Drumheller

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Drumheller Valley which includes landscape views, a gorge or canyon and tranquil scenes
Otherworldly landscapes, dinosaur fossils and historic mining towns make this valley a haven for paleontologists, geologists and filmmakers.

The town of Drumheller and its surrounding valley offers plenty of adventure it’s where you can hike through towering sandstone “hoodoo” rocks, learn about the lives of the coal miners who originally settled here and stand within the jaws of the world’s largest dinosaur.

The Drumheller Valley has attracted paleontologists since the first dinosaur skull was unearthed here in the 1880s. Since then, the town, just 90-minutes’ drive from Calgary, has amassed an incredible collection of fossils, earning it the title “Dinosaur Capital of the World.” Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum to examine an expansive collection of fossils from the beginning of life on Earth to the Ice Age. Hands-on activities such as interactive displays, excavations and guided hikes make this a thrilling attraction for the whole family.

For a view with a difference, climb the 106 steps to the head of the World’s Tallest Dinosaur. Look out from its snarling mouth at the town and the cascading Red Deer River below.

Drumheller was originally a coal-mining town. The lives of the pioneers and miners who lived here are on display at several museums in and around the town. See a two-headed calf and an entire house bought from a 1919 catalogue at the Homestead Antique Museum. Get insight into the lives of miners’ children at the picturesque East Coulee School Museum in the mining ghost town of Coulee.

The valley is also a place of geological importance. Pull on your hiking boots and wander through canyons of otherworldly “hoodoos.” These sandstone pillars with large mushroom-like caps dot the Canadian Badlands, and have been filmed over and over by movie makers from around the world. Several Hollywood stars have worked in this eerie landscape, from Clint Eastwood in the 1992 film Unforgiven to Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1970).

Each July, hundreds of Albertan actors and volunteers converge on the town to stage a three-hour Passion Play in an outdoor amphitheater before thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Quality Hotel
Quality Hotel
2.5 out of 5
100 6th Ave SE, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y6
The price is CA $111 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 26
CA $111
per night
Dec 25 - Dec 26
Stay at this hotel in Drumheller. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
"Close to downtown. Great location. Quiet"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2022

Quality Hotel
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
2.5 out of 5
600-680 2nd Street SE, Highway 10 and 2nd Street, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0
The price is CA $145 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29
CA $145
per night
Dec 28 - Dec 29
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Drumheller. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (521 reviews)
"Loved having the options of 3 beds- comfortable for our whole family. Super friendly staff. Great breakfast in the morning"

Reviewed on Nov. 11, 2022

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Drumheller
Canalta Jurassic Hotel Drumheller
Canalta Jurassic Hotel Drumheller
2.5 out of 5
1103 Hwy No 9 South, Drumheller, AB, T0J0Y0
The price is CA $132 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
CA $132
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this hotel in Drumheller. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (766 reviews)
Perfect Little Hotel
"This hotel was absolutely lovely. Easy parking, a quick check-in, and a clean quiet room. They offered a free breakfast from 630-9 which I didn't make it to, but it smelled amazing! I requested a crib, and they had a crib AND blankets for the pack n play. This NEVER happens. And they were all clean ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2022

Canalta Jurassic Hotel Drumheller
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hoodoo Hideout
Hoodoo Hideout
Drumheller, AB
Stay at this vacation home in Drumheller. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Dinosaur Trail, Horseshoe Canyon & Hoodoo Drive and Fossil ...
5/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Quiet and Clean home
"This little house was a perfect weekend escape for our small family of three. It was very clean and had all the amenities for a convenient stay away from home. The beds were very comfortable and there was a delicious Indian Food Restaurant down the street."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

Hoodoo Hideout
Triceratops Landing I Fire Place I Games I Netflix
Triceratops Landing I Fire Place I Games I Netflix
Drumheller, AB
Stay at this vacation home in Drumheller. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Jurassic Laser Tag & Arcades and Low Left Indoor Golf ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Excellent property for a family trip!
"This was an excellent stay for us in Drumheller! It was perfect for our family of 3. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay. I would say it's probably better for families or a couple since the 2nd bedroom is in the basement and you have to walk through the main bedroom to get to the stairs. ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2022

Triceratops Landing I Fire Place I Games I Netflix
Timber Valley I HotTub I PingPong I Sleep 14 I BBQ
Timber Valley I HotTub I PingPong I Sleep 14 I BBQ
Drumheller, AB
Stay at this vacation home in Drumheller. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Jurassic Laser Tag & Arcades and Valley Doll Museum are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Enjoyable stay
"This house was very clean! The property manager was excellent. Checked in with us to be sure we had what we needed. Nice location with a view of the river outside the living room windows."

Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2022

Timber Valley I HotTub I PingPong I Sleep 14 I BBQ
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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