The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is considered Canada's most complete historic coal mine. It offers visitors a range of interpretive tours on the surface, underground and up into the last wooden tipple in the country. It tells the amazing stories of the miners who came to seek their fortunes in the Drumheller Valley, in the heart of the Canadian Badlands.
The world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs, the museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.
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.
Journey through the Canadian Badlands on this 5-day/4-night history and culture tour. Hike pine forest trails in the middle of the prairie, meet prehistoric dinosaurs, explore the culturally diverse city of Medicine Hat and dine on creative local dishes as you journey through southern Alberta. Tours available June to September.
Trekcetera is Canada’s unique film and television museum experience featuring all real costumes, props and set pieces. Visit Trekcetera Museum and with your paid admission you will receive a 2-for-1 admission to the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Follow in the footsteps of the miners. Put on a lamp and hike up the tunnel to the mine entry. For safety, sturdy shoes with good treads required. Not recommended for guests with fear of dark, enclosed spaces and heights. Children under 6 are not allowed. Tours begin May 12.
Driving tour apps that are "Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car"™. All the benefits of a guided tour, but the freedom to drive yourself. The apps use GPS technology to play the commentary automatically. Expert guides have created tours that share stories, tips and advice of the surrounding area. Works offline, so doesn't require roaming or data. Scenic drive routes throughout Alberta including Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton and Alberta SW. Travel Alberta ALTO Award winner.
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!
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.
Gran Fondo Badlands is one of the top 10 Gran Fondo bicycle events in Canada, offering cycling 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. Not into road riding? Try the new Gravel Grinder event - ride your gravel or cross bike and try the extremely challenging 92km event. There are fully stocked aid stations enroute and a great lunch after your ride. Staying overnight? Join the fun at the special pre-event dinner.
Set in Seville during the 1800s, Carmen tells the tragic story of the eponymous gypsy and the soldier she convinces to let her escape prison. Bizet's most successful opera Carmen, with its exotic Spanish setting and sordid love triangle, introduced a style of realism in opera that changed the theatre forever, and remains just as potent and relevant today. Carmen is one of the most beloved and often-produced operas in the world.