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 Alberta 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 the beautiful City of Camrose which 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.
Your next stop is the Battle River Railway Excursion in the Village of 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 the Town of Killam where you can visit their fantastic shopping district. Find the perfect souvenir to take home from Budding Ideas Flowers & Gifts, and enjoy lunch 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 with a splash park and wading pool. It is also within walking distance to the golf course.
Roll a little further on down the road and you’ll arrive to the Town of 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.
Your final stop is the archeological dig at the Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre, 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.