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Everyone is dwarfed to childlike stature at this mind-boggling attraction, hosting one of the most extensive collections of fossil beds in the world.

The area surrounding Drumheller is the largest area of badlands in Canada, and Drumheller grew from a miner’s town to one of the most visited sites in the province! This exciting spot is not only for science buffs – it is wildly interesting for people of all ages and interests because of its amazing collection of dinosaur bones and eggs.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology hosts life-size models, full skeletons, fossils, hands-on exhibits, films, and an indoor science garden that illustrates millions of years of geological and biological progressions. Fill your water bottle, and check out the nearby Horseshoe Canyon, Canada’s own Grand Canyon, where 70 million years of history is carved into the land.

A drive around the East Coulee and Hoodoo Trail reveals sandstone columns capped by a hard rock (the ‘Hoodoos’), as well as the mining town of East Coulee, where all the above-ground buildings have been preserved as they were when the mine was closed in the early 1980s.

Activities

Golf, Royall Tyrrell Museum, Atlas Coal Mine, Reptile World, interpretive programs, Rosebud Theatre, Heartwood Inn Spa, Hoodoos sightseeing, Canadian Badlands Passion Play, hiking in the Horseshoe & Horse thief Canyons.

Lodging

Heartwood Inn & Spa exterioir photo in Drumheller, Alberta.

Heartwood Inn & Spa

Drumheller, Alberta

Patrice and Zeke Wolf invite you to enjoy the history of Drumheller and the warm hospitality of The Heartwood Inn & Spa.  Located on the edge of downtown, The Heartwood Inn is just a stroll away from boutiques, restaurants, and attractions.  It is a short drive to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and other historic sites including the Atlas Coal Mine.  For group gatherings of up to 38 people, the Heartwood Inn’s dining room is a naturally illuminated venue for visioning sessions and corporate meetings. Catering is available for whole-house bookings.  The ambience and charm of the 90-year old heritage building has been restored and preserved.  Guests enjoy the character of the place, as well as pampering spa services, Zeke's famous "french toast breakfast" and modern day amenities.

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