Rejuvenate with activities on the shores of the mighty Athabasca

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Athabasca County, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Farms and Markets, Highway 55, Local Food, Outdoor Adventures, Roadtrips, Water Adventures

– Jeremy Derksen #TakeItToTheLake #NEAB Athabasca, AB – Descending into the Athabasca River Valley with its green river banks, relaxed rural pace and deep flowing water always fills me with an immediate sense of ease and calm. Maybe that wide, mighty river makes everything just, slow, down – including me. From Centennial Park on the north shore of the river, it’s easy to just stand in one place, spin slowly and pick an activity. Will it be an historic downtown …

10 Super Summer Stories to #goeastofedmonton!

Rebecca Isbister #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Andrew, Athabasca County, Attractions, Beaver County, Beverage Trails, Bonnyville, Boyle, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Bruderheim, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Camrose, Camrose County, Chipman, Clandonald, Cold Lake, Culinary Trails, Daysland, Derwent, Dewberry, Drink, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Edgerton, Elk Island National Park, Elk Point, Entertainment, Fishing, Flagstaff County, Forestburg, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Glamping, Glendon, Golfing, Hairy Hill, Hardisty, Hay Lakes, Highway 13, Highway 14, Highway 15, Highway 16, Highway 28, Highway 29, Highway 45, Highway 55, Historic Site, Holden, Indigenous Attraction, Innisfree, Interpretive Centre, Irma, Iron Horse Trail, It's Time To Go, Itinerary, Josephburg, Killam, Kitscoty, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Lamont, Lamont County, Legal, Lloydminster, Local Food, Lougheed, Mannville, Marwayne, MD of Bonnyville, Metis Crossing, Minburn County, Mundare, Museums, Myrnam, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Paradise Valley, Parks & Trails, Provost, Radway, Redwater, Restaurants, Roadside Attraction, Roadtrips, Round Hill, Ryley, Sedgewick, Sherwood Park, Shopping, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, Southeast of Edmonton, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Strathcona County, Thorhild, Thorhild County, Tofield, Two Hills, Two Hills County, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Viking, Vilna, Wainwright, Waskatenau

Adventure All Summer There are plenty of ways to have a great summer in Alberta. Here’s our Top 10 Super Summer Travel Ideas guaranteed to bring you new, fun memories. 1. Hit the Trails The East of Edmonton region has many hidden gems to explore – perfect to escape the summer crowd. Experience somewhere new exploring 1000+ km of trails at 100+ Provincial Parks, Campgrounds & Natural Areas. 2. Go Camping…or, Glamping! Summer is the best time of the year to go camping and experience an outdoor ‘home away …

Cultural Explorations in Lac La Biche Provide a Rich Palette for Learning & Adventure

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Camping, Glamping, Highway 55, Indigenous Attraction, International Flavours, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips

Jeremy Derksen #TakeItToTheLake #NEAB Lac La Biche County, AB – As early morning sun begins to burn away the dew at Hideaway Adventure Grounds in Kikino Metis Settlement, Amy Stewart and Ali Cole emerge to a forest alive with wonder. The two friends spent the previous night in a trapper’s tent in the boreal forest, here on a journey of cultural and nature exploration. It’s one of several ways to get to know some of Alberta’s diverse heritage, in the …

Recharge and chill in Bonnyville

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Bonnyville, Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Comfort Food, Drink, Eat & Shop, Highway 28, Lakeland Region, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Water Adventures

Jeremy Derksen In the fiery glow of a prairie sunset seen from the balcony of Journey North Cider Co., it’s easy to feel pretty satisfied with your day, especially if you’ve spent it making the best of a Bonnyville getaway. Picture scenes of a rockin’ 50’s style jukebox breakfast, a peaceful paddle on the lake, nourishing and healthy refreshments and perfectly synchronized spa relaxation. This is where I find myself, after a day of exploring with a local trio of …

Biking in Vermilion cranks up the fun

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Campgrounds & RV Parks, East of Edmonton, Highway 16, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Shopping, Vermilion, Vermilion River County

By Jeremy Derksen #TakeItToTheLake #NEAB Mist rises from the forest as Tomas Vidal, his brother Eddie and Eddie’s son Caleb fly past on their bikes, winding down the serpentine single track in Vermilion Provincial Park, just kitty corner to Vermilion, AB. With the Vidals as my guides, I am getting a taste for the trails that ignited the boys’ lifelong passion for biking. The park has been the boys’ playground since childhood. “I was born and raised here, I grew …

#CampMetisCrossing and Discover Indigenous History

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, 2021 Roadtrip Adventures, Attractions, Glamping, Highway 28, Indigenous Attraction, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County

By Jeremy Derksen #TakeItToTheLake #NEAB Cindy Lazarenko and her daughters return to their tent flush with the excitement of new discovery. A camping experience at Métis Crossing will do that to just about anyone. There is a make-your-own adventure feel to camping here. Campers can delve into early frontier history and learn about the Métis people, learn archery, paddle like a voyageur, gather round a fire to hear Métis folk tales, or retire to their own space for some relaxing …

7 Super Summer Travel Tips & Trips!

Rebecca Isbister #TakeItToTheLake, 2020 Daytrips & Getaways Campaign - It's Time to GO!, Athabasca County, Attractions, Bonnyville, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Fishing, Golfing, Highway 28, Highway 55, Iron Horse Trail, It's Time To Go, Lakeland Region, Local Food, MD of Bonnyville, Metis Crossing, Museums, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Restaurants, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake County, Vermilion, Water Adventures

Check out some of our top #goeastofedmonton Travel Destinations! You are sure to be inspired to #Takeitothelake with these Travel tips and trips. Over the past month, we’ve added some awe-inspiring Northeast Alberta travel stories. It’s Time to Go East of Edmonton! Here’s why… Boatin’, Barbecuin’ and Chillin’ with Ice Cream in Athabasca County A day on the water, surrounded by the natural beauty of Athabasca, is enough to make anyone feel at home. Check out the story here to find out how to get in on a …

Its Epic, Its Unforgettable…Its time to Go to Cold Lake!

Rebecca Isbister #TakeItToTheLake, 2020 Daytrips & Getaways Campaign - It's Time to GO!, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Cold Lake, Drink, Eat & Shop, Fishing, Golfing, Highway 28, Iron Horse Trail, Lakeland Region, Local Food, MD of Bonnyville, Museums, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Restaurants, Roadtrips, Shopping, 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 Embracing its historical past and the future, Cold Lake …

At Métis Crossing, Visitors Meet the Métis where they Traditionally Lived

Jolene Kisilevich #TakeItToTheLake, Highway 28, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Smoky Lake County

By Jeremy Derksen for #TakeItToTheLake This is your invitation to #TakeItToTheLake this summer. Renew yourself by getting closer to the water and don’t forget to share this with friends and family so they can enjoy all the Smoky Lake region has to offer too. Looking out on the historic Victoria Settlement on the grounds of present-day Métis Crossing, with its flourishing gardens and log-built homesteads backing onto the flowing waters of the North Saskatchewan River, one can begin to get …

Boating, Barbecuing and Chillin with Ice Cream in Athabasca County

Rebecca Isbister #TakeItToTheLake, Athabasca County, Boyle, Highway 55, Ice Cream, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Water Adventures

– Jeremy Derksen for #TakeItToTheLake Lake life has a certain glamour and luxury associated with it, making it seem unattainable to some. But there’s an easy formula for a fun day on the water in Athabasca County, even if you don’t have the lakeside cottage and all the toys. Have your boat chauffeured right to the lake Athabasca Boat Rentals makes it easy to enjoy the perks of the lake. All you need to do is show up with your …