Tuning in to Vermilion

Cody Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries, Comfort Food, East of Edmonton, Highway 16, Vermilion, Vermilion River County, Winter Adventures

Ski, eat, drink and soak up good vibes Jeremy Derksen for #SkiNorthAB Amber Howard strikes a tuning fork and places it, vibrating, on my chest. It reverberates through my core. Crystal therapy is not an experience I would have anticipated from a small town in northeastern Alberta, but Vermilion is always full of surprises. Locals here support new ideas, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. Maybe, being a regional hub for cross-country skiing, rowing and academics (among other things), embracing positive momentum …

Sweet beginnings and endings on a winter adventure in Bonnyville

Cody Bonnyville, Highway 28, MD of Bonnyville, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Winter Adventures

Jeremy Derksen for #SkiNorthAB Settled in next to the fire at the T-Bar Lounge, Alexa Prodaniuk and Trevor Makaruk are roasting marshmallows and laughing as they look back on their afternoon snowboarding at Kinosoo Ridge, in Bonnyville, Alberta. The decadent s’mores kit they’re enjoying, and the hot chocolates topped with whip cream, chocolate drizzle and maraschino cherries, are the icing on a full day of winter adventure. It’s a running in-joke between the young married couple that Trevor often leaves …

Go Hut to Hut Cross-Country Skiing in Lac La Biche

Cody Cross Country Skiing, Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Parks & Trails, Winter Adventures

Jeremy Derksen for #SkiNorthAB Although you can still see the town of Lac La Biche in the distance if you squint carefully, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park is separated from the town’s daily bustle – if you can call it that. And that is the key to its appeal: once you cross the bridge to the island, you are disconnected both literally and figuratively. No traffic, few if any people, and absolute quiet. It’s the perfect place to discover – …