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Nov 2, 2018 - Drumheller

Drumheller! The capital of dinosaurs!! Being a dinosaur lover, I had to make this stop. Although there weren't any public transportation to get there, or to go around the town, it really was worth it. Day 1: The Royal Tyrrell Museum was just awesome! My favorites were the Gorgosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus rex "Black Beauty". It was also great being able to look inside the Preparation Lab!! Day 2: I booked a tour, which I have never done before for myself. Don from the Wild West Badlands Tours was very nice. Because it was already...

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Treasure Planet

Sep 5, 2017 - Drumheller

Because of the forest fires at Waterton we drove to Drumheller which is near the Royall Tyrrell Museum, considered the best dinosaur and fossil museum in the world. Alberta has a rich source of fossils and the museum works with industry to remove them before they are destroyed. There was a guy in our group who was a Paleotologist......who had been at a conference in Calgary so we really had a wonderful time in the museum which is wonderful. I had managed to pick up a cold from other people in the group so I spent one day hanging around the...

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Jun 15, 2017 - Tyrannosaurus rex

Last few we have just been hanging around. Today we drove to Drumheller abut 60 miles from Didsbury. We left about 8:am to arrive at the Royal Tyrrell Museum just outside of Drumheller early to beat the crowds. The surrounding Red Deer Valley was the home of immense dinosaurs and more. It was once Mowry Sea which once covered the North American Plains. Fossils of prehistoric creatures often are discovered in the multi-layered sedimentary walls of the valley (also known as the badlands). As you drive towards Drumheller thru flat visa's and...

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May 9, 2017 - Drumheller

I stayed in Drumheller for another day because I needed to see more of the Alberta badlands (which I didn’t know existed before this trip) so I drove what’s called the North Dinosaur Trail. This scenic road goes north along the east side of the Red Deer River then crosses the river using the Bleriot ferry & comes back to Drumheller along the west side. In all, a trip of about 40 km through badlands most of the way. Because it was too cold when I was there on Sunday, my first stop today was to walk the Badlands Interpretive Trail at the...

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Canada 2017

May 8, 2017 - Drumheller

A bit of a lazy day & the motorhome stayed put for the day. Yesterday's clouds have all disappeared so it was a clear, chilly morning but beautiful sunny day. I did some laundry but they haven't heard of clotheslines here so everything had to go in the dryer although I would have much preferred to hang my sheets in the sun. I walked into town & had a look around then came back past the Visitor Information centre where I picked up some good information about places I should see. When I got home I had new neighbours who had a small black cat...

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May 7, 2017 - Calgary to Drumheller

After a beautifully warm day yesterday, (short-sleeves for the first time), today was gloomy with a forecast high of 11C. Just a few light sprinkles of rain so not too uncomfortable for travelling though. The town of Drumheller is synonymous with dinosaurs so I checked into the RV park but didn’t set-up, just went straight to the Royal Tyrrell Museum which was an excellent place to spend a cold afternoon. The museum contains one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons, most of which were discovered locally in Alberta’s...

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Jul 19, 2015 - Musée Dinosaures, Drumheller

Un incontournable sur notre itinéraire du Canada, le méga musée de dinosaures de Drumheller à 40 minutes à l`est de Calgary. La ville de Drumheller est entièrement consacrée aux dinosaures avec pleins de reproductions colorées de dino un peu partout dans la ville. Nous avons même dormi au ‘’Dino RV Nest’’ et monté dans la gueule de plus gros faux dinosaure du monde (il pèse 66000 kilogrammes). Les paysages désertiques de la ‘’Dinosaur Trail’’ avec ses hoodoos et sa terre en strate colorés nous permet facilement d`imaginé la vie de ces...

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Apr 10, 2015 - Drumheller,alberta

April 8-Went as far as Idaho Falls. Wal-Mart parking lot looked like a campground with all the rigs(mainly Canadian)over-nighting it. Many campgrounds were still closed & we decided to give Ft.Hall casino a pass.(too early to stop) weather overcast & windy(from the S.)The pass was relatively snow free & some grass was starting to green up. Stopped at Shelby Lewis & Clark RV which had power only. Still too cold for water & sewer. Spotted lots of antelope in N.Idaho & Montana. Apr.9-After Roy changed a bad tire on the trailer we were on the...

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Sep 10, 2014 - Day 32 - Drumheller & the Royal Tyrell Museum

Our planned early start was delayed by more rain and a radio report of up to 10cm of snow in Calgary that they referred to as a devastating "summer snowstorm", so … we did some shopping in Brooks (photos printed to send to our grandchildren, beer, wine, food) and updated our blog at Tim's. Then we changed our plans again and headed for the Royal Tyrell Museum near Drumheller - good choice. The weather was somewhat better and we arrived in time to spend 1.5 hours roaming around the museum, looking at the dinosaurs, both replicas and...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Calgary (AB) to Drumheller (AB)

Today we completed our first imperial century (100 miles) of the trip. The conditions were perfect, with sunny skies, a gentle breeze and rolling hills. John and I left the University of Calgary at about 7:30 am and followed the recommended route through the city. We took a few wrong turns and found that some of the route, designed to avoid short sections of heavy traffic, were unnecessary and a bit frustrating. It took us about 2 hours to do the first 25 km but, once clear of the city, we were able to cover distances much more quickly...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Drumheller AB

Après les formalités de douanes je me dirrige vers le bureau d'information touristique car j'ai entendu qu'une grande partie de l'Alberta était innondée. On me dit qu'il n'y a pas de probleme a Drunheller mais d'éviter Calgary qui est très touchée par les innondations et de me dirriger vers Edmonton. Je campe au Dinoraur Trail RV Park (P-A) qui est situé très près de l'attraction principale du sud de l'Alberta:le musée Tyler. Il faut expliquer que c'est la région ou on a découvert le plus d'ossements de dinosaurs en Amérique du Nord et ce...

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May 30, 2013 - The HooDoo-Canadian Badlands

Sorta sounds like a dance but HooDoo is a term for a vertical formation of rock with a rock cap on top. The word comes from Africa and it is said they believe that a evil person was struck by the Gods and turned into a HooDoo. On the way to the HooDoo stopped at a suspension bridge over the Red Deer River. Cool

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