badlands in drumheller, alberta

The Badlands in Drumheller, Alberta

We captured this week’s photo while on a hiking tour of the rocky landscapes that surround the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Midland Provincial Park, located just outside the town of Drumheller.

The town of Drumheller, also known as the Dinosaur Capital of the World, is located in the badlands of east-central Alberta in a region often referred to as Dinosaur Valley. Years of erosion in the valley has exposed colourful canyons and interesting rock formations, revealing thousands of fossils and dinosaur bones in the process. It’s a fascinating environment.

If you look to the left of the photo, about 1/3 of the way up, you can see a family hiking with a blue wagon. Their presence adds a sense of scale and certainly puts the landscape into perspective.

More from our road trip through the Canadian Rockies

  • Our favourite photos from our Alberta road trip
  • Riding the overnight train to the Canadian Rockies with VIA Rail
  • The Beauty of Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies
  • Face to face with a Brown Bear in Banff
  • To the Rockies we go! Join us as we #ExploreAlberta
  • Is This The Most Beautiful Place On Earth?


Have you visited Alberta’s Badlands? What did you think?
Share your experiences in the comments section below, we’d love to read about it!


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Photo of the Week: The Badlands in Drumheller, Alberta is a post from: Traveling Canucks