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Paddle into the Past is a Metis Crossing Signature Experience

Explore Alberta’s Rich Métis History at Métis Crossing

Metis Crossing Interpretive Centre, Canada’s first Métis cultural destination, in Alberta’s Lakeland near Edmonton, makes exploring Canada’s Indigenous history interesting and fun.

4 Nifty Things to Do in Alberta’s Lakeland

Looking for nifty experiences for a family or girlfriend getaway? Escape rooms, b&bs, Indigenous culture and biking are 4 nifty things to do in northeastern Alberta.
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48 Hours in Cold Lake, a Weekend Getaway in Alberta’s Lakeland

Cold Lake has great restaurants, things to do and places to stay to make for a fun 48 hour weekend getaway in northeastern Alberta’s stunning Lakeland.
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7 of the Coolest Places To Stay In Alberta’s Lakeland

Wild, beautiful memories with family or friends start somewhere. There is still time to make some this summer. In August, hot happenings center around rodeos, music fests, rural and lake life. Pick your focus and go on a getaway in this gorgeous lake peppered slice of Canada, Alberta’s Lakeland. If the family is up for…

Weekend Getaway in Alberta

Kaskapite Sakigan, or Smoky Lake, in Cree was named for the mists that often obscure the opposite shore. Just an hour and a half east of Edmonton, Smoky Lake, Alberta makes for a great weekend getaway and escape from the city.
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Best Sturgeon Fishing In Alberta

If your idea of a fabulous weekend includes fishing, Alberta river fishing promises big fish in an experience that differs from fishing Alberta's lakes,
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Ross Lake : A Guest Blog By Rylann McCarthy

Ross Lake: Whitney Lakes Provincial Park Whether you are looking to dip your paddle in the water or get down to earth with the stunning hiking trails and views, Whitney lakes Provincial Park contains an escape like no other. Ross lake is no exception to the beauty that can  be found in our local Lakeland, and was…
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Elk Point: A Guest Blog By Ryan Stinn

Welcome to the land of Elk Point, a charming small town with a lovely variety of shopping and nature to behold. This town is ...
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Shopping Green | Your Guide To Garden Centres & Greenhouses in Alberta

Nothing quite says spring in the northeast like a trip to the garden centres or greenhouses in Alberta. Or, if you are a real ...
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Bed & Breakfasts in Alberta | Your Guide on Where to Stay in the Lakeland

Whether you’re a local in the Lakeland looking for a peaceful weekend getaway or an out of towner looking for a cozy place to ...

Hiking with Kids | 7 Tips for a Smooth Trail Adventure

Alberta is home to thousands of people who love to be outdoors. There is no shortage of amazing outdoor sports, activities and events in ...

Winter Birds | A Guide to Winter Birdwatching in the Lakeland

During the later summer and into fall, you’ll often hear the honking of hundreds of Canadian Geese as they begin their long journey for ...

Winter Camping | Tips for Comfort and Safety

If you feel a little bummed out every September when most campgrounds close up for the winter, why not get brave and try winter ...

Exploring Some of the Lakeland’s Indoor Farmers’ Markets

Summer may be over, but it’s not too late to get your fix of farmers’ market goodness.   As the temperature begins to chill ...

Fall Rainbows on the Fly

Most fly fishers think of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains as the best area for giant rainbows but Alberta’s Lakeland consistently produces ...

Fall Fishing For Pike

The leaves have begun to change colour and the air has a crisp bite, reminding us summer has given way to fall and winter ...

Alberta’s Lakeland Early Season Hunting Opportunities

The oncoming of the inevitable cooler weather every September brings with it great opportunities for hunters in Alberta’s Lakeland. WMU 514 offers early season ...

Catching Walleye With Spoons

Almost anyone who has gone fishing has either fished with or heard of the famous Len Thompson yellow and red Five of Diamonds spoon. ...

History of the Métis — Our Culture and Heritage

Alberta is a wild country, even today. In the 1700s, it was even more so, but it was not empty or unoccupied: Indigenous peoples ...
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