Drumheller, Alberta"Badlands" Tour
Let's head out for the day to one of the most intriguing and spectacular areas in Alberta and perhaps one of the most fascinating in the world, the Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology.
This world renown museum of palaeontology is located on the north edge of the town of Drumheller, just 6 kilometres from the centre of town. Named for Joseph Tyrell who discovered the bones of Albertasaurus (a meat-eating cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex) in 1884, it features displays of some of the best fossils in the world, plus entertaining interactive exhibits for children and many other attractions.
We will follow the Dinosaur Trail, a network of roads that will take us around the Red Deer River Valley to uncover the man-made and natural wonders of Alberta's Badlands. As we approach Drumheller the rolling hills suddenly drop off hundreds of feet into mysterious winding canyons. Strange land formations rise up on all sides; sculpted by wind and water into hauntingly beautiful shapes sunbathed in terra cotta, bronze and amber.
After visiting the Royal Tyrell Museum, we will head to Wayne, one of the Alberta Badlands' quirkiest places. We will visit the Last Chance Saloon, where parts of the movie "Shanghai Noon" with Jackie Chan were filmed. The Saloon is one of Alberta's only operating cowboy relics and offers a great Western atmosphere while you enjoy lunch!
Rate is $126.00/Person (minimum of 2 people to book a reservation). Fare includes transportation to and from Calgary and museum admission fees. Hotel pickup/drop-off can be arranged ($10 each way) if in downtown area.
Tour departs at 7:45 AM and returns to Calgary approximately 5 PM.
Tyrell Museum is closed on Mondays during the winter season.