Tourism Amenities & Attractions
Provost and District’s warm welcome, small town charm, old-fashioned country hospitality, and friendly faces capture a diversity that has much to appeal to residents and tourists alike. We are the perfect size to enjoy all of the educational, recreational, and entertainment facilities of a thriving city. Yet, we remain small enough to appreciate the convenience and security of a rural way of life.
You’ll find so many hidden gems in Provost from our Friendly coffee shops and restaurants to our recreational facilities.
4 Lane Bowling alley, Movie theatre, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 12-hole Golf Course, Paved Walking Path, or frisbee golf in one of our many parks we have so much for you to do and experience.
Take a walk downtown and see our cute shops with so many treasures awaiting your discovery. Or pop into one of our 2 local butcher shops and pick up some of their famous jerky! or steaks. Boumas meats and Packers are a local treat that people travel from far and wide to enjoy.
Visitor Information Centre
The Provost Visitor Information Centre (VIC) sits as a welcoming beacon to travelers. Newly added doors offer visitors accessibility and barrier free inclusive hub for travelers.
The Visitors Information Centre offers free Wi-Fi, an accessible bathroom, and a full-time knowledgeable staff member to greet visitors from May to September. The green space surrounding has a playground and picnic tables, a great place to stop and stretch your legs. Additionally there is an On-site is a trailer waste dump station.
The Town of Provost maintains a beautiful Arena and sports facility as well as a Recreation and Culture Centre. Other facilities including ball diamonds, tennis courts and campgrounds. There is an incredible variety of sports activities, including a twelve-hole golf course, a skateboard park, badminton, basketball, bowling, curling, dance, discing, figure skating, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and tae kwon do. Hockey fans can watch the Provost Combines compete in the East Central Senior Hockey League.
Bird watchers, campers, fishing and hunting enthusiasts can enjoy nature as close as the Trout Pond at the southwest corner of town complete with a brand new RV Park , the “Blue Bird Trail” south of town, Ribstone Creek or lakeside at Capt Ayre Lake, Dilberry Lake Provincial Park or Shorncliffe Lake (all with in a short drive). There is a local archery club and shooting range. Due in part to the many nearby lakes, the hunter can find a plentiful supply of ducks and geese. Local outfitters, campgrounds and hotels can make your adventure comfortable and successful, and affirm why the area is well known throughout Canada and the United States for its abundance of game.
Planning a trip to Provost? There are so many fun and family-friendly events that happen annually in Provost. Mark your calendars and join us for some small-town hospitality and charm…
Christmas kicks off the winter season in Provost with the Annual Hometown Country Christmas. Starting with the Chamber of Commerce Pancake Breakfast with Santa. Through out the day there are Sleigh rides, cookie decorating, bonfires, outdoor skating, hot chocolate, musical performances and Chirstmas Cheer this is an event you want to experience in Provost.
Throughout the winter there are so many recreational activities you can enjoy in Provost as a spectator or a participant.
Crescent Point Place Arena/ Walking Track and Gym
The winter season is when Cresent Point place is a hub of community activity.
There are hockey teams of all ages busy practicing through the week and its easy to find multiple games on weekends. Multiple levels of U18 teams as well as old-timers hockey and the Combines hockey all call the arena home throughout the hockey season.
Further, there is power skating, and learn-to-skate programs.
Figure skating is very popular and the season comes to a dramatic end with the “carnival” in March when the young performers show case all they have learned in the season.
Many people love the 184 meter indoor walking track in the winter months allowing them to continue walking without dealing with ice or snow. There are often walking programs available with FCSS seniors walking groups.
Provost Ag Society and Curling Club
The Curling Club is very active throughout the winter. From Youth After-School Curling to League Curling and multiday bonspiels there is always an activity happening.
Provost Bowling Centre
Located in the Provost Recreation and Culture Centre , is the Provost Bowling Centre. This 5-pin bowling centre has 4 lanes and automatic scoring.
Youth and league bowling.
Party facility with snack bar, fully licensed. Arcade and eating area.
5113- 43 Street Provost, AB
In the winter months, a cross-country ski track is groomed an maintained by the Parks and rec department. weaving through the golf course its is an excellent way for residents to enjoy the outdoors through out the winter.
Many citizens also enjoy activities such as snowshoeing and snowmobiling just outside of town.
As well there are many lakes in the surrounding area that are great for ice fishing.
As the Weather turns warmer in Provost the activities heat up as well. March/April we see the Provost Music Festival (which celebrated its 50th Anniversary March 27-April 1, 2022). Talented local performers showcase their talents to judges, ending the week with mesmerizing performances at Color night.
March also has a Showcase of Talented young skaters from the Provost Skating Club to finish their year with an exciting Carnival.
