15 Fabulous Trip Ideas in September

Rebecca IsbisterBonnyville, Camrose, Dark Sky, East of Edmonton, Events, Fishing, Lac La Biche Region, Lamont County, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Roadtrips, Seasons, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Summer Adventures, Vegreville, Wainwright

With more warm weather in the forecast for September, there’s still time to keep the summer fun alive throughout the region! Whether you take part in the fantastic options for outdoor activities, or enjoy shopping and dining experiences in various communities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the extended summer trip ideas below.

Trip Ideas 1-7: Popular Destinations 

Our Summer Events Guide has everything to make the most out of your summer. The Events Calendar has more details, posters and schedules of the best Fairs, Festivals and Rodeos across the region.

1.     Making the most out of a daytrip in Strathcona and Lamont Counties

2.     Top 10 Things to do in Vegreville

3.   Top Things to do in the MD of Bonnyville-Cold Lake Region

4. Experience Culture, History, and Adventures at Métis Crossing and Lac La Biche

5. Enjoy Family Fun in Wainwright

6. Biking in Vermilion Cranks up the Fun

7.  Top 10 things to do in Camrose

Photo by linda-hoang.com

Trip Ideas 8-14: Must Do Adventures

8.Experience Awesome Outdoor Adventures

9. Super Summer Camping and Glamping Adventures

10. Terrific Trails East of Edmonton

11. Fishing is Great anytime of year! Just Add Water.

12.Swing into a scenic Fall – some of the best golf courses in Alberta are waiting for you in the Go East of Edmonton region! See a complete listing for all courses across the region.

13. September is a great month for Dark Sky Viewing and taking in some Dark Sky Festivals…

14. Go on a Shopping Adventure – are you still shopping for back-to-school, or looking forward to new fall fashions and décor? Check out our latest shopping article here.

Trip Idea 15: Fall Fairs & Festivals

Harvest of the Past at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village by Linda Long

There’s always plenty going on in this region during the fall. Spend your time exploring festivals, or shopping sales, there is something for everyone in our Events Calendar!

  • Alberta Culture Days | starting on September 1 to 30
    Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities, in person and online across the region.
  •  St. Paul Lakeland Rodeo Association Finals | August 31 to September 3, 2023
    Rodeo excitement plus more! Weekend events include daily pancake breakfasts, a vendors market, car show, Family Fun Zone and more.
  •   Cold Lake Feast at the Beach | September 1 & 2, 2023
    Enjoy live music, food trucks, a Kids Zone, and beer gardens at this family-friendly summer wind-down at Kinosoo beach.
  • Wetaskiwin Reynolds Museum Harvest Festival | September 2
    Spend a fun fall day learning more about farming through the decades while you watch the museum’s impressive collection of vintage tractors and machinery at work.
  • Camrose Big Block Party | September 9, 2023
    Market, family games, live entertainment, food trucks and more! Also includes a street dance at 7 p.m.
  • Savour Strathcona | September 10, 2023
    Celebrate the best local food, art, and music in Strathcona County at Savour Strathcona County.
  • Vegreville Corn Maze open 3 weekends Sept 23 & 24, Sept 30 & Oct 1, and Oct. 7, 8 & 9
    Stay tuned for more details.
  • Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair | October 5 to 8, 2023
    Find Pumpkin to Talk About at this year’s extended 4 day event! Guests can enjoy the pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin drop, pumpkin carving, corn maze, harvest dinner, artisan market, and more.

Plan your Trip with our Videos!

A Reminder to All the Roadtrippers out there…

Thanks to Everyone who is playing the Roadtrip Adventure Game! The final day to collect stickers is September 3rd! 

Remember – you have till September 10th to upload your gameboards and be entered to win. Enter here.  If you have any questions, email us at info@goeastofedmonton.com.

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

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