10 Fun Things to Do in Strathcona County and Vegreville

Rebecca Isbister 2022 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 …

Experience Culture, History, and Adventures at Métis Crossing and Lac La Biche

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Highway 28, Historic Site, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

Head to Métis Crossing for authentic cultural experiences in a retreat-like setting, then go north and play in Alberta’s lake country. Written by Karen Ung As we walk down the old Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, at first glance, it appears little has changed since the 1800s. Original homesteads remain, filled with period furniture and artifacts, chickens cluck in the yard, and a Red River Cart sits out front ready to haul goods to the trading post. The …

Summer Fun in Cold Lake and Bonnyville

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, Entertainment, Highway 28, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Shopping, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

Experience new adventures and local history in Cold Lake and Bonnyville. Written by Karen Ung “Just look at the trees and take a step,” Cat says reassuringly. We’re standing on a platform 18 metres (60 feet) above the ground, on the top level of the Aerial Adventure Park at Kinosoo Ridge (open Thursday-Sunday). Although I’m in a harness connected to a rope and there’s no risk of falling, my heart is racing. After a few deep breaths, I shut my …

Top 25 Things to Do in the Lac La Biche Region

Rebecca Isbister 2022 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 …

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

Rebecca Isbister 2022 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

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 …

12 Great Lakes and Beaches near Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Campgrounds & RV Parks, East of Edmonton, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures, Water Adventures

It’s summer and that means one thing: beach time. Take a dip at some of Alberta’s nicest lakes as you venture on your camping trip, or a luxurious cabin getaway. Northeast of Edmonton Cold Lake –  Kinosoo Beach Kinosoo Beach is one of Canada’s Top 25 Beaches as named by Canadian Geographic Magazine. Kinosoo Beach is a three-block stretch of fine sand on Cold Lake’s North end. Here you will find the Splash Park, beach volleyball and basketball courts, a kids …

10 Classic Daytrips & Getaways from Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister 2022 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 …

Super Summer Camping and Glamping Adventures

Rebecca Isbister 2022 Roadtrip Adventures, Bonnyville, Boyle, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Daysland, East of Edmonton, Fishing, Flagstaff County, Forestburg, Fort Saskatchewan, Glamping, Golfing, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 29, Highway 45, Highway 55, It's Time To Go, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Lamont County, Lloydminster, MD of Bonnyville, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Seasonal Campground, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Tofield, Vegreville, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Wainwright, Water Adventures, Wetaskiwin, Year-round Camping

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. An adventure awaits you! We …

2021 Go East of Edmonton Photo Contest Winners

Jolene Kisilevich 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Announcement, Attractions, Cold Lake, East of Edmonton, Elk Point, Fishing, Fort Saskatchewan, GoRoadtrips2021, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 45, Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Minburn County, Myrnam, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Photo Contest, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul County, Summer Adventures, Two Hills County, Vegreville, Waskatenau, Water Adventures

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Photo Contest this year! We received some amazing photos that beautifully showcases the Go East of Edmonton Region! New this year — all photos that were tagged with #goroadtrips2021 were automatically entered while playing the 2021 Go East of Edmonton Roadtrip Adventure Game. BEST Roadtrip Adventure Photos #goroadtrips2021 Photo 1. Kids having fun at Minnie Lake, M.D. of Bonnyville. Photo by Erin Murphy – $100 Cash Prize Photo 2. Visiting …

Just Add Water

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