If you are starting from Edmonton, Wetaskiwin is just a quick hour south along HWY 2. There is a familiar radio jingle, “Cars cost less in Wetaskiwin!” but it’s the cars from history that are at the first stop on your road trip—the world class Reynolds-Alberta Museum.
The Reynold’s Museum is one of North America’s premier destinations for antique cars and machinery from Alberta’s history. Visit this international award-winning museum and learn how machinery has shaped and changed Alberta since the 1890s. While you’re there, don’t miss the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame!
Hop on HWY 13 and head east to Camrose, another commercial and cultural hub in eastern Alberta. The town of Camrose is home to great shopping, fresh food at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, and artisan goods you can take home as gifts.
You’ll also have the chance to take a well-deserved rest at the Back 40 Distillery and sample some of their handcrafted spirits.
Carry on your HWY 13 journey—it’s only 42 km to Daysland for a round of golf at the Daysland Golf Club. The scenery is beautiful, and you’ll golf your way to Alberta’s only island green.
Your next stop is the Battle River Railway Excursion in Forestburg, located just a little further along HWY 13 with a quick detour down secondary highway 856. You’ll be delighted and entertained in this rolling theatre! When planning your experiences, you can choose from options like haunted trains or wildlife tours. Be sure to book ahead—dates fill up fast.
If you’re just passing through, the Diplomat Mine display is jaw-dropping with massive mining equipment on display.
Next stop is east along HWY 13 to Killam where you can visit their fantastic shopping district. Find the perfect souvenir to take home from Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts, then end your day with hearty meal at Jam Tarts Café.
If you’re hoping to spend a night, make sure to set up your tent or RV in Sedgewick. The Sedgewick Lake Campground is kid-friendly and lovely. Plus, there are local museums to explore, like the Cream Museum.
The town of Lougheed is a quick jaunt down the highway where you can visit the Iron Creek Museum, which includes a historic Norweigan village.
Roll a little further on down the road and you’ll arrive in Hardisty, home of the delightful Hardisty Lake Park. You can launch your boat for water skiing all while lounging on the beach, then spend the night camping.
If you want a great sit-down restaurant for pub food after an eventful day on the lake, try the Hardisty Leaf Sports Bar.
Next stop on your trip is Provost and the Provost Museum, where you can see authentic schools, homes, and depots from the era of the Great Depression. This is one of the many great museums in the CREAM group of museums.
Your final stop is the archeological dig at Bodo, where you will find 10, 000 years of Aboriginal history. Book ahead and you can participate in a day camp—a supervised dig at the site. You can also take part in guided tours to better understand the site, land, and its people.