Canada Day 2020

Jolene Kisilevich Bruderheim, Camrose, Camrose County, East of Edmonton, Events, Flagstaff County, Highway 13, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Innisfree, Lamont County, Mannville, Minburn County, Northeast of Edmonton, Sedgewick, Southeast of Edmonton, Thorhild County, Vermilion, Vermilion River County

How we celebrate Canada Day will be different this year, but the pride for our country remains constant. In the Go East of Edmonton region, we have wide-open spaces you can explore crowd-free. Here are some Canada Day activities you can look forward to and celebrate Canada’s Birthday! COVID-19 reminder While out celebrating, please remember to abide by all Alberta Health Service public health measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep our communities safe. For more …

Sweet beginnings and endings on a winter adventure in Bonnyville

Cody Bonnyville, Highway 28, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Winter Adventures

Jeremy Derksen for #SkiNorthAB Settled in next to the fire at the T-Bar Lounge, Alexa Prodaniuk and Trevor Makaruk are roasting marshmallows and laughing as they look back on their afternoon snowboarding at Kinosoo Ridge, in Bonnyville, Alberta. The decadent s’mores kit they’re enjoying, and the hot chocolates topped with whip cream, chocolate drizzle and maraschino cherries, are the icing on a full day of winter adventure. It’s a running in-joke between the young married couple that Trevor often leaves …

From beginner to bush ready in a day with Trapper Paul

Cody Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Winter Adventures

Jeremy Derksen for #TakeItToTheLake Riding along with a traditional Métis trapper will transform your understanding of what it means to be connected to the land. “Seeing it in person, there’s a lot more respect and appreciation on the trapper’s end than people might conceive,” says Derek Shackleton, who, with his girlfriend Cate, spent a day out on the trapline with longtime trapper Paul Padlesky recently. Rediscovering that connection is part of what has inspired programs like “Tales from the Metis …

Go Hut to Hut Cross-Country Skiing in Lac La Biche

Cody Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Winter Adventures

Jeremy Derksen for #SkiNorthAB Although you can still see the town of Lac La Biche in the distance if you squint carefully, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park is separated from the town’s daily bustle – if you can call it that. And that is the key to its appeal: once you cross the bridge to the island, you are disconnected both literally and figuratively. No traffic, few if any people, and absolute quiet. It’s the perfect place to discover – …

Tales From the Trapline: Winter Experience

Cody Attractions, Events, Highway 28, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Smoky Lake County, Winter Adventures

Make snares, survival shelters and traditional crafts at Metis Crossing By Jeremy Derksen For Lilyrose Meyers, trapping represents not just a livelihood but a way of life. With the decline of the industry in recent decades, she sees that way of life disappearing, and with it, the positive effects it can have for ecosystems. “The land is important to us, it’s a live thing — it changes. The trees … the animals … you have to look after them,” she …

Hwy 28 – Amazing Culture, Lakes and Trails!

Jolene Kisilevich Bonnyville, Camping, Cold Lake, Comfort Food, Fine Dining, Fishing, Glamping, Glendon, Highway 28, Highway 55, Iron Horse Trail, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Legal, MD of Bonnyville, Museums, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Redwater, Restaurants, Roadside Attraction, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Thorhild County, Vilna, Waskatenau, Water Adventures

Looking for a new adventure? Go straight north of Edmonton on HWY 28, then keep heading a little further on Secondary Highway 803 to the Town of Legal. You won’t be disappointed! Your road trip will start with 38 beautiful murals sprinkled throughout the town of Legal. When you leave Legal, head due east on secondary HWY 651 until you meet up again with HWY 28 at the Town of Redwater: home of the World’s Largest Oil Derrick! Test your …

The Best Halloween Events East of Edmonton

Jolene Kisilevich Beaver County, Cold Lake, East of Edmonton, Events, Fort Saskatchewan, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Lloydminster, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Tofield, Vegreville, Wainwright Leave a Comment

The season of ghouls and monsters is upon us! Looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Grab a few friends and check out all the fun and spooky events happening East of Edmonton this month: Vegreville Haunted Hike – Oct. 24th – 27th & Oct. 30th – Nov. 2nd After a seven-year hiatus, Vegreville’s Haunted Hike is back to give you even more of a fright! With a brand-new location and a few more tricks up their sleeve, this hike …

We’re Pumped for the 31st Annual Pumpkin Festival & Fair!!

Jolene Kisilevich Events, Highway 28, Northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County

UPDATED BLOG *****2019 Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair is Saturday, October 5th, 2019!!!***** Last year, Don Crews of Lloydminster won with an 1884 lb pumpkin. He broke his previous site record of a 1652 lb pumpkin in 2017. Also won first place with a 131 lb watermelon. Even though this event is based around pumpkins there are many fun activities and events to choose from. A few that we won’t be missing are: THE WEIGH-OFF! Starts at 12:30 pm Saturday, October …

ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS – August 17 & 18, 2019!

Trevor Tessier Camrose County, Events, Highway 13, Highway 28, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, St. Paul County Leave a Comment

Have you ever wanted to learn how your food gets to the grocery stores or markets before it gets on your table? Then you might want to mark your calendar for August 17th and 18th because you are not going to want to miss Alberta Open Farm Days! This two-day event is all about Alberta farmers inviting you to learn about the growing and farming process by stepping foot right on the farms. Listen to unique stories, witness demonstrations, and …

Let’s Go Golfing East of Edmonton – Summer 2019!

Jolene Kisilevich 2019 Let's Go Summer Campaign, Bonnyville, Daysland, Edgerton, Elk Island National Park, Golfing, Hardisty, Lac La Biche Region, Mannville, Mundare, Redwater, Ryley, Smoky Lake, St. Paul, Thorhild County, Vegreville, Viking Leave a Comment

Let’s talk great golfing – East of Edmonton style! Below, we’ve assembled some of our favourite family-friendly golf courses located just East of Edmonton. Experienced golfers and first-timers will find lots to enjoy at these golf courses – and we’re sure they’ll be able to give you experiences you’ll want to return to time and time again! Northern Ridge Golf & RV Resort – Surrounded by endless farmland and marked by vintage farming equipment, Northern Ridge is about bringing the …