Dreaming about Summer Photo Contest

Jolene Kisilevich Camrose County, Highway 16, Minburn County, Uncategorized, Vegreville

We are all wishing for a summer full of activity! We all know that we need to STAY HOME NOW SO WE CAN GO OUT LATER. Therefore, we decided to run a Special Photo Contest till the end of May. While you are at home, and have time to go through your photos, share your photos with us by entering our photo contest. Go East of Edmonton Photo Contest Rules – We are looking for the BEST SUMMER PHOTO! This …

Alberta Private Campgrounds are allowed to remain open. How to use Parks and Trails SAFELY during COVID-19

Jolene Kisilevich Announcement, Campgrounds & RV Parks, Camping, Camrose County, Glamping, Highway 16, Minburn County, Seasonal Campground, Vegreville, Year-round Camping

The purpose of this article is for educational purposes to educate our audience, and you the general public about the recent updates regarding the upcoming camping season. While the guidelines here are in place for Alberta, this update is specific for Campgrounds in the Go East of Edmonton region. (East Central and Northeast Alberta) Please note: AHS can change the guidelines and/or rules for camping for 2020 at any time. Right now we advise you to stay home and stay …

Resources for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

Jolene Kisilevich Announcement

April 1 NEWS – Federal Aid Package Updates Today, the Government of Canada announced further details about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) application process. A Good breakdown of Info: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html The government also announced that Canadians can register for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit online as of April 6 at: www.canada.ca/coronavirus-cerb. In order to help prevent overload of the system, the government is asking Canadians to apply for the benefit based on birthdate. This means those born in the first three months of the …

Hwy 16 – Where Culture Meets Adventure!

Jolene Kisilevich Attractions, Camping, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Golfing, Highway 16, Lloydminster, Mannville, Minburn County, Museums, Paradise Valley, Roadside Attraction, Sherwood Park, Shopping, Strathcona County, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Vegreville, Vermilion

To start off, head due east from the center of Edmonton and take the easy jaunt to Sherwood Park. It’s worth the quick road trip for the Strathcona County Museum. Packed with exhibits that showcase the history of Strathcona County, this is your chance to experience the rich history of the region. Time for some outdoor fun and adventure! Next door to Edmonton is a cluster of some of the greatest prairie parks and protected spaces on Earth. The Beaver …

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 …

From beginner to bush ready in a day with Trapper Paul

Cody Highway 55, Lac La Biche Region, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Winter Adventures

Jeremy Derksen for #TakeItToTheLake Riding along with a traditional Métis trapper will transform your understanding of what it means to be connected to the land. “Seeing it in person, there’s a lot more respect and appreciation on the trapper’s end than people might conceive,” says Derek Shackleton, who, with his girlfriend Cate, spent a day out on the trapline with longtime trapper Paul Padlesky recently. Rediscovering that connection is part of what has inspired programs like “Tales from the Metis …

Vegreville Sportsmen Show

Cody East of Edmonton, Events, Highway 16, Minburn County, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping, Vegreville

Come See why this is such a Great Show – Vegreville Sportsmen Show! Come one, come all, to the 18th Annual Gun & Accessory Show in Vegreville, hosted by the Vegreville Wildlife Federation (VWF). It’s more than firearms – with accessories, hunting gear and great ideas for the sportsmen. February 22 & 23, 2020 at the Vegreville Social Centre 4802 – 47 Avenue, Vegreville Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm Admission is only $5/person. We …

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

Cody 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 – …

Tales From the Trapline: Winter Experience

Cody Attractions, Events, Highway 28, Interpretive Centre, Metis Crossing, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Smoky Lake County, Winter Adventures

Make snares, survival shelters and traditional crafts at Metis Crossing By Jeremy Derksen For Lilyrose Meyers, trapping represents not just a livelihood but a way of life. With the decline of the industry in recent decades, she sees that way of life disappearing, and with it, the positive effects it can have for ecosystems. “The land is important to us, it’s a live thing — it changes. The trees … the animals … you have to look after them,” she …