Town of Drumheller
Welcome to Drumheller!Located 130 km (81 mi) northeast of Calgary in Alberta's Badlands, the Drumheller Valley is best known for its diverse and unique topography. Made up of mostly barren terrain that includes grasslands, hoodoos, canyons and coulees, the area provides a vast landscape that is worthy of discovery, perhaps from the gaping jaw of the world's largest dinosaur statue in downtown Drumheller, which visitors are encouraged to climb into. Drumheller is best known as the home of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, a world-class facility dedicated to the study of Drumheller's early residents, the dinosaurs. Visitors to the museum can explore hundreds of preserved fossils and take part in interactive displays and exhibits. Golfers can enjoy a challenging day on the links with the rugged terrain and wind conditions acting as natural hazards. Other outdoor activities include hiking, skiing and taking a ride on the historic Bleriot Ferry, which crosses the powerful Red Deer River.
Named after Joseph Burr Tyrrell who discovered the first dinosaur fossils in the Drumheller Valley, the Royal Tyrrell Museum contains a wealth of information on Alberta's rich fossil heritage.
Hotels & Motels
Old-world beauty, complemented by modern conveniences, make the Heartwood Inn and Spa relaxing and comfortable.
Wild West Badlands Tours provides half-day and full-day guided tours in the Alberta Badlands.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Drumheller? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Annual Spring Expo trade show
Apr 21 to Apr 23 » Greentree Mall
- East Coulee SpringFest
May 06 to May 07 » East Coulee, AB
- Alberta Badlands Spring Vistas and Prairie Landscapes Photo Trip
Jun 05 to Jun 08 » Drumheller
- Drumheller Winterscapes and Prairie Vistas Photo Trip
Feb 05 to Feb 08 » Drumheller