Sights to see in Battle River

Tourism is one of the leading industries in the province of Alberta, supported by a range of tourism, hospitality and service-related businesses. The Battle River region of east central Alberta features a wide variety of landscapes and natural features, perfect for outdoor recreation. There are also many tourist attractions and venues easily reached by our well-maintained highways.

Opportunities

Tourism offers a wide range of investment opportunities. You could open up complementary businesses such as an outdoor outfitter that gears visitors up for their next fishing trip. Investments could be made in local experts sharing the area’s history and natural features. Increasing the number of visitors who spend money locally also has enormous growth potential for the communities.

By the numbers

114,000+

The number of Albertans that tourism employs

$7.4B

Annual expenditures generated from tourism

Visitors come from all over Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia

Success Stories

GO EAST

This non-profit corporation is the driving force for innovative and collaborative tourism marketing and development. They contribute to the sustainability, prosperity and quality of life for tourism operators, communities and economic development groups East of Edmonton and across East Central Alberta. There have been many successes in hosting various culinary tours and events throughout the area.

BODO Archeological Society

The society provides public archaeology opportunities and educational programs through heritage tourism and community engagement efforts at the Bodo Site and Centre. Located 35 km south of Provost, in east-central Alberta, is one of the province’s largest and well-preserved archaeological sites. Tourists can experience the site through tours, camps and special programs.

Battle River Train Excursions

Friends of the Battle River Railway is a volunteer non-profit society that operates a passenger car excursion service periodically throughout the year. Day train excursions leave from Forestburg and showcase the communities and scenic vistas along the Battle River Railway shortline.