Five Ways to Live Adventurefully in Alberta This Autumn

Posted on: October 24, 2017

From Waskatenau to the Saskatchewan border and north to Plamandon and Lac La Biche, you’ll discover more than just the boring old oil country. Free of selfie sticks, our sensational open skies liberate you from the doldrums of daily life. Just see what you can do in Canada’s wondrous Lakeland as you experience autumn adventurefully this year and #exploreAlberta.


Bag Some Crafts in Bonnyville

Get into the uplifting spirit of the giving season at the Bonnyville Craft Show with your family in tow. Saturday, November 4, 2017, the community of Bonnyville shows off its artisanal Alberta soul. Support the local economy and come away with some priceless arts and crafts. What a magnificent way to start your holiday shopping with a bounty of Bonnyville’s finest finds!


Pick a Pumpkin on the Plains

As the Pumpkin Capital of Alberta,  you will need more than a couple of hands to hold the pumpkins you pick here. Starting with the 29th annual Great White North Pumpkin Fair each October, your family can make a selection from pumpkins fresh on the vine. Thanks to the efforts of the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Growers Association, you’ll also find a feast of pumpkin pie and all-things-orange-gourd this autumn season in Alberta.


Reconnect with Hunting Traditions

#ExploreAlberta and discover a place where hunting traditions abound. For more than 10,000 years the aboriginal people of this area have depended on hunting and trapping skills for all things in life, and while the moose and black bears might be elusive to most, in Alberta’s Lakeland you’ll get a chance to glimpse these wondrous animals from your scope. Get to living adventurously by hunting big game this fall in Lakeland. Shoot, why not take your skills a step further and indulge in trapping like your Alberta ancestors once did?


Harvest the Seasonal Bounty

Not a meat eater? Not a problem. Autumn is the season of plenty in Alberta, and the harvest is here. Stop off in Canada’s Lakeland and indulge in the remarkable feasts at the many farmers’ markets throughout the region. Check out these eight favourites:

Bonnyville Farmers’ Market
Cold Lake Farmer’s Market
Lac La Biche Farmers’ Market
Plamondon Farmer’s Market
Redwater Farmers’ Market
Smoky Lake Farmers’ Market
St. Paul Farmers’ Market
Vermilion Farmers’ Market

Each has local meats, fresh baked goods, and more vegetables than you’ll know what to do with—most of the farmers’ markets in Lakeland are open through Christmas.


Hop on Horseback

How would you like to #liveadventurefully right here in your Canadian backyard? Canada’s Lakeland is taking you back to yesteryear. A little-known adventure is a horseback ride down the Iron Horse Trail. Follow more than 300 kilometres of backwood, taking you through sand dunes and boreal forest with wetland and parkland interspersed. Ride on horseback just like your ancestors and experience the same routes fur traders traversed in the mid-1800s. It’s a sensational way to connect with your heritage while indulging your fall senses.


Canada’s Lakeland calls you this autumn, with its stunning views and priceless adventures. #ExploreAlberta and check out more Travel Lakeland has to offer.

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