Make More May Memories

Faye ForgesAnnouncement, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Events, Glamping, Greenhouse & Garden Centres, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrip Adventures, Seasonal Campground, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Year-round Camping

Photo Credit:  Parks Canada/Elk Island National Park Summer is here, and there are so many wonderful things to see and do!  We hope you have an a-MAY-zing time in our region. Go on a Camping Adventure! Get ready for great camping and summer adventures!  Choose from a variety of camping and glamping options in the Go East of Edmonton region. Pelican Point Campground – Camrose County Visit our camping section to find your favourite park and click through to the online reservations. …

Get Inspired With Our New Travel Guide! Plus, Marvelous May Events and More!

Faye ForgesAnnouncement, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Electric Vehicle, Events, Gifts, Greenhouse & Garden Centres, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrip Adventures, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Summer Adventures

Summer is coming, and major events are happening!   There are plenty of activities to do in our region this month including markets, Mother’s Day brunches, and more.  It’s also a special time for us as we are finally ready to say…. The New 2024 Go East of Edmonton Travel Guide is Here!!!   It’s our biggest and best guide ever!  With new featured roadtrips and more events and attractions to explore, you can expect to have an amazing summer in …

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.             …

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 …

Shop & Save On Our Shopping Trails!

Rebecca IsbisterDrink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Events, Northeast of Edmonton, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Winter Adventures

We all know that snow and cooler temperatures will be coming, but there will also be plenty of fun winter events and adventures to enjoy! Whether you’re shopping or looking for fantastic events and adventures, we’ll help you discover the best places to visit East of Edmonton. Shop & Save on our Shopping Trails! Shopping local not only helps our communities, but it also will save you time and money! Be sure to browse our shopping page and find deals by region. …

Get into the Christmas Spirit East of Edmonton

Rebecca IsbisterBonnyville, Camrose, Camrose County, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Gifts, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Vegreville, Vermilion, Wainwright, Winter Adventures

Get into the Christmas spirit with exciting events and fantastic shopping ideas with Go East of Edmonton! ‘Tis the season with plenty of fun activities and shopping events in the region. Christmas is here, which means it’s that time to stock up on items your loved ones are looking for. We’re featuring just a few of the events in the region, but you can access many more in our events calendar. You can also find some of the wonderful stores and unique boutiques …

October’s Big Pumpkins, Beautiful Roadtrips & More!

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Andrew, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fall Adventures, Indigenous Experience, Metis Crossing, National Park, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Photo Contest, Roadtrips, Shopping, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, Vegreville

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.   Enjoy Beautiful Fall Colours on a Roadtrip Adventure… See our videos for inspiration or browse our Highway Roadtrips Guides. Go roadtrippin! Indigenous Experiences East of Edmonton We are pleased to feature this new section on the website that is the most comprehensive guide to Indigenous experiences in the region. We are pleased to work with Indigenous Tourism Operators, and share their culture in …

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 …

Awesome August Adventures and Events!

Rebecca Isbister2023 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Entertainment, Events, Metis Crossing, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Summer Adventures

Summer is in full swing. Be sure to make the most of the beautiful weather and plan your Awesome August Adventures!  Super Events and Festivals  Our Summer Events Guide has everything to make the most out of your summer. The Events Calendar has more details, posters and schedules of the best Fairs, Festivals and Rodeos across the region: Battle River Train – Take the scenic route and spend the day on the train. Enjoy the entertainment, food, and ambiance of an antique train as …