Excursion to Drumheller and the Badlands – Day trip departing from Calgary


  • The surreal, arid landscape of the Badlands

  • Exploring Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world

  • The vast fossil collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

  • Spending a day far away from the hustle and bustle of the city

  • The guide's commentary

Essential info*

Duration 8hrs

  • English

Starting time 8:30 AM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Go back in time to the Prehistoric Era and discover Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world, and the surreal and arid scenery of the Badlands!

First, head east from Calgary. Beyond the vast meadows on the edge of the city, you will jump tens of millions years back in time to the astonishing Badlands. This arid and barren landscape is home to plenty of unusual and disconcerting geological formations.

You will explore the impressive Horseshoe Canyon, considered by many to be a mini Grand Canyon. At the Visitor Information Center, you will learn more about the history and geology of the region.

Then, head to Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world. There, you will browse the vast fossil collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

On the way back, you will stop off at the suspension bridge in Rosedale, which dominates the Red Deer River. Marvel at the “Hoodoos”, the huge natural rock columns, before heading back to Calgary. 

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from early June to late September
  • Times: 8:30am (please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time)
  • Duration: 8 hrs. approx.
  • Departure point: Visitor Information Center, Calgary Tower
  • Languages: English
  • To take part in this activity, simply present your voucher to the guide/driver at the Visitor Information Center
  • The tour of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is not guided
  • An audio guide for the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology can be rented for $4 CAD
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show, 100% of the price will be levied. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Bus transport
  • Admission to the Horseshoe Canyon Visitor Information Center
  • Admission to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
  • The services of a professional guide on the bus

Not included

  • Tips
  • All other extras

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