Go Northeast on the Roadtrip Adventure Game – Your Guide to Sticker Stations & Much More!!

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Use this as your complete guide to areas Northeast of Edmonton on your 2024 Roadtrips! Don’t forget to post your photos on social media with the hashtags #GoRoadtrips2024 and #GoEastofEdmonton

(Above photo by Carol Benitez at the St. Paul UFO Landing Pad)

Highway 2 & 55 (Teal Section)

Note: Hours to Sticker Stations are subject to change.

Town of Gibbons

Did you know that Gibbons was the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail?  Visit the Gibbons Historic Museum, where you will explore well-preserved buildings filled with artifacts from the past century. Then, immerse yourself in the town’s natural beauty by taking a leisurely walk through its lush green spaces. For a family-friendly outing, visit Jurassic Forest Park and step back in time with encounters of lifelike dinosaur replicas. With its rich history and scenic landscapes, Gibbons offers a delightful retreat for travelers of all ages.

Sticker Station: Petro-Canada

4814 – 50 Ave, Gibbons
Open daily 8am-9pm
780-923-2221

 

Town of Bon Accord

Take a short drive to Bon Accord to check one of the many beautiful parks.  Head downtown for some shopping at the variety of shops.  Take the kids to see the cute animals at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm and enjoy some time exploring the family fun activities they offer.

Sticker Station:  Bon Accord Foods
4915-50 St., Bon Accord
Open daily 9am-9pm
780-921-2511

 

Town of Legal

If you are looking for a quick trip out of the city to collect stickers for the Roadtrip Adventure Game, head north on Hwy 28 to the Town of Legal. Legal is the “French Mural Capital of Canada” and has the highest concentration of murals per capita in the world. Create your own photo opportunity while taking in these wonderful works of art!  On main street is Heidi’s Haus – stop and indulge in some sweets or an ice cream treat and collect your sticker!

Sticker Station: Heidi’s Haus
4907-50 Ave., Legal
Tue-Thu 10am-8pm
Fri & Sun 12pm-8pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Closed Mondays
780-777-4988

 

Thorhild County

To continue collecting stickers, just a short jaunt north of Redwater, you will find Thorhild County, offering plenty of family-friendly activities and events. Find a wide array of unique gifts at Nook in the Woods country store.  Stock up on farm fresh foods at Moose Wood Acres. If you are looking to cool off from the summer heat, stop at Half Moon Lake Park Natural Area or head further north to enjoy the beach at Long Lake Provincial Park. If you’re interested in seasonal camping give George’s RV Park a call. Stop in the townsite of Thorhild to visit the museum. Then head over to Marvelous Munchies Bakeshop to pick up your sticker for your game board and grab a snack.

Sticker Station: Marvelous Munchies Bakeshop
614 – 1 St., Thorhild
Wed-Sat 11am-5pm
Sun-Tue Closed (Sticker Box)
250-921-4203

 

Lac La Biche Region

Explore the beauty of Hwy 28’s northeast route or head north for lakes, beaches, and wilderness alongside city comforts. Discover Winston Churchill Provincial Park with its trails, beaches, and campsites.  Enjoy shopping, dining, and a spray park in Lac La Biche hamlet. Fridays bring the Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market. Experience rustic camping at Hideaway Adventure Grounds. For more info, visit the Visitor Information Centre. Enjoy water and off-road adventures with Off Road Rentals, and stock up on snacks at Beaverhill Shell.

Sticker Station: Lac La Biche Museum
9910 – 101 Ave (Main St.)
Lac La Biche (Jubilee Hall)
Open daily 9am-5pm
780-623-1727

 

Lac La Biche County

Another great museum to explore is the Lac La Mission. Nestled in a serene rural landscape on the south shore of Lac La Biche Lake, the Lac La Biche Mission Site stands as a testament to Alberta’s Roman Catholic heritage.

Sticker Station: Lac La Biche Mission
67453 Mission Road
Site 640 Comp 2 RR 2
Lac La Biche
Wed-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
780-798-2254

Highway 28 (Orange Section)

Village of Waskatenau

Venture further and get back on Hwy 28 for a quick, twenty minute drive to the Village of Waskatenau. Take a photo at the wooden train trestle for your social media posts. South of town, you can hop on to Victoria Trail, which was once an Indigenous trail leading to Victoria Settlement. Bring your tent or RV and stay at the immaculate Pine Creek Campground. Waskatenau is also the gateway to the Smoky Lake Region, filled with opportunities for outdoor recreation, with over ten campgrounds and parks for you to enjoy. Follow the multi-use Iron Horse Trail, which is perfect for biking, hiking, quadding and horseback riding.

Sticker Station: T&T Iron Horse Restaurant
Hwy 28 at Waskatenau
Open daily 8am-9pm
780-358-2333

 

Town of Smoky Lake

While in the Smoky Lake Region, be sure to visit Metis Crossing, which engages visitors through their heads, hearts, hands, and hunger through Indigenous culture. The Town of Smoky Lake, also known as the Pumpkin Capital of the World, offers plenty of shopping and dining experiences, including Ukrainian goods from the Old Fashioned Bread Bakery & Deli and locally grown food from Serben Farms Store.  Stop at Smoky Lake Hardware for your hardware needs. A day trip may not be enough time to see all the sights, so plan your stay at Northern Lights RV Resort the Smoky Lake Inn. If your roadtrip adventure involves camping, head east of Vilna to stay at the beautiful Paradise Cove Resort.