Baseball, Softball, and Soccer teams begin in the spring.
June- is an extremely busy Month in Provost…
As part of Seniors Week celebrations throughout Alberta, Provost & District FCSS, Hosts a Seniors Fair with display booths and volunteers from the community serving lunch.
Provost Museum Heritage Day
Provost & District Museum holds a museum heritage day in June, bringing children from multiple schools in the region to experience many of the ways early settlers of the area did in their daily lives.
From Thrashing, and horseshoeing demonstrations, to dressing up in pioneer clothing young and old have a great day at the museum.
The day ends with the annual pig roast open to the whole community, and always mouthwateringly annicipated.
Town of Provost & MD of Provost Joint Community BBQ
A FUN kickoff to the Splash n’ Smash weekend! The Town of Provost and the MD of Provost No. 52 come together to present a Community Barbecue for all residents and visitors. Served by the Town and MD councilors participants enjoy some fantastic food and fellowship.
Chamber of Commerce Parade and Pancake Breakfast
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Provost Kinsmen Splash n’ Smash Event- Father’s Day Weekend.
One of the few CMRO race event in Alberta. Splash n’ Smash is a mud slinging good time. featuring Anique Tractor Pulls, AMR Quad Racing, Tough Truck Competition, Burnout Competition, Kids Power Wheel Racing and Lawn Mower Racing. The Splash n’ Smash is a crowd pleaser every year.
Summer is a beautiful time to visit Provost. The Communities in Bloom Committee has the town in a state of beauty with the Towns hanging baskets and planters overflowing with color. Visit our bustling shops on Main Street and the Downtown
Coming in 2024 you will be able to do a Historic Walking Tour of the Town with the history App On This Spot. ( stay tuned for release details).
Make sure to take a drive down 48 Street in Town our Elm trees are truly magical when they create a canopy over the street mid-summer.
However Summer is officially Launched with the Town’s Canada Day celebrations…
Beat the Summer heat hanging out at the Outdoor Swimming Pool, take in a round of Golf at Provost 12 Hole Golf Course, Try some Frisbee golf, let the kids run wild at one of Provosts 6 playgrounds, or have some calm moments exploring the butterfly garden at Particpark ( one of the only butterfly gardens in Alberta).
Summer is also an excellent time to explore attractions around Provost like Bodo Archaeological Site, The Provost Museum, St. Nobert’s Rosenheim Church, or one of the many lakes in the area…
Bodo Archaeological Sites
Bodo Archaeological Sites –The Bodo Archaeological Site is one of the largest and most well-preserved archaeological areas in Western Canada. Located south of Provost, 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.
At Bodo, you have the unique opportunity to take part in the ongoing archaeological excavation at this important locale and to contribute to the discovery of Alberta’s exciting past. The Bodo Archaeological Site and Centre has many amazing hands-on activities and experiences you, your family, or your school can take part in. Annual summer programs include: Adult Dig-It Camps, Kids Day Camps, and Curriculum Based School Tours. Learn more at bodoarchaeology.com.
St. Norbert's Rosenheim Church
St. Norbert’s Rosenheim Church – Located nine and a half miles southeast of Provost, this Alberta Historic Site is the largest Neo-Gothic church in rural Alberta. Built in 1922, it is an excellent example of architecture from southern Germany. The Rosenheim Historical Society has lovingly and painstakingly restored the building to its original beauty and stature. and they celebrated 100 years in June 2022.
Learn More: www.stnorbertschurchrosenheim.ca
Provost & District Museum
Provost & District Museum – Located at the southwest corner of the town, historical buildings on-site include the Western Ridge and Stainsleigh Schools, Our Saviors’ Lutheran Church and two historical houses, a T. Eaton’s House owned by the Stockdale family and bachelor’s cabin. The Provost & District Museum’s Artifact Display Building is currently under construction, thanks in large part to the Alberta Centenial Legacies Program. The Museum opened in 2006. The dedicated efforts of local citizens will make possible the preservation of the community’s earliest beginnings and tell the story of Provost’s commercial and farming pioneers.
Learn More: www.provostmuseum.com
Fall and Harvest Season are a thing of Beauty in Provost.
On the second Monday in September EEOC holds their annual community awareness night. Where you can learn about all the activities and teams you can partake in through out the year.
The Musuem Hosts a Pumpkin Fest in October, with a busy farmers market, Live entertainment, delicious food and lots and lots of pumpkins…
Provost Performing Arts Guild was formed in 2023, with the intent to bring more art performances to audiences of all ages in Provost. As well as Utilizing the Provost Recreation & Cultural Centre.
In 2023, they have hosted 3 shows including….
and Middle Rage Coming in November 2023
Tickets are available at MacStitch, Provost Rec Office, L& A CPA or calling Jack (780) 209-4290