North Saskatchewan River Adventures

Jolene KisilevichCamping, East of Edmonton, Elk Point, Fishing, Fort Saskatchewan, Historic Site, Indigenous Experience, Interpretive Centre, Iron Horse Trail, Lakeland Region, Marwayne, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Seasonal Campground, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Two Hills County, Vermilion River County, Waskatenau, Water Adventures

Adventures from Edmonton heading East along the North Saskatchewan River… In March 2024, the Governments of Canada and Alberta acknowledged the entire stretch of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta as part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, a well-deserved honour. With a history spanning thousands of years, the river undoubtedly holds deep cultural significance to numerous Indigenous nations in the region and has played a significant role in the development of the entire province of Alberta. All the while, …

Electric Roadtrips East of Edmonton

Jolene KisilevichAthabasca County, Bon Accord, Bonnyville, Camrose, Cold Lake, East of Edmonton, Electric Vehicle, Elk Island National Park, Gibbons, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 16, Highway 2, Highway 28, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, Legal, Lloydminster, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrip Adventures, Roadtrips, Sherwood Park, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vegreville, Wainwright, Waskatenau, Wetaskiwin

Did you know that you can explore our beautiful region in an Electric Vehicle (EV)?   The range of new EVs have been extending in recent years, with some now having ranges of 640 km (400 miles) or more.  If your EV doesn’t quite have that range, you’re still in luck, as there are over 20 areas with recharging stations in our region. Tips for an EV Roadtrip External battery packs, similar in size to a jerry can, allow you to …

North Saskatchewan River Adventures

Jolene KisilevichCamping, Elk Point, Fort Saskatchewan, Historic Site, Indigenous Attraction, Indigenous Experience, Marwayne, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, North Saskatchewan River, Outdoor Adventures, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vermilion River County, Water Adventures

Majestic North Saskatchewan River achieves Canadian Heritage River Status In March 2024, the Governments of Canada and Alberta acknowledged the entire stretch of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta as part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, a well-deserved honor. With a history spanning thousands of years, the river undoubtedly holds deep cultural significance to numerous Indigenous nations in the region and has played a significant role in the development of the entire province of Alberta. All the while, it continues to provide …

Go East of Edmonton 2023 Photo Contest Winners

Jolene Kisilevich2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Announcement, Glendon, Indigenous Attraction, Lac La Biche Region, North Saskatchewan River, Photo Contest, Photo Contest 2023, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County, Summer Adventures, Vermilion, Wainwright

We have our winners for the 2023 Go East of Edmonton Photo Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated and a BIG congratulations to all of the winners! The BEST of photos are awarded $100 and the #GoRoadtrips2023 awarded $50 sponsored by The Marketer – publishers of the Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide and Go East Regional Tourism Organization Best Event Photo — The exciting Kehewin Pow Wow by Sharon Taylor Photography BEST ATTRACTION PHOTO – Admiring the World’s …

Get into the Christmas Spirit East of Edmonton

Rebecca IsbisterBonnyville, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Gifts, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Vegreville, Vermilion, Wainwright, Winter Adventures

Get into the Christmas spirit with exciting events and fantastic shopping ideas with Go East of Edmonton! ‘Tis the season with plenty of fun activities and shopping events in the region. Christmas is here, which means it’s that time to stock up on items your loved ones are looking for. We’re featuring just a few of the events in the region, but you can access many more in our events calendar. You can also find some of the wonderful stores and unique boutiques …

October’s Big Pumpkins, Beautiful Roadtrips & More!

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Andrew, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Indigenous Experience, Metis Crossing, National Park, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Photo Contest, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Vegreville

Hit the road for the most colourful time of year! Check our Itineraries and Roadtrips page for ideas, or go to Trip Ideas for recent articles.   Enjoy Beautiful Fall Colours on a Roadtrip Adventure… See our videos for inspiration or browse our Highway Roadtrips Guides. Go roadtrippin! Indigenous Experiences East of Edmonton We are pleased to feature this new section on the website that is the most comprehensive guide to Indigenous experiences in the region. We are pleased to work with Indigenous Tourism Operators, and share their culture in …

Your Guide to the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair and Things to Do in the Smoky Lake Region

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Fall Adventures, Highway 28, Iron Horse Trail, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadside Attraction, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Summer Adventures, Vilna, Waskatenau

With all its beautiful bright colours, autumn is the perfect time to visit Smoky Lake, the pumpkin capital of Alberta. Top Things to do in Smoky Lake Pumpkin Park – Take a stroll and check out the large famous concrete pumpkins up close! Iron Horse Trail – Adventure year-round on Alberta’s longest multi-trail system. With over 300km of trails that takes you through stunning scenery, it’s perfect for hiking, biking, quadding, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. Smoky Lake Museum  – Located on …

Amazing Corn Mazes East of Edmonton!

Rebecca IsbisterEast of Edmonton, Entertainment, Fall Adventures, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures, Vegreville, Wainwright

Updated: September 17, 2023 Find your way through the different corn mazes the region has to offer. Plus, each of these corn mazes support local groups and clubs in their respective communities. Have fun and support local all at the same time. Explore to your hearts content! Vegreville Corn Maze You must get a photo with mascot Mazy, it’ll make for a unique memory!  It’s not just a Corn Maze, there’s a bale maze, rock hunt, pedal cars, concession, live …

Go Northeast on the Roadtrip Adventure Game – Your Guide to Sticker Stations & Much More! #GoRoadtrips2023

Kristen Gusnowski2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Elk Point, Gibbons, Glendon, Highway 2, Highway 28, Highway 45, Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Legal, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Summer Adventures, Thorhild, Thorhild County, Waskatenau

Use this as your complete guide to areas Northeast of Edmonton on your 2023 Roadtrips! Don’t forget to post your photos on social media with the hashtags #GoRoadtrips2023 and #GoEastofEdmonton.  Highway 2 & 55 Town of Legal If you are looking for a quick trip out of the city to collect stickers for the Roadtrip Adventure Game, head north on Hwy 28 to the Town of Legal. Legal is the “French Mural Capital of Canada” and has the highest concentration of murals …

The Ultimate Guide to Spray Parks East of Edmonton

Rebecca IsbisterAttractions, Bonnyville, Boyle, Camrose, East of Edmonton, Elk Point, Entertainment, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 55, Holden, It's Time To Go, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont, Lloydminster, Marwayne, Mundare, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrip Adventures, Roadtrips, Sedgewick, Sherwood Park, Smoky Lake, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Summer Adventures, Tofield, Vegreville, Vermilion, Wainwright

Last updated July 28, 2023 With the nice weather upon us, spray parks are set to a great way to cool off. There are more than 25 great spots across the Region – check them out this summer! Hours of operation are subject to change, please check the website of the municipality for the park you are looking to visit. Northeast of Edmonton Highway 55 Athabasca Athabasca Riverfront Park Address: 50 Ave A great day of fun is in store for visitors …