Archaeology in Action!
The Bodo Archaeological Site is one of the largest and most well-preserved pre-contact archaeological areas in Western Canada. Located 35 kilometers south of Provost in East Central Alberta, the site is a large (approximately 200 hectares) and particularly rich complex of archaeological resources that exhibit evidence of multiple periods of human activity and habitation dating back as early as 5000 years ago. The site also includes evidence for the continued use over the last 500 years of a “bison pound” where hundreds of bison were corralled and killed at one time, which provides invaluable insight to ancient hunting and butchering strategies.
At Bodo, you have the unique opportunity to take part in the ongoing archaeological excavation at this important locale and to contribute to the discovery of Alberta’s exciting past. Please visit our Tours and Camps section to learn more about the amazing hands-on activities and experiences you, your family, or your school can take part in at Bodo.
INTERPRETIVE CENTRE & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE:
OPEN FOR THE SEASON 7 days a week!
The Interpretive Centre is open daily from April 30 to August 31, and year-round by appointment. Visitors can enjoy archaeology and Alberta’s history during daily-guided tours of the archaeological site and center. Annual summer programs include: Adult Dig-It Camps, Family Lifeways Camps, Kids Day Camps for all ages, and Curriculum Based School Tours.
While off the beaten path, a visit to the Bodo Archaeology Centre is sure to please the whole family! Visit today and step back in time or just be astonished by the quiet tranquility of the Alberta Plains while sleeping in a tipi under the stars.
Bodo is a great day trip from Edmonton, Calgary, and Saskatoon! We look forward to seeing you in 2016!