Drumheller, Alberta, Canada


July 2005


Someone told us not to miss Drumheller and the Canadian Badlands.  There we found the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology that lays out the story of the evolution of the earth and the golden age of dinosaurs.  Dubbed the Dinosaur Capital of the World, it is home to the world's largest dinosaur, a fierce looking T-Rex standing 80 feet tall with a viewing platform in the mouth that provides a spectacular panorama of the Drumheller Valley.  We took several scenic drives around the area, discovering The Hoodoos, tall rock pillars that took millions of years to form; Horseshoe Canyon, Canada's mini-Grand Canyon amidst the surrounding prairies, and the Atlas Coal Mine, a fascinating National Historic Site.

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