Off The Beaten Path
The Hoodoos and painted canyons
Diverse and beautiful topography
Funland Amusement Park
For a little bit of relaxing fun, head over to the Funland Amusement Park. There are bumper boats, a batting cage, and, my favorite, dinosaur themed mini golf! The course is very small, but it is still fun and takes a decent amount of time to go through. It looks like it...
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Straight up, this is the top site in Drumheller. You can tell it's a great museum because it has the title of 'Royal' in the title and that isn't just given away to any place. This is an excellent museum for all ages. Opened September 25th, 1985 and named after Joseph Burr...
The World's Largest Dinosaur
If you're in Drumheller, you need to make a stop to see that big dinosaur. You won't miss anything if you don't go up to its head, except perhaps the view (and for a buck or two, it might be worth it).
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Situated in the spectacular badlands of the Red Deer River Valley, the Royal Tyrrell Museum near Drumheller is a major research and exhibition centre and one of the largest palaeontological museums in the world. Every year, almost 400,000 people come to the Museum to explore...
If you are into Dinosaurs and...
If you are into Dinosaurs and all things related, stop by at the internationally recognized Royal Tyrell (Palaeontology) Museum in Drumheller. World's largest display of complete dinosaur skeletons.
Visit the Badlands
Just across the way from the Royal Tyrrell Museum is a 1 km walk through the badlands. Following a clearly marked path, you can see this unique landscape from closeup.The lighting gets really interesting at sunset.
ROSEDALE SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Rosedale, and its Suspension Bridge, we came across when following the Hoodoo trail to the Hoodoo's.The Bridge is historic, and you can walk across it, which we did.It was once used by miners but is now used for fishing and to accessing more interesting area's of the...
Hoodoos, I just love looking at all the amazing shapes that have taken form over millions of years. They are so interesting, and great fun to explore!The name "Hoodoo" comes from the word "voodoo" and was given to these geological formations by the Europeans.In the Blackfoot...
Horseshoe Canyon, located in the Red Deer Badlands, was the 1st that we saw when heading to DrumhellerThe car park area was busy, probably because this Canyon is located near Highway 9, which runs between Calgary and Drumheller, and also, there was an Oversea's film crew...
Said to be The World's Biggest Dinosaur," this was also where we found the Visitor Information Centre.It stands 86 feet high, is four times the size of a real Tyrannosaurus Rex, and is said to be a female dinosaur. She weighs 145,000 pounds, and is constructed almost...
Drumheller's Little Church
A Little Church......A little cutie!This is the way I describe the small 7' x 11' Church on the outskirts of Drumheller. It was built in 1958 as a place of worship, why so small?............. I can't answer that. Perhaps there weren't many people living in the area?All that...
ROYAL TYRELL MUSEUM
This would have to be the best display about Dinasour's that I have ever seen. It is very well done, well set out and has good, detailed information.Located in the Dinosaur Hall is one of the world's largest displays of dinosaur remains. Walking through the Dinasour Hall, I...
The Bleriot Ferry is probably the oddest thing I saw in my time in Drumheller. It is a ferry made up of cables and pulleys used to transport vehicles across the Red Deer River. Why they built this in the first place and not a bridge is really beyond me, since there...
Star Mine Suspension Bridge
The Star Mine suspension bridge is one of the main attractions one hearsabout when they visit Drumheller (although it is actually located in thesmall community of Rosedale). The bridge itself is nothing spectacular.I think it is more of an attractive because of it's...
Atlas Coal Mine
Drumheller and surrounding areas have an abundance of coal, which was "discovered" by several white explorers over the years, although the natives of the area knew about it long before. You can see the black strips of coal throughout the badlands to this day. The boom of the...
Last Chance Saloon: Old Western Gold Town Saloon
Located in the old 1913 "Rosedeer Hotel", the Last Chance Saloon is littered with old relics and photographs of the old days. The food is typical of a normal bar & grill, but the location and decoration makes the experience unique. The name Last Chance came because this was...
Delia - Mother Mountain: ... hidden gem
After visiting Drumheller and the ghost town of Rowley we were driving eastward along Highway 9 to Saskatchewan through the plains of Alberta.There was a sign of ‘Mother Mountain Tea House’ along the road and we turned off to the (almost ghost) town of Delia. Without any...
Watch out for wildlife
When visiting attractions in and around Drumheller, such as the Hoodoos or the Suspension Bridge, there are areas in the Badlands where you can go for short hikes. Although there are lots of tourists around, be aware that there are also wild residents. For example, we were walking on a main path just past the Suspension Bridge when we were taken off guard by a large snake. Keep your distance and use common sense around wildlife.
Written Jul 16, 2008
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See theatre on one of Canada's largest stages
Every year for 7 performances in July they depict the life, death and ressurection of Jesus on an outdoor stage the size of 6 football fields in Drumheller, Alberta. It is massive in size and the play itself was done spectacularly. Some come for the story others for the...
Little Fish Lake Provincial Park
Located eastish of downtown Drumheller at about 30 minutes away is Little Fish Lake Provincial Park (LFLPP) at where secondary highways 851 and 573 meet. This place is quite isolated as their is not much else around the area. LFLPP has a little campsite, a playground and...
Explore Deeper into Drumheller
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