Fall is magical. Leaves turn a gorgeous shade of yellow, the air becomes cool to the touch, pumpkin spice lattes taste like heaven, and knit sweaters are everywhere! People get excited for autumn for good reason, and this goes double in the Badlands, where the fall weather makes the clash of prairie and hoodoo landscape seem a sight absolutely irresistible. Here we break down some of the things you can enjoy during a fall in Drumheller.
Explore The Pathways
Autumn walks through Drumheller’s wild side is the chicken soup for your soul. The pathways span 18 kilometres, running alongside the Red Deer River through downtown and going by the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Besides getting to take in the natural splendour of the Canadian Badlands in a whole new light, walking (or biking) the pathways will take you through the town and past every iconic sight and stop in the region – making it the best thing to do on a lazy Sunday.
Take A Coffee Break At Café Olé
What’s a better pairing than fall weather and lattes? Located along Railway Ave and serving some of the best locally roasted coffee in the Valley, Café Olé is your choice meeting place – perfect for a mid-day pit stop, an early morning friend appointment or a late afternoon business rendezvous. The Spanish-style joint has a comforting atmosphere and they have no problem dishing out quesadillas, soups, chowders or grilled cheese sandwiches. Imagine sipping a hot caramel macchiato here on a crisp October day… does that sound cozy or what?
Make Your Way Through Horsethief Canyon
Talk about picturesque! This canyon was once a popular hiding spot for outlaws. Today, it’s a pretty hiding spot shielding visitors from the rest of the world. Venture deep into the canyon and marvel at the immensely tall layers of canyon rock and dazzling skies. The hike might be a tad chilly but trust us – it’s worth it for the views.