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 or bike rides 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 the fall, walking (or biking) the pathways will take you through the town and past every iconic sight and stop in the region – making it a fabulous fall outdoor experience. Don’t want to bring your bike? Why not rent an ebike from Bikes and Bites they will even prepare you a picnic to take with you on your adventures.
Take A Coffee Break
What’s a better pairing than fall weather and lattes? Drumheller is home to some cosy coffee shops perfect for a mid-day pit stop, an early morning friend appointment or a late afternoon business rendezvous. Choices include Pearl and Hart , Black Mountain Roasters and AuCroque Monsieur. Imagine sitting inside or on their lovely patios sipping a hot caramel macchiato here on a crisp October day… does that sound cozy or what?
Enjoy a Family Fall Adventure
Head to Barneys Adventure Park for a fun packed day full of activities in their Boomtown, farmyard, dinosaur adventure, corn maze and more. Open Thursdays to Sundays this new Drumheller experience is a great addition when exploring the heart of the Badlands.