Are you ready to discover the adventurous side of Drumheller? We know you’ve got places to go and sights to see, so we want to help you get there as smoothly as possible. Follow this explorer’s edition of our overnight itinerary in Drumheller for the quickest and easiest route to adventure.
Fuel your morning at WHIFS Flapjack House
The perfect explorer’s adventure begins with the perfect breakfast. Stop into this popular traveller and local favourite for delicious food served in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Attached to the Badlands Motel, WHIFS is known for whipping up some of the best breakfast and lunch around. Choose from a variety of tasty treats, delicious drinks and of course, flapjacks.
Head for the clouds, with a helicopter tour
Once you’re full, fueled and ready to go, explore Drumheller from a bird’s-eye view with an exciting helicopter tour. Pick the perfect tour for your preference with Mountain View Helicopters offering guided tours through the clouds. Create a memorable experience you’ll never forget, just don’t forget to bring your camera! We have a feeling this kind of view will be Instagram worthy.
Re-fuel for lunch at Asteroid Cater
Once you’ve landed from your scenic sky adventure, blast off for lunch at Asteroid Cater. Located just eight minutes outside of Drumheller lives an out of this world taste, with homemade style classics such as burgers, fries, poutine, chicken strips, ice cream, milkshakes and more.
View the area from the Red Deer River
You’ve seen Drumheller from up above, now it’s time to see the area as you float down the Red Deer River, with Red Deer River Adventures. Experience the waters your way, with kayak and canoe rentals available, or take one of their guided tours. Gain a new perspective on the beauty of Drumheller, with various wildlife, stunning scenery and unique geology of the area, all from the astonishing view of the Red Deer River.
Valley Brewing (Craft Brewery & Tasting Room)
The warm and inviting tasting room is the perfect place to be on a warm summer afternoon. Perhaps even better than that is the spacious patio that overlooks a wonderfully maintained park, right here in downtown Drumheller.
They keep our core local beers on tap with rotating one-offs and seasonal’s, and craft a couple very delicious beer cocktails + offer non-alcoholic options too.
Take a Sunset Hike at Horseshoe Canyon
Just because the sun is setting doesn’t mean the adventures are ending! If you’ve never seen the sun set over a glacier-carved “U,” you’re missing out! Take an evening hike at Horseshoe Canyon and discover this natural beauty for yourself. If you still have your camera handy from your helicopter adventures, we recommend you bring it back out now (and if you don’t, trust us you’ll want to go get it!) This picturesque shot is one you’ll want to look back on for years to come.
Stay the Night at River Grove Campground and Cabins
After a long day of exploring, finish off your Drumheller adventure with a unique stay at River Grove Campground and Cabins. This campground offers 140 shaded RV sites with both serviced and un-serviced options available. Looking to try something new, or simply don’t have an RV? River Grove has 10 cabins as well as four teepees available, so you can enjoy your stay your own way. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a children’s playground, washroom facilities, coin-operated showers and more.
How’s that for a day of exploring fun? Whether you only have a weekend or are working Drumheller into your cross-Alberta or cross-Canada trip, if you’re up for adventure – we want to make sure you make the most of your time here. Let this itinerary serve as your guide and let the planning begin!