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 a thoughtful and meaningful way. A new Indigenous Experiences Video highlights some of the must see Indigenous experiences across the region. It’s one of the best videos we have ever created! Learn more and watch the video.

Take in the Bigger than Ever Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair October 5-8!

Don’t miss this AMAZING 4-day event in Smoky Lake, Alberta with the Great White-North Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, October 7th. See posters below for a breakdown of what’s happening each day including activities at Métis Crossing! Learn more about Pumpkin Fair activities at Métis Crossing.

Take in the Andrew Garlic Festival on October 14!

Partake in the Pancake breakfast, farmers market, perogy dinner, parade, beer gardens, kids activities, entertainment, and more! Find details here.

More Great Festivals…

Be sure to check our events calendar often for things to do – it’s already filling up with your favourite Oktoberfest, Halloween and Christmas themed events.

Amazing Corn Mazes are Still Open Thanksgiving Weekend!

Head to a corn maz and have fun getting lost, making the most of the autumn colours. Take your pick of mazes to explore in Vegreville and Smoky Lake. Find details in our article and have a blast.


Eat, Drink, Shop Local

Check out our latest videos to enjoy “Local” around the region…

Featuring local businesses from in and around these areas…Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Athabasca, Smoky Lake, Strathcona County, Vegreville, Vermilion, Camrose, and Wainwright.

Go on a Roadtrip Adventure where shopping and dining is a must to do! These roadtrips are the ones you don’t wanna miss out on! For more great ideas, check out the best shops and cafes around the Go East of Edmonton region!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more great posts about Local Businesses… Watch for our daily posts about events, food, shopping, roadtrips, and more!

Enter the Photo Contest!

Photo contest submission by Robert Molino

You’ve enjoyed many memories this year and likely taken some great pics. We love to see the photos people treasure, and are looking for your best shots. Submit your photos to our contest by October 30. We can’t wait to see the gems you submit.


Need more inspiration for your trips? We’ve got you covered!

Find a digital copy of the #1 Travel Guide for the region here.