Make the most of harvest season. Once the leaves start changing colours, it is the perfect time to go for a drive. So go through the drive-thru and order a PSL and head out there. Here are our favourite last-minute fall road trips from Edmonton that make any afternoon unforgettable.

Autumn is the ideal time to go for a long drive. You won't be melting in your vehicle or dealing with icy road conditions.

Without going too far, you can visit a wildlife park with lions, tigers, and bears β€” oh my! Or you can escape the bustling city for charming small-town life. 

This season wouldn't be complete without taking part in all the festive activities too. You'll want to lace up your hiking boots to see the dazzling fall foliage.

Plus, corn and sunflower mazes are always an incredible time. Together with your BFF, you can race against the clock to see how quickly you can escape.

Then in October, you'll want to explore a pumpkin patch. Here you can pick up your jack-o-lantern making supplies and take plenty of adorable photos.

Here is your bucket list of everything you'll want to try within a 3-hour drive of Edmonton:

See Cute Animals

Price: $19.00

Address: Discovery Wildlife Park, 5400 42 Ave., Innisfail, AB

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to see all sorts of incredible creatures like lions, tigers and bears.


Pick The Perfect Pumpkin

Price: $21.00

Address: Kraay Family Farm, Site 6 Box 9 RR 1, Lacombe, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy all sorts of classic fall activities in one place. Some not to miss activities include the  corn maze, pumpkin patch and s'mores pit.


Follow A Boardwalk Trail

Price: Free

Address: Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary, Spruce Grove, AB

Why You Need To Go: It is a super easy hike along a flat boardwalk that will take you next to the water. If you are lucky you might spot deer, beavers, or a heron.


Get Lost In A Sunflower Maze

Price: $11.00

When: Until late September

Address: Bowden SunMaze, Range Rd. 14, Bowden, AB

Why You Need To Go: This year the sunflower maze will be much larger than ever before. You'll be able to see a stunning 500,000 yellow blooms.


See The Fall Foliage

Price: Free

Address: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Camrose County, AB

Why You Need To Go: The red and golden leaves here are extraordinary. If you want to extend your visit, it is also possible to book a campsite.


Explore A Ghost Town

Price: Free

Address: Rowley, AB

Why You Need To Go: It is like stepping back in time when you see all the old buildings. Today only a handful of people still live here.


Feel Like A Kid

Price: $15

Address: Jurassic Forest, 2-23210 Township Rd. 564, Gibbons, AB

Why You Need To Go: It is hard not to smile as you explore this themed trail where you can see all your favourite dinosaurs


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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