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.             …

Top Things to do in the MD of Bonnyville

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Bonnyville, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Drink, Eat & Shop, Fall Adventures, Glendon, Highway 28, MD of Bonnyville, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Shopping, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures

Relax. Breathe. Listen. with everything that the beautiful M.D. of Bonnyville has to offer! Here’s our list of top things to do in the M.D. of Bonnyville. Glendon The place to go is Pyrogy Park, home of the World’s Largest Pyrogy. The park is equipped with picnic areas, washroom facility and gazebo, two modern playgrounds, including a zip line, and of course, the must-see giant Pyrogy.   Exciting Events Plan to attend the Glendon Parade, Derby & Mud Bogs on …

Top 25 Things to Do in the Lac La Biche Region

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Drink, Eat & Shop, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Fashions, Fishing, Highway 28, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, It's Time To Go, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Local Food, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Seasons, Shopping, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

Home to pristine wilderness, gorgeous provincial parks, and beautiful lakes, perfect to see the night sky, search for wildlife and birds, or enjoy the vast network of trails via hiking, quadding, or ATVing. If you’re interested in visiting an incredible indigenous art gallery, Lac La Biche is a hidden gem full of fun things to do and see. Getting to Lac La Biche Lac La Biche is located about 215 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, Alberta off Highway 55. Or, if …

Sylvia Goes East of Edmonton on an Epic Adventure

Jolene Kisilevich2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Outdoor Adventures, Restaurants, Shopping, Summer Adventures

Last year, Sylvia Pedley picked up a Go East of Edmonton Roadtrip Adventure Game, and then didn’t go anywhere. This year, she not only wholeheartedly committed to the game, but she also collected all 43 stickers in 11 days, setting the record for completion time since the game debuted in 2020. “I knew this year, that once I started, I had to finish it,” she said. “I wasn’t going to let it sit on the backburner.” Sylvia knows all too …

June’s Fantastic Father’s Day & Family Fun!

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Camping, Culinary Trails, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fishing, Golfing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures

Father’s Day is here and we want to help you plan how to take Dad out for some fun – all summer long. From fishing, to golfing, going to an exciting event across the region, or just hittin’ the road and going for a roadtrip. Whatever you decide to do, we’ve got all the info to make it a great experience! Celebrate Dad with Father’s Day Weekend Events Have fun spending time celebrating Dad at some of the popular events this weekend. …

15 Fabulous Trip Ideas to Keep Summer Going!

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camrose, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Golfing, Highway 16, Highway 28, MD of Bonnyville, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures

With more hot weather in the forecast for September, there’s still time to keep the summer fun alive throughout the region! Whether you take part in the fantastic options for outdoor activities, or enjoy shopping and dining experiences in various communities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the extended summer trip ideas below. Trip Ideas 1 – 7: Popular Destinations 1. 10 Fun Things to Do in Strathcona County and Vegreville 2. Summer Fun in Cold Lake and Bonnyville …

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

Rebecca Isbister2022 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

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 – …

Awesome August Adventures and Events – Play, Save and Win !

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures

Summer is heating up and gas prices are going down. So, plan your Awesome August Roadtrip Adventures! 1 Super Summer of Events & Festivals Our Summer Events Guide has everything to make the most out of your summer. The Events Calendar has more details, posters and schedules of the best Fairs, Festivals and Rodeos across the region. Check out 9 Must-Do Adventures Take a hike on the many Terrific Trails. Immerse yourself in nature, go Camping or Glamping! Get up close to larger than life Roadside Attractions! Cool off in the …

Beaches, Boutiques and the Best Adventures – Make Cold Lake your Super Summer Destination!

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Bonnyville, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, Fall Adventures, Fishing, Golfing, Highway 28, Local Food, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Restaurants, Roadtrips, Shopping, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

This article was last updated on July 28, 2023 An urban community in the midst of rural Alberta, Cold Lake is surrounded by the natural beauty of its clear blue waters, to the rugged forest backdrop in close proximity. Get away from it all and back to nature here in Cold Lake, with its small-town feel and city amenities. Read on for our tips on what to see and do in Cold Lake, the ‘hidden gem of Northeast Alberta’. Attractions …

12 Great Lakes and Beaches near Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Campgrounds & RV Parks, East of Edmonton, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

Last updated July 28, 2023 It’s summer and that means one thing: beach time. Take a dip at some of Alberta’s nicest lakes as you venture on your camping trip, or a luxurious cabin getaway. Northeast of Edmonton Cold Lake –  Kinosoo Beach Kinosoo Beach is one of Canada’s Top 25 Beaches as named by Canadian Geographic Magazine. Kinosoo Beach is a three-block stretch of fine sand on Cold Lake’s North end. Here you will find the Splash Park, beach volleyball …