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

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

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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

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Duration
8 hours

Languages

English

Starting time
8:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.

Description

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. 

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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

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

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips
  • All other extras

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