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Provost, population 1,900 (2021) is a town in East Central Alberta.



Provost is located in East Central Alberta near the Saskatchewan border. It was originally named "Lakeview" but renamed by the Canadian Pacific Railway Land Department in 1907; with the Post office established in 1908 and the first train arriving in 1910.

Get in[edit]

Provost is located along Highway 13, 19 km (12 mi) west of the Alberta–Saskatchewan border. It is about 290 km (180 mi) southeast of Edmonton and 275 km (171 mi) west of Saskatoon.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre, 1 Street E & Railway Avenue, Bodo (35 km (22 mi) south of Provost on Hwy 899), +1 780-753-4056, . May 24-Aug 26, 2022: Tu-F 10AM-5PM, Sa Su 10AM-3PM. The Bodo Archaeological Site is one of the largest and most well-preserved archaeological areas in Western Canada. The site is a large and rich complex of archaeological resources that date back as early as 5000 years ago. The site also includes evidence for the continued use over the last 500 years of a "bison pound" where hundreds of bison were corralled and killed at one time.
  • Provost & District Museum, 5360 49 Ave, +1 780-753-6667, . May-September.
  • 2 St. Norbert's Rosenheim Church, Twp Rd 382 & Rge Rd 21, MD of Provost No. 52 (Rosenheim) (17 km (11 mi) SE of Provost), +1 780-753-8081, . An Alberta Historic Site, featuring the largest rural neo-gothic church in Alberta.







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Routes through Provost
WetaskiwinCamrose  W  E  → becomes MacklinSaskatoon

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