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.
Located in Brooks and close to Alberta's largest manmade lake, Lake Newell, the Brooks and District Museum Visitor Information Centre is housed in the Brooks and District Museum and situated adjacent to the Kiwanis Campground. We are open for 10 months of the year and provide free WiFi, a small gift shop with locally made products and hot and cold beverages. Our friendly knowledgeable staff will help direct you to your destination and provide travel recommendations for attractions in the area and for the province of Alberta.
The Brooks Aqueduct was built over 90 years ago by the Canadian Pacific Railway's irrigation division to serve as a vital link in its expansive irrigation network. The aqueduct stretched the limits of engineering design and technology, and at the time, it was the largest concrete structure of its kind in the world. Like a giant centipede, it spans a shallow 3.2 km (2 miles) wide valley, suspending a concrete sling 20 metres (66 feet) above the prairie landscape. Once filled with water bound for the croplands of southwestern Alberta, today this national and provincial historic site holds only memories.
Adventure though Alberta and the Drumheller Badlands, home of the famous Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Red Deer River Adventures offers kayak and canoe rentals and guided tours on the Red Deer River. Join us on a tour of the scenic Red Deer River in the badlands of central Alberta or rent a kayak or canoe and experience the stunning scenery and unique geology of the area. Two-hour, half day and full day tours follow the path of the dinosaur hunters through the badlands of central Alberta. Shuttles to pick up and drop off points also available.
Experience a river run adventure on the South Saskatchewan River in the footsteps of Alberta's Indigenous people and prehistoric creatures who once called the Canadian Badlands their home. Join us for a day on the river where you will experience the true power of a sturgeon, Alberta's largest game fish.
Willow Creek Adventures offers amazing horseback rides in the badlands of Drumheller, ranging from 1-3 hour trail rides. Willow Creek Adventures also has horse lessons, training and boarding for your horse. The main facility includes a heated barn and indoor heated riding arena as well as an outdoor riding arena.
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.