Vegreville Pysanka

Explore Vegreville! Take in what’s happening this Summer & Fall…

Jolene Kisilevich 2020 Daytrips & Getaways Campaign - It's Time to GO!, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Events, Farms and Markets, Golfing, Highway 16, It's Time To Go, Minburn County, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Shopping, Vegreville, Visitor Information Centre

A rich history with many great shops and services makes Vegreville a welcoming stop to make some memories and have some fun! Read on for some exciting events and activities happening this summer and fall. Only an hour’s drive from Edmonton on Highway 16. Head outdoors! Take a roadtrip any time of the year to see the World’s Largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) just off Hwy 16A in Vegreville. Stop for a #selfie and explore your surroundings at the Vegreville …

Enjoy Alberta Local Food Week and Open Farm Days East of Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister 2020 Daytrips & Getaways Campaign - It's Time to GO!, Andrew, Beverage Trails, Bonnyville, Boyle, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Culinary Trails, Drink, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Events, Farms and Markets, Fine Dining, Highway 13, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 45, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont County, Local Food, MD of Bonnyville, Meat Markets, Minburn County, Northeast of Edmonton, Restaurants, Round Hill, Shopping, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Vegreville, Vermilion River County

This week, from August 9th to 16th, head out to your local markets, restaurants, and farms during Alberta Local Food Week! Farmers’ Markets are happening all summer around Alberta. Don’t forget to stop by the farm tours, breweries and distilleries, and end your day with a delicious meal with fresh ingredients at local restaurants. Shop at a Farmers Market this week! This summer over 10 local markets are available around the region for you to find delicious, locally sourced produce, …

Canada Day 2020

Rebecca Isbister Bruderheim, Camrose, Camrose County, East of Edmonton, Events, Flagstaff County, Highway 13, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Innisfree, Lamont County, Mannville, Minburn County, Northeast of Edmonton, Sedgewick, Southeast of Edmonton, Thorhild County, Vermilion, Vermilion River County

How we celebrate Canada Day will be different this year, but the pride for our country remains constant. In the Go East of Edmonton region, we have wide-open spaces you can explore crowd-free. Here are some Canada Day activities you can look forward to and celebrate Canada’s Birthday! COVID-19 reminder While out celebrating, please remember to abide by all Alberta Health Service public health measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep our communities safe. For more …

Winners of the Dreaming About Summer Photo Contest

Jolene Kisilevich Announcement, Camping, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Events, Fort Saskatchewan, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Lamont County, National Park, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Wainwright

It’s officially summer! What better way to kick it off then to announce our Winners of the Dreaming About Summer Photo Contest! First off, a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this Photo Contest. We received some amazing SUMMER photos! 1st Place Winner is Jackie Gartner The iconic Red Chairs at Elk Island National Park Prize – $150 plus 9 holes of golf for 2 at the Vegreville Kinsmen Golf Course (valued at $60)   2nd Place Winner …

Vegreville Sportsmen Show

Cody East of Edmonton, Events, Highway 16, Minburn County, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping, Vegreville

Come See why this is such a Great Show – Vegreville Sportsmen Show! Come one, come all, to the 18th Annual Gun & Accessory Show in Vegreville, hosted by the Vegreville Wildlife Federation (VWF). It’s more than firearms – with accessories, hunting gear and great ideas for the sportsmen. February 22 & 23, 2020 at the Vegreville Social Centre 4802 – 47 Avenue, Vegreville Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm Admission is only $5/person. We …

Tales From the Trapline: Winter Experience

Cody Attractions, Events, Highway 28, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Smoky Lake County, Winter Adventures

Make snares, survival shelters and traditional crafts at Metis Crossing By Jeremy Derksen For Lilyrose Meyers, trapping represents not just a livelihood but a way of life. With the decline of the industry in recent decades, she sees that way of life disappearing, and with it, the positive effects it can have for ecosystems. “The land is important to us, it’s a live thing — it changes. The trees … the animals … you have to look after them,” she …

Find the Perfect Gift on the Santa Trail!

Jolene Kisilevich Beaver County, Camrose County, Drink, Eat & Shop, Entertainment, Events, Flagstaff County, Gifts, Highway 13, Highway 14, Local Food, Restaurants, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Wainwright Leave a Comment

As the Christmas Season is upon us, our friends over at BRAED (Battle River Alliance for Economic Development) is promoting Christmas markets and retailers in their region. Starting November 16 for five weeks, we will highlight some of BRAED’s area markets, retailers, makers and restaurants. They’ve designed each trail to provide an experience of shopping for the perfect gift this Christmas season and also included coffee shops and restaurants so you can enjoy a snack or a meal along the …

The Best Halloween Events East of Edmonton

Jolene Kisilevich Beaver County, Cold Lake, East of Edmonton, Events, Fort Saskatchewan, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Lloydminster, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Tofield, Vegreville, Wainwright Leave a Comment

The season of ghouls and monsters is upon us! Looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Grab a few friends and check out all the fun and spooky events happening East of Edmonton this month: Vegreville Haunted Hike – Oct. 24th – 27th & Oct. 30th – Nov. 2nd After a seven-year hiatus, Vegreville’s Haunted Hike is back to give you even more of a fright! With a brand-new location and a few more tricks up their sleeve, this hike …

We’re Pumped for the 31st Annual Pumpkin Festival & Fair!!

Jolene Kisilevich Events, Highway 28, Northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County

UPDATED BLOG *****2019 Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair is Saturday, October 5th, 2019!!!***** Last year, Don Crews of Lloydminster won with an 1884 lb pumpkin. He broke his previous site record of a 1652 lb pumpkin in 2017. Also won first place with a 131 lb watermelon. Even though this event is based around pumpkins there are many fun activities and events to choose from. A few that we won’t be missing are: THE WEIGH-OFF! Starts at 12:30 pm Saturday, October …

ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS – August 17 & 18, 2019!

Trevor Tessier Camrose County, Events, Highway 13, Highway 28, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, St. Paul County Leave a Comment

Have you ever wanted to learn how your food gets to the grocery stores or markets before it gets on your table? Then you might want to mark your calendar for August 17th and 18th because you are not going to want to miss Alberta Open Farm Days! This two-day event is all about Alberta farmers inviting you to learn about the growing and farming process by stepping foot right on the farms. Listen to unique stories, witness demonstrations, and …