MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES
Royal Tyrrell Museum
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only Museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.
1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB
Atlas Coal Mine
Dig into the dark years … when Coal was King in the Drumheller valley. Go underground on a Tunnel Tour, rattle down the tracks on a Train Tour, thrill to the view on a Tipple Tour, and chill to the tales on a Ghost Walk! The tour guides rock, and load up 16 tons of fun.
110 Century Dr. East Coulee, AB, T0J 1B0
East Coulee School Museum
“Life in a Coal Town Unearthed”. The East Coulee School Museum is an 11 room school built for the coal mining families of East Coulee. It operated as a school from 1930 – 1971. In 1985 it became a museum focusing on the home life and schools of the coal mining era of the Drumheller Valley.
359 2nd Ave. East Coulee, AB
Fossil World Dinosaur Discovery Centre
A hands on dinosaur discovery centre for kids ages 2-12 and their parents. Our animatronic T.Rex is amazing. Dig up a dinosaur skeleton and take home a real fossil, learn to identify minerals and take home a vial of minerals. Come climb on our auto belay climbing wall. More than 200 real fossil specimens.
1381 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB
Homestead Antique Museum
The Homestead Museum features a comprehensive collection of over 10,000 antiques and artifacts from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Star exhibits include a two-headed calf and an entire house that was purchased out of a 1919 issue of the Eaton’s catalogue. Open daily from May 1st to the second Monday in October.
901 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB
Rosebud Centennial Museum
The Rosebud Centennial Museum offers a guided walking tour that will teach you the rough and tumble cowboy past of the village of Rosebud. The museum is located on Main Street in Rosebud, Alberta.
Drumheller Little Church
This church was first erected by local contractor Trygve Seland, in co-operation with the Ministerial Association in 1968 and was reconstructed by inmates of the Drumheller Institution in 1991. It was designed as a place of worship and mediation and not just a tourist attraction. The Little Church has six one-person pews and a pulpit. At one time, it had stained glass windows and a brass bell in its steeple.
North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB
11 Bridges of Wayne
Along this six kilometer stretch from Rosedale to Wayne, you will cross 11 one-lane metal bridges. Carrying traffic over the winding Rosebud River and the now-defunct railway tracks — once used to transport coal through local mining communities — these spans are in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most bridges to be found within the shortest distance.
The Bleriot Ferry links the two sections of the North Dinosaur Trail (Alberta Highway 838) as it crosses the Red Deer River from Kneehill County on the west, to Starland County on the east. It was built by Andre Bleriot, commissioned in 1913 and, in addition to providing an essential transport service, acted as a major social hub in the Drumheller Valley.
Highway 838, Drumheller, AB