Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Drumheller Alberta: Dinosaur Paradise!




The first stop on our 10 day West Coast, Canada Vacation: Drumheller Alberta.



Day 1

Our day started with a flight from Toronto into Calgary, picking up our rental car and starting our journey to Drumheller. Once we got there it began chucking it down with rain, in fact the town was under a weather watch for extremely high winds and hail. We sorta managed to avoid the worst of it, but we did get the rain. So what is there to do in Drumheller in the rain? Only the best dinosaur museum ever! This is a must do if you are in the area.


Day 2

First up we headed out to find a little white church, and I mean tiny!


Then we headed to one of my favourite view-points called Horsethief Canyon. It is an area well documented for finding dinosaur fossils (including an alligator from 72 million years ago).


After visiting a location where there is the possibility of finding real dinosaur fossils, our next stop was visiting the World's Largest Dinosaur.... Statue. You can also pay to climb to the top and look out the Dino's mouth!


Drumheller is also home to numerous small dinosaur statues. We found it a fun challenge to try and find as many as we could!


Next we headed to the Hoodoos. The interesting rock formations are formed by erosion. I had visited similar rock formations in Turkey so I was excited to see how our Canadian version compared. The area is smaller than I imagined but it is really beautiful and unique.

*** Wear hiking shoes if you plan on exploring the area. Otherwise you can still take photos and walk on some platforms but you wont want to do much else as it is extremely slippery.

 

After the Hoodoos we left Drumheller and headed towards Banff. Our stop for the night was in Canmore!
 
More blog posts coming soon!


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