The Badlands of Alberta
Very different from the surrounding prairies.
90 minutes drive east from Calgary 200 minutes from Edmonton.
The Badlands blanket a broad area of southeastern Alberta and even stretch into Saskatchewan.
mighty forces have laid bare millions of years of time and evolution by carving a wide swath through the plains. The hands of time are turned back 75 million years to a time when Alberta was covered with lush jungle and shallow seas. Land that is now 2,000 feet above sea level was at sea level. Dinosaurs ruled the planet and rich beds of dinosaur bones have seen light after a 75 million years in dark depths.
Nearby are strange formations, Hoodoos, Coulees and ravines and closer to the Saskatchewan border, sand dunes. It is hard to think that this area was once covered in roaming and shifting sand dunes for hundreds of miles.
16 kilometers east of Drumheller you travel along flat prairies and then suddenly descend into the valley that provides some of the hottest temperatures in Canada, thousands of dinosaur bones and eerie shapes of rock and land.
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Towering natural structures
will amaze and confound you!