The Drumheller region is a perfect fall destination. Our museums are quieter, the fall colours are beautiful and temperatures are perfect for exploring. All these things combine to make this an ideal time for a road trip to the Heart of the Badlands.
Explore the Badlands
Hiking and Biking
The cooler temperatures, beautiful foliage, amazing light, fewer people and the incredible sunsets makes fall the perfect time to get out and hike in the Drumheller area. So put on those hiking shoes and get out to explore Midland Provincial Park, McMullen Island, Horseshoe Canyon and the riverside trails. If hiking is not for you there are always e-bike rentals through Bikes and Bites to help you cover more ground. Drumheller Nordic Walking and Wellness also offers guided hikes to give you a real feel for the badlands.
The light in the Drumheller Valley in the fall is breathtaking and our out of this world landscapes are a photographer’s paradise. The sunrises and sunsets, our historic site and of course our clear night skies make us must visit destination for any photographers. Check out our Instagram Worthy Spots page for inspiration for some of the best photo locations.
Places to visit
The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
Dig up something different at the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site. Discover the important coal mining history of the Drumheller region, where at one time, 139 coal mines were in operation. Choose from a variety of tours, including an underground tour and the train tour.
East Coulee School Museum
Discover what life outside the mine was like in the coal mining boom. This atmospheric beautiful schoolhouse is a must visit museum. Whilst you are there enjoy some home-made pie in the Willow Cafe. Find out more at their website East Coulee School Museum
Barney’s Adventure Park
Barney’s Adventure Park is Drumheller’s largest outdoor playground with live dinosaurs, a farmyard a zipline and more. They are open weekends through September and October with lots of fun events. Find out about their events and more at Barney’s website.
The Sunny Spot
The Sunny Spot’s 5 acre corn maze makes for a fun outdoor adventure the whole family can enjoy! Come check it out and see if you can find all four checkpoints scattered throughout the maze. It is a ROAR-ing good time! For hours of operation, event pricing, and more information please visit The Sunny Spot
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
Get your dinosaur fix as you roam the exhibits of Canada’s Dinosaur Museum. It is generally quieter in the fall making your visit even more amazing. Learn more here Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Rosebud Theatre is located in the beautiful hamlet of Rosebud, 20 minutes south east of Drumheller. Enjoy great live theatre, wander the artisan stores and enjoy a night or two in some lovely inns and B&Bs.
The fall show is called Stones in his Pockets. This is a fun story of two down-on-their-luck men in a down-on-its-luck Irish town who are given what they hope is a chance at the good life. Jake and Charlie have been cast as extras in a Hollywood movie – a shaft of light through the clouds of their dreary rural existence. Like most film sets, this one is rife with drama on stage and off – some hilarious and some heartbreaking – as the American cast and crew try to immerse themselves in Jake and Charlie’s culture, and vice-versa. And the boys have big Irish dreams that might come true if they can just get their screenplay into the hands of the right person.
Winner of the Olivier Award in 2001 for Best New Comedy
To purchase tickets, visit Rosebud Theatre or call 1-800-267-7553!