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Drumheller
Travel Guide

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.

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
2 out of 5
600-680 2nd Street SE, Highway 10 and 2nd Street, Drumheller, AB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

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! (87 reviews)

"Was a good stay, we would definitely stay here again..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2021

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
Ramada by Wyndham Drumheller Hotel & Suites
Ramada by Wyndham Drumheller Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
680 2nd Street Se, Follow Hwy 9, Drumheller, AB
The price is £88 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar

Situated in Drumheller, this eco-friendly hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from World's Largest Dinosaur, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Homestead Antique Museum and Midland ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Really clean and the staff was lovely! Obviously with COVID all the extra things like pool and gym are closed so couldnt really write a review for that!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Drumheller Hotel & Suites
Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
2 out of 5
101 Grove Place, Drumheller, AB
The price is £45 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar

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 Laser ...

3.6/5Good! (848 reviews)

"This hotel was the perfect choice to fit our budget. It was also very clean, the staff are wonderful, and the rooms offer everything we needed in a great location. I would stay here again without a doubt!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller
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.
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 miles (5 km) of Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club and Drumheller's ...

3.5/5Good! (17 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 28 Jul 2020

Dinosaur Trail RV Resort
The Purple Door - Bungalow in Drumheller
The Purple Door - Bungalow in Drumheller
522 2 St SW, Drumheller, AB
The price is £291 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar

Situated in Drumheller, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Low Left Indoor Golf Experience, Valley Doll Museum and Jurassic Laser Tag & Arcades. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Drumheller get away

"We had a nice time the only thing that didn't co-operate was the weather -41 with wind chill kept us inside for the weekend."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

The Purple Door - Bungalow in Drumheller
Cozy cottage at Bedrock
Cozy cottage at Bedrock
650 6th St e, Drumheller, AB

Situated in Drumheller, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Jurassic Laser Tag & Arcades, Low Left Indoor Golf Experience and Valley Doll Museum. World's ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Excellent place to stay in Drumheller

"We really enjoyed our stay in Drumheller and Margo was an excellent and very helpful hostess. When we asked her if she could recommend a good place to check out some vibration noises on our car, she recommended a couple of places. As we were on the road early the next day, she even contacted those ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Cozy cottage at Bedrock
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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