Your Winter Guide To Drumheller
During the summer months, Drumheller is a tourist hotspot. Families come to town to experience our unique landscapes, diverse attractions, and friendly hospitality. Although summer is our busy season, Drumheller does not cool off in the winter months — we embrace it. Winter in Drumheller can be a lot of fun, with our snow covered hoodoos and hills, ice covered river and more.
Downtown Drumheller has lots to offer from great, locally owned shops where you can find one-of-a-kind gifts to all the fun dinosaurs who liven up the corners in town. You can see them all here Dino Walk so you can plan your route.
After shopping you will need refreshment and for that you can head to Café Olé at the Brick on Railway Ave in downtown Drumheller to enjoy home baked delights, soups and paninis, or Black Mountain Roasters for their famous cinnamon buns and instore roasted coffee or why not head to Lois and Ani for a bubble tea or hot chocolate.
If you fancy something a little stronger why not head to Valley Brewing? They are Drumheller’s only microbrewery and serve beers to suit every palate.
There are also some beautiful local stores to check out away from Downtown. Visit Pearl and Hart and Wanderlust Boutique at the General Store to discover unique clothing, homewares , coffees and snacks.
Drumheller winter discoveries
If shopping is not your thing why not head to Rotary Park where you will find the Worlds Largest Dinosaur Tyra. Climb the 106 stairs to take a fantastic shot of the Badlands in winter from the mouth of the dinosaur!
This is a great time of year to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum it is much quieter and you get to enjoy all the dino exhibits at a slower pace with less people.
If you fancy getting some exercise you can contact Red Deer River Adventures to book a hike or snowshoe tour. There are also a number of ice rinks around town to have a family skate or even take in a hockey game to see who our Drumheller Dragons are taking on.
Although Drumheller is not an official dark sky preserve, our canyons, town size, and badlands make the perfect atmosphere for stargazing. Photographers and stargazers alike love coming to Drumheller for night sky photography and constellation spotting. Our beautiful landscape makes a great foreground for the vibrant winter colours of the Milky Way.