Bodo is a bit of a drive from most of the bigger cities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but there are things to see and do along the way that make for an interesting and exciting roadtrip. Make it a two or three day trip and experience all that East Central Alberta has to offer! Check out our area attractions page for additional ideas.
Option 1 (the Highway 14 route): Edmonton – Viking Ribstones – Wainwright Museum/Bud Cotton Buffalo Paddock/Wainwright Stampede – Ribstone Creek Brewery (Edgerton) – Provost Museum – Rosenheim Church – Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre
Go for a round of golf in Trochu before or after your visit to Dry Island. Trochu has the world’s largest golf tee!
Option 3 (the Southern scenic route): Calgary – Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (near Cluny) – Dinosaur Provincial Park – Oyen Crossroads Museum – Monitor Mud Buttes – Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre
Check out the Prairie Elevator Museum and Tea House in Acadia Valley.
From Red Deer:
Option 1 (the Highway 12 to 13 route): Red Deer – Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions (Stettler) – Big Knife Provincial Park & Diplomat Mine (SW of Forestburg) – Provost Museum – Rosenheim Church – Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre
If you’re willing to take an additional detour, go see the world’s largest oil lamp in Donalda!
From Medicine Hat:
Scenic route: Fort Battleford National Historic Site & Western Development Museum (North Battleford, SK) – Holy Rosary Church (Reward, SK) – Provost Museum – Rosenheim Church – Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre
If you’re passing through on August long weekend, be sure to catch the World Bunnock Championship Tournament in Macklin, SK!