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Welcome To Drumheller

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. Be sure…

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

A Winter Hike in the Drumheller Badlands

A winter hike in the Drumheller Badlands of Alberta, offered a few surprises on a bluebird January weekend. I had been ready to give up on a winter hike in the Canadian Badlands until we drove up to the world-famous Royal Tyrrell Museum. If you wander past the entrance you land on the Badlands Interpretive Trail. Both the museum and the trail are located in Midland Provincial Park. The Drumheller Badlands area is also home to…

No Signed Hiking Trails In Dry Island Buffalo Jump

Dry Island Buffalo Jump – A Fall Visit

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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