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Welcome To Drumheller

15 Things to Do in Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller, a town of about 8,000 people (10,000 if you include greater Drumheller) is a fantastic destination if you love any combination of the following - canoeing, biking, badlands scenery, world-class museums or dinosaurs.  I have been to the Canadian Badlands area on many occasions and always find new things to do in and around Drumheller. There's a lot to discover in the area if you're the curious type. I think you could easily spend…

Biking The Dinosaur Trail

Biking the Dinosaur Trail near Drumheller

If you'd like to go biking through an otherworldly landscape of canyons, hoodoos and coulees with the added attraction of seeing the world's largest dinosaur, then you need to bike the Dinosaur Trail near Drumheller. The city of Drumheller is just 90 minutes from Calgary but with its badlands scenery it feels a world away. On the drive there make the short-detour to see Horseshoe Canyon. It will whet your appetite for what's ahead. COVID-19 update:…

The Interpretive Trail Behind The Royal Tyrrell Museum Is Easy To Follow Even In Winter

A Winter Hike in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta

A visit to Drumheller, a town in the Red Deer River Valley in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta, offered a few surprises on a January weekend. With the goal of a winter hike, I was disappointed to find that Horseshoe Canyon, 17 kilometres outside of Drumheller was closed. Horsethief Canyon, a popular hiking spot north of Drumheller off of the Dinosaur Trail was open but icy. I was ready to give up on a winter…

Lovely Calm Water At The Start Of The Day

A Weekend Canoe Trip on the Red Deer River

If you're looking for an easy, family-friendly summer adventure in Alberta try canoeing or kayaking the Red Deer River. Although it has a good rate of flow, there are very few, if any rapids to deal with. Your biggest problem will likely be running aground on a gravel bar or slipping on a muddy bank getting out of the canoe. There are lots of canoeing options on the Red Deer River from a one day…

Views From King Creek Ridge

25 of the Best Things to Do in Alberta

It's hard to pick only 25 of the best things to do in Alberta. Named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the daughter of Queen Victoria, Alberta is the fourth largest province in Canada by area. As such it boasts a diverse landscape so that there is quite literally a lifetime of things to see and do. This subjective list of the best things to do in Alberta just scratches the surface of what's out there. …

No Signed Hiking Trails In Dry Island Buffalo Jump

An Alberta Road Trip to Visit Dry Island Buffalo Jump

For an Alberta road trip that doesn't involve mountains, head east to Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park where you can find birds, stunning badlands scenery and a buffalo jump used over the past 3,000 years by the Plains Cree.  While similar in some aspects to Dinosaur Provincial Park, Dry Island Buffalo Jump is far quieter and less developed. It's not as rich in dinosaur bones as Dinosaur Provincial Park either, but it is famous…

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