Why You Should Visit Drumheller Valley

Badlands
Badlands
Canadian Badlands

Why You Should Visit Drumheller Valley

Learn why Drumheller and the Canadian Badlands are a must-visit destination from local storyteller Jaybo Russell.
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Jaybo Russell
Traveller’s Guide to the Drumheller Valley. When not writing or travelling in his vintage VW bus, Jaybo can be found curating at the Atlas Coal Mine. Follow him on Twitter @jayborussell and check out his website at www.jayborussell.com

Before you hop in the car and cruise to the famous valley of dinosaurs, coal mines, and ghost towns, here is the Local’s Must-Do Checklist. During the off season, business hours may be shorter. So always check ahead to avoid disappointment.

East Coulee

Canadian Badlands

The Canadian Badlands

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site 

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Drumheller Guided Ghost Walk

Drumheller Guided Ghost Walk

Drumheller

Views from Drumheller.

Horsethief Canyon: Solitude and Great Photography Opportunities

Badlands

The Badlands.

Bonus Insider’s Tip

In winter, the frozen Rosebud and Red Deer Rivers offer great access to the remote parts of the Valley. Bring your camera, snow boots, cross country skis, or snowshoes for an intimate view of the scenic badlands. Many locals choose to go west from the Last Chance Saloon on the Rosebud River.

 

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