Guided tour

From Calgary: Drumheller and Badlands Tour

From Calgary: Drumheller and Badlands Tour

From $169.36 per person

Experience the unique landscape of the Drumheller Valley on a day tour from Calgary. See the dinosaur fossils of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, and discover the rich history of mining in the region at the Atlas Coal Mine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel to the heart of the Badlands, where many dinosaur bones were discovered
  • Spend a few hours at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and see many impressive dinosaur fossils
  • Take an antique train through the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site and the underground tour of the mine
  • Travel by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, enjoying the commentary from your guide
Full description
After departing from Calgary, your first stop will be at Horseshoe Canyon, with the stunning views of the valley. Continue to the Hoodoos, where you will hop off the vehicle to enjoy views of these unique sandstone formations. Walk amongst these imposing structures.  Next, visit the Atlas Coal Mine. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002, you ride an antique train and explore the mine on the underground tour. Stop for lunch at the old East Coulee School Museum for some great food and some rest before continuing the journey.  Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. Housing a collection of over 130,000 fossils, see mounted dinosaur skeletons including the T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Look into the "Preparation Lab", where you can watch technicians prepare fossils for research and exhibition.
Includes
  • Admissions to the Royal Tyrell Museum
  • Admissions to Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary
  • 5% GST
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the base of the Calgary Tower by the blue City Centre Information sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Face masks will be required on board until further notice
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