisfy your adventure spirit! Go Northeast of Edmonton… Athabasca County In only 90 minutes from Edmonton, you can get your fill of the outdoors! Venture out on dozens of lakes – jet boating is a must-do! A favourite is Forfar Recreation Park, a great …

Must-See Attractions for your Summer Roadtrips

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Entertainment, Fall Adventures, Historic Site, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Winter Adventures

Fancy taking a road trip through time? We put together a list of some of the coolest museums and heritage areas East of Edmonton you can visit if you’re wanting some local knowledge and cool facts. Pack your things, jump in the car, and go! Northeast of Edmonton Visit this region’s museums to explore Francophone, Indigenous history, and unique collections: Legal –  a bilingual community and featuring over 35 murals portraying the history of francophone families. Admire the painted walls …

12 Tremendous Trips for a Super Summer

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Athabasca County, Attractions, Beaver County, Bonnyville, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Fishing, Flagstaff County, Glamping, Golfing, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 29, Highway 45, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadside Attraction, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Wainwright

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 …

Métis Crossing Tops the List of Best Places to Go in Alberta!

Rebecca Isbister Attractions, Cross Country Skiing, Fall Adventures, Highway 45, Historic Site, Indigenous Attraction, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Winter Adventures

It is absolutely amazing Métis Crossing is being listed as one of the best places not in only Alberta, in Canada… but the world to visit in 2022.  As the top Indigenous Tourism attraction in the Go East of Edmonton region, Métis Crossing has grown to into a world class experience showcasing Métis culture and history. The contributions of the Métis People in our region are abundant and Métis Crossing seeks to showcase and engage with visitors in this distinct …

A Shock-ing Good Time while playing the Roadtrip Adventure Game  

Jolene Kisilevich 2020 Daytrips & Getaways Campaign - It's Time to GO!, Athabasca County, Attractions, Bonnyville, Bruderheim, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Flagstaff County, Fort Saskatchewan, Golfing, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 29, Highway 45, Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Lamont County, MD of Bonnyville, Minburn County, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadside Attraction, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Wainwright

This summer, Go East of Edmonton created the Go East of Edmonton Roadtrip Adventure Game – a cross region challenge designed for you to enjoy a roadtrip getaway Northeast, East and Southeast of Edmonton. Cheryl and Kenneth Shock completed the entire game board in just 16 days! We sat down with the Shocks to hear about their adventures. How They Completed The Board As luck would have it, Cheryl originally saw the ad for the game while visiting her mother …

Hwy 16 – Where Culture Meets Adventure!

Jolene Kisilevich Attractions, Camping, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Fall Adventures, Golfing, Highway 16, Lloydminster, Mannville, Minburn County, Museums, Paradise Valley, Roadside Attraction, Sherwood Park, Shopping, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Vermilion

To start off, head due east from the center of Edmonton and take the easy jaunt to Sherwood Park in Strathcona County. It’s worth the quick road trip to visit the Strathcona County Museum, packed with exhibits that showcase the history of Strathcona County. This is your chance to experience the rich history of the region. Time for some outdoor fun and adventure! Next door to Edmonton is a cluster of some of the greatest prairie parks and protected spaces …

Must See Attractions on Roadtrips East of Edmonton

Trevor Tessier 2019 Let's Go Summer Campaign, Attractions, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 29, Highway 45, Historic Site, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont County, MD of Bonnyville, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Redwater, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul, Thorhild County, Vegreville, Viking, Wetaskiwin Leave a Comment

Fancy taking a road trip through time? We put together a list of some of the coolest museums and heritage areas East of Edmonton you can visit if you’re fiending some local knowledge and cool facts. Pack your things, jump in the car and let’s go – east! HWY 13 Wetaskiwin – If you consider yourself to be a bit of a motor head, or just want to learn about the world of machines, head to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. This …

Take the Kids!

Jolene Kisilevich Attractions, Golfing, Museums, Outdoor Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

We’re rapidly coming up on back to school time but there’s just enough time to squeeze every drop of summer out of August! Read on to discover some of the many fantastic things we have in our east of Edmonton region for the kids to love Make a Splash at the Waterpark! We’ve got some amazing splash parks in many communities in our region, including right here in the home town of the Go East of Edmonton travel guide – …