Kids skiing at Kinosoo Ridge

Enjoy January’s Best Adventures, Photo Contest Winners & More

Faye ForgesCross Country Skiing, Dark Sky, East of Edmonton, Events, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Photo Contest, Strathcona County, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Winter Adventures

It seems like winter is just getting started with the recent snowfall and falling temperatures that provide the gorgeous frost-filled scenery.  There are plenty of winter activities to enjoy when you venture East of Edmonton.  Read on for some fantastic options to start off your 2024. We’ll explore things to do in some of our Provincial Parks, activities at Métis Crossing, and other winter adventures in our region.  Plus, we’ll also reveal the winners from our 2023 Photo Contest.  Keep …

Winter Parktastic Trips Photo

Three Great Parktastic Trips East of Edmonton This Winter

Faye ForgesBeaver County, Cross Country Skiing, East of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrip Adventures, Strathcona County, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Winter Adventures

  DYK: Alberta Parks surrounds Edmonton with a wide range of epic provincial parks complete with camping, beaches, hiking, OHV trails and wildlife watching all just a short drive away.  But what about winter?  Visiting Provincial Parks in winter could be one of the best kept secret bonuses of living and thriving in Alberta.  Here are three great Provincial Parks all east of Edmonton that are ready, set and geared to make your season bright if you come to visit …

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 …

Outdoor Summer Fun in East Central Alberta

Jolene Kisilevich2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Camrose, Camrose County, Flagstaff County, Hardisty, Highway 13, Highway 14, Killam, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures, Wainwright

Written by Karen Ung Where to play outside in Camrose, Hardisty, Killam, and Wainwright, Alberta this summer  Discover outdoor fun in East Central Alberta this summer! The friendly communities of Camrose, Wainwright, Hardisty, and Killam offer a wide range of outdoor activities from fishing and paddling to biking and bird watching. Camrose Sunlight sparkles on the water at Camrose Nature Conservation Centre, and a light breeze ruffles our hair. Children chase each other around the playground while their parents barbecue burgers …

New Year, New Adventures!

Rebecca Isbister#SkiNorthAB, 2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Dark Sky, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Itinerary, Metis Crossing, National Park, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Photo Contest, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Tourism Industry News, Winter Adventures

The crisp winter air…The gorgeous scenery…There’s plenty to enjoy and experience when you venture East of Edmonton. This year, we can’t wait to show you all of the incredible places in our special region. Read on for more than 10 ways to start your 2023 year on an adventure-filled way. Embrace the Night Hours and See the Northern Lights At this time of year, conditions are optimal for stargazing and the beautiful night lights. With no artificial lighting; Dark Sky …

October’s Beautiful Roadtrips and Fall Festivals

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Golfing, Local Food, Northeast of Edmonton, Parks & Trails, Photo Contest, Photo Contest 2022, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton

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. It Still Feels Almost like Summer, Doesn’t it? Some great ideas for Roadtrip Adventures… 15 Fabulous Trip Ideas to Keep Summer Going We published over 20 Roadtrip Adventures in 2022 to keep you having fun! Pick a Roadtrip Adventure… Any Highway, Anytime.. Take a Highway 28 roadtrip – go back 250 million years, grab your clubs, visit scenic provincial parks, hundreds of lakes, or …

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 …

10 Fun Things to Do in Strathcona County and Vegreville

Rebecca Isbister2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Highway 16, Local Food, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Sherwood Park, Shopping, Spring Adventures, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vegreville, Water Adventures

Head east of Edmonton for farm-fresh eats, fun festivals, and pretty parks. Written by Karen Ung Enjoy farm-to-fork dining and nature in Strathcona County and Vegreville. With Sherwood Park as your base camp, explore Strathcona County’s many parks, meet the makers at the farmer’s market, and fill up on local-grown goodness at eateries around town. In Vegreville, take a self-guided mural tour of historic downtown and do some shopping, paddle under the World’s Largest Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pyskanka), and attend …

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 – …