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Your Fall Guide To Drumheller

Your Fall Guide To Drumheller

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 HartBlack 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.

Sample the local beer

Did you know that Drumheller has it’s own micro brewery?  Valley Brewing has a huge selection of unique and tasty beers. Each beer is inspired by the history and interesting locations of Drumheller. Stop and enjoy a drink on their patio, or pick up a beer to go from their store.

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Check Out Every Gallery In Town

Spend a night or two visiting some of the art galleries Drumheller has to offer. It’s tranquil, serene and you’ll get an eyeful of what Drumheller’s local creatives have cooking up in the form of prints, photography, and paintings. Here’s a complete listing of the galleries you can visit in Drumheller.

Take In A Movie At Napier Theatre

If the weather gets a little too much, it’s best to take refuge in the thralls of a good movie at the Napier Theatre. This theatre is independently owned and operated, showcasing new releases with plenty of Drumheller charm. Cap the end of a fall day with some popcorn, soda and an adventure waiting for you on the screen.

Enjoy the sights and smells of Drumheller in the fall!