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June 2018 - Let Waterloo Ford Lincoln get you there and check out the sights in and around Edmonton!

Here are just a few!

Hit the road on Whitemud Drive to Fort Edmonton Park where you are immediately transported back to a time when life was simpler!

Transportation was by rail, streetcar, or your own two feet. Entertainment was found in games, crafts, music, dining and theater. Your experience at Fort Edmonton Park will be a huge adventure - they even do kids birthday parties! Some of the key attractions are the trains, streetcars, wagon rides, and pony rides they also have costumed interpreters playing characters that are based on real-life individuals that lived in Edmonton so visitors to interact and ask questions!

Hit Highway 16 and make your way out to Elk Island, a short 45 minutes drive out of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park is a year round wonderland. Elk Island is home to the densest population of hoofed mammals in Canada, including coyote, bison and moose, but you may even spot a black bear or timber wolf! Book your spot and enjoy a campground close to the beach, soccer field, playground, golf course and theater during the months of July and August. Enjoy the nostalgia of camping in the very heart of Elk Island, where it all began back in 1906.

Nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River is the Edmonton Valley Zoo, home to more than 350 animals and focused on conservation, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is one of Edmonton's premier attractions, offering fun and education for the whole family. The Edmonton Valley Zoo has all creatures - from tigers to red pandas and lemurs to sea lions and is open year-round, the zoo is proud to provide visitors with unique seasonal activities and educational opportunities that are engaging and memorable.

May 2018 - Get the wind in your hair, grab a friend and hit play!

For a little road trip inspiration we have compiled a list of 3 top road trip destinations within Canada!

*Jasper National Park - Alberta*

Of course Jasper National Park has made our list, located in the Canadian Rockies within the Athabasca River valley. Jasper is approximately 362 kilometres west of Edmonton and well worth the drive! Jasper is an outdoor sports lover's playground, with hiking, whitewater rafting and golfing (just to name a few!) Wildlife watchers will also be in their element with an abundance of wildlife, including large healthy populations of grizzly and black bears, mountain caribou, elk, moose and wolves. Jasper is also the home of smaller creatures, like squirrels, and to a host of birds, from bald eagles to the endangered harlequin ducks.

*The Cabot Trail - Nova Scotia*

With gorgeous beaches and amazing cliffs this road trip is sure to please! This world-renowned trail also boasts hiking, kayaking and golfing. Check out shops along the trail, or just drive and relax as you take in this 300 kilometre (186 mile) highway. With plenty of guided tours available also this entire area has something for absolutely everybody.

*Tour through Kelowna - British Columbia*

Located on the sunny Lake Okanagan, Kelowna is always a good idea! Spend the weekend golfing, relaxing on the beach or exploring a nature trail. Plan your trip around the many events happening throughout the year celebrating theatre, comedy, live music and the visual arts. Food lovers rejoice and enjoy the abundance of local produce, farmers markets, cooking classes and food tours.

Image By Brendan McAleer, Road trip: 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0