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From Calgary: Guided Day Tour to Drumheller

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From Calgary: Guided Day Tour to Drumheller

Activity provider: Calgary Tours
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From US$ 83.08 per person

Discover the badlands in Alberta, Canada on this guided day tour to Drumheller. Uncover your inner archaeologist as you look for fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the hills and grasslands outside of Alberta's capital.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese


  • Discover dinosaur fossil sites outside Calgary
  • See archaeological records displayed at the Dinosaur Valley
  • Admire fascinating topography and colorful cliffs at Horseshoe Canyon
  • Stop at the historic Star Mine Suspension Bridge
  • Marvel at and learn about hoodoo rock formations
Full description
Visit Drumheller on this full-day guided excursion. Explore rugged canyonlands and get up close and personal with fossils and monolithic hoodoo rock formations. After meeting with your guide, depart from Calgary and ride out to Dinosaur Valley. Listen to tales about the incredible array of species that have been unearthed there. When you arrive, head to the visitor center to check out fossils and artifacts gathered from more than 40 species of dinosaurs discovered nearby. Consider expanding your knowledge of prehistoric life and creatures with an optional visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Then, proceed to Horseshoe Canyon, where the Red Deer River makes a U-turn in steep, stratified canyons. Further down the river, cross and stop at the Star Mine Suspension Bridge and hear about the coal workers who built it in 1931. Cap off your day with up-close looks at the area's towering hoodoo rock formations worn into columns over hundreds of years.
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle to and from downtown Calgary
  • Admission fee to the Royal Tyrrell Museum (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended CAD$10 per guest)
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Additional excursions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the loading zone in front of Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel. Please be there 5-10 minutes prior to the tour start time. Your guide will be wearing a tour guide ID and light green uniform.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Sightseeing points and stop times are subject to weather condition and will be replaced by other locations if any closure occurs.
Customer reviews

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We appreciated David who listened to the group. He gave us lots of information during the trip. There is no landscape like in Drumheller it feels like on the moon. We really enjoyed the Tyrrell museum. Entrance fees are extra and the visit is autonomous. We were with the Calgary Tour. The tour was in English and Chinese. We recommend.

September 8, 2021

Product ID: 399987