Just Add Water

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Fishing, Highway 28, Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Water Adventures

By Lisa Roper Born and raised in Lac La Biche, I feel very fortunate to enjoy the year-round playground that supports many of my authentic outdoor adventures. With so many options — provincial parks, beaches, outdoor attractions, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, ice fishing, rodeos, museums with historic sites, hiking trails, golf, Lakeland Canoe Circuit and so much more — you can literally choose your own outdoor adventure(s). I recently came across the saying, “Life is simple, just add water.” Where …

Head to Lac La Biche for Easy, Family Beach Fun

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Water Adventures

– story: Jeremy Derksen / photos: Paul Lavoie Lac La Biche, AB – Planning a family vacation can become a big production when you’re trying to accommodate a variety of ages, interests and temperaments. But with a welcoming community, cozy hotels, nearby cultural attractions and an unbeatable beachfront, Lac La Biche makes it easy for the whole family, as Valerie and Sheldon Hunter have discovered. Sand castles, beach balls, splashing in the water, a beach holiday in Lac La Biche …

Find a slice of Margaritaville in Cold Lake #NEAB

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cold Lake, Highway 28, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Water Adventures

– by Jeremy Derksen / photos: Paul Lavoie   Photo by Paul Lavoie Cold Lake, AB – With the triple threat of sun, sand and surf, Natalie and Dallas McCue’s weekend away has seemed almost like a tropical getaway instead of an Alberta vacation. There is a distinctly posh side to Cold Lake that checks all the boxes of an exotic luxury holiday: enjoying some beach time, relaxing with margaritas, taking a dinner cruise on the water and finding a …

#TakeItToTheLake on a #NEAB roadtrip

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, Athabasca County, Bonnyville, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cold Lake, Highway 28, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, MD of Bonnyville, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County, Water Adventures

– Jeremy Derksen #Takeittothelake #NEAB   What makes a great roadtrip? If abundant lakes, wide open spaces and hidden gems top your list, then you’ll want to look to northeast Alberta. Looping from Métis Crossing up to Athabasca, across to Lac La Biche, then Cold Lake and finally Vermilion, Kristina Martel and Myk Morris recently did the tour and came back wowed by what they experienced. “There’s so much beauty in Alberta,” Martel reflects. “Even in just a few days, …

Top 25 Things to Do in the Lac La Biche Region

Rebecca Isbister 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Drink, Eat & Shop, Entertainment, Events, 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, Shopping, 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 …

Beaches, Boutiques and the Best Adventures – Make Cold Lake your Super Summer Destination!

Rebecca Isbister 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Bonnyville, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, Fishing, Golfing, Highway 28, Local Food, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Restaurants, Roadtrips, Shopping, Water Adventures

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 There’s always something going on at Casino Dene – with …

Explore Camrose for Exciting Events and the Best Places to Eat, Drink and Shop!

Rebecca Isbister 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Bakeries, Boutiques, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Camping, Camrose, Camrose County, Casino, Coffee & Tea, Desserts and Sweets, Drink, Eat & Shop, Entertainment, Events, Farms and Markets, Fashions, Gifts, Golfing, Highway 13, Ice Cream, Local Food, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Restaurants, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Water Adventures

 This summer, pack up the family or a car full of friends and #GoEastofEdmonton to Explore Camrose! This bustling city features a wide selection of attractions including recreational facilities, stunning parks, and scenic golf courses. Shopping is aplenty, and there are several restaurants and breweries to end your day with. Check out our list below of some of the great businesses and amenities Camrose and area has to offer. Attractions Camrose has plenty of entertaining and enjoyable stops to check out …

Rejuvenate with Activities on the Shores of the Mighty Athabasca

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Athabasca County, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Farms and Markets, Highway 55, Local Food, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Water Adventures

– Jeremy Derksen #TakeItToTheLake #NEAB Athabasca, AB – Descending into the Athabasca River Valley with its green river banks, relaxed rural pace and deep flowing water always fills me with an immediate sense of ease and calm. Maybe that wide, mighty river makes everything just, slow, down – including me. From Centennial Park on the north shore of the river, it’s easy to just stand in one place, spin slowly and pick an activity. Will it be an historic downtown …

Visiting-Elk-Island

Make Elk Island National Park your Weekday Destination

Trevor Tessier 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Highway 16, National Park, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Water Adventures

Only a 35 minutes drive east of Edmonton, it’s no wonder why Elk island is a popular destination for Edmontonians looking to escape the city and get the most of the warm season, especially this year! Being in nature provides important physical and mental health benefits. And going outdoors is a great way to maintain health and wellness, as long as everyone follows public health measures. The close proximity to Edmonton and high demand means thousands of visitors come to …

Recharge and Chill in Bonnyville

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Bonnyville, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Comfort Food, Drink, Eat & Shop, Highway 28, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Water Adventures

Jeremy Derksen In the fiery glow of a prairie sunset seen from the balcony of Journey North Cider Co., it’s easy to feel pretty satisfied with your day, especially if you’ve spent it making the best of a Bonnyville getaway. Picture scenes of a rockin’ 50’s style jukebox breakfast, a peaceful paddle on the lake, nourishing and healthy refreshments and perfectly synchronized spa relaxation. This is where I find myself, after a day of exploring with a local trio of …