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 …

Fabulous February Things to Do!

Rebecca Isbister #SkiNorthAB, Attractions, Cross Country Skiing, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Entertainment, Events, Fishing, Itinerary, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Seasons, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Winter Adventures

Go in the Snow and have fabulous fun adventures in February, whatever your preference! Browse unique boutiques and great shopping experiences around the region. We’ve included a variety of ways you can make the most out of winter, so start planning your winter adventures. New and Expanded: Winter Adventures There’s plenty of fun awaiting you outdoors. Pick your activity, find travel ideas and more! Plenty of adventures to enjoy with our Must Do Winter Experiences. Hit the Slopes – adventure awaits you …

Finding space to get close in Lac La Biche

Jolene Kisilevich #SkiNorthAB, #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Cross Country Skiing, Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Winter Adventures

By Jeremy Derksen / SnowSeekers.ca Lac La Biche, AB  – Snowmobiling through willow stands and old birch along Tom’s Trail (one of a handful of locally known cut trails), Heather Maekelburger wraps her arms around David Schultz and leans in, while he navigates the hairpin turns. Soon the trail opens out onto a bay of Lac La Biche and they both grin as Schultz opens it up, the engine growling to life as they skim across the bay. As they …

Shop, Save & Go in the Snow East of Edmonton!

Rebecca Isbister #SkiNorthAB, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Cross Country Skiing, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Entertainment, Indigenous Attraction, Itinerary, Metis Crossing, National Park, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrip2021, Roadtrips, Southeast of Edmonton, Winter Adventures

As 2021 winds down, we want to wish everyone the best of the holiday season. Check some of the unique boutiques and great shopping experiences around the region. We’ve included some wonderful ways to enjoy winter, so start planning your winter adventures. Shop and Save on our Shopping Trails… Use the Go Savings Pass! Want to save $ and feel good about where your money goes? Shop and save at over 80 local businesses. The  Roadtrip Savings Passport is ready so …

Building Bonnyville’s Nordic North

Jolene Kisilevich #SkiNorthAB, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Bonnyville, Cross Country Skiing, Drink, Eat & Shop, Highway 28, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Winter Adventures

By Jeremy Derksen Credit: Paul Lavoie / SnowSeekers BONNYVILLE, AB  –  In Bonnyville, folks like Mitch Sylvestre (of Sylvestre’s Source for Sports) have long been clearing their own cross-country ski trails and enjoying the solitude of a winter glide. But when Les and Sarah Parsons came to town, they saw a way to turn the solitary pursuit into a community building project. For Les, it was an extension of the mission he’s lived most of his life: growing the Alberta …

Get into the Nordic Flow in Vermilion

Jolene Kisilevich #SkiNorthAB, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Cross Country Skiing, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Highway 16, Outdoor Adventures, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Winter Adventures

By Jeremy Derksen Credit: Paul Lavoie / SnowSeekers Vermilion, AB – Outside of Canmore, few places are as connected to Alberta’s nordic scene as Vermilion. When she first moved to Vermilion 30 years ago Caroline McAuley was looking for something to do in winter, so she picked up nordic skiing. She took her first lessons with Walter Scott (father of Beckie Scott). “I needed an unstructured sport in the winter you could just go do,” she recalls. “I live right …