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, …

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.             …

15 Fabulous Trip Ideas in September

Rebecca IsbisterBonnyville, Camrose, Dark Sky, East of Edmonton, Events, Fishing, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont County, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Seasons, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vegreville, Wainwright

With more warm 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  Our Summer Events Guide has everything to make the most out of your summer. The Events Calendar has more details, posters and …

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 …

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. …

Fabulous February Festivals

Rebecca IsbisterEast of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fishing, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, 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! A Few More Great Events this Month… Feb 17-19: Nordlys Film Arts Festival is back at the Bailey Theatre in Camrose with an eclectic blend of award-winning films from Canada and …

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 …

10 Classic Daytrips & Getaways from Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Athabasca County, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Fall Adventures, Fishing, Golfing, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, It's Time To Go, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont County, MD of Bonnyville, Minburn County, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Wainwright, Water Adventures

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 …

12 Tremendous Trips for a Super Summer

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Athabasca County, Attractions, Beaver County, Bonnyville, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Fishing, Flagstaff County, Glamping, Golfing, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 29, Highway 45, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadside Attraction, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Wainwright

Make Summer Memories We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Here’s our 12 summer travel ideas to keep you having fun all season long. 1. Hit the Trails If you’re looking to escape the summer crowds, the East of Edmonton region has many hidden gems to explore. With a 1000+ km of trails at 100+ Provincial Parks, & Natural Areas, there’s plenty to experience.   2. Go Camping…or, Glamping! Summer is the best time of the year to go camping and get outdoors at your ‘home away …

Super Summer Camping and Glamping Adventures

Rebecca IsbisterCampgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, East of Edmonton, Fishing, Glamping, Golfing, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 29, Highway 45, Highway 55, Lakeland Region, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Seasonal Campground, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures, Year-round Camping

Last updated July 28, 2023 Métis Crossing It’s summertime and you know what that means — there’s no better time to leave the city and head in search of some camping adventures. East of Edmonton is home to some great retreats, provincial parks, parkland spaces and RV campgrounds. Here are a few camping locations to check out East of Edmonton. Rest assured, you will find loads of space to park your RV and plenty of great outdoors to take in. …