Towering high over Drumheller, the World's Largest Dinosaur is open year round for dino-enthusiasts of all ages to explore. Climb 106 stairs inside the 26 m (86 ft) tall T-rex, lined with beautiful murals, and admire the breathtaking badlands from her gaping jaw. Admission is charged and there is a gift shop, Visitor Information Centre and public washrooms onsite.
Hoodoos take millions of years to form and stand 5 to 7 metres tall. Each hoodoo is a sandstone pillar resting on a thick base of shale that is capped by a large stone. Hoodoos are very fragile and can erode completely if their capstone is dislodged. The protected Hoodoos site is a guaranteed spot to see Hoodoos but smaller versions of these sandstone giants can be found all over the Badlands. The Hoodoos make a great stop on the way to the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site in East Coulee. There's no cost to stop and visit.
Kaleidoscope Theatre is Drumheller's Community Theatre and everyone from front of house to backstage and behind-the-scenes are volunteers. Show your support for local talent and be ready for an evening of fun entertainment.
General admission includes access to original mine buildings, guided surface tours on our restored mantrip locomotive, and a meet-and-greet with roving characters. A family consists of 2 adults and children under 18 years of age. Children aged 5 and under are free.
Capture images of the rugged beauty of the Atlas Coal Mine as an interpreter leads you on an exploration of our spectacular site before it opens to the public. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. Saturdays, 8-10 a.m. Advanced reservations required. Mention "Travel Alberta" to secure this exclusive discount.
Take a step back to 1937 and the first day of a coal miner in the Drumheller Valley. Discover the area’s culture first-hand at two historic sites...Rub shoulders with miners, wear work clothes and handle artefacts before unwinding with a Hungarian-style meal. June 10, August 19, September 9, October 14.
Hop aboard the Dinosaur Valley Express and join us on a tour to remember. This 1920s inspired trolley will guide you on a three hour interpretative journey to local attractions and stops. Enjoy walking throughout the famed Hoodoos, and strolling across the Red Deer River on the Rosedale Suspension Bridge. Learn about the rich mining history when coal was king. Count the 11 bridges to Wayne and saddle up for a cold beverage at the Last Chance Saloon. While there, stop at the Sage Shoppe and Bees Knees Confections for some retail therapy and old fashioned candy.
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.
Explore the fascinating geological moonscape of the Drumheller Valley with this unique ecotourism company that offers rock talks and walks and fieldtrips led by a certified geologist.
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.
This annual event in Drumheller is celebrating it's 6th year of hosting a weekend full of heavy metal in the Canadian Badlands. This 3-day event live heavy metal, freakshows, guitar clinics, drum clinics, suspension demonstrations, camping, food trucks, and vendors. This is an all ages event and to get all the festival information, lineup and tickets, visit our website or Facebook page!