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Canadian Badlands Canadian Badlands

In prehistoric times, much of North America was a lush subtropical habitat embracing a vast inland sea. This is where the dinosaurs roamed 70 million years ago. Fast forward to present-day central and southern Alberta where their bones now rest in ancient riverbeds, framed by the maroon-striped canyons of the mysterious Canadian Badlands. Find yourself a little bit out there. Wander through the cottonwoods along the banks of meandering rivers. Ride horseback through prairies and grasslands just like the early cowboys and ranchers. Discover the history of the pioneers who flocked west to build the railway and seek their fortunes in coal and clay.
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Attractions

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Drumheller, Alberta
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The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is considered Canada's most complete historic coal mine and offers visitors a range of interpretive tours, on the surface, underground and up into the last wooden tipple in the country. We tell the amazing stories of the miners who came to seek their fortunes in the Drumheller Valley, in the heart of the Canadian Badlands.

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Aspen Crossing

Mossleigh, Alberta
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Aspen Crossing provides visitors a unique train-themed getaway, with camping, caboose cabins, dining, dinner theatre, shopping and a garden centre.

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Medalta in the Historic Clay District

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Medalta is a jewel in the Canadian Badlands - an industrial museum and contemporary arts centre, framed by the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Open year-round.

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Holiday Packages

Tours

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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Events

Gran Fondo Badlands

Drumheller, Alberta
2017-06-24 To 2017-06-24 MST

As one of the top 10 Gran Fondo bicycle events in Canada we offer riding distances from 50 km to 162 km. Ride your bike along the beautiful Red Deer river valley, take in fabulous vistas, the unusual badlands terrain (watch out for the dinosaurs!), cross the river on the ferry and ride over 10 wooden bridges into Wayne (population of 26) on your way to the Baconsaurus Station. There are fully stocked aid stations enroute and a great lunch after your ride. Staying overnight? Join the fun at our special pre-event dinner.

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Medicine Hat JazzFest

Medicine Hat, Alberta
2017-06-18 To 2017-06-25 MST

The Medicine Hat JazzFest has grown to a widely recognized world-class festival that has taken its place alongside the other great jazz festivals in Canada. It features an eclectic mix of venues, running the gamut from our signature concert at the downtown Bus Terminal parkade to the intimate and quaint atmosphere of late night clubs. It features both free and ticketed events as well as a number of educational opportunities including workshops, jams, and a concert for elementary school children.

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