The 10 Best Things to Do in Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller /drʌmˈhɛlər/ is a town within the Red Deer River valley in the badlands of east-central Alberta, Canada. It is located 110 kilometres (68 mi) northeast of Calgary. The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley, often referred to as Dinosaur Valley, has an approximate width of 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and an approximate length of 28 kilometres (17 mi).

1. Royal Tyrrell Museum

1500 North Dinosaur Trail | Midland Provincial Park, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
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5 based on 2811 reviews

Royal Tyrrell Museum

Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating evolution of dinosaurs through its collection of dozens of skeletons and hundreds of fossils.

Reviewed By GBishome - Medicine Hat, CanadaMedicine Hat, Canada

Wonderful

The facilities in the Royal Tyrrell Museum are just great. The displays are laid out in such a way that you are engaged in every one...lots of descriptions, and it's almost disappointing when you come to the end of the displays...of course, this ends in t

2. Hoodoos

Hwy 10 | Gps: 51. 380827, -112. 536044, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada Nature & Parks, Geologic Formations
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4.5 based on 1109 reviews

Hoodoos

Reviewed By silverbrook - London, CanadaLondon, Canada

Unsual and unique rock formations

Going through the Badlands and discovering the Hoodoos feels almost as though you are driving through the real-life scenery of the Flintstones. The hills have different coloured layers of rock and the Hoodoos are evidence that the different layers stand u

3. Horsethief Canyon

Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5L 3K4, Canada Nature & Parks, Canyons
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4.5 based on 535 reviews

Horsethief Canyon

Reviewed By 565gordonb - Edmonton, CanadaEdmonton, Canada

Stunning views, even on a snowy day

Although it had snowed overnight, we still ventured to the canyon. Incredible views over huge areas below. Interpretive signs indicated this was a great spot of the past to see stray horses disappear, only to reappear with a different brand in the future,

4. Rosedale Suspension Bridge

Rosedale, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Bridges
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4 based on 577 reviews

Rosedale Suspension Bridge

Reviewed By cossyann - Crail, United KingdomCrail, United Kingdom

Not for the faint hearted

This is a free attraction but certainly not for the faint hearted. It crosses the river to the old Star Mine site where there are lots of walks to follow. The bridge itself is quite bouncy and only 20 people are allowed on at once . It was built in 1931 I

5. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play

605 17th Street SW, Drumheller, Alberta T0M 2A0, Canada Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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5 based on 423 reviews

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Deep in the Canadian Badlands, a location famous for its prehistoric attractions, lies a hidden valley where the events of a not-so-distant past echo, a place where ancient Israel is reborn and you can experience, "the greatest story ever told." The 14,000 who come each July are moved to laughter and tears by the dramatic portrayal of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Reviewed By scottie552 - Calgary, CanadaCalgary, Canada

A Wonderful and moving performance

We hadn’t been to Drumheller for several years to see the Passion Play. This year, we decided it was time to go again.It was a great decision. The performance was excellent. This time, the performance was a musical with most of the vocal sung by the actor

6. Horseshoe Canyon

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Nature & Parks, Canyons
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4.5 based on 177 reviews

Horseshoe Canyon

Reviewed By silverbrook - London, CanadaLondon, Canada

Amazing view

The Horseshoe Canyon is another area that gives you an opportunity to stop and appreciate the amazing view of the badlands valley. There is an information board at the top of the canyon that tells you about the area and asks for input for what people want

7. World's Largest Dinosaur

60-1 Avenue West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 844 reviews

World's Largest Dinosaur

Reviewed By shonas804 - WorldWorld

Scary!

We did not climb inside but just took photos while visiting the information centre (who were so helpful). Great play on the towns history. Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your comments on our Visitor Information Center, we encourage all our tou

8. Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

110 Century Drive West, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Mines
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4.5 based on 425 reviews

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

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.

Reviewed By Adrian D - Coquitlam, CanadaCoquitlam, Canada

A great day out!

This is a preserved coal mine which has the only surviving timber coal tipple in Canada. It's a fascinating assembly of buildings and equipment which illustrates the story of coal mining in this area. A number of guided tours are available, and we took th

9. Bleriot Ferry

Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Other
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4.5 based on 333 reviews

Bleriot Ferry

Reviewed By silverbrook - London, CanadaLondon, Canada

Trip across the river by a great ferrryman

The Bleriot Ferry transports passengers on the very short trip back and forth across the Red Deer River along highway 838. The ride itself is free and the ferry can hold a small number of cars (3-6 I believe). You can ride inside your vehicle, or you can

10. Drumheller's Little Church

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4 based on 262 reviews

Drumheller's Little Church

Reviewed By Janice W - St. Albert, CanadaSt. Albert, Canada

Worth a stop!

Just a short distance from the museum, the little church is worth a quick visit. It seats around 6 people. When we stopped there was a notice on the door about an upcoming wedding being held there. Nice little church surrounded by badlands. Thank you for

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