Kids Love Dinosaurs!
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
Home to the most extensive and spectacular displays of dinosaur
skeletons in the World. This is an astounding place. The displays
are made even more fascinating by the interpretive programs available.
Stroll the Prehistoric garden, watch a video, listen to an audio
guide, watch actual museum techs preparing newly discovered fossils
or join in one of the explorer programs. See the Burgess Shale
Exhibit, a 3 dimensional peek into the marine world of dinosaurs.
You will be amazed at the gigantic fossil of a fish, which clearly
shows the fossil of another fish that it had just swallowed! The
museum is north of Drumheller in southern Alberta and a 3.5 hour
drive south of Edmonton.
Serious dinosaur fans should visit the Field Station of the Royal
The Dinosaur Trail
This is a 48 kilometer circular driving route.
Start and end in the town of Drumheller. The trail includes the
Tyrrell Museum, and amazing badlands scenery. Stop at the
Horshoe Canyon Lookout and see a mini "Grand Canyon".
Keep on the lookout for the Bleriot Ferry, the "Biggest
Little Church on Earth" and Midland Provincial Park.
Dinosaur Provincial Park Open May through
October, is where you can walk in the footstep of the mightiest
creatures that walked our planet. Imagine Albertosaurus (Like
T-Rex), crashing through ancient forests in hot pursuit of its
prey. The Red Deer River and rain and winds have laid bare a treasure
trove of fossils in one of the most productive fossil beds. This
is now a Unesco World Heritage Sight (1979) and is an open-book
window into life 75 million years ago. This is Canada's most extensive
badlands, where you can see the strange formations and perhaps
some of the endangered life in this mini-habitat. Located
Northeast of Brooks on the Red Deer River. 403-378-4344
The Alberta Badlands
& PICTURES OF THE BADLANDS
The Badlands feature a moon-like landscape as the elements of
nature erode the soil and take us back 70 million years! See
the hoo-doos and parched badlands.
nearby Reptile World. It is
here you may see the rare Alberta Rattlesnake! Also 85 other
varieties of snakes, iguana and maybe even an alligator?
Phone 1888-823-8100. 1222 Highway #9 South Drumheller.
In Drumheller you can climb into the mouth of an 80 foot dinosaur
to drink in the views of the Drumheller Valley. Phone