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Welcome to the Dinosaur Capital of the World.

The Town of Drumheller is located along the Red Deer River in southern Alberta, a location internationally recognized for its rich abundance of dinosaur fossils and home of the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

Initially settled by ranchers in 1897, the townsite was purchased by Colonel Samuel Drumheller, a wealthy businessman who began coal-mining operations throughout the valley. The railway arrived in 1912 and in quick succession, the town boomed until the end of World War II as coal lost its importance as an energy source.

Drumheller’s rich heritage is evident as one travels the striking landscape of the badlands.


 2018 Exploration Guide

A rich history

Drumheller is a place you can immerse yourself in a different side of history. We are known for dinosaurs but that is not all Drumheller is about. When you visit us you can find out about so much more than meets the eye.

  • Country: Canada

  • Province: Alberta

  • Region: Southern Alberta

Quick Facts
  • Founded: 1912

  • Total Area: 107.93 km2

  • Elevation: 670 m