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!
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.
Vacay.ca Recommends Edmonton for a Great Irish Pub
Vacay.ca’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, Vacay.ca 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.“