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

Rebecca Isbister 2020 Daytrips & Getaways Campaign - It's Time to GO!, Andrew, Antique Tour, Attractions, Bruderheim, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Entertainment, 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, Strathcona County, 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 …

Enjoy Alberta Local Food Week and Open Farm Days East of Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister 2020 Daytrips & Getaways Campaign - It's Time to GO!, Andrew, Beverage Trails, Bonnyville, Boyle, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Culinary Trails, Drink, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Events, Farms and Markets, Fine Dining, Highway 13, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 45, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont County, Local Food, MD of Bonnyville, Meat Markets, Minburn County, Northeast of Edmonton, Restaurants, Round Hill, Shopping, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Vegreville, Vermilion River County

This week, from August 9th to 16th, head out to your local markets, restaurants, and farms during Alberta Local Food Week! Farmers’ Markets are happening all summer around Alberta. Don’t forget to stop by the farm tours, breweries and distilleries, and end your day with a delicious meal with fresh ingredients at local restaurants. Shop at a Farmers Market this week! This summer over 10 local markets are available around the region for you to find delicious, locally sourced produce, …

Hwy 15 & 45 – Scenic Rides, Original Stories and Good Eats!

Jolene Kisilevich Andrew, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Bruderheim, Camping, Comfort Food, Derwent, East of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Golfing, Highway 15, Highway 45, Lamont, Lamont County, Marwayne, Mundare, Museums, Myrnam, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Two Hills, Two Hills County, Vermilion River County

Highways 15 and 45 offer something for everyone with a wide variety of attractions, activities, events, and entertainment. Young and old, adventurers and history buffs will all find something that suits them on this trip! The City of Fort Saskatchewan is your first stop, just minutes northeast of Edmonton. Easy to access and home to exciting attractions, this is the perfect start to a road trip. The Fort Heritage Precinct is an amazing recreation of an RCMP fort from yesteryear. …

Calling All Garlic Lovers

Jolene Kisilevich Andrew, East of Edmonton, Events, Lamont County

A day dedicated to celebrating Garlic sounds like a must attend Festival! This year is the 20th Annual Andrew Garlic Festival Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Andrew Community Centre – Check out the famous garlic peeling contest, the 3 time world champion hoop dancer, Dallas Arcand, the Special Farmers market, the Fall parade… there are so many things! Keep reading for all the fun activities they have planned for us! The day is full …

Andrew Garlic Festival

Jolene Kisilevich Andrew, East of Edmonton, Events, Highway 45

Where can you find a Fall parade, hay rides, stage entertainment, loads of kids’ activities, a car show, family supper and dance, and so much more? At the 19th annual Andrew Garlic Festival Come out to the community of Andrew on Saturday, October 14th and enjoy a family day packed full of festivities and all things garlic. Wait; garlic? Yes, garlic! The Amazing Garlic Race, Garlic Bingo, and the famous garlic peeling contest – these are but three of the …

Culinary Tourism East of Edmonton

Jolene Kisilevich Andrew, Attractions, Culinary Trails, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Flagstaff County, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Lamont, Lamont County, Local Food, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Southeast of Edmonton, Train Excursion, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

This Huffington Post article explores the concept of culinary tourism around the world, noting that it’s become a popular phenomenon with travelers everywhere “There’s a growing population of travellers that have become more interested in the various cuisines and cultures from countries all over the world, and are planning vacations specifically to incorporate culinary trips. One of the reasons for this evolution has been wine, beer and food festivals. Toronto’s Caribana Festival is a good example. Now in its 47th …