Resources for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

Jolene Kisilevich Announcement

There has been so much information passed around so quickly it becomes quite overwhelming. Much of what has been communicated has not been completely developed yet but this is a highlight of some of what we know so far and what we might want to focus on in the moment. Update March 27, 2020: OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Vegreville Sportsmen Show

Cody East of Edmonton, Events, Highway 16, Minburn County, Outdoor Adventures, 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 – …

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 …

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, …

2019 Go East of Edmonton Photo Contest Winners

Jolene Kisilevich Announcement, Photo Contest

With over 500 entries we are excited to announce the WINNERS of the 2019 Go East of Edmonton Photo Contest! BEST EVENT #1 Description: Vermilion Agricultural Fair by Videre Images BEST EVENT #2 Description: Smoky Lake Rodeo by Francis Parker BEST WATER ADVENTURE Description: Fishing on Beaver Lake by Candace Reichl BEST LAND ADVENTURE Description: Playing in the Sand at …

Hwy 28 – Amazing Culture, Lakes and Trails!

Jolene Kisilevich Bonnyville, Camping, Cold Lake, Comfort Food, Fine Dining, Fishing, Glamping, Glendon, Highway 28, Highway 55, Iron Horse Trail, Lac La Biche Region, Lakeland Region, Legal, MD of Bonnyville, Museums, North Saskatchewan River, Northeast of Edmonton, Outdoor Adventures, Redwater, Restaurants, Roadside Attraction, Roadtrips, Smoky Lake, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul, St. Paul County, Thorhild County, Vilna, Waskatenau, Water Adventures

Looking for a new adventure? Go straight north of Edmonton on HWY 28, then keep heading a little further on Secondary Highway 803 to Legal. You won’t be disappointed! Your road trip will start with 38 beautiful murals sprinkled throughout the town of Legal. When you leave Legal, head due east on secondary HWY 651 until you meet up again …

Hwy 16 – Where Culture Meets Adventure!

Jolene Kisilevich Attractions, Camping, Drink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park, Golfing, 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 …