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.
Take a hike at the Tyrrell Museum
If you’re ready to take the road less traveled, join the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s interpreters for an exclusive interactive hike into the past. Follow one of their guided tours and you’re in for a fossil-finding adventure, The Adult Hike is 90 min of off-trail adventures through the canyons and hoodoos of Midland Provincial Park.
Re-fuel for lunch at Birdies
Once you’ve finished your hike, it’s time to hit the best patio in the valley at the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club. Located just five minutes west of the Tyrrell Museum on the Dinosaur Trail. Bridies is serving up tasty treats and is fully licensed.
View the area from the Red Deer River
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, all from the astonishing view of the Red Deer River.
Grab something Heller Good for supper
Heller Good is working with local farmers and meat suppliers to source the highest quality ingredients to bring Drumheller the finest sandwiches, sides and soups.Their menu will change monthly so you won’t get bored, keep coming back to see what’s up next.Fully licensed with and has a wide selection of craft pops from AB and BC and their coffee (Friendly Folk) is roasted by the local Vickers.
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!). You’ll want to look back on this picturesque shot for years to come.
Stay the Night at Bridgeviews
After a long day of exploring, finish off your Drumheller adventure with a unique stay at Bridgeviews. Nestled on 14 acres in a private location on the famous 11 Bridges Route to Wayne, Bridgeviews is the perfect location for camping. Looking to try something different and don’t want to pack your tent? Bridgeviews has 8 different beautifully themed yurts so you can enjoy your stay your own way. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a children’s playground, washroom facilities, coin-operated showers, and more.
Fuel your morning at WHIFS Flapjack House
The perfect explorer’s adventure begins with the perfect breakfast. Stop into this popular traveler 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.
Explore the Valley on an e-bike adventure
Bikes and Bites tours make exploring easy. Join them for a curated group e-bike tour and make Drumheller come alive. Self-guided routes allow you to pace your own e-bike adventure. All e-bike experiences start from our shop at the Badlands Community Facility, right on Drumheller’s pathways. Picnic options are available on all e-bike rentals.
How’s that for a day and a half 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 an 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!