Your Winter Wonderland of Events & Adventures!

Rebecca Isbister Announcement, Attractions, Boutiques, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Fashions, Gifts, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Winter Adventures

There’s been plenty going on East of Edmonton. Find Awesome Christmas Events Contests, Shopping information, and ways to keep your Adventures going. Christmas Shopping Get a head start on your Christmas shopping this season across the region! It’s easy to find the perfect gift, one-of-a-kind items, and unique boutiques when you go shop local. Shopping local will save you time, money and is a lot of fun! Find all the shopping events on our events calendar, or browse our shopping page …

Winter Wraps Up – Let’s Swing into Spring!

Rebecca Isbister Attractions, Camping, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Spring Adventures, Winter Adventures

As we transition to spring, winter is hanging around… With all the recent snowfall, March is still a great month for Winter Adventures – it’s a little warmer so you can make the most of all the outside activities. Winter Activities Keep up with the activities you’ve been enjoying and give winter a warm send off. Spring skiing – get those runs in amidst the sunshine at ski hills and tube parks. Or, take it X-country. Snowshoe or take a …

Celestial Events – Night Sky Viewing Part 2

Trevor Tessier Attractions, Dark Sky, Outdoor Adventures, Winter Adventures

On any given clear evening, the night sky is sure to impress. But throughout the year, special events occur where the sky really seems to come alive! From the northern lights, to meteor showers and rare comets, here are 5 big celestial events you should keep an eye out for! – Photos by Shane Turgeon Helpful Links: Dark Sky Adventures & Trip Ideas Night Sky Viewing Part 1 Night Sky Viewing Part 3 Aurora Ah, the aurora borealis! The northern …

Vegreville Sportsmen & Accessory Show

Kristen Gusnowski East of Edmonton, Events, Fall Adventures, Highway 16, Minburn County, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping, Vegreville, Winter Adventures

Come See why this is such a Great Show – Vegreville Sportsmen & Accessory Show! Come one, come all, to the Annual Gun & 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 26 & 27, 2022 at the Vegreville Social Centre 4802 – 47 Avenue, Vegreville Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm Admission is …

Enjoy Vermilion’s Vibe with Skiing and Local Après

Jolene Kisilevich #SkiNorthAB, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Highway 16, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Winter Adventures

#SkiNorthAB #ExploreVermilion By Lisa Monforton Looking for a cabin fever cure mid-winter that’s not too far a drive from Edmonton? Head east to the town of Vermilion, about two hours away for a daytrip. Or, you could easily make it a mini-holiday. You’ll find wide open spaces for outdoor activities like fat biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Then warm up by popping into homey restaurants, cafes, shops – or Vermilion’s first homegrown distillery. Over the past decade, Vermilion’s main street …

Connecting to Indigenous winter culture in Lac La Biche

Jolene Kisilevich #SkiNorthAB, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Winter Adventures

#SkiNorthAB #NEAB By Lisa Monforton Sometimes you really don’t have to go that far from the big city to feel like you’re a million miles away. Walking amid the silence of the aspen forest on a bluebird winter day at Hideaway Adventure Grounds, with John Ritchie as his dog, Buddy, and our dog, Anouk, chased each other in the snow, felt like just that kind of much-needed escapism. Hideaway is just a 20-minute drive south of the hamlet of Lac …

Hooked on Lake Trout

Rebecca Isbister Fishing, Highway 28, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Winter Adventures

By: Lisa Roper Pictures by: Lisa Roper and Mat Weaver Crunch, crunch, crunch. My boots connect with the icy snow. It is a sound I have come to love in the stillness of the morning before the sun crests the horizon. Pulling my sleigh across the frozen lake with fishing gear in tow, I drill my first hole and drop a line into the ice-chilled depths of the water. My Kims Watermelon tube jig baited with a frozen chunk of …

On the Ice

Rebecca Isbister Fishing, Highway 28, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Seasons, Winter Adventures

By: Lisa Roper Pictures by: Lisa Roper  The winter months can be dark and cold in Alberta, but I spend countless days looking for fish on frozen water. Whether it’s early, mid- or late season ice fishing, there’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of using just the right lures, bait, and techniques to land my aquatic quarry.  Just east of Edmonton, lies several ice-fishing lakes, well-known among anglers. To name a few: Lac La Biche, Touchwood, Blackett, Pinehurst, Little …

30 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Rebecca Isbister Boutiques, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Fashions, Gifts, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Winter Adventures

This Valentine’s Day, get the Go East of Edmonton Roadtrip Savings Pass and start planning your gifts for the special people in your life. Go Northeast, East, and Southeast of Edmonton where you’ll find deals of at least 10% off at every business! FREE to sign up and the more locations you visit, the more deals, discounts and prizes you can win! Here is a list of some ideas for you to get the perfect gift for your special someone …

5 Fun Family Ski Hills and Tubing Parks East of Edmonton

Rebecca Isbister Attractions, Cold Lake, East of Edmonton, Flagstaff County, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Thorhild County, Vermilion River County, Winter Adventures

Having 5-6 months of winter is great if you like to ski. When you ski East of Edmonton, not only will you avoid the crowds, you’ll also save on lift tickets and rentals. AND there’s that fresh, fluffy snow. No matter which area of the region you prefer to venture out to, adventure awaits! Go Ski Northeast of Edmonton Long Lake Ski Area Find this family-friendly resort amidst the scenery of the Long Lake Provincial Park in Thorhild County. They …