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

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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 you can start planning your adventures! FREE to sign up, the more locations you visit means more deals, discounts and prizes – it’s a win-win!

Find the best of holiday shopping – no matter what you’re looking for around the region. Pick a trail and explore. Go Northeast, Go East or Go Southeast on a shopping adventure!

Embrace the night hours and see the Northern Lights

At this time of year, conditions are optimal for stargazing and the beautiful night lights. With no artificial lighting visible; Dark Sky Preserves are important places that help preserve our skies. Venture out of the city to these prime spots and be amazed by the natural beauty.

  • Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve – The very first established dark sky preserve in Alberta and encompassing, Elk Island National Park, neighbouring Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area and Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, each of these sites in this 300 sq km  area offer spectacular opportunities to see the natural sky.
  • Bon Accord – Just a half hour drive from Edmonton on HWY 28, Bon Accord is one of few places you can see the stars so clearly while still being so close to civilization, to become known as Canada’s first dark sky “community”.
  • Lakeland Provincial Park –  Just outside Lac La Biche, you’ll find Lakeland Provincial Park. It’s a great place to get truly remote and watch a spectacular northern sunset, as you wait for the natural light show to shine. Nearby, at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, you can stay in comfort in a fully furnished cabin, complete with a deck and campfire area.

Métis Crossing Tops the List of Best Places to go in Alberta in 2022!

Immerse yourself and experience this top Indigenous Tourism site at Métis Crossing – a  truly world class place that showcases Métis culture and history. Book your winter experience now!

A Wonderland of Winter Adventures

Byline: Photo by Paul Lavoie, SnowSeekers, Muriel Lake Campground

Strap on some snowshoes, break out the fishing tents, or check out some fun seasonal events – there are plenty of winter adventures to keep you out and about, all winter long.

See our latest Winter Feature…Building Bonnyville’s Nordic North… and check out all the different trip ideas so you can have fun this winter!

Did you know we have 5 Ski Hills in and around the region?

Wow what a deal on lift tickets…check out the 30% off savings at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort in the Go Savings Pass!

There are over 15 pages of ideas for Winter Adventures on our website! There’s plenty to see, do and explore within any of the regions’ east of Edmonton. Click here for details.

Looking for Trip Ideas over the Holidays…

See our new and improved Trip Ideas section with over 100 stories of great places to go!

Check out trip ideas by season or choose a region and see the recent stories. Choose your Roadtrip.


Need more Inspiration for your Trip? We’ve got you covered!

  • Follow us on Facebook where we’re sharing all the last-minute Christmas Shopping Deals every week!
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