NEW! Due to demand, the archaeological excavation and the Bodo Archaeological Centre will be offering tours during the month of SEPTEMBER, so calling in advance to arrange a tour of the centre or site will be necessary 1-780-753-6353. School Tours will also be available.
Archaeology in Action!
Experience archaeology in action. Visit the Bodo Archaeology Centre and take part in one of the unique programs designed for people of all ages. The Bodo Archaeological Locality is one of the largest and well-preserved archaeological sites in Alberta. Come experience it for yourself.
Bodo Archaeological Centre
Located 35 km south of Provost, in east-central Alberta is one of Alberta’s largest and well-preserved archaeological sites. This site was inhabited during the past 5000 years by Aboriginal peoples who both hunted and camped in this unique area of stabilized sand dunes, where the grasslands meet the parklands of Alberta.
Artifacts buried in the sand, including bison bones, stone hunting and butchering tools, clay pottery, and arrowheads, have provided a unique glimpse into a culture of hunting and living off the land that predominated the grasslands of Alberta for over 10,000 years, but no longer exists.
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 by sampling some locally grown bison, enjoy fresh saskatoons and gooseberries, take a bite of prickly pear cactus, 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 2013!