Drumheller

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Drumheller Valley which includes tranquil scenes, landscape views and a gorge or canyon

Otherworldly landscapes, dinosaur fossils and historic mining towns make this valley a haven for paleontologists, geologists and filmmakers.

The town of Drumheller and its surrounding valley offers plenty of adventure; it’s where you can hike through towering sandstone “hoodoo” rocks, learn about the lives of the coal miners who originally settled here and stand within the jaws of the world’s largest dinosaur.

The Drumheller Valley has attracted paleontologists since the first dinosaur skull was unearthed here in the 1880s. Since then, the town, just 90-minutes’ drive from Calgary, has amassed an incredible collection of fossils, earning it the title “Dinosaur Capital of the World.” Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum to examine an expansive collection of fossils from the beginning of life on Earth to the Ice Age. Hands-on activities such as interactive displays, excavations and guided hikes make this a thrilling attraction for the whole family.

For a view with a difference, climb the 106 steps to the head of the World’s Tallest Dinosaur. Look out from its snarling mouth at the town and the cascading Red Deer River below.

Drumheller was originally a coal-mining town. The lives of the pioneers and miners who lived here are on display at several museums in and around the town. See a two-headed calf and an entire house bought from a 1919 catalogue at the Homestead Antique Museum. Get insight into the lives of miners’ children at the picturesque East Coulee School Museum in the mining ghost town of Coulee.

The valley is also a place of geological importance. Pull on your hiking boots and wander through canyons of otherworldly “hoodoos.” These sandstone pillars with large mushroom-like caps dot the Canadian Badlands, and have been filmed over and over by movie makers from around the world. Several Hollywood stars have worked in this eerie landscape, from Clint Eastwood in the 1992 film Unforgiven to Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1970).

Each July, hundreds of Albertan actors and volunteers converge on the town to stage a three-hour Passion Play in an outdoor amphitheater before thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
2 out of 5
101 Grove Place, Drumheller, AB
The price is $73 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Situated in Drumheller, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of World's Largest Dinosaur, Low Left Indoor Golf Experience, and Valley Doll Museum. Jurassic ...
3.6/5Good! (925 reviews)
"The property was clean and spacious. The beds were not super comfortable though and the water in the shower was not a consistent temperature"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
2.5 out of 5
600-680 2nd Street SE, Highway 10 and 2nd Street, Drumheller, AB
The price is $110 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in the heart of Drumheller, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from World's Largest Dinosaur and within 3 mi (5 km) of Canadian Badlands Passion ...
4.1/5Very Good! (206 reviews)
"Very friendly staff. No one available to check us in so we cam back again. Pool was great"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
Quality Hotel
Quality Hotel
2.5 out of 5
100 6th Ave SE, Drumheller, AB
The price is $82 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in the heart of Drumheller, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Low Left Indoor Golf Experience, Valley Doll Museum, and Jurassic Laser Tag & Arcades. ...
3.9/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
"If anyone turns on the water it is loud enough to wake a sleeping giant. Don't need an alatm here."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2021

Quality Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hoodoo Hideout
Hoodoo Hideout
Drumheller, AB
The price is $95 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Situated in Drumheller, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Canadian Badlands Passion Play, Low Left Indoor Golf Experience, and Valley Doll Museum. ...
5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"Cute cottage, it felt right at home! Love the property, quiet neighbourhood. Definitely would come back. It was also pet-friendly."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Hoodoo Hideout
Dinosaur Trail RV Resort
Dinosaur Trail RV Resort
3 out of 5
294004 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB
Situated in Drumheller, this cabin is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Cactus Coulee Fun Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club and Drumheller's ...
3.6/5Good! (18 reviews)
"The resort was well maintained. We stayed in the cabin that sleeps 6, it was clean. The bedding is a bit heavy for the hot temperatures, lighter blankets would be more comfortable. The pull out bed was extremely uncomfortable but the single mattresses on the bunk beds were good."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dinosaur Trail RV Resort
★The Dino Cave |Walk 2 Downtown| Firepit & Disney+
★The Dino Cave |Walk 2 Downtown| Firepit & Disney+
Drumheller, AB
The price is $108 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
This family-friendly Drumheller vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Low Left Indoor Golf Experience and Valley Doll Museum. Jurassic Laser Tag & Arcades ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"The hosts were excellent at anticipating their guests needs. I had brought coffee, sugar, cream etc because I never expected to be provided these things but they were all there! Plus we bought some firewood and were trying to figure out how to light the fire, I did a quick search and not only was ..."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

★The Dino Cave |Walk 2 Downtown| Firepit & Disney+
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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