Two hour's drive southeast of the town of Drumheller, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Dinosaur Provincial Park, established in 1955, contains one of the world's richest fossil beds. Located along the Red River Valley, the park includes dinosaur skeletons mostly from the Cretaceous period, between about 144 and 66 million years ago. More than 300 significant finds have been made here and more than 30 institutions worldwide have specimens from the valley on display.
From the town of Drumheller it is possible to tour the 48Km loops Dinosaur Trial, which takes visitors through the "valley of the Dinosaurs" and features fossils and displays relating to the prehistoric life, as well as stunning views of the strange badlands landscape from highpoints such as Horseshoe Canyon.
The outstanding Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology was opened in 1985 and is the only museum in Canada devoted to 4.5 billion years of the Earth's history.
Photos of the Alberta Badlands, Drumheller, Hoodoos and Dinosaur Museum.
Area: Badlands Alberta
Cross Country Skiing
Winter Activities & Sports
Small Town: Drumheller
Extensive Hiking Trails & Parks
Lake & River Fishing
Canoeing and Kayaking