Sticker Station:  Anderson Supermarket
71 Wheatland Ave, Smoky Lake
Mon-Thu & Sat 9am-6pm
Fri 9am-7pm
Sun 10am-5pm
780-656-2189

 

Town of St. Paul

Back on Hwy 28, the St. Paul region is located just south of the highway. The short detour is worth the visit to see the world’s first UFO landing pad located in the Town of St. Paul. If you are more of a history buff, you will enjoy visiting the Musee St. Paul Museum, which showcases the town’s origins as a Metis colony. Shop at St. Brides Trading Post, Northeastern Alberta’s largest supplier of Aboriginal art and craft supplies. Taste the local flavours of the region at the Twisted Fork restaurant. There are also plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities in the St. Paul region.

Sticker Station: Visitor Information Centre
4902-53 St., St. Paul
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
Closed Mondays
780-645-6800

 

Town of Elk Point 

The Town of Elk Point is also part of the St. Paul region and just a short twenty five minute drive from the Town of St. Paul. Here, you can pose for a photo with the 32-foot Peter Fidler statue and celebrate the history of the 1790’s fur trade. Shop and dine in the downtown core, and be sure to visit Sew Heavenly Quilting located in an old church along 50th Avenue.  Find your forever home or vacation retreat through Lakeland Realty.

Sticker Station:  Home Town Grocers
5022-50 St., Elk Point
Open daily 8am-9pm
780-724-3776

 

Village of Glendon

North of Hwy 28 is the Village of Glendon, the Pyrogy Capital of the World. If you are looking for a roadside attraction, this is a must stop on your trip. Visit Pyrogy Park, home to the World’s Largest Pyrogy, which creates another spectacular photo opportunity. Take a break at Minnie Lake or Wolf Lake park for a picnic or dip in the water. Need camping supplies or fishing licenses?

Sticker Station: Korner Mart and Gas
203 Railway Ave., Glendon
Mon-Thu 8am-8pm
Fri & Sat 8am-9pm
Sun 10am-6pm
780-207-1460

 

Town of Bonnyville & M.D. of Bonnyville

Located two hours northeast of Edmonton, Bonnyville has plenty to offer. The M.D. of Bonnyville operates eleven campgrounds the region. Visit the Bonnyville & District Museum, to learn more about the fur trade and visit the statue of Angus Shaw, a late 1700’s fur trader and explorer. There is something for everyone at the Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre, including fitness centre, indoor track, climbing wall, indoor playground, arenas, movie theatre and café.  Step back in time to dine at Jennie’s Diner & Bakery. Enjoy camping with Rocky Meadows Country-Getaway or book your stay at Hamilton House Inn & Adventures on your way to Cold Lake. Check the events listing for updates and details on what might be happening in the region while you are in the Bonnyville area.

Town of Bonnyville Sticker Station: Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre (C2)
4313 – 50 Ave, Bonnyville
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm
Sun 8am-8pm
780-812-3400

   

M.D. of Bonnyville Sticker Station: Visitor Information Centre & Interpretivie Centre

On the west side of Bonnyville you can camp at the Vezeau Beach M.D. Campground. Next door is the M.D. of Bonnyville Visitor Information and Interpretive Centre, located in the Shaw House. It is adjacent to the recently constructed dual-vehicle boat launch and 15-slip dock. Pick up a souvenir by local artisans in the Trading Post or kick back and relax on the deck overlooking Moose Lake while enjoying a coffee or ice cream. Take the kids to the jumping pillow by the playground — it’s a great place to soak up some sun and fun! Have a bike? Take a hike! The Shaw House is the hub of the M.D.’s Moose Lake trail system.

#2, 46300 Twp Rd 611
(Shaw house at Vezeau Beach)
Open daily 8:30am-9pm
780-826-3972

 

City of Cold Lake

Cold Lake is located three hours northeast of Edmonton. The city is surrounded by natural beauty with lakes, sandy beaches and a rugged forest backdrop. Visit Kinosoo Beach, named one of Canada’s top 25 beaches by Canadian Geographic magazine. Rent a boat, kayak or flyboard at Wicked Watersport Rentals located right on the beach. Enjoy water activities by booking a package with Edgewater Experiences. Shop at Anglers Bait, Tackle and More and book a fishing tour.  Mach 1 Sports has everything you need to hit the trails. Discover the history of the area at Cold Lake Museums. Clearly, a day isn’t enough to explore all this region offers! Book your stay at the Evergreen Birch Lodge ResortEdgewater Cottages & Suitesor the Waterfront Harbour Bed & Breakfast.  Climb to new heights at Kinosoo Aerial Adventure Park! 

Sticker Station: Cold Lake Marina
802 Lakeshore Drive, Cold Lake
(by the boat launch)
Open daily 8am-9pm
780-639-2396

 

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