vicky vacay deal of the day

$750 to be an archaeologist in Alberta

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for May 28, 2013

If you’re the kind of person who likes to get down and dirty while on vacation, then the Bodo Archaeological Society in Provost, Alberta (281 km east of Edmonton) has a unique deal that just might be right for you!

This package via Travel Alberta is your chance to dig into Alberta’s rich past. Imagine uncovering First Nations history and digging with an archaeologist at a bison bone bed in east central Alberta.

Unearth 500-year-old arrowheads and pottery, sample traditional foods, and attend an interactive lecture given by a First Nations historian. This package includes accommodation, meals, a complimentary interpretive visit to a bison rubbing stone and a T-shirt.

The length of this trip is two days (9 am to 4 pm each day) and is available from June 1 to August 30, 2013. Accommodations include an authentic tipi camp, rural bed and breakfast or hotel. The starting price for the trip is $750 per person. Recommends Edmonton for a Great Irish Pub’s  St. Patrick’s Day Countdown featured profiles of 17 of the best Irish bars in Canada.

Appearing on Day 9 of our countdown was O’Byrne’s Irish Pub in Edmonton. Between sips of Guinness, contributor Karen Evenden wrote that it comes as no surprise that the average customer at O’Byrne’s is anything but average. With an age range of 19-80, on a typical evening the pub attracts a variety of clientele.

Evenden: “Expect to enjoy a pint with firemen who often host fundraisers at O’Byrne’s Irish Pub. It’s also not uncommon to see one or two players from the Edmonton Oilers, lawyers, doctors, students, the local knitting club, or perhaps even a well-known actor from the TV show “Will and Grace” (Eric McCormack made headlines when he visited the bar two years ago).

The pub may be 2,000 kilometres (or 1,250 miles) from Galway, but O’Byrne’s offers hearty Irish meals, live Celtic music every Tuesday and a cozy homely atmosphere jam-packed with Irish trinkets and souvenirs.

To book with Bodo Archaeological Society: Click here, or call 1-780-753-6353 or email them at .

View Larger Map


Vicky is the worldly publisher of Having graduated from McGill University in Montreal, she has set about building a talented team of travel experts to deliver to you words and images of the very best places to see and experience in Canada. Based in Yorkville in Toronto, Vicky regularly jet sets around Canada — be sure to catch up with her when she's in your part of the country.

Leave a Reply