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  THE ALBERTA BADLANDS  (Near Drumheller) 
   BADLANDS PICTURES   |   ROYAL TYRRELL DINOSAUR MUSEUM

ALBERTA BADLANDS


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.

Nature's
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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Hoodoos of Drumheller
Towering natural structures
will amaze and confound you!
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Hoodoos are usually 10 to 15 meters high and are composed mostly of sandstone. Atop the sandstone pillar is a cap of hard rock which is erosion resistant. This cap of hard rock keeps the softer sandstone beneath from being eroded by rain and snow. The hoodoos you will see before you have taken millions of years to form.

Royal Tyrrell Museum
You MUST visit the
Royal Tyrrell Museum if you are in the area. It features amazing dioramas, and one of the largest collections of full scale dinosaur skeletons on Earth.   ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM

Alberta Badlands 


Athabasca Falls

The Alberta Badlands (near Drumheller)

The Badlands feature a moon-like landscape as the elements
of nature erode the soil and take us back 70 million years!
See the hoo-doos and parched badlands.
BADLANDS PICTURES   |   ROYAL TYRRELL DINOSAUR MUSEUM 

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