The Canadian Badlands region in southern Alberta is host to some of Canada's most intriguing bed and breakfast
accommodation providers and travel experiences, with assets ranging from river valley badlands, picturesque canyons,
hoodoo’s, to huge skies and prairie communities.
Drumheller: Take Hwy 10 to Rosedale, your first stop is the Suspension Bridge at Rosedale. Then continue on to the Hoodoo’s and the Historic Atlas Coal Mine with Canada’s last mine tipple. Continue on to East Coulee to visit the restored 1929 East Coulee School Museum that has a gift shop and the Willow Creek Tea Room. Heading back to Drumheller, at Rosedale take the 7.2 km winding road that crosses 11 bridges to Wayne. In Wayne is the famous Rose Deer Hotel, which rumor has it, is haunted... Joining the hotel is The Last Chance Saloon, which in the 1920's was called the 'Bucket of Blood' because of all the fights the miners got into. Bullet holes are still in the walls!
On the North Dinosaur Trail a few minutes from town is the Homestead Antique Museum. Next-door is Funland, which has bumper boats and miniature golf.. Your next stop is the world famous Royal Tyrrell Museum, which takes an average of 2 to 4 hours to thoroughly enjoy. After the Museum, you can enjoy the Badlands Go-Kart Park and mini golf. Also on the list of sites to visit is the famous 'Little Church' which seats 10,000 people (6 at a time!). Golfers will enjoy The Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club. It offers 18 holes of play by the banks of the scenic Red Deer River. This trip also will take you to the Bleriot Ferry. Once there you will cross the river and come back along the South Dinosaur Trail to Drumheller. On the way, you'll go past the site of the Badlands Passion Play.
Events in Drumheller: Badlands passion play Beethoven in the Badlands Professional Chuck wagon races Cosgrove Rodeo
Brooks: is located just 2 hours east of Calgary on the TransCanada Highway; 1 hour west of Medicine Hat; or 1-½ hours from Lethbridge on Highway #36.
Bounded on the north by the Red Deer River and on the south by the Bow River, the area surrounding Brooks is known for great fishing and sites to see include: the Brooks Aqueduct, a National/Provincial historical site; the Crop Diversification Center South, a research center that supports the horticultural industry; Brooks and District Museum, representing life in this area from 1900 to 1950; Lake Newell, one of the country's largest man made lakes; and Dinosaur Provincial Park, a World Heritage Site and home of the field station of the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Hanna: Back on Hwy 9, proceed east 61 km (36.6 mi) to Hanna. Look for the giant grey goose at the town entrance, a tribute to the bird hunting so popular in this area. Hanna Pioneer Village & Museum presents a ranch house, country store, church, hospital and CNR station, old-time cars and steam tractors. Prairie Oasis Park water recreation, camping and a wildlife sanctuary. East of Hanna 50 km (30 mi) and south on Hwy 884 at Youngstown is Blood Indian Park, another spot on the prairie known for rainbow trout fishing. Boat and tackle rentals and random camping on-site,
Handhills: These hills are so unique and picturesque to look at as you are driving out to Hand hills. There is the Hand hills Rodeo which is Alberta's oldest consecutive Stampede.