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Canadian Badlands Canadian Badlands

This is the home where the dinosaurs roamed. It’s still epic. Get ready to explore some remarkable rock formations and fossil beds. It’s enough to transport you to another time. Definitely take your photo with a towering hoodoo in a prehistoric glacial valley on horseback. ● Get lost: Canadian Badlands hiking is otherworldly. Seriously. Grab a map, then get yourself to Horseshoe Canyon. You’ve never seen anything like this. ● Dinosaurs: As if you could visit the Badlands without a trip to the cretaceous period. In addition to the Royal Tyrell Museum, try the Trail of the Fossil Hunters, an easy walk to the site of a 1913 fossil dig.
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Dinosaur Provincial Park | Canadian Tourism Commission

Atlas Coal Mine | Roth & Ramberg

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St. Margaret's Church Historic Site

Elkwater, Alberta

Located 20 minutes southwest of the Elkwater Lake area, at the junction of Eagle Butte Road and Township Road 74. Church and cemetery always open for visitor viewing. Interdenominational services offered occasionally.

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Stettler Town and Country Museum

Stettler, Alberta
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Considered Alberta's fifth largest pioneer village, the Stettler Town and Country Museum provides visitors with historical information from 1905 to present day and features newspaper collections, original photos and school registrars. The village's heritage buildings include an early 1900s schoolhouse, courthouse, church, farmhouse and CN Railway train station and caboose.

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Kneehill Historical Museum & Accredited Visitor Information

Three Hills, Alberta
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Located on Hwy 583, next to a campground (with playground, ball diamond and picnic areas) and across from the medical facility and museum, the Accredited Visitor Information Provider (AVIP) offers travellers, county residents and their guests friendly advice, directions, area information and a historic window to Alberta's central plains. As a seasonal operation (May 1 -September 15) run by community volunteers and summer staff, the museum and AVIP provides personalized service to each visitor.

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Tours

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Alberta Badlands Top-Down Tours

Drumheller, Alberta

Alberta's Badlands are unveiled as we depart from Drumheller or other pick-up locations and venture through the scenic Red Deer River Valley. A fleet of PT Cruiser convertibles allow for unhampered 360-degree views of landscapes, creating WOW! moments around each corner and at every hilltop. Not your average day trip!

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Hammer Hill Stables

Strathmore, Alberta

Hammer Hill Stables offers horse drawn Sleigh/Wagon/Carriage rides & Trail Rides. Also offers wedding/graduation/anniversary carriage services. Historical Hammer Hill Buffalo Jump is located on our land. You are welcome to come to our stables or we can bring our Belgian Teams & horses to you.

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Events

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Stampede Summer Jam

Medicine Hat, Alberta
2018-07-23 To 2018-07-23 MST

Stampede Summer Jam is collaboration of local musicians performing an energetic outdoor concert with a 'Grand Ole Opry' type format. The evening kicks off with some Classics and transitions through Classic County, Rock, Modern, and finishes with a one of a kind Grand Finale!

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East Coulee SpringFest

East Coulee, Alberta
2018-05-04 To 2018-05-05 MST

"Best little fest in the west" - quote from Andy Donnely of CKUA radio! The Drumheller Valley comes alive for 2 days of fabulous music!The 24th annual East Coulee SpringFest will feature an exciting line-up of over 35 performers in 3 venues and hours of soul-nuturing music that will rock the Canadian Badlands. The music will entice feet of all ages to get up and dance!It is all for a good cause: SpringFest is the annual fundraiser for the Provincial Historic Resource - the East Coulee School Museum.More than 120 musicians across a variety of genres: folk, blues, country, roots, rock, jazz and more. Friday kicks off with 2 venues in the evening, held at the East Coulee School Museum and the East Coulee Community Hall. Saturday the music begins at noon and goes to midnight! Cash is suggested for this event as there are no ATMs in East Coulee - however Debit and Credit Cards can be accepted at the Museum.All the venues are indoors, so there are no weather worries for this festival!

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Three Hills Cruise Weekend

Three Hills, Alberta
2018-06-01 To 2018-06-03 MST

The biggest annual event to hit Three Hills as Cruise Weekend comes to town. Hundreds of cars and thousands of spectators will take over Western Canada's Cruise Capital for the three day event that falls the first weekend of June each year. This year’s celebrity guest is Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner of Monster Garage, Pass Time, Sons of Anarchy and NCIS Los Angeles. Brett will be there to take in the full three day event. An autograph booth will be located on Main Street during the huge Show and Shine. Start your day by filling up with a Hearty Cruise Day Breakfast Saturday at the Knox United Church. The Show ‘N Shine will start lining up at 8 am. Check out the vendors at the west end of Main Street and keep cool and well fed by supporting the food booths and local venues. This annual Show ‘n Shine is hosted by the Three Hills Street Freaks and features between 800 and 1500 vehicles annually! The Three Hills Airport will, once again be the scene for the 1/8 mile Bracket Racing. There will be Tech and Time trials runs, as well as racing, and racing under lights! All street legal vehicles are welcome.

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