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

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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.             …

New Year, New Adventures!

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The crisp winter air…The gorgeous scenery…There’s plenty to enjoy and experience when you venture East of Edmonton. This year, we can’t wait to show you all of the incredible places in our special region. Read on for more than 10 ways to start your 2023 year on an adventure-filled way. Embrace the Night Hours and See the Northern Lights At this time of year, conditions are optimal for stargazing and the beautiful night lights. With no artificial lighting; Dark Sky …

10 Fun Things to Do in Strathcona County and Vegreville

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Highway 16, Local Food, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Sherwood Park, Shopping, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vegreville, Water Adventures

Head east of Edmonton for farm-fresh eats, fun festivals, and pretty parks. Written by Karen Ung Enjoy farm-to-fork dining and nature in Strathcona County and Vegreville. With Sherwood Park as your base camp, explore Strathcona County’s many parks, meet the makers at the farmer’s market, and fill up on local-grown goodness at eateries around town. In Vegreville, take a self-guided mural tour of historic downtown and do some shopping, paddle under the World’s Largest Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pyskanka), and attend …

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

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Updated August 1st, 2023 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 – …

10 Classic Daytrips & Getaways from Edmonton

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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

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Last updated July 28, 2023 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 …

Terrific Trails East of Edmonton

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Last updated July 28, 2023 Explore 1000+ km of trails at 100+ Provincial Parks, Campgrounds & Natural Areas. These trails are full of natural beauty just waiting to be explored. No matter whether you’re out on the trails every weekend or if you’re starting out, you can easily find dozens of hiking trails for every skill and mobility level. How to get started? First, grab your copy of the Travel Guide. Read the Community stories and the Campground Listings, they …

Alberta’s Top Golf Courses East of Edmonton

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Last updated July 28, 2023 Let’s talk great golfing — East of Edmonton style! Did you know? Trip Advisor has rated Coal Creek Golf Resort #8 in the Top Ten Golf Courses in Alberta. The Broadmoor in Sherwood Park is ranked #14, and Mannville Riverview and Silver Creek in Camrose County are in the Top 30 courses in Alberta. In 2019, GolfLifeAb.com rated Coal Creek as having the best golf course conditions and proclaimed Mannville the Greatest 9 Hole Golf …

Must-See Roadside Attractions!

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Last updated July 28, 2023 Take a day or weekend to check out these awesome roadside attractions! Every corner of the region offers something to woo travellers in pursuit of a selfie with an oddity of magnificent proportions. Get creative  – you could be holding the World’s Largest Egg or taking a bite out of the World’s Largest Pyrogy! Start your engines! Follow our guide to see our favourite picks divided into three sections: Northeast of Edmonton, East of Edmonton, …

Shop, Save & Go in the Snow East of Edmonton!

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As 2021 winds down, we want to wish everyone the best of the holiday season. Check some of the unique boutiques and great shopping experiences around the region. We’ve included some wonderful ways to enjoy winter, so start planning your winter adventures. Shop and Save on our Shopping Trails… Use the Go Savings Pass! Want to save $ and feel good about where your money goes? Shop and save at over 80 local businesses. The  Roadtrip Savings Passport is ready so …