Tour the Beaver Hills

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Elk Island National Park
Located less than an hour away from Edmonton, enjoy wildlife viewing, hiking, cross-country skiing, picnicking or overnight camping, there is something for everyone at Elk Island National Park.

Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
The Dark Sky Preserve covers Elk Island National Park, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and the Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. In addition to the park they host the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve Annual Star Party.

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
A wide variety of activities are available in the park including picnicking, camping, hiking, skiing and wildlife viewing.

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
Experience maintained walking, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding trails for day use.

Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary
View a variety of songbirds and waterfowl, plus deer and moose on the area’s formal and informal trail systems.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Offers walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails, a modern pine lodge for overnight accommodations, family oriented special events and more.

Ukrainian Cultural Village
Visit an open-air museum that depicts the history of east central Alberta by telling the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region from 1892-1930.

Tourism organizations

There are also several tourism organizations whose regions include portions of the Beaver Hills. Check out their information on tours, day-trips, accommodations and recreation opportunities.

Go East of Edmonton
Your go-to source for travel and vacation information for East Central Alberta featuring self-guided driving tours, events, attractions, outdoor adventures, camping, golfing, fishing, shopping, ag & culinary tourism!

Kalyna Country Ecomuseum
Kalyna Country is a “heritage” and eco-tourism district that invites exploration by visitors from near and far and helps preserve the unique historical, cultural, and natural features of the landscape. Kalyna Country is a “living” outdoor museum encompassing 20,000 sq kms in rural East Central Alberta. Instead of going to one building or site to see exhibits and artifacts, visitors are instead encouraged to travel around the area to learn about the past, the living cultures of the communities, the landscape and the natural recreation areas.

Boomtown Trail
From beautiful lakes and rolling hills to the Badlands, you’ll want to take in all the remarkable scenery of the region. There is also great opportunities to get active! In addition to camping, there are hiking, birdwatching, biking, paddling, skating, skiing, and tobogganing opportunities throughout the trail. And there is always something happening on the Boomtown Trail. Every taste can be satisfied at some point from events such as the Big Valley Jamboree and the many local rodeos, live theatre, community garage sales, and centennial celebrations. Golfers, meanwhile, will have not trouble finding a tee time: there are 18 courses in the area with reasonable rates. Others will enjoy the charm of main streets with boomtown architecture, shopping, and murals depicting the past.

Edmonton’s Countryside
Edmonton’s Countryside includes 25 municipalities and numerous operators which host over 200 events each year. Enjoy the bountiful taste of vegetables and fruits from local farmers markets and farms. Be amazed by the unique pieces on offer by local artisans. Explore the region’s historical sites taking you back in time. Laugh out loud at fun-filled festivals and country fairs or escape the hustle and bustle, enjoying a quiet weekend at a country bed and breakfast.

